REPORT | Culleton clinches Irish Masters Championship title as Lennon creates History

Niall Culleton was in a jubilant mood on Sunday afternoon as he clinched victory in the fifth round of the Irish Darts Masters Championship over at the Springhill court hotel in Kilkenny. He enjoyed some terrific victories in the latter stages of the event as he defeated Jason Delahunty 6-3, Ciaran Teehan 6-2 in the quarter-finals In the semi-finals Culleton came up against Benny Grace, he continued his red-hot form as he booked his place in the final as he defeated Grace 6-3. History was made in the event as the Irish PDC star Steven Lennon hit a nine-dart leg in his semi-final victory against Dylan Powell in which he went on to win 6-2.

In the final, Niall Culleton’s delightful form throughout the day continued as he edged out Lennon 6-2 to clinch the title. In the Ladies event it was 13-year old Katie Sheldon who brilliantly went on to win her second Ladies title in successive years as she defeated Breda Kelliher in the final. The teenage sensation Ciaran Teehan was victorious in the youth event after a terrific last-leg deciding win over Killian Heffernan 4-3 in the final. The Grand Finals of 2017 Irish Masters takes place in Clonmel Park on July 30th.

2017 Irish Darts Masters Championship Round FIVE RESULTS

LAST 16

Andrew Ryan 6-1 Richard O’Leary

Brendan Kelly 6-2 Connie Finnan

Dylan Powell 6-2 David Hurley

Ciaran Teehan 6-4 Killian Heffernan

Mark Cullen 6-5 Mervyn McKeenan

Niall Culleton 6-3 Jason Delahunty

Steve Lennon 6-1 Liam Walsh

Benny Grace 6-3 Tom Biggane

Quarter-Finals

Steve Lennon 6-1 Mark Cullen

Niall Culleton 6-2 Ciaran Teehan

Dylan Powell 6-1 Brendan Kelly

Benny Grace 6-4 Andrew Ryan

Semi-Finals

Steve Lennon 6-2 Dylan Powell

Niall Culleton 6-3 Benny Grace

FINAL

Niall Culleton 6-2 Steve Lennon

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