Congratulations to Elm Mount (and commiserations to Gonzaga) on winning the Branagan Cup for the fourth year in succession (and the fourth year in all).
From Gerry MacElligott’s Facebook page (and with permission, for which thanks) we have a picture of the winning team, with cup.
Back row, l. to r.: Matthias Rahneberg, Zygis Jakubauskas, David Fitzsimons.
Front row, l. to r.: Liam Porter, Gerard MacElligott, Ciarán Quinn, Oliver Dunne.
(I think—corrections welcome.)
[Update, August 30, 2014: Not pictured: Bernard Boyle, Adam Spirek.]
The scorecard for the final (provided by Oliver Dunne, for which thanks also) is:
|D. Fitzsimons||0 – 1||S. Collins|
|Z. Jakubauskas||½ – ½||K. Delaney|
|C. Quinn||0 – 1||C. O’Donnell|
|M. Rahneberg||1 – 0||D. Murray|
|G. MacElligott||1 – 0||P. J. Hayes|
|O. Dunne||1 – 0||J. McMorrow|
|3½ – 2½|
Board 6 was the last to finish. Elm Mount needed a win, as a draw would see Gonzaga win on tie-break (board count?). When John McMorrow resigned, he had 9 seconds on the clock to Oliver’s 2 min., 38 seconds. Dramatic stuff!
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