After another epic tussle on a beautiful Autumnal day at Athenry Golf Club, it was Dun Laoghaire who emerged victorious in the Revive Active Fourball, successfully defending the title they won twelve months ago.
Facing a strong Tramore side who overcame Kilrea 3-2 in the semi-finals, it was never going to be easy for Dun Laoghaire, particularly when Tramore got off to the better start.
In the top match, Tramore went 3up following some excellent play, including a holed bunker shot birdie on the long par 3 twelfth for Dun Laoghaire which was duly followed by a 25ft birdie putt for Tramore. By the 15th hole though Dun Laoghaire had clawed themselves back to all square in the match and went on to win on the 19th.
Meanwhile Eilis Strappe ad Ella Butler put the first point on the board for Tramore, beating Barbara Dillon and Jackie Brownlow 4&3 and it was nip ‘n tuck in the remaining matches with no more than a hole or two separating the teams before Dun Laoghaire were crowned champions again after winning the bottom two matches while the third match called in playing the 19th.
Dun Laoghaire (3½) Tramore (1½) (Dun Laoghaire names first)
Caroline Hewitt (5) & Angela O’Sullivan (15) beat Anna Dawson (2) & Bonnie Collingwood (23) on 19th ; Barbara Dillon (10) & Jackie Brownlow (12) lost to Eilis Strappe (10) & Ella Butler (20) 4&3; Fionnuala Halpin (5) & Jacinta McGinley (18) halved with Amanda O’Connor (16) & Clodagh O’Brien (18) (called in); Aine Jolly (12) & Alice Collins (14) beat Mia Maughan (17) & Olivia O’Hanlon (22) 2up; Fiona Scott (11) & Helen McGoohan (16) beat Marian Arnold (19) & Rachel Mulcahy (20) 2&1