The Boy’s Interprovincial Championships get underway today in Blarney with the U18 and U14 competitions kicking off the three day festival of golf. Mallow trio Edward Walsh, Adam Boland and Greg Barrett lead a strong Cork line up in the Under 18 championship while Bantry’s Mel Deasy and Douglas’ Zak Collins are in action in the Under 14 competition.
Boys’ Interprovincial Championships, Tuesday, 25 July
U18 INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Ulster v Connacht
Foursomes (Ulster names first)
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Kevin Murray (Team Captain) and John Fennessy (Team Manager) with the victorious Munster Under16 boys team (from left) Ian Halpin, Fred Twomey (Provincial Coach), Jack Egan, Charlie Dawson, Jonathan Keane, Sean Enright and Edward Walsh at the 2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship matches at Tullamore Golf Club today (22/07/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman
Jack Egan and Edward Walsh helped Munster to their first Under 16 Interprovincial title. Munster were in second place after the opening two matches yesterday, and under the watchful eyes of Kevin Murray, John Fennessy and Fred Twomey, the team played very well in their final game against Connacht and overcame a half point deficit.
Muskerry’s Jack Egan was the hero of the hour, he was one down playing 18, and a loss would have meant that Connacht would win on a countback. Egan duly obliged, he won the hole to half his match and that ensured that Munster won the match and ultimately the title.
Boys Interprovincials Gallery by Cashman Photography
Egan finished the three matches with a win and two halves, in his one foursomes and two singles matches. Mallow’s Ed Walsh lost his opening foursomes match but captured two valuable points for Munster in the singles matches against Leinster and Connacht.
The Under 18 team did as much as they could in the final day, they had a good 6-4 win over Connacht. But unfortunately for Michael Coote’s team, Ulster retained their lead by beating Leinster in their final match. There were some Continue reading
Mallow’s Edward Walsh
Mallow’s Edward Walsh and Muskerry’s Jack Egan have made the six-man Munster Under 16 team. The team was named today by Munster Junior Convenor Kevin Murray and features the two talented Cork Golfers. Both golfers had impressive results in 2015, Egan won the Munster Under 14 Close in East Cork and Walsh won the Under 15 category at the Munster Boys Under 16 in Clonmel.
Walsh is Mallow’s third player to make the inter-pro teams. Greg Barrett was named on the Under 18 (boys) team at the start of last week and Ronan Feerick was called up to the Under 14 team on Friday. The Boys interprovincials take place in Tullamore this week.
Munster Boys Under 14 Team
Charlie Dawson (Tramore)
Jack Egan (Muskerry)
Sean Enright (Limerick)
Ian Halpin (Cahir Park)
Jonathan Keane (Lahinch)
Edward Walsh (Mallow)
Non-travelling reserve – Aaron Cashin (Tramore
Team Captain – Kevin Murray
Team Manager – John Fennessy
Provincial Coach – Fred Twomey
The Boys Interprovincials finished up in Athlone today and despite a win for the Under 18’s, overall it was a disappointing few days for the three Munster teams. The Under 14’s finished up yesterday but the 16’s and 18’s were in action today. The Under 18’s faced Connacht in a battle to avoid the wooden spoon and they got off to the perfect start – winning all three foursomes matches this morning. John Murphy and Luke Cummins follow up with wins in the singles to ensure a win for Munster, one that took them off the bottom of the table.
The Under 16’s had another tough outing in their final two matches. This morning they had a narrow 3-2 loss to Ulster and a second loss followed in the afternoon when they were beaten by Connacht.
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It was day two of the Boys Interprovincials at Athlone today and there were mixed results for Munster. The Under 14 competition finished up this afternoon, and there Continue reading