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JOE SCOTTS REPORT,SPARROW McLAUGHLIN CUP FINAL

Posted by seamus mccormick on April 3, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts where all eyes were on the O’Donnells club for the conclusion of the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup. After last weeks qualifying rounds only four teams remained; Hibs 58, St Matthews, Donegal Celtic and the hosts O’Donnells. With the usual 701 one leg format in play every man counted in an exhilarating night of darts. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.

Semi final 1: Hibs 58 5-1 St Matthews

The first semifinal of the night saw league leaders Hibs 58 take on St Matts, who had excelled in the qualifying night. With both teams motivated to progress to the final if was anyone’s guess who would prevail. Game 1 saw Martin Corbett get the Hibs men off to a perfect start taking care of Joe O’Kane in 34 darts. Martin Irwin was quick to level the match beating Mark Lynch with a man of the match display in 27 darts. Tucker Clarke reestablished Hibs 58s lead beating Jap McKinley in 31 darts before Sean Patterson snr extended their lead in beating Billy McDade in 29 darts. With the Hibs men in full flow Davy McCusker took care of Mick McCartan to put them within touching distance of the final. The last game saw Peter McDonnell snr battle it out with John Consadine with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was to be McDonnells class to prevail winning in 30 darts taking out 76 to send Hibs 58 into the final.

Semi final 2: Donegal Celtic 0-5 O’Donnells

The second semi final of the night saw hosts O’Donnells take on Donegal Celtic. With both teams showing their best form in Cups this season it was anyone’s guess who would take their place in the final. Game 1 saw Ricky Saddler get the O’Donnells men off to a flyer beating Paddy McGuinness. Rab Green quickly made it 2-0 beating Matt Doone before James McStravick took out 81 to beat Colm McGuinness. With the O’Donnells men in full flow DC turned to their captain to rally the team. However Paul Press had other ideas taking the win to put O’Ds within touching distance of the final. The last game saw Tucker Kearney battle it out with Sean Armstrong. Both men scored well however it was to be Kearney to prevail and book a well earned place in the final.

The Final: O’Donnells 5-0 Hibs 58

After two weeks of exciting darts we were down to two teams; Hibs 58 vs O’Donnells. Hibs 58 who stand at the summit of the league against O’Donnells, who have the class and battling qualities to beat any team. With drinks replenished all eyes were on centre board to see who would be crowned Sparrow McLaughlin Cup champions. Game 1 saw Stevie Jones provide O’Donnells with a perfect start beating Tony Corr in 31 darts. Eddie Robb followed suit by taking care of Sean Patterson snr in 31 darts. With the momentum in their favour O’Donnells relied on Rab Green to put them 3-0 ahead in beating Tucker Clarke in 31 darts before Tucker Kearney put the O’Donnells men within touching distance of lifting the cup. Kearney beating Damien corbett in 34 darts. The last game of the night saw James McStravick battle it out with Martin Mooney. Both men refused to give an inch ensuring an edge of you seat finish. But it was to be McStravick to weigh in with a perfectly timed man of the match display to take out 76 and send O’Donnells into wild celebrations. Congratulations to the O’Donnells team as the Sparrow McLaughlin Cup winners. Also congratulations to Hibs 58 on another excellent cup display.

Next week we return to the league where all teams will be looking to improve on their positions. Crumlin Star host Casement, St Matts visit The Forresters while Donegal Celtic hold home advantage over Star Celtic. Caseys take on O’Donnells fresh from their cup success while Clonard Hibs battle it out with Hibs 58 in an all Hibs derby. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

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Posted by seamus mccormick on March 29, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

O'DONNELLS WIN THE CUP

Posted by seamus mccormick on March 29, 2018 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

CONGRATULATIONS ON O'DONNELLS ON WINNING THE SPARROW McLAUGHLIN CUP WITH A MAGNIFICENT 5-0 VICTORY OVER HIBS 58.FULL REPORT ON THE MATCH IN JOE SCOTTS REPORT NEXT WEEK.


JOE SCOTTS REPORT,SPARROW McLAUGHLIN CUP

Posted by seamus mccormick on March 27, 2018 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where this week we abandon the league and focus on the O’Donnells hosted Sparrow McLaughlin Cup. The first night of qualifiers would see St Matthews vs Clonard Hibs and the Forresters vs Hibs 58 in the preliminaries. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.

