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All yet to play for in Fosters cups

Monday night the final series of matches in the Fosters first and second division will be played along with the final series of games in the Tom Lynch junior cup and section one in the Fosters super cup.

There are some really tight situations which have transpired in a number of the qualifying sections where even at this stage of the series of games all teams which are included in the sections still have got a strong chance of qualifying for the business end of the cups.

Section one of division one in the Fosters cup has six teams and five of which are very much in the running for a spot in the knockout stages.

Local lead the way on sixteen points and they have a home game tonight against joint second placed the Gerald Griffin who are on 15 points while Baker Street who also have amassed 15 points  have to travel to play the Riverstown Inn who are still very much involved on 13 points.

Another joint third placed side the River Lane on 15 points also must travel away as they face Murphy’s Rock who prop up the table on 10 points, so some very interesting encounters in prospect here which I am sure will have some twists and turns and maybe a surprise or two before the night is through.

Over in section two Gallows are the frontrunners on 18 points and are safely through while the remaining two slots for the knockout stages are between the Muskerry Arms, Quinlan’s and Hennessy’s.

Section one of the Fosters second division cup and Saint Vincent’s are finished their programms and into the playoffs while the remaining places will be filled by two from Ma Dullea’s, Old Reliable or the Local.

Section two in the second division has a situation where all five teams have just 2 points separating all five with the Cow and the Fox and Hounds sharing top spot on 12 apiece, Glenryan and Red Cove have 11 each while the residence sit at the rear end of the section on 10 points.

The line-up of fixtures for tonight in this fascinating section has Red Cove at home  to the Residence, Glenryan at home to the Cow and Fox and Hounds who are finished their series of games would seem to have run their race and would need some divine intervention to claim a spot.

The seventieth staging of the Cork City individual darts championship will be held on Friday March 16 at St, Vincent’s Hurling and Football club pavilion and this seventieth staging has brought on board Jason Galway Painting and Decorating as a sponsor for this very special birthday championship in the fortieth year of the founding of the Cork Darts Organisation.

Entries are now being accepted for the championship which will be confined to the first 80 paid up names received and with a total prize fund of €1,500 to be won on the night it is advisable to register as an entry early.

All early preliminary games on the night in this City individual championship are played over the best of three legs of 301 double in.

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