AIG Senior Cup - Tramore and Banbridge advance to Carton

Robin Dawson in action in the Amateur Championship earlier this summer. Picture: David Lloyd /

Robin Dawson completed a dream week that saw him lift the Home Internationals on his senior debut for Ireland when he helped Tramore win the Munster AIG Senior Cup title at Shannon.

A dual member of Tramore and Faithlegg, the 18-year old beat Tim O'Mahony 2/1 at Tramore beat Doneraile 3.5-1.5 in the semi-finals and then defeated Sean Poucher by two holes as the Waterford club beat Limerick 3-2 in the decider.

Tramore now advance to the National Cup and Shields Finals at Carton House from 17-20 September where they will be joined by Ulster champions Banbridge, who beat Rosapenna 4-1 in the Ulster final at Royal Portrush on Sunday, and Connacht champions County Sligo with the Leinster final set for next weekend at Mount Juliet.

On Saturday, Muskerry beat Dungarvan by two holes to win the Munster title in the AIG Barton Shield while in the Junior Cup, Castletroy beat West Waterford 3-2 in the Munster final. 

The draw for Monday's Irish Junior Foursomes semi-finals at Castlewarden has also been released. (See below). 

AIG Senior Cup

Munster Semi Finals & Finals, @ Shannon Golf Club

Semi Finals

Tramore bt Doneraile 3.5/1.5 (Tramore names first)

  • Alan Thomas lost to Damien Carey 2H,
  • Robin Dawson bt Tim O’Mahony 2/1,
  • Paul Flynn halved with John Hickey,
  • Chris Butler bt David Finn 3/1,
  • David Kiely bt Michael Quirke 5/4

Limerick bt Castlemartyr 3.5/1.5 (Limerick names first)

  • Eoin O’Brien lost to Kenny McGarry 2H,
  • Pat Murray bt Kieran McCarthy 3/2,
  • Mark MacGrath bt Mark Shanahan 4/3,
  • Darragh Fitzgerald bt John O’Brien 2H,
  • Michael Reddan halved with Davey Barry


Tramore bt Limerick 3/2 (Tramore names first)

  • Robin Dawson bt Sean Poucher 2H,
  • Paul Flynn bt Mark MacGrath 3/2,
  • Alan Thomas lost to Pat Murray 2/1,
  • Chris Butler bt Michael Reddan 2/1,
  • David Kiely lost to Darragh Fitzgerald 3/2

AIG Senior Cup - Ulster, at Royal Portrush

Semi-Finals: Banbridge bt Dunmurry 5/0; Rosapenna bt Cairndhu 3/2

Final: Banbridge 4 Rosapenna 1 (Banbridge names first)

  • Jim Carvill bt Martin McDermott 5/4
  • Conor Doran bt Eddie McCormack 4/2
  • Stefan Greenberg lost to Frank Casey Jnr 2/1
  • Colin Wilson bt Enda Kennedy 2/1
  • Rory Leonard bt Donal Boyle 3/2

Monday 18th August 2014 

Irish Junior Foursomes, National Semi-Finals & Final, Castlewarden Golf Club


Bangor v Baltinglass (Bangor names first)

  • 9.18am - Thomas Beaumont (6) & Ryan Young (7) v Mark Doogue (3) & Joseph Byrne (11) - Baltinglass receive 1 shot
  • 9.26am - Andrew Moore (4) & Corrie McAllister (9) v Gary Allen (8) & William Byrne (7) - Baltinglass receive 1 shot

Galway v Mallow (Galway names first)

  • 9.34am - Cathal Nolan (3) & Mikey Burke (4) v Ed Walsh (4) & Roy Whelan (6) - Mallow receive 2 shots
  • 9.42am - Colm Hughes (2) & Michael O’Farrell (4) v Conor Roche (4) & Liam Dowling (5) - Mallow receive 2 shots

Final at 2.20pm