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Editor's Viewpoint: Robbie (13) in the frame to become next snooker star

Editor's Viewpoint

Northern Ireland has a proud history of producing snooker prodigies who have gone on to make an indelible mark on the professional game, from Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor through to Joe Swail and Mark Allen.

But even they would be impressed by the exploits of 13-year-old Robbie McGuigan, Mark Allen's stepson, who has become the youngest person in the UK to score a maximum 147 break.

If that was not enough, he even did it faster than Ronnie 'The Rocket' O'Sullivan's best televised effort.

Certainly, with his obvious talent, Robbie could become the next name on every fan's lips.

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