*** UPDATE ***
A Delegates meeting will take place in the Q.Club on Thursday 8th October starting at 7.30pm. One representative from each team is asked to attend as important decisions may be taken regarding how we move forward during these difficult times.
Reps are asked to gauge the feelings of their playing panel before the meeting takes place.
Now taking names for our next two £20 Knockout Competitions, the Open Handicap 17 and the ‘B3’ Event 14.
Still finishing off current competitions from before lockdown but they should be cleared up in the next week or two.
Draw for the ‘B3’ will take place next MONDAY 14th September at around 8pm
Draw for the Open Handicap will take place in 2 weeks MONDAY 21st at around 8pm.
The usual 10 days or so for every round will be in place.
Anyone looking to enter just comment below or get in contact via PM or in the club..
Just to let everyone know that the meeting we had planned for Thursday 20th August in the St Comgalls Club has now been cancelled due to the NI Executive putting back the date when "Wet Bars" can open to September at the earliest.
Please keep checking this website and Facebook for any further updates
Hi all, the Executive Committee members have been in touch with each other during the months of April and May. What we can confirm at this point in time is that there will be no League Pool played during the summer months of June, July and August. We will monitor the ongoing Covid 19 situation regarding any possible start up in September or later as things develop.
Keep safe everybody.
The Larne & District Pool League has been suspended due to the Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic. Our players health and in turn the health of their loved ones is paramount at this time.
This decision will be reviewed every fortnight by the Committee as the situation develops.
Blues 5-10 Ibrox
With leaders Five Plus One and second placed Ibrox both winning comfortably tonight the scene is set for a huge top of the table clash between both teams next Thursday in the Rangers Club. Ibrox came through with session scores of 3-2, 4-1 and 3-2 away to Blues whilst Five Plus One won all three sessions by 4-1 at home to Clonlee. Q.Tips followed up last weeks big win with another, this time they won 13-2 away to Station Bar with session scores of 4-1, 5-0 and 4-1. New team in the League from the half way break Dirty Dozen under the leadership of Marty Kane registered their first success, a 9-7 away win in the Pigeon Club against Lorraine's Flyers. The match though went the whole way to the Play Off Frame where veteran Alan Corrigan secured the win for his team and also four frames from four on the night for himself. St Comgalls stay in third position after victory in another match that went to the sixteenth rack. Hero of the hour for the hosts against Q.Stars was once again the consistent Dean McDonagh, session scores were 2-3, 2-3, 4-1 and 1-0 for Paul Smyth's side. Last but not least in the third match of the evening that went the whole way John Kerr's Eight Ball Army edged it 9-7 against Q.Stix. Play Off Frame winner for the Army was Thomas Fleming as they stay in fourth spot in the table with session scores of 4-1, 3-2, 1-4 and 1-0 in their favour.
With only five remaining fixtures our 2020 "McCLAY'S TROPHIES" Player of the Year Competition has a clear leader albeit only by a single point. Johnny Nelson leads Dean McDonagh with Thomas Fleming having a fantastic season sitting in third spot.
LEAGUE WEEK 18 THURSDAY 19th MARCH
Lorraine's Flyers V Blues
Ibrox V Five Plus One
Clonlee V Q.Stix
Dirty Dozen V Q.Stars
Q.Tips V St Comgalls
Eight Ball Army V Station Bar
THURSDAY 5th MARCH
Clonlee 4-11 Ibrox
Dirty Dozen 5-10 Station Bar
Eight Ball Army 7-9 St Comgalls
Lorraine's Flyers 4-11 Q.Stix
Q.Stars 4-11 Five Plus One
Q.Tips 12-3 Blues
Its as you were at the top. Five Plus One showed no negative reaction to last weeks scare as they seen off a strong Q.Stars side by 11-4. Session scores for Bryan McWhirter's team were 4-1, 3-2 and 4-1 with veteran Bill McIlroy Sr winning the thirteenth frame to secure both points. Ibrox stay second after an untroubled 11-4 away win over Clonlee. The Rangers Club side came out of the traps at speed racing into a 4-0 lead and Neil Campbell secured both points in Frame 12 to keep up their title challenge. Q.Tips were also untroubled as they beat basement team Blues by 12-3. Hugo Manson's side won each session by 4-1 as they prepare for their upcoming Knockout Cup Semi Final against Lorraine's Flyers. Lorraine's themselves went down at home 11-4 to Alan Johnston's Q.Stix. Session scores for the victors were 4-1, 4-1 and 3-2 with Jim Gilchrist ensuring both points by winning the eleventh rack. Their was a much anticipated derby match in the Station between newcomers Dirty Dozen and Station Bar. Underdogs the Dozen fought hard and got themselves into a 5-4 lead but a fantastic run of six on the trot ensured the two points went the way of Micky O'Boyle's team. Session scores for the winners were 3-2, 2-3 and 5-0. Last but not least the match between Eight Ball Army at home to St Comgalls went all the way to the Play Off Frame after it ended 8-7 to the visitors. And it was St Comgalls who came out on top to take both points with Dean McDonagh once again being the man of the moment. The win keeps St Comgalls title hopes alive as they now sit clear in third trailing the leaders by only four points.
