Lifebelt 6 Silver Eel 9
The Silver Eel reached the semi finals after defeating The Lifebelt Bar in Ballyleague last Thursday night by nine frames to six. The Eel took a 6-2 lead after the first leg so they only needed three frames to reach the semi finals, however The Lifebelt were not going to give in without a fight and that’s what happened. They won the first two frames of the night with Enda O’Shea and Paddy Carberry leading the charge for The Lifebelt winning frames one and two to leave them just two behind, 6-4. Frame three was tight and had to be re-racked which Thomas Shanagher won to stop The Lifebelt fightback. Frame 4 was crucial for The Lifebelt to win but John Mullooly of The Eel won the frame to leave it 2-2 on the night and 8-4 overall. Needing just one more frame for victory, The Eel got it tough to win it as Sean Moran won frame five and James Hanly won frame six for The Lifebelt to leave them 4-2 up on the night and 8-6 down overall. However Darragh Duke got the Eel over the line by winning frame seven with an excellent clearance and booked them a place against the Charlie’s A in the semi final.
Kenny’s 9 Railway Bar 5
Kenny’s of Ballintubber booked their place in the semi final against Sissy McGinty’s when they had a comprehensive victory over the Railway Bar. Leading 6-2 after the first leg, Kenny’s only needed three more frames to reach the semi final and they finished the match in style last Wednesday night. They got off to the perfect start with Mike Shanagher winning frame one to lead 7-3. Frame two went to Liam Finneran of the Railway and frame three went to Marcus Dwyer of the Railway. At this stage it was 7-4 to Kenny’s and Kenny’s won frame four with Niall Flanagan winning to leave it 8-4, thus they only needed one more frame for victory. Frame five went to Paul Lee of the Railway but Kenny’s sealed a well-deserved victory with Joe Poole winning frame six much to the delight of the local home supporters.
Shield quarter final
Charlie’s B 9 Hagan’s 6
Charlie’s B progressed to the semi finals of the shield with a hard fought victory over Hagan’s last Friday night in Charlie’s. The home side led 6-2 after the first leg and they completed the victory on home soil with some excellent pool to move closer to a tilt at the title which eluded them last year after they lost the shield final in a play off frame. They now play Kate’s Bar of Castlerea in the semi final.