Monday, 9 June 2014

Prizegiving photos

Swift Pool Team - (Knock Out Cup & Home and Away Cup Winners)
Mix & Match OB - (3 A Sides Winners)

Barbarians - (Brian Brady Memorial Runners Up)

Rab McCullough - (League Individual Champion & Player of the Year)

Greenisland WMSC - (Knockagh Cup Runners Up)

Lee Topping - (Under 18 Individual Champion)

Warriors - (Harbour Cup Winners)

Galacticos - (League Champions)

William Irvine - (League Under 23 Champion)

Sara Greenberg - (League Ladies Champion)

Robert Hawkins - (League Masters Champion)

Scorpions Pool Team - (Home & Away Cup Runners Up)

Galacticos - (Brian Brady Memorial Shield Winners)

Trojans - (Knockagh Cup Winners)

Spartans - (Charity Shield Winners)

Alpha - (Wooden Spoon Winners)

Doubles Winner - (Rab Brown)

Cowboys Pool Team - (League 3rd place)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Final League Table



2013/2014 Season



Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Galacticos 26 23 1 2 251 113 70
2 Swift  26 19 2 5 227 137 59
3 Cowboys 26 18 4 4 234 130 58
4 Spartans 26 16 5 5 226 138 53
5 HM&H 26 16 4 6 202 162 49
6 GWMSC 26 13 4 8 179 185 43
7 39ERS 26 13 2 11 181 183 41
8 Barbarians 26 9 5 12 175 189 32
9 Scorpions 26 9 3 14 186 178 30
10 Trojans 26 9 3 14 171 193 30
11 Eastway 26 7 3 16 143 221 24
12 Teddy Bears 26 4 3 19 137 227 15
13 Warriors 26 2 4 20 129 235 10
14 Alpha 26 2 3 21 110 254 9

Results from Tuesday 3rd June



Eastway 8-6 Teddy Bears
GWMSC 9-5 Swift
Scorpions 7-7 Warriors

Eastway ended their season in Rathcoole with a close win over Teddy Bears session scores being 4-3, 4-3. GWMSC also ended on a high note with a 9-5 home success over League Runners Up Swift whilst Scorpions and Warriors played out a 7-7 draw to conclude the 2013/2014 season of the CITY AIR EXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Condolences


The Committee of the Carrick & District Pool League would like to send their condolences to family and friends of Brian Fleming who passed away on Saturday 31st May. Brian had played in our League for many years and was a member of the Teddy Bears squad for the 2013/2014 season.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

CITY AIR EXPRESS Carrick & District League 3 A Sides


Well done to Mix & Match Old Boys on winning the 2013/2014 Carrick & District Pool League 3 A Sides. Although only 5 teams entered it was a very competitive Competition played in the Greenisland WMSC on Saturday 31st May. The event was played to a round robin format with Semi Finals and a final.

Champions when the final black was potted were the Mix & Match Old Boys quartet (pictured right) of Joe Patton, John McClean, Robert Hawkins and newly appointed NIPA Seniors B2 team Manager Rab Brown. They were tied at 4-4 in the final against the talented Swifticos (Rab Butler, Trevor Whiteside & Paul Roberts) but the deciding frame itself ended up going to a 9 ball re rack. It was Mix & Match's Robert Hawkins who held his nerve potting a black down the rail to give the Old Boys the title.

Group Scores
Mix & Match OB 3-3 Whitehead Trojans
Undeciders 1-4 Swifticos
HM&H 3-3 Mix & Match OB
Swifticos 4-1 Whitehead Trojans
Mix & Match OB 4-0 Undeciders
HM&H 1-4 Swifticos
Undeciders 0-4 Whitehead Trojans
Swifticos 4-1 Mix & Match OB
Whitehead Trojans 4-1 HM&H
HM&H 3-1 Undeciders
Semi Finals
Swifticos 4-3 HM&H
Mix & Match OB 4-3 Whitehead Trojans
Final
Mix & Match OB 5-4 Swifticos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Results from Tuesday 27th May


Galacticos 8-6 Scorpions
Galacticos 11-3 GWMSC
Trojans 5-9 HM&H

Newly crowned Champions Galacticos finished off their League campaign with a brace of victories at home to Scorpions and stablemates GWMSC. HM&H ended on a high winning 9-5 away to Whitehead Trojans. Session scores were 5-2 and 4-3 in favour of the Monkstown team with Paul Henderson bagging a fine treble.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

McCullough wins 2nd title in two days

Finalists - Paul Roberts (left)  & Rab McCullough

Well done to Rab McCullough. He has added the Carrick Players Championship to the Carrick League Individual title he won the previous evening. The Players Championship was played out in Whitehead Rangers Club on Saturday 24th May and results were as follows.

