Table Quiz: A Table Quiz in aid of the four Leitrim Junior and Senior pool players who have been selected to play for Ireland in the European Championships in Blackpool, England. With no funding for hotel accommodation, light and entry fees, the LPA are holding a fundraising table quiz in Gunnings’s, Drumshanbo on Friday night February 1, at 9pm to show appreciation and support to the lads on their achievements, going to ranking tournaments through the country and all the practice given to the game. Indeed to have half the Irish Junior team from Leitrim is a significant achievement and should not go unnoticed. Tables of 4 at €20 per table. A monster raffle will also be held on the night. Again all sponsors of prizes etc would be most welcome. The LPA would appreciate your generous support in helping out the lads. For further info contact John on 086-8047407 or Gavin on 087-9593705 or any member of the executive committee.
League: This Week’s County League Fixtures: Group A: Cardiff’s B v Club F Friday. Duignan’s v Blue Devon Thursday; Mulvey’s v Taylor’s Friday night; Group B: Monica’s v Cardiff’s A; Leitrim Inn v the Venue; Carthys v the Central (all on Thursday night) First named teams play home.
Pool Hall Membership 2013: Annual membership for pool hall is now due. Seniors and over 18s €50. Juniors €30. After membership is paid, each visit is only €2. A once-off player who attends with a member is required to pay €10 per visit. Membership can be paid to any of the executive members.
Fundraiser: A fundraising Dart Exhibition in aid of Alana Moorehouse will be held in Carthy’s Lock 17, Leitrim Village this Saturday night January 26. The appeal is called Alana’s Dream at AIB, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Account no 40006053, s. code 93.34.14 or come along for a good night’s entertainment. Tickets of €20. Contact 087-2184806 for further details.
Tournaments: A pool tournament was held in the pool hall, Drumshanbo last weekend to pick teams for inter counties. With a large entry, the following players reached the last 16. Kevin McWeeney lost 5-2 to Enda O’Shea and David McWeeney lost 5-1 to Jamie Gaffney. Paul Kelly defeated Dara O’Shea 5-2. Darragh McQuaid defeated Keith Conlon 5-1 and Wayne Kilmartin lost 5-1 to John McKenna. John Casey lost the deciding frame 5-4 to Liam Shanley, Colin Crossan defeated David Flynn 5-3 and Gavin Donnelly won 5-3 to Kieran Maguire. In the quarter-finals, Colin Crossan proved too strong for Gavin Donnelly as did Paul Kelly against Liam Shanley, both winning 5-1 with Colin winning 6-4 in the semi-finals. Darragh McQuaid got revenge on John McKenna who defeated in the previous final winning 5-2 and Enda O’Shea had a 5-4 win over Jamie Gaffney to defeat Darragh McQuaid 6-2 in the other semi-final. Enda and Colin Crossan will play the final at the next tournament to be held on February 9 & 10. Anyone who would like to enter can contact Gavin on 087-9593705.