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Opening night of new season throws up some surprise scorelines

The all conquering Quinlan’s team from last season, can they surpass their achievements from last season??

The opening salvos in the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored leagues were fired on Monday night last and two of last seasons promoted teams Quinlan’s and Hennessy’s 2 began with impressive wins on the Road.

Treble winners from last season, Quinlans who captured the junior division league, the second division cup and followed at the season’s end with the Ma Dullea’s plate win over the Joshua Tree, began their campaign in the first division league with a most impressive 6-1 win away to the Muskerry Arms.

Winners on Monday night for Quinlan’s were Mossie O’Brien, Padraig O’Brien, Sean Herlihy, Tomás Herlihy, Paul McKeon and Dave Cassidy while the lone win for the Blarney team came from Kevin Muldoon.

Last seasons division two league champions Hennessy 2 travelled to Gerald Griffin Street to take on Leukaemia tournament champions the Gerald Griffin and in what was a most absorbing clash it was the Mayfield side who came out winners on a 4-3 scoreline.

Hennessy’s took three points from the opening four games on the scorecard as Mark O’Donnell, Sean McCarthy and Tony Noonan all won with Garry Murphy stealing in for a win to the home side which left it 3-1 at the break to Hennessy’s.

The resumption saw the Griffin take games four and five through Jerry McCormack and Paul O’Neill, however it was the new boys to the division who prevailed as veteran John Boyd took the seventh and final game ahead of home player Timmy Marshall 2-1.

Gallows began their season with a really big bang as they ran riot against the visiting Murphy’s Rock team who could only manage to win just the one leg of darts in their meeting at the Bandon Road venue.

The winning Gallows team who all performed exceptionally well in that game against Murphy’s Rock were, Steve Harrington, Will Kennedy, Ray Glyn, Aaron McGrath, Chris O’Brien, Niall O’Shea and Cian Harrington.

Also in the Fosters first division league Baker Street were another team to show good form in their opening match as they accounted for the visiting River Lane side with the home team winning on a 5-2 scoreline.

Paul O’Callaghan, Jeff Sheehy, Derek Sheehy, Robert O’Connor and Donie Sheehy all won for the Baker Street while wins for the River Lane came from Pat Kieran and William O’Driscoll

Riverstown Inn made a winning start to their life in the Fosters first division as they took the opening four games on the scorecard away to the Local 1.

Vince Moynihan, Eddie Moynihan, Declan Cotter and Mark O’Leary all won for the Riverstown Inn while the home side took the remaining three games through David O’Donoghue, Garry O’Connor and Aaron Walsh.

In the Fosters super league there were wins for both Joshua Tree sides with the first squad getting the best of the Groves 2 by a 5-2 scoreline while the second team were defeating the Harp by the same scoreline.

Maple Leaf and Hennessy’s fought out a very exciting affair on the Old Blackrock Road with the Maple Leaf coming through here by 4-3 while the debut boys in the top division Top of the Hill went down 5-2 at home against the Tower Bar.

Results from the second division saw Old Reliabl win 4-3 ahead of the Fox and Hounds, Ma Dullea’s won 4-3 against Glenryan 2, Residence were 4-3 winners over the Joshua Tree 3 and the Red Cove won 4-3 against the Cow.

Meanwhile in the Fosters junior league, Aunties won away against the Chimes by 5-2 and Tom Lynchs were winners over the River Lane by the same margin.

St, Vincent’s were 5-2 winners against City Bounds while Ma Dullea’s were 4-3 winners over the Tower Bar.

Sympathy of the CDO is extended to the family of Noel Bray RIP Aunties/Muskerry Arms on their recent sad loss

Delegate meeting Tuesday night at the Local.


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