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Wolfe Tones complete final line-up

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Published 03/09/2008 | 00:00

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Wolfe Tones GFC have claimed victory in the inaugural FBD All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge Chicago Area qualifier, completing the final line-up for Faithlegg.

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The football specialists, who play under the Galway crest, proved equally adept on the golf course defeating hurling neighbours Harry Bolands by a score of four and three.

The Team is Paddy Grealish (Carranmore, Galway), (Brother of TD Noel), Tom O'Donnell (Athenry, Galway), Eamonn Campbell (Kiltormer, Galway) and Liam Cullen (Wexford).

The Chicago leg of the tournament proved a resounding success in its first year with 16 teams entering.

Q&A with Stephen Frampton

1 A 6ft putt in Augusta or a '65' into the wind and rain in Croke Park?

I'd go for a 6ft putt in Augusta, probably because it's never going to happen!

2 Who would be your ultimate GAA fourball partners?

Nicky English, Tom Cashman, and DJ Carey

3 Which golfer you would like on your hurling team?

Padraig Harrington for his pure commitment, determination and strength of mind.

4 What would be your one GAA Mulligan?

I would love to get the chance to play an All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. We played them in a semi-final and lost but if I had a choice of any game I would like to play it would be Kilkenny in an All- Ireland final

5 What was your GAA Van de Velde moment?

It would be a club county final for Ballygunner, we were going for four-in-a-row and Ballyduff beat us, I think we were a small bit complacent. It's a pity because we went on to win the next two county finals and could have done six-in-a-row.

6 If Kilkenny were a golfer they would be ...

Harrington again, he always gets the job done.

7 Who will win this year's Ryder Cup/Liam McCarthy?

Europe will take the Ryder Cup and Waterford will win the Liam McCarthy.

8 How are the Waterford camp going to approach this game against Kilkenny?

I think they'll go to Croke Park with a quiet determination. They will have to temper the media hype around them and go up with confidence, they're certainly not there to make up the numbers.

9 Who will be the key players in the All-Ireland final?

John Mullane will be a huge player for Waterford, as will Ken McGrath in defence. Henry Shefflin is obviously the one to watch for Kilkenny.

10 What is your score prediction for the final?

Waterford will win 2-12 to 3-8.

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