Butler named on Irish Boys Team

Kinsale’s Cathal Butler was last night confirmed as a member of the Irish Boys team for the Home Internationals.  It will be Butler’s second time representing Ireland at this level having competed last year in Western Gailes.  Surprisingly Butler is the only Munster player to be selected with no play on the squad for John Murphy who might well have expected a call up.  While Butler’s experience and his recent form were in his favour, his Fred Daly team mate Murphy had posted some very impressive results over the past three months.

The team features 5 players from Leinster and four from Ulster with one each from Connacht and Munster.  “We have a

Cathal Butler, Munster Junior Golfer of the Year 2015

Cathal Butler, Munster Junior Golfer of the Year 2015

very experienced team. All 11 players have represented Ireland at underage level and all of them have been capped at under-16,” said team captain Cathal McConn. “They are all good match players and they have all had plenty of match play experience at inter-club, interprovincial and international level,” he added.

Ireland beat Wales and lost narrowly to Scotland and England last time out. This year’s Home Internationals begin on Tuesday, 4 August at Conwy, a links course which has hosted many major championships in the past including the European Men’s Amateur Team Championship in 2009.  The Irish travel to Wales on Sunday where they will play a practice round on Monday before lining up against Scotland in their opening match. There are five foursomes matches each day as well as 10 singles.