Tuesday, 15 October 2019

LEAGUE WEEK 5

TUESDAY 15th OCTOBER

Alpha 7-7 Colts
Galacticos 8-6 Cockweasels
The Legion 9-5 Scorpions
Tigers 3-11 Planet Bingo
Trojans 8-6 Dragons

LEAGUE FIXTURES TUESDAY 22nd OCTOBER

Cockweasels V The Legion
Colts V Tigers
Dragons V Galacticos
Planet Bingo V Trojans
Scorpions V Alpha

Friday, 11 October 2019

LEAGUE 3 A SIDES



Hi all. Our League 3 A Sides willtake place on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th November 2019
We need all entries in by Saturday 2nd November at the latest with the £5 per player entry fee. Draw will be made on Sunday 3rd November

Due to Committee having to chase around a lot for Competition entry fees this Event is on a NO PAY, NO PLAY, NO EXCEPTIONS basis. No excuse, please pay on time to make life easier for our Committee who give their time up to voluntarily run the League for all of us.

Teams can register up to 4 players and we would encourage you to add a 4th player on as the event is not finished on the one night.

Teams can only enter via League Vice Chairman Girvan Fleming, Paypal to thomasgirvan.fleming@btinternet.com (Friends & family option only in GBP)

Any questions for Girvan please message him on Facebook or text him on 07786 136697 (text only, no phone calls)

In the photo - 2018 - 2019 3 A Side Champions, Robert Henderson, Andy McMeekin, Paul Henderson and Rab McMaw



KNOCK OUT CUP SEMI FINALS DRAW


Planet Bingo V Dragons
Galacticos V The Legion

Ties to be played Tuesday 3rd December 2019, both in Greenisland WMC

Sunday, 6 October 2019

KNOCK OUT CUP


MONDAY 7th OCTOBER
KNOCK OUT CUP PRELIMS
Alpha 2-8 Scorpions
Trojans 5-8 Galacticos

TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER
KNOCK OUT CUP QUARTER FINALS
Colts 2-8 Galacticos
Scorpions 7-8 Planet Bingo
Dragons 8-5 Cockweasels
The Legion 8-5 Tigers

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

LEAGUE WEEK 4


TUESDAY 1st OCTOBER

Scorpions 6-8 Galacticos
Cockweasels 2-12 Trojans
Colts 1-13 Planet Bingo
Alpha 2-12 The Legion
Dragons P-P Tigers

MONDAY 7th OCTOBER
KNOCK OUT CUP PRELIMS
Alpha V Scorpions
Trojans V Galacticos

TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER
KNOCK OUT CUP QUARTER FINALS
Colts V Trojans or Galacticos
Alpha or Scorpions V Planet Bingo
Dragons V Cockweasels
The Legion V Tigers

TUESDAY 15th OCTOBER 
LEAGUE WEEK 5
Alpha V Colts
Galacticos V Cockweasels
The Legion V Scorpions
Tigers V Planet Bingo
Trojans V Dragons

Thursday, 26 September 2019

OUR CONDOLENCES


The Committee of Carrick & District Pool League would like to pass on our condolences to long time League player Kenny English on the passing of his mother Inez after a long illness.


Our thoughts are with Kenny and the family circle at this sad time.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

LEAGUE WEEK 3


TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

Trojans 5-9 Scorpions
Galacticos 13-1 Alpha
Planet Bingo 6-8 Dragons
Tigers 9-5 Cockweasels
The Legion 12-2 Colts

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

RYAN IS NI CHAMPION


Congratulations to Ryan Marcus.  Ryan who plays in our League for Greenisland Galacticos Pool Team has just been crowned 2019 - 2020 Northern Ireland Under 23 Individual Champion. The event hosted by the Northern Ireland Pool Association was held at the Lodge Hotel on 13th September.

Ryan has now won National titles at all three Junior levels, Under 15, Under 18 and now at Under 23. Plenty more to come from the youngster.

In the photo - Ryan receives his trophy from the NIPA's Derek Whiteside.


Tuesday, 17 September 2019

LEAGUE WEEK 2 RESULTS


TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Cockweasels 7-7 Planet Bingo
Scorpions 9-5 Tigers
The Legion 4-10 Galacticos
Colts 3-11 Dragons
Alpha 4-10 Trojans

TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER FIXTURES

Trojans V Scorpions
Galacticos V Alpha
The Legion V Colts
Tigers V Cockweasels
Planet Bingo V Dragons

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

LEAGUE WEEK 1 RESULTS

In the first week of the Carrick & District Pool League sponsored by SKC Gaming there were some great matches.

League champions, Doagh Dragons stormed to a 12-2 victory of Cockweasels. Players of the night were: Ali Wilson, Aaron Leslie, Michael Wilson who all had 3 wins from 3 and Craig Laughlin had 2/2. 

This year we have implemented a bonus point for reaching 10. The Dragons gained all 4 points (3 for winning and bonus point for reaching 10) and are sitting top of the house after week one.

