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Meath's Keane Barry Completes Double By Winning BDO World Youth Title

Meath's Keane Barry Completes Double By Winning BDO World Youth Title

Meath's Keane Barry has been crowned BDO World Youth champions at the O2 in London this evening, completing a remarkable world title double.

The 17-year old claimed the top prize at Alexandra Palace in the PDC event last month. He also made his debut in the World Championships proper only a few days earlier.

Barry's opponent Leighton Bennet came into the final as defending champions, having won the event as a 13-year old in 2019. He was unable to live with the Irishman on this occasion, however, as he cruised to a 3-0 win.

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Speaking to Tungsten Tales after the final, the Meath youngster was over the moon.

It's amazing to win this, especially to beat such an amazing player in the final in front of an amazing crowd. I'm absolutely over the moon.

To even get the chance to go up and play against Leighton (Bennett) in the final, Leighton has the next few years ahead of him. I think he will win this for the next three years, he is such a great talent.

For us to go up there and show everybody what we can do is amazing and I'm really happy...

I'm just enjoying my darts and it's working for me. I put in a lot of effort and grind over the past three or four years, I've got some knockdowns but it's finally starting to go my way.

Barry turns 18-years old soon and will attempt to gain a PDC tour card in the coming weeks. He certainly has a big future ahead of him in the sport.

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Gary Connaughton

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