Prelims
Rab McCullough 4-3 Lee Topping
Steven Carson 4-1 Rab Brown
Andy McMeekin 4-0 Hugh Regan
Last 16
Rab McCullough 4-0 Steven Carson
Shaun McAlister 4-2 Andy McMeekin
Kenny English 4-2 Andy Lindsay
Robert Hawkins 4-0 Clare Webster
Robert Henderson 4-1 Joe Patton
Paul Roberts 4-1 Mervyn McIlvenny
Chris Carson 4-0 Lyndsey Ruddock
Tristan Scott-Heyes 4-2 Angie Acheson
Last 8
Rab McCullough 4-2 Shaun McAlister
Robert Hawkins 4-1 Kenny English
Paul Roberts 4-2 Robert Henderson
Chris Carson 4-2 Tristan Scott-Heyes
Semi Finals
Rab McCullough 4-3 Robert Hawkins
Paul Roberts 4-0 Chris Carson
Final
Rab McCullough 4-0 Paul Roberts

TITLES ARE DECIDED



LEAGUE OPEN INDIVIDUAL
Semi Finals
Dean McDonagh 5-2 John McNeilly
Rab McCullough 5-4 Stephen Herron
Final
Rab McCullough 6-0 Dean McDonagh




LEAGUE LADIES INDIVIDUAL
Final
Sara Greenberg 6-3 Jean McIlroy




FESTIVAL OPEN SCOTCH DOUBLES
Final
Kenny English & Gerry McCorry 5-1 Raymond Stockman & Stephen Johnston




Top photo
Open Individual Winer Rab McCullough (left) with Runner Up Dean McDonagh

Middle photo
Ladies Individual Winner Sara Greenberg (left) with Runner Up Jean McIlroy

Bottom photo
Open Scotch Doubles Winners Gerry McCorry (left) and Kenny English

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Trojans on top of the mountain

 
Congratulations to Whitehead Trojans. Tristan Scott-Heyes team have won the Knockagh Cup after a gruelling night of pool in the Swift Bar, Carrickfergus. They overcame both Greenisland teams to lift the trophy. Results as follows -

Semi Finals
Trojans 8-4 Barbarians
GWMSC 8-6 Scorpions
Final
Trojans 8-6 GWMSC

Warriors swim to Harbour Cup success


Congratulations to The Warriors. Clare Roberts' team won the Harbour Cup after seeing off both teams from Rathcoole. The competition was played to a finish in the Swift Bar, Carrickfergus. Results as follows -

Semi Finals
Warriors 8-3 Eastway
Alpha 8-6 Teddy Bears
Final
Warriors 8-4 Alpha

League Result from Tuesday 20th May


Cowboys 6-8 HM&H

Cowboys lost their final match of the season 6-8 at home to HM&H. But Roy McMurtrys lads can still look back on a terrific season, they pushed Champions Galacticos all the way and at one stage looked favourites to win the crown. HM&H deserve credit as a win over Cowboys these days in no mean feat. Session scores were 4-3 4-3 in favour of Robert Henderson's Monkstown team.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Swift win Cup Double


Home & Away Cup Final Result
Swift 15-9 Scorpions (8-6, 7-3)

Swift Bar have added the Home & away Cup to the Knock Out Cup to make it a Cup Double. They beat Scorpions by an aggregate of 15-9 in the final of the CITY AIR EXPRESS sponsored Competition.

In the photo
Andy Arbuthnot, Tom McCorry, Stuart McClean, Dee Irwin, Paul Roberts (Captain) and Rab Butler.

It started off well for Scorpions as they led 5-3 but four in a row put  Swift in front and they never went behind in the match again. After the first card, Swift held an 8-6 advantage and although Scorpions closed the gap to 7-8 a six frame rally from Swift put them on the hill at 14-7. Scorpions did pull another two back but the inevitable 15th frame for Swift came in frame 24 to start the celebrations off for Paul Roberts' team. Top off the pots for the Winners on the night was Rab Butler with an excellent 5/5

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

GALACTICOS ARE CHAMPIONS


Alpha 3-11 Galacticos
39ERS 0-14 Swift
Trojans 6-8 Cowboys
GWMSC 8-6 Warriors
HM&H 7-7 Teddy Bears
Scorpions 7-7 Spartans
Barbarians 7-7 Eastway

