Steve Lennon is into the next round of the Darts World Championships after defeating Australian James Bailey 3-0 this evening.
The Carlow native has PDC ranking of 38 going into the tournament and beat his opponent in straight sets to send him into the second round of the competition.
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 18, 2018
The 25-year-old spoke to Sky Sports before the start of the championship, stating that he fell into the sport of darts almost by accident:
I would have started when I was younger, I used to go to a pub in Carlow. My father and brother used to play pool. You used to put a euro down and wait to be called, so I just used to play darts that way through boredom really.
Before long I realised I was actually good at it. So one of the lads who used to throw with me in the pub got me involved with the county team. I went on from there, started playing a tournament here and there and just started getting to know a few more people. That was it really.
Lennon will now face number 25 seed Alan Norris in round two of the competition.
Limerick man William O'Connor is also into the next round after beating Dutchman Yordi Meeuwisse in the first round and will play number 26 seed James Wilson in his next match.