|Posted by seamus mccormick on May 1, 2018 at 6:30 AM|
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.