FOR the first time in four years, Dublin are National U-16 Inter-County Champions as they ended Cork’s hopes of a three-in-a-row with a four shot victory in Tipperary Hills this afternoon. They were second after the opening round of Foursomes as Meath led by five shots thanks in no small part to a five under par round from Evan Carry and Ryan Crocock. Cork were in third after the Foursomes but the singles strength of the two provincial champions got the better of Meath in the Second Round.
Rounds of five under par from Ciaran Gregan and Ross O’Reilly were crucial to Dublin’s win as Conor O’Reilly and Ciaran Lynch also pitched in with under par scores of three and one under par respectively. Lennon Blake and Craig Hennessy both shot level par to finish on 417 (15 under par). Cork couldn’t quite respond to this with two four under par rounds from Conor Irwin and Glenn Towler their best singles scores as four shots was the margin between both counties in the finish. This is Dublin’s first Tommy Murphy Cup since their last win in Deerpark back in 2011.
Meath finished third overall for the second consecutive year with Evan Carry shooting the best individual score of the day with nine under par as their total of 428 was 26 shots clear of Kerry in fourth on 454. Offaly finished on 468 with host county Tipperary finishing a shot further behind on 469.
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