Rafferty and Lenehan lead the strongmen at Interpros
 Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) bunkered at the 9th hole in the 2017 East of Ireland Championship at County Louth Golf Club (05/06/2017). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) bunkered at the 9th hole in the 2017 East of Ireland Championship at County Louth Golf Club (05/06/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Leinster's Caolan Rafferty and Munster's Geoff Lenehan were the strongmen in this week's Interprovincial Matches at Carlow.

Leinster completed a hat-trick of wins with Rafferty staking his claim to a place in the Irish team for the Home Internationals by winning five and a half points out of six.

It was a performance matched by Lenehan, who will be looking to persuade the selectors that he would be a fine choice by performing well in the South of Ireland at Lahinch later this month.

Rafferty will tee it up in next week’s North of Ireland (See Draw) hoping to break his championship duck at Royal Portrush.

Portmarnock's Conor Purcell won five points out of six with Kilkenny teenager Mark Power's four and a half out of six on his senior debut the other outstanding performance. 

Having just retained his Irish Amateur Boys title by holing out from 129 yards with a wedge for an eagle two, Power must also be a near certainty to play at Moortown in August where Ireland will seek a fourth successive Raymond Trophy victory.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Mon FsomesMon SinglesTues FsomesTues SinglesWed FsomesWed SinglesTot
Caolan Rafferty110.51115.5
Geoff Lenehan0.5111115.5
Conor Purcell0.50.511115
Mark Power0.5101114.5
Eugene Smith110.51104.5
Marc Norton110.50.5014
Kyle McCarron1110014
Stuart Bleakley1001114
Jonathan Yates0.5001113.5
Peter O’Keeffe0.5010113.5
Gary O’Flaherty010.5113.5
Gareth Lappin110.51003.5
John Murphy010.510.503
Alan Lowry111003
Tiernan McLarnon1101003
Andrew McCormack0.501012.5
Jake Whelan0.50112.5
Jack Pierse0.500.50.512.5
Eanna Griffin0100.5012.5
Ronan Mullarney01010.502.5
Ross Dutton100.5102.5
Daniel Holland101002
Reece Black110002
Barry Anderson0010012
Jordan Hood101002
TJ Ford0100102
Jack McDonnell000.50011.5
Mark Morrissey01001
Sean Flanagan0000101
James Sugrue00.500000.5
Devin Morley000.50000.5
Cathal Nolan00000.50.5