Belvoir Park, Fred Daly Trophy 2013Michael Connaughton (Chairman, Connacht Branch, Golfing Union of Ireland) presenting Patsy Lavery (Vice Captain, Belvoir Park Golf Club) with the Fred Daly trophy while team and supporters celebrate their victory in the All Ireland Fred Daly trophy final at Claremorris Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman/ 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.

Dominic Pollock, Belvoir ParkDominic Pollock (Belvoir Park) competing in the All Ireland Fred Daly Trophy final at Claremorris Golf Club. Picture: Pat Cashman/www.cashmanphotography.ieGareth 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.

Gareth Lappin, Belvoir ParkBelvoir Park’s Gareth Lappin in action in the Fred Daly Trophy final at Claremorris Golf Club. Picture: Pat Cashman/

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