Carlow’s Steve Lennon has revealed that he has been practicing entirely on his own ahead of this month’s PDC World Darts Championship.
Lennon has bemoaned the inability to practice with other players ahead of darts’ showpiece event.
“There’s not been as much tournaments this year and there hasn’t been the same chance to play with other players. It has been difficult,” said Lennon.
Lennon, who faces Sweden’s Daniel Larsson in his first-round contest on December 19, also explained the challenges of becoming familiar of playing at the top level from early in his career.
He said: “You have to take it in your stride. If you don’t you’ll get destroyed so you have to get used to it from early on.”
The 2019 World Cup finalist with Ireland went on to highlight how strong darts is on the island of Ireland at the moment.
“I think the standard is absolutely ridiculous. There’s seven players from Ireland in this years tournament. That’s really good progress,” added Lennon.
Lennon begins his quest for a first major title on December 19 against Daniel Larsson.