Thursday 19 September 2019

'I will not back down, I don't care what you throw at me' - Limerick carpenter William O'Connor continues run

William O'Connor celebrates during his match against Yordi Meeuwisse during day four of the William Hill World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace, London. Sunday December 16, 2018.
William O'Connor celebrates during his match against Yordi Meeuwisse during day four of the William Hill World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace, London. Sunday December 16, 2018.

Limerick's William O'Connor booked his place in the last 32 of the PDC World Darts Championship after overcoming James Wilson at the Alexandra Palace tonight.

O'Connor was a big underdog going in against the 26th ranked Englishman, but the Cappamore native came out on top in a 3-2 thriller. O'Connor went 1-0 behind against Wilson but rallied back to claim a dramatic victory to advance to round three.

The 32-year-old carpenter will face either Serbian Mensur Suljović or England’s Ryan Searle in the third round. Suljović is ranked number seven and is one of the form players at the tournament.

It has been a good tournament for the Irish, with Carlow's Steve Lennon yesterday beating Australian James Bailey 3-0 to book a second round clash with number 25 Alan Norris.

"I won't back down, I will not back down," said O'Connor afterwards.

" I don't care what you throw at me. I am going to be standing there looking at you. You better back it up and back it up the next night as well."

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