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Premier League Darts hits Dublin tonight so here’s a preview

The big beasts of the darts world are headed to Dublin for Round 8 of the Premier League in the O2. Here’s what you can expect.

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Premier League Darts hits Dublin tonight so here’s a preview

The big beasts of the darts world are headed to Dublin for Round 8 of the Premier League in the O2. Here’s what you can expect.

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Barney-pedia; Five facts you probably didn’t know about Raymond van Barneveld

Ahead of the darts star’s trip to SportsWorld in Finglas this week, we delve into the archives to dig up some excellent Barney trivia.

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Barney’s heading to SportsWorld so here’s five moments of magic from Raymond van Barneveld

Ahead of his visit to SportsWorld in Dublin, here’s five bits of darting genius from the man they call Barney.

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Be in with a chance to meet Raymond van Barneveld when he makes a special appearance at SportsWorld in Charlestown Shopping Centre [Closed]

The darts icon they call Barney will be in Dublin next week and you can get to meet the Dutch master and pick up a signed shirt too.

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Video: There’s already been a nine darter at the PDC World Championships

Incredibly, Terry Jenkins hit a nine-darter, and took out a 170 finish, and still lost to Per Laursen.

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Video: The ‘darts risk shot’ is the ultimate game of trust…

It took a lot of trust and a lot of balls to pull off this darts risk shot. Warning: DO NOT try this at home… no really, don’t.

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Video: Connie Finnan back to work in Limerick after stunning win at the World Grand Prix

Irishman Connie Finnan enjoyed a glorious win over Terry Jenkins last night at the World Grand Prix, but he is back to work in Limerick today before his next match with James Wade.

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Ahead of the World Grand Prix in Dublin, JOE looks at the history of the nine-dart finish

Aside from winning the World Championship, there can be few better feelings than landing a nine darter in front of the television cameras and it is a select group of players that have achieved such a feat.

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After a brilliant 2013 so far, Michael van Gerwen’s back in Dublin to defend his title

Michael van Gerwen has had the season of his life and will be back in Dublin next week to defend his World Grand Prix title at the Citywest Hotel.

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Video: Another Daft Punk remix, this time it’s Lose Yourself to Darts

French dance superstars + Goldie Looking Chain + Darts = Musical gold.

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Video: Van Gerwen’s sensational bullseye checkout to win the Premier League last night

Michael van Gerwen lived up to his nickname of ‘Mighty Mike’ last night by defeating Phil Taylor to claim the Premier League of darts at the O2 in London.

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Video: JOE meets Barney and Mighty Mike at Premier League Darts in Dublin

Before they took to the stage last night, JOE spoke with the Dutch darting duo of Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen.

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JOE’s History of Darts: The 2000s

Slick, exciting and hugely popular; the 2000s was when darts returned to sports’ top table.

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JOE’s History of Darts: The 1990s

Splits, glitz and the Power is switched on; the 1990s was the decade when modern darts was born.

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JOE’s History of Darts: The 1980s

From Bullseye to Bristow, you couldn’t avoid darts in the 1980s, a decade where the sport ruled the roost on TV.

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JOE’s History of Darts: The 1970s

The noble game of darts has been around for centuries, but it was in the 1970s that the sport really took off.

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Some of the very best darts fan pictures

The action away from the oche can be bloody entertaining too. If you’re heading to next week’s McCoy’s Premier League Darts in Dublin, here’s what you can expect.

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[CLOSED]Want some VIP passes for you and your mates to the Premier League Darts in the O2?

Thanks to those delicious people in McCoys we have four VIP passes to the Premier League Darts in the O2 on April 18 to give away to you and three friends.

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One of Ryan Giggs tips to stay at the top? Play darts left-handed

We have enough trouble throwing with our good hand but if it works for Ryan Giggs we might have to give this a try.

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Video: NBA star Chris Paul’s latest dive is one of the worst we’ve seen

Even Gareth Bale would think this was taking the piss.

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Video: The William Tell darts trick-shot that you should never, ever try at home

One dart, one gutsy if incredibly gullible volunteer, one apple, a pair of protective goggles and a couple of smartphones to record the evidence. What could possibly go wrong?

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Premier League Darts Round 4 Preview

As we near the midpoint of the first phase, we have a real relegation four pointer on the schedule tonight in Exeter.

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Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor loses match to Limerick nine-year-old

The greatest darts player the world has ever seen was beaten on Friday by a young lad from Limerick.

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Video: Phil Taylor threw this top nine-darter in Aberdeen last year. Can he do it again tonight?

A magic, magic, 147 finish nine-darter by Phil Taylor was the highlight of the Aberdeen round of the Premier League last year. Will he repeat the trick tonight?

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Premier League Darts is back. Here’s all you need to know about the new season

With more weekly drama than Eastenders, the Thursday night treat that is Premier League Darts is back. Here’s JOE’s preview of the 2013 season.

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What do you make of the new dart board design?

In a bid to make the sport even more awesome than it already is a maths professor has designed a ‘better’ dartboard. Will it catch on?

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Video: Priceless reaction after darts player fails to hit the board

The BDO has often been described as the poor-man’s PDC and this embarrassing clip will do little to change public perceptions.

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Who’s JOE backing for the BDO world title? The fella called Jimmy Hendriks of course

If you want to follow somebody in the ‘other’ darts championships it has to be Jimmy Hendriks.

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Burning Issue: Is Phil Taylor a world-class sportsman?

After winning his 16thworld title last night is Phil Taylor a world class sportsman or just very good at a pub game? Two JOE scribes argue the toss.

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Video: Van Gerwen just short of back-to-back 9 darters in World semi-final win

Michael van Gerwen became only the fifth man to hit a nine dart finish in the World Championships and remarkably fell just one dart short of an unprecedented back-to-back maximum check-out.

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