With just one week left before the Christmas break the quality of darts are still very high over both leagues. The big four are fighting out in the A League, while still nothing separates the top four teams in the B-League as only six points between them all.
Central A 4-0 McCauslands A
This was top versus bottom this week as the Central look to pull away from the pack on their quest to regain the title and they done it in style with a dominate win against a gutsy McCausland’s side who put up a great fight.
Eugene Scullion (2x100,140) 3-1 Paul Loughran (3x100,137)
Frank Donnelly (3x100,2x140) 3-1 Patsy Bell (2x100,140)
Marty Crossley (3x100,2x140) 3-0 Sean Hetherington (3x100,140)
John Wilson (4x100,2x140) 3-1 Ciaran McCausland (3x100,137)
Gar McKeown (4x100,2x140) 3-2 Aidan Kavanagh (3x100,137)
Geoff Wilson (4x100,2x137) 3-2 John Hetherington (4x100,140)
Dalys A 4-0 Clonoe A
The home side dominated from the start and wrapped up the singles win in no time. Senna McKenna (100,126) won 3-0, Pat McGurgan (2x100, 125,140) and Damien Hamilton (3x100) both won 3-1. Thomas Conlon (171) scrapped through a 3-2 to seal the singles win.
In the doubles Clonoe got a reward for their efforts as P.McGrath/D.McGrath won 2-1. However, Dalys quickly tied it with S.McKenna/D.Hamilton winning 2-0 before L.McBride/S.McGurgan won 2-0 to secure the doubles points and match win.
Brackaville A 4-0 Quinns A
The home side got things started with Ronan McMahon (2x100,2x140) 3-0. Despite a great 18 dart leg by Noel Loughran, Mickey Quinn (3x100,2x120,122,180) held his nerve to with the 3-2. Quinns did get of the mark with Brendan McCann (3x100) winning 3-1 in the third game. Brackaville regained their two game lead with Declan Gillis (4x100,125) picking up a 3-0 win. The home side then secured the singles as Francie McNamee (3x100,140) won 3-0. Quinn’s restored some pride with Ian McWilliams (4x100,140) checking out 125 on his way to a 3-2 win.
In the doubles, unfortunately for Quinns, it was all Brackaville R.McMahon/Jp.McHugh (3x100,2x125), D&S.Gillis (3x100,135) and M.Quinn/F.McNamee (3x100,125) all won 2-0
Fixtures for Friday
McCauslands A v Brackaville
Central A v Ceili House
Quinns A v Dalys A
Clonoe A v BYE
O’Neills B 0-4 Falls
The away side got things started with Seamus Hagan (2x100) winning 2-0. Fall’s then increased the lead with Shane Devlin winning 2-0 in before Ronan Devlin (100) picked up a 2-0 win to give Fall’s a decisive lead. O’Neill’s B hit back with John Maguire winning 2-0. However, that lifeline didn’t last long as Fall’s quickly secured the singles win with Conor O’Hagan (135,140) picking up a 2-0 win. O’Neill’s B took the last singles via Colm McGahan 2-1.
Onto the doubles and Fall’s dominated again S.Hagan/C.O’Hagan (2x100,135,180) producing great darts in a 2-0 win. Then the partnership of R.Devlin/P.Burns (121) won 2-0 to secure the doubles before C.McGahan/A.McCrory won 2-1 to give O’Neill’s a reward.
Central C 2-2 O’Neills A
The home side took the early lead as Pat McElhatton (140) won 2-0. O’Neill’s A quickly hit back as Aidan Donaghy (3x100,117,140) produced some good high scoring darts on his way to a 2-0 win. The away side then took the lead with Stephen Magee (100,123) picking up a 2-0 win, before Raymie McKee (2x100) extended the lead for O’Neill’s with a 2-1 win. Rew Donaghy picked up a 2-0 win and sealed the singles for O’Neill’s. Central C did pull one backvia Martin Barrett’s 2-0 win.
In the doubles Central took the early lead with J.O’Neill/P.Doris winning 2-0. The doubles were then tied as A.Donaghy/S.Devlin won 2-0. The points were still up for grabs and it was M.Barrett/P.McElhatton who won it 2-0 to win the doubles for Central and draw the match.
Derrytresk 4-0 Central B
This was the third straight home win for Derrytresk as the continue the hunt for thier first league title. For the Central it was another good effort gone unrewarded as the still search for that win to take them off the bottom two.
Quinns B 0-4 Dalys B
This was a top of the table clash, Quinn’s needed the win to extended the gap ahead of Daly’s as Daly’s needed the win to reclaim top spot. Daly’s picked up a full four point victory and have regained top spot in the league as we go into the christmas period.
McCauslands B 1-3 Clonoe B
Clonoe took the long journey out to donaghmore and picked up a good win. This win for Clonoe moves them slowly up the table and may help start a challenge on the top four.
Clonoe B 1-3 Quinns B
This was a postponed game from last and was played on wednesday night.
Fixtures for Friday
O’Neills A v Quinns B
Dalys B v McCauslands B
Clonoe B v O’Neills B
Falls v Central B
Central C v Derrytresk
Friday brings the last fixture before Christmas. The A League will return on 4th January and the BLeague on January 11th.
The next league meeting is on Monday 14th January when the venue and draw will be made for the doubles competition on 18th January. Anyone willing to sponsor the competition please get in touch with any of the committee members.
Any team or player that has any complaints about anything within the league is also asked to come along to express the view to the committee.
Good Luck, Mickey!!
Everyone within the Torrent darts league will be watching former league player Mickey Mansell live on Sky on Saturday 15th December in the PDC World Darts Championship as he takes on the world number 1 Phil Taylor in the first round. We want to wish Mickey all the best of luck.