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Red Cove Inn win all Blackrock tie

Cork Darts Organisation Premier trophy winners Quinlan’s after their win over the Cow Bar in the final played at the Gallows.    Picture: Mark Farrell

Three semifinals and finals were completed on Monday night last and they brought to a close the first half of the season.

The second division semifinals and final of the Cork Darts Organisation men’s trophies competitions saw wins in the semifinals for Red Cove Inn by 3-2 over the Gallows while the Maple Leaf came through by 3-0 in their semifinal clash against Carrigaline GAA to set up and all Blackrock final.

The ensuing final certainly proved to be a really tight and close encounter with the Maple Leaf taking the opening game but the Red Cove Inn levelled and then took the third game to slip ahead by two games to one.

Maple Leaf gathered themselves to level the final and bring it to the fifth and deciding game and it was veteran Red Cove Inn stalwart Vince Noonan who hit a double 16 to take the title for the Red Cove Inn.

The man of the match award went to Niall Horgan also of the Red Cove Inn.

The Joshua Tree played host to staging the semifinals and final of the first division trophy and here it was the clash of both Gallows teams in one semifinal.

Recent winners of the CDO first division league Gallows 1 went down 3-2 to their second team also operating in this division while the other semifinal saw the River Lane progress to the final on the same scoreline with the resulting final being claimed by the Gallows on a 3-0 scoreline and the man of the match award also going to the Gallows as Jason Milner was the recipient.

The Gallows on Bandon Road was the venue for the CDO Premier division trophy semifinals and final and it was the star studded Quinlans side who came through on a 3-1 scoreline against the Top of the Hill with the other semifinal seeing the Cow Bar overcome the Groves by 3-0 with the resulting final honours going to Quinlans on a 3-0 scoreline and Jason “Goo” O’Donovan Quinlan’s receiving the man of the match award.

The Cork Darts Organisation shield trophies will commence tonight and below are the fixtures with games to commence no later than 9.30pm.

Crean and McGarry Premier shield: Section 1, Riverstown Inn v Groves 2, Cow v Quinlans 2, bye Joshua Tree.

Section 2, No games until next Monday.

First division shield: Section 1, Joshua Tree v River Lane, Groves v Old Reliable, bye Gallows 1.

Section 2, Gallows 2 v Local 1, Residence v O’Cionnaigh’s, bye Aunties.

Second division shield: Section 1, Local v Muskerry Arms, Red Cove Inn v Glenryan Tavern, bye Joshua Tree.

Section 2, Carrigaline GAA v Gallows, Hennessy’s v Maple Leaf, bye Cotton Ball.

Third division shield: Tower Bar v Residence, River Lane v Ma Dullea’s bye Jack Fords.

Frank Goulding.

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