The weekend of darts starts with a Mixed Open draw pairs competition on Friday, 19th of January. This will be a relaxed and fun event to get the weekend started, and all players, regardless of experience or ability, are more than welcome to take part. Names will be taken from 5.30 pm-6.30 pm, with games to start at 7.30 pm. Entry is €10 per player.
Saturday sees the main event – the men’s, ladies and youths team events. First darts are at 11 am for all competitions as an expected crowd of 500+ will attend.
A men’s event with 16 county teams will be held, with entries from Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Longford taking to the stage. Ten Ladies teams from counties Clare, Mayo, Cavan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, Limerick and Galway will battle it out for top honours in the Ladies event and eleven youth teams will compete also, with Donegal, Westmeath, Mayo, Roscommon, Limerick and Galway all represented hoping to win the West Coast Challenge Youths’ title.
Sunday sees the Abbey Hotel-sponsored Roscommon Open take place as Men’s, Ladies and Youths Open singles are played. Names will be taken from 10.30 am-11.30 am, with games starting at 12 noon. Entry fees will be as follows: Men €20, Ladies €15 and Youths €10 euro.
A guaranteed top prize of €500 will be sure to bring the cream of the crop of Irish darts players to the county, with this event open to all darts players throughout the country.
Our Men’s teams are managed by Tommy Beirne, Brendan Mullarkey and Martina McKeon. Recent challenge games against Sligo and Galway have seen great promise from both our teams.
For the first time in recent memory, our Ladies will take to the oche competitively, hopefully the start of great things to come in Ladies darts within the county.
Finally, we can’t forget our Youths team. Youths darts has returned to Roscommon this year with some top class potential showing through in recent practice events. Who knows, the next Luke Littler may be closer to home than we think!
So with just a few days to go, the Abbey Hotel will be the place to be this weekend. Whether you’re a player, spectator, or have just caught the bug for darts over the Christmas period, all are welcome.
There is no cover charge for the event and all are welcome to what will be a spectacular weekend of darts within the county.