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Rodney Goggins (born 25 March 1978) is an Irish former professional snooker player from County Wexford. He competed on the main tour between 2004 and 2009.

Rodney Goggins
Born (1978-03-25) 25 March 1978 (age 41)
Wexford, Ireland
Sport country Ireland
Professional2004/2005, 2007–2009
Highest ranking70 (2008/2009)
Career winnings£8,294
Highest break135:
2004 World Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks6
Best ranking finishLast 64 (x3)

CareerEdit

At the age of 21, Goggins won the International Billiards and Snooker Federation World Under-21 Championship in 1999, when he beat Rolf de Jong of the Netherlands 11–4 in the final in Egypt.

Two last-32 finishes in qualifying events during the 2003/2004 season earned Goggins a place on the professional main tour for 2004/2005. That season, his best performance was a run to the last 64 at the 2005 Irish Masters, where he beat Shokat Ali and Bjorn Haneveer, both 5–2, before losing by the same scoreline to Dave Harold.[1] Goggins finished the season ranked 90th, and lost his place on tour.

Having finished first in the Irish senior rankings for 2006/2007, Goggins returned to the professional game in 2007. That season brought progress to the last 64 at the 2007 UK Championship, with victories over Alex Davies and Judd Trump before a 3–9 defeat to David Gray. In the 2008 World Championship, he beat Ian Barry Stark and Lee Spick, but lost 4–10 to Trump at the last-80 stage.

Goggins' fortunes did not improve the following season; again, the last 64 at the UK Championship was his best performance, being defeated 3–9 by Gerard Greene. He concluded the season ranked 70th, a career-highest, but as only the top 64 automatically retained their places on tour, he was relegated as a result.

In 2018 he was runner up to Michael Judge in the Irish Amateur Championships.[2]

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