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JOE SCOTTS REPORT,JODY REYNOLDS INDIVIDUALS

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after two weeks of nail biting qualifiers we were down to the last 32 all vying to prevail as Jody Reynolds individuals champion 2018. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Last 32

Board 1

The first match of the night saw Tommy Henry overcome Jap Craig in a 3-2 thriller, with Craig throwing a 19 darter. Jim Lavery took care of Tom Kearney 3-1 while Joe Flannery showed his class with a 3-0 win over Micky Tierney. Finally Brendan McStravick showed he was in the mood with a 3-1 win over Peter Fitzpatrick.

Board 2

Match 1 saw John Doyle show his intent with a 3-0 win over Paul Wisdom. Rab Creen followed suit winning 3-0 against John Turley. Conor Hanna overcame Sean Armstrong 3-1 before Stephen Magee continued his good form with a 3-0 win over Jim Lynch.

Board 3

Match 1 saw reigning Davy McCusker edge past Martin Mooney in a close fought affair. McCusker winning 3-2 in 15 darts with a 180 along the way. Gerry McCormick showed his class with a 3-1 win over Dougie Bowes before Ben Lagan combined scoring and finishing to good effect beating Conor Toner 3-0 in 15 darts taking out 136. Finally Matt Doone continued his good form with a battling 3-2 win over Joe O’Kane.

Board 4

Match 1 saw Paul Thompson progress to the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Joe Corr. Dan Sloan made light work of Ricky Saddler winning 3-1 in 16 darts. Peter McDonnell snr showed his class with a 3-1 win over Joe McAttamney. McDonnell winning in 16 darts with a 170 and 171 along the way. Finally Gerard Burns progressed to the next round with an excellent 3-0 win over Billy McDade.

Last 16

Board 1

Match 1 saw Rab Creen make light work of Joe Flannery winning 3-0 with a 180 along the way. Conor Hanna combined scoring and finishing to devastating effect beating Gerry McCormick 3-1 in 14 darts with an 84 finish.

Board 2

Match 1 saw Stephen Magee show his intent with a 3-2 win over Tommy Henry. Magee winning in 17 and 23 darts. Davy McCusker continued his outstanding form with a 3-1 win over John Doyle. McCusker finishing in 15 darts with 2 maximums along the way.

Board 3

Match 1 saw a Gerard Burns progress to the quarter final with a 3-0 win over Jim Lavery. Burns throwing a 180 with Lavery, not wanting to be outdone, replied with one of his own. Ben Lagan used his experience to take care of Dan Sloan 3-1 winning in 19,20 and 24 darts.

Board 4

Match 1 saw Peter McDonnell snr book his quarter final place with a 3-0 win over Matt Doone. Paul Thompson overcame a battling Brendan McStravick 3-1 to progress to the last 8.

Quarter finals

The first quarter final of the night saw Stephen Magee make light work of Rab Creen winning 3-0. Davy McCusker booker his semi final place with a 3-0 win over Ben Lagan winning in 15 darts. Gerard Burns showed his class with a 3-0 win over Paul Thompson. Finally Peter McDonnell snr overcame a tough match with Conor Hanna winning 3-0 with Hanna throwing a 180 along the way.

Semi Final

The first semi final of the night saw Peter McDonnell snr take on Stephen Magee. With both players having shown excellent form all season it would be difficult to separate them. Both players scored well however it was Magee to prevail and book a well earned place in the final. The second semi final saw Davy McCusker take on Gerard Burns with both players fancying their chance of lifting the cup. Both players scored well however it was McCusker to prevail and book his place in the final.

The Final

After three weeks of gruelling qualifiers only two remained, Reigning Champion Davy McCusker and Stephen Magee. With both players having shown some of the best form throughout the year it was a fighting final. Game 1 saw Magee get off to a flyer winning in 24 darts. McCusker quickly levelled the match winning in 21 darts. McCusker took the lead winning in 23 darts before going 3-1 up in 21 darts. The last game saw both players score well with Magee refusing to go down without a fight. However McCusker held his nerve to prevail 4-1 and become the 2018 Jody Reynolds individuals champion. Congratulations to Davy McCusker on fantastic back to back individual championships wins and congratulations to Stephen Magee for an excellent run to the final.

Running alongside the Jody Reynolds individuals was a consolation cup for those having missed out on the finals night. The first quarter final saw Kevin O’Neill show his class beating Martin Irwin throwing 2x180s along the way. Tony Kelly edged past Henry McTasney snr before Martin Corbett booked his Semi final place with a win over Paddy McKeown. Finally Gary Smith overcame Tommy Fitzpatrick to progress to the next round.

The first semi final saw Martin Corbett take care of Tony Kelly to book his place in the final. Kev O’Neill continued his excellent run of form with a win over Gary Smith.

The “Duffers” final

The final saw Kev O’Neill take on Martin corbett with both player fancying the chances of lifting the consolation cup. Game 1 saw O’Neill take the lead winning in 29 darts. Corbett quickly levelled with a 27 darter. With both players scoring well it was difficult to separate them. O’Neill throwing 2x140s and 5x100s just edged out Corbett in a thriller to prevail 2-1 winner and Duffer Champion 2018. Congratulations Kevin O’Neill on an excellent Cup display and congratulations to Martin Corbett for another excellent cup run.

