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10 sporting shocks to rival Jordan Brown's historic snooker victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan

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Jordan Brown celebrates with the Ray Reardon Trophy after his stunning Welsh Open victory.

Jordan Brown celebrates with the Ray Reardon Trophy after his stunning Welsh Open victory.

Jordan Brown celebrates with the Ray Reardon Trophy after his stunning Welsh Open victory.

With Jordan Brown’s shock win at the Welsh Open in snooker, he now adds to a rich history of local sporting stars seizing the day against the odds and the toughest competitors. In a list that is by no means exhaustive, here are 10 of the most iconic sporting upsets Northern Ireland has enjoyed through the decades.

Dennis Taylor wins 1985 World Snooker Championship

Coalisland’s Dennis Taylor defied the odds when he defeated Steve Davis with the final ball of the 35th frame to seal an 18-Brownlow17 win. A television audience of 18.5m tuned in during the 70-minute final frame.

Healy scores the winner against England in 2005

Northern Ireland welcomed star-studded England to Windsor Park in 2005 for a World Cup qualifier.


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