Claret's fine for Foxrock
Lifting the Claret Jug might be a pipe dream, but you will have your chance next year if you enter the Foxrock Open Scotch Foursomes
Scheduled for the same week as The Open, the event founded in 1974 as the McInerney Scotch Foursomes has been relaunched as The Claret Jug Men's Open Scotch Foursomes at Foxrock Golf Club.
In the words of Foxrock captain, Paul Stirrat: "The 1884 Sterling silver Claret Jug that is the event's new Perpetual Trophy, reflects its association with the founding of both the British Open in 1871 and Foxrock Golf Club in 1893 and the annual timing of our event will also coincide with the more famous one across the water."
Paddy Butler, vice captain of Newlands, aced the 17th in the qualifiers as some 60 teams from 25 Leinster clubs competed for 16 places in the matchplay stages.
Beech Park's Alan Vard and Alan Ronan beat Killiney's Brian McCarthy and Michael Boyce at the last to lift the trophy.