Mayo native to represent Ireland at world darts championship

A native of Mayo is set to represent Ireland at this year's upcoming Junior Darts Corporation (JDC) World Championships.

The JDC World Championships take place in Gibraltar this November.

David Flynn, who was born in Castlebar and now lives in Cavan, is a pupil at St Patrick's College, Cavan Town and trains at the Athlone Youth Darts Academy (AYDA).

He is one of three players at the AYDA to qualify for the junior championships.

David, whose nickname is 'The Flintstone', comes from a family of talented tungsten throwers. His father, David, and uncles Peter and Stephen have all played at various levels in the Castlebar Town Darts League, with Stephen also a member of Mayo's 2013 All-Ireland winning team.

His grandfather Tony has also had a distingushed darts career, having been a sponsor for Castlebar and Mayo darts for many years. His pub on Rush Street in Castlebar, Flynn's Bar, is a famous venue for darts in Mayo.

David will represent Ireland in the team event on the first day, and join his fellow academy teammates Aaron Killane and James Morris in representing the Irish JDC team in the other three scheduled events.

Back in May, David whose player nickname is 'The Flintstone', was man of the match for Westmeath Youth Darts Team at their tournament in March, played at Ballinasloe's Shearwater Hotel.

He beat Colal Divilly 4-1 in the final of the Westcoast Challenge Youth Singles throwing for Westmeath in the team event, and carried that form through the competition to bring home the silverware.

The upcoming tournament, which pits the very best young dart players against each other, will be staged over four days of play starting with the World Team Event on Tuesday, November 22.