Galacticos hosted Colts in a local derby in the Greenisland Club. Galacticos raced out of the traps with an excellent clearance by Aaron Rolston followed by frames from Gary Wallace, Ed McDowell and Trevor Whiteside. Harry Warwick pulled one back for the Colts who were sporting a few new players but Shaun McAlister and Rolston took the next two to give the Galacticos a 6-1 half time lead. McAlister completed his double and Ed McDowell finished to ensure three points for last year's runners up. Another fantastic clearance by Rolston meant the Galacticos could start eyeing the bonus point with four frames left. Tucker Kidd and Harry Warwick took the next two to heap the pressure on but Whiteside kept his nerve to deliver that elusive frame to capture all points available. Dove Allen took the last one and the score finished 10-4 Galacticos. Players of the night were Aaron Rolston 3/3 and Harry Warwick 2/2.


The Trojans travelled to Whiteabbey Royal British Legion. The Legion lads came out swinging as Andy McMeekin took the first frame with a great break and dish. Rab McMaw soon made it to 2. Robert Henderson thought he had made it 3 nil but after potting the black he also potted the white gifting a frame to Joe Patton. Trojans went through the gears and turned it around to 2-3 with wins for Andy Arbuthnot and Kenny English. Rab McMaw and Steeky Carson made it 3-4 for Trojans at half time. The Legion had plenty of work ahead of them, and short work they made of it! They took second half 7-0 and finished 10-4 winners. Andy McMeekin and Rab McMaw were the players of the night both winning 3/3.

Times Tigers welcomed Alpha. Debutant Paul Watters won his first game putting Tigers 1 up. John Fulton failed to clear the table leaving Lee McCord a simple black to draw level. Aaron Watters also making his debut left another simple black for Angie Carson, putting Alpha 2-1 up. Stephen Simpson settled the Tigers who went on to lead 5 2 at the break. Shot of the night came in the 10th frame when Alpha’s Angie Carson potted a great black from a snooker. Tigers won 10-4 and received a bonus point. Players of the night were Paul Watters 3 from 3 and Davy Flanagan 2 from 2.

The league’s new boys Planet Bingo hosted Times Scorpions. Stuart McClean, Andy Galloway, Rab Butler and Chris Carson took the first four frames before Scorpions, Johnny Johnston and Darren Whiteside took the next two. Chris Carson was a man alive making it 5-2 at the interval. Scorpions’ Dean Reid and Paul Kerr made it 5-4. Planet Bingo Captain took Boris’ Den, frame ten. Lee McIlreavy brought it back to 6-5. Chris Carson made it to lucky seven to put the Planet Bingo team on the hill. In frame 13 it was unlucky for Paul Roberts as Colin Rafferty brought it back to 7-6 with a captain's performance. Darren Whiteside secured the draw with a solid game. Players of the night were Chris Carson 3/3 and Darren Whiteside 2/2.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

SKC Charity Shield Goes To Greenisland Galacticos

The league's opening match took place last night in Whiteabbey Royal British Legion pitting last year's league champions, Doagh Dragons against KO Cup winners Galacticos.

Galacticos have been busy during the summer and gave debuts to 3 new players. Aaron Rolston and Ryan Marcus the two young guns from Larne and the evergreen Ed McDowell.
Galacticos stormed out of the traps taking a seemingly unassailable 6-0 lead. Rolston drew first blood with a tactical frame. Gary Wallace stepped up next and took out an excellent clearance in a frame he had been behind in from the break. Next up Marcus opened his account for his new team with a pinpoint clean up. Neil McFaul took edged a tactical frame to keep the Greenisland men flying and McDowell took the fifth to guarantee all of the new signings were off the mark. Next up was Trevor Whiteside with an outstanding finish.
6-0 and cruising?
Kyle "Pool Guy" Kirkwood had different ideas and took the last frame of the half to give the Doagh men hope.

The second half started and Michael Wilson edged a technical frame against Paul Harris who had just arrived from Whitehouse Working Mens Club. Rumours that he bought his satnav from Trigger are, as yet, unsubstantiated.
Ali "Adjustable Supreme Leg" Wilson took the next and Gareth Fears the 10th and the Doagh men were buzzing.
6-4 and we had a game.
It wasn't to be for the lads from McConnells as "Mr Steady" Wallace put the Galacticos on the hill and another outstanding clearance from Whiteside gave the Galacticos the first silverware of the season.
Massive thanks to WRBL for hosting and special mention for Rab "Gabber" Butler who leveled, brushed and ironed the table to perfection.

We kick off next week in our 25th anniversary season and if the quality of pool on show last night is anything to go by it will be a fantastic season.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Opening Fixtures


TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER
CHARITY SHIELD
Galacticos  V Dragons 
Knock Out Cup Winners against League Champions
Playing in Greenisland WMSC

TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
OPENING LEAGUE FIXTURE
Galacticos V Colts
Trojans V Hit Men & Her
Tigers V Alpha
Planet Bingo V Scorpions
Dragons V Cockweasels

Friday, 23 August 2019

OUR CONDOLENCES


The Committee of Carrick & District Pool League would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Angie Willis and Johnny Blair on the passing of their son and brother Stevie respectively.

