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JOE SCOTT'S WEEK 1 REPORT

Posted by seamusmac@ntlworld.com on September 11, 2018 at 4:05 AM

FonaCab Central Darts League Week 1

Welcome to the FonaCab Central darts league where after a

short summer break we are back for the 2018/19 season. With

last season culminating in league winners Hibs 58 winning the DC

cup there has been ample time for all to fine tune their skills and

push for glory this year. Week 1 saw Caseys host the first derby of

the year taking on Casement. After excellent seasons for both,

Clonard Hibs and O’Donnells did battle hoping to kick their season

off in style. St Matthews looked to continue their resurgence from

the latter half of last year on the road to Star Celtic while the

Forresters welcomed Crumlin Star. Finally reigning champions Hibs

58 travelled to Donegal Celtic with both teams fancying their

chance of success. With the usual 501 format and the best of

three legs in play there would be no room for mistakes. Without

further ado let’s see how the night unfolded.

Donegal Celtic 2-6 Hibs 58

The first match of the season saw Donegal Celtic welcome Hibs

58. Game one saw Hibs captain Tony Corr lead by example with a

2-0 win over Colm McGuinness, throwing two maximums in the

process. Paddy McKeown quickly levelled for DC with a man of the

match performance. McKeown overcoming a resilient Mark Lynch

2-1 with 20 and 21 darters while lynch weighed in with a 23

darter. Before long Hibs 58 got into top gear taking the next three

games without dropping a leg. Martin Mooney took care of Joe

Corr 2-0 in 22 darts before Tucker Clarke overcame Kevin O’Carroll

2-0 with a brace of 24 darters. Davy McCusker continued the form ​

that saw him crowned individuals champion for the 2nd

consecutive year with a 2-0 win over Matt Doone. Chinky Smith

tried to rally his team with a 2-0 win over Sean Patterson jnr in 23

and 26 darts. However the revival would be short lived with Peter

McDonnell snr and Martin Corbett securing the win. McDonnell

beating Paddy McGuinness 2-1 in 19 darts and Corbett beating J

McManus 2-0 in 20 and 22 darts.

Star Celtic 1 - 7 St Matthews

Next up saw Star Celtic host St Matthews where Billy McDade got

the away team off to a good start beating Tony Kelly 2-0. Joe

McAttamney followed suit with a 2-0 win over Eamon McGovern

in 22 darts. Before long St Matts had raced into a 4-0 lead without

dropping a leg. Joe O’Kane weighed in with a man of the match

display beating Gerard Smith 2-0 in 23 and 24 darts before Martin

Irwin took care of Stephen Curley 2-0 in 21 and 26 darts. John

Consadine continued St Matthews dominant display beating

Henry McTasney snr 2-1 before Jap McKinley and Pat McGahan

made it 7-0. McKinley beating Paul Fitzpatrick 2-1 in 22 darts and

McGahan beating Rab Lyttle 2-1. The last game of the match saw

Gerard Burns restore some pride for the Star Celtic men beating

Con Kielty 2-0.

The Forresters 0 - 8 Crumlin Star

Match three of the night saw Crumlin Star travel to the Forresters

looking to kick off their season in good style. Paul Porter got the

visitors off the mark beating Eamon Mulholland 2-0 with a brace

of 30 darts. Fra Glennon followed suit with a 2-1 win over Gerard

Callaghan. Seamy Martin made it 3-0 with a man of the match 

performance beating Martin Stafford 2-0 in 21 and 25 darts before

Rab Creen out battled Sean McCurdy 2-1 in 24 darts. With the

Crumlin men in full flow Tommy Henry and Dougie Bowes

guaranteed the win with Bowes beating Andy Grey 2-0 in 27 darts

while Henry edged past Paul Stafford 2-1 in 27 darts. The final two

games saw Crumlin Star stamp their authority with wins for Peter

Fitzpatrick against Kevin Robinson and Ben Lagan against John

Toner to start their season in style.

Clonard Hibs 7 - 1 O’Donnells

The penultimate match of the night saw Clonard Hibs looking to

go one better than their 2nd place last year against a quality

O’Donnells side. Game one saw Adam McDade get the Hibs men

off to a flyer beating Paul Press 2-0 in 21 and 23 darts with a 116

finish. Dan Delaney outbattled Tucker Kearney 2-1 in a close

match. Delaney winning in 22 darts with Kearney winning his in

27. Conor Toner continued his excellent form from last season

beating Martin Lawlor 2-0 with a brace of 21 darts and a 112

finish. The new recruit Kevin Campbell started his season well with

a close fought affair against Tom Kearney. Campbell winning 2-1 in

20 and 24 darts while Kearney winning in 26 darts. Conor Hanna

secured the full quota of points for Hibs with a dominant display

over Eddie Robb. Hanna winning 2-0 in 22 darts. John “the milky

bar kid” Doyle made it 6-0 with a 2-0 win over John Quinn before

John McCann weighed in with a man of the match display beating

Ricky Saddler 2-1. McCann showed his class in a close game

winning in 19 and 22 darts with Saddler providing stern resistance

with a 24 darter. The last game of the match saw Kev O’Neill ​

prevent the white wash with a 2-0 win over Anto Smith. O’Neill

finishing strongly for his team winning in 22 and 23 darts.

Caseys 4 - 4 Casement

The final match of the night saw the first derby of the season

between Caseys and Casement. With Caseys tasting their first cup

success last year they were looking to start their season with a

bang. Game one saw Caseys get off to a good start with Liam

McMenamin out battling Mickey Tierney 2-1. Eugene Brannigan

followed suit beating James Doone in a close match. Brannigan

winning 2-1 with Doone winning his leg in 18 darts. Vinty Lenzie

halved the deficit by beating Gerry McIlduff 2-0 in 22 darts before

Paul Condon levelled with a close fought affair against Brian Kerr.

Condon winning 2-1 in 25 darts. With the match finely poised

Caseys relied on Dan Cahoon to wrestle back the lead. He obliged

with a 2-0 win over Gerry McCormick. Matt Boyle made it 4-2 to

Caseys with a 2-1 win over Ed McCann in 23 darts. Ciaran McKay

weighed in with a perfectly timed man of the match performance

beating Gerard Holmes in a close game. McKay winning 2-1 in 22

and 28 darts while Holmes marked his return to action with a 20

darter. The last game of the night saw Stevie Leckey battle it out

with Joe Doone with neither man wanting to give an inch.

However it was Doone to prevail 2-1 in 24 darts to ensure a share

of the spoils for both teams.


 

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