DUBLIN and Cork reigned supreme at the Provincial Juvenile Strokeplay Champions today. The Dubs won two of the four titles on offer in McBride this afternoon to go with the Inter-County title they won at the same venue yesterday while Cork took all three of the titles on offer in Tipperary Hills.
Old County’s Ross O’Reilly won the Boys 14-15 Strokeplay title with a score of 12 under par, three ahead of two other Dubliners in the form of Ciaran Gregan from Portmarnock and Eric Byrne from Longmeadows. Ciaran’s second round of eight under par was good enough to claim the runners-up spot on Countback. The Boys 10-13 title went to Meath with Evan Carry’s total of two under par giving him victory by three shots over another player from the Royal County Lucas McKeen. Longmeadows’ Craig Hennessy was third on two over par. There was no change to the winners in the Girls grades with both Tullamore’s Amy Galvin and Lucan’s Aoife Mahon successfully defending their titles. Amy had 15 shots to spare over Lucan’s Molly McCarthy in second with his score of two over par while another Lucan player, Eimear Keane, was third on 141. Aoife’s total of 122 was enough for a four shot victory over Bellewstown’s Kate Heeney in the 10-13 grade with Seapoint’s Emily Murphy finishing third on 142.
Down in Tipperary Hills there was a Cork 1-2-3 in the Boys 14-15 grade. Douglas’ Conor Irwin was the winner with a score of 14 under par; two ahead of Majestic’s Greg Barrett on 12 under while Conor’s Douglas club-mate Cian Morrison finished third on 10 under. The Boys 10-13 completed a successful day for the club as Eoin Keating came out victorious with a score of five under par, six clear of his nearest challenger Ballinlough’s Iain Aherne in second. Adam Buckley from Larkspur Park piped Tralee’s Eoin Higgins on Countback for third with a score 113, one of only two non-Cork prize winners on the day.
The other non-Cork prize-winner was Lakeside’s Sive Shelley as she finished second to Collins’ Niamh Byrne in the Girls competition, Niamh rounding off Cork’s clean sweep in Tipperary Hills with a score of 115.
Provincial Juvenile Strokeplay Championship Results
Leinster (McBride, Co Louth): Boys 14-15 1st R O’Reilly (Old County) 96, 2nd C Gregan (Portmarnock) 99, 3rd E Byrne (Longmeadows) 99. Boys 10-13 1st E Carry (Castletown) 106, 2nd L McKeen (Bellewstown) 109, 3rd C Hennessy (Longmeadows) 110. Girls 14-15: 1st A Galvin (Tullamore) 110, 2nd M McCarthy Lucan 125 3rd E Murphy (Seapoint) 142. Girls 10-13: A Mahon (Lucan) 122, K Heeney (Bellewstown) 126, 3rd E Keane (Lucan) 141.
Munster (Tipperary Hills, Co Tipperary): Boys 14-15: 1st C Irwin (Douglas) 94, 2nd G Barrett (Majestic) 96, 3rd C Morrison (Douglas) 98. Boys 10-13: 1st E Keating (Douglas) 103, 2nd I Aherne (Ballinlough) 109, 3rd A Buckley (Larkspur Park) 113. Girls: 1st: N Byrne (Collins) 115, 2nd S Shelley (Lakeside) 132.
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