Roscommon clinch Fred Daly Trophy

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Michael Connaughton (Team Captain) with the victorious Roscommon Golf Club team and supporters at the 2019 Fred Daly Trophy All Ireland Finals at Castle Dargan Golf Club. (Photo: Pat Cashman)

There was an epic battle at Castle Dargan as the Fred Daly trophy came to a conclusion with teams from Mullingar, Muskerry, Roscommon and Slieve Russell battling it out over the   parkland layout in County Sligo.

With both the semi-finals and final being decided on the same day and extra holes required in two of the final matches, it was late in the day when Roscommon eventually overcame a valiant Muskerry team in the final by a score of 3-2.

Roscommon had defeated Slieve Russell 3.5-1.5 earlier in the day while Muskerry enjoyed a 4-1 win over Mullingar with all games played in excellent spirits with superb sportsmanship.

RESULTS

FINAL

Muskerry 2 Roscommon 3

Fionn Hickey lost to Simon Walker 2 holes; Jack Egan lost to Thomas Higgins 3&2; Zak Collins bt Cian O’Connor 3&2; Stephen Riordan lost to Fionn Hoare 20th ; Eoghan O’Shaughnessy bt Kevin Connaughton 19th

SEMI-FINALS

Mullingar 1 Muskerry 4

Adam Smith halved with Fionn Hickey; Shane Murtagh lost to Jack Egan 7&5; Michael McCormack lost to Zak Collin 3&2s; Lucas Kane halved with Stephen Riordan; Mikev Mina Ronayne lost to Eoghan O’Shaughnessy 6&5

Roscommon 3.5 Slieve Russell 1.5

Simon Walker bt Ryan McNelis 3&1; Thomas Higgins bt Odhran Maguire 6&4; Cian O’Connor lost to Dillon Beirne 4&3; Fionn Hoare halved wtih Jamie Hughes; Kevin Connaughton bt Oisin Rooney 4&3

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