Following their recent All-Ireland titles in hurling and camogie, it was the turn of the golfers of Kinsale Community School to win another All-Ireland title for the school when they emerged victorious from the inaugural staging of the Irish Schoolsâ€™ Junior Strokeplay Championship.
Kinsale secured their place in the finals by recording a comprehensive victory over St Brendanâ€™s of Killarney in the provincial finals and so travelled to Strandhill as Munster champions where they competed against the other provincial champions.
Kinsale posted a nett total of 220 strokes in the final which was played in blustery conditions in Strandhill, Sligo. This score was was five better than their nearest competitors so team members Cathal Butler, Gary Ward and John Murphy can be justifiably proud of their achievement. Acknowledgement must also be made to the playersâ€™ caddies on the day who were Shane Oâ€™Connell, Aaron Kingston and James Bohan.
The team returned to a rapturous welcome and reception in the school last Friday April 27th, when school principal, SeÃ¡n Ã“ Broin, congratulated the players, caddies and mentors Ger Hogan and George Hayes on their success. Mr Ã“ Broin commented on how both in sporting and academic areas the school continues to succeed at the very highest level.