Gowran Park progressed to the first round of the Barton Cup after a good win over Mount Juliet in a provisional round played on the 2nd April. Score 4 vs 1

Away team: Paul Whelan & Kevin Fennelly (Win), Niall Kiely & Anthony McCormick (Win).

Home Team: Paudie Lannon & Larry Comerford (Win), PJ Dreeling & Ger Treacy (Loss), Thos Farrell & Niall Treacy (Win

The first round was played against near neighbours Kilkenny GC. With somewhat depleted resources Gowran Park went down by the narrowest of margins. Score 3 vs 2

Away Team: Dan Stallard & Luke Kelly (Loss), PJ Dreeling & Martin Donnelly (Loss)

Home Team: Kevin Fennelly & Paul Whelan ( Win), Gearoid Kennedy & Dave Kearney (Win), Thos Farrell & Niall Treacy (Loss)

Team managers Mattie Byrne and Joe Farrell thanked all for their efforts and hope for better luck next year