Meath native Keane Barry broke into his first major PDC Darts semi-final on Sunday, after beating defending champion James Wade in the quarter final of the UK Open.
In what is the biggest win of the 19-year-old's career to date, Barry thrashed the defending champion 10-4 in the 'FA Cup of darts'.
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗜𝗚𝗚𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘! 💥
59% on the doubles
19-year-old Keane Barry absolutely demolishes the defending champion, defeating James Wade 10-4 to secure a spot in the semi-finals!
WHAT A WIN! #CazooUKOpen | Quarter-Finals pic.twitter.com/8Obp6QtQwg
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) March 6, 2022
The teenager hit 100.19, four 180’s and 59% on the doubles on the way to his historic victory. He went into an early lead with a second 180 and a 120 checkout to go 3-0 up.
While defending UK Open champion Wade managed to get off the mark on the other side of the interval, Barry took out 82 for a 12-darter to go 5-1 up and hit a 62 checkout for a 7-2 lead.
In an attempted fightback, Wade hit back with a 102 checkout to go 7-4 down. This was nothing but a consolation, however, as ‘Dynamite’ Barry powered to his maiden quarter-final win.
The Meath native waits to find out who his opponent will be. He will be in action again in the evening session, which starts at 7pm Irish time.
More to follow...