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Ireland's William O'Connor Beats World #1 MvG At Dutch Championships

Ireland's William O'Connor Beats World #1 MvG At Dutch Championships

An Irishman has caused the upset of all upsets at the 2018 Dutch Darts Championship. William O'Connor, taking on the indomitable top-seed and World #1 Michael van Gerwen, overcame the two-time World Champion to reach the last-16 this evening.

The odds-on favourite to win his home tournament, van Gerwen went down 6-1 to O'Connor.

Speaking afterward, the Limerick man couldn't quite grasp the extent of what he had just done; "I really don't know what to say, I'm so proud of myself. I had the undo-able task and I've done it."

Needless to say, there was a sense of overwhelming surprise and praise for the Irishman in light of his outstanding achievement.

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