Munster wins Interpros; Leinster takes Boys title
 Liam Martin (President, Golfing Union of Ireland) pictured with the victorious Munster Team and supporters after their victory in the Interprovincial Matches at Island Golf Club today (24/07/2014). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Liam Martin (President, Golfing Union of Ireland) pictured with the victorious Munster Team and supporters after their victory in the Interprovincial Matches at Island Golf Club today (24/07/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman

Munster clinched the Interprovincial Championship on a thrilling final day at The Island with victory over Ulster in the deciding match.

Gary Hurley (Munster) reacts to his missed birdie putt on the 13th green during the Interprovincial Matches at Island Golf Club today (24/07/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman

After the sides finishing 2-2 in the morning foursomes, the early exchanges in the singles promised a very close finish.

Gary Hurley and Robin Dawson claimed two early singles points to set Munster on their way, but Cormac Sharvin kept the defending champions in touch with a victory of his own at the 16th.

Gary O'Flaherty's 2 and 1 win over Irish Close champion John Ross Galbraith proved vital as it left Munster needing only a half from the remaining matches.

That half point was duly delivered by Geoff Lenehan against Colm Campbell.

John Hickey followed that with a two-hole victory over Colin Fairweather, while Stephen Coulter and Pat Murray halved in the final match.

Meanwhile, Leinster pulled away from Connacht in the singles to claim third place - clinching six of the seven afternoon matches having taken a one-point lead from the foursomes.

evin Raftery (Captain) Leinster Boys Team with his team members Eoin Leonard, Kevin Le Blanc, Alan Fahy, Thomas Mulligan, David Carey, Rowan Lester, Conor Purcell and John McGrath (Manager) after their victory in the Boys Interprovincial Matches at Island Golf Club today (24/07/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman

Leinster powered to victory in the Boys Interprovincials, clinching their third title in a row thanks to a 7-3 victory over Munster on the final day.

A clean sweep of the three foursomes matches set them on their way, and victory was secured when Eoin Leonard clinched a win on the final green in his match with Gary Ward.

Ulster beat Connacht in the other match with a powerful singles performance in which they swept the first six matches - David Brady salvaging something for Connacht in the final match.

Interprovincial Championship, The Island Golf Club

P T 4somes T Singles Wed 4somes Wd Singles Th 4somes Th singles Total
Gary Hurley 6 1 1 1 1 0.5 1 5.5
Robin Dawson 6 0.5 1 1 1 1 1 5.5
Geoff Lenehan 6 1 1 1 1 0.5 0.5 5
Cormac Sharvin 6 1 1 1 0 0.5 1 4.5
Ian O’Rourke 6 1 1 1 0 0.5 1 4.5
Richard Bridges 6 0.5 0 1 1 1 1 4.5
Colin Fairweather 6 0.5 1 1 1 0.5 0 4
Dermot McElroy 6 1 0.5 1 1 0.5 0 4
Gavin Moynihan 6 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
Joe Lyons 6 0 1 1 1 0 0.5 3.5
Colm Campell 6 0 0 1 1 1 0.5 3.5
John Hickey 5 0.5 1 0 1 1 3.5
Steffan O’Hara 5 1 1 0 1 0 3
Chris Selfridge 6 0.5 1 1 0 0.5 0 3
Conor O’Rourke 5 1 0 1 0 1 3
Pat Murray 6 1 0 1 0 0.5 0.5 3
Gary O’Flaherty 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
Daniel Holland 5 0 0 1 1 1 3
Robbie Cannon 6 1 1 0 0 0 0.5 2.5
Stephen Coulter 5 0 0 1 1 0.5 2.5
Paul McBride 6 0 0 0 1 1 0.5 2.5
John-Ross Galbraith 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Alex Gleeson 5 0 1 1 0 0 2
Barry Anderson 46 0.5 0.5 0 0 1 0 2
Gary McDermott 6 0.5 0 0 0 1 0.5 2
Stuart Grehan 6 0.5 0 0 0 0.5 1 2
Stephen Healy 6 0 0 0 1 0.5 0 1.5
Matt McClean 4 1 0 0 0 1
Sean Flanagan 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Declan Loftus 5 0 0 0 0.5 0 0.5
Gary Collins 5 0 0 0 0 0.5 0.5
Niall Gorey 4 0 0 0 0 0

Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th July 2014

Day 3 (Thursday 24th July)

Leinster 8½ Connacht 2½ (Leinster names first)

Foursomes

  1. Gavin Moynihan & Paul McBride beat Steffan O’Hara & Sean Flanagan 1 hole
  2. Robbie Cannon & Conor O’Rourke lost to Gary McDermott & Barry Anderson 4/3
  3. Richard Bridges & Daniel Holland beat Alex Gleeson & Joe Lyons 2/1
  4. Stuart Grehan & Gary Collins  halved with Stephen Healy & Declan Loftus 

Singles

  1. Gavin Moynihan beat Barry Anderson  5/3
  2. Robbie Cannon halved with Gary McDermott 
  3. Conor O’Rourke beat Sean Flanagan 4/3
  4. Paul McBride halved with Joe Lyons 
  5. Richard Bridges beat Stephen Healy 1 hole
  6. Stuart Grehan beat Declan Loftus 4/3
  7. Daniel Holland beat Alex Gleeson 3/2

Munster 7 Ulster 4 (Munster names first)

Foursomes

  1. Gary Hurley & Ian O’Rourke halved with Dermot McElroy & Cormac Sharvin 
  2. Pat Murray & Geoff Lenehan halved with Chris Selfridge & Colin Fairweather 
  3. Niall Gorey & Gary O’Flaherty lost to Colm Campbell & Stephen Coulter 3/2
  4. Robin Dawson & John Hickey beat John Ross Galbraith & Matt McClean 2 hls

Singles

  1. Gary Hurley beat Chris Selfridge 4/3
  2. Robin Dawson beat Dermot McElroy 2/1
  3. Ian O’Rourke lost to Cormac Sharvin 3/2
  4. Gary O’Flaherty beat John Ross Galbraith 2/1
  5. Geoff Lenehan halved with Colm Campbell 
  6. John Hickey beat Colin Fairweather 2 hls
  7. Pat Murray halved with Stephen Coulter 



Boys Interprovincial Championship, The Island Golf Club

Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th July 2014

Day 3 (Thursday 24th July)

Ulster 7½ Connacht 2½ (Ulster names first)

Foursomes

  1. James McVicker & Peter Kerr lost to Tommy O’Driscoll & Jonathan Doherty 1 hole
  2. Marc McKinstry & Ryan Long halved with Devin Morley & Colm Hughes 
  3. Owen Crooks & Rory Williamson beat Jack Healy & David Brady 1 hole

Singles

  1. Jamie Fletcher beat Tommy O’Driscoll  1 hole
  2. Rory Williamson beat Sean Doyle 1 hole
  3. James McVicker  beat Jonathan Doherty 4/3
  4. Owen Crooks beat Colm Hughes 4/3
  5. Marc McKinstry beat Devin Morley 2/1
  6. Peter Kerr beat Jack Healy 6/5
  7. Ryan Long lost to David Brady 5/4

Leinster 7 Munster 3 (Leinster names first)

Foursomes

  1. Kevin Le Blanc & Rowan Lester beat Paul Tobin & Cathal Butler  3/1
  2. Conor Purcell & Alan Fahy beat Gary Ward & Bill Murray  2/1
  3. Thomas Mulligan & Eoin Leonard beat Mark MacGrath & Rory Hill  2/1

Singles

  1. Kevin Le Blanc lost to James Sugrue 3/2
  2. David Carey halved with Cathal Butler 
  3. Alan Fahy beat Mark MacGrath 5/4
  4. Eoin Leonard beat Gary Ward 1 hole
  5. Thomas Mulligan lost to Rory Hill 3/2
  6. Conor Purcell halved with Bill Murray 
  7. Rowan Lester beat Paul Tobin 2/1