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Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where week 15 is upon us. With Hibs 58 leading the way at the top of the league with Clonard Hibs, Casement and O’Donnells all giving chase every point would be important. This week Hibs 58 played host to The Forresters, while Clonard Hibs were on their travels to Star Celtic. O’Donnell’s would take on Casement after their thriller in the Patterson Cup Final. Caseys and Donegal Celtic would battle it out while St Matthews hosted Crumlin Star in what promised to be another exciting night of darts. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.
O’Donnell’s 5-3 Casement
The first match of the night saw Casement make the short journey to O’Donnells who were looking to continue their excellent form winning to cups on the bounce. Casement, their latest victims in the Patterson Cup, were looking to dish out some revenge. Game 1 saw Rab Green get the O’Donnells men off to a perfect start beating Henry McCann 2-0 in 22 and 24 darts. Stevie Jones extended their lead beating Gerry Mccormick with a brace of 22 darts, while Mccormick provided stern opposition with an 18 darter. Vinty Lenzie weighed in with a well timed man of the match performance to halve the deficit. Lenzie beating James McStravick with a brace of 20 darts. Charlie Press levelled the match beating Paul Press 2-0 in 25 darts before Ricky Saddler wrestled back the lead for O’Donnells. Saddler beating Joe Doone 2-1 with a brace of 20 darts. Michael Tierney restored parity in beating Eddie Robb 2-1 in 25 darts before Kev O’Neill overcame Paul Condon 2-0 to provided O’Donnells with the lead going into the last game. The last game saw Tucker Kearney battle it out with Ciaran McKay with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was Kearney to prevail 2-1 and ensure maximum points for O’Donnells.
Star Celtic 3-5 Clonard Hibs
The second match of the night saw Clonard Hibs take on star Celtic, who were fresh off their excellent Curran Cup display. Game one saw Stephen Magee take care of Rab Lyttle 2-0 in 22 and 23 darts. Dan Delaney followed suit by beating Aaron McGovern 2-0 in 22 darts. Gerard Burns reduced their lead with a man of the match display beating Joe Flannery in 21 and 22 darts. Gerard Smith restored parity by beating John Doyle 2-1 in 26 darts. Dan Sloan regained the lead for the Hibs men beating Henry McTasney snr 2-0 before Henry McTasney jnr levelled the match beating Anto Smith 2-0. With the match finely poised Hibs relied on Conor Hanna to regain their lead, which he duly obliged by beating Paddy McAlleese 2-0 in 19 darts. The last game of the night saw Tony Kelly battle it out with Adam McDade. Both men scored well however it was McDade to continue his excellent form and prevail 2-0 winner.
Hibs 58 6-2 The Forresters
The next match of the night saw The Forresters make the journey to Hibs 58 looking to put a halt to their march to be league Champions. Sean Fitzpatrick got the Forresters men off to a flyer beating Peter McDonnell snr 2-0 in 24 darts taking out a lovely 70 along the way. Martin Corbett quickly levelled the match beating Keving Robinson 2-0 in 21 and 22 darts. Martin Mooney provided Hibs with the lead beating Andy Gray 2-0 in 23 darts before Davy McCusker overcame Gerard Callaghan 2-0 to further Hibs lead. McCusker weighing in with 2x180s and a 16 darter. Tucker Clarke put the Hibs men within touching distance of maximum points, beating Paul Stafford 2-0 in 15 darts. Sean McCurdy tried to rally his team by beating Sean Patterson 2-0 in 29 darts. However Tony Corr has other ideas, weighing in with a man of the match performance to guarantee full points for Hibs 58. Corr beating Paddy Dempsey 2-0 in 18 and 19 darts. The final game of the night saw Mark Lynch battle it out with Freddie Steagles. Both men scored well, however it was Lynchs class to prevail winning 2-0.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Individuals will be postponed for a week. Therefore the fixtures for this week are as follows:
Clonard Hibs - Caseys
Hibs 58 - Crumlin Star
Casement - St Matthews
Donegal Celtic - O’Donnells
The Forresters - Star Celtic
|Posted by seamus mccormick on April 19, 2018 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO HIBS 58 ON SECURING THE LEAGUE TITLE LAST NIGHT.THEIR WIN OVER THE FORESTERS COMBINED WITH CASEMENTS LOSS TO O'DONNELLS MEANS THEY CANNOT BE CAUGHT WITH STILL 3 MATCHES LEFT.THEIR FOCUS NOW WILL PROBALY BE TO GO THROUGH THE LEAGUE PROGRAMME UNDEFEATED,AS THE ONLY "BLEMISH "ON THEIR RECORD IS ONE DRAW.AGAIN,MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PLAYERS OF HIBS 58.
