Tuesday, 24 March 2015

League Results From Tuesday 24th March

Swift 9-5 Greenisland WMSC
Greenisland Galacticos 11-3 Hit Men & Her
Spartans 7-7 Cowboys
Warriors P-P Eastway (playing 1st April)
Alpha 5-9 Doagh Weapons
Teddy Bears 8-6 Greenisland Colts
Scorpions 7-7 Whitehead Trojans

The Swift are crowned 2014/15 League Champions

New league champions The Swift played host to Greenisland Working Men’s Social Club.  With their nearest rivals being held to a draw, Paul Roberts’ team clinched the title with 3 matches to spare. With session wins of 5-2 & 4-3 the hosts controlled this match from the beginning. Dee Irwin opened his night with a break & finish on his way to a fine brace, recent new signing Craig Crawley showed he has got the hang of the rules with a well taken hat-trick and Andy Arbuthnot completed the evening’s work for the hosts with a fine brace also. Best for the visitors Michael Lowry & Andy Mackey with 2/3. The League title success guarantees The Swift entry into the NIPA Champions of Champions event on 28th June. Good luck to our new Champions.
Current champions The Greenisland Galacticos entertained the Hitmen & Her and it was looking like the Monkstown team were going to put right their last encounter which many thought they should’ve won by taking the first 2 frames of the evening. However that was the last time they held the lead as they only managed 1 more frame on the board as the Galacticos took total control of the match. running out 11-3 winners. Shaun McAlister & Chris Carson recorded well taken hat-tricks backed up by Trevor Whiteside & Dean McDonagh both with 2/2. Best for the visitors Paul Henderson 2/3
The Scorpions placed host to league grinders The Whitehead Trojans and needed a win to keep their slim chances alive for another week. The hosts opened with the first 2 frames only for the visitors to reply with the next 2 and so set the scene for the evening with both teams matching each other frame for frame throughout the evening. With the visitors 4-3 down they took the first 2 after the break and the lead for the first time.  With the next 4 frames shared the Scorpions needed veteran Davy Montgomery to win the last for a share of the points. A great effort for a team that underwent major personal changes pre-season and now look to consolidate second place over the remaining 3 matches. Best for the hosts Paul Kerr 2/3, Davy Montgomery 2/2 and for the visitors Chris Hobson 2/2, Olly Arnold 2/3
The Doagh Weapons travelled to the take on the Alpha and, with 1 point the difference between third and fifth  the Doagh lads were taking no chances with a full strength team in attendance. The hosts got off to a great start taking the first 3 frames before manager Tyler McConnell took the tie by the scruff kicking off a 9 frame burst. Best for the hosts Angie Willis 2/3 and for the visitors Tyler McConnell 2/2
The Teddy Bears played host to The Greenisland Colts and looked to be continuing their march up the league, taking the first session 5-2.  However Harry Warwick’s Colts took 4 out of the first 5 of the second half to level the scores at 6 each. Teddy Bears manager Dee McIlwaine selected a strong finish to the session with duo of Stewart Kelly and Andy Lindsey delivering to take the match 8-6. Best for the hosts Andy Lindsey 2/3 and for the visitors Colin Beckinsdale 2/3
The Cowboys travelled to take on the Whitehead Spartans and took the first session 4-3 and an upset looked to be on the cards. After the break the hosts regained control taking the first 3 of the session and a 6-4 lead.  Tom Legget completed his brace to stop the hosts’ momentum and new Carrick Masters Champion Alan Corrigan completed a well taken hat-trick to level things up at 6 each. Kenny English put the Whitehead men on the hill to set up an all manager last deciding frame. Not for the first time this season Cowboys manager Hugh McMurtry held his nerve and a share of the points for the travellers. Best for the hosts Stephen McWhirter 2/3 Lee topping 2/3 and Kenny English 2/3.

