Well done to Ballinaheglish’s David Concannon who became the 2010 University Darts Association of Ireland singles and doubles champion last week in Carlow.
Mick Egan travelled to Hull with the Republic of Ireland party, to participate in the Lakeside World Championship qualifiers and Winmau World Masters. In Thursday’s Lakeside qualifiers, Egan won his first match against Austrian Gerard Michal 2-0 in sets. A stiffer task awaited in round two, against Dutch International Gino Vos. Despite a good performance, Vos ran out the winner 2-0 in sets.
Sligo’s Sean McGowan was the best of the Irish, losing narrowly in the last eight of the qualifiers. In Friday’s Winmau World Masters, Egan was an unfortunate loser in the first round against Scottish International John Henderson. Henderson won by 3-1 in sets, but Egan missed big opportunities in the second and fourth sets, and could easily have won out by the same scoreline. Donegal’s Martin McCloskey was the best of the Irish, reaching the TV stages and enjoying a run to the semi-finals before losing out to England’s Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams. McCloskey’s run was the best ever by an Irish representative.
Mick Egan and Martin Fleming were among the 123 entrants who participated in Round 1 of Ireland’s Players Championships in Kilkenny at the weekend. Egan lost out at the last 32 stage on a 5-4 scoreline to Kilkenny’s Benny Grace in an outstanding clash in which Egan missed two darts to win. Martin Fleming had a 5-2 win over Limerick’s James O’Connor before being knocked out on a 5-4 scoreline to Ian Dobson. Round 2 takes place in Nenagh in late November.
Roscommon Darts League
Round 3 Results
The Hollywood, Roscommon 2 The Widow Pat’s, Knockcroghery 5 (8-16 on legs).
Scores: T. Duignan 1, P. Carton 3; K. Wesolowski 0, J. Reilly 3; M. Kilroe 3, T. Lyons 0; R. Dolan 1, N. Connaughton 3; G. Murphy 0, P. Byrne 3; J.P. Feeney 3, S. Byrne 1 ;J. McGrath 0, W. Doyle 3. Willie Doyle recorded the only 180 on the night.
Creaton’s Loughglynn 6 The Chariot, Frenchpark 1 (18-10 on legs).
Scores: R. Finan 3, B. Morris 1; D. Doory 0, P. Henry 3; S. Finan 3, T. Farrell 1; J. Crawley 3, N. McDermott 0; P. Reid 3, J. Moran 2; B. Scally 3, N. Morohan 2; A. Doory 3, N. McTiernan 1. Joe Crawley’s 103 checkout was highest of the night.
McDermott’s, Ballinaheglish 1, Spell’s, Ballaghaderreen 6 (10-18 on legs).
Scores: T. Concannon 3, E. McDonagh 0; D. Concannon 1 S. Fleming 3; J. Elliffe 0 M. Fleming 3; M. Finneran 2, S. Corcoran 3; A. Fallon 2 P. Tansey 3; P. Egan 1, P. Fleming 3; L. Concannon 1, F. Duffy 3. Thomas Concannon recorded the only 180 on the night.
Timmy’s, Elphin 4, Kate’s, Castlerea 3 (13-12 on legs).
Scores: M. Hynes 3, P. Connaughton 1; J. O’Connor 0, D. Fleming 3; R. Southam 3, D. Connaughton 0; D. Murphy 3, J. McIntyre 2; G. McKeon 1, M. Connelly 3; M. Murphy 3, M. Noone 0; P. Beirne 0, L. Doherty 3. David Murphy’s 110 checkout was the highest of the night.
Round 4 Fixtures
Friday 5th November 10 pm.
Flanagan’s, Castleplunkett v The Hollywood, Roscommon.
The Widow Pat’s, Knockcroghery v Timmy’s, Elphin.
Kate’s, Castlerea v Creaton’s, Loughglynn.
The Chariot, Frenchpark v McDermott’s, Ballinaheglish.
On Sunday 5th December, The Tommy Kenny Cup takes place at Creaton’s Bar, Loughglynn. This is confined to Roscommon league and affiliated players.
On Sunday 12th December, the rosdarts.com Christmas Singles takes place at Hannon’s Hotel Roscommon Town. Confined to Roscommon league and affiliated players.