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Image: Connacht Golf Chairman, Michael Heaney presenting the Jack O'Sullivan Trophy and Pennant to Richard Keane (Team Captain) and Colin Cooney (Club Captain)
Even the most resolute of Ballinasloe members must have thought that their chances of winning the Club's fourth Jack O'Sullivan Pennant and second in three years were derailed in their 5-0 loss in the first leg of the final.
What unfolded in Ballinasloe last Saturday however could not have been scripted as they couragously went about putting the scoreline to right against the Mayo men, who were chasing their own piece of history trying to capture Mulrannys first provincial pennat at any level.
Ballinasloe were in the ascendancy from the off as the links men struggled with the parkland conditions and from the turn it very much looked as if the 5-0 scoreline was going to be repeated but this time in Ballinasloe's favour.
Mulranny however despite losing three matches comprehensively never stopped believing and with both remaining matches dormie the drama unfolded as Michael Joyce and Allan McAdam came from two down with two to go the give Mulranny and the following supporters a lifeline. They seized it and Allan McAdam stood up to the pressure to make the only par on the 19th to give the Mulranny team their place in Club history.
The remaining match was still dormie in Ballinasloe's favour when called in and with it seal a 6.5/3.5 overall victory for Mulranny.