Colaiste Choilm though to Schools Final

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The 2018 Colaiste Choilm winning team

Colaiste Choilm from Ballincollig booked their place in the Munster Schools final on Monday with a hard fought win over De La Salle Waterford.  The reigning Munster champions were back in Castlemartyr, the venue where they won last year.  And they were up against the 2018 beaten finalists in the semi final.  Lee Valley’s Keelan McCarthy led the way for the Ballinollig side, he had a two hole win over Rory Milne to win the first point.  Zak Collins had to go to the 19th before he saw off the challenge from Alex King to win a second point.  Both Stephen Riordan and Jack O’Keeffe lost out to level the match at 2-2, meaning the match would be decided by John Lehane and Alex Browne.  That match went all the way to the 18th before Lehane secured the winning point for Colaiste Choilm.  In the second semi-final Colaiste an Spioraid Naoimh were very unlucky not to make it an all-Cork final.

The Bishopstown students were up against St Josephs Ballybunion and this too was a tight match.  Robbie Walsh and Jack Lucey put points on the board for the Cork side but James Walsh, Ben O’Connor and Eoghan Hallihan all lost out in the later stages of their games to see St Joesph’s advance.  Although the final was scheduled to take place in the afternoon the forecasted rain came early with lasted through the morning and early afternoon.  Unfortunately for all of the golfers, the rain persisted and a heavy downpour around lunchtime made the course unplayable.  Colaiste Choilm and St Joesph’s will now have to Continue reading

No joy for Davis College in Schools Senior Championship

Irish Schools Senior Championship Munster Final, Cahir Park Golf, Mon 6th March 2017, De La Salle Waterford v Davis College Mallow

Davis College Mallow

Davis College Mallow lost out in the Munster Final of the Irish Schools Senior Championship yesterday but only after giving favourites De La Salle Waterford a tough test in the final.  The finals took place in Cahir Park and it was a credit to the course and specially the staff that the course was open.  A modified course was in play, with the competition taking place over two loops of the nine holes on the clubhouse side of the River Suir.  Davis College had a good win over Crescent College (Limerick) in the semi-final, winning 3-2.  De La Salle had beaten Douglas Community School in their semi-final, they closed out the first three points as they proved too strong for the Cork side.

Gallery: De La Salle Waterford v Davis College, Irish Schools Senior C/ship Munster Final

Despite the strong wind and heavy showers, there was some very competitive golf on display, with several Irish and Munster capped players on each team.  As the matches came through the 18th for the first time, the Continue reading