Big day of darts planned for Institute

The stage is set for the Jubilee Cup.
The stage is set for the Jubilee Cup.

A day of darts is planned for Saturday, June 7 in the Mechanics Institute.

The Mechanics Institute Dart Team will host it’s annual Jubilee Cup in its downstairs lounge in what should be an excellent day of darts for the local area.

Captain Jamie Serplus and his team have been working very hard in preparation for the event.

“This years event looks set to be bigger and better than those previous, with the field of players the strongest we’ve ever had. We have extended the field to 40 players in eight groups of five and to be honest we could of doubled that field with the interest”.

The draw was made last week and the groups are as follows:

GROUP A (Board 1)

Kenny Brady

Mark Burns

Darren Carson

Ashley Dobson

Paul White

GROUP B (Board 1)

Jonathon Bunting

Mark Hamilton

Michael Lamb

Bobby McCaigue

Dylan Woolsey

GROUP C (Board 2)

John Bishoreck

Jonathan Ewing

Neil Higginson

Jamie McClure

Rab Thornbury

GROUP D (Board 2)

Gordy Jackson

Chris Kelly

Rab McKee

Kyle McKinstry

Paul Mein

GROUP E (Board 3)

Lindsay Fowler

Phillip Gilmore

Trevor Hall

Davy Harris

Jack McNally

GROUP F (Board 3)

Ally Gilmore

Lee Kelso

Stephen Mein

Jamie Serplus

Ally Wilson

GROUP G (Board 4)

Eddie Jones

Rab Lewis

Bertie Monaghan

Jamie McCullough

Eamon Wright

GROUP H (Board 4)

Neil Anderson

Shane Lennon

Lindsay McFadden

Ryan Maher

Alan Reilly

Jamie said: “The group format of the Jubilee Cup makes it quite unique and exciting within local darts, but it’s also the great charity work and fundraising the event creates that makes this a day everyone should support.

“This year we are collecting for Merryn Lacy.

“Merryn is a 4 year old girl from Dublin who has the rare cancer Neuroblastoma and all proceeds go directly to her foundation.

“It has been so great to see so many dart throwers from all sides of the local community and further afield supporting our day, and with our raffle and auction of a signed Phil Taylor shirt we hope to raise as much as possible for such a worthy cause.

“I’d encourage everyone to view Merryns website”

Jamie continued: “There are so many people that deserve thanks for this day happening, and recognition of anyone who has donated prizes or help of any kind can be found on our Facebook page ( or on the jubilee cup events page

“The one group of people that this event would not be possible without is our very kind sponsors and we would like to thank them all for making it all possible.”

Sponsors include:

Roger Allen of Allens Logistics;

Dougies Fruit and Veg Lurgan and Gilford;

Gilkinsons Traditional Fish and Chips;

Phillip Gilmore and Sons Monumental Works;

R2S Cleaning Services;

MCS Fuels;

Mechanics Institute FC;

Billy Keegan and family;

and Orchard Ground Equipment, who are also our Team Sponsor.

All competitors taking part in the Jubilee Cup must register by 12.30pm on the day for a 12.45pm start.