Mayo's Martin Heneghan became the youngest winner of the Martin Kelly Memorial Cup, which took place in The Hollywood Bar, in Roscommon town at the weekend.
The 19-year-old from Roundfort, and Ireland International was best of the 52 players that took part on the day, with several counties represented. Defending Champion Mick Egan bowed out in the last 16, beaten by Francis Hussey who reached the semi finals. Recent A1 Roofing Ltd winner Paul Carton was also out by the last eight.
The surprise package from all the Roscommon players present was eventual runner-up Alan Loughnane who put in some great displays both before and in the final. Loughnane also picked up highest checkout prize for his 150 effort in winning against Joe Crawler in the last 8. The raffle which took place on the day raised €500 for cancer research.
Martin Kelly Cup Results. Last 8: Terry McNulty beat Jimmy Reilly; Francis Hussey beat Martin Fleming; Martin Heneghan beat Paul Carton; Alan Loughnane beat Joe Crawley. Last 4: A. Loughnane 5, F. Hussey 1; M. Heneghan, T. McNulty 4. Final: M. Heneghan 6, A. Loughnane 4. Lady of the Tournament: Barbara Victory. Runer-up: Phil Carney. Highest Checkout: Alan Loughnane 150.
Saturday, March 26th: The Tommy Kenny Cup at Creaton's Bar, Loughglynn. 5pm start. Details at www.rosdarts.com.
Saturday, April 9th: The Roscommon County Darts League Finals at Hannon's Hotel, Roscommon Town. Further details as soon as possible.
McDermott's of Ballinaheglisg team mates David Concannon, Mark Finneran, and Gary Concannon enjoyed success at the UDC UDAI All-Ireland University Darts Teams College Intervarsities on Saturday with GMIT. At the group stage they beat Carlow IT (C) 5-0, Carlow IT (B) 5-1, NUIG (B) 5-1. IT Tallaght were opposition in the semi finals where they enjoyed a 6-2 win. After going 3-1 down in the final a 7-6 win over GMIT sealed victory. NUIG (A) Panel: David Concannon, Mark Finneran, Gary Concannon, Stiofán de Lundres Ó Dálaigh and Chris Clyne.
Round 14 Result: The Widow Pat's, Knockcroghery 4, Creaton's, Loughglynn 3 (13-11).
Round 10 results:
The Chariot, Frenchpark 1, The Hollywood, Roscommon 6 (11-20). Kate's, Castlerea 3, Flanagan's, Castleplunkett 4 (16-13).
Round 18 results
Widow Pat's, Knockcroghery 3, Kate's, Castlerea 4 (15-15). Hollywood, Roscommon 2, Spell's, Ballaghaderreen 5 (8-16). Timmy's, Elphin 4 McDermott's, Ballinaheglish 3. (15-12).
Friday, 11th March, 10 pm: Flanagan's, Castleplunkett v Chariot, Frenchpark. McDermott's, Ballinaheglish v Creaton's, Loughglynn.