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#World Championship

# world-championship - Friday 1 January, 2021

Gary Anderson beats Dirk Van Duijvenbode to reach World Championship semis
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Gary Anderson beats Dirk Van Duijvenbode to reach World Championship semis

Jan 1st 2021, 4:31 PM 4,667 Views 4 Comments

The other match of the afternoon session saw Stephen Bunting defeat Krzysztof Ratajski.

# world-championship - Sunday 18 October, 2020

No Ally Pally return for history-maker Fallon Sherrock after she fails to qualify
# Queen Of The Palace
# Queen Of The Palace

No Ally Pally return for history-maker Fallon Sherrock after she fails to qualify

Oct 18th 2020, 11:31 PM 8,239 Views 2 Comments

The 26-year-old hit the headlines at last year’s PDC World Championship.

# world-championship - Friday 14 August, 2020

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker
# Drama
# Drama

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker

Aug 14th 2020, 10:47 PM 15,786 Views 15 Comments

Both semi-finals at the Crucible went to final-frame deciders.

# world-championship - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Reigning champion Judd Trump knocked out of World Championship
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Reigning champion Judd Trump knocked out of World Championship

Aug 11th 2020, 5:36 PM 5,785 Views 2 Comments

He became the 18th victim of the so-called ‘Crucible Curse’.

# world-championship - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Snooker stars treated like 'lab rats' - Ronnie O'Sullivan
# Complaint
# Complaint

Snooker stars treated like 'lab rats' - Ronnie O'Sullivan

Jul 29th 2020, 11:25 PM 5,043 Views 2 Comments

The five-time world champion launched his attack on the plan after asthma-suffering fellow player Anthony Hamilton said he fears for his health at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round
# World Championship
# World Championship

Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round

Jul 29th 2020, 12:37 PM 3,464 Views 7 Comments

Selby dominated the World Championships from 2014-2017. Reigning champ Judd Trump will face Tom Ford.

# world-championship - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies aged 66
# RIP
# RIP

Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies aged 66

Jun 17th 2020, 9:59 AM 40,601 Views 45 Comments

It was announced he was battling leukaemia in March.

# world-championship - Friday 28 February, 2020

Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds
# So Close
# So Close

Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds

Feb 28th 2020, 1:08 PM 1,857 Views 4 Comments

The quartet of Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie faced world champions Australia in the first round.

# world-championship - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'A dream come true' - 17-year-old Meath youngster savours World Darts Championship debut
# Reaction
# Reaction

'A dream come true' - 17-year-old Meath youngster savours World Darts Championship debut

Dec 17th 2019, 11:11 AM 7,814 Views 7 Comments

Keane Barry, the youngest player at this year’s event, went up against Vincent van der Voort last night.

# world-championship - Monday 3 June, 2019

Academy trio set for Ireland U20 debuts in World Championship opener against England
# And The Team Is...
# And The Team Is...

Academy trio set for Ireland U20 debuts in World Championship opener against England

Jun 3rd 2019, 5:31 PM 12,253 Views 13 Comments

Noel McNamara’s side will play their first Pool B game on Tuesday.

# world-championship - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead
# F1
# F1

Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead

May 12th 2019, 4:33 PM 3,389 Views 3 Comments

The defending five-time world champion seized the initiative at the start in Barcelona and led from lights to flag.

# world-championship - Monday 17 September, 2018

O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph
# Acclaim
# Acclaim

O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph

Sep 17th 2018, 9:32 PM 15,038 Views 11 Comments

They were greeted by family and fans at Cork Airport.

# world-championship - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'I think I’m going to live until about 200 now,' says Ronnie O'Sullivan
# Ambition
# Ambition

'I think I’m going to live until about 200 now,' says Ronnie O'Sullivan

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:37 PM 10,145 Views 11 Comments

The star apologised on Sunday to Crucible fans for the “embarrassing” start to his latest world title bid.

# world-championship - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'I wasn't in any pain, I was just lying there shouting I'm paralysed, I'm f*****g paralysed'
# Gaelic Warriors
# Gaelic Warriors

'I wasn't in any pain, I was just lying there shouting I'm paralysed, I'm f*****g paralysed'

Apr 1st 2018, 8:00 PM 49,500 Views 13 Comments

Alan Lynch and the Irish Wheelchair Rugby team aim for World Championship qualification this week.

