fonaCAB Central Darts League




Posted by seamus mccormick on June 25, 2022 at 1:55 PM

*Clonard Hibs and St. Mathews share spoils in thriller/ Mooney hits 11 Darter.*

This weeks’ darts results in the FonaCab Central darts league were as follows;

Clonard Hibs 4 vs 4 St, Mathews.

This game had everything resting upon it. The top two teams were only separated by a single point and the League title could have been decided this night. First game brought Dan Delaney in against Con Kielty. Con won the first game in 21 darts with a 73 finish with scores of 140,100 & 81 but Dan took the next two with scores of 180, 140, 93 in (15 & 28) darts to give Hibs a great start. Conor Hanna then faced off against Jap McKinley and the St. Mathews man got off to the better start taking the first leg in 24 darts with scores of 100,100,100 only again to see his opponent take the next two in (26 & 27) darts with four tons included to put Hibs into a 2 vs 0 lead. Martin Irwin was next up for the Short Strand outfit and he duly obliged winning 2 vs 1 in (22 & 26) darts with good scores of 100,100,92,87,83,81 against John McCann 121,100,99 & 87 to get his team started. Billy McDade brought his team level winning the next game 2 vs 1 against Anto Smyth. Anto took the first leg with scores of 100,100 but Billy came flying back in the next two legs with scores of 100,100,92,85,85,85 to bring the teams level at 2 vs 2. Hibs looked to one of their leaders in the 5th leg and Adam McDade duly obliged winning 2 vs 0 with scores of 180,140,100,97,85,80 in (20 & 24 darts) against Joe O’Kane 140,85,85. Davy McCusker then stepped up for St. Mathews and restored parity at 3 vs 3 with a fantastic couple of legs in (16 & 20) with scores of 180,140,100,100,100, against one of the current player of the year contenders Sean Paul Grant 140,100,85,81. The neutrals watching must have been drooling by this stage as the next two up were the winner of the previous weeks individuals and the beaten semi-finalist in St. Mathews’ Dessie Magee and Pearse Maguire from Clonard Hibs. What a game they produced with Dessie coming out on top 2 vs 1 with scores of 137,100,100,85,81,81 in (24 & 28) darts against a very unlucky loser in Pearse who won his game in 22 darts but with scores of 180,180,140,101,98 & 85 played a fantastic part in the game. At 4 vs 3 St. Mathews knew if they took the next game they were uncatchable and Clonard Hibs knew it would be over. Joe McAtamney with scores over the three legs of 140,140,100,100,85,81 won the first leg in 25 darts meaning they were one leg away from being champions but with the darts thrown on the night it was only fitting that Clonard Hib’s Tommy Fitzpatrick ensured we have to wait another week to crown this year’s champions when he took the last two legs in (21 & 22) darts with scores of 137,100,100,95,85,80 Final Score 4 vs 4 MOM D McCusker

Casement 6 vs 2 Crumlin Star.

Casement kept up their challenge for league honours going with a great result against a very talented opposition in Crumlin Star. Pat McGuinness got Casement off to a great start beating Dougie Bowes 2 vs 1 in (22 & 24) darts. Pat had scores over the 3 legs of 137,100,100,100,100,95,85 against Dougies 125,100,89,85,85,83. Paul Condon kept up his fine form with a good win over Peter Fitzpatrick winning in (21 & 27) darts to make it 2 vs 0 to Casement. Jim Flannigan beat Colm McGuinness 2 - 0 to make it 2 vs 1 in the match only to see Kieran McGuinness 140,137,100 restore Casements lead to 3 vs 1 beating Hugh Groves 123,100 2 - 0. Freddie Stilges ripped up the form book by beating Henry McCann 2 - 1 with scores of 110,100,100,95,85 against Henry’s 140,100,97,85,81,81 to peg them back to 3 vs 2. Up next, and continuing his fine recent run was Gerry McCormick who threw fantastic darts of 140,140,140,100,100 (17 & 19) in his 2 - 0 victory over Fra Glennon putting his team 4 vs 2 up. Ricky Saddler (23 & 28) 136,96,95,95,84,83 beat James Porter and Vinty Lenzy Bye won the last two games to make the final score 6 vs 2 to Casement: MOM G McCormick

DC Swifts 1 vs 7 Hibs 58.

These two teams played out a smashing game up in the DC clubrooms. Junior McManus 99,96,95,84 beat Joe Dinnen 140,100,97,85,85,81 2 - 0 to give DC a flying start but it went all downhill for them after that with Hibs 58 racking up another 7 games without reply through Damien Corbett 2 - 0 135,100,95,83,81 against Caolan Kerney 90,80, Jim Lynch 2 - 0 130,97,71,71,70 against Harry Smith, Tony Corr 2 – 0 (21) 100,100,100,81,80,76 against Tom Kearney 95,85,83,71 Tucker Clarke 2 – 1 140,100,85,81,81,80 (27 & 27) against a gallant loser in Patrick McGeown 140,100,100,99,99,97,85,81 (24) Martin Corbett 2 – 0 121,100,99,82,81,78 beat Michael Burns 100,97. The next game was amazing to watch as Martin Mooney hit scores of 180,140,100 & two dart 81 finish to register the lowest darts in the league so far (11) and 105,100,85,83 (25) to beat Kevin O’Neill 2 – 0. Sean Patterson beat Tucker Kearney 2 – 0 in the last leg to leave it DC 1 vs 7 Hibs 58: MOM Martin Mooney

Star Celtic 4 vs 4 Casey’s.

The final game from this round of matches pitted Star Celtic against Casey’s. Dan Cahoon put Casey’s 1 vs 0 up beat Rab Lyttle 2 – 0 with scores of 140,100,100,100,100,100,86 (24 & 26). Stephen Leckey 140,100,100,100,100,100,85 made it 2 vs 0 beating Gerard Smith 120,76,75,60,60. Ian Haywood pulled one back for Star Celtic 134,100,100,84,81,73,71,70 beating Conor Smyth from Casey’s 100,100,98,85,85,80,60,60,60 2 – 1 to bring it back to 2 vs 1. Gerard Holmes 180,100,97,60,60,60 (24 & 22) made it 3 vs 1 in beating Rhys Haywood 2 – 0 Tony Kelly 140, 90,85,83,60,60,60 got it back to 3 vs 2 when he beat Gerry McIlduff 2 – 0 only to watch Seamy Roberts 100,100,100,98,85 beat Henry McTasney Snr 100,92,85,66,65 2 – 0 to put Casey’s back into a two game lead. Star Celtic then received two byes in the last games to share the spoils at 4 vs 4: MOM Gerard Holmes

All roads lead to the Donegal Celtic Clubrooms for their Prestigious Cup which is played out this coming Wednesday and Thursday nights the 29th & 30 June…Anyone looking Presentation tickets for the annual end of season event please contact your team delegate/committee member or a member of St. Mathews club/team

Sean Patterson.


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