Ronnie beat Judd Trump by 6-4 in leg 3 of the Eleven30 series, in Goffs, Ireland. He still trails 2-1 overall though.
It all started with a meet and greet for the VIPs, and a very surprised Judd was presented with a birtday cake. Happy 27 Judd!!!
Goffs is a fantastic venue, and the Irish crowd is always very lively but fair. Last night they were treated to a fantastic match. Just like the two first legs, this was very close and is was high quality: both players made 2 centuries, Ronnie 103 & 110, Judd 110 & 120 and Judd’s 120 was a missed maximum attempt. Having potted all 15 blacks with reds, he potted the yellow … and went in-off!
Jimmy White, who is the sponsor, Dafabet, ambassador played a frame against Philip, a member of the audience and added a fith century to the evening’s tally for good measure.
To add to the rock’n roll , literally, Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones popped up, unannouced, with his wife and twin baby daughters, much to the delight of Ronnie and Jimmy who are godfathers to the twins. Ronnie Wood also presented the trophy to Ronnie O’Sullivan
Fergal O’Brien was also on site, probably assessing the opposition ahead of the Irish Legends Cup next January. The tickets for thet one go on sale on Monday, but people present in Goffs had the opportunity to get theirs already!