B1s warm up with win

The Rowallane Inn Pool Team from Saintfield, who play in the East Down Pool League, entertained the Northern Ireland B1 Pool Team (pictured right) on Tuesday 11th August, in a warm up match before the European Championships. It was the B1s first get together since the summer break and a very useful exercise for Manager Willie Lucas to assess his squad. The first session was played to EUKPF Rules as played by East Down League and the second to Blackball Rules as played by 7 local Leagues in NI and by NIPA teams at International Events.
But it didn't go according to plan early on as the home side deservedly strolled into a 2-0 lead. But back came the B1s to level at 2-2. The next 2 frames were shared to make it 3-3 before the NI boys took the next 2 to lead 5-3 at the interval. Rowallane won the first frame in the 2nd session, but it was to be their last of the evening as the B1s reeled off 7 in a row to win the session 7-1 giving a final result of Rowallane Inn 4-12 NI 'B1s'

Colin Montgomery thanked the Rowallane Inn for inviting us down and for providing sandwiches for the Teams at the interval.