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AGM MEETING

Posted by seamus mccormick on June 14, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

THIS SEASONS AGM WILL BE HELD IN THE HIBS ON 27TH JUNE WITH A 7.30 START,ANY PLAYOFFS NEEDED TO BE PLAYED WILL HELD ON 20TH JUNE IN THE HIBS AT 8.30.ANY NEW TEAMS WISHING TO JOIN OUR LEAGUE FOR NEXT SEASON WILL BE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND.COULD ALL OUR MEMBERS PASS ALONG THIS INFO TO ANYONE WISHING TO JOIN. 

Play offs!!!!

Player of the year and lowest darts (501) will be played in the hibs club on Wednesday 20th June @ 8.30 sharp.

Adam mcdade v Connor Hanna. POY

Colm mcguinness V Connor Hanna ( 14 darts)


HIBS 58 DC CUP WINNERS

Posted by seamus mccormick on June 14, 2018 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

DONEGAL CELTIC CUP WINNERS

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MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO HIBS 58 ON WINNING THE FINAL CUP OF THE SEASON BEATING THEIR CLUBMATES CLONARD HIBS 5-4 IN THE FINAL OF THE DONEGAL CELTIC CUP.THIS HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL SEASON TO BOTH THESE TEAMS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH SETS OF PLAYERS.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 18

Posted by seamus mccormick on June 5, 2018 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where the final game of the league was upon us. After the excitement of last weeks individuals final which saw Davy McCusker retain the Jody Reynolds cup all focus was back on the league. This week the Forresters played host to Donegal Celtic while st Matthews made the journey to Hibs 58. Clonard Hibs held home advantage over O’Donnells, Star Celtic visited Casement and finally Caseys hosted Crumlin Star. Without further ado let’s see how the last night of the league unfolded and who would be crowned league champions 2018.

Casement 6 - 2 Star Celtic

Match one of the night saw Casement take on Star Celtic. With third place still up for grabs Casement needed to take the win. Paul Condon got Casement off the the perfect start beating Gerard Smith 2-0 in 26 darts.Man of the Match Gerry McCormick doubled their lead with a 2-0 win over Henry McTasney jnr in 21 and 26 darts. Martin Lavery furthered Casements lead with a 2-0 win over Eamon McGovern in 25 and 26 darts. With Casement in full flow Star Celtic relies on Gerard Burns to stem the tide. Burns beating Ciaran McKay 2-1 in 19 darts, with McKay offering stern resistance with a 23 darter. Rab Lyttle reduced Casements lead further with a 2-1 win over Michael Tierney. Joe Doone reestablished Casements lead with a 2-1 win over Tony Kelly before Kieran McGuinness guaranteed full points with a 2-0 win over Paddy McAlleese in 22 darts. Finally Venti Lenzi outbattled Aaron McGovern 2-0 in 27 darts to complete the win for Casement.

The Forresters 1 - 7 Donegal Celtic

Game one saw Matt Doone get DC off to a good start beating Paul Stafford 2-1. Joe Corr quickly made it two with a 2-0 win over Martin Stafford in 22 darts. Paddy McKeown extended DC’s lead with a 2-1 win over Sean Fitzpatrick in 25 darts. Freddie Steagles rallied his team with a 2-1 win over Kevin O’Carroll with O’Carroll providing opposition with a 180 and 23 darter. Alan Hanna reestablished DC’s lead with a 2-1 win over Gerard Callaghan before Chinky Smith secures the win with a 2-0 victory over Andy Gray. Sean Armstrong continued his good run of form with a 2-1 win over Paddy Dempsey before Paddy McGuinness finished the game in style with a man of the match performance. McGuinness taking care of Sean McCurdy 2-1 in 23 and 25 darts.

