WATCH: Limerick's William O'Connor gives fans night to remember, despite defeat

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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.

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.