Thirteen players are representing Ireland in the World Cup including Cathal Jenkinson, who finished 13th in this year’s European Footgolf Trophy Tour (EFTT), but grabbed “just” the 6th place in their national championship.
Ireland had ten regional events on ten courses around the country plus the Irish Open (which was also the EFTT stage in Ireland). Each player's best six results were counted. After eleven qualifying events, Gary Mullin has been crowned Irish champion after finishing as the highest ranking player, winning four competitions including the Irish Cup. Chris Grace finished second after a blistering start to the campaign. Chris claimed six podiums in nine events including two wins. James Barry pipped Stephen Sawyer and Ricky Lahart to third place on the final day and also claimed the Champion of Champions title in Kilkenny. The top twelve players were selected for the World Cup team including Europe’s best Irish player, Cathal Jenkinson, who earned the podium in Croatia during the EFTT season this year, but finished sixth in the Irish qualifying race. The 13th member of the World Cup squad is Gareth Morcombe, who was born in Ireland and originally played for Spain but has decided to play for his homeland.