More than 9,000 fans were bulling for action as the Premier League darts touched down in Ireland for the first time last night.
The McCoy’s Premier League Darts tournament took place in Dublin’s O2 arena last night and the sellout event proved a roaring success.
Fans were treated to some thrilling action at the oche as reigning world champion Adrian Lewis and 15-time world champion Phil The Power Taylor both recorded wins.
Taylor, who leads the series, beat James Wade 8-2.
Lewis beat fellow Englishman Kevin Painter 8-3.
Dutch star Raymond van Barneveld was another winner on the night, coming out the right side of an 8-5 thriller against Scotland’s Gary Anderson.
England’s Andy Hamilton drew 7-7 with Australia’s Simon Whitlock in the first match of the night.
After seven weeks, Taylor now leads the 14-match series from van Barneveld, his closest rival, by four points.
The Irish leg of the Premier League roadshow is now expected to become an annual fixture.
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