 

 

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 17

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 22, 2018 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where we are into the closing stages of the season. After two weeks of qualifiers for the Jody Reynolds individuals all focus was back on the league where match 17 was upon us. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Star Celtic 1 - 7 Crumlin Star

The first match of the night saw star Celtic take on Crumlin Star in the only derby of the week. Game one saw Jim Flannegan get Crumlin Star off to a good start beating Stephen Curley 2-0. Gerard smith continued his good form with a 2-1 win to bring the game to level. Martin Maloney regained the lead for the Crumlin men taking care of Henry McTasney snr 2-1 in 22 darts. Dougie Bowes chipped in with a man of the match display to further extend their lead. Bowes beating Rab Lyttle 2-1 in 26 and 27 darts. With Crumlin Star in full flow Peter Fitzpatrick and Tommy Henry combined well to guarantee full points. Fitzpatrick beating Aaron McGovern 2-0 in 23 darts while Henry beating Geard Burns 2-0. Next up Ben Lagan used his experience to edge past Tony Kelly 2-1 before Paul Thompson took care of Paddy McAlleese 2-0 in 26 darts.

Hibs 58 7 - 1 Casement

Match two of the night saw league leaders Hibs 58 welcome Casement to the Hibs Club. Game 1 saw Martin Mooney effortlessly beat Kieran McGuinness 2-0. Davy McCusker weighed in with a man of the match performance to extend Hibs lead. McCusker beating Ciaran McKay 2-0 in 21 and 23 darts. Tony Corr quickly made it 3-0 beating Charlie Press before Mark Lynch put Hibs on the cubs of full points with a 2-0 win over Michael Tierney in 21 and 25 darts. Peter McDonnell snr ensured the full quota of points with a 2-0 win over Pat Burns in 20 and 26 darts before Gerry McCormick pulled one back for the Casement men. McCormick beating Damien Corbett 2-0 in 20 and 25 darts. With the points in the bag Tucker Clarke and Sean Patterson ended the match strongly. Clarke beating Paul Condon 2-0 while Patterson took care of Henry McCann 2-1 in 23 darts.

O’Donnell’s 3 - 5 St Matthews

Match 3 of the night saw St Matthews make the journey to the O’Donnells club with both teams having showed the best form recently. Game 1 saw Jim Lavery get the St Matts men off to a good start beating Paul Press 2-0. Rab Creen quickly levelled the match beating Billy McDade 2-0. Pat McGahan reclaimed the lead for St Matts beating Brendan McStravick 2-1 before Martin Irwin weighed in with a man of the match performance to extend their lead. Irwin beating Martin Lawlor 2-1 in 18 and 24 darts, with Lawlor providing strong opposition with a 22 darts of his own. Stevie Jones reduces St Matts lead with a 2-0 win over Joe McAttamney in 23 darts. However Con Kielty and Jap McKinley combined well to guarantee full points for the visitors. Kielty beating Tucker Kearney 2-0 while McKinley beating Kev O’Neill 2-0. With the game beyond them O’Donnells finished strongly through Ricky Saddler beating Joe O’Kane 2-1 with a brace of 24 darts.

Donegal Celtic 3 - 5 Clonard Hibs

The penultimate match of the night saw Donegal Celtic play host to Clonard Hibs. Game 1 saw Tommy Fitzpatrick get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Kevin O’Carroll 2-0. Sean Armstrong continued his good form with a 2-1 win over Joe Flannery before Adam McDade wrestled back the lead with a 2-1 win over Matt Doone. Paddy McGuinness restored parity with a 2-0 win over John McCann in 19 and 21 darts before Chinky Smith provided DC with the lead with a 2-0 win over Conor Toner. John Doyle brought the match back to level with a 2-1 win over Alan Hanna in 24 and 26 darts before Stephen Magee weighed in with a perfectly timed man of the match performance. Magee readily taking care of Joe Corr in 17 and 19 darts. The last game of the match saw Colm McGuinness battle it out with Conor Hanna with both players scoring well. However it was to be Hanna to show his class with a 2-0 win and secure full points for the Hibs men.

Caseys 4 - 4 The Forresters

The last match of the night saw Caseys hold home advantage over The Forresters. Game 1 saw Paul Stafford get the visitors off to a good start beating Liam McMenamin 2-0 in 24 darts taking out 124 in the process. Freddie Steagles furthered The Forresters lead beating Peter Leckey 2-1 before Sean Fitzpatrick made it 3-0 with a win over Stevie Leckey in 26 darts. With the Forresters in full flow Caseys relies on Gerry McIlduff to rally his team. He duly obliged by beating Paddy Dempsey 2-0 in 24 and 29 darts. Butch Mallon reduced their lead further by beating Andy Gray 2-1 in 21 darts with a 96 checkout before Brian Kerr levelled the match with a 2-0 win over Gerard Callaghan. With the match now level it was anyone’s guess who would prevail as winners. Sean McCurdy reclaimed the lead for the Forresters with a hard fought win over Eugene Brannigan. McCurdy using his experience to good effect to win 2-1 in 26 darts. The final game of the night saw Matt Boyle battle it out with Ray Lavery with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was to be Boyle to prevail 2-1 for Caseys and guaranteed a well deserved draw for both teams.

