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SEAN PATTERSONS REPORT

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 18, 2022 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Clonard Hibs top of table over Christmas & remain unbeaten in League

 

Clonard Hibs 8 vs 0 Donegal Celtic

D/C travelled to the Lower Falls last week to take on an unbeaten league leading team in Clonard Hibs and came away having truly been spanked. They didn’t register a leg until the 6th game of the night and were outclassed on this occasion. John Doyle (22 & 22) 2-0 140, 100, 100, 60, 60, 60 started the ball rolling for the Clonard team beating Harry Smith 100, 60, 60. Hugh McShane (23 & 24) 2-0 125, 100, 100, 85, 60 made the score 2 vs 0 in beating D/C’s Gary Smith 100. Another two Smith’s collide in the next leg with Anto (27 & 28) 2-0 125, 100, 60, 60 beating Davy 116, 105, 60, 60 to leave it at 3 vs 0. Connor Hanna (30 & 24 + 110 Fin) 2-0 137,110, 60, 60 took the fourth game against Matt Doone 140. Desi Magee (23 & 21) 2-0 100, 100, 100, 100 made it five wins without reply when he beat D/C’s Sean Armstrong. It was at this stage that D/C started to get into the game and even though he lost the 6th game against Pearse Maguire in (27 & 23) 2-1 123, 121, 96, 95, 95 Paul Doone (30) 100, 100, 97 actually won their first leg of the night but it still left it 6 vs 0. Dan Delaney (17 & 28) 2-1 180, 140, 100, 100, 100, & Paddy McCrory (20) 100, 100, 100, 60, 60 must have thought for a few minutes that they were back in the Trinity on a Saturday afternoon at one of the big individual tournaments that they regularly attended with both guys throwing excellent darts in their encounter but Dan’s win left Hibs 7 vs 0 up. The last leg of the evening paired D/C’s stalwart Joe Corr against Clonard’s banker Adam McDade. Joe, on most occasions, writes his own scripts and doesn’t suffer fools easily and he showed this in his first leg against Adam taking it in 24 darts with scores of 180, 100, & a 108 fin. Adam then showed why he is considered by many to be one of, if not the best player in the league by taking the next two legs in (18 & 26) 140, 100, 100, 60, 60 to defeat Joe and leave the final score 8 vs 0.

MOM Adam McDade

 

Crumlin Star 2 vs Casement 6

Since the top & bottom half cups of a few weeks ago were played Crumlin Star haven’t got out of the traps and last weeks draw away to the Swilly was compounded this week with a disastrous home defeat to top rivals Casement. I heard it from a very reliable source that Crumlin’s finishing let them down but it’s always been trebles for show and doubles for dough so no excuses allowed. Casement got off to a flying start winning the first two matches through Paul Condon (30 & 25) 2-0 140, 100, 99, 81, 60, 60, 60 & Ricky Saddler (27 & 30 ) 2-0 99, 99, 83, 79, 79, 79, 67, 57 over two of Crumlin’s best in Peter Fitzpatrick 140, 125, 91, 60, 60 & Ben Lagan 100, 100, 100, 96, 81, 60, 60. Hugh Grieve hit scores of 133, 103, 101, 100, 85, 81, 78, 60 over three legs & took the first leg of his game against Gerry McCormick (25) but the big Casement man from Lagmore hit back with scores of 100, 100, 100, 97, 95, 85, 80, 78, 60, 60 to take the next two legs leaving it 0 vs 3 overall. John Dillon (30 & 30) 100, 100, 100, 87, 83, 72, 60, 60, 60 finally got Crumlin Star onto the match-card with a good win over an out of sorts Micky Tierney 1 vs 3. Henry McCann won the next 2-1 with scores of 125, 100, 85, 85, 60, 60 against Freddie Stilges 140, 95, 95, 91, 85, 83 to restore their 3 game lead at 1 vs 4. Star’s Tommy Henry (23 & 30) 2-1 133, 99, 97, 85, 85, 81, 60, 60, 60, fought tooth & nail to take the next game and make it 2 vs 4 against Vinty Lenzi (22) who must be wondering how he lost when he hit scores of 140, 100, 100, 100, 100, 84, 81, 81, 60, 60 over three legs. In the all important 7th leg Chopper McKay (30 & 30) 2-0 96, 95, 84, 83, 83, 74, 67, 57, 57 took another big scalp in Dougie Bowes 100, 100, 83, 81, 81 60, 60 to ensure both points for the Casement men. The last leg brought together Peter McAlorum & Paddy McGuinness and it was another tight game which Paddy won 2-1 in (28 & 30) darts with scores of 100, 100, 100, 81, 81, 77, 66, 60, 60, 60 just about beating Peters scoring of 101, 96, 96, 96, 83, 83, 60 sending them back to Andytown a very happy team.

MOM Paul Condon.

 

Casey’s 3 vs 5 Star Celtic.

