The Irish Schools National Finals brought the curtain down on the school season with four fierce competitions taking place at Milltown GC.
In the Girls’ Senior Schools competition, St. Michael’s, Loreto Navan were victorious. The team of Niamh Carroll and Chloe Maples Gaffney won on 48 points.
Rainey School, Magherafelt (Julia Currie, Olivia Currie and Poppy Hastings) finished a point behind, with Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Roscommon finishing in third.
Ireland girls’ international and Scoil Muire Gan Smal student Olivia Costello won the individual prize, on 30 points, one clear of Maples Gaffney.
Terenure College won the Boys Senior Schools title, after a 3-2 win over Presentation College, Athenry.
All five matches saw the 18th green, with two matches going to additional holes. Dylan Timbs defeated Darragh McCartin to win the decisive point.
In the Girls’ Junior Schools competition, the Sacred Heart School, Westport team of Sarah Corrigan, Mary Kate Lonergan and Mary Kate McHale won with 76 points.
The Mayo school finished two points ahead of Holy Child, Killiney (Sophie Hardy and Ellen Larkin), with Colaiste Eoin, Ennis (Aoife Cahill, Suzie Cusack and Lauren Fox) a point further behind.
Our Lady & St. Patrick’s College, Knock were crowned Boys Junior Schools National Champions. The team of Rory Adamson, Charlie Collins and Ciaran O’Neill finished on 69 points.
The Belfast school finished one point clear of St. Brendan’s School, Killarney (Ronan Bennett and Luke McCan), with St Joseph’s Patrician College, Galway and Presentation De La Salle, Bagnelstown finishing three shots further back.
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