Arklow Darts League Week two – Perfect start for reigning champs the Harbour B

The current division 1 champions of the Harbour Bar B team could not have dreamed that they would return from the Summer recess in defence of their crown to start with a flawless 2 opening matches resulting in a big fat 16 points beaming out at the top of the table.

Whats more surprising is this weeks victims were the much fancied Johns Joe’s Lads team who will be hoping to make amends this week.

The Gallery A make it 2 from 2 with a win over the Harbour A in a well balanced game that could have went either way.

Despite an honours even draw this week the Old Ship B climb to third spot. At 3-0 up they looked very comfortable but the old guard of John Joe’s A team fought back in the singles to chop out their 4 points of the contest which see them sitting in 8.

The Old Ship A team hit back this week from a slow start in the opening match last week to take 7 out of the 8 points against The Brook A.

The comprehensive victory ensures the Old Ship of a big move to fourth whilst the Brook remain at the foot of the table for now.

The newly promoted Gallery Boys posted their first success in division 1 this week in a belter of a contest with John Joe’s B team.

The Gallery certainly weren’t handed any gifts from John Joe’s and had to fight back from 2-1 down to churn out the win.

The victory no doubt brought a smile to the face of their currently sidelined captain when the news was delivered! Welcome to the big league boys!

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In division 2 a new sheriff has ridden into town, Jonny Quinn’s Gallery B followed up an impressive win last week with a serious statement this week with a 7-1 over the seasoned campaigners of the Old Ship C.

The victory means the Gallery B take a slender 1 point lead in week 3 over the Corner House A team who also posted their second straight win over old rivals of Sally’s A team.

Sally’s B however continue to hold the bragging rites in Sally’s as they remain unbeaten after they played out a 5-3 win over the Brook B in a gritty contest that even flowed throughout.

The Gin Mill will be satisfied enough with their start to the campaign as they share third place with Sally’s B following their 5-3 success over the Corner B who also will be reasonably content for newcomers to be sitting in mid division. Gallery C has no doubt been practising hard on their week off in preparation for week 3.

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The feature highlights this week are as follows:
Totsey Werder made his first max of the season for the Harbour Bar B. Ken Kenny’s 117 checkout was just the 16th dart required in 1 leg of his singles contest and Brendan ‘the count’ Kennedy polished off a beautiful leg of darts with a 112 checkout for the Old Ship B.
Dano Kane and Ned Kealy may not have hit any 180’s or tonne plus checkouts but their tussle in the singles contest unravelled an exchange of 13 and 14 dart legs before the 2015 / 2016 singles runner up, Dano Kane just shaded a memorable match and maintained the clean sheet for the Harbour B.

 

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