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JOE SCOTTS REPORT,SPARROW McLAUGHLINN CUP FINAL

Posted by seamus mccormick on February 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to the FonaCab Central darts league where all eyes were on the O’Donnells club for the conclusion of the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup. After last weeks qualifying round we were left with four teams all fancying their chances of glory. The semi final draw saw Clonard Hibs play Donegal Celtic while Crumlin Star took on Hibs 58. Without further ado lets see how the night unfolded.

Semi final 1

The first semi final saw Clonard Hibs battle it out with Donegal Celtic for a place in the final. Game 1 saw Alan Hanna get DC off to a flyer beating Dan Sloan. Stephen Magee levelled the score beating Sean Armstrong in 31 darts. Matt Doone reestablished DC’s lead beating Anto Smith before Conor Hanna restored parity once again beating Kevin O’Carroll in 31 darts. Chinky Smith provided DC with the lead beat Conor Toner before Dee Ireland overcame Gerard O’Hanlon to put DC within touching distance of the final. The last game saw Paddy McKeown battle it out with John McGrath with both players throwing well. However it was to be McKeown to prevail in 28 darts to send the DC men into another final.

Semi final 2

The second semi final of the night saw Hibs 58 take on Crumlin Star. Game 1 saw Davy McCusker get the Hibs men off to a good start beating Frankie McGeogh in 36 darts. Martin Corbett made it 2-0 beating Willie Mullan. Paul Porter rallied his team beating Martin Mooney in 30 darts. Mark Lynch furthered Hibs lead beating Fra Glennon in 26 darts before Sean Patterson put the Hibs men within touching distance of the final. Patterson beating Peter Fitzpatrick in 29 darts. P McAllorum kept the Crumlin men in the game beating Joe Dinnen before Damien Corbett took care of Jim Flannigan in 30 darts to send into the final.

Final

After two weeks of qualifying rounds we were now down to two teams. Hibs 58, the league leaders, against DC, who were hungry for another taste of Cup glory. Game 1 saw Peter McDonnell snr get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Matt Doone in 30 darts. Sean Patterson quickly made it 2-0 beating Alan Hanna. Paddy McGuinness got DC off the mark beating Joe Dinnen before Davey McCusker restored Hibs lead beating Dee Ireland in 27 darts. Colm McGuinness rallied his team mates with a good win over Martin Corbett with Sean Armstrong following suit beating Mark Lynch. With the game finely balanced at 3-3 it was difficult to predict the outcome. The next game saw Paddy McKeown taking on Tucker Clarke. Clarke chowing a perfect time for a man of the match performance winning in 24 darts taking out a lovely 113 finish. With the momentum back in Hibs favour Chinky Smith and Damien Corbett battled it out in the last game. Both players scored well however it was Damien Corbett who was to prevail and ensure the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup would be going back to the Hibs Club. Congratulations to Hibs 58 on their cup success and congratulations to Donegal Celtic for another excellent cup performance.

Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,SPARROW McLAUGHLIN CUP FINAL

Posted by seamus mccormick on February 13, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to the FonaCab Central darts league where all eyes were on the O’Donnells club for the conclusion of the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup. After last weeks qualifying round we were left with four teams all fancying their chances of glory. The semi final draw saw Clonard Hibs play Donegal Celtic while Crumlin Star took on Hibs 58. Without further ado lets see how the night unfolded.

Semi final 1

The first semi final saw Clonard Hibs battle it out with Donegal Celtic for a place in the final. Game 1 saw Alan Hanna get DC off to a flyer beating Dan Sloan. Stephen Magee levelled the score beating Sean Armstrong in 31 darts. Matt Doone reestablished DC’s lead beating Anto Smith before Conor Hanna restored parity once again beating Kevin O’Carroll in 31 darts. Chinky Smith provided DC with the lead beat Conor Toner before Dee Ireland overcame Gerard O’Hanlon to put DC within touching distance of the final. The last game saw Paddy McKeown battle it out with John McGrath with both players throwing well. However it was to be McKeown to prevail in 28 darts to send the DC men into another final.

