fonaCAB Central Darts League




Posted by seamus mccormick on October 10, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Welcome back to the fonacab central darts league week 3. After a two week break, where Hibs 58 won the Corbett cup, we are back to the league with vital points on the line. Without further ado lets see how the night unfolded.


The first game of the night saw Clonard Hibs on the road to Casement. After such a close game between the two in the Corbett cup both sides wanted to show their worth, and they didn't disappoint. Game 1 saw Dan Delaney beat Ciaran McKay 2-0 finishing in 22 darts and 2x120+, with McKay scoring 2x100+. Gerry McCormick's experience was too much for the raw talent of John McGrath, emerging a 2-1 victor in 17 and 24 darts with 4x100+ scores in the process. McGrath scored well with 4x100+ and 2x120+ and finishing in 16 darts. The game standing at 1 each Paul Condon beat a battling Anto Smith in 20 and 24 darts with a 74 finish. Smith showed his scoring power with 2x120+, 2-1 Casement. Vinty Lenzie readily took care of Joe Scott, winning 2-0 in 24 and 25 darts with 3x100+ scores, Joe Scott had no answers. With the game standing at 3-1 to Casement Adam McDade and Paddy McCorry showed their class taking the next two games without dropping a leg. McDade finishing in 18 and 25 darts with 2x120+ scores. The unlucky casement men were Henry McCann and Martin Lavery, McCann hitting 4x100+ scores. Stevie Magee showed once again his class with a man of the match display against Charlie Press. Magee winning 2-0 in 16 and 20 darts, throwing 3x100+ and a 180. With Hibs in the lead it was down to the final game with Michael Tierney against Conor Hanna. Both players played well with Tierney hitting a 180 and 4x100+, while Hanna hitting a 100+,120+ and 140+. However it was Tierney who won in 19 and 23 darts to ensure a share of the spoils for the Casement men. The final score 4 – 4


Game 2 saw St Matthews host Donegal Celtic, with St Matts looking to avenge their defect to DC in the Corbett Cup. Game 1 saw Billy McDade beat Sean Armstrong 2-1 in 27 and 28 darts, with Armstrong showing resilience with a 25 darter of his own. Martin Irwin's man of the match display put St Matts 2-0 up, winning in 18 and 24 darts with 3x100+ scores. The unlucky DC player was Gerry Murray. Joe Corr tried to rally the team with a 2-1 victory over Mick McCartan scoring well with 2x120+ and 2x95+ scores. McCartan winning his leg in 23 darts throwing 3x95+ scores of his own. The revival would be short lived as St Matts won the next 3 games without dropping a leg. Pat McCahan won 2-0 in 27 darts against Seamus Armstrong, while Joe O'Kane was victorious in 20 and 25 darts over Gary Smith. Con Kielty combined scoring and finishing to good effect with a 23 and 24 darter and finishes of 86 and 96. The unlucky DC player was Matt Doone. With the points in the bag at 5-1 Dee Ireland and Paddy McGuinness restored some pride with a 2-1 and 2-0 win over Joe McAttamney and Caoimhin Curran. Ireland winning in 27 and 28 darts with a 73 finish met resistance from McAttamney who took out a 85 finish in 24 Darts. McGuinness winning in 22 and 23 darts scored well with 2x95+ scores and a 140. The final score 5-3 St Matthews.


Game 3 saw Hibs 58, coming off the back of cup glory, looking to extend their perfect start to the season against a strong Caseys side looking for their first win. The first game saw Mark Lynch put the Hibs men 1 nil up beating Peter Leckey 2-0 in 20 darts with 3x120+ scores. Martin Mooney, in a man of the match display, beat Matt Boyle in 18 and 21 darts scoring 4x95+ along the way. Boyle showed his scoring power with 2x95+ and a 120. Davey McCusker made it 3-0 to Hibs beating Eugene Brannigan 2 nil. Kevin Mallon, trying to stop the rot, beat Tony Corr 2-1 in 21 and 25 darts. Mallon scored well with 2x140+ and lovely 104 finish, 3-1 Hibs. Once again the revival would be in vain with Martin Corbett and Tucker Clarke securing the points for the home team against Liam McMenamin and Gerry McElduff. Corbett scoring well with 5x95+ won in 23 and 29 darts. Withe points now secured for the Hibs 58 men Sean Patterson scored well against Brian Kerr to win 2-0 in 24 darts and 2x140s. Kerr showed his usual scoring power with 2x95+ of his own. Peter McDonnell took on Dan Cahoon in the final game with both players in good form. McDonnell scored well with 5x95+ and 2x120+, with Cahoon throwing 3x95+ of his own. However it was McDonnell who would prevail in 19 and 24 darts to win 2-1, with Cahoon providing stern resistance in 16 darts. The final score 7-1 Hibs 58.


Game 4 saw The Forresters make the journey to Crumlin Star. First up Paul Thompson beat Sean McCurdy in 26 and 18 darts, with 3x100+ and a 140. Alan Murphy extended Crumlins lead to 2 beating Paul Stafford 2-0 in 26 darts. Peter Fitzpatrick beat Paddy Dempsey throwing 3x100+ scores in the process. Dempsey showed his usual fight with a 24 darter of his own. With the game standing at 3-0 Crumlin hit their stride and took the next 3 games without dropping a leg. Dougie Bowes beat Ray Lavery 2-0 before Ben Lagan beat Andy Gray in a man of the match performance. Lagan finishing in 16 and 20 darts and taking out a nice 76 finish. Fra Glennon made it 7-0 beating John Toner 2-1 before Freddie Steagles restored some pride for The Forresters. Steagles beating Brian George took out an excellent 100 finish in the process. The final score 7-1 Crumlin Star.


The final game of the night saw Star Celtic make the long journey to O'Donnells in what was to be a long night for the Star Celtic men. James McStravick started the 8-0 route beating Henry McTasney 2-1 with Martin Lawlor doing the same against Rab Lyttle. Ricky Saddler made it 3-0 to the O'Donnells men beating Paddy McAleese 2-0. Rab Green and Tucker Kearney combined well to win 2-0 each against Henry Carson and Gerard Smith to make it 5-0. Stevie Jones provided a man of the match performance against Gerard Burns to win 2-1 before Kevin O'Neill comfortably beat Paul Fitzpatrick 2-0 to make in 7-0. Tom Kearney completed the whitewash beating Aaron McGovern 2-0 in what was a great team effort by the O'Donnells men. The final score 8-0 O'Donnells.


After a very entertaining night of darts all were looking forward to next week for an opportunity to put points on the table. Clonard Hibs host St Matthews in a game that never fails to disappoint. Casement make the trip to The Forresters while Crumlin Star look to use their home advantage against a confident O'Donnells. Caseys will look to turn their luck around against a Star Celtic who will be eager to prove a point. Finally Hibs 58 make the journey to Donegal Celtic in what promises to be another exciting night of darts. Until next week keep practicing and hold your nerve.


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