Former World Snooker Championship winner Ken Doherty will be the guest of honour at the 42nd Donegal Sports Star of the Year Awards which will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, on Friday, January 26th.

The popular Dubliner has a string of titles to his name, having won the Irish Amateur Championship (twice), the World Under-21 Amateur Championship and the World Amateur Championship.

He turned professional in 1990, and won six ranking tournaments, including the 1997 World Snooker Championship where he defeated Stephen Hendry.

Doherty also reached the final in 1998 and 2003.

He is one of only two players players to have been world amateur and professional champion (along with Stuart Bingham).
Doherty has compiled more than 300 century breaks in professional competition.

The chairman of the Donegal Sports Star Committee, Neil Martin, said it was a great honour to have someone of such status coming to Donegal for the events.

Over 180 people have been nominated for the 2017 Donegal Sports Star Awards. There are 40 categories in addition to the title of overall winner.

Details of this year's sports star awards event were announced at a launch in Letterkenny tonight.

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