Raymie McKenna had no problem dispatching Niall McVerry to put the Champions 1-0 up.
Harvey Lavelle levelled up the match for the bowling alley when he beat old team mate Stevie Noade. Then Paddy Tavey had a good game against the usually reliable Larry McAlinden and Sheepbridge were in the lead 2-1.
Pat Brady against Manny Byrne was the game everyone was waiting on. Manny played some purely brilliant pool to see off Pat & tied up the game 2-2.
Jack Courtney would rather get teeth pulled than play in Sheepbridge. His record there is nothing short of woeful and he was found wanting again as Barry Duffy put him to the sword and put the Bridge 3-2 in front.
Declan McMahon is a player for the big occasion. His incredible individual record tells us that, but Bernie Magee is a great player with a record to match any Newry Pool League player. Declan McMahon came out the winner here in a great match & levelled up the match at 3-3.
Tristan Byrne v Seamus McGeoghegan could have gone either way but Tristan used his superior potting to edge TJ's into a 4-3 advantage.
Captain Declan McConville had a chance to put a massive 4pt lead over Sheepbridge but his astonishing bad form out in Sheepbridge came back to haunt him. Just like Jack Courtney he can never win out there. so in came Gyn Trainor and used all his experience he scuppered McConville and helped the Bridge to their 1st point of the season which they thoroughly deserved.
Whitecross retained their place at the top of the league with a comfortable 6-2 win over Killeavy.
Cathal Phelan, Gavin Malone, Marty O'Callaghan, Michael Feenan, Paddy O'Callaghan & Mickey O'Hanlon won for the South Armagh side who are joint top with McGuigans.
Carrickcruppen couldn't stop this new look McGuigans with the visiting Newry side hitting the ground running this season. Jamie Lavelle gave Cruppen the lead but John Magee, Kieran Hanna, Ciaran Hanna, Gerard McGuigan, Brian Campbell & Young sharp shooter Daniel McGuigan blitzed the home side to give McGuigans a 6-1 lead.
Pat Byrne wasn't a happy camper but he still managed to salvage a bit of home pride to leave the final score 6-2 McGuigans.
Hustlers won the last two frames to rescue a draw against Orchard Bar in Belinis. Karl McGuinness put Orchard 1-0 up. John Lyttle & the fantastic Micky Cunningham gave Hustlers a 2-1 lead.
David Cromie, Brendan Devlin & Mervyn Kernaghan had the visiting Orchard 4-2 in front.
Cathal McCoy we Hear played as a a true captain should play and won his 2nd match of the season to leave the minimum between the teams & Billy O' Neill needed all his experience to dig out a very good point for Hustlers.
Dan's C beat Windmill Bar 5-3 in their first game of the season after last weeks bye. That's a very good win for them and now they can build a bit of momentum although they have the much fancied Sheepbridge in their next league game.
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