Division 1 joint leaders Foresters A got absolutely tanked by CWC B while Millvale go top of Division 2 thanks to an easy win for them and defeat for Nifty Fifty.
Premier Division leaders Trainor's Bar needed to win the final 4 frames of the night to guarantee maximum points against McGuigan's Bar.
Trailing 3-1 on Monaghan Street the South Armagh side and Captain Niall McVerry seemed to be losing their leadership grip. It had been reported that Dee Kearney stormed out after being dropped for the 2nd game in a row Kearney is one of a bunch of players in a competitive Armagh Pool squad and if these allegations are true he could find himself exiled by the ruthless McVerry. Kearney nearly had his point made for him when McGuigan's led 3-1 and he won't have lost much sleep when he heard his captain had been defeated.
Paddy Tavey was too hot for Gerard McGuigan when the pool got underway. McGuigan playing on his own superb table was good but not good enough as Tavey gave Trainor's a 1-0 lead.
Even the confident Jimmy McVerry would have cursed his luck to get Conor O'Hare on the team sheet and it was no surprise when the scores were tied at 1 apiece.
Eddie McCaughey came straight back into the side after missing the last two games. This could well be one of the reasons Dee Kearney allegedly stormed out. McCaughey couldn't get the finish and Nicky Langton nipped in to give McGuigan's a 2-1 lead.
Captain fantastic was up next for Trainor's. Niall McVerry has revelled in his Captains role this season but he received a shock defeat to Martin Conroy. Conroy is a classy finisher and has been flying on his 1st return to top tier pool in a long time. Neither McVerry nor Conroy like to get stuck in tactical battles and it was the McGuigan's ace that took out a great finish for a 3-1 lead.
Another Armagh player and former Dan's player Seamus McVerry stepped up to the cauldron with the pressure very much on. McGuigan's captain Paul McAreavey is out of form of late and he couldn't stop McVerry from pulling it back to 3-2.
The very reliable Liam Bradley drew the game level when he beat the patchy Mike McArdle.
James O'Hagan was never going to be troubled by John Hogan and now after a dodgy start Trainor's were in the driving seat at 4-3. Cometh the Hour Cometh the man
Cathal McCoy is the old horse for the rocky road and boy did he relish the fact he was playing his old aversary. Damien 'Bud' Flanagan is an experienced campaigner but McCoy knows all the shots. Sometimes his cue arm doesn't do what the brain tells it to do but when it does he can be lethal. The cue arm is working just fine at this moment in time and McCoy is loving playing in a top side for the first time in his career. This frame was never in doubt as yet again McCoy brings home the bacon and give Bud an early night.
As for Dee Kearney hopefully we see him back in Trainor's team soon as extensive talks took place in a secret rendezvous on Monahan St Saturday afternoon where Niall Mcverry was seen to be slipping in the back door because quality like that won't sit idle for long. Kevin Magee could be out with his begging bowl looking his star player back with Hustlers.
Hustlers took a hammering from Orchard bar. Only new signing Joe Poucher managed to pick up a win at they were trailing 7-0 at that stage.
CWC A took the points off Nan's at 5-1. Kieran McMahon made it 6 wins from 6 to put CWC 1-0 up before Raymie McKenna doubled their lead.
Terry McNally returned to the big league but Andrew Chan was in too hot to handle and it was 2-1.
Bernie Magee, Pat Brady and then Harvey Lavelle wrapped up the points for 5-1.
Rony O'Reilly returned to winning ways with Mark Maguire to put a respectable look to the scoreline. O'Reilly beat Paddy Clarke while Maguire beat Micky Cunningham.
Final score 5-3 CWC A.
Whitecross are a work in progress and Shane Phelan has his troops are quietly taking shape. There's no doubt Phelan and more experienced players like Mickey O'Hanlon have taken the talented Michael Feenan aside and told him to knuckle down. Its benefiting Feenan and more importantly benefiting the team.
Whitecross travelled up to Bears with two wins from their last two games and brimming with confidence. Michael Feenan has deposed Cathal Phelan as Whitecross' talisman. With the pressure on he came in and blitzed Ralph Crummy with a stunning break finish. After years of being little more than a gentle breeze could the self proclaimed Tornado actually be ready to blow a few opponents away?
Shane Phelan made it 2-0 Whitecross before Garry Powell halved the difict.
Cathal Phelan made it 3-1 but Bears hung in there thanks to Paul Murphy and a rare Neil Heaney win levelled the scores with two to go.
Brian O'Neill is enjoying a good run and he made it 4-3 to make sure the South Armagh spud pickers would leave with at least a point.
Joseph McTaggart is another player that can be hit and miss but he's in top form of late and he brought home double points to put Whitecross clear of Hustlers in 3rd place.
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