Dismay for Denise as Windmill crash out

Last week’s action in the Dundalk Pool League sponsored by Bavaria centred on the cup quarter finals.

Last week’s action in the Dundalk Pool League sponsored by Bavaria centred on the cup quarter finals.

Windmill Black travelled out to Blackrock to play Harrison’s Blue. The first game was a very tactical affair between Paul Kearney (Harrison’s) and Declan Grimes and it as Paul who eventually won 2-1 to put Harrison’s ahead.

However the Windmill soon leveled the match when Anthony Donegan beat Billy Arrowsmith 2-0, but Harrison’s were back in front again when John Sands defeated Peter McCluskey 2-1.

Windmill were now up against it as they trailed 2-1 but Denise McArdle had other ideas as she went 1-0 ahead against Kieran Grimes. Kieran quickly leveled his match and in the decider it was hard to call as both players were playing very tactically.

When the chance came her way Denise went for game and unfortunately for her when she potted the black the white went in off much to her dismay.

That error put Harrison’s 3-1 ahead and in the final match Mick “Iceman”Conlon defeated Eamon Farrell 2-0 to leave the final score 4-1 in favour of Harrison’s.

The current league champions Harrison’s Green travelled into town to play Windmill Red and they quickly took control of their match.

Dermot Connolly beat Eamonn Boyle 2-0 to put Harrison’s 1-0 ahead and this lead was doubled when Jimmy Reenan beat Victor Murray 2-1.

Harrison’s sealed the victory when Wayne Rogers beat Gussie Hearty 2-0 and they then went 4-0 ahead when Ger Cunningham beat Henry Boyle 2-0. Tony Bellew stopped the whitewash when he defeated David Hanratty 2-0 in the final match to leave the final score 4-1.

In the quarter-final played in Sean’s Tavern the home side were just denied a place in the semi-finals when they were defeated 3-2 by Avenue Inn United in a very close encounter and they have now set up a semi-final meeting with Avenue Inn Rovers who got a walkover in their quarter-final match.

Action continues on April 8 with the doubles semi-finals in the Avenue Inn - Brendan Traynor/Des Reenan v Gerry Reenan/Dermot Connolly and Gussie Hearty/Eamonn Boyle v Stephen Gorham/Pat Brady. Also that night Avenue Inn Rovers take on Harrison’s Blue in the league semi-final.

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