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Still all to play for in Fosters cups

It’s the penultimate week in the Cork Darts Orginisation Super and 1st Division leagues, and it’s still all to play for, as no one-team is running away in any section. The results from last Monday’s games in the super division saw the Cow bar beat Riverstown Inn 3-2, Top of the Hill lose 3-2 to Rosies, Joshua Tree (1) win 4-1 against Ma Dullea’s, Maple Leaf lost away to the Local 3-2, Groves won 5-0 at home to the Gallows and Joshua Tree (2) won 3-2 away to Quinlans.

In division 1, Residence 2-3 Groves, Riverlane (1) 3-2 Hennessy’s, Aunties 2-3 Carrigaline GAA, Riverstown Inn 2-3 Old Reliable, Bakers Street 4-1 Riverlane (2) and Hannah Bawns had a bye.

In Division 2, St. Vincent’s 3-2 Local, Glenryan (2) 3-2 Red Cove, Joshua Tree 1-4 Shamrock and Gallows 3-2 Glenryan (1).

The Junior section saw the Island Tavern win 3-2 against the River lane, Ma Dullea’s 1-4 Jack Fords, Muskerry Arms 4-1 Residence and the Fox & Hounds win 5-0 away to the Tower Bar. Dylan Twomey was first in for the Fox & Hounds against Jason O’Flynn and is was Twomey that won 2-0. Next up was Paul O’Sullivan for the tower facing Brian Wall. O’Sullivan went 1 up but Wall brought it back to 1-1 to force a deciding leg, and it was Wall that was first to hit the winning double making it 2-0 to the away side. Gary Dowling was in next for the foxes against Con Buckley and Dowling won that 2-0.  Jason Irwin beat Sean Murphy 2-1 in the fourth and Kieran O’Callaghan got the better of Dean Murphy in the last to claim all 5 points for the Fox & Hounds.

In the 2nd and Junior Divisions, the top 4 from each will qualify for finals night.  The Riverlane will host the semi-finals and Final of the Junior division, and the Local will hold the semis and final of Division 2.  Both will take place on March 2nd with an 8:15pm start.

February 17th the quarters of the Super and 1st divisions will be held at the Gallows and the Joshua Tree, respectively with a 9:30pm start. The semis and final of the 1st, division will be held on Monday February 24 with an 8:15pm start with the semifinals and final of the Fosters super division down for decision on Monday March 2nd

Cork Darts Organisation city individual champion 2019, Stephen O'Connor with Sponsor Jason Galway and CDO Secretary Paul McGarry.

Top, Stephen O’Connor after his win in the CDO Cork city individual championship last season with sponsor Jason Galway and CDO Secretary Paul McGarry.

Bottom, O’Connor having a little quencher from the winners cup after his victory in last season’s final.

Pictures Mark Farrell

The 72nd Cork City Individual Championships, sponsored by Jason Galway painting & decorating, will be held at the Joshua Tree bar on March 27th.  Current & Defending Champion Stevie O’Connor is hoping to win this prestigious title for his 4th time.  A total prize fund of €1200 will be up for grabs.

The CDO would like to wish Cork Youth Darts the very best of luck this weekend, as they travel to Carlow to partake in the Carlow invitational inter-county challenge cup.

Tomorrow night’s delegate meeting will be at the Joshua Tree bar at 8:30pm.

Mark Farrell

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