Half Barrel host, Kathleen O’Connor pictured with Jack Cooney and Mike Roche at the announcement of the start of the new darts tournament at the Upper Main Street pub on Saturday evening. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The Half Barrel Dart team winners of the 2001/02 Castleisland Town Darts League final at The Shoemakers Inn. Team captain, DJ Roche is seated with from left: Shane Brennan, Donal Ryan, Denis O’Regan proprietor The Shoemakers Inn; Denis Flynn and John Joe Horan. ©Photograph: John Reidy 19-2-2002
At the announcement of details of the Half Barrel Winter Darts League were from left: Dan Breen, Eamon Curtin, Jerry Courtney, Charlie Curtin and Mike Roche. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The Pitch & Putt Darts Team which won the 2002/03 Castleisland Town League by defeating The Half Barrel in the final at The Half Barrel. From left: Danny O’Connor, Johnny Walsh, Joe O’Connor, Joe Geaney, captain and Willie O’Connor. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-3-2003
The ancient and noble game of Darts is set to make a return in at least one local pub for the winter. ‘Half Barrel’ host, Kathleen O’Connor posted a notice outside her premises at Upper Main Street last week to declare just that.
Tim Horgan is the organiser and the opening night of the ongoing series is down for Thursday night, October 9 and the draws will be made at 9pm sharp each night. Entry is only €2 and there will be prizes awarded each night. A cash fund will accumulate for Christmas and plans are afoot for a party in the pub for the players on finals night as the festive season approaches.
Ladies and gents are being invited to enter and the organisers are looking at the possibility of having separate leagues if the interest is shown. Kathleen can be reached at 087 7629565.