Barton Cup team set up Leinster Quarter Final Tie 2016-08-04 13:13:48

Subtitle:Seapoint overcome Moyvalley in round 5

Pictured: Alex Reilly teeing off the first at this year's Chairman's Prize

Barton Cup team set up Leinster Quarter Final Tie

Yesterday, with three matches at home and two away, the Seapoint Barton Cup team faced Moyvalley in the 5th round of the FBD Barton Cup. After previously taking on Dundalk, Co. Louth and St. Anne's (Seapoint were drawn to get a bye in the preliminary rounds) the team were building confidence coming into the match versus the midland club. 

Dan Reynolds was the manager at the away venue while Richie McDonnell stayed at Seapoint to spur on the home players.
In the first match at Seapoint, Wayne Tracey and Cyril Reynolds battled hard throughout, they eventually finished the match on 18 1up. Meanwhile the first match away came up against some spectacular golf and Alex Reilly and Trevor Branigan lost their match 5&4 leaving the score 1 point a piece with 3 matches left to conclude. 

The next match at home was Gary Wade - who has not lost a match to date, paired with Junior Captain Carl Monaghan. The strong pair just ran out of holes and were beaten on 17; 2-1 to Moyvalley. However back in Moyvalley, Ex-officio David Geoghegan and Ollie Kelly were still fighting hard coming down the stretch. After a minor injury scare before the match began the pair played solidly and with two fantastic up and downs on the 16th and 17th, the match was closed out on the 18th green; 2 matches each! 

The final match at home; Paul Dyas and Pat Branigan had been up all the way and it was now down to them to decide who would progress to the Quarter-Final stages. Four up from the 9th, Paul and Pat plotted their way around the back 9 and managed a decisive 3&2 victory to give Seapoint a 3-2 victory overall!

A nail biting finish but some relieved faces from both managers! Dan Reynolds commented after the match; "It's great for Seapoint to get a good run of matches, we have a great panel of players to choose from and we are looking forward to the next challenge and to see how far we can go!"

The Barton Cup is a Leinster Golf event and only goes to Leinster final stage, but the team will be setting their focus to the next match to be played by 10th of July. The opponents will be either Tullamore or Newbridge who face each other today (19th June). Everyone is very proud of the team and managers to date and no doubt we will have lots of support out to follow them in the next match! (Date TBC)

Full Team and Results:
Wayne Tracey and Cyril Reynolds won 1up
Carl Monoghan and Gary Wade lost 2&1
Paul Dyas and Pat Branigan won 3&2

Trevor Branigan and Alex Reilly lost 5&4
David Geoghegan and Ollie Kelly won 1up

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