Saturday 7 December 2019

New snooker season begins with a bang

The new season of the Dundalk Snooker League broke with a bang last Wednesday with a thrilling opening night at the Commercial Club.

First up saw the return of Ken Mullholland to the baize for the first time in years and he showed no sign of rustiness in beating Peter O'Hagan to put The Camelot one up on the night.

However Glen Duffy of Ginos Diner ensured the teams would go in level at the half way stage beating Paddy Hayes.

Paddy was up again in frame three but was again beaten by Alan Thompson to put Ginos Diner 2-1 up with the Doubles match looming.

For The Camelot Hayes and Mullholland teamed up against Ginos Diner's Thompson and Duffy and it was the Ginos pair who won the frame to make a great start to the new campaign.

In match two on the night Charlie Chaplins raced into an early lead when Stephen McBride beat Maddy Hoey in a great advertisement for local snooker. Things got better for Chaplins when Mickey Ralph beat Dominic O'Connor in an equally thrilling encounter however that was as good as it got for Chaplins as The Commercial club rallied with wins in the last two games to earn a point as Joe Mcenany saw off Gary McNally and in the doubles when Joe McEnaney paired with Aaron Lee to beat Aaron Callan and Mickey Kelly despite a fine performance from Kelly.

Global Tyres started their new season with an outstanding all round performance despite losing the first frame when Bar One Racings Patsy Muckian beat Tiernan Mallon. However after that it was all one way traffic with the excellent Justin McArdle beating Patrick McArdle and then captain fantastic Keith Morris beating Patsy Muckian to put Global Tyres 2-1 up going into the doubles match.

In the final frame it was Justin McArdle and Gerry Rodgers who took the all important frame beating Patrick McArdle and Patsy Muckian to secure a fine 3-1 win to conclude week ones excellent proceedings.

The Argus