Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Title run in

With the finishing line in sight, 3 teams are battling it out for the title of 2013/2014 CITY AIR EXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League Champions. Remaining fixtures are as follows.


GALACTICOS (52 points) SWIFT (55 points) COWBOYS (54 points)



Warriors - home GWMSC - away HM&H - home
Scorpions - home Cowboys - home Glacticos - home
GWMSC - home 39ERS - away Swift - away
Cowboys - away
Trojans - away
39ERS - home

Alpha - away

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Results from Tuesday 15th April

 
Galacticos P-P GWMSC
Alpha 3-11 Cowboys
39ers 10-4 Barbarians
Swift 9-5 HMH
Trojans 5-9 Scorpions
Warriors 9-5 Eastway
Teddy's 4-10 Spartans 

With the Galacticos v GWMSC match postponed Swift took full advantage to go top off the table after a 9-5 home win over HM&H. The hosts trailed 3-0 but then amazingly won 8 frames on the trot to secure the 3 points. Cowboys also won comfortably to push Galacticos into 3rd spot. Scorpions still on a high after their dramatic 15-14 aggregate Home & Away Cup Semi Final victory the previous night travelled down the coast to play Whitehead Trojans and came away with all 3 points courtesy of a 9-5 win. Colin Rafferty was in fine form notching up a hat trick. 39ERS leapfrog HM&H into 5th spot after a convincing 10-4 home win against Barbarians. Session scores were 5-2, 5-2 and top scorer on the night was John McNeilly with 3/3. Spartans stay 4th after winning 10-4 (6-1, 4-3) away to Teddy Bears, Dessie Cooper and Kenny English both scoring hat tricks for the visitors.The shock of moving into the wooden spoon position last week had an immediate effect on Warriors as they won only their second match of the season with a 9-5 home result over Eastway to push Alpha back onto the bottom again. 

Fixtures for Tuesday 22nd April
Cowboys V Galacticos
39ERS V Alpha
GWMSC V Swift
Trojans V HM&H
Scorpions V Warriors
Eastway V Teddy Bears
Barbarians V Spartans 




Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Swift  23 18 1 4 201 121 55
2 Cowboys 22 17 3 2 209 99 54
3 Galacticos 20 17 1 2 186 94 52
4 Spartans 23 14 4 5 195 127 46
5 39ERS 23 13 2 8 181 141 41
6 HM&H 22 14 2 6 170 137 41
7 GWMSC 22 11 4 7 153 155 37
8 Barbarians 23 8 4 11 155 167 28
9 Trojans 23 8 3 12 152 170 27
10 Scorpions 22 8 1 13 156 152 25
11 Eastway 23 6 2 15 128 194 20
12 Teddy Bears 23 4 2 17 120 202 14
13 Warriors 22 2 2 18 106 202 8
14 Alpha 23 1 3 19 88 234 6
 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Results from Monday 14th April


Home & Away Cup Semi Final

Scorpions 7-7 Spartans
Spartans 7-7 Scorpions

Scorpions win 15-14 after play off frame

These two teams usually produce a really close exciting match and tonight was no exception. Due to the Easter holidays both Legs were played on the one night in the Whiteabbey WMC. The teams couldn't be seperated in either match, both ending up 7-7. But Mervyn McIlvenny held his nerve in Frame 29 to take out a great pressure clearance and send The Scorpions into the Final where they will meet either Cowboys or Swift. Spartans were behind most of the way only taking the lead for the first time at 12-11 after the 23rd frame, they secured the next two to go on the hill at 14-11 but Scorpions dug deep to level up and send the match into the deciding play off frame. Top of the pots for the Scorpions was McIlvenny himslf on 5/6 and Kenny English on 5/6 for Spartans.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Results from Tuesday 8th April


HM&H 4-10 Galacticos
GWMSC 7-7 Alpha
Cowboys 14-0 39ERS
Scorpions 6-8 Swift
Eastway 7-7 Trojans
Spartans 10-4 Warriors
Barbarians 9-5 Teddy Bears

