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Gurney sees off Dolan in a local Grand Slam duel

Daryl Gurney
Daryl Gurney

By Frank Brownlow

Daryl Gurney triumphed 5-2 when Northern Ireland's two greatest ever players clashed in the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton last night.

Fermanagh's Brendan Dolan came in as the big underdog against his Londonderry rival and put up a strong showing before Gurney eventually prevailed.

It bodes well for local darts that Gurney and Dolan are approaching next month's World Championship in good form with hopes high that the island can produce a first ever global champion.

Gurney is obviously the big hope but Dolan has the craft and experience to trouble anyone.

Gurney has embraced the challenge of flying the flag for local darts at the top level, making his big breakthrough with victory in the World Grand Prix, Dolan also reaching the final of the Dublin event with the first ever double-in nine-darter.

Tyrone's Mickey Mansell is also having a good season in a golden era for NI darts.

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