Grants slips off the pace
Published 22/09/2011 | 05:00
Stephen Grant slipped down the leaderboard on day two of the European Tour Qualifying School at Fleesensee and is struggling to stay in the hunt for a place in the next stage.
The former Shamrock Rovers striker from Birr posted a 72 for a 142 aggregate to drop from joint 15th place to 22nd, seven strokes behind leader Christoffer Lange.
Cian Curley is in 52nd place on 147, with Shane Franklin a stroke behind.
The Irish Sports Council has announced Team Ireland Golf Trust grants of €12,000 for Paul Cutler and €7,500 for Danielle McVeigh as they begin their pro careers.
"I am absolutely delighted," said Cutler. "The extremely generous support from the Sports Council is exactly what I need to kick-start my career."
John Treacy, chief executive of the ISC, said: "Paul and Danielle are products of the GUI and ILGU and it is important to acknowledge the enormous contribution of those organisations to Irish sport".
Leinster clinched their third inter-provincial schools title in a row, completing a grand slam at the Sportsground yesterday as they ran in eight tries in beating Connacht 53-0
Ray McIlreavy's side cruised to victory with a superb display, which included a hat-trick of tries from centre Rory O'Loughlin.
Leinster led by 17-0 at half-time thanks to tries from Ian Fitpatrick, O'Loughlin and Dan Leavy.
Further tries from Peadar Timmins, Billy Dardis (2), plus the accuracy of Stephen O'Neill's goalkicking sealed the win.
Connacht U-18 -- C Gaffney; R Pepper-Hobbs, D Corcoran, M Mellotte (R Browne 25), C Egan (C Langan 61); B Carty, R Doolan (P Power 20); J Walsh (D McCardle 60), P O'Donnell (S Flanagan 66), S Meunargia; S Boyle, E Connell; J O'Hehir (C Laheen 62), P Hackett ( S McCormack 50), S O'Brien.
Leinster U-18 -- B Dardis; M Madigan (C Brennan 50), R McLoughlin, S O'Neill, I Fitzpatrick; B Holland (R Bailey-Kearney 64), R O'Farrell (N McCarthy 55); S Delahunt, D Donnellan (J Carroll 60), E McKeever (S Borza 50); R Molony, P Timmins; D Doyle (G Reynolds 64), D Leavy (R Moloney), H Brewer.
REF -- S Douglas (IRFU).