League Fixtures for Tuesday 31st March
Hit Men & Her v Swift
Whitehead Spartans v Greenisland Galacticos
Greenisland WMSC v Warriors
Eastway v Alpha
Doagh Weapons v Teddy Bears
Greenisland Colts v Scorpions
Cowboys v Whitehead Trojans

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Seniors, Masters, Ladies, U23s & U18s Titles

Carrick & District Pool League, Seniors, Masters, Ladies, U23s and U18s Individuals took place in the Swift Bar, Carrick on Saturday 14th March. Results as follows -

Rab Brown 6-3 Jean McIlroy
Marty Goudie 6-1 Sara Greenberg
Davy Montgomery 6-5 James Meredith
Joe Patton 6-0 Alan Corrigan
Last 8
Marty Goudie 6-5 Rab Brown
Joe Patton 6-2 Davy Montgomery
Andy Lindsay 6-3 Gordon McCormick
Robert Hawkins 6-5 Tristan Scott Heyes
Semi Finals
Marty Goudie 6-3 Joe Patton
Robert Hawkins 6-2 Andy Lindsay
Robert Hawkins 6-2 Marty Goudie

Joe Patton 6-3 Andy Lindsay
Alan Corrigan 6-2 Gordy McCormick
Semi Finals
Alan Corrigan 6-1 Joe Patton
Robert Hawkins 6-3 Davy Montgomery
Alan Corrigan 6-2 Robert Hawkins

Jean McIlroy 6-0 Clare Roberts
Angie Carson 6-4 Angie Willis
Semi Finals
Jean McIlroy 6-2 Angie Carson
Sara Greenberg 6-1 Lyndsey Ruddock
Sara Greenberg 6-1 Jean McIlroy

Lee Topping 6-3 Thomas Fleming
Lee Topping 6-1 Reece McMurtry

Reece McMurtry 6-4 Thomas Fleming

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

League Results from Tuesday 10th March

Eastway 6-8 Swift
Greenisland WMSC 4-10 Greenisland Galcticos
Hit Men & Her 5-9 Whitehead Spartans
Doagh Weapons 8-6 Warriors
Greenisland Colts 8-6 Alpha
Whitehead Trojans 7-7 Teddy Bears
Cowboys 5-9 Scorpions

The Greenisland Galacticos played stablemates GWMSC and, with bragging rights going the way of Glen Burns’ men last time out, the Champions were in no mood to make that mistake a second time. Gary Johnston & John McClean did the damage in the first session on their way to well taken hat-tricks and Paul 1 chance Harris with the first of his own fine hat-trick. After the break it was more of the same as the champions ran out both sessions 5-2, best for the hosts Joe Patton 2/3
Champions Elect the Swift travelled to take on the Eastway and had a harder evening than manager Paul Roberts expected, scraping over the line winning both sessions 4-3.  Dee Irwin got back on the hat-trick trail again backed up with a well taken brace from Kyle Kirkwood. Davy Flanagan, Lee McCord and M Greer all with 2/3 and 1 frame away from being only the second team this season to take points off The Swift team.
A full strength Cowboys team played host to second placed Scorpions.  With the first 4 frames shared, a tight match was on the cards. A 5 frame burst from the visitors put them on the hill with 4 to play. Despite a Marty Goudie hat-trick for the hosts, the last 4 frames of the match went the same way as the first 4. Darren Whiteside seems to have found his form again with a well taken hat-trick, Paul Kerr & Colin Rafferty with fine braces completed a 9-5 win.
Third placed Hitmen & Her played host to fourth placed Whitehead Spartans and quickly found themselves on the end of a first half thrashing with the visitors going into the break 6-1 up. The hosts gave it a go in the second half but the damage was done and the visitors got over the line 9-5. Ed McDowell marked his first league appearance with a well taken hat-trick backed up by manager Robert Hawkins and Lee Topping both with fine braces. Best for the hosts Andy McMeekin 2/3.
The Doagh Weapons played host to a full strength Warriors team and had a match on their hands, going into the break 4-3 down. John Barrons got the ball rolling after the break with the hosts taking the first 3 and control of the match at 6-4 up and 4 to play. Johnny Johnston completed a well taken hat-trick but it was to no avail as the last 4 frames were shared. Best for the hosts Rab McCullough 2/3, Iain Britton 2/3 & John Barrons 1/1 and for the visitors Gee Crawley 2/3.
The Whitehead Trojans played host to the Teddy Bears and, with recent first session results making life hard, Manager Tristin Scott Hayes mixed things up and gained a 4-3 lead at the break. The first 4 frames after the break were shared before The Teddy Bears took 2 in a row to put themselves on the hill and a chance to secure all the points. Thomas Fleming held his nerve beating an in form Stewart Kelly for the Trojans fourth draw of the season. Best for hosts Thomas Fleming 2/3, Stevie Hamilton 2/3 and Tristin Scott Hayes with a well taken hat-trick that included a nice break and clearance and for the visitors Andy Lindsay 2/3 & Stewart Kelly 2/3.
The Greenisland Colts played out 1 of the longest matches of pool in recent times against a travelling Alpha team. With the Colts cruising 5-2 up at the break it was looking like an early evening, however 3 hours later the hosts finally got over the line 8-6 winners. Best of the evening Mark Kitson of the Alpha with his second hat-trick of the season.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

