Jack McKenna

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Jack McKenna
Personal information
Full name John McKenna
Born Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland
Home town Republic of Ireland
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1974-1991
PDC 2002-2005
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16 1990
World Masters Quarter Finals 1974
PDC premier events - best performances
World Grand Prix Last 16 2002
Updated on 19 June 2008.

John "Jack" McKenna is a professional Irish darts player.[1]


McKenna reached the quarter finals of the inaugural Winmau World Masters in 1974. In 1989, he reached the final of the WDF World Cup, losing to Eric Bristow.

It was at the 1990 BDO World Darts Championship where McKenna become notorious within the game, as the man on the receiving end of the first nine-dart finish at the World Championship, achieved by Paul Lim of the United States. McKenna had earlier beaten Peter Evison in the first round before losing to Lim in the second round. It was McKenna's only World Championship appearance to date.

McKenna returned to television in the 2002 PDC World Grand Prix, beating Cliff Lazarenko in the first round before losing to Phil Taylor. He returned to the event in 2004, but lost in the first round to Dennis Priestley.

McKenna is still active on the darts circuit. He tried to qualify for the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship but lost in the very first round.[2]


  1. ^ Darts Database Profile.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  2. ^ 2008 World Championship Qualifiers.Retrieved 2010-12-27.

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