League fi­nals set to be clas­sics

Bray People - - SPORT -

AS I SAID last week, there was no darts on Fri­day night be­cause of Good Fri­day. It was a wel­come break af­ter a few busy weeks and it gave us all a chance to draw breath.

All roads lead to Rath­drum on Fri­day night with Ja­cob’s play­ing host to fi­nals night. It prom­ises to be a fit­ting end to what has been a great sea­son of league darts. It has been try­ing at times but packed with ex­cite­ment as well.

The First Di­vi­sion fi­nal will see Nolan’s tak­ing on Glen­malure.

Nolan’s booked an au­to­matic spot in the fi­nal by top­ping the league ta­ble and it be­came ap­par­ent from an early stage the the An­nagh men were hun­gry to re­gain their league ti­tle this sea­son.

They made a shaky start to their cam­paign and looked rusty at times but as the league pro­gressed they got sharper and by the end of it they were in dan­ger­ous form.

They have a team packed with big match ex­pe­ri­ence and class and they look sure to go very close to lift­ing the ti­tle. Make no mis­take about it though, it won’t be easy.

Glen­malure have been a bit of a sur­prise pack­age this sea­son. They won the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion last sea­son and while ev­ery­one ex­pected them to hold their own in the First Di­vi­sion, no­body quiet ex­pected them to be in the fi­nal.

They had an ex­cel­lent league cam­paign that cul­mi­nated in them get­ting the bet­ter of the Grand in the semi’s. An ex­cit­ing young team, not short of talent ei­ther, with the likes of Shane log­ger’ Byrne and Patrick Dunne, they were con­sis­tent right from the start and no­body looked for­ward to an away game in the Lodge be­cause they knew they would get it tough.

Who ever wins the First Di­vi­sion ti­tle will have earned it.

The Sec­ond Di­vi­sion fi­nal prom­ises to be equally as ex­cit­ing. Its a lo­cal derby with Doyle’s tak­ing on Fitz­patrick’s in the bat­tle of the Vil­lage.

Doyle’s have beaten all be­fore them this sea­son. They are the only team across both di­vi­sions not to lose a match and have al­ready won the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion cup.

They are a qual­ity side and look sure to go close. How­ever, Fitz­patrick’s will be no easy op­po­si­tion.

They also en­joyed an ex­cel­lent league cam­paign and only lost their first game in the fi­nal league game of the sea­son.

They have plenty of good throw­ers at their dis­posal as well with the likes of Ja­son Giffney, Jay Devlin and Kenneth Peake.

Both sides know plenty about each other and this game has the po­ten­tial to be a clas­sic.

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