Ennis pair win Munster Mixed Foursomes

A GREAT win for the Ennis pairing of John Kearse and Wexford native Anne Kehoe in the Irish Examiner sponsored Munster Mixed Foursomes Cup final at Muskerry on Sunday.

They made light of the bad weather to beat 43 other clubs and bring the trophy across the Shannon for the first time.

Playing in the heaviest rain of the afternoon for most of their round, 10 handicapper John Kearse and his 19 handicap partner went round in 82 strokes for a winning 67.5 nett.

“We really did well in the first nine,” said Anne. “We reached the turn in three over par 39. The rain came down in torrents after that and our 43 back nine was hard earned. We thought we had lost it after running up a six at the final hole.”

Long time leaders Macroom, represented by club President Michael Furey (13) and Margaret Buckley (18) finished second with 68.5, the feature being a splendid back nine of 38 which included a birdie at the 12th and a brilliant 4, 5, 4 return over the testing last three holes.

The Mitchelstown pairing of Michael Fogarty (11) and Monica McCormack (28) finished third with 69.5 and the top six prizewinners’ list was completed by Nenagh (James Griffin 14 and Sadie Callanan 28) 70; Mallow (Andrew Daly 7 and Aisling O’Connor 12) 71.5 and Newcastle West (Teddy Woulfe 14 and Kay Cussen 18) 72.

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