|Posted by seamus mccormick on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where we take a break from the league to focus on the Curran and Patterson Cups. With the league split into two we saw The Forresters, Caseys, Donegal Celtic, Crumlin Star and Star Celtic all battle it out in St Matthews for the Curran Cup. Meanwhile Hibs hosted the Patterson Cup where Hibs 58, Casement, Clonard Hibs, St Matthews and O’Donnells all vying for cup glory. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.
Preliminary: Donegal Celtic 3-5 Crumlin Star
The first match of the night saw DC and Crumlin Star square off in a prelim match with the winner progressing to the semi final. Game one saw Joe Corr get DC off to a good start beating Jim Flanagan. Colm McGuinness followed suit in beating Willie Mullan to extend DC’s lead. Frankie McGeogh reduces that margin beating Sean Armstrong before Seany Armstrong reestablished their lead beating Martin Maloney. With DC in control Crumlin Star relied on Paul Thompson to rally his team, Thompson beating Paddy McGuinness. Ben Lagan followed suit beating Paddy McKeown to level the match. Peter Fitzpatrick outbattled Alan Hanna to provided the Crumlin men with the lead for the first time in the match before Tommy Henry completed the comeback beating John McLaughlin to send Crumlin Star into the semi final.
Semi Final: Star Celtic 5-2 Crumlin Star
The first semi final saw an all star derby with star Celtic taking on Crumlin Star. Game one and two saw Henry McTasney jnr and snr combining well to provided Star Celtic with a 2-0 lead. McTasney jnr beating Peter Fitzpatrick while McTasney snr taking care of Martin Maloney in 30 darts. Aaron McGovern extended their lead in beating Willie Mullan before Dougie Bowes weighed in with a man of the match performance beating Eamon McGovern in 25 darts. Tommy Henry reduced Star Celtics margin further beating Rab Lyttle before Gerard Burns regained control for Star Celtic beating Paul Thompson in 31 darts. The last game saw Hugh Grieves and Ben Lagan battle it out. Both men threw well but it was to be Grieve to prevail and send Star Celtic into the final.
Semi Final: The Forresters 4-5 Caseys
The second game of the night saw Caseys take on The Forresters with both teams hungry for their first taste of cup success. Game 1 saw Gerard Callaghan get The Forresters off to a good start. Paul Stafford quickly made it 2-0 before Dan Cahoon pulled one back for the Caseys men. Martin Stafford and Paddy Dempsey combined well to put the Forresters within touching distance of the final. With the game looking beyond them Caseys looked to Matt Boyle to keep them in the game. Gerry McIlduff followed suit before Stevie Leckey restored parity going into the last game. The crucial last game was a close fought affair however it was to be Eugene Brannigan to prevail and send the Caseys men into the final.
Curran Cup Final: Caseys 5-2 Star Celtic
After an exciting night of darts we were down to the top two teams vying to lift the Curran Cup. With both Caseys and Star Celtic looking to lift their first cup of the season every game would count. Game one saw Olcan Kearney get the Caseys men off to a flyer beating Eamon McGovern. Rab Lyttle levelled the match beating Brian Kerr in 31 darts. Butch Mallon wrestled back the lead for Caseys beating Gerard Smith in 33 darts before Peter Leckey combined scoring and finishing to good effect to beat Aaron McGovern in 31 darts. Gerard Burns tried to rally his team beating Matt Boyle and taking out 79 in the process. However Dan Cahoon has other ideas taking the next game against Hugh Grieves to put Caseys within touching distance of the cup. The last game of the night saw Stevie Leckey take on Henry McTasney jnr with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was to be Leckey to prevail to send the Caseys men into celebrations as the winners of the Curran Cup. Congratulations to Caseys on a brilliant Cup victory and to Star Celtic for an excellent Cup display.