LEAGUE WEEK 17 FIXTURES
THURSDAY 12th MARCH
In the McCLAY TROPHIES & ENGRAVING PLAYER OF THE YEAR race, it is still neck and neck between Johnny Nelson (Five Plus One) & Dean McDonagh (St Comgalls) both with 37 wins from 45 frames played. Thomas Fleming's (Eight Ball Army) fantastic season continues as he sits in joint third with Anthony McCorry (St Comgalls) on 28 points. With just six League games remaining it is sure to be an exciting run in on all fronts.
LEAGUE WEEK 15 RESULTS
THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY
Blues 6-9 Station Bar
Clonlee 3-12 Lorraine's Flyers
Dirty Dozen 5-10 St Comgalls
Five Plus One 9-6 Q.Tips
Ibrox 12-3 Eight Ball Army
Q.Stix 6-9 Q.Stars
What an incredible comeback we had in the big clash in the Larne & District Pool League Week 15. Top of the table Five Plus One trailed 0-5 against a very strong Q.Tips side and it looked like we would have new leaders as second placed Ibrox were winning comfortably in their fixture. But whatever Manager Bryan McWhirter said to his troops after that first session definitely worked as they came right back taking nine out of the remaining ten frames to seal a famous victory and remain in pole position. Fantastic stuff from the leaders.
Ibrox themselves were in fine form as they seen off third placed Eight Ball Army, session scores of 4-1, 5-0 and 3-2 gave the Rangers Club side a 12-3 win and they remain in second spot one point adrift of Five Plus One.
Nick McClay's Q.Stars won the last three frames of their match against Q.Stix to secure both points in what had been a very tight derby match. Session scores for the victors were 3-2, 2-3 and 4-1.
Alex Irvine's Blues put up a brave fight at home to Station Bar racing into a 3-0 lead but the Railwaymen stormed back taking eight out of the next nine racks and although Blues registered another double the points went to Station courtesy of a final frame win by Captain Micky O'Boyle.
St Comgalls laboured early on away to Marty Kane's Dirty Dozen. But they took control of the match and eventually seen it out by 10-5. Session scores for Paul Smyth's team were 2-3, 4-1 and 4-1.
