Tuesday 17 September 2019

Blainroe young guns head for wild west shootout

Promise: David Lally. Photo: Ronan Quinlan
Promise: David Lally. Photo: Ronan Quinlan

Blainroe's young guns are on their way west to Castle Dargan after they beat a brave Baltinglass side by three holes to capture the Leinster title in the Irish Junior Foursomes at Woodenbridge.

Following a first-round walkover against Wicklow, they narrowly beat Greystones, then recorded convincing wins over Killiney and Old Conna before claiming a tight decider against their Wicklow neighbours.

Conor Leonard and David Lally beat Johnny Keogh and Neil Patterson three up as Jonathan Ryan and Liam Connolly finished all square with TJ Deering and Robert McHugh to give captain Dave Smith's sterling squad, which includes Stephen Kenny, the club's first Leinster pennant for 34 years.

The Irish Junior Foursomes began in 1983 and since then has played an essential part in the development of boys golf and inter-club match play.

Blainroe's Lally had already shown his promise earlier this summer, shooting a one-under 70 - the only sub-par score of the day - to win the Leinster Boys Under 16 Close Championship at Ashbourne.

He will be a key member of the side for the All Ireland Finals at Castle Dargan in Sligo from September 28-29 where Connacht champions Tuam, Munster champions Faithlegg and Ulster champions Warrenpoint.

Tuam beat Enniscrone by four holes in the Connacht final as Faithlegg defeated Kilrush by seven holes and Warrenpoint beat Belvoir Park by four.

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