The news from Government today regarding the Covid-19 restrictions for pubs unfortunately is not very good news for our game of darts.
All divisions of our men’s leagues were due to commence on Monday November 1st, with the ladies leagues to follow on Thursday November 4th, and the CDO Charity Shield open singles championship to take place on Friday November 19th.
However all Cork Darts Organisation activity has now being postponed to at least until February 2022 because the non-removal of restrictions which were to be removed on October 22nd, will prevent the playing of competitive darts in Pubs will certainly impact on the sport as we play it.
All darts players that I had spoken too in recent times were so looking forward to the recommencement of the sport and making the connection with old friends that they would meet just through the Monday and Thursday nights on which the game was played.
As I have said before our sport is a very social type of sport and the weekly get-together through the game of darts definitely was looked forward too for catching up on gossip/ball hops/piss taking and even the odd sing-song and also many other such kinds of socialising.
However we have to deal with what is in front of us and at this time it is the Covid-19 virus which has now being in our midst for the best part of 20 months and which has taken so many of our family members and also many friends and members of our community to their eternal reward.
Please God this will be the final hurdle in what has been a very long course that we have all had to find our way around, and that come February and springtime the sun will shine for longer, stay strong .
Chairman Cork Darts Organisation.