The Mixed Foursomes was decided in Doneraile’s favour at Gold Coast when Eddie Roche and Eileen Coleman got home at the 20th against Tramore’s Martin Walsh and Amanda O’Connor.
At the same tie hole only a few minutes previously, the Waterford club had levelled the overall match when John O’Brien and Ann Mitchell picked up their second point of a real thriller against Peter Dunne and Anna Cotter.
However, Doneraile had an ace in their number one pairing, Tim O’Mahony and Aine Heffernan, who won both their matches while the third point in the final came from Sean Barrett and Karena Hunter.Doneraile now represent Munster in the national finals at Shandon Park, Belfast, on September 2-3.
Limerick emerged as Fred Daly Boys Trophy champions at Newcastle West when Ross Fitzgerald defeated Brian Sheridan of Waterford Castle in the decisive match at the first tie hole.
The other Limerick winners were Ciarán Vaughan and Morgan Hanley. They now go forward to the national finals at Galway on August 23rd
Castletroy qualified for the Irish finals of the Junior Foursomes at Clonmel on August 16 with a thrilling win over Mallow at Newcastle West. Mallow’s Jack Dillon and Jack Serrick won the first match by one hole against Michael Kitt and Adam Myers before Dara Neville and Niall O’Brien levelled against Roy Whelan and Dan O’Sullivan before the Castletroy pair prevailed with a birdie on 19.
Doneraile 4 Dromoland Castle 1; Tramore 4 Mahon 1.
Doneraile 3 Tramore 2: Doneraile names first. T O’Mahony and A Heffernan bt N Cashin and S Howard 4& 3; P Dunne & A Cotter lost to J O’Brien & A Mitchell 20th; E Roche & E Coleman bt M Walsh & A O’Connor 20th; P Cotter & E Coughlan lost to K Ridgard & M Enright 2 & 1; S Barrett & K Hunter bt P Coffey & O Darcy 2 & 1..
Waterford Castle 3, Ballybunion 2; Limerick 3½ Mallow 1½.
Limerick 3 Waterford Castle 2, Limerick names first: S Enright lost to A Mulhall 4 & 2; C Vaughan bt R O’Connor 4 & 2; L O’Brien lost to J Power 5 & 4; M Hanley bt J Walsh 5 & 4; R Fitzgerald bt B Sheridan 19th.
Castletroy bt Mallow at 19th, Castletroy names first. M Kitt & A Myers lost to J Dillon and J Serrick one hole; D Neville and N O’Brien bt R Whelan and D O’Sullivan at 19th.