Foresters A made a statement of intent when they annihilated stablemates Foresters B 8-0 in this massive Division 1 clash. Time will tell if the A team are as good as the score suggests or are the B team dart players in disguise?
Paul Campbell, Kiearan Loughran, Hugh McGrath and Chris McKeown put the A team within touching distance of their opening brace of league points.
Jimmy Magee secured the win followed by wins for John Allen then Ollie White to make it 7-0. All the pressure was on Josh McKeown to seal the whitewash and he duly obliged for a stunning 8 zip humiliation of Foresters B.
In terms of title ambitions it was Sheepbridge taking on Windmill Bar that caught the eye. Both teams have started the season with mixed results but both have strong squads capable of mounting a title challenge.
Brendan McVerry beat Brendan Markey to give Windmill the first of the night.
Ciaran Morgan Junior and Seanie Markey are two serious players and the reversed the lead 2-1 in favour of the visiting bowling alley. David Heartly and Stephen Gray the beaten Windmill players. Sharp shooter Connor Cunningham tied the scores 2 apiece when he ousted Daniel McCarthy.
Ciaran Morgan Senior then Barry Duffy put Sheepbridge in the driving seat at 4-2. Christopher Marley and Gareth White the victims. Paddy Caldwell struck back for Windmill with a draw now firmly in their sights. Experienced Pat Kearns losing out for Sheepbridge.
Gwyn Trainor is solid as a rock and he is a perfect anchorman for no.8. He makes no rash decisions and won't suffer nerves. He sealed the 2 points for the visiting Sheepbride with a good performance against Brian McGeough.
Boyds took the final 2 frames in Bosco Club to come away with a very credible point.
Darren Devlin and the re-signed Sean McCaul gave Bosco an expected 2-0 lead.
Marty Bolton pulled one back and Richard Fletcher was favourite to level but it was Damian Brady that took the 4th for a 3-1 Bosco lead.
Jeremy O'Brien pegged it back to 3-2 but Bosco pushed on again and made it 4-2 Thanks to Brian Wallace.
Kevin Lennon gave Boyds hope of a share of the spoils then Ray McMahon broke the Bosco hearts when he tied the scores for a final result of 4-4.
Saint Monnina look ominously strong at this early stage. Trainor's A in Canal Street are no pushover - well not usually.
Declan Brady and Stephen Cunningham gave the Saints a 2-0 start.
Joe Fearon replied for Trainor's but 2-1 was as close as they got to St. Moninna.
Andrew Mackin was picture perfect then Conor McQuaid made it 4-1.
Paddy McCann took the points then another ex-Killeavey man Tom McGuinness made it 6-1. Paddy Hughes rounded off a delightful night for Saint Moninna when he made it 7-1.