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JOE SCOTT'S WEEK 1 REPORT

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FonaCab Central Darts League Week 1

Welcome to the FonaCab Central darts league where after a

short summer break we are back for the 2018/19 season. With

last season culminating in league winners Hibs 58 winning the DC

cup there has been ample time for all to fine tune their skills and

push for glory this year. Week 1 saw Caseys host the first derby of

the year taking on Casement. After excellent seasons for both,

Clonard Hibs and O’Donnells did battle hoping to kick their season

off in style. St Matthews looked to continue their resurgence from

the latter half of last year on the road to Star Celtic while the

Forresters welcomed Crumlin Star. Finally reigning champions Hibs

58 travelled to Donegal Celtic with both teams fancying their

chance of success. With the usual 501 format and the best of

three legs in play there would be no room for mistakes. Without

further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Donegal Celtic 2-6 Hibs 58

The first match of the season saw Donegal Celtic welcome Hibs

58. Game one saw Hibs captain Tony Corr lead by example with a

2-0 win over Colm McGuinness, throwing two maximums in the

process. Paddy McKeown quickly levelled for DC with a man of the

match performance. McKeown overcoming a resilient Mark Lynch

2-1 with 20 and 21 darters while lynch weighed in with a 23

darter. Before long Hibs 58 got into top gear taking the next three

games without dropping a leg. Martin Mooney took care of Joe

Corr 2-0 in 22 darts before Tucker Clarke overcame Kevin O’Carroll

2-0 with a brace of 24 darters. Davy McCusker continued the form ​

that saw him crowned individuals champion for the 2nd

consecutive year with a 2-0 win over Matt Doone. Chinky Smith

tried to rally his team with a 2-0 win over Sean Patterson jnr in 23

and 26 darts. However the revival would be short lived with Peter

McDonnell snr and Martin Corbett securing the win. McDonnell

beating Paddy McGuinness 2-1 in 19 darts and Corbett beating J

McManus 2-0 in 20 and 22 darts.

Star Celtic 1 - 7 St Matthews

Next up saw Star Celtic host St Matthews where Billy McDade got

the away team off to a good start beating Tony Kelly 2-0. Joe

McAttamney followed suit with a 2-0 win over Eamon McGovern

in 22 darts. Before long St Matts had raced into a 4-0 lead without

dropping a leg. Joe O’Kane weighed in with a man of the match

display beating Gerard Smith 2-0 in 23 and 24 darts before Martin

Irwin took care of Stephen Curley 2-0 in 21 and 26 darts. John

Consadine continued St Matthews dominant display beating

Henry McTasney snr 2-1 before Jap McKinley and Pat McGahan

made it 7-0. McKinley beating Paul Fitzpatrick 2-1 in 22 darts and

McGahan beating Rab Lyttle 2-1. The last game of the match saw

Gerard Burns restore some pride for the Star Celtic men beating

Con Kielty 2-0.

The Forresters 0 - 8 Crumlin Star

Match three of the night saw Crumlin Star travel to the Forresters

looking to kick off their season in good style. Paul Porter got the

visitors off the mark beating Eamon Mulholland 2-0 with a brace

of 30 darts. Fra Glennon followed suit with a 2-1 win over Gerard

Callaghan. Seamy Martin made it 3-0 with a man of the match 

performance beating Martin Stafford 2-0 in 21 and 25 darts before

Rab Creen out battled Sean McCurdy 2-1 in 24 darts. With the

Crumlin men in full flow Tommy Henry and Dougie Bowes

guaranteed the win with Bowes beating Andy Grey 2-0 in 27 darts

while Henry edged past Paul Stafford 2-1 in 27 darts. The final two

games saw Crumlin Star stamp their authority with wins for Peter

Fitzpatrick against Kevin Robinson and Ben Lagan against John

Toner to start their season in style.

