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Sunday, October 9, 2011

DOLAN LOSES TO TAYLOR IN WORLD DARTS FINAL

Irishman Brendan Dolan's fairytale finally came to an end this evening when he was beaten 6 sets to three by World number one, Phil Taylor.
Playing to a packed audience with vocal Irish support at the CityWest Hotel in Dublin 24, it was Phil 'The Power' Taylor who got off to the best possible start winning the first two sets.
Indeed nerves seemed to affect Brendan Dolan, especially in the 3rd leg when he was white-washed by Taylor, as Dolan failed to get off the mark with a double to lose the leg by 501.

Dolan found his feet in the 3rd set which he won 3-1.
Taylor won the fourth set 3 legs to 2, but Dolan struck back again to make it 3-2 in sets.
The atmosphere at the venue seemed to be affecting both players as neither of them really played to their potential, Dolan in particular, was wayward with his doubles and trebles, but he did earn the distinction of having ten 180's in the match.

Phil Taylor raced to a 5-2 lead however and the game seemed to be nearly up for Dolan, but he did put up a fight to win another set before Taylor finally won the match by six sets to three.

So, although he did not play to the high standards he set all week, Fermanagh's Brendan Dolan can be proud of his achievements in this Tournament which earns him £45,000 as a finalist and £5,000 for the infamous nine-dart finish against James Wade.

Well done Brendan Dolan.

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