Last but not least Ian McCalmont's Lorraine's Flyers notched up their fourth win of the season away to Clonlee. The home team started brightly taking the first two racks but Lorraine's moved up through the gears losing only one more on the night finishing with an impressive 12-3 win
LEAGUE WEEK 16 FIXTURES
THURSDAY 5th MARCH
Clonlee V Ibrox
Dirty Dozen V Station Bar
Eight Ball Army V St Comgalls
Lorraine's Flyers V Q.Stix
Q.Stars V Five Plus One
Q.Tips V Blues
THURSDAY 20th FEBRUARY
Eight Ball Army 11-4 Dirty Dozen
Lorraine's Flyers 5-10 Ibrox
Q.Stars 10-5 Clonlee
Q.Tips 6-9 Q.Stix
St Comgalls 11-4 Blues
Station Bar 5-10 Five Plus One
After Doubles and Three A Sides the past few weeks league action resumed tonight in the Larne and District Pool League as we head towards the business end of the season. But it's as you were at the top with the leading three teams all registering wins. Bryan McWhirter's Five Plus One travelled to and seen off a determined Station Bar side managed by Micky O'Boyle by 10-5 with session scores of 3-2, 3-2 and 4-1 whilst Robert Hawkins's Ibrox recorded the same scoreline away to Ian McCalmont's Lorraine's Flyers helped greatly by winning the first six racks of the match. Session scores for the Rangers Club team were 5-0, 2-3 and 3-2. John Kerr's third placed Eight Ball Army had another impressive win, this time it was by 11-4 at home to Marty Kane's Dirty Dozen with scores of 4-1, 2-3 and 5-0. St Comgalls go clear in fourth spot, Paul Smyth's lads being relatively untroubled in an 11-4 home win against Alex Irvine's Blues. The hosts did trail 1-2 early doors but took ten out of the remaining twelve frames to secure both points. Hugo Manson's Q.Tips lost further ground going down 6-9 at home to Alan Johnston's Q.Stix. The match was closely poised at 6-5 to the visitors who then went on to win the next three racks and ensure the two points. Nick McClay's Q.Stars stay in touch with a solid 10-5 win over Francie Gribben's Clonlee. Session scores for the hosts were 3-2, 4-1 and 3-2.
LEAGUE WEEK 15 FIXTURES
THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY
Blues V Station Bar
Clonlee V Lorraine's Flyers
Dirty Dozen V St Comgalls
Five Plus One V Q.Tips
Ibrox V Eight Ball Army
Q.Stix V Q.Stars
GERRY & THE PEACEMAKERS RETAIN THE 3 A SIDES TITLE
Housty’s Hustlers 5-3 Q Club Select
Clonlee 1-5 Lorraines
Barney’s Army w/o
Henchmen 5-2 Blues
St Comgalls 0-5 Ibrox 114s
Q Stix 2-5 Ibrox 160s
LAST 8 RESULTS
Gerry And The Peacemakers 5-4 Housty's Hustlers
Eight Ball Army 5-4 Ibrox 160s
Lorraine's 5-2 Henchmen
Ibrox 114s 5-3 Barney's Army
Gerry And The Peacemakers 5-1 Eight Ball Army
Lorraine's 5-4 Ibrox 114s
Gerry And The Peacemakers 5-1 Lorraine's
G&TP, LORR, G&TP, G&TP, G&TP, G&TP
Gerry And The Peacemakers - Gerry McCorry Ryan Marcus William Mcilroy
Housty's Hustlers - Stuart Houston Eddie Gribben Nick McClay Michael O'Boyle
Q Club Select - Ryan Scott Thomas Fleming Tyler Mckee
Clonlee - Liam McCorry Liam Young Stephen McAuley
Lorraines - Ian McCalmont Neil Mcfaul Joe Bell
Barney’s Army - Barney Hylands William Irvine Wayne Lewis Davy Magill
Q Tips - Chris Carson Steven Carson Andy Arbuthnot
Eight Ball Army - Jean Mcilroy John Kerr Gareth Fears Ryan McAleenan
Q Club - Darren Lowe Jim Gilchrist Trevor Whiteside, Ellis Martin
Henchman - Martin Kane Colin Campbell Rodney Mcilhinney
Blues - Alex Irvine Neil Cowie Phillip Walter Haveron Gary Peoples
St Comgalls - Anthony McCorry Gary McCorry Paul McAlister Paul Smyth
Ibrox 114s - Gary Wallace Lee McIlreavey Martin Goudie Kenny English
Q Stix - Alan Johnston Craig Johnston Colin Wilson Stephen Peoples
Ibrox 160s - Robert Hawkins Michael Wilson Stephen McWhirter Stephen Johnston
Team Managers for Larne for the 2020 NIPA Interleague events have been confirmed as follows -
'A' Team - Hugo Manson
'B1' Team - Micky O'Boyle
'B2' Team - Kieran McAlister
Best of luck to all three !!
The 'B' Team event will be played on Saturday 14th March
The 'A' Team event will be played on Sunday 15th March
Once teams are selected could players let their Managers know asap if they need a team shirt and/or transport to the event which is being played in the Queens Hall, Newtownards. Address is 18 West Street, BT23 4EN
Congratulations to Dean McDonagh and Shaun McAlister. The duo have won the Larne & District League Doubles for the fourth time in seven years having played solid Pool during Finals Night in the Q.Club on Thursday 30th January. They won thirteen racks for the loss of only three on their way to victory beating last season winners Gerry McCorry and Ryan Marcus in the Final.
