Portmarnock notch 20th title as Portumna take Junior Cup

Bernie McGuire

​​After their Mixed Foursomes win earlier in the week, Portumna won their second all-Ireland title in four days as they captured the AIG Junior Cup while in the AIG Senior Cup, Portmarnock made their own piece of history with a 20th win.

In the Junior Cup the winning point , and his second winners medal of the week, was secured by Damien Burke on the 16th green after Gerard Lynch and Sam Murphy had won the top two matches for the Galway side against the Ulster champions Fortwilliam.

Meanewhile, Portmarnock had the task of tackling a tough Royal Portrush side and notched their 20th win in the Senior Cup when Geoff Lenehan holed the winning putt – having also done so seven years ago in the same situation for the club’s 19th win.


AIG Junior Cup Final
Fortwilliam 1 Portumna 4
Gary Brown lost to Sam Murphy 6&4; Conor Bradley lost to Gerard Lynch 4&2; Declan Hughes lost to Damien Burke 4&2; Gary Currie halved with Michael Flanagan; Eamonn O’Kane halved with Eamonn Dervan

AIG Senior Cup Final
Royal Portrush 1 Portmarnock 4
Paul Cutler lost to Geoff Lenehan 19th; Andrew Morris lost to Stephen Walsh 4&2; Matthew McAlpin halved with James Fox; Richard McCrudden lost to Conor Purcell 5&4; Mark McMurray halved with Darragh Coghlan

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