CWC A show no signs of slowing up their relentless quest to end TJ's A total domination of the local game. At the very least they've made things a whole lot more interesting. TJ's Tigers received a harsh lesson on Thursday night. CWC schooled them in every department. The Tigers have plenty of roar. As a potting team they're up there with any team. What they struggle with is the dirty side of pool. Hanging balls, snookering opponents or simply slowing the game down is never a part of their game plan. CWC have tactical legends and teams that play like TJ's Tigers are just food and drink for these cueiests. Kieran NcMahon has only 1 defeat this season and he kept that record going putting CWC A 1 up with an easy win over Richie Taylor. Harvey Lavelle was taking on Tigers top scorer Gavin McNally but Lavelle was too good and made it 2-0. Shane Phelan picked up a rare win for his new CWC side when he beat tricky opponent Niall O'Hare. Paddy Clarke has yet to taste defeat for CWC and he was in his usual potting form to make it 4-0. Paul 'Bunty' O'Callaghan was well fancied to beat Nicky Irwin but Irwin showed his fighting spirit to nick a frame for TJ's Tigers and it was 4-1. Pat Brady has been in brilliant form this season and he wrapped up the points when he beat Adrian Annett. Niall McVerry and Cathal Phelan tagged on CWC's 6th and 7th frames with good wins over Jason Lennon and Davy Hanna. Some pundits may think we're picking on Carrickcruppen but that is total nonsense. Ok they've took a bit of stick but so has Stevie Teggart, Declan McConville, Michael Feenan, Kevin Magee and many many more. Not to mention most teams. There's not too many have threw their dummy out of the pram. Their quality has shone through or in the case of Declan McConville - will shine through eventually (hopefully). The Newry Pool league website is the most visited site in Newry and Mourne and most people love it. It's not the blogs fault Carrickcruppen are in free fall. They're the ones doing all the live games on Facebook. The pressure has got to them and now they've been sucked into a relegation battle when they promised us so much more.It Could be a change of leadership for the south/armagh side as results are just not coming home. c'mon Pat Byrne step up to the mark and bring back the winning ways. It is a bad sign when Kevin Magee gets a win against you. Especially when he's playing 1st. Tommy Lavelle was no doubt gutted to lose as Magee couldn't buy a win this season for Hustlers. Kieran Hanna is having a terrific season and a good win over Micky Cunningham levelled the match after 2 frames. Barry McAllister is hitting a bit of form lately and he had an excellent win over former team mate Shane McAllister to give the host Cruppen a 2-1 lead. McAllister is having a good season despite losing 2 in a row and will bounce back strong. Bernie Magee and Aaron O'Callaghan had a good tactical tussle. Magee got a lucky break when his white bounced off the middle pocket Knuckle and it was 2-2. Jamie Lavelle has gone off the boil lately and his losses are affecting the teams confidence. Barry Murphy was a happy man to get one over Lavelle and it was 3-2 Hustlers. Martin McVeigh used all his experience to nullify Ciaran Hanna jnr and South Armagh cueist made it 3-3 with 2 to play. Paddy O'Callaghan and Cathal McCoy scrapped it out for 20mins and a re-spot was required. O'Callaghan won the lag and sent McCoy in. McCoy played the white off the back cushion - into the black. The black smashed into top pocket for a sensational pot (if not slightly lucky) to give the Hustler boys 4-3 advantage. Pat Byrne was tasked to rescue a point for Carrickcruppen. Damian 'Diddles' McArdle was playing in his new position of last. Diddles doesn't do nerves and it was he that took out a top finish to seal 2 very good points for the Hustlers. Carrickcruppen travel to Bears next while Hustlers play Sheepbridge. Whitecross joined TJ's A in 2nd place by virtue of Killeavy withdrawing from the league thus gaining 2 free points. It's a sad day for the Newry Pool league and Killeavy. Killeavy have a long history in the pool league and it was no secret the GAC club were struggling for players. Hopefully they can regroup and get themselves up and running for next year again. Whitecross will be dizzy being that high in the league but with CWC next week there will be a reality check. Sheepbridge looked dead and buried a few weeks ago but just like Whitecross they have hit a rich vein of form to catapult them up the table. Ciaran Morgan junior and Ciaran Morgan senior put Sheepbridge 2-0 up with brilliant wins over 2 Quality players in Karl McGuinness and Joe Poucher. Johnny McAvoy made it a hat-trick of wins when he beat Charlie Broughton for 3-0. Raymie Sands was out of luck and it was 3-1 thanks to PJ McDaniel. Seanie Markey was potting well to put his Bowling Club 4-1 up and on the brink of a massive win. David Cromie his victim. Mervyn Kernaghan and Diamuird Lonergan had very good wins over Brendan Markey and then Barry Duffy to make it 4-3. Down to the wire and two very experienced exponents of the game went head to head. Gwyn Trainor took on Brendy Devlin. Both players can pot a ball and both happy enough to go tactical. Devlin is in slightly better form of late and it was wee Brendy Devlin that split the points for a good 4-4 draw. McGuigan's are having a torrid season and Bears visited to take 2 handy points up to the Windmill. Terry McNally is turning into a McGuigan's legend and he notched yet another victory to put McGuigan's 1-0 up. Seamus Keenan and Ralf Crummy reversed the lead in favour of Bears. Anthony Morgan and Adrian 'Oz' Holman put Bears on the hill at 4-1. It was the 'Joker' in the Pack Eddie Heaney that wrapped up the points for Bears at 5-1. Eddie's offspring sub Neil 'Baby Faced Assassin' Heaney fired in no.6 for Bears and in the final frame of the night Damian Flanagan had a good win over Sean McKevitt for McGuigan's for 6-2. McKevitt has found a losing streak after his good start to the season but that won't worry the mighty Bears. As for McGuigan's they are embarrassing themselves beyond belief. With Killeavy out it means the bottom clubs are trying to avoid that final relegation spot. McGuigan's are playing badly enough for that relegation spot. They have a squad full of good quality players that should comfortably be holding their own against any team outside the top 2. McGuigan's have their bye next week so maybe the practice tables would be a very good idea. Check out the league tables on the website.