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister 4-1 Eddie Gribben/Lee Gribben
Michael Wilson/Neil Campbell 2-4 Andy Mackey/Tyler McKee
Kieran McAlister/Micky O'Boyle 0-4 Anthony McCorry/Ciaran O'Toole
Ryan Marcus/Gerry McCorry 4-0 Marty Goudie/KennyEnglish
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister 4-0 Andy Mackey/Tyler McKee
Anthony McCorry/Ciaran O'Toole 1-4 Ryan Marcus/Gerry McCorry
Dean McDonagh/Shaun McAlister 5-2 Ryan Marcus/Gerry McCorry
Due to the 3 A Sides First Rounds taking place on Thursday 6th February our scheduled Delegates meeting has been brought forward by one week.
It will now take place tonight at 7.15pm in the St Comgalls Club on Thursday 30th January. As well as normal business we will be discussing and hoping to resolve the impasse over the Interleague issue.
It's big congratulations to Gary Wallace.
The Ibrox player has added his name onto the Richard Bowen Memorial Individual trophy after a great day of Blackball Pool with 51 cueists in the Q.Club. It didn't come easy though as he had to see off Anthony McCorry (4-2), Neil McFaul (5-1), Trevor Whiteside (5-1), Dean McDonagh (5-0), Lee McIlreavey (5-4) and finally Marty Goudie (6-2). Marty had himself been in fine potting form beating Stephen McWhirter (4-2), Alan Corrigan (5-0), Michael Wilson (5-3), Bill McIlroy Jr (5-2) and Wayne Lewis (5-1) in his Semi Final.
In the photo - A proud Gary with the Richard Bowen trophy
2000 - Gerry McCorry
2001 - Jonathon Nelson
2002 - Ellis Martin
2003 - Bill McIlroy Jr
2004 - Jonathon Nelson
2005 - Bill McIlroy Sr
2006 - Bill McIlroy Jr
2007 - Robert Hawkins
2008 - Stephen McWhirter
2009 - Neil McKelvey
2010 - Bill McIlroy Sr
2011 - Ed McDowell
2012 - Colin Montgomery Jr
2013 - Jonathon Nelson
2014 - Ellis Martin
2015 - Jonathon Nelson
2016 - Stephen Johnston
2017 - Ryan McKillop
2018 - Ronan McCarthy
E. Gribben/ L. Gribben 4-2 P. Smyth/ C. Smyth
E. Gribben/L. Gribben 4-2 F. Gribben/L. McCorry
G. McCorry/R. Marcus 4-0 S. McWhirter/R. Hawkins
M. Goudie/K. English 4-1 M. Kane/J. Johnston
A. McCorry/C. O'Toole 4-2 R. Scott/T. Fleming
I. McCalmont/R. McIlhinney 2-4 M. O'Boyle/K. McAlister
S. McAlister/D.McDonagh 4-1 J. McIlroy/J. Kerr
G. Fleming/J. Patton 2-4 N. Campbell/M. Wilson
A. Mackey/T. McKee 4-2 W. Irvine/C. Johnston
LEAGUE WEEK 13 FIXTURES
THURSDAY 16th JANUARY
Eight Ball Army 12-3 Blues
Five Plus One 11-4 Dirty Dozen
Q.Stars 7-9 Lorraine's Flyers
Q.Tips 6-9 Ibrox
St Comgalls 9-7 Q.Stix
Station Bar 9-7 Clonlee
When - Sunday 26th January
Where - Q.Club
Start time - 12.00 noon, Club open from 11.15am
Cost - £5 (Must be paid in advance of draw)
Format - Straight Knockout
How to enter - Via your team Captain or in Q.Club to William Irvine
Who can enter - All players must be League registered or have a BT40 home or work address.
In the photo - 2019 Finalists Johnny Nelson (left) and Bill McIlroy Sr with Richards son Martin Stubbs. Johnny went on to the win the Final for his fifth time in only his fifth time of entering the event, his first success being in 2001.
