An­nie May’s bar lands Mun­ster darts ti­tle

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se­nior darts team An­nie May’s re­cently cap­tured the Mun­ster se­nior darts cham­pi­onship ti­tle fol­low­ing their win against Tem­ple­more Arms.

The Cork county cham­pi­ons se­cured the cov­eted Mun­ster se­nior darts ti­tle after they de­feated the Tip­per­ary out­fit on a 5-3 score­line.

Paudie Hur­ley, whose fam­ily owns the pub was thrilled with his side’s re­cent achieve­ment.

“We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have been lucky enough to win the Mun­ster Tuborg Darts Cham­pi­onship,” said their proud man­ager.

The West Cork darts team pro­duced a vir­tu­oso dis­play which en­abled them to de­feat the heav­ily favoured Pre­mier County team, which in­cluded a num­ber of Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­als among their team.

“We were de­lighted to come away with a su­perb win against the red-hot fa­vorites. It was an en­thralling match which kept us on the edge of our seats. Tem­ple­more are a very strong team.

“They are full of top qual­ity play­ers. They fea­tured a lot of big names on the Ir­ish cir­cuit. We were lucky I sup­pose, in a sense that all our play­ers re­ally rose to the oc­ca­sion and stepped up their game. It was a great win and a great hon­our to win the Mun­ster se­nior darts cham­pi­onship.”

Fol­low­ing their Mun­ster fi­nal suc­cess, the county and Mun­ster cham­pi­ons pro­ceeded to an All-Ire­land semi­fi­nal clash against the Le­in­ster cham­pi­ons, a Kilkenny team.

The strength in depth of the An­nie May’s team re­ally came to the fore dur­ing the All-IreSk­ib­bereen land se­ries as all play­ers on their panel were used due to fa­tigue as Paudie elab­o­rated.

“We ac­tu­ally had to use all our play­ers in our squad as the cham­pi­onships pro­gressed. This was re­quired as the games were so men­tally and phys­i­cally drain­ing for the play­ers, we had to bring fresher play­ers in to play.

“Thank­fully all the lads played to their full po­ten­tial and con­trib­uted enor­mously to our suc­cess.

“The next step on our jour­ney to the All-Ire­land fi­nal was a crack­ing match against the Kilkenny team.

“This was a nail-bit­ing match which went down to the last game, the last leg and the last dart.

“There was a great feel­ing of re­lief and de­light when we re­alised we had qual­i­fied for a se­nior All-Ire­land fi­nal.”

An­nie May’s se­nior darts team who re­cently won the Mun­ster darts cham­pi­onship. They de­feated The Tem­ple­more Arms on a 5-3 score­line. They sub­se­quently reached the All-Ire­land se­nior darts fi­nal. They were de­feated by Gal­way team The Brogue Inn in the All-Ire­land fi­nal

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