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Quinlan’s convincing as Premier league winners

Quinlans 2 came through to take the Cork Darts Organisation mens Premier league with a very convincing performance on finals night which was held at the Groves Lounge on Monday night last.

The semifinals began the night at the Groves with Quinlans recording a 3-0 win over the Riverstown Inn while the other semifinal was a much closer affair featuring the Joshua Tree and the Groves 1 with the Groves taking what was a very tight and close contest on a 3-2 scoreline.

The ensuing final opened with William Fouhy from Quinlans taking the first game ahead of Groves David O’Donovan on a 3-0 scoreline with the second game being a much tighter affair as this game went all the way to the five legs needed to separate the players with Quinlans again coming through to take it on a very tight 3-2.

Quinlans then needed only the one more game to claim the league title and they certainly did not have to wait beyond the third game of the final as Jason “Goo” O’Donovan took it 3-2 from Groves Jerry Coughlan in what was once more a very tight affair with some spectacular darts scoring and checkouts from both players.

Quinlan’s 2 who took the Cork Darts Organisation Premier league title in their defeat of the Groves Bar 1 in the final played at the Grovers Lounge                                                               Picture; Mark Farrell

Last Monday night also saw the Cork Darts Organsation third division league semifinals and final being played at the River Lane Lounge on Blarney Street with the title going to Hennessy’s Bar as they completed a 3-2 win over the Residence in the final with wins coming from Sean McCarthy, Mark O’Donnell and Tony Noonan while trying best for the Residence were Paul O;Reilly, Ian Gosnell and Eric Healy with the beaten semifinalists being Muskerry Arms and Ma Dulleas.

Tonight will also see the conclusion of the first and second division leagues as the semifinals and final of both will be played with the first division being staged at the Glenryan Tavern and featuring the line-ups as follows; at the Glenryan first division semifinals Gallows 1 v River Lane and Gallows 2 v Local at 8.45 with the final to follows.

Second division semifinals at the Local; Gallows 3 v Joshua Tree 3 and Carrigaline GAA v Local at 8.;45 with the final to follow.

The first day of the upcoming new year will see the return of the very popular Cork Darts Organisation new year doubles championship and Glen Rovers Hurling and Football club has been made available to stage this most popular doubles championship and with a minimum of €1,000 to be won at the venue on the day a large entry is expected.

Registrations will be accepted only at the venue and under no circumstances will entries be taken over the phone, entries will be taken up until 3pm with first darts on the oche at 3.30pm with an entry fee of €20 per team.

Frank Goulding.

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