By Micil Glennon

Ken Doherty has made the first 147 maximum break of his career at the Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic in Fürth, Germany.

The perfect score came in the third frame of his 4-0 round 3 win over Julian Treiber of Germany.

The Dubliner, who has been on the pro circuit for 22 years, famously missed the last black for a 147 in the 2000 Masters final.

Speaking after the match, Doherty said: “I’ve certainly waitied long enough to make a 147 in tournament play.

"Missing the black in the Masters...will haunt me for the rest of my career and people will never let me forget that but at least now that I’ve made one. It’s a lovely feeling.”