Patsy Fagan

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Patsy Fagan
Born (1951-01-15) 15 January 1951 (age 65)
Dublin, Ireland
Sport country  Ireland
Professional 1976–1993
Highest ranking 11 (1978/79)
Career winnings £41,143 [1]
Highest break 107 (1981 Irish Professional Championship)[1]
Century breaks 3[1]
Best ranking finish Quarter-final (1978 World Championship)[1]
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 2

Patsy Fagan (born 15 January 1951 in Dublin[2]) is a retired Irish professional snooker player.

After winning the first UK Championship in 1977 (when it was a non-ranking event), Fagan seemed destined for a long and successful professional career in the game and was touted as a future world champion, but he became affected by a bout of the "yips". This illness made him reluctant to play shots with the rest when situations demanded it and hence struggled to live up to the potential it was believed he had.[3] Although he remained a professional for many years, this problem continued, and he gave up the game far earlier (in 1989) than might have been expected.

Fagan is currently coach of the Paddington professional Alfred Burden.[4] He also regularly commentates for Eurosport's snooker coverage, particularly across Players Tour Championship events.

Finals[edit]

Non-Ranking Finals: (5)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1977[note 1] UK Championship Wales Mountjoy, DougDoug Mountjoy 12–9
Winner 2. 1977 Dry Blackthorn Cup Northern Ireland Higgins, AlexAlex Higgins 4–2
Runner-up 1. 1978 Irish Professional Championship Northern Ireland Higgins, AlexAlex Higgins 13–21
Runner-up 2. 1979 Irish Professional Championship Northern Ireland Higgins, AlexAlex Higgins 12–21
Runner-up 3. 1981 Irish Professional Championship Northern Ireland Taylor, DennisDennis Taylor 21–22

Amateur Finals: (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 1974 English Amateur Championship England Edmonds, RayRay Edmonds 11–4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Did not become a ranking event until 1984

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Career-total Statistics for Patsy Fagan – Professional". CueTracker – Snooker Database. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Then and Now: Patsy Fagan". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Where are they now? – Patsy Fagan". johnvirgo.com. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  Archived 28 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Patsy's Snooker Coaching". patsyfagan.com. Retrieved 27 October 2015.