Clonard Hibs 4 - 4 O’Donnells

Next up saw Clonard Hibs welcome O’Donnells to the Hibs Club with plenty left to fight for. With O’Donnells needing the win for a chance at 3rd place every game would count. Game 1 saw Adam McDade continue where he left off with a 2-0 win over Brendan McStravick in 17 darts with a 180 along the way. Comer Toner furthered Hibs lead with a 2-1 win over Rab Creen. Super sub John Doyle continued Hibs run with a 2-1 win over Paul Press in 20 darts. Stevie Jones rallied his teammates with a 2-0 win over Dan Delaney with Kev O’Neill following suit with a 2-1 win over Stephen Magee. O’Neill winning in 25 darts with Magee providing resistance with a 22 darter. Conor Hana weighed in with a well timed man of the match performance to guarantee a draw. Hanna beating Tucker Kearney 2-0 in 18 and 24 darts. Ricky Saddler kept O’Donnells in the match with a 2-0 win over John McGrath with a brace of 24 darts. Finally Eddie Robb outbattled John McCann winning 2-1 in 23 darts to ensure a share of the spoils for both teams.

Caseys 4 - 4 Crumlin Star

Hibs 58 6 - 2 St Matthews

The final match of the night saw newly crowned league champions Hibs 58 take on St Matthews. Game 1 saw Individuals champion Davy McCusker get Hibs off to a perfect start beating Martin Irwin 2-1. Martin Corbett extended their lead with a 2-1 win over Jap McKinley. Corbett winning in 17 darts with a 180 while McKinley provided stern resistance with a 19 darter of his own. Damien Corbett overcame Joe McAttamney 2-0 in 24 darts before Martin Mooney guaranteed at least a draw with a 2-0 win over pat McGahan in 20 darts. With the game slipping away from them St Matthews relied on Billy McDade to rally his team. He duly obliged by beating Mark Lynch 2-0 in 21 and 24 darts. Unfortunately st Matts revival would be short lived with Peter McDonnell jnr taking care of Mick McCartan 2-0 in 24 darts to secure the win for Hibs 58. Peter McDonnell snr chipped in with a man of the match display beating joe O’Kane 2-0 in 19 and 22 darts with a 171 along the way. Finally Con Kielty pulled one back for St Matts with a 2-1 win over Sean Patterson in 23 and 24 darts.

With the league now concluded and with only the DC cup left to fight for the final league positions are as follows.

Hibs 58 (champions) 35 pts

Clonard Hibs. 27pts

Casement. 24pts

O’Donnell’s. 23pts

St Matthews. 19pts

Crumlin Star. 19pts

Star Celtic. 9pts

Caseys. 9pts

Donegal Celtic. 9pts

The Forresters 6pts

Congratulations to Hibs 58 on retaining the FonaCab Central darts league title. Unbeaten through the whole season winning every game and a draw they were exceptional and worthy champions. Next week all focus will be on the DC cup as the last opportunity to taste cup success. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,JODY REYNOLDS INDIVIDUALS

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after two weeks of nail biting qualifiers we were down to the last 32 all vying to prevail as Jody Reynolds individuals champion 2018. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Last 32

Board 1

The first match of the night saw Tommy Henry overcome Jap Craig in a 3-2 thriller, with Craig throwing a 19 darter. Jim Lavery took care of Tom Kearney 3-1 while Joe Flannery showed his class with a 3-0 win over Micky Tierney. Finally Brendan McStravick showed he was in the mood with a 3-1 win over Peter Fitzpatrick.

Board 2

Match 1 saw John Doyle show his intent with a 3-0 win over Paul Wisdom. Rab Creen followed suit winning 3-0 against John Turley. Conor Hanna overcame Sean Armstrong 3-1 before Stephen Magee continued his good form with a 3-0 win over Jim Lynch.

Board 3

Match 1 saw reigning Davy McCusker edge past Martin Mooney in a close fought affair. McCusker winning 3-2 in 15 darts with a 180 along the way. Gerry McCormick showed his class with a 3-1 win over Dougie Bowes before Ben Lagan combined scoring and finishing to good effect beating Conor Toner 3-0 in 15 darts taking out 136. Finally Matt Doone continued his good form with a battling 3-2 win over Joe O’Kane.

Board 4

Match 1 saw Paul Thompson progress to the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Joe Corr. Dan Sloan made light work of Ricky Saddler winning 3-1 in 16 darts. Peter McDonnell snr showed his class with a 3-1 win over Joe McAttamney. McDonnell winning in 16 darts with a 170 and 171 along the way. Finally Gerard Burns progressed to the next round with an excellent 3-0 win over Billy McDade.