Next week sees the league return to the final night of the Jody Reynolds individuals. With only 32 remaining only 1 will prevail as 2018 individuals champion. Finally on Thursday night the postponed match between Caseys and Clonard Hibs will take place at the Hibs Club. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,JODY REYNOLDS INDIVIDUALS.WEEK 2

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 15, 2018 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where the second night of qualifiers for the Jody Reynolds individuals was upon us. All players descended upon the Crumlin Star in hope of booking a place in the final night. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Preliminaries

Board 1: Match 1 saw Tony Corr take care of Sam McMahon 2-0. Joe O’Kane showed his class with a 2-0 win over Rab Lyttle in 17 and 20 darts. Gerry McCormick edged past Chip Craig 2-1 with a 20 darter in the process. Finally Dan Sloan continued his good form with a 2-0 win over Olcan Kearney with an 18 darter.

Board 2: Match 1 saw Conor Hanna and Martin Irwin battle it out in a close fought affair. However it was Hanna class and youth that would see him prevail 2-1. Peter Fitzpatrick edged past Kevin O’Neill 2-1 before Matt Doone showed his intent with a 2-1 win over Gerry Murray.

Board 3: Paul Condon made light work of Fra Glennon with a 2-0 win in 19 and 23 darts. Tommy Henry and Brian Kerr served up a close battle with Henry progressing 2-1 with 3x140s. Finally Gerard Burns showed his class with a 2-1 win over Kevin O’Carroll.

Board 4: Jim Flannegan took care of Henry McCann in a close match winning 2-1. Matt Maloney battled it out with John Toner to progress with a 2-1 win. Finally Joe Scott broke the habit of a lifetime with a 2-1 win over Tucker Kearney.

With the preliminaries taken care of only 32 remained. With the same 501 best of 3 format in play there would be no hiding place.

Board 1: Match 1 saw Mickey Tierney edge past Eamon McGovern 2-1. Gerard Burns continued his good form with a 2-1 win over Stephen Curley with a 180 along the way. Gerry McCormick showed his class with a 2-1 win over Paddy McKeown with a 20 darter. Finally Conor Hanna showed his intent with a 17 darter and 2-0 win over Frankie McGeogh.

Board 2: Match 1 saw Sean Armstrong send Joe Scott crashing out 2-0 in 23 darts. The comeback kid John Doyle continued his revival with a 2-0 win over James Porter while Joe O’Kane made light work of Willie McKee, winning 2-0. Finally Joe Flannery booked his place in the final night with a 2-1 win over Tony Corr.

Board 3: Match 1 saw Matt Doone show his class with an excellent 2-0 win over Mark Lynch. Jap Craig outbattled Martin Maloney to progress with a 2-1 win. John Turley and Ciaran McKay fought out a close match with both men showing good form. However it was Turley to progress 2-1 in 20 and 21 darts. Finally Peter Fitzpatrick booked his place in the final night overcoming Con Kielty 2-1.

Board 4: Math 1 saw Dan Sloan make light work of Mick McCartan to progress 2-0. Joe Corr edged past Henry McTasney jnr to win 2-1. Conor Toner got his priorities right with an excellent 2-0 win over Paul Condon. Finally Tommy Henry continued his good run of form with a 2-0 win over Jim Flannegan.

With the qualifiers now taken care of all eyes will be on the final night when the last 32 will battle it out to see who is crowned the Jody Reynolds individuals champion 2018.

Before then we are back to the league where Clonard Hibs travel to Donegal Celtic. Caseys welcome the Forresters while Crumlin Star battle it out with Star Celtic. Finally Casement travel to Hibs 58 while O’Donnells play host to St Matthews in what promises to be another high quality night of darts. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,JODY REYNOLDS INDIVIDUALS

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 8, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after a short postponement the eagerly anticipated Jody Reynolds Individuals was upon us. The Star Celtic club would be the venue in what promised to be another exciting night of darts. Without further ado let’s see how the first night of qualifiers unfolded.

Preliminaries

Board 1

The first match of the night saw Gerard Smith overcome Paddy Dempsey 2-0. Ed McCann disposed of Sean Patterson Jnr 2-0 before Tommy Fitzpatrick inflicted the same defeat on Sean Patterson snr. Martin Mooney eliminated his fellow Hibs man Damien Corbett with a 2-0 win before Jimmy Lavery outbattled Peter McAllorum to claim a 2-1 victory.