Semi final 2

The second semi final of the night saw Hibs 58 take on Crumlin Star. Game 1 saw Davy McCusker get the Hibs men off to a good start beating Frankie McGeogh in 36 darts. Martin Corbett made it 2-0 beating Willie Mullan. Paul Porter rallied his team beating Martin Mooney in 30 darts. Mark Lynch furthered Hibs lead beating Fra Glennon in 26 darts before Sean Patterson put the Hibs men within touching distance of the final. Patterson beating Peter Fitzpatrick in 29 darts. P McAllorum kept the Crumlin men in the game beating Joe Dinnen before Damien Corbett took care of Jim Flannigan in 30 darts to send into the final.

Final

After two weeks of qualifying rounds we were now down to two teams. Hibs 58, the league leaders, against DC, who were hungry for another taste of Cup glory. Game 1 saw Peter McDonnell snr get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Matt Doone in 30 darts. Sean Patterson quickly made it 2-0 beating Alan Hanna. Paddy McGuinness got DC off the mark beating Joe Dinnen before Davey McCusker restored Hibs lead beating Dee Ireland in 27 darts. Colm McGuinness rallied his team mates with a good win over Martin Corbett with Sean Armstrong following suit beating Mark Lynch. With the game finely balanced at 3-3 it was difficult to predict the outcome. The next game saw Paddy McKeown taking on Tucker Clarke. Clarke chowing a perfect time for a man of the match performance winning in 24 darts taking out a lovely 113 finish. With the momentum back in Hibs favour Chinky Smith and Damien Corbett battled it out in the last game. Both players scored well however it was Damien Corbett who was to prevail and ensure the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup would be going back to the Hibs Club. Congratulations to Hibs 58 on their cup success and congratulations to Donegal Celtic for another excellent cup performance.

Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

SPARROW McLAUGHLIN CUP

Posted by seamus mccormick on February 6, 2018 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where all teams descended upon the O’Donnells clubs for the qualifying night of the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup. For those looking to progress to next weeks finals night they would need to overcome a preliminary match followed by a quarter final. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Preliminary 1

The first prelim saw hosts O’Donnells take on St Matthews. Game 1 saw Jap McKinley continue his good form in beat Rab Green, 1-0 St Matts. John Consadine and Martin Irwin followed suit in beating Paul Press and Eddie Robb, 3-0 St Matts. Irwin combining scoring and finishing to devastating effect with a 21 darter. Brendan McStravick rallied his team by beating Billy McDade before Tucker Kearney reduced their lead further in beating Jimmy Lavery,3-2 St Matts. Joe O’Kane overcame Kevin O’Neill to reestablish St Matts lead before Pat McGahans win over James McStravick sealed the win and progression to the quarter final. The final score St Matthews 5-2 O’Donnells.

Preliminary 2

The second prelim of the night saw Crumlin Star and The Forresters battle it out for the remaining quarter final spot. Paul Stafford got The Forresters off the a great start in beating Willie Mullan before Martin M levelled the match against Kev Robinson. Paul Porter gave the lead to the Crumlin men by beating Paddy Dempsey before Andy Gray restored parity against Tommy Henry. Sean McCurdy gave The Forresters the lead for the second time in the match against Dougie Bowes before Paul Thompson levelled the match once again. With the match finely poised it was anyone’s guess to who would prevail victorious. Peter Fitzpatrick used his experience to put the Crumlin men within touching distance of progression against Freddie Steagles before Frankie McGeogh completed the win against Crumlin Star. The final score Crumlin Star 5-3 The Forresters.

