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CONGRATULATIONS TO ST.MATTHEWS ON THEIR SUCESS IN THE TOP HALF CUP HOSTED BY CASEMENT.
CLONARD HIBS 4 - 5 O'DONNELLS
HIBS 58 5 - 4 CASEMENT
ST.MATTHEWS 5 - 3 O'DONNELLS
ST.MATTHEWS 5 - 3 HIBS 58 (MOM) JOE O'KANE
CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO DONEGAL CELTIC ON WINNING THE BOTTOM HALF CUP,RESULTS AD REPORT TO FOLLOW,WHEN I GET THEM
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Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where this week we saw the continuation of the league. Week 8 saw the top two in the league Casement and Hibs 58 battle it out. Clonard Hibs hosted Donegal Celtic while O'Donnells travelled to St Matthews. The Forresters took on Caseys and Crumlin Star played Star Celtic in what promised to be an excellent night of darts. Match 1 saw Casement welcome Hibs 58 where both teams were looking to continue their strong start to the season. Game 1 saw Charlie Press get the home team off to the perfect start beating Mark Lynch 2-0 in 18 and 25 darts. Press throwing 3x100s, a 140 and 89 finish while Lynch provided resistance with 5x100 scores. Martin Mooney levelled the match with a man of the match performance against Paul Condon. Mooney winning with a brace of 20 darts with 4x100 scores and a 68 finish. Tony Corr gave Hibs the lead beating Seamy Martin in 23 and 27 darts with 2x100 scores and a 140. Martin winning his game in 26 darts with 2x100 scores. Davy McCusker extended Hibs lead beating Vinty Lenzie in 19 darts with 3x100 scores and a 140. Micheal Tierney rallied his team with a 2-0 win over Martin Corbett with a brace of 27 darts. Both players scored well with Corbett throwing 3x100s and a 140, however it was Tierney who prevailed with 3x100 scores. Peter McDonnell snr made it 4-2 to Hibs 58 with a 2-0 win over Henry McCann, winning in 25 darts. Needing one more win to secure maximum points Hibs relied on Tucker Clarke with a 2-0 win over Martin Lavery. Clarke with 2x100 scores and winning in 27 darts ensured victory for the Hibs men. The final game of the night saw Gerry McCormick battle it out with Seany Patterson. Both men scored well with McCormick throwing 3x100s and 2x140s while matched him with 3x100s a 140. However it was McCormick who was to prevail 2-0 and winning in 24 darts. The final score Casement 3-5 Hibs 58. Match 2 saw O'Donnells travel to St Matthews with both teams looking to earn valuable points. Game 1 saw James McStravick start the match in style with another man of the match performance. McStravick beating Billy McDade 2-0 in 18 and 24 darts with an 80 finish. Joe O'Kane levelled the game beating Kevin O'Neill 2-0 in 20 darts with 5x90 scores. Con Kielty gave St Matts the lead beating Stevie Jones 2-0 in 24 darts before Jimmy Lavery made it 3-1 to St Matts with a 2-0 win over John Quinn. Tucker Kearney rallied his team with a 2-0 win over Pat McGahan winning in 23 and 28 darts. Eddie Robb restored parity with a 2-0 win over John Considine before Jap McKinley gave St Matts the lead beating Ricky Saddler 2-0. McKinley outscored his man with 22 and 26 dart finishes. The final game of the match saw Rab Green and Mick McCartan battle it out. However it was to be Rab Green to prevail 2-0 in 22 darts and ensure a share of the spoils for both teams. The final score: St Matts 4-4 O'Donnells. Match 3 saw The Forresters host Caseys with both teams looking to continue their recent run of good form. Butch Mallon got Caseys off the mark with a 2-1 win over Paddy Dempsey. Mallon winning in 23 darts with 5x95 scores while Dempsey won his game in 22 darts with 2x95s and a 120. Peter Leckey extended Caseys lead with a 2-1 win over Freddie Steagles with a brace of 40 finishes. Dan Cahoon made it 3-0 to Caseys beating Andy Gray 2-0 in 25 darts with 2x95 scores. With Caseys in full flow The Forresters relied on Kevin Robinson to stem the tide. Robinson winning his game 2-0 against Paul McMenamin in 22 darts with a 79 finish. Sean McCurdy reduced Caseys lead with a 2-0 win over Eugene Brannigan with a brace of 30 darts. Sean Fitzpatrick levelled the match with a 2-0 win over Liam McMenamin before Paul Stafford gave The Forresters the lead beating Gerry McElduff 2-0 in 27 darts. The final game of the night saw Ray Lavery battle it out Matt Boyle with both players playing well. However it was Boyle to prevail with a well timed man of the match performance. Boyle winning in 18 darts with a lovely 75 finish to ensure a share of the spoils. The final score: The Forresters 4-4 Caseys. Match 4 saw Clonard Hibs welcome Donegal Celtic with both teams fancying their chances of maximum points. Adam McDade got the Hibs men off to