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John McGinley is first John Harkin Darts Champion


John McGinley became the first winner of the John Harkin Memorial darts tournament held in the Bridge Bar at the end of April he defeated Michael Naulty 8-4 in the final in a very entertaining final the loosing semi-finalists were Mike Naulty and Andrew Gillespie while in the final of the shield Raymond Hegarty beat Francis McShane 6-3.

Sixteen players qualified for this tournament which provided an excellent day of darts with high checkouts, low finishes and almost forty 180’s. The format of the competition was four groups of four with the top two playing for the cup and bottom two for the shield. John won group one winning 23 legs and losing only 2 Michael Naulty was the runner up beating Roger McShane in the last game to go through, group two was won by Philip Gallagher who won his three games runner up was John Gallagher, group three was won by Andrew Gillespie (Andrew had a 12 dart game in this group) Irwin Muirhead was runner up (Irwin got the highest checkout of the day with a 160) this went to a last game decider with Andrew needing a win against Hugh Doherty to qualify he got the win 5-3 and finally in group four Mike Naulty was the winner with James Byrne the runner up this also went to the last game between James and Raymond Hegarty with James winning 5-3 to go through. Thanks to all the players who took part and did their part on the day as everything went very well, thanks to the Harkin family for the cup and The Bridge Bar for the Shield thanks to R & V Trophies for sponsoring the trophies and to our other sponsors Kilcar House, Carrick Take Away, Roartys Bar, McGill Farm Supplies, North West Aluminium and BC Embroidery.

Runner up Michael Naulty with Declan Harkin

Semi finalists Mike Naulty and Andrew Gillespie with Declan Harkin

John Harkin Cup

Final

John McGinley 8 Michael Naulty 4

Semi Finals

John McGinley 7 Mike Naulty 3

Michael Naulty 7 Andrew Gillespie 5

Quarter Finals

John McGinley 7 John Gallagher 1

Mike Naulty 7 Irwin Muirhead 6

Michael Naulty 7 James Byrne 5

Andrew Gillespie 7 Philip Gallagher 6

Group One: Hugh Doherty, Francis McShane, Irwin Muirhead and Andrew Gillespie

Group Two: Rodney McBrearty, John Gallagher, Adrian Byrne and Philip Gallagher

Group Three: Roger McShane, Michael Naulty, Kieran Carr and John McGinley

Group Four: Mike Naulty, John McHugh, James Byrne and Raymond Hegarty

 

John Harkin Shield (sponsored by the Bridge Bar)

Final

Raymond Hegarty 6 Francis McShane 3

Semi Finals

Raymond Hegarty 5 Adrian Byrne 2

Francis McShane 5 Kieran Carr 1

Quarter Finals

Raymond Hegarty 4 Hugh Doherty 3

Adrian Byrne 4 Roger McShane 3

Francis McShane 4 Rodney McBrearty 2

Kieran Carr 4 John McHugh 0

Shield winner Raymond Hegarty with Orla Byrne

Shield runner up Francis McShane with Orla Byrne


 

^^Click logo for the group results and tables^^

 

John McGinley is first John Harkin Darts Champion


John McGinley became the first winner of the John Harkin Memorial darts tournament held in the Bridge Bar at the end of April he defeated Michael Naulty 8-4 in the final in a very entertaining final the loosing semi-finalists were Mike Naulty and Andrew Gillespie while in the final of the shield Raymond Hegarty beat Francis McShane 6-3.

Sixteen players qualified for this tournament which provided an excellent day of darts with high checkouts, low finishes and almost forty 180’s. The format of the competition was four groups of four with the top two playing for the cup and bottom two for the shield. John won group one winning 23 legs and losing only 2 Michael Naulty was the runner up beating Roger McShane in the last game to go through, group two was won by Philip Gallagher who won his three games runner up was John Gallagher, group three was won by Andrew Gillespie (Andrew had a 12 dart game in this group) Irwin Muirhead was runner up (Irwin got the highest checkout of the day with a 160) this went to a last game decider with Andrew needing a win against Hugh Doherty to qualify he got the win 5-3 and finally in group four Mike Naulty was the winner with James Byrne the runner up this also went to the last game between James and Raymond Hegarty with James winning 5-3 to go through. Thanks to all the players who took part and did their part on the day as everything went very well, thanks to the Harkin family for the cup and The Bridge Bar for the Shield thanks to R & V Trophies for sponsoring the trophies and to our other sponsors Kilcar House, Carrick Take Away, Roartys Bar, McGill Farm Supplies, North West Aluminium and BC Embroidery.

