Trim snooker player aiming for World glory

St Patrick's Trim member James Darcy from Navan is travelling to Malaysia this week to compete in the World 6 Reds Snooker Championships which get underway on Saturday.

Darcy, who reached the All-Ireland Club Championship quarter-finals with Potters Drogheda has a highest tournament break of 120 is is regarded as one of the country's finest short game players.

Sadly James' father Joe passed away suddenly last week, but after much encouragement from his family and friends James has decided to play in the World Championships in Malaysia and he believes his father's passing 'strengthened his purpose' to do well at the event.

Joe was a keen snooker fan himself and he was very much looking forward to seeing how his son got on in Malaysia, but sadly he passed away last week and now James is determined to honour his memory as best he can.

There is a GoFundMe page set up to help James with his travelling costs and donations can be made at this