It’s funny how things pan out in darts. On a night when the other team from North Belfast travel to Andytown and come home with all the points to see their “bigger team” beaten by another team from where they just returned. In an exact role reversal to their clubmates they actually took the first two games up in Casement with great wins coming from Rab Lyttle (27 & 30) 2-1 100, 100, 100, 85, 81, 80 over Matt Boyle (25) 140, 94, 81, 80, 60 & Gary Healy (22 & 30) 2-0 100, 100, 100, 81 over Olcan Kearney. Stevie Lackey (30 & 30) 2-1 100, 100, 100, 100, 86, 83, 81, 81 reduced the arrears in beating Henry McTasney jnr 93, 89, 89, 86, 76 leaving it 1 vs 2. Colly McPeak (30 & 30) 2-0 118, 92, 70, 60, 60 levelled the score when he beat Eamon McGovern 86, 84, 76, 71. Tony Kelly (22 & 30) 2-1 140, 100, 100, 100, 97 put Star Celtic back in front by winning the 5th leg against Joe McLaughlin (30) 125, 85, 85, 85, 85, 81, 70 and his teammate Danny Anderson (22 & 30) 2-1 140, 100, 100, 81, 60 made it 2 vs 4 to the visitors when he won the next game against Connor Smyth (26) 140, 140, 94, 85, 85, 81, 77. Casey’s Eugene Brannigan (28 & 30) 2-0 100, 100, 83, 81, 77 stopped the rot when he took the next game to reduced the lead to 3 vs 4 in beating Martin Maloney 100, 100, 60, 60 and they must have thought they had a great chance of rescuing a point when they had star man Dan Cahoon up last but it was not to be as Star Celtics Daniel Haywood (30 & 35) 2-0 140, 100, 100, 92, 75, 60 tore up that script and played a blinder to win the last game and give Crumlin Star only their second league victory of the first half of the season.

MOM Tony Kelly

 

The Hibs 58 vs St. Mathews fixture was postponed due to a bereavement within the Clonard team which was a much appreciated gesture and this game will be played next week whilst the rest of the league are on their Christmas break.

Merry Christmas to one and all and a Happy New Year from SP & family....

 

 

CONDOLANCES

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 11, 2022 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF THE SAD NEWS THAT TUCKER CLARKES MOTHER HAS PASSED AWAY.THE LEAGUE COMMITTEE AND ALL MEMBERS OFFER OUR DEEP CONDOLANCES TO TUCKER AND HIS FAMILY ON THIS SAD DAY. FOR THEM.

SEAN PATTERSONS REPORT

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 11, 2022 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Clonard Hibs Move Clear at top of League standings

Star Celtic 2 vs 6 Clonard Hibs

It’s taken 8 league matches so far this season but it’s finally happened and Clonard Hibs are sitting alone at the summit a point clear at the top of the standings. That being said they didn’t get it all their own way when they visited the Star’s clubrooms and 5 of the eight games were tight 2 vs 1 finishes either way and only 3 of the eight matches were won 2 vs 0. Star Celtic’s Rab Lyttle 100, 100, 87, 85, 79, 75 was one of the three 2 - 0 winners of the evening in the very first game beating big Dan Sloan 121, 100, 86. Pearse Maguire (26) 2 - 1 121, 100, 85, 85, 85, 81, 81, beat Danny Anderson (29) 125, 120, 90, 86, 85, 85, 60 in a cracking second game to level it up. Eamon McGovern 120, 85, 85, 81, 81, 76, 60, 60, 60, put the home side 2 vs 1 up when he beat Anto Officer 120, 85, 70, 70, 60, 60, 60, 60 only to again watch Hibs make a comeback when Adam McDade (22) 2 - 0 140, 140, 121, 85, 60, 60 beat Rhys Haywood 85, 85, 85, 85, 60. Hugh McShane (29 & 30) 2 - 1 123, 100, 85, 81, 81, 77, 76, 66, 60, 60 put the away team into the lead for the first time on the night beating Henry McTasney jnr 99, 89, 71, 71, 69, 67, 67 in a tight game. Dan Delaney (28) 2-1 100, 98, 98, 95, 85, 81 won the sixth leg beating Ian Haywood 103, 100, 85, 83, 81, 60 to put the Clonard outfit 2 vs 4 up. The penultimate game of the evening saw Connor Hanna (24 & 27) 2-1 140,100, 93, 86,83, 81,60, 60, 60 make it 2 vs 5 in beating Star’s Daniel Haywood (27) 120, 100, 100, 100, 85, 65, 65, 60, 60, 60 and finally Dessie Magee (26 & 26) 2-0 180, 140, 105, 60, 60, 60, beat Tony Kelly to leave the final score 2 vs 6 to Clonard Hibs.

MOM Connor Hanna

The Swilly 4 vs 4 Crumlin Star

This game was a story of two half’s and just goes to show that a game is never over till the last double is hit. Brendan McStravick (24 & 24) 2-1 threw excellent scores of 125, 125, 125, 100, 95, 85, 81, 79, 65, 60, 60, over three legs and took the first game against Star’s Hugh Grieve (24) 125, 121, 100, 98, 85, 83, 83. The Ardoyne men hit back and took four games without reply with excellent darts thrown by John Dillon (20 & 21) 140, 125, 100, 85, 81, 81, 60, 60 Tommy Henry (24 & 27) 2-1 140, 100, 100, 100, 98, 85, 81, 76 Ben Lagan (22 & 24) 2-0 121, 100, 100, 95, 95, 85, 81, 65, 60, 60 & a bye for Peter Fitzpatrick leaving it 1 vs 4 and looking good for the visitors. The Swilly however, have proved already this season, that they are no mugs and have already taken big scalps earlier this term. They played fantastic darts in the second part of the match and won the last three games in a row to salvage a fantastic point and dent Crumlin’s Star’s charge for league honours through wins from Patrick McGeown (20 & 29 + 80 fin) 2-0 140, 100, 95, 90, 85, 85, 81, 60, 60, 60 Kevin O’Neill (27) 2-1 140, 121, 100, 91, 85, 78, 60 & a brilliant man of the match performance from Paul Goodman (13 & 25) 2-0 140, 140, 138, 100, 98, 88, 85 who all won against Crumlin’s Dougie Bowes 100, 100, 100, 85, 67, 60, 60 Jim Flannigan 121, 79, 69, 60, 60 & Freddie Stilges 100, 100, 85, 85, 85, 85, 81,

