GUI names squads for Quadrangular matches and Fairhaven Trophy

GUI names squads for Quadrangular matches and Fairhaven Trophy
 Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell) will compete in the Quadrangular Matches next month. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell) will compete in the Quadrangular Matches next month. Picture by Pat Cashman

The GUI has named Ireland’s under-16 squad for next month's annual Quadrangular Tournament at Prestatyn in Wales.

Eight players will face their counterparts from Wales, England and The Netherlands with Connemara’s Luke O’Neill and Aaron Marshall from Lisburn the only two still available from the side that finished second to the Dutch in 2016.

Josh Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Patrick Callaghan (Castle Dargan), Sean Doyle (The Island), Jack Egan (Muskerry), Josh Mackin (Dundalk) and Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell) complete the Irish line-up for this year’s tournament, which is run on a round robin format.

The sides play four foursome matches each morning followed by eight singles with 6.5 points needed for an overall win.

In May, a squad of four will travel to Lancashire for the Fairhaven (Under-18) Trophy, which takes place over three days. Beginning on Friday, 5 May the 120-strong field face two rounds of stroke play qualifying before the top 34 and ties progress to the 36-hole finale on Sunday, 7 May.

Quadrangular matches, 11-13 April

  • Josh Black (Hilton Templepatrick)
  • Patrick Callaghan (Castle Dargan)
  • Sean Doyle (The Island)
  • Jack Egan (Muskerry)
  • Josh Mackin (Dundalk)
  • Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell)
  • Aaron Marshall (Lisburn)
  • Luke O’Neill (Connemara).

Fairhaven Trophy, May 5-7

  • Sean Enright (Limerick)
  • Jack Hearn (Tramore)
  • Andrew Hickey (Ballyhaunis)
  • Jack Madden (Dungannon)