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Aug 14, 2017


Portumna Wins AIG Pierce Purcell Shield in Galway Bay

It was a nightmare déjà vue for the Gort men as for the second year running the lost a 2up with there to go lead in the deciding match of the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Final handing the most unlikely of wins to a courageous Portumna who never gave up. This was epitomised by the heroic pair who having chipped in for birdie on 17 to draw the match all square then drove out of bounds on 18.

They gathered themselves though and when Gort found bunker trouble it was Portumna who held their nerve and in making par with the second ball grasped victory from the jaws of defeat. (taken from GUI website )

We wish Leslie O'Meara and his panel all the very best in The All-Ireland semi-finals which will take place at Carton House on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017.