Carr puts and end to Toal's monopoly

A NEW generation is in the ascendancy in Ulster following Eddie Carr's win over Michael Toal in last Sunday's senior semi-final at the Cathedral Road.

Carr now plays Conor McGuigan in next weekend's Ulster final.

In Munster the focus will be on the clash of John Shorten and Patrick Moynihan in Sunday's Murphy's Stout intermediate final in Skibbereen and on Saturday's junior A final between Brian O'Donovan and Mick O'Driscoll at Caheragh.

Eddie Carr's Ulster semi-final win breaks Toal's virtual championship monopoly since 1988. He set the scene with a good opening shot.

He powered almost a bowl clear with four shots to the well corner. He held that advantage to Brannigan's. An unlucky bowl there cost him most of his lead.

Toal seized the opening to level the score. He took his first and only lead with a great bowl past Rowntree's. Carr won the next shot and had a bowl at Grimley's after Toal failed to make the line in three.

He still had most of a bowl of odds at the Condy corner. Toal finished with two brilliant bowls. He forced a last shot from Carr, which he won comfortably off a rub.

Patrick Moynihan easily accounted for Nelius Hurley in the second Munster intermediate semi-final at Whitechurch.

He won the first two shots. Hurley took the third after a mistake by Moynihan. He missed a chance to increase his lead with his next shot and conceded the lead again at the start of the wall.

Moynihan led from there to the line. He had almost a bowl at Bula Lane and rose it in full with his next shot.

He had almost two bowls at the top of the straight and almost three at the Devil's bend. He held that advantage onto the last straight, where his shot to sight sealed the verdict.

Brian O'Donovan (Mid-Cork) secured his place in the Munster Junior A final through a semi-final win over Eamonn Connolly (North East) at Kilcorney.

He followed that with victory in the Noel Farr Cup final at Shannonvale. He beat both David Murphy and John Young by a bowl of odds.

Murphy beat Young into second place in the last shot.

The Ulster intermediate title will be decided in a tie-breaker between Martin Toal and Harry Toal.

They have one win each in the round-robin series following Harry's win last weekend. Three brilliant bowls to the Condy corner gave him the advantage.

Thomas Buckley (North East) is in line to retain his All-Ireland U-14 title following a comprehensive win over Finbarr Coughlan (Carbery) in the Munster final at Carrigaline. He beat the line in nine scintillating shots.

Killian Kingston (East Cork) bowled well to defeat Arthur McDonagh (North East) by two bowls of odds in the Munster U-12 final.

A brilliant opener gave him almost a bowl of odds. McDonagh closed the gap with his second, but Kingston had a full bowl after four.

McDonagh knocked the bowl with a great shot down the straight. Kingston restored his bowl with his next shot and added a second with his following throw.

Catriona O'Farrell reached the Acorn Life Munster senior final when she beat Louise Daly at Dunderrow.

In Ulster Dervla Toal and Susan Cullen meet in the senior final. Toal easily beat Michelle Rafferty in the semi-final.

St Finbarr's (Thomas McCabe, Mark Crowley, Brian Murphy) beat Rosscarbery in the final of the Liam O'Keeffe Cup (Social Clubs) at Rosscarbery.

The Rosscarbery women (Sharon O'Regan, Julie Lynch, Colette O'Regan) turned the tables on St. Finbarr's in the Donal Cashman Shield final.

Teddy O'Driscoll (West Cork), James Cooney (Gaeltacht) and Paul Buckley (Mid-Cork) all had wins in the Munster Junior B championship during the week.

O'Driscoll beat Oliver Searles (East Cork) at Templemartin; Cooney beat JJ Crean (South West) at Ballineen and Buckley beat Neilly Kelleher (North East) at Donoughmore.

Peader Toal reached the Ulster Junior B final when he beat Cormac Garvey by two bowls of odds.

Aidan Jewitt beat Stephen O'Connell in the last shot of the North East under-18 final at Ballyclough.

Neil Crowley and Charlie McCarthy will meet in the Carbery Veteran I final. Crowley beat Carbery Junior B champion Finbarr Fitzpatrick and McCarthy beat last year's Munster finalist Jim Kearney.

Tom McKeever will be strongly favoured to win the Ulster Veteran final against Jim Fay. He beat Noel Carr in the semi-final, while Fay beat Sean Doran.

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CourtsPlace: UlsterPlace: Cathedral RoadPlace: SkibbereenPlace: CaheraghPlace: CondyPlace: WhitechurchPlace: Bula LanePlace: mid-CorkPlace: KilcorneyPlace: ShannonvalePlace: CarberyPlace: CarrigalinePlace: North EastPlace: DunderrowPlace: RosscarberyPlace: east CorkPlace: TemplemartinPlace: BallineenPlace: DonoughmorePlace: BallycloughPerson: CarrPerson: ToalPerson: Eddie CarrPerson: Michael ToalPerson: Conor McGuiganPerson: John ShortenPerson: Patrick MoynihanPerson: MurphyPerson: Brian O'DonovanPerson: Mick O'DriscollPerson: RowntreePerson: Nelius HurleyPerson: HurleyPerson: MoynihanPerson: Eamonn ConnollyPerson: David MurphyPerson: John YoungPerson: YoungPerson: Martin ToalPerson: Harry ToalPerson: HarryPerson: Thomas BuckleyPerson: Finbarr CoughlanPerson: Killian KingstonPerson: Arthur McDonaghPerson: McDonaghPerson: KingstonPerson: Catriona O'FarrellPerson: Louise DalyPerson: Susan CullenPerson: Michelle RaffertyPerson: Thomas McCabePerson: Mark CrowleyPerson: Brian MurphyPerson: Sharon O'ReganPerson: Julie LynchPerson: Colette O'ReganPerson: St. FinbarrPerson: Teddy O'DriscollPerson: James CooneyPerson: Paul BuckleyPerson: O'DriscollPerson: Oliver SearlesPerson: CooneyPerson: JJ CreanPerson: BuckleyPerson: Neilly KelleherPerson: Peader ToalPerson: Cormac GarveyPerson: Aidan JewittPerson: Stephen O'ConnellPerson: Neil CrowleyPerson: Charlie McCarthyPerson: CrowleyPerson: Finbarr FitzpatrickPerson: McCarthyPerson: Jim KearneyPerson: Tom McKeeverPerson: Jim FayPerson: Noel CarrPerson: FayPerson: Sean DoranEvent: UlsterEvent: MunsterEvent: Munster Junior A finalEvent: Noel Farr CupEvent: All-Ireland U-14Event: Munster U-12Event: Acorn Life Munster seniorEvent: Liam O'Keeffe CupEvent: Donal Cashman ShieldEvent: Munster Junior B championshipEvent: Ulster Junior BEvent: Carbery Veteran I finalEvent: Ulster Veteran finalOrganisation: BranniganOrganisation: GrimleyOrganisation: St FinbarrOrganisation: West CorkOrganisation: GaeltachtOrganisation: MidOrganisation: CorkOrganisation: Carbery
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