Joy for Kitt as Athenry win Fred Daly Trophy
Martin Hynes (Captain, Athenry Golf Club) pictured with the Fred Daly Trophy after their victory at Bray Golf Club today (29/08/2017). Also in the picture are Pat Coen (Team Manager), Sean O'Connell, James O'Connor, Darren Leufer, Cillian Lawless and Allan Hill. In front are Mark Shivnan and David Kitt. Picture by Pat Cashman 

Martin Hynes (Captain, Athenry Golf Club) pictured with the Fred Daly Trophy after their victory at Bray Golf Club today (29/08/2017). Also in the picture are Pat Coen (Team Manager), Sean O'Connell, James O'Connor, Darren Leufer, Cillian Lawless and Allan Hill. In front are Mark Shivnan and David Kitt. Picture by Pat Cashman 

David Kitt might have lost the AIG Irish Amateur Close final on Saturday but he was smiling again on Tuesday when he helped Athenry win the All Ireland Fred Daly Trophy at Bray Golf Club.

The 17-year old had a 7 and 6 win over Muskerry's Sean Geary in Athenry's 4.5-0.5 semi-final win. And while he lost his match in the final, falling by one hole to Kyle Patton, the Galway side beat Lisburn 3.5-1.5 to lift the trophy.

Aaron Marshall, Patton and Jack Shellard all won comfortably as Lisburn cruised to a 4-1 over Leinster champions Dundalk in their semi-final.

But Athenry were worthy winners in the final.

While Kitt was beaten by one hole by Kyle Patton at No 2, Alan Hill beat Marshall and Cillian Lawless beat Joshua Robinson to make it 2-1 before anchor man Sean O'Connell clinched the winning point with a 4 and 3 win over Mark Stewart.

Sean O'Connell (Athenry) holes the winning putt on the 15th green watched by his caddy Mark Shivnan to win the Fred Daly Trophy for Athenry Golf Club at Bray Golf Club today (29/08/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Sean O'Connell (Athenry) holes the winning putt on the 15th green watched by his caddy Mark Shivnan to win the Fred Daly Trophy for Athenry Golf Club at Bray Golf Club today (29/08/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Fred Daly Trophy, Bray Golf Club

All Ireland Final

Lisburn 1.5, Athenry 3.5

  1. Marshall lost to Hill 2/1
  2. Patton bt Kitt 1 hole
  3. Robinson lost to Lawless 3/2
  4. Shellard halved with Leufer
  5. Stewart lost to O’Connell 4/3

Semi Finals

Dundalk 1, Lisburn 4

  1. Eoin Murphy lost to Aaron Marshall 3/2
  2. Josh Mackin lost to Kyle Patton 4/3
  3. Sean Laverty halved with Joshua Robinson 
  4. Padraig Fallon lost to Jack Shellard 6/5
  5. Kyle Rafferty halved with Mark Stewart.

Muskerry 0.5, Athenry 4.5

  1. Fionn Hickey lost to Alan Hill 5/4
  2. Sean Geary lost to David Kitt 7/6
  3. Eoghan O’Shaughnessy lost to Cillian Lawless 3/2
  4. Jack Taylor lost to Darren Leufer 4/3
  5. Stephen Riordan halved with Sean O’Connell.