Stevie, Angie and Johnny were all regulars in our League playing for Alpha Pool Team out of the Eastway Social Club in Rathcoole.

Our thoughts are with Angie, Johnny and the Alpha Team at this very sad time.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

NEW SEASON SQUADS



ALPHA
EASTWAY SOCIAL CLUB
Angie Carson (M), Mark Kitson, Michael Lowry, Lyndsay Ruddock, Jock McCombe, Stephen Willis, Angie Willis, William Carter, David Kerr, Corey McLoughlin, Johnny Blair, Jake Dodds

COCKWEASELS
WHITEHEAD GLASGOW RANGERS CLUB
Gordon McCormick (M), Girvan Fleming, Jean McIlroy, John Kerr, Chris Hobson, Gary Fitzsimmons, Thomas Fleming, Ryan McAleenan , Stephen Hamilton, John Holland, Matt Thompson, Tyler McKee

COLTS
GREENISLAND WMSC
Harry Warwick (M), Colin Beckinsale, Thomas Kidd, William McCann, David Allen, Glen Burns, Sarah-Lou Graham, Stephen Mettleton, Keith Armstrong, James Aiken, Norman Haggan, Josh Whitters

DRAGONS
MCCONNELLS OF DOAGH
Kyle Kirkwood (M), Tyler McConnell, Craig, Laughlin, Gareth Fears, Ali Wilson, Gee Crawley, Aaron Leslie, Johnny Mackay, Wayne Lewis, Iain Britton, Michael Wilson, Jeff Moore

GALACTICOS
GREENISLAND WMSC
Derek Whiteside (NPM), Paul Harris, Gary Wallace, Ed McDowell, Ryan Marcus, Aaron Rolston, Neil McFaul, Shaun McAlister, Marty Goudie, Mick Wilson, Tom Leggett, Rab McCullough, Trevor Whiteside

THE LEGION
WHITEABBEY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Robert Henderson (M), Paul Henderson, Andy McMeekin, Rab McMaw, Jack Hoy, Ryan Henderson, Sara Greenberg, Mark McMeekin, Ian Beatson, Glenn Russell

PLANET BINGO
WOODBURN BINGO HALL, CARRICK
Paul Roberts (M), Rab Butler, Dee Irwin, Chris Carson, Stuart McClean, Andy Galloway, Paddy McGoldrick, Liam Kennedy, Clare Roberts

TIGERS
TIMES BAR, NORTH BELFAST
Davy Montgomery (M), Brian Boyd, John Fulton, Steven Simpson, Steven Briars, David Flanagan, Raymond Crowe, Alan Corrigan, Stevie Blair, Cameron McMaster, Sam Sloan

SCORPIONS
TIMES BAR, NORTH BELFAST
Colin Rafferty (M), Mervyn McIlvenny, Johnny Johnston, Lee McIlreavy, Steven McIlreavy, Dean Reid, Darren Haddock, Darren Whiteside, Paul Kerr, Gerry McCorry, Johnny Nelson, Colin Montgomery

TROJANS
WHITEHEAD GLASGOW RANGERS CLUB
Tristan Scott-Heyes (M), Andy Arbuthnot, Kenny English, Robert Hawkins, Chris Strain, Alan Johnston, Joe Patton, John Kane, Waz Siriwardana, Roisin Smith, Stephen Johnston, Steven Carson

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

A.G.M. / Registration for the silver anniversary season


We hope you are enjoying the summer break and are not missing the pool too much

Behind the scenes the CDPL committee are planning for our 'Silver Anniversary Season'.

If you want to be part of, what we hope will be our best season yet, please make contact with one of our committee members.

You can register players and teams at our AGM on 20th August in the Times Bar, York Road, Belfast at 20:00.


All you need to register is: 
  • £75 registration fee
  • A bar/club with a pool table that is not more than 12 miles from Carrick castle by road.
  • A minimum of 5 players and maximum of 12 players.

We look forward to seeing some old faces and registering some new ones. See you on the 20th.




Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Trojans finish their season on a high


Well done to Whitehead Trojans Pool Team after finishing their season in style by winning the Knockagh Cup last night Tuesday 11th June. In the last action of our 2018-2019 season Tristan Scott-Heyes team finished a tight match strongly to lift the trophy in the match which was held in the Times Bar, Belfast. Trojans Stalwart Kenny English dished up in Frame 13 to close out the Final. Frames went as follows -

01. Scorpions (Dn.Whiteside)
02. Trojans (Scott-Heyes)
03. Trojans (E.McDowell)
04. Scorpions (M.McIlvenny)
05. Scorpions (P.Kerr)
06. Trojans (E.McDowell)
07. Trojans (K.English)
08. Scorpions (P.Kerr)
09. Scorpions (L.McIlreavy)
10. Trojans (A.Arbuthnot)
11. Trojans (R.Hawkins)
12. Trojans (A.Arbuthnot)
13. Trojans (K.English)

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Consolation Cup Finals


Harbour Cup (Times Bar)
Congratulations to Times Tigers on winning The Harbour Cup, sponsored by Times Bar.


