Only 2 points split the top 7 and the runners and riders we predicted at the start of the season to compete, are all there as we near the half way mark in the league campaign.
It's not hard to see why Paddy McMahon is looking a blog on Division 1 as he helped his Bosco team inflict a 1st league defeat of the season on table topping Dan's.
Bosco couldn't buy a win at the start of last season and looked destined for a season of misery and a place in Division 2 looked a certainty. But a strong 2nd half of the league pushed them up the table and now their a good team and one to fear.
Bosco travelled out to Dan's and got off to a blistering start. Brian Dillon, ex-TJ's player Darren Devlin and Damian Brady put Bosco 3-0 up. Barry Boyle, Niall Connelly and Seamus Tumilty lost in a fairly weak looking front 3.
Twins Kevin O'Hagan and James O'Hagan hit back in style with some superb potting. Kerry McVeigh and Kieran Cummins were just simply out of their depth as Dan's pulled it back to 3-2.
Avid blog fan Paddy McMahon may never win the trophies big bro Declan has accumulated in his career but he's still a decent player for all that. McMahon had a good win over a useful Tony McElroy to ensure that Bosco would take a minimum of a point back to the City.
Brian Wallace was the Hero for Bosco as he delivered the knock out blow and blast Dan's off top spot. More importantly Dan's are only a point off Dan's and 2 off top spot. Wallace beat Gerard Hughes to the delight of his team mates and a healthy 5-2 scoreline.
Gary O'Reilly applied the icing on the cake when he beat the cool Jimmy McVerry. McVerry is usually very reliable playing last and O'Reilly should probably be grateful there was little more than pride riding on the outcome.
3-1 and 4-2 up Camlough side Trainor's Bar looked set for maximum points. Level on points at the start of play with Dan's meant the pressure was on Trainor's and the chasing pack all waiting to pounce.
Tommy Mooney showed why he is a class above Division 1 with yet another straight forward win. Pat McClenaghan his latest victim.
Nan's Rams weren't deterred and Captain Morgan inflicted a rare defeat on potting machine Declan Finnegan for 1-1.
2 massive fans of the blog, Twins Liam Bradley and Noel Bradley put a bit of daylight between the teams when the duo fired Trainor's into a 3-1 lead. Mike Nugent and Mal Maguire are 2 good players who were in the firing line for Nan's.
The talented Leigh McAlinden won the 1st frame of the 2nd half of the match and Nan's had pulled it back to 3-2. Mark Trainor has come on leaps and bounds this past few years but had no answer to McAlinden's supreme potting.
When the reliable Paddy McKeown put Trainor's on the hill with a good win over Mark Pentony the signs were ominous for the visitors.
Charlie Doherty and Danny Cinamond are up there with the steadiest players in Division 1. Cinamond a super potter and Doherty the crafty fox. Surely 1 would seal the deal for the South Armagh cueists.
Anthony O'Hare was in 1st to deny Doherty and Trainor's an early finish - 4-3.
Mark Maguire undoubtedly started out 2nd favourite against Danny Cinamond but Maguire has a good knowledge of the game and gets his fair share of the wins for Nan's.
It was Maguire who came out on top and the Nan's marksman played some great pool in the decider to become the City sides hero.
4-4 will dissapoint Trainor's have led for most of the match. Nan's Rams are here to stay and it is a very good draw away from home.
The draw gives Trainor's a 1 point advantage over Dan's at the top.
Ballyholland stayed in contention with a comprehensive 6-2 win over Johnny Murphys. Ballyholland led 4-1 before taking the final 2 frames for a very handy night on the baize.
Granvue Hotel kept up with the pace setters taking a 3-0 lead before the woeful Indo A got their 1st frame. The Omeath side ran out the final 4 frames destroying Indo 7-1.
The league tables are online.
There are some cracking fixtures tomorrow night.
Granvue host Dan's Bar. Both teams are joined on 11pts. Just 1 off the top. What a massive game that is with both teams needing the 2 points.
Bosco host Ballyholland with both teams on 10 points. The prospect of going 4 points behind for either of these teams might just knock them from the title race.
Nan's v Windmill is surely a must win for Windmill.
Trainor's travel up the road to Johnny Murphys in what looks like a straight forward 2 points for the Camlough league leaders