League Results from Tuesday 3rd March

Swift 10-4 Doagh Weapons
Hit Men & Her 12-2 Cowboys
Whitehead Spartans 8-6 Greenisland WMC
Warriors 7-7 Greenisland Colts
Greenisland Galacticos 8-6 Eastway
Teddy Bears 3-11 Scorpions
Alpha 6-8 Whitehead Trojans

The Swift continued their march to the title with a convincing win over a very strong Doagh Weapons side. After a tight first session with the visitors going into the break only 1 frame a drift and a very strong line up to follow, an upset looked to be on the cards.  However the champions elect turned on the style in the second half with Rab Butler completing a well taken hat-trick, taking the session 6-1.  Jeff Moore took the last frame of the evening bringing to an end a 26 frame winning streak for Dee Irwin. Best for the hosts Paul Roberts 2/2, Andy Arbuthnot 2/2 Dee Irwin 2/3 and for the hosts Rab McCullough 2/3.

Second placed Scorpions travelled to take on the Teddy Bears and had a pretty comfortable evening with session wins of 5-2 & 7 nil.  Paul Kerr continued his fine form with another well taken hat-trick, Colin Rafferty got back on the hat-trick trail and an all round team performance completed by the Darrens of Whiteside & Haddock with fine braces. Best for the hosts Adam Moore 2/3

The Hitmen & Her played host to The Cowboys looking to secure third place.  They went about their work in procession style with the loss of only 2 frames. Paul Henderson, Tom McCorry and manager Robert Henderson all with well taken hat-tricks and Andy McMeekin 2/3.

The Whitehead Spartans entertained The Greenisland Workings Mens's Club. A tighter than expected match saw the visitors go into the break 4-3 up. The second half saw Andy Mackay complete a well taken hat-trick for the visitors but too many chances were given away and the hosts took full advantage to take the match 8-6. William Irvine recorded another fine hat-trick with Kenny English 2/3 and Stephen McWhirter 2/2 and for the visitors Joe Patton 2/3.

The Alpha played host to The Whitehead Trojans and after recent results found themselves in strange territory 5-2 up at the break. Trojans Manager Tristin Scott Hays made the decision to play those players with success in the first half twice in the second and his call paid off with his team grinding themselves over the line 8-6. Best for the hosts Norman McAllister 2/2 and Johnny Blair 2/3. Olly Arnold and Chris Hobson both with well taken match winning hat-tricks for the visitors.

The Greenisland Colts travelled to take on the Warriors.  A tight first session saw the visitors 4-3 up at the break. The Warriors took the first 2 of the second half to take a 5-4 lead before a 3 frame burst including a well taken finish from Alan Blane put the visitors on the hill and a chance to put last week’s whitewash behind them.  However Gee Crawley and manager Clare Roberts made sure of a share of the points. Best for the hosts Clare Roberts 2/2, Gee Crawley 2/3 and Stewart Lennon 2/3 and for the visitors Colin Beckinsdale 2/3.

No report card was available for the Galacticos v Eastway
For the hosts P Harris, J McClean and Chris Carson all 2/3 and for the visitors T Greer 3/3 and D Flanagan 2/3.

League Fixtures for Tuesday 10th March
Eastway v Swift
Greenisland WMSC v Greenisland Galcticos
Hit Men & Her v Whitehead Spartans
Doagh Weapons v Warriors
Greenisland Colts v Alpha
Whitehead Trojans v Teddy Bears
Cowboys v Scorpions

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

League Results from Tuesday 24th February

Greenisland Colts 0-14 Swift
Doagh Weapons 6-8 Greenisland Galacticos
Eastway 2-12 Whitehead Spartans
Greenisland WMSC 6-8 Hit Men & Her
Whitehead Trojans 7-7 Warriors
Scorpions 13-1 Alpha
Cowboys 11-3 Teddy Bears

