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New points format has positive debut

It was back to live action on the oche on Monday night last as the Cork Darts Organisation opened with a full series of games in the Fosters sponsored cups.

The Fosters super cup was played under a new points format and going on immediate feedback reaction from some of the players it seems to be more positive with the format than negative although the high points totals will get some used too when results are given out at weekly delegate meetings.

In section 2 of the Fosters super cup the Tower Bar and Hennessy’s seemed content with each other’s return of nine points apiece after an entertaining clash on opening night.

Hennessy’s took the opening game of the night with their number one Conor McDowell gaining three points in his win against Tim O’Riordan and this was followed by a 2-2 draw between home player Mickey O’Brien and Adam Field of Hennessy’s for a point apiece.

The third game then saw the Tower snatch a win as Steven Hill accounted for Colin Walsh and that was followed by another 2-2 draw which had this match tied at 5-5 at the break.

The resumption saw Hennessy’s regain the upper hand once more as Robert Duke came out ahead of Neilus O’Mahony to put Hennessy’s 8-5 in front, but it was very soon all square again as Dinny Bob’s accounted for Paddy Murphy and in a real tense final game a 2-2 draw saw both players save face in a game that ended 9-9.

Harp Bar recorded the joint highest return of points on the night as they accounted for the Top of the Hill by 14-5.

Major points winners for the Harp were Gregg Byrne, Richie McGrath and Radek Szaganski while the highest points winner for the Top of the Hill was Pierce Carmody.

Joshua Tree 1 also had a 14-5 win as they came out the better in their clash away to the Groves 2 with three pointers coming from the performances of  Damien O’Driscoll, Jason Galway , Stephen Coveney and Frank Goulding with Martin Cotter impressing for the Groves in his win over Iian McCarthy.

Joshua Tree second squad were involved in a real battle at home against the Maple Leaf before both sides emerged with lots of credit after a marvellous 10-10 draw in what was a most entertaining clash at the Blarney Street venue.

Delegate meeting Tuesday night at River Lane.


Fixtures for Monday January 15:

Fosters super cup:

Section 1

Groves 1 v Joshua Tree 2, Maple Leaf v Harp, Bye Top of the Hill

Section 2

Hennessy’s v Groves 2, Joshua Tree 1 v Tower Bar.

Fosters first division cup.

Section 1

Riverstown Inn v Local, Baker Street v River Lane, Murphy’s Rock v Gerald Griffin.

Section 2

Quinlan’s v Muskerry Arms, Shamrock v Gallows, Bye Hennessy’s

Fosters second division cup.

Section 1

Old Reliable v Joshua Tree 3, Local v St, Vincent’s, Bye Ma Dullea’s.

Section 2

Cow v Residence, Glenryan 1 v Fox and Hounds, Bye Red Cove Inn.

Tom Lynch junior cup.

Tom Lynchs v Ma Dullea’s, Carrigaline GAA v Glenryan 2,

Thursday January 18.

Ladies A division cup.

Residence v Ma Dullea’s 1, Joshua Tree v Glenryan, Ma Dullea’s 2 v Friars Walk Tavern, Bye Horgans.

Ladies B division cup.

Island Tavern v Gallows, Widows v Local, Glenryan v Red Cove

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