Interprovincial All Ireland Championships 2013
Lee Valley Golf and Country Club
Host to the 2013 Interprovincial All Ireland Championships
GUI President Ivor McCandless presents the Senior Interprovincial Trophy to Ulster captain Aidan Doran. Also pictured: Chris Selfridge, Tiarnan McLarnon, Harry Diamond, Nicky Grant, Cormac Sharvin, Reeve Whitson, Dermot McElroy, Aaron Kearney and Shane McGee (Team Manager).
After tasting the bitterness of defeat on their home patch at Royal County Down 12 months ago, Ulster made amends on a stirring final day at Lee Valley, defeating the defending champions Munster to capture the Interprovincial Championship, writes the GUI.
As Leinster looked on knowing that a certain set of results would also give them a chance of victory, the Ulster team fended off challenge after challenge in the afternoon singles in which six of the seven matches went to the final green.
In the only singles settled inside the distance, North of Ireland champion Chris Selfridge became the only player at Lee Valley to finish with a 100 percent record as he beat Munster’s Kevin Phelan 3 and 2 in the singles for his fifth win from as many matches.
However, only Pat Murray could manage a win for Munster, while three other matches were halved and victories by Reeve Whitson over Gary Hurley, and Aaron Kearney over Gary O’Flaherty, sealed the win for Aidan Doran’s side.
Chris Selfridge (Ulster) blasting from a bunker at the 15th during the Interprovincial Matches at Lee Valley