Last 16

Board 1

Match 1 saw Rab Creen make light work of Joe Flannery winning 3-0 with a 180 along the way. Conor Hanna combined scoring and finishing to devastating effect beating Gerry McCormick 3-1 in 14 darts with an 84 finish.

Board 2

Match 1 saw Stephen Magee show his intent with a 3-2 win over Tommy Henry. Magee winning in 17 and 23 darts. Davy McCusker continued his outstanding form with a 3-1 win over John Doyle. McCusker finishing in 15 darts with 2 maximums along the way.

Board 3

Match 1 saw a Gerard Burns progress to the quarter final with a 3-0 win over Jim Lavery. Burns throwing a 180 with Lavery, not wanting to be outdone, replied with one of his own. Ben Lagan used his experience to take care of Dan Sloan 3-1 winning in 19,20 and 24 darts.

Board 4

Match 1 saw Peter McDonnell snr book his quarter final place with a 3-0 win over Matt Doone. Paul Thompson overcame a battling Brendan McStravick 3-1 to progress to the last 8.

Quarter finals

The first quarter final of the night saw Stephen Magee make light work of Rab Creen winning 3-0. Davy McCusker booker his semi final place with a 3-0 win over Ben Lagan winning in 15 darts. Gerard Burns showed his class with a 3-0 win over Paul Thompson. Finally Peter McDonnell snr overcame a tough match with Conor Hanna winning 3-0 with Hanna throwing a 180 along the way.

Semi Final

The first semi final of the night saw Peter McDonnell snr take on Stephen Magee. With both players having shown excellent form all season it would be difficult to separate them. Both players scored well however it was Magee to prevail and book a well earned place in the final. The second semi final saw Davy McCusker take on Gerard Burns with both players fancying their chance of lifting the cup. Both players scored well however it was McCusker to prevail and book his place in the final.

The Final

After three weeks of gruelling qualifiers only two remained, Reigning Champion Davy McCusker and Stephen Magee. With both players having shown some of the best form throughout the year it was a fighting final. Game 1 saw Magee get off to a flyer winning in 24 darts. McCusker quickly levelled the match winning in 21 darts. McCusker took the lead winning in 23 darts before going 3-1 up in 21 darts. The last game saw both players score well with Magee refusing to go down without a fight. However McCusker held his nerve to prevail 4-1 and become the 2018 Jody Reynolds individuals champion. Congratulations to Davy McCusker on fantastic back to back individual championships wins and congratulations to Stephen Magee for an excellent run to the final.

Running alongside the Jody Reynolds individuals was a consolation cup for those having missed out on the finals night. The first quarter final saw Kevin O’Neill show his class beating Martin Irwin throwing 2x180s along the way. Tony Kelly edged past Henry McTasney snr before Martin Corbett booked his Semi final place with a win over Paddy McKeown. Finally Gary Smith overcame Tommy Fitzpatrick to progress to the next round.

The first semi final saw Martin Corbett take care of Tony Kelly to book his place in the final. Kev O’Neill continued his excellent run of form with a win over Gary Smith.

The “Duffers” final

The final saw Kev O’Neill take on Martin corbett with both player fancying the chances of lifting the consolation cup. Game 1 saw O’Neill take the lead winning in 29 darts. Corbett quickly levelled with a 27 darter. With both players scoring well it was difficult to separate them. O’Neill throwing 2x140s and 5x100s just edged out Corbett in a thriller to prevail 2-1 winner and Duffer Champion 2018. Congratulations Kevin O’Neill on an excellent Cup display and congratulations to Martin Corbett for another excellent cup run.

