Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The big kick off

The 2011/2012 Carrick & District Pool League season will kick off with the Charity Shield match between Rockers and Castle on Tuesday 6th September in the Harbour Point bar.

The first set of League matches start on Tuesday 13th September and the random fixture generator has thrown up a cracker. Last years 2nd and 3rd placed teams, Castle and Spartans will meet in Greenisland. Both teams have been actively strengthening during the summer recess and will be looking to get their title challenge off the mark with a win, expect a classic. Elsewhere, Roy McMurtrys Pirates travel to Champions The Rockers hoping that his new signings can get the Harbour Point boys off to a winning start. But everyone knows the Champs have strength in depth and are still the team to beat. New boys from Whitehead, The Trojans kick off at home against an experienced Greenisland team who hope to improve on last years 9th place finish whilst other new boys Teddy Bears face a tricky trip to take on Michael Lowrys Barbarians.  A local derby sees Alpha take on Eastway in Rathcoole, who would bet against an upset here for an Alpha win. MSC Trojans host Jonny Thompsons Scorpions and last but not least, the revamped Valkyries entertain Sara Greenbergs Monkstown in a tricky opening tie.

Castle v Spartans
Rockers v Pirates
The Trojans v Greenisland
Alpha v Eastway
MSC Trojans v Scorpions
Valkyries v Monkstown
Teddy Bearsv Barbarians

Matches will start 15 minutes earlier this season at 8.15pm If 2 team Captains agree, the match can be started earlier. Home teams have exclusive use of the match table from 7.45pm to 8.00pm with the away team on from 8.00pm to 8.15pm

At Committee level Derek Whiteside was re-elected as Chairman, Hugh McMurtry as Vice Chairman, Debby Walker as Secretary and Robert Hawkins as Treasurer. A big welcome to Rab Brown who was voted on as Competitions/Events Conveynor. Best wishes go to Trevor Whiteside who resigned his general Committee post.