Roscommon Golf Club wins Connacht Senior Cup

Roscommon Golf Club men’s team won the Connacht final of the Senior Cup for the first time in 41 years in thrilling fashion at Castle Dargan Golf Club on Sunday last as they defeated County Sligo 3-2 in a match that went down to the last putt on the last green.

On Saturday, Roscommon had qualified for the semi-finals as one of the top four teams in stroke play.

On Sunday morning, Roscommon defeated Galway GC 3-2 in another thrilling contest, with Fionn Hoare winning the crucial third game on the final green.

Then in the final against County Sligo, Fionn Hoare’s match was once again the crucial tie, as he prevailed in a tense struggle that went to the final green.

There were emotional scenes afterwards as the travelling band of supporters celebrated with the players and their families.

The Roscommon team was: Simon Walker, Cian O’Connor, David Hill, Fionn Hoare and Alan Connaughton. The reserves were Alan Hill and Mario Costello. The team manager is Johnny Walker, assisted by Brian Feeley.

Roscommon will play in the All-Ireland semi-finals in Carlow at the end of August.