Quarter final 1

With the prelims taken care of we were down to eight, all battling for a place in next weeks finals. The first quarter final saw St Matthews take on Clonard Hibs with both teams looking to continue their excellent run of form. Game 1 saw Anto Smyth get the Hibs men off to a flyer in beating Joe McAttamney. Jap McKinley combined scoring and finishing to good effect in beating John McCann in 27 darts with a 120 finish. Joe Flannery gave Hibs the lead in beating Billy McDade in 27 darts with McDade providing stern resistance with a 180. Tommy Fitzpatrick furthered Hibs lead in beating an inform Martin Irwin in 30 darts with a lovely 84 finish, with Irwin throwing a 180 of his own. Con Kielty rallied his team in beating Dan Delaney in 30 darts, with Delaney continuing the curse of the 180s. Adam McDade overcame Joe O’Kane to put the Hibs men within touching distance of the semi finals before Dan Sloane completed the job against John Consadine to ensure progression to the finals night. The final score St Matts 2-5 Clonard Hibs.

Quarter final 2

The second quarter final saw league leaders Hibs 58 take on a Caseys team that have shown good form in cups this year. Game 1 saw Peter McDonnell snr get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Brian Kerr in 25 darts.Tucker Clarke furthered Hibs lead in beating Peter Leckey with a 70 finish along the way. Davy McCusker made it 3-0 to Hibs beating Sambo Ramsey before Tony Corr put Hibs within touching distance of a semi final spot. The final game saw Matt Boyle and Martin Mooney both score well. However it was to be Mooney to prevail and ensure a place in the finals night. The final score Caseys 0-5 Hibs 58.

 

Quarter final 3

The third quarter final of the night saw Donegal Celtic take of Casement with both team fancying their chances of progression. Game 1 saw Kieran McGuinness get Casement off to a good start in beating Matt Doone. Paddy McKeown quickly levelled against Vinty Lenzie before Kev O’Carroll gave DC the lead beating Ciaran McKay in 29 darts. Sean Armstrong furthered Donegal Celtic’s lead by beating Michael Tierney before Martin Lavery rallied his team in beating Alan Hanna. Paddy McGuinness showed his scoring power in beating Paul Condon in 28 darts before Colm McGuinness followed suit to beat Joe Doone and ensure a place in the semi finals. The final score Donegal Celtic 5-2 Casement.

Quarter final 4

The last of the quarter finals saw an all Crumlin derby with Crumlin Star taking on Star Celtic. Game 1 saw Peter McAllorum get Crumlin Star off to a good start beating Aaron McGovern. Paul Porter quickly made it 2-0 before Tommy Henry combined scoring and finishing to good effect beating Gerard Burns in 30 darts with a 121 finish. Rab Lyttle rallied his team mates in beating M McCorry before Henry McTasney jnr followed suit by beating Willie Mullan. With the game finely poised Crumlin Star looked to Peter Fitzpatrick to put them within touching distance of the semi finals. Fitzpatrick overcoming Gerard Smith in 27 darts. The final game of the night saw Paul Thompson continue his good form beating Henry McTasney snr to ensure progression to the finals night. The final score Crumlin Star 5-2 Star Celtic.

 

With the qualifying night out of the way we are left with four teams all vying for another taste of Cup glory, Clonards Hibs, Crumlin Star, Donegal Celtic and Hibs 58. After good quality darts in the qualifying night one can expect fireworks to fly in the finals with only one team to emerge with the cup. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 11

Posted by seamus mccormick on January 30, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after Clonards Hibs success in the John Caseys cup all focus was back on the league where week 11 was upon us. This week saw St Matts take on Caseys with both teams showing excellent form in last weeks cup. Hibs 58 hosted star Celtic while Donegal Celtic travelled to Casement. O’Donnell’s played host to the Forresters while Clonard Hibs were on the road to Crumlin Star. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.

