The much anticapated cup match between TJ's A and CWC A was postponed and will be played
Tuesday 18th Oct.
Sheepbridge A earned their 1st win of the season in a classic encounter against Division 1 side Granvue Hotel.
Sheepbridge have struggled so far in the Premier with 2 defeats from their opening 2 games. Granvue led 4-2 against Div 1 leaders Bosco before it ended 4-4. Granvue travelled out to the Sheepbridge and had good reason to feel optimistic.
Raymond Sands got back to winning ways when he beat a handy Owen Smith to put the Bowling Ally club 1-0 up.
Sheepbridge gave their side a reshuffle and when they lost the next 2 it didn't look good.
Peter McCourt and Shane Feehan fired the visiting Louth team 2-1 ahead. Brendan Markey and Ciaran Morgan the culprits to lose for Sheepbridge.
The 'Bridge' hit a purple patch when Johnny McAvoy, Seanie Markey and the experienced Conor Quinn bowling the hosts 4-2 up and in total control.
Anthony McCarthy and Paddy Fisher hadn't read the script and the Omeath lads brought it to a decider. Barry Duffy and the old head of Pat Kearns got whipped and the scores were nicely poised at 4-4.
How Granvue would love to be bringing on the absent Conor Dullaghan but it was just David Heaney waiting in the wings. Gwyn Trainor is the man for all occasions and he didn't dissapoint when he took the exciting finale and send Sheepbridge through to the next round.
Johnny Murphys and Armagh/Down played out one of the games of the night in an amazing game up in Meigh.
Shane Durnin who famously beat TJ's A legend Manny Byrne in the singles last season got the visiting Armagh/Down off to a flyer when he beat the steady Gavin Harte.
Sheila Johnston is a handful and She levelled the scores when the Meigh Maestro left Shane McVerry red faced.
Oran Keenan and Gerard Foley put the Newry City side in a very commanding position with a 3-1 advantage. Brian Harte and Declan Haughey failing on their own table.
Barry McNally pulled it back to 3-2 when he played well to beat John Rogers.
Kieran Larkin is now an experienced campaigner but the Murphy's ace couldn't beat the excellent potting Sean Donnan and now Armagh/Down were 1 frame away from a place in the 2nd round.
4-2 up and cruising Brendan McCabe was favourite to wrap up the tie but D McShane pegged it back to 4-3. Still Armagh/Down had 2 top players coming on and would surely send the visitors through.
James Clarke is a fine player but the Monaghan Street side were all square when he lost to Ryan McIroy.
4-4 and still Willie Andrews was hot favourite to win it for Armagh/Down. Johnny Murphys were on a roll now though and Kevin Crilly hit some nice balls to complete a stunning comeback for the home side Murphy's Bar and fire them into the 2nd round.
Cavern Bar raced into a 3-0 lead when the hosted Sheepbridge B. Daniel Campbell, Sean Finnegan and Mathew Cregan putting the Church side in the ascendency.
Nathan Hand, Mark Keenan and Gerard Bagnall struck back for Sheepbridge B. 3-3 and a cracking game was unfolding.
James Young put Cavern on the hill but again Sheepbridge wouldn't lie down and Ryan O'Hare made it 4-4.
Ryan Brown was the hero for Cavern Bar when he won the nail biting final frame decider in a memorable match.
TJ's Tigers obliterated a woeful Indo B 9-0. The Tigers mauled a clueless Indo thanks to Nicky Irwin, Richie Taylor, Jason Lennon, Matty Cartmill, Gavin McNally, Niall O'Hare, Adrian Annett, Davey Hanna and Sean Rice.
Killeavy were 3-2 down against a motivated Boyds but eventually they got their act together and raced to the tape for a good win up in the GAC club.
Check online for all the results.
Cunningham Cup this Thursday!