Rossmore win at Kilrea

Rossmore defeat Donegal to Win Ulster Section of AIG Pierce Purcell Shield​

  • 25 August 2019

Photo: Winning Rossmore Team receive Pennant from John White (Chairman) GUI Ulster Branch

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Kilrea golf club, celebrating their centenery year, played host to the 2019 AIG Pierce Purcell Shield final on Saturday 24 August between teams from Donegal and Rossmore. 

In what were perfect conditions for golf, the picturesque 9 hole course was excellently presented and proved a challenge to both teams. After the front nine it was very even. A number of alternative tee boxes in the back nine gave a different perspective however it was around the greens where most of the holes were won or lost. 

In the first match Donegal led most of the match but with wins at 17 and 18 Rossmore won by 1 hole. Match number two also proved to be a close encounter with Rossmore again edging it on the last few holes to win 2up. A comprehensive win by the fourth pairing for Rossmore provided the Monaghan men with the necessary 3 points to secure victory. 

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Photo: Pennant Presentation by John White (Chairman) GUI Ulster Branch to Rossmore Team Captain Eugene McGinnity

The Chairman of the GUI Ulster Branch, John White made the presentation and thanked Kilrea for the use of their course and facilities. He also wished them well with their remaining centenery celebrations. Both teams were congratulated for playing the match in a very friendly way. The Blue pennant was then presented to the team captain of Rossmore, Eugene McGinnity. They now go forward to represent Ulster in the Cups and Shields Finals at Westport Golf Club on 20 -22 September.