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Joshua Tree go quietly from challenge cup.

Joshua Tree 1 went quietly out of the Cork Darts Organisation challenge cup sponsored by Councillor Kenneth Collins when they offered up little resistance to the Harp in the round of 32 played last Monday night at the Joshua Tree.

This encounter was in total contrast  to  their recent clash in the final of the Crean and McGarry trophy, where the Josh were 4-2 winners, but this time around the Harp ran out 4-0 winners losing only one leg of darts along the way.

Radek Szaganski, Jason O’Donovan, Gregg Byrne and Richie McGrath were the Harp winners against Stephen Coveney, John Paul Dowdall, Frank Goulding and Pat McSweeney respectively.

Joshua Tree second team fell away to Ma Dullea’s despite being 3-1 in front, Ma Dullea’s recovered to take the three remaining games to win the tie 4-3 but the Joshua Tree did score a win as their third squad were 4-1 winners over the River Lane.

Groves 1 had a 4-0 win away to the Tower Bar 2 while the Groves 2 came through 4-2 at home against Quinlan’s.

There was mixed fortune for both Gallows teams with the first team winning 4-3 at home against Hennessy’s and the second team going down by the same scoreline at home to the Glenryan Tavern.

Carrigaline GAA were also in winning mode and they accounted for Aunties by 4-0, Baker Street had a 4-1 win at home against Red Cove Inn and Hennessy’s 1 had a 4-2 win at home to the Riverstown Inn while Ma Dullea’s 1 were 4-3 winners away to the Shamrock.

Baker Street put a stop to the Red Cove Inn run of wins as they accounted for them on a 4-1 scoreline and the Maple Leaf had a 4-0 win over the Local 2 while the Top of the Hill returned from the Muskerry Arms on the happy side of a 4-2 scoreline.

There will not be any Shandon View Leukaemia darts tournament played this summer as has been stated in last weeks column the Shandon View committee has been disbanded after 33 years of fundraising which raised in excess of €400,000 far more than was quoted in this column last Monday evening.

Following on from the success of last years summer  league competition which was run on Monday nights, following the completion of the regular CDO season,  specifically for teams operating in the super division by Martin Cotter, Martin has decided to extend the competition this summer to teams from the other divisions of the league and more details will be available very shortly.

Fixtures for tonight Monday May 28:

CDO challenge cup sponsored by Councillor Kenneth Collins. Baker Street v Ma Dullea’s 1, Hennessy’s 1 v Carrigaline GAA, Gallows 1 v Maple Leaf, Fox and Hounds v Tower 1, Joshua Tree 3 v Ma Dullea’s 2, Groves 1 v River Lane 1, Top of the Hill v Glenryan Tavern 1, Harp v Groves 2.

Ma Dullea’s plate preliminary round:  Joshua Tree 1 v Aunties, River Lane 2 v Red Cove Inn, Old Reliable v Shamrock, Muskerry Arms v Tower 2

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