Monday, 15 October 2018

Knockout Cup Prelims


Monday 15th October 2018

Whitehead Trojans 7-8 Greenisland Galacticos

Alpha P-P Times Tigers

What an absolutely fantastic match we had in the Knockout Cup Prelim in Whitehead Rangers Club tonight between the hosts Trojans and visitors Galacticos. It swung one way then the other before fittingly ending in a draw and going into a deciding Play Off frame. Derek Whitesides' Greenisland lads got off to a flying start leading 4-1 after five racks but Tristan Scott-Heyes' Trojans took the final two frames of the first session to stay well in the match. Trojans led for the first time at 6-5 but after the 14th black had been potted it was all square and into a decider. Up stepped Neil McFaul for Galacticos to send his team into the next round by taking out a precise 8 ball clearance holding good position for every shot much to the delight of his manager and team mates. Best for Galacticos were Marty Goudie and Neil McFaul on 3/3 for Trojans Robert Hawkins scored 2/2 with Ed McDowell and Steven Carson on 2/3.

Tuesday 16th October Knockout Cup Quarter Final fixtures

Greenisland Colts V Greenisland Galacticos
Cockweasels V Hit Men & Her
Vikings Scorpions

Dragons P-P Alpha or Times Tigers

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Our condolences


Deepest sympathies to Times Tigers’ Stephen Simpson, who’s father Jimbo sadly passed away today.

Stephen is a well respected pool player in our league.

Our thoughts are with him and his extended family which also includes Alpha Pool Teams' Angie Carson.

Monday, 8 October 2018

League Week 4


League Week 4 Fixtures - Tuesday 9th October 2018

Cockweasels 4-10 Galacticos
Dragons 10-4 Hit Men & Her
Scorpions 12-2 Alpha
Trojans 8-6 Vikings

Colts P-P Tigers


Hitmen & Her arrived at Doagh Dragons following a hard earned point last week against reigning champions Scorpions, but even though Paul Henderson got them off to the perfect start, they had no reply as the Dragons won the next 6 frames to win the first session 6-1. HM&H started the second session the same way as the first with Andy McMeekin winning the first frame, but Craig Laughlin took out a smart finish to take Dragons to the hill and even though Paul Henderson won his second frame of the match, there was to be no repeat of last week's collapse for the Dragons as Michael Wilson won the all-important 8th frame to keep Doagh on top of the table with 4 wins from 4. Best for Dragons, Kyle Kirkwood 3/3 & Craig Laughlin 2/2. Best for HM&H, Paul Henderson 2/3.

Scorpions hosted Alpha. The home team secured the points at 8-0 winning a few frames that could have gone either way.  The second half was won in a similar fashion 5-2 by the reigning champions. Best for Alpha: Stephen Willis 1/3 and Mark Kitson 1/3. Best for Scorpions: Paul Kerr 3/3, Lee McIlreevy 2/2, Gary Wallace 3/3 and Colin Rafferty 2/2.

Galacticos, hoping to improve on last season's performance with a top 4 finish this time around travelled to Whitehead to play the Cockweasels. The first two frames were shared but the Greenisland men took the next two on the bounce and looked like running away with it. The Whitehead men had different ideas firing off two quick frames to draw level. Man of the match Shaun McAlister stepped up to give the visitors the lead at half time. The visitors came out a different team in the second half running off six on the bounce, including McAlister's hat trick frames, to secure the three points. Cockweasels took the last with a great clearance from Ryan Barry but it was scant consolation.

Trojans raced to a 6-1 lead at half time with lethal finishes in every frame.  Vikings’ Tyler McKee had a good finish before  Ryan Scott had a break and dish against Ed McDowell. The next frame was taken by Robert Hawkins after a 9 ball re rack against Aaron Rolston. Vikings Captain Girvan Fleming took the next one with a tasty finish. Robert Hawkins took the next frame to secure 3 points for the Trojans. Tyler McKee pulled one back for the Vikings and Steven Hamilton ensured Vikings got a bonus point.  

Colts v Tigers was postponed

Thursday, 4 October 2018

League Week 3 Round Up


This week in the Carrick & District Pool League sponsored by Times Bar


Unbeaten League leader’s ‘Trojans’ were taken by surprise by Galacticos as the Greenisland based side beat them 10-4 knocking them off the top spot.

Colts travelled down the Antrim coast to take on the Vikings. The visitors raced to a 0-6 lead with 2 a piece for Joe Patton, Paul Watters and Tucker Kidd with a break and dish in the third frame. Tyler McKee got one back for the Vikings. Joe Patton soon secured his hat trick to make it 1- 7. The Vikings give themselves a stern talking to and started playing some great pool to pull it back to 6 - 7 to get a bonus point. The last frame was a nail-biter which Tucker Kidd finally won. 6- 8 on the night. Great match.

