Irish Schools Senior title for RBAI

Michael Connaughton (President, GUI) presenting Jack Allen, Team Manager (Royal Belfast Academical Institution) with the 2015 Irish Schools Senior Championship Championship trophy after their victory at Farnham Estate Golf Club, Cavan. Also in the picture is Fintan O'Malley (Captain, Farnham Estate Golf Resort). Team members at back (from left) Rory Sloan, Peter Kerr, JJ Logue, Ben Connolly and David Keery. Picture by Pat Cashman

David Keery's 19th hole victory over Charlie Marshall gave Royal Belfast Academical Institution a 3-2 win over St Andrew's College in the final of the Irish Schools Senior Championship at Farnham Estate in Co Cavan.

St Andrew's had a 4-1 semi-final win over Connacht champions Calasanctius College from Galway in thanks to wins for Robert Browne (Castle), Charlie Denvir (Milltown) Charlie Marshall (Killiney) and Harry Sutton (Bray).

But RBAI, who beat Kinsale Community School 3-2 in a hard-fought semi-final, proved just to strong in the decider with Keery's victory coming after Peter Kerr (Royal Portrush) and  JJ Logue (Hilton Templepatrick) had claimed the top two matches.

David Keery (RBAI). Picture by Pat Cashman

JJ Logue (Royal Belfast Academical Institution) driving at the 1st tee in the final of the 2015 Irish Schools Senior Championship at Farnham Estate Golf Club, Cavan (21/04/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

 Charlie Marshall (St Andrew's) watching his birdie putt on the 16th green slip by the hole. (21/04/2015).  Picture by  Pat Cashman

Charlie Marshall (St Andrew's) watching his birdie putt on the 16th green slip by the hole. (21/04/2015).  Picture by Pat Cashman

 saac de Boe Agnew (St Andrew's) blasting from the bunker at the 15th in the final 2015 Irish Schools Senior Championship at Farnham Estate Golf Club. (21/04/2015). Picture by  Pat Cashman

saac de Boe Agnew (St Andrew's) blasting from the bunker at the 15th in the final 2015 Irish Schools Senior Championship at Farnham Estate Golf Club. (21/04/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

 Peter Kerr (Royal Belfast Academical Institution) playing his second shot to the 15th.(21/04/2015). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Peter Kerr (Royal Belfast Academical Institution) playing his second shot to the 15th.(21/04/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

Irish Schools Senior Championship, Farnham Estate

Final

St Andrew's College (Leinster) 2-3 Royal Belfast Academical Institution (Ulster)

  1. Isaac de Boe Agnew (Old Conna) lost to Peter Kerr (Royal Portrush) 3/2
  2. Robert Browne (Castle) lost to JJ Logue (Hilton Templepatrick) 3/2 
  3. Charlie Denvir (Milltown) bt Ben Connolly (Malone) 4/2 
  4. Charlie Marshall (Killiney) lost to David Keery (Shandon Park) 19th
  5. Harry Sutton (Bray) bt Rory Sloan (Shandon Park) 5/4

Semi-Finals

St Andrew's College (Leinster) 4-1 Calasanctius College (Connacht)

  1. Isaac de Boe Agnew (Old Conna) lost to Anton Brennan (Athenry) 5/3
  2. Robert Browne (Castle) bt Michael Kennelly (Athenry) 2/1
  3. Charlie Denvir (Milltown) bt Conor Ruane (Galway Bay) 5/3
  4. Charlie Marshall (Killiney) bt Richard Noonan (Galway Bay) 3/2
  5. Harry Sutton (Bray) bt Eanna Corry (Galway Bay) 4/2

Royal Belfast Academical Institution (Ulster) 3-2 Kinsale Community (Munster)

  1. Peter Kerr (Royal Portrush) bt Cathal Butler (Kinsale) 3/2
  2. JJ Logue (Hilton Templepatrick) lost to Gary Ward (Kinsale) 5/3
  3. Ben Connolly (Malone) lost to John Murphy (Kinsale) 7/5
  4. David Keery (Shandon Park) bt James Bohan (Kinsale) 2/1
  5. Rory Sloan (Shandon Park) bt Shane O’Connell (Kinsale) 19th