Doyle’s book fi­nal spot af­ter beat­ing John Joe’s

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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.

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