Dunne's dad - a Connacht man 

Ireland's attention was grabbed by Greystones' amateur golfer Paul Dunne who hit the headlines this week at the British Open.

The 22-years-old became an instant hero this week - not unlike his dad Collie who was a member of the Connacht Rugby team that beat Munster in Thomond Park in 1986.

The Greystones RFC clubman was the outhalf/fullback for Connacht in the eighties - one of several Dublin based players on the team that included Noel Mannion, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Henry O'Toole, UCG student scrumhalf Conor McCarthy, Robbie Henshaw's uncle Davie Henshaw, and Mick Tarpey.  According to archives, the 11-9 win was carved out in front of only 300 spectators on a wet and windy day in November, and it took a dramatic score from centre Liam Mulcahy with just seconds remaining to seal an unlikely victory.  


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