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Antrim snooker star Mark Allen has hit a sensational maximum break in the first round of the Northern Ireland Open.
He compiled the second competitive 147 of his career in a 4-1 victory against Chinese opponent Si Jiahui.
The 35-year-old's only previous maximum came at the 2016 UK Championship.
Two sensational long pots as Antrim’s Mark Allen completes an incredible maximum 147 break at his home tournament @pistol147 #NIOpen— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 10, 2021
He said Sunday's break at the Waterfront Hall is "right up there with the best moments of my career" - adding "to do it here means so much to me."
"I couldn't stop shaking on the black, I just had to let my arm go though and luckily it went in."
Allen spoke just after the match:
Mark Allen reacts to making a maximum 147 break at the Northern Ireland Open.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 10, 2021
Says it meant the world in front of home fans in Belfast👇 @pistol147 beat Si Jiahui 4-1 #NIOpen
Dunloy have secured a hat-trick of Antrim Senior Hurling Championship titles.
They beat O'Donovan Rossa in Sunday's final at Corrigan Park in Belfast - 3-23 to 1-14.
FT: Antrim Senior Hurling Championship Final@RossaGACBelfast 1-14@DunloyGAC 3-23— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 10, 2021
Dunloy make it a hat-trick of titles with victory at Corrigan Park.
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The Belfast Giants have powered into the last eight of the Challenge Cup.
They made the quarter-finals by thrashing Fife Flyers 6-2 at the SSE Arena on Sunday evening.
FT: Challenge Cup @BelfastGiants 6 @FifeFlyers 2— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 10, 2021
There's nothing quite like a home win and the Giants are flying into the quarter-finals!
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