Sean Flanagan was the matching winning hero as County Sligo clinched the Fred Daly Trophy for the second time in five years with a 5-2 win over Faithlegg.
Flanagan’s dramatic 22nd hole win over Robin Dawson definitively shifted momentum to the Connacht side in a dramatic All Ireland final at Loughrea Golf Club.
Earlier, Co Sligo had scored wins through David Brady, Conor McDaniel and Junior Captain Alan Gaynor.
TJ Ford finished all square after 18 holes against Faithlegg’s James Kavanagh after the pair shared the last hole in birdies. Ronan Forkan was also called in all square in his match with Tom Kissane.
Adam Kennedy was Faithlegg’s victor, beating Cian Feeney 6/5 in match seven.
Connacht territory has proved to be a lucky omen for Co Sligo who also lifted the title at Westport in 2007
Earlier, Faithlegg edged Cairndhu in an exciting conclusion to the first semi-final, while Co Sligo were victorious over Castle in the second semi-final.
Fred Daly Trophy, Loughrea Golf Club (Tuesday 28 August 2012)
Faithlegg 4 Cairndhu 3 (Faithlegg names first):
Robin Dawson bt Stephen Watts 1 hole;
David Whitty lost to Neil McKinstry 1 hole;
Dylan O’Connor lost to Ryan Long 4/3;
Greg Milne bt Marc McKinstry 4/3;
James Kavanagh lost to Mark Petticrew 4/3;
Tom Kissane bt Peter Clark 2 holes;
Adam Kennedy bt Matthew Devine 1 hole
Co Sligo 4.5 Castle 2.5 (Co Sligo names first):
Sean Flanagan bt Peter McKeever 4/3;
David Brady lost to Jack Walsh 3/1;
Conor McDaniel bt Ross McKeever 3/1;
Alan Gaynor lost to Ross Murray 2 holes;
TJ Ford bt Robert Browne 4/2;
Ronan Forkan bt Conor Harte 19th;
Cian Feeney halved with Barry Fitzpatrick
County Sligo 5 Faithlegg 2 (Co Sligo names first):
Sean Flanagan bt Robin Dawson at 22nd;
David Brady bt David Whitty 2/1;
Conor McDaniel bt Dylan O’Connor 5/4;
Alan Gaynor bt Greg Milne 3/2;
TJ Ford halved with James Kavanagh;
Ronan Forkan halved with Tom Kissane;
Cian Feeney lost to Adam Kennedy 6/5.
Fred Daly Tropy - All Ireland winners
1997 Shandon Park
1998 Shandon Park
2003 The Island
2004 Royal Dublin
2006 Belvoir Park
2007 County Sligo
2011 Carton House
2012 County Sligo