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MARTIN CURRAN CUP.

Posted by seamusmac@ntlworld.com on January 31, 2019 at 7:15 AM

STAR CELTIC WIN THE MARTIN CURRAN CUP

PRELIMINARY MATCH

DONEGAL CELTIC 5 O DONNELLS 4

Donegal Celtic raced into a 3 - 0 lead thanks to thanks to Paddy McGuinness , Joe Corr and Gary Smith

beating Eddie Robb,Brendan McStravick and John Quinn but O Donnells soon made it 3 - 2 thanks to

Tucker Kearney beating Harry Smith and Jim Lynch winning against Matt Doone.Up next stepp ed

Alan Hanna with a man of the match performance (29) which included a 180 to make it 4 - 2 against

Kevin O Neill.The O Donnells dug deep and pulled it back to 4=4 thanks to Ricky Saddler beating

Colm McGuinness and Tom Kearney beating Kevin O Carroll .Now it was down to the last game and

Patrick McGeown proved too strong for Martin Lawlor 5 - 4 DC

SEMI - FINAL 1

CASEYS 2 STAR CELTIC 5

Hen ry McTasney snr put Celltic 1 - 0 up beating Gerry McIlduff but soon it was 1=1 thanks to Gerard

Holmes beating Eamonn McGovern .Rab Lyttle made it 2 - 1 C eltic with a win over Peter Leckey and

again the match was level thanks to Matt Boyle beating Gerard Bur ns.That was as good as it got for

Caseys as Celtic raced away to win 5 - 2 thanks to Paul Fitzpatrick followed by man of the match Hugh

Grieve (30) and the winning match darts were thrown by Paddy McAleese all winning against Seamy

Roberts ,Orcan Kearney and Eugene Brannigan respectively.

SEMI - FINAL 2

FORESTERS 1 DONEGAL CELTIC 5

In the first game Harry Smith put in a man of the match (30) against Ray Lavery to put the DC 1 - 0 up

and soon it was 2 - 0 thanks to Kevin O Carroll winning against Michael Burns . Ver y quickly it was 3 - 0

as Colm McGuinness beat Paul Stafford.The Foresters got back in the game when Oliver McMahon

beat Matt Doone but that was as good as it got with the DC winning the next two games thanks to

Gary Smith beating Kevin Robinson and Joe Corr clinching the game against Sean McCurdy

THE FINAL

DONEGAL CELTIC 2 STAR CELTIC 5

So it was a battle of the Celtics and it was the Star who went 2 - 0 up thanks to Paul Fitzpatrick

beating Matt Doone and Paddy McAleese beating Joe Corr . In the third game Pa trick McGeown put

in a man of the match performance against Rab Lyttle to make it 2 - 1 but Aaron McGovern soon

made it 3 - 1 with a win over Kevin O Carroll . The DC dug in and Paddy McGuinness made it 3 - 2

beating Henry McTasney snr.Hugh Grieve then stepped up to beat the unlucky Alan Hanna and the

Star were in touching distance of winning the cup .The next game proved to be the last with both

players Colm McGuinness and Henry McTasney jnr showing a bit of nerves on the finishing but it was

a jubilant McTasne y who hit the winning double and send the Star players wild in celebration.

A huge congratulations to the Star Celtic on belying their league position and winning the Curran Cup

and thank you to St Matthews for sponsoring the cup and for the use of their r ooms.Commiserations

to the DC

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