DONEGAL’S DARTS teams had good success at The West Coast Challenge at the weekend.
Competing in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, the Donegal men took victory, as did the Donegal Youths while the Donegal Ladies lost out in the final.
The Donegal men (pictured above) came through a group involving Leitrim, Sligo, Roscomon and Longford.
They defeated Leitrim 9-3 and Longford 10-2, but lost 7-5 against Sligo.
In the semi-final they defeated Roscommon 7-5 with Michael Leech landing the winning darts.
In the final, they overcame Sligo 7-4. The decisive arrow was again landed by Leech, whose 88 checkout sealed the title.
The Donegal Ladies (above) got through a group involving Leitrim, Galway and Mayo to reach the final, but they were just beaten 4-2 in the decider.
The Donegal Youths emerged from a group with Roscommon and Westmeath before defeating Donegal ‘B’ in the semi-final.
Among the Donegal Youths’ (below) crew was Jordan Boyce, who competed in the World Youth final at the Lakeside earlier this month. His father, Paddy, was a member of the Donegal men’s team.
In the singles competition on Sunday, Donegal’s Anthony Whoriskey, a Newtowncunningham native, won the day, overcoming Anthony Mullarkey 6-5 in the final.
And there was joy, too, for Alistair Moore, from Letterkenny, who won the Youth singles.
The Donegal men’s team was: Noel O’Donnell (Brockagh, captain), Sean Wilson (Buncrana, vice-captain), John Flood (Milford), Charlie Grant (Quigley’s Point), John Murray (Ramelton), Anthony Whoriskey (Newtowncunningham), Gerald Porter (Ballybofey), Clive Aiken (Ramelton), Derek Quinn (Newtowncunningham), Michael Leech (Moville), Paddy Boyle (Newtowncunningham), Barry McBride (Castlefin), Joe Kirk (Letterkenny), Gerard McGlynn (Cloghan), Jason McGilloway (Buncrana), Michael Naulty (Gweedore), Alan Byrne (Doneyloop), Declan Quin (Ardara). County selectors were Noel O’Donnell, Sean Wilson and James Weir.
Donegal Youth team: Jordan Boyce, John Paul Hegarty, Callum Harley, Dillon Linton, Michael Coll, Alistair Moore, Ryan Nulty, Lee Moore, Stephen Bryant, Owen Murray, Shaun Bryant, Ben Doran, Jason Wilson. Team managers were Caroline Boyce and Margaret Murray.
Donegal Ladies team: Catherine Porter, Maggie Bonner, Bernie McConnell, Marion McDermott, Amanda McCarron, Anna Marie Wilson, Angie de Ward. The team manager was Catherine PorterTags: