Mixed Blessings

Quickly rushing past Ulster’s 6th defeat on French soil, Congratulations to teenager Mark Allen, reigning European Amateur Champion from Antrim, on becoming Northern Ireland’s first World Amateur snooker champion!

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.