Fans like 'an extra dart' says Brendan Dolan as he makes last eight
Mark Conway • Published 11 Oct 2012 10:17
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Brendan Dolan pictured as he defeated Vincent van der Voort in Dublin on Wednesday night.
Belcoo dart thrower Brendan Dolan has acclaimed the home fans at the City West as he eased into the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix of darts with a comfortable 3-1 win over Vincent van der Voort from Holland.
Having already knocked out world number four Gary Anderson and made the final last year at the City West, Dolan's affinity for the venue is obvious and he puts this down in no small part to the great support he gets from the fans.
Speaking after the win over Van Der Voort that booked his place in the last eight where he will face Justin Pipe, Dolan told Sky Sports of his admiration for the home fans.
"The crowd is unbelievable, the support I get, it's an extra dart for me everytime I go to the board.It just gives me the adrenalin rush I probably need to get the focus and concentration, it's just brilliant," enthused Dolan.
And he believes the tournament set-up of a double in to start and double out to finish each leg suits him.
"Lately I have been pretty good on my finishing. In the European Championships, I think it was my double finishing that got me as far it did (semi-final)."
And he has not ruled out getting back into the final.
"Well, I'm still in it, so I have every opportunity, why not, why not?," he said. "With the crowd and the support behind me why not go all the way."
Dolan plays Justin Pipe from England for a place in the semi-final and stay with impartialreporter.com throughout the weekend and on twitter, www.twitter.com/impartialrep for all the update as Belcoo's Brendan Dolan throws against the best players in the world.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 11 Oct 12