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Daryl Gurney secures biggest career win at World Grand Prix in Dublin

By Jill Goligher

Daryl Gurney has claimed the biggest win of his career on Saturday at the World Grand Prix of Darts in Dublin.

The Londonderry man beat Australian Simon Whitlock 5-4 which now lifts him to No 6 in the world rankings.

While Whitlock took the two opening sets, Gurney bounced back hitting double in percentage. He took out seven of the eight three-figure finishes including a 156.

Gurney claimed set eight 3-1 and led in the final set after the duo had traded 112 check-outs.

Securing his triumph the Ulster man dropped to his knees and said: "I'm lost for words - I can't believe it, I really can't.

"It feels better than anything else I've ever felt in my life. Dreams do come true and this is a dream."

The 31-year-old - nicknamed Super Chin - is the first man from Northern Ireland to lift one of the sport's majors and the £100,000 prize money that goes with it

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SIMON WHITLOCK V DARYL GURNEY DARYL GURNEY WINS

Gurney took to Twitter to thank his family, friends and sponsors for their support during the game and a for all the positive messages.

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