Grand Prix victory for Andrew Gillespie
Andrew Gillespie won the 2017 SWDDL Grand Prix following a 5-1 win over 2015 runner up James Byrne in Kilcar House, this is a double start tournament and on the night the standard was good on the doubles. James won the opening leg in the final before Andrew won the next five legs including 151 and 101 checkouts.
In the semi-finals Andrew had a hard fought win over fellow county and O’Donnell’s team mate John Menchia winning it 4-3 while James came from 3-1 down to beat John McHugh 4-3.
In the quarters Andrew had a great battle with young Alex Hughes winning 3-2, James beat Kieran Gallagher also 3-2, John McHugh beat Seanie Boyle 3-0 while Menchia beat Adrian Byrne also 3-0, in the prelims Menchia beat David Fuller 3-0 and Adrian beat Kenneth Kennedy 3-1.
League restarts this weekend
The 2017-17 league gets underway this Friday evening at the moment we have just five teams but hope to get a sixth team before the weekend, The Cope House host John the Miners while John the Miners B are at home to O’Donnell’s, Kilcar House at the minute have a bye.
Congratulations to Andrew Gillespie and John Menchia Gallagher who were recently called up to the Donegal darts team.
Round One Friday 4 November
Cope House v John the Miners
John the Miners B v O'Donnell's
Kilcar House bye
Round Two Friday 11 November
Kilcar House v Cope House
John the Miners v O'Donnell's
John the Miners B bye
O'Donnell’s Doubles Tournament is on Saturday 19th November.