Bears lead the way for a 2nd week after a superb win over former league leaders & fellow title rivals Ballyholland and are on 14 points.
Garry Powell is having a fantastic season for Bears & he gave the hosts a 1-0 lead when he beat another experienced campaigner Marty O'Hare.
Colm Shields & Giby Vettiankal. Giby is a keen tennis player & he served up some delightful pool to give Ballyholland a 2-1 advantage. Paddy Caldwell & the 'baby faced assassin' Neil Heaney who were on the receiving end for Bears.
Ralf Crummy levelled the match at the halfway point with a great win over Gerard McAvoy. 2-2
Bears started to roar and their neighbours up the hill crumbled as the hosts went on a 2nd half rampage.
Adrian 'Oz' Holman is a spectacular potter & he fired Bears into a 3-2 lead when he blitzed Jim McMahon.
Seamus Keenan, Paddy Rogers & Eddie Heaney must be the most experienced back 3 in Div1 & probably the slowest back 3 but they wrapped up 2 valuable points with some tactical wins over Brendan Keenan, Davy McAvoy & Manny Kelly.
3 teams sit joint 2nd 1 point behind Bears on 13 points. Nan's Rams, TJ's D & TJ's C are the pack hunting down the Bears.
TJ's C are the only side in the top 5 with more than 1 defeat but they had a big win over title rivals McGuigans B. The win gives TJ's C a 3pt cushion over McGuigans B in the title race after a very comfortable 6-2 victory.
Richie Taylor got TJ's C off to the perfect start when he defeated Seamus Pearce.
Paul Taylor is a fine player but it wasn't to be a Taylor double as McGuigans equalised through the reliable Gary Fitzmaurice.
The hugely experienced TJ's C turned on the style and Johnny McMurray & Sean McDonald made it 3-1 with wins over Kevin Pearce & Michael Kinney.
There was no let up as the legendry Tony McGivern made it 4-1 & a classy Damien 'Diddles' McArdle wrapped up both points with comfy wins over a dissapointing Darren Carroll & Tony Hughes.
Niall McQuillan has the potential to be a top player & his win over a good Austin Gilbraith made it 5-1. Liam Downey took his foot off the gas & that let Keith Gilbraith in to put a bit more respectability on the scoreline with a 6-2 result.
TJ's D are firing on all cylinders at the minute and the battered a hapless Sheepbridge B. Sheepbridge are embarrassingly bad this season. It's hard to believe so many of that team were the heart of a very successful Sheepbridge that won promotions & were a team to fear.
TJ's D were 3-0 up before the timid lambs got comfortable in their seats. Gavin McNally & Niall O'Hare made it 2 before the flying Nicky Irwin made it 3-0. Irwin who fired in a brilliant break finish last week is playing incredible pool & is a major player in this amazing TJ's D team. Brendan Markey, Seanie Markey & Donal McSherry all former stars of Sheepbridge pool got severely humbled.
Sean O'Callaghan can be thanked for Sheepbridge avoiding a whitewash as he picked up a rare win against a very good Matty Cartmill.
Davy Hanna made it 4-1 & Adrian Annett sealed the win for 5-1. Kevin Quinn & Stephen Quinn are well used to losing & it was the same again Thursday night.
Sean Rice & Jason Lennon added the icing & thousand island to the cake for a very easy 7-1 win. Ramie Sands must be have been dreaming of the 'great' Glen Social Club teams of days gone by as he then Ryan Magee got sent packing.
Bosco now have 2 wins in a row now as they moved off the foot of the table. They play McGuigans B in the next league fixture in a game that McGuigans surely must win to avoid falling behind the leaders.
Leaders Bears travel to inform McGuigans C & Nan's Rams will visit the flying TJ's D in what promises to be one of the most fascinating rounds of Division 1 fixture list.
Unfortunately we will have to wait until the new year as we have the Pairs this Thursday coming & Divisional cup ties on the 17th December.
Check out the Divisional Cup fixtures online now.
The updated league tables & results are on the website now!