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All square between Maple Leaf and Top of the Hill

Maple Leaf and the Top of the Hill played out a very entertaining draw when thay met at the Blackrock Road venue on Monday night last in the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored men’s super  trophy.

The first four games of this clash were shared as Conor Hughes at number one and Jason Milner at number three were winners for the Maple Leaf, Hughes had a 3-1 win over Ken O’Mahony and Milner accounted for Liam Carmody 3-0 games two and four went to the away side through wins by Pierce Carmody over Adrian Hughes and Stephen Keating over Frank Bowdren respectively.

Kyle Hosford put the Top of the Hill in front as he defeated Shaun Lawson 3-1 only for Pat O’Mahony to level matters as he outgunned Stephen Sheehan 3-1 and the final game ended all square as home player Gerry Horgan and away player Alan Twomey played out a 2-2 draw.

Another entertaining super division game was played at Hennessy’s as they welcomed the Joshua Tree 1 to their premises and it was the home side who began with a win as Colin Walsh registered a 3-1 win over Pat McSweeney.

Joshua Tree then won games two and three as Damien O’Driscoll was a 3-0 winner over Dave Donachie and Jason Galway was a 3-1 winner over Stephen Kearney but the fourth game went the way of the home side as Kenneth Duke defeated Frank Goulding 3-1.

John Paul Dowdall put the Joshua Tree in front once again as he outpointed Robert Duke 3-1 but some exciting darts from Adam Field had this clash all square at 9-9 with the seventh and final game going to the Josh as William Goulding took it ahead of Paddy Murphy 3-0 for a final score of 12-9 to the Joshua Tree.

Reigning Fosters super cup champions the Harp played out a really tight affair in their meeting away to the Groves with the first two games ending in draws.

Groves Jerry Coughlan played out a 2-2 draw with Kevin McDonnell and Robbie O’Donovan also played out a 2-2 draw against Tom Biggane.

Harp then upped the ante as they won games three and four through Garry Halpin winning  3-1 against Blaine Meighan and Gregg Byrne taking the fourth game against David O’Donovan 301 for an 8-2 lead at the break.

The resumption saw the Harp increase their advantage as Richie McGrath was a 3-0 winner over John Harte but the Groves rallied to take the remaining two games with wins from Dean Forde and Martin Dineen to leave a final score of 11-8 in favour of the Harp.

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