It's as you were at the top of the City Air Express Carrick & District Pool League. Galacticos had a resounding 10-4 win away to HM&H in what was a potential banana skin fixture for the League leaders. Cowboys had a 14-0 win over 39ERS and Swift ground out an 8-6 away win over Scorpions, with Rab Butler getting the visitors over the line. Spartans move up to 4th after a 10-4 (5-2, 5-2) home win against Warriors who now go bottom off the table. Eastway came from 5-7 down to earn a point at home to Trojans whilst Barbarians won 9-5 (4-3, 5-2) against Teddy Bears with hat tricks for John Barrons and Craig Laughlin. But the best performance off the night was probably by Alpha who have been bottom ofe the table most of the season. They travelled down to Greenisland where they held the hosts to a 7-7 draw as they fight out the wooden spoon position with Warriors.

 


Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Galacticos 20 17 1 2 186 94 52
2 Swift  22 17 1 4 192 116 52
3 Cowboys 21 16 3 2 198 96 51
4 Spartans 22 13 4 5 185 123 43
5 HM&H 21 13 2 6 166 128 41
6 39ERS 22 12 2 8 171 137 38
7 GWMSC 22 11 4 7 153 155 37
8 Barbarians 22 8 4 10 151 157 28
9 Trojans 22 8 3 11 147 161 27
10 Scorpions 21 7 1 13 147 147 22
11 Eastway 22 6 2 14 123 185 20
12 Teddy Bears 22 4 2 16 116 192 14
13 Alpha 22 1 3 18 85 223 6
14 Warriors 21 1 2 18 97 197 5

Monday, 7 April 2014

Results from Monday 7th April


Home & Away Cup Quarter Finals

Spartans 15-10 Trojans (8-6,7-4)
39ERS 0-15 Cowboys (0-14, 0-1)
Galacticos 10-15 Scorpions (8-6, 2-9)
Eastway 3-15 Swift (1-13, 2-2)

Semi Final Draw

Swift v Cowboys
Scorpions v Spartans

1st Leg, Monday 14th April
2nd Leg, Monday 21st April

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Hawkins wins Masters Individual


Congratulations to Robert Hawkins on winning the Masters Individual title. The Final was played in the Swift Bar on Saturday 5th April.

Final
Robert Hawkins (Spartans) 6-3 Gordon McCormick (Trojans)

Final frames
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Photo
Winner Robert Hawkins (left) and Runner Up Gordon McCormick (right)

The League Individuals, Seniors Individuals & Ladies Individuals played to a finish on Saturday 23rd May in Swift Bar, Carrickfergus

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Prizegiving


The City Air Express Carrick & District Pool League end of season Prizegiving will be in the Greenisland WMSC on Friday 6th June. Start time is 8pm.

Player off the Year


The City Air Express Carrick & District League Player of the Year Knock Out stage will be held in Whitehead Rangers Club on Saturday 24th May. Each team manager may nominate 2 players from his team to battle it out in the Knock Out stage for the 2013/2014 title.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Results from Tuesday 1st April


Galacticos P-P Scorpions
Alpha 4-10 HM&H
39ERS 12-2 GWMSC
Cowboys 7-7 Barbarians
Swift 10-4 Eastway
Trojans 5-9 Spartans
Warriors 6-8 Teddy Bears

With the Galacticos v Scorpions match postponed, Cowboys had an opportunity to move back to the top of the League table. But they laboured to a 7-7 (3-4, 4-3) draw at home to Barbarians for whom John Barrons secured the point winning the last frame of the match. Swift move level on points at the top with Galacticos after a 10-4 win at home to Eastway, but the Galacticos have two games in hand. In the Whitehead derby match it was Spartans who took the honours winning 9-5 (5-2, 4-3) over Trojans. The pair meet again this coming Monday in the Home and Away Cup Quarter Final. HM&H had a comfortable 10-4 (5-2, 5-2) win away to Alpha, Andy McMeekin was top off the pots with a fine hat trick. In Ballyclare, the 39ERS kept up their recent good form with a resounding 12-2 (6-1, 6-1) win against GWMSC. Gary Cowan, Kyle Kirkwood and Neil Campbell all scored trebles. Teddy Bears edged a close match against 2nd bottom team Warriors to earn 3 welcome points.

