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)
0745 Reece Black & Jack Madden v Ross Kelly & Liam Power; Kyle Patton & Jordan Logue v Andrew Hickey & Harry Gillivan; Joshua Robinson & Ross Latimer v Allan Hill & David Kitt
1245 Reece Black v Ross Kelly; Kyle Patton v Jack Tuohy; Jordan Logue v Andrew Hickey; Patrick Cunnane v Liam Power; Ross Latimer v Allan Hill; Joshua Continue reading
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
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
Kinsale’s John Murphy opened with an impressive five under par 67 at the Munster Boys in Dromoland Castle. Murphy was one of two golfers to break 70, Hugh O’Hare from Fortwilliam has a to shot lead after carding a seven under par 65.
Mark Healy is just outside the top ten after he signed for a one over par 73, and he’s one shot ahead of Mallow duo Greg Barrett and Adam Boland.
Daniel O’Sullivan (Mallow), Eric Rumley (Kinsale) and Sean Desmond (Monkstown) and Cillian Moloney are all just inside the cut mark and will need to manage their way around Dromoland Castle tomorrow to ensure they stay in the top 50 and make the cut for the final 18 holes on Friday. Darren Hourihan and Continue reading
Michael Quirke (Doneraile)
Doneraile’s Michael Quirke leads the Leinster Seniors at Glasson after round one. Quirke started with a bogey on the first hole and added a second on the fifth, before birdieing the 8th to turn on one over. He birdied the 10th but added a double on the 14th to go two over. Two birdies on the run in saw him finish on level par, sharing the lead with Garth McGimpsey and Val Smith. In a crowded leaderboard there are 10 within three shots of the lead, including Tom Cleary who’s in a tie for 6th place on +3. Peter Cowley is tied for 10th place on +4, and Jerry Crean (Kinsale) is a shot back in 15th place.
Leinster Seniors Live Scoring
Greg Barrett (Mallow)
Mallow’s Greg Barrett is in a tie for second place, just two shots off the lead in the Leinster Boys. Barrett had three birdies and three bogies on his way to the level par 72. He’s two behind Patrick Brennan from Belvoir Park. Kineale’s Mark Healy is in 25th position with +4 and Eric Rumley is further back on +8. The event continues tomorrow in Mullingar GC.
Leinster Boys Live Scoring
Greg Barrett (Mallow)
Greg Barrett (Mallow) and Brian O’Connell (Bandon) are in action for Munster this morning as Munster take on Leinster in a series of challenge matches in Tullamore. Matches will be plaed at both Under 18 and Under 16 level. Muskerry’s Jack Egan is the only Cork player to make the Under 16 Munster team.
Under-18 Team: Greg Barrett (Mallow), Ronan Cross (Ballybunion), Cian Mooney (Faithlegg), Brian O’Connell (Bandon), Calum Spicer (Dromoland), Ciaran Vaughan (Limerick).
Under-16 Team: Aaron Cashin (Tramore), Jack Egan (Muskerry), Ross Fitzgerald (Limerick), Eoin McCarthy (Faithlegg), Jake O’Riordan (Dungarvan), Daniel Raher (Dungarvan).
Mallow Golf Club had more reasons to celebrate today as two more junior golfers were named to represent their province. Greg Barrett and Edward Walsh were both named on the Munster Continue reading
Roy Whelan, Edward Walsh, Greg Barrett and Darren O’Riordan from Davis College Mallow, winners of the North Cork Schools Senior Golf Championship.
Davis College Mallow won the North Cork Schools Senior Golf Championship last week after an entertaining day’s golf in Mallow Golf Club. There were five post primary schools in action, and the event was sponsored by Conway Golf (Mallow Golf Club). Continue reading