Tuesday, 6 October 2015

League Week 4 Results

Results from Tuesday 6th October

Greenisland Galacticos 6-8 Swift
Hit Men & Her 4-10 Greenisland WMSC
Scorpions 12-2 Alpha
Trojans 10-4 Vikings
Teddy Bears 2-12 Spartans
McConnells 12-2 Greenisland Colts

Knockout Cup Prelims for Monday 12th October

McConnells v Spartans
Teddy Bears v Greenisland Colts
Alpha v Hit Men & Her
Swift v Trojans

League Fixtures for Tuesday 6th October
Swift v HM&H
Greenisland GWMSC v Scorpions
Alpha v Trojans
Vikings v Greenisland Colts
Spartans v Greenisland Galacticos
Teddy Bears v McConnells

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

League Week 3 results

Results From Tuesday 29th September

Spartans 6-8 McConnells
Vikings 4-10 Scorpions
Swift 10-4 Teddy Bears
Greenisland WMSC 4-10 Greenisland Galacticos
Greenisland Colts 6-8 Trojans
Alpha P-P Hit Men & Her

Fixtures For Tuesday 6th October

Greenisland Galacticos v Swift
Hit Men & Her v Greenisland WMSC
Scorpions v Alpha
Trojans v Vikings
Teddy Bears v Spartans
McConnells v Colts

Monday, 28 September 2015

Our condolences

The Committee of Carrick & District Pool League would like to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of Ronnie Nelson. Ronnie who was a regular player in the Hit Men and Her team passed away on Sunday 28th September.

The funeral will take place on Friday 2nd October at 11.00am from 56, Eastway, Rathcoole to Carnmoney Cemetary then back to the Whitehouse Working Mens Club

Our thought are with the family circle at this sad time

The Alpha v Hit Men & Her  League fixture due to be played on Tuesday 29th September has been postponed

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

League week 2 Results

League Results from Tuesday 22nd September

Spartans 5-9 Swift
Teddy Bears 5-9 Greenisland WMSC
Greenisland Galacticos P-P Alpha
Hit Men & Her 7-7 Vikings
Scorpions 11-3 Colts
McConnells 9-5 Trojans

League Fixtures for Tuesday 29th September

Swift v Teddy Bears
Greenisland WMSC v Greenisland Galacticos
Alpha v Hit Men & Her
Whitehead Vikings v Scorpions
Greenisland Colts v Whitehead Trojans
Whitehead Spartans v McConnells

Saturday, 19 September 2015


The Committee of Carrick & District Pool League would like to offer their condolences to Alpha player Norman McAlister on the passing of his wife Beatrice.

Alpha's game away to Greenisland Galacticos this coming Tuesday is postponed.

Our thoughts are with Norman and the family circle.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

League Week 1 Results

League Results from Tuesday 15th September

Swift 7-7 McConnells
Greenisland WMSC 7-7 Whitehead Spartans
Alpha 7-7 Teddy Bears
Greenisland Colts 4-10 Hit Mem & Her
Whitehead Vikings 3-11 Greenisland Galacticos
Trojans 8-6 Scorpions

League Fixtures for Tuesday 22nd September

Spartans v Swift
Teddy Bears v Greenisland WMSC
Greenisland Galacticos v Alpha
Hit Men & Her v Vikings
Scorpions v Colts
McConnells v Trojans

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Fixtures for the 2015/2016 Season

CLICK ON THIS LINK or the link at the top of the page to view the fixture list and events for the 2015/2016 season in the CITY AIR EXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League

Monday, 31 August 2015

Ready to go !!

CITYAIREXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League 2015/2016 Season will get underway on Tuesday 15th September. Although we have lost five teams in the Cowboys, Eastway, Warriors, Weapons and the Teddy Bears we will have 11 in total with newcomers the Vikings and McConnells joining our ranks.

