Thursday, 16 November 2017

League Open Individuals

PRELIMS - BEST OF 9 (to be played Tuesday 21st November)

Prelim 01 - Tyler McConnell vs Ryan Scott (Times Bar 9.30pm)
Prelim 02 - Stuart McClean vs Glenn Burns (Greenisland Table 1 9.30pm)
Prelim 03 - Paul Waters vs Michael Wilson (Whitehead 8.00pm)
Prelim 04 - Robert Henderson vs Steven Carson (Monkstown 9.30pm)
Prelim 05 - Gary Wallace vs Mark Bowman (Times Bar 8.00pm)
Prelim 06 - Rab Brown vs Paul Henderson (Greenisland Table 1 8.00pm)
Prelim 07 - Girvan Flemming vs Colin Rafferty (McConnells 8.00pm)
Prelim 08 - Wayne Lewis vs Harry Warwick (Greenisland Table 2 9.30pm)
Prelim 09 - Aaron Waters vs Gareth Fears (McConnells 9.30pm)
Prelim 10 - Darren Haddock vs Trevor Whiteside (Greenisland Table 2 8.00pm)
Prelim 11 - Colin Beckinsale vs Steven Simpson (Monkstown 8.00pm)
Prelim 12 - Andrew McMeekin vs Chris Carson (Whitehead 9.30pm)


LAST 32 - BEST OF 9  (to be played Tuesday 5th December)

Winner Prelim 01 vs Kenny English (Times Bar 8.00pm)
Winner Prelim 02 vs Paul Kerr (McConnells 9.30pm)
Winner Prelim 03 vs Gary Fitzsimmons (Whitehead Table 1 8.00pm)
Winner Prelim 04 vs Aaron Lesley (Monkstown 8.00pm)
Winner Prelim 05 vs Derek Whiteside (Whitehead Table 2 8.00pm)
Winner Prelim 06 vs Joe Patton (McConnells 8.00pm)
Winner Prelim 07 vs Johnny Mackay (Greenisland Table 2 9.30pm)
Winner Prelim 08 vs Rab Butler (Greenisland Table 1 8.00pm)
Winner Prelim 09 vs Sara Greenberg (Times Bar 9.30pm)
Winner Prelim 10 vs Kyle Kirkwood (Whitehead Table 9.30pm)
Winner Prelim 11 vs Tucker Kidd (Alpha 8.00pm)
Winner Prelim 12 vs Mervyn McIlvenny (Greenisland Table 2 8.00pm)
Gee Crawley vs John Fulton (Alpha 9.30pm)
Stevie Hamilton vs Darren Whiteside (Greenisland Table 1 9.30pm)
Davy Flanagan vs Tommas Flemming (Monkstown 9.30pm)
Matt Thompson vs Alastair Wilson (Whitehead Table 2 9.30pm)

16 WINNERS will progress to Finals Weekend.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Quarter Finals - Playing Tuesday 14th November

Galacticos 5-8 Scorpions
Alpha 3-8 Dragons
Vikings 3-8 Hit Men & Her
Times Tigers 6-8 Colts

The teams to play in our Creative Tiles Knock Out Cup Semi Finals were confirmed last night after all four away teams came through their ties. In the big match in Greenisland it was Scorpions who prevailed beating Galacticos 8-5 after never being behind in the match. Alpha started well holding Dragons at 3-3 but five racks in a row put the Doagh men into the last four. And Hit Men & Her continued on winning ways comfortably seeing off a second Whitehead team in successive nights, this time against Vikings. Last but not least in a very exciting match in the Times Bar Greenislsand Colts edged the Tigers by 8-6 with the possibility of a play off frame looming.

Semi Final Draw - Tuesday 24th April

Colts v Dragons
Hit Men & Her v Scorpions

Next Tuesday 21st November sees the opening rounds in our 2018 League Individual. Draw, times and venues to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Result from Monday 13th November

Hit Men & Her 10-4 Trojans

Trojans suffered a big blow in their title challenge as Hit Men & Her registered probably theior best performance of the season in this rearranged League fixture. The match was done and dusted nine frames in as Robert Henderson's side raced into an 8-1 lead.

