Celtic Tigers: Irish team wins inaugural Stena Line Masters tournament

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  • Ireland beats Britain 9-3
  • Inaugural Stena Line media international

The Irish team have been crowned champions in the inaugural Stena Line Media Masters in Co Wicklow.

The two-day event, created to promote Stena ferry travel to golfers, saw a team of eight media from Ireland take on their counterparts from Britain at Druids Glen and Powerscourt golf clubs.

Jonny MacCann of Off The Ball / Golf Weekly, Jill Kelleher of Stena Line, Dermot Synnott, of DestinationGolf.Travel, Team Captain, Ann Mooney of the Irish Sun, Eamon Gibson of the Sunday World. Front: Maurice Jay of U105FM / NI Golf Channel, Kevin Collins of Stena Line, Karl Doyle of the Irish Sun on Sunday and Eoin Murphy of the Irish Mail on Sunday, Ireland v Britain media golf team match at Druids Glen and Powerscourt sponsored by Stena Line, April 9-10 2019

After a hard-earned 3-1 lead for Team Ireland in the opening day’s fourballs at Druids Glen, the home side won six of the following day’s singles matches at Powerscourt to run out 9-3 winners.

Amongst the many media organisations represented at the event were Golfing World, Mail Online (Britain), Midlands Golfer, Daily Post, Golf World, Today’s Golfer, Golf Punk, Golfshake.com, Golf News, Sunday World, Irish Daily Mail, Mail On Sunday, Irish Sun, Irish Sun on Sunday, Off The Ball, NI Golf Channel, U105FM and Destination Golf.

Team Ireland Captain Dermot Synnott from Destination Golf said: “I’m honoured to captain this Irish team to what was a resounding victory in the end. Thanks to Stena Line for creating this wonderful event and for an amazing two days on two stunning courses. Now that we have our hands on the trophy, we really don’t want to give it up and we’re already looking forward to defending it again next year.”

Diane Poole, Stena Line Travel Commercial Manager, Irish Sea South, said: “Congratulations to Team Ireland on a thoroughly well-deserved victory in our first Stena Line Media Masters competition. Across Britain and Ireland we have some of the finest golf courses in the world… and one of the best ways for golfers on both sides of the Irish Sea to explore them is to travel with their friends, family – and clubs – by ferry with Stena Line.”

 

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