Ulster and Leinster got off to winning starts in the Boys’ Under 15 Interprovincial Championship at West Waterford this morning.
Defending champions Ulster beat Connacht 4-1 win Marc McKinstry and Jack Madden 4 and 3 winners over Allan Hill and Sean Doyle in the foursomes before singles wins by Peter Cummins and Owen Crooks saw them over the line.
Leinster beat Munster 4-1 with Kevin Le Blanc, who retained his Irish Under 15 title on Wednesday, partnering Harry Duggan to a 4 and 3 win over Sean Enright and Conor Slevin in the foursomes.
The Leinster boys were strong again in the singles though Aaron Ryan got a point for Munster with a 6 and 4 win over Paul Kelly.
In this afternoon’s matches, Ulster face Munster with Leinster taking on Connacht.
Ulster 4 Connacht 1 (Ulster names first)
Marc McKinstry & Jack Madden bt Allan Hill & Sean Doyle 4/3
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 Michael Shiel
Result: Ulster 4, Connacht 1
Leinster 4 Munster 1 (Leinster names first)
Kevin Le Blanc & Harry Duggan bt Sean Enright & Conor Slevin 4/3
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
Result: Leinster 4, Munster 1
- Ulster v Munster
- Leinster v Connacht