Joy for Berehaven Golf Club in the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield

The Berehaven Team, winners of the AIG Men’s Jimmy Bruen Shield at the AIG Men’s Cups & Shields Finals 2020, Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, Donegal, Ireland. 10/06/2021
Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey

“You cannot imagine how good it feels. It’s the best moment of my life.”  That was the reaction of Declan Dunne moments after the winning the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield for Berehaven Golf Club.  The small West Cork club defied the odds to win the national title on a windy day in Donegal Golf Club.  Dunne and his partner Luke O’Sullivan sealed the winning point for Berehaven and O’Sullivan too was delighted with the win, and what it means for golf in the area.  “There’s a pile of kids playing, and hopefully more kids and adults will follow”, O’Sullivan added, when speaking about the club. “Most people don’t even know where we’re from.  So many people said how far away we are.  It’s unbelievable.”

Berehaven were up against Baltinglass in the All Ireland Final, and the West Cork side  put on a great display of golf to win 3.5-1.5 in the five match final.  Seamus Spencer and Brendan O’Driscoll won their match on the 15th green while Chris Downey and David Kelly secured a win with an impressive 6&5 win.  Liam Hanley and Gavin Power lost their match and the final Continue reading