Ken Doherty Rolls Back The Years For 147 At Faughs GAA Club

October 30, 2022
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There was further proof last night that class is permanent, as Ken Doherty hit a maximum break of 147 at Faughs GAA Club in South Dublin.

Doherty has one competitive maximum to his name, achieved at the Paul Hunter Classic in 2012.

However, a missed the black for a 147 in the final of the 2000 Masters against Matthew Stevens will still haunt him (he would go onto lose the match 10-8), and he humorously alluded to that infamous shot before knocking in the black at Faughs.

"I'm not gonna miss this black," said Doherty, jokingly wagging his finger, before potting the black and fist pumping to great applause.

Ken Doherty Has Still Got It

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The heyday of Ken Doherty was of course a long time ago now, from the mid-90s to the early 2000s, where he managed to reach an impressive eight triple crown event finals, mixing it with the likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins, and Mark Williams.

He managed to win just one of those finals, the 1997 World Championship, and he spoke recently about the massive impact it had in Dublin at the time.

“I was given an open-top bus tour right through Dublin, from the airport to the city centre. I thought that was reserved for Olympic heroes or the national football team. I remember being on College Green in 1990 when they came back from the World Cup in Italy. For me to be met by thousands at the airport, the streets lined, cars beeping, it was incredible.

“It shows the impact it had on the whole country. I stopped crime in the city of Dublin for three hours!' he grins. 'The chief of police told me that between the hours of 7pm and 10pm, when I was playing on the Monday night, they didn't have one phone call until I lifted the trophy.”

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