Tough day at the office for Munster

GUI Interprovincial Championships 2016Munster endured a tough opening day at the Interprovincial Championships at Fota Island today.  Despite having local knowledge they struggled in the foursomes with Peter O’Keeffe and Cathal Butler takings Munster’s only win.  Munster’s Gary O’Flaherty and Andrew McCormack scrambled for a very good half in their match, having been down earlier in the game.  The singles were very disappointing for Munster with Andrew McCormack winning Munster’s only point.  The experienced side will need to bounce back strongly tomorrow to give themselves a chance of winning on Wednesday.

Gallery: Interprovincials Day 1

Munster face Leinster tomorrow in the second day of matches.  Leinster had a narrow win over Connacht.  Ulster lead the standings with Leinster in second place, Connacht are third with Munster in fourth place.


Day 1 Results: Munster 2.5 Ulster 8.5

Robin Dawson & John Hickey  lost to Dermot McElroy & Colin Fairweather 7/6
Pat Murray & Geoff Lenehan lost to Tiarnan McLarnon & John-Ross Galbraith 1 hole
Peter O’Keefe & Cathal Butler beat Jordan Hood & Stuart Bleakley 4/3
Gary O’Flaherty & Andrew McCormack lost to Ben Best & Gareth Lappin 1 hole

Robin Dawson lost to Dermot McElroy 2/1
Geoff Lenehan lost to Colin Fairweather 4/3
Peter O’Keefe lost to Tiarnan McLarnon 2/1
Cathal Butler lost to Gareth Lappin 6/5
Andrew McCormack beat Ben Best 3/1
Pat Murray lost to Jordan Hood 2/1
Gary O’Flaherty lost to John-Ross Galbraith 3/2


Fota Island