It was another tight affair in Monkstown Social club. Reigning league champions, Scorpions came from 2 down to go into the interval 4-3 up.  Paul Kerr, Gary Wallace and Colin Rafferty put the visitors on the hill.  Hit Men and Her’s’ Robert Henderson, Andy Meeke and Paul Henderson dug deep to secure the draw and two points each.

Alpha are still without a win after Cockweasels trounced them 3-11


It looked to be plain sailing for Doagh Dragons winning the first 4 frames at a canter, but Tigers got back into the match with the next 2 frames. After that it looked like a foregone conclusion that the Dragons would storm to a win taking themselves to the hill with the next 3 frames. Times Tigers had other ideas though as Davy Flanagan kick started the come back with a cool dish from a dry break followed by wins for Alan Corrigan, Stephen Briers and John Fulton leaving the match at 7-6, securing the bonus point and giving the Tigers a chance at an unlikely 2 points when 7-2 down. Luckily for the Dragons, captain Kyle Kirkwood won the decider for the 2nd time in 3 matches for the 3 points to secure top spot in the league! Best for Dragons, Aaron Leslie, Ali Wilson & Kyle Kirkwood all 2/3, Best for Tigers, Alan Corrigan & Davy Flanagan both 2/3. Final Score 6-8.






Tuesday, 25 September 2018

League Week 2 Results


Tuesday 25th September 2018

Scorpions 13-1 Cockweasels
Hit Men & Her 8-6 Tigers
Dragons 9-5 Vikings
Trojans 13-1 Alpha
Colts 4-10 Galacticos

This week in Carrick and District Pool League sponsored by Times Bar
Whitehead Trojans have stormed to the top of the league.

Colts hosted stablemates Galacticos in the Greenisland derby. The first 2 frames were shared with wins for Marty Goudie and Glenn Burns before Galacticos raced to a 6-1 lead at half time. Galacticos kept the foot on the gas and were soon at 9-1 with all points in the bag. Colts took the next 3 consolation frames. Top players on the night were Sean McAlister3/3 and Marty Goudie 2/2,
Final score Colts 4 Galacticos 10.

Dragons were 4-3 up at half time against the Vikings. Vikings win first 2 second half but 5 in a row for Dragons get them over the line and deny Vikings the bonus point. Best for Dragons, Aaron Leslie with 3/3 following his NIPA tour win on Sunday. Tyler McKee was best for Vikings with 2/2. Final Score Dragons 9-5

Times Bar Scorpions hosted the newly formed Cockweasels. It seemed a super start from the away side when Gary 'Fitzy' Fitzsimmons took out a clinical pinpoint finish from the break. Up next was young Lee Mcilreavy who returned fire with a sublime Break and Dish of his own to level the score. From that point on the home side hit full throttle & never looked back and ran out 13-1 winners on the night. Hat tricks coming from P. Kerr, G. Wallace, L. Mcilreavy & M. Mcilvenny.
Final Score Scorpions 13 Cockweasels 1

Hitmen and Her stole the first frame with an unfortunate in off on the black after 4 frames the roaring Tigers led 3-1 and looking very strong. The hitmem find form and take a 4-3 lead at the break Hitmem kept on potting and stealing frames and secured the 3 points but the roaring tigers clinched the last two frames and secured themselves the newly introduced bonus point.. 8-6 Hitmen
Trojans vs Alpha: Andrew Atbuthnot began with a great break and dish at the start (also on the night registering the first Trojan hat trick of the season) and Stevie Hamilton with a clinical clearance at the end. Trojans were on the romp. Only the international superstar that is Lyndsey Ruddock could prevent the clean sweep with a well fought win against Ed McDowell. Final score Trojans 13 Alpha 1.


Player stats after Week 2 (full table on the App)




Thursday, 20 September 2018

Knock Out Cup draw


MONDAY 15th OCTOBER - PRELIMS

1/ Alpha V Tigers
2/ Trojans V Galacticos


TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER - QUARTER FINALS

Dragons V Winner Prelim 1
Colts V Winner Prelim 2
Cockweasels V Hitmen and Her
Vikings V Scorpions


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

League Week 1



RESULTS FROM TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

The Carrick & District Pool League sponsored by Times Bar commenced their 2018/19 season on Tuesday 18th September.

