PDC legend, Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd put on a dazzling display of darts last night in Glenmalure when he took on 16 local players in an exhibition for the Ballinacor Community Project.
€1320.12 was raised for the project, thanks to the hard work the players put in to raising sponsorship to take on the former World number 1.
The biggest cheer of the night came when young Jake Byrne brought the house down with some great darts to beat Jaws 2-0.
Lloyd threw some great darts to entertain the crowd all night, including taking out 130 with a treble 20, single 20 and the bull on one knee against Thomas Keogh.
He poised for countless photographs all night and revealed all in a q and a session at the interval. A former builder, who came from a working class background, he went to the very top of the darting world and spent nearly two years as World number one.While his form of late hasn’t been great, he is happy with the career he has had.
“Listen Darts has been very good to me, I have won the Grand Prix, the Matchplay, 18 players tournaments and have been World number one. I have got to go all over the world with darts. I am not saying this is the end but if it is I’d be happy with the career I have had”.
When asked about the five best players he has seen on the PDC circuit he listed James Wade, Phil Taylor, Denis Priestley, Raymond Van Barneveld and Eric Bristow.
He was also asked it it bothered him that he never managed to claim a world title. “Of course you think about it but it doesn’t really bother me. Look at James Wade, he hasn’t won one yet. I have won plenty of other big tournaments and I am happy with that”.
A special mention must go to the Dowling family for putting Lloyd up in the Glenmalure Lodge and also providing a great venue once again.
(Pictures : William O’Toole and Karen Rogers)