MOM Paul Goodman

St. Mathews 5 vs 3 Donegal Celtic

This was these two teams second meeting in a week or so, the last being a cup final at the same venue. That game was hard fought and so was this one. St. Mats Davy McCusker (23 & 26 + 95 fin) 2-1 140, 125, 100, 100, 96, 85 started the ball rolling with a tight fought win over Gary Smith (27) 100, 100, 100, 95. Billy McDade 2-0 made it 2 vs 0 with scores of 100, 100, 95, 95, 85 in beating Harry Smith 100, 82, 60, 60. D/C struck back through Matt Doone (25) 2-1 121, 100, 100, 98, 95, 83 who beat Joe O’Kane 180, 122, 97, 95, 85, 81, 80, 80 only for Jimmy Lavery 2-1 118, 100, 100, 85, 60, 60 to restore his teams 2 game cushion when he beat Junior McManus (26) 140, 98, 97, 86, 85 and leave it at 3 vs 1. Martin Irwin (19 & 26) 2-0 140, 140, 100, 81, 81, 80, 60, 60 then made it 4 vs 1 in beating D/C’s Caolan Kearney. D/C’s Joe Corr lost the first leg of the next game but still came back and showed the bottle needed at this level. His opponent Jap McKinley won that first game with scores of 100, 100, 95, 60, 60 in 28 darts but Joe fought back and took the next two legs in two 30 darters with scores of 125, 100, 100, 97, 85, 81, 60, 60 to leave the score 4 vs 2. Con Kielty (28) 2-1 100, 100, 83, 83, 81, 81, 60, 60 ensured St. Mats continued their climb up the table with a hard fought win over D/C’s Alan Hanna (20) 100, 100, 100, 95, 95, 83, 80 to make it 5 vs 2 but D/C fought till the very end and took the last match with their player Paddy McCrory (22) 2-0 131, 100, 100, 87, 85, 85 getting the better of John Considine 97, 81, 81, 81 to leave the final score 5 vs 3.

MOM Martin Irwin

Casement 6 vs 2 Casey’s

Big Henry McCann (17 & 29) 2-1 got his team off to a great start with brilliant scores of 180, 140, 140, 134, 125, 100, 100, 100, 96, 84, 81, 80, over three legs showing their is life in the old dog yet when he defeated Colly McPeake 125, 100, 60, 60, 60. Dan Cahoon (18 + 111 fin & 26) 2-0 100, 100, 100, 95, 85, 85, 76, 60 and Olcan Kearney (30 & 30) 2-0 126, 100, 85, 81, 70, 60, 60 then put their team 1 vs 2 up with wins over a shocked Paul Condon 140, 125, 100, 96, 84, 80, 62, 60 & Vinty Lenzi 85, 85, 83, 81, 60, 60, 60. The loss of these two games from big players in their team could have put a lot of pressure on Casement but it had the opposite affect and they stepped up big time. First their captain Gerry McCormick (23) 2-1 140, 100, 100, 100, 100, 85, 85, 85, 81, 80, 60, 60 beat Eugene Brannigan (30) 100, 100, 98, 98, 85, 85, 81, 60, 60 to level the match. Then their last 4 players Pat McGuinness (18 & 26) 137, 100, 95, 85, 81, 60, 60, 60 his son Colm (28) 100, 85, 80, 60, 60, 60 Mickey Tierney 140, 100, 100, 85, 85, 85, 60, 60, 60 & Ricky Saddler 174 95, 95, 88, 83, 83, 64 never lost a leg against Matt Boyle 140, 125, 100, 100, 100, 85, 85, 80, 60 Davy Clarke, Stevie Clarke 120, 85, 84, 81, 78, 60, 60, 60 & Paul Smyth 120, 100, 100, 70, 66, 60 to leave the final score in this derby 6 vs 2 to the home outfit.

MOM Dan Cahoon

This weeks bye was Hibs 58

Next week it’s League games again until then keep safe...

Sean P.

 

SEAN PATTERSONS REPORT

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 4, 2022 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The “Split Cups” were introduced into our league quite a few years ago and it’s fair to say they have lit up our competitions in a fairness sense and where all the teams feel they can win prestigious and important trophies over the season. Last Wednesdays two “Split Cups” couldn’t have been played much further apart geographically (from a sense of our current member teams) in Short Strand & Andersonstown but they provided excellent games with fantastic darts thrown, exciting finishes in all games preliminaries, semi’s and both finals and games where underdogs don’t fear anyone.

Casement Cup....Preliminary game.