a perfect start with a man of the match performance over Paddy McKeown. McDade combining finishing and scoring to devastating effect winning in 18 and 20 darts with 2x140s, a 120, 2x95s and a lovely 140 finish. Conor Toney made it 2-0 with a win over James Doone before Colm McGuinness pulled one back with a 2-1 win over Dan Sloan. McGuinness winning in 22 and 24 darts with 5x100 scores while Sloan provided stern resistance with 2x100s,120 and a 140 and winning his game in 26 darts. Stephen Magee extended Hibs lead with a 2-0 over Alan Hanna winning in 19 darts with a 140 along the way. Dan Delaney made it 4-1 to Hibs with a 2-1 win over Joe Corr and a 23 darter. Matt Doone tried to rally his side with a 2-0 with over Joe Scott. Doone outscoring his man with 3x100s and a 140 winning his games in 22 and 23 darts. John McCann continued his good form with a 2-0 win over Paddy McGuinness. McCann scoring 3x95s and a 120 winning in 17 darts to ensure full points for the Hibs men. The final game of the night saw Conor Hanna battle it out with Chinky Smith with both players scoring well. However it was Hanna to prevail 2-1 in a close fought contest. Hanna winning in 16 and 26 darts with 2x95s,120 and a lovely 180. The final score Clonard Hibs 6-2 Donegal Celtic. Next week we see the league split for the top half/bottom half cups. The top half cup sees Hibs 58, Casement, Clonard Hibs, O'Donnells and St Matthews do battle in Casement. The bottom half cup sees Crumlin Star, Star Celtic, Caseys, Donegal Celtic and the Forresters all vying for cup glory. Until next week keep practicing and hold your nerve.
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Welcome back to the FonaCab Central Darts league where after 2 weeks of cup action we return to the league for week 7. This week Casement travelled to St Matthews while Caseys hosted Clonard Hibs. Hibs 58 had home advantage over Crumlin Star as Donegal Celtic travelled to O'Donnells. Finally Star Celtic welcomed The Forresters in what promised to be an exciting night of darts.
Match 1 saw St Matthews host Casement, who were looking to keep tabs on the league leaders Hibs 58. Game 1 saw Jap McKinley get St Matts off to a flyer beating Martin Lavery 2-1 with both players scoring well. Lavery throwing 5x95s and a 180 while McKinley matched him with 4x95 scores. Gerry McCormick overcame Billy McDade in a thriller with McDade throwing 2x180s. McCormick showed his class to overcome his opponent with 2x120, 2x100s and a 140. Michael Tierney gave Casement the lead beating Joe O'Kane 2-0 before Paul Condon provided a man of the match performance to put Casement 3-1 up. Condon beating Martin Irwin in 16 and 19 darts where both men were scoring for fun. Irwin winning his game in 27 darts threw 4x100s, 2x120s and a 140 while Condon outscored his man with 3x140s, 120 and 4x100s. Seamy Martin furthered Casements lead combining scoring and finishing to devastating effect. Martin beating Jimmy Lavery in 23 and 24 darts with 120 and 88 finishes. The game standing at 4-1 to casement St Matts looked to Con Kielty to keep them in the match. However Vinty Lenzie was in fine form and proved to strong with a 2-1 win. Lenzie winning in 19 and 20 darts met stern resistance from Kielty who showed his scoring power with 4x100s and 2x120s. Pat McCahan pulled one back for St Matts beating Joe Doone 2-0 with a 120, 100 and winning in 19 darts. The final game of the match saw John Considine overcoming Kieran McGuinness 2-0 with a brace of 26 darts. The final score St Matthews 3-5 Casement.
Match 2 saw Clonard Hibs travel to Caseys with both teams showing good form in recent weeks. Game 1 saw John McCann give the Hibs men the lead beating Brian Kerr 2-0 in 21 darts with McCann throwing 2x140s. Dan Sloane battled it out with Eugene Brannigan with both men scoring well. However it was Sloane who prevailed 2-1 to further Hibs lead. Conor Toner made it 3-0 with a win over Peter Leckey in 23 darts before Conor Hanna made it 4-0 with a well timed man of the match performance over Stevie Leckey. Hanna winning in 18 and 20 darts with a lovely 120 finish. With the game looking beyond the Caseys men Liam McMenamin tried to rally his team. However Dessie Magee continued his excellent form with a 2-0 win in 24 darts and ensured full points for Clonard Hibs. Butch Mallon showed his class with a 2-0 win over Dan Delaney in 18 darts throwing 3x100s, 120 and a 140. Caseys Matt Boyle followed his team mates lead and overcame John McGrath 2-1. Boyle winning in 26 darts while McGrath won his in 24 darts. The final game of the night saw Adam McDade beat Paul Smith 2-0 winning in 22 and 26 darts. The final score Caseys 2-6 Clonard Hibs.