Match of the week took place in Doagh with the Weapons playing host to the Champions Greenisland Galacticos.  Stephen Herron got the hosts off to a winning start, taking out local favourite Johnny Mackay. Northern Ireland Men’s B1 manager, Trevor Whiteside, got the visitors back on level terms with a fine clearance against player of the year contender, Rab McCullough, thus setting the scene for a very high level of pool from both teams. Wayne Lewis got his name on the board before Steve & Chris Carson put the champion’s noses in front, Steve with a break and finish. Weapons manager Tyler McConnell was described as having the white ball on a string as he levelled the match at 3 each, Johnny Mackay ground out the last of the first session with Wayne Lewis to take the session 4-3. After the break Rab McCullough levelled things up again before Trevor Whiteside finished his evening’s work and John McClean opened his account, taking the visitors 2 clear. Weapons talisman, big Iain from Spain, got himself off to a flyer to keep the hosts in touch and Galactico Johnny Mackay had a repeat of the first frame, this time with the result being reversed to put the visitors on the hill. Rab McCullough broke and cleared to give his team a chance of a point, however Steve Carson kept his cool to take out a fine finish in the last to take the match 8-6. Best for the hosts Rab McCullough 2/3 and for the visitors Steve Carson 2/3, Trevor Whiteside 2/3 & Johnny Mackay 2/3.
Champions Elect, The Swift, travelled to take on the Greenisland Colts.  The hosts, buoyed by their draw with the champions last time out, quickly realised this was to be an entirely different match. Paul Roberts’ players ran amok with clearance after clearance.  However there were a few chances on offer that will be taken in the future as this promising young team continue to gain experience. Dee Irwin, armed with his reworked cue, added his eighth straight hat-trick, Rab Butler got back to winning ways with a well taken hat-trick of his own and, not to be out done, new boy Craig Crawley got in on the act to make it a hat-trick of hat-tricks for the team. Paul Roberts & Andy Arbuthnot completed the demolition with 2/2 to take the match 14 without reply.
Second  placed Scorpions continued this week’s league demolition theme as they destroyed visitors, The Alpha 13-1. Darren Whiteside corrected his recent form getting back onto the hat-trick trail joined by Paul Kerr.  Mervyn McIllvenny, with a rare hat-trick opportunity, took the chance by the horns to make it 3 hat-tricks for the hosts. Davy Montgomery completed the evening’s work with 2/2. Johnny Blair registered for the visitors.
Fourth placed Hitmen & Her travelled to take on The Greenisland Workings Men’s Club.  With third placed Weapons playing hard opposition, the Monkstown team were looking to close the gap to 1 point. Manager Glen Burns and Rab Brown put the hosts 2 ahead and things were looking good but it wasn’t to be as the Hitmen ran out the next 6 frames in a row. After the break the trio of Andy Galloway, Joe Patton and Glen Burns got the home team back in the match within 1 of the visitors. However a very patient frame from Andy McMeekin put his team on the hill and completed another fine hat-trick followed up with a well taken clearance from Paul Henderson, which included a half table swerve on his last yellow, made sure of the points for the Hitmen & Her. Best for the hosts Joe Patton 2/3 & Glen Burns 2/3 and for the visitors Paul Henderson 2/3 & Mark McMeekin 2/3.
The Eastway played host to The Whitehead Spartans, the visitors with a now well bedded-in team ran out both session 6-1 with hat-tricks for manager Robert Hawkins and Stephen Johnston. Lee Topping scored a well taken pair that included a break and finish and William Irvine & Kenny English completing the evening with 2/3.
The Cowboys travelled the short distance to take on the Teddy Bears.  Pete McCaffery & Tom Legget turned on the style with well taken hat-tricks, Marty Goudie & birthday boy Allan Corrigan each with fine pairs. Manager Hugh McMurtry continues to give young players a chance with Jack McMurtry following up Reece McMurtry’s cameo last time out with a well taken 1 of his own. For the hosts Stewart Kelly’s good form continued with a tasty break and finish.
The Whitehead Trojans played host to their nearest league rivals the Warriors and it didn’t look too good as the visitors reached the break 5-2 up. Some say these guys should rename themselves the Whitehead Grinders as they never gave up and got themselves right back into the match. With the Warriors on the hill Trojan Girvan Fleming held his nerve to take the last and complete his hat-trick - yet another comeback for the Whitehead lads. Also for the hosts Stevie Hamilton 2/3 and for the visitors Gee Crawley with a well taken hat-trick, Tucker Kidd 2/3 & Stewart Lennon 2/3