Casement 5 vs 3 Clonard Hibs

There were quite a few cheers in the Casement hall when my son drew out these two current high fliers to play each other. Casement were looking revenge for a very recent league result and Paul Condon (26) 125, 125, 96, 85, 76, 66 got them off to a great start with a fine win over Richard Mervyn. Dessie Magee (27) 140, 100, 100, 80, 80 levelled it taking the next against Vinty Lenzi 100, 95, 85, 85. Gerry McCormick 100, 100, 100, 99, 60, 60 out his side 2 vs 1 up when he defeated Dan Sloan 100, 100, 81, 72. Dan Delaney 100, 96, 85, 83, 66 brought it back to 2 vs 2 taking the fourth game against Ricky Saddler 133, 95, 95, 77. A quick fire brace of wins from Casement’s Mickey Tierney 140, 85, 85, 81, 79 & Colm McGuinness 100, 100, 83, 66, 60, 60 over Hugh McShane 130, 85, 60 & Pearse Maguire 98, 90, 60, 60 put the home team 4 vs 2 up. John Doyle 100, 99, 85, 83, 62 pulled one back in beating Chopper McKay 100, 85, 67 but Pat McGuinness (30) 140, 121, 80, 66, 60, 60 ensured the home team would compete in the semi’s when he beat Connor Hanna 101, 100, 100, 99, 83 in an enthralling 8th leg to leave final score 5 vs 3.

MOM Paul Condon

Semi-Final 1:

Hibs 58 5 vs 1 Swilly

The Falls outfit started off like a steam train and won the first three games with brilliant darts from Martin Corbett (26 + 98 fin) 140, 100, 100, 60, 60 & Mark Lynch (30 + 70 fin) 140, 97,81, 60, 60 and a bye for Sean Patterson jnr. Kevin O’Neill 140, 116, 85, 85 got Swilly’s first win when he defeated Joe Dinnen 137, 121, 60 but that was as good as it got for them as Hib’s Damien Corbett (28) 140, 125, 100, 98 and then Tony Corr 180, 100, 60, 60 took the next two legs against Paul Goodman 125, 120, 87, 85 and Brendan McStravick 100, 100, 85, 85 to leave the final score 5 vs 1

MOM: Martin Corbett

Semi-Final 2:

Casement 5 vs 3 Crumlin Star

This Semi-Final brought Crumlin Star into the equation and they started off as if they were going to blow their opponents away with two quickfire wins from Ben Lagan (28) 131, 121, 95, 68, 60, 60, 60 & Tommy Henry 85, 81, 65, 60, 60, 60, 60 over Casement’s Vinty Lenzi 85, 83, 81, 81, 60, 60 & Micky Tierney 99, 87, 85, 62, 60, 60. Back came Casement with four cracking wins of their own through Paddy McGuinness 100, 100, 81, 65, 60 Gerry McCormick 121, 100, 81, 78, 60 Ricky Saddler (31) 171, 86, 79, 61 & Chopper McKay 100, 60, 60, 60, who beat in turn Jim Flannigan 94, 86, 83, 79, 73, 64 Peter Fitzpatrick, Dougie Bowes 125, 100 & Freddie Stilges 140, 125, 90 85, 66 who was a mile in front but couldn’t finish in his leg. Crumlin’s John Dillon played another cracking game for his club hitting scores of 180 100, 100, 60, 60, in his win over Colm McGuinness 145, 95, 60 to make the score 4 vs 3 to Casement but that was as much as they got. Sean Kerr stepped up in the next leg and threw amazing darts of 180 140, 85, 83, 64 and beat Big Note Glennon to put his team through to the final on home soil.

MOM Ben Lagan

Final:

Hib 58 5 vs 4 Casement

The Final was always going to be a hard one to call and both teams threw excellent darts to reach it and indeed during it. In the first leg Sean Patterson 100, 85, 81, 68 just about held onto Sean Kerr’s coattails when he hit scores of 125, 100, 100, 85, 60 and pounced when the Casement man missed his double attempts to put Hibs 1 vs 0 up. Martin Corbett 100, 100, 81, 66, 60, 60, made it 2 vs 0 when he took out Chopper McKay 119, 100, 81 81. Paul Condon (31) 137, 95, 85, 80, 61, 60 reduced the arrears when he beat Sean Patterson jnr in the third leg only to sit down and watch Mark Lynch 140, 90, 70, 60, 60 beat Colm McGuinness 100, 100, 70, 64, 60 to restore Hib’s 2 game cushion at 3 vs 1. Casement, however, were having no thoughts of defeat and produced an excellent spell of throwing from Gerry McCormick 140, 100, 100, 100, 66, 61 Pat McGuinness 125, 100, 100, 60, & Henry McCann 140, 118, 85, 60, 60 who put them into a seemingly impregnable position of 3 vs 4 in their favour by beating Hib’s Connor Christy 100, 100, 81 Tucker Clarke 125, 60, 60, 60 & Joe Dinnen 125, 83, 81, 60, 60. Up stepped Damien Corbett in the 8th leg with scores of 125, 100, 83, 81, 60 and an unorthodox 81 finish of 19 double 19 and double 12 with Vinty Lenzi 100, 85, 85, 81, 66, 60 sitting on a double. This levelled the match and send it to the decider. Tony Corr hit scores of 140, 100, 100, 60, 60 in that decider to just about get the better of an unlucky Ricky Saddler 95, 85, 64, 64 and Casement team and claim the cup for Hibs 58.

MOM Paul Condon

This was an absolute belter of a night of darts from start to finish and well done to all the teams involved who made it as exciting as it was.

The Martin Curran Cup was the second trophy up for grabs last week with four teams battling to win it.