Match 3 saw O'Donnells host Donegal Celtic with O'Ds looking to keep pace with the top two in the league. Game 1 saw Stevie Jones give O'Donnells the lead in beating Kevin O'Carroll 2-0 winning in 22 and 24 darts, with 2x140s along the way. Ricky Saddler furthered there lead with a 2-0 win over Paddy McGuinness, with Saddler winning in 24 and 26 darts with a 97 finish. Tucker Kearney continued O'Ds good start with a 2-1 win over an in form Colm McGuinness. Kearney winning in 21 and 28 darts with an excellent 114 finish, while McGuinness showed his scoring power with 7x100s and 2x140s and winning his game in 24 darts. Rab Green put the home side within 1 more win of maximum points with a 2-0 win over Chinky Smith. Green winning in 22 and 24 darts. Kevin O'Neill secured the full points for O'Donnells with a 2-1 win over John McLaughlin with both men scoring well. Matt Doone rallied his team mates with a 2-0 win over Eddie Robb with a brace of 24 darters before James McStravick offered another man of the match performance with a 2-1 over Alan Hanna. McStravick winning his games in 19 and 24 darts met resistance from Hanna who won his game in 25 darts. The final game of the night saw Dee Ireland take care of John Quinn 2-1 to make the final score O'Donnells 6-2 Donegal Celtic.
Match 4 saw league leaders Hibs 58 host Crumlin Star. Martin Corbett got the Hibs men off the mark with a 2-0 win over Tommy Henry, winning in 22 darts. Sean Patterson furthered their lead with a 2-0 win over Alan Murphy winning in 23 and 25 darts. Martin Mooney kept his man of the match streak going with a 2-1 win over Ben Lagan, winning in 22 and 24 darts. Both men scored well with Mooney throwing 2x140s and a 180 while Lagan matched him with a 180 of his own and 2x100s. Dougie Bowes rallied his team with a win over Peter McDonnell snr, winning in 24 darts and throwing a 140, 120 and 100. McDonnell winning his game in 19 darts threw 5x100s. Wille Mallon reduced the Hibs lead with a win over Mark Lynch in 27 darts before Peter Fitzpatrick restored parity with a 2-0 win over Tony Corr. Fitzpatrick winning in 20 and 27 darts with a 72 finish.With the game finely poised at 3-3 Hibs 58 relied on Davey McCusker to reestablish their lead with a 2-0 win over Paul Porter before Tucker Clarke guarantee full points for Hibs 58 with a 2-0 win over Peter McAllorum. Clarke winning his game in 22 darts with a brace of 40 finishes. The final score Hibs 58 5-3 Crumlin Star.
Match 5 saw The Forresters travel to Star Celtic in search for their second win of the season. Star Celtic who were in fine form throughout the past few weeks looked to use their home advantage to good effect. Sean Fitzpatrick got The Forresters off to a perfect start with a 2-1 win over Henry McTasney snr, winning in 22 darts throwing 4x100s, while McTasney won his game in 27 darts with 2x140s. Rab Lyttle levelled the match with a 2-1 win over Freddie Steagles. Both men scored well however it was Lyttle winning in 24 and 29 darts who was to prevail. Sean McCurdy reestablished The Forresters lead with a 2-1 over Paddy McAlleese throwing 7x100s, while McAlleese threw 8x100s. Paul Stafford made it 3-1 to The Forresters with a 2-0 win over Aaron McGovern before John Toner put them within touching distance of the win with a 2-0 over Eamon McGovern. Hugh Grieves chose a perfect time for a man of the match performance with a 2-1 win over Paddy Dempsey. Grieves winning in 18 and 20 darts and throwing 2x140s and 6x100s. Dempsey offered plenty of resistance winning his game in 23 darts with a 63 finish. Star Celtics revival would be short live as Andy Gray would guarantee the full points for The Forresters beating Gerard Burns in 26 darts. The final game of the night saw Gerard Smith beat Ray Lavery 2-0 in 22 darts to make the final score Star Celtic 3-5 The Forrester.
Next week we continue with the league where Clonard Hibs host Donegal Celtic, Caseys travel to the Forresters while Crumlin Star battle it out with Star Celtic. Casement hold home advantage over Hibs 58 while O'Donnells travel to St Matthews in what promises to be an exhilarating night of darts. Until then keep practicing and hold your nerve.
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Welcome to the FonaCab central darts league and this week we have a quick recap of the conclusion of the Henry McElhone cup. After seeing Hibs 58 beat Clonard Hibs in a thriller we look to the other derby between the two Crumlin teams; Crumlin Star and Star Celtic.
