JDC Ireland Academy coach Keith O'Neill has been appointed as head of JDC operations in Ireland. 


Keith O'Neill pictured above (right) with JDC Chairman Steve Brown has been appointed to assist in the growth of junior and youth darts across Ireland. With such a pool of great talent coming through and the increase in academy interest in Ireland, Keith will be the lead to JDC Operations Director Darren Barson in growing the academy and tournament network of the JDC in Ireland. 2020 will see the collection of academies in Ireland grow to 5 with the introduction of the first Academy to hit Northern Ireland. 

Currently academies can be found in Athlone, Tallaght and Co Carlow who are all actively affiliated to the JDC. 


JDC Director Darren Barson commented " the appointment for Keith was only a matter of time, Keith has assisted us way before this appointment over the last few years on many occassions. Keith has been a huge ambassador to the JDC and we appreciate all he does. Keith has provided a solid academy base now in Ireland and has assisted the JDC on accreditation days, as well as providing teams for the JDC World Cup in previous years. What Keith has proved is that if you are willing to dedicate some time to a passion, the rewards will come through. 

We are delighted to be working more closely with Keith".


The JDC now has plans to affiliate further academies in Ireland, reach out to the education departments in Ireland and secure tournaments and development pathways for more children in 2020 and beyond. For further detail on JDC activity in Ireland please keep an eye on the JDC's Social media and Website. 


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Blackburn Youth Darts Academy coach Keith Brunt is awarded the JDC Community Award 2019

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All Greenzone events are open to any child who wishes to play under the age of 18 but are designed for beginners.  

The events are designed to allow all abilitities to compete and are centred around educating, having fun and making friends around the sport of Darts.

Entry is £5 per event / £3 for JDC members. If you are not part of an affiliated JDC academy and want to play in these events, the JDC will grade your handicap at the start of the day from 10am. 

At all events please arrive to register between 10am and 11am. The tournament will start at 11:30am. If you need to be graded please arrive for 10am. This is a great opportunity to prepare young players for tournaments without huge pressure and the element of learning and educating is the main aim of these events. 




Greenzone Playing Rules

The JDC's annual pilgrimidge to the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton was a great night for all concerned.












Luke "the nuke" Littler claimed his first JDC tour win in Liverpool last weekend.

A forty one player field contested the third Rileys Super 16 qualiier in the North West to see who will make it through to the finals in December. The event itself is designed to match the best 8 players of the Super16 Tour and the best 8 players from the JDC academy system. With one more qualifying event to go Luke joins Harry Gregory and Henry Coates in the finals on December 28th in Wolverhampton. The 4 tour winners will then be joined by the best placed 4 players in the tour OOM completing the best 8 players from the 2019 qualifying events. 

The final qualifier will be held at Rileys Solihull on November 9th. All events register at 11am until 11:30 and start at 12pm. All events are run on the DartConnect scoring system and selected games are live streamed at the event. The Super16 finals are on December 28th at Rileys Wolverhampton played down to the final. The ultimate final of this event will be held on stage at the Masters in Milton Keynes in the new year. 

For more information please click on the Super16 page on this site. 

The JDC takes its academy accreditation day on the road to the City West Dublin.

The conclusion of the Scott Farms International Junior World Darts Championship will be on December 21st at the Alexandra Palace London during the PDC's World Darts Championship.





The two players who will battle it out to become JDC World Champion are Ireland's Keane Barry and the Czech Republics Adam Gawlas. After a sensational finals day in Gibraltar the two players will be chasing a prize of £2000 and to be the holders of the newly named Tommy Cox trophy.

Both players will meet on Saturday December 21st as they take to the greatest stage in darts. With tournament averages posted by Barry of 93.5 and Gawlas of 78.1, we are sure to get a great final from these players. 


Keane Barry became the first winner of the JDC's International Open event out in Gibraltar in a thrilling final with Scotlands Nathan Girvan. Posting a match average of 100.5 and a tournament average of over 90, the young Irishmen was pushed to a last leg decider in the final. With early round victories over Englands Sean Craig and New Zealands Jack Sheppard, Barry would encounter the current JDC World champion in the Quarter finals. With a 83.5 match average disposed of the World champion 4-0.


With a victory over Tomas Houdek and blasting in a 90.2 match average could Barry be stopped?. 

In the final he would meet Scotlands Nathan Girvan, and what a final. Leg for leg in the early stages of this best of 11 final until Barry put a run of three legs on the bounce to lead 4 legs to 2. The Scot hit straight back and with two further leg wins it would go the distance. Ultimately it would be Barry who would claim the trophy and the £1500 prize fund. 