Board 2

Board 2 kicked off Joe McAttamney continuing his good form with a 2-0 win over Dan Delaney. McAttamney throwing a 21 and 24 dart in the process. Tony Kelly edged out Eugene Brannigan 2-0 to progress to the next round with Gary Smith following him with a 2-0 win over Sean Armstrong jnr. Paul Wisdom showed his battling qualities overcoming Colm McGuinness. Wisdom battling back against McGuinness’s 14 darter to progress to the next stage. Finally Henry McTasney snr prevailed in a close fought affair against Joe Doone 2-1.

Board 3

Match 1 saw Paul Porter overcoming stern resistance from Pat McGahan to win 2-1. Defending champion Davy McCusker overcame Freddie Steagles to win 2-0 while Paul Fitzpatricks 180 wasn’t enough to prevent his 2-0 defeat at the hands of Ricky Saddler. Paul Thompson combined scoring and finishing to good effect taking care of Alan Hanna in 20 and 21 darts before Stephen Magee showed his intent with a 2-0 win over Aaron McGovern in 16 darts.

Board 4

The final round of prelims kicked off with Ben Lagan showing his class with a 2-0 win over Kieran McGuinness throwing in a 180 along the way. Tom Kearney eliminated his O’Donnells teammate Eddie Robb 2-0 before Peter McDonnell snr prevailed 2-0 against John McCann. Finally Rab “Green”Creen progressed to the next stage with an excellent 2-0 win over Martin Corbett.

With the preliminaries taken care of we were down to the last 32 all vying for a place in the finals night. With the same 501 best of 3 format there would be no hiding places.

Board 1

Board 1 kicked off with Jimmy Lavery progressing with a 2-0 win over Gerard Smith. Ben Lagan continued his good form with a 2-0 win over Paddy McGuinness in 23 and 24 darts. Brendan McStravick prevailed 2-0 against John Quinn before Joe McAttamney booked a well earned place in the next round with a 2-0 win over Paul Porter.

Board 2

Match 1 saw Peter McDonnell snr combine scoring and finishing to good effect taking care of Martin Lawlor in 21 and 19 darts with a lovely 112 finish along the way. Rab Creen continued his good form with a 2-0 win over Peter McDonnell jnr before Ricky Saddler prevailed 2-0 against Tommy Fitzpatrick. Finally Davy McCusker booked his place in the finals night with a 2-0 win over D Armstrong.

Board 3

Match 1 saw Billy McDade edge out Eddie McCann in a 2-1 thriller. Paul Thompson prevailed 2-2 against a battling Gary Smith before Dougie Bowes showed his class with a 2-1 win over Martin Lavery. Bowes weighing in with an 18 darter and a lovely 139 finish along the way. Finally John McLaughlins 180 wasn’t enough as was eliminated by Jim Lynch 2-0.

Board 4

Match 1 saw Stephen Magee show his class with a 2-0 win over Paddy McAlleese. Magee weighing in with a 16 and 24 darter and a 180. Martin Mooney continued his run to the finals night with a 2-0 win over Tony Kelly before Paul Wisdom prevailed 2-1 against Henry McTasney snr. Finally Vinty Lenzie out battled Tom Kearney to prevail 2-1 and book a place in the finals night.

With the first night of qualifiers taken care of 16 have booked their places in the finals night. With only 16 more places up for grabs all eyes will be on the Star Celtic for the second night of qualifiers. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 16

Posted by seamus mccormick on May 1, 2018 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where week 16 is upon us in the league. With the individuals postponed until next week all focus was back on the league where invaluable points were up for grabs. This week Crumlin Star were on the toad to league leaders Hibs 58 while Donegal Celtic played host to O’Donnells. Casement held home advantage over St Matthews while Star Celtic would battle it out with the Forresters. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.

Donegal Celtic 3 - 5 O’Donnells

Match one saw Donegal Celtic play host to an in form O’Donnells. Ricky Saddler got the O’Donnells men off to a perfect start taking care of Chinky Smyth 2-0 in 15 and 26 darts. Brendan McStravick followed suit with a man of the match performance. McStravick beating Paddy McGuinness in 16 and 24 darts. Before long O’Donnells were in full flow taking the next two games through Eddie Robb and Paul Press. Press taking care of Matt Doone 2-1, with Doone hitting a 180 along the way, while Robb beat Paddy McKeown 2-1 in 26 darts. Next up Stevie Jones guaranteed full points beating J McLaughlin 2-0 in 20 and 28 darts. Joe Corr restored some pride for DC beating Rab Green in 21 and 25 darts taking out a lovely 160 finish. Kevin O’Carroll followed suit by beating Tucker Kearney 2-0 before Colm McGuinness finished strongly for DC beating Kevin O’Neill 2-0 in 24 darts.