Preliminary: The Forresters 0-5 Hibs 58

Match one saw the forrester looking to conquer league leaders Hibs 58. However Hibs 58 Jim Lynch had other ideas getting the Hibs men off to the perfect start in beating Kevin Robinson. Martin Mooney followed suit beating Paddy Dempsey to put the Hibs men 2-0 up. Tony Corr put in a man of the match shift to beat Sean Fitzpatrick in 30 darts before Mark Lynch took care of Sean McCurdy in 31 darts. The Forresters turned to Andy Gray in hope to stem the Hibs tide, however Martin Corbett showed his class to take the win and send Hibs 58 into the next round.

Preliminary: St Matthews 5-4 Clonard Hibs

Match two saw Clonard Hibs take on St Matthews with both teams looking to improve on their very recent draw in the league. Dan Delaney got the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Con Kielty. Delaney putting in a man of the match display winning in 28 darts. Stephen Magee followed suit to extend Hibs lead in beating John Consadine before John McGrath further extended Hibs lead to 3-0. McGrath beating Jap McKinley. Adam McDade put the Hibs men within touching distance of progression beating Gerard McGuinness. With the score standing at 4-0 St Matts relied on Martin Irwin to stem the tide and rally his team mates. Irwin duly obliged in beating Conor Toner in 29 darts. Joe McAttamney followed suit by beating Anto Smith in 32 darts to cut Hibs lead. With the momentum turning in St Matts favour Mick McCarten took care of Tommy Fitzpatrick to bring the score to 4-3. With St Matts in full flow Jim Lavery overcame Dan Sloan to bring the match to 4-4. The final match saw Conor Hanna battle it out with Pat McGahan. Both men scored well however it was to be McGahan to prevail in a thriller to send the St Matthews men into the next round.

Quarter final: O’Donnells 5-1 Crumlin Star

The first quarter final of the night saw hosts O’Donnells take on Crumlin Star with both teams fancying their chances of progressing to next weeks finals night. Frankie McGeogh got the Crumlin men off to a good start beating James McStravick. Ricky Saddler quickly restored parity in beating Peter Fitzpatrick before Tucker Kearney provided O’Donnells with the lead in beating Peter McAllorum. Brendan McStravick extended O’Ds lead beating Fra Glennon before Stevie Jones put them within touching distance of a semi final place. Jones taking care of Willie Mullan. The last game saw James Porter battle it out with Eddie Robb. Both men conducted themselves well. However it was to be Robb to prevail and send the O’Donnells men into next weeks finals night.

Quarter final: Caseys 2-5 St Matthews

The second quarter final of the night saw Caseys battle it out with St Matthews. St Matthews fresh from a thrilling preliminary match with Clonard Hibs fancies their chances while Caseys had other ideas. Con Kielty got the St Matts men off to a perfect start beating Gerry McIlduff. Kielty setting the tone of the match with an early man of the match display winning in 25 darts. Dan Cahoon quickly levelled the match against Martin Irwin winning in 29 darts before Butch Mallon provided Caseys with the lead beating Gerard McGuinness in 31 darts. John Consadine restored parity beating Olcan Kearney in 28 darts before Pat McGahan continued his good form beating Liam McMenamin in 26 darts. Jimmy Lavery put the St Matts men within touching distance of a semi final place beating Eugene Brannigan. The final game of the match saw Matt Boyle battle it out with Joe McAttamney with both men playing well. However it was to be McAttamney to prevail and send St Matthews into the finals night.

Quarter final: Hibs 58 5-2 Star Celtic

Next up Star Celtic took on Hibs 58 who were fresh from their 5-0 win over The Forresters. Tucker Clarke got the Hibs men off to a good start beating Paddy McAlleese in 31 darts before Mark Lynch readily took care of Stephen Curley in 26 darts. Davy McCusker extended Hibs lead to 3-0 beating Rab Lyttle before Peter McDonnell snr beating Henry McTasney snr to put Hibs within touching distance of progression. Star Celtic relied on Aaron McGovern to stem the Hibs onslaught. McGovern rallying his team with a win over Jim Lynch. Gerard Burns followed suit and put in a well timed man of the match display. Burns beating Martin Corbett in 26 darts with a 52 finish along the way. With the momentum swinging in Star Celtics favour Hibs relied on Damien Corbett to wrestle back their advantage. Corbett duly obliged in beating Henry McTasney jnr to book a place in the finals night.