Preliminary: Hibs 58 5-3 St Matts
The first match of the night saw the hosts Hibs 58 take on St Matthews. With both teams having shown excellent form it was anyone’s guess who would prevail. Game one saw Mark Lynch get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Billy McDade. Jim Lynch followed suit beating Mick McCartan before Joe McAttamney pulled one back for the St Matts men beating Tony Corr. Con Kielty levelled the match beating Damien Corbett before Jap McKinley overcame Sean Patterson to provide St Matts with the lead. Martin Corbett restored parity beating Joe O’Kane before Tucker Clarke wrestled back the lead for the Hibs men beating Pat McGahan. The last game saw Peter McDonnell snr battle it out with John Consadine with both men scoring well. However it was McDonnell snr to prevail to send the Hibs men into the semi final.
Semi final: Casement 5-4 Clonard Hibs
Game one saw Joe Flannery get the Hibs men off to a perfect start beating Pat Burns before Joe Doone levelled the match against Conor Toner. Adam McDade combined scoring a finishing to devastating effect beating Sean Kerr in 26 darts taking out 73. Casements Henry McCann restored parity beating Stephen Magee in 30 darts before Martin Lavery weighed in with a man of the match performance to provided Casement with the lead. Lavery beating John Doyle in 24 darts taking out 67 in the process. Conor Hanna rallied his team in beating Ciaran McKay in 31 darts to level the match. Dan Delaney out battled Vinty Lenzie to provide Hibs with the lead before Charlie Press levelled the match against John McGrath. The last game saw Paul Condon battle it out with Tommy Fitzpatrick. Both men played well however it was to be Condon to prevail to send the Casement men into the final.
Semi final: Hibs 58 3-5 O’Donnells
Game one saw Tucker Clarke get the Hibs men off to a good start beating Pat Craig. Kev O’Neill levelled the match against Tony Corr before Rab Green overcame Jim lynch to provide O’Donnells with the lead. Eddie Robb extended O’Donnells lead beating Damien Corbett before Sean Patterson rallied his team in beating James McStravick. Stevie Jones beat Mark Lynch to reestablish O’Ds lead before Peter McDonnell snr weighed in with a man of the match display beating Ricky Saddler in 26 darts. The last game saw Davy McCusker battle it out with Paul Press. Both men refused to give an inch. However it was to be Press to prevail and send the O’Donnells men into the final.
The Patterson Cup Final: Casement 4-5 O’Donnells
After an excellent night of dart only two teams remained. Casement who were looking to lift their first cup of the season would take on O’Donnells fresh off their last Cup success. With drinks replenished all eyes were on centre board. Game one saw Eddie Robbs get O’Donnells off to a great start beating Paul Condon. Henry McCann quickly levelled the match beating Chips Craig. Martin Lavery continued his excellent form beating Rab Green in 27 darts before Stevie Jones returned the favour with a 27 darter of his own. Jones beating Charlie Press. Kev O’Neill provides O’Donnells with the lead beating Sean Kerr before James McStravick beat Pat Burns to put the O’Donnells men with touching distance of lifting the Cup. Ciaran McKay had other ideas beating Tucker Kearney in 27 darts before Vinty Lenzie Levelled the match against Ricky Saddler. The final game of the night saw Joe Doone take on Paul Press. Both men scored well with neither wanting to give an inch. However it was Press to prevail to send the O’Donnells men into celebrations. Congratulations to O’Donnells on their excellent Patterson Cup success and to Casement for such a high standard of darts over the night.
|Posted by seamus mccormick on April 10, 2018 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after two weeks of cup action all focus was back on the league. With Hibs 58 clear at the top and the rest in pursuit every match matters in what guarantees to be an exciting run in.
