CUEVIEW - Darren Kirwan
StBlazeySnooker | 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
STBS – Are 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