​Bearna Ladies Capture 2015 Galway Bay FM Sports Awards

​​​The AIG All-Ireland Junior Foursomes Champions have been honoured with the Golf Award and will be presented with it in the Lough Ree Hotel and Spa on Sunday December 13th. 

  • 24 November 2015
Pictured: All-Ireland Junior Foursomes Champions - Bearna 

A full list of winners can be seen HERE on the Galway Bay FM website. 

Bearna claimed their first ever All-Ireland title at Knightsbrook in September of this year in dramatic fashion, as they captured the AIG Insurance Junior Foursomes. 

The final hinged on the top match and with the teams all square standing on the 18th tee. Their opponents Powerscourt faltered at the final hurdle, dumping two balls in the hazard before conceding the hole to Bridie McNamara and Tara Cunningham.

Bearna had come through a closely fought semi-final against championship specialists Lee Valley and they had to endure another nerve-wracking encounter against Powerscourt. With the back match going the way of the Wicklow ladies and Bearna taking the middle match 4&2, it all came down to the first game out on the course. All square playing the last, McNamara and Cunningham secured the winning point after safely negotiating the most intimidating tee shot on the course.

“It was very exciting and we were delighted to get to this stage because we’ve never been to this stage before,” said Quinlan. “We’ve been through to district finals but we’ve never been to an All-Ireland final before. It’s the first and the first of anything is great. What’s rare is wonderful.”