On Saturday 2nd September Malahide retained the McDonnell Cup by securing the required 4 matches in the 2nd leg Final v The Island. Malahide entered the day 4 to 3 up from leg1 and first to 7.5 would win the cup.
Early wins for Sean McInerney & Matt McMahon and Eamon Donnelly & Bob Sandford gave Malahide 2 points and with most matches in Malahide's favour it was a matter of waiting to see where the points would come from and when. 3 matches were won when Phil Grant & Leo Finlay won well. The required point came shortly after and the celebrations began.
Other players were Garry Curtin & Seamus Meehan , Paul Murray & Kieran O Dwyer , Noel Minihan & John Wallace and Seamus Gallagher & Brendan Ryan with reserves Des Watchorne, Paraic Conlon and Charlie Carleton.
Well done to Managers Mick Ryan and Neil Corr