Nolan’s and Doyle’s celebrate
AFTER A long season of darts Nolan’s and Doyle's were crowned champions in Rathdrum on Friday night after two very exciting finals.
In the First Division Nolan’s regained the league title after a titanic battle with Glenmalure that required sudden death to settle it.
Nolan’s made the perfect start when they took the opening ’1001' but Glenmalure hit straight back in the first doubles when Shane Byrne and Peter Byrne got the better of Robbie Kelly and Davy Doyle.
Nolan’s went straight back into the lead though with Stehen Byrne and John O’Hara throwing steady darts to beat Patrick Dunne and Tea-Bag Carter.
The first singles of the night saw Peter Byrne beat Stephen Byrne to level the scores again. Nolan’s hit straight in the second singles when John O’Hara threw great darts to beat Patrick Dunne.
Glenmalure made it 3-3 in the third singles when Shane Byrne beat Martin Kinsella but Nolan’s took the lead straight back in the fourth singles when Robbie Kelly put up another good display to beat Paddy Byrne.
Tea-Bag Carter levelled it for Glenmalure in what was a very nervous final singles to sent it to a sudden death ’1001'.
It was scrappy but Nolan’s used all their experience to take it and claim another league title. Final score: Nolan’s 5, Glenmalure 3 In the Second Division Doyle’s just got the better of Fitzpatrick’s.
It was a tight, tense affair and Doyle’s just did enough to keep their unbeaten record in place.
They got off to a perfect start when they took the opening ’1001' and they quickly went into a 2-0 lead when Trevor Doyle and John Sayer beat Jason Giffney and Ken Peake in the first doubles.
Fitzpatrick’s got off the mark in the second doubles with Jay Devlin and Danny Quinn producing some good darts to beat Martin O’Connor and Robert Doyle.
Doyle’s hit straight back in the first singles with Paddy Byrne scraping past Jay Devlin.
Byrne took the first leg but Devlin produced a quality 15 dart leg that included a ’108' finish to level it.
Both players had darts to win it but Byrne kept his cool to put Doyle’s 3-1 up.
Jason Giffney got the better of John Sayer in the second singles to bring it back to 3-2 but Doyle’s hit straight back when Trevor Doyle just got the better of Danny Quinn, in the game of the night to make it 4-2.
The fourth singles of the night saw Martin O’ Connor taking on Ken Peake and it was also a tight affair that could have went either way but Peake just shaded it to bring the score back to 4-3.
It was a family affair in the fifth singles with Robert Doyle taking on Dean Franey.
Despite Dean’s best efforts, he couldn’t get the better of Rosie, who kept his cool to give Doyle’s the title.
Well done to both teams for contributing to what was a great final that was played in excellent spirits. Final Score: Doyle’s 5, Fitzpatrick’s 3. Highest Checkout ’108' Jay Devlin.