Mickey O'Hanlon was in 1st for Whitecross but some excellent pool from Kieran McMahon put the hosts CWC 1-0 up.
Cathal Phelan levelled the scores for Whitecross when he beat former doubles winner Gerry Cregan. Michael Feenan had a chance to put the South Armagh boys into the lead but the experienced Tommy Rooney took his chance to make it 2-1 CWC. The home side couldn't believe their luck when Seamus McKeown rolled back the years to beat Gavin Malone to put CWC 3-1 up.
Gareth McCann gave Whitecross hope when he beat John McClorey to make it 3-2. Whitecross duo Marty O'Callaghan & Paddy O'Callaghan both only newly signed up, are proving inspirational signings and helped the visitors into a 4-3 lead when they beat captain Paul Kelland & PJ Gilmore.
It was all down to Shane Phelan of Whitecross against Pat Hughes CWC to see where the points would go. After tension filled battle the buzzer went for 20mins. When the chance arrived Shane smashed hope a superb black to bring both points home for Whitecross who are top with a game in hand. It's good to see one the smaller teams top for a while anyway
TJ's A were stunned at home by a plucky and resolute Windmill Bar. Windmill have got off to a decent start this season but could never have expected to claim a point off the Champions especially when TJ's took a 4-2 lead.
Raymie McKenna & Declan McMahon left the champs with an up hill task when they lost to Ruairi Cunningham & Ruairi Devlin.
Laurence McAlinden & Manny Byrne squared up the match with some fantastic pool with wins over Niall McGeogh & Conor Cunningham.
Jack Courtney and Tristan Byrne fired TJ's into a 2 frame lead and surely bag both points for TJs A with good wins over Conor McKeown & the very reliable Tommy Broughton. The score read 4-2 and with Stevie Noade and captain machon on the last 2,games Windmill were definitely thinking it was a trip to the city centre for no points.
But the super potter Aaron O'Callaghan out gunned Noades & the pressure was on Declan McConville With the game at his mercy he handed half the points to the Windmill bar when he went in off on the black to hand Chris Marley a win and a share of the spoils.
In Division one
McGuigan's demolished Ballyholland's 100% record with a fairly comprehensive victory up in Ballyholland social club.
Gerard McAvoy gave the home side a 1-0 win over Gary Fitzmaurice.
McGuigans hit a purple patch smacking 4 frames on the spin against the unbeaten Ballyholland. Seamus Pearce, Mickey Kinney, Kevin Pearce & Kenny Gilbraith beat Colm Shields, Giby Vettiankal, Jim McMahon & Kevin McGovern.
Ballyholland pulled it back to 4-2 deficit thanks to Brendan Keenan getting the better of a useful Aaron Ruddy.
Keith Gilbraith was the hero after he wrapped up the 2pts for the visiting McGuigans when some superb pool. He got the better of Dave McAvoy. Marty O'Hare used all his experience to reduce the scoreline to 5-3 with a win over Gerard Kinney but both points headed back to Monaghan Street and to McGuigans Bar.
TJ's D had a stunning comeback against City rivals Bosco. Johnny Fegan, Kieran Cummins and Robert Devlin gave Bosco a surprise 3-0 lead in TJ's.
Martin Cartmill started the comeback before Adrain Annett & Davy Hanna levelled the scores at 3-3. Nicky Irwin & Callum Byrne completed an incredible match by winning the last 2 frames to and secure 2 very valuable points for TJ's D.
In Division 2
New side Cue Club moved joint top despite only getting a draw out in Millvale Arms. Philip Murphy v Colly McCann was certainly the pick of the of the games. Both are superb potters with McCann maybe a bit more experienced in the safety department. As it turned out it ended up a potting fest & the brilliant Murphy came out on top to give the visiting Cue Club the lead.
Eddie Lee doubled the City Centre teams lead before Millvale hit back through Killian McDonnell when he beat Jordan Murphy. Jamie McCann gave Cue Club a very healthy 3-1 lead after his win over Nathan Bradley.
Ryan Diamond, Willy Hughes Marty McGoldrick fired Millvale into a 4-3 lead with great wins over Sean McArdle, John Craven &‘the usually dependable Calvin Li.
Joe Magill got all the high fives at the end when he took a point home to the Snooker Club after a nervy final frame win over Jamie Hughes for a final score of 4-4.
Maddens picked up their 1st league win of the season after a good win over fellow struggling McSwiggans Bar. Stephen Wylie gave the visiting McSwiiggans a 1-0 lead before new signing Brendan Curran, then josh McKeown, Declan Cunningham & Nicky Connell raced Maddens into a 4-1 advantage.
Joe McAteers reduced the arrears for the visitors but Sean Curran & Martin Reavy sealed 2 welcome points for Maddens Bar.
Maddens have no excuse for a poor season this year. They have some very good players from a successful Indo team & a lot of their players have experience of pool at the top tier.
St. Monnina seemed to have improved a lot from last season & stunned Granvue Hotel taking both points in a pulsating match. Granvue had sat proudly top of the Division 2 tree on maximum points but St. Monnina have a team full of grinders to slow down the attacking players of Granvue.
Barry Smith beat Peter McCourt to the Killeavey men the lead. The superb Conor Dullaghan levelled the scores when he beat Andrew Mackin. The very experienced Conor McQuaid beat a useful Shane Feehan & it was 2-1 to the Saints. Again it was all square when Richie Magee won a tight frame against Darren Mackin for 2-2.
Paddy Hughes is another very experienced player & a great potter and it was no surprise that he beat Chris Smith to make it 3-2 to the home side. The tit-for-tat continued as the brilliant Paul Bruen tied the match at 3-3 & kept the Omeath side still in the hunt for the 2pts that would retain their 100% record.
Dominic Donnelly always picks the right shots even if he is unlikely to fire in an 8 ball clearance he had all the know how to give Monnina Club a 4-3 lead with a great win over David Heaney.
Tony McGuinness was the man of the moment for St. Monnina and not for the 1st time in his pool career. His crucial win over Paddy Fisher claimed the Saints their 1st win of the season and now leaves them only 2pts off the Division 2 leaders!
Would all teams please remember that all players must be registered before they play, any team found to be playing unregistered players will lose all points gained and face a fine of £20.00,
even if an unregistered player wins or not the team will lose point or points gained, and in the event of cup games teams will be disqualified. No Excuses.
Check out the website for all the results and the updated league tables.
Just a wee note: could all team captains writing out the team sheets please use full names and make sure the names are easily read please.
Also if a player does a break finish put a BF beside their name and we'll give them a mention.
Also and 8 ball clearance put 8B & we'll make sure our blog readers Know how good you all are.
And for a re-spot put in RS. Put a bit more meat on the bones as they say!