Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Its lift off in the Carrick & District Pool League tonight, as the Champions The Rockers take on Runners Up Castle in the Charity Shield to officially open the season. The venue is the Harbour Point and managers John McClean and Derek Whiteside will be hoping to get an early psychological boost over their great rivals by lifting the first trophy of the 2011/2012 season.

The nominated Charity for the Carrick League for the 2011/2012 season is Laurel House Cancer Unit in Antrim. This was nominated by the family of the late Robert Kennedy, who passed away recently. Robert was a regular in our league since it began in 1995. During this coming season we will be holding a Scotch Doubles Memorial Competition in his memory.

The draw for the first round of the Knockout Cup was made and ties are as follows. Matches are played on Tuesday 25th October and each round is redrawn.

MSC Trojans v Alpha
Monkstown v Pirates
Greenisland v Scorpions
Barbarians v Castle
Eastway v Rockers
Spartans v Valkyries
Bye - Trojans
Bye - Teddy Bears

This season, we will be introducing 2 new singles Competitions. The Ladies Individuals and the Seniors Individuals. Like our Open Individual, to compete in either or both, players must have played in at least 4 League fixtures. To enter the Seniors players must be 42 or over on 1st January 2012 in line with EBA and NIPA guidelines.