Some golden oldies and golden news to view in the following.
Pictured above are Jamesie Corcoran representing the CIE club winner and Liam Guiney, runner-up with John Grogan of Murphy’s Brewery at the presentation of the Murphy’s Cork City individual championship trophy.
Also included are on left Deinis Olliffe Chairman CDO and on right Sean Moynihan President CDO.
Below is the written report on the finals night which appeared on the Evening Echo.
Con O’Donovan’s side of Stephen Coveney, Liam Guiney and Paul McGee winners of the 3 a-side competition ran in conjunction with the Togher festival in 1986.
Also included are Brendan O’Connor, Ardmanning and festival Queen Catriona Casey.
A quite young John Twomey accepting the Benson and Hedges team of the month award on behalf of his team. Fowley’s of Ringaskiddy back in 1982.
Whitnell’s ladies Heineken league winners 1984, included are Margaret Kennelly, Anne Collins, Margaret Smith, Eileen O’Neill, Mary O’Riordan, Marian Harris,
also included are Tom Elliffe, TimLynch and Michael O’Sullivan all CDO with Sean Hyde Murphy’s Brewery.
Just take a zoom in of the fixture list in this picture and note the amount of teams competing at that time back in 1985, a total of 81 men’s teams and 20 ladies teams for a grand total of 101 teams in all, great days and very heady days in the sport of darts and more than probable Monday nights the second busiest, if not the busiest night of the week in many of the pubs, in particular the pubs that had 2 teams involved.