The Cork Darts Orginisation saw the completion of the quarter final stages in the Super, 1st and 2nd division on Monday last, and the semi-finals and finals will be played on Friday March 25th. The Gallows bar will host the Super division semi-finals and it’s The Joshua tree (2) to face the Cow bar and the Groves (1) take on Top of the Hill.
The Joshua Tree will be holding the division 1 semi-finals and it’s Riverlane (1) versus Hannah Bawns and Gallows (1) against Ma Dullea’s.
In Division 2, at the Local bar, Glenrryan (2) will play Jack Fordes while Aunties take on D’Anglers.
All games are down for a 9:15 start, with the final to follow in each venue.
The Groves 3 were crowned Junior C champions on Monday last, with a 3-0 win against the Muskerry in the Semifinals and winning 3-2 in a last leg decider against the Riverlane.
The penultimate competition of the 2021/2022 season commences on Monday, March 21st across all 4 divisions.
The Cork Darts Organisation men’s Cork City individual championship will be held on Friday April 8th, at the Joshua Tree on Blarney Street which has hosted the event since season 2017/18 when Dean Forde took the title .
This will be the 72nd, staging (Interupted by Covid19 pandemic for 2 seasons)of this long running singles competition that began it’s life back in 1949 and it was commonly know by it’s sponsors name, the Murphy individual championship through it’s sponsor Murphy’s Stout who sponsored the championship up until 2007 with the first ever winner of the singles title Tim Carey who represented the Corner House.
One Father and son pairing has the honour of winning the title with Paddy Cotter who won it while playing for the Sportsman’s Rest on Dominick Street in 1967 being followed 33 years later by his son Martin Cotter as he won it while playing for the Island Tavern in 2000 winning it at the Brewery Tap on Leitrim Street.
Damien O’Driscoll has won the championship on 5 occasions, 2007/09/10/11/13 while two players have won it on 4 occasions, Matt O’Sullivan in 1968/75/79/81 and Chris O’Neill in 1991/92/98/99 while John O’Shea and Stephen O’Connor each have three wins under there belts, O’Shea in 2002, 2003 and 2008, while O’Connor won in 2000/01, 2003/04 and also has the cup since it was last played for prior to the pandemic when he won at the Joshua Tree in season 2018/19.
However the honour of delivering the most wins goes to the living legend himself, Stephen Coveney who has been champion on no fewer that 9 times.
Coveney’s winning years were 1986,89/90/93/95/96/97/ 2005 and 2006.
He was attached to Con O’Donovan’s in 86/89 and 1990, CIE club in 93/95/96 and 97 and he played with the Watercourse Inn as he won it in 2005 and 2006.
Mention of Coveney it would seem he still has the appetite for the sport as he recently won the Cork Darts Organisation Open Charity singles championship and was as sharp as he ever was.
Below is the full list of winners since first played for back in season 1949/50
1949/50- Tim Carey*** Corner House
1950/51 – Dan Browne***Stags Head
1951/52 – Paddy Maher***Stags Head
1952/53 -Tim Hurley***Stags Head
1953/54 -Martin Mahony***Joe’s Place
1954/55 -Steve Murray***Raven
1955/56- Dan Browne***Stags Head
1956/57- Sil Manning***Raven
1957/58- Dan O’Donovan***Steeple
1958/59- John O’Shea***Coughlan’s
1959/60- Pat Mulcair***Raven
1963/64-Paddy Cotter***Sportsmans Rest
1965/66-Mick O’Keefe***Molly Macs
1966/67-John Flynn***Dew Drop Inn
1967/68-Paddy Cotter***Sportsmans Rest
1968/69-Matt O’Sullivan***Riverview Inn
1970/71-Denis McGrath***Collins Bks,
1971/72-Barry Greaney***Con O’Donovans
1973/74-John Buckley***Refinery Club
1974/75-Liam Guiney***Shandon View
1975/76-Matt O’Sullivan***Black Swan
1978/79-Jerome Good***Refinery Club
1985/86-Stephen Coveney***Con O’Donovan’s
1986/87-Denis McCarthy***Sportsmans Rest
1987/88-Ted O’Mahony***Con O’Donovan’s
1988/89-Stephen Coveney***Con O’Donovan;s
1989/90-Stephen Coveney***Con O’Donovan’s
1990/91-Chris O’Neill***CIE Club
1991/92-Chris O’Neill***CIE Club
1992/93-Stephen Coveney***CIE Club
1993/94-James Corcoran***CIE Club
1994/95-Stephen Coveney***CIE Club
1995/96-Stephen Coveney***CIE Club
1996/97-Stephen Coveney***CIE Club
1997/98-Chris O’Neill***CIE Club
1998/99-Chris O’Neill***CIE Club
1999/2000-Martin Cotter***Island Tavern
2000/01-Stephen O’Connor***St, Vincent’s
2001/02-John O’Shea***St, Vincent’s
2002/03-John O’Shea***Island Tavern
2003/04-Stephen O’Connor***Watercourse Inn
2004/05-Stephen Coveney***Watercourse Inn
2005/06-Stephen Coveney***Watercourse Inn
2006/07-Damien O’Driscoll***Watercourse Inn
2007/08-John O’Shea***Gerald Griffin
2008/09-Damien O’Driscoll***Brian Dillon’s
2009/10-Damien O’Driscoll***Brian Dillon’s
2010-/11-Damien O’Driscoll***Brian Dillon’s
2011/12-John “Dinny Bob’s” McCarthy***Tower Bar
2012/13-Damien O’Driscoll***Joshua Tree
2014/15-John Kiely***Tower Bar
2018/19-Stephen O’Connor***Joshua Tree
2019/20-No championship due to Pandemic
2020/21-No championship due to pandemic