The Maureen Owens / Gerard McKenna Memorial Darts Tournament took place last Sunday in Drumkeerin Community Centre and what an evening of darts it turned out to be.
A record turnout in the Open tournament with 76 players entering, by far the biggest entry in its history. Add in the Youths and Ladies sections, the total entry came to just under 100 with some fantastic darts on show.
The main tournament, sponsored by McMullan & O’Donnell Windows & Doors, was won by Campbell Jackson from Tyrone, who defeated Sean McGowan from Sligo 6-5 in a thrilling Final. Tied at 5-5, Jackson recorded a fantastic 12 dart finish to claim the title. The beaten semi finalists were Andrew Gillespie (Donegal) & Patrick Keane (Longford), beaten quarter finalists were Eamon McGovern (Fermanagh), Paddy Burke (Westmeath), Stephen Dooney (Roscommon) & Shane Doherty (Fermanagh).
The youths tournament, sponsored by the Rooneys Cosy Corner Darts team, was won by Ronan McDonagh from Sligo, who defeated Conor Heneghan from Mayo 4-1 in the Final. Beaten Semi Finalists were Joe O’Dowd & Dylan Powell.
The ladies tournament, sponsored by Loving Touch Memorials Ltd was won by Tess McMorrow who defeated Ann McGowan from Sligo Highest check out was won by Patrick Keane from Longford with a 155 finish. He received a beautiful piece of crystal, which was sponsored by Francis Davitt of Davitt’s Bar who also sponsored all of tournament trophies.
Proceeds from the tournament will go to North West Hospice. A full list of sponsors, acknowledgements & photos will appear in a few weeks time.