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Killeen Golf Club are celebrating again as the club captured their first ever Duggan Cup, in Edenderry on Friday last. Killeen saw off Nenagh Golf Club in a tight final, over the Offaly track. The final scoreline read 3 ½ to 1 ½ but that was only after 3 matches went to extra play-off holes.

Conditions on Friday were very testing with wind & persistent rain the order of the day. Maintaining concentration and keeping the clubs dry were paramount and Killeen seemed to adapt better to the wintry weather.
They opened up an early lead with wins on 15 & 17, from Anthony Callery/Jimmy Walsh & Seamus Fennelly/Michael Kelly, respectively. At that stage Killeen looked very comfortable with a 3up lead (with only 3 to play) in the last match & the 2 other matches deadlocked. But when Celbridge’s Arthur Irwin & Alan Murphy were pipped on the 19th momentum began to shift to the Tipperary men.

Suddenly, Alan Scully & Paul Magahran’s 3up lead diminished and Nenagh were sensing a comeback. A solid 18th hole by Nenagh’s anchor men resulted in another match going to extra holes. As they headed down 19th, Sallins Eamonn McClelland & Tom Kelly were heading down the 21st. Killeen only needed to get one more match over the line to clinch victory and when Magahran & Scully held firm on 19th as the opposition were in the trees, Killeen were home and dry!!

The Duggan pennant was Killeen’s second success in as many weeks as the added to their 2016 collection, after winning the Metropolitan Trophy against Clontarf. Captain Enda Buckley, acknowledged the gritty performance of Nenagh as their valiant comeback effort fell just short. 57 teams took to the various fairways at the start of the season & Killeen had the resolve to come out top of the pile. “It is yet another superb day for Killeen Golf Club,” Buckley added.

Team Manager Tommy Warren said that “the inter-club set-up and success in Killeen is a great means of gelling members and forging great friendships, while keeping the competitive juices flowing. And when you win out overall it really makes the hard work and practice all the more worthwhile.”

Buckley from Straffan, congratulated Team Manager, Warren, and all his panel for their endeavours throughout the year. It’s Tommy’s 2nd managerial success after landing the Leinster Fourball title in 2013, so he must have the midas touch!!

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