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Ladies Finals night

It was ladies night on Thursday night last at the Red Cove Inn as the Cork Darts Organisation A and B grade semifinals and finals of the respective leagues were completed with the honours going to Ma Dullea’s and the Red Cove Inn ladies respectively.

The night of darts began with the playing of the semifinals in each grade and in the A division it was the Residence ladies who completed a 3-2 win against their neighbours from the River Lane while in the other semifinal it was Ma Dullea’s who overcame the challenge of the Joshua Tree also by a 3-2 scoreline.

The finals which followed saw Ma Dullea’s take the A division title on a 3-0 scoreline with Kathryn Hewitt defeating Caroline Coutts 2-1, Aisling Comey putting in a lady of the match performance in winning 2-1 against Claire Fielding and Rita Hannigan taking the third on a 2-0 scoreline for the win.

Meanwhile the ladies from the B division were also in throwing form as their semifinals saw the Glenryan Tavern win 3-2 against the Gallows and the Red Cove Inn take their semifinal by the same scoreline against Ma Dullea’s second string.

The final of the B division which followed was a real nail-bitter as the Red Cove Inn put their foot immediately on the gas and were quickly into a two games to nil lead with Lillian Higgins winning 2-0 against Elenor Sheehan and Gillian Higgins taking the second game also on a 2-0 scoreline to leave her team just the one win shy of the title.

However Glenryans Sharon Lynch had other plans as she took the third game of this B final with a 2-1 win over Mags Kelly and it was soon a tied final as Allison Goulding took the fourth game on the card with a very impressive lady of the match performance against Red Cove’s Lynda Lynch by 2-1.

However Red Cove were not letting this final slip away on their own doorstep and Rosarie Callnan proved to be the sharper on her finishing as she took the fifth and deciding game by 2-1 against Glenryans Alice Twohig.

The Ma Dullea’s ladies who were crowned CDO “A” division league champions; from left, Karina Nova, Rita Hannigan, Katherine Hewitt, Kayla Connolly, Aisling Comney with competition sponsor Ray O’Mahony  proprietor Red Cove Inn.

The Cork Darts Organisation men’s premier players individual league got underway on Friday night last at the Groves Lounge in Dublin Street Blackpool and the qualifiers will play-off at the same venue on Friday November 18.

Teams should take note of the following dates which are set a-side for the play-off stages of the current men’s leagues;

Premier division; Quarterfinals on Monday November 28 followed on Monday December 5 by the semifinals and final.

First division; Quarterfinals on Monday December 5 followed on Monday December 12 by semifinals and final.

Second division; Quarterfinals on Monday December 5 followed on Monday December 12 by semifinals and final.

Frank Goulding.

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