Three-a-side joy for Drifters trio

The Ballymena, Harryville and District Darts League held the annual 3 a sides competitions on Friday night.

Friday, 5th December 2014, 6:00 am

Thank you to all who took part; and huge thanks to The Coach Bar, Ballymena for the use of their premises.

It was a fantastic night of darts with some nail-biting games.


This year’s first division competition was played on 1 board, each game being played best of five legs of 701.

Semi final 1 saw two teams from The Diamond battle it out; with David Martin, Ashley Rainey and Ryan Gault defeat John Robinson, Denis Gault and Rodney McAleese.

Semi final two witnessed an all Drifters affair; with Geoff Wylie, John Elder and David McFall overcoming Darnell McCrory, Brian Cathcart and Andy Martin 3-2.

The final proved to be a nervy encounter at times.

The Diamond team had chances to make the score 2-2 before the team of Geoff, John and David hit the winning double to claim a 3-1 win.


Two boards were used for this competition, playing best of three legs of 1001.

Board one’s final - the overall semi final of the competition - saw John Bamber (Snr), Derek Connor and Davy Logan of The Wanderers defeating the Fountain Bar team of Jack Russell, George Foster and Frank McDowell.

The second board saw an all Spinning Mill tie with John Greer, Chris Greer and Danny Balmer defeated by Lee Balmer, Evan Greer and Peter Stewart.

The final saw victory for Spinning Mill, with Lee, Evan and Peter gaining victory over John, Derek and Davy 2-0.


After the three-a-side competition at the weekend, the race for league honours in the Ballymena, Harryville & District Darts League resumes with a full round of championship matches in each of the two divisions.

Fixtures for this Friday night, December 5, are:

Division One:

Greenhills v The Diamond

Drifters v Clough

BT/PO v Staffers

Fountain Arrows - free week

Division Two:

Fountain Bar v Michelin

Buffs Club v Slemish Tavern

Cosy Corner v Wanderers

Spinning Mill - free week


While the countdown may be on to Christmas, there is still plenty of darts to be played over the next couple weeks.

Forthcoming dates include:

Fri 5th Dec – League Match 6

Fri 12th Dec – League Match 7

Fri 19th Dec – Xmas Break / Outstanding Matches


Any news or competitions in the area, please contact the Secretary Steven Eaton by email [email protected]

Alternatively phone 07702182328.