Michael Bohane meets Raymond Ryan in Munster decider

Michael Bohane will play Raymond Ryan in next Sunday’s Munster Intermediate final at Lyre.

Bohane led all the way to beat Nicholas Carey in the last shot at Bweeng on Monday. He opened with a big bowl to light, while Carey missed. Carey got a good second, but Bohane increased his lead with another big shot towards the next bend. He raised the bowl with his next but he made a mistake at the tinny shed to leave less than a bowl between them.

Bohane’s bowl to the concrete went right, but Carey missed it to concede the bowl again. Carey brought the lead under a bowl after two more to the start of the straight. Bohane then got a huge bowl, but Carey beat it by 30m. Carey held off the bowl to the cross and was back in the frame after a great second last to the forestry. Bohane’s reply looked to be falling short, but it got a little touch and beat it by 33m.

Carey’s last was too far right and missed the line. Bohane beat the line well.

Next Sunday’s winner will play Ulster’s Paul O’Reilly in the All-Ireland final at Lyre on July 12. O’Reilly secured his third win in the Ulster campaign when he beat Ruari O’Reilly and Donal Daly at Newtownhamilton.

Paul Buckley is Munster Junior A champion following his win of almost a bowl of odds on Billy McAuliffe at Templemichael.

McAuliffe won the first shot, but lost the lead with his second and never led again. They were just short of the first bend in three. After two more Buckley had a good lead at the while wall. McAuliffe closed the gap with a good bowl across the straight, but he lost ground to Sarsfield’s Court Cross.

Buckley raised a bowl past the green. McAuliffe knocked it with his next, but Buckley raised it again at the bend. McAuliffe then made serious gains with a great bowl past the novice line. Buckley restored his bowl of odds with a great next shot. McAuliffe just saved the bowl after two more past the line. Buckley plays Malachy Lappin in the All-Ireland final.

Catriona O’Farrell-Kidney regained the Munster senior title from Carmel Ryan in an all-Carrigtwohill final at Lyre. She led all the way following a big first shot. She had 80m odds after her second to the end of the creamery. She was just five metres short of a bowl after her third to the school and she raised it with her next around the wind.

She followed with two great bowls to the foot of the Mason’s hill, though her second was lucky. This left her almost two bowls clear. They both went to sight at the start of the straight in two more with O’Farrell-Kidney now just over two clear. She was past the farm in two more to put the issue beyond doubt.

She plays Kelly Mallon in the All-Ireland final. Mallon beat Dervla Toal-Mallon in the Ulster final at Madden.

Thomas Mackle beat Cathal Toal in the Ulster senior semi-final at Port Mór-Blackwatertown. He opened with a serious shot, while Toal got three poor openers and needed a big fourth to keep the lead under a bowl. It was still under a bowl at the long lane, but when Mackle got a super shot to McCusker’s he was almost two clear.

Toal fought got two good shots to cut the lead to a bowl. Mackle made a mistake with his shot to McGreill’s and the lead was less than a bowl. He rallied with two big shots to Bagnell’s bridge where he was a bowl clear again. He held that to the line.

Veronica O’Mahony is Munster u18 champion following her two bowls of odds win over Emma Hickey at Lyre. Hickey led to the Mason’s Hill. O’Mahony won the lead with a great shot down the hill. She raised a bowl at O’Donovan’s pillars and a second at the end of the creamery.

Shane Shannon and Alex O’Donovan meet in the Munster u18 final tomorrow night at Derrinasafa. The following night Darragh Kiely and James Hickey contest the u14 final at Lyre.

Paul Butler beat Michael Wall by a bowl in the East Cork — Waterford Junior B final at Clashmore. Four brilliant opening shots gave him a bowl of odds and that cushion proved decisive. Seán Twomey beat Tony Murphy in the last shot of a thrilling Junior C final at Conna.

Teddy O’Driscoll bowled brilliantly to beat John Young by almost a bowl in the West Cork Junior B final at Kealkill. He raised a bowl from the castle and pushed almost two clear. Young closed with four great throws. Colin O’Donovan got a brilliant last shot to beat Denis Cronin in the Junior C final at Durrus.

Mark Shannon and Darren Whooley will represent Munster in the Michael Cusack Cup in Thurles after beating Denis O’Driscoll and John Hickey by a bowl in the Sliabh Bán Trophy final at Killumney.

A big shot to the graveyard proved decisive for Michael Bohane against Andrew O’Leary in the Munster intermediate quarter-final at Berrings. Dan O’Halloran beat Jim Coffey in the Munster Veteran championship at Béal na Marbh.

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CourtsSports ColumnistsMichael BohaneRaymond RyanRoad BowlingMunster Intermediate finalPlace: LyrePlace: NewtownhamiltonPlace: TemplemichaelPlace: MaddenPlace: Port Mór-BlackwatertownPlace: Mason’s HillPlace: DerrinasafaPlace: east CorkPlace: ClashmorePlace: ConnaPlace: KealkillPlace: DurrusPlace: ThurlesPerson: Michael BohanePerson: Raymond RyanPerson: BohanePerson: Nicholas CareyPerson: CareyPerson: Paul O’ReillyPerson: O’ReillyPerson: Ruarí O’ReillyPerson: Donal DalyPerson: Paul BuckleyPerson: Billy McAuliffePerson: McAuliffePerson: BuckleyPerson: Malachy LappinPerson: Catriona O’Farrell-KidneyPerson: Carmel RyanPerson: O’Farrell-KidneyPerson: Kelly MallonPerson: MallonPerson: Dervla ToalPerson: Thomas MacklePerson: Cathal ToalPerson: ToalPerson: MacklePerson: McCuskerPerson: McGreillPerson: BagnellPerson: Veronica O’MahonyPerson: Emma HickeyPerson: HickeyPerson: O’MahonyPerson: Shane ShannonPerson: Alex O’DonovanPerson: Darragh KielyPerson: James HickeyPerson: Paul ButlerPerson: Michael WallPerson: Sean TwomeyPerson: Tony MurphyPerson: Teddy O’DriscollPerson: John YoungPerson: YoungPerson: Colin O’DonovanPerson: Denis CroninPerson: Mark ShannonPerson: Darren WhooleyPerson: Denis O’DriEvent: MunsterEvent: Munster Intermediate finalEvent: All-IrelandEvent: Munster Junior AEvent: All-Ireland finalEvent: Ulster senior semiEvent: Munster U18Event: Munster U18 finalEvent: U14Event: Waterford Junior B finalEvent: Junior C finalEvent: West Cork Junior B finalEvent: Junior CEvent: Michael Cusack CupOrganisation: UlsterOrganisation: Munster
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