Quarter final: Donegal Celtic 5-2 Casement

The last quarter final of the night saw Donegal Celtic looking to continue their excellent cup form against Casement. Gerry McCormick weighed in with a man of the match performance winning in 30 darts while Paul Condon was Casements other winner. The Donegal Celtic winners were Alan Hanna, Paddy McKeown, Colm McGuinness and Chinky Smith. The DC men showed their battling qualities to book a well deserved place in the finals night.

With the qualifying night taken care of only four remain: St Matthews, Hibs 58, O’Donnells and Donegal Celtic. With all teams showing excellent form it will be difficult to predict the winners at this stage. However edge of your seat darts are guaranteed where only one team will prevail as Sparrow McLaughlin Cup winners. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT.LEAGUE WEEK 13

Posted by seamus mccormick on March 20, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after two weeks of cup matches all focus was back on the league. With week 13 upon us Hibs 58 lead a packing bunch into the closing months. This week St Matthews welcomed Clonard Hibs while Donegal Celtic were on the road to Hibs 58. Casement held home advantage over The Forresters while Crumlin Star visited O’Donnells. Finally Star Celtic and Caseys battled it out where close matches were the order of the day. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.

Hibs 58 6 - 2 Donegal Celtic

First up league leaders Hibs 58 welcomed Donegal Celtic who were looking to transfer their excellent cup form into the league. Game 1 saw Damien Corbett get Hibs 58 off to the perfect start beating Joe Corr 2-0 in 24 and 26 darts. Before long Hibs 58 were in full flow taking the next three games without dropping a leg. Peter McDonnell snr combined scoring and finishing to effect beating Chinky Smith with a brace of 18 darts and 103/98 finishes. Sean Patterson and Tucker Clarke took care of Alan Hanna and Dee Ireland to put the Hibs men within 1 win for maximum points. Next up seen Martin Corbett take on Paddy McKeown where both men threw well. However it was Corbett to prevail 2-1 winning in 21 and 26 darts. McKeown provides stern resistance with a 22 darter of his own. With the points guaranteed Davy McCusker weighed in with a man of the match performance beating Paddy McGuinness in 16 and 19 darts. Colm McGuinness restores some pride for the DC men beating Tony Corr 2-0 winning in 21 and 27 darts before Matt Doone finished strongly for DC beating Mark Lynch 2-0 in 36 and 27 darts.

O’Donnell’s 4 - 4 Crumlin Star

The second match of the night saw Crumlin Star travel to the O’Donnells. Game 1 saw Eddie Robbs get the home side off the mark with a man of the match performance beating Willie Mullan 2-0 in 28 darts. Peter Fitzpatrick levelled the match beating Martin Lawlor 2-1 in 28 darts with Lawlor winning his leg in 24 darts. Paul Press reestablished O’Donnells lead beating Frankie McGeogh before Ricky Saddler extended their lead in beating Paul Porter 3-0 with a brace of 30 darts. Jim Flannegan rallied his team with a 2-1 win over Kev O’Neill, with O’Neill winning his leg in 24 darts. Rab Green put the O’Donnells men within touching distance of maximum points in beating Peter McAllorum 2-0. With the match looking beyond them Crumlin Star relies on James Porter to keep them in the match. Porter duly obliged by beating Tucker Kearney 2-1. The last game of the night saw Brendan McStravick and Dougie Bowes battle it out. Both men wouldn’t give an inch but it was to be Bowes to prevail and ensure a well earned share of the spoils for both teams.

