Carrick Select v NI Specials

The Northern Ireland Specials (pictured right) travelled down to the the picturesque seaside town of Whitehead in County Antrim for the 2nd time in recent months, to play a friendly match against a Carrick Select side.
In the Mens match the Specials got off to a great start winning t
he first 4 frames including a tremendous 7 ball clearance by recently crowned Specials European Champion Alan Bell. After the first session Carrick trailed 4-7. The second session was close, Carrick just edging it 6-5, but the Specials still led 12-10 going into the third and final session. Carrick finally found their feet and won it by a 9-2 scoreline to give a final result of Carrick Select 19-14 NI Specials. A very credible performance by the Specials who were without two of their star players Paddy Reid and Clifford Healy. Top point scorer for Carrick was Glenn Russell on 4/4. For the Specials it was Alan Bell on 3/5.
In the Ladies event Carrick ran out 12-4 winners. Best for Carrick was Maryjo McCourt on 4/4, with Valerie Taggart for the Specials on 2/6.
A great day of Pool was had by all. CITYAIREXPRESS Carrick & District Pool League would like to thank Whitehead GRSC for supplying home made chicken curry and Irish stew for both teams.