Tiger’s ace, Ray Crowe got the ball rolling. John Fulton and Chris Carson soon made it 3. Vikings boys dug deep as Alan Johnston, Thomas Fleming and Ian McAlmont levelled the scores at 3-3. Tigers Captain, Davy Montgomery took the final frame in the first half. Ray Crowe, Chris Carson, Alan Corrigan and John Fulton played some solid pool and the Tigers roared to a convincing 8-3 victory and their second piece of silverware of the season. Many thanks to Times Bar for hosting the final.


Next Tuesday 11th June sees the last action of the Carrick & District Pool League Sponsored by Times Bar. Scorpions take on Trojans in what promises to be an epic match. Get down to the Times Bar early for the best seats.


The end of season awards night takes place in Greenisland Working Mens Club on Friday 14th June at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Results from Tuesday 28th May



CONSOLATION CUPS SEMI FINALS




KNOCKAGH CUP (Greenisland WMSC)

Scorpions 8-4 Colts

Trojans 8-6 HM&H




HARBOUR CUP (Whitehead GRSC)

Vikings 8-3 Alpha

Tigers 8-6 Cockweasels

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Perpetual trophies




Could any players or teams who have any perpetual trophies from the 2017-2018 season please contact a Committee member immediately to arrange collection as we need to get them engraved for our upcoming Prize-giving Night for this season




2018-2019 Prize-giving -Friday, 14th June. Greenisland WMSC

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Final League Fixture - Tuesday 21st May


Alpha 3-11 Dragons
Cockweasels 7-7 Colts
Galacticos 10-4 Hit Men & Her
Scorpions 7-7 Trojans
Vikings 7-7 Tigers

The 2018 - 2019 season drew to a close on Tuesday 21st May. And newly crowned Champions Doagh Dragons earned the title of Doagh Invincibles as they won 11-3 away to Alpha to go through their League campaign unbeaten. Galacticos take second spot after a convincing 10-4 home win over Hit Men & Her. The other three matches were all drawn.

Our 2018 - 2019 Player of the Year is Gary Wallace (Galacticos). In an enthralling race that went right down to the wire to last nights final fixture he just edged it over Lee McIlreavy (Scorpions). Both players were fantastic all season with our Champion Gary winning 40 out of 46 frames played.

CONSOLATION CUPS SEMI FINALS - Tuesday 28th May

KNOCKAGH CUP (Greenisland WMSC)
Scorpions V Colts
Trojans V HM&H

HARBOUR CUP (Whitehead GRSC)
Vikings V Alpha
Tigers V Cockweasels

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Rampant Tigers Roar to Victory

The victorious Times Tigers celebrate there win against stablemates Scorpions in the Final of the Players Memorial Shield

Reigning champions, Scorpions faced Tigers who were narrowly beaten in the final last year in a last frame play off.

Captain sensible, Colin Rafferty put the Scorpions ahead with a pin point finish. Davy Flanagan levelled the scores with another lovely finish. Deano Reid made it 2-1 putting Scorpions back in front. Tigers doubles pairing of Steven Simpson and Chris Carson quickly equalised 2-2. Tigers went 3-2 up with a fine finish from the doubles pairing of John Fulton and Alan Corrigan. The pairing of Deano Reid and Darren Whiteside brought it back to 3-3 in what was shaping up to be another very close final. Alan Corrigan and John Fulton took the next in a single visit to give the Tigers the lead 4-3. Chris Carson put the Tigers on the hill 5-3 before John Fulton took out the finish of the night to give the Times Tigers their very first (and well deserved) winner’s trophy.

Thanks to Times Bar for hosting the final.


League Result

HM&H 9-5 Alpha

Final League Fixture - Tuesday 21st May

Alpha V Dragons
Galacticos V HM&H
Scorpions V Trojans
Vikings V Tigers
Cockweasels V Colts

Monday, 29 April 2019

Players Memorial Shield Times Teams Are Final Two

Players Memorial Shield 

This competition is in memory of players who graced our league but are no longer with us. Sadly, this season year our former Chairperson, Brian Carson left us and joined the list of Pool players in our memories. We will fondly remember them.

The bottom half of the league played in Whitehead. Vikings were 4-1 up at half time before Colts stormed back to 5-5 to force a single frame shoot out which Aaron Watters won to put the Colts into the semi finals.
Tigers played Cockweasels in another tight affair. The match went to 5-5 and Chris Carson won the play off frame to put Tigers into the semi finals.
In the semi final Tigers came out of the blocks quickest and were soon 4-0 up. Colts took a couple of consolation frames but the Times Bar Tigers were simply too strong and won 6-2 to reach their first final of the season.
In the top half played at Greenisland WWMC.
Dragons faced Hitmen & Her in a preliminary match. Hitmen took both halves 3-2 to secure their place in the quarter finals, 6-4.
Hitmen & Her were up against the reigning champions, Times Bar Scorpions in the quarters. In a ding dong battle with the scores going from 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, the Scorpions dug deep. At 5-4 up Darren Haddock played a sublime exhibition shot to pot the black into the middle off the top cushion to secure a semi for the Scorpions.
Galacticos took on Trojans. From 2-2 the Galacticos stormed to a 6-2 victory to reach the semis.
The semi final was another great match. Scorpions raced to a 4-0 lead before being pegged back to 5-4 by Galacticos. In the last frame of the evening up stepped Paul Kerr, with the black just off it’s spot, escaping from a snooker, off of the top rail and rifled the black into the yellow pocket, sending his team mates into the final.
The final will be contested in Times Bar on 14th May at 8:00 pm between Tigers and Scorpions who both play from the same venue, Times Bar.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Kenny is the Master


