CWC made no mistake on Thursday when they raced into a 4-0 lead and ran out 7-1 winners.
Needing only a point to claim their 1st ever top tier pool league title, CWC took on Orchard Bar and the the champions elect went 3-0 to the good thanks to big hitters Kieran McMahon, Harvey Lavelle and Paddy Clarke blitzing Sean McCaul, PJ McDaniel and Charlie Broughton.
CWC now only needed one of the remaining five frames to be champions. It was one of the most decorated players in Newry Pool league history that would take the glory. Multiple league winner, dozens of cups, multiple Division individuals winner and multiple overall individuals winner. You guessed it. The legendary Cathal Phelan beat Charlie Broughton and officially ended the TJ's A domination. Phelan has enjoyed a fairly good season winning some vital frames. The quiet man brought the CWC house down when he made it 4-0.
Paddy Tavey made it 5-0 when he beat Lee Irvine to secure 2 more points.
CWC A captain Pat Brady lost out against Brendan Devlin but at 5-1 Orchard weren't able to dampen the CWC spirits.
Stephen Rooney beat Mervyn Kernaghan for 6-1 and Paul 'Bunty' O'Callaghan made it 7-1 with a win over Richie Crawford.
CWC A undoubtedly deserved to win the league. They took a lead early in the season and never relinquished it. TJ's just had too many players well below their usual standards. Declan McConville had a horrendous start to the season as he failed to adapt to not being captain. It was defeat after defeat for him. New captain Laurence McAlinden was far kind to his under-performers. Jack Courtney has been in indifferent form all season but especially in the early stages of the season.
CWC captain Pat Brady hung, drew and quartered those he felt weren't performing. That was the difference. Brady's dictatorship brought home the title. Many people disagree with his team selection policy but the Premier Division trophy is coming to rest in CWC.
Whether they played a small part or a major part every CWC player was a vital cog in the machine.
Well done to Pat Brady (captain), Kieran McMahon, Harvey Lavelle, Paddy Clarke, Stephen Rooney, Paul O'Callaghan, Cathal Phelan, Paddy Tavey, Shane Phelan, Martin McClelland, Tucker Hughes, Niall McVerry and Seamus McGeoghegan