Father and Son are just Champion

What a fantastic achievement, one that certainly will never be forgotten by James McGarrell and his 13 year old son Declan Duff (pictured right). The pair who play for McKenna's Pool Team have just won the 2011 Sixmilewater Blackball Doubles Competition beating Maddens pairing of K.McErlaine & C.McDowell in the final on Wednesday 23rd March.

Both teams had won their Semi Final ties by 3-1 to set up a much anticipated final. And what a final it was. The Maddens boys led 3-0 and had a straightforward finish on to make it 4-0 and take the title, but they didn't close it out and young Declan cleared up to bring it back to 1-3. It then went to 2-3 as James took out an 8 ball clearance in frame 5. And he repeated the dose in frame 6, another 8 baller to level the match at 3-3. The deciding frame, and soon the dream had come true as the McKenna's pairing wrapped up frame and match to deservedly become the 2011 Champions.

It's a great boost for Declan, who was outstanding the whole night, before he heads off to Bridlington in April with the Northern Ireland Under 21 Team for the European Masters. Declan is a regular at NIPA Competitions and has taken out many a big scalp. A great potter but also under the guidance of Dad, a great reat reader of the game too. Well done lads.