The Vikings hosted Hit men & Her. The first frame was decided when Matt Thompson potted the black and the white, giving Andy McMeekin a win. Some great was pool played in next six frames. Ian McCalmont had a Break and dish. Aaron Rolston in his debut for the Vikings took out a great finish. The last frame of the first half was won by Hitman & Her Paul Henderson with a great clearance to make it 5 - 2 to Vikings. The Vikings won the first three frames of the second half. Aaron Rolston impressed again with his second win of the night. Vikings 10 Hitmen & Her 4

The Tigers and Scorpions met in the Times Bar derby. They went blow for blow in the first 7 frames. Scorpions led 4-3 at the interval. The second half saw Scorpions take a 6-3 lead. Tigers pounced back to 6-6 with wins for Stephen Simpson and debutants Davy Flanagan and Alan Corrigan. Lee McIlreevy put the Scorpions on the hill but the points were shared when Times Tigers’ Brian Boyd won his second of the night. Tigers 7 Scorpions 7

The Cockweasels hosted the Trojans in a Whitehead derby. The majority of the first seven frames were tight affairs. In frame four, the cue ball finished in the jaws of the corner pocket after Godron McCormick left the black over a corner pocket. Tristan Scott Heyes took out a tremendous long pot, before crossing his next ball and left himself the easy black. The second half went much the same way and the Trojans proved to be too strong on the night. Glenn Jones who took out a good clearance against Stevie Hamilton and take frame 12. Cockweasels 3 Trojans 11

Dragons travelled to Greenisland Galacticos. Dragons flew into a 3-0 lead before Galacticos took the next 3 frames. Michael Wilson took advantage of an unfortunate in off to put the dragons 3-4 up at the interval. The second half was another 3-4 scoreline although in the final frame, Galacticos’ Derek Whiteside missed a black to share the points and Kyle Kirkwood sealed the victory for the Dragons.

Colts travelled to Alpha. The home side did not take their chances in frames 2 & 5 missing the black ball in each frame and were soon 1-6 down. The Colts confidence grew stronger in the second half winning the second session 0-7 after another two more missed blacks in frames 9 & 11 to complete an impressive 1-13 victory and go top of the league.


PLAYERS STILL ON 100%


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Scorpions draw first blood


League Champions Scorpions Pool Team won the Charity Shield, the opening fixture of the new season, with victory over Knock Out Cup holders Hit Men & Her. But they were pushed all the way by the Monkstown outfit having to win the last three frames of the contest to get over line at 8-6. The match was played on Tuesday 11th September in the Greenisland WMSC

Next Tuesday the 2018 - 2019 League campaign kicks off in earnest with the following fixtures

Tigers V Scorpions
Vikings V Hit Men & Her
Galacticos V Dragons
Alpha V Colts
Cockweasels V Trojans

Friday, 7 September 2018

First fixtures


The first fixtures in the 2018 - 2019 season of our League have been confirmed as below. Colin Rafferty's Champions The Scorpions will start their title defence with a local derby in the Times Bar against stablemates the Tigers. There is another derby match in Whitehead as newcomers Cockweasels under Gordon McCormick will hope to cause an upset against Trojans who had a fine campaign last season. Galacticos who by their managers own admission were poor last season will be going all out to put that right and bring the title back to Greenisland once more, Derek Whiteside's outfit start with a titanic fixture at home to Kyle Kirkwood's Dragons who will also have title ambitions of their own. Knock Out Cup winners Hit Men & Her are away to Girvan Flemings Vikings whilst Greenisland Colts make the trip up to Rathcoole to take on Angie Carson's Alpha. The rest of our calendar will be confirmed shortly. After the success of the scoring App last season we will be using it again and the fixtures will be loaded into it once the dates are confirmed

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October 16th sees the Knock Out Cup opening matches take place, draw to be confirmed soon.

So all is left is for us to wish you all an enjoyable season, play well with good sportsmanship and we'll see you all soon


League Fixture 1 18th September 2018
Tigers v Scorpions
Vikings v Hit Men
Galacticos v Dragons
Alpha v Colts
Cockweasels v Trojans
League Fixture 2 25th September 2018
Hit Men v Tigers
Dragons v Vikings
Colts v Galacticos
Trojans v Alpha
Scorpions v Cockweasels
League Fixture 3 2nd October 2018
Tigers v Dragons
Vikings v Colts
Galacticos v Trojans
Alpha v Cockweasels
Hit Men v Scorpions
League Fixture 4 9th October 2018
Colts v Tigers
Trojans v Vikings
Cockweasels v Galacticos
Scorpions v Alpha
Dragons v Hit Men

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Team squads taking shape


CLICK ON THIS LINK to view the team squads that have been confirmed to date

The opening fixture is the Charity Shield on Tuesday 11th September
Scorpions V Hitmen & Her (Playing in Greenisland WMSC)

