Shield and B Final

South West Donegal Darts League Finals Night

Shield Final

John the Miners 5 Kilcar House 0

John the Miners completed a great first season in the league with a 5-0 victory over league champions Kilcar House on Friday night to add to the Knockout success they had last month, the match itself did not live up to expectations with both sides throwing bellow the standard they had played all season. Adrian Hamilton and Adrian Byrne beat Raymond Hegarty and Roger McShane 2-0 in the opening doubles with Hamilton finishing tops and double one. Kieran Gallagher and John McHugh beat Kenneth Kennedy and Joe Shovlin also 2-0 with a 56 finish (x10) and 60 (x10) from Kieran. In the opening singles between two players unbeaten in the league regular season Kieran Gallagher beat Kenneth Kennedy 3-1, tops and double two checks put Kieran 2-0 up Kenneth hit double sixteen to pull one back but another double ten finish from Kieran made it 3-0 to the Carrick side. It was a big match in the second singles with it being drawn out as the two pointer, Adrian Hamilton came out on top 3-2 over Raymond Hegarty, Raymond won the first leg on double ten and third on double three while it was double two in the second and tops in the final two legs that wrapped up the match for Adrian who also hit a 180 in the second leg. Joe Shovlin v Adrian Byrne and James Byrne v James Bracken Byrne were the two remaining matches.

Shield Runners Up Kilcar House

B Cup Final

Cope House 4 John the Miners B 1

The Cope House are 2016 B Cup Champions following a 4-1 win over John the Miners B, they went 1-0 up with Irwin Muirhead and Donal Duddy winning 2-0 against Paddy Haughey and John Byrne, Donal finished double ten and sixteen. Frank McBrearty and Liam Donegan won 2-1 against Wilfie Milsop and Stephen Muirhead, Frank finished double ten twice while Wilfie hit tops for the Cope. The opening singles provided us with the best match of the whole night with Irwin Muirhead narrowly defeating Paddy Haughey 3-2 where Paddy had his chances to win it, Paddy hit double ten in the first, Irwin hit tops in the second, Paddy went ahead again with a double four checkout then Irwin levelled it up with a double three finish he went on to hit double one to win. Match two was drawn as the two pointer where Donal Duddy had a 3-0 win over Frank McBrearty this was closer than the final score with Frank down on doubles in each leg, Donal went 1-0 up with a 65 checkout (x20), he hit double ten for 2-0 and 65 again with a tops finish to win it for The Cope. Clement O’Gara v Stephen Muirhead and Liam Donegan v Wilfie were the two matches not played.

B Runners up John the Miners B

2016 Awards

Player of the Year: John Menchia Gallagher (O’Donnell’s)

Highest Checkout: Raymond Hegarty (Kilcar House) 147

Most 180s Kieran Gallagher: (John The Miners)

Least Darts Leg: Adrian Hamilton (John The Miners) and Andrew Gillespie (O’Donnell’s) 14

Finally we would like to thank the six teams who entered, the publicans, players, supporters and all who helped over the year, we are slowly adding more teams to the league and hopefully we will have more teams in the league next season.

2016 Pat Rawdon

In the Harbour Bar, Killybegs this Saturday all welcome. Entry Fee €10 money in money out contact Irwin on 087-2248250. Ladies Tournament at 3pm and Mens at 5pm

2016 John Harkin Cup and Shield

In The Bridge Bar, Carrick on Saturday 30th April at 3pm, entry is €15 and is limited to 32 players. €700 in prize money to be won, first round losers go into the Shield Competition SWDDL and Donegal Town League area players only contact James at 086-9969256 to enter.


2016 Player of the Year John Menchia

Highest Checkout Raymond Hegarty 147

Least Darts Leg Adrian Hamilton 14 (tied with Andrew Gillespie)

Most 180s Kieran Gallagher