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Martin O'Donnell

NameDate of Birth Country
Martin O'Donnell04-06-1986England

Martin O'Donnell (born 4 June 1986) is an English professional snooker player. He earned a two-year place on the main snooker tour by coming through Q School in 2012. He practices and coaches at Rileys 147 Watford which is also home to Martin Gould.

As an amateur, O'Donnell played in all 12 of the Players Tour Championship events during the 2010/2011 season. He reached the second round on three occasions, but could not progress any further, however, in Event 3 he defeated former world champion, Shaun Murphy 4–3. O'Donnell finished 109th on the Order of Merit. He entered Q School at the end of the season in an attempt to turn professional and in the final event he was one match away from achieving this. He played Kurt Maflin and lost 1–4.

In the 2011/2012 season, O'Donnell was again confined to entering the PTC events, playing 9 of the 12. He reached the main draw on six occasions but failed to win a match once there. He won the SnookerBacker Classic, which guaranteed him entry into Q School at the end of the season.O'Donnell won five matches at the first Q School event, concluding with a 4–1 victory over Adrian Ridley, to secure a two-year tour card beginning with the 2012/2013 season.

 

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