The opening League fixture will be played on Tuesday 18th September

COMPETING TEAMS

Alpha - Eastway Social Club
Cockweasels - Whitehead Rangers Club
Colts - Greenisland WMSC
Dragons - McConnells of Doagh
Galacticos - Greenisland WMSC
Hitmen & Her - Monkstown SC
Tigers - Times Bar, North Belfast
Scorpions - Times Bar, North Belfast
Trojans - Whitehead Rangers Club
Vikings - Whitehead Rangers Club

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

New season nearly upon us


2018 League AGM - Thursday 30th August in the Greenisland WMSC

If you want to enquire about entering a team come along to our meeting at 7.45pm

Match nights - Tuesday

Rules - EBA Blackball Rules

Match format - Best of 14

Monday, 2 July 2018

IMPORTANT MEETING


CARRICK & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE IMPORTANT MEETING

Hi all.

As we enter the summer break with holidays pending and hopefully more of the great weather we’ve had lately, there is something for all C&DPL members to think about.

Our Secretary Robert Brown has stood down from Committee life. Rab was an excellent asset to the league and we can only be thankful for the time and effort that he put into keeping the League going.
Rather than leave it to the AGM to fill such an important post we are going to have an initial meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th August in the Greenisland WMC to see if anyone would like to be considered for the position. 

Every League needs a good Secretary to exist and Rab has done a fantastic job bonding everything together whilst on the Committee. 


Hopefully someone can fill his shoes and the League can continue on next season.


Any questions for now please contact Tristan Scott-Heyes

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Presentation night


CITY AIR EXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League held their end of season presentation on Friday 1st June in the Times Bar, York Road, Belfast. All the photos below -


Above - 2018 League Champions, Scorpions Pool Team receiving their awards. L-R Paul Kerr, Darren Whiteside, Lee McIlreavy, Mervyn McIlvenny, Gary Wallace and Darren Haddock. Scorpions also won the Players Memorial Shield and the Charity Shield in what was a fantastic season for the North Belfast outfit.

 
Above - Our 2018 League Open Individual Champion Darren Whiteside (right) receiving the tropht from League Treasurer Tristan Scott - Heyes


Above - Players from Hit Men & Her Pool Team Mark McMeekin, Robert Henderson & Andy McMeekin receive the 2018 Creative Tiles Knock Out Cup from League Treasurer Tristan Scott - Heyes (3rd from left)

 
Above - League 2018 Player of the Year Paul Kerr (right) receives his award from League Treasurer Tristan Scott - Heyes


Above - Three A Sides Winners for 2018 Andy Arbuthnot, Kenny English and Robert Hawkins receive their prizes from League Treasurer Tristan Scott - Heyes (2nd left)


Above - 2018 Doubles Champions Mervyn McIlvenny and Paul Kerr receive their awards from League Treasurer Tristan Scott - Heyes (centre)

 
Above - Andy McMeekin receiving the League 2018 Seniors Individual trophy from League Treasurer Tristan Scott - Heyes


Above - Robert Hawkins (left) receives the 2018 Masters Individual Trophy from League Treasurer Tristan Scott-Heyes


Above - Players from Greenisland Galacticos Pool Team, Derek Whiteside (captain), Rab Butler and Neil McFaul with the 2018 Knockagh Cup


Above - Players from Whitehead Vikings Pool Team, Tyler McKee, Girvan Fleming (captain) and Matt Thompson with the 2018 Harbour Cup


Above - Colin Rafferty (left) receives the 2018 Captains Cup trophy from League Vice Chairman Girvan Fleming

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Hit Men & Her are Knock Out Cup Winners 2018


It's congratulations to Hit Men & Her. The Monkstown SC team are our CREATIVE TILES 2018 Knock Out Cup Winners after a top display against Doagh Dragons in the Final which was held in the Greenisland WMSC on Tuesday 22nd May. Rab Henderson's team were probably underdogs on paper but they didn't read the script and raced into a 5-1 lead after 6 racks played. Dragons took the next to reduce the arrears at the interval to 5-2 and when the Doagh team won Frame 8 it looked like the comeback was definitely on. But a brace from HM&H put them on the hill at 7-3 and although another frame went Dragons' way Sara Greenberg potted the final black off the match to seal a memorable 8-4 victory.

