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Benson & Hedges Irish Masters 1998

Goffs Complex, Kildare, Ireland (Mar 24-29, 1998)
Invitational tournament
£200,000 purse, £75,000 first prize

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Ronnie O'Sullivan won his fourth major title of the season and the 13th of his career with a tremendous display of snooker against reigning world champion Ken Doherty. He took off to lead 4-0 and never looked back after that, winning the match 9-3. Doherty's only consolation was that he grabbed the high-break prize of the tournament with a 129 in the fifth frame.

Ronnie was later stripped of his title after failing a drug test. Doherty was then awarded the trophy. More on this on the News & Results page.

Results

(Players are English unless stated)

Final

Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-3 Ken Doherty (Ireland)

52-51, 84-0 (83), 115-18 (107), 66-0 (64), 0-129 (129), 
77-46 (77), 37-82, 89-31, 118-1 (68), 34-57, 96-21, 84-0 (84)

Semi-finals

Ken Doherty (Ireland)     6-1 John Parrott
Ronnie O'Sullivan         6-4 John Higgins (Scotland)

Quarter-finals

Ken Doherty (Ireland)     6-1 Fergal O'Brien (Ireland)  
John Parrott              6-3 Mark J Williams (Wales)
Ronnie O'Sullivan         6-3 Stephen Hendry (Scotland)
John Higgins (Scotland)   6-3 Steve Davis     

First round

Fergal O'Brien (Ireland)  6-2 Peter Ebdon 
John Parrott              6-2 Tony Drago (Malta)
Ronnie O'Sullivan         6-2 Jimmy White 
Steve Davis               6-5 Nigel Bond

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1995 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
1996 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
1997 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
1998 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
1999 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
2000 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
2001 Citywest Irish Masters
2002 Citywest Irish Masters
2003 Citywest Irish Masters
2004 Citywest Irish Masters
2005 Fáilte Ireland Irish Masters

Irish Masters Finals (see also old version)

2004 Irish Masters Prediction Contest
2005 Irish Masters Prediction Contest

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