Swilly Inn are the early pace-setters


Swilly Inn are the early pace-setters

Week two of the Letterkenny and District Darts League served up a feast of high scoring and top darting action across the town with ten 180’s hit and several high scoring games on Wednesday night.

The Swilly Inn are the early pace setters with their emphatic trouncing of Blake's Bar on a scoreline of 18-1, dropping only one leg in an unmerciful show of intent.

Dave McGowan picked up a 180 for his efforts and Swilly top the league with two wins to show from their first two games.

Second place, also with two wins, are last year's winners Glencar A, as they disposed of neighbours Ballyboe Bar 15-4 despite missing their star player Martin McCloskey.

Barney McIntyre and Darren Coyle notched up two more 180’s.

Also in the Ballyboe a fierce battle took place between Ballyboe Rejects and Tir Na nÓg ‘B’ with one of the matches of the season between John Murray and Gerald Porter producing the goods with five 180’s hit between the two on the night as Tir Na nÓg came away victorious on a 15-11 scoreline to see them go third.

Tir Na nÓg A took on Glencar Old Timers, led by county stalwart Derek Quinn.

Quinn provided great entertainment taking on Ireland international John Flood, with Flood coming out on top with a 3-1 win for his team.

Tir Na nÓg took the honours in tight fashion with a 13-12 victory seeing them slide into fourth place while the Old Timers jump to 6th place.

Orchard Inn continue their improvement on the oche and they disposed of Wilkin's Bar in Churchill with a 14-10 win to show for their efforts.

With plenty of darts yet to play, there’s a long way to go in the race for the title, but early indications are that there’s going to be a tough battle for position right across the board.

Week 2 Results:

Ballyboe Bar 4-15 Glencar A

180: Barney McIntyre, Darren Coyle

Tir Na Nóg A 13-12 Glencar Old Timers

180: Nigel Hegarty, John Flood

Blake's Bar 1-18 Swilly Inn

180: Dave McGowan

Ballyboe Rejects 11-15 Tir Na nÓg B

180: John Murray x3, Gerald Porter x2

Wilkin's Bar 10-14 Orchard Inn