Nan's Rams needed a late rally to see off Ballyholland by the minimum in an incredible match in the Division 1 cup. Bear's were in cruise control as they brushed aside an improving Bosco team. Johnny Murphys squeezed past Indo in a tight match.
In Division 2 St. Monnina annihilated Trainors of Camlough and were joined by Forresters who had a cracking win in Millvale. ArmaghDown whitewashed Moore's B in a rather one sided game it was a very disappointing display
by the Moores B team
The biggest result was definitely windmills defeat of Whitecross. Windmill have only one league win and a draw from their first 8 games and were travelling out to Whitecross very much the underdog. Whitecross are clear 2nd in the league and only TJ's have beaten the South Armagh lads in the league so far this season .
Windmill raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to wins from Ruari Devlin, Conor McKeown and Aaron O'Callaghan who fired in a stunning break finish. Cathal Phelan, Joseph McTaggart and Michael Feenan was on the receiving end.
Shane Phelan got Whitecross off the mark when he defeated Conor Cunningham but that was not the start of a big comeback Instead it was Windmill that found another gear
Tommy Broughton beat Brian O'Neill to put Windmill on the hill and it was Stevie Gray who sent the visiting Windmill into the next round when he beat Barry Shields.
Captain Gavin Malone put a bit of respectability on the scoreline when he beat Niall McGeough to make in 5-2 bit still Windmill hit back and Chris Marley made it 6-2 when he humbled Paddy O'Callaghan who himself is going through a win drought.
Mickey O'Hanlon continued his good form to beat Conor Heaney for a final scoreline of 6-3.
McGuigan's A are having a fairly decent season but they were well and truly stuffed by CWC. Kieran McMahon and Seamus (Grubber) McKeown got CWC off to a flier. (Paul Skippy) Morgan wasted playing first again, then John Magee got educated from one of our stalwards former league winner and one of newrys greats the mighty Grubber McKeown.
Brendan Healy gave McGuigan's false hope when his win over Gerry Cregan made it 2-1 CWC. That just kicked started CWC who blazed to the tape unopposed. Pat Hughes beat Kieran Hanna after Hanna allegedly started showing off potting the last red then missed a sitter of a black. Hughes took advantage and made it 3-1 CWC. And that put the shouting out of McGuigans who we hear reckons thats all they had too do was turn up so they thought but how wrong they were.
Tommy Rooney beat Brian Campbell for 4-1 then the excellent PJ Gilmore melted the Mighty McGuigan's when he ousted Paul McAreavey to make it 5-1
John McClorey out potted young Daniel McGuigan for 6-1 and who ever decided to play the legendary Paul Bunty O'Callaghan 8th needs there P45. He got beat in his dead rubber game by Kieran Cunningham to leave the score 7-1.
Damien Flanaghan took a small edge off the defeat when he beat Cailim McParland for 7-2 in a very embarrassing night for McGuigans A.
The game of the night was undoubtedly Division 1 cup match Nan's Rams versus Ballyholland. Barney Preece got the hosts Nan's off to his usual 1-0 routine when he beat Gerard McAvoy.
The next 3 went the way of the visitors. Giby Vettiankal, Colm Shields and Jim McMahon put Balllyholland in a great position with wins over Mickey Nugent, Mark Maguire and Jimmy O'Hare.
Malachy Maguire and the reliable Leigh McAlinden squared up the match at 3-3 with good wins over Kevin McGovern and Marty O'Hare. O'Hare needs to get practicing a bit more on this table of his over the Chrismas break.
Brendan Keenan put the visiting Ballyholland 1 frame from a famous victory when he got the better of Ryan Evans to make it 4-3. It was all square when Mark Pentony held his nerve to bring it to the wire after a hard fought win over Davy McAvoy.
It was Pat McClennaghan who was the Rams hero after a nail biting final frame win over Robbie White.
What a game and all that is good about local pool was epitomised in this match.
All the results are online now along with the result cards. The next pool fixture will be 7th of January 2016 so enjoy your Christmas break, keep practising and stay safe and we look forward to more blogging in the new year.
Happy Christmas and have a very Happy New Year.
There will be a blog over the festive season and we will be analysing each and every pool team and revealing who is HOT and who is NOT! Cheers lads.. Mr Blogger.