The fixtures have been drawn out and Week 1 is as follows -

Swift v McConnells
Greenisland WMSC v Whitehead Spartans
Alpha v Teddy Bears
Greenisland Colts v Hit Mem & Her
Whitehead Vikings v Galacticos
Trojans v Scorpions

Swift may start favourites to defend the title they won in style last season but Paul Roberts can expect big challenges from new boys McConnells, Galacticos and last seasons Runners Up, Scorpions. Hit Men & Her and Greenisland WMSC are capable of upseting anyone on their day and with three teams playing out of Whitehead Rangers Club this season, rivalry in the seaside town will be high. Bottom two Alpha and Colts will hope to improve on last years finishing positions. It all adds up to an exciting season ahead, good luck to every team and every player.

Charity Shield Result (Monday 31st August)
Greenisland Galacticos 8-1 Swift

Galacticos made a big statement of intent tonight by thrashing League Champions the Swift 8-1 in the first match of the new season, the Charity Shield.

Friday, 14 August 2015

2015/2016 season approaches

It seems as soon as if the last season has only ended and the new 2015/2016 season is upon us. Great news for all the poolheads among us of which there are many. Can Champions the Swift successfully defend their title. Expect strong challenges from Knock Out Cup holders Galacticos and McConnells od Doagh. Last years League Runners Up Scorpions will hope to go one better whilst on their day Spartans and Hit Men & Her are more than capable of turning over anyone. It all adds up to what should be a fantastic 2015/2016 season.

More great news for our League as we will be staging the 2016 NIPA Interleague event in the Nortel Club. Nortel last hosted the a very successful Interleague event in 2014 along with some of our own local League competitions.
Important dates for meetings as follows -

2015 AGM - Monday 24th August, in the Eastway Club at 8.00pm

REGISTRATION - (TEAM NAMES, PLAYERS & FEES), Monday 14th September 2015, Eastway Club at 8.00pm

FIRST LEAGUE FIXTURE - Tuesday 15th September

Monday, 27 July 2015


Carrick aand District Pool League would like to offer their condolences to Swift player Dee Irwin on the passing of his mother Alice.

Alice's funeral will be held on Tuesday 28th July 2015 from 28, Mountjoy Street, Belfast BT13 2QA

Our thoughts are with Dee at this time.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Congrats Paul and Clare

Congratulations to local Carrick League players Paul & Clare Roberts on the birth of their first child. The baby boy was born today 16th July. It's been quite a year for Paul as he led The Swift Pool Team to the League Championship title but his playing days may be slightly curtailed for next season !!!!! lol

Best of luck to all the family.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

League Prizegiving Night 2014/2015





Irwin regains Player of the Year title

Congratulations to Swift Bar cueist Dee Irwin. After a gap of two years he is Carrick & District
Pool League Player of the Year again, an impressive fifth time in eight years that the Belfast man has held the title.

Runner Up was Paul Kerr of the Scorpions and in third spot was Paul Henderson from Hit Men & Her. Well done to all three on the podium.

41 Dee Irwin
36 Paul Kerr
34 Paul Henderson

In the photo (left to right)
Paul Henderson, Dee Irwin, Paul Kerr and League Chairman Derek Whiteside

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

McCullough retains his Title

After two gruelling evenings of Blackball Pool in the Swift Bar, Carrickfergus, Rab McCullough is still the CITY AIR EXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League Individual Champion. From a fantastic entry of 74 the Doagh Weapons cueist retained the coveted trophy he first won last season in a nailbiting Final against Rab Butler of the Swift Pool team in a match of the highest quality with clearance after clearance. In the Semi Final McCullough overcame team mate Wayne Lewis 5-1 and Butler who was 4-0 up versus Spartans' Ed McDowell had to endure a great comeback and nervy last frame for a 5-4 success.

Well done to all who took part in the best Carrick Individual for many years

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Carrick League Annual Charity donation

Well done to all involved in Carrick & District Pool League's 2015 Annual Charity fundraising. We raised a fantastic £419.50 for a very worthy cause "FRIENDS OF CANCER"

In the (photo left to right)
Rab Brown (League Secretary) and Michael Lowry (League Treasurer) present Sarah Breen (Friends of Cancer) with the cheque.

