SNOOKER | Night of stalemates in the Commercial Club Snooker League

JJ McArdle’s team remain top of the pile

Jimmy Cooney in action at the Peadar Callan Commercial Club Snooker League

It turned out to be a night of stalemates in the Peadar Callan Commercial Club Snooker League last Wednesday with the large attendance treated to a great night of snooker.

The results on the night show just how tight it is in the race for the semi finals with just four weeks of league action remaining.

In the opening match, JJ McArdle’s team were dealt a blow when JJ was unable to take to the baize through illness.

Stand in captain Aaron Callan was first up against Micky Ralph and, in a game that could have went either way, it was Aaron who shocked Micky to put his side one-up on the night.

In the next frame, Glen Duffy dispatched of Barry McKeever to level the scores before Tony Fee put JJ’s men back in front only for Ralph to return in the remaining doubles match and rescue a point for the league leaders.

This draw gave Stephen O’Hanlon’s men a chance to open up a lead at the top of the table but they were also held to a 2–2 draw against Alan Thompson’s team with Ciaran McShane pulling out a trademark clearance to secure a point.

The last match also ended in a 2–2 draw with Brendan O’Hanlon potting a fine black in the last frame against a strong Paddy Hayes captained side.

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