O’Dea played in ten successive BDO World Darts Championships with his best run coming in 1982 and 1986 where he reached the quarter finals. O’Dea also played in four World Masters tournaments, reaching the quarter finals in 1984 and 1986.
He appeared on the UK television show Bullseye presented by Jim Bowen in 1984 where he scored 300 points (in 9 darts) for charity. He appeared two years later and scored 305.
O’Dea played in the 1985 WDF World Cup Team with Russell Stewart Frank Palko and Horrie Seden
He won the Hampshire Open in 1985
Dartplayers Australia sends condolences to Betty and Family and all of Terrys Friends