The Tuborg Dundalk Pool League returned to action after the Christmas break with the big Division One match taking place in Harrison’s between Harrison’s Blue and Avenue Inn Eagles.
It was the visitors who started off best when new recruit Alan Thompson beat Kieran Grimes 2-0, however the home team soon levelled the match when Paul Kearney beat David Hanratty 2-1.
Wayne Rogers put the Eagles back in front when he convincingly beat Brendan Reenan 2-0 and they sealed the victory when Graham Baitson beat the Harrison’s captain Gerry Reenan 2-1.
Paul McQuillan salvaged a bonus point for the home team when he beat Conor McDonnell 2-1 in the last match to leave the final score 3-2 in favour of Avenue Inn Eagles.
In Division Two, Windmill Black entertained Castle Bar Baize and it was the away team who started best when Bryan Crowe beat Declan Grimes 2-1.
However the home team bounced straight back when Peter McCluskey beat Mattie Hoey 2-0 and the Windmill captain Eamonn Farrell beat Benny McAleavey 2-1. Windmill sealed the victory when Anthony Donegan beat the experienced David Crowe 2-0.
The last match was to decide which team would get the bonus point and it involved Windmill’s Denise McArdle and the Castle Bar captain Shane Dillon.
With the game level at 1-1, it looked like Denise was going to get the bonus point for the Windmill but unfortunately for her she potted the final black only for the white ball to go into the pocket as well, to leave the final score 3-2 in favour of the Windmill.
Also in Division Two, Sean’s Tavern travelled out to play the Lumpers and Sean’s seemed to have lost their pre-Christmas form as they were beaten 4-1 by the home team.
The winners for the Lumpers were Stephen Finnegan, Nathan Lambe, Dom Gallagher and Ciaran Keenan with Tony O’Hare the lone scorer for Sean’s. This victory means that the Lumpers move up to third in the table behind Jackie Murphy’s and Windmill Black.
Bottom of Division Two Avenue Inn Swifts entertained high flying Callan’s and it was the visitors who started best when Martin Quigley beat Keith Gorham 2-0.
After that it was the home team who took over when the recorded four victories on the trot courtesy of Shane Garvey, Glen Duffy, Brian O’Gorman and team captain Jason McConville.