He beat Mr Davis on the very last black ball
Here's to Coalisland's champion he's standing ten feet tall
For he got sixty thousand for potting that black ball...
Some of the lines from a song written to mark Dennis Taylor's sensational victory in the 1985 final. Coalisland's hero was acclaimed far and wide as he returned to his place of birth.
A couple of days earlier, in what was a gripping finale at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, Taylor held his nerve when it mattered most to pot the back final in the final to get the better of then defending champion Steve Davis.
And while the new champion was grateful for the reception he received in Coalisland, he did admit to a bit of theft while as a youngster in the town. "I think I pinched a bag of sweets out of McGlinchey's there," he said.#
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Each week on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland, we will be delving into the archives to relive the nation's favourite sporting memories.
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