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Hewitt and Lynch take ladies championships at the Joshua Tree.

1st and 2nd,, pictures,Ladies A grade champion Kathryn Hewitt of Ma Dullea’s receiving her prize from Eric Fleming of the Joshua Tree with on right runner up from the Friars Walk Tavern Carina Nova.

3rd, and 4th, pictures, Caroline O’Regan runner-up in ladies B grade and 4th, picture ladies champion B grade Lynda Lynch both from the Red Cove Inn.

The Joshua Tree was centre stage on Thursday night last for the Cork Darts Organisation ladies A and B grade singles championships which got underway at 8.30pm at the Blarney Street venue.

Both championships were ran-off simultaneously and in the ladies A grade competition the quarterfinals saw Kelley Ford of the Joshua Tree defeat Allison Goulding of the Glenryan Tavern, Kathryn Hewitt, Ma Dullea’s overcame the challenge of defending champion Breda Barrett of the Joshua Tree, Ciara Haugh also of the Joshua Tree defeated Mary O’Connor from the Glenryan Tavern and Carina Nova representing the Friars Walk Tavern also booked a semifinal spot with a win over Rita Hannigan of Ma Dullea’s.

The resulting semifinals saw Hewitt defeat Ford and Nova overcome Haugh with Hewitt going on to take the title with a 3-1 win over Nova.

The B grade championship  saw a battle in the semifinals between two Red Cove Inn ladies and going through to the final was winner Lynda Lynch after her win over Gillian Hegarty while the other semifinal saw Caroline O’Regan also of the Red Cove Inn defeat Lilly Byrne of the Glenryan with the resulting all Red Cove Inn final going the way of Lynch on a 2-1 scoreline.

The Halfway stage was reached in the men’s Fosters sponsored men’s leagues on Monday night last and in the Super division it’s the Harp who lead the way on 26 points after their 5-2 win over the Riverstown Inn.

Following the Harp on 21 points are the Groves who took all seven points in their away match against the Top of the Hill and back in third spot is the Tower Bar on 18 points despite going down 4-3 away to the Local.

Joshua Tree are just the one point  behind the Tower after their 5-2 home win over the Maple Leaf and Hennessy’s who received a bye last Monday are tied in fifth place with the Top of the hill, both on 15 points.

Quinlan’s share top spot in the first section of the Fosters first division after their 5-2 win at home against the Island Tavern  while their bedmates Baker Street enjoyed a 4-3 win away to Hennessy’s and not far behind on 13 points are the Gerald Griffin who had a bye on Monday last.

Over in the second section it’s the Gallows who lead the way on 19 points after receiving a bye on Monday last and three points behind the Gallows are Ma Dullea’s who came away from the Old Reliable as 4-3 winners while the River Lane after their 5-2 win at home against the Groves are on 14 points.

Delegate meeting Tuesday night at the Local where entries will be accepted for the CDO Charity Shield open championship which is confined to the first 48 paid-up entries received.

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