Sports

Horseshoe deny Barleycorn

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

DIVISION ONE.
Barleycorn One 2. Horseshoe Bar 4.
HORSESHOE were made to fight all the way to preserve their unbeaten run with a hard earned 4-2 win at Barleycorn A, who had taken an early lead.
It was tops from Stephen McArdle (6x100, 95, 2x85, 87, 81,78,4x60+) that gave him a 3-1 win over Christy O'Brien (121,2x100,99,85,2x81) in the night's opener.
The visitors hit back in style with a brace of 3-0 wins as a maximum180 from Darren Mullen (140,132,100,93,87,86,85,81) helped him defeat Mickey Morgan (100, 5x80+,5x60+) followed by a 131 check-out from Stephen Connolly (2x140,100,3x95,87,76,67) to seal victory over Trevor Gill(123,83,76,70).
Another maximum 180 brought a 3-1 win for Gary Fay (140,135,121,100,98,82,81) over Alan Hoey (124,116,3x100,95,2x85) to stretch the overall lead to 3-1. A 132 start to the deciding fifth leg gave Leslie Anderson (121,3x100,4x80+,6x60+) the edge over Beezer Loughran (135,125100, 98,95,84,4x81,4x60+) who could only look on as a 76 check-out by Anderson denied him a shot at the double and won the league points for the visitors. The last match was another full set encounter that saw James Maguire (135,125,121,5x100,3x85,5x60+) rescue a bonus point for Barleycorn as he won 3-2 against Johnny Murphy (2x140,125,2x100,96,95,2x85,6x60+).
Cartwheel 4 Bridge Gold 2
A BLISTERING start from Cartwheel paid dividends at home to Bridge Gold as the joint league leaders had the precious points in the sack before the visitors recovered to pick up a bonus point.
Joe Pilkington (136,2x133, 4x95,94, 64,5x57) won the opener with John Reel (132,131, 125,121,95,2x85,81) on a 3 -0 score. Jim Hanratty (140,4x100, 99,95) checked-out 72 for a 3-1 win against Aidan Kilroy (130,3x100,2x85) to double the lead. A 3-0 nil for Steve O' Hara (3x140, 8x80+) over Michael Casey (100,96,95, 79,76,75,73) added to the home lead.
A 16, 17 and 18 dart leg from Mickey Donnelly (161,3x140, 6x100,2x95) brought home the points in style against Sean Judge (140,3x100, 5x80+).Two dart finishes to 81 and 66 had Jarly Og Burns (140,113,100,97,2x83, 2x81) level with Raymond O'Brien (121,2x1002x81,80) with tops doing the trick for the Gold player to register their first win.
Indeed it was a 3-2 win for Peadar Mallie (125,104,3x100,2x85,2x81) over Raymond Martin (3x133,2x100, 95,83) that snatched an unlikely bonus point, given their start to the match.
Red Fellas 2 Lite N Easy 4
AUSTIN Thompson got visitors Lite N Easy off to a winning start at Red Fellas with a 3 nil win over Joe Burns. Double nine did the business twice for JP Finnegan on his way to a 3-2 win against Mickey McParland who had checked-out 82 to level at 2-2, with the win for Finnegan restoring parity for the hosts.
A maximum 180 and an 80 check-out helped Mickey Rushe to a 3-0 win against Mark McShane as the visitors regained the lead. Christy Thompson added to that lead with a straight legs defeat of Colm Murphy in match four.
The final outcome was left down to the last match as a maximum 180 in the deciding fifth leg gave John McShane the impetus to edge out Connor Murray to reduce the deficit to 3-2.
James Thompson upstaged his maximum 180 with a 131 check-out to clinch victory for his team as it gave him a 3-0 win against Gary Murphy, which secured the points in a fine win.

