Sunday, July 03, 2022

There was a career first for Mayo’s Conor Heneghan this weekend when he threw his first televised 9-dart finish.

Competing at the Darts Live League, the Roundfort native had already won ten matches when facing Thibault Tricole in the third-place playoff of the televised online event.

Playing the best of seven legs, Heneghan secured a 4-1 victory with a perfect final leg, throwing seven straight treble 20s followed by a treble 19, double 12, 141 finish in the game of 501.

A talented Gaelic footballer and soccer player too with Hollymount-Carramore and Ballyglass, this was Heneghan’s eleventh win at the Darts Live League prompting the organisers to Tweet after Saturday’s match that “This might just be the best week a competitor has had in a Live League Week”.

Heneghan ended that game with an impressive 102.71 three-dart average. He had ended up in the playoff having been denied a place in the final by Nathan Girvan in their last four showdown. Despite a much better three-dart average in that game as well (90.24 v 83.97), Heneghan’s finishing had let him down at crucial stages and Girvan won the contest 4-3.

But talk about bouncing back in style!


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