Our first game saw St Matts host Caseys with both teams looking to continue their good form. Game 1 saw Con Kielty get St Matthews off to a good start beating Peter Leckey 2-0 in 23 and 27 darts. Joe O’Kane put in a man of the man shift beating Liam McMenamin 2-0 in 20 and 22 darts. Brian Kerr rallied his team beating Pat McGahan 2-0 in 22 darts before MT followed suit beating Jap McKinley 2-1. Joe McAttamney combined scoring and finishing to good effect beating Stevie Leckey 2-0. McAttamney finishing in 18 darts with a 115 and 116 finish. Jim Lavery made it 4-2 to the st Matts men beating Olcan Kearney 2-1 before Billy McDade secures the full points beating Matt Boyle 2-0 in 23 and 2£ darts. The final game saw Martin Irwin beating Eugene Brannigan 2-1 with Irwin winning in 26 darts. The final score: St Matthews 6-3 Caseys.

The second game of the night saw league leaders Hibs 58 welcome Star Celtic to the Hibs Club. Game 1 saw Tucker Clarke get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Tony Kelly 2-0 in 21 and 24 darts. Tony Corr extended their lead beating Gerard Smith in 29 darts. Martin Mooney made it 3-0 beating Stephen Curley in 25 and 26 darts before Peter McDonnell snr put Hibs within touching distance of the full points beating Paddy McAlleese in 22 and 25 darts. Martin Corbett secured the full points beating Eamon McGovern in 21 and 27 darts. Davy McCusker put in a man of the match display beating Rab Lyttle 2-1 in 21 and 22 darts. Gerard Burns pulled one back for the Star Celtic mn beating Mark Lynch 2-1 in 29 and 32 darts, with lynch winning in 24 darts. The final game of the night saw Sean Patterson beat Henry McTasney snr 2-0 in 28 darts. The final score: Hibs 58 7-1 Star Celtic.

The next game of the night saw The Forresters travel to O’Donnells with both teams looking to secure valuable points. The first game saw Ricky Saddler get O’Donnells off the mark beating Kevin Robinson 2-1 in 24 and 28 darts, with Robinson winning in 26 darts. Eddie Robb furthered their lead beating Paul Stafford 2-1 in 26 darts, Stafford providing strong resistance with an 18 darter of his own. Kevin O’Neill continued O’Donnells dominant display beating John Toner in 23 darts before Jim McStravick made it 4-0 beating Sean Fitzpatrick 2-1. McStravick winning in 23 and 31 darts while Fitzpatrick provided stern resistance with a 26 darter. Sean McCurdy rallied his team beating Stevie Jones 2-1 before James McStravick guaranteed the full points beating Freddie Steagles 2-0. Rab Green weighed in with a man of the match performance beating Andy Gray in 20 darts. The final game of the night saw Paul Press beat Paddy Dempsey 2-1 in 24 darts.

The penultimate game of the night saw Casement welcome Donegal Celtic to the Casement Club. The first game of the night saw Alan Hanna get Donegal Celtic off to a flyer beating Vinty Lenzie 2-1 in 26 darts. Henry McCann levelled the match in beating Dee Ireland 2-0 in 21 and 24 darts. Paul Condon provided Casement with the lead with a man of the match performance over Matt Doone. Condon winning in 19 and 22 darts. Kieran McGuinness furthered Casements lead in beating Kevin O’Carroll 2-1 before Chinky Smith pulled on back against Ciaran McKay. Smith winning with a brace of 30 darts while McKay won in 21 darts with a 105 finish. Joe Doone reestablished Casements lead beating Paddy McKeown 2-0 in 26 and 27 darts. Paddy McGuinness continued his good form with a 2-1 win over Gerry McCormick before Michael Tierney secures full points for the Casement men with a 2-0 win over Colm McGuinness. The final score: Casement 5-3 Donegal Celtic.

The final game of the night saw Clonard Hibs, after a dominant display in the cup last week, travel to Crumlin Star. The Hibs men continued their good form with an 8-0 win. Conor Toner got the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Hugh Greaves Anto Smith made it 2-0 before John McGrath furthered their lead. Tommy Fitzpatrick put the Hibs men within touching distance of full points before Stephen Magee put in a man of the match shift to guarantee full points for the Hibs men. The final three games saw Dan Delaney, Adam McDade and Conor Hanna win. The final score Crumlin Star 0-8 Clonard Hibs.

Next week sees the the qualifying night for the Sparrow McLaughlin cup take place. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,5 A-SIDES FINALS

Posted by seamus mccormick on January 23, 2018 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league we’re this week we take in the action from the conclusion of the John Caseys 5 A-side cup. After last weeks qualifying night we were down to the last eight all vying for their own taste of glory. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded

 

Quarter final 1

The first quarter final of the night saw Caseys B take on St Matthews A. Game one saw Pat McGahan get St Matts off to a perfect start beating Gerry McIlduff. Olcan Kearney levelled the match against Con Kielty before Joe O’Kane reestablished St Matts lead against Liam McMenamin. The final game saw Paul Smyth take on Billy McDade with both players battling hard. However it was to be McDade to prevail and send St Matts into the semi final.

Quarter final 2

The second quarter final saw Crumlin Star A play Clonard Hibs A where both teams having showed good form fancied their chances of progression. Game one saw Dougie Bowes get Crumlin Star off to a flyer beating John McGrath. Stephen Magee rallied his team to level against Tommy Henry. Conor toner gave the Hibs men the lead beating Peter McAllorum before Conor Hanna took care of Peter Fitzpatrick with a lovely 180 to book a place in the semi final.

Quarter final 3

The third quarter final saw St Matts B take on an inform Caseys A. Jim Lavery got the St Matts men off to the perfect start beating Brian Kerr in 42 darts, with a nice 102 finish. Butch Mallon restored parity beating J McAtamney before John Consadine reestablished St Matts lead in beating Eugene Brannigan. The last game saw Jap McKinley take on Stevie Leckey with both players throwing well for their teams. However it was to be McKinley to prevail in 27 darts and ensure a place in the semi final.

The last quarter final of the night saw Hibs 58 B take on O’Donnells B with both teams showing great form in the qualifying night. Stevie Jones provided O’Donnells with the lead in beating Jim Lynch before Tucker Clarke levelled the match beating Rab Green. James McStravick continued his good form beating Mark Lynch with a nice 180 along the way to give O’Ds the lead before Kev O’Neill beat Damien Corbett to provide O’Donnells with a semi final place.

With the quarter finals taken care of four teams remained, St Matthews A and B, Clonard Hibs A and O’Donnells B. With all teams throwing well it was difficult to predict the victors at this stage.

Semi Final 1

The first semi final saw a St Matthews derby with A taking on B. Pat McGahan provided St Matts A with the lead beating Mick McCartan in 31 darts. Joe O’Kane followed suit by beating John Consadine in 30 darts to give St Matts a 2-0 lead. The last game saw J McAtamney battle it out with Martin Irwin, however it was to be Irwin to prevail and book a well earned place in the final.

Semi final 2

The second semi final saw Clonard Hibs A battle it out with O’Donnells B. Game one saw Conor Hanna get the Hibs men off the a flyer beating Paul Press in 23 darts. Stephen Magee furthered Hibs lead in beating James McStravick before Kev O’Neill rallied his team in beating Conor Toner. The last game saw John McGrath taking on Rab Green with both players refusing to give an inch. However it was to be McGrath to edge out Green and book a well earned place in the final.

 

The Final

After two weeks of exciting darts only two teams remained; St Matthews A and Clonards Hibs A. With both teams showing arguably the best form over the course of the cup it was going to be a final of a high standard. Game one saw Martin Irwin take on John McGrath with Irwin giving St Matts the lead in 31 darts. Adam McDade showed his class to rally his team in beating Con Kielty. Stephen Magee continued his brilliant form beating Billy McDade to put the Hibs men within touching distance of the Cup. The last game saw Joe O’Kane battle it out with Conor Toner. With both players refusing to go down without it a fight it was difficult to call the winner. However it was Conor Toner to show his class and provide Clonard Hibs A with the victory and the John Caseys Cup. Congratulations to the Hibs men on a brilliant victory and to St Matts A for an excellent cup run to the final.

