Trainor's retain their Premier title
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Hockey Club A 0. Trainor's A 8.
TRAINOR'S A are the new Premier Darts League champions. The Camlough side, last season's title-holders, retained their crown in some style when they brushed Hockey Club A. And the Villagers are not only worthy champions but they are the first team from outside Newry to win the Premier title. Congratulations.
Their scorers on a memorable Friday evening were Graham Unwin, Donal Fegan, Ray Campbell (180, 16 darts), Paddy Kearney (106 finish, 15 darts), Oliver Thompson, Michael McKeown (180), Noel Bradley and Tommy Loughman.
CWC A 2. Boyd's B 6.
BOYD'S took a giant step towards the Premier runners-up position when they defeated CWC A 6-2. But the Working Men gave the Stream Street side a wee bit of a scare when they went 2-1 in front. However, Boyd's then settled to reel off the last five sets on the spin and claim victory. CWC: Brian Sarsfield and Gerard Donegan. Boyd's: Eugene McAleavey, Justin McKevitt, Mickey McDonnell, Mickey White, John Morgan and Michael McEvoy.
CWC B 3. Magee's A 5.
IT'S a dogfight for the Division One league title with three teams in contention, Trainor's A, Magee's A and Dromintee GFC and indeed on Friday all three picked up maximum points. Magee's began like the proverbial house on fire by grabbing the opening three sets against CWC B. But the Working Men won three from the next four, thus putting the pressure on the Quaysiders in the final set. But Magee's did the business to pick up the points and stay in joint top position in the table.
CWC: Kieran Quinn, Johnny Quinn and Jerome White. Magee's: Brian Martin, Alex Kelly, Thomas King, Chris Swinbourne and Mark King.
Ti Chulainn A 2. Trainor's Bar 6.
TRAINOR'S Bar were a little more comfortable winners. And against Ti Chulainn the Camlough side led 3-1 and won the final three sets to secure victory. Ti Chulainn: Fred Loye and Paul Quinn. Trainor's: Thomas Haughey, Ciaran Britton, Gerard O'Connell, Jimmy Haughey, Billy Havern and Sean McAlinden.
Dromintee GFC A 6. Quinn's 2.
DROMINTEE are just one point of the pace and they also have a game in hand over Magee's A. The gaelic club trailed 2-1 to Quinn's but surged to the tape by taking the remaining five sets. Dromintee: Gareth Kilgallon, Colm McKeever, Damian Kilgallon, Brendan Galvin, Peter Rice and Peter McGennity.
Corrinshego A 5. Gap of the North B 3.
DIVISION Two, like Division One, looks like its going to the wire with again three teams in contention, Corrinshego A, Lumpers and Bayview - with just a single point separating them.
Corrinshego A started badly against Gap of the North B and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. But they recovered in magnificent fashion to win five from the last six and pocketed the points.
Corrinshego: Ray Fitzpatrick, Kieran Pentony, Sean Fegan, Bernard McVerry and Dee Dutton. Gap: Francis Smith, Dermot Connolly and Peter Halpenny.
Glenn GFC 1. Lumpers Bar 7.
LUMPERS cruised to the line with a 7-1 victory over Glenn GFC and their scorers were Alan Winters, Alan Dullaghan, Damian White, Dermot Treanor, Nathan Lambe, David Lambe and Ciaran Keenan. Gavin Kennedy was a lone Glenn winner.
Bayview 4. Doyle's 4.
BAYVIEW dropped off the pace a little when they could only pick up a point against Doyle's. And the Omeath side will no doubt be kicking themselves for dropping that point as they led 4-2. Bayview: Darren Quinn, Gerry Kieran, Martin Duffy and Raymond Powell. Doyle's: Mickey Doran, Jason Murphy, Seamus Kane and Peter Loughran.
Hockey Club B 6. Killeavy GFC 2.
WITH Hockey Club C already installed as Division Three champions, Hockey Club B and Corrinshego C are fighting it out for the runners-up spot. Hockey C took the points from Killeavy GFC with a 6-2 margin with their scorers being Robert Wharton, Abby Hempkin, Sam Henry, Noel Brown, Jamie Wharton and Jackie Henry. Pat Quinn and Thomas Crilly won for Killeavy.
Slieve Gherkin 3. Corrinshego C 5.