DIVISION TWO
Mountain House 4 Kabin 2
FOLLOWING their shock 5-1 loss to Belleek Country House last week Mountain House bounced back into the title race with a 4-2 home win over Kabin.
The visitors got off to a winning start as Jim McLoughlin (2x133,2x95,63) beat Gerard McGinn (112,72,60) in the opening match. Tommy Markey (2x100, 80) was a 2-0 winner over Colm Campbell (2x100,60) to level things.
Kieran Dooley (100,98,95, 4x85,78,70) put the hosts ahead with a 2-1 defeat of Allen Durnin (84,83,2x81,4x60+) with Albert Kelly (2x100,2x92,2x81,5x60+) increasing that lead to 3-1 courtesy of his 2-1 victory over Rodney McLoughlin (121,94,3x85,4x81,68). The points were wrapped up when Stephen Toner (2x100, 94,85,7x60+) beat Stephen Teague (100,89,81,76,72,3x60+) in match five. Kabin though battled to pick up a bonus point as Kevin Campbell (93,86,2x85,78,71,67) took the last match of the night with Damian Murphy (134,99,97,92) in the deciding third leg.
Forge 4 Belleek Country House 2
FOR the second time in as many weeks through work commitments Forge could only muster four players but on this occasion it was enough for victory over erratic Belleek Country House.
Sean Gibney threw an 18 dart third leg to get the better of Shane McCreesh in the opening game of the night. Michael O Hagan added win number two with a straight legs win against Martin Hearty. Conor Gibney beat Seamus Hearty (3x100,90,4x60) by 2-0 in match three to increase the lead leaving the 2-0 win by Eamon Gibney with a 68 check-out over Sean McGeeney clinching a 4-0 win to secure the points.
Bridge Wanderers 3 Barleycorn Two 3
BARLEYCORN Two paid the price of having no last man as they were 3-2 up away to Bridge Wanderers and had to settle for a share of the spoils. Paul O'Neill gave the home side an early lead with a straight legs opening win over Daniel Coburn. A two dart 86 check-out from Cathal Loye gave him a win against Barry McConnon to double the lead. The visitors came back in style to win three in a row as Connor Coburn halved the deficit with a 2-1 defeat of
Kieran Rice. Philip McCann beat Tommy Reel
to level the match with Aaron Rice punishing poor finishing from Mickey Connolly to give the visitors a 3-2 lead.
NOTE
ALL entries for the Division One and Division Two Individual and Pairs competitions have to be submitted by Wednesday, February 26. All entries must be accompanied by the entry fee of 5 per person- per competition.
Entries and monies to be left with the chairman before the closing date.
Some teams have outstanding balances with the league and they must be cleared by February 26 also.
RESULTS
FORTRESS CONTRACTOR CROSS & DISTRICT DARTS
Division One
Red Fellas 2 Lite N Easy 4
Barleycorn One 2 Horseshoe Bar 4
Cartwheel 4 Bridge Gold 2.
Division Two
Mountain House 4 Kabin 2
Bridge Wanderers 3 Barleycorn Two 3
Forge 4 Belleek Country House 2.
FIXTURES
Thursday (February 20) at 9.30pm
FORTRESS CONTRACTOR CROSS & DISTRICT DARTS
Division One
Horseshoe Bar v Cartwheel
Bridge Gold v Barleycorn One
Clarnagh Maid v Red Fellas
Bye- Lite N Easy.
Division Two
Barleycorn Two v Forge
Bridge Wanderers v Belleek Country House
McConville's v Mountain House
Bye- Kabin.
Thursday, February 27, at 9.30pm
Patsy O'Hare Cup - (one leg of 701, seven-a-side, no re-cycling)
1.McConville's v Horseshoe
2.Bridge Wanderers v Bridge Gold
3.Belleek Country House v Red Fellas
4.Barleycorn Two v Cartwheel
5.Lite N Easy v Clarnagh Maid
6.Mountain House v Barleycorn One
7.Forge
8. Kabin
Quarter-finals (winners of)
3 v 7, 4 v 2, 8 v 6 and5 v 1.

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