Email: info@friendsofthecancercentre.com
Telephone: 028 9069 9393

Friends of the Cancer Centre
Northern Ireland Cancer Centre
Belfast City Hospital
Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7AB

Thursday, 21 May 2015

City Air Express League Individuals

What a fantastic turnout for the Carrick League Individuals. From a field of 74 we are now down the last 22 players who will play to a finish next Tuesday night 26th May in the Swift Bar, Carrickfergus. In the top half of the draw current Champion Rab McCullough is still there and faces a top bill match against 2010 winner Dee Irwin if both win their Last 16 ties. In the bottom half the 5 that stand out are Rab Butler, Shaun McAlister, Paul Henderson, Ed McDowell and the Carson brothers of Chris and Steven. Good luck to all 22 cueists.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Player of the Year update

4th & 5th places in the C&DPL Player of the Year 2014/2105 are now confirmed. There was very little in it, so well done for getting so close and  just missing out on the Top 3.

Rab Butler was in the top spot for a lot of the season but a couple of missed weeks led to his falling frpm that top spot. Rab McCullough was also consistent through the whole season never venturing far from the top 10.
This leaves the following 3, one of which will be our 2014/2015 Player of the Year. Who has been the most consistent player of the season will be revealed at our Prize giving on Friday 29th May in Greenisland WMSC. Can any of these players do the double and add the Individual title to their Player of the Year title tonight?
In alphabetical order

Could it be Paul Henderson who attended every match of the season knotching up several hat tricks along the way but had a couple of weeks near the end where he was below his normal performanance ?
Could it be Dee Irwin who missed a few weeks near the beginning of the season, could this have cost him the top spot although knotching up quite a few hat tricks afterwards?
Or could it be Paul Kerr who had a slow start finding his flow again after a few years break, but once he got started there was no stopping him?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

End of Season Cups

CASTLE CUP (played in Monkstown SC)
Greenisland Galacticos 0-8 Doagh Weapons
Whitehead Spartans 8-2 Hit Men & Her
Whitehead Spartans 8-3 Doagh Weapons

KNOCKAGH CUP (played in Greenisland WMSC)
Warriors 4-8 Teddy Bears
Cowboys 2-8 Whitehead Trojans
Whitehead Trojans 8-4 Teddy Bears

HARBOUR CUP (played in Whitehead Rangers Club)
Greenisland WMSC 8-2 Greenisland Colts
Eastway 3-8 Alpha
Greenisland WMSC 8-3 Alpha

In the photo
Castle Cup Winners - Whitehead Spartans 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Player of the Year

Well done to following who had a great season landing themselves in the top 10 of the POTY just missing out on the top spots.
In 10th place the Warriors Gee Crawley who consistently stayed around the top 10 mark
and in joint 8th place Spartans Kenny English who never dropped from the top 10 once he got there
and also Scorpions Darren Whiteside who unknown to him was joint 1st at the new year break.
Places 7th to 4th will be revealed in the upcoming weeks along with other statistics for the season.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Player of the Year

 As the league matches are now over we finally have a City Air Express Carrick & District Pool League Player of the the Year. Many players have found themselves on and off the Top 10 leader board over the season but well done to the players who have kept their form right to the end. Who has been crowned winner of this prestigious title will be revealed at the end of season Prizegiving on Friday 29th May at the Greenisland Working Mens Social Club along with 2nd and 3rd places.
In the meanwhile we will remind you who is in the running and give you places 11 - 20 who also deserve a round of applause. We will also reveal 10th to 4th place in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned.
Top 10 in no particular order
Robert McCullough (Doagh Weapons)
Chris Carson (Galacticos)
Dee Irwin (Swift)
Andrew McMeekin (HM&H)
Paul Kerr (Scorpions)
Paul Henderson (HM&H)
Darren Whiteside (Scorpions)
Robert Butler (Swift)
Gee Crawley (Warriors)
Kenny English (Spartans)

11th. Andrew Arbuthnot (Swift)
12th. Marty Goudie (Cowboys)
13th. Iain Britton (Doagh Weapons)
14th. Stephen McWhirter (Spartans)
15th. Kyle Kirkwood (Swift)
16th. Trevor Whiteside
17th. Johnny Mackay (Galacticos)
18th. Peter McCaffrey (Cowboys)

19th Colin Rafferty (Scorpions)
20th Paul Roberts (Swift)