Friday, 27 October 2017

League 3 A Sides - Tuesday 31st October

Congratulations to the four teams below who came through their venue heats to play off for the title on Finals weekend

SCORPIONS - M.McIlvenny, P.Kerr, D.Haddock & D.Whiteside

HM&H - P.Henderson, R.Henderson & S.Greenberg

DRAGONS - K.Kirkwood, J.Mackay, A.Wilson & T.McConnell

TROJANS - K.English, A.Arbuthnot, R.Hawkins & D.Clarke

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Player of the Year update

To qualify for a position on our Player of the Year table a player must have played a minimum of 30 frames at the end of the season. Then his/her losses are subtracted from his/her wins to give a rating.

Shooting well at the minute are -

12 - Paul Kerr (15-3)
11 - Johnny Mackay (14-3)
09 - Andy Arbuthnot (12-3)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Results from League Fixture 6

League Fixture 6 - Tuesday 24th Oct 2017
Colts 9-5 Times Tigers
Ballbreakers 7-7 Dragons
Scorpions 13-1 Alpha
Vikings 5-9 Galacticos
Hitmen & Her P-P Trojans

Colin Rafferty's Scorpions moved two points clear at the top off the table after last nights League programme. Scorpions beat bottom team Alpha showing no mercy in a 13-1 thumping in The Times Bar meanwhile Doagh Dragons were dropping two points from 7-5 up at Rab Brown's Ball Breakers in Greenisland. Joint top before start of play tonight were Whitehead Trojans, their match away to Hit Men & Her was postponed. Derek Whiteside's Galacticos got back on track winning 9-5 in Whitehead Rangers Club against The Vikings and last but not least Greenisland Colts leapfrog Vikings into seventh courtesy of a 9-5 win over debutantes Times Tigers.

League 3 Asides - Tuesday 31st Oct2017

International Break - Tuesday 7th Nov 2017

Knockout Cup Last 8 - Tuesday 14th Nov 2017

League Open Last 64 - Tuesday 21st Nov 2017

League Fixture 7 - Tuesday 28th Nov 2017
Times Tigers vs Ballbreakers
Dragons vs Alpha
Hitmen & Her vs Colts
Galacticos vs Trojans
Vikings vs Scorpions

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Our condolences

Carrick & District Pool League Committee would like to offer our sincere condolences to Hit Men & Her players Paul & Robert Henderson on the passing of their father Robert Sr, after a short illness. Robert Sr was also part of the Hit Men & Her team.

Thinking of you at this sad time, funeral details as follows -

Monday 23rd October at 10.00am
Abbey Presbyterian Church
Everyone welcome afterwards for refreshments in the Glenndunn suite at the Lough Shore Hotel,

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Results from League Fixture 5

League Fixture 5 - Tuesday 17th Oct 2017
Times Tigers 2-12 Trojans
Dragons 9-5 Colts
Alpha 5-9 Ballbreakers
Vikings 6-8 Hitmen & Her
Galacticos 3-11 Scorpions
It's as you were at the top of the CityAirExpress Carrick & District Pool League after the fifth League Fixture with the top three teams all winning. Scorpions away to Galacticos was expected to be a tight affair but Colin Rafferty's Scorps raced into a 6-1 interval lead and never looked back eventually winning by 11-3. It's a big setback for Derek Whiteside's Galacticos who now trail by six points in the defence of their crown. In Doagh, Greenisland Colts took a 4-3 lead into the break but Dragons won six from seven in the second half to stay level on points with The Scorpions at the top. Also joint top on 13 points are Whitehead Trojans, Tristan Scott-Heyes team seeing off The Tigers by 12-2 in the Times Bar. Ball Breakers and Hit Men & Her stay within punching distance of the leaders after 9-5 and 8-6 wins away to Alpha and Vikings respectively.

