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Cork Darts Organisation highlights through seasons 2008/09 and 2009/10.

The 32nd, Annual General Meeting of the Cork Darts Organisation was held at the Telecom club on McCurtain Street and the big news to come from the AGM was the decision to discontinue CDO competitions on Friday nights because of the small amount of teams that were entering the leagues and cup events on Friday night.

The Chairman informed the meeting that over the past five years the number of teams competing had been dropping at an alarming rate with only 6 teams entering for competition last season and 2 of those were from the one club.

On the playing front it was John Wall who won the CDO B and C singles championship which was played at St, Vincent’s GAA club and once again the Beamish individual championship title went to John O’Shea.

The Cork Darts Organisation October darts gala at St, Vincent’s saw Martin Cotter and John O’Shea combine to yet again take the men’s doubles championship with Mary Long from Ma Dullea’s winning the ladies singles title and Garry Condron winning the youths championship.

Tower Bar took the CDO President’s A division league and it was Kathryn Hewitt who won the ladies Satzenbrau singles championship with her team winning the ladies A division and Ma Dullea’s B team winning the B equivalent .

The CDO new years darts gala was held at St, Vincent’s and yet again it was the deadly duo of Martin Cotter and John O’Shea who claimed the title in the men’s doubles championship with Caroline Coutts taking the ladies singles title and Ryan Courtney winning the youths singles.

Brian Dillons GAA club were crowned Beamish A trophy winners and also added the Crean and McGarry trophy along with the CDO Charity Shield, Ma Dullea’s ladies were Carling cup champions and Damien O’Driscoll was the CDO Murphy’s Premier players individual league champion.

Mary and Joe Long were the Linda O’Mahony memorial mixed doubles winners which was played at the Local, John O’Shea and Martin Cotter made it three from three as they won the CDO Easter darts gala with Rita Hannigan taking the ladies sungles and Ryan Courtney winning the youths singles championship.

Season 2009/10

The 33rd, Annual General Meeting of the Cork Darts Organisation was held at the Telecom club on Monday August 17 2009 and a minutes silence was held to honour our late Treasurer Sean Street who sadly passed away earlier in the year

Eoin Casey at front with the brand new Sean Street memorial B and C Trophy which he won at St, Vincent’s on Friday September 28 at St, Vincent’s GAA club.
Also included are members of the Street family and CDO committee members.

A total of 61 teams entered to play in Cork Darts Organisation Monday night competitions for the upcoming season 2009/10.

Eoin Casey representing the Cow Bar was crowned the first ever Sean Street memorial B and C grade champion which was played at St, Vincent’s GAA club with an entry of 133 players taking to the oche on the night at the club.

Colin Walsh and Kenneth Dukes were the Jim Walsh memorial doubles winners as they won out in the final played at St, Vincent’s GAA club while it was Vince Noonan representing the Red Cove Inn who took the Pat Corcoran memorial singles championship from and entry of 96 players at St, Vincent’s.

Vince Noonan representing the Red Cove Inn receiving the Pat Corcoran memorial cup from Liz Corcoran wife of the late Pat after his win in the final played at St, Vincent’s on Friday 13 November 2009

The CDO was to the forefront in the Guinness World Records for a 1 hour non stop record scoring team effort when on March 20 before a packed St, Vincent’s GAA club, Martin Cotter, Damien O’Driscoll, Stephen Coveney, John O’Shea, Craig Sproat, Jason Kavanagh, Kevin McDonnell, James Corcoran set a new World recerd of 35, 087 in 1 hour thus obliterating the previous record.

Tower Bar were winners of the CDO Super league with the Red Cove Inn taking the A division league, Cow were B division league winners while Baker Street were the C division league champions and in the ladies leagues it was Ma Dullea’s who claimed the A division league while the Junction Bar were the B division league winners.

Damien O’Driscoll was crowned the Cork City individual champion while Peter Quinn was a very impressive winner of the Donal “Duckser” Martin memorial singles championship, and again Martin Cotter and John O’Shea were the new year doubles winners and also took out the CDO Easter darts gala doubles while Aisling Ferriter was ladies winner and Kyle Ramsell won the youths with Jonathon English as runner-up.

Kyle Ramsell on the right who was the youths winner at St, Vincent’s Easter darts gala with on left Jonathan English who was runner-up with CDO Chairman Roy O’Donovan at presentation of prizes.
Peter Quinn at centre rear, winner of the CDO Donal “Duckser” Martin memorial singles championship pictured with family and friends of the late Duckser along with some of his former team-mates at St, Vincent’s GAA club.

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