Game 1 saw Paddy McAlleese get the Star Celtic off to a great start beating Fra Glennon in 36 darts. McAlleese outscoring Glennon with a 140 and 120 score while Glennon offered resilience with a 100 and a 120 score. Paul Porter showing his scoring power levelled the match with a win over Tony Kelly. Porter throwing 2x100s, 120 and a 140 to set his team on the way to win the next 2 games. Peter Fitzpatrick and Alan Murphy beating Eamon McGovern and Rab Lyttle with Fitzpatrick throwing 3x100 scores. Rab Lyttle battled it out with Murphy throwing 2x100 scores and a 140, however it was Murphy to take out 58 to make it 3-1 to Crumlin Star. Aaron McGovern rallied his team with an excellent win over Dougie Bowes throwing 2x100 scores before Gerard Burns restored parity with a 33 dart win over Tommy Henry. Burns throwing 2x100s and a 120 found resistance from Henry who threw 2x100 scores. Ben Lagan restored Crumlin Stars lead with a well timed man of the match performance. Lagan winning in 33 darts with a stunning 116 finish beat Henry McTasney jnr who scored well with 2x100 scores. Hugh Greeves held his nerve to bring the game back to level beating Peter McAllorum in 35 darts. Greeves outscoring his man with 3x100 scores and a 140 made it 4-4 going into the crucial last game. The final game saw Willy Mallon battle it out with Henry McTasney snr. Both men played well however it was the Star Celtic captain to prevail and send the Star into a well deserved final. McTasney snr scored well with a 120 and a 140 to put out their club mates who showed good heart. The Final score Crumlin Star 4 – 5 Star Celtic.
With the night perfectly poised for a thrilling finals we were left with the league leaders Hibs 58 and Star Celtic who were in excellent form. Game 1 saw Jim Lynch play Gerard Burns with Lynch winning in 33 darts with 2x100 scores. Mark Lynch followed suit with a win over Aaron McGovern to make it 2-0 to the Hibs men. Damien Corbett battled it out with Rab Lyttle with both men scoring well. Lyttle throwing a 100 and a 120, however it was Corbett showing his class to prevail in 32 darts to make it 3-0 to Hibs. With the Hibs men in full flow Star Celtic looked to Henry McTasney snr to stem the tide. However Tony Corr chose the perfect time for a man of the man performance to put Hibs 58 within 1 win for cup glory. Corr winning in 31 darts with 2x100 scores and a 140. Martin Corbett showed his scoring power with 2x100s and 2x120s against Tony Kelly. Corbett winning in 33 darts to ensure victory and the Henry McElhone cup, congratulations on excellent darts throughout the 2 weeks. Unlucky and well played to the Star Celtic men on a fantastic cup run showing form that will stand them in good stead throughout the season.
The upcoming Top Half/Bottom half cups will be held on the 13th December in the following venues: Top Half cup will be held in Casement, Bottom Half cup will be held in the Crumlin star (hosted by Star celtic).
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Welcome back to the FonaCab central darts league where this week we saw the conclusion of the Henry McElhone Cup hosted by St Matthews. Four teams remained after a gruelling qualifying round with Hibs 58, Clonard Hibs, Crumlin Star and Star Celtic all vying to take home the trophy. The semi final draw saw Clonard Hibs and Hibs 58 face off in a Hibs derby. The other semi final saw Crumlin Star battle it out with their club mates Star Celtic. With derbys the flavour of the night lets see how the night unfolded.
Semi Final 1
Game 1 saw Dessie Magee continue his excellent run of form with another man of the match display against Tony Corr. Magee winning in 28 darts with a 40 finish beat a battling Corr with both men scoring well with 3x100 scores apiece. Paddy McCorry furthered Clonard Hibs lead with a 33 dart win over Damien Corbett. McCorry combining scoring and finishing to good effect with a lovely 82 finish. With the Clonard men in full flow Hibs 58 relied on Sean Patterson to reduce their lead with an excellent 30 dart win over Dan Delaney. Patterson outscoring Delaney with 3x100 scores and a 40 finish. Martin Corbett brought the game back to level with a win over Conor Toner. Corbett scoring well with a 140 and a 120 won in 35 darts. John McGrath restored Clonard Hibs lead with a win over Tucker Clarke with both men scoring well. McGrath with 2x100 scores and an excellent 63 finish. Once again Hibs 58 fought back to restore parity through Peter McDonnell snr. McDonnell beating Joe Scott in 32 darts outscored his opponent with 2x100s and a 120 score. With the game all level Hibs 58s Mark lynch gave them the lead for the first time with a 31 dart win over Conor Hanna. Both men scored well with Hanna throwing 2x100s and a 120 score while Lynch hit 2x100s. The final game saw Anto Smith battle it out with Jim Lynch. Both players scored well however it was to be Jim Lynch to prevail with a 36 finish and put the Hibs 58 men into the final. The final score: Clonard Hibs 3-5 Hibs 58
The final of the night saw Hibs 58 claim the Henry McElhone Cup in style. The Hibs men showing the class won convincingly 5-0. Congratulations on a well deserved win. Next week all focus will be back on the league with valuable points up for grabs. St Matthews host Casement while Hibs 58 welcome Crumlin Star. The Forresters travel to Star Celtic while Caseys hold home advantage to Clonard Hibs. Finally Donegal Celtic travel to O'Donnells in what promises to be another week of exciting darts. Until then keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.
