Interpros - Munster and Leinster in command

Leinster players Kevin Le Blanc, Rowan Lester, Thomas Mulligan and Paul McBride watching other matches finish during the second day of the 2015 Interprovincial Championship at Rosapenna Golf Club today (07/07/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

Munster and Leinster continued their strong start the Interprovincial Matches by winning their foursomes on day two at Rosapenna.

Stephen Brady (Connacht) plays out of a bunker on the Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort in the Interprovincial Championship. Picture by Pat Cashman

Following their win over Connacht on Monday, holders Munster edged Ulster 2.5 - 1.5 over the Sandy Hills Links with Geoff Lenehan and Pat Murray halving their match with Colm Campbell and William Hanna.

Robin Dawson and John Hickey lost 2 and 1 to a sensational John Ross Galbraith and Tiarnan McLarnon, who were six under on the front nine alone as Dave O'Donovan and Gary O'Flaherty beat Jordan Hood and Gareth Lappin by one hole.

Leinster's young team snatched a one-point advantage over Connacht with Alan Lowry and Conor O’Rourke halving the final foursomes against Stephen Brady and Steffan O’Hara to put them 2.5-1.5 ahead going into this afternoon's singles.

Young guns Kevin LeBlanc and Rowan Lester and Paul Mc Bride and Thomas Mulligan won their matches.


Munster 6.5 Ulster 4.5


  1. Robin Dawson & John Hickey lost to John-Ross Galbraith & Tiarnan McLarnon Won 2 & 1
  2. Geoff Lenehan & Pat Murray halved with Colm Campbell Jnr & William Hanna 
  3. Dave O’Donovan & Gary O’Flaherty bt Jordan Hood & Gareth Lappin 1 hole
  4. Eanna Griffin & Ian O’Rourke bt Stuart Bleakley & Colin Fairweather Won 2 & 1

Foursomes - Munster 2.5 Ulster 1.5


  1. John Hickey bt John-Ross Galbraith 2 holes
  2. Pat Murray lost to Colm Campbell Jnr 5/4
  3. Robin Dawson bt Gareth Lappin 3/2    
  4. Dave O’Donovan bt William Hanna 3/2    
  5. Geoff Lenehan bt Tiarnan McLarnon 2 holes            
  6. Eanna Griffin bt Colin Fairweather 8/6            
  7. Ian O’Rourke bt Jordan Hood 2/1

Singles - Munster 4 Ulster 3    

Overall - Munster 6.5 Ulster 4.5

Leinster 7.5, Connacht 3.5


  1. Kevin LeBlanc & Rowan Lester bt Joe Lyons & Ronan Mullarney 7 & 5
  2. Paul Mc Bride & Thomas Mulligan bt Shaun Carter & Kelan McDonagh 3 & 2
  3. Richard Bridges & Jeff Hopkins lost to Mark Morrissey & Eddie McCormack 1 Hole    
  4. Alan Lowry & Conor O’Rourke halved with Stephen Brady & Steffan O’Hara 

Foursomes - Leinster 2.5 Connacht 1.5


  1. Paul McBride bt Shaun Carter 3/2
  2. Rowan Lester halved with Joe Lyons
  3. Kevin Le Blanc lost to Ronan Mullarney 2/1
  4. Conor O'Rourke bt Steffan O'Hara 4/3
  5. Alan Lowry bt Mark Morrissey 3/2
  6. Thomas Mulligan halved with Eddie McCormack
  7. Jeff Hopkins bt Stephen Brad 2 holes

Singles - Leinster 5, Connacht 2

Overall - Leinster 7.5, Connacht 3.5