Against Spalding, Boyle blanked Kyle Berkshire, the son of Crofton Country club owner Bill Berkshire.

"Sweeping him was one of the reasons we won," Dooley said.

Boyle also led the squad in support of assistant coach Mike Duffy after his 23-year old daughter, Kelly, died in a car accident in April.

"Sean was the leader of the team when the whole team went in uniform to the viewing, and Mike really appreciated that," Dooley said. "We had an emotional year as a team, and for that to happen in the middle of the season was so sad."


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Duffy and Dooley were there behind the ninth green at the championship match against Spalding and they had doubts whether the Gaels could pull out a victory.

"Mike said 'We would almost have to win all the (final three) holes down the stretch to win the match," Dooley recalled.

The teams made some critical pars on the 10th hole and all three duos had birdies on the final two holes to snatch the win.

"Our experience showed," Dooley said.

With each group's success, the other pairs grew more confident and gained momentum.

"They kind of fed off each other," Dooley said. "They could hear the cheers because the groups were so closely bunched together."