Ulster retain Under 15 Interpros

Ivor McCandless (President, GUI) presents Nick Agate (Ulster Team Captain) with the Boys’ Under 15 Interprovincial Championship. Also (from left) Ryan Corry, Peter Cummins, Stephen Hood (coach), Owen Crooks, Patrick Brennan, Marc McKinstry, Jack Madden and Peter Waddell (Manager). Picture by Pat Cashman/www.cashmanphotography.ieDefending champions Ulster crushed Leinster  4-1 to capture the Under 15 Interprovincial Championship at West Waterford Golf Club.

Ryan Corry (Ulster) holes the winning putt to defeat Leinster at the final day of the 2013 Irish Boys Under 15 Interprovincial Championship at West Waterford Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman/www.cashmanphotography.ieNick Agate’s side got off to a flyer when Owen Crooks took the scalp of Kevin Le Blanc, who earlier this week retained his Irish Under 15 Open title, on the 16th green.

That momentum was built on in the foursomes match, where Peter Cummins and Ryan Corry overcame Paul Kelly and the highly fancied Thomas Mulligan on the 18th green.

Ulster’s success was finalised when Jack Madden saw off Harry Duggan by 5 and 3, while Marc McKinstry put the exclamation point on the win with a final-hole victory over Michael Cooke.

Alan Fahy managed Leinster’s only win earlier in the contest, seeing off Patrick Brennan by 5 and 4.

Earlier, Munster and Connacht fought out an entertaining draw, a result which left Munster in third place by the narrowest of margins.

Boys Under 15 Interprovincial Matches, West Waterford Golf Club

Owen Crooks (Ulster) who defeated the Boys Under 15 Champion Kevin Le Blanc (Leinster) at the final day of the2013 Irish Boys Under 15 Interprovincial Championship at West Waterford Golf Club. Picture by Pat CashmanBoys Under 15 Champion Kevin Le Blanc (Leinster) who was defeated by Owen Crooks (Ulster) driving at the 16th hole at the final day of the2013 Irish Boys Under 15 Interprovincial Championship at West Waterford Golf Club. Picture by Pat CashmanFriday 23rd August

Munster 2 1/2 Connacht 2 1/2 (Munster names first)

Foursomes

Aaron Ryan & Mark Healy bt Michael O’Farrell & Micheal Shiel 4/2

Singles

Sean Enright lost to Sean Doyle 5/3

Charlie Dawson bt Mikey Burke 3/2

Conor Slevin halved with Allan Hill

Odhran Heelan lost to Ross Murphy-Sweeney 2/1

Ulster 4 Leinster 1 (Ulster names first)

Foursomes

Peter Cummins & Ryan Corry bt Paul Kelly & Thomas Mulligan 1 hole

Singles

Owen Crooks bt Kevin Le Blanc 3/2

Marc McKinstry bt Michael Cooke 2 holes

Jack Madden bt Harry Duggan 5/3

Patrick Brennan lost to Alan Fahy 5/4

 

Thursday 22nd August

Ulster 4  Connacht 1 (Ulster names first)

Foursomes

Marc McKinstry & Jack Madden bt Allan Hill & Sean Doyle 4/3

Singles

Peter Cummins bt Ross Murphy-Sweeney 3/2;

Owen Crooks bt Mikey Burke 4/3;

Ryan Corry halved with Michael O’Farrell;

Patrick Brennan halved with Micheal Shiel

Leinster 4  Munster 1 (Leinster names first)

Foursomes

Kevin Le Blanc & Harry Duggan bt Sean Enright & Conor Slevin 4/3

Singles

Alan Fahy bt Charlie Dawson 3/2;

Thomas Mulligan bt Mark Healy 2/1;

Paul Kelly lost to Aaron Ryan 6/4; Michael Cooke bt Odhran Heelan 8/7

Ulster 3 Munster 2 (Ulster names first):

Foursomes

Owen Crooks & Patrick Brennan bt Charlie Dawson & Odhran Heelan 7/6

Singles

Peter Cummins bt Aaron Ryan 3/1;

Jack Madden bt Mark Healy 6/4;

Ryan Corry lost to Sean Enright 4/3;

Marc McKinstry lost to Conor Slevin 2 holes

Leinster 4 Connacht 1 (Leinster names first)

Foursomes

Alan Fahy & Michael Cooke bt Mikey Burke & Ross Murphy-Sweeney 6/5

Singles

Kevin Le Blanc bt Micheal Shiel 4/3;

Paul Kelly lost to Sean Doyle 5/4;

Thomas Mulligan bt Michael O’Farrell 4/3;

Harry Duggan bt Allan Hill 2/1