Never before has there been so much interest in the Newry and District Pool Individuals. The first round has been and gone and both of last year's finalists have crashed out. It proves how hard it is to not only win but retain the Singles crown.
Players like Manny Byrne have made the headlines in the local papers for his exploits in the European Pool Championships in France and of course you read it all here on the blog FIRST. Also league players Tristan Byrne, Paddy Tavey, Niall O'Hare and Declan McConville all now competing on the international stage, is proof our pool league is in a very healthy position right now.
www.newrypoolleague.com has gone from strength to strength and a huge well done must be said to league Secretary Micky Cunningham with the webpage the blog and facebook page/ is only going to get better and within hours of receiving the pool cards fans across the globe can see the updated results and league tables Individuals / Pairs and Cup Competitions.
With Pat Brady and Harvey Lavelle now running a book on the Singles event it's the main topic of conversation in every pub. All 64 players have now been priced to win the much coveted Newry Pool league Singles Champion for 2016.
With last year's Champion James O'Hagan out there will be a new champion.
What we want to do on the blog is gather up all the names of former individual winners and the year they won so we can do a special blog and a definitive collection of past champions.
We want winners from the old 4 divisions plus the overall winners. There is no where for anyone to see who all has won all these titles and hopefully with the help of our knowledgeable readers we can put that straight.
Manny Byrne, Kieran McMahon, Harvey Lavelle, Cathal Phelan, Pat Brady, Declan McMahon, Paul Morgan and Paul O'Callaghan must have nearly 20 between them.
Don't forget players like Johnny Carson, Laurence McAlinden, Barney Preece and Cathal McCoy who picked up individuals trophies and nobody ever heard of them again. Unfortunately we cannot put in Michael Feenan as the 2017 winner cannot go up until next year!
We need the name and year plesse so Seamus McGeoghegan, Kieran Hanna and Eugene McDermott get the thinking caps on so we can get these champions in black and white.
Let's get a roll of honour up so we can give recognition to these terrific achievements.
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