A DARTS ace stopped off at Irvine’s award-winning sports bar to the delight of starstruck staff.

Professional darts player Fallon Sherrock visited Irvine’s R&A Sports Bar on Sunday [July 25] as boozers enjoy getting back in business after a brutal time amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Darts legend Fallon became the first woman ever to beat a man at the PDC World Darts Championship back in 2019 – defeating Ted Evetts in a nail-biting five sets at Alexandra Palace.

Miss Sherrock, who swapped her career in hairdressing for the sport, was one of only two women in the tournament, and has had a glittering career since swapping scissors for darts.

She began playing in her teens and quickly joined the England youth team before being crowned the WDF World Cup 2011 Girls Singles Champion when she was just 17. Fallon continued to cut hair in the first years of her sporting career, then won the Girls World Masters and the Women’s Jersey Open the next year.

She reached the final of the women’s BDO World Darts Championship when she was only 20 in 2015.

The right-handed thrower started as a youth with the Buckinghamshire County Darts team, which plays in the village of Wing’s Sports and Social Club.