With no sign of Nan's slipping in their quest for the Division 1 title all eyes are on the chasing pack who are fighting tooth and tip to hang on to the coat tails of the unbeaten leaders. Nan's wrapped up their 6th win from 7 matches with the minimum of fuss.
Jamie and Ritchie Fletcher had given Boyds a 2-0 away from home lead before Nan's kicked into gear.
Pat McClenaghan and Stephen Sherry levelled.
Mal Maguire improved his 100% winning record to 7 wins from 7 league games. This is a phenomenal start to the season for the evergreen Maguire. He made it 3-2 Nan's.
Leigh McAlinden, Rony O'Reilly and Mark Maguire sealed a fairly comfortable 6-2 win and pretty much ends any glimmer of hope Boyds had of winning Division 1.
Sheepbridge and Bosco were level on 8 points each prior to their clash on Thursday night and the loser was going to be cut 5 points adrift and most likely out of the title race.
Brendan Markey is having mixed fortunes this season but his good win over Brian Dillion got the home side off to the perfect start.
Conor O'Hare is one of the best potters in Division 1. When on form he has the white ball on a string. He handed Darren Devlin only his 2nd league defeat of the season. This was a big loss for Bosco.
It was 3-0 when the confident Dermot Lonergan ousted his Orchard team mate of last year Sean McCaul.
Robert Devlin is having a very good season and the Bosco man started a comeback when he beat Barry Meade.
Sheepbridge talisman Ciaran Morgan Senior was a big favourite against Gerry McKevitt. McKevitt held his nerves to reduce the arrears to a single frame at 3-2.
Seanie Markey came off the subs bench to steady the ship and he assured Sheepbridge of at least a point by beating the very talented Damian Brady.
Brian Wallace had a surprise win over Barry Duffy to make sure the match would go to the wire. Wallace made it 4-3.
Cometh the hour cometh the ice cool man. Gwyn Trainor has seen it and worn the t-shirt. He controlled the final frame and Gary Wilson was unable to salvage a draw for Bosco.
The 5-3 win for Sheepbridge kept them 3 points off leaders Nan's and joint 3rd in the league.
Point dropped or point gained for St. Monnina A? Time will tell. Forester's A had only one win and one draw going into this one while the Saints had 4 wins a draw and a solitary defeat.
Kieran Loughran pipped Declan Brady to get the City side off the mark.
Stephen Cunningham levelled when he beat John McClorey. 1-1.
John Allen and Hugh McGrath pocketed the next 2 for Foresters and a shock result was now on the cards. Barry Smith and the disappointing Andrew Mackin with the zero's yet again.
Paddy McCann is really at home in Division 1 and his win over Ollie White made it 3-2 Foresters.
Mickey Teggart has picked up a few wins and in beating Ruairi White he tied the match at 3-3.
Foresters captain Chris McKeown led by example against Tom McGuinness. McGuinness has all the experience and skill and never had any problems coping in the top tier of the Newry Pool elite. McKeown though loves his pool and has done a brilliant job building this Foresters team and he banged in the 7th frame and the home side had guaranteed themselves a minimum of a point.
Not for the first time and certainly it won't be the last time Paddy Hughes came to the rescue for St. Monnina.
Jim Magee was the man tasked to win the match for Foresters but to be fair he was out of his depth against Hughes. Forester's would of course taken the point at the start of play which moved them 2pts clear of the relegation zone while St Monnina move joint 3rd with Sheepbridge.
Martin Conroy kept up his superb record going to give McGuigan's B the lead against TJ's B.
Wins for Carlos Da Silva have been as rare as a winter heatwave but he levelled for Tjs B and Connor Heaney made it 2-1.
McGuigan's were back in terms thanks to Keith Gilbraith then the hosts drafted in their big guns to blast Tjs B out of the water.
Bud Flanagan and Paul McAreavey made it 4-2 McGuigan's.
Calling Gerard McGuigan a big gun is generous in our part but he made it 5-2 for the 2 points and Monaghan applied the cherry on top for a comfy 6-2 win. McGuigan's are in 2nd place a point clear of 3rd and 3 off Nan's in top spot.
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