Here it is the new pool season is almost here after a long summer break.
The Newry & District pool league sees some new teams & familiar faces with new clubs.
The Pool league will see the Cue Club enter a team for the first time under its current management. The snooker hall will play in Div2.
Nans Rams are a new entrant this year & will play in Div1.
The Rams are mostly former Quayside players moving across to Nan Rices Bar.
Belinis Bar in its luxurious surroundings have a new team in this season and with a very strong squad they will play in the Premier Division.
Sheepbridge Bar have virtually a new team & with a lot of old Corrinshego faces in this squad they will hope to be challenging TJ's for honors this season.
The season kicks off this Thursday 17th September in the preliminary rounds of both the Vegas & Cunningham cups.
Premier Division champions TJ's A are straight into action when they host last seasons div 1 champions Dan's C in a tricky looking Vegas Cup tie.
Hopefully dans can upset the apple cart but its not looking good tjs we think will
be too strong on this occasion.
Also in the Vegas Cup preliminary round is new team Cue Club who are at home to Div2 team St. Monnina.
The Saints aren't long back in the league themselves & didn't rip up too many trees last season.
Cue Club have a fantastic venue & it should be interesting to see how they settle in this season.
TJ's C of Div1 host Div2 side ArmaghDown in the final preliminary round Vegas Cup game.
TJ's C start hot favourites here.
Cunningham Cup tie Boyds v Cavern is the pick of the 3 games. This local derby sees the these div2 rivals go head to head with Boyds favourites after narrowly missing out on promotion last season.
CWC who finished runner-up in Div1 last season host McGuigans C of Div2 and it's hard to in visage a shock result here.
The final preliminary cup tie sees Bears entertain Trainors of Canal Street. Bears got relegated from the Premier Division last season & should be way too strong for Trainors.