John Menchia Gallagher was the winner of the inaugural O’Donnell’s Bar 8 Week Tournament following a wonderful display of darts on the night in Carrick on Friday night.
Menchia, who was week 1, winner beat week 2 winner John Ward 6-2. Ward took the opening leg with the help of two 140s, Menchia won the next five legs with a 120 and 78 finishes and a 180 a brilliant finish on double 19 kept Ward in the game to make it 5-2.
Photo caption: The O’Donnell’s Bar 8 Week Tournament winner John Menchia
But with the help of a 180, Menchia took the eighth leg to secure the title. Ward had the highest checkout of the night a 148 in his opening match of the evening. In the semi-finals Menchia had a battle with Kieran Gallagher, who had a 118 checkout in the opening leg.
The O’Donnell’s Bar 8 Week Tournament runner-up John Ward
Menchia finished 136 to level before Gallagher went 2-1 up with 140 and 134 scores. Menchia replied with two 140s to make it 2-2. A 180 in the next leg put him ahead for the first time and he made no mistake winning the next two to win including a brilliant 135 (25, treble 20 bull) finish to win.
While in the other semi-final Ward overcame Andrew Gillespie 5-2. Gillespie took the first leg but never got going to cause Ward any problems. In the first round Menchia beat Raymond Hegarty who was a late replacement for Michael Curran who could not make it due to work commitments 4-0.
Menchia had a 180, Andrew Gillespie beat Adrian Byrne 4-2, John Ward beat Declan Quinn in a brilliant match where Ward had a 118 finish and 148 to win with Qiunn on a double. Gallagher put in a great game of darts to beat John Con McGinley 4-2.[adrotate group=”38″]
Thanks to the many players who entered over the eight weeks where we seen so many great games of darts and to all who marked games and helped out in any way.
The O’Donnell’s Bar 8 Week Tournament semi-finalist Andrew Gillespie