After two weeks away from the league all will be looking to the coming week to earn some valuable points for their respective teams. Clonard Hibs travel to Crumlin Star while Hibs 58 hold home advantage over Star Celtic. O’Donnell’s welcome The Forresters while Caseys travel to st Matthews. Finally Donegal Celtic travel to Casement in a week of darts that promises to provide excitement and edge of your seat darts. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

 

 

5 A-SIDE RESULT

Posted by seamus mccormick on January 18, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

CONGRATULATIONS TO CLONARD HIBS A ON THEIR SUCCESS IN THE JOHN CASEY 5 A-SIDES.THEY WON THE TITLE OVER ST.MATTHEWS A .A FULL REPORT ON THE NIGHT WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE WHEN JOE SCOTT GETS HIS REPORT TOGETHER.

SEMI FINAL RESULTS

ST.MATTHEWS A      3-1  ST.MATTHEWS B

CLONARD HIBS A    3-1  O'DONNELLS B

FINAL

CLONARD HIBS A   3-1   ST.MATTHEWS A

JOHN CASEY 5 A-SIDE PRELIMINARIES

Posted by seamus mccormick on January 16, 2018 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where all descended on the Hibs Club for the John Caseys 5 aside cup. With a 1 leg 701 format all players were motivated to progress to next weeks finals night.

The first round of 5 preliminary matches took place with Clonard Hibs B taking on Donegal Celtic A. The first game saw Joe Scott take care of Colm Maguiness in 31 darts. Tommy Fitzpatrick quickly made it 2-0 winning in 34 darts against John McG. Anto Smith made it 3-0 to the Hibs men beating Matt Doone to send them into the next round. Prelim 2 saw O’Donnells C play Crumlin Star A. Tommy Henry gave Crumlin the lead against Tucker Kearney before Peter McAllorum made it 2-0 beating Eddie Robb. The last game saw Dougie Bowes beat Tom Kearney to send the Crumlin men into the next round. Prelim 3 saw St Matts A take on Casement B. Game 1 saw Pat McGahan get St Matts of to the perfect start beating Vinty Lenzie before Con Kielty beat Kieran Maguinness in 24 darts. Joe Doone rallied his team in beating Billy McDade before Martin Irwin ensured St Matts progression by beating Pat Barnes. Prelim 4 saw Hibs 58 A do battle with Forresters B. Davy McCusker put the Hibs men ahead beating Paddy Dempsey before Martin Mooney made it 2-0 beating in Gerard Callaghan in 30 darts. Peter McDonnell snr made it 3-0 to Hibs with a 82 finish in 27 darts to beat Andy Gray and ensure progression. The final prelim saw Star Celtic A take on Hibs 58 B. Gerard Smith got Star Celtic off to a flyer beating Sean Patterson before Mark Lynch levelled for the Hibs men. Jim Lynch gave Hibs the lead in beating Aaron McGovern before Damian Corbett ensured Hibs progress by beating Henry McTasney jnr.

With the preliminaries taken care of all teams were fancying their chances of progress to next weeks finals night and a shot at lifting the John Caseys cup.

Board 1

Match 1 Caseys A take on Crumlin Star B. Paul Porter gave the Crumlin men the lead in 28 darts with a 180 against Peter Leckey. Eugene Brannigan levelled the match in beating Jamesy Porter in 30 darts before Stevie Leckey gave Caseys the lead by beating Fra Glennon in 30 darts with a 62 finish. The final game saw Matt Boyle beat Willie Mullan to ensure progression for Caseys.

Match 2 saw St Matts B play Star Celtic B with Henry McTasney snr getting Star Celtic off to a flyer beating Jimmy Lavery. Rab Lyttle made it 2-0 against Gerard McGuinness before John Considine rallied his teammates in beating Paddy McAlleese. Jap McKinley levelled the match beating Gerard Burns in 34 darts with a 180 before Joe McAttamney put it all together beating Tony Kelly in 25 darts to send St Matts B into next weeks final night.

