Belvoir Park clinched the Fred Daly Trophy in a brilliant exhibition of golf, edging out a valiant Greystones side in a high-quality final, writes the GUI.
Greystones had earlier beaten Mallow in impressive style, while Belvoir Park had clinched their semi-final against Galway by virtue of three victories on the final green.
Gareth Lappin led from the front for Belvoir, winning his two matches in the number one position - in the morning against his international team-mate Ronan Mullarney and in the afternoon against Greystones’ talisman and Irish Close semi-finalist David Byrne.
Patrick Brennan was also on form, winning twice on the 18th in crucial games, but it was Dominic Lavery who clinched the title for Belvoir Park by winning on the 16th against Chris Boylan, Dominic Pollock having already beaten Sam Lewis by 5/4.
Fred Daly Trophy All-Ireland Semi-Finals and Final
Tuesday 27 August 2013, Claremorris Golf Club
Belvoir Park 5 Greystones 2 (Belvoir Park names first)
Gareth Lappin bt David Byrne 4/3
Scott Johnston halved with Conor Keown
Patrick Brennan bt Marcus Looby 1 hole
Dominic Pollock bt Sam Lewis 5/4
Ross Nelson lost to Sean McParland 3/2
Dominic Lavery bt Chris Boylan 3/2
Ryan Goldsmith halved with Daniel O’Byrne
Greystones 5.5 Mallow 1.5 (Greystones names first)
David Byrne bt Eoin Goggin 6/5
Conor Keown bt Kevin O’Keefe 6/5
Marcus Looby bt Kieran O’Sullivan 4/3
Sam Lewis halved with Conor Roche
Sean McParland halved with Edward Walsh
Chris Boylan halved with Greg Barrett
Daniel O’Byrne bt Liam Dowling 6/5
Belvoir Park 4.5 Galway 2.5 (Belvoir Park names first)
Gareth Lappin bt Ronan Mullarney 1 hole
Scott Johnson bt Peter Fleming 3/2
Patrick Brennan bt Colm Hughes 1 hole
Dominic Pollock lost to Cathal Nolan 6/4
Ross Nelson bt Michael O’Farrell 2 holes
Dominic Lavery halved with Mark McDermott
Ryan Lavery lost to Mikey Burke 5/4