Antrim & Carrick remember "The Glove"

Antrim and Carrick Pool Leagues played an inaugural Interleague match today 23rd May in memory of Willie Lucas. The fixture which will be an annual event, was held in Whitehead Glasgow Rangers SC and played out on 3 Simply Pool tables. Willie lived in Antrim but played in both Leagues, Carrick on a Tuesday night for The Scorpions and Antrim (Sixmilewater) on a Wednesday for the Fountain Snooker Club. Next years fixture will be held in Moes Grill, Antrim. A perpetual Cup was put up by Willie's father Philip, and members of Willie's family were down to present it to the victors.

Antrim ran out 27-17 winners in the 4x sessions of 11 match winning all 4 sessions 8-3, 7-4, 6-5 and 6-5. Best performers for Antrim were Rab Fee and Darren Clarke both with 4/4 and for Carrick, Rab Butler also had 4/4. But the day was more about the occasion than the result as both teams remembered their friend and inspiration, Willie " The Glove " Lucas.

A ballot took place to raise funds for NI Chest Heart & Stroke. So far the NI Blackball Pool community have raised near £1600 for the Charity.

An Individual Competition was held afterwards with World Ranked No 90 Snooker Star Jordan Brown from Antrim beating Carricks Rab Butler in the Final to claim the first prize of £60

Pictured above left to right. Shauna Lucas, James Gourley, Rab Fee (Captain, Antrim Interleague Team), Jordan Brown (Fountain Snooker Club), Jonny Thompson (Scorpions Pool Team) and Dayne Lucas