Board 2

Match 1 saw Clonard Hibs B take on O’Donnells B with Kevin O’Neill getting O’Ds off to a perfect start beating Anto Smith. Stevie Jones readily brushed aside Joe Scott before Dan Sloan rallied the Hibs men in beating James McStravick. The last game saw Rab Green beat John McCann to ensure a place in the finals night.

Match 2 saw Forresters A take on Clonard Hibs A with Stephen Magee providing Hibs with the lead over Paul Stafford. Kevin Robinson levelled the match against Conor Toner before John McGrath reestablished Hibs lead beating Sean McCurdy in 29 darts. The last game saw Adam McDade beat Sean Fitzpatrick to send the Hibs men into next weeks finals in hope of glory.

Board 3

Match 1 saw St Matts A take on Hibs 58 A with Tony Corr getting the Hibs men off the mark beating Sean McMahon in 30 darts. Martin Irwin quickly levelled against Peter McDonnell snr before Pat McGahan gave St Matts the lead in beating Martin Corbett. Davy McCusker restores parity against Billy McDade leaving Con Kielty and Martin Mooney to battle it out in the crucial final game. Both players scored well however it was Kielty who ensured the victory for St Matts and a well deserved place in the finals night.

Match 2 saw Caseys B take on Donegal Celtic B with Joe Corr giving DC the lead befor Gerry McIlduff levelled the match against Paddy McKeown. Liam McMenamin gave Caseys the lead in beating Alana Hanna before Dee Ireland levelled the match going into another crucial last game. Olcan Kearney and Sean Armstrong both battled well. However it was to be Kearney to prevail and ensure progression for the Caseys men.

Board 4

Match 1 saw Crumlin Star A take on Casement A with Tommy Henry giving Crumlin the leafs beating Paul Condon in 29 darts. Dougie Bowes quickly made it 2-0 to The Crumlin men beating Michael Tierney before Peter Fitzpatrick made it 3-0 against Martin Lavery to ensure a place in next weeks finals night.

Match 2 saw O’Donnells A take on Hibs 58 B with Jim Lynch giving Hibs the lead beating Martin Lawlor. Damien Corbett quickly made it 2-0 to the Hibs men throwing a 180 along the way before Mark Lynch beat J Quinn to ensure the win and progression to the next rounds.

With the first night taken care of we are now down to 8 team all vying for cup glory. Crumlin Star A, Caseys A and B, St Matthews A and B, Clonard Hibs A, O’Donnells and Hibs 58 B all remain standing and fancying their chances of success. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 10

Posted by seamus mccormick on January 9, 2018 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab central darts where week 10 in the league is already upon us. This week saw Caseys take on Casement in an all Casement derby. Donegal Celtic hosted Crumlin Star while St Matthews travelled to Star Celtic. Finally league leaders Hibs 58 held home advantage against O’Donnells while Clonard Hibs were looking to close the gap on the league leaders against The Forresters. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

 

Match 1 saw Caseys take on Casement with both teams looking to continue their good league form. Game 1 saw Brian Kerr get Caseys off to a flyer beating Seamy Martin 2-0 in 25 darts. Henry McCann quickly levelled with a brace of 26 darts against Butch Mallon. Martin Lavery gave Casement the lead beating Gerry McIlduff 2-0 in 21 darts before Matt Boyle restored parity beating Paul Condon 2-1 in 26 darts. Vintage Lenzie wrestled back the lead for Casement beating Eugene Brannigan 2-0 will a brace of 23 darters before Gerry McCormick extended Casements lead beating Peter Leckey 2-0. McCormick combining scoring and finishing to devastating effect with 17 and 18 darters and taking out 64 and 66 finishes. With Casement within touching distance of maximum points Caseys relied on Stevie Leckey to rally his team, and he duly obliged in beating Michael Tierney 2-0 in 21 darts. The crucial last game saw Liam McMenamin battle it out with Ciaran McKay with both players refusing to give an inch. However it was to be Liam McMenamin who was to prevail 2-1 and ensure a share of the spoils for Caseys. The final score Caseys 4-4 Casement.

