Ronnie O'Sullivan continues to put off-the-table wranglings to one side as he pushed through to the quarter-finals of the Northern Ireland Open.

The five-time world champion has spent most of the week debating the future of the sport - while not always being supporting of its governing body, World Snooker - but has taken none of that on the table with him.

He beat Tom Ford 4-0 in the afternoon to make the last 16 and then saw off Zhou Yuelong 4-1, taking his career centuries tally to 973 in the process.

O'Sullivan plays David Gilbert in the quarters after his win over Lu Ning, while Mark Selby beat Martin O'Donnell to tee up a clash with Thepchaiya Un-Nooh