Nenagh claim yet another national pennant with a win in the Men’s Fred Perry Four Balls

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John White President Golf Ireland presents the Nenagh team with their pennant during the final of the Mens Fred Perry at the All Ireland Cups and Shields Finals, Strandhill golf club, Sligo, Sligo, Ireland. 01/10/2021 Picture: Golffile | Fran Caffrey

Nenagh are the 2021 Men’s Fred Perry Four Ball champions after defeating Westmanstown 4-1 at a blustery Strandhill GC on Friday afternoon. The Tipperary club won the top three matches to earn the title, with the final two matches being halved. Jim Gleeson and Billy Burke defeated Eamonn Ryan and Tom Slevin 2&1 to win the deciding point, with Gleeson holing the winning putt

Speaking after the win, Burke said it was brilliant for the club to win a second national title, only weeks after they won the AIG Men’s Pierce Purcell Shield in Limerick GC. “We were 2-down after two, and were 2-down again after eight in our match. We got 2-up on the back nine, and Jim got the putt on 17 to win for us. “We’re delighted to win another All-Ireland title. There has been a great atmosphere in the club in the past few weeks.

In the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes, Rockmount will play Doneraile in Saturday’s Final, after they recorded 4-1 wins over Royal Tara and Tipperary respectively. Rockmount won three of their five matches, with none of the wins going past the 15th hole. Doneraile’s win was a little less comfortable, with three of the matches reaching the 17th.

In the Men’s Four Balls, Elmgreen and local club Enniscrone will meet in the Final. Despite being 2-up with two holes to play, Joe Murphy and Kieran Mooney won the deciding point for Elmgreen on the 21st hole, beating Paul McElvanna and Denis Bowes.

Enniscrone had a more comfortable win, using local knowledge to their advantage in a 3.5-1.5 win over Newbridge. Tomorrow sees the Final of the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes and Men’s Four Balls, while the Revive Active Women’s Four Balls reach the Semi-Final stage.

Jim Gleeson and Billy Burke (Nenagh) during the final of the Mens Fred Perry at the All Ireland Cups and Shields Finals, Strandhill golf club, Sligo, Sligo, Ireland. 01/10/2021
Picture: Golffile | Fran Caffrey

Men’s Fred Perry Four Balls – Final
Westmanstown 1-4 Nenagh
Patrick Fitzgerald and Albert Bell lost to Pat J. Hogan and Dinny Ryan 6&5
Eamonn Ryan and Tom Slevin lost to Jim Gleeson and Billy Burke 2&1
Eamon O’Grady and Joe O’Brien lost to Paul Maloney and Garry Howard 4&3
Tony Martin and Eamonn Henry halved with Mike Ryan and William Harty
Fergal Boland and Fran McLoughlin halved with George Hayes and Sean Minogue

All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes – Semi-Finals
Royal Tara 1-4 Rockmount
Barry Reilly and Dolores O’Sullivan lost to Ryan Wilson and Patricia McDonnell 4&3
Mark Reilly and Alice Stanton lost to Colin McClenaghan and Rosemary McCrea 5&3
Brian Newman and Jane Hughes halved with Martin Lawther and Frances Lawther
Tony Maher and Deirdre Byrne halved with James Robinson and Sue McDonagh
Sean Duffy and Catherine Colgan lost to Adam Douds and Leonie Power 5&3

Tipperary 1-4 Doneraile
Sean Long and Siobhain Fitzpatrick lost to Hugh Nolan and Noreen Roche 2&1
Thomas O’Donovan and Renagh Murphy halved with James O’Mahony and Aoibheann Daly
Jamie Keaty and Yvonne Ryan Daly lost to Eddie Roche and Rachel Kelleher 4&3
Jim McGlynn and Mary Whelan lost to Darren Roche and Marie Kelleher
Pat Ryan and Joanne Collins halved with David Finn and Ellen Walsh

Men’s Four Balls – Semi-Finals
Elmgreen 3-2 Lucan
Michael Telford and Robin French beat Pat Casey and Andy Corcoran 19th hole
Alan Keane and PJ O’Brien beat Tom Nolan and Basil Blakeney 1hole
Sam Mehigan and Gary Whyte lost to Keith Cleary and Pat Finn 3&2
Joe Murphy and Kieran Mooney beat Paul McElvanna and Denis Bowes 21st hole
Michael Downey and Ross Brady lost to Kieran Glynn and Robert Burke 5&4

Enniscrone 3.5-1.5 Newbridge
Frankie Gordon and Michael Concannon lost to Kieran O’Neill and Billy O’Neill 6&5
Paddy Dunleavy and Thomas Burke beat Thomas Behan and Dave Fox 2holes
William Lalor and John Meakin halved with Ken Halpin and Paddy Kelly
John Rush and Jim Bowe beat Jim Russell and Jim Fitzpatrick 3&2
Eugene O’Doherty and Ray Basquill beat Robbie Brennan and Ciaran McManus 7&6

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