League fixture 6 - Tuesday 24th Oct 2017
Colts vs Times Tigers
Ballbreakers vs Dragons
Scorpions vs Alpha
Hitmen & Her vs Trojans
Vikings vs Galacticos

Monday, 9 October 2017

Results from League Fixture 4

Tuesday 10th Oct 2017 - League fixture 4

Vikings 8-6 Times Tigers
Dragons 7-7 Trojans
Colts 9-5 Alpha
Scorpions 7-7 Ball Breakers
Galacticos 7-7 Hitmen & Her

Another fantastic week of action in the Carrick & District Pool League seen the top three teams all draw. Dragons led Trojans 3-0 in Doagh but the Whitehead team came storming back to lead 4-3 at the interval and 7-6 with one to play. Up stepped Dragons captain Kyle Kirkwood with a fine clearance to give both teams a point a piece. In the Times Bar the visitors Ball Breakers trailed 3-1 but like Trojans they too came back to lead 4-3 at half time and 7-6 with one to play. This time it was Gary Wallace who saved the day for Scorpions to keep his team joint top of the table. In another exciting match Hit Men & Her minus the Henderson brothers raced into an unlikely 7-1 lead away to Champions Galacticos in Greenisland but the hosts stormed back to take all six remaining frames, Paul Harris winning Frame 14 which at the business end of the season could maybe prove vital. Girvan Fleming's Vikings made it two wins from four with a tight 8-6 success over League debutantes Times Tigers, Craig Johnston and Ian McCalmont winning the final two racks from 6-6. And last but not least Greenisland Colts got their first three points of the season with a solid win over Alpha. Colts trailed 5-4 but rallied to take five on the trot for a 9-5 scoreline.

League Fixture 5 - Tuesday 17th Oct 2017
Times Tigers vs Trojans
Dragons vs Colts
Alpha vs Ballbreakers
Vikings vs Hitmen & Her
Galacticos vs Scorpions

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

League Doubles Qualifiers (Tuesday 3rd October)

Last 8 qualifiers for our League Doubles Championship from tonights fixtures held around the venues as follows -

1 - Paul Kerr & Mervyn McIlvenny
2 - Robert Hawkins & Kenny English
3 - Steven Carson & Chris Carson
4 - Gee Crawley & Johnny Mackay
5 - Andy McMeekin & Mark McMeekin
6 - Michael Wilson & Gareth Fears
7 - Colin Beckonsale & Thomas Kidd
8 - Harry Warwick//Hugh Regan OR Alan Corrigan//Chris Strain (playing Monday 9th October in Greenisland WMSC)

Monday, 2 October 2017

Results from Monday 2nd October

Knockout Cup Prelims

Ball Breakers 7-8 Tigers (after Play Off Frame)
Galacticos 8-7 Trojans (after Play Off Frame)

If the rest of the CREATIVE TILES KNOCK OUT CUP is as half as exciting as these two Prelims then we are in for a treat. Both matches played in the Greenisland WMSC went the distance and both Play Off Frames ended dramatically. Davy Montgomery was the hero for Times Tigers as he won Frame 15 when his opponent unintentionally potted the black during the frame and for Galacticos it was Trevor Whiteside who steered his team through to the next round when his Trojan opponent potted both black and white. Great stuff, well done all four teams.

