Wednesday, 23 March 2011
It's The Spartans again
Whatever it is about the Brian Brady Memorial Shield it definitely seems to bring the best out in the Spartans Pool Team. The 4 Semi Finalists played the Competition to a finish on Tuesday 22nd March in Whitehead GRSC and it was the Spartans who prevailed to defend the trophy making it 4 wins in 6 years.
In the Semi Final they defeated old rivals Castle by 4-2 with K.English securing the 6th frame with a fantastic clearance. The other Semi Final was a classic match, with R.McMurtry's Pirates team playing the Ladies of the Dolly Mixtures. And the Ladies put on a great display to take the match to the deciding frame only for Pirates Sam Millar to break their hearts with a neat finish under pressure. D.Walker, L.Ruddock and K.McCormick had registered scores for the Dolly's.
In the Final Spartans went 2-0 up courtesy of S.Burns and S.McWhirter but The Pirates pulled one back with a good finish from Captain R.McMurtry. The first Doubles match was crucial and it went to Spartans pairing of Burns and McDowell after 30 minutes of play. Pirates now trailed 3-1 in this best of 7 match and it was soon all over as duo R.Hawkins and D.Lowe won the next Doubles to give Manager T.Maguire the trophy yet again
Pirates 4-3 Dolly Mixtures
Spartans 4-2 Castle
Spartans 4-1 Pirates
Pictured above is Brian Brady to whom this event is dedicated.