More than 500 golfers representing over 100 golf clubs participated in the All Ireland Father and on at Castle. But in the end there was a familiar name on the famous trophy as Michael Finlan from Dunmurry Springs won for the fourth time since 1979 and the third in 11 years.
A winner for the first time with his father, Ben, 36 years ago, Michael and his son Stephen defeated first time entrants Paul and Louis O’Reilly of Elm Park by 2 and 1 in a hard-fought decider.
Sponsored by CPL Resources, the O'Reilly's shot a 67 and topped the qualifiers by a stroke from "the Smyths" from Castle while the leading gross score was 75 by Morgan and Robbie Pierse of Grange.
Sixty-four pairs qualified for the matchplay stages which began on Monday and ran every evening during the week until the Finlans emerged as winners for the third time following previous victories in 2005 and 2013
For more details, visit the official Castle website.
ALL-IRELAND FATHER & SON FINAL 2014
Michael & Stephen Finlan (Dunmurry Springs/Grange Castle) beat Paul & Louis O’Reilly (Elm Park) 2 and 1