First Semi-Final:

St. Mathews 5 vs 0 Casey’s

The home team on the first semi final match card were also the host club with St. Mathews getting the chance to win the Martin Curran cup. They showed they meant business against their Andytown opponents with a complete shut out and some of the best darts thrown anywhere in the North of Ireland in a very long time. Gerard McGuinness 94,60, 60, 60, 60 beat an unlucky Joe McLaughlin 100, 100, 92, 76, 60 in the first leg and sat down to watch how its meant to be done when his team mate Davy McCusker (21 + 145 fin) 180 140, 75 and 145 made it look easy against an excellent opponent in Dan Cahoon 100, 100, 60, 60 who won last years player of the season 2 vs 0. Con Kielty 140, 128, 121, 80, 60 kept up the momentum with more big scoring and precise finishing in beating Stevie Lecky 140, 100, 60 himself no slouch. The last person you want to see walking to the oche when his team are 3 vs 0 up is St. Mats Martin Irwin and scores of 100, 100, 95, 83, 81, 81 knocked Olcan Kearney for six and left it 4 vs 0. Jimmy Lavery 85, 83, 83, 83 did the business in the next leg and took out Gerard Holmes to put his team into the final.

MOM: Davy McCusker

Second Semi-Final:

Donegal Celtic 5 vs 2 Star Celtic

The second semi was a much closer affair with two sides genuinely thinking this could be their night.

Matt Doone 100, 97, 85, 83, 83, got the D/C off to a cracking start beating Tony Kelly 140, 95, 85, 81 in the first game. Sean Armstrong 125, 85, 84, 60, 60 made it 2 vs 0 to the Suffolk road team when he beat Danny Anderson. Rab Lyttle (30) 121, 100, 100, 60 is always Star Celtic’s “Go to guy” when they need to win a game and he duly obliged in the third leg against Davy Smith to pull one back. Junior McManus 121, 95, 85, 85 re-established that two leg cushion with a sound victory over Gary Healy 3 vs 1. Rhys Haywood 121, 60, 60, 60, got Star’s second win then against Caolan Kearney 92, 87, 85, 85 to leave 3 vs 2 to D/C but wins from Chinky Smith (in an excellent 24 darter for 701) with scores of 100, 100, 100, 95, 85, 60 and Alan Hanna 88, 85, 85, 60 over Star’s Daniel Haywood 100, 100, 85, 85, & Martin Maloney 100, 100, 85 ensured they would reach the final of the Curran cup that evening.

MOM Chinky Smith

Final of Martin Curran Cup:

St. Mathews 5 vs 4 Donegal Celtic

It really does show the overall strength in depth within our league when both Cups Finals being played for in different parts of our City go to the wire and no-one fears anyone anymore. What an advertisement for darts these competitions have been with first one team seemingly charging towards easy victory only to be pulled back by their opponents and getting the best from everyone involved. D/C started off magnificently taking the first two games through their Captain Joe Corr 139, 100, 81, 80 & Sean Armstrong 100, 85, 85, 60, 60 against St. Mathews duo of Gerard McGuinness 100, 95, 60, 60, 60 & Billy McDade 85, 85, 81, 81. The home team then struck a purple patch with three great wins coming from Martin Irwin 100, 100, 100, 60, 60 Davy McCusker 140, 123, 95, 95 & Jap McKinley 100, 100, 89, 85, 60 over Paul Doonan 100, 95, 90, 85, 60 Alan Hanna 96, 87, 87, 78, 75 & Caolan Kearney 100, 60, 60 to put the Short strand outfit 3 vs 2 up. The swings then started moving again and on jumped D/C pair of Junior McManus 98, 98, 95, 80, 60 & his team mate Davy Smith 101, 95, 60, 60 who upset the applecart in beating both Jimmy Lavery 85, 85, 83, 81 60 & Mick McCartan 100, 95, 95, 92, 85 and leave D/C on the brink of victory at 3 vs 4. At this stage of the game, late at night, lots of drink taken etc etc it really was anyone’s game but the experience and belief that resonates from being Champions and multiple Cup winners just showed in the end as St. Mathews last two players John Considine 85,81,81 & Con Kielty 125, 85, 85 got the better of D/C’s Matt Doone 90, 85, 81 and Gary Smith 95, 94, 85, 85 to tumultuous applause from their supporters and saw them just about get over the line. Congratulations to both teams for a great finale to this competition

MOM Martin Irwin

Next week back to league action with Hibs 58’s turn for a bye....till next time good luck all, SP

 

CLONARD HIBS TOP HALF CUP WINNERS

Posted by seamus mccormick on December 4, 2022 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

ST.MATTHEWS CURRAN CUP WINNERS

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SEAN PATTERSONS REPORT

Posted by seamus mccormick on November 27, 2022 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It was League action this week in the FonaCab darts league with the top four all playing each other and what games they produced.