Clonard Hibs 7 - 1 O’Donnells

The penultimate match of the night saw Clonard Hibs looking to

go one better than their 2nd place last year against a quality

O’Donnells side. Game one saw Adam McDade get the Hibs men

off to a flyer beating Paul Press 2-0 in 21 and 23 darts with a 116

finish. Dan Delaney outbattled Tucker Kearney 2-1 in a close

match. Delaney winning in 22 darts with Kearney winning his in

27. Conor Toner continued his excellent form from last season

beating Martin Lawlor 2-0 with a brace of 21 darts and a 112

finish. The new recruit Kevin Campbell started his season well with

a close fought affair against Tom Kearney. Campbell winning 2-1 in

20 and 24 darts while Kearney winning in 26 darts. Conor Hanna

secured the full quota of points for Hibs with a dominant display

over Eddie Robb. Hanna winning 2-0 in 22 darts. John “the milky

bar kid” Doyle made it 6-0 with a 2-0 win over John Quinn before

John McCann weighed in with a man of the match display beating

Ricky Saddler 2-1. McCann showed his class in a close game

winning in 19 and 22 darts with Saddler providing stern resistance

with a 24 darter. The last game of the match saw Kev O’Neill ​

prevent the white wash with a 2-0 win over Anto Smith. O’Neill

finishing strongly for his team winning in 22 and 23 darts.

Caseys 4 - 4 Casement

The final match of the night saw the first derby of the season

between Caseys and Casement. With Caseys tasting their first cup

success last year they were looking to start their season with a

bang. Game one saw Caseys get off to a good start with Liam

McMenamin out battling Mickey Tierney 2-1. Eugene Brannigan

followed suit beating James Doone in a close match. Brannigan

winning 2-1 with Doone winning his leg in 18 darts. Vinty Lenzie

halved the deficit by beating Gerry McIlduff 2-0 in 22 darts before

Paul Condon levelled with a close fought affair against Brian Kerr.

Condon winning 2-1 in 25 darts. With the match finely poised

Caseys relied on Dan Cahoon to wrestle back the lead. He obliged

with a 2-0 win over Gerry McCormick. Matt Boyle made it 4-2 to

Caseys with a 2-1 win over Ed McCann in 23 darts. Ciaran McKay

weighed in with a perfectly timed man of the match performance

beating Gerard Holmes in a close game. McKay winning 2-1 in 22

and 28 darts while Holmes marked his return to action with a 20

darter. The last game of the night saw Stevie Leckey battle it out

with Joe Doone with neither man wanting to give an inch.

However it was Doone to prevail 2-1 in 24 darts to ensure a share

of the spoils for both teams.


 

CONDOLENCES

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THE COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL DARTS LEAGUE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY CIRCLE OF COLM MCGORAN, WHO DIED ON THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST. COLM WAS AN ESTEEMED MEMBER OF THE DONEGAL CELTIC DART TEAM AND ALSO OF THE CENTRAL LEAGUE, HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED, MARY QUEEN OF IRELAND PRAY FOR HIM. HIS FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER 10 O'CLOCK MASS IN THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH.

 OUR CONDOLENCES ARE ALSO EXTENDED TO THE FAMILIES OF EX MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL LEAGUE WHO PASSED RECENTLY, JOEY HILLAND, JIM DORAN AND TOM BUTLER, MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.

STARTING DATE.

Posted by seamus mccormick on August 20, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The fonaCAB Central Darts League will commence on Wednesday 05th September.  Fixtures to follow.

AGM

Posted by seamus mccormick on July 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

THE AGM FOR UPCOMING SEASON 2018-19 WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HIBS CLUB 15TH AUGUST STARTING 7PM .ALL TEAMS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

CONDOLANCES

Posted by seamus mccormick on July 24, 2018 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

THE COMMITTE AND MEMBERS OF CENTRAL DARTS LEAGUE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR SYMPATHY TO OUR ESTEEMED MEMBERS TONY AND JOE CORR ON THE PASSING OF THEIR BROTHER PAT R.I.P.PATS FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY FROM THE FAMILY HOME 4 LINVIEW COURT,RODEN ST.AT 9.30 FOR 10 O'CLOCLOCK MASS IN ST.PETERS.ANY AVAILABLE MEMBERS WOULD BE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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

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DONEGAL CELTIC CUP WINNERS

Posted by seamus mccormick on June 14, 2018 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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.


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