Moore the merrier at Thurles

Winner Bradley Moore (England) laments a missed birdie putt on the 16th in the final round of the Irish Boys Amateur Open Championship at Thurles Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman / www.cashmanphotography.ie

England's Bradley Moore joined Rory McIlroy on the illustrious list of winners when he shrugged off a final round 74 to win the Irish Boys Amateur Open by two strokes at Thurles.

Leading by three strokes overnight from compatriot Laird Shepherd, Moore saw Jack Davidson surge through the pack, posting a find round 68 to set the target at one under 287.

 Bradley Moore with the Irish Boys Amateur Open trophy. Picture by Pat Cashman /  www.cashmanphotography.ie

Bradley Moore with the Irish Boys Amateur Open trophy. Picture by Pat Cashman / www.cashmanphotography.ie

Moore was three over for the day and just two under for the championship with four holes to play.

But birdies at the 15th and 17th gave him some breathing space and he could afford to bogey the last and still win by two strokes on three under par from Davidson, Shepherd (73) and Antoin Auboin of France. who closed with a 71.

Laytown and Bettystown's Thomas Mulligan carded a 72 to lead the Irish contingent in joint seventh place on one over 289.

Ring of Kerry's Tommy O'Driscoll (73) was ninth on two over with Westport's Jack Healy (71), Bushfoot's Owen Crooks (72) and Tralee's Rory Hill (75) tied for 10th on four over.

Shepherd was the winner of the Under 17 Trophy with Auboin taking the silverware for the Under 16s.

Liam Martin (President, Golfing Union of Ireland) presenting Bradley Moore (England) with the Irish Boys Amateur Open Championship Trophy at Thurles Golf Club to-day (27/06/2014). Also in the picture are John Moloughney (Chairman, Munster Branch, GUI) and Pat Fallon (Captain, Thurles Golf Club). Picture by Pat Cashman / www.cashmanphotography.ie

Irish Boys Amateur Open, Thurles GC (Par 72)

285 Bradley Moore (England) 70 73 68 74

287 Jack Davidson (Wales) 79 69 71 68, Antoin Auboin (France) 74 68 74 71, Laird Shepherd (England) 70 69 75 73

288 Jamie Li (England) 73 73 73 69, William Enefer (England) 72 73 73 70

289 Thomas Mulligan (Laytown & Bettystown) 72 76 69 72, Jonathan Thomson (England) 72 74 72 71

290 Tommy O'Driscoll (Ring Of Kerry) 75 68 74 73

292 Jack Healy (Westport) 74 73 74 71, Owen Crooks (Bushfoot) 71 72 77 72, Rory Hill (Tralee) 71 72 74 75

293 Paul Tobin (Cork) 77 72 71 73, Kevin Le Blanc (The Island) 72 76 72 73, Colm Hughes (Galway) 72 75 75 71

294 Marc McKinstry (Cairndhu) 76 75 73 70, Peter Kerr (Royal Portrush) 75 77 71 71, Jamie Fletcher (Warrenpoint) 73 77 73 71, Thomas Murray (England) 71 76 71 76, Sean Doyle (Athlone) 69 75 71 79

295 Ross Steedman (Courtown) 75 70 73 77, Rowan Lester (Hermitage) 71 78 74 72, David Brady (Co. Sligo) 70 77 75 73, Paul Foulquie (France) 68 76 74 77

296 Robert Shaw (England) 73 76 73 74, Thomas Jordan (England) 72 70 75 79

297 Jack Hermeston (England) 80 71 74 72

298 Conor Mooney (Black Bush) 74 75 71 78, David Carey (Carton House) 74 74 76 74, Ross Murray (Castle) 73 75 74 76, Patrick Brennan (Belvoir Park) 73 74 75 76, Kyle Harman (Wales) 72 79 73 74, Mark MacGrath (Limerick) 72 71 74 81

299 John Bolger (Jnr) (Courtown) 78 75 71 75, Marc McCormack (Ashbourne) 77 77 70 75, Cian Feeney (Co. Sligo) 75 72 76 76

300 Oisin Devereux (Carton House) 76 73 76 75, Gary Ward (Kinsale) 76 71 78 75, Gabriel Naveau (France) 75 77 74 74, Alistair Crunden (England) 75 76 72 77, Eric Byrne (Birr) 75 74 74 77, Ronan O'Callaghan (Mannan Castle) 74 80 72 74, Ryan Long (Cairndhu) 74 77 75 74, Gavin Fitzmaurice (Balcarrick) 74 73 78 75, Harry Hall (England) 71 74 77 78

301 Michael Cooke (Waterford) 76 72 74 79, Cathal Butler (Kinsale) 75 76 73 77, Gaelen Trew (South Africa) 75 73 78 75, Jonathan Doherty (Ballina) 74 76 76 75, Rob Brazill (Naas) 71 70 77 83

302 Thomas Bailey (England) 82 74 70 76

303 Andrew Magee (Powerscourt) 77 73 75 78, Robert Browne (Castle) 74 75 77 77

304 Clement Charmasson (France) 77 76 72 79

305 Barry Fitzpatrick (Castle) 80 70 76 79

306 Sean Walsh (Carton House) 74 75 77 80

307 Alan Fahy (Bray) 75 72 77 83

308 Dean Cafferty (Carton House) 75 73 75 85

CUT

227 Lucas Koehler (Germany) 82 71 74 , Jonas Eisold (Germany) 80 74 73 , Philip O'Sullivan (Malone) 78 73 76 , Max Jordan (England) 77 75 75 , Michael Ryan (New Ross) 75 76 76 , Marc Boucher (Carton House) 75 76 76 , David Hill (Roscommon) 74 76 77 

