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Darts: Colin McGarry's victory takes him to Worlds

Colin McGarry earned a return to the Ladbrokes World Championship by claiming the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay title with a 6-4 defeat of Connie Finnan at Dublin's Citywest Hotel.

The main event of the evening fell flat, with Phil Taylor picking up £100,000 after cruising to an easy 6-0 win over Dave Chisnall in the World Grand Prix final.

Ulsterman McGarry won the leading domestic honour with a superb display, following up his progression to the decider in the early rounds last month in Tramore by hitting six 180s to defeat Finnan.

McGarry previously competed in the World Championship 10 years ago, defeating Rory Orvis and Mark Holden at the Circus Tavern before losing out to Phil Taylor, but will now return to darts' biggest stage at Alexandra Palace in December.

Finnan – who had reached the second round of the partypoker.com World Grand Prix earlier this week – pushed the Larne thrower all the way in a tight final.

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