Co Sligo’s TJ Ford helps Ireland win Home Internationals

Ireland’s leading men’s amateur golfers produced a stunning performance on Friday to lift the Home Internationals trophy at Hankley Common in England.

Trailing 4-1 in the deciding match on Friday, Ireland won 6.5 points in the afternoon singles to beat England on a countback (after the teams finished level with 7.5 points each) – and claim the coveted title for the first time since 2017.

Co Sligo’s TJ Ford beat Haider Hussain 3&1 in his afternoon singles match to secure a precious point for Ireland.

View the complete scoring from Friday here.

Ireland had, earlier in the week, beaten Scotland and Wales.

The victory completes a remarkable 2021 for 24-year-old TJ Ford.

The Rosses Point man earlier won the South of Ireland Championship, and helped Connacht to a rare senior men’s interprovincial title last month.

He also finished runner-up this year in the prestigious Mullingar Scratch Cup.

The victorious Ireland team also included this year’s West of Ireland champion Hugh Foley from Royal Dublin.