The task facing the mid-table Whitecross side was there for all to see. The City slickers TJ's were made to fight hard for their win but TJ's never looked in any series trouble.
Overall individual's winner and TJ's no.1 Kieran McMahon was up against Brian O'Neill who is having a great season himself. O'Neill played well but McMahons experience on the big stage was enough to give him the edge & it was 1-0 TJ's A.
Jack Courtney is one of the most improved players for TJs this season but former overall individuals winner Cathal Phelan is a match for anyone and some superb potting saw him square up the tie for Whitecross at 1-1.
Two of the hottest young prospects around clashed in the 3rd match-up of the night. TJ's A star Declan Brennan who is Blackpool bound for the World Pool Championships in the summer took on the supremely talented Michael Feenan. Brennan carried on his brilliant season with a terrific clearance to give the City side a 2-1 lead.
Having Irish pool tour winner Manny Byrne coming up next for TJ's is usually a banker and so it was again. Shane Phelan made him work for it but Byrne showed his class to give TJ's A comfortable 3-1 lead.
Tristan Byrne of TJ's A and Gavin Malone the Whitecross captain have both had better seasons personally than this one and fittingly it was a scrappy frame which Malone just edged to pull the score back to 3-2 TJs.
Laurance McAlinden has been nothing short of fantastic for TJ's A this season. He took on Alan Burke who has been red hot in Whitecross' Cup runs. Burke worked his way into the game but it was McAlinden who struck the fatal blow with a brilliant finish. 4-2 TJ's A.
The pressure was really on for the South Armagh side now. Big comebacks have been a bit of a speciality for them this season and Joseph McTaggart gave Whitecross some hope when he beat Stevie Noades with some great pool. 4-3 TJ's A.
Raymie McKenna is a big game player and well used to winning trophies with his old side Corrinshego A. Gareth McCann acquitted himself well for Whitecross but when the chance came the way of TJ's summer signing McKenna he took it with distinction. A cool calm finish sealed TJ's A the Premier Division Cup & their 2nd trophy of the season.
Just the Vegas cup against Sheepbridge and a rematch against Whitecross for an amazing clean sweep.
Captain Marvel Declan McConville gave the scoreline a more flattering look for TJ's with a win against Mickey O'Hanlon. O'Hanlon had been a good anchorman in recent cup games for Whitecross but it was the leader of the Hill Street side that put the Icing on the cake for the league & cup champions.
It's been a sensational season for TJ's A. Everyone else is miles behind this team. Whether they have the same squad next season is the million dollar question as it seems they are set to lose some of their big name players.
Whitecross have had a terrific season getting to two cup finals and sitting comfortably in mid-table. If Whitecross can strengthen their squad they could challenge for a league title as they have beaten all the top teams this season - TJ's A aside.