Colin wins hat-trick of Shane Barry titles in style

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The annual Shane Barry memorial tournament took place in Carty’s bar on September 14.

The annual Shane Barry memorial tournament took place in Carty’s bar on September 14.

This was the start of the pool season in Leitrim which drew a total of 24 entries.

The quarter finals served up some mouth watering games. Kieran Maguire eased past David Carty 3-0.

Colin Crossan just did enough to beat the talented Dromahair lad Stephen Gordon 3-2.

Peter Devaney was in cruise control beating David Flynn 3-0 and Hugh Kielty overcame Wayne Kilmartin 3-1.

The semi finals proved to be polar opposites. Crossan breezed through 4-0 against Maguire 4-0 while Kielty was forced to battle hard to win against an unlucky Peter Devaney.

The final did not live up to its potential ending up a one sided affair. Colin was a convincing 5-0 victor over Hugh. Any opportunities presented to Colin were clinically and impressively dispatched.

This was his hat trick of wins in this prestigious competition which is a marvellous achievement.

Many thanks to David Carty for his catering and overall hospitality on the day and also to Gavin Donnelly on running the event smoothly as ever.