UPDATED: Carlow's Steve Lennon makes history as Ireland reached World Cup of Darts final

This was a remarkable run!

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



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Ireland have lost the final to Scotland

Carlow's Steve Lennon played a crucial role as team Ireland reached the World Cup of Darts Final on Sunday night after starting the week as 66/1 outsiders.

Limerick man William O'Connor and 25-year-old Steve "The Shamrock" have shocked the world with their run through the competition. 

It's the first time Ireland has ever reached the final of the competition and the unfancied Irish duo knocked favourites England out of the World Cup on Saturday night and knocked out the reigning champions, Netherlands, on Sunday. 

They overcame Austria in the quarter-final on Sunday before claiming another big scalp in defeating the Netherlands in the semi-final - a team which boasts World Number One, Michael Van Gerwen. 

Ranked 47th and 35th in the world, Willie and Carlow Town's Steve beat the majority of the top ten Professional Darts Corporation players on their way to the final where they came up against last year's runner-up - Scotland.

Gary Anderson and Peter Wright took on the Irish duo with Steve beating Gary in a singles match to get the first point on the board for Ireland in a best to three points to claim the World title. 

William then lost to Peter Wright in the second singles match and then in the doubles match-up the Scots took the contest 4-0 to give them a 2-1 lead in a race to three points. 

Steve then had to take on Peter Wright in his second singles match and he lost that match-up 4-1 which meant Scotland were crowned the champions. 

The Carlow man won his PDC tour card in January 2017.