Congratulations to Kenny English (right) on becoming Carrick & District League 2019 Masters Individual Champion. In the all Whitehead Final which was held in the Times Bar, Belfast on Wednesday 24th April "Special K" came back from 5-2 down to beat Alan Johnston 6-5. "AJ" was in excellent form as he built up his lead but just couldn't get over the line and English went on to win his first Masters title. Thanks to our League sponsor The Times Bar for hosting the event.

Kenny English (Trojans) 6-5 Alan Johnston (Vikings)

Frames
Johnston English Johnston Johnston Johnston English Johnston English English English English

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Rab Butler Seniors Champion




Congratulations to Galactico's Rab Butler (right) on becoming the 2018/19 Seniors Champion in his first year as a Senior (Over 40s). Rab was on fire as he cruised to a 6-2 victory over Scorpions' Darren Whiteside (left). Many thanks to the Times Bar for hosting the final.

Frames
Butler Butler Whiteside Butler Butler Butler Whiteside Butler

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Seniors & Masters Finals


LEAGUE SENIORS (OVER 40s) INDIVIDUAL FINAL (RACE TO 6)
TIMES BAR, BELFAST Thursday 18th April at 8.00pm
Darren Whiteside (Scorpions) V Rab Butler (Galacticos)



LEAGUE MASTERS (OVER 50s) INDIVIDUAL FINAL (RACE TO 6)
TIMES BAR, BELFAST Wednesday 24th April at 8.00pm
Kenny English (Trojans) V Alan Johnston (Vikings)

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Results from Tuesday 16th April


League Week 17

Dragons are still unbeaten and it was virtually plain sailing again last night against the Cockweasels 11-3. Best Dragons on the night were Kyle Kirkwood Ali Wilson and Craig Laughlin scoring 2/2. Chris Hobson and Gordy McCormick both registered 2/3 for the Cockweasels.

The battle for the second place is hotting up. Going into last night’s games Galacticos and Scorpions were on exactly the same amount of points and frame difference.

Scorpions took on Vikings in Whitehead and the Times Bar team were always in control, leading 6-1 at half time and eventually winning 11-3. Best for the Scorpions were Paul Kerr and Lee McIlreavey both getting hat tricks.

Galacticos (who were keeping an eye on the league app as the frame scores were coming through) took on (the Scorpions’ stable mates) Times Bar Tigers. Galacticos were 6-1 up at half time and won the second session by the same score to move clear in second place on frame difference. Best on the night were Gary Wallace, Neil McFaul and Rab Butler 3/3 for Galacticos.

Whitehead Trojans travelled up to the Colts in Greenisland also harbouring ambitions of a podium placed league finish. It started off as planned as the visitors raced into a 3-0 lead before Paul Watters registered Colts first frame. By the break Trojans led 5-2 and an Ed McDowell break and dish in rack 8 was the catalyst for another strong showing in the second session for Tristan Scott-Heyes' team and they ran out 11-3 winners. Colts will be thinking "what if" for two hung blacks. Best for the hosts was Aaron Watters on 2/3 with Kenny English registering 3/3 for Trojans.

Hitmen & Her v Alpha was postponed.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR

WITH ONLY ONE FIXTURE REMAINING (MAXIMUM 3 FRAMES PER PAYER) IT IS A THREE HORSE RACE. LEE MCILREAVY AND GARY WALLACE ARE ON 31 POINTS WITH PAUL KERR ON 27 POINTS. WHAT AN EXCITING END TO A FANTASTIC SEASON


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League Week 18 Fixtures - Tuesday 21st May 2019

Final League Fixture of 2018-2019 Season


Alpha v Dragons

Galacticos v Hit Men & Her

Scorpions v Trojans

Vikings v Tigers

Cockweasels v Colts

Butler Cleans Up

2019 NIPA Intermediate Individual Championship

THE BUTLER CLEANS UP

Big congratulations to Greenisland Galactico's Rab Butler on becoming the inaugural winner of the Northern Ireland Intermediate Championship.

Rab was solid all day coming through some tough matches against players from across Northern Ireland to reach the final. Gary Wallace also from Greenisland Galacticos made the final too. He was growing stronger as the day went on. But it wasn't to be for Gary and Rab who was never behind in the Final ran out the 7-2 winner to scoop the £335 top prize and the title as the Northern Ireland Intermediate champion.



In the photo - Winner Rab Butler (right) with Runner Up Gary Wallace

Tuesday, 9 April 2019


DOAGH DRAGONS ARE CHAMPIONS !!!!