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Welcome to the FonaCab central darts league where this week the newly refurbished St Matthews hosted the Henry McIlhone Cup. With the qualifying rounds being held over two nights we were sure to be guaranteed edge of your seat darts. Wednesday night saw Casement, Hibs 58, Caseys, Crumlin Star and The Forresters all battle it out to progress to next weeks semi finals. The preliminary match saw Casement take on Hibs 58 in a battle of the league leaders.
Game 1 saw Davey McCusker get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Paul Condon in 39 darts with a lovely 180. Gerry McCormick levelled the match beating Damien Corbett in 34 darts. Henry McCann put the Casement men in front winning in 32 darts to beat Tony Corr. Peter McDonnell snr restored parity with a man of the match performance against Vinty Lenzie. McDonnell winning in 30 darts with a 100,120 and 140 along the way. Charlie Press out battled Martin Corbett to regain Casements lead before the Hibs men hit top gear and won the next three games. Sean Patterson and Mark Lynch beating Martin Lavery and K McGuinness before Martin Mooney sealed the victory against Micheal Tierney. The final score: Hibs 58 5 – 3 Casement.
With the preliminary out of the way Crumlin Star took on The Forresters with both teams showing good form in recent weeks. Game 1 saw Tommy Henry give Crumlin Star the lead beating Freddie Steagles. Kevin Robinson restored parity beating James Porter. Peter Fitzpatrick restored the Crumlin mens lead beating Gerard Callaghan with 2x100 scores. Paddy Dempsey levelled the game in beating Willie Mallon before Andy Gray gave The Forresters the lead beating Fra Glennon. Dougie Bowes brought the game back to level beating Ray Lavery with 2x100 scores before Paul Porter beat Sean Fitzpatrick in style with a 147 finish. Ben Lagan ensured a Crumlin Star victory by beating Paul Stafford with a 140 and 100 score. The final score: Crumlin Star 5 – 3 The Forresters.
Match 2 saw Hibs 58 take on Caseys where Sean Patterson got the Hibs men off to the perfect start beating Matt Boyle in 33 darts. Eugene Brannigan rallied his men with a win over Mark Lynch before Damien Corbett restored Hibs lead with 3x100 scores to beat Kevin Mallon in 30 darts.Martin Corbett made it 3-1 to the Hibs men with a win over Liam McMenamin before Martin Mooney put in a man of the match shift with a 26 darts win over Stevie Leckey. Mooney hitting 2x140s and 3 tons along the way. The last game was a close fought battle between P Smyth and Peter McDonnell snr with both men scoring well. However it was to be McDonnell winning in 30 darts to put the Hibs men into next weeks semi final. The final score : Hibs 58 5 – 1 Caseys.
Thursday night saw hosts St Matthews, Clonard Hibs, Donegal Celtic, O'Donnells and Star Celtic all fight for a place in next weeks finals night. The preliminary saw Clonard Hibs take on O'Donnells with both teams fired up for a victory. Game 1 saw Dessie Magee get the Hibs men off to a flyer in a close fought game against Kevin O'Neill. O'Donnells Ricky Saddler put in a man of the match performance beating Dan Sloane in 27 darts before J Quinn gave the O'Donnells men the lead. Joe Scott restored parity in a close fought match against Tucker Kearney before Dan Delaney gave the Hibs men the lead in beating Stevie Jones. Conor Hanna furthered Hibs lead outscoring Paul Press before Adam McDade ensured victory with a win over Eddie Robb. The Final score: Clonard Hibs 5 – 2 O'Donnells.
With the preliminary taken care of we saw Star Celtic take on St Matthews. Billy McDade gave the lead to St Matts with a win over Hugh Greeves. Henry McTasney snr levelled the match beating Joe McAttamney before Con Kieltey restored St Matts lead with a win over Henry McTasney jnr. Gerard Burns put in a well timed man of the match performance to restore parity. Burns winning in 30 darts with a 140,100 and a 74 finish. Paul Fitzpatrick followed his team mates lead with a 32 darts win over Pat McCahan to give the Crumlin men the lead. Aaron McGovern in beating Mick McCartan put the Crumlin men within one to progress. Sensing this St Matts provided stern resistance through Martin Irwin and John Considine. Irwin beating Gerard Smith and Considine beating Paddy McAleese to bring the game to level. The final game saw Gerard McGuinness take on Rab Lyttle with both men scoring well. However it was Lyttle to prevail and ensure a well earned place in next weeks semi final. The final score Star Celtic 5 – 4 St Matthews.
