Doyle’s book final spot after beating John Joe’s
Doyle’s book place in final after tight win over John Joe’s April 6, 2014 By: William O'Toole It will be an all Rathnew final of the second division after Doyle’s and Fitzpatrick’s both booked their place in the final on Friday night.
In Redcross, Doyle’s got the better of John Joe’s but it wasn’t all plain sailing and the Arklow side pushed them close, in what was a semi final that produced some quality darts.
The opening ’1001' was tight and it could have went either way but Doyle’s just shad- ed it, to go 1-0 in front. John Joe’s hit straight back in the opening doubles when Eddie Weirder and Wayne Kinsella beat Trevor Doyle and Paddy Byrne 2-0. The highlight of this game was without doubt an excellent ’115' checkout from Wayne Kinsella.
Doyle’s went straight back into the lead in the second doubles with Martin O’Connor and Robert Doyle producing some very good darts, which included a great ’104' checkout from Rosie to make it 2-1 to Doyle’s.
The opening singles of the night saw Martin O’ Connor take on Wayne Kinnsella and despite some good darts from Kinsella, he had not answer for O’Connor who was simply on fire. He produced a second leg of
immense quality to put Doyle’s into a 3-1 lead.
It looked like Doyle’s would pull away at this stage but John Joe’s were not done with yet. The second singles of the night saw Eddie Weirder take on Robert Doyle. Eddie threw some good darts to go 1-0 up but Rosie fought back strong to level it. The final leg could have went either way and both missed darts to win it but Weirder held his cool, to make it 3-2.
John Doyle Jr. produced some very good darts in the third singles to beat Paddy Byrne 2-1 and level the scores but like the previous game it could have went either way. Things were getting tense at this stage as both teams realised what was at stake. The fourth singles of the night saw Trevor Doyle take on John Kavanagh. Doyle kept his cool and threw two steady legs of darts to put Doyle’s back into a narrow lead.
John Doyle Sr. went into the final singles of the night knowing that he would have to beat John Sayer to force a tie-break. However, he had no answer for Sayer, who held his never to book Doyle’s place in the Final.
Fitzpatrick’s will face Doyle’s in the final after they got the better of Harney’s in Arklow. The final has the potential to be a real cracker, with both teams knowing plenty about each other.
Glenmalure will face Nolan’s in the first division final after they got the better of the Grand on Friday night. Next up is the second division Shield final between the Meetings and Old Ship in Glenmalure on Friday.