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CUEVIEW - Darren Kirwan

CUEVIEW – Darren Kirwan

| On 26, Oct 2012

Our first CUEVIEW features our league secretary Mr Darren Kirwan

STBS – What is your full name please
DK –  Darren Kirwan

STBS – Your Current Club/base
DK – Tywardreath RBL

STBS – Your Highest Break
DK – 82

STBSAre you Left/Right Handed or both
DK – I’m right handed.

STBS – Bio about yourself (in no more than 200 words)
DK – Sales manager for Travis Perkins and league secretary for my sins. Heavily involved with St Blazey cricket club, oh yeah and I love Kebabs.

“Anthony Garside breaking with the rest against Bob Noble, playing 10 or more consecutive rest shots, under the influence of speckled hen and still winning”

STBS – What was your first ever memory of snooker?
DK – Watching a game at St Blazey in the mid 90’s and wondering why such a good player had such a strange hairstyle

STBS – At what age did you start playing snooker and why?
DK – 13 or 14 – Gordon used to hold 3 reds competition at St Blazey for the under 21’s

STBS – What has been your greatest achievement in snooker?
DK –  Beating Clive Stuthridge in a black ball thriller after 18 pints on my 21st birthday in grants, Clive has never recovered.

STBS – Who is the most famous professional player you have played or met? (can be modern or older era)
DK – Jimmy Whites & Andy Giles haha

STBS – Who is your favourite TV commentator?
DK – The late Sid Waddell

STBS – What is your Favourite professional player and why?
DK – Ronnie O’Sullivan, mega talented and speaks his mind

STBS – What has been the most memorable snooker match you have ever seen?
DK – Anthony Garside breaking with the rest against Bob Noble, playing 10 or more consecutive rest shots, under the influence of speckled hen and still winning

STBS – Who is the best player in the league?
DK – Andrew Best, no-one comes close until they have done it over a long period

STBS -Who is the most under-rated player in the league?
DK – John Wilson bangs in breaks over 50 on a regular basis in practice

STBS – Funniest moment in your snooker experience?
DK – St Austell Con club away with the St Blazey lads, in fact – most weeks back in the old days were a laugh!

STBS – Who is your bogey player?
DK – Lost 3 under 21 finals to Nathan Rickard back in the day – No current ones though

STBS – Do you have any snooker ambitions you still have not achieved?
DK – 100 break, highly unlikely.

Thanks Darren good answers and funny as ever

Images Courtesy of: Richard Pearson

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