Crumlin Star 5 vs 3 Hibs 58

Crumlin Star welcomed the 58 team up to their showrooms looking to consolidate their position as joint top of the league and a cracker of a game ensued. John Dillon 2 - 0 (26 & 30) with scores of 100, 100, 83, 83, 82, 81 won the first important game for the home side to set the tone for the evening beating Hib’s Joe Dinnen 100, 98, 85, 85, 81. Martin Corbett 2 - 0 (21 & 30) 140, 100, 97, 85, 81, 81 & 78 levelled it in taking out Freddie Stilges 140, 100. The third game was fantastic with Ben Lagan’s 2 - 1 (26 & 26) win including scores of 130, 100, 100, 100, 85, 85, 84, 60, 60 not telling the whole truth about the game as Peter McDonnell Jnr’s (30) heavy scoring of 140, 100, 100, 100, 100, 95, 60 had him getting darts at doubles in all the legs only to watch his opponent hit 162 in four darts to snatch victory from defeat in the final leg. Tucker Clarke 2 - 0 (24 & 28) 100, 100, 95, 92, 85, 85, 81, 70, 60, 60 levelled the game again at 2 vs 2 when he took the fourth game against Tommy Henry 123, 84, 83, 82, 81, 80. The next one was another cracker as Peter Fitzpatrick 2 - 1 (21 & 24) 140, 100, 85, 85, 85, 85, 83, 66, 60, 60 just got the better of Hib’s Mark Lynch (23) 135, 100, 99, 98, 97, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, with both men never missing a single or treble twenty with each visit to the board and only Peter’s dead-eye finishing being the difference. Things got even better for the home team when, in the sixth match, they saw a man of the match performance from their player Hugh Grieve 2 - 0 (16 & 27) 140, 125, 100, 100, 85, 81, 80, 77, 70, 60, 60 against Damien Corbett 140, 121, 121, 100, 85, 85, 60 to put the home team 4 vs 2 up. Tony Corr 2 - 0 (23 & 30) 133, 133, 85, 85, 81, 62, 60 put in a great performance against Jim Flannigan 117, 79, 79, 79, 79, 70 to keep his team in with a shout but not for long as Crumlin’s Dougie Bowes 2 - 1 (26 & 29) win in the last game and last leg 100, 100, 85, 85, 83, 83, 60, 60, 60, just kept his opponent Sean Patterson (22) 100, 95, 95, 82, 82, 82, 82, 81, 80, 68 at bay and ensured both points stayed in North Belfast on this occasion.

MOM Hugh Grieve

Clonard Hibs 5 vs 3 Casement

These two teams were joint top at the start of the evening and the level of darts thrown on the night shows you exactly why. Sometimes when you look at a match-card for the draw one team will be more happy than the other but not in this instance as both teams had their best players spread out throughout it and a great game ensued. Clonard’s John Doyle 2 - 1 (22 & 30) 140, 135, 105, 60, 60 took the first against old foe and Casement captain Gerry McCormick (26) 140, 100, 100, 100. Adam McDade 2 - 0 (16 & 27) 180, 100, 60, 60, 60 got the better of Venti Lenzi 125, 100, 100, 60 to make it 2 vs 0. Connor Hanna 2 - 0 140, 137, 134, 60, 60, 60 threw exceptional darts in the third game to beat Paddy McGuiness 100, 60, 60, 60 and keep the momentum going for the lower falls team. Clonard’s Hugh McShane 2 - 1 (18 & 22) 140, 140, 100, 100, 100 showed tremendous bottle in taking the 2nd & 3rd legs in his match after Casements Ricky Saddler (21 + 118 fin) 121, 118, 95, 95 had took the first one to leave the score 4 vs 0. Colm McGuinness’s 2 - 0 win in (19 & 25) with scores of 140, 120, 100, 60, 60, over Pearse Maguire 134 60, 60, 60 showed composure that belittles his age and got his team their first game of the night 4 vs 1. Dessie Magee 2 - 0 (19 & 25) 140, 100, 100, 100, 60, 60 ensured both points stayed down the road when he defeated Joe Doone 140, 85, 60, 60, in the 6th game to leave it standing at 5 vs 1. Casement fought on valiantly and Ciaran McKay 2 - 1 (24 & 27) 135, 85, 85, 60, 60, 60, 60 won the next against Seanpol Grant (27) 140, 137, 135 and veteran and always hard to beat Paul Condon 2 - 0 (22 & 24) 148, 100, 100, 85, 85, 60, 60, took the last game against an unlucky loser Dan Delaney 134, 100, 100, 100 to leave the final score 5 vs 3 to Clonard.

MOM Conor Hanna

Donegal Celtic 8 vs 0 Star Celtic

Star Celtic travelled over to the Suffolk home of Donegal Celtic hoping to pick up a few much needed points but returned home with their tails firmly between their legs after an 8 vs 0 annilation. Joe Corr 2 - 1 (24 & 30) 125, 100, 95, 93, 81, 81, 60, 60, 60 won the first against Henry McTasney jnr (33) 95, 88, 85, 79, 79, 72 Alan Hanna (30 & 31) did likewise in the next winning 2 - 1 with scores of 120, 95, 95, 95, 85, 81, 71 against Star’s Martin Maloney (31) 120, 95, 95, 85, 81, 77, 60. Junior McManus 2 - 0 95, 85, 85, 78, 70, 70, 60, 60 took game three against Eamon McGovern 95, 93, 71,66, 61, 60 leaving it 3 vs 0. Paddy McCorry showed glimpses of his class with a man of the match performance in the next winning 2 - 0 (23 & 30) 122, 100, 100, 85, 60, 60, 60, 60 over Rhys Haywood 140, 94, 87, 85, 83, 60 and then Matt Doone 2 - 0 125, 96, 92, 81, 81, 81, 66, 61 ensured both points stayed in the Suffolk area by winning the fifth game against Gary Healy 81, 81, 81, 79, 70. Caolan Kearney 2 - 1 96, 95, 85, 85, 78, 76, 70 took the sixth game beating Rab Lyttle 100, 100, 95, 87, 85, 64, 62, 60, 60 and next up his teammate Gary Smith 2 - 0 140, 100, 100, 83, 81, 81, 60, 60 made it 7 vs 0 when he took out Star’s Ian Haywood 85, 85, 84, 66. In the final game of the evening Paul Doonan had a 2 - 1 win (30 & 30) with scores of 125, 121, 100, 100, 87, 85 against Star Celtic’s Daniel Haywood (30) 100, 100, 60, 60, 60, 60 who had the best finish of the night with a 104 finish to finish on a personal high.

