Cork's own Aaron Hill produced a stunning victory over world no. 2 and one of the game's greats, Judd Trump, at the Northern Ireland Open last night.
Hill - who first rose to fame in 2020 after defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan - secured a 4-1 first round win over last year's World Championship finalist, and called it "one of the biggest days of my life," and said "I’m pretty happy with the way I played. I’m buzzing."
I didn’t feel like he played that well. There were quite a few shots he got away with so [it was] disappointing.
I don’t really know what I did wrong. First frame he fluked two balls, [and in the] third frame he played a terrible safety and got away with it and the list goes on.
I missed a ball in the last frame, other than that, he made a lot of mistakes and seemed to get away with it. So one of them.
Bitterness From Judd Trump
hosting a jvdd trvmp hate party because what in the fuck is this attitude (he lost 4-1) pic.twitter.com/vB7NqRRvl7
— leah loves hoody (@leahscxls) October 18, 2022
Thankfully, Hill did not share Trump's views, and was ecstatic with his form, as he continues to be one of Ireland's most underrated sporting talents, at 20 years of age.
“I know I can play like that all the time, it's just about getting consistency.I’m pretty happy with the way I played. I’m buzzing.
"I like playing out there in front of the crowd and in front of the TV cameras. When you play the likes of Judd, it brings the best out of you because you know you have to play well.
"I'm just chuffed to pieces now and to have my family there in the front row is a brilliant feeling. It means the world to me. I just hope it kick-starts me now and I can do this more often.
"It’s right up there with one of my biggest wins obviously, and one of the biggest days of my life."