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17-Year-Old Keane Barry Philosophical After Brilliant Ally Pally Debut

17-Year-Old Keane Barry Philosophical After Brilliant Ally Pally Debut

One of the great Irish sport stories of 2019 unfolded last night in London as Duleek teenager Keane Barry made his debut in the first round of the World Darts Championship. Barry took on the Dutch Destroyer Vincent Van der Voort.  Barry would lose in straight sets but the match was very close and Barry will have learned so much from the experience.

You can watch the whole thing back here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zym7zPyE1Ws

At 17 years old, Barry became the third-youngest person to ever play in the PDC World Championships.

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Speaking to RTÉ after the experience, Barry sounded philosophical. "It was a brilliant atmosphere. It was a dream come true for me."

Barry will focus his attention on winning the world junior darts championship this weekend. Overall, it's a massively exciting time for Irish darts with four Irishmen involved in last night's matches. Limerick's Willie O'Connor won his first round match at the World Championships last night, while Brendan Dolan and Steve Lennon lost.

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