League fixtures Tuesday 8th April
HM&H v Galacticos
GWMSC v Alpha
Cowboys v 39ERS
Scorpions v Swift
Eastway v Trojans
Spartans v Warriors
Barbarians v Teddy Bears

 



Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Galacticos 19 16 1 2 176 90 49
2 Swift  21 16 1 4 184 110 49
3 Cowboys 20 15 3 2 184 96 48
4 HM&H 20 13 2 5 162 118 41
5 Spartans 21 12 4 5 175 119 40
6 39ERS 21 12 2 7 171 123 38
7 GWMSC 21 11 3 7 146 148 36
8 Trojans 21 8 2 11 140 154 26
9 Barbarians 21 7 4 10 142 152 25
10 Scorpions 20 7 1 12 141 139 22
11 Eastway 21 6 1 14 116 178 19
12 Teddy Bears 21 4 2 15 111 183 14
13 Warriors 20 1 2 17 93 187 5
14 Alpha 21 1 2 18 78 216 5

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

2013/2014 League Doubles



A big congratulations to Tom McCorry and Rab Brown. The duo are the new 2014 Carrick & District Pool League Doubles Champions. After the days play in the Monkstown SC, the pairing ousted Rab Butler and Derek Whiteside in the final to claim the title.

Final
Tom McCorry (Swift) & Rab Brown (Teddy Bears) 5-2 Rab Butler (Swift) & Derek Whiteside (GWMSC)

Results from Tuesday 27th March


Eastway 4-10 Galacticos
Scorpions 11-3 Alpha
HM&H 10-4 39ERS
GWMSC 8-6 Cowboys
Spartans 6-8 Swift
Teddy Bears 7-7 Trojans
Barbarians 8-6 Warriors

Galacticos leapfrogged Cowboys at the top of the table after a 10-4 win away to Eastway whilst Cowboys lost only their second match of the season 6-8 away to GWMSC. It constitutes a major swing in the table and Galacticos now must be most peoples favourites to go on and secure the title. Swift won 8-6 away in Whitehead against Spartans. It went to the final frame and Tom McCorry was the hero of the hour ripping out a classy eight ball clearance to secure the three points. Eddie Gribben for the hosts and Dee Irwin for the visitors both bagged hat tricks on the night. In Monkstown HM&H were in splendid form as they seen off 39ERS by 10-4 with Session scores off 6-1 and 4-3. For the hosts Sara Greenberg and Andy McMeekin both scored trebles, as did Kyle Kirkwood for the Ballyclare team. Barbarians after their good win last week, struggled against second bottom Warriors. They trailed 3-4 at the interval but took all 3 points with a narrow 8-6 victory. In Carrick GRSC, honours were even as Teddy Bears and Trojans battled out a 7-7 draw. Trojans won 4-3 in Session 1 with the Bears winning Session 2 by the same result. Best on the night was Rab McMaw scoring 3/3. Scorpions overcame bottom team Alpha by 11-3 in Whitehouse WMC.

League Fixtures for Tuesday 1st April
Galacticos v Scorpions
Alpha v HM&H
39ERS v GWMSC
Cowboys v Barbarians
Swift v Eastway
Trojans v Spartans
Warriors v Teddy Bears









































































































































Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Result from Monday 24th March

Home & Away Cup Quarter Final 1st Leg

Swift 13-1 Eastway
Cowboys 14-0 39ERS

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Results from Tuesday 18th March


Galacticos 8-6 Spartans
Alpha 3-11 Eastway
39ERS 10-4 Scorpions
Cowboys P-P HM&H
GWMSC 4-10 Barbarians
Swift 11-3 Teddy Bears
Trojans 11-3 Warriors