St Matthews 4 - 4 Clonard Hibs

The next match of the night saw St Matthews welcome Clonard Hibs in what promised to be a close fought affair. Game 1 saw John Consadine get the home side off to a good start beating John McCann 2-1. Consadine winning in 26 darts with a 96 finish along the way. Stephen Magee restored parity in beating Pat McGahan 2-1 winning in 18 and 19 darts with an 86 finish. McGahan provided stern opposition winning his leg in 20 darts with and 80 finish. Adam McDade weighed in with a well timed man of the match performance to put the Hibs men into the lead. McDade beating Jap McKinley 2-0 in 15 and 20 darts with a lovely 125 finish in the process. Martin Irwin, not wanting to be outdone, levelled the match against Conor Toner in 17 and 20 darts. Joe O’Kane provided St Matts with the lead in a match of swinging fortunes. O’Kane beating Joe Flannery in 21 darts. Billy McDade put the St Matts men within touching distance of maximum points by beating Dan Delaney 2-0. With the match standing at 4-2 the Hibs men relied on the experience of Tommy Fitzpatrick to keep them in the game. Fitzpatrick obliged by beating Con Kielty 2-1 with a 21 darter along the way. The last game of the night saw Conor Hanna battle it out with Joe McAttamney. Both men threw well however it was to be Hanna’s class to prevail, winning 2-0 in 18 and 20 darts, to ensure a well deserved draw for both teams.

Star Celtic 4 - 4 Caseys

Match 4 saw Caseys travel to Star Celtic where both teams were looking to improve on their league positions. Eamon McGovern got the home side off to a good start beating Stevie Leckey 2-0 in 29 darts. Eugene Brannigan quickly levelled in beating Rab Lyttle 2-0. Peter Leckey provided the Caseys men with the lead, beating Paddy McAllese 2-1 before Hugh Greeves restored parity beating Liam McMenamin 2-0. Brian Kerr wrestled back Caseys lead beating Henry McTasney snr 2-1. Kerr winning in 26 and 30 darts. Gerard Smith once again levelled the match beating Olcan Kearney 2-0 before Butch Mallon put the Caseys men back into the lead. Mallon beating Henry McTasney jnr in 26 and 29 darts. The last game of the night saw Aaron McGovern take on Gerry McIlduff with both men battling well for their respective teams. However it was to be McGovern to prevail with a perfectly timed man of the match performance. McGovern winning in 22 and 27 darts to ensure a share of the spoils for both teams.

Casement 7 - 1 The Forresters

The final match of the night saw Casement welcome The Forresters with both teams fancying their chances of a victory. Game 1 saw Casement get off to a flyer with Paul Condon weighing in with an early man of the match display. Condon beating Paul Stafford 2-0 in 21 and 27 darts. Joe Doone furthered Casements lead beating Paddy Dempsey in 22 darts. Kevin Robinson rallied his team mates beating Ed McCann 2-1 with a lovely 180 along the way. However Micheal Tierney got Casement back on track with a 2-0 win over John Toner. Chopper McKay furthered Casements lead with a 2-0 win over Andy Gray before Vinty Lenzie guaranteed the win beating Sean McCurdy 2-0 in 28 darts. With the points already in the bag Casement showed no sign of slowing down winning their last two games without dropping a leg. Gerry McCormick beating Freddie Steagles in 26 darts before Martin Lavery took care of Ray Lavery to complete a comprehensive win for the Casement men.

Next week sees all teams turn their attention to the O’Donnell’s cup qualifiers. With all teams hoping for progression into the final night their will be little room for error. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,PAIRS COMP.

Posted by seamus mccormick on March 13, 2018 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where we take in the conclusion of the Andy Kearney Pairs competition hosted in the O’Donnells club. After a qualifying night of such a high standard the finals night was sure to live up to the same standards. With only 32 teams remaining let’s see how the night unfolded on it was to crowning only one team as champions.

Board 1

Tucker Clarke/Damien Corbett 2-0 Jap Craig/Joe Dinnen

Sean Armstrong/Dee Ireland 2-1 Kevin O’Carroll/M Smith

Martin Lawlor/Paul Wisdom 0-2 Billy McDade/Joe McAttamney

Rab Green/Stevie Jones 2-1 Martin Corbett/Davy McCusker (180)

Board 2

Jim/Mark Lynch 0-2 Dan Delaney/Stephen Magee (126 Finish)

