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Riverstown Inn take second trophy


The Riverstown Inn brought their trophy haul so far this season to two pieces of silverware when they captured the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored first division trophy in their defeat of Quinlans in the final played recently at the Gallows on Bandon Road.

Riverstown Inn came through their semifinal with a 4-2 win over the Gerald Griffin while fellow finalists Quinlans were taken all the way by Baker Street before they could claim their spot in the final as Conor Foley won 2-1 in a nail-bitter seventh and final game against Donie Sheehy.

The following final however proved to be a bit of an anti climax with the Riverstown Inn taking it on a 4-1 scoreline with wins coming from Eddie Moynihan, John Byers, Declan Cotter and Damien Lockyer over Paul McKeon, Denis O’Shea, Mossie O’Brien and Podge O’Brien respectively with the only reply from Quinlans coming from Dave Cassidy.

The Gallows is the venue once again tomorrow night for the staging of the penultimate  Cork Darts Organisation ladies A division trophy and both teams must be present at the venue no later than 8.30 pm for scorecards with both semifinals to commence at 8.45 and the final to follow.

The ladies season will come to a close on Tuesday night May 31 at the Glenryan Tavern with the playing of both semifinals and final of the B division trophy.

The draw for the first round proper of the Cork Darts Organisation challenge cup which is sponsored by Councillor Kenneth Collins was made at last Tuesday nights delegate meeting at the Joshua Tree with what should be the game of the round being the two remaining teams left in the cup at the end of the draw, Joshua Tree at home to the Harp Bar.

Both teams played out what was a very entertaining final of the Crean and MCGarry trophy recently at the Glenryan Tavern with the Joshua Tree coming through on a 4-2 scoreline to take the honours.

Monday night next will be played over a totally different format, the short 301 double-in with the first to four going through to the following round.

The Shandon View charity fundraising committee has decided to disband their fundraising activities after 33 years  of outstanding  work on the local scene with its main focus being on the children’s Lukaemia ward at the Mercy Hospital.

The fantastic fundraising carried out by this small but very enthusiastic band of people has over the past thirty three years raised in excess of  €200,000 and the yearly darts tournament that it ran during the Summer break from CDO darts was a major highlight in the local darting calendar.

Formed in 1985 in the old Shandon View pub, which is now known as the Joshua Tree, it took in many sports including Fishing, Road Bowling and it even had a pram race on a number of occasions  which would , eventually get from one end of Blarney Street to the other albeit after a number of enforced stops at a number of very strategic  watering holes along the route.

Delegate meeting tomorrow night at the Joshua Tree.

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