Draw for Knock Out Cup Quarter Finals - Tuesday 14th November

Tigers V Colts

Galacticos V Scorpions
Alpha V Dragons
Vikings V Hitmen & Her

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

2017-2018 League Doubles

Doubles Draw - Ties played Tuesday 3rd October

* All matches best of 9
* Straight Doubles (not Scotch)
* Talkng after the visit starts is a foul, free shot etc

Tyler McConnell & Craid Laughlin vs Ryan Scott & Ian McCalmount
Tristan Scott-Heyes & John Holland vs Paul Kerr & Gary Wallace
Winners of each match play off

Kyle Kirkwood & Iain Britton vs Steven Carson & Chris Carson
Marty Goudie & Stevie Hamilton vs Davy Montgomery Sr & David Montgomery Jnr
Winners of each match play off

Kenny English & Robert Hawkins vs Thomas Fleming & Girvan Fleming
Trevor Whiteside & Paul Harris vs Benny Hunter & Steve Briers
Winners of each match play off

Derek Whiteside & Glenn Burns vs Bye
Tom Leggett & Ricky Crooke vs Andrew McMeekin & Mark McMeekin
Winners of each match play off

Colin Beckonsale & Thomas Kidd vs Aaron & Paul Waters

Davy Flannigan & Joe Patton vs Alan Corrigan & Chris Strain
Stevie Brown & David Alan  vs Harry Warwick & Hugh Regan
Winners of each match play off

Johnny Mackay & Gee Crawley vs Paul Henderson & Robert Henderson
Chris Hobson & Gordon McCormick vs John Fulton & Stevie Simpson
Winners of each match play off

Gareth Fears & Micheal Wilson vs Frankie Bacon & David Fulton
Aaron Leslie & Wayne Lewis vs Tyler McKee& Matt Thompson
Winners of each match play off

Results from League Fixture 3

League fixture 3 - Tuesday 26th Sept 2017
Times Tigers 6-8 Galacticos
Dragons 10-4 Vikings
Trojans 11-3 Alpha
Ball Breakers 7-7 Colts
Hitmen & Her 4-10 Scorpions

It's as you were at the top of the Carrick & District Pool League, Dragons, Scorpions and Trojans all won convincingly and all have the maximum nine points after three League fixtures. Dragons overcame Whitehead Vikings in Doagh by 10-4 whilst in Monkstown, Colin Rafferty's Scorpions registered the same result against Hit Men & Her. Trojans ran out 11-3 winners at home to bottom team Alpha. It was a tight affair in the Times Bar where the host team Tigers took reigning Champions Galacticos to the final frame but went down 6-8 after Mark Bowman won the all important fourteenth rack for Derek Whiteside's team. The Greenisland WMSC derby match was also very tight the hosts Ball Breakers winning the first session 4-3 and Glen Burns's Colts taking the second by the same scoreline. New signing Thomas Fleming secured the point for Colts winning the last frame of the match.
Dragon Johnny Mackay is on nine wins from nine and Trojan Stephen Hamilton on six from six.

Monday 2nd Oct 2017 - Knockout Cup Prelims
Ball Breakers V Tigers
Galacticos V Trojans

Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 - League Doubles
Draw TBC - coming shortly
Tuesday 10th Oct 2017 - League fixture 4
Vikings V Times Tigers
Dragons V Trojans
Colts V Alpha
Scorpions V Ball Breakers
Galacticos V Hitmen & Her

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Results from League Fixture 2

League fixture 2 - Tuesday 19th Sept 2017
Hitmen & Her 10-4 Times Tigers
Galacticos 4-10 Dragons
Alpha 4-10 Vikings
Trojans 8-6 Ballbreakers
Scorpions 11-3 Colts

In the big match of the night it was Dragons Pool Team from Doagh who took the honours with a convincing 10-4 away win at reigning Champions Galacticos. The match was over after only nine frames as Dragons raced into an 8-1 lead. Galacticos took three from the last five to add some respectability to the scoreline. Last seasons Runners Up Scorpions were clinical as they took all three points in an 11-3 home win against Greenisland Colts. Hit Men & Her got their campaign up and running with a 10-4 home win against League debutantes Times Tigers, whilst Vikings also registered their first points in a 10-4 away win against Alpha. Last but not least Trojans and Ball Breakers fought out a very close match in Whitehead, with Kenny English having to win the fourteenth and final frame of the night to give the home team an 8-6 win.

It's very early days but Johnny Mackay leads the way in the Player of the Year Competion, The Dragons cueist is on 6/6 after two League fixtures.