Casement 4 - 4 St Matthews

The next match of the night saw St Matthews make the journey to Casement with both teams looking to continue their good form. Ciaran McKay got the Casement men off to a flyer beating Joe O’Kane 2-1 in 27 darts. Joe Doone followed suit by beating Jim Lavery. Con Kielty reduced the margin by beating Martin Lavery 2-2 in 21 and 28 darts with Lavery offering stern resistance with a 19 darter. Charlie Press reestablished Casements lead with a well timed man of the match performance. Press beating Jap McKinley in 16 and 19 darts. Joe McAttamney pulled one back for St Matts beating Vinty Lenzie 2-0 in 21 darts with a lovely 93 finish before Pat McGahan restored parity beating Paul Condon 2-0 in 23 and 27 darts. With the match finely poised Casement relied on Gerry McCormick to wrestled back the lead, which he duly obliged by beating Billy McDade 2-0 in 21 darts. The final game saw Michael Tierney battle it out with Martin Irwin with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was to be Irwin to prevail in 21 and 22 darts to ensure a well earned draw for both teams.

The Forresters 2 - 6 Star Celtic

Next up The Forresters welcomed Star Celtic in what promised to be another close affair. Game 1 saw Star Celtic take the lead through Aaron McGovern beating Freddie Steagles 2-0. Ray Lavery quickly levelled the match beating Eamon McGovern 2-1. Paddy McAlleese took care of Gerard Callaghan 2-1 before Henry McTasney snr extended Star Celtics lead beating Paddy Dempsey 2-0. Paul Stafford pulled one back for the Forresters beating Henry McTasney jnr 2-1 before Tony Kelly maintained Star Celtics lead beating Andy Gray 2-1 Gerard Burns guaranteed the full quota of points with another man of the match display. Burns taking care of Sean Fitzpatrick in 23 and 29 darts. The final game saw Star Celtic finish strong through Gerard smith beating Sean McCurdy 2-0.

Hibs 58 6 - 2 Crumlin Star

The last match of the night saw Hibs 58 welcome Crumlin Star in hope of maintaining their lead at the top of the table. Peter McDonnell jnr got the Hibs men off to a perfect start beating Jim Flannegan 2-0. Damien Corbett followed suit taking care of a James Porter 2-0. Mark Lynch continued Hibs winning run beating Peter Fitzpatrick 2-2 before Tucker Clarke put them within one win of maximum points by beating Dougie Bowes 2-0. Peter McDonnell snr ensured the full quota of points by beating Paul Porter 2-0 before Martin Mooney chipped in with a man of the match performance beating Tommy Henry 2-0 in 18 and 20 darts. Ben Lagan restored pride for the Crumlin men beating Jim Lynch 2-1 before Paul Thompson finished strongly for the Crumlin Star men beating Davy McCusker 2-0.

After two exciting weeks of league action all focus will be on the Individuals hosted in the Crumlin Star. With two weeks of qualifiers to overcome all players will be looking to advance to the final night. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,LEAGUE WEEK 15

Posted by seamus mccormick on April 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where week 15 is upon us. With Hibs 58 leading the way at the top of the league with Clonard Hibs, Casement and O’Donnells all giving chase every point would be important. This week Hibs 58 played host to The Forresters, while Clonard Hibs were on their travels to Star Celtic. O’Donnell’s would take on Casement after their thriller in the Patterson Cup Final. Caseys and Donegal Celtic would battle it out while St Matthews hosted Crumlin Star in what promised to be another exciting night of darts. Without further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

O’Donnell’s 5-3 Casement

The first match of the night saw Casement make the short journey to O’Donnells who were looking to continue their excellent form winning to cups on the bounce. Casement, their latest victims in the Patterson Cup, were looking to dish out some revenge. Game 1 saw Rab Green get the O’Donnells men off to a perfect start beating Henry McCann 2-0 in 22 and 24 darts. Stevie Jones extended their lead beating Gerry Mccormick with a brace of 22 darts, while Mccormick provided stern opposition with an 18 darter. Vinty Lenzie weighed in with a well timed man of the match performance to halve the deficit. Lenzie beating James McStravick with a brace of 20 darts. Charlie Press levelled the match beating Paul Press 2-0 in 25 darts before Ricky Saddler wrestled back the lead for O’Donnells. Saddler beating Joe Doone 2-1 with a brace of 20 darts. Michael Tierney restored parity in beating Eddie Robb 2-1 in 25 darts before Kev O’Neill overcame Paul Condon 2-0 to provided O’Donnells with the lead going into the last game. The last game saw Tucker Kearney battle it out with Ciaran McKay with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was Kearney to prevail 2-1 and ensure maximum points for O’Donnells.

Star Celtic 3-5 Clonard Hibs

The second match of the night saw Clonard Hibs take on star Celtic, who were fresh off their excellent Curran Cup display. Game one saw Stephen Magee take care of Rab Lyttle 2-0 in 22 and 23 darts. Dan Delaney followed suit by beating Aaron McGovern 2-0 in 22 darts. Gerard Burns reduced their lead with a man of the match display beating Joe Flannery in 21 and 22 darts. Gerard Smith restored parity by beating John Doyle 2-1 in 26 darts. Dan Sloan regained the lead for the Hibs men beating Henry McTasney snr 2-0 before Henry McTasney jnr levelled the match beating Anto Smith 2-0. With the match finely poised Hibs relied on Conor Hanna to regain their lead, which he duly obliged by beating Paddy McAlleese 2-0 in 19 darts. The last game of the night saw Tony Kelly battle it out with Adam McDade. Both men scored well however it was McDade to continue his excellent form and prevail 2-0 winner.

