CASTLEDERG snooker player Dermot McGlinchey says he is feeling confident ahead of this weekend’s European Championships in Poland.
The 42-year-old heads for Wroclaw on Friday after making it through the Northern Ireland qualifiers.
In a career highlight, McGlinchey made it all way the semi-finals in the same tournament back in 2004. Despite the passage of time, he says he believes he still has enough in the locker to go all the way to the title.
“I always feel confident when I enter a tournament but you have to be realistic,” he said ahead of his first match.
“I will be one of the oldest in the competition and you do have to be realistic but it is nice to be able to play at that level and I wanted to test myself.”
A former national champion at both under-16 and senior level, Dermot McGlinchey first turned professional back in 1991. His highest ranking was in 2010 when he climbed to number 86 in the world.
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