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Munster Win for Fota Island, Irish Mixed Foursomes

​Dramatic win on the 21st sends Munster Pennant to Cork​​

  • 10 August 2019

Pic: Fota Island players and members after their Irish Mixed Foursomes win.  Picture: Niall O'Shea

Fota Island captured their first Munster pennant in dramatic fashion today when they won the Irish Mixed Foursomes Munster Final in Castletroy.  It took three extra holes to separate the finalists, Evan O’Connell and Valerie Healy won on the 21st hole to finally see off a determined Dooks team.

It was the Kerry side who were out of the blocks first, Dooks were ahead in four of the five matches after seven holes.  Fota Island kept in touch and narrowed the Dooks lead.  The Kerry club brought in the two points but Fota then won matches two and three to level proceedings.  The Fota Island fightback continued, from four down with four to play, the won all four closing holes, taking  advantage of their shot on the 18th  to send the match to sudden death.  The 19th and 20th were halved before the Cork club finally won. 

 

The course in Castletroy was in great condition for the Munster Finals, the weather failed to have an impact on the firm fairways and fast greens, ensuring the event was all about the golf.  In the morning semi-finals, Fota Island had a good win over Dungarvan, bringing in the first three points.  Dooks saw off a strong challenge from Charleville.

For semi-final pictures click here 

For final pictures click here​ 

Irish Mixed Foursomes Munster Final

Fota Island 3-2 Dooks

David Howard & Paula Whitley lost to Edward Daniel & Rosie McCallon 2&1

Robert O’Driscoll & Mary O’Leary beat Denis McGillicuddy & Jenny Piggott 2&1

Noel McGee & Carmel Reardon beat Martin Daly & Eileen Breen 2&1

Anthony O’Connell & Wendy Keenan lost to Karl Falvey & Kay Woods 4&3

Evan O’Connell & Valerie Healy beat Damien O’Sullivan & Caroline Breen 21st

 

Semi-Final Results

Dooks 3.5-1.5 Charleville

Edward Daniel & Rosie McCallon beat Cathal O’Carroll & Sheila Clifford 1 hole

Denis McGillicuddy & Jenny Piggott lost to Thomas Fitzgibbon & Patricia Walsh 5&4

Martin Daly & Eileen Breen beat Damien Lyons & Margaret Cashman 4&3

Karl Falvey & Kay Woods halved with Jonathan O’Brien & Anne McEvoy called in

Damien O’Sullivan & Caroline Breen beat Cian O’Connell & Maisie Clifford 3&2

Fota Island 4-1 Dungarvan

David Howard & Paula Whitley beat Alan Thomas & Miriam Matthews 1 hole

Robert O’Driscoll & Mary O’Leary halved with Eoin Brackett & Mary Power called in

Noel McGee & Carmel Reardon beat John Reynolds & Rachel Kiely 8&7

Anthony O’Connell & Wendy Keenan beat Kevin Walsh & Majella Moynihan 4&3

Evan O’Connell & Valerie Healy halved with Donal Williams & Linda Buckley called in