If Galacticos go on to win the league title this season they may look back at this match as pivotal. With rivals Cowboys having no match, Galacticos took on Spartans in Greenisland and it was all going wrong for the hosts as they trailed 3-4 at the interval then 3-5. But the appearance for the remainder of the second session of Trevor Whiteside and Paul Harris seemed to light a spark and Galacticos went on to win 5 out of the next 6 frames to get over the line at 8-6. Whiteside and Harris shared 4 frames between themselves, best for Spartans was Stephen Johnston with a stunning treble. On the table next to Galacticos v Spartans was the derby match between GWMSC and Barbarians. Inspired by 2 hat tricks from Tyler McConnell and Pearce Sharratt, the Barbarians belied their lowly league position to storm to a well deserved 10-4 win, with session scores of 5-2, 5-2. Up in Ballyclare. the much improved 39ERS overcame Scorpions by 10-4 (4-3, 6-1). Kyle Kirkwood and John McNeilly were top of the pots both bagging hat tricks. Swift consolidate their third position with a comfortable 11-3 home win over Teddy Bears whilst in the Rathcoole derby match Eastway ensured that Alpha stay bottom with a solid performance in an 11-3 success. Last but not least, Whitehead Trojans up and down season continues this time with an up as they outplayed Warriors in an 11-3 win (6-1, 5-2). Tristan Scott-Heyes, William Irvine and Thomas Fleming all scored maximum trebles.

Full table 19th March
 



Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Cowboys 18 15 2 1 171 81 47
2 Galacticos 18 15 1 2 166 86 46
3 Swift  19 14 1 4 166 100 43
4 Spartans 19 11 4 4 160 106 37
5 39ERS 19 11 2 6 155 111 35
6 HM&H 18 11 2 5 142 110 35
7 GWMSC 19 10 3 6 136 130 33
8 Trojans 19 8 1 10 128 138 25
9 Barbarians 19 6 3 10 127 139 21
10 Scorpions 19 6 1 12 130 136 19
11 Eastway 19 6 1 12 108 158 19
12 Teddy Bears 19 3 1 15 96 170 10
13 Warriors 18 1 2 15 81 171 5
14 Alpha 19 1 2 16 71 195 5

Home & away Cup Fixtures for Monday 24th March
Trojans P-P Spartans
Scorpions P-P Galacticos
Swift v Eastway
Cowboys v 39ERS

League fixtures for Tuesday 25th March
Eastway v Galacticos
Scorpions v Alpha
HM&H v 39ERS
GWMSC v Cowboys
Spartans v Swift
Teddy Bears v Trojans
Barbarians v Warriors



Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Results from Tuesday 12th March


Scorpions 3-11 Cowboys
Teddy Bears 3-11 Galacticos
Swift 10-4 warriors
Spartans 13-1 Alpha
HM&H 7-7 GWMSC
Eastway 3-11 39ERS
Barbarians 6-8 Trojans

It's as you were for the top six teams in the table. Leaders Cowboys had a convincing 11-3 away win at Scorpions with session scores of 5-2 and 6-1. Galacticos had a similar result at Teddy Bears with Jonny Mackay and Shaun McAlister both scoring 3/3 for the visitors. Best for the hosts was the consistent Rab McMaw on 2/3. In the derby match Swift trailed 2-3 after five frames but eventually eased to a 10-4 win at home to Warriors with Paul Roberts and Tom McCorry both notching up hat tricks. Best for Warriors was Stewart Lennon on 2/3. Spartans strolled to a 13-1 home win over Alpha who had to wait to the last frame off the match to register their first score through Mark Kitson, Robert Hawkins, Stephen Johnston and Eddie Gribben all scored the maximum treble. Points were shared at Monkstown as HM&H came back from 4-7 down against GWMSC to level with the all important 14th frame going to Robert Henderson. In Rathcoole 39ERS turned on the style to record an 11-3 away win over Eastway with session scores of 6-1 and 5-2. Gary Cowan and Neil Campbell both bagged trebles on the night. And last but not least Whitehead Trojans registered another fine win, this time away to Barbarians in Greenisland. They won both sessions 4-3 with veteran cueist Stephen Hamilton scoring 3/3.

