The Six Nations are nearly upon us (taking place 20th-23rd June). The teams have been selected for Northern Ireland – men’s and ladies. Gareth Chambers and Lorraine Brandon’s teams have a great chance with a fantastic line up for the men’s and ladies teams.
For the Men’s we have Kyle McKinstry as the captain of the team. Couldn’t ask for a more steady hand to show the way and fire up the team. Winner of the England Open, quarter finalist at the BDO Worlds and World Trophy etc etc. Won five out of five at Inter Area County level.
Neil Duff has been around the block a few times and been at the World Masters, BDO Worlds etc etc – not to mention all the local competition wins etc. He is a very experienced dart thrower and is very dangerous on his scoring – as it showed at his win at the recent Coleraine Open beating Kyle in the process.
Gary Elliott has been in many WDF Europe Cups and World Cups, World Masters and many many competition wins around Northern Ireland including the NIDO Pairs with Nigel Cahoon. Recently won the NIDO Division 2 Classic.
Paul McDonald – been playing darts for a long time and still this year he got back into the International team due to his average being consistently high all throughout each Inter Area County game. A solid showing to the semi final of the NIDO Division 2 Classic, shows he is back on form and as consistent as ever.
Chris Gilliland selected again for the six nations cup and he has been playing consistently well throughout the season. He has won the NIDO Masters previously and played at the BDO World Championship and World Masters.
The Ladies selection is a very good one.
Kayleigh O’Neill, Grace Crane and Helen Dunn – all three of these ladies have been in or around the majors this year and almost every year.
All three are steady and consistent. Kayleigh is probably the power scorer more than Grace and Helen, but Grace and Helen can finish really well – so it’s a great selection and they are arguably three of the best from Northern Ireland.
Kyle McKinstry – Captain
Gareth Chambers Team Manager
Kayleigh O’Neill – Captain
Lorraine Brandon -Team Manager