 

 

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 17

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 22, 2018 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where we are into the closing stages of the season. After two weeks of qualifiers for the Jody Reynolds individuals all focus was back on the league where match 17 was upon us. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Star Celtic 1 - 7 Crumlin Star

The first match of the night saw star Celtic take on Crumlin Star in the only derby of the week. Game one saw Jim Flannegan get Crumlin Star off to a good start beating Stephen Curley 2-0. Gerard smith continued his good form with a 2-1 win to bring the game to level. Martin Maloney regained the lead for the Crumlin men taking care of Henry McTasney snr 2-1 in 22 darts. Dougie Bowes chipped in with a man of the match display to further extend their lead. Bowes beating Rab Lyttle 2-1 in 26 and 27 darts. With Crumlin Star in full flow Peter Fitzpatrick and Tommy Henry combined well to guarantee full points. Fitzpatrick beating Aaron McGovern 2-0 in 23 darts while Henry beating Geard Burns 2-0. Next up Ben Lagan used his experience to edge past Tony Kelly 2-1 before Paul Thompson took care of Paddy McAlleese 2-0 in 26 darts.

Hibs 58 7 - 1 Casement

Match two of the night saw league leaders Hibs 58 welcome Casement to the Hibs Club. Game 1 saw Martin Mooney effortlessly beat Kieran McGuinness 2-0. Davy McCusker weighed in with a man of the match performance to extend Hibs lead. McCusker beating Ciaran McKay 2-0 in 21 and 23 darts. Tony Corr quickly made it 3-0 beating Charlie Press before Mark Lynch put Hibs on the cubs of full points with a 2-0 win over Michael Tierney in 21 and 25 darts. Peter McDonnell snr ensured the full quota of points with a 2-0 win over Pat Burns in 20 and 26 darts before Gerry McCormick pulled one back for the Casement men. McCormick beating Damien Corbett 2-0 in 20 and 25 darts. With the points in the bag Tucker Clarke and Sean Patterson ended the match strongly. Clarke beating Paul Condon 2-0 while Patterson took care of Henry McCann 2-1 in 23 darts.

O’Donnell’s 3 - 5 St Matthews

Match 3 of the night saw St Matthews make the journey to the O’Donnells club with both teams having showed the best form recently. Game 1 saw Jim Lavery get the St Matts men off to a good start beating Paul Press 2-0. Rab Creen quickly levelled the match beating Billy McDade 2-0. Pat McGahan reclaimed the lead for St Matts beating Brendan McStravick 2-1 before Martin Irwin weighed in with a man of the match performance to extend their lead. Irwin beating Martin Lawlor 2-1 in 18 and 24 darts, with Lawlor providing strong opposition with a 22 darts of his own. Stevie Jones reduces St Matts lead with a 2-0 win over Joe McAttamney in 23 darts. However Con Kielty and Jap McKinley combined well to guarantee full points for the visitors. Kielty beating Tucker Kearney 2-0 while McKinley beating Kev O’Neill 2-0. With the game beyond them O’Donnells finished strongly through Ricky Saddler beating Joe O’Kane 2-1 with a brace of 24 darts.

Donegal Celtic 3 - 5 Clonard Hibs

The penultimate match of the night saw Donegal Celtic play host to Clonard Hibs. Game 1 saw Tommy Fitzpatrick get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Kevin O’Carroll 2-0. Sean Armstrong continued his good form with a 2-1 win over Joe Flannery before Adam McDade wrestled back the lead with a 2-1 win over Matt Doone. Paddy McGuinness restored parity with a 2-0 win over John McCann in 19 and 21 darts before Chinky Smith provided DC with the lead with a 2-0 win over Conor Toner. John Doyle brought the match back to level with a 2-1 win over Alan Hanna in 24 and 26 darts before Stephen Magee weighed in with a perfectly timed man of the match performance. Magee readily taking care of Joe Corr in 17 and 19 darts. The last game of the match saw Colm McGuinness battle it out with Conor Hanna with both players scoring well. However it was to be Hanna to show his class with a 2-0 win and secure full points for the Hibs men.

Caseys 4 - 4 The Forresters

The last match of the night saw Caseys hold home advantage over The Forresters. Game 1 saw Paul Stafford get the visitors off to a good start beating Liam McMenamin 2-0 in 24 darts taking out 124 in the process. Freddie Steagles furthered The Forresters lead beating Peter Leckey 2-1 before Sean Fitzpatrick made it 3-0 with a win over Stevie Leckey in 26 darts. With the Forresters in full flow Caseys relies on Gerry McIlduff to rally his team. He duly obliged by beating Paddy Dempsey 2-0 in 24 and 29 darts. Butch Mallon reduced their lead further by beating Andy Gray 2-1 in 21 darts with a 96 checkout before Brian Kerr levelled the match with a 2-0 win over Gerard Callaghan. With the match now level it was anyone’s guess who would prevail as winners. Sean McCurdy reclaimed the lead for the Forresters with a hard fought win over Eugene Brannigan. McCurdy using his experience to good effect to win 2-1 in 26 darts. The final game of the night saw Matt Boyle battle it out with Ray Lavery with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was to be Boyle to prevail 2-1 for Caseys and guaranteed a well deserved draw for both teams.