Caseys 3 - 5 O’Donnells
The first match of the night saw Caseys welcome O’Donnells who were fresh off their recent cup success. Game 1 saw O’Donnells continue where they left off with Paul Press taking care of Stevie Leckey 2-0 in 20 darts. Rab Green followed suit beating Paul Smyth 2-0 in 24 and 25 darts before Ricky Saddler extended O’Ds lead beating Liam McMenamin 2-1. Dan Cahoon weighed in with a man of the match display to reduce the deficit. Cahoon beating Brendan McStravick 2-0 in 21 and 25 darts. Kev O’Neill quickly reestablished O’Donnells lead beating Peter Leckey 2-0 before Butch Mallon pulled one back for the Caseys men. Mallon beating Tucker Kearney 2-1 with a brace of 26 darts. Eddie Robb took care of Olcan Kearney 2-0 in 25 and 30 darts before Eugene Brannigan finished strongly for Caseys beating Stevie Jones 2-1 in 25 darts.
Hibs 58 6 - 2 Clonard Hibs
Match two saw the Hibs derby between league leaders Hibs 58 and Clonard Hibs. Game 1 saw Tony Corr get Hibs 58 off to a good start beating Dan Delaney 2-1. Martin Mooney quickly made it 2-0 beating John McGrath before Adam McDade reduced the margin in beating Martin Corbett 2-0. Davy McCusker overcame Stephen Magee 2-0 before Conor Hanna pulled one back beating Sean Patterson. Peter McDonnell weighed in with a man of the match performance to beat John McCann 2-0 in 19 and 21 darts. Tucker Clarke beat Tommy Fitzpatrick 2-1 before Mark Lynch beat Conor Toner 2-1.
The Forresters 3 - 5 St Matthews
Match three saw St Matthews make the journey to the Forresters with both teams looking to continue their good form. Kevin Robinson got the home side off to a flyer beating John Consadine 2-0. Freddie Steagles produced a man of the match performance to make it 2-0 to the Forresters. Steagles beating Jap McKinley 2-1 with a brace of 23 darts. Martin Irwin rallied his team beating Martin Stafford 2-1 in 27 darts before Paul Stafford reestablished The Forresters lead beating Jimmy Lavery 2-0 in 27 darts. With the game slipping away from them St Matts relied on Pat McGahan, who duly obliged by beating John Toner 2-0 in 24 darts with a 180 along the way. Con Kielty followed suit by beating Andy Gray 2-1 with a brace of 30 darts before Joe O’Kane provided St Matts with the lead. O’Kane beating Sean McCurdy 2-0 in 26 and 27 darts. Mick McCartan completed the turnaround by beating Ray Lavery 2-0.
Donegal Celtic 3 - 5 Star Celtic
Match 4 saw Donegal Celtic welcome Star Celtic with both teams looking to build on their recent good form. Paddy McKeown got DC off to a good start beating Aaron McGovern 2-1 in 24 and 25 darts. Rab Lyttle restored parity in beating Paddy McGuinness 2-1 before Gerard Smith provided Star Celtic with the lead beating Kevin O’Carroll 2-1. Gerard Burns produced a well timed man of the match performance to extend their lead. Burns beating Chinky Smith 2-1 in 21 and 25 darts with a 180 along the way, with Chinky providing stern resistance with a 19 darter. Matt Doone rallied his team in beating Eamon McGovern 2-1 before J McLaughlin levelled the match beating Stephen Curley 2-0. With the match finely poised Tony Kelly wrestled back the lead for the Star Celtic men beating Sean Armstrong 2-1 in 19 darts before Paddy McAlleese overcame Seany Armstrong 2-1 to guarantee the points for Star Celtic.
Crumlin Star 4 - 4 Casement
The final match of the night saw Casement make the journey to Crumlin Star with both teams fancying their chances of full points. Game 1 saw Tommy Henry get the home side off to a good start beating James Doone 2-0. Gerry McCormick quickly levelled the match beating James Porter 2-0 in 18 darts before Henry McCann provided Casement with the lead by beating Jim Flanagan 2-0 with a brace of 23 darts. Ben Lagan produced a man of the match display to level the match. Lagan beating Paul Condon 2-0 in 15 and 25 darts. Michael Tierney reclaimed the lead for Casement beating Dougie Bowes 2-1 before Paul Porter restored parity once again beating Ciaran McKay 2-0. Peter Fitzpatrick provided Crumlin Star with the lead going into the last game. Fitzpatrick beating Martin Lavery 2-1. The last game saw Vinty Lenzie battle it out with Frankie McGeogh. Both men scored well, however it was to be Lenzie to prevail a 2-1 winner in 25 darts to ensure a share of the spoils for both teams.