League Fixtures for Tuesday 3rd March
Swift v Doagh Weapons
Greenisland Galacticos v Eastway
Whitehead Spartans v Greenisland WMSC
Hit Men & Her v Cowboys
Warriors v Greenisland Colts
Alpha v Whitehead Trojans
Teddy Bears v Scorpions

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

League Results from Tuesday 17th February

Swift 8-6 Whitehead Trojans
Greenisland Galacticos 7-7 Greenisland Colts
Whitehead Spartans 8-6 Doagh Weapons
Hit Men & Her 9-5 Eastway
Greenisland WMSC 5-9 Cowboys
Warriors 5-9 Scorpions
Alpha 5-9 Teddy Bears

Champions the Greenisland Galacticos were hoping for a relaxing evening with new boys and stable mates, The Greenisland Colts.  However, with the Greenisland Working Men’s Club also at home and cheering on every ball potted by Harry Warwick’s Colts in the first half, it was everything but relaxing.  The Colts soon found themselves in strange territory 4-nil up before Scott Hay kicked off a 4 frame burst for the hosts.  At 4 each both teams traded frames, with Chris Carson putting the champs on the hill.  It was left to Colin Beckinsdale to seal a well-deserved point for the new boys on the block. Best for the hosts T Whiteside 2/3 C Carson 2/3 and for the Colts N McCandless 2/2, D McCandless 2/3 and C Beckinsdale 2/3.
Table leaders The Swift played host to The Whitehead Trojans.  With the visitors on a fine run of results, this was going to be a tightly contested match.  However, with Dee Irwin taking over the team’s run for the Player of the year by putting together another well taken hat-trick, the Champions Elect were always in control, running out both sessions 4-3. Best for the hosts Gordon McCormack with a well taken pair and for the hosts C Gawley also 2/2.
The Scorpions, having dropped points last time out, were looking to take back control of second place as they travelled to take on Clare Roberts’ Warriors. The visitors took no prisoners in the first session taking a 5-2 lead into the break. A full strength Warriors got themselves back into the match taking the first 2 of the second half to get within 1.  With the next 2 frames traded, Scorpions trio of Mervyn McIllveny, Colin Rafferty and fiftieth Birthday boy Davey Montgomery made sure of the last 3 to take the match 9-5. Best for the hosts Jean McIlroy 2/2 & Stewart Lennon also 2/2 and for the visitors Paul Kerr with another well taken hat-trick and Colin Rafferty with a great pair.
The Doagh Weapons travelled to take on the Whitehead Spartans and maybe wished they hadn’t bothered as they went into the break 5 -2 down. Manager Tyler McConnell got things kicked off in the second half on his way to a fine hat-trick only for the hosts to run out the 3 frames they needed for the points, with the last 3 frames going the way of the visitors. Best for the hosts Michael Wilson 2/2, Kenny English 2/3 and William Irvine 2/3, Craig Laughlin with a cameo 1/1 for the visitors.
The Hitmen & Her travelled to take on the Eastway and put last week’s miss behind them.  However the fast starting Eastway took a 1 frame lead into the break and were looking to push on for the points. It wasn’t to be for the hosts as Paul Henderson, Robert Henderson, Andy McMeekin and Sara Greenberg all completed well taken braces to secure the points and the second session 6-1. Best for the hosts Trevor Greer 2/3.
A full strength Cowboys team travelled to take on The Greenisland Working Men’s Club and the strength showed as they ran out the first session 5-2 that included a tasty Break & finish from pool traveller Tom Legget to complete his double. The second half was much the same as Alan Corrigan and Pete McCaffery completed their doubles with a cameo 1 from manager Hugh McMurtry. Best for the hosts Andy Galloway 2/2 and a cameo from manager Glenn Burns.
The Teddy Bears, looking to be in contention for the Knockagh Cup this season, continued their recent run of form with session wins of 5/2 & 4/3 over the visiting Alpha thanks to an overdue but well taken hat-trick from young Stewart Kelly backed up with a well taken pair from Rolly McWilliams. Best for the visitors Jock McComb 2/2.

League Fixtures Tuesday 24th February
Greenisland Colts v Swift
Doagh Weapons v Greenisland Galacticos
Eastway v Whitehead Spartans
Greenisland WMSC v Hit Men & Her
Whitehead Trojans v Warriors
Scorpions v Alpha
Cowboys v Teddy Bears