POOL | Cluskey’s impress as they leave Commercial Club with a victory
After last week’s postponements due to the bad weather, the action resumed in the Tuborg Dundalk Pool League on Monday night.
Division 2A Round-Up
In Division 2A, Cluskey’s travelled to play Commercial Destroyers and the home team started brightly when Henry Cooney was on top form to beat Aidan McLoughlin but the scores were level when Cathal McKenna beat James Coburn 2–1.
Destroyers captain Davy Moran beat Jason McArdle 2–1 in a tactical match to put the home team back in front but Cluskey’s responded again when the reliable James King beat Gerry Rogers 2–1 to send the match to a decider.
Here, Alan Meegan recorded two superb finishes to beat Tony Fee and complete a 3–2 victory for Cluskey’s.
Elsewhere, Uncle Tom’s Heroes played host to Rosewood Windmill and it was the home team that got off to a flying start when Darren McArdle beat Eamonn Boyle 2–1.
Gussie Hearty was in top form for the Rosewood when he beat Paul Foley to level the match and the visitors went in front when Richie Keeley beat Sam McArdle.
Gerry McArdle levelled the match again when he beat Paul Boyle 2–0 and in the decider the two captains — Kevin Soraghan and Tony Bellew — went head to head. Tony was always in control as he beat Kevin 2–0 to complete a 3–2 victory for the Rosewood.
Mrs Soraghan’s Boys were also on their travels, making the journey to play Avenue Warriors, and Martin Lambe put the visitors ahead when he easily beat Stephen Gorham.
Warriors captain Rodney Gray levelled the match when he beat Rory Campbell and after this Soraghan’s took control of the tie as they won the last three matches with victories for Barry Soraghan, Paul Murnaghan and Dessie Soraghan to complete a 4–1 victory.
Division 2B Round-Up
In Division 2B, Bennett’s entertained Avenue Avengers and it was the visitors that won the opening match when the experienced John Browne beat Owen Myles.
Alan Gartlan levelled the match when he beat Thomas Reenan and the visitors went back in front when captain Ciaran McShane was in outstanding form to beat Benny McAleavey 2–0.
The match was level again when Paul Kehoe beat Niall McKevitt 2–0 and in the decider Ryan Sherry was no match for Shane Garvey who won 2–0 to complete a 3–2 victory for the Avengers.
Boylesports travelled to play Sean’s Tavern but the visitors found the home team in top form as Sean’s won the match 4–1. The winners for Sean’s were Ken Mulholland, Pat Jackson, Peter Duffy and Tony O’Hare with Thomas Mulvey scoring for Boylesports.
In Gyles Quay, Ferguson’s entertained Harry’s Heroes and it was the home team that started brightly as Ciaran Crawley recovered from losing the opening frame to beat Michael McAlester 2–1.
After this, the visitors took control of the match and the home team never won another frame as Michael Fee, Martin Hayes, Tommy O’Hare and Don O’Brien all recorded 2–0 victories to secure a 4–1 win for Harry’s.
Division One Round-Up
In Division One, Commercial Exiles entertained Avenue Rovers and it was Rovers who were on top form as they recorded a 5–0 victory. The winners for Rovers were Wayne Rogers, Pat Brady, Paul Kelly, Alan Thompson and John Dugdale.
Elsewhere, Castle Bar Rejects played Commercial Classico’s and it was the Classico’s who quickly raced into a 4–0 lead with wins for Michael Ralph, Marty Ferrigan, Justin McArdle and Aaron Callan. Bryan Crowe was the lone scorer for the Rejects when he beat Dominic O’Connor 2–0 in the last match.
The Classico’s and the Rejects clashed again on Wednesday night in a rearranged Tuborg Cup match and it was the Rejects who powered into a 2–0 lead with wins for Julio Cesar and David McQuillan.
The Classico’s responded to level the match at 2–2 with victories for Justin McArdle and Aaron Callan.
In the decider, Dominic O’Connor played Paul Byrne and Paul took full advantage of mistakes by Dominic to win the match and complete a 3–2 victory for the Rejects.
Tuborg Pool League Fixtures, Monday October 30th
Commercial Classico’s v Uncle Tom’s Cream
Castle Bar Rejects v Commercial Exiles
Avenue Rovers v Blue Anchor
Uncle Tom’s Heroes v Commercial Destroyers
Rosewood Windmill v Avenue Warriors
Cluskey’s v Mrs Soraghan’s Boys
Boylesports v Bennett’s
Harry’s Heroes v Sean’s Tavern
Avenue Avengers v Ferguson’s