Club profiles: Darts Club

Darts Club

Darts is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and will be in the Olympics soon. It is played on 5 Continents and has recognised governing bodies in over 60 contries and run by the BDO/WDF British Darts Organisation/ World Darts Federation. The Irish National Darts Organisation (I.N.D.O.) and the Northern Ireland Darts Organisation (N.I.D.O.) govern the Sport on the Island of Ireland. The Sport of Darts at Third-level is governed worldwide by the University Darts Corporation of which the University Darts Association Ireland is a member. NUIG Darts Club is affiliated and competes bi-annually or annually in the U.D.A.I. Darts Intervarsities in the Singles & Pairs held usually in Semester 1 of the term in November and the Masters and Teams held usually in Semester 2 of the term in March. Darts on TV is generally governed by the Professional Darts Corporation and has unprecedented amounts of Prize money on offer. The Oldest Tournament in the World is the Winmau World Masters Played since 1974 - Present and the Oldest World Darts Championships is played since the 1978 - Present also. The PDC World Championships played since 1994-Present.

Darts Websites: www.universitydarts.com (UDC) www.udai.ie (U.D.A.I.) www.darts-wdf.com (WDF) www.bdodarts.com (BDO) www.pdc.tv (PDC) www.dartsinireland.com www.irishnationaldarts.com (I.N.D.O.) www.northenirelanddarts.com (N.I.D.O.)

History

Est. 2005 by Stiofan "DANGER" de Lundres O Dalaigh. 1st Clubs' Day 2005 achieved over 30 sign-up's. Formulated by then Captain James "Slim Jim" Copley in Athletic Union meeting in April 2006. Achieved "Associated Club Status", and then became receipt of Club Funding and a "Fully-Fledged Club", in September 2007. As from Clubs' Day in January 2009, NUIG darts Club has over 90 sign-up's trebling it's initial membership and trains twice a week. From September 2010 many of the Clubs' players participate in the Galway City Darts League on a Tuesday night & train also on a Monday evening from 6 p.m. From Sept. 2011 the Darts Clubs of both N.U.I.G. & G.M.I.T. will form a Team to compete in Galway City Darts League Division 1 and will be known as the "UNIT".

Achievements

  1. 1st Recognised Darts Club by the NUI in 2006.
  2. 1st University to host Inagural U.D.A.I. Team Intervarsities in April 2007.
  3. 1st University to host Inagural U.D.A.I. Singles Intervarsities in December 2007.
  4. U.D.A.I. Club of the Year 2007.
  5. Hosted U.D.A.I. Singles and Pairs Intervarsities in November 2008.
  6. U.D.A.I. Singles Semi-Finalist 2008.
  7. U.D.A.I. Teams Bronze Medalists 2009, 2013
  8. U.D.A.I. Club of the year 2010, 2011, 2013
  9. U.D.A.I. Singles Champion 2010.
  10. U.D.A.I. Pairs Champions 2010
  11. U.D.A.I. Pairs Bronze Medalists 2010
  12. UDC World University Darts Masters Champion 2010
  13. UDC World University Darts Singles Finalist 2010
  14. UDC World University Darts Pairs Finalist 2010.
  15. UDC European University Darts Masters Champion 2011
  16. UDC European University Darts Singles Finalist 2011
  17. UDC European University Darts Pairs' Semi-Finalists 2011
  18. U.D.A.I. Corrib Challenge Cup Champions 2011, 2012 vs. G.M.I.T.
  19. UDC World University Darts Masters 3rd Place 2011.
  20. UDC World University Darts Pairs Finalists 2011.
  21. U.D.A.I. Singles Champion 2011.
  22. U.D.A.I. Pairs' Finalists 2011.
  23. U.D.A.I. Pairs' 3rd Place 2011.
  24. U.D.A.I Teams Finalist 2012.
  25. U.D.A.I. Corrib Challenge Cup Champions 2012 vs. G.M.I.T.
  26. UDC World Champion 2012.
  27. UDC World Finalist 2012.
  28. UDC World Pairs' Champions 2012.
  29. UDC World Masters' Champion 2012.
  30. UDC World Masters' Finalist 2012.

Intervarsities

Calendar 2010/2011

  • U.D.A.I. All-Ireland University Darts Teams IV and Masters' III Intervarsities, 9th & 10th March, Carlow. Contact udai@live.ie 087 1380 676.
  • U.D.A.I. All-Ireland University Darts Singles IV Intervarsities, 26th October, Carlow.
  • Contact udai@live.ie 087 1380 676.
  • Corrib Challenge Cup vs. G.M.I.T. 1st leg 10th February, Library Bar, G.M.I.T. Contact darts@clubs.nuigalway.ie
  • UK & ROI Singles, 19th February, York University, York UK. Contact darts@yusu.org udai@live.ie
  • U.D.A.I. All-Ireland University Darts Teams and Masters' Intervarsities 5th March 2011, Gully's, Tullow St., Carlow hosted by I.T. Carlow Darts Club. Contact: darts@clubs.nuigalway.ie Ring U.D.A.I. on 087 1380 676
  • UDC European University Darts Championships Intervarsities 6th March 2011, Gully's, Tullow St., Carlow, hosted by U.D.A.I. info@universitydarts.com 087 1380 676
  • Corrib Challenge cup vs. G.M.I.T. 2nd & Final leg 10th March, College Bar, G.M.I.T. Contact darts@clubs.nuigalway.ie

Calendar 2011/2012

  • UDC World University Darts Championships II, 14th - 16th November, Galway. Contact info@universitydarts.com 087 1380 676
  • Corrib Challenge Cup vs. G.M.I.T. 1st leg 21st November, College Bar, G.M.I.T. Contact darts@clubs.nuigalway.ie 087 1380 676
  • U.D.A.I. All-Ireland University Darts Singles & Pairs V, 2nd & 3rd Dec. Bodkin's Library Bar, Dublin Rd., Galway. Hosted by G.M.I.T. Darts Club, Contact udai@live.ie 087 1380 676 gmitdartsclub@gmail.com
  • UK & ROI Singles, 18th February, York University, York UK. Contact udai@live.ie 087 1380 676
  • UDC European University Darts Championships II, 20th - 22nd March, Merv's, Alkmaar, Holland Contact info@universitydarts.com 087 1380 676
  • U.D.A.I. All-Ireland University Darts Teams VI and Masters' V Intervarsities, 30th & 31st March, UCC Darts Club Host, UCC New Bar, UCC, University Rd., Cork. uccdarts@gmail.com Contact: darts@clubs.nuigalway.ie 087 1380 676

Calendar 2012/2013

  • UDC World University Darts Championships III, 24th - 25th November, London, England. Contact info@universitydarts.com 087 1380 676
  • Corrib Challenge Cup vs. G.M.I.T., TBC, College Bar, N.U.I.G. Contact darts@clubs.nuigalway.ie 085 1725 120
  • U.D.A.I. All-Ireland University Darts Teams VII & Masters VI & Singles & Pairs VI, 6th-8th March, Hotel Meyrick, Galway. Contact udai@live.ie 087 1380 676