# world-championship - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan fuels speculation over missing worlds
# Doubt
# Doubt

'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan fuels speculation over missing worlds

Dec 30th 2017, 2:58 PM 9,073 Views 7 Comments

The 42-year-old — the sport’s greatest drawcard — made the remarks in a question and answer session.

# world-championship - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse, say team-mates
# Reaction
# Reaction

Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse, say team-mates

Aug 13th 2017, 11:30 AM 13,655 Views 14 Comments

The 30-year-old 100 metres and 200m world record-holder collapsed on the London Stadium track.

# world-championship - Monday 2 May, 2016

Ding falls behind in gruelling World Championship final
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

Ding falls behind in gruelling World Championship final

May 2nd 2016, 1:11 AM 10,072 Views 7 Comments

The 29-year-old is bidding to become the first Asian to win the world title.

# world-championship - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Ding to face Selby in World Championship final
# Wrap
# Wrap

Ding to face Selby in World Championship final

May 1st 2016, 12:40 AM 11,007 Views 10 Comments

The only two winners from beyond Britain and Ireland are Cliff Thorburn and Neil Robertson.

# world-championship - Monday 18 April, 2016

Ronnie O'Sullivan in trouble after skipping press conference
# Snub
# Snub

Ronnie O'Sullivan in trouble after skipping press conference

Apr 18th 2016, 5:10 PM 7,556 Views 10 Comments

The five-times world champion beat David Gilbert 10-7 at Sheffield’s Crucible.

# world-championship - Monday 27 April, 2015

11 reasons why Ronnie O'Sullivan is one of the world's most eccentric sportspeople
# Legend
# Legend

11 reasons why Ronnie O'Sullivan is one of the world's most eccentric sportspeople

Apr 27th 2015, 4:40 PM 13,378 Views 2 Comments

The snooker legend is truly one of a kind.

# world-championship - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Controversial hand gesture overshadows O'Sullivan's march to the quarter-finals
# Trouble
# Trouble

Controversial hand gesture overshadows O'Sullivan's march to the quarter-finals

Apr 26th 2015, 10:43 PM 21,206 Views 3 Comments

The ‘Rocket’ will need just one more frame to win the best of 25 contest.

# world-championship - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ken Doherty beat the 10-time ladies' world champion in a thrilling qualifier last night
# Hard Fought
# Hard Fought

Ken Doherty beat the 10-time ladies' world champion in a thrilling qualifier last night

Apr 10th 2015, 8:14 AM 26,361 Views 42 Comments

“It was such a tough game and she played out of her skin,” the 1997 world champion said afterwards.

# world-championship - Friday 15 August, 2014

Disqualified French steeplechaser denies acting arrogantly
# Reaction
# Reaction

Disqualified French steeplechaser denies acting arrogantly

Aug 15th 2014, 11:27 AM 7,948 Views 26 Comments

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad whipped off his shirt before the end of yesterday’s race.

# world-championship - Monday 5 May, 2014

Mark Selby leads Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of World Snooker Championship final session
# History Maker
# History Maker

Mark Selby leads Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of World Snooker Championship final session

May 5th 2014, 7:10 PM 7,502 Views 3 Comments

Selby took advantage of some uncharacteristic mistakes from the Rocket.

# world-championship - Thursday 1 May, 2014

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title
# Too Good
# Too Good

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title

May 1st 2014, 9:25 PM 6,093 Views 1 Comment

The veteran star has established a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final.

# world-championship - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback
# Marching On
# Marching On

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback

Apr 20th 2014, 12:41 PM 19,447 Views 32 Comments

The Irishman got off to a flying start in the morning session of his first round encounter.

# world-championship - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Usain Bolt will retire after the 2016 Olympics
# Exit Plan
# Exit Plan

Usain Bolt will retire after the 2016 Olympics

Sep 4th 2013, 3:45 PM 2,190 Views 1 Comment

The Jamaican has six Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals

# world-championship - Friday 16 August, 2013

'Misunderstood' Isinbayeva rows back on anti-gay remarks
# Russia
# Russia

'Misunderstood' Isinbayeva rows back on anti-gay remarks

Aug 16th 2013, 11:28 AM 3,456 Views 8 Comments

“I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people on the grounds of their sexuality,” the pole-vaulter now says.

