Edward James O'Donoghue
|Edward James O'Donoghue|
|birthday||20th August 1900|
|place of birth||Te Aroha|
|date of death||March 13, 1994|
|Place of death||New Zealand|
|Success in snooker|
|Century Breaks||at least 3|
|Success in English Billiards|
Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue (born August 20, 1900 in Te Aroha , New Zealand , † March 13, 1994 in New Zealand) was a New Zealand snooker player and trainer. On September 26, 1934, O'Donoghue played the first maximum break in history, but it was never officially recognized.
As a young adult, Edward James O'Donoghue played pool breaks of over 100 points. He worked in a billiards room in Te Aroha, where he gained gaming experience. In 1919, O'Donoghue played his first century break with a 102 break . A year earlier, Clark McConachy visited Te Aroha and O'Donoghue learned from his playing style, later his home was visited by Claude Falkiner . In 1928, O'Donoghue met the Australian professional player Walter Lindrum and Lindrum trained with him. O'Donoghue, who was nicknamed "Murt", married Amy Elizabeth Shields, who was eight years his junior in 1929. O'Donoghue played snooker and English billiards in smaller competitions in the 1930s , but switched to rugby briefly during the Great Depression .
O'Donoghue owned several billiards clubs in Australia, including the Sport and Billards Club in Griffith , where he regularly played snooker and billiards. In 1928 he achieved the first total clearance and at the same time a break of 134 points. On September 26, 1934, O'Donoghue managed the first maximum break in history in a game while playing a game against Morry O'Reilly. 135 people watched this success. In 1938, O'Donoghue played seven Centurys in one session at the City Tattersalls Club in Sydney .
In his life, O'Donoghue played several breaks of over 1000 points in English Billiards.
As a trainer
O'Donoghue wrote a book that appeared in 1986. In this book he and Donald Richter presented his way of playing in English Billiards.
- Edward James O'Donoghue, Donald Richter : Advances billiards . 1st edition. South Yarra 1986, ISBN 1-86252-160-3 , pp. 81 .
O'Donoghue's successes have been passed down by a few sources. A major source is the book written by O'Donoghue, as well as the snooker player and author Clive Everton .
- Snooker in History. OnThisDay.com, archived from the original on July 6, 2018 ; accessed on July 6, 2018 .
- Edward James O'Donoghue, Donald Richter : Advances billiards . 1st edition. Self-published, South Yarra 1986, ISBN 1-86252-160-3 , pp. 81 .
- Calendar of Events in the History of English Billiards and Snooker. Snookergames.co.uk, archived from the original on July 6, 2018 ; accessed on July 6, 2018 .
- Hugo Kastner: Snooker . Humboldt-Ratgeber, Baden-Baden 2006, ISBN 978-3-89994-098-5 , p. 161 .
- Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue (I14205). Tracing Adam, archived from the original on July 6, 2018 ; accessed on July 6, 2018 .
- Clive Everton : Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards . 1st edition. Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 2007, ISBN 978-1-84596-199-2 , pp. 11 .
- Chris Turner: On this week: Maximum mayhem. Eurosport , March 9, 2009, archived from the original on July 6, 2018 ; accessed on July 6, 2018 .
- Hitman down and out in Las Vegas. ESPN , archived from the original on July 6, 2018 ; accessed on July 6, 2018 .
- Robby Foldvari : Coach Background Information. WPBSA , archived from the original on July 6, 2018 ; accessed on July 6, 2018 .
- Advanced billiards / by Murt O'Donoghue; compiled ... by Donald Richter. National Library of Australia , archived from the original on July 6, 2018 ; accessed on July 6, 2018 .
|SURNAME||O'Donoghue, Edward James|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||O'Donoghue, Murt (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||New Zealand snooker player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20th August 1900|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Te Aroha|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 13, 1994|
|Place of death||New Zealand|