Murphy, Minihane the toast of Bandon

John Murphy and Carol Minihane are the toast of Bandon Golf Club after hoisting the Munster representatives into tomorrow's final of the BMW All-Ireland mixed foursomes at Belvoir Park.

John Murphy and Carol Minihane are the toast of Bandon Golf Club after hoisting the Munster representatives into tomorrow's final of the BMW All-Ireland mixed foursomes at Belvoir Park.

In the semi-finals, Bandon squeezed past Lisburn by the odd match in five with Murphy and Minihane clinching victory in a tie-hole shootout.

They had the chance of victory on the home green but Minihane's putt from six feet for birdie lipped out giving Lisburn a half.

At the 19th, Lisburn's Matt Lyness and Lesley Allen were in sand twice on their way to the green and made double-bogey six.

The Bandon pair were on the green in three shots and got down with two putts to win the match and

give their team a place in the final.

Bandon will meet Laytown & Bettystown who won four of the five matches against Enniscrone.

The other one was called in all square.

BMW All-Ireland mixed foursomes at Belvoir Park:

Semi-finals:

Laytown & Bettystown 4.5, Enniscrone 0.5 (Laytown & Bettystown names first):

Jimmy Clynch & Barbara Cooney bt Ritchie Cloonan & Laura Holmes 3&1.

Alan Mullen & Olive McKee bt Pat & Joan Ruane at 19th.

Finbar Whelan & Louise McAuley bt Jim Bowe & Pamela Healy 2&1.

Michael Cormican & Phyllis Power halved with Jim Richmond & Carmel Gerety.

Seamus Ward & Avril Jenkinson bt Richard Cloonan, jun & Nuala Bowe 4&3.

Bandon 3, Lisburn 2 (Bandon names first):

John Carroll & Eileen O'Leary bt John Collen & Joanne Orr 4&3.

Kieran Hurley & Aileen O'Keefe lost to David & Vivienne Walsh 2 holes.

Donie O'Donovan & Margaret O'Flynn lost to Brian & Daphne Houston one hole.

John V Murphy & Carol Minihane bt Matt Lyness & Lesley Allen at 19th.

Mick Stafford & Rose Lynch bt Kieran Magennis & June Davis 2&1.

The draw for the final (Laytown & Bettystown names first):

Clynch & Cooney v Carroll & O'Leary.

Mullen & McKee v Hurley & O'Keefe.

Whelan & McAuley v O'Donovan & O'Flynn.

Cormican & Power v Murphy & Minihane/

Ward & Jenkinson v Stafford & Lynch.

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