Frame 01 - Paul Henderson
Frame 02 - Alaister Wilson
Frame 03 - Andy McMeekin
Frame 04 - Mark McMeekin
Frame 05 - Sara Greenberg
Frame 06 - Paul Henderson
Frame 07 - Aaron Leslie
Frame 08 - Alaister Wilson
Frame 09 - Andy McMeekin
Frame 10 - Robert Henderson
Frame 11 - Alaister Wilson
Frame 12 - Sara Greenberg

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Finals Weekend Winners 2018


Below - Open Individual Finalists - Winner Darren Whiteside & Runner Up Rab Butler


Below - Masters Winner (over 50s) - Robert Hawkins


Below - Ladies Finalists - Winner, Roisin Smith & Runner Up Sara Greenberg


Below - Doubles Winners - Paul Kerr & Mervyn McIlvenny


Below - 3 A Side Winners - Kenny English, Andy Arbuthnot & Robert Hawkins

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Remaining League Events


TUESDAY 17th APRIL

Knockagh Cup 
Ballbreakers 5-8 Galacticos
Hit Men & Her 8-6 Trojans
Final
Galacticos 8-4 Hit Men & Her

Harbour Cup
Vikings 8-0 Alpha
Times Tigers 8-7 Colts
Final
Vikings 8-6 Times Tigers

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TUESDAY 24th APRIL

Knock Out Cup Semi Finals
Dragons 8-6 Scorpions
Hit Men & Her 8-2 Colts

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SATURDAY 28th APRIL

Seniors (over 40s) Individuals
Andy McMeekin 5-4 Paul Kerr

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TUESDAY 1st & 8th MAY

Captains Cup
Final
Colin Rafferty 2-1 Mervyn McIlvenny 

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FRIDAY 11th MAY

Masters (over 50s) Individual
Final
Kenny English 4-5 Robert Hawkins

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SATURDAY 12th MAY

League Doubles
Final
Paul Kerr & Mervyn McIllvenny 5-3 Andy McMeekin & Mark McMeekin

League 3 A Sides
Final
Paul Kerr, Mervyn McIlvenny, Darren Haddock 3-5 (Andy Arbuthnot, Robert Hawkins, Kenny English

Ladies Individual
Final
Roisin Smith 5-2 Sara Greenberg
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SUNDAY 13th MAY

Open Individuals Final
Darren Whiteside 5-4 Rab Butler

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TUESDAY 15th MAY

Players Memorial Shield Final
Scorpions 8-6 Times Tigers

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TUESDAY 22nd MAY

Knock Out Cup Final (Greenisland WMSC. 8.15pm start)
Dragons vs Hit Men & Her

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FRIDAY 1st JUNE 

End of season prize giving in the Times Bar (24-28 York Road, North Belfast) at 8.00pm

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Andy takes Seniors title


Congratulations to Andy McMeekin. The Hit Men & Her cueist has just won the CITY AIR EXPRESS Carrick & District League Seniors (over 40s) Individual in the event that was held in the Greenisland WMSC on Saturday 28th April. Results as follows -

PRELIM
John McLean 5-1 Aaron Leslie
LAST 8
John McClean 5-3 Sara Greenberg
Andy McMeekin 5-3 Mark McMeekin
Paul Kerr 5-4 Girvan Fleming
Hugh Regan 5-1 Colin Beckonsale
SEMI FINAL
Andy McMeekin 5-3 John McLean
Paul Kerr 5-0 Hugh Regan
FINAL
Andy McMeekin 5-4 Paul Kerr

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Results from Tuesday 27th March

FINAL LEAGUE FIXTURE OF THE SEASON
Dragons 7-7 Times Tigers
Alpha 3-11 Hitmen & Her
Ballbreakers 8-6 Galacticos
Vikings 9-5 Colts
Scorpions 7-7 Trojans

CITYAIREXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League 2017-2018 season League Schedule came to its' conclusion last night. Newly elected Champions The Scorpions celebrated their fantastic achievement at home in the Times Bar but credit to Whitehead Trojans who stormed back from 2-6 down to earn a point in a 7-7 draw. Doagh Dragons cemented the Runners Up position but were also held to a 7-7 draw by the improving Times Tigers in McConnells Bar. A great season for Rab Brown's Ballbreakers ended with an 8-6 derby win over Galacticos in Greenisland, a result that secured a very credible third place finish. Girvan Fleming's Vikings finished their campaign off with a solid 9-5 win over Greenisland Colts in Whitehead for a seventh placed finish and last but not least Hit Men & Her finished fourth after a good second half to the season concluded with an 11-3 win away to Alpha.
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BIG PAUL RETAINS PLAYER OF THE YEAR TITLE

Congratulations to Paul Kerr. The Scorpions' cueist has retained the LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR title after another fantastic season. There were also great seasons for Johnny Mackay (Dragons), Andy Arbuthnot (Trojans) and Chris Carson (Ballbreakers). Top 4 as follows -

