Vintage 7-1 Clann Eireann
Leaders Vintage must wait at least another three weeks before they can be officially crowned champions as despite winning 7-1 over Clann Eireann other results going the way of their competitors means they lead by four points with two to play.
Dee Blaney was in superb form as he won his fifth consecutive match 2-0 over Chris Magee in 19 and 20 darts and hitting a 180 along the way.
James Bolton had a 125 and 4 x100’s as well as a 107 checkout on way to a 2-1 win over Joe McCabe to leave his record this season at 9 wins from 9 played. Oliver Toland had a 140 and a 100 as he extended the advantage with a 2-0 win over Ciaran Magee and the match was officially over when Dee McCready (140,2x100’s) beat Johnny McAtamney 2-0.
Keith Beale had 2x125’s and a 100 as he won 2-0 over Mark Magee.
There was still something to play for individually as Nathan McCabe wanted to keep his unbeaten record and he did so with a 2-0 win over Conor Mallon.
John Cinnamond continued his search for the perfect season when he made it 12 wins from 12 and 20 league wins in a row with a 2-0 win over Kevin O’Loan to make it 6-1 to the hosts on the night and a 7-1 win overall.
Eire Og 3-5 INF
The INF continued their recent good form when they recorded their fourth successive win to keep alive their slim hopes of catching Vintage and remain one point ahead of Drumgor and the Celtic.
They travelled to Eire Og knowing a win was vital or the Vintage would be crowned champions and it was Lee Culbert who won that all important final game for the second match in a row to leave with a hard fought 5-3 win over an Eire Og team who were missing some key players. Things started brightly for the visitors winning the first three matches with Terry Morrow having to hold his nerve against Martina Power who was making her league debut to become the third lady to play competitively in the league this season and just like the other two ladies, Liz and Cherie, Martina proved she will have no problem mixing it with the more experienced men in the coming seasons when she scored heavily only for Terry to hit his doubles for a 2-0 win.
Dave McCusker and Mark McLernon had a some what different game with both players scoring heavily in all three legs but when it got to the finish it was some what out of character for both men to miss so many doubles and it was Dave who took out that all important final one for a 2-1 win and increase the Foresters lead.
Seamy Tallon scored well but left the best for last against Patrick Campbell when with two darts he took out 100 on double top for a 2-0 win and make it Eire Og 0-3 INF. Chris Cinnamond started the fight back for the hosts with a 2-1 win over Vincey Culbert Jr and a 20 dart leg by Micky Campbell helped him to a 2-0 win over Marty Crossan to leave just one between the sides. The match was soon level as Paul Callaghan got his sixth win from 10 played as he got the better of Marty Murray in the last leg for a 2-1 win leaving it three each with two to play. In the first leg between Niall Heaney and Paddy Magill both players matched each others scores and both missed a few chances at their double but it was Paddy who hit his first to take the opening leg. In leg two some excellent scoring by Niall put him in control and a superb 101 left him on double 18 with Paddy back on 135. But Paddy hit bull, treble 15, double top to see him over the finish line.
The eighth game of the night started well for Hugh Heaney with a 121 and put him in control but Lee Culbert took advantage of missed doubles to win the leg and turn the match around and in leg two with darts to start Lee scored heavily to open up a gap which Hugh was unable to catch and much to the relieve of his team mates Lee finished off double 10 for a 2-0 win and give the INF all two points
Celtic 7-1 Trojans
Seven man Celtic cruised to a comfortable victory over an out of sorts Trojans winning all 14 legs played on the night .
Captain Gerard Crewe lead from the front winning against Stuart Matchett hitting a couple of hundreds along the way. Andy McConnon scored well hitting a couple of Hundreds as he too got the better of Andy Fairbairn in both legs. Dessie Dunbar had a 134, and 3x100’s with a 19 dart leg thrown in for good measure as he beat Davy Vaughan sr. A walkover win for Rab Lewis got the Trojans on the board but Dee Breen’s 2-0 win over Tony Rutherford kept the momentum going the way of the Celtic. Richie McConville was unable to stop the rot as he lost both legs to Sean Farren. Mick Millar got his third 2-0 win of the season hitting a 125,3x100’s on route to beating Paul Lewis and it was the battle of the Individual champions as Adrian Hutchinson (140,2x100’s ) got the better of last weeks ladies individual charity winner Liz McLaughlin.
Drumgor 5-3 Stables
Drumgor stopped any hopes the Stables had of a top four finish with a 5-3 win having come from 2-0 behind.
Drumgor raced into an early lead when John Bishop beat Marty Craig 2-0 nil with a 17 dart leg. Shane Tallon saw off Paul Donnelly by the same scoreline. The match swung the way of the hosts when George Chamber beat Dermot McStay in the deciding leg for a 2-1 win. The next eight legs all went the way of Drumgor. Joe Duff got the better of Hugh Campbell and Eamon Duff stopped Peter Morris. Pearse Richardson had a 17 dart leg as he won both legs over Joe Toman and Shane Lennon secured the win as he won 2-0 against Michael Lamb. Pat Curran stopped the rot with a 2-0 win over Stephen Duff .
leave the final score Drumgor 5-3 Stables