Dunne named in Irish Squad for Home Internationals defence

Paul Dunne has been named in the Irish team for their defence of this year’s Fairstone Financial Management Home Internationals tournament at the Royal Portrush Golf Club.

Dunne will return home for the tournament after his heroics at last week’s Open Championship at St. Andrews in which he went into the final round top of the leader-board. Despite fading away in the final round at the Old Course, the 22-year-old announced himself on the golfing world stage.

The Greystones native will be looking to bring a similar vein of form to the tournament which takes place from August 12th to 14th. He is among an Irish team of eleven that has been named by the Golfing Union of Ireland for the tournament at Portrush next month.

Dunne and his compatriots will attempt to retain the amateur tournament which was won by Ireland last year at Southerndown in Wales. Jack Hume, Gary Hurley, Gavin Moynihan, Dermot McElroy, John Ross Galbraith were part of the winning side 12 months ago and will once again join Dunne at the Co. Antrim course.

Colin Fairweather, Alex Gleeson, Stuart Grehan and Paul McBride have also been included in the Irish team and will all make their debuts at a Home Nations Tournament.

The team will be captained by Tony Goode from Lucan and the team manager is John White. The non-travelling reserves are Robin Dawson and Rowan Lester.

The team selected for the Home Internationals, supported by Fairstone Financial Management, which take place at Royal Portrush Golf Club from 12-14 August 2015 is:

Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint)

Paul Dunne (Greystones)

Colin Fairweather (Knock)

Alex Gleeson (Castle/University College Dublin)

Stuart Grehan (Tullamore/Maynooth University)

Jack Hume (Naas)

Gary Hurley (West Waterford/Maynooth University)

Gavin Moynihan (The Island)

Paul McBride (The Island)

Dermot McElroy (Ballymena)

John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead)




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