MOM Paddy McCorry

Casey’s 5 vs 3 The Swilly

The Swilly team travelled the short distance down the road to face Casey’s in an area derby of sorts. Stevie Lecky 2 - 1 (19 & 23) 125, 114, 100, 100, 100, 85, 80 60 got the home team off to a brilliant start with a man of the match performance against Michael Burns. The travelling side then hit a purple patch with 3-in-a-row 2 – 0 wins coming from Patrick McGeown (23 & 25) 100, 100, 100, 100, 100 over Dan Cahoon 100, 99, 85, 83, 60 Kevin O’Neill (27 & 30) 92, 92, 92, 90, 85, 84, 81 over Joe McLaughlin 100, 95, 85, 82, 81 & Eamon McVeigh (29) 140, 100, 95, 85 over Davy Clarke. Paul Smyth 2 - 1 (28 & 32) 125, 100, 95, 85, 85, 85, 81 stopped the rot for Casey’s beating Swilly’s Tom Kearney (32) 127, 124, 100 and that seemed to knock the stuffing out of the visitors as the lost the last 3 games of the night all by 2 – 0 scorelines when Connor Smyth (27 & 28) 121, 100, 85, 81, 81, 60 beat Tucker Kearney125, 100, 100, 85, 83 Matt Doyle (30 & 30 ) 106, 100, 100, 80, 80 beat Brendan McStravick 100, 95, 90, 85, 85 & Gerard Holmes (28 & 31) 125, 119, 100, 95, 85, 84 took the last against Mick Sullivan

MOM Stevie Lecky

BYE St. Mathews

 next week  its top half cup in Casement and bottom half cup in St.Matthews...best of luck to all

Sean P

 

SEAN PATTERSONS REPORT

Posted by seamus mccormick on November 21, 2022 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

“Casement & Clonard Hibs stay joint top with excellent wins whilst Crumlin Star get a free week with a Bye round.”

After the drama and excitement of last weeks 3-a-sides it was back to the more mundane, but vitally important round 6 of the league fixtures.

Casement 6 vs 2 Donegal Celtic

Casement consolidated their position as one of three teams currently joint top of the league with this great win over D/C. Gerry McCormick (19 & 25) 137, 100, 100, 85 started off the night exactly as a good captain should by taking the first leg over D/C’s Davy Smith 100, 100, 85, 81. Vinty Lenzi (23 & 28) 100, 100, 100, 82, 81 made it 2 vs 0 with a good 2-1 win over Seamus Armstrong 100, 81, 81. Paul Condon (18) 127, 125, 122, 121, 82, 81, 80 kept up his great early season form with a hard fought 2-1 win over Matt Doone (27) 140, 100, 100, 92, 81, 81 to make it 3-0. Ricky Saddler’s (24 & 26) 121, 95, 95, 95, 95, heavy scoring gave him a sound 2-0 victory over a very difficult opponent in D/C’s Alan Hanna 140, 133, 85, 85 and showed just why he’s so hard to beat at present. Paddy McGuinness (20 & 27) 2-1 140, 120, 100, 98, 85, 81, 81 then had a cracking tussle with Paddy McCrory 180, 140, 100, 100, 98 who showed just what the league has been missing and what’s still to come from him during this season to put Casement 5 vs 0 up. Colm McGuinness (26 & 30) 2-0 100, 100, 85, 85, 80, 60, 60 then ensured they took maximum points when he defeated D/C’s Harry Smith 100, 98, 60, 60, to make it 6 vs 0. D/C restored some pride when both Caolan Kearney (26) 2-1 122, 122, 120, 100, 100, 82 and Chinky Smith (24) 2-1 140, 100, 100, 85, 81 defeated Casements Kieran McGuiness 140, 100, 100, 83, 81 and Henry McCann 140, 140, 85, 85, to leave the final score 6 vs 2

MOM G McCormick

The Swilly 2 vs 6 Clonard Hibs

The lower falls outfit have been firing on all cylinders at the start of this season and they began well again when Adam McDade (22 & 23) 2-0 135, 100, 100, 97, 85, 85 and Connor Hanna (23 & 29) 2-1 134, 100, 100, 100, 96, 96, 93 took the first two games against Swilly’s Michael Burns 100, 85, 85, 60 and Eamon McVeigh (27) 100, 100, 100, 60. Patrick McGeown (21 + 129 fin) 2-0 140, 100, 85 was back to his best in the next game for Swilly defeating Hib’s John McCann. John Doyle 2-1 100, 100, 96, 92, 81, 80 took the next against Tom Kearney 128, 95, 93, 85, 83, 83 to restore their lead to 1 vs 3. The fifth game proved pivotal though with both Swilly’s Tucker Kearney and Hib’s Pearse Maguire pounding the trebles. Pearse took the first leg in 24 darts with scores of 125, 100, 85, 85 then Tucker hit back in the second to take it in 23 100, 100, 85, 85, 60. Tucker hit scores of 140, 101, & 85 in the decider but Pearse responded with 100, 100, 83, 83 and after both guys had digs at their doubles Pearse edged it to put his team 1 vs 4 up. Hugh McShane (25 & 30) 2-1 140, 125, 100, 100 put his team 1 vs 5 up in beating Brendan McStravick 112, 100, 100, 85, 80. The Swilly fought back however and Paul Goodman (23 & 29) 2-1 140, 125, 100, 100, 100, 99, 85, 82 took the next with a fine win over Dan Delaney (21) who hit cracking scores of 140, 137, 100, 100, 96, 87, 81 throughout his three legs to leave the score 2 vs 5. The last game then saw Clonard’s Desi Magee (24 & 29) 2-0 100, 100, 100, 85, 85, 85 finish it in style beating Kevin O’Neill 121, 100, 100, 85 to leave the final score 2 vs 6

