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Vincent’s stages seventieth city singles championship

This coming Friday night at St, Vincent’s Hurling and Football club pavilion the seventieth  Cork City individual darts championship sponsored by Jason Galway Painting and Decorating, will be staged with a prize fund of €1,500 to be won on the night.

Eighty players will gather at the venue to vie for a title that all darts players truly aspire to claim, even just once.

The eighty players certainly make up a field that is most definitely of the highest calibre and which also contains former champions Stephen Coveney, Damien O’Driscoll, John O’Shea, Martin Dineen, Stephen O’Connor and John “Dinny Bob’s” McCarthy who faces off in his opening game against defending champion Robbie O’Donovan.

There is also many other players who feel that they can do a job and take this title at St, Vincent’s on Friday night and they will certainly let their darts do the talking from the oche such as Robert Duke and Steven Kearney of Hennessy’s, Conor Hughes of the Maple Leaf, Richie McGrath, Radek Szaganski and Ciarán Teehan of the Harp, John Paul Dowdall of the Joshua Tree, Blaine Meighan of the Groves, one could name many many more who are very capable of taking home the magnificent cup on Friday night.

Action at the club will get underway at 8.30pm.

Recently crowned Fosters second division cup champions Ma Dullea’s  opened their Fosters second division trophy campaign with a hard fought 4-3 win over St, Vincent’s on Monday night last.

Despite losing the opening game as Vincent’s number one Dylan Murphy took it for the home side  Ma Dullea’s then racked up the next four games through Paul O’Flynn, Chris Collins, Patrick Ryan and Cian Stokes with the remaining two games going to Vincent’s as Roy O’Brien and Darren Crinnon reduced the arrears for a 4-3 result.

Beaten finalists in the above Fosters cup the Glenryan Tavern also opened with a very impressive performance at home against the Residence and again here they lost the opening games as John Healy went down to Paul O’Reilly.

Six wins then followed for the Glenryan as Paul O’Leary, Liam Downey, John Kelleher, Ger Kiely, Dan O’Leary and Ted Miller all had wins to seal a fine night for the home team.

Local were another team to put up a big win in the second division as they accounted for the visiting Joshua Tree by 5-2 with wins coming from Dave O’Reilly, Graham Mulryan, Colm O’Leary, Sean Horgan and John Murphy while the two ppoints gathered for the Joshua Tree came from Jim Fowler and Mick Barrett.

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