When - Thursday 6th & 13th February to a finish
Where - Q.Club
Matches start - 8.00pm
Cost - £10 per team
Format - Straight Knockout
Races - Best of 9
Teams - Can register up to 4 players (recommended)
To guarantee entry - All Captains or Delegates are asked to return the completed entry form into the Q.Club by Thursday 30th January along with payment.
Draw - Will take place on Thursday 30th January in Q.Club during the Doubles Finals Night.
Teams - can be made up of players from different League teams. All players must be League registered or have a BT40 home or work address.
In the photo - 2019 Winners - Gerry & The Peacemakers
The draw for the Semi Finals of the Knockout Cup took place at the Delegates meeting last night and is as follows -
Q.Stars V Blues
Lorraine's Flyers V Q.Tips
Both ties to take place in the Q.Club, dates TBC
THURSDAY 9th JANUARY
Clonlee 7-9 Q.Tips
Dirty Dozen 7-9 Blues
Five Plus One 10-5 St Comgalls
Ibrox 9-7 Q.Stars
Lorraine's 6-9 Eight Ball Army
Q.Stix 10-5 Station Bar
Feature match - We had a new team making their League debut tonight as Marty Kane's Dirty Dozen entertained Alex Irvine's Blues. And it certainly was an entertaining match which the visitors just won 9-7 courtesy of the Play Off Frame. Mark Wilson scored a fine hat trick for the Blues as did Marty Kane himself for the Dozen. Blues had raced into a 6-1 lead only for the hosts to come storming back to 7-8 forcing the 16th Rack. But up stepped Andy Mackey for the away side to pot the final black of the night and give his side their first points of the season. Session scores were 4-1, 2-3, 2-3, 1-0 in favour of the victors.
Five Plus One remain a point clear at the top after a solid 10-5 home win against St Comgalls. The hosts trailed 1-2 but it was to be the last time they were behind in the match, Ronan McCarthy securing both points in Frame 12. Session scores for Five Plus One were 3-2, 4-1 and 3-2.
Up in the Rangers Club another nail biting match unfolded as second placed Ibrox played Q.Stars. The hosts had no complaints after Tips raced into a 6-2 lead playing some great Pool but Ibrox kept plugging away and took the match into a Play Off Frame where Neil Campbell cleared up superbly from a dry break to secure both points for Robert Hawkins's team. Session scores for Ibrox were 1-4, 3-2, 4-1 and 1-0.
Hugo Manson's Q.Tips remain in third spot two points behind the leaders but they had to graft really hard away to an inspired Clonlee side. Tips had to win the last five racks including a Play Off Frame success by Tyler McConnell to scrape over the line against their second from bottom hosts. But a win is a win and next week they entertain Ibrox in what should be another classic, Tips having beaten the Rangers Club side twice already this term. Scores were 2-3, 2-3, 4-1 and 1-0.
Eight Ball Army stay very much in touch at the top after a hard fought 9-6 away win over Lorraine's Flyers in the Pigeon Club. The match was decided in Frame 14 when Thomas Fleming won to make it 9-5 as the Armys great season continues. Session scores for the visitors were 3-2, 4-1, 2-3.
Last but not least Alan Johnston's Q.Stix won by 10-5 at home to Station Bar. The hosts were never behind in the match and Craig Johnston took the honours of securing the points by winning Frame 14. Session scores on thed night were 4-1, 2-3 and 4-1.
LEAGUE WEEK 13 FIXTURES
THURSDAY 16th JANUARY
Eight Ball Army V Blues
Five Plus One V Dirty Dozen
Q.Stars V Lorraine's Flyers
Q.Tips V Ibrox
St Comgalls V Q.Stix
Station Bar V Clonlee
WINDOW NOW CLOSED
Neil McFaul - Q.Stix to Lorraine's Flyers
Lee Gribben - Blues to Lorraine's Flyers
Stephen Herron - Ibrox to Q.Stars
Chris Keenan - Clonlee to Dirty Dozen
Trevor Whiteside - Q.Stix
Gary Peoples - Blues
Paddy Bannon - Dirty Dozen
James Johnson - Dirty Dozen
Iain Britton - Ibrox
John Magennis - Clonlee
Paul Harris - Q.Tips
Lenny Swan - Q.Tips
Joe Patton - Blues
Mark Cochrane - Blues
Window closes Friday 3rd January