29 - Paul Kerr (Won 38 - Lost 9)
24 - Johnny Mackay (Won 38 - Lost 14)
22 - Andy Arbuthnot (Won 38 - Lost 16)
21 - Chris Carson (Won 34 - Lost 13)
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** WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR SCHEDULE FOR REMAINING EVENTS IN THE CURRENT SEASON **

Knockagh Cup
Harbour Cup
Captains Cup
Masters Individual
Seniors Individual
Knock Out Cup
Players Memorial
Open Individual
League Doubles
3 A Sides
Ladies Individual

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Our condolences


The League Committee would like to pass on our condolences to Ballbreaker cueists Chris and Steven (Steeky) Carson on the passing of their father Brian after an illness. Brian himself was a keen and very good cueman and indeed all three have played together on the same team in previous seasons in our League.

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time lads.

Brian's funeral will take place at 2.00pm on Monday 26th March at Woodlands Presbyterian Church in Carrickfergus then afterwards to Victoria Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Results from Tuesday 20th March

League Fixture 17
Times Tigers 11-3 Alpha
Dragons 10-4 Scorpions
Hitmen & Her 9-5 Ballbreakers
Galacticos 4-10 Colts
Vikings 7-7 Trojans

Newly crowned Champions The Scorpions suffered only their second defeat of the season away to Doagh Dragons who are now three points clear of their nearest rivals in the race for the Runners Up spot. Dragons led 4-3 at the break but moved into top gear winning six from the seven second session frames. In the Greenisland derby match it was Glenn Burns's Colts who took the honours with a solid 10-4 success, they led 8-1 after nine racks to guarantee all three points. In the Whitehead Rangers Club derby match Vikings led 5-3, trailed 5-7 then fought back for a well earned point in a 7-7 draw, Matt Thompson winning the all important fourteenth frame. Robert Henderson's Hit Men & Her were too strong on the night for Ball Breakers winning 9-5 in the Monkstown Social Club. Last but not least Times Tigers had a comfortable night at home to Alpha winning by 11-3 in North Belfast
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Final League Fixture of the Season - Tuesday 27th March 2018
Dragons vs Times Tigers
Alpha vs Hitmen & Her
Ballbreakers vs Galacticos
Vikings vs Colts
Scorpions vs Trojans

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

2018 Player of the Year


Scorpion Paul Kerr is in a great position to retain the "Player of the Year" title he won last season. With only two matches remaining it is very much in his own hands. Leading the chasing pack are Dragon Johnny Mackay and Trojan Andy Arbothnot

Results from Tuesday 13th March


League Fixture 16 
Ballbreakers 10-4 Times Tigers
Alpha 1-13 Dragons
Colts 5-9 Hitmen & Her
Trojans 6-8 Galacticos
Scorpions 7-7 Vikings

Newly crowned Champions Scorpions looked as if they were going to steamroll Girvan Fleming's Whitehead Vikings team in a victory parade as they raced into an early 5-0 lead but what a comeback by the visitors, they won seven from the remaining nine frames to leave the York Road venue with a well earned point. The race for second is even tighter after tonights results with only a point seperatng four teams. Doagh Dragons lead the way after a 13-1 demolition against Alpha in Rathcoole whilst Galacticos are level on points in third after a solid performance away to previously second placed Whitehead Trojans. The Greenisland outfit raced into a 4-0 lead courtesy of a break and dish and two eight ball clearances and it was always an uphill battle for Trojans to recover though they did bring it back to 6-8. Rab Brown's Ball Breakers are now fourth after seeing off Times Tigers by 10-4 in the Greenisland WMSC and last but not least Hit Men & Her defeated Colts 9-5 in Greenisland.


Big congratulations to Scorpions Paul Kerr and partner Angela on the birth off their new baby daughter on Sunday night. The new arrival weighed in at 7lb 6oz and both are doing well.

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League Fixture 17 - Tuesday 20th March 2018
Times Tigers vs Alpha
Dragons vs Scorpions
Hitmen & Her vs Ballbreakers
Galacticos vs Colts
Vikings vs Trojans

Final League Fixture - Tuesday 27th March 2018
Dragons vs Times Tigers
Alpha vs Hitmen & Her
Ballbreakers vs Galacticos
Vikings vs Colts
Scorpions vs Trojans

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Results from Tuesday 6th March


League fixture 15
Times Tigers 6-8 Colts
Dragons 8-6 Ballbreakers
Alpha 1-13 Scorpions
Trojans 8-6 Hitmen & Her
Galacticos 8-6 Vikings

SCORPIONS ARE 2018 CITYAIREXPRESS CARRICK & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to Colin Rafferty and his Scorpions Pool Team. The North Belfast outfit clinched the League Championship title tonight Tuesday 6th March and they done it in style with a resounding 13-1 win away over Alpha in Rathcoole. It's a well deserved win, when the chips were down, Scorpions delivered in the big matches.

