TJ's A were cast aside earlier in the competition and now only Hustlers stood in the way of a memorable double for CWC A.
Kieran McMahon got CWC A off to the perfect start with a sublime finish. Niall McVerry never thought he had played his last shot when McMahon came to the table. Former overall individual's winner McMahon fired in his last 6 reds but left himself a long black with the white on the side rail. Should he miss it McVerry's yellows were well placed. CWC barman McMahon rifled the black into the heart of the pocket with stunning precision and the league champions led 1-0.
Harvey Lavelle hammered Dee Kearney to double the lead and Bellinis based Hustlers needed some divine inspiration.
And it duly arrived in the form of a cult like figure and then the league supremo.
Bernie Magee is the benchmark for tactical know how in Newry Pool and managed to thwart the mercurial talents of the big talking Paddy Clarke to pull a frame back for Hustlers.
Micky Cunningham carried on his fantastic season with a superb win of multiple overall individual winner Cathal Phelan. The season sort of petered out for Phelan but two more accolades to add to his treasure chest will ease the pain. Phelan snookered himself on the black. Cunningham made him pay the ultimate price with an Inch perfect clearance to level the scores at 2-2.
Newry Pool legend Pat Brady appreciated us picking his team for him in our last blog and we don't mind helping any team in their hour of need. You only need to ask. Brady is not long back from the All-Ireland pool championships in Co.Kerry were he helped his Louth side get to the final of the team event.
Just on the All-Ireland's well done to Tristan Byrne on getting to the last 64 of the individuals. He was the best of the Newry Pool league cueists.
Back to the Cunningham Cup and Pat Brady beat young Ciaran O'Neill for 3-2 CWC.
Stephen Rooney had a cracking match with Cathal McCoy but it was the South Armagh cueist that put CWC on the brink of victory and McCoy was left to rue some good chances.
It was down to Shane McAllister to stop Paul 'Bunty' O'Callaghan from securing the 'Double' for CWC. Bunty has won it all. He is a big game player but it was McAllister who got in and should have cleared. With 2 shots he played a terrible shot to the middle leaving himself a tricky cut. It was potable but McAllister couldn't compose himself. Bunty O'Callaghan got back in and eventually after some very unconvincing shots it was the ex-Corrinshego legend that potted the final black - much to the delight of his relieved team mates. A 5-2 win for CWC A but it was a tough battle and fair play to Hustlers for a great game.
Billy O'Neill and Kevin Magee claimed the final 2 frames for a final score of 5-4.
Look out for our individuals preview coming in the next few days and we'll reveal our tip on who will lift the biggest prize in local pool as the best 16 players go head to head.