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ANB Council to recognise sporting achievement of Co Antrim WDF World Darts Champion

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will recognise the recent sporting achievement of local man Neil Duff on winning the WDF World Darts Championship.

A Motion was proposed by Councillor Jim Montgomery and seconded by Councillor Robert Foster at the Council meeting yesterday evening, Monday 25 April 2022.

“This Council congratulates Neil Duff on winning the WDF World Darts Championship and will recognise the success of one of our local sports people.”

The Ballyclare man beat Thiabault Tricole of France, 6-5 in the final at Lakeside in the inaugural WDF World Championship, having replaced the now-defunct British Darts Organisation's event.

Duff had beaten Richard Veenstra in the semi-finals, having earlier beaten Scotland's Jim McEwan in the quarters.

After winning the new world champion said he was “over the moon”.

“I went out and predicted I was going to be here,” said Neil speaking after his triumph. “But I don’t think I actually prepared myself for the feeling of when it actually happened.”

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Billy Webb said:

“I want to congratulate Neil on his fantastic sporting achievement. I am pleased that the Council is recognising Neil and look forward to celebrating this momentous win.”

The Council plans to organise an event for Neil Duff later this year.

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