Next week sees the league return to the final night of the Jody Reynolds individuals. With only 32 remaining only 1 will prevail as 2018 individuals champion. Finally on Thursday night the postponed match between Caseys and Clonard Hibs will take place at the Hibs Club. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,JODY REYNOLDS INDIVIDUALS.WEEK 2

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 15, 2018 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where the second night of qualifiers for the Jody Reynolds individuals was upon us. All players descended upon the Crumlin Star in hope of booking a place in the final night. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Preliminaries

Board 1: Match 1 saw Tony Corr take care of Sam McMahon 2-0. Joe O’Kane showed his class with a 2-0 win over Rab Lyttle in 17 and 20 darts. Gerry McCormick edged past Chip Craig 2-1 with a 20 darter in the process. Finally Dan Sloan continued his good form with a 2-0 win over Olcan Kearney with an 18 darter.

Board 2: Match 1 saw Conor Hanna and Martin Irwin battle it out in a close fought affair. However it was Hanna class and youth that would see him prevail 2-1. Peter Fitzpatrick edged past Kevin O’Neill 2-1 before Matt Doone showed his intent with a 2-1 win over Gerry Murray.

Board 3: Paul Condon made light work of Fra Glennon with a 2-0 win in 19 and 23 darts. Tommy Henry and Brian Kerr served up a close battle with Henry progressing 2-1 with 3x140s. Finally Gerard Burns showed his class with a 2-1 win over Kevin O’Carroll.

Board 4: Jim Flannegan took care of Henry McCann in a close match winning 2-1. Matt Maloney battled it out with John Toner to progress with a 2-1 win. Finally Joe Scott broke the habit of a lifetime with a 2-1 win over Tucker Kearney.

With the preliminaries taken care of only 32 remained. With the same 501 best of 3 format in play there would be no hiding place.

Board 1: Match 1 saw Mickey Tierney edge past Eamon McGovern 2-1. Gerard Burns continued his good form with a 2-1 win over Stephen Curley with a 180 along the way. Gerry McCormick showed his class with a 2-1 win over Paddy McKeown with a 20 darter. Finally Conor Hanna showed his intent with a 17 darter and 2-0 win over Frankie McGeogh.

Board 2: Match 1 saw Sean Armstrong send Joe Scott crashing out 2-0 in 23 darts. The comeback kid John Doyle continued his revival with a 2-0 win over James Porter while Joe O’Kane made light work of Willie McKee, winning 2-0. Finally Joe Flannery booked his place in the final night with a 2-1 win over Tony Corr.

Board 3: Match 1 saw Matt Doone show his class with an excellent 2-0 win over Mark Lynch. Jap Craig outbattled Martin Maloney to progress with a 2-1 win. John Turley and Ciaran McKay fought out a close match with both men showing good form. However it was Turley to progress 2-1 in 20 and 21 darts. Finally Peter Fitzpatrick booked his place in the final night overcoming Con Kielty 2-1.

Board 4: Math 1 saw Dan Sloan make light work of Mick McCartan to progress 2-0. Joe Corr edged past Henry McTasney jnr to win 2-1. Conor Toner got his priorities right with an excellent 2-0 win over Paul Condon. Finally Tommy Henry continued his good run of form with a 2-0 win over Jim Flannegan.

With the qualifiers now taken care of all eyes will be on the final night when the last 32 will battle it out to see who is crowned the Jody Reynolds individuals champion 2018.

