Division II here we come.
Published by Anthony McNamee on 11th April 2016.
Promotion for Ballyholland Darts.
A barnstorming end to the season, which produced 8-0 and 7-1 home wins in the final week, saw the Harps darts team finally claw away from the promotion-chasing pack and clear into the all-important second position.
Nobody around the club on Friday night could remember the last time our darts team actually got promoted, so it’s safe to describe this as unusual and very welcome achievement for the club’s prime cuts of beef.
Player of the Year Robbie White (yep, the multi-talented dwarf won it for the darts too), led the victory charge against Hockey Club on Friday night, and after a slight wobble when Most Improved Player and Low Hall spy Niall McKevitt (having, during the week, just gone five-in-a-row) was left with a bundle on the board, the older generation steadied things up again. Matty Shields (famously looks like Michael Van Gerwen, infamously lost 5-in-a-row before Christmas) delivered the key leg, powering home a double-10, and securing the points on the night.
With the Hockey Club returning on Friday night for the quarter-finals of the Divisional Cup, plus Matty and Paddy Faloon representing us in the Divisional Pairs, there’s plenty of darts (hopefully) still left in the season, but regardless of the outcomes there, it’s been a memorable year and one hell of a turnaround from the past few seasons.
Harps Darts team 2016: Damien Dixon (captain), Anthony McNamee, Cathal McGovern, Ciaran Hartigan, Conrad Loughran, Kyle Dunlop, Matty Shields, Niall McKevitt, Paddy Faloon, Paddy McAnulty, Robbie White, Shane Mulholland, Tommy Kane Jnr.
(Hollo is gutted he didn’t get a mention above, so here you go now Shane).