2014 International at Lloret Papalus (for the International Challenge Cup)
Saturday 7th June
DAY ONE RESULTS (CATALAN NAMES FIRST)
Marc Lloret & Josep Martínez beat Kevin McCarthy & Ian Dillon 2&1
Enric Sanz & Dani Giménez beat Frank Ryan & Christy Broe 1 hole
Ricardo Betlinski & Salvador Moliné halved with Weeshie Murphy & John Carton
Francisco Arévalo & Abby Nachshon beat Helen Daly & Martin Fawl 2 holes
Encarnación Robledo & Núria Dalmau lost to Martha O'Brien & Maree O'Toole 1 hole
Marc Ibáñez & Jordi Torrecilla lost to Conor McCarthy & Shane Redmond 3&2
Foursomes Score: Catalonia 3.5; Ireland 2.5.
Marc Lloret & Enric Sanz lost to Kevin McCarthy & Ian Dillon 3&2
Josep Martínez & Dani Giménez beat Frank Ryan & Christy Broe 5&3
Ricardo Betlinski & Salvador Moliné beat Weeshie Murphy & John Carton 3&2
Francisco Arévalo & Encarnación Robledo beat Helen Daly & Martin Fawl 3&2
Abby Nachshon & Núria Dalmau beat Martha O'Brien & Maree O'Toole 1 hole
Marc Ibáñez & Jordi Torrecilla lost to Conor McCarthy & Shane Redmond 4&2
Fourballs Score: Catalonia 4; Ireland 2.
Overnight Score: Catalonia 7.5; Ireland 4.5.
Sunday 8th June
DAY TWO RESULTS
Marc Lloret lost to Kevin McCarthy 1 hole
Enric Sanz beat Ian Dillon 2&1
Josep Martínez beat Christy Broe 4&3
Dani Giménez lost to Frank Ryan 3&2
Ricardo Betlinski beat Martin Fawl 3&2
Salvador Moliné lost to John Carton 4&3
Francisco Arévalo lost to Weeshie Murphy 1 hole
Encarnación Robledo beat Maree O'Toole 6&5
Abby Nachshon beat Helen Daly 2 holes
Núria Dalmau beat Martha O'Brien & 1 hole
Marc Ibáñez lost to Conor McCarthy 3&1
Jordi Torrecilla lost to Shane Redmond 4&3
Singles Score: Catalonia 13.5; Ireland 10.5.
The Sunday singles were split 6-6, which gave the Catalans a deserved but hard fought victory. The young guns, Conor McCarthy and Shane Redmond, maintained their impressive 100% records to give Ireland hope but Catalonia won all three ladies matches. Enric Sanz, Josep Martinez and Ricardo Betlinski provided the other three home singles wins to see the Catalans over the line for their second win in this sixth International Challenge.
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Catalonia v. Ireland Scores
Two wins out of two for Conor McCarthy and Shane Redmond over Marc Ibáñez and Jordi Torrecilla as, for the moment Ireland and Catalonia were tied after one afternoon fourball. Kevin McCarthy and Ian Dillon won their fourball encounter by 3&2 against Marc Lloret and Enric Sanz but otherwise four wins by the Catalans left the home side 3 clear overnight.
The Catalans won three and halved one of the of the morning foursomes to take quite a grip on proceedings. However, the Irish fought gallantly and wins by Martha O'Brien and Maree O'Toole in the ladies match and Shane Redmond and Conor McCarthy in the juniors encounter left Catalonia just a single point clear heading into the afternoon fourballs.