Limerick Man Willie O'Connor Wins First PDC Title

Limerick Man Willie O'Connor Wins First PDC Title
PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Willie O'Connor won his first PDC title on Tuesday night.

The Limerick man beat Nathan Aspinall 8-4 in the final to win the Players Championship 13 in Barnsley. It was the 32-year-old's second ever PDC final.

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He defeated Rowby-John Rodriguez, Luke Humphries and Luke Woodhouse as he progressed to the last-16 of the tournament. There he beat Steve Beaton before defeating Jeffrey de Zwaan in the quarter-final.

Derry man Daryl Gurney was his opponent in the semi-final. O'Connor won that 7-5.

"I'm a bit overwhelmed by it but I'm so happy to have won my first title," said O'Connor.

I've been playing well all year but haven't had any good results, so maybe I've used all my luck in one day.

I'm happy to move up the rankings a bit and now I want to add a couple more titles to my name and see where it takes me.

I have the game to win more, I just need to be more consistent and produce a lot better than I have been doing over the years, but the same can be said for many players on tour.

The victory saw O'Connor claim the top prize of £10,000.


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