The Premier Division has seen some great finishes within the last two weeks and this just goes to further improve the reputation of Dundalk darts.
The Commercial 1896 team had Ian Rooney finishing with 100 thanks to a single 20 and then two double tops in his game against the Stag’s Red.
Declan Grimes played the next week against the McEntaggart’s team and calmly took out 128 by hitting T20, 18 and the bullseye.
The Avenue Eagles had Joe Finnegan to thank on both of the last two weeks as he finished a game with 114 to secure the draw against division leaders, the Stag’s, and the following week he took out 132 on the bull to show he is in great finishing form. Pat Nulty was to stay in touch with a 113 checkout on the same night. Mark Murtagh is in fine form for the Stag’s Red with a neat 81 finish on the bullseye to keep his team in touch. It is darts like this that has led to players showing major improvements as the year goes on. Individual performances have been the catalyst for teams to go on and win important games.
The scoring stats in the league are also quiet high at the minute with over 60 maximum - 180 - scores being hit throughout all divisions. The First has had some great finishing over the duration of the league with Mickey Fee from Harry’s Bar holding the division’s highest checkout of 129 while Wayne Rodgers, from Avenue Celtic, checked out on 113 in his last league game.
The First Division continues to be the closest division as teams have been moving up and down the league table as results come in from week to week.
The Second Division has seen another member of the commercial Club team hold the title of highest checkout; Tony Martin finished 115 to help his team push up the table.
“All divisions are on a knife edge. The importance of a single leg cannot be underestimated and every double hit can have an impact on the league position of a team”, commented DDDL PRO John O’Brien. The importance of finishing a big outshot will be brought home to the Louth Senior team as they travel to the West County Hotel in Ennis to take part in the All Ireland Inter Counties competition. The Louth team will be made up of representatives from the Dundalk, Glyde and Duleek leagues and hope to build on a great year of preparation. The committee of the Tuborg DDDL would like to wish all throwers representing their county the best of luck in the All Ireland Championship.
February 6 2014
The Stags v Jackie’s Army; Avenue Eagles v Stags Black; Stags Red v McEntaggart’s; Commercial 1896 BYE.
Harry’s Bar v Avenue Celtic; Kehoe’s v Courtney’s; Punters Dragon’s v Punters Sharks; Stags Green v Oriel Active.
Johnny Mason’s v Commercial Hawks; Stags White v Punters Tiger’s; Ferguson’s v Malthouse Misfits; Castle Knights BYE.