William O'Connor expresses his concern over the future of Irish darts: "It's not looking good for the future"
William O'Connor was recently interviewed by 'Tungsten Tales', he was asked about his journey to the final in the European Tour and also what his thoughts are on the future of Irish darts.
This year's Hungarian Darts Trophy could be seen as a successful one for the Irishman. The World No.34 passed by Pal Szekely in the first round winning 6-2 and followed his first win up with another against the World No.14 Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3. Success continued after beating the Belgian as he beat Michael Smith 6-5, Jose De Sousa 6-4 and then Nathan Aspinall 7-5 to get him a place in the final.
But unfortunately for O'Connor he couldn't make his previous great performances count when it mattered in the final and here's what he had to say about the tournament.
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"I'd have took it at the start of the tournament. It was a tough draw, it was not easy. The semis was most difficult, not because Nathan threw better than anyone but because he actually underperformed it kind of messed my game a little bit."
William O'Connor then proceeded to talk about why he thought he was unsuccessful in the final. "Inexperience, the energy dropped a little bit I've just got to know for future reference. I'm just not playing enough"
The World No.34 was then asked about Irish Darts, he spoke very honestly about his concern for the future of Irish players and his disappointment on the Grand Prix moving away from Dublin.
"Pity it was taken away from Dublin we don’t have anything else now. There's basically no door open for Irish players and it's not looking good for the future of it. I'm not sure where the next bunch of players are gonna come from."