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Still all to play for in the Premier Division

The final series of games in the race for qualifying to compete in the quarterfinals of the Cork Darts Organisation will be played tonight with at present just the one definite team qualified.

Quinlans 2 who have completed their series of games and have accumulated 35 points now cannot be caught and they will go through to compete in the semifinals with one more team to join them there at that stage while the next four teams will qualify to take part in the quarterfinals.

Groves 1 who have 21 points will take on the Groves 2 tonight and Groves team 2 will only have pride to fight for as they sit on a lowly 11 points and joint bottom but they can definitely influence the sequence of teams who are higher in the standings with a good performance.

The Groves team 1 who take on their second squad tonight in search of a semi-final spot in the CDO Premier division, at rear, Dean Meighan, Steven Lynch, Jerry Coughlan, front Robert O’Donovan and Martin Dineen.
Picture; Mark Farrell

Joshua Tree who sit just the one point behind the Groves 1 on 20 points must travel away to Ma Dulleas and the Josh will need to perform impressively to claim a semifinal place while Ma Dulleas themselves are looking to make the top six and a quarterfinal spot they will need to improve substantially on their current 15 points this encounter has all the makings of a real live match of the day.

Cow Bar who sit on 18 points play host to the Top of the Hill and the Cow will certainly be eyeing at least a quarterfinal spot but will also be alive to any disaster that may happen to the sides above them that could allow them to slip-in for a semifinal place unlikely though that maybe.

Quinlans 1 who currently sit in the sixth and final qualifying quarterfinal spot on 15 points will entertain the Riverstown Inn who are just the one point behind them and the object in this clash is a win for either side to make the quarterfinals.

Mathematically none of the teams in the CDO Premier division are out of the race to qualify for the knockout stages of the league but it would certainly take some outrageous results to see this occur, but a race is not won until it has been run.

The quarterfinals of the Premier division will be played on Monday 28 November at the Groves with a 9.15 start.

This coming Friday night the annual Cork Darts Organisation open charity shield singles championship will be staged at the Joshua Tree on Blarney Street.

Entries will only be accepted at the Joshua Tree until 9pm on Friday night and entries will only be taken from players who are present at the venue at the time of entering the competition and definitely no pre-registrations accepted, entry fee per player is €10 with first games called at 9.30pm sharp.

Frank Goulding

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