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Old Reliable hit Fox and Hounds for five

The Old Reliable hit five wins with the loss of just the two as they secured an impressive win over a visiting Fox and Hounds team in the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters second division league on Monday night last.

Old reliable were rapidly out of the blocks as they took the opening four games on the scorecard with number one John Condon defeating Freddie Morris 2-0, Garry O’Riordan won 2-1 against Garry Dowling, Christy Coughlan was a 2-0 winner over Kieran O’Callaghan and Alan O’Sullivan took a 2-0 decision against Brian Holten for a 4-0 lead at the break.

The resumption saw the Fox and Hounds steal in for a win as Ian Irwin won 2-1 ahead of Gerry sproul but it was again the home side who took a further point as John Mahony won 2-0 against Ronan Hourihan with the final say going to the away side as Brian Wall was a 2-0 winner against Paul Mealy.

The Red Cove Inn kept themselves in contention for a semifinal berth as they accounted for the Cow in their home game also in the Fosters second division league, Brendan O’Driscoll, Vincie Noonan, Tony Ring and Frank Brothers were the home teams winners while wins for the Cow came from Brian O’Sullivan, Arthur Lonergan and Craig O’Dwyer.

Joshua Tree slipped up at home to near neighbours the Residence as they went down 4-3 with the Residence taking the first two gams through 2-1 wins each from Ger Duggan and Ian O’Connor against Tom Barrett and Jim Hyde.

The Josh then drew level as Ryan Barrett won 2-0 against Christy Healy and Gordan O’Brien won 2-0 against John Lynch.

Veteran Joshua Tree player Derry Cronnin made it three on the spin for the home team as he outgunned the Residence number five Eric Healy 2-0 but the remaining two games went the way of the Residence as Paul O’Reilly won 2-1 against Mick Barrett and Steven O’Callaghan was a 2-1 winner over Ken Dunphy.

Ma Dullea’s travelled to the Glenryan Tavern and will be very happy as they came away with a well earned 5-2 result from the foray onto Glenryan Road also in the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters second division league.

Tuesday night is the final chance for players to enter the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored first division players individual league which will commence at the Local on Friday November 17 with the grand finals on Friday November 24.

The draw for this exciting competition, which follows on the outstanding success of the Premier players individual league, will be made at Tuesday night’s delegate meeting at the Tower Bar.

The qualifying round will be played over a round robin format at the Local and the top sixteen qualifiers will then play-off for a total prize fund of €1,000 on grand finals night on November 24 at 8.30pm also at the Local.

Friday of next week November 10 will see a singles competition held at the Joshua Tree with entries accepted at the venue between 7.30 and 8.30pm. with first darts on the oche at 9pm.

Entries will be confined to the first 32 paid-up entries received and no entries will be accepted over the phone, all entrants must present personally at the ad-min table when making an entry

The sympathy of the Cork Darts Organisation is extended to the Carroll family of the Glenryan, the Hewitt families of Ma Dullea’s on recent bereavements

Delegate meeting Tuesday night at the Tower Bar.

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