A DARTS competition took place in the Wee County recently in memory of a woman who was a huge part of the darts community.

The Jolly Boys, a social group in Clacks, host a darts tournament every year and the 2022 event took place at Weir’s Social Club in Alloa on Saturday, March 12.

This year’s tournament was renamed the Janet Tierney Memorial Cup. With the blessing of the family, the tournament was renamed in honour of Janet, who passed away in 2021.

More than 30 players battled it out, with Jason Flannagan taking the top prize and Sandy Uttley the runner up.

The Jolly Boys’ Greig Redfern, who helped organise the night, told the Advertiser it was a brilliant tribute to Janet.

He said: “It was good, there was a big turn out. The final total for money raised was £4,200.

“There was two separate fundraisers.

“Everybody had a great day and night, we’ve had great feedback.”

Money was raised for the British Lung Foundation, in memory of Janet, and there was also money raised for the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Stirling.

The Jolly Boys have been hosting the darts tournament for a number of years but this year was the first in memory of Janet, and her name will adorn the trophy in the years to come.

Greig continued: “We’ve been having that darts tournament for five years now. I was a friend of the family, Janet played darts for years.

“When she passed away last year it was at the time we were starting to plan things for the annual tournament.

“It just went hand in hand that the trophy was renamed in her honour.”

Greig was delighted to see so many people come together to have a good time and remember Janet and he admits it was an emotional evening.

“A lot of people came out,” he continued. “The hall was busy from morning to night.

“There was tears. There was a lot of good memories and a lot of laughter but there was a lot of tears too.”

Greig also said: “A big massive thanks to everybody who turned out, supported and donated and made the day as special as Janet deserved.”