Fred Daly champions Kilkenny retain Leinster title
The winning Kilkenny team, front (l to r): Frank Dalton, Captain of Kilkenny, Leo Byrne, Team Manager, John Ferriter, Chairman of Leinster Golf and Paddy Walsh, Captain of Royal Tara. Back: Simon Cullen, Jeff Kealy, Kevin Power, Harry Duggan, Mark Power, Richard Duggan, James Everard and Eddie Power, Assistant Team Manager. Photo: Ronan Quinlan

The winning Kilkenny team, front (l to r): Frank Dalton, Captain of Kilkenny, Leo Byrne, Team Manager, John Ferriter, Chairman of Leinster Golf and Paddy Walsh, Captain of Royal Tara. Back: Simon Cullen, Jeff Kealy, Kevin Power, Harry Duggan, Mark Power, Richard Duggan, James Everard and Eddie Power, Assistant Team Manager. Photo: Ronan Quinlan

All Ireland champions Kilkenny are on course to retain the Fred Daly Trophy following their 4-1 victory over Laytown & Bettystown in the Leinster final at Royal Tara.

The result adds another chapter to a colourful few days for Kilkenny's Mark Power, who was within touching distance of adding the European Young Masters title to wins in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and the Irish Boys Championship already this season but triple bogeyed the last hole in Switzerland last weekend to finish fourth

The squad of Mark, his brother Kevin Power, Simon Cullen, Jeff Kealy, Harry Duggan, Richard Duggan and James Everard were joined in Royal Tara by Frank Dalton, captain of Kilkenny Golf Club, team manager Leo Byrne and assistant team manager Eddie Power, father of Mark and Kevin.