Trainor's maintained their 2 point lead at the top of the Premier Division after a real hard slog of a match up in the Windmill against the Mighty Bears.
Ralph Crummy fresh from some cracking pool against the Welsh Potting Machine and World Champion Ben Davies was still in hot form as he shocked the league leaders. He played some quality pool to beat the inform James O'Hagan and put Bears 1 up.
Neil Heaney has had a rotten start to the season and that continued on Thursday. Team mate Eugene McDermott hasn't set the world alight either and their two defeats left the home side Training 2-1. Paddy Tavey returning to winning ways and Jimmy McVerry picking up his maiden victory of the season for Trainors.
Garry Powell put the pressure on Trainor's when he beat Armagh team player Seamus McVerry for 2-2.
The rejuvenated Niall McVerry put Trainor's in front with a win over fellow captain Paul Murphy. 3-2.
It was a battle of the two Seamus' with Graham and Keenan going into battle. Graham is a bit more attacking but it was the resolute Keenan that tied the match at 3-3.
Cathal McCoy is another player that returned to winning ways for Trainor's when he defeated the tricky Diamuird Lonergan to put the visitors on the brink of another 2 points.
What Liam Bradley lacks in skill he makes up for in bottle. He is used to playing in pressure games in the darts league and will rarely let his side down when called upon. Adrian Holman is no easy touch but it was Bradley that smashed home the winning black for a really hard fought 2 points.
A win for Micky Cunningham and victory for CWC A saw him end his win drought and secure the current champions their 1st double points in 3 games.
Kieran McMahon got the ball rolling with his 5th league win in 5 games. He is the only CWC player with 100% winning record. Nigel Malcomson making his 1st appearance in the league unable to stop the 'Machine' from bagging another win.
Tony McGovern has been the relevation of the season so far. He took his tally to 5 wins from 5 games when he defeated the out of sorts Bernie Magee who has seen a slump in his form recently That tied the match 1-1.
Jamie Fletcher made it 2-1 to the Orchard Bar when he beat the talented Eoghan Magee.
The match was all square for the 2nd time when Singles Champion Paddy Clarke beat a Mervyn Kernaghan that is really struggling for form this season.
Harvey Lavelle returned to the team with a good win then Pat Brady ended an amazing run of 2 defeats in a row to make it 4-2 CWC A.
When Seamus McGeoghegan lost the gap was narrowed to 4-3.
It was all down to Micky Cunningham and Lee Irvine to sort of the feat of the 2 points. Neither player had ripped up any trees and both teams had good reason to be extremely nervous of their anchorman. It was the Pool Leagues Secretary that took home the bacon for the quadruple winners and keep them in touch of leaders Trainor's.
Whitecross won the last 3 frames to join beaten opponent's McGuigan's in 3rd place.
Gerard McGuigan shocked the home side for a 1-0 lead to McGuigan's.
Michael Feenan has moved up a level this season at long last. It's early in the season but 4 wins from 5 league games is impressive.
Conor O'Hare traded frames with Whitecross Captain Shane Phelan and the scores were level at 2-2.
Nicky Langton won the frame that put McGuigan's on the brink of at least a point.
Gavin Malone picked up a rare win then Mickey O'Hanlon picked just his 1st win and now Whitecross had the advantage going into the 8th frame.
Joseph McTaggart and Paul McAreavey would contest the pressure pot final frame. 'Jokie' had the last laugh to send the bog men catapulted up to a lofty joint 3rd in the league.
Ciaran O'Neill, James Cunane, Shane McAllister, Denver Jenkins, Barry Murphy and Kevin Magee fired in the winning frames for Hustlers against Nan's Rams. The Rams look in Big trouble at this early stage of the season.
Pat McClenaghan and Micky Lennon had given Nan's a 2-1 lead but players like Rony O'Reilly, Leigh McAlinden and the brilliant Mal Maguire need to find their form again very soon before they're cut adrift at the bottom of the Premier Division.
Incredibly nobody inside the top 6 won their games in Division 1 of the Newry Pool League. Even more amazingly - the top 2 lost their unbeaten records. In fact No. 7 Duke Street were in 8th place at the start of play and were the highest ranked side to pick up a win.
Something very spooky was going on when both teams Joint top played two teams joint bottom.
Read the next blog to see what happened.
In Division 2 Nifty Fifty are setting the pace. Another 5-3 win gave them a 2 point cushion at the top.
Q Club are struggling at the basement and Nifty Fifty cruised to the finishing line despite a nervous start when it was 2-2 at the half way stage.
Millvale dropped a point to lose more ground on leaders Nifty Fifty. Millvale needed a last gasp Michael McGoldrick win over Raymond Flynn to nick a draw in Dan's Rebels. Dan's Rebels will be dissapointed too as a win would have seen them go joint 2nd with Millvale.
Would All Teams please be reminded that the team name goes on the top of the result card and all players names written in full on result card Thanks