Hibs 58 6-2 The Forresters

The next match of the night saw The Forresters make the journey to Hibs 58 looking to put a halt to their march to be league Champions. Sean Fitzpatrick got the Forresters men off to a flyer beating Peter McDonnell snr 2-0 in 24 darts taking out a lovely 70 along the way. Martin Corbett quickly levelled the match beating Keving Robinson 2-0 in 21 and 22 darts. Martin Mooney provided Hibs with the lead beating Andy Gray 2-0 in 23 darts before Davy McCusker overcame Gerard Callaghan 2-0 to further Hibs lead. McCusker weighing in with 2x180s and a 16 darter. Tucker Clarke put the Hibs men within touching distance of maximum points, beating Paul Stafford 2-0 in 15 darts. Sean McCurdy tried to rally his team by beating Sean Patterson 2-0 in 29 darts. However Tony Corr has other ideas, weighing in with a man of the match performance to guarantee full points for Hibs 58. Corr beating Paddy Dempsey 2-0 in 18 and 19 darts. The final game of the night saw Mark Lynch battle it out with Freddie Steagles. Both men scored well, however it was Lynchs class to prevail winning 2-0.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Individuals will be postponed for a week. Therefore the fixtures for this week are as follows:

Clonard Hibs - Caseys,,THIS MATCH IS POSTPONED UNTIL A NEW DATE.

Hibs 58 - Crumlin Star

Casement - St Matthews

Donegal Celtic - O’Donnells

The Forresters - Star Celtic

CONGRATULATIONS

Posted by seamus mccormick on April 19, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO HIBS 58 ON SECURING THE LEAGUE TITLE LAST NIGHT.THEIR WIN OVER THE FORESTERS COMBINED WITH CASEMENTS LOSS TO O'DONNELLS MEANS THEY CANNOT BE CAUGHT WITH STILL 3 MATCHES LEFT.THEIR FOCUS NOW WILL PROBALY BE TO GO THROUGH THE LEAGUE PROGRAMME UNDEFEATED,AS THE ONLY "BLEMISH "ON THEIR RECORD IS ONE DRAW.AGAIN,MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PLAYERS OF HIBS 58.

CURRAN CUP WINNERS,CASEYS

Posted by seamus mccormick on April 17, 2018 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

JOE SCOTTS REPORT,TOP AND BOTTOM HALF CUPS

Posted by seamus mccormick on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where we take a break from the league to focus on the Curran and Patterson Cups. With the league split into two we saw The Forresters, Caseys, Donegal Celtic, Crumlin Star and Star Celtic all battle it out in St Matthews for the Curran Cup. Meanwhile Hibs hosted the Patterson Cup where Hibs 58, Casement, Clonard Hibs, St Matthews and O’Donnells all vying for cup glory. Without further ado let’s see how the night developed.

Curran Cup

Preliminary: Donegal Celtic 3-5 Crumlin Star

The first match of the night saw DC and Crumlin Star square off in a prelim match with the winner progressing to the semi final. Game one saw Joe Corr get DC off to a good start beating Jim Flanagan. Colm McGuinness followed suit in beating Willie Mullan to extend DC’s lead. Frankie McGeogh reduces that margin beating Sean Armstrong before Seany Armstrong reestablished their lead beating Martin Maloney. With DC in control Crumlin Star relied on Paul Thompson to rally his team, Thompson beating Paddy McGuinness. Ben Lagan followed suit beating Paddy McKeown to level the match. Peter Fitzpatrick outbattled Alan Hanna to provided the Crumlin men with the lead for the first time in the match before Tommy Henry completed the comeback beating John McLaughlin to send Crumlin Star into the semi final.

Semi Final: Star Celtic 5-2 Crumlin Star

The first semi final saw an all star derby with star Celtic taking on Crumlin Star. Game one and two saw Henry McTasney jnr and snr combining well to provided Star Celtic with a 2-0 lead. McTasney jnr beating Peter Fitzpatrick while McTasney snr taking care of Martin Maloney in 30 darts. Aaron McGovern extended their lead in beating Willie Mullan before Dougie Bowes weighed in with a man of the match performance beating Eamon McGovern in 25 darts. Tommy Henry reduced Star Celtics margin further beating Rab Lyttle before Gerard Burns regained control for Star Celtic beating Paul Thompson in 31 darts. The last game saw Hugh Grieves and Ben Lagan battle it out. Both men threw well but it was to be Grieve to prevail and send Star Celtic into the final.

Semi Final: The Forresters 4-5 Caseys

The second game of the night saw Caseys take on The Forresters with both teams hungry for their first taste of cup success. Game 1 saw Gerard Callaghan get The Forresters off to a good start. Paul Stafford quickly made it 2-0 before Dan Cahoon pulled one back for the Caseys men. Martin Stafford and Paddy Dempsey combined well to put the Forresters within touching distance of the final. With the game looking beyond them Caseys looked to Matt Boyle to keep them in the game. Gerry McIlduff followed suit before Stevie Leckey restored parity going into the last game. The crucial last game was a close fought affair however it was to be Eugene Brannigan to prevail and send the Caseys men into the final.

