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Joshua Tree take title as Ma Dullea’s fail to make a double

The ladies were once more to the fore on Thursday night last as they brought their pre Christmas A division part of the season to a close with the final of the second event of the season being played at the Glenryan Tavern.

The semifinals saw Ma Dulleas prove too strong on the night for the River Lane as they ran out 3-0 winners through Kathleen Doyle, Kathryn Hewitt and Aisling Comey winning against Joanne Mackle, Gillian French and Noreen O’Brien.

Joshua Tree came through on a 3-1 score against the Local as they won the first two games with Eileen Jones defeating Christine O’Mahony and Ciara Haugh had them 2-0 ahead as she accounted for Kay O’Brien but the Local stopped the rot as Martina Murphy won the third game from Kelly Ford but Josh took the fourth as Mary Nugent was a 2-1 winner over Andrea O’Mahony.

The final which followed gave Ma Dulleas a chance to make it two final wins from two, having won the Red Cove Inn A league just a few weeks previous, but the Joshua Tree were not in a benevolent frame of mind as Kelly Ford ran out a 2-1 winner over Kathryn Hewitt and she was followed by team-mate Ciara Haugh who came out ahead of Aisling Comey 2-0 and the trophy was in the bag as Mary Nugent came through against Rita Hannigan 2-1 for a 3-0 overall win to the Joshua Tree.

Other members of the Joshua Tree panel were Eileen Jones, Breda Barrett, Siobhan Keohane, Fiona O’Loughlin and Marion Hayes while Ma Dulleas had Karina Nova,  Kathleen Doyle, Louise Doyle and Kala Connolly.

The Cork Darts Organisation were recently invited to the KILN at Heineken Ireland where the continued sponsorship of CDO competitions by Heineken was announced by Jim Cashman representing the Brewery.

Cork Darts Organisation President Michael O’Connell handing over a cheque for €2,500 to John Moynihan centre, representing “Homeless help and support Cork”  the proceeds of the CDO charity shield, with Jim Cashman of Heineken Ireland at the KILN Cork.                                                                                   Picture: Mark Farrell

CDO Chairman Mark Farrell thanked the Brewery for their very generous sponsorship and in particular Jonathan Barry for the hospitality night at the KILN.

The proceeds of the recently held CDO charity shield open singles championship which was held at the Joshua Tree was handed over at the venue with the recipients being “Help and support Homeless Cork” who benefited by €2,500.

The Cork Darts Organisation new year doubles championship will be back on the CDO calendar this season and also with a brand new venue for darts players to display their skills on the oche and bristle.

Glen Rovers Football and Hurling club will play host to the CDO new year doubles on Sunday January 1 with a men’s doubles championship and a minimum prize fund of €1,000 on offer to be won on the day.

Entries for the championship will only be accepted at the venue up until 3pm on the day with first darts on the oche at 3.30pm.

Absolutely no phone entries.

Frank Goulding.

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