WEEK three of the North Cork League got under way and it was Sullys of Donaghmore at home to Boss Murphys, Churchtown. A great crowd had packed in to watch their local hero's throw some tungsten magic.
The first match of the night was Denis O'Connell versus Peter Crowley. Both players got into the rhythm very fast and matched each other with very impressive 100 and 140s. Peter nipped in to take the first game with a classy 78 finish. But that inspired the Donaghmore man who started with 137 and a ton and a 68 finish to level. Peter took the next game with a 60 check out. Then Denis was on fire with a ton and the first 180 of the night to erupt the crowd with cheer.It went to the deciding game and it was Denis faster and crisper on the doubles to win 3-2.
Next up to the oche were the double pairings Mick Daly and Adian O'Brien v John Carroll and the veteran Pat Crowley. In a very level first leg with some good 80 and ton scores the boss Murphy man John clinically took out 86 to win the first game. Next game Pat rattled off scores of 111, 85, 100 and left John an fantastic 80 finish to move two games up. Again in the next game with both players lashing the board with massive scores Crowley landed a fantastic 125 and John again took out tops to win 3-0.
The next players to the board was Declan Murphy against Pat Daly, Ballyhea. From start to finish Pat was in devastating form pummeling the trebles and doubles with great ease. Declan was also throwing mighty darts but could not catch the Ballyhea champ. Pat took out a classy 98 to win the game 3-0.
Next to the oche was Eamon Buckley against Bobby Rea. This was a real ding-dong of a game with one player throwing mighty then the other player responding likewise. Bobby took the first game with a fantastic 140 followed by a two-dart 68 finish. Eamon responded with 100, 100, 137 and a 70 finish to level. Eamon took the next game with a 44 finish. Bobby leveled the match again with a 78 finish. So in a deciding leg Bobby sprinted away with some great ton scores and hit double 10 at the third time of asking to clinch a classic game 3-2.
Next up was Adrian O'Connor and Con 'Double 1' Brennan. In a tense game both players were cagey and matched each other dart for dart both throwing beautiful darts. In a game where the finishing was the decider here Adrian took the first game. In the next the same pattern emerged and Con missed darts at double one but Adrian took out double one to go 2-0 up. Then Con burst on to the scene with some great darts and some classy finishing to take the next 2 games to level. In the decider Adrian was at the double first and finished it to win 3-2.
Last up was Barry Twomey against Pat Daly, Churchtown. Pat kept the best game till the last and with a masterclass of darts he peppered the board with ton after ton with a few 140s thrown in for good measure. Barry was also masterful around the board at the trebles but Pat was always at the double first and missed nothing taking out 100, 88 and 67 to win this fantastic game of darts 3-0.
Boss Murphys won 4-2 on the night. A great atmosphere and gamesmanship was had by all who played and supported the darts.
The other results on the night were Simons 4 Reans 2; White Country Inn 0 Barrys 6.
FIXTURES Friday, November 23 Barrys v Sullys Reans v Boss Murphys White Country v Simons