Gerties Bar of Keshcarrigan were crowned Leitrim Pool Pub League Oliver Lee Shield Champions 2019 after they beat Duignans Bar from Drumsna 7.1 in their deciding leg. Last Friday 19th April Gerties Bar faced Duignans in the third and deciding leg of the shield final in Gerties Bar after Duignans won the first leg 7.1 and Gerties winning the second leg 7.3. It was all to play for.
In the first session Gerties started very strong with wins from Richard Shanley and Darren Philips, 2.0. Gary Moffat fully focused in his frame vs Padraig Doyle got Gerties their 3rd frame. 3.0. James Shanley kept the foot down with the following frame, 4.0.
Duignans needed to stop the rot, in the final frame of the first session, Niall Foley had control over Tony Rehan but Tony played clinical pool to turn the frame and even had a brilliant long pot on the way, 4.1. In the doubles sessions the Shanley Brothers, Richie and James scored the 5th frame for Gerties leaving them only needing 2 more for victory. Darren Philips and Gary Moffat took the next 6.1 with Richard Shanley and Ayden Taz taking out a super finish to get them to the magical 7.
Well Done to Duignans on reaching the Shield final, they played super the first leg and were looking dangerous but Gerties knuckled down and did what was needed to win. The Man of the Match award was presented to Richard Shanley for his impressive performace across all 3 legs but he really stepped up in the deciding leg winning 4 from 4. Well Done to Gerties Bar on winning the title a great achievement for a great team.