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Donegal darts squad hit the bullseye 13.02.14

THE Donegal men's darts team have won an incredible eleventh All-Ireland inter-counties championship.
It was their eleventh victory in 17 years and demonstrated a truly outstanding achievement and proud moment for the county.
Donegal has a strong squad of 18 of whom nine players hail from Inishowen.
One Hundred and Eighty! - The victorious Donegal men's darts team who have lifted their eleventh All-Ireland title in 17 years.
The darts championship, involving 25 counties, was held in Ennis, Co Clare, last Saturday and Sunday.
There were seven groups of three and one group of four. Donegal were third seeds going into the competition and were within a group of three with Waterford and hosts Clare.
First up was Waterford. Donegal ran out easy winners with a 9-3 success. Then came Clare where Donegal overcame the noisy home crowd with an emphatic 11-1 victory to top the group and guarantee them a place in the knockout stages on Sunday.
On Sunday morning Longford was no match for Donegal with a scoreline of 7-2. Up next in the quarter final was Cavan who put up a spirited fight before losing 7-4.
It was then on to the semi final where the top four seeds had made it through. Wexford who have played in the last three finals and beat Donegal in the same stage last year lay in wait. In a game that ebbed and flowed, the score was 5-5 but it was not to be for Wexford as Donegal won the next two games to win a great match 7-5.
For the final there was a 500 strong crowd looking forward to Dublin facing Donegal.
Dublin with a very experienced and international panel were shocked when Donegal, playing superb darts, went 4-0 up. Though Dublin pulled two games back, Donegal went on to take the next three games to come to a triumphant 7-2 win. Plenty of celebrations ensued well into the wee hours.
"The Donegal squad would like to thank all their fans who made the long trip to show their support," said a spokesperson.
The Inishowen players on the team are Anthony Whoriskey, Paddy Boyce, Derek Quinn (Newtown); Junior Coyle (Burnfoot); Sean Wilson (Drumfries); Charley Grant (Quigley's Point); Paddy J McLaughlin (Lecamy); Paul Leech, Michael Leech (Moville) and James Weir, county selector (Quigley's Point). The rest of the panel are Barry McBride, Noel O'Donnell (Captain), Gerald Porter, Martin McCloskey, Francie Begley, Clive Aiken, John Murray, John Flood, Mike Nulty and Josie Friel, county selector.
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