Wednesday 24 May 2017

Ken Doherty

Ken Doherty
Ken Doherty

In the wake of his 1997 World Championship triumph, it transpired that the credit belonged to Victor. And for the benefit of heathens, he happened to be the chap who inveigled St Patrick back to Ireland in 432AD.

All was disclosed in Doherty's home in Ranelagh where Sister Carina from the nearby Dominican convent was among the well-wishers. Seeing the trophy on the table, she touched it with her outstretched hand, saying: "Praise God and the angels. I stormed heaven for Ken." She then revealed her special devotion to the Angel Victor, "who came to Patrick in a dream". And beside the trophy was a congratulatory letter with the Presidential crest, from Mary Robinson, on a very Irish occasion.

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