Daryl Gurney has showed his generosity by sponsoring his old school and their hockey and football teams which has allowed them to buy new sports kits, ‘Superchin’ was a former pupil at the school and has now reached World Number Four due to his Grand Prix victory in September.
Lisneal principal Michael Allen said the school was delighted with the backing of the sports star.
“We had an appeal running on the school’s very popular Facebook page and from that, there was an exchange of messages on Twitter with Daryl’s sister Hayley,” he said.
“The kids are absolutely over the moon that Daryl has agreed to sponsor the school teams.”
Gurney has also promised to visit the school to pass on his know how to the darts club.
Mr Allen said the past pupil’s rise up the rankings has sparked a resurgence of interest in the sport at the school.
“We’ve now around 25 pupils throwing every lunchtime, and there’s one or two who are pretty good,” he added.
“We were searching for a role model and now we have one.

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Author: Samuel Gill