Concannon on target in Superleague

The Hollywood Bar Superleague continued in the Roscommon town venue this past weekend, with the third night of the eight-week event.

Top finishing came from Martin Fleming (102) and Mark Dolan (121). On the night, it all went down to a final between two players with lots of experience in finals. Thomas Concannon had an unbeaten run in his group to top the table before a hard-fought 3-0 win in the last 16 against Kieran McCormack was followed up by a 3-0 win over Ken Turkington in the quarters. Concannon’s place in the final was booked in a tight 3-2 win over Paul Carton.
On the other side of the draw, Martin Fleming had likewise had an unbeaten run in his group before a 3-0 win over Krzysztof Wesolowski in the last 16 was followed up by a 3-0 win over Mark Dolan in the quarters. Hollywood Bar teammates Fleming and Stephen Victory then went toe to toe in the semis, with Fleming coming out on top on a 3-1 scoreline.
Concannon started the better in the final; scores of 95, 115, 87 and 89 helping him take a 1-0 lead despite a 180 from Fleming which just came too late in the leg. That 180 sent Fleming up another gear, scores of 121 and 140 at the start of the second leg putting him in pole position. However, a 140 of his own, plus some clinical finishing, saw  Concannon over the line to take a 2-0 lead. Fleming kept the pressure on in the third leg; scores of 134 and 80 putting Concannon under the cosh. However, with the finish line in sight Concannon was not to be denied, as scores of 96 and 100 at crucial times saw him on his way to a 3-0 win.
Well done to both players on a top class display which was a pleasure to watch. Many thanks to all players who attended on the night and helped to create such a high standard.
Finally, special thanks to The Hollywood Bar and staff for their continued support and sponsorship of the competition, as well as the food on the night.
This week’s Superleague will continue on Friday night with the draw at 8.45 pm and first darts at 9 pm. Contact David on (086) 0823180 for more details.