The TJ's side of 2014-15 broke virtually every record in the book. They started by being the longest unbeaten team in the top flight of the Newry & District pool league, then the 1st team to ever win the league without losing a match. TJ's also set a new record by finishing 10pts ahead of the runners-up beating Corrinshego's previous record of 9.
Then they became the 1st team to ever complete the top flight league programme unbeaten and amazingly finished the entire season unbeaten when they captured the Premier Division Cup, the Vegas Cup & finally the Cunningham Cup.
Corrinshego A completely dominated the old Division 1 league for over a decade - winning 11 league titles on the spin. From 2001 to 2012 the rest of the Newry & District pool league lived off scraps. Corrinshego roughly had the same back squad throughout their reign in the 'noughties'.
Many of those players were drafted in like Pat Brady & Tommy Mooney who joined after Corrinshego had turned their club into a trophy making machine. Superb players such as Stevie Taggart & Conor McCooey came for a few seasons & left.
Some current & former TJ's players played for both teams. TJ's A current captain Declan McConville gained valuable experience there. Stevie Noade, Raymie McKenna and others such as Karl McGuiness & Tony McGovern played for both.
Picking the best Corrinshego season isn't easy. In 2005-06 season they set the then record of 9pt winning margin. Millie's had formed from the old Cue Club team consisting of great players like Manny Byrne, Eugene McDermott Mark McSherry & Kieran McMahon. And we're miles off the pace.
In 2006-07 was the incredible quadruple year. Amazingly the league went to a play-off this season. A week earlier TJ's lost out to Corrinshego in the final of the Cunningham cup and were well up for a play off in the Hockey Club, in the end of season decider. Joe Poucher played Bernie Magee & the rock solid Bernie held his nerve to claim Corrinshego's 7th league in a row. The South Armagh side then went on to win all the cups in an incredible season.
Corrinshego ace Cathal Phelan claimed the singles crown too.
2007-08 season would have to be the the season were Corrinshego had their best year - the double quadruple. After 10 games they had won 8 and drew 2. After 18 games they had 14 wins & 4 draws. McGuigans were 5pts adrift & Corrinshego only needed a point to capture their 8th title in a row when the visited Quinns in Camlough. Quinns won 5-3 to become the 1st & only side to beat Corrinshego that year. The perennial league champions then went on to win the title & the other 3 cups beating a certain Quinns side 5-1 in the Cunningham cup. They also beat Quinns 7-1 in November in their 1st meeting.
Incidentally C'shego beat TJ's in the 1st round of the Cunningham cup 5-4.
Corrinshego pair Tommy Mooney & Raymie McKenna won the doubles for good measure.
The side of 07-08 consisted of Spud Murphy, Seamus McGeoghegan, Cathal Phelan, Harvey Lavelle, Raymie McKenna, Bernie Magee, Kieran Hanna, Paul O'Callaghan, Adrian McKevitt & Chris Murphy. An unbelievable team and they had no Pat Brady that year.
The TJ's side of 2014/15 - Kieran McMahon, Declan Brennan, Manny Byrne, Tristan Byrne, Laurence McAlinden, Declan McMahon, Stevie Noade, Jack Courtney, Eugene McDermott, captain Declan McConville & one of Corrinshego's finest sons Raymie McKenna is a Dreamteam.
Nicknamed the Invincibles or the Unbeatables they have undeniably assembled one of the greatest teams in the Newry league ever.