Double for McGinnity as Matchplay finals are decided

The finals of the various matchplay competitions took place over the last few weeks and two out three wasn’t a bad return for Oliver McGinnity who appeared in three of the finals.

McGinnity took the biggest prize of all, The Gold Medal, when he defeated teenager Conall Murdock in the final and he also captured the Harry Walsh Cup when he beat Joe Garvey on the 19th hole. McGinnity also reached the final of the Minor Matchplay but his hopes of a unique hat-trick were dashed by Jimmy O’Connor.

O’Connor had a change to emulate McGinnity’s double as qualified along with partner Gerry Campbell for the final of the Foursomes but they came off second best to the defending champions, Paul Morrison and Michael McDermott, who made it a two-in-a-row.

In the Carolan Cup, Jim Dwyer beat Pat Donaghy while Clem Walshe and Oonagh Quinn won second successive Mixed Foursomes title with a 3&2 win over Mickey and Mags Coburn.

Andrew Keenan, a member of the club’s senior panel, captured the Senior Scratch Matchplay, with a win over Shane Hession while Neil Mullooly beat Barry Cunningham to take the Junior title and Pat Curran defeated Eamon McEneaney in the Intermediate Final.