Friday, 6 March 2015

Spellís prove unbreakable

The first round of the Roscommon County Darts League was completed on Friday night with wins for defending champions Spellís, Flanaganís, Creatonís, and The Hollywood.

Flanaganís, Castleplunkett 4, Kateís, Castlerea 3 (16-12 on legs).

B. McCormack 3, Dan Connaughton 0; G. Kearney 2, P. Connaughton 3; G. Owens 2, W. Harris 3; A. Fleming 3, D. Fleming 2; M. Kearney 3, M. Connelly 0; K. Kearney 3, M. Noone 1; N. Ryan 0 L. Doherty 3. Martin Kearney recorded a 180 while Gerry Owens recorded two 180ís. Wayne Harris recorded checkouts of 120 and 126.

The Hollywood, Roscommon 6, The Chariot, Frenchpark 1, (19-9 on legs). C. Boland 3, P. Henry 0; K. Wesolowski 3, J. Moran 2; M. Kilroe 3, T. Farrell 2; R. Dolan 3, F. Kearney 0; JP Feeney 3, M. Morohan 0; D. Boyle 1, N. McTiernan 3; J. McGrath 3, N. McDermott 2. Trevor Farrell recorded the only 180 of the night. 

Creatonís, Loughglynn 4, McDermottís, Ballinaheglish 3, (15-13 on legs).

S. Finan 3, T. Concannon 2; S. Coleman 0, M. Finneran 3; B. Scally, 2 J. Elliffe 3; J. Crawley 3, M. Fallon 0; R. Finan 1, D. Concannon 3; A. Doory 3, G. Concannon; P. Reid 3, A. Fallon 1. Sean Finan and Thomas Concannon recorded a 180 each. Sean Finan also had a 122 checkout while Thomas Concannon had a 127 checkout in what was an entertaining opening game on the night. 

Timmyís, Elphin 3, Spellís, Ballaghaderreen 4, (13-15).

G. McKeon 3, F. Duffy 1; M. Murphy 0, J. Finn 3; T. Beirne 0, S. Fleming 3; D. Murphy 2, D. Coffey 3;  A. Hynes 3, S. Corcoran 2; R. Southam 0, P. Tansey 3; M. Hynes 2, P. Fleming 3. Patrick Tansey recorded a 180 and a 121 checkout is his blistering win over Richard Southam. 

Round 2 Fixtures. Friday 22nd October at 10 pm.

Widow Patís, Knockcroghery v Flanaganís, Castleplunkett. Kateís, Castlerea v The Hollywood, Roscommon. The Chariot, Frenchpark v Timmyís, Elphin.

Spellís, Ballaghaderreen v Creatonís, Loughglynn.

Mick Egan put in several top class performances whilst competing at the Killarney Darts Festival at the weekend winning 7 of his 9 games. Egan had three fine wins in Friday nightís qualifiers as he booked his place in Sundayís John McEvoy Gold Dart Singles Pro Tour event. Saturdayís Gleneagle Irish Masters was also kind to him as he reached the last 64 out of a field of 350 players from Ireland and abroad. Two earlier round wins were followed by a 4-1 loss to PDC Pro Andy Hamilton, but Eganís 83 average had brought some of the best out of Hamilton who managed an 89. Sunday saw Egan explode out of the blocks with a super 6-0 win over Shane O Hara. A 90.18 average his best of the weekend.  Eganís participation ended in his third game with a 6-1 defeat to Englandís Peter Wright. Eganís only leg ended with a 132 checkout and with an 83 average was never too far behind but could not pass Wright who was beaten by Ronnie Baxter in the next round.

Martin Flemingís tournament ended in the first round on both days suffering a 4-3 loss to PDC player Jon Arches on Saturday having been 3-2 up and missing seven match doubles. Fleming lost out 6-1 to PDC Pro Wes Newton on Sunday. Although not scoring near as well as his more experienced opponent, Fleming had chances in four of his six losing legs bringing his involvement to an end.