Next up to the baize, old team mates & doubles partners last year clashed in the crucial 3rd frame. Irish International U23 player Niall O'Hare took on Newry Democrat reporter Sean McKevitt. Both excellent players but McKevitt played more cagey and pulled it back to 2-1 for his Bears side. Gavin McNally had a solid season for TJ's D & he was playing the attacking Game of Thrones star Neil 'Baby Faced Assassin' Heaney. It was McNally who was on the throne though and he put TJ's D in a commanding 3-1 lead.
Jonny Adams had the chance to put TJ's D on the hill but Ralph Crummy had other ideas and he was able put the minimum between the teams at 3-2. Bears were fighting tooth and nail but they just couldn't close that gap. The fantastic Adrian Annett put 2 frames between the teams again when he beat the cagey Seamus Keenan with some great pots.
Sean Rice is another good reliable TJ's D player but Adrian Holman is a classy potter and has bags of experience. 'Ozzy' Holman played great pool & he took the score back to 4-3.
TJ's D had the brilliant potting Matty Cartmill coming on and he's been fantastic all season. Paul Murphy is a very good player but Cartmill is lethal and it was no surprise when he won it for TJ's D & started wild celebrations. Pleasure pursued too long loses its flavour!
Paddy Heaney played the last game of night against Daniel Cory. Heaney is a quality player and he destroyed Cory to give the scoreline a respectable 5-4 look to it. Both these teams will be great additions to the Premier Division next season and well done to both teams on their promotions.
Newry Pool League would like too remind all old and new teams entering pool league for 2016/17 season that it is a must
that each team has a representive at the AGM which will be held in cwc club on thurs 21st july . We would like every team entering this season to have their say and if they want changes then so be it but it is essential that all teams be represented to make sure there is Majority rule on the night so lets see all clubs represented on the night . Cheers lads .