Drumaness A on the money

Drumaness A on the money

18 March 2020

DUE to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the league committee has decided to suspend all activities with immediate effect. 

It is hoped that we will be in a position to complete this season’s programme before the start of the new season in October.

Meanwhile, Drumaness A, in their first season in the league, are Division 2 handicap competition winners.

They arrived at St John’s on a wet and windy night and went home full of the joys of spring with the trophy on its way to the Dan Rice Memorial Hall. 

Conceding 20 points to a St John’s team buoyant from last week’s victory over Division 2 league winners Strangford B, the visitors knew that this was going to be a tough match.

Vincey Poland, the division’s top player, got St John’s off to a great start, finishing 27 points ahead of a nervous Pat Mulholland, Drumaness’s lead was wiped out when Charlie Murray — what a season he’s had — restored order, finishing nine points head of Sean Poland.

Ann Poland paid the price for her heroics in last week’s match and was forced to play with a shoulder injury, offering Aaron Mulholland little resistance.

She virtually conceded the first two games, but played through the pain barrier to complete the match.

The visitors took a 27 point advantage into the next round of matches, but order was restored again when Vincey Poland’s 29 point advantage over a less than mobile Charlie Murray put St John’s back in the driving seat. 

The Mulholland father-and-son duo finished 21 points ahead of Sean and Ann Poland, but back came seasoned campaigner Vincey Poland to put St John’s ahead again with his 29-point finish over Aaron Mullholland. 

Pat Mulholland‘s 22-point win over Sean Poland left a final cliffhanger with Ann Poland continuing to give her all against an also injured Charlie Murray. 

It was nip and tuck all the way, but when the last ball was struck and the scores counted, to the delight of their travelling support, Drumaness finished seven points ahead in a match played in a convivial atmosphere for which the Lecale League is renowned.