It's now official !!!!! Doagh Dragons are the new 2018-2019 Carrick & District Pool League Champions. They secured the title after winning 8-6 in a hard fought match away to Whitehead Trojans. And the result also means the McConnells of Doagh team are still on course to go through the League campaign unbeaten having only two matches to go. It didn't look good for Kyle Kirkwood's lads early on as they trailed by 4-1 but they pulled it back to 4-3 by the interval then pushed on to lead 6-5 with only three to play. The next two racks were shared and Trojans were battling for a draw that would keep them very much in the race for second place but it was a fitting end to the match and League title race for Dragons Captain Kyle Kirkwood as he stepped up to sink the winning black in Frame 14 to start the celebrations. Best for Trojans was the consistent Andy Arbuthnot with 3/3 and for Dragons it was top cueist Alaister Wilson also on 3/3. 

In the photo - Left to right
Michael Wilson, Gee Crawley, Aaron Leslie, Kyle Kirkwood, Gareth Fears, Alastair Wilson

League Week 16

Alpha 4-10 Tigers
Cockweasels 5-9 Hit Men & Her
Galacticos 9-5 Vikings
Scorpions 11-3 Colts
Trojans 6-8 Dragons

League Week 17 Fixtures - Tuesday 16th April

Colts V Trojans
Dragons V Cockweasels
HM&H V Alpha
Tigers V Galacticos
Vikings V Scorpions

Monday, 8 April 2019

Whiteside unstoppable



2019 LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL FINAL

Darren Whiteside (Scorpions) 6-4 Gary Wallace (Galacticos)

Many congratulations to Darren Whiteside on retaining the Carrick & District Pool League Individual Title. The Final was a cracking match played in the Times Bar, York Road, Belfast on Monday 8th April.


Darren won the lag for break and went on to take the first frame with a classy ‘cocked hat’ black. Gary took advantage of a missed last ball and levelled. Darren was soon 2-1 up and again Gary levelled with a good finish. Darren was 3-2 up after tactically controlling the frame and soon he was 4-2 up clearing the table after Gary broke dry. Gary put up a great fight and levelled again at 4-4 with a reverse dish then a break and dish of his own. Gary looked to be in control before Darren pulled out a scintillating shot to remove Gary’s ball (which was blocking the pocket) and pot his own to enable a go at a tricky finish to put him on the hill at 5-4. Gary broke dry in the next frame and Darren took out a great 8-ball finish to claim the title.

On his way to the final Darren overcame challenges from Gareth Fears 4-2, Tommy Fleming 4-0, Ed McDowell 4-3, Steven Carson 5-2 and Ali Wilson 5-2 before playing the formidable Gary Wallace in the final.






Saturday, 6 April 2019

It's Sara for a double hat trick

Congratulations to Sara Greenberg. The Hit Men & Her cueist is the new 2019 Carrick Ladies Individual Champion after todays action in the Greenisland WMSC on Saturday 6th April.  It's the 6th time Sara has won the title can she make it lucky seven next season ? Opponent Lyndsey Ruddock had two fine wins to reach the Final including putting out last years Winner Roisin Smith, but even though she took a 2-0 lead it wasn't to be as Sara stormed back to take the title in style.

PRELIM 
1/ Sara Louise Graham 1-5 Jean McIlroy

QUARTER FINALS
Jean McIlroy 4-5 Lyndsey Ruddock
Angie Willis 4-5 Roisin Smith
Lynn Carson w/o Sara Greenberg
Angie Carson 5-2 Clare Roberts

SEMI FINALS 
Lyndsey Ruddock 5-3 Roisin Smith
Sara Greenberg 5-0 Angie Carson

FINAL 
Sara Greenberg (Hit Men & Her) 5-2 Lyndsey Ruddock (Alpha)

FRAMES
Ruddock Ruddock Greenberg Greenberg Greenberg Greenberg Greenberg

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

League Masters (Over 50s) results


See below the results from our League's 2019 Masters Individual Stage 1 which took place on Tuesday 2nd April. Four of the matches went to a deciding frame including that of 2018 Winner Robert Hawkins (pictured) who went down 4-3 to Trojan team mate John Holland in their Prelim match. Colts cueist Joe Patton led 3-1 in his Semi Final but Alan Johnston came roaring back for a 5-3 win to book his place in the Final. His opponent will be the evergreen Kenny English who after a tense 4-3 win over Stephen Hamilton in his first match proceeded to cruise into the Final with a resounding 5-0 win over Gordon McCormick. Johnston and English will play off for the title in the Times Bar, Belfast, date to be confirmed.

