26 Sept 2022




Another fantastic day of darts in Drumkeerin on Easter Sunday with a total of 80 entries taking part in Open, Ladies & Youth competitions.

The open brought together in the final and for the first time in its 16 year history, two Leitrim players in a final that went all eleven legs which was won by David Bohan who defeated Colm Mulvey 6-5.

Indeed it looked like it was Mulvey’s title when he raced into a 5-2 lead and had shots at doubles to win but having missed his chance, it seemed to lift Bohan and he won four legs in a row to take the first prize of €700, Perpetual Cup & trophy. Mulvey received €340.

In the quarter finals, Martin Heneghan (Mayo) defeated Pat McDonald (Sligo), David Bohan defeated last year's winner Sean McGowan (Sligo), Colm Mulvey got the better of namesake Frank (Leitrim) and Niall Barry (Meath) defeated fellow county man Paul Madden.

In the semi finals, Bohan defeated Heneghan and Mulvey defeated Barry to set up the all Leitrim final. The beaten semi finalists received €160 each plus trophies with the beaten quarter finalists receiving €64 each plus trophies.

The Open was sponsored by Drumkeerin Community Family Festival which runs from August 13-21.

The Youths section was won by Ronan McDonagh (Sligo) who defeated Killian Heffernan (Kildare) 4-3 in the final; Ronan received €100 and Cup, Killian received €50 plus trophy.

In the semi finals, McDonagh defeated Anthony Cunnane (Sligo) with Heffernan getting the better of Shane Doherty (Fermanagh). Beaten semi finalists received €25 plus trophies.

The Ladies section, sponsored by McManus window & door repairs, Drumkeerin was won by Nora Fitzpatrick (Cavan) who defeated her daughter Gita McPartlin in the final. Nora received €70 plus trophy with Gita receiving €30 plus trophy.

Timmy Duignan won the prize for the highest check out (130) Overall, a great occasion with proceeds as always going to North West Hospice, Sligo.

A full report of sponsors etc will appear at a later date.

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