Six-man Ireland team selected for Octagonal Matches in Spain

David Kitt (Golf Ireland) on the 2nd tee during the afternoon fourball of the Carey Cup 2021, Carton House Golf Club, Maynooth, Co.Kidare, Ireland. 12/10/2021 Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey

Golf Ireland have selected a six-man team for the upcoming Octagonal Matches in Spain next week.

Ireland will be joined by Czech Republic, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and hosts Spain, for the four-day event at Costa Ballena from 26-29 January.

Four of Connacht’s team that won the 2021 Men’s Interprovincial Championship are selected. Galway duo David Kitt (Athenry) and Liam Nolan (Galway), will be joined by Co. Sligo’s TJ Ford and Forrest Little’s Jack McDonnell.


2021 West of Ireland winner Hugh Foley (Royal Dublin) and Robert Moran (Grange) complete the six-man team.

The eight countries competing will be split into two four-team groups ahead of the competition, with a round-robin format in the opening three days. Each day will consist of three foursomes matches, followed by six singles matches.

The placings will be decided on the final day of competition.

Ireland team to compete in the Octagonal Matches

  • Hugh Foley (Royal Dublin)
  • TJ Ford (Co. Sligo)
  • David Kitt (Athenry
  • Jack McDonnell (Forrest Little)
  • Robert Moran (Castle)
  • Liam Nolan (Galway)

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