PRELIMS 
1/ Robert Hawkins 3-4 John Holland
2/ Glen Colwell 3-4 Joe Patton
3/ Alan Johnston 4-0 Davy Montgomery
QUARTER FINALS 
John Holland 1-4 Joe Patton
Alan Johnston w/o Jean McIlroy
Girvan Fleming 3-4 Gordon McCormick
Kenny English 4-3 Stephen Hamilton
SEMI FINALS
Joe Patton 3-5 Alan Johnston
Gordon McCormick 0-5 Kenny English

FINAL (Race to 6) (Times Bar, Belfast. Date TBC)
Alan Johnston (Vikings) V Kenny English (Trojans)

League 2019 Under 23 Individual

Congratulations to Scorpions' Dean Reid (pictured) on winning the 2019 Carrick & District Pool League Under 23s Individual sponsored by Times Bar.
In the final Dean was up against the talented Tommy Fleming (pictured right) from Whitehead Vikings.
The first frame went to Dean after escaping a snooker swerving to create the angle to pot the black into the middle pocket. It was soon 2-0 with an 8 ball finish. Dean made it 3-0 winning a frame both players had chances in. Tommy was unlucky to snooker himself going for a finish. Dean took full advantage and coolly made it 4-0. Dean Reid completed the 5-0 victory escaping from a snooker and potting the black he previously left over the corner pocket.
Well done Dean. Fully deserved. Unlucky Tommy.
Many thanks to Brian Boyd of Times Bar for supporting the league and hosting the final.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

2019 League Seniors Individual Final


Times Bar, York Road, Belfast
Thursday 18th April, 8.00pm
Best of 11

Darren Whiteside V Rab Butler

All welcome down to the Times, can Darren do the Double of Seniors and Open Individual Champion this season or will Rab take Seniors Gold in his first attempt.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

League Individuals


See below the results from our 2019 League Individuals Quarter and Semi Finals

QUARTER FINALS 
Steven Carson 1-4 Darren Whiteside 
Johnny Mackay 2-4 Ali Wilson
Aaron Rolston 4-0 Alan Johnston 
Kyle Kirkwood 2-4 Gary Wallace 

SEMI FINALS 
Darren Whiteside 5-2 Ali Wilson 
Aaron Rolston 3-5 Gary Wallace 

FINAL
Darren Whiteside V Gary Wallace

In the photo - Current Champion Darren Whiteside (Scorpions) has reached the Final once again. Standing in his way is Gary Wallace (Galacticos) who is hoping to put his name on the trophy for the first time.

The Final will take place in the Times Bar, Monday 8th April at 20:00.

We've done it - 2019 Interleague Champions

After a fantastic day of  high drama Pool with many of NIs top players in attendance Derek Whiteside has led Carrick & District Pool League to success at the 2019 NIPA Interleague 'A' Event. The Competition was held in the Queens Hall, Newtownards and was competed for by 14 Leagues with 11 players per team. Perseverance and determination which Whiteside has in abundance has finally paid off as he has longed to win this event for years but thought he was destined to the the Jimmy White off the Pool world. Carrick won their group unbeaten to go straight into the Semi Finals and were up against a Ballymena side who had just had a nailbiting 12-10 win over a fancied Coleraine side. In the other Semi Final Play Off defending Champions Larne overcame Crumlin by 12-4 to set up a Semi against Antrim and it was Larne who went on to reach the Final again by defeating a strong Antrim side led by Rab Fee also by 12-4. We all thought it was going to be Ballymena's day as they led 7-4 after the first session against Carrick in their Semi but Whiteside's troops dug deep taking seven out of the next eight racks to win 12-8 and set up a repeat of the 2018 Final that they had lost in a last frame decider. It looked like it was going to be more pain for the eventual winners as Larne started strongly to lead 3-1 but they were to only win one more frame in the match as Carrick, as they had done in their Semi Final, came storming back this time winning eleven out of the next twelve racks for a well deserved 12-4 success with Trevor Whiteside sealing the deal with a precise break and dish in Frame 16. Party time for Carrick !!!!!

SEMIS PLAY OFFS
Coleraine10-12Ballymena
Crumlin4-12Larne
SEMIS 
Carrick12-8Ballymena
Antrim4-12Larne
FINAL 
Carrick12-4Larne

Back row - Trevor Whiteside, Andy McMeekin, Gary Wallace, Rab McCullough, Ed McDowell, Paul Kerr, Rab Butler, Gee Crawley
Front row - Lee McIlreavy, Darren Whiteside, Derek Whiteside, Paul Harris, Johnny Mackay



Whiteside & McIlreavy at the Double !!


Congratulations to Darren Whiteside and Lee Mcilreavey on becoming the 2018/2019 Carrick League Doubles Champions after a great Final in the Times Bar on Monday 25th March.
Gee Crawley and Gareth Fears put up a brave fight coming from 0-4 down to 4-4 to force a final frame decider but Lee McIlreavey turned on 'destroy mode' and subsequently broke and dished with a sensational finish much to his partner's relief.
Frame 
Mcilreavey/ Whiteside
Mcilreavey/ Whiteside
Mcilreavey/ Whiteside
Mcilreavey/ Whiteside

Fears/ Crawley
Fears/ Crawley
Fears/ Crawley
Fears/ Crawley
Mcilreavey/ Whiteside
In the photo left to right Darren Whiteside, Lee Mcilreavey, Gee Crawley, Gareth Fears
Many thanks to the our League sponsor the Times Bar for hosting the final.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

League 2019 Seniors Individual


Tuesday 19th March

QUARTER FINALS
Robert Hawkins 2-4 Andy McMeekin 
Paul Kerr 1-4 Darren Whiteside 
Paul Harris 2-4 Marty Goudie 
John Holland 0-4 Rab Butler

