Creaton’s of Loughglynn in final showdown

The 2008 Connaught Darts Championships Final will take place next Friday night, the 20th of June in Walsh’s public house, Charlestown.   The Connaught’s is one of the most prestigious tournaments of its kind in the region, attracting teams from Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and further afield every single year for almost 50 years.   Creaton’s of Loughglynn, led by Matt Scally, will take on The Ship Inn of Sligo for what is sure to be another Classic Final in the East Mayo venue. Creaton’s, who were Roscommon County League Champions in 2005 and Shield winners in 2008, have won the Connaught title in the 80’s and 90’s but have suffered a barren spell in the tournament since, not making the final since 1993.   Reid’s of Newport have dominated the tournament in recent times but had their attempt at a 7-in-a-row stopped at the last 8 stage by The Ship Inn who make a reappearance in the Connaught’s this year – not having taken part for a couple of years.   Creaton’s have added some useful players to their already strong line-up, with Knockcroghery’s Mick Egan and Jimmy Reilly playing an important part in their semi-final victory over Kilkenny’s of Knock. Sean Finan, Padraig Finan, Tony Thacker, Joe Crawley, Pat Reid and Eugene McDonagh will all do what they can to make sure the Cup comes back to Creaton’s. Best wishes to Creaton’s from all involved in Roscommon County Darts!