Dooks triumph in Munster Fred Daly Plate

​Dooks beat Bandon in Munster Finals on Sat 23 Sept at Macroom GC

  • 25 September 2017
Munster Fred Daly Plate Final
At Macroom GC
Saturday 23rd September
Teams Bandon –v- Dooks

Dooks beat Bandon 3/2

Fred Daly Plate Final 2017
In the final of the Fred Daly Plate, 2017, at a wet Macroom on Saturday last, Dooks claimed their first ever Junior pennant by beating Bandon by 3 matches to 2. Although Bandon won both of the top matches decisively  when  Ronan Hoey (5/4) and Mark Tobin (6/5) were too strong for Darragh Blennerhassett and Jack McGillycuddy respectively, in the end,  strength in depth won the day for Dooks.  Clear wins in the last three matches (in the Plate the lower handicaps play last), carried the day for the Kerry club, with Padraig Maher (5/4), Daniel McGillycuddy (4/3) and Conor Hickey (6/5) overcoming  Ger Cummins, Cillian Power and Jack O’Donoghue, to the delight of the sizeable group of spectators from Kerry present for the event. 

Twenty-clubs took part in the Plate this year, a further four rendering themselves  ineligible by virtue of having given a walk-over in their first round of the Fred Daly Trophy.  The  introduction of the Plate into the schedule a few years ago has been well received by all participants,  giving as it does the opportunity for greater involvement in team golf to many junior players,  especially in the smaller clubs.

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