Provincial Weekend

How it all unfolded in Castletown and Lakewood today

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Leinster Ladies Inter-County (Senior Grade)

Leinster Gents Inter-County (Senior Grade)

Munster Ladies and Gents Inter-County (Junior Grade)

Munster Gents Inter-County (Senior Grade)


Communications & Press Officer Jason O’Connor rounds-up Sunday’s proceedings in the two provinces.



After waiting such a long time for a maiden success in the senior Gents grade Westmeath retained their Leinster title in Castletown this afternoon with a three shot victory over Dublin. The defending champions powered to victory in the Singles, aided in no small part by a round of 11 under par from Michael Buckley along with a 10 under par round from Pat Malone. Dessie Baker, John Browne, Gary Middleton and Stephen Ruane were the other members of the winning side with a combined total of 425 (59 under par) giving Westmeath their second title of the weekend after their Junior team’s win at the same venue the previous day.


            Dublin had seven shots to spare over Meath in claiming the silver medals with the Royals themselves four shots better than Kildare in claiming the bronze with a combined score of 436. There was better luck for Dublin in the Ladies as they retained their senior title with a narrow two shots to spare over Kildare. Three two under par rounds in the Singles from Glenda Hoey, Sheelagh Elmes and Siobhan Keely were crucial to their success as Ger Ward, Maree O’Toole and Linda Thomson were the other members of the winning Dublin side with a tournament total of 474.


A brilliant round of eight under par from Tara Dillon was not enough for the Lilywhites as Louth pulled off a huge performance to claim third from Offaly with a score of 510.



Cork pulled off a clean sweep of the Gents title with victory in the Senior and Junior grades today in Lakewood to add to their Intermediate success in Rocklodge yesterday. The Senior had to come from behind after the Scotch Foursomes where they trailed both Kerry and Tipperary but their Singles power shone through in the Second Round as two nine under par rounds from Daniel Keohane and Ray Murphy alongside two eight under par rounds from Kieran Dunscombe and Bryan Delaney a 14 shot victory over the Premier County for a finish with their aggregate total for the tournament 421 (63 under par). John Walsh and John Cahill were the other players on the fifth consecutive Cork side to win this event as Tipp had 15 shots to spare over Kerry in third on 435.


            The Rebel County’s Junior victory was by 17 shots over Limerick as Chris O’Donovan once again captained the side to a successful defence of their title. Nicky Byrne, Nicky Bohane, Cillian Roche, Sean Murphy  and Noel Claire were the other members of the winning Cork side who combined for a total of 462, 22 under par. Limerick had three shots to spare over Tipperary in third on 479. While Cork might have dominated the Gents this weekend, the Ladies competitions belonged to Tipperary as they claimed the Junior title for a second successive year to go with their Intermediate success in Rocklodge yesterday.


            They trailed Cork for the most part in the Stableford event but came good in the last nine holes to retain their title with Lily O’Brien, Elaine Quinn, Josie McCormack and Margaret Courtney the winning members of the side who finished with a total of 208 points, two ahead of Cork’s final total of 206. Waterford finished third on 194 ahead of a debuting Kerry side in this grade.


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