In the scrap for second position Trojans at home to Hit Men and Her in Whitehead Rangers Club was definitely a game of two halves. The visitors were outstanding in the first session taking a healthy 5-2 lead but the hosts turned the tables in the second half bouyed by a superb Roisin Smith hat trick to take all three points in an 8-6 win. Doagh Dragons kept the pressure on Trojans courtesy of an 8-6 home win in McConnells over Ballbreakers. But they had to win the last two racks to secure the points, Kyle Kirkwood winning the all important final frame. In Greenisland Galacticos came from 0-3 down to register an 8-6 win over a gallant Vikings side, Paul Harris winning Frame 14. Last but not least Colts travelled to the Times Bar and came away with all three points against The Tigers. In a tight match the visitors Thomas Kidd won the last frame to give his side an 8-6 result.

League fixture 16 - Tuesday 13th March 2018
Ballbreakers vs Times Tigers
Alpha vs Dragons
Colts vs Hitmen & Her
Trojans vs Galacticos
Scorpions vs Vikings

Monday, 26 February 2018

Results from Tuesday 27th February


League fixture 10 
(Re-arranged from 16th January)

Scorpions 12-2 Times Tigers
Hitmen & Her 7-7 Dragons
Galacticos 12-2 Alpha
Vikings 5-9 Ballbreakers
Colts 5-9 Trojans

Colin Rafferty's Scorpions will be crowned Champions next week if they win away to bottom team Alpha. They thrashed stablemates Times Tigers by 12-2 this evening to move within touching distance of the crown. The dogfight for second spot continues, Trojans regain the position after a 9-5 away win at Greenisland Colts whilst a similar win by Ballbreakers keeps them well in the mix, they trail Trojans by only a single frame. Galacticos were untroubled, easily seeing off pointless Alpha by 12-2 in the Greenisland WMSC but the most exciting match of the night unfolded in the Monkstown SC where Doagh Dragons led 3-1 early doors but had to take the final frame off the match to rescue a point at 7-7 against Hit Men & Her.

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League fixture 15 - Tuesday 6th March 2018
Times Tigers vs Colts
Dragons vs Ballbreakers
Alpha vs Scorpions
Trojans vs Hitmen & Her
Galacticos vs Vikings

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Results from Tuesday 20th February

LEAGUE FIXTURE 14
Trojans 7-7 Times Tigers
Colts 6-8 Dragons
Ballbreakers 13-1 Alpha
Hitmen & Her 12-2 Vikings
Scorpions 1-3 Galacticos

League leaders Scorpions edged closer to the title with a solid 11-3 win at home to Galacticos in tonights round of fixtures in the CITY AIR EXPRESS sponsored Carrick & District Pool League. Second placed Trojans were held to a draw in an exciting match at home to the improving Times Tigers who had veteran Davy Montgomery to thank as he took out a great pressure finish in the final frame of the match. Doagh Dragons are now second on frame difference from Trojans after just edging out a determined Colts team in Greenisland and Ballbreakers also are still jockeying for second after an untroubled night at home to Alpha, Rab Brown's side running out 13-1 winners. Hit Men & Her turned on the style easily seeing off the Vikings in Monkstown with a 12-2 scoreline.


League fixture 10 - Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 (RE-ARRANGED FROM 16th JANUARY)

Scorpions vs Times Tigers
Hitmen & Her vs Dragons
Galacticos vs Alpha
Vikings vs Ballbreakers
Colts vs Trojans

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Results from Tuesday 13th February

 
LEAGUE FIXTURE 13
 
Times Tigers 9-5 Vikings
Trojans 7-7 Dragons
Alpha vs Colts
Ballbreakers 4-10 Scorpions
Hitmen & Her 5-9 Galacticos
 
Scorpions consolidated their position at the top of the table with a comfortable 10-4 away win over Ballbreakers. Colin Raffertys side had an early scare though as they lost the first two frames but they were rampant for the rest of the match and are now eight points clear with only six matches remaining. Galacticos kept up their recent good run of form with an impressive 9-5 away win against Hit Men & Her, Derek Whiteside's team are now up to third spot. An exciting match unfolded in Whitehead as Trojans and Dragons battled out a 7-7 draw, the Doagh side coming from 7-3 down to earn their point. Times Tigers closed the gap on seventh placed Vikings to three points after a 9-5 home win over the Whitehead Rangers team. Last but not least Alpha looked likely to pick up their first points of the season as they led Greenisland Colts 3-1 in Rathcoole but Colts rallied strongly and came out on top by 8-6.
 