League fixtures for 18/3/14
Galacticos vs Spartans
Alpha vs Eastway
39ers vs Scorpions
Cowboys vs HMH
GWMSC vs Barbarians
Swift vs Teddy's
Trojans vs Warriors

Monday, 3 March 2014

Results from Tuesday 4th March


Galacticos P-P Warriors
Alpha 6-8 Teddy Bears
39ERS 8-6 Spartans
Cowboys 12-2 Eastway
GWMSC 2-12 Scorpions
HM&H 9-5 Barbarians
Trojans 8-6 Swift

With Galacticos match postponed Cowboys took full advantage thrashing Eastway 12-2 to move four points clear at the top of the table. But 3rd, 4th and 5th placed teams Swift, Spartans and GWMSC done themselves no favours as they all lost. Swift went down 6-8 away to Whitehead Trojans in the shock result of the night, whilst Spartans left themselves an uphill battle in the second session after losing the first 1-6 at 39ERS. Spartans won 5-2 in the second half but the hosts took all 3 points. There were hat tricks for Kyle Kirkwood (39ERS) and Eddie Gribben (Spartans). GWMSC suffered their heaviest defeat of the campaign, a 2-12 reverse against Jonny Thompson's Scorpions. Rab Henderson's HM&H overcame Barbarians 9-5 in Monkstown to move joint 4th in the table on points with Spartans and last but not least Teddy Bears took all three points back down the road to Carrick after a narrow 8-6 win away to Alpha in Rathcoole. Hero for the Bears was Rab McMaw with a fine treble.

League fixtures 11th March
Teddy Bears vs Galacticos
Spartans vs Alpha
Eastway vs 39ERS
Scorpions vs Cowboys
HM&H vs GWMSC
Warriors vs Swift
Barbarians vs Trojans




Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Cowboys 17 14 2 1 160 78 44
2 Galacticos 16 13 1 2 147 77 40
3 Swift  17 12 1 4 145 93 37
4 Spartans 17 10 4 3 141 97 34
5 HM&H 17 11 1 5 135 103 34
6 GWMSC 17 10 2 5 125 113 32
7 39ERS 17 9 2 6 134 104 29
8 Scorpions 17 6 1 10 123 115 19
9 Trojans 17 6 1 10 109 129 19
10 Barbarians 17 5 3 9 111 127 18
11 Eastway 17 5 1 11 94 144 16
12 Teddy Bears 17 3 1 13 90 148 10
13 Warriors 16 1 2 13 74 150 5
14 Alpha 17 1 2 14 67 171 5

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Brian Brady Memorial Finalists

Winners, Greenisland Galacticos

Runners Up, Barbarians

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

2014 Brian Brady Memorial Shield


GRAND FINAL RESULT
Galacticos 4-1 Barbarians

Top Half Quarters
HM&H 4-2 Swift
39ERS 1-4 Galacticos
Spartans 4-1 Cowboys
GWMSC v Bye
Semis
Galacticos 4-2 HM&H
Spartans 4-1 GWMSC
Final
Galacticos 4-2 Spartans

Bottom Half Quarters
Eastway v Bye
Warriors 1-4 Teddy Bears
Alpha 0-4 Barbarians
Trojans 4-2 Scorpions 
Semis
Eastway 4-1 Teddy Bears
Barbarians 4-2 Trojans
Final
Barbarians 4-3 Eastway

Brian Brady was a founder member of our pool league and we hold his memory in the highest regard.
Brian Brady was not only a talented pool player and organiser. He was a leader and encouraged the players who were not as talented, or able as himself, to participate for the fun and love of the sport.
Brian would approve of the innovative format of this competition. The top half of the league is drawn out against each other, as is the bottom half. This ensures that at least one team from the top and bottom half will be in the final.

