The final series of qualifying games in both the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored first and second division cups will be played on Monday night with the knockout stage being played on Monday night February 11.
Section one of the first division would seem to be sorted with Baker Street sitting at the summit on 20 points and their programme completed.
The Gallows are back in second spot on 14 points and they welcome the Old Reliable who are on 11 points to Bandon Road tonight with the Old Reliable needing three points from that meeting to secure a definite playoff spot.
Ma Dullea’s are in fourth position on seven points and they would need a massive result from their away fixture to bottom team the Island Tavern if they wish to qualify but it would seem the top three as the night begins should be safe at nights end.
Over in the second section of the first division cup it’s a much more tight affair with only just three points separating four teams and the top team having completed their programme of games.
River Lane sit at the top on 14 points and they must sit back tonight knowing that they have no control of anything that may happen and their position is even more precarious as the three teams below them have secured a win against them in the qualifying series.
This of course means that should there be an equality of points between them and another team then they would be eliminated by virtue of the head to head result.
Gerald Griffin sit in second place on 13 points and they entertain Hennessy’s who have accumulated 11 points so Hennessy’s will certainly know that they must attain at least three points tonight from this clash to make certain of qualification while the home side need just one point to progress.
Quinlan’s who are on 12 points will welcome the Groves who are really struggling at present and especially so after their 7-0 hammering last week by the River Lane and I can see only one way traffic in this game tonight with Quinlan’s comfortably qualifying.
The Fosters second division cup also has its share of close encounters tonight with the Glenryan Tavern 1 and the Blackpool Tavern Sports Bar both needing positive results against the two top side on the table, Carrigaline GAA and Aunties respectively to rubber stamp a qualification spot.
Section two should see the Local, St, Vincent’s and the Shamrock all claim a playoff spot at the expense of Glenryan Tavern 2 who have finished their programme and are stuck on just 12 points.
Delegate meeting Tuesday night at the Joshua Tree.