The final game of the night saw a strong Donegal Celtic take on Clonard Hibs. Game 1 saw Conor Toner give the Hibs men the perfect start. Toner beating Dee Ireland with 3x100 scores along the way. Paddy McGuinness restored parity in beating Dessie Magee before Adam McDade restored Hibs lead with a man of the match performance against Sean Armstrong. McDade winning in 26 darts hitting a 180 along the way. Conor Hanna furthered Hibs lead with a win over Kevin O'Carroll before Colm McGuinness reduced the margin with a win over Dan Delaney. Alan Hanna levelled the game by beating John McCann before Joe scott regained Hibs lead with a win over Joe Corr. Chinky Smith set up a last game thriller by beating Joe Flannery to make it 4 – 4. The final game saw Dan Sloane take on Matt Doone with both players battling hard for the teams. However it was to be Sloane to prevail and guarantee a place in next weeks semi final for Clonard Hibs. The final score Clonard Hibs 5 – 4 Donegal Celtic.
With the qualifying nights taken care of we are now left with four: Hibs 58, Crumlin Star, Clonard Hibs and Star Celtic. With all teams showing good form the finals night guarantees exciting darts with a few twists and turns along the way. Until next week keep practicing and hold your nerve.
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Welcome to the FonaCab central darts league where we are into week 6 of the league. This week Casement hosted O'Donnell's, Clonard Hibs welcomed Star Celtic while Caseys were on the road to Donegal Celtic. Hibs 58 visited The Forrester while Crumlin Star took on St Matthews in what promised to be a night of entertaining darts.
Game 1 saw O'Donnell's travel to Casement with both teams looking to build on their excellent starts to the season. Match 1 saw Eddie Robb get O'D's off to a flyer beating Paul Condon 2-0. Martin Lavery quickly levelled the game beating Paul Press 2-0 in 24 and 25 darts with 3x100 scores with Press matching him. Michael Tierney put the Casement men in the lead beating James McStravick in 23 darts with McStravick throwing 6x100 scores. Kevin O'Neill restored parity beating Henry McCann in 22 and 23 darts and a 180 along the way. McCann, throwing a 160 and 125, won his game in 24. Stevie Jones put the O'D's men in front beating Kevin McGuinness in 25 and 27 darts before Gerry McCormick brought the game back to level beating Ricky Saddler in 22 and 24 darts. McCormick throwing 3x100 scores and a 140 while Saddler won his game in 26 darts. Rab Green put in man of the match shift winning in 20 and 21 darts with a 74 finish. Lenzie winning his game in 24 darts scored well with 4x100 scores and a 140. The final match of the night saw Charlie Press beat Tucker Kearney 2-0 in 23 and 25 darts to ensure a share of the points. The final score: Casement 4 - 4 O'Donnell's
Game 2 saw Clonard Hibs host Star Celtic where Conor Hanna got the Hibs men off to the perfect start beating Gerard Burns 2-0. Hanna winning his games in 22 and 25 darts outscored his opponent. Star Celtic won the next through Henry McTasney jnr who beat Joe Flanery 2-0 in 25 darts. Henry McTasney snr put the Celtic men ahead with a 2-1 win over John McGrath in 31 darts, McGrath winning his game in 26 darts. Paddy McAleese put the Celtic men 3-1 up beating Anto Smith in 26 darts. Clonard Hibs relied on Dan Delaney to rally his team with a man of the match display. Delaney winning 2-0 in 21 and 25 darts beat Tony Kelly. Adam McDade restored parity winning 2-0 against Eamon McGovern in 20 darts before Dessie Magee put the Hibs men ahead with a 2-0 win over Aaron McGovern, Magee winning his game in 19 darts. The last match was a close fought battle between Dan Sloan and Hugh Greeves. However it was Greeves who was to prevail 2-1 and ensure a well deserved draw for the Celtic men. Greeves winning in 27 and 28 darts while Sloan winning in 25 darts.
Game 3 saw Donegal Celtic hold home advantage over Caseys. First match saw Liam McMenamin get Caseys off to a flyer beating Kevin O cockel 2-1 with a lovely 112 finish. Kevin Mallon further Caseys lead with a man of the match performance beating Sean Armstrong 2-0. Mallon winning in 22 and 23 darts with a 76 finish. Alan Hanna got DC off the mark beating Peter Leckey 2-1 in 27 darts with a 50 finish before Matt Doone combined scoring and finishing to beat Eugene Brannigan 2-0. Doone winning his games in 21 and 24 darts with a 76 finish. John McLaughlin put DC into the lead with a 2-1 victory over Paul Smyth before Brian Kerr restored parity with a 2-0 win over Paddy McGuinness. Mary Smith put DC back into the lead with a 2-1 win over Stevie Leckey. Smith winning in 20 and 26 darts while Leckey provided stern opposition with a 23 darter of his own. The final match of the night saw Colm McGuinness beat Dan Cahoon 2-1 in 26 and 27 darts. Cahoon winning his game in 18 darts with a lovely 157 finish. The final score DC win 5-3.
