CORK retained the Tommy Murphy Cup in Navan this afternoon and in the process won a 16th National Juvenile Inter-County title as they had 20 shots to spare over Dublin in the finish. The Rebel County’s lead over the Leinster Champions was 10 shots after the opening Foursomes with a round of six under par from newly crowned National Boys Champion Charlie Morrissey and Cian Morrison along with a three under par total for David Howard and Anthony McSweeney helping them to an eight under par total after the First 18 holes.
A round of six under par for Conor Irwin in the Singles allied to five and four under par scorers respectively for McSweeney and Morrison saw their tournament total come to 27 under par (405) with two five under par rounds for Ciaran Gregan and Aaron Donnelly in the Singles helping Dublin hold off the challenge of Meath in claiming the runners-up spot. Dublin finished on 425, one slender shot ahead of Meath who made a big push for second in the Singles thanks to a six under par round from Liam Carroll along with two three under par rounds from Ryan Crocock and Evan Carry.
Meath’s total of 426 was three better than last year’s runners-up Kerry in fourth with Offaly fifth on 455, Louth sixth on 481 and Tipperary seventh on 482.
Winners: Cork (A McSweeney, C Morrissey, C Morrison, C Irwin, D Howard and E Walsh) 405
Runners-Up: Dublin (A Donnelly, A Monaghan, C Gregan, C Lynch, J Power and R O’Reilly) 425
Third: Meath (C Doyle, E Carry, J Gibney, L Carroll, L Heeney and R Crocock) 426.
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