Carton House book a home berth in finals
Carton House beat Laytown and Bettystown 3.5-1.5 to claim the Leinster title in the AIG Senior Cup and qualify for next month's All Ireland finals on home turf. The Kildare men beat Kilkenny 4-1 in Saturday's quarter-finals at Malahide, then defeated Newlands 3.5-1.5 in the semi-finals before capturing the Leinster pennant yesterday.
Laytown and Bettystown overcame Royal Dublin 4-1 and Birr 4.5-0.5 to reach the final. Carton House now join Connacht champions Galway, Munster winners Limerick and Ulster champions Royal Portrush in the AIG All Ireland Finals at Carton House from September 22-23.
Meanwhile, All Ireland champions Warrenpoint remain on course to retain the AIG Barton Shield after they beat Rosapenna by six holes the Ulster final at Moyola Park.
Warrenpoint now join Connnacht champions Galway, Leinster champions Castle and Munster winners Tralee at Carton House for next month's All Ireland finals.
In women's golf, Killarney won the Irish Senior Cup for the first time on Saturday when they beat Royal Portrush 4-1 at Royal Curragh.