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#Fergal O'Brien

# fergal-obrien - Saturday 12 December, 2020

O’Brien celebrates new milestone as Hurricane delivers in December prize
# Munster Pride
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# Munster Pride

O’Brien celebrates new milestone as Hurricane delivers in December prize

Dec 12th 2020, 3:23 PM 3,450 Views 0 Comments

Doncaster win is 64th victory of the campaign for the Irish trainer who has been based in England since 1989.

# fergal-obrien - Monday 30 November, 2020

Waterford's high-profile camogie management team steps down after one season in charge
# Deise Departure
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# Deise Departure

Waterford's high-profile camogie management team steps down after one season in charge

Nov 30th 2020, 6:55 PM 10,707 Views 0 Comments

Fergal O’Brien, Dan Shanahan and Pauline Casey have departed the set-up.

# fergal-obrien - Saturday 15 April, 2017

He dug deep to qualify but Fergal O'Brien didn't last long at the World Snooker Championship
# Early Exit
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# Early Exit

He dug deep to qualify but Fergal O'Brien didn't last long at the World Snooker Championship

Apr 15th 2017, 11:56 PM 8,042 Views 3 Comments

It was always going to be extremely difficult against the reigning champion Mark Selby.

# fergal-obrien - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'That's not snooker:' Ireland's O'Brien receives scathing criticism from opponent
# Slow Burner
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# Slow Burner

'That's not snooker:' Ireland's O'Brien receives scathing criticism from opponent

Apr 13th 2017, 7:54 PM 20,376 Views 6 Comments

Fergal O’Brien qualified for the World Snooker Championship with a final frame decider that took almost two hours to finish.

Draw unkind to O'Brien as he faces top seed Selby in World Championship opener
# Tall Order
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# Tall Order

Draw unkind to O'Brien as he faces top seed Selby in World Championship opener

Apr 13th 2017, 11:18 AM 3,519 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, Mark Allen will take on Jimmy Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his campaign against Gary Wilson.

# fergal-obrien - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Fergal O'Brien qualifies for World Champs by winning the longest frame of snooker ever played (no, really)
# Crucible
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# Crucible

Fergal O'Brien qualifies for World Champs by winning the longest frame of snooker ever played (no, really)

Apr 12th 2017, 11:47 PM 14,131 Views 16 Comments

O’Brien v Gilbert has earned its place in snooker’s record books.

# fergal-obrien - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Dubliner Fergal O'Brien sets new record in UK Championship victory
# TON UP
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# TON UP

Dubliner Fergal O'Brien sets new record in UK Championship victory

Nov 27th 2016, 11:50 AM 9,729 Views 2 Comments

The world number 50 became the first player to make five centuries in a best-of-11 frame match.

# fergal-obrien - Thursday 25 February, 2016

A really great moment as 43-year-old Fergal O'Brien records his first ever 147
# Maximum Break
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# Maximum Break

A really great moment as 43-year-old Fergal O'Brien records his first ever 147

Feb 25th 2016, 7:05 PM 10,981 Views 12 Comments

He’ll pocket £500 for the feat.

# fergal-obrien - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

3 Irishmen are one step away from a place at snooker's World Championships
# Review
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# Review

3 Irishmen are one step away from a place at snooker's World Championships

Apr 14th 2015, 12:18 PM 12,881 Views 16 Comments

There was bad news for two legends of the game in round two at Ponds Forge, however.

# fergal-obrien - Monday 22 December, 2014

Ireland's economy grew 'spectacularly' this year
# Euro
# Euro

Ireland's economy grew 'spectacularly' this year

Dec 22nd 2014, 10:20 AM 12,051 Views 34 Comments

Ibec believes the economy grew by 5.7%.

# fergal-obrien - Monday 29 September, 2014

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket
# Budget 15
# Budget 15

Cutting top rate of tax could give 'half of taxpayers' more money in their pocket

Sep 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,733 Views 40 Comments

Ibec also believe it would help stem brain-drain.

# fergal-obrien - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC

May 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,025 Views 46 Comments

IBEC says Ireland could drop the ‘new taxes’ planned for Budget 2014 and still meet the EU’s targets.

# fergal-obrien - Monday 22 April, 2013

IBEC report shows over 5,000 new jobs created in Q1
# Jobs Report
# Jobs Report

IBEC report shows over 5,000 new jobs created in Q1

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 4,429 Views 22 Comments

While the report found that there had been a stabilization in the jobs market it warned against any additional tax increases.

# fergal-obrien - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC

Oct 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,104 Views 8 Comments

The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.

# fergal-obrien - Monday 22 October, 2012

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,207 Views 29 Comments

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

# fergal-obrien - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

O'Brien eyeing one more major ahead of PTC finals in Galway
# Determined
From The42
# Determined

O'Brien eyeing one more major ahead of PTC finals in Galway

Mar 13th 2012, 3:23 PM 220 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner, who will compete against snooker’s best players this week, says he would be ‘hearbroken’ if he failed to win another big tournament.

# fergal-obrien - Monday 12 March, 2012

Business confidence improving significantly, says IBEC
# Two-Speed Economy
# Two-Speed Economy

Business confidence improving significantly, says IBEC

Mar 12th 2012, 7:10 AM 1,419 Views 9 Comments

About three in 10 exporters plan to recruit extra staff in the next three months.

# fergal-obrien - Monday 30 January, 2012

Will Ireland need a second bailout? Here's what 10 economists think
# Bailout
# Bailout

Will Ireland need a second bailout? Here's what 10 economists think

Jan 30th 2012, 7:40 AM 7,345 Views 29 Comments

Economists in Ireland are divided on whether or not the country will need a new bailout programme next year. But very few think it is likely we can return to the markets as scheduled.

# fergal-obrien - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Ken Doherty fumes after defeat: he 'turned up to play without his dicky bow on'
# Dressing Down
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# Dressing Down

Ken Doherty fumes after defeat: he 'turned up to play without his dicky bow on'

Jul 16th 2011, 3:39 PM 1,347 Views 8 Comments

Ireland are dumped out in controversial fashion as Doherty bemoans lack of dress code violation penalty.

# fergal-obrien - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Ireland shocked by Pakistan at Snooker World Cup
# Poor Show
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# Poor Show

Ireland shocked by Pakistan at Snooker World Cup

Jul 12th 2011, 3:49 PM 122 Views 0 Comments

Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien were beaten 3-2 overall by Muhammad Sajjad and Sahid Aftab.