Celebrations in Ranelagh, Dublin after local lad Ken Doherty wins the World Snooker Championship.

Ken Doherty beat defending champion Stephen Hendry 18–12 in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Relief turned into euphoria in Jason's Snooker Club.

The champagne was in full flow in Ranelagh as friends, family, and supporters celebrated Ken Doherty's win. At the family home, Ken's brother and sister Seamus and Rosemary give their reaction and congratulate their brother by telephone. 

Doherty's win means a lot to thirteen-year-old snooker protégé James Treacy. Doherty has coached the young player and let him use his own personal rooms in Jason's Snooker Club. During the summer months, James practices seven hours a day in the hope that one day he will follow in Ken's footsteps.  

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 May 1997. The reporter is Tony Connelly.