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Hennessy’s book spot in challenge cup finals night

Hennessy’s claimed their place in tonights draw at the Joshua Tree for the semifinals of the Cork Darts Organisation challenge cup sponsored by Councillor Kenneth Collins thanks to their exciting 4-3 win over the Tower Bar in the quarterfinals.

The first four games between the sides were shared as the Tower Bar took the first and third through John O’Shea defeating Stephen Kearney and Ryan Courtney defeating Adam Field with wins for Hennessy’s at number two and four coming from Colin Walshe against William Fouhy and Dave Donnachie overcoming Stephen O’Connor.

Tower then went 3-2 ahead as Stephen Hill got the better of Robert Duke only for Hennessy’s to level once more as Ken Duke defeated Dinny Bob’s and in a tense seventh and final game it was Eddie Spillane who took it ahead of Ken Lomasney to send the Mayfield side through.

There was no luck for either of the Ma Dullea’s teams who were also involved in the quarterfinals as the first squad went down 4-1 against the Groves 1 while the second team went out 4-0 against the Maple Leaf with the remaining quarterfinal seeing the Harp defeat the Top of the Hill.

The four semifinalists must be present tonight at the Joshua Tree for the draw which will be made by councillor Kenneth Collins at 8.30pm sharp, with first games in each semifinal at 8.45 and the final to follow.

The quarterfinal stage has now been reached in the Ma Dullea’s plate competition and they will be played tonight.

There were wins last week for Red Cove over the Joshua Tree 1, Old Reliable over Muskerry Arms, Joshua Tree over the Residence, Murphy’s Rock over Glenryan 2, Quinlan’s over St, Vincent’s, Riverstown over Gallows 2, Hennessy’s 2 over Local 2 and Local 1 over Gerald Griffin.

The following is the line-up for tonights quarterfinals in the Ma Dullea’s plate: Red Cove v Old Reliable, Murphy’s Rock v Joshua Tree 2, Quinlan’s v Riverstown Inn,  Hennessy’s 2 v Local 1 with the semifinals and final to be played on Monday night next June 25 at Ma Dullea’s.

There are two preliminary games to be played in the Cork Darts Organisation KO cup and they will be played tonight night as follows: Gerald Griffin v Glenryan 1 and Gallows 2 v Local 2.

The round of 16 in the KO cup will be played on Monday night next and will feature four venues across the city with four teams attached to each venue and just the one team will emerge from each venue on the night to qualify for the semifinals and final night at the Groves on Monday July 2.

Final entries for the upcoming summer league for both super teams and  first, second and junior division teams will be accepted at tomorrow night’s delegate meeting at the Joshua Tree where organiser’s Martin Cotter and Paul McGarry will be in attendance.

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