LEAGUE FIXTURE 14 - Tuesday 20th Feb 2018
Trojans vs Times Tigers
Colts vs Dragons
Ballbreakers vs Alpha
Hitmen & Her vs Vikings
Scorpions vs Galacticos

PLAYER OF THE YEAR TABLE (updated 14th February)





Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Results from Thursday 6th February


LEAGUE FIXTURE 12

Galacticos 8-6 Times Tigers
Vikings 4-10 Dragons
Alpha 5-9 Trojans
Colts 6-8 Ballbreakers
Scorpions 10-4 Hitmen & Her

Scorpions stay six points clear at the top of the table after a great 10-4 win at home in what was a potential banana skin fixture against Hit Men & Her. Whitehead Trojans remain in second but had to win the last five frames of the match away to Alpha to take all three points. Ballbreakers got it even tighter in their derby match against Colts in Greenisland, Rab Brown's side took the final two racks to register a narrow 8-6 win and stay in third spot. Dragons leapfrog Hit Men and Her into fourth spot after a comfortable 10-4 away win in Whitehead Rangers Club against The Vikings, the Doagh men winning six out of a possible seven frames in the second session of the match. Last but not least Galacticos narrowly ousted Times Tigers by 8-6 with a Captains performance by Derek Whiteside in Frame 14 to seal all three points.

LEAGUE FIXTURE 13 - Tuesday 13th Feb 2018
 
Times Tigers vs Vikings
Trojans vs Dragons
Alpha vs Colts
Ballbreakers vs Scorpions
Hitmen & Her vs Galacticos

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Results from Tuesday 30th January


PLAYERS MEMORIAL SHIELD

TOP HALF PRELIM
Hitmen & Her 1-8 Scorpions
LAST 4
Scorpions 8-4 Dragons

Trojans 8-7 Ballbreakers (After play off frame)

LAST 4
Times Tigers 8-6 Colts
Vikings 6-8 Galacticos
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LEAGUE FIXTURE 12 - TUESDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2018
Galacticos vs Times Tigers
Vikings vs Dragons
Alpha vs Trojans
Colts vs Ballbreakers
Scorpions vs Hitmen & Her

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Results from Tuesday 23rd January


LEAGUE FIXTURE 11

Times Tigers 6-8 Hitmen & Her
Dragons 5-9 Galacticos
Vikings 9-5 Alpha
Ballbreakers 8-6 Trojans
Colts 3-11 Scorpions

Scorpions consolidated top spot in the City Air Express Carrick & District Pool League table after a comfortable 11-3 win away to Greenisland Colts. Second placed Trojans went down 8-6 away to the resurgent Ball Breakers, Rab McMaw winning the all important fourteenth rack to secure all three points. Robert Henderson's Hit Men & Her continued their great form, though they got it tight away to the improving Times Tigers, having to win all of the final five frames to register a vital 8-6 success with Andy McMeekin taking the honours in the final rack. Derek Whiteside's Galacticos had a great win 9-5 away to Doagh Dragons, never an easy venue to pick up points and last but not least Vikings move to within four points of second spot courtesy of a solid 9-5 home success over bottom side Alpha.

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FIXTURES FOR TUESDAY 30th JANUARY - PLAYERS MEMORIAL SHIELD

TOP HALF PRELIM
Hitmen & Her 1-8 Scorpions (Playing Monday 29th January)
LAST 4
Hit Men & Her or Scorpions V Dragons
Trojans V Ballbreakers

LAST 4
Times Tigers V Colts
Vikings V Galacticos

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Fixtures for Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th January


Monday 15th Jan 2018 - PLAYERS MEMORIAL SHIELD
TOP HALF PRELIM (Monday 15th January)
Hitmen & Her V Scorpions (POSTPONED)
LAST 4 (Tuesday 30th January)
Prelim winner V Dragons
Trojans V Ballbreakers
BOTTOM HALF PRELIM (Monday 15th January)
Alpha 2-8 Times Tigers

LAST 4 (Tuesday 30th January)
Times Tigers V Colts
Vikings V Galacticos
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League Fixture 10 - Tuesday 16th Jan 2018
Scorpions vs Times Tigers (POSTPONED)
Hitmen & Her vs Dragons (POSTPONED)
Galacticos vs Alpha (POSTPONED)
Vikings vs Ballbreakers (POSTPONED)
Colts vs Trojans (POSTPONED)