2005 Benny Gillespie

Created: Tuesday, 16 August 2011 Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 Written by James Byrne

John Con made claimed the first Benny Gillespie Memorial Darts Singles tournament held in Glenhead and Roartys, Cashel on Saturday, April 1st.  This win gives John four out of the six local tournaments held this season, he already has to his name The Paddy Byrne Cup, Leo Molloy Cup, Leo Molloy SW player competition, the only two he missed out in was the Con Sean perpetual cup (lost in semi final) and the Fawltys Singles Competition (lost final).

John beat Adrian Byrne 5-1 in the final this was Adrian’s first SW singles final, in the semis John got revenge for his Fawltys Singles final defeat to Declan Cunningham by winning 4-3 in a very close match while Adain beat Bridge Bar team mate Raymond Hegerty 4-2.  In the Quarter Finals John beat Seamus Curran 4-0 while Adrian beat Andrew Gillespie by the same score line, Declan beat his brother Nail 4-2 while Raymond Hegerty had a 157 checkout and two 180’s in the next leg in his win against Frank McBrearty (who defeated one of the favorites for this competition Irwin Muirhead in the previous round 4-1). Thanks to all the players who took part.
John Con McGinley 5 Adrian Byrne 1

Semi Finals:
Declan Cunningham 3 John Con McGinley 4
Adrian Byrne 4 Raymond Hegerty 2

Quarter Finals:
Declan Cunningham 4 Niall Cunningham 2,
John Con McGinley 4 Seamus Curran 0,
Adrian Byrne 4 Andrew Gillespie 0,
Raymond Hegerty 4 Frank McBrearty 0

Board Finals:
1. Seamus Curran (Bridge Bar) 4 James Byrne (Bridge Bar) 2
2. Raymond Hegerty (Bridge Bar) 4 John Kelly (Glenhead) 1
3. Adrian Byrne (Bridge Bar) 4 Colm McNelis 0
4. Andrew Gillespie (O’Donnells) 4 Kieran Carr (Glenhead) 1
5. John Con McGinley (Glenhead) 4 Charlie McGuire (Roartys) 0
6. Declan Cunningham (Ringfort) 4 Gerry McBrearty (Fawltys) 3
7. Niall Cunningham (Ringfort) 4 Kevin Squires (Glenhead) 2
8. Frank McBrearty (O’Donnells) 4 Irwin Muirhead (Fawltys) 1

Adrian Byrne 2005 runner up

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