Golf triumph for Ireland as Harry Bradshaw and Christy O'Connor win the Canada Cup in Mexico.

In a review of the sporting year a look back to 23 November 1958 when Christy O'Connor Senior and Harry Bradshaw won the Canada Cup World Golf Championship for Ireland in Mexico City. 

On the final day of the seventy two hole tournament, Ireland triumphed by three strokes over Spain and so took the coveted trophy for the first time.

Christy O'Connor Senior and Harry Bradshaw told Philip Greene how they secured their win.

Harry Bradshaw said that he had a feeling starting the final round that they would win. Christy O'Connor said he too felt confident.  Harry Bradshaw compliments the work of a wonderful Mexican caddy who had no English but they managed to work out a series of signals. 

As they approached the seventeenth green, where a crowd of around nine thousand had gathered, the Irish pair knew that a closing two pars would secure the win. Ireland with a total of 579 finished three shots ahead of Spain. Harry Bradshaw finished second in the individual competition after losing the third playoff hole to Angel Miguel of Spain. 

Christy OConnor is hopeful that the Canada Cup will be played in Ireland between 1960 and 1963. 

This episode of 'Sports Review' was broadcast on 31 December 1958. The reporter is Philip Greene.