Watch: My Northern Irish fans carried me to Masters win, says Mark Allen
Mark Allen says the Northern Irish supporters gave him the edge to win the 2018 Dafabet Masters. It's the 31-year-old's first Triple Crown title and one that has caught the imagination of his fans. A large crowd turned up at the Belfast International Airport to welcome the star home on Monday afternoon and once he touched down back on Northern Irish soil, it was those supporters that were at the forefront of Allen's mind. "It means everything to me. I appreciate the support I've always had," he said. "They're the noisiest fans you could ever wish to meet and that spurs me on when I'm out there. "You feel like when you're struggling at times, that's the extra few per cent you need. They definitely carried me over the line last night."