Players remember popular Rathnew man Murty

A good crowd turned up in Jacobs Well on Saturday night for the second annual Murty Doyle memorial darts tournament.

38 players took part in the opening rounds and some very good darts was thrown right from the start.

Some of the standout performances in the early stages came from Michael Lott, Craig Porter and last years winner Jason Giffney, who seemed sure to make a bold bid to retain his title.

The semi-final line-up saw Giffney take on Shane Byrne, while the other semi saw Pat Murphy take on Paddy Byrne, who had also been in good form all night.

Shane Byrne produced some very good darts to get the better of Giffney in the first semi, while Pat Murphy and Paddy Byrne served up a great game in the other semi but in the end Byrne just edged it.

The final promised to be a great game and it didn’t disappoint. Both played hammered the treble bed and it was too close to call for most of it but in the end Shane Byrne shaded it to get his hands on the title.

Speaking afterwards, beaten finalist, Paddy Byrne said “ I don’t mind been runner up to anyone with that standard of darts.”

All proceeds on the night went to Wicklow Cancer Support Group. A special mention must be given to the organisers for putting it all together and also to Noel and Helen Jacob for providing a great venue.

Joe and Phyllis Doyle with runner up Paddy Byrne
Joe and Phyllis Doyle with runner up Paddy Byrne


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