MOM Adam McDade

Star Celtic 1 vs 7 St. Mathews

St. Mathews have had an indifferent start to the season and currently occupy a mid table league position which the rest of teams know is a falsehood. Everyone has been waiting for them to click and unfortunately for the Crumlin road outfit this was the night it did. Davy McCusker (18 & 18 + 113 fin) 2-0 180, 135, 100, 85, 81, 81 started the ball rolling beating Gary Healy 85, 80, 79, 60, 60. Jimmy Lavery (15 & 22) 2-1 180 140, 125, 100, 100, 78 decided he was going to get in on the act when he defeated Ian Haywood (30) 140, 100, 100, 67, 60, 60. Billy McDade (17 & 31) 2-0 125, 100, 100, 95, 85, 81 made it 0 vs 3 with a sound win over Star’s Danny Anderson 82, 81, 80, 73, 61, 60. Then Con Kielty (24 & 31) 2-0 100, 100, 95, 85, 81, 70 made it four games without reply when he beat Sylvester Zak 140, 85, 82, 60, 60. Paul Fitzpatrick (24) 2-1 120, 100, 97, 95, 85, 81, 61, 60, 60, 60 got Stars first win on the board defeating Mick McCartan 100, 95, 86, 85, 78, 64 but that was to be their only win of the night as St. Mats trio of Seamy Roberts (24 & 29) 2-1 133, 133, 133, 95, 93, Martin Irwin (22 & 25) 2-0 121, 100, 100, 83, 82, 80, 66 & Jap McKinley 100, 100, 100, 92, 85, 60 over Tony Kelly 121, 100, 96, 89, 85, 82, 72 Henry McTasney Snr 125, 100,85, 82, 69 & Rhys Haywood 160, 111, 85, 85 left the final score 1 vs 7.

MOM Davy McCusker

Hibs 58 7 vs 1 Casey’s

Casey’s travelled down the road to take on a Hibs 58 team that are still in there in terms of league honours with only a few points separating the top 5 teams. Sean Patterson (24) 2-0 140, 100, 96, 95, 93, 81, 81 took the first game against Gerard Holmes 100, 100, 100, 85. The second game was an absolute cracker. Tony Corr and Dan Cahoon hit each other with everything. In the first leg Dan (23) hit scores of 100, 100, 95, 80, 85 with his opponent hitting 140, 100, 70 only for Tony (25) to take the second leg with great scores of 140, 103, 81, 80 against Dan’s 100, 100, 100, 95. In the final leg Tony (20) hit scores of 180 125, 123 to leave 73 after 9 darts against Dan’s 100, 100, 85 to take it but just miss out on a very low darts game. Martin Corbett (25 & 26) 2-0 100, 100, 98, 85, 84 beat Matt Boyle 100, 100, 100, 81 to make it 3 vs 0. Damien Corbett 2-1 140, 115, 90, 85, 85, 81 kept it going in the next game beating Davy Clarke. Then Mark Lynch (19 & 30) 2-1 140, 140, 138, 118, 95, 85 had another cracking game against Casey’s Paul Smyth (18) who in the second leg hit scores of 180 140, 145 only to miss double 18 for an amazing 10 darter. This great game left the score 5 vs 0 and within a few minutes Tucker Clarke (26) 2-0 134, 100, 100, 95 had beaten Connor Smyth 85, 83, 81, 81 to make it six without reply. Stevie Leckey (25) 2-1 125, 100, 100, 85, 85, 81, 81 then got a first win of the night against Joe Dinnen (31) 100, 100, 97, 85, 85, 81, 81, 80 but the biggest cheer of the night was left for the last game of the evening when young Adam Lynch 2-1 140, 100, 93, 92, 85, 81 won his first league match and was nearly mobbed by his family and teammates in beating Colly McPeake 121, 100, 100, 85, 85 which was a very proud and emotional moment for his mum.

MOM Tony Corr

It’s more league action next week...best of luck to all involved

Sean P.

 

PATSY CORR 3 A-SIDES

Posted by seamus mccormick on November 20, 2022 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING TEAM FROM CLONARD HIBS ,ADAM McDADE,CONOR HANNA AND DAN DELANEY WHO PROVED THEMSELVES TOO STRONG FOR THE OPPOSITION IN WINNING THE PATSY CORR 3 A-SIDES,AND COMMISERATIONS TO CASEMENT TEAM ,GERRY McCORMICK,RICKY SADDLER AND PAUL CONDON COMING IN AS RUNNERS UP AFTER A SPIRTED CHALLENGE FOR THE TITLE


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