Before then we are back to the league where Clonard Hibs travel to Donegal Celtic. Caseys welcome the Forresters while Crumlin Star battle it out with Star Celtic. Finally Casement travel to Hibs 58 while O’Donnells play host to St Matthews in what promises to be another high quality night of darts. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,JODY REYNOLDS INDIVIDUALS

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 8, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after a short postponement the eagerly anticipated Jody Reynolds Individuals was upon us. The Star Celtic club would be the venue in what promised to be another exciting night of darts. Without further ado let’s see how the first night of qualifiers unfolded.

Preliminaries

Board 1

The first match of the night saw Gerard Smith overcome Paddy Dempsey 2-0. Ed McCann disposed of Sean Patterson Jnr 2-0 before Tommy Fitzpatrick inflicted the same defeat on Sean Patterson snr. Martin Mooney eliminated his fellow Hibs man Damien Corbett with a 2-0 win before Jimmy Lavery outbattled Peter McAllorum to claim a 2-1 victory.

Board 2

Board 2 kicked off Joe McAttamney continuing his good form with a 2-0 win over Dan Delaney. McAttamney throwing a 21 and 24 dart in the process. Tony Kelly edged out Eugene Brannigan 2-0 to progress to the next round with Gary Smith following him with a 2-0 win over Sean Armstrong jnr. Paul Wisdom showed his battling qualities overcoming Colm McGuinness. Wisdom battling back against McGuinness’s 14 darter to progress to the next stage. Finally Henry McTasney snr prevailed in a close fought affair against Joe Doone 2-1.

Board 3

Match 1 saw Paul Porter overcoming stern resistance from Pat McGahan to win 2-1. Defending champion Davy McCusker overcame Freddie Steagles to win 2-0 while Paul Fitzpatricks 180 wasn’t enough to prevent his 2-0 defeat at the hands of Ricky Saddler. Paul Thompson combined scoring and finishing to good effect taking care of Alan Hanna in 20 and 21 darts before Stephen Magee showed his intent with a 2-0 win over Aaron McGovern in 16 darts.

Board 4

The final round of prelims kicked off with Ben Lagan showing his class with a 2-0 win over Kieran McGuinness throwing in a 180 along the way. Tom Kearney eliminated his O’Donnells teammate Eddie Robb 2-0 before Peter McDonnell snr prevailed 2-0 against John McCann. Finally Rab “Green”Creen progressed to the next stage with an excellent 2-0 win over Martin Corbett.

With the preliminaries taken care of we were down to the last 32 all vying for a place in the finals night. With the same 501 best of 3 format there would be no hiding places.

Board 1

Board 1 kicked off with Jimmy Lavery progressing with a 2-0 win over Gerard Smith. Ben Lagan continued his good form with a 2-0 win over Paddy McGuinness in 23 and 24 darts. Brendan McStravick prevailed 2-0 against John Quinn before Joe McAttamney booked a well earned place in the next round with a 2-0 win over Paul Porter.

Board 2

Match 1 saw Peter McDonnell snr combine scoring and finishing to good effect taking care of Martin Lawlor in 21 and 19 darts with a lovely 112 finish along the way. Rab Creen continued his good form with a 2-0 win over Peter McDonnell jnr before Ricky Saddler prevailed 2-0 against Tommy Fitzpatrick. Finally Davy McCusker booked his place in the finals night with a 2-0 win over D Armstrong.

Board 3

Match 1 saw Billy McDade edge out Eddie McCann in a 2-1 thriller. Paul Thompson prevailed 2-2 against a battling Gary Smith before Dougie Bowes showed his class with a 2-1 win over Martin Lavery. Bowes weighing in with an 18 darter and a lovely 139 finish along the way. Finally John McLaughlins 180 wasn’t enough as was eliminated by Jim Lynch 2-0.

Board 4

Match 1 saw Stephen Magee show his class with a 2-0 win over Paddy McAlleese. Magee weighing in with a 16 and 24 darter and a 180. Martin Mooney continued his run to the finals night with a 2-0 win over Tony Kelly before Paul Wisdom prevailed 2-1 against Henry McTasney snr. Finally Vinty Lenzie out battled Tom Kearney to prevail 2-1 and book a place in the finals night.

With the first night of qualifiers taken care of 16 have booked their places in the finals night. With only 16 more places up for grabs all eyes will be on the Star Celtic for the second night of qualifiers. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.


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