Mohill success for Thomas Concannon

A 3-2 win over Mayo’s Martin Heneghan won Thomas Concannon his first ever I.N.D.O. ranking darts title at the Mohill Youths Singles last weekend. A 3-0 quarter final win over Kilkenny’s John Meaney set up a Semi final clash with his cousin Gary Concannon which he prevailed on a 3-2 scoreline. Last year’s Mohill winner Mark Finneran was beaten by Heneghan in the Last 8 on a 3-1 scoreline. Well done to Thomas! Youth Friendship Trophy 2008: Roscommon Darts Players will take to the International stage yet again when the 6th annual Youth Friendship Trophy takes place from May 23rd to the 25th in Derby, England. Ballinaheglish brothers David and Gary Concannon are one of three sets of brothers on this year’s 15-a side National Team. Mark Finneran from Ballymacglancy in the heart of Roscommon will also be representing the county. And for the 6th year in a row Ballaghaderreen’s Sean Fleming will don the green shirt. All four will have been involved in National events before but this is the first time that Gary Concannon and Mark Finneran will make appearances in an International event.     One noticeable and disappointing omission from the panel is Thomas Concannon who has been a very tough and skillful competitor at Youths and Senior level over the past year. Northern Ireland, England and Scotland stand in the way of a first Irish Friendship Trophy success. All four players and their travelling support are wished every success!! Dates for the Diary: May 23/24/25- Derby, England. The 6th annual Youth Friendship Trophy. All other events can be viewed on RTE 2 teletext page 426. And at www.501in9.blogspot.com .   Carpet Bob Cup. Ballaghaderreen is gearing itself for yet another mouthwatering darts classic as the 2008 Carpet Bob Cup will be down for decision over the next two weeks. Captained by Denis Coffey, reigning Roscommon County Darts Champions Spell’s will put their darting reputations on the line as the players from The Rest of the World captained by the vastly experienced Davy O’Gara attempt to snatch back the cup they so nearly won last year. The first leg of this prestigious cup-tie will take place in Spell’s Bar, on Pound Street on Friday next May 16th at 9.30 pm. Best of luck to both teams!!