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Ma’s add trophy to collection while O’Sullivan’s get back on cart.

Thursday March 8 2010

Ma Dullea’s ladies yet again added to their ever growing trophy cabinet when they came through to take the CDO Carling ladies A division trophy with a 3-0 win over rivals the Joshua Tree in the final played at the Gallows.
Ma Dullea’s completed a three nil win over the Abbey Tavern in the semi-final as did the Joshua match that scoreline in their semi-final against the Red Cove Inn.
Joshua Tree can have few complaints as they did have their chances in this final, and with a little bit more accuracy with their check out doubles they could indeed have been two games to the good instead of two game s down.
Kathryn Hewitt was a 2-1 winner over Joshua Tree number one Kiara Haugh as this final got underway with Hewitt taking the first leg after top scores of 100 and 135 but Haugh was level as she won the second leg in equally good fashion as Hewitt did in the first leg.
The deciding leg was a marvelous game between two very good players, and in a very tight game it was Hewitt who took the honours.
Game two saw Joshua Tree player Breda Barrett take the first leg of her meeting with Ma Dullea’s Mary Long as she hit a 85 checkout, but Long was back on level terms as she won the second leg on a double 20.
Barrett led the way in the deciding leg of this game, as Long was struggling to attain a score, but it was finishing that cost the Joshua Tree player, as Long stole in to win the leg and put her team in a very commanding position at 2-0 ahead.
Rita Hannigan was at the oche in the number three position for Ma’s and joining her there was the Josh’s Kim Jenkins, but Hannigan was in top form, and was not up for conceding this third game of the final as she ran out a convincing 2-0 winner against Jenkins.
Kathryn Hewitt was awarded the lady of the match for her outstanding performance in the number one game.

Ma Dullea’s who were 3/0 winners over the Joshua Tree in the final of the CDO ladies A division trophy played at the Gallows with CDO President Councillor Michael O’Connell.

Meanwhile in ladies league action O’Sullivan’s got back on the cart after a long time in the doldrums with a very encouraging 4-1 win at home to the Gallows in the ladies A division.
Allison Carroll began O’Sullivan’s return to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Mary Tynan, but Carol Martin squared for the Gallows as she defeated Sharon O’Connor at number two.
O’Sullivan’s then really went for the jugular as they reeled off the remaining three games courtesy of Mary O’Connor, Sarah O’Connor and Mary Ferguson winning against Helen Lawton, Mary Flaherty and Linda Gosnell respectively.
High House won on the Road against Sheehan’s Local with from Sarah Fielding, Maria Healy and Michelle Gould while the two points for the Local came from Mary O’Neill and Kay Monaher.
Other results in the ladies A division saw the Joshua Tree suffer a backlash from the Red Cove Inn as the Cove gained revenge for their 3-0 loss to the Josh in the Carling cup semi-final but winning 3-2 while Ma Dullea’s confirmed their superiority over the Abbey Tavern as they had a comprehensive 4-1 win at the Abbey’s venue.
Friday March 30 will see the return of the CDO B and C and junior doubles championship for the “Duckser” Martin memorial¬† cup being played at St, Vincent’s GAA club.
Entry forms for this competition are now available with entries accepted up until the delegate meeting of Tuesday March 27 when the draw will also be made.

Frank Goulding.

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