Friday 15 November 2019

Supreme Moynihan shows his class

IRELAND comfortably avoided the wooden spoon in the Boys Home Internationals Championships at County Louth yesterday.

They saved their best until last as they overwhelmed struggling Wales 10-5, with three of their singles successes being achieved out in the country.

The Irish laid the foundations for their win by taking the foursomes 3.5 to 1.5 and then captured six and halved one of the singles to complete a comprehensive triumph.

The in-form Gavin Moynihan was impressive throughout the series, showing just why he has enjoyed such a great season in which he has won the Irish Open and the McEvoy Trophy. Moynihan signed off with two more magnificent results.

He and Paul McBride disposed of Gareth Roberts and Daniel King by 3&2 and then he was much too powerful for Roberts, romping home 7&5.

Robin Dawson and McBride also won on the 12th and 13th respectively to make victory inevitable and Wales, bottom of the pile in the European Championships, were in the doldrums again.

England retained the trophy by demolishing Scotland, whitewashing them 5-0 in the foursomes.

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