|Republic of Ireland Open|
|Country||Republic of Ireland|
|Organisation(s)|| PDC (1998–2003) |
|Format|| Sets |
Final best of 11
|Prize fund||£2,800 (2008)|
The Republic of Ireland Open was an Irish darts tournament. In 2008 it was won by Martin McCloskey.
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