James O'Connor was the hero as Presentation College Athenry claimed Irish Schools Senior Cup win a 3.5-1.5 win over Patrician Academy, Mallow in Athlone.
The Galway school beat St Killian’s, Carnlough 3-2 in their semi-final as the Mallow students beat Scoil na mBraithre from Kilkenny 3-2 in the other.
Recently crowed Peter McEvoy Trophy winner Mark Power and his brother Kevin won their matches but wins for Chris Taylor, Eoin Aherne and Daniel O’Sullivan put Mallow into the final.
In the final, Presentation College were too strong with O’Connor’s 20th hole win over Eoin Aherne proving crucial.
Irish Schools Senior Cup Final, Athlone
Patrician Academy, Mallow 1½ Presentation College, Athenry 3½
- Conor Roche (Mallow) Lost to Louis O’Hara (Athenry) 3/2
- Liam Dowling (Mallow) Lost to Jack Tuohy (Galway Bay) 2/1
- Chris Taylor (Kanturk) bt Cillian Lawless (Athenry) 1 hole
- Eoin Aherne (Mallow) Lost to James O’Connor (Athenry) 20th
- Daniel O’Sullivan (Mallow) Halved with Jack Lally (Galway Bay)
Presentation College, Athenry 3 St Killian’s, Carnlough 2
- Louis O’Hara (Athenry) lost to Marc McKinstry (Cairndhu) 3/1
- Jack Tuohy (Galway Bay) bt Fergus McCambridge (Cushendall) 1hole
- Cillian Lawless (Athenry) Lost to David Burns (Cushendall) 3/2
- James O’Connor (Athenry) bt Ronan McCambridge (Cushendall) 2/1
- Jack Lally (Galway Bay) bt Christopher Guiller (Cairndhu) 4/3
Patrician Academy, Mallow 3 Scoil na mBraithre, Kilkenny 2
- Conor Roche (Mallow) Lost to Mark Power (Kilkenny) 4/3
- Liam Dowling (Mallow) Lost to Kevin Power (Kilkenny) 2/1
- Chris Taylor (Kanturk) bt Jack Walsh (Kilkenny) 4/2
- Eoin Aherne (Mallow) bt Mackenzie Davin (Gowran Park) 5/4
- Daniel O’Sullivan (Mallow) bt Bobby O’Mahony (Kilkenny) 6/5