Diarmuid Logue was crowned Portsalon Matchplay champion on Sunday afternoon after defeating Stuart Nicholl on the 18th hole.
The pair played their match in idyllic conditions and it was 18-handicapper Stuart that burst from the blocks to win the first two holes and establish a lead.
DP wasn’t going to panic however and when they reached the turn parity had been restored leaving everything to play for on the back nine.
The five-handicapper put his nose in front for the first time on the tenth, only to be hauled back on the 11th. Another win on par-three 12th put Tiny ahead and a vital success on the Matterhorn ensured he was two-up with four left to play.
Stuart stuck to his task and managed to get himself to the 18th tee needing a win to force extra holes but it wasn’t to be as DP got the victory on the final hole, atoning for his defeat in the 2012 decider as he did! Well played to both on reaching the final.
Wednesday 14th November – Gents Open
Winner: Chuck McTaggart – 37 pts BOT
Runner-up: Charlie McCahill – 37 pts BOT
Gross: John G McBride – 29 gross pts
Third: James Duffy – 37 pts BOT
CSS: 71 / 35 pts
Twos: Dan Curran, Mark Gilmurray, John G McBride, Colm McConigley, Chuck McTaggart, Paddy Sheridan, Cathal Toland
Sunday 18th November – Gents Members
Winner: Sean Barrett (15) – 39 pts
Runner-up: Jim Deeney (33) – 38 pts
Gross: Joe Coyle (5) – 32 gross pts
Third: Dermot Shields (11) – 36 pts
Twos: Andy Boland, Joe Coyle, Shaun Gibbons, Eamon McConigley
Sunday 18th November – Ladies Sunday Members
Winner: Sarah Nicholl (16) – 36 pts
Runner-up: Rosie Spence (25) – 32 pts
CSS: 75 RO (Alternate: 16/11 RO)