By now its common knowledge that Newry and District pool league Secretary Micky Cunningham has now stepped down from his post. I'm sure I speak for every one connected with the Pool League when I say thank you and good luck to Micky. It was a sad day for the Newry Pool league when its supremo announced he would be leaving his post but I suppose all good things come to an end.
There have been many changes since Micky took over from the Late Dessie McGinnity. The website being the most obvious. It has been a massive hit with the fans. Never before had you access to all the team news and result cards and league tables along with the blog which were available online on Friday night. So it looks like we are going to have to go back to buying the local papers now for all results as there will be no more updates on newrypoolleague.com
or Newry pool league facebook page both of which sadly will be taken off line.
As the blogger I would personally like to thank Micky Cunningham for the privilege and the opportunity to express my views on the local pool front. We covered the local players as they ventured into the European and World Pool Championships as well as all the local pool. It wasn't all about the top players. I like to think everyone in all 3 Divisions got a mention at some stage.
Talking of all 3 Divisions it was Micky Cunningham that introduced a Premier Division along with a Division 1 and 2. Many a player never thought they would say they played in Division 1 of the Newry Pool league.........
After poor turn outs in the lower Divisions back in the day when the individuals was Divisional, it was decided under the tenure of Micky Cunningham there would be one huge overall individuals. This had been debated for years and it proved a massive hit when it came to happen. Two years of them were even streamed live for the world to view.
It's been a very successful stewardship under Micky Cunningham in a thankless job. Trying to keep everyone happy all of the time is impossible.
Nobody can ever question the hard work and dedication Micky Cunningham put in to running the pool league and making it so accessible to fans near and far. Micky has worked tirelessly for the Newry Pool league, it's players and it's fans so I would like to thank him for that and maybe hopefully some day in the future we might see Micky Cunningham back in the hotseat again.
Thank you to all our avid readers for reading our blog. Without you the dedicated readers the blog wouldn't have lasted a month. We got some great feedback and players and fans seemed to enjoy it which is the main thing.
This will be our last blog so good luck to the next Secretary in taking over from Micky and let's hope they can do as good a job as the previous one.
Don't forget the presentation night and the AGM coming up too! Enjoy your pool and don't forget - "keep practicing"!
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