New backer for snooker league

The Cookstown Snooker League has got off to a flying start with the good news that Nicky and Bob Heron of So-Low Solid Fuels at Dunman are sponsoring this season’s action.

And more good news is that Gerard McAuley, who has played in All-Ireland championships and ranking tournaments in N.Ireland, a top class snooker player, has entered, adding to the star-studded line-up.

Others in the individual event are Mickey Quinn, Paul McGuckin, Peter Reilly, Paul Currie, John Halferty, Joe Loughran and Conor Gillespie. Any of these cuemen is capable of winning the title, the initial league format providing the top four for knockout semi-finals and final, to be played on one night.

Full details and several comprehensive reports will follow in forthcoming weeks.

Right: So-Low Solid Fuels Cookstown, manager Mairead Hancock, presents sponsorship cheque to Thomas McCrea