Talented, versatile cueist and trickshot extraordinaire Sean Hoey has been on a mission for a worthy cause this Christmas.

Hoey has made quite a name for himself over the last couple of years with his unique, dazzling and, at time, preposterous array of artistic skillshots on the English 8 Ball Pool table.

The Irishman has gained acclaim (including from Florian Kohler) and quite a following, with several of his videos published on major social media pages such as SPORTbible and GiveMeSport.

Fun aside, Sean is very adapt and experienced in the competitive arena too at English 8-Ball, American Pool and Snooker, with a number of accolades on his Cuesports CV.

Putting his talents and profile to very good use, Sean has been doing fundraising work for Focus Ireland, a charity that helps those who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless in the country.  

Alongside other committed team members, a group that includes Sean have recently raised over £5,000; a fantastic amount already, although they still have hopes of reaching their £10,000 target this Christmas.

As part of his quest, Sean set himself a trio of incredibly tricky challenges that any professional in the world would be proud of achieving. He wanted to film himself making, not only a 147, but a 155 and a 147 with the use of his left hand, too.

Sensationally, after completing the 147 and 155 (possibly the first ever, unedited one on camera?), Sean finally managed to tick the third and final box by crafting a 147 with the help of his non-dominant.

You can watch the video by clicking on the link below (it contains a staggering yellow to green!)


To learn more about Sean's quest, please visit his Facebook page here.

If you would like to contribute to the cause, you can donate via his everydayhero link here.

From all of us here at The Cue View, we'd like to congratulate Sean and his teammates on all their hard work and efforts for the Focus Ireland charity - it is inspiring.

Article written and published by Michael Day on the 14th December 2018

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