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JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 9

Posted by seamus mccormick on January 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Welcome back to the FonaCab central darts league where after a short break from the league we saw Donegal Celtic and St Matthews crowned champions of the bottom half/top half cups. This week we are back to the league for week 9 and the final game of 2017. Without further ado lets see how the night developed.

 

Match 1 saw a replay of last weeks Casement cup final where Hibs 58 were looking to for revenge over a reinvigorated St Matthews. Game 1 saw Martin Irwin get St Matthews off to a flyer with a man of the match performance over Davy McCusker. Irwin winning 2-1 with a brace of 16 darters while McCusker provided resistance with a 27 darter. Damien Corbett levelled for Hibs 58 beating Jim Lavery 2-1 before Martin Corbett gave the Hibs men the lead beating Jap McKinley 2-0 in 19 and 20 darts. Tucker Clarke furthered Hibs lead beating Billy McDade 2-0 with a couple of 23 darters before Tony Corr made it 4-1 to Hibs 58 beating Joe O'Kane 2-0 with a brace of 28 darters. Seany Patterson guaranteed the full points for Hibs beating Mick McCartan 2-1 with a 23 darter before Peter McDonnell snr beat J McAttamney 2-1. McDonnell winning in 15 darts and taking out a lovely 161 finish on the bull, while McAttamney won his leg in 18 darts. The last game saw Mark Lynch beat Con Kiel 2-1 to make the final score: Hibs 58 7-1 St Matthews.

 

Match 2 Donegal Celtic host The Forresters with DC coming off the back of a brilliant cup win. Game 1 saw Sean Armstrong get DC off to the perfect start with a 2-0 win over Sean McCurdy before captain Alan Hanna made it 2-0 to DC with a 2-0 win over Gerard Callaghan. Hanna weighing in with a man of the match display winning in 19 and 27 darts. Matt Doone furthered DC's lead with a 2-1 win over Kevin Robinson winning in 25 darts. With DC in full flow The Forresters relied to Sean Fitzpatrick to rally his team with a 2-1 win over Paddy McKeown. However the revival would be short lived as DC went on to win the next 4 games through Kevin O'Carroll, Chinky Smith, Paddy McGuinness and Joe Corr. McGuinness winning his games in 23 and 26 darts. The unlucky Forresters men were John Toner, Andy Gray, Paddy Dempsey and Paul Stafford. The final score Donegal Celtic 7-1 The Forresters.

 

Match 3 saw O'Donnells host Clonard Hibs with both teams looking to improve on their league position. Game 1 saw John McGrath get Clonard Hibs off to the ideal start beating Kevin O'Neill 2-0. Stevie Jone quickly levelled the match with a 2-0 win over Anto Smith, winning in 24 darts. Conor Toner provided Hibs with the lead again beating Rab Green 2-1 in 18 and 29 darts. Stephen Magee furthered Hibs lead beating Tucker Kearney 2-0 in 21 and 29 darts before Joe Scott beat Ricky Saddler 2-0 to put the Hibs men within touching distance of full points. Adam McDade chose the perfect time for a man of the match displayer beating Brendan McStravick 2-0 winning in 19 and 22 darts. Conor Hanna made it 6-1 to the Hibs men with a 2-1 win over Eddie Robb winning in 21 darts before Paul Press pulled one back for the O'Donnells men with a 2-1 win over John McCann. The final score O'Donnells 2-6 Clonard Hibs.

 

Match 4 saw Caseys welcome Crumlin Star in what promised to be a close fought match. Game 1 saw Ben Lagan set the standard with a man of the match performance beating Butch Mallon 2-0 winning in 20 and 27 darts. Tommy Henry furthered Crumlin stars lead beating Brian Kerr 2-1 winning in 24 and 29 darts, Kerr winning in 20 darts. Dan Cahoon rallied his team with a 2-0 win over Alan Murphy before Dougie Bowes reestablished Crumlins lead with a 2-1 win over Eugene Brannigan. Bowes winning in 16 and 27 darts while Brannigan offered stern resistance with a 24 darter. Willie Mallon made it 4-1 to the Crumlin men with a 2-0 win over Liam McMenamin before Paul Porter ensured full points for his team with a 2-0 win over Stevie Leckey. Peter Leckey pulled one back for the Caseys men with a 2-0 win over Peter McAllorum before Peter Fitzpatrick beat Gerry McElduff 2-0 to round off a strong night for Crumlin Star. The final score Caseys 2-6 Crumlin Star.

The final match of the night saw Casement travel to Star Celtic looking to keep tabs on the league leaders. Game 1 saw Charlie Press get Casement off to a good start beating Henry McTasney jnr 2-0 with a 71 and 83 finish. Hugh Grieves levelled the match with a 2-0 win over Gerry McCormick, Grieves throwing a 20 darter in the process. Martin Lavery regained the lead for Casement with a 2-0 win over Henry McTasney snr with 108 and 80 finishes. Gerard Burns once again levelled for Star Celtic beating Vinty Lenzie 2-1 before Micheal Tierney reestablished Casements lead with a 2-1 win over Rab Lyttle. Henry McCann put Casement within one more win of full points with a 2-1 win over Aaron McGovern before Paul Condon put in a well timed man of the match display to ensure the victory for the Casement men. Condon beating Paddy McAllease 2-0 in 20 and 27 darts. The last game of the night saw Seamy Martin beat Gerard Smith 2-1 to make the final score: Star Celtic 2-6 Casement.

