Ronnie O’Sullivan recovered from a two-frame deficit to beat Ali Carter 6-3 to advance to a third consecutive Northern Irish Open final

Despite scoring a century in the second second of Saturday’s semi-final, O’Sullivan trailed 3-1 mid-session at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

The world champion shot five frames to claim the victory, with breaks of 78, 66, 93, 102 and 59

World number one and defending champion Trump bounced back after losing first frame to comfortably see world number 67 David Grace 6-2 in the semifinals

O’Sullivan and Trump will meet in the final of the Northern Irish Open for the third year in a row, with Trump triumphing 9-7 in the 2018 and 2019 finals, which took place at Waterfront Hall in Belfast

“I’m just happy to be in the final I had a questionable start to the season by my criteria,” O’Sullivan told Eurosport after his win over Carter

World Snooker has held all of its tournaments in Milton Keynes due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The Marshall Arena has on-site accommodation, which means that everyone involved in the tournament can be confined to the complex

Andy Farrell believes Ireland will learn “absolutely invaluable” lessons from their loss to England, but the same issues remain

BBC Sport NI expert Peter Canavan says Sunday’s Ulster football final on the athletics fields is ‘Donegal’s to lose’

Linfield beat Glenavon 2-0 to maintain his perfect start to the season and keep one point ahead of closest challengers Larne at the top

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/55030396