Action commenced in the Meath Pool League last Friday night with the match of the week featuring an eagerly-awaited encounter between Balreask A and Fox's A in Div 1.
Balreask A took a 2-0 lead, but Fox's took the following three frames with good wins by David McQuillan, Joe Gillespie and Tom Duignan.
Balreask won the next to bring the singles session to a close at 3-3.
However, Balreask were not prepared for what happened next as Fox's blew them away winning the four doubles games with McQuillan and Ciaran Wallace securing victory.
Loughran's won a thriller against Fitzsimons B in Div 2. Loughran's surged into a 3-0 lead with the trio of Niall Brennan, John Lynch and Micheal Durkan in fine form.
With the pressure on, Fitzsimons won the next two frames to get back into contention, but Loughran's recovered in the next two frames leaving it 5-2.
The tension increased again as the Fitzimons crew hit back to go on level terms (5-5) with Myles Murray and Karl Mooney showing real character.
Then, Kennith Cahill and John Lynch stood up with some great shots and carved out a dramatic victory for Loughran's.
Fox's 7, Balreask 3.
Thornes 7, Fox’s 1;
Carnaross 7, Fitzsimons A 1;
Chaser 7, Bective 2;
Balreask 7, McHugh's 1;
Loughran's 7, Fitzsimons B 5.