Curran Cup Final: Caseys 5-2 Star Celtic

After an exciting night of darts we were down to the top two teams vying to lift the Curran Cup. With both Caseys and Star Celtic looking to lift their first cup of the season every game would count. Game one saw Olcan Kearney get the Caseys men off to a flyer beating Eamon McGovern. Rab Lyttle levelled the match beating Brian Kerr in 31 darts. Butch Mallon wrestled back the lead for Caseys beating Gerard Smith in 33 darts before Peter Leckey combined scoring and finishing to good effect to beat Aaron McGovern in 31 darts. Gerard Burns tried to rally his team beating Matt Boyle and taking out 79 in the process. However Dan Cahoon has other ideas taking the next game against Hugh Grieves to put Caseys within touching distance of the cup. The last game of the night saw Stevie Leckey take on Henry McTasney jnr with neither man wanting to give an inch. However it was to be Leckey to prevail to send the Caseys men into celebrations as the winners of the Curran Cup. Congratulations to Caseys on a brilliant Cup victory and to Star Celtic for an excellent Cup display.

 

Patterson Cup

Preliminary: Hibs 58 5-3 St Matts

The first match of the night saw the hosts Hibs 58 take on St Matthews. With both teams having shown excellent form it was anyone’s guess who would prevail. Game one saw Mark Lynch get the Hibs men off to a flyer beating Billy McDade. Jim Lynch followed suit beating Mick McCartan before Joe McAttamney pulled one back for the St Matts men beating Tony Corr. Con Kielty levelled the match beating Damien Corbett before Jap McKinley overcame Sean Patterson to provide St Matts with the lead. Martin Corbett restored parity beating Joe O’Kane before Tucker Clarke wrestled back the lead for the Hibs men beating Pat McGahan. The last game saw Peter McDonnell snr battle it out with John Consadine with both men scoring well. However it was McDonnell snr to prevail to send the Hibs men into the semi final.

Semi final: Casement 5-4 Clonard Hibs

Game one saw Joe Flannery get the Hibs men off to a perfect start beating Pat Burns before Joe Doone levelled the match against Conor Toner. Adam McDade combined scoring a finishing to devastating effect beating Sean Kerr in 26 darts taking out 73. Casements Henry McCann restored parity beating Stephen Magee in 30 darts before Martin Lavery weighed in with a man of the match performance to provided Casement with the lead. Lavery beating John Doyle in 24 darts taking out 67 in the process. Conor Hanna rallied his team in beating Ciaran McKay in 31 darts to level the match. Dan Delaney out battled Vinty Lenzie to provide Hibs with the lead before Charlie Press levelled the match against John McGrath. The last game saw Paul Condon battle it out with Tommy Fitzpatrick. Both men played well however it was to be Condon to prevail to send the Casement men into the final.

Semi final: Hibs 58 3-5 O’Donnells

Game one saw Tucker Clarke get the Hibs men off to a good start beating Pat Craig. Kev O’Neill levelled the match against Tony Corr before Rab Green overcame Jim lynch to provide O’Donnells with the lead. Eddie Robb extended O’Donnells lead beating Damien Corbett before Sean Patterson rallied his team in beating James McStravick. Stevie Jones beat Mark Lynch to reestablish O’Ds lead before Peter McDonnell snr weighed in with a man of the match display beating Ricky Saddler in 26 darts. The last game saw Davy McCusker battle it out with Paul Press. Both men refused to give an inch. However it was to be Press to prevail and send the O’Donnells men into the final.

The Patterson Cup Final: Casement 4-5 O’Donnells

After an excellent night of dart only two teams remained. Casement who were looking to lift their first cup of the season would take on O’Donnells fresh off their last Cup success. With drinks replenished all eyes were on centre board. Game one saw Eddie Robbs get O’Donnells off to a great start beating Paul Condon. Henry McCann quickly levelled the match beating Chips Craig. Martin Lavery continued his excellent form beating Rab Green in 27 darts before Stevie Jones returned the favour with a 27 darter of his own. Jones beating Charlie Press. Kev O’Neill provides O’Donnells with the lead beating Sean Kerr before James McStravick beat Pat Burns to put the O’Donnells men with touching distance of lifting the Cup. Ciaran McKay had other ideas beating Tucker Kearney in 27 darts before Vinty Lenzie Levelled the match against Ricky Saddler. The final game of the night saw Joe Doone take on Paul Press. Both men scored well with neither wanting to give an inch. However it was Press to prevail to send the O’Donnells men into celebrations. Congratulations to O’Donnells on their excellent Patterson Cup success and to Casement for such a high standard of darts over the night.

 

JOE SCOTTS REPORT

Posted by seamus mccormick on April 10, 2018 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to the FonaCab Central darts league where after two weeks of cup action all focus was back on the league. With Hibs 58 clear at the top and the rest in pursuit every match matters in what guarantees to be an exciting run in.