# world-championship - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Opinion: 'The Happy Gilmore effect’ and why Ronnie O’Sullivan is snooker’s greatest asset
# Analysis
# Analysis

Opinion: 'The Happy Gilmore effect’ and why Ronnie O’Sullivan is snooker’s greatest asset

May 7th 2013, 9:00 AM 2,536 Views 2 Comments

The five-time World Championship winner’s behaviour is not damaging to the sport, writes Paul Fennessy.

# world-championship - Monday 6 May, 2013

Phil 'The Power' Taylor cheers on Rocket's world championship win
# Rocket Power
# Rocket Power

Phil 'The Power' Taylor cheers on Rocket's world championship win

May 6th 2013, 10:28 PM 3,083 Views 1 Comment

The 16-time world darts champion was in Sheffield to cheer on Ronnie O’Sullivan as he won his fifth Crucible championship.

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet
# Gimme Five
# Gimme Five

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet

May 6th 2013, 8:33 PM 29,822 Views 61 Comments

Underdog Barry Hawkins mounted a comeback late in the piece but O’Sullivan held his nerve to claim victory.

# world-championship - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Ronnie O'Sullivan in fresh row as he eyes final
# Trouble
# Trouble

Ronnie O'Sullivan in fresh row as he eyes final

May 4th 2013, 12:20 AM 4,699 Views 6 Comments

He finished Friday’s play leading Judd Trump 14-10 in their best of 33-frame semi-final

# world-championship - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April
# Return
# Return

Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April

Feb 26th 2013, 12:34 PM 835 Views 2 Comments

The Englishman will be the top seed at the upcoming event, having previously grown disenchanted with snooker.

# world-championship - Sunday 30 December, 2012

VIDEO: Michael van Gerwen hits a nine-darter at the World Championship semis
# SKILL
# SKILL

VIDEO: Michael van Gerwen hits a nine-darter at the World Championship semis

Dec 30th 2012, 8:48 PM 2,308 Views 5 Comments

The Dutchman has been in impressive form this evening.

# world-championship - Friday 9 November, 2012

Breen nears World Rally Championship crown after establishing huge lead in Spain
# High Flier
# High Flier

Breen nears World Rally Championship crown after establishing huge lead in Spain

Nov 9th 2012, 8:51 PM 800 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford native could clinch the S2000 title this weekend after a good start at Rally de Espana

# world-championship - Friday 8 June, 2012

Unlucky Ireland U20s endure late England loss
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Unlucky Ireland U20s endure late England loss

Jun 8th 2012, 8:25 PM 953 Views 1 Comment

A penalty try in the dying minutes of the game ensured Mike Ruddock’s side could not repeat their recent heroics.

# world-championship - Thursday 24 May, 2012

YouTube Top 10: because Paul McShane can't be that bad, can he?
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

YouTube Top 10: because Paul McShane can't be that bad, can he?

May 24th 2012, 12:31 PM 1,269 Views 3 Comments

Plus, Katie Taylor wins the World Championship, Leinster fans dance embarrassingly and one Roy Keane’s most infamous interviews is revisited.

# world-championship - Monday 7 May, 2012

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship
# Crowning Glory
# Crowning Glory

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship

May 7th 2012, 11:02 PM 979 Views 0 Comments

The legendary player won the Wold Championship for the fourth time this evening.

O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final
# On The Brink
# On The Brink

O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final

May 7th 2012, 5:47 PM 339 Views 1 Comment

The Rocket needs only three more frames if he is to claim his fourth title at the Crucible in Sheffield.

# world-championship - Friday 4 May, 2012

Snooker wrap: O'Sullivan on course for final, as Carter leads Maguire
# Review
# Review

Snooker wrap: O'Sullivan on course for final, as Carter leads Maguire

May 4th 2012, 9:39 PM 382 Views 0 Comments

The legendary snooker player produced a vintage display earlier today.

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