 

With the first half of the season now completed and the league starting to take shape all will be looking to use the Christmas break to fine tune their darts. This week sees Clonard Hibs travel to The Forrester, DC host Crumlin Star while Caseys and Casement play out the first Derby of 2018. Star Celtic look to use their home advantage against St Matthews while O'Donnells travel to Hibs 58. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

MICK McALISTER,,R.I.P.

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 30, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)
THE COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS OF CENTRAL DARTS LEAGUE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR REGRET AT THE NEWS OF THE DEATH OF MICK McALISTER WHO GRACED OUR LEAGUE AS A PLAYER WITH THE PETER PAN,DWYERS AND RVH DART TEAMS.OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.HIS FUNERAL IS ON MONDAY 1ST JAN.2018 FROM ST.PETERS AT 11 AM MASS.

SEASONS GREETINGS

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR PLAYERS AND FOLLOWERS.


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JOE SCOTTS REPORT

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 19, 2017 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Welcome to the Fonacab Central darts league where this week we see the league split into two for the respective top half and bottom half cups. First up we go to Casement for the top half where Clonard Hibs, Hibs 58, St Matthews, O'Donnells and hosts Casement battle it out for glory. The preliminary saw Clonard Hibs play O'Donnells with both teams fancying their chances of progression to the semi finals.

 

Game 1 saw James McStravick gets O'Donnells off to a flyer beating John McCann in 34 darts. Conor Toner levelled the match beating Eddie Robb in 35 darts. Rab Green put O'Ds back in front with a win over Stephen Magee in 36 darts. Adam McDade rallied his team with a man of the match performance over Tom Kearney. McDade winning in 27 darts with a lovely 180 along the way. Tucker Kearney reestablished O'Ds lead beating Anto Smith in 35 darts before Joe Flannery restored parity with a 32 darts win over Stevie Jones, taking out 100 in the process. With the game standing at three apiece it was difficult to separate the teams. However Kevin O'Neill winning in 29 darts against Conor Hanna gave O'Donnells the lead and the momentum. The final game was tight with both players showing their scoring power, however it was Ricky Saddler who was to prevail over Dan Delaney to put O'Donnells into the next round.

 

With the preliminary out of the way we were left with four teams. The first semi final saw the top two in the league, Casement and Hibs 58, battle it out. Davey McCusker provided Hibs 58 with the lead beating Henry McCann in 32 darts. Jim Lynch extended Hibs lead beating Seamy Martin before Martin Corbett made it 3-0 with a win over Kieran McGuinness. Michael Tierney pulled one back in beating Peter McDonnell jnr before Vinty Lenzie made it 3-2 beating Peter McDonnell snr in 27 darts with a 104 finish. Paul Condon produced a well timed man of the match performance beating Seany Patterson in 24 darts with a 180 in the process. Mark Lynch reestablished Hibs lead beating Ciaran McKay before Gerry McCormick levelled the match against Damien Corbett going into the least game. The final game saw Martin Mooney play Joe Doone where both players scored well. However it was Mooney who was to prevail and send Hibs 58 into the final.

 

The second semi final saw St Matthews play O'Donnells with both teams in pursuit of their first cup of the season. Joe O'Kane showed St Matthews intent with a man of the match performance beating Kevin O'Neill in 26 darts. Jimmy Lavery made it 2-0 to St Matts with a 34 dart win over Eddie Robb before Tucker Kearney rallied his team beating Jap McKinley in 37 darts. Pat McCahan reestablished St matts lead beating Rab Green before James McStravick reduced the margin with a 29 dart win over Mick McCartan. Billy McDade made it 4-2 to St Matts with a 34 dart win over Stevie Jones before Joe McAttamney outscored Ricky Saddler to send St Matts into the final.

 

The final saw Hibs 58 take on a reinvigorated St Matthews with both teams fancying their chances of lifting the cup. Game one saw Mick McCartan get St Matts off to a flyer with a win over Mark Lynch. Billy McDade made it 2-0 with a win over Damien Corbett before Joe McAttamney beat Jim Lynch to make it 3-0 to St Matthews. With St Matts in full flow Hibs 58 relied on Peter McDonnell snr to stem the tide with a win over Con Kielty before Martin Irwin reestablished St Matts lead beating Peter McDonnell jnr in 31 darts. Davy McCusker rallied his team with a 29 dart win over Pat McCahan before Martin Mooney reduced St Matts lead further with a 27 dart win over Jap McKinley, with a 180 in the process. With the game finely balanced Martin Corbett took on an in form Joe O'Kane where both players showed good form. However it was O'Kane who chose an ideal time for a man of the match performance to beat Corbett in 26 darts and send St Matts into celebrations. The final score St Matts 5-3 Hibs 58. Congratulations to St Matthews on a brilliant Casement Cup win and Hibs 58 on another excellent cup performance.

