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'Never give up': Welsh Open champion Jordan Brown's message of hope as Ronnie O'Sullivan hails 'proper player' after shock success

 

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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 got the better of Mark Selby, Stephen Maguire and Ronnie O'Sullivan over the course of a remarkable weekend.

Jordan Brown got the better of Mark Selby, Stephen Maguire and Ronnie O'Sullivan over the course of a remarkable weekend.

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

Northern Ireland's newest sports star has sent out a message of hope after pulling off one of the greatest shocks in the country's storied sporting history.

From Darren Clarke's 2011 Open Championship success through Carl Frampton's world title winning exploits in the ring and of course the Northern Ireland football team's victory over Spain at the 1982 World Cup to name a few, our wee country has long punched above its weight at the top level of global sport.

But world number 81 Jordan Brown's victory over the greatest snooker player ever to pick up a cue is a story fit to hold its own amongst them all. To put it into context, his win over Ronnie O'Sullivan makes him the lowest ranked winner of a ranking tournament in 28 years.


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