 

The second match of the night saw Donegal Celtic looking to use home advantage against Crumlin Star. Game 1 saw Paul Thompson get Crumlin Star off to a perfect start. Thompson provided a man of the match performance in beating Sean Armstrong 2-1 in 19 and 23 darts. See Ireland quickly levelled the match with a 2-0 win over Fra Glennon before Kevin O’Carroll gave DC the lad beating Willie Mallon 2-0. Dougie Bowes restored parity by beating Paddy McGuinness 2-1 with a 98 finish before Paul Porter provided the Crumlin men with the lead beating Alan Hanna 2-1. Peter Fitzpatrick extended Their lead in beating DC’s Matt Doone 2-0 before Tommy Henry guaranteed the full points beating Paddy McKeown 2-1. The final game saw Ben Lagan continue his good form beating Colm McGuinness 2-1 in 17 darts. The final score DC 2-6 Crumlin Star.

 

Match three saw Star Celtic take on St Matthews with Jap McKinley get the St Matts men off to a good start beating Henry McTasney jnr 2-1. Gerard Burn levelled for Star Celtic with a man of the match performance against Joe O’Kane. Burns winning 2-1 in 16 and 23 darts while O’Kane provided stern resistance with a 23 darter. Martin Irwin gave St Matts the lead with a 2-1 win over Rab Lyttle in 23 and 24 darts before J McAtamney extended their lead beating Henry McTasney snr 2-0 in 23 and 21 darts. Eamon McGovern tried to rally his team beating Mick McCartan 2-0. However the rival would be in vain as Pat McGahan restored St Matts lead with a 2-0 win over Gerard Smyth. The final two games saw St Matts in full flow winning both 2-0. Jim Lavery took care of Aaron McGovern in 24 darts before Con Kielty won the last in 19 darts. The final score Star Celtic 2-6 St Matthews.

 

Match four saw Hibs 58 hold home advantage over O’Donnells. Rab Green got the visitors off to a flyer beating Tucker Clarke 2-1 in 21 and 22 darts. Davy McCusker was quick to level the match beating James McStravick 2-0 in 20 and 21 darts before Sean Patterson gave the Hibs men the lead beating Ricky Saddler 2-0 in 23 darts. Stevie Jones looked to inspire his team with a 2-0 win over Mark Lynch in 17 and 24 darts. However O’Donnells revival would be short lived as Hibs 58 hit their stride and won the next 4 games without dropping a leg. Tony Corr beat Tucker Kearney 2-0 while Martin Mooney beat Eddie Rob 2-0 in 23 darts. Peter McDonnell snr put in another man of the match shift winning in 15 and 21 darts against Paul Press before Martin Corbett beat Kevin O’Neill in 26 darts. The final score Hibs 58 6-2 O’Donnells.

The final match of the night saw The Forresters host Clonard Hibs with the Hibs men looking to close the gap on the league leaders. Joe Flannery got Clonard Hibs off to a perfect start beating Paul Stafford 2-0. Stephen Magee extended Hibs lead beating Freddie Steagles 2-1. Magee winning his games in 20 and 22 darts while Steagles battled all the way winning his game in 27 darts. Conor Hanna put in a man of the match shift beating Ray Lavery 2-1. Hanna winning in 14 and 23 darts with a lovely 180 along the way. Sean Fitzpatrick rallied his team with a 2-1 win over John McCann in 22 and 29 darts while McCann won his in 23 darts. Dan Delaney reestablished Hibs lead beating Sean McCurdy 2-0 in 25 darts before Andy Gray pulled one back for The Forresters beating Joe Scott 2-1. Adam McDade guaranteed the full points with a 2-0 win over Gerard Callaghan in the 24 and 27 darts before Conor Toner beat Paddy Dempsey 2-0 in 24 darts. The final score The Forresters 2-6 Clonard Hibs.

Next week we take a break away from the league and focus on the 5 asides hosted in the Hibs Club. Until then keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.


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