Game 4 saw Crumlin Star host St Matthews. Match 1 saw Tommy Henry get the Crumlin men off to the perfect start beating Con Kielty 2-0 in 24 darts. Paul Porter furthered their lead with a 2-1 win over Jim Lavery winning in 19 darts. Dougie Bowes made it 3-0 to Crumlin Star beating Mick McCartan 2-0 in 20 and 26 darts. The Crumlin men in full flow went to within touching distance of full points through Peter Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick winning his games in 21 and 24 darts beat Martin Irwin, with Irwin winning his game in 23 darts. Willie Mallon secured full points for the Crumlin men beating Gerard McGuinness 2-0 with 2x28 darters. Paul Thompson won the next 2-1 in 22 and 27 darts, beating Jap McKinley who won his game in 23 darts. Joe O'Kane provided a man of the match performance for St Matts combining scoring and finishing to good effect. O'Kane winning 2-0 against Alan Murphy in 17 and 23 darts with a 68 finish. The last match saw Billy McDade beat Ben Lagan 2-0 in 21 and 23 darts to make the final score 6-2 to Crumlin Star.
The final game of the night saw Hibs 58 make the short journey to The Forresters. First match saw Mark Lynch get the Hibs men off to a good start beating Freddie Steagles 2-0 in 23 and 20 darts. Peter McDonnell snr provided quick man of the match performance of 19 and 22 darts to beat Sean McCurdy 2-0. Martin Corbett further extended Hibs lead beating Paul Stafford 2-0 in 21 darts. Sean Fitzpatrick offered some resilience against the Hibs onslaught with a 2-0 win over Damien Corbett winning in 21 and 30 darts. Martin Mooney restored Hibs lead with a 2-0 win over Paddy Dempsey in 21 darts.Tucker Clarke secured the points for the Hibs men with a brace of 30 darts to beat Andy Gray. John Toner restored some pride for The Forresters in beating Sean Patterson 2-0 before Tony Corr completed the game with a 2-0 win over Ray Lavery with a pair of 25 darters. The final score Hibs 58 win 6-2.
This week we take a break from the league and all focus will be on the Henry McElhone cup which will be hosted at St Matthews. Wednesday night sees The Forresters, Hibs 58, Casement, Crumlin Star and Casey all pitted against each other to see who will progress to the final. Thursday night sees Clonard Hibs, O'Donnell's, Donegal Celtic, Star Celtic and St Matthews all battling it out to have a chance of cup glory. Until next week keep practicing and hold your nerve.
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Welcome back to the FonaCab central darts league and this week we were back to the league where crucial points were on the line. Week 5 saw Casement host Crumlin Star, The Forresters visit St Matthews and the Hibs derby between Clonard Hibs and Hibs 58. Star Celtic held home vantage to Donegal Celtic while Caseys visit O'Donnells with both teams looking to build on their good form. Without further ado lets see how the night unfolded.
Game 1 saw Casement welcome Crumlin Star. First up Martin Lavery gave Casement the perfect start with a 2-1 win over Alan Murphy with Lavery throwing 3x100s and a 21 darter. Paul Thompson levelled the game beating Vinty Llenzie 2-1 winning in 20 and 24 darts. Lenzie winning his game in 21 darts and throwing a 180 played well in defeat. Paul Condon put Casement back in front with a 2-0 win over Dougie Bowes winning in 24 darts. Michael Tierney extended Casements lead with a comfortable win over Fra Glennon before Gerry McCormick put Casement within 1 win for maximum points. McCormick beating Paul Porter 2-1 in 18 and 20 darts scored well with 5x100s and 2x120s. Joe Doone, in beating Peter Fitzpatrick 2-1 ,secured the points for Casement. Crumlin Star restored some pride taking the last two games through Ben Lagan and Tommy Henry. Lagan beating Ciaran McKay in 18 darts with a lovely 114 finish, while McKay won his game in 26 darts. Henry beat Charlie Press in 24 darts making the final score 5-3 to Casement.
Game 2 saw The Forresters make the trip to St Matthews. First up Ray Lavery gave the visitors an ideal start beating Jap McKinley 2-1 hitting a nice 123. Gerard McGuinness restored parity beating Gerard Callaghan 2-1 in 23 darts with 3x120 scores. Freddie Steagles put The Forresters back in front beating Jim Lavery 2-1 before Sean McCurdy furthered their lead beating Martin Irwin 2-1 in 25 darts. Irwin winning his game in 27 darts scored well with 3x100s and a 120. Paul Stafford put The Forresters within touching distance of a brilliant win by beating Joe O'Kane 2-0 in 22 darts and with 2x120 scores. With The Forresters needing just one more win for maximum points St Matts relied on Con Kielty, who duly obliged beating Paddy Dempsey 2-0 in 24 and 25 Darts to make him man of the match. St Matts' Billy McDade made it 3-4 by beating Andy Gray 2-0 in 19 darts. The crucial last game saw Joe McAttamney play Sean Fitzpatrick with both players battling hard for the teams. However it was Fitzpatrick who was to prevail a 2-0 winner and provide The Forresters with an outstanding away win, the final score 5-3 to The Forresters.
