Darts

WATCH: O’Connor and Lennon combine for Ireland win

By Tom Clancy / June 16, 2022 /

The Republic of Ireland secured safe passage to the second round of the World Cup of Darts with Limerick’s William O’Connor and Carlow’s Steve Lennon seeing off Canada, 5-2, in their opening round tie.Played in the doubles format, it was Lennon who led the way for Ireland early on, the pair seeking a first win…

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O’Connor takes aim at World Cup of Darts

By Tom Clancy / June 15, 2022 /

Limerick’s William O’Connor renews his partnership with Steve Lennon as the pair look for glory at the World Cup of Darts, which commences this Thursday. The Republic of Ireland have drawn Canada, who face exciting duo Jeff Smith and Matt Campbell, with the winners likely to meet third seeds Netherlands, who clash with Brazil. This…

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William O’Connor moves up the World Rankings after UK Open heroics

By Jack Neville / March 8, 2022 /

Limerick’s William O’Connor continued his rise through the World Rankings with the Magpie now at 34th in the PDC Order of Merit, his highest ever ranking.

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O’Connor shocks World Champion Wright at UK Open

By Tom Clancy / March 5, 2022 /

Limerick’s William O’Connor caused an upset at the UK Open on Saturday evening, when defeating World Champion Peter Wright, 10-7. Wright, who won his second World Championship just two months ago, was second favourite to lift the silverware at Butlin’s Minehead Resort. But O’Connor has ideas of his own. Despite trailing early on and looking…

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O’Connor aiming for UK Open Success this weekend

By Tom Clancy / March 4, 2022 /

Limerick darts star William O’Connor returns to the oche this weekend, where he will enter the UK Open in the third round. Ranked 37th on the order of merit, O’Connor falls just outside the top 32, who automatically receive a bye into Friday’s fourth round. Butlin’s Minehead Resort is the venue following a temporary switch…

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William O’Connor moves into Top 40 after World Championship Run

By Jack Neville / January 6, 2022 /

The Cappamore native reached the third round of the World Darts Championship for the second time in late December. Ireland’s premier darts player William O’Connor has climbed into the top 40 in the PDC Order of Merit after reaching the third round of the World Darts Championship last month. O’Connor was eventually beaten by Michael…

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WATCH: Sensational Smith too strong for O’Connor

By Tom Clancy / December 27, 2021 /

Limerick darts star William O’Connor was eliminated from the 2022 William Hill Darts Championship, following a 4-2 defeat in round three to Michael Smith. Michael Smith, the 9th seed, showed why he has been one of the sports leading lights in recent years, as he held his throw in the sixth set to book his…

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O’Connor set for Durrant Duel

By Tom Clancy / December 21, 2021 /

Limerick’s William O’Connor is faces three-time BDO World Champion, Glen Durrant, in Round Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championship on Wednesday afternoon. Despite being the unseeded player, O’Connor is expected to defeat an out of form Englishman. O’Connor was successful in round one, last week, defeating American Daniel Lauby 3-2 having held…

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O’Connor holds nerve to advance in World Darts Championship

By Tom Clancy / December 16, 2021 /

William O’Connor advanced to the second round of the William Hill World Darts Championship, following a tense 3-2 victory over Daniel Lauby. A last leg decider came after Lauby had faught back from 2-0 down, but O’Connor made use of the advantage of throw to take the victory, despite missed darts at double 20. The…

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WATCH | “I just have to go up there and perform” | Limerick’s William O’Connor ahead of world darts kick off

By Jack Neville / December 16, 2021 /

William O’Connor will be taking part in Darts’ premier competition for the fifth successive year. Cappamore native William O’Connor will be flying the Limerick flag at this years World Darts Championships which kick off on Wednesday December 16 in the Alexandra Palace in London. The PDC’s flagship event of the year brings in viewers from…

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