Aaron/Eamon McGovern 2-1 Henry McTasney snr/Rab Lyttle

Vinty Lenzie/Henry McCann 2-1 Joe Flannery/Anto Smith

Matt Doone/Paddy McKeown 2-1 John Toner/Sean Fitzpatrick

Board 3

Eddie Robb/Paul Press 0-2 Adam McDade/Conor Hanna

Freddie Steagles/Ray Lavery 1-2 Paul Stafford/Sean McCurdy

Paddy Dempsey/Andy Gray 1-2 Alan Hanna/Joe Corr

Tony Corr/Martin Mooney 2-1 Pat McGahan Martin Irwin

Board 4

Gerry McCormick/Paul Condon 1-2 Con Kielty/Jap McKinley

Jim/Brendan McStravick 2-0 Jim Lavery/John Consadine

Dougie Bowes/Paul Thompson 1-2 James McStravick/Kev O’Neill

Brian Kerr/Butch Mallon 2-1 Henry McTasney jnr/Tony Kelly

 

With the last 32 now dwindled down to the top 16 there would be no room for errors for those looking to progress to the quarter finals and ultimately to lift the Andy Kearney Cup.

Board 1

Tucker Clark/Damien Corbett (180) 2-0 Matt Doone/Paddy McKeown

Vinty Lenzie/Henry McCann 2-1 Paul Stafford/Sean McCurdy

Board 2

Adam McDade/Conor Hanna 2-0 Butch Mallon/Brian Kerr

Sean Armstrong/Dee Ireland 0-2 Dan Delaney/Stephen Magee (23 and 25 Darts)

Board 3

Jim/Brendan McStravick 1-2 Rab Green/Stevie Jones

Con Kielty/Jap McKinley 2-1 James McStravick/Kev O’Neill

Board 4

Aaron/Eamon McGovern 2-0 Alan Hanna/Joe Corr

Tony Corr/Martin Mooney(180) 1-2 Billy McDade(180)/ Joe McAttamney

With the quarter finals upon us it was anyone’s guess who would prevail as champions. With the maximum 180s flowing and the remaining teams eying a place in the semi final if was difficult to rule out anything at this stage.

 

Quarter Final 1

Stevie Jones/Rab Green 0-2 Dan Delaney/Stephen Magee

Quarter Final 2

Adam McDade (180) /Conor Hanna 2-0 Damien Corbett/Tucker Clark

Quarter Final 3

Vinty Lenzie/Henry McCann 2-0 Aaron/Eamon McGovern

Quarter Final 4

Con Kielty/Jap McKinley 1-2 Billy McDade(180)/Joe McAttamney

With the semi finals upon us we were down to the 4 teams who had excelled over the two weeks. The semi finals would be played over the best of 5 legs.

Semi final 1 saw Casement duo Vinty Lenzie and Henry McCann take on St Matthews Billy McDade and Joe McAttamney. Leg 1 saw Lenzie and McCann take the lead in 26 darts. McDade and McAttamney quickly levelled with a 28 darter before taking the lead. McDade and McAttamney combining scoring and finishing to devastating effect with a 24 darter and a lovely Shanghai finish. Refusing to go down without a fight Lenzie and McCann restored parity to bring the score to 2-2. The final leg saw both teams show the form that got them to this point. However it was to be McDade and McAttamney to prevail in a thriller to book their place in the final. Mcdade weighing in with yet another 180 maximum. The final score: Lenzie/McCann 2-3 McDade/McAttamney

The second semi final was an all Clonard Hibs affair between Adam McDade/Conor Hanna and Dan Delaney/Stephen Magee. With both teams playing excellent darts it was anyone’s guess who would prevail in this Clonard Hibs derby. Leg 1 saw Hanna and McDade get off to a flyer winning in 18 darts to go 1 up. Delaney and Magee showed to class to level the game with Mr Dan weighing in with a 180. Refusing to be outdone by their club mates Hanna and McDade took the lead to make it 2-1. The final leg was a close fought battle with all four players showing the brilliant form to get to this point. However it was to be Hanna and McDade to prevail as winners and book a place in the final.

After two weeks of nail biting edge of your seat darts we were down to two teams. With the form shown by both teams it was clear that these were the top two teams over the course of the tournament. With countless 180s between them and some scintillating finishing the final was sure to serve up some brilliant darts. Without further ado let’s see who emerged as champions of the Andy Kearney Pairs.

