Keane Barry Pledged to enjoy His Own World Darts Championship debut after winning a Irish Matchplay to seal a Place.
The 17-year-old fought back from 5-2 down and staved off 11 missed match darts out of his opponent Liam Gallagher, to seal an Alexandra Palace introduction and cap off a memorable few weeks.
Barry reserved somewhere in JDC Junior World Championship last a couple weeks ago and secure in the knowledge that he was on his way into Ally Pally, he managed to take advantage as Gallagher froze in sight together with the finish line.
It was the adolescent from Duleek who maintained his cool, telling the press later that he had been practising with MvG and he couldnt wait to get to Alexandra Palace for a showing.
Its a dream come true very soon but Im likely to get the most out of it and we will see what I can do there. I will try and enjoy it and I know that if I play with my game I could beat anyone, explained Barry.
I am in the JDC final already so it was a free shot. Its a fantasy when you are younger [to perform at the World Championship] – you observe it every year and you think so its really special for me personally, you would love to be there.
Liam got ahead and had a lot of chances in the match but he didnt take themwhen I received my chances I took them and scraped on the line.
The 106 to go five-all turned it over, the crowd was in my hands and it was an remarkable feeling to acquire. Hearing the audience singing my title gave me goosebumps.
The 17-year-old began in a stunning Irish Matchplay final, firing in 3 maximums from the three arms, but Gallagher was clinical in the early phases, switching three of his first four attempts to set up a 3-1 edge.
Barry reduced the arrears however, 23-year-old Gallagher reeled off back up legs to expand his pillow.
After Gallagher spurned five darts for the name Barry kept his hopes alive, and the pattern continued moments.
Four darts went begging forThe Tornado in leg before Barry survived a match dart kill to force a decider that is stunning.
Even the 17-year-old had the advantage of throw at the final and 11th leg, but it was his turn to endure finishing-line fever.
Barry left no error on his own return, trapping twice to seal the bargain, however he narrowly missed tops to get a 117 checkout although he squandered six darts to the name to prevail.
Barry, that sits tenth on the Development Tour Order of Merit this year, is obviously to be the youngest competitor in this seasons World Championship.
Darts is next month, back on your own Sky Sports screens together with the Grand Slam of Darts, nine days of policy in the Aldersley Leisure Village has underway on Saturday, November 9.