- Title: UK/ REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: RYDER CUP RETURNS
- Date: 25th September 1995
- Summary: DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND/ LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 25, 1995) DUBLIN 1. PLANE ON TARMAC 2. RYDER CUP TEAM PLAYERS AT TOP OF STAIRS HOLDING THE RYDER CUP ALOFT 3. PHILIP WALTON HOLDING CUP 4. IRISH PRIME MINISTER JOHN BRUTON CONGRATULATING TEAM ON AIRCRAFT STEPS 5. TEAM STEPPING ONTO TARMAC 6. TEAM CAPTAIN BERNARD GALLACHER RAISES ARM IN AIR 7. IAN WOOSNAM BLOWS KISS 8. PHOTOGRAPHERS SURROUND GALLACHER 9. GALLACHER HOLDS CUP ALOFT 10. COLIN MONTGOMERIE WALKING ACROSS TARMAC WITH WOMAN 11. SEVE BALLESTEROS, BERNHARD LANGER, NICK FALDO, BERNARD GALLACHER AND PER-ULRICK JOHANNSON AND CONSANTINO ROCCA 12. RYDER CUP TEAM WALK INTO NEWS CONFERENCE 13. GALLACHER SAYING WE'VE GOT PHILIP WALTON 14. AUDIENCE CHEERING, PHILIP WALTON RAISING HAND IN AIR 15. WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE LONDON 16. COLIN MONTGOMERIE COMES INTO ARRIVALS AREA 17. SEVE BALLESTEROS COMING INTO ARRIVALS AREA 18. NICK FALDO ARRIVE 19. SAM TORRANCE ARRIVING 20. NICK FALDO SAYING WE ALL FEEL GREAT OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE PULLED SOMETHING OFF, WE WERE REAL DARK HORSES (ENGLISH) 21. GALLACHER SAYING PLAYERS PLAYED ESPECIALLY WELL AND WE GOT THE PAIRINGS RIGHT (ENGLISH) 22. NICK FALDO SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 10th October 1995 13:00
- Location: DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND/ LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Reuters ID: LVA804L6CA5RM54KG83Y5T6WIUD9
- Story Text: Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton returned home to Ireland with his triumphant colleagues on Monday (September 25) and described the reception from 3,000 rain-soaked fans as "unbelievable".
A little more than 24 hours after clinching golf's most prestigious trophy in a thrilling 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 victory over the United States, Bernard Gallacher's squad touched down at Dublin airport after a flight from America on a Concorde.
Dubliner Walton, whose victory over Jay Haas at the 18th hole at Oak Hill secured European glory, was overcome by the welcome from supporters, many of whom had waited more than an hour in heavy rain.
The plane landed in Dublin because eight of the 12-strong European team are due to play there in the Smurfit European Open, beginning on Thursday, but it flew on to London Heathrow with the remainder of the team eager to get home to friends and families.
At Heathrow Airport Faldo said the European team may have been the dark horse but they had won.
Gallacher, Torrance, Montgomerie and Ballesteros all came through the arrivals hall to cheers from the waiting crowd.
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