Runner up Michael Naulty with Declan Harkin

Semi finalists Mike Naulty and Andrew Gillespie with Declan Harkin

John Harkin Cup

Final

John McGinley 8 Michael Naulty 4

Semi Finals

John McGinley 7 Mike Naulty 3

Michael Naulty 7 Andrew Gillespie 5

Quarter Finals

John McGinley 7 John Gallagher 1

Mike Naulty 7 Irwin Muirhead 6

Michael Naulty 7 James Byrne 5

Andrew Gillespie 7 Philip Gallagher 6

Group One: Hugh Doherty, Francis McShane, Irwin Muirhead and Andrew Gillespie

Group Two: Rodney McBrearty, John Gallagher, Adrian Byrne and Philip Gallagher

Group Three: Roger McShane, Michael Naulty, Kieran Carr and John McGinley

Group Four: Mike Naulty, John McHugh, James Byrne and Raymond Hegarty

 

John Harkin Shield (sponsored by the Bridge Bar)

Final

Raymond Hegarty 6 Francis McShane 3

Semi Finals

Raymond Hegarty 5 Adrian Byrne 2

Francis McShane 5 Kieran Carr 1

Quarter Finals

Raymond Hegarty 4 Hugh Doherty 3

Adrian Byrne 4 Roger McShane 3

Francis McShane 4 Rodney McBrearty 2

Kieran Carr 4 John McHugh 0

Shield winner Raymond Hegarty with Orla Byrne

Shield runner up Francis McShane with Orla Byrne


 

Preview of Tournament

 

 

 

I am pleased to announce that the player’s cup that is being held in the Bridge Bar, Carrick at the end of the month will now be known as the John Harkin Memorial Cup, thanks to the Harkin family for their kind sponsorship of this new competition it will be a fitting memorial to John who played in the league for many years.


The Late John Harkin

In this tournament the top 16 players are to be from the south west league area or playing for one of the teams in the league, I am running this myself to see how it works out and thought it would be a good way to reward the players who go to the local tournaments during the year.

I am currently trying to get funds raised for this via board sponsorship and a few other avenues if anyone wants to sponsor a board please let me know your advert will be put on the board along with any cards or leaflets you may have and if players are willing to pay a €10 each entry fee on the day that will help the prize fund.

The format will be 4 groups of 4 with the top two in each board progressing to the last eight, group winners will be seeded. Groups will be seeded ie player 1-4 will be in a group of their on then 5-8 and so on.

If a player who finished in the top 16 cant make it on the day please let me know and the next ranked player (17th) will be entered and so on…

The tournament will take place on Saturday 28 April and €500 in prize money, trophies for winners and runners up and highest checkout. The 16 qualifiers are as follows: John McGinley, John Gallagher, Andrew Gillespie, Mike Naulty, Michael Naulty, Rodney McBrearty, Raymond Hegarty, John McHugh, Hugh Doherty, Adrian Byrne, Kieran Carr, James Byrne, Philip Gallagher, Rodger McShane and Irwin Muirhead. Antony Gallagher, Michael Byrne and Dermot McGuire have pulled out so their places go to Rodger McShane, Francis McShane and Irwin Muirhead I need to know if any of the above can’t make it.

Cup Sponsored by The Harkin Family

Shield Sponsored by The Bridge Bar

Trophies Sponcered by

Board Sponsors

 

McGill Farm Supplies Limited, Carrick

 

Roartys Bar, Cashel

 

Kilcar House

 

 

BC Embroidery and Printwear

Crolly, Co Donegal

Contact 074-9562870