Daryl Gurney at the World cup (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
Daryl was really proud to be picked to represent Northern Ireland in this year’s PDC World Cup of Darts.
Betway World Cup of Darts
Friday June 3 (8pm local time)
First Round x8
Northern Ireland 5-2 Japan
Brendan Dolan & Daryl Gurney v Keita Ono & Haruki Muramatsu
1-0 – Both Northern Irish players initially miss double 19 with a combined four darts to win the leg, but Ono misses tops to allow Gurney back in on double 16.
1-1 – Dolan lands a 180, but Ono finishes 80 on tops to level.
2-1 – Gurney takes out 89 on double 16 to give Northern Ireland their second leg.
2-2 – Muramatsu finishes double six to square the contest for Japan.
3-2 – Dolan lands a 180 before finishing a third-dart double 16 to move Northern Ireland back ahead.
4-2 – Ono misses three darts at double 16, and Dolan breaks throw by hitting the same bed, again with his third dart.
5-2 – Dolan takes out 95 on the bull to seal Northern Ireland’s second round tie with the Republic of Ireland.
Northern Ireland 2-0 Republic of Ireland
Singles One: Daryl Gurney v William O’Connor
1-0 – Gurney finishes 89 to win the opening leg.
1-1 – Two missed doubles from Gurney allow O’Connor back in as he levels on double three.
2-1 – Gurney takes out 92 on double 16 to regain the lead.
3-1 – Double 18 moves the Northern Irish ace two legs clear.
4-1 – Gurney seals the win with double eight.
Averages: Daryl Gurney 86.41, William O’Connor 75.69
Singles Two: Brendan Dolan v Mick McGowan
1-0 – Double five gives Dolan the opening leg.
1-1 – McGowan finishes 56 on tops to level.
1-2 – McGowan lands double eight to move ahead in the contest.
2-2 – Dolan hits double 16 to square the game again.
3-2 – McGowan misses doubles in two visits, and Dolan returns – after initially wiring the bull to finish 125 with a bull-25-bull combination – to land double four for a break of throw.
4-2 – Dolan finishes 68 to seal the win for Northern Ireland as they move into the last eight.
Averages: Brendan Dolan 80.52, Mick McGowan 76.91
Canada 1-2 Northern Ireland
John Part 4-3 Brendan Dolan, Kev MacNeil 4-0 Daryl Gurney. Doubles: Canada 1-4 N. Ireland
England 2-0 Northern Ireland
Phil Taylor 4-0 Brendan Dolan, Adrian Lewis 4-1 Daryl Gurney
Daryl and Brendan celebrate their win at the world cup (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)