CORRINSHEGO C also stayed in the hunt when they fought back from 3-0 in arrears to Slieve Gherkin to win the last five legs and take the points. Gherkin: Steve Campbell, Desy Campbell and Gareth Rowntree.
Corrinshego: Valerie Rooney, Stephen McCann, John Rooney, Gerard Turley and Benny Turley.
Boyd's C 7. Gerry Macs 1.
IT'S a two-way fight for the Division Four title with Boyd's C and Howe's level on points at the table top, each with 29 points. And both picked up maximum points on Friday. Boyd's were 7-1 winners over Gerry Macs and their scorers were Des Havern, Tom Colgan, Robert Havern James Havern, Steve Bradshaw, Victory Henning and Jimmy Little. Joanne Markey won for the Macs.
Meanwhile Howe's kept the pressure on with a 7-1 in over Armaghdown Ladies. Howe's: Kieran Morgan, Joey Murphy, Packie Walker, Noel Sheridan, Leroy McGuinness, Shane Holland and Eunan Woods. Jennifer Lynch won for the Ladies.
Norman McCutcheon Cup semi-finals
Three Steps A 3. Trainor's A 6.
TRAINOR'S A kept themselves in contention for a Cup and League double when they knocked out Three Steps A in the semi-final of the Norman McCutcheon Cup.
The Steps though won the opening leg but then went right off the boil with the league champions then firing off six wins on the bounce to take the tie.
Steps: Brendan Loughran, Mickey Morgan and Stephen McArdle. Trainor's: Ray Campbell (180, 14 darts), Oliver Thompson, Tommy Loughman, Michael McKeown (17 darts), and Jim McNally.
Dan's Bar 4. Bosco 5.
BOSCO won a thrilling McCutcheon Cup semi-final when they defeated Dan's Bar with a 5-4 scoreline. The match was tight all the way but the odds swung in Dan's favour when they went 4-3 in front. However, the North Street team won the last couple of legs to ensure a Cup Final meeting with Trainor's A. Bosco: Jerome Magee, Tommy McArdle, Tom McNally, Aeron Elias and Paul Kavanagh. Dan's: Niall McVerry, Mal Havern, Gerard O'Brien and Paul Holmes.
Ray defeats three top professionals
RAY Campbell threw magnificent arrows to reach the semi-finals of the Belfast Open Darts tournament.
On the way to the last four the Trainor's A player claimed three massive scalps when he knocked out highly acclaimed English professional Dean Winstanley, and two top-notch Professional Darts Corporation throwers Daryl Gurney and John Elder.
And indeed Campbell pushed another PDC thrower Mickey Mansell all the way before exiting the competition to a slender 6-5 scoreline.
Just shows the huge talent in the Newry and District Darts League.
Newry Darts results - sponsored by Destination Newry and Mourne
Norman McCutcheon Cup semi-final results
Sponsored By Trainor's Bar, Camlough
Dan's Bar 4 Bosco 5
Three Steps A 3 Trainor's A 6
Seasiders INF A 5 Bosco 3
Dan's Bar 4 Mayobridge SC 4
Hockey Club A 0 Trainor's A 8
CWC A 2 Boyd's B 6
Three Steps A: two points
First and Last: two points
Dromintee GFC A 6 Quinn's 2
Gap of the North A 5 Forkhill GFC A 3
Ti Chulainn A 2 Trainor's Bar 6
Ballyholland INF 6 Seasiders INF B 2
CWC B 3 Magee's A 5
CWC C: bye.
Glenn GFC 1 Lumpers Bar 7
Corrinshego A 5 Gap of the North B 3
Ann's Army 4 Dromintee GFC B 4
Magee's B 4 Windmill C 4
Hibs v Welcome Inn (no card posted)
Bayview 4 Doyle's 4.
Trout's Tavern 3 Ballyholland Harps 5
Slieve Gherkin 3 Corrinshego C 5
Hockey Club B 6 Killeavy GFC 2
Windmill B 5 Hockey Club C 3
Three Steps B v O'Hanlon's (no card posted)
Shane O'Neill's GFC 4 Ti Chulainn 4.
Indo 4 Armaghdown 4
Boyd's C 7 Gerry Macs 1
Armaghdown Ladies 1 Howe's 7
Trainor's Heroes: two points
Forkhill GFC C 3 Seasiders INF C 5
Camlough INF: bye.
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