Qtr Finals






Semi Finals






Tuesday's action began with the Sports, Culture and Youth Minister, Mr Steven Linares opening the tournament officially in front of and excited crowd. 

Group stage darts would be followed by a last 16 knock out stage that allowed the players plenty of game experience for the first day of three days of competition in Gibraltar. Teams in the running to be in the last 16 were making good headway in the early stages, England A, Ireland A, Gibraltar A and Holland A. However some exciting and super play from the remaining nations ensured things were  getting tight and the day would be a longer affair. The bridge between nations not expected to be able to compete with the more favoured nations is getting smaller hugely noticable. 

In the end the two teams that would make the final would be double dutch. Holland A and Holland B.

Holland A were just that bit stronger in the final and took the match. During the day the two teams averaged the same level at around 65 per team but Holland A, equipped with current JDC World Champion Jurjen Van der Velde retained the title to become 2019 Champions. 



With just seven days until the first event in the JDC's World Championships 2019, all the focus now turns to Gibraltar.

After a pre championship visit to the rock last week, JDC Chairman says that "Gibraltar is ready to go".

The Junior Darts Corporation will name its Junior World Championship Trophy after the late Tommy Cox.

A one off JDC Accreditation day will take place in Dublin at the city West Hotel on October 10th.

A great opportunity to spend the day with the JDC and JDC Ireland. Fun and informative. If you are looking to add a new dynamic to your darts club or academy, or wish to start and affiliated JDC academy then this is for you.


"all you need is your darts" 

Full details and booking your place please visit -


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DartConnect to sponsor the JDC's International Open in Gibratar next month. 
















 The final total of nations competing in the PDPA Junior World Cup 2019 will be 16.

The confirmed nations to play on Tuesday September 24th in Gibraltar are confirmed as


Host Nation - GIBRALTAR

2018 Champions - HOLLAND
















This year will see new team entrants in Canada, India, Czech Republic, Australia and New Zealand.

All players who represent their nation will be presented with a bespoke JDC nations shirt for the competition and a place to represent themselves in the Scott Farms International Junior World Darts Championship on the 26th of September in Gibraltar. 


For further information on the Junior World Darts finals in Gibraltar please view the Gibraltar section on this website.





German darting stars of the future spend the day at JDC HQ as Hannover 96 pay a visit to Bristol.

The Nederlandse Darts Bond confirm the eight players for Gibraltar to defend Hollands team title of 2018.

Team Spain once again will join the JDC Junior World Darts Championships.

This week the JDC continued its development of junior dart players by hosting its first ever International Summer Camp.


Harry Gregory sealed his second Junior Darts Corporation title of the season, as he defeated a resurgent Alfie Jacques in Saturday’s Super 16 tour final. 

After reaching the semi-finals last time out in Sheffield, Gregory had to battle though a tough draw in order to reach the final at Riley’s Worcester. Wins over Connor Pickett and Charlie Large set him on his way, followed by a routine victory over Tommy Nelson in the last 16. 

‘The Hawk’ was then a 3-1 victor over Jack Boardman in the final eight, setting up a meeting with the tournaments surprise package Charlie Manby in the semi-finals. 

His highest average of the day would see Gregory swoop on Manby’s mistakes, an 85.6 average carrying him through another tough encounter and into the day’s finale. 

He would face Alfie Jacques, with the winner taking the glory in Worcestershire. After a tough 18 months on the board for Jacques, the last two events have seen a resurgence in form for the Wolverhampton ace. 

Jacques would nail the highest average of the afternoon in his 3-1 victory over Sean Ashburner but saved an excellent display on the outer ring for his meeting with Henry Coates. 

Coates had previously secured his place in the Wolverhampton finals by winning June’s event in South Yorkshire. But couldn’t make it two out of two, as checkouts of 67 and 74 sealed a final appearance for Jacques. 

After holding throw in the opening leg, Jacques would take out 118 to level proceedings. Gregory would break throw in the fourth leg, extending his advantage to 3-1. 

The 14-year-old would stay steady to hold throw and despite a late come-back from Jacques in the latter stages, a 16-darter would seal the deal as Harry Gregory became a JDC Super 16 tour champion. 


Henry Coates 3-0 Ash Marson

Alfie Jacques 3-1 Reece Pauling

Charlie Manby 3-2 Nathan Care

Harry Gregory 3-1 Jack Boardman



Alfie Jacques 4-2 Henry Coates

Harry Gregor 4-1 Charlie Manby



Harry Gregory 5-3 Alfie Jacques

For the first time, Team India will be represented at the JDC's World Championship in Gibraltar.

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