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Barrett does a double at the Joshua Tree.

It was ladies night in the Joshua Tree on Thursday night last as both divisions in the Cork Darts Organisation played their separate singles championships sponsored by Fosters with Breda Barrett coming through in the A grade and Mary O’Mahony emerging as the B grade champion.

Breda Barrett representing the Joshua Tree took the senior event for the second year running and continues where she left off towards the end of last season when she also received the CDO overall lady player of the season award.

The semifinal results in the A grade singles at the Joshua Tree saw Rita Hannigan of the Ma Dullea’s team defeat Silke White from the Friars Walk Tavern with another Friars Walk Tavern player, Amanda Parkes, going down to Barrett who won the resulting final against Hannigan on a 2-0 scoreline.

Meanwhile in the B grade championship the semifinal line-up saw Mary O’Mahony from the Local defeat Caroline O’Regan representing the Red Cove Inn and Gillian Hegarty also of the Red Cove Inn getting the better of another Red Cove Inn player, Rosarie Callanan with O’Mahony taking the title on a 2-0 scoreline.

There was mixed fortune for both Joshua Tree teams operating in the CDO Fosters super league with the Joshua Tree 1 winning 5-2 at home against newly promoted the Top of the Hill while the second squad went down 5-2 away against the Groves 1.

A good night all round for the Groves as their second squad also playing in the Fosters super league travelled away to the Maple Leaf and came away with a 4-3 result in their favour with the remaining game in the super league going the way of the Tower Bar won on the Road against Hennessy’s 5-2.

Over in the CDO Fosters first division league the Gerald Griffin had a 5-2 home win against Hennessy’s while the River Lane also scored five at home to Baker Street.

Riverstown Inn won the first five games on the card in their match at home against the Local while Murphy’s Rock continue to struggle a bit as they went down at home by 5-2 against the Gallows and Quinlan’s also put up five points as they won at home against the Muskerry Arms.

St, Vincent’s is the venue on Monday next for the annual CDO October bank holiday Monday darts gala featuring the men’s Fosters sponsored doubles championship and also the men’s Fosters sponsored plate competition.

Entries will be accepted at the venue between 2.30 and 3.30pm following which the draw will be made with first darts on the oche at 4pm.

The inaugural men’s first division individual league will take place at the Local on Military Hill on Friday November 17 and 24 and this competition follows on the tremendous success of the Premier players individual league.

Entries for the competition, which carries a total prize fund of €1,000 is confined to the first 32 paid-up entries, will close at the delegate meeting at the Tower Bar on Tuesday November 7.

Qualifying round will be played on a round robin format on Friday November 17 and the top sixteen qualifiers will then play-off on a knockout format on Friday November 24 at the Local.

Sympathy of the CDO is extended to the O’Sullivan and Hewitt families on recent bereavements.

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