Gary Daly and Michael Lehane earn last two spots in Munster Senior championship quarter-final draw

On Saturday Gary Daly and Michael Bohane secured the last two places in tonight’s Munster Senior championship quarter-final draw.

Daly led all the way against Martin Coppinger at Ballincurrig. He got a good first bowl towards the school corner and followed with a brilliant bowl past Moore’s gate.

Coppinger’s third was too tight right and ran onto the bank past Moore’s and left him almost a bowl behind. Daly raised a bowl with a great third into the creamery green. They scored the no-play line in five and six.

Daly reached the start of the long straight in two more to extend his lead. Coppinger got a fantastic shot from poor sight at O’Riordan’s towards the end of the straight.

Daly just missed that, but responded with a well played bowl to Leahy’s, which raised the bowl again.

Coppinger got a poor shot from there. Daly’s reply was accurate and fast. It gave him full light at the big corner in ten and took his lead to almost two bowls. He didn’t make the top of the short straight with his next.

Coppinger’s reply unluckily hopped in right, just hind of that tip, to leave two bowls between them.

Coppinger then played an amazing bowl around the bend and reached Din Tough’s. Daly missed that tip, but kept his lead well over a bowl with his 13th to the end of the sycamores.

Coppinger’s next fell left and Daly went past the elbow with his. Coppinger then missed the last bend, leaving the lead close to two bowls and he conceded.

Éamon Bowen won the first shot against Michael Bohane at Béal na mBláth. Bohane won the second towards the water and increased his odds in the shots to Shorten’s cross.

He reached Long’s lane in eight to go a bowl clear. Bowen cut the odds to Twohig’s farm.

Bohane followed with two great bowls to the big corner where he was well over a bowl in front.

He raised a second bowl at the junior line. After he got a big bowl to the bend past the junior finish the lead was close to three bowls and Bowen conceded.

Billy McAuliffe and Donal Riordan advanced in the Munster intermediate championship.

McAuliffe beat Raymond Ryan by almost a bowl at Bweeng. Ryan won the first four shots. McAuliffe got a big fifth to the tinny shed, but Ryan beat it by 50m.

McAuliffe followed with two great throws to lead at the concrete lane.

He then reached the end of the big lawn to raise a bowl.

He held that lead until he made a mistake at the novice line. Ryan cut the odds to 40m to the junior line and there was just 20m in it for the last shot. Ryan missed the line and McAuliffe beat it well.

At Shannonvale Donal Riordan raised a bowl on Brian Wilmot with his fifth from the quarry. Wilmot knocked the bowl with a good shot from Kingston’s wall.

Riordan then got a great bowl towards Campbell’s to go well over a bowl in front. He pushed the lead to two bowls with a smashing shot to sight past the novice line.

James Cooney and Terry Sexton meet in the East Cork—Waterford Junior A final at Conna. Cooney beat Wayne Kingston by two bowls at Ballincurrig.

He was just short of the no-play line in five and was out the big corner in 11, Kingston conceded at the sycamores.

Terry Sexton beat Patrick Butler in the other semi-final at Cobh.

James Nagle and JC Desmond contest the Carbery final at the Marsh Road. Desmond beat Declan O’Donovan in a tie-breaker at Leap.

They were level after six to Meelisheen cross. Desmond shot a great eighth bowl tight on the right to go 70m clear. He had a bowl of odds at the forge corner and won by almost two.

Nagle secured his spot in the final at the same venue when he beat Tony O’Sullivan by a bowl. Declan O’Donovan qualified for the tie-breaker by beating John Cahalane at Caheragh.

Donncha O’Brien plays Tim Young in the West Cork final at Drinagh. O’Brien beat Denis O’Driscoll by well over a bowl at Kealkill.

He won the first shot and O’Driscoll took the next two. O’Brien led with his fourth over the bridge and extended his lead to 100m with a great shot past the barrack’s.

O’Driscoll closed the gap to O’Mahony’s. O’Brien then played great third and second last shots to raise a bowl. After O’Driscoll fell throwing his last shot the lead was well over a bowl.

In the Munster Junior B Billy Dalton narrowly beat Eoin O’Riordan at Templemichael.

O’Riordan looked to be winning till he unluckily missed the line by two metres. Dalton played a good last shot, which O’Riordan missed by half a metre.

Vincent Cahalane beat Dave Mackey in the last shot at Templemartin in the same championship.

Tony Carey finished strongly to beat Brendan O’Callaghan by a bowl in the Munster Veteran (Junior) championship at Templemichael. At Kildee Dan O’Halloran beat Finbarr Lynch by almost a bowl.


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