LAST Friday night (April 19) in Hearns Hotel Clonmel, the final of the Senior cup was played in front of a large crowd.
The reigning champions the Local A from Clonmel played Crokes from Carrick on Suir. This game was eagerly awaited to see if the Clonmel team could bring their form during the year into the final where they were hot favourites, to land their second title in a row. Things were looking good as Gerry o Hara and Paul Prout took the first game.The next game the Carrick boys put in a massive game and drew level at one all. The Local were to take the next game and led two one after the doubles.Crokes won the next game and were looking good and won again to go ahead for the first time.Pressure was starting to rise and after a close game the Local were to bring the scores back to three all. After some great throwing they were to go ahead again, but Crokes were to pull another game back and make it four all, We were down now to the deciding game where Beans O Connell for the Local and Aiden Mahony for Crokes stepped up to the oche, this was to be a very tense game, and after some good darts Aiden was claim the title for Crokes. Well done to both teams and the County board.
On Sunday the action switched to Cahir House where the latest round of the Tipperary Masters took place. Thirty Two players were to take part in the mens competition and some great darts were thrown all day. The semi-finals were to come down between, Willie McGarry (local A) and Donie Ryan (Coughlans) and the other was between James O’ Connor (Lady Gregory’s) and Roy Cashin (Ambys). Donie and Roy were to to win 3-2 and 3-1 repectively, the final produced very good darts and Donie was to come out on top with a score 3-0.
The ladies Masters attracted another big entry and the semi-finals were to come down between Pauline Mc Carthy (Chrisses) who played Louise O’ Donaghue (Punters Rest). Paulines experience was to help her to get through on a score of 3-1, the other semi was between Bido Regan (Chrisses) and Sandra o Connor (Abbey Tavern) and the Abbey player won through to the final 3-1. These ladies played one of the best games all day and Pauline was to come out champion after defeating Sandra 3-1, well done to all the players.
The coming Saturday night the action stays in Cahir House when the finals of the Intermidiate and Junior A finals will take place, darts away at Ten o clock. the Intermediate final will be contested by Dansies (Rosegreen ) and The Bridge House (Golden), this should be a very close game which makes it impossible to call Dansies are probally slight favourites. The Junior final is between The Punters Rest (Cahir) and Moloneys (Poulmucka), this again should be a close game with the Cahir outfit favourites after coming through what was considered the toughest side of the draw. Come along and enjoy what should be a great night of darts and best of luck to the four teams.