Game 3 saw the Hibs derby between Hibs 58 and Clonard Hibs. Match 1 saw Connor Hanna get the Clonard men off to the perfect start with a man of the match performance. Hanna beating Martin Mooney in 18 and 14 darts threw 3x120 scores and a lovely 88 finish. Dessie Magee extend their lead beating Hibs 58's Marting Corbett 2-0 in 21 and 20 darts. Both players scored well with Magee throwing 2x140s and 2x100s, while Corbett matching his opponent. Mark Lynch brought Hibs 58 into the game beating Paddy McCorry 2-1, Lynch scoring for fun with 8x100s while McCorry matching him all the way with 2x140s and 4x100s. Adam McDade reestablished Clonards lead beating Tucker Clarke 2-0 throwing a 180 in the process. John McGarth put the Clonards men within 1 win of the maximum points beating Davy McCusker 2-0 in 24 and 26 darts with a delightful 107 finish. Feeling the game beyond them Hibs 58 relied on Seany Patterson who obliged with a 2-1 over Conor Toner winning in 21 an 27 darts. Tony Corr brought the Hibs 58 within 1 off their opponents with a 2-0 win over Dan Delaney winning in 20 darts, with a 180 and nice 96 finish. The crucial last game saw Peter McDonnell snr play John McCann with both players scoring well. However it was to be McDonnell snr to prevail 2-0 to make the final score 4-4 and ensure both teams share the spoils.
Game 4 saw Star Celtic host Donegal Celtic. Game 1 saw Alan Hanna get the visitors off to a good start beating Rab Lyttle 2-0. Gavin O'Carroll extended DC's lead beating Gerard Smith 2-0 throwing 4x95 scores while Smith scored well in defeat with 5x95 scores. Gerard Burns brought Star Celtic into the game with a 2-0 win over Matt Doone winning in 21 darts with 4x95 scores. Joe Corr reestablished DC's lead beating Stephen Curley 2-0. With DC in full flow Star Celtic relied on Henry McTasney to inspire his team with a 2-0 win over Paddy McGuinness winning in 22 darts with 2x120 scores. Hugh Greeves followed his team mates lead with a 2-1 win over Gary Smick winning in 24 darts with 3x120 scores. Eamon McGovern put the hosts into the lead for the first time of the night beating Gerry Murray 2-0 with 3x95 scores and 60 finish. Once again the last game was to be a crucial one with both teams battling hard. However it was to be Star Celtic who would finish strongly through Aaron McGovern who beat John McLaughlin 2-0 and provide Star Celtic with the full points, the final score Star Celtic 5-3.
The final game of the night saw Caseys coming off the back of their first win travel to an O'Donnells team who are firing on all cylinders. Match 1 saw Eugene Brannigan get Caseys off to a perfect start beating Martin Lawlor 2-1 with 3x95 and a 140. Lawlor winning his game in 26 darts threw 2x120 scores. Dan Cahoon extended Caseys lead beating Tom Kearney 2-0 in 24 darts and a 60 finish. Butch Mallon put Casey 3-0 up beating Rab Green 2-1 winning in 24 darts with 4x100s. Green winning his game in 23 darts threw 3x100s. O'Donnells being 3-0 down relied on Kevin O'Neill to turn the tide with a man of the match performance over Liam McMenamin. O'Neill winning in 21 and 24 darts showed his finishing power with a 60 and 64 finish. Ricky Saddler continued their revival beating Gerry McIlduff 2-1 in 24 darts with a 74 finish. Brian Kerr winning 2-0 tried to stop the O'Ds revival. Kerr winning in 25 darts scored well with 3x100s and a 120 beat Eddie Robb. However O'Ds battling resolve was clear taking the next match through Stevie Jones beating Paul McMenamin 2-0 in 25 and 28 darts. Crucial last matches the trend of the night this game was to be no different. Both players battled well however it was to be James McStravick who was to prevail 2-0 over Peter Leckey to make the final score 4-4 and ensure a share of the spoils.
The upcoming Henry McElhone Cup hosted by St Matthews draw is as follows:
Wednesday 15th : Casement, The Forresters, Hibs 58, Crumlin Star, Caseys.
Thursday 16th : St Matthews, Star Celtic, O'Donnells, Clonard Hibs, Donegal Celtic.
Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.