The Groves and Aunties were the big winners in recent Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored cup finals played at the Gallows and the Local respectively.
The Gallows on Bandon Road played host to the staging of both semifinals and final of the Fosters super cup with the four teams on the night Harp Bar, Groves, Riverstown Inn and the Tower Bar all vying for success.
The Harp Bar were hoping to follow on their success in the Super league before Christmas as they took on the Groves in their semifinal and they began brightly as they took the first game of the match through Gregg Byrne defeating Dean Meighan.
However it was all downhill after that for the Harp as Dean Forde, David O’Donovan, Robert O’Donovan and Blaine Meighan took the next four to advance to the final.
The semifinal featuring the Tower and the Riverstown Inn went all the way to the final game and the final leg before a winner was decided as the Riverstown Inn ran into a 3-1 interval lead through wins from Dave Power, James O’Sullivan and Eddie Moynihan while the solitary win for the Tower came from Kevin Muldoon.
Tower squared the match as Stephen Hill and John Leonard won but Tim O’Riordan secured Riverstown’s spot in the final as he took the seventh game for a 4-3 win.
The final however proved to be a bit of an anti-climax with the Groves claiming the cup with an empathic 4-0 win and also without dropping a leg of darts in the process as Dean Forde, David O’Donovan, Jerry Coughlan and Robert O’Donovan all securing wins.
The man of the match award went to Jerry Coughlan.
The Local on Military Hill saw the semifinals and final of the Fosters second division cup played out as Aunties came through their semifinal against Carrigaline GAA by 4-3 after Aunties were 3-1 down at one stage while the other semifinal saw the Local win 4-2 against Blackpool Tavern.
The first four games of this cracker of a second division final were shared with Conor Costello and John O’Brien winning for Aunties against Pat Wentz and Colm O’Leary followed by Sean Horgan and Adam Cambridge winning for the Local against Shane Sewell and Alan Leahy.
John Murphy then put the Local in front as he outscored veteran Dan Buckley only for Steve Wills to take out a thriller against Dave O’Reilly to bring this tense final to the final game, but heartache for the Local in the decider saw Darren O’Brien win for Aunties against Dylan Wentz to the delight of Aunties followers.
The man of the match award went to Aunties Conor Costello.
Sympathy of the CDO is extended to committee member Mary O’Connor and extended family on their recent tragic loss.
Delegate meeting tomorrow night at the Joshua Tree where the draw for the upcoming city individual championship will be made.