The Working Men's Club raced into 4-0 lead but the Ram's fought back to leave it a tense finish for CWC.
Paul McKay got the ball rolling and played super pool to beat Tom McManus & put the league runners up 1 to the good.
Paul Murphy doubled CWC's lead when a nice finish kept the very useful Mickey Nugent in his seat for 2-0.
CWC were moving up a gear & the Quayside Rams were 3 behind when the experienced Jimmy O'Hare was beaten by Seamus McKeown in a close game. 3-0.
The Ram's were looking like vulnerable new born lambs surrounded by hungry wolves and Tommy Rooney feasted on the wounded Rams with his usual cool, calm, assured pool when he saw off the supremely confident potter Barney Preece. The Rams looked dead & buried especially with Preece being the ace in their pack. 4-0.
CWC captain Paul Kelland was tasked with securing the trophy but Malachy McGurie dug deep to put Quayside on the scoreboard. And now it was 4-1.
PJ Gilmore has had a sensational season and it would have been fitting for him to claim the Div1 league cup but Pat McClenaghan had other ideas & the Mother of all comebacks could just maybe be on the cards. 4-2 CWC.
Cathal Murphy who's been in & out of the starting line-up this season for CWC was up against the tricky Leigh McAlinden. McAlinden had Murphy on the back foot from the start and a good finish gave the Rams 3 on the spin & now it was squeeky bum time. Memories of letting the league slip through they're fingers must surely have been racing through the Working Men's heads.
Pat Hughes has been the saviour for CWC on so many occasions and he was up against Tony Heatley. Heatley is no dozer about the table but Hughes has nerves of steal. He definitely didn't want it going down to a final frame lottery & with some good potting & a pressure black sunk Hughes was the toast of CWC.
With the celebrations in full swing Quayside captain Brendan McNally didn't upset too many when he claimed the final frame of the night over CWC's Kieran Cunningham.
For CWC it's been a really good season winning the Divisional cup and runners-up in the league. Losing the league on the last day was hard to take for the Hill Street side but they can be proud of their performances this season. Winning this cup was very important for them and now they can look forward to the Premier Division next season with lots of optimism.
Quayside have a very good side and aren't far away from some major silverware. Quayside have a good record in the cups and now must push on for promotion next season because the squad is there to compete at the highest level.