SEMI FINALS
Andy McMeekin 4-5 Darren Whiteside
Marty Goudie 3-5 Rab Butler

FINAL (Times Bar, Race to 6, Date TBC)
Darren Whiteside V Rab Butler

In the photo - 2018 Winner, Andy McMeekin

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

League Individuals -Stage 2


The next two Rounds of the League Individuals sponsored by Times Bar will take place on Tuesday 12th March. Each of the eight venues will play down to a table winner to leave eight players to contest the Quarter Finals on Tuesday 26th March.  All matches races to 4. Draw as follows -

Eastway, Rathcoole
7.45pm - Robert Henderson 3-4 Craig Laughin
8.45pm - Jean McIlroy w/o Johnny Mackay
Table Final
Craig Laughlin 2-4 Johnny Mackay

Greenisland WMSC, Table 2
7.45pm - Steven Carson w/o Mick Wilson
8.45pm - Tyler McKee 2-4 Kenny English
Table Final
Steven Carson 4-1 Kenny English

Times Bar, Belfast
7.45pm - Ryan Barry w/o Gary Wallace
8.45pm - Paul Roberts 4-0 Harry Warwick
Table Final
Gary Wallace 4-0 Paul Roberts

Monkstown SC
7.45pm - Dave Allen w/o Trevor Whiteside
8.45pm - Thomas Kidd 1-4 Alan Johnston
Table Final
Alan Johnston 4-0 Trevor Whiteside

Whitehead GRSC, Table 1
7.45pm - Rab Butler 2-4 Ed McDowell
8.45pm - Darren Whiteside w/o Thomas Fleming
Table Final
Darren Whiteside 4-3 Ed McDowell

Greenisland WMSC, Table 1
7.45pm - Aaron Watters 3-4 Aaron Leslie
8.45pm - Aaron Rolston 4-2 Joe Patton
Table Final
Aaron Leslie 2-4 Aaron Rolston

McConnells Bar, Doagh
7.45pm - Colin Beckinsale w/o Kyle Kirkwood
8.45pm - John Holland 4-2 Chris Strain
Table Final
Kyle Kirkwood 4-0 John Holland

Whitehead GRSC, Table 3
7.45pm - Neil McFaul 3-4 Ali Wilson
8.45pm - Paul Henderson w/o Tyler McConnell
Table Final
Ali Wilson 4-2 Paul Henderson

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Results from Tuesday 5th March


League Week 15

Galacticos 6-8 Scorpions
HM&H 7-7 Trojans
Dragons 11-3 Colts
Tigers 10-4 Cockweasels
Vikings 10-4 Alpha

Player of the Year table - Full table on LeagueAppLive



Thursday, 21 February 2019

League Open Individual Draw



TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY

In the photo - Darren Whiteside our 2018 League Individual Winner. Darren starts the defence of his title against Dragons cueist Gareth Fears in Whitehead and there are many other mouth watering ties to keep your eyes on. Full draw and venues below.

All matches Races to 4. Times players need to be available from listed below. All players only play one match on the night. Players with Byes have no match.

Eastway, Rathcoole 
Robert Henderson v Bye
Craig Laughin 4-3 Andy McMeekin (8.00pm)
Jean McIlroy v Bye
Johnny Mackay w/o Steven Simpson (9.00pm)

Greenisland WMSC, Table 2
Steven Carson v Bye
Mick Wilson 4-2 Derek Whiteside (8.00pm)
Tyler McKee v Bye
Kenny English 4-3 Tristen Scott-Heyes (9.00pm)

Times Bar, Belfast
Ryan Barry v Bye
Gary Wallace 4-3 Lee McIlreavey (7.30pm)
Colin Rafferty 3-4 Paul Roberts (8.30pm)
Alex Devenny 0-4 Harry Warwick (9.30pm)

Monkstown SC
Dave Allen v Bye
Trevor Whiteside 4-2 Paul Kerr (7.30pm)
Gee Crawley w/o Thomas Kidd (8.30pm)
Alan Johnston 4-0 Paul Watters (9.30pm)

Whitehead GRSC, Table 1
Rab Butler v Bye
William McCann 1-4 Ed McDowell (7.30pm)
Gareth Fears 2-4 Darren Whiteside (8.30pm)
Thomas Fleming w/o Robert Hawkins (9.30pm)

Greenisland WMSC, Table 1
Aaron Watters v Bye
Matt Thompson 1-4 Aaron Leslie (7.30pm)
Chris Hobson 1-4 Aaron Rolston (8.30pm)
Joe Patton 4-0 Gordy McCormick (9.30pm)

McConnells Bar, Doagh
Colin Beckinsale v Bye
Andy Galloway 1-4 Kyle Kirkwood (7.30pm)
John Holland 4-3 Michael Wilson (8.30pm)
Chris Strain 4-2 Andy Arbuthnot (9.30pm)

Whitehead GRSC, Table 3
Paul Henderson v bye
Tyler McConnell w/o Mervyn McIlvenny
John Fulton 3-4 Neil McFaul (7.30pm)
Ali Wilson 4-2 Ryan Scott (8.30pm)