Eire Og too good for Drumgor in the final of Clann Eireann Cup

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Eire Og claimed their third trophy of the season when they won the Clann Eireann Cup for the second time in three years after a 5-1 win over Drumgor.

The Stables and Drumgor went head to head in the first quarter final and it was over quickly.

Despite early wins for Joe Duff and Stephen Duff over Dee McConville and Michael Lamb respectively the match was over with Drumgor progressing on a 5-2 score.

Trojans secured a 5-2 win over Clann Eireann with wins from Davy Vaughan Jr, Stuart Matchett and Tony Rutherford but the highlight of the match was Neil McCluskey winning his leg in 15 darts scoring 3x100’s a 139 and checking out 62 for a win over Paul Lewis.

The third quarter final was a lot closer with the top two teams in the league going head to head and it was the Forresters who went through with Paddy Magill winning the last of the nine legs played with the other victories coming from Lee Culbert , Vincey Culbert Jr, Vincey Culbert Sr and Terry Morrow. Winners for Vintage were Brian McCavigan, Keith Beale, Dee Blaney and James Bolton.

After the semi final draw Drumgor went up against the INF and it was Drumgor who raced into an early 3-0 lead with wins from Stephen Duff Gareth Bunting and Pearse Richardson.

Terry Morrow pulled one back for the Forresters before Eamon Duff again put three between the sides. Dave McCusker won the next leg for the Forresters with the INF having to win the last three games to give themselves any chance, but it wasn’t to be when George Chambers scored heavily to complete a 5-3 win.

The second semi was a best of seven match with both Eire Og and the Trojans only having eight men and an upset was almost on the cards as it went right to the final game before Chris Cinnamond was the hero for Eire Og beating Liz McLaughlin.

The other victors for Eire Og were Mark McLernon, Paul Callaghan and Sam Frazer with Tony Rutherford, Davy Vaughan Jr and Paul Lewis all hitting their doubles for the Trojans.

This set up a final between the winners of the first two cups of the season and with both teams being a man down it was again a pretty much best of seven match.

Mark McLernon won the first match against Gareth Bunting before Noel Dunwoodie doubled the lead beating Drumgor captain Joe Duff. A super 118 checkout by Micky Dunwoodie put Eire Og in total control of the match before double top by Sam Frazer was enough to take the honours.