Its now official. Greenisland Galacticos are the 2013/2014 CITY AIR EXPRESS Carick & District Pool League Champions. They sealed the title with an 11-3 win at Alpha and no one can deny they were the best team over the distance. Derek Whitesides team will now receive an invite to represent Carrick League in the NIPA Champions of Champions Competition along with Cup Winners The Swift. Swift and Cowboys both won to take the race for second to the final game of the season. Cowboys edged it 8-6 in Whitehead against Trojans after trailing 2-5 at the interval, best for the visitors was Chris Carson with a treble with Lee Topping for Trojans scoring his second consecutive treble. Spartans ended their League campaign 4th in the table, they led Scorpions 5-1 then trailed 5-7 but had Michael Wilson and Kenny English to thank for rescuing a point. HM&H laboured to a point at home to Teddy Bears, they won the first session 4-3 but lost the second by a similar scoreline, Rab Brown won the all important 14th frame for the Bears. Honours were also even between Barbarians and Eastway whilst GWMSC just got over the line against Warriors by winning the last two frames off the match.

Full table



Pl W D L F A Pts
C Galacticos 24 21 1 2 232 104 64
2 Swift  25 19 2 4 222 128 59
3 Cowboys 25 18 4 3 228 122 58
4 Spartans 26 16 5 5 226 138 53
5 HM&H 24 14 4 6 185 151 43
6 39ERS 25 13 2 10 181 169 41
7 GWMSC 24 12 4 8 167 169 40
8 Barbarians 26 9 5 12 175 189 32
9 Trojans 25 9 3 13 166 184 30
10 Scorpions 24 9 2 13 173 163 29
11 Eastway 25 6 3 16 135 215 21
12 Teddy Bears 25 4 3 18 131 219 15
13 Warriors 25 2 3 20 122 228 9
14 Alpha 25 1 3 21 96 254 6

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Results from Tuesday 6th May


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

Rearranged fixtures
Galacticos 11-3 Warriors
Galacticos 10-4 Cowboys

After tonights action, Galacticos need just two more points from three fixtures to become 2013/2014 League Champions. They accumulated nine points from three wins over 39ERS, Warriors and title rivals the Cowboys. A 7-7 draw between Cowboys and Swift also worked to Galacticos advantage. Cowboys trailed 3-4 after the first session but won the second by the same score to earn a point. Spartans whitewashed Eastway to consolidate 4th spot whilst HM&H are 5th after a 7-7 draw away to 2nd bottom Warriors. Alpha stay bottom after a brave 5-9 defeat at home to Barbarians, session scores were 5-2, 4-3 in favour of Michael Lowrys team. Scorpions warmed up for the Home & Away Cup Final with a comfortable 10-4 (5-2, 5-2) away win at Teddy Bears, with Colin Rafferty and Davy Montgomery both scoring hat tricks. GWMSCs slump in the second half of the season continued after they lost 6-8 at home to Whitehead Trojans who were bouyed by a hat trick from 18 year old Lee Topping.




Pl W D L F A Pts
1 Galacticos 23 20 1 2 221 101 61
2 Swift  24 18 2 4 208 128 56
3 Cowboys 24 17 4 3 220 116 55
4 Spartans 25 16 4 5 219 131 52
5 HM&H 23 14 3 6 178 144 42
6 39ERS 24 13 2 9 181 155 41
7 GWMSC 23 11 4 8 159 163 37
8 Barbarians 25 9 4 12 168 182 31
9 Trojans 24 9 3 12 160 176 30
10 Scorpions 23 9 1 13 166 156 28
11 Eastway 24 6 2 16 128 208 20
12 Teddy Bears 24 4 2 18 124 212 14
13 Warriors 24 2 3 19 116 220 9
14 Alpha 24 1 3 20 93 243 6

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Results from Wednesday 23rd April


1st Leg - Swift 9-5 Cowboys
2nd Leg - Cowboys 6-6 Swift

Swift win 15-11 on aggregate

Paul Roberts' Swift Pool Team booked a spot in the Home & Away Cup Final after defeating Cowboys in a double header on Wednesday 23rd April. Although Cowboys were level in the 2nd Leg, Swift progressed courtesy of a 9-5 win in the first. Session scores for both Legs were (4-3, 5-2, 4-3 and 2-3). Best performers on the night for Swift were Rab Butler on 4/6 and Tom McCorry on 3/4. For the Cowboys Neil McFaul won 2/3

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Result from Tuesday 22nd April


Barbarians 4-10 Spartans

Spartans consolidated 4th position with a comfortable 10-4 away win in Greenisland against Barbarians. The damage was done in the first session with the visitors taking 6 of the 7 frames on offer. Although Barbars fared better in the 2nd half winning 3 the points were secured for Spartans after Frame 9. Best for Spartans were Stephen Johnston and Stephen McWhirter both with hat tricks and Michael Higgins for the hosts on 2/3

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