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Premier players individual league is here

The Cork Darts Organisation Premier players individual league will get underway on Friday November 4 at the Groves Lounge on Dublin Street Blackpool.

Entries for the competition will close on Tuesday November 1 and group qualifying games will be played on November 4.

Some if not all of the very best darts players in Cork have had the honour of winning this very prestigious and hard to win singles competition with the very first player to win the competition being Dinny Bob’s who won it back in 2001 when he defeated John O’Shea in the final which was played in Kennedy’s Bar on the Blarney Road.

First winner of the CDO premier players individual league was the late Dinny Bob’s who defeated John O’Shea in the final played in Kennedys Bar on Blarney Road in 2001 also here in picture is late CDO Chairman Roy O’Donovan with Bobsie after his winning the CDO city singles in 2012 at St, Vincent’s

The sixth series of games in the Cork Darts Organisation leagues were completed on Monday night last and the Joshua Tree can be very satisfied after their visit to the Groves saw them come away with a win.

Joshua Tree opened with a win through John Kennifick defeating Brendan Long and it was 2-0 to the Josh as William Goulding overcame home player Craig Bowen.

John O’Callaghan pulled a game back for the Groves with a win over Denis Madden but the remaining two games went the way of the Joshua Tree as wins by Eddie Keating and Jonathan McCormack against Steven Casey and Garry Lane respectively sealed the win.

Quinlans 2 overcame the challenge of their first team as they ran out 4-1 winners with wins from William Fouhy, Jason O’Donovan, Dylan Crean and Jack Secular while the sole win for Quinlans 1 came from Eddie Cull.

Muskerry Arms travelled away to Hennessy’s in the Cork Darts Organisation third division league and came away with all five points available on the night.

Points winners for the Muskerry Arms were David Lynch, Hugh Finnerty, Michael Beven, Tom Flaherty and John Kelleher.

With just the three series of games to be played in the Premier division Quinlans 2 are out in front by quite a bit at this stage with 22 points and are followed by the Joshua Tree and Ma Dulleas who are ten points behind on 12.

Groves 1 and Quinlans 1 have ten points-apice and then come the Cow on 9, Groves 2 eight points and bringing up the rear are the Riverstown Inn on 3 points.

Division 1 section 1 has the Local out front with 15 points followed by the Gallows 1 on 12, Residence have 10, O’Cionnaigh’s sit on 9 points and bringing up the rear are D’Anglers with just four points.

Section 2 of the first division and it’s the River Lane on top with 14 points followed by the Joshua Tree and the Gallows 2 each on 11 points, Old Reliable have 9 points and at the bottom sit Aunties with 5 points.

Frank Goulding.

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