Clonmel Golf Club at Lyranearla, Clonmel, Co. Waterford.
The Munster Branch of the GUI has just announced the semi-finals for the Senior Cup and Junior Cup Munster Semi-Finals to be played in Thurles on Saturday, 19th August.
Saturday 18 August
AIG Junior Cup & AIG Senior Cup
AIG Junior Cup A 1st Tee 8.00am Shannon –v- Ballybunion
AIG Senior Cup A 1st Tee 8.50am Dungarvan –v- Monkstown
AIG Junior Cup B 10th Tee 8.00am Clonmel –v- Kinsale
AIG Senior Cup B 10th Tee 8.50am Tralee –v- Castletroy
FINALS OF BOTH A –v- B 40 mins after last match from 1st Tee – Junior Cup Final first.
Clonmel came through a tough area final against Gold Coast at Carrick-on-Suir last week.
After nine holes of play in the match Clonmel were only up in one head-to-head and that was Billy Hewitt, who was leading from the front and really playing a Captain’s role.
Young Jack Alton really came up against an even younger but very talented opponent who blitzed Jack on the first four holes and led by three but Jack just stuck with the game he knows best and after a see saw match in which the lead changed hands several times, when they stood on the 17th tee Jack was one up. Maybe it was nerves but the younger player went out of bounds on the hole which handed Jack the match which was actually the match that gave Clonmel an unassailable lead, winning by three matches to one with the final match called in.
But the other three matches were ding dong battles as well where Peter Gaffney, Denis Conway Junior and Brian McLean all worked extremely hard trying to get back on terms to wear down very wiling opponents.
Peter Gaffney’s match came to the 17th with Peter one up after a tremendous match and when his opponent failed to get up and down for par this pair shook hands for a 2 and 1 win for Peter. Brian McLean gave it everything and played extremely well and with Denis Conway, the anchor-man on the team, not needing to finish.