Cappamore man Willie O'Connor made his Premier League debut as one of the 'challengers' in last night's Premier League of Darts.
O'Connor, backed by a 9,000 strong 'home' crowd used one of Limerick's most famous anthems for his walk-on song, 'Zombie' by The Cranberries.
THAT. WAS. SPECIAL.— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) February 27, 2020
Spine-tingling stuff as Willie O'Connor is given a hometown hero's reception with the Dublin crowd in full voice! pic.twitter.com/p2pqvBC39M
Even though he suffered a 7-4 loss to world number one and five-time Premier League champion Michael Van Gerwen, he did give the sold out Arena many a thrill as he came from 3-1 down to level at 3-3.
However Van Gerwen's overall class proved the difference and see him over the line to regain the lead at the top of the standings.
Incredible. That’s the Tweet. pic.twitter.com/D0IbFRttNh— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) February 27, 2020