|Posted by seamus mccormick on January 9, 2018 at 6:10 AM|
Welcome back to the FonaCab central darts where week 10 in the league is already upon us. This week saw Caseys take on Casement in an all Casement derby. Donegal Celtic hosted Crumlin Star while St Matthews travelled to Star Celtic. Finally league leaders Hibs 58 held home advantage against O’Donnells while Clonard Hibs were looking to close the gap on the league leaders against The Forresters. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.
Match 1 saw Caseys take on Casement with both teams looking to continue their good league form. Game 1 saw Brian Kerr get Caseys off to a flyer beating Seamy Martin 2-0 in 25 darts. Henry McCann quickly levelled with a brace of 26 darts against Butch Mallon. Martin Lavery gave Casement the lead beating Gerry McIlduff 2-0 in 21 darts before Matt Boyle restored parity beating Paul Condon 2-1 in 26 darts. Vintage Lenzie wrestled back the lead for Casement beating Eugene Brannigan 2-0 will a brace of 23 darters before Gerry McCormick extended Casements lead beating Peter Leckey 2-0. McCormick combining scoring and finishing to devastating effect with 17 and 18 darters and taking out 64 and 66 finishes. With Casement within touching distance of maximum points Caseys relied on Stevie Leckey to rally his team, and he duly obliged in beating Michael Tierney 2-0 in 21 darts. The crucial last game saw Liam McMenamin battle it out with Ciaran McKay with both players refusing to give an inch. However it was to be Liam McMenamin who was to prevail 2-1 and ensure a share of the spoils for Caseys. The final score Caseys 4-4 Casement.
The second match of the night saw Donegal Celtic looking to use home advantage against Crumlin Star. Game 1 saw Paul Thompson get Crumlin Star off to a perfect start. Thompson provided a man of the match performance in beating Sean Armstrong 2-1 in 19 and 23 darts. See Ireland quickly levelled the match with a 2-0 win over Fra Glennon before Kevin O’Carroll gave DC the lad beating Willie Mallon 2-0. Dougie Bowes restored parity by beating Paddy McGuinness 2-1 with a 98 finish before Paul Porter provided the Crumlin men with the lead beating Alan Hanna 2-1. Peter Fitzpatrick extended Their lead in beating DC’s Matt Doone 2-0 before Tommy Henry guaranteed the full points beating Paddy McKeown 2-1. The final game saw Ben Lagan continue his good form beating Colm McGuinness 2-1 in 17 darts. The final score DC 2-6 Crumlin Star.
Match three saw Star Celtic take on St Matthews with Jap McKinley get the St Matts men off to a good start beating Henry McTasney jnr 2-1. Gerard Burn levelled for Star Celtic with a man of the match performance against Joe O’Kane. Burns winning 2-1 in 16 and 23 darts while O’Kane provided stern resistance with a 23 darter. Martin Irwin gave St Matts the lead with a 2-1 win over Rab Lyttle in 23 and 24 darts before J McAtamney extended their lead beating Henry McTasney snr 2-0 in 23 and 21 darts. Eamon McGovern tried to rally his team beating Mick McCartan 2-0. However the rival would be in vain as Pat McGahan restored St Matts lead with a 2-0 win over Gerard Smyth. The final two games saw St Matts in full flow winning both 2-0. Jim Lavery took care of Aaron McGovern in 24 darts before Con Kielty won the last in 19 darts. The final score Star Celtic 2-6 St Matthews.
Match four saw Hibs 58 hold home advantage over O’Donnells. Rab Green got the visitors off to a flyer beating Tucker Clarke 2-1 in 21 and 22 darts. Davy McCusker was quick to level the match beating James McStravick 2-0 in 20 and 21 darts before Sean Patterson gave the Hibs men the lead beating Ricky Saddler 2-0 in 23 darts. Stevie Jones looked to inspire his team with a 2-0 win over Mark Lynch in 17 and 24 darts. However O’Donnells revival would be short lived as Hibs 58 hit their stride and won the next 4 games without dropping a leg. Tony Corr beat Tucker Kearney 2-0 while Martin Mooney beat Eddie Rob 2-0 in 23 darts. Peter McDonnell snr put in another man of the match shift winning in 15 and 21 darts against Paul Press before Martin Corbett beat Kevin O’Neill in 26 darts. The final score Hibs 58 6-2 O’Donnells.
The final match of the night saw The Forresters host Clonard Hibs with the Hibs men looking to close the gap on the league leaders. Joe Flannery got Clonard Hibs off to a perfect start beating Paul Stafford 2-0. Stephen Magee extended Hibs lead beating Freddie Steagles 2-1. Magee winning his games in 20 and 22 darts while Steagles battled all the way winning his game in 27 darts. Conor Hanna put in a man of the match shift beating Ray Lavery 2-1. Hanna winning in 14 and 23 darts with a lovely 180 along the way. Sean Fitzpatrick rallied his team with a 2-1 win over John McCann in 22 and 29 darts while McCann won his in 23 darts. Dan Delaney reestablished Hibs lead beating Sean McCurdy 2-0 in 25 darts before Andy Gray pulled one back for The Forresters beating Joe Scott 2-1. Adam McDade guaranteed the full points with a 2-0 win over Gerard Callaghan in the 24 and 27 darts before Conor Toner beat Paddy Dempsey 2-0 in 24 darts. The final score The Forresters 2-6 Clonard Hibs.
Next week we take a break away from the league and focus on the 5 asides hosted in the Hibs Club. Until then keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.