Liam Bradley has been fantastic all season & gave McGuigans the lead when he beat Jamie Fletcher who himself has been one of the shining lights for Boyds.
The experienced Richie Fletcher levelled up the scores when he not surprisingly beat Mark O'Hare 1-1.
Tommy Haughey is another player on-form and he beat Paddy Phillips to give McGuigans the lead again and there were no big surprises so far.
And it kept going by the script when hot favourite & Boyds legend Kris Fletcher levelled up the scores with some brilliant pool beating helpless Jonny Sloan for 2-2.
Matthew Cregan used his experience to put Monaghan street side McGuigans back in front for the 3rd time when he squeezed past Raymond McMahon & it was 3-2.
What a player Ronan O'Reilly is coming on and he was almost a dead cert to win after the season he's had & the great pool he is playing. Jeremy O'Brien could do little to stop O'Reilly putting the mighty McGuigans on the hill. 4-2.
But Boyds struck back with Billy Hunt holding his nerve against Shane McVerry with some good pots and using the head to make it 4-3.
Jim Boyd brought to to a decider when he levelled up the scores for the 3rd time at 4-4. Jim is steady as a rock when the pressure is on & he did brilliantly to beat Sean Bradley.
This was time for a cool head. A whole season of hard work, great pool, lucky & of course unlucky pool was all down to one frame for a place in the Div1 league for next season.
Brendan Fitzpatrick took on Martin Bolton. It was a cagey frame with plenty of mistakes but Fitzpatrick held his nerve to sink the final black and he was mobbed by all his ecstatic team-mates. 5-4 to McGuigans.
What a match & a great finale to the Div1 league campaign