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Portmarnock - AIG Senior Cup Leinster Champions

​​​​Having narrowly missed out on winning the Metropolitan Trophy, Portmarnock were delighted to bring home the AIG Senior Cup Pennant.

  • 28 August 2018
Mount Juliet was at it's most beautiful and challenging for AIG Senior Cup finals on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August. The condition of this wonderful course came in for great praise from players and spectators.

The only real surprise in the quarter finals was that Old Conna gave Portmarnock a great match and the north Dublin club were relieved to scrape through.

In the semis the finalists from the Barton Shield a few weeks ago, Dundalk and Enniscorthy, were both beaten by Dun Laoghaire and Portmarnock respectively and in Dundalk's case this was a small surprise.​​ Keith Murphy was the hero for Dun Laoghaire with a great win over Caolan Rafferty by 2/1.

Despite a lot of rain overnight the course remained in pristine condition and the rain stopped before the finals got underway. It proved to be a very tight affair, Stephen Walsh's inspired putting saved him having to play the last two holes against Marc Nolan.  The best golf of the day was played in the decisive match between Darragh Coughlan and Colin Woodroofe and Darragh's simple birdie on 17 brought a very good match to an end, Portmarnock defeating Dun Laoghaire 3.5/1.5.  
John Ferriter Chairman Leinster Golf handed over the pennant to a very happy Michael Brett and this was the final time that John will do that having attended every final over the last 4 years. Congratulations John - a wonderful servant to Leinster Golf.
Photo Courtesy of Golffile