Do You Have What It Takes To Beat The Professionals

By Seamus Whelehan


It’ll be a David and Goliath meeting when local darts players step up to the oche to take on Wayne Mardle in Cobh.
The former international known as Hawaii 501 will showcase his talent at St Colman’s Park this October.
The 44 year old who is famous for his loud shirts is looking to battle it out against 16 armature darts players when he arrives in the harbour town on the 13 October.
Mardle will play in Cobh Ramblers Club house at 7:00pm on the Friday night as part of a club fundraiser.
The monies raised will be reinvested in the development of the club.
Darts players from around East Cork who wish to put their name forward for a chance to take on the pro are asked to email their name to
Tickets are €7 each and there are a limited number of VIP tickets to meet the Romford man at €20.
Tickets for the event can be purchased from St Colman’s Park club house and will be available in shops throughout Cobh from the second week in September.
Mardle started playing darts at the age of 11, when he practiced with his father. His first 180 came two weeks after he started playing. He soon became better than his dad, and his first competition win was in a pub called the 'Double Top' on his 13th birthday in 1986.
His Lakeside debut came in 2000 where he lost to Matt Clark in the first round. In 2001 he reached the Semi Finals, beating Co Stompé and Ronnie Baxter before losing to eventual winner John Walton. His attempt in 2002 saw him fall in the last eight to Colin Monk.