2019 Leo Molloy

Created: Thursday, 21 March 2019

McGylnn wins 2019 Leo Molloy

Gerard McGlynn has added his name to the prestigious Leo Molloy Cup following a dramatic day of darts in Kilcar which seen Fermanagh’s Denise Cassidy throw brilliantly to become the first lady player to reach the final which finished 6-3 to the Glenfin thrower, Gerard hit a 13 dart leg while Denise had a 113 check out in the final in Kilcar House in front of a large attendance in the first round of the event Gerard defeated the holder Phil McGeehan 3-0. In the semi-finals Gerard beat Adrian Byrne who was the furthest SWDDL player to progress 5-0 while Denise won 5-4 against Derek Quinn. The four quarter finals were the best ever seen at this event in its 19 years with Gerard defeating Damien McGovern 5-2, Denise beating previous champion Charlie Grant 5-4, Adrian beating last year’s runner up Declan Cunningham  5-2 and Derek hit a 164 to win his match against Kieran Gallagher who was on a double 5-3. We had almost 60 throwers on the day which was great considering the All Ireland Youths and other events were on (hopefully their won’t be any tournaments clashing with next year’s event as it’s in memory of a great darts man) we hope see at least that entry for the 20th Leo Molloy next March where we hope to have an even bigger prize fund we gave out €1,400 in prize money this year and thanks to Heineken Ireland, Margaret Molloy, Una Blain and our board sponsors The Sim Clinic, Tuna.ie, David’s Cabs, Carrick Meats, Fusion Bistro and Sligo Aero Club for all you help and to all the players who entered and Kilcar House and John Joe’s for hosting the event.


Gerard McGlynn 6 Denise Cassidy 3

Semi Finals

Gerard McGlynn 5 Adrian Byrne 0

Denise Cassidy 5 Derek Quinn 4

Quarter Finals

Gerard McGlynn 5 Damien McGovern 2

Adrian Byrne 5 Declan Cunningham 2

Denise Cassidy 5 Charlie Grant 4

Derek Quinn 5 Kieran Gallagher 3

Third Round (Board Finals)

Gerard McGlynn 4 Reece Brennan 2

Damien McGovern 4 Orin McDermott 1

Adrian Byrne 4 Eden Friel 3

Declan Cunningham 4 Christopher McBrearty 1

Denise Cassidy 4 Noel Kennedy 1

Charlie Grant 4 John Con McGinley 0

Derek Quinn 4 Eoghain McGill 1

Kieran Gallagher 4 Paul McShane 1 (134 c/o Kieran)

Second Round

Gerard McGlynn 3 Sean Foy 1

Reece Brennan 3 Dylan Linton 2

Damien McGovern 3 Barry McShane 0

Orin McDermott 3 Irwin Muirhead 1

Adrian Byrne 3 Michael Curran 1

Eden Friel 3 John McHugh 2

Declan Cunningham 3 Marybeth Cunningham 0

Christopher McBrearty 3 Hugh Doherty 2

Denise Cassidy 3 Cartha Boyle 1

Noel Kennedy 3 Johnny Bell 0

Charlie Grant 3 Andrew Barron 0

John Con McGinley 3 Alan Byrne 2

Derek Quinn 3 Michael McShane 0

Eoghain McGill 3 John Porter 1

Kieran Gallagher 3 Shaun McGlynn 1

Paul McShane 3 Glenda Dolan 0

First Round

Gerard McGlynn 3 Phil McGeehan 0

Sean Foy 3 Noel McDevitt 1

Reece Brennan 3 Seamie Scanlon 1

Barry McShane 3 Gary Molloy 1

Orin McDermott 3 Aaron McShane 1

Irwin Muirhead 3 Declan Garvey 0

Adrian Byrne 3 Michael Molloy 1

Michael Curran 3 Kenneth Kennedy 0

John McHugh w/o Gerry McBrearty

Declan Cunningham 3 Liam Donegan 1

Marybeth Cunningham w/o Miley McGinty

Christopher McBrearty 3 Donal McShane 1 (108 c/o Donal)

Hugh Doherty 3 Seanie Boyle 0

Denise Cassidy 3 Conor McNelis 1

Cartha Boyle 3 David Gallagher 0

Noel Kennedy 3 Aaron Molloy 0

Charlie Grant 3 Declan Quinn 2

Andrew Barron 3 Cara Boyle 1

John Con McGinley 3 Damien Gambell 0

Derek Quinn 3 Stephen Muirhead 0

Michael McShane 3 Roger McShane 0

Eoghain McGill w/o Darren Rawdon

John Porter 3 James Byrne 1

Shaun McGlynn 3 Martin Barr 1

Paul McShane 3 Johnny Rooney 0

Runner up Denise Cassidy

Semi Finalist Derek Quinn

Quarters Declan Cunningham, Kieran Gallagher and Damien McGovern with Aaron Molly and Kenneth Kennedy   




2019 Leo Molloy Youths Tournament in Kilcar House at 3:30pm with registrations from 3pm. Round Robin event, €5 to enter open to all youth players who were aged 17 or under on 1 January 2019.

2019 Leo Molloy Memorial Tournament

Saturday 9th March registrations at 3pm in Kilcar House first matches at 4pm, €10 entry fee.

At least €1,000 in prizes with €600 for the winner!

Pre entry in Kilcar House, John Joes Bar from Kenneth at 086-8361698, James at 086-9969256.
It was 20 year ago in December past that Leo Molloy left us to soon so to mark that anniversary it would be great to see his old teammates, opponents etc at this year’s event. Since 2000 we have seen some of the biggest names in darts travel to Kilcar to play in the Leo Molloy Memorial Darts Tournament, Leo who was the first manager to manage Donegal to an All-Ireland title in 1998 Leo was well liked and respected in the world of darts and was heavily involved in the South West area with reforming the league in the early 1990s and helping to run tournaments including the famous Norman Blaine Competition which was one of the biggest in Ireland at the time, but he was sadly taken at a young age and this tournament is a fitting tribute to him as we prepare for the 19th hosting of this tournament .

PDC star Brendan Dolan has won this tournament four times while ex BDO player Martin McCloskey has won it three times, next on the list is John Menchia Gallagher. This year’s tournament promises to be one of the most competitive ever with the rise in talented youth players in the area mixed with players from the North West and beyond it promises to be a great day of darts.

Previous Men’s finals:
2018 Phil McGeehan 6 Declan Cunningham 3
2017 Michael Leech 6 Stephen Harron 3
2016 John Gallagher 6 Liam Gallagher 4
2015 Liam Gallagher 6 Antony Mularkey 1
2014 Charlie Grant 6 Amir Quiambao 1
2013 Campbell Jackson 6 Charlie Grant 1
2012 John Gallagher 5 John McGinley 2
2010 JJ Dolan 5 James Deery 2
2009 Brendan Dolan 5 John McGinley 2
2008 Brendan Dolan 5 John McGinley 2
2007 Gerald Harvey 5 Danny McDaid 0
2006 John Con McGinley 5 Brendan Dolan 4
2005 Martin McCloskey 5 Amir Quiambao 1
2004 Brendan Dolan 5 Declan Cunningham 2
2003 Brendan Dolan 5 Sean McGowan 2
2002 Sean McGowan 5 Martin McCloskey 3
2001 Martin McCloskey 5 Anthony Whoriskey 0
2000 Martin McCloskey 5 Gerald Harvey 0 

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