Walsh helps Ireland to win over England

Munster Under 15/17 Close Championship, Carrick on Suir Golf Club, Thursday 4th August 2016Mallow’s Edward Walsh won his singles match yesterday as Ireland had a great win over England.  Castletown Golf Links on the Isle of Man was the venue for the Under 16 international match.  It was a dramatic final day on the Isle of Man as Ireland battled back from a 5-3 deficit.  Ian Halpin held his nerve at the last to seal a one hole win against Callum Macfie to tilt the match in Ireland’s favour.

England had taken control on the opening day thanks to a five-point return and a dominant display in the morning foursomes, which they won 3-1. Both sides claimed two points from the fourball matches in the afternoon leaving England leading 5-3 going into the singles session on Sunday.  Although Michael Gilbert increased England’s lead, taking the top match by one hole, Ireland under-16 champion spearheaded Ireland’s revival as the visitors dominated the middle order.  Sean Enright, Scott Jones, Edward Walsh and Halpin all came through for Ireland to secure an overall victory.

U16 International

At Castletown Links, Isle of Man 8-9 October
Ireland 8.5 England 7.5 (Irish names first)
Foursomes
M Power & L O’Neill beat M Gilbert & C Daughtrey 3&1
J Doherty & I Halpin lost to C Gough & B Brown 5&3
E Walsh & S Enright lost to J Cooper & H Kedzlie 1dn
J Brady & S Jones lost to T Stagg & C Macfie 3&1
Fourballs
M Power & L O’Neill lost to C Gough & B Brown 3&2
E Walsh & I Halpin lost to M Gilbert & H Kedzlie 5&4
J Doherty & S Enright beat C Daughtrey & J Cooper 6&5
J Brady & S Jones beat C Macfie & T Stagg 2&1
Singles
J Doherty lost to M Gilbert 1 hole
M Power halved with C Gough
J Brady beat B Brown
S Enright beat H Kedzlie
E Walsh beat T Stagg
S Jones beat C Daughtrey
I Halpin beat C Macfie 1 hole
L O’Neill lost to J Cooper 3&2