Blarney set for Boy’s Interpro’s

Blarney Golf ResortThe 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

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Boland rises to 5th in Castletroy, Irish Boys Round 3

AIG Senior Cup, Mallow Golf Club, Sunday 25thth June 2017

Adam Boland

Mallow’s Adam Boland produced another sub par round today to move into the top five at the Irish Boys Amateur Open.  Boland was in fine form with plenty of birdies going in, including two important ones on the 15th and 16th.  The birdies were mixed with a few bogies and the only real error of the day happened on the tricky 13th when Boland had a double bogey six.  Boland is just four shots off the lead meaning that a win will be a big ask, but another consistent round with a score of par or better should see the Mitchelstown man improve on his current position.

Both Mark Power and John Brady went backwards after rounds of 74 and 77 and the lead is now held by England’s Danny Daniels and Jack Cope.  They’re both on -5, two shots ahead of Power.

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Boland continues fine form in Castletroy, Irish Boys Round 2

GUI LogoAdam Boland continued his good form in Castletroy yesterday.  The Mitchelstown man shot a one over par 73 and is still inside the top ten at the halfway stage.  It could have been better too for Boland, he had a costly double bogey on the 17th which saw him drop from -2 to level par.  Prior to that Boland had rebounded from two early bogies with three birdies to get back under par.

Mallow’s Ed Walsh bounced back from a disappointing opening 80 to shoot 74 in the second round.  Walsh has a great chance of making the 54 hole cut, he’s currently 64th but a round that’s close to par or better will help him to get inside the top 50.  Sean Leonard and Shane Galvin are just inside the top 100 after shooting rounds of 80 and 79, both are long shots when it comes to qualifying for the final round on Friday.

Rosslare’s John Brady holds the halfway lead on -7 after rounds of 68 and 69.  Overnight leader Mark Power shot a level par round and he’s in second place on -5.

IRISH BOYS AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, Castletroy GC, 28 June – Round 2 Scores

Smartphonesdirect3137 J Brady (Rosslare), 68, 69
139 M Power (Kilkenny), 67, 72
140 D Daniels (England), 72, 68
141 J Cope (England), 71, 70; A Marshall (Lisburn), 70, 71
143 C Denvir (Elm Park), 75, 68
144 C Larcelet (France), 74, 70; J Hanney (The Island), 73, 71; A Boland (Mallow), 71, 73
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Walsh takes second place in Leinster Boys

Munster Under 15/17 Close Championship, Carrick on Suir Golf Club, Thursday 4th August 2016

Edward Walsh (Mallow) pictured after winning the Munster U17 Boys Championship last year. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Mallow’s Edward Walsh finished in the runner-up spot at the Leinster Boys in Headfort today after a three hole play-off.  Walsh had a share of the lead going into the final round,  he tied with Castle’s Robert Moran on a one under par score of 143.  Walsh finished his final round tied with Aaron Marshall, the Lisburn golfer shot a two under par 70 compared with Walsh’s 72.  Although he birdied his final three holes yesterday, Walsh shot level par for his back nine today.  A three hole play-off followed with the Mallow golfer losing out when Marshall won the second and third play-off holes.  Greg Barrett gave Mallow a second place in the top ten, he finished tied for 10th place after a final round 76.  Adam Boland also from Mallow finished in a tie for 16th place.

Leinster Boys Final Results

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.

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Walsh and Egan named on Irish Boys Panels

Munster Under 15/17 Close Championship, Carrick on Suir Golf Club, Thursday 4th August 2016Mallow’s Edward Walsh had more good news this today when he was confirmed as a member of the Irish Boys (Under 18) panel for 2018.  Walsh has moved on the Under 16 panel and is one of just two Cork golfers to make the national panels.  Muskerry’s Jack Egan has made the Under 16 panel.

