Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Monday, 2 July 2018



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


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

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


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


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

TUESDAY 1st & 8th MAY

Captains Cup
Colin Rafferty 2-1 Mervyn McIlvenny 


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


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

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

Ladies Individual
Roisin Smith 5-2 Sara Greenberg

Open Individuals Final
Darren Whiteside 5-4 Rab Butler


Players Memorial Shield Final
Scorpions 8-6 Times Tigers


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


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 -

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

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Results from Tuesday 27th March

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.


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)


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

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.


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


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.

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

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

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


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


Hitmen & Her 1-8 Scorpions
Scorpions 8-4 Dragons

Trojans 8-7 Ballbreakers (After play off frame)

Times Tigers 8-6 Colts
Vikings 6-8 Galacticos
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


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.



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

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
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)