Looking forward to next week we have the Top half/bottom half cups hosted by Hibs and St Matthews. With the end of the season in sight and fewer chances of cup success all teams will be chomping at the bit to claim their own piece of glory. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.
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Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts where all eyes were on the O’Donnells club for the conclusion of the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup. After last weeks qualifying rounds only four teams remained; Hibs 58, St Matthews, Donegal Celtic and the hosts O’Donnells. With the usual 701 one leg format in play every man counted in an exhilarating night of darts. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.
Semi final 1: Hibs 58 5-1 St Matthews
The first semifinal of the night saw league leaders Hibs 58 take on St Matts, who had excelled in the qualifying night. With both teams motivated to progress to the final if was anyone’s guess who would prevail. Game 1 saw Martin Corbett get the Hibs men off to a perfect start taking care of Joe O’Kane in 34 darts. Martin Irwin was quick to level the match beating Mark Lynch with a man of the match display in 27 darts. Tucker Clarke reestablished Hibs 58s lead beating Jap McKinley in 31 darts before Sean Patterson snr extended their lead in beating Billy McDade in 29 darts. With the Hibs men in full flow Davy McCusker took care of Mick McCartan to put them within touching distance of the final. The last game saw Peter McDonnell snr battle it out with John Consadine with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was to be McDonnells class to prevail winning in 30 darts taking out 76 to send Hibs 58 into the final.
Semi final 2: Donegal Celtic 0-5 O’Donnells
The second semi final of the night saw hosts O’Donnells take on Donegal Celtic. With both teams showing their best form in Cups this season it was anyone’s guess who would take their place in the final. Game 1 saw Ricky Saddler get the O’Donnells men off to a flyer beating Paddy McGuinness. Rab Green quickly made it 2-0 beating Matt Doone before James McStravick took out 81 to beat Colm McGuinness. With the O’Donnells men in full flow DC turned to their captain to rally the team. However Paul Press had other ideas taking the win to put O’Ds within touching distance of the final. The last game saw Tucker Kearney battle it out with Sean Armstrong. Both men scored well however it was to be Kearney to prevail and book a well earned place in the final.
The Final: O’Donnells 5-0 Hibs 58
After two weeks of exciting darts we were down to two teams; Hibs 58 vs O’Donnells. Hibs 58 who stand at the summit of the league against O’Donnells, who have the class and battling qualities to beat any team. With drinks replenished all eyes were on centre board to see who would be crowned Sparrow McLaughlin Cup champions. Game 1 saw Stevie Jones provide O’Donnells with a perfect start beating Tony Corr in 31 darts. Eddie Robb followed suit by taking care of Sean Patterson snr in 31 darts. With the momentum in their favour O’Donnells relied on Rab Green to put them 3-0 ahead in beating Tucker Clarke in 31 darts before Tucker Kearney put the O’Donnells men within touching distance of lifting the cup. Kearney beating Damien corbett in 34 darts. The last game of the night saw James McStravick battle it out with Martin Mooney. Both men refused to give an inch ensuring an edge of you seat finish. But it was to be McStravick to weigh in with a perfectly timed man of the match display to take out 76 and send O’Donnells into wild celebrations. Congratulations to the O’Donnells team as the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup winners. Also congratulations to Hibs 58 on another excellent cup display.
Next week we return to the league where all teams will be looking to improve on their positions. Crumlin Star host Casement, St Matts visit The Forresters while Donegal Celtic hold home advantage over Star Celtic. Caseys take on O’Donnells fresh from their cup success while Clonard Hibs battle it out with Hibs 58 in an all Hibs derby. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.
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CONGRATULATIONS ON O'DONNELLS ON WINNING THE SPARROW McLAUGHLIN CUP WITH A MAGNIFICENT 5-0 VICTORY OVER HIBS 58.FULL REPORT ON THE MATCH IN JOE SCOTTS REPORT NEXT WEEK.