Both Walsh and Egan were members of the Munster Under 16 team who won the Internprivincials earlier this year.
NATIONAL BOYS (U18) PANEL 2016-2017

Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Jack Hearn (Tramore), Andrew Mullhall (Waterford Castle), Mark Power (Kilkenny), Cameron Raymond (Newlands), John Brady (Rosslare), Edward Walsh (Mallow), Robert Moran (Castle), Jack Madden (Dungannon), Sean Enright (Limerick), Jack Doherty (Carton House), Ross Kelly (Tuam)

 

NATIONAL BOYS U16 PANEL 2016-2017

Luke O’Neill (Connemara), Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell), Sean Doyle (Black Bush), Aaron Marshall (Lisburn), Josh Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Tom McKibbin (Holywood), Keaton Morrison (Holywood), Sam Murphy (Portumna), Josh Mackin (Dundalk), Conor Byrne (Strabane), Jack Egan (Muskerry), Patrick Callaghan (Castle Dargan)

2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship at Tullamore Golf Club

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. Picture by Pat Cashman

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PANEL 2016-2017

Allan Hill (Athenry), Eoin Murphy (Dundalk), Liam Power (Galway), Jonathan Keane (Lahinch), David Kitt (Athenry), Scott Jones (Belvoir Park)

 

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Walsh named on Irish U16 Team to play England

Edward Walsh

Mallow’s Edward Walsh

Mallow’s Edward Walsh got his due reward for a great Summer of golf today as he was named on an Irish Boys Under 16 team that will play England next week.  The Mallow golfer was the winner of the Munster Boys Under 17 Championship and he also featured on the winning Munster team at the Boys U16 Interprovincials.  This isn’t Walsh’s first trip abroad for golf as he featured in the Italian Under 16 Championship last month.

Ireland’s under-16s will play England at Castletown Links on the Isle of Man in an international match over two days from 7-8 October.  Irish Boys Champion Mark Power leads the eight players included in the Ireland team, which will play their English counterparts in a series of foursome, four ball and single matches.

Power is joined by Irish Under-16 champion John Brady as well as Jack Doherty, Sean Enright, Ian Halpin, Scott Jones, Luke O’Neill and Mallow’s Walsh. The teams will play foursome and four ball matches on the opening day with eight single matches to decide the outcome on the second day. Irish Boys Selectors Alasdair Gibson (Knock) and Kevin Raftery (Forrest Little) will accompany the team.

 

IRELAND U16 (v England, 7-8 October)
John Brady (Rosslare)
Jack Doherty (Carton House)
Sean Enright (Limerick)
Ian Halpin (Cahir Park)
Scott Jones (Belvoir Park)
Mark Power (Kilkenny)
Luke O Neill (Connemara)
Edward Walsh (Mallow)

Gallery: Munster U15/U17 Championship

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Walsh in action in Italy

Munster Under 15/17 Close Championship, Carrick on Suir Golf Club, Thursday 4th August 2016Mallow’s Ed Walsh is playing his golf in Italy this week, at the Italian Under 16 Championship.  Walsh has two rounds completed in the tournament in Turin and is in a good position to make the 54 hole cut tomorrow.

Walsh opened with a 75 yesterday on the par 73 course and he added a 79 today.  He’s currently in 47th place and just one shot outside the cut mark.  After tomorrow’s third found the top forty golfers qualify for Friday’s final round.

Walsh had a good summer, last month he won the Munster Under 17 Championship, his first major win at provincial level.  He was on the winning Munster team at the Boys Under 16 Inter-Provincials and he is also a member of the Irish Boys Under 16 panel.

Walsh Wins Munster Under 17 Title

Munster Under 15/17 Close Championship, Carrick on Suir Golf Club, Thursday 4th August 2016Munster inter-provincial player Edward Walsh led a strong charge from Mallow today at the Munster U15/17 Close at Carrick on Suir.  Walsh was two clear of the field at the end of play, posting a one under par 71.  Walsh got off to a great start with a birdie on the first hole but he went on to bogey the index two 4th hole.  He played some very steady golf after that, carding 12 pars and 2 birdies.  He stood on the 18th tee on -2 but a frustrating three putt on the final hole was the only blemish on a great performance.  Walsh, playing off 2, was a member of the victorious Munster U16 Interprovincial team recently.  He finished two shots clear of Cahir Park’s Ian Halpin and Fota Island’s Shane Galvin was third with a 74.

Killarney’s Luke Walsh won the Under 15 prize, thanks to a birdie on the last which meant that he beat Mallow’s Daniel O’Sullivan by a single stroke with a 75.  There was more good news for Mallow when Ronan Feerick took third place, carding Continue reading