First it’s season 2006/07 and the 30th, Annual General Meeting of the CDO was held at the Telecom club on McCurtain Street.
The big news at the very start of this season was the withdrawal of sponsorship of competitions from the CDO by Guinness.
The CDO wrote to Guinness stating the many reasons that they might have a rethink on the withdrawal of their sponsorship but to no avail, they were adamant that they would not continue.
Eddie Cull was crowned the CDO Summer singles champion and it was St, Vincent’s who took the Shandon View Leukaemia tournament played at the Fob and Gill in Mayfield.
Stephen Coveney and Jamesie Corcoran were the October doubles winners as they took top prize in the final played at St, Vincent’s with the Mother and Daughter pairing of Caroline and Sabrina Coutts taking the ladies doubles prize and Ryan Courtney winning the youths singles title.
Ma Dullea’s ladies were winners of the Cork Darts Organisation A division league while the ladies representing the Maple Leaf were crowned champions of the B division league and Ma Dullea’s added the CDO ladies doubles championship through the efforts of Rita Hannigan and Kathleen Doyle in the championship played at the Telecom club.
The Arch Bar and the Hollyhill Inn took the CDO men’s B and C divisions respectively and they went on to do a double as they both also captured the B grade and C grade cups and the Glenryan Tavern came away from Barrack Street with the Tom Lynch KO cup.
Ma Dullea’s ladies were A division cup winners while the Local took the B cup and Christine Hennessy from the Glenryan Tavern was the ladies B singles winner and Stephen Coveney took the Beamish individual championship title and it was Kathryn Hewitt who was awarded the Cork Indoor Sports Award for this season.
This May we also suffered a sad loss as former CDO ladies registrar Diane McCarthy unexpectedly passed away , Diane was a great character to have on the CDO committee she was always up for a laugh but she was also a very dedicated member of the committee and darts in general.
The 32nd, Annual General meeting of the Cork Darts Organisation was held at the Telecom club.
The season began with good news on the national darts scene for Cork as Nicola O’Donovan announced her arrival on the national scene in winning the INDO ladies Irish masters title and Damien O’Driscoll can consider himself unlucky as he finished runner-up in the men’s equivalent.
Stephen Coveney made it two Beamish individual championships in a-row as he won in the final played at St, Vincent’s GAA club.
Damien O’Driscoll and John Paul Dowdall were winners of the Cork Darts Organisation October darts gala played at St, Vincent’s with the ladies singles title going to Kay Monaher and the youths singles title going to Ryan Courtney.
October darts gala doubles champions John Paul Dowdall and Damien O’Driscoll after their win pictured with Cork Darts Organisation Chairman Roy O’Donovan.
John Wall was crowned the winner of the Ronnie Keating memorial which was played at the Top of the Hill and Caroline Coutts was in storming form as she claimed the Diane McCarthy memorial singles championship which was played at the Brown Derby on Barrack Street.
Stephen Hill and Peter Quinn took the CDO New Year doubles championships played at St, Vincent’s and it was Christine O’Mahony representing the Local who claimed the ladies singles championship and Ryan Courtney was youths winner.
Shamrock Bar came through to win the beamish sponsored C division cup and John O’Shea was crowned Cork City individual champion while Mother and son Mary and Joe Long were winners of the Linda O’Mahony memorial mixed doubles played at the Local.
Ma Dullea’s ladies won the CDO Carling sponsored A division cup and the Gerald Griffin were the Ma Dullea plate winners while Eddie Cull, Stephen Hill and Alan O’Reilly were the winners of the Jason “Jossa” O’Connor memorial three a-side played at the Glenryan Tavern.
Eddie Cull and Chris O’Neill combined to take the Cork Darts Organisation men’s new year doubles championship played at St, Vincent’s GAA club while it was Eileen Jones who won the ladies singles and Ryan Courtney who claimed his third youths title at the venue for the season and Stephen O’Connor was named as the CISA award winner for the season.