Caseys 3 - 5 O’Donnells

The first match of the night saw Caseys welcome O’Donnells who were fresh off their recent cup success. Game 1 saw O’Donnells continue where they left off with Paul Press taking care of Stevie Leckey 2-0 in 20 darts. Rab Green followed suit beating Paul Smyth 2-0 in 24 and 25 darts before Ricky Saddler extended O’Ds lead beating Liam McMenamin 2-1. Dan Cahoon weighed in with a man of the match display to reduce the deficit. Cahoon beating Brendan McStravick 2-0 in 21 and 25 darts. Kev O’Neill quickly reestablished O’Donnells lead beating Peter Leckey 2-0 before Butch Mallon pulled one back for the Caseys men. Mallon beating Tucker Kearney 2-1 with a brace of 26 darts. Eddie Robb took care of Olcan Kearney 2-0 in 25 and 30 darts before Eugene Brannigan finished strongly for Caseys beating Stevie Jones 2-1 in 25 darts.

Hibs 58 6 - 2 Clonard Hibs

Match two saw the Hibs derby between league leaders Hibs 58 and Clonard Hibs. Game 1 saw Tony Corr get Hibs 58 off to a good start beating Dan Delaney 2-1. Martin Mooney quickly made it 2-0 beating John McGrath before Adam McDade reduced the margin in beating Martin Corbett 2-0. Davy McCusker overcame Stephen Magee 2-0 before Conor Hanna pulled one back beating Sean Patterson. Peter McDonnell weighed in with a man of the match performance to beat John McCann 2-0 in 19 and 21 darts. Tucker Clarke beat Tommy Fitzpatrick 2-1 before Mark Lynch beat Conor Toner 2-1.

The Forresters 3 - 5 St Matthews

Match three saw St Matthews make the journey to the Forresters with both teams looking to continue their good form. Kevin Robinson got the home side off to a flyer beating John Consadine 2-0. Freddie Steagles produced a man of the match performance to make it 2-0 to the Forresters. Steagles beating Jap McKinley 2-1 with a brace of 23 darts. Martin Irwin rallied his team beating Martin Stafford 2-1 in 27 darts before Paul Stafford reestablished The Forresters lead beating Jimmy Lavery 2-0 in 27 darts. With the game slipping away from them St Matts relied on Pat McGahan, who duly obliged by beating John Toner 2-0 in 24 darts with a 180 along the way. Con Kielty followed suit by beating Andy Gray 2-1 with a brace of 30 darts before Joe O’Kane provided St Matts with the lead. O’Kane beating Sean McCurdy 2-0 in 26 and 27 darts. Mick McCartan completed the turnaround by beating Ray Lavery 2-0.

Donegal Celtic 3 - 5 Star Celtic

Match 4 saw Donegal Celtic welcome Star Celtic with both teams looking to build on their recent good form. Paddy McKeown got DC off to a good start beating Aaron McGovern 2-1 in 24 and 25 darts. Rab Lyttle restored parity in beating Paddy McGuinness 2-1 before Gerard Smith provided Star Celtic with the lead beating Kevin O’Carroll 2-1. Gerard Burns produced a well timed man of the match performance to extend their lead. Burns beating Chinky Smith 2-1 in 21 and 25 darts with a 180 along the way, with Chinky providing stern resistance with a 19 darter. Matt Doone rallied his team in beating Eamon McGovern 2-1 before J McLaughlin levelled the match beating Stephen Curley 2-0. With the match finely poised Tony Kelly wrestled back the lead for the Star Celtic men beating Sean Armstrong 2-1 in 19 darts before Paddy McAlleese overcame Seany Armstrong 2-1 to guarantee the points for Star Celtic.

Crumlin Star 4 - 4 Casement

The final match of the night saw Casement make the journey to Crumlin Star with both teams fancying their chances of full points. Game 1 saw Tommy Henry get the home side off to a good start beating James Doone 2-0. Gerry McCormick quickly levelled the match beating James Porter 2-0 in 18 darts before Henry McCann provided Casement with the lead by beating Jim Flanagan 2-0 with a brace of 23 darts. Ben Lagan produced a man of the match display to level the match. Lagan beating Paul Condon 2-0 in 15 and 25 darts. Michael Tierney reclaimed the lead for Casement beating Dougie Bowes 2-1 before Paul Porter restored parity once again beating Ciaran McKay 2-0. Peter Fitzpatrick provided Crumlin Star with the lead going into the last game. Fitzpatrick beating Martin Lavery 2-1. The last game saw Vinty Lenzie battle it out with Frankie McGeogh. Both men scored well, however it was to be Lenzie to prevail a 2-1 winner in 25 darts to ensure a share of the spoils for both teams.

Looking forward to next week we have the Top half/bottom half cups hosted by Hibs and St Matthews. With the end of the season in sight and fewer chances of cup success all teams will be chomping at the bit to claim their own piece of glory. Until next week keep practicing and remember to hold your nerve.

 


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