Top of the Hill booked their place in the quarterfinal of the Cork Darts Organisation challenge cup sponsored by Councillor Kenneth Collins by virtue of their 4-0 win over the Glenryan Tavern 1 and now have a visit to the Harp Bar to look forward too tonight.
Top of the Hill only dropped just the one leg of darts in their win that saw Stephen Keating, Chris O’Rourke, Pierce Carmody and Stephen Sheehan inflict defeats on Ger Kiely, Paul O’Leary, Liam Downey and John Kelleher.
Ma Dullea’s first squad overcame Baker Street at the Gurranabraher venue after what was a very exciting last 16 encounter.
Baker Street took three games from the opening four of this meeting through the good performances of Gavin O’Connor, Robert O’Connor and Paul Callaghan but Ma Dullea’s with Patrick Ryan winning the sole point for the Tower Street side.
However all changed after the break as Ma Dullea’s ran up all three remaining games without reply as Alan Ramsell, Tom Falvey and John Lyons had wins over Darren Nolan, Derek Sheehy and Johnny Byrne.
Ma Dullea’s now have two teams in the quarterfinals alongside the six remaining super league sides as the second squad also came through as they won at the cost of the Joshua Tree who have had a week to forget in the challenge cup as all their teams are now eliminated.
Maple travelled for a tricky tie away to the Gallows but they managed to come through on a 4-2 scoreline with Jason Milner, Conor Hughes, Pat O’Mahony and Paul Milner all winning while wins for the Gallows came from Willie Kennedy and Nial O’Shea.
Groves 1 booked their place in the quarterfinals at the expense of the River Lane with the Groves taking the tie 4-0 through wins from Billy Fitzgerald, Robbie O’Donovan, Jerry Coughlan and John Harte.
Tower Bar also were 4-0 winners away to the Fox and Hounds thanks to good shows by William Fouhy, Kenneth Lomasney, Ryan Courtney and John O’Shea and Hennessy’s 1 also won 4-0 against Carrigaline GAA with Mick Carroll, Stephen Kearney, Colin Walshe and Adam Field taking them into the quarterfinals.
The remaining result in the last sixteen saw the Harp squeeze through at home against the Groves second team on a very close 4-3 scoreline.
Some dates that should be noted as we head into the final few weeks of this 2017/18 season.
Monday June 18 semifinals and final of the CDO challenge cup at the Joshua Tree 8.30pm.
Monday June 25 semifinals and final of the Ma Dullea’s cup at Ma Dullea’s 8.30pm.
Monday July 2 semifinals and final of the CDO KO cup at the Groves 8.30pm.