Nationality
eng England
2015 Pro
22
2015 Tour
20
Seasons
2015, 2016, 2017

Name: 

Alex O,Donoghue

Nickname: 

THE DON

Home Town: 

Swindon

First memory of playing pool:

Used to go to the pub at the weekend with my dad when I was 6/7 and I remember always having to use a stool to reach the table.

What/who inspired you to play pool: 

Watching Stephen Hendry as a kid inspired me to take up cue sports.

Cue (details – eg wood type, tip size, how long you have had it): 

Ash/ 9mm tip/ I’ve had it about 4years

Years a Pro: 

1

Best victory & why: 

Beating Alex Higgins in the 6 Red world championships in Killarney. Although he was many years past his best it was great to play him as my parents had named me after him. 

Most feared opponent & why:

I don’t fear any of my opponents, I j
ust take each game as it comes and play to win.

Ambitions in the sport: 

Over the next few years I want to be winning tour events and eventually the big target is to win the IPA world championships.

Advice to any up and coming players:

Try and just enjoy the game, don’t put to much pressure on yourself. 

Why the IPA: 

I joined the tour 2 years ago, the reason I chose the IPA is because I thought it was the only tour out there that could take the game forward, also blackball rules are far better to play and more enjoyable than world rules.

Football Team: 

Liverpool

Sporting hero? 

Stephen Hendry

Singer/Band 

Coldplay

Describe yourself in 3 words 

Stubborn, Passionate, Hot-headed