Tyrone boys retain the title

What another fantastic day in the Nortel Social Club, Newtownabbey as 10 Leagues battled it out to become NIPA 2014 Interleague Champions. The event hosted by Carrick & District Pool League was full of drama and excitement from start to finish. But when the last ball was potted, it was Damian Corrigan's Omagh lads who successfully defended the title that they won for the first time last year and they headed back down the M1 to Tyrone with the coveted Shield. But at one stage in their 2nd group game it looked as if they were heading out, they trailed Ballyclare 2-10 but remarkably stormed back to force the match into a play off frame at 11-11. Ronan Fay held his nerve to take Omagh into the Semi Finals. A big well done also to North Down and Ards on reaching the final, coming out of a very hard group as underdogs against Coleraine and hosts Carrick. Darren Sterrett's team trailed 2-7 to Omagh in the final before bringing it back to 10-10, but alas Omagh regrouped and it was Captain Mark Stockton who sent his players wild with delight potting the final black of the 2014 Competition.

Congratulations to Larne too. The East Antrim League stormed to victory in the Plate Event beating newcomers Ballynahinch 6-5, Carrick 6-0 and Ballyclare in the Final 12-5.

Top photo - Mark Stockton from Omagh displays the Shield.
Bottom photo - Plate winners Larne

The NIPA would like to thank the following -
The management and staff off Nortel Social Club for their fantastic hospitality. The Committee of Carrick & District Pool League for all their hard work in hosting the events. TD's for both days Trevor Harte and Pauline Lynch. Referees over the 2 days, Alaister Law, Rab Brown, Kathy Leddy and Robert Hawkins. And last but not least the 300+ players who turned up and made it one of the most memorable Interleague Competitions yet.

North Down & Ards 12-9 Ballymena
Omagh 12-10 Crumlin

North Down & Ards 13-17 Omagh

Larne 6-5 Ballynaninch
Ards & District 6-5 Coleraine

Carrick 0-6 Larne
Ballyclare  6-2 Ards & District

Larne 12-5 Ballyclare
Omagh 15-7 Larne
Ballyclare 12-11 Larne (after play off frame)
Ballyclare 11-12 Omagh (after play off frame)

Winners into Semi Finals - Omagh
2nd & 3rd into Plate - Larne & & Ballyclare

North Down & Ards 14-8 Carrick
Coleraine 9-13 Carrick
Coleraine 9-13  North Down & Ards

Winners into Semi Finals - North Down & Ards

2nd & 3rd into Plate - Carrick & Coleraine

Ards & District 12-10 Ballynahinch
Ballymena 14-8 Crumlin
Ballynahinch 7-15 Ballymena
Crumlin 13-9 Ards & District
Ballynahinch 8-14 Crumlin
Ballymena 12-10 Ards & District

Winners & Runners Up into Semi Finals - Ballymena & Crumlin

3rd & 4th into Plate - Ballynahinch & Ards & District