Division Two side assured of final spot in Charity Shield

The results from the Quarter Finals of the Charity Shield games played last week in the Ballymena and District Snooker league ensured that there would be a Division 2 representative in this years final.

Parochial Hawks won the all second division quarter final clash with Allstars to book their place in the semi finals.

Simon Black and Sammy Walker split their two frames but Pat McNally’s win put Hawks firmly in control and captain Danny McGarry strengthened their position taking the opening frame against Robin McIntyre. A semi-final spot for Parochial was secured as Niall McElroy took the opening frame of his game with Adrian McGonagle.

Seagulls Potters from Division 2 will provide the opposition for the Hawks in the last four as they saw off the challenge from Division 1 side Dunloy United.

Captain Ivan Boreland proved the matchwinner for his side with a 2-0 success over Miceal Murphy with all the other games ending in draws.

The possibility of an all second division final is still alive as Potters Elite overcame their Potters Hotshot team mates in a single frame decider after the sides had finished level at 4-4.

Standing in the way of an all division 2 final however are 147 Pistols who eventually got across the finish line against Minnesota Strikers.

Pistols’ Ryan McQuillan took the opening frame against Trevor Alexander before the Strikers player levelled the scores. Jamie Martin had a 2-0 success against Bill McKane and Pistols captain John O’Reilly took the opening frame of his match with Hugh Larkin but the veteran used his experience to level and when Gary McAleese took the opening frame against John Fry, Strikers sensed a chance to force an extra frame.

Gary led by 20 points in the second frame but John Fry produced a 36 clearance to the pink to put the Pistols through.