Pre-Championship favourites Ulster captured the Golfsure sponsored Interprovincial
Championship at Co Sligo after a final day victory over title holders Leinster.
Trailing by two and a half matches to one and a half following the morning foursomes
Ulster’s stars shone in the singles with big margin wins for Irish champion Rory McIlroy,
North of Ireland champion Gareth Shaw and former professional Jim Carvill.
McIlroy recorded his first singles win of the Championship when easily accounting for
Brian O’Connor by 6/5 while Carvill defeated Paul O’Hanlon by the same margin.
Shaw, who finished top points scorer in the Championship with six wins from six matches and threw
in a hole in one on the thirteenth hole in Thursday’s singles for good measure, overcame
Aengus McAllister by 5/3.
Darren Crowe halved with Des Morgan, while his brother Stephen defeated Mark Campbell by
4/3 before Connor Doran scored the decisive win by 3/2 over The Island’s David Rawluk.
Host province Connacht defeated Munster by eight matches to five to finish in third spot.
Result of Championship: 1. Ulster; 2. Leinster; 3. Connacht; 4. Munster
Day 3, Friday, August12:
Leinster 5, Ulster 8.
(Leinster names first):
Foursomes: A McAllister & N O Briain halved with R McIlroy & M McGeady; D Morgan & R
Cannon lost to D Crowe & G Shaw 5/4; B O’Connor & D Houlihan bt C Doran & B McCarroll
4/3; E O’Sullivan & P O’Hanlon bt R Leonard & S Crowe 3/2.
Singles: Brian O’Connor lost to Rory McIlroy 6/5; Des Morgan halved with Darren Crowe;
Aengus McAllister lost to Gareth Shaw 5/3; David Houlihan bt Michael McGeady 5/3; Mark
Campbell lost to Stephen Crowe 4/3; David Rawluk lost to Connor Doran 3/2; Robert Cannon
lost to Brendan McCarroll 2/1; Paul O’Hanlon lost to Jim Carvill 6/5; Eoin O’Sullivan bt
Rory Leonard 2/1.
Munster 5, Connacht 8.
(Munster names first):
Foursomes: P Murray & P O’Keeffe lost to M McTernan & G McDermott 3/2; A O’Callaghan & K
Crowley lost to M Mulryan & K O’Neill 5/4; M Owens & M Shanahan halved with K Kearney & M
Rowe; C McNamara & S Loftus lost to J Lyons & M O’Sullivan 1 hole.
Singles: Pat Murray bt Damien Coyne 1 hole; Aaron O’Callaghan bt Martin McTernan 4/3;
Cian McNamara lost to Michael Mulryan 1 hole; Mervyn Owens lost to Keith O’Neill 1 hole;
Mark Collins bt Mark O’Sullivan 1 hole; Peter O’Keeffe bt Ken Kearney 3/2; Stephen Loftus
halved with Mark Rowe; David Finn lost to Joe Lyons 1 hole; Keith Crowley lost to Gary