Teams will consist of at least 5 players (although all registered players from a team may be entered into the hat for the draw).
Player’s names will be drawn out and randomly selected to play one single frame and /or one doubles frame.
Format will be best of 7. Order of play will be: 3 singles, 2 doubles and 2 singles. First team to four wins.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Fixtures for Tuesday 18th February


HOME & AWAY CUP PRELIMS 2nd LEG

Warriors 1-3 Swift (3-15)
Spartans 5-1 Barbarians (15-5)
Cowboys 4-0 Teddy Bears (15-3)
HM&H 5-7 Scorpions (11-15)
Trojans 6-3 GWMSC (15-8)
Galacticos 3-4 Alpha (15-6)

Holders Spartans progressed to the Quarter Finals after a 5-1 win over Barbarians making the aggregate score 15-5. Cowboys too were untroubled winning the 4 frames they needed without reply from Teddy Bears. Swift went 0-1 down but won the next 3 which was enough to seal their place in the last eight off the competition. Shock of the evening was a good 4-3 away win for Alpha at Galacticos but it wasn't enough to stop the Greenisland team progressing into the draw for the last 8. HM&H who trailed 6-8 from the first leg led 4-3 at the interval at home to Scorpions. But Jonny Thompsons team rallied taking 4 out of the next 5 frames for an overall victory off 15-11. The Trojans made the last 8 courtesy of a 6-3 win over GWMSC for an aggregate score of 15-8. A William Irvine hat trick was the backbone for the Whitehead teams success.

Quarter Final Draw

Trojans V Spartans
Swift V Eastway
Cowboys V 39ERS
Scorpions V Galacticos

1st Legs being played on Monday 24th March

Results from Tuesday 11th February


Barbarians 6-8 Swift
Cowboys 7-7 Spartans
Warriors 7-7 Alpha
Trojans 4-10 Galacticos
Teddy Bears 4-10 39ERS
Scorpions 6-8 HM&H
Eastway 5-9 GWMSC

Spartans extended their unbeaten League run to 10 games but they will be disappointed in not coming away with all 3 points from League leaders The Cowboys. The Whitehead team led 7-4 with three frames to play and had enough chances to get over the line for the three points, but instead had to settle for one. There were two great trebles apiece for Spartan Stephen Johnston and Cowboy Chris Carson. Galacticos narrow the gap on The Cowboys at the top to only one point after winning both sessions 5-2 away to Trojans for a comfortable 10-4 win. Swift stay in the title race courtesy of a narrow 8-6 win away to Barbarians. Mark Porter bagged a hat trick for the Barbars as did Rab Butler for the visitors. 39ERS were too strong for Teddy Bears, winning 10-4 in Carrick GRSC. HM&H won the last two frames of the match to claim all three points away to Scorpions, with brothers Robert and Paul Henderson the scorers. GWMSC stay 5th after a 9-5 win away to Eastway in Rathcoole and in the battle of the bottom two Warriors in 13th stay ahead of Alpha albeit only on frame difference after an exciting 7-7 draw. Warriors led 4-0 but Alpha inspired by an Angie Carson treble fought back for a deserved point. Clare Webster scored 2/2 for the hosts.

Full table, 12th February

 



Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Cowboys 16 13 2 1 148 76 41
2 Galacticos 16 13 1 2 147 77 40
3 Swift  16 12 1 3 139 85 37
4 Spartans 16 10 4 2 135 89 34
5 GWMSC 16 10 2 4 123 101 32
6 HM&H 16 10 1 5 126 98 31
7 39ERS 16 8 2 6 126 98 26
8 Barbarians 16 5 3 8 106 118 18
9 Scorpions 16 5 1 10 111 113 16
10 Trojans 16 5 1 10 101 123 16
11 Eastway 16 5 1 10 92 132 16
12 Teddy Bears 16 2 1 13 82 142 7
13 Warriors 16 1 2 13 74 150 5
14 Alpha 16 1 2 13 61 163 5