228 Karl Eccles (Clandeboye) 78 75 75 , David Travers (Carton House) 77 76 75 , Joshua Taylor (England) 77 73 78 , Valentin Leblanc (France) 77 73 78 , Alan Riordan (Blarney) 75 78 75 , Michael Joseph Kennelly (Athenry) 75 78 75 , Bill Murray (Waterford Castle) 75 78 75 , Conor Purcell (Portmarnock) 75 76 77 , Thomas Thurloway (England) 73 79 76 , Shane Mc Dermott (Co. Cavan) 70 81 77 

229 Sean O'Regan (Edmondstown) 81 70 78 , Dale Jackson (Hilton Templepatrick) 78 75 76 , Harry Boyle (England) 77 78 74 , Daniel List (Ghana) 77 77 75 , Jamie Dunne (Borris) 76 78 75 , Gareth Carr (Mullingar) 75 76 78 , Jack Howard (Fota Island) 75 73 81

230 Adam McCormick (Scrabo) 80 70 80 , Declan Kelly (Hermitage) 79 79 72 , Paul Kelly (Glasson) 78 78 74 , John Gough (England) 78 75 77 , Cathal Nolan (Galway) 78 74 78 , Eoin Cunnife (United Arab Emirates) 77 77 76 , Scott Campbell (Greenacres) 75 75 80 , Niall Kennedy (Tramore) 73 77 80

231 Ryan Lumsden (Scotland) 82 74 75 , Luke Cummins (West Waterford) 81 69 81 , Edward Kennedy (Woodbrook) 80 73 78 , Conor Harte (Castle) 78 79 74 , Charlie Hendrick (Grange) 78 78 75 , Adonis Asikian (France) 78 75 78 , Eoin Leonard (Wentworth) 77 77 77 , Andrew Mulholland (Castlerock) 76 74 81 , Shane Mc Gagh (Claremorris) 75 72 84 , Eoghan Collins (Laytown & Bettystown) 74 79 78 , Ciaran Smyth (Greenore) 74 76 81 , Ross Mohan (The Island) 73 82 76 , Anton Brennan (Athenry) 73 79 79

232 Haider Hussein (England) 81 76 75 , Michael Cooke (England) 80 76 76 , Eoin O'Hehir (Naas) 76 78 78 , Marc Norton (Belvoir Park) 75 80 77 , Jack Brown (The Heath) 73 78 81 

233 Peter Fleming (Galway) 81 77 75 , Nick Moore (Monkstown) 80 75 78 , Eric Rumley (Kinsale) 79 75 79 , Conor Flanagan (Tullamore) 77 78 78 , Glenn Fry (Greystones) 76 77 80

234 Thomas Boulanger (France) 79 81 74 , Eoin Kelly (Co. Meath) 79 81 74 , Luke Donnelly (Callan) 79 75 80 , Paul Margolis (France) 75 80 79

235 Craig Bolger (Carlow) 84 74 77 , Aaron Ryan (Thurles) 82 75 78 , Joseph O'Neill (Tralee) 79 76 80 , Ben Murray (Castle) 78 76 81 , Darragh Smith (Castle) 76 86 73 , Bruce Lancaster (Netherlands) 75 81 79 , Quentin Saintillan (France) 74 83 78

236 Jason Conway (Donegal) 83 76 77 , John Corbett Jnr (Thurles) 81 73 82 , Daire Creavin (Killeen Castle) 80 77 79 , Michael Shiel (Loughrea) 80 76 80 , Matthew Fitzsimons (Ardglass) 76 86 74 , David Burns (Cushendall) 76 77 83

237 Ross McKeever (Castle) 76 79 82

238 Ted Collins (Dun Laoghaire) 80 78 80 , Felix Alnefelt (Sweden) 79 80 79 , TJ Ford (Co. Sligo) 79 75 84 , James McVicker (Knock) 78 81 79

239 Liam Grehan (Mullingar) 83 80 76 , Fergus McCambridge (Cushendall) 80 81 78 , Peter Cummins (Lurgan) 80 79 80

240 Garreth Hogan (St. Anne's) 80 82 78 , John Cleary (Elm Park) 80 76 84

241 Greg Smith (England) 87 78 76

242 Rory Murphy (Dun Laoghaire) 78 81 83

243 Shane O'Connor (Castlebar) 86 80 77 , Harry Duggan (Kilkenny) 83 80 80 , Cian Hutchinson (Carton House) 78 80 85

244 Sam Sweeney (Seapoint) 83 81 80

246 Michael Culhane (Limerick) 84 81 81

250 Sean Bartlett (Wales) 89 81 80

261 Louis O'Hara (Athenry) 85 86 90

268 Darren Hall (United Arab Emirates) 86 93 89

157 Jason O'Reilly (Tramore) 78 79 

162 Jack Dempsey (Newbridge) 84 78 

165 Cameron Mills (Shandon Park) 83 82 

WD  Gabriel Leacy (Dungarvan) 84 79 WD , Harry Walsh (Waterford Castle) 82 WD , Mark Healy (Bandon) 88 WD