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Gerald Griffin in pole position after win.

Gerald Griffin extended their lead to four points at the top of section one in the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored first division trophy after their visit to the Riverstown Inn yielded them a 5-2 result.

The first four games were evenly shared between the teams with Riverstown Inn winning the second and fourth through Eddie Moynihan and Declan Cotter while Chris Scannell and Donal O’Donovan took games one and three for the Gerald Griffin.

The remaining three then went to the away side as Garry Murphy, Paul O’Neill and John Marshall all won for the Griffin to cap a fine performance on the Road.

Baker Street by virtue of their 5-2 win away to Murphy’s Rock leapfrog the Riverstown Inn into second place on 18 points just three behind the section leaders and one ahead of the Rivetrstown Inn.

Winners for Baker Street on a good night for them were Chris O’Connell, Paul O’Callaghan, Gavin O’Connor, Rory O’Connor and Donie Sheehy while wins for Murphy’s Rock came from John O’Callaghan and Paul Leahy.

Local were another team to put up a 5-2 win as they accounted for the River Lane with again here the opening four games being shared.

Eric O’Donoghue, Darren O’Mahony, George Dunne, Finny O’Brien and Aaron Walsh all won for the Local with Willie O’Driscoll and Kelvin Kieran taking points for the River Lane.

Gallows suffered a rare loss at home as they fell to the Muskerry Arms by 4-3 but they still retain control of section two in the Fosters first division trophy.

Pat Ryan and Tom Fitzmaurice had the Muskerry 2-0 ahead before the home side lit up the scoreboard through Willie Kennedy who was  soon followed by another winner for the Gallows  in Chris O’Brien to leave it all square at the break.

Brendan McSweeney put the Blarney boys ahead once more only for the Gallows to once again draw level with a win from Niall O’Shea but the final say in what was a very competitive match went to Kevin Muldoon to swing it Muskerry Arms way by 4-3.

Quinlan’s stay in third spot in section two despite losing  4-3 away to Hennessy’s who had wins from Tony Harris, Billy O’Dwyer, Ger Egan and Sean McCarthy with winning performances for Quinlan’s coming from Podge O’Brien, Thomas Healy and Dave Cassidy.

Joshua Tree 1 remain out in front in the first section of the Crean and McGarry super trophy after their 15-6 win away to the Groves 2 with fine performances coming from John Paul Dowdall, William Goulding, Damien O’Driscoll, Jason Galway and Stephen Coveney while wins for the Groves came through Dean Meighan and Jim Hegarty.

Tower Bar fought out a 10-10 draw at home against Hennessy’s  with wins for the Tower coming from John O’Shea, Stephen Hill and Mickey O’Brien with wins for Hennessy’s coming from Stephen Kearney, Dave Donnachie and Robert Duke with a draw fought out between Ryan Courtney and Paul McGee.

Delegate meeting Tuesday night at the Joshua Tree.

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