Current overall individual champion Kieran McMahon fired TJ's into the lead with his usual cool, collected pool. His victim Brian O'Neill played a good game & could have taken the opener but McMahon saw it through for 1-0 TJ's.
TJ's captain Declan McConville promoted himself up to the unusual position of 2nd and it didn't work out for him as Whitecross hotshot Cathal Phelan won a re-spotted black after a scrappy frame went the full 20mins. 1-1.
The South Armagh men couldnt capitalise on Phelans big win & the silky Manny Byrne produced a world class finish against Gareth McCann to make it 2-1 TJ's.
Jack Courtney has had a fine season with TJ's but he rode his luck against Michael Feenan. The latter missed a couple of opportunities to level the scores and eventually Courtney got over the line and crucially made the scoreline 3-1 TJ's A.
The pressure was on Whitecross now and the man the City lads can always rely on was up next for TJ's A. Declan Brennan was in devastating form and pulled out a stunning finish on Shane Phelan and Whitecross had their backs severely against the wall at 4-1.
Laurence McAlinden could relax in the knowledge that his Galactico side only needed 1 more frame from the next 4. But McAlinden took the glory with some sensational pool. Alan Burke could just watch on as the TJ's A star fired Invincibles to another trophy & the Cunningham Cup was heading home to TJ's ever expanding trophy cabinet.
Tristan Byrne beat Whitecross Captain Gavin Malone to make it 6-1.
Raymond McKenna rubbed more salt in the Whitecross wound beating Joesph McTaggart to make it 7-1.
Mickey O'Hanlon grabbed a late consolation Win for the South Armagh lads beating Eugene McDermott for a final score of 7-2.
What an incredible team this TJ's side is. Whether they are the best team ever is a debate for the near future but what is certain is, this side are on a different planet to any other team this season. They only dropped 3pts all season & finished unbeaten. Won all the major cups with relative ease.
Kieran McMahon & Declan Brennan have bagged the Pairs & if McMahon wins the Singles he will write another piece of history being the 1st player ever to win all 6 competitions.
Check out the newrypoolleague site tomorrow for a preview all of the Destination Newry sponsored individuals
Which are being held in TJ's on thurs night 11th june so lets all get down to TJ's and support your team mate
for the the grand finale of the pool league this season.