League fixture 3 - Tuesday 26th Sept 2017
Times Tigers vs Galacticos
Dragons vs Vikings
Trojans vs Alpha
Ballbreakers vs Colts
Hitmen & Her vs Scorpions

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Results from League Fixture 1

League Fixture 1 - Tuesday 12th September 2017

Times Tigers 6-8 Scorpions
Dragons 9-5 Hitmen & Her
Alpha 4-10 Galacticos
Ballbreakers 12-2 Vikings
Trojans 9-5 Colts

Champions Galacticos got their title defence off to a resounding start with a 10-4 win away to Alpha in Rathcoole but it was a much tighter affair for last seasons Runners Up Scorpions as they trailed stablemates and League debutantes Tigers in their derby fixture by 5-2 at the interval. Scorpions rallied and just got over the line with an 8-6 win thanks to a last frame success from Johnny Johnston. Dragons overcame Hit Men & Her 9-5 and will surely be up there at the end of the season, Kyle Kirkwood having assembled a very strong squad. Another team who have strengthened are Rab Brown's Ballbreakers and they easily seen off Vikings by 12-2. Last but not least Trojans struggled early doors but eventually got stronger in overcoming Colts by 9-5 in Whitehead.

League fixture 2 - Tuesday 19th Sept 2017
Hitmen & Her vs Times Tigers
Galacticos vs Dragons
Alpha vs Vikings
Trojans vs Ballbreakers
Scorpions vs Colts

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Scorpions start new season with intent

Well done to The Scorpions Pool Team, they won the Charity Shield in the season opener to send a message to reigning Champions Galacticos that they intend to go one step further than their 2nd spot League finish in 2016-2017. New signing Gary Wallace sealed the deal in Frame 14 as Scorpions came back from 6-5 down to win the Shield for the first time. The match was played in Whitehead Rangers Club on Tuesday 5th September.

Galacticos 6-8 Scorpions

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The Big Kick Off

Here we go again !!! Carrick & District Pool League will kick off on Tuesday 5th September with the Charity Shield fixture between current Champions Greenisland Galacticos and Scorpions in Whitehead Rangers Club. The first League fixture is a week later on 12th September and we welcome a new team into our League, Times Tigers who will be playing out of the Times Bar in North Belfast.

Good luck to all and have a great season.

League fixture 1 - Tuesday 12th September 2017
Times Tigers vs Scorpions
Dragons vs Hitmen & Her
Alpha vs Galacticos
Ballbreakers vs Vikings
Trojans v Colts

To view the full calendar click on the link at the top of the page LEAGUE FIXTURES 2017 - 2018 SEASON
Times Bar (North Belfast) - Scorpions & Tigers
Whitehead Rangers Club - Trojans & Vikings
Greenisland WMSC - Ballbreakers, Colts & Galacticos
Alpha (Rathcoole) - Alpha
McConnells Bar (Doagh) - Dragons
Monkstown SC - Hit Men & Her

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Carrick League 2017 AGM

What - 2017 AGM
When - Tuesday 29th August
Where - Monkstown SC Committee Room
Time - 8.00pm

Committee reports
Election of new Committee
Team registration
Any Other Business 

Tuesday 5th September - Charity Shield
Tuesday 12th September - First League fixture

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Captains Cup

It's well done to Paul Henderson of Hit Men & Her Pool Team. Paul defeated Galacticos' Trevor Whiteside in the Final of the Captains Cup which was played to a finish on Tuesday 16th May in the Greenisland WMSC.

Our League honours table for 2016-2017 is now complete but who has won Player of the Year ? The Winner will be revealed at our Prizegiving night this Friday 19th May also in the Greenisland Club. Festivities start at 8.00pm, food and disco after the prizes are given out.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Creative Tiles Knock Out Cup Final Result

Monday 15th May 2017

Greenisland Galacticos 8-2 Ballbreakers

Played in Greenisland WMSC