Leg 1 saw Hanna and McDade take the lead winning in 27 darts. Refusing to let their opponents get away from them McAttamney and McDade levelled the match with a 26 darter. With the game finely poised it was difficult to predict the victors. However Hanna and McDade took the next 2 legs winning in 32 and 29 darts with an 87 finish. With the game standing at 3-1 the St Matthews men battled hard to get back into the game. However Hanna and McDade just did enough to win the last leg in 33 darts to ensure the win and crown them 2018 Andy Kearney Pairs Champions. Congratulations to Conor Hanna and Adam McDade on an their brilliant performances throughout the whole tournament. Also congratulations and commiserations to Billy McDade and Joe McAttamney on a fantastic run to the final where they showed form that would have been worthy to win.

Next week we are back to the FonaCab league where all teams will be looking to improve on their league positions. Until then keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

 

 

 

ST PATRICKS DAY IN THE HIBS

Posted by seamus mccormick on March 13, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,PAIRS COMP.

Posted by seamus mccormick on March 6, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where all players descended upon the O’Donnells club for the annual Andy Kearney Pairs. With a 701 best of 3 format there would be no place to hide. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.

Board 1

The first game of the night saw Seany and Sean Patterson take on Vinti Lenzi and Henry McCann. Both teams threw well but it was the father son combo that would prevail with Patterson snr throwing a 180 along the way. The score 2-0.

Game 2 saw Pat McGahan and Martin Irwin overcome a tough test in the form of Conor Toner and John McGrath to win 2-1.

Game 3: Donal/Sean Armstrong 0-2 Jim Lavery/John Consadine.

Game 4: Tom/Tucker Kearney 0-2 Conor Hanna/Adam McDade.

Game 5: Tony Corr/Martin Mooney 2-0 Gerard Burn/Paddy McAlleese.

Game 6 saw Paddy and Colm McGuinness take on Gerry McCormick and Paul Condon. Both teams showed their best however it was to be the experience of McCormick/Condon to prevail 2-1. McCormick throwing a 180 to combine well with Condon for a 24 darter.

Board 2

Game one saw Peter McDonnell jnr and snr play John Jones and Sean Fitzpatrick. Both teams played well however it was to be Toner and Fitzpatrick to provide an upset to prevail 2-0 winners.

Game 2: Jap Craig/Joe Dinnen 2-0 Gerry McIlduff/James Porter.

Game 3: Kieran McGuinness/D McCann 0-2 Dougie Bowes/ Paul Thompson.

Game 4: Aaron/Eamon McGovern 2-0 Jim Flannegan/Frankie McGeogh.

Game 5: Sean Armstrong/Dee Ireland 2-0 Sam McMahaon/Jim Taggart.

Game 6 Matt Doone/Paddy McKeown 2-0 John Quinn/Ricky Saddler.

Board 3

Game one saw Tommy Henry/Ben Lagan take on Martin Corbett and Davy McCusker. In what promised to be a good matchup the players didn’t disappoint. Corbett and McCusker combining to devastating effect to win 2-0 with a 22 darter along the way. McCusker also weighing in with a 180.

Game 2: Gerard Smith/S Curley 1-2 Rab Green/Stevie Jones.

Game 3: Martin Lavery/Michael Tierney 0-2 Brian Kerr/Butch Mallon.

Game 4: Henry McTasney jnr/J Kelly 2-0 Ciaran McKay/Joe Doone.

Game 5: Jim/Brendan McStravick 2-1 Chip Craig/Willie McKee.

Game 6: Tommy Fitzpatrick/Gerard OHanlon 0-2 James McStravick/Kev O’Neill.

Board 4

Game 1:Dan Delaney/Stephen Magee 2-0 Eugene Brannigan/Peter Leckey.

Game 2:Billy McDade/Joe McAttamney 2-0 S Kerr/Pat Burns.

Game 3: Tucker Clarke/Damien Corbett 2-0 G McGuinness/Mick McCartan.

Game 4: Fra Glennon/Alan Murphy 1-2 Paddy Dempsey/Andy Gray.

The final game of the night saw defending pairs champions Peter Fitzpatrick and Paul Porter take on Iron Anto Smith and Joe “Chilli Chilli” Flannery. With both teams not wanting to give an inch it was a close fought affair. However it was to be Smith and Anto to prevail and see the reigning champs fall at the first hurdle. The final score Fitzpatrick/Porter 0-2 Smith/Flannery.

With the first night of qualifiers taken care of and the cream rising to the top all eyes will be on the finals night this coming week. With the reigning champions out and a few upsets along the way one can only hope the final night is as exciting and of a high standard. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.


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