 

 

The Bottom half cup was to be held in the Crumlin Star where Caseys, Donegal Celtic, Crumlin Star, Star Celtic and The Forresters all fancied their chance at cup success. The preliminary saw Star Celtic play Donegal Celtic, with both teams having performed well in cups thus far.

 

Game 1 saw Colm McGuinness continue his good form with a win over Eamon McGovern. Gerard Smith levelled for Star Celtic with a man of the match performance over Paddy McGuinness. Smith winning his game in 30 darts taking out a lovely 142 along the way. Hugh Grieve provided Star Celtic with the lead beating Chinky Smith in 34 darts before Kevin O'Carroll outscored Rab Lyttle to restore parity. Paddy McKeown gave DC the lead beating Henry McTasney jnr before Alan Hanna made it 4-2 with a win over Henry McTasney snr. Gerard Burns reduced DC's lead with a 31 dart win over Matt Doone before Dee Ireland outscored Aaron McGovern to make it 5-3 to DC and send them into the semi finals.

 

With the preliminary out of the way we were left with four all vying for a place in the final. Semi final 1 saw Crumlin Star play The Forresters where Paddy Dempsey got The Forresters off to a flyer with a win over James Porter. Ben Lagan weighed in with a man of the match performance beating Sean McCurdy in 29 darts before Kevin Robinson reestablished The Forresters lead with a win over Tommy Henry. Peter Fitzpatrick levelled the match beating Gerard Callaghan finishing a 64 in the process before Paul Porter gave Crumlin star the lead beating Paul Stafford. Freddie Steagles rallied his team beating Alan Murphy before Dougie Bowes put Crumlin Star within touching distance of the final with a win over Andy Gray. The final game saw Fra Glennon battle it out with Ray Lavery, where it was Glennon who was to prevail and send Crumlin star into the final.

 

Semi final 2 saw Caseys take on Donegal Celtic with both teams looking to continue their good form. Game 1 saw Butch Mallon get Caseys off to a good start beating Chinky Smith with a 62 finish. Colm McGuinness levelled with a man of the match display beating Matt Boyle in 29 darts. Kevin O'Carroll gave DC the lead beating Peter Leckey before Dee Ireland made it 3-1 to DC with a win over Brian Kerr. With DC in full flow Caseys looked to Liam McMenamin to rally his team. He duly obliged with a win over Sean Armstrong before Stevie Leckey levelled the match beating Alan Hanna in 34 darts with a 66 finish. Dan Cahoon gave Caseys the lead beating Matt Doone before Paddy McKeown beat Eugene Brannigan to level the match going into the crucial final games. The final game saw Olcan Kearney battle it out with Paddy McGuinness with both players scoring well. However it was McGuinness who was to prevail and send DC into the final.

 

The final saw hosts Crumlin Star against Donegal Celtic in what promised to be a close fought affair. With both teams in fine form it was anyones guess who would be victorious and lift the Tommy Henry Cup. Game 1 saw Paddy McKeown get DC off to the perfect start beating Fra Glennon in 34 darts. Alan Murphy levelled against Dee Ireland winning in 36 darts before Matt Doone reestablished DC's lead against Paul Porter. Peter Fitzpatrick restored parity beating Chinky Smith before Ben Lagan gave the hosts the lead in beating Kevin O'Carroll. Peter McAlloram made it 4-2 to Crumlin Star beating Sean Armstrong and to put them within touching distance of the cup. However DC's Colm McGuinness rallied his team beating Tommy Henry. Paddy McGuinness produced a perfectly timed man of the match performance beating James Porter in 31 darts to level the match going into the last game. The last game saw Alan Hanna battle it out with Dougie Bowes with both men showing good scoring. However it was DC's captain Hanna who held his nerve to send the DC men into celebrations and provided DC with the Tommy Henry Cup. Congratulations to Donegal Celtic on a well deserved Cup win and to Crumlin Star for another excellent cup display.

DONEGAL CELTIC,LOWER HALF CUP WINNERS

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ST.MATHEWS,CASEMENT CUP WINNERS

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TOP HALF CUP RESULTS

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ST.MATTHEWS ON THEIR SUCESS IN THE TOP HALF CUP HOSTED BY CASEMENT.

PRELIMINARY MATCH

CLONARD HIBS  4  -  5  O'DONNELLS

SEMI FINALS

HIBS 58               5  -  4  CASEMENT

ST.MATTHEWS   5  -  3  O'DONNELLS

FINAL

ST.MATTHEWS  5  -  3  HIBS 58  (MOM) JOE O'KANE


CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO DONEGAL CELTIC ON WINNING THE BOTTOM HALF CUP,RESULTS.

PRELIMINARY MATCH

DONEGAL CELTIC       5  -  3   STAR CELTIC

SEMI FINALS

CRUMLIN STAR           5  -  3    FORESTERS

DONEGAL CELTIC      5  -  4    CASEYS

FINAL

DONEGAL CELTIC      5  -  4    CRUMLIN STAR

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 8

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 8

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)
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.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT WEEK 7 LEAGUE.

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 5, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (17)

 

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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