Ballyholland whooped Dan's 7-1 last week thanks to Gerard McAvoy, Davy McAvoy, Giby Vettienkal, Robbie White, Jim McMahon and Marty O'Hare. Ballyholland had their bye this week so Dan's had the chance to give themselves a bit of breathing space. Windmill started the day only a point behind Dan's and all to play for.
Seamus McVerry has been solid as a rock all season for Dan's with 7 league wins but he found Seanie O'Connor in fine form and it was the visiting Windmill that took the opener.
James O'Hagan lost his unbelievable 100% record last week in Ballyholland but the 2015 individuals champion hit back with some lovely potting against Brendan McVerry to level par 1-1.
Tony McIroy has been a brilliant signing for Dan's winning 5 of his 7 games but Aaron O'Callaghan is a classy player who only needs a sniff at the finish and he gave Windmill a 2-1 advantage.
Niall Connelly (Dan's) and Conor Cunningham (Windmill) are 2 high quality players and have been ejoying a fruitful season but it was Connelly that won this important frame and it was all square at the halfway point. 2-2
Peter Tavey has been a lot more consistent this season in comparison to Stevie Gray. Tavey the Dan's ace made sure this one went to form and it was the home side that took the lead for the 1st time.
Seamus Tumilty is in fine form since the turn of the year after a horrendous last few months and he made it 4-2 with routine win over a dissapointing Conor McKeown.
Gerard Hughes has been on fire all season for Dan's while his Windmill opponent Gary Cunningham is enduring a nightmare season. There was no surprises here yet again and it was the superb Hughes that wrapped up the points with a 5-2 scoreline.
Kevin O'Hagan showed his class when he made it 6-2 with a win over Gareth White.
Windmill now trail league leaders Trainor's by 5 points and are surely out of the title race.
Dan's march on but still find themselves 2 points off top spot but that's a tricky game ticked off their list.
Nan's Rams raced into a 4-1 lead against TJ's B but this derby game went all the way to the final frame to decide if TJ's could take a share of the spoils.
Barney Preece is a flying machine a is back winning again after missing the tail end of the 1st half of the season after his stunning start to the season. Preece beat Liam Downey to put the visiting Nan's 1 up.
Conor Heaney levelled matters when he beat the talented Mike Nugent.
Seamus Morgan and Pat McClenaghan took the next 2 as title hopefuls Nan's took the initiative. Shaun McDonald and Paddy McGrath slipping up on their own table. 3-1 Nan's Rams.
Leigh McAlinden is an experienced campaigner now and he made sure Nan's would get at least a point when he beat Damian McAteer. 4-1.
Harry Brady pulled 1 back when he beat Mark Pentony and Niall Rice took it to a decider when he beat Steve McSherry 4-3.
Nan's Rams needed the winner to have any hope of topping Trainor's at the summit and Mark Maguire was the hero when he ousted master tactician John McMurray in a nail biting finale.
Nan's live to fight another day and can still harbour dreams of a place in the top tier of the Newry Pool league next season.
Bosco let the chance slip of keeping tabs with the leaders and now they realistically out of the race to hold the Division 1 trophy aloft come presentation night. Opponents Johnny Murphys have taken points off some of the big guns this season but all in all they've been dreadful. The 4-4 draw with Bosco did little for either team but the City side are still in a hunt for the 2nd place promotion spot.