Annual darts tournament takes place in Drumkeerin

The Maureen Owens & Gerard McKenna Memorial Darts Tournament took place in Drumkeerin on Easter Sunday with over eighty entries in total. The Open, sponsored by Drumkeerin Community Family Festival, was won by Martin Heneghan (Mayo) who defeated John Nevin (Cavan) 6-5 in a brilliant final. Martin received €1,000, Perpetual Cup and trophy with John receiving €400 & trophy. Beaten semi-finalists were Keane Barry (Meath) and Padraig Hester (Mayo) with both players receiving €200 and trophies. Beaten quarter-finalists were Stephen Gannon (Leitrim), Aidy Somers (Leitrim), Eugene McDermott (Leitrim) and Sean McGowan (Sligo), with the above four players receiving €100 each and trophies. In the Youths section, Keane Barry (Meath) defeated Killian Heffernan (Kildare) 4-3 with both players playing fantastic darts. Keane received €100 and a trophy, Killian received €50 and a trophy. Beaten semi-finalists were Shane Doherty (Fermanagh) and Martin Kerins (Sligo), each of who received €25 and trophies. The Ladies section, sponsored by McManus Window & Door Repairs, Drumkeerin, was won by Tess McMorrow (Leitrim) who defeated Nora Fitzpatrick (Leitrim) 3-1 in the final. Tess received €70, Perpetual Cup and trophy with Nora receiving €30 and a trophy. John Nevin (Cavan)  recorded the highest check out of 150 (in the final). All of the trophies were sponsored by Francis Davitt, Davitts Bar, Drumkeerin.