2023 Con Sean

Published: Monday, 20 February 2023

Gerard McGlynn wins his first Con Sean title

Glenfin thrower Gerard McGlynn is the 2023 Con Sean champion following a brilliant display of darts not just in the final but on the day, the county star defeated fellow county player Cartha Boyle in the final saving his best darts for the final match, where he had 106 and 104 checkouts, a 13-dart leg and a 180 on his way to a 6-1 win in what was one of the best induvial performances in the final in the history of this tournament.

Gerard also had the highest checkout of the day with a 135 in the quarter final. We had 74 players registered to play on the day which was the highest since we had 76 entries 2007. Beaten semi finalists were local thrower Adrian Byrne who had some notable wins on the way to the last four including John Meencha and Declan Cunningham and county veteran John Murray who also had some big wins on his way to the last four and gave McGlynn a tough test in his semi. The event was held in Evelyn’s and Hegarty’s Bars and thanks to both for their hospitality.

Thanks to our sponsors who without their support this event would not happen, Heineken Ireland, North West Aluminium, LMC Fire Safety, Kelly’s Kitchen, Top Nets, McLaughlin’s Bar (Dunkineely), John Kelly Painter, The McShane Family, Secure Storage Letterkenny and Carrick Butchers. Thanks to all who helped over the day from marking boards and helping with the draws and especially to Michael Curran for his help. Thanks to all who entered and continue to help make this one of the top events in the county.


Gerard McGlynn 6-1 Cartha Boyle

Semi Finals

Gerard McGlynn 5-3 John Murray (13 dart leg Gerard)

Cartha Boyle 5-1 Adrian Byrne (102 c/o Cartha)

Quarter Finals

Gerard McGlynn 4-1 Caelan Drummond (135 c/o Gerard)

John Murray 4-0 Hugh Doherty

Cartha Boyle 4-3 Jordan Boyce

Adrian Byrne 4-3 Declan Cunningham (14 dart leg Adrian)

Third Round

Gerard McGlynn 3-0 Brion Domican

Caelan Drummond 3-0 Liam Donegan

John Murray 3-1 Des McGettigan

Hugh Doherty 3-0 Joe Mockler

Cartha Boyle 3-2 Kenneth Kennedy

Jordan Boyce 3-0 Dermot McGuire

Adrian Byrne 3-0 John Meencha

Declan Cunningham 3-1 Andrew Gillespie

Second Round

Gerard McGlynn 3-0 Michael Byrne

Brion Domican 3-1 David Fuller

Caelan Drummond 3-0 Danny Doogan

Liam Donegan 3-0 Conor McNelis

John Murray 3-0 Oran McDermott

Des McGettigan 3-0 Michael Curran

Hugh Doherty 3-0 Barry Carr

Joe Mockler 3-1 Lorcan McGinley

Cartha Boyle 3-2 John Con McGinley

Kenneth Kennedy 3-2 Gerry McNern

Jordan Boyce 3-1 Declan Quinn

Dermot McGuire 3-0 Garry Gillespie

Adrian Byrne 3-1 Aidan McGinley

John Meencha 3-0 James Byrne

Declan Cunningham 3-0 Aaron Doherty

Andrew Gillespie 3-1 Conor McKiverigan

First Round

Gerard McGlynn 3-0 Jason Quigley

Michael Byrne 3-2 John Holden

Brion Domican 3-1 Matthew Cunningham

David Fuller 3-2 David Harron

Caelan Drummond 3-0 Mike Cannon

Danny Doogan 3-0 Owen Murray

Liam Donegan 3-0 John Kelly

Conor McNelis 3-2 Philip Doherty

John Murray 3-0 Darragh Porter

Oran McDermott 3-0 Jordan Doogan

Des McGettigan 3-0 Michael Coll

Michael Curran 3-0 Gabriel Boyle

Hugh Doherty 3-1 Michael O’Donnell

Barry Carr 3-2 David Spot Gallagher

Joe Mockler 3-1 Jason Cunnea

Lorcan McGinley 3-1 Vlad

Cartha Boyle 3-0 JP Byrne

John Con McGinley 3-2 Jamie McNern

Kenneth Kennedy 3-0 Ronan Gillespie

Gerry McNern 3-0 Eoin McIntire

Jordan Boyce 3-0 Wilfie Milsop

Declan Quinn 3-0 Sharon Cunningham

Dermot McGuire 3-0 Brendan Kennedy

Garry Gillespie 3-0 Brian O’Donnell

Adrian Byrne 3-0 Francis McShane

Aidan McGinley 3-1 Gary Doherty

John Meencha 3-0 Adam Cunningham

James Byrne 3-0 Edith Ward Tucker

Declan Cunningham 3-0 Ciaran Kilgannon

Aaron Doherty 3-1 Hugh Doherty Snr

Andrew Gillespie 3-0 Owen Carr

Conor McKiverigan 3-0 Michael Nulty

Preliminary Round

Hugh Doherty 3-2 John McHugh

Brion Domican 3-2 Colin Doherty

Owen Carr 3-0 Joe Lyons

Jamie McNern 3-3 Paul McCormack

Michael Nulty 3-0 Conor McShane

Gerard McNern 3-2 Irwin Muirhead

Dermot McGuire 3-0 Eden Friel

Matthew Cunningham 3-0 Ivan Tucker

Con Sean Runner Up Cartha Boyle with Francis and Conor McShane

Con Sean Semi Finalist John Murray with Francis McShane

Con Sean Quarter Finalists Declan Cunningham and Hugh Doherty

Con Sean Quarter Finalist Jordan Boyce

Con Sean highest checkout Gerard McGlynn

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List of previous finals:

2020 Stephen Harron 6-1 John Con McGinley

2019 John Meencha 6-3 Alan Byrne

2018 John Con McGinley 6-5 Michael Leech

2017 John Flood 6-1 John Gallagher 1

2016 John Flood 6-5 Andrew Gillespie

2015 John Flood 6-2 Noel O'Donnell

2014 John Flood 6-4 Gerard McGlynn

2013 Dermot McGuire 6-1 John Gallagher

2012 John Con McGinley 6-4 Andrew Gillespie

2011 John Flood 6-4 John Murray

2010 John Flood 5-1 John D Gallagher

2009 Dermot McGuire 5-0 Declan Cunningham

2008 John McGinley 5-4 Declan Cunningham

2007 John Flood 4-2 Kenneth Kennedy

2006 Kenneth Kennedy 4-2 Tommy Feeney

2005 Charlie Grant 4-1 Declan Cunningham

2004 Garry Bell 4-0 John Con McGinley

2003 Raymond Hegarty 4-3 John Con McGinley

2002 John Ward 4-2 Joe Byrne

2001 Gerald Harvey 4-1 Alan McBrearty

2000 Seamus Curran 4-3 Hugh Doherty

1999 Kenneth Kennedy 4-1 Bernie Mullen