The Roscommon County Darts League Finals take place this Saturday, April 9th in Hannon's Hotel, Roscommon, from 6 pm.
The shield final at 6 pm will see McDermott's, Ballinaheglish v Creaton's, Loughglynn and this will be followed by the Cup Final between The Widow Pat's, Knockcroghery and Spell's, Ballaghaderreen.
Spell's reached the final with an 8-3 success over Kate's of Castlerea while The Widow Pat's did so on the back of a tight 8-6 win over Flanagan's of Castleplunkett. History says the Knockcroghery side last won the Cup back in 2003, and were runners-up in the following finals in 2004, 2005 and again in 2007. A spell contesting the Shield Finals saw success against Spell's in 2009, but that was sandwiched by losses in 2008 and 2010. The Widow Pat's side have been unfortunate not to capitalise on their talents in recent years, topping the League table in 2010, winding up beaten semi-finalists in the quest for overall honours.
Defending champions, Spell's of Ballaghaderreen are back in the final for the second year in a row, and are aiming to win their fourth League Cup title following wins in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Spell's topped this yearís League table by three points ahead of the Widow Pat's. In their most recent meetings Spell's beat The Widow Pat's 4-3 in Ballaghaderreen last November. But the Widow Pat's enjoyed a 4-3 win of their own in the return game in Knockcroghery in February.
Preceding the Cup Final is the meeting of Creaton's of Loughglynn and McDermott's of Ballinaheglish in the Shield Final. Creaton's were Cup winners in 2005 and will be aiming to beat the Cup runners-up from the past three years.
Fixtures: April 16th and 17th, The INDO Spring Festival of Darts at the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown; INDO Menís Ladies and Youths Ranked Singles both day