Donegal Youth Champions 2019
Dunfanaghy retained the Donegal Youth Matchplay Championship on a thrilling Sunday of golf against Ballybofey and Stranorlar.
Trailing 3-0 and by 9 holes from Saturdays away leg at Ballybofey, the boys knew they had a huge job ahead of them to retain the cup.
Leading from the front the Ulster Interprovincial players Darcy Hogg and Luke Kelly played some superb golf, shooting 9 birdies between them, to close out match No.1 4&3. The match No.3 pairing of Tom McClintock and Lucas Wood played great golf to close out their match 5&4. With 2 matches in and holes even it was left to the pairing of James T Sweeney and Conor Hanna to try to get the crucial win. A great eagle from Conor on the 10th was the turning point in a very tight match. They were able to hold onto their slim lead down the stretch, closing it out on the 17th to clinch the tightest of wins.
Team captain James Sweeney Snr was delighted with the performance of his team, but also paid tribute to the young and talented Ballybofey team. The match was played in the upmost sportsmanship and friendship, and was a great advertisement for youth golf in Donegal. Congratulations to this amazing group of talented boys.
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