AARON HILL made history during the recent Cork Snooker League final against Youghal CYMS in Fermoy to further enhance his reputation as the best young snooker player in Ireland.
Hill was part of the Crucible team playing in the Garry McCarthy Trophies Cork snooker league final against Youghal and Hill was up against his great rival and friend Ross Bulman.
Hill lost the first frame in the best of a five contest, but then went on to do something extra-ordinary in the sport, something that was never done by an amateur in a competitive event.
The European champion knocked in three consecutive century plus breaks — a 104, 106 and 117 — to win 3-1.
It had never been done at amateur level in a competitive league format, let alone in a major final and it just adds yet another dimension to this young man’s list of achievements.
The Crucible went on to win their ninth CBSA Cork league title in 11 years and Hill was their main man.
He recently won an All-Ireland snooker club medal, and he defends his European title next month in Portugal.
He plays in the BetVictor shootout in Watford on February 21 where he will face Robbie McGuigan, live on Sky Sports.
“I am putting in a lot of practice, especially at this time of year when everything happens,” Hill said.
“I am obviously delighted with the three centuries. I was just cueing beautifully at the moment and to be fair to the Fermoy club, their tables were in excellent order and their pockets are that bit more generous than the ‘star’ table, but I still had to pot them, so I am delighted.
“I wasn’t aware it hadn’t been done before. It’s a nice feeling, but I helped my team to win and that is the most important thing.”