Daryl Gurney recently claimed his second PDC major title in the form of the Players Championship Finals.

He spoke to the Belfast Telegraph about how his life has changed since his son Daryl Jr was born.

Gurney admitted he thought his career was over but that now his new regime seems to be working.

“I seemed to lose a bit of confidence earlier this season. I was missing doubles, practice wasn’t going great. Half way through this year I thought that my career was over,” explained the 32-year-old.

“Daryl Junior was born just before I was due to play a Premier League match so I basically went from the hospital to the arena and played my match after about an hour’s sleep,” he said.

“I used to do most of my practising at home late at night but that’s out now because wee Daryl usually goes to sleep about 7.30,” he explained.

“That means I either have to practice earlier or else nip down the road to my parents’ house for late night practice. But the new regime seems to be working!” said Gurney.

“I have always worked with my hands, whether it was plumbing or other bits and pieces. I have been in work since I was 16 so the last year has seen a lot of changes both on the job front and then with wee Daryl coming along,” said ‘Superchin’.

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Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC


Author: Samuel Gill