Congratulations from the DBSL to Roadstone D on winning the 2023 DBSL League Cup. The Final took place Tuesday 2nd May at the Roadstone Snooker Club where Roadstone D came out victorious over runners-up NS Academy.
Roadstone D’s journey to the final saw them beat Willows B in the last 16, Glenalbyn B in the Quarter Finals, before moving on to beat Roadstone C in the Semi Finals.
NS Academy’s road to the final included wins over Roadstone B in the last 16, Pioneers Blacks in the Quarter Finals and finally Pool Knight Shack in the Semi Finals.
The final between Roadstone D and NS Academy match ups:
Table 1 – Philip McCaffrey v Chris Hannigan
Table 2 – Gavin Stokes v Dave Carton
Table 3 – Conor Harkin v Damir Catic
Table 4 – Justin Byrne v Brendan Murphy
NS began the match with an advantageous two frame handicap putting Roadstone D under pressure from the off. The close fought match on table 1 saw Philip McCaffrey playing solid and beating the in-form Chris Hannigan 2-1, while over on table 2 Gavin Stokes strong and unwavering performance was too much for Dave Carton on the night, with Gavin winning the game 3-0 and taking the overall match scores to 5-3 at the midway point.
The second half of the match began on table 3 with Conor Harkin against Damir Catic. Damir’s strong safety play kept him in control for most of the match and he came out the winner 2-1 over Conor, bringing the match to 6-5 in favour of Roadstone D. Meanwhile, Justin Byrne took on Brendan Murphy on table 4, in the final fixture on this exciting race to 8 frames. Roadstone D’s Justin put pressure on NS straight away winning the first frame. Brendan fought back in the second frame but Justin held strong and won that frame, bringing the overall score-line to 8-5 and taking his team to victory.
DBSL would also once again like to thanks Roadstone Snooker Club for their hospitality.
Winners: Roadstone D: Conor Gaffney, Justin Byrne, Philip McCaffrey (Capt), Conor Harkin, Gavin Stokes