Muskerry and Castletroy make All Ireland finals

Muskerry's Niall Gorey. Picture: Thos Caffrey /


Muskerry beat Dungarvan by two holes at Shannon to win the Munster title in the AIG Barton Shield and clinch their place in next month's All Ireland Cups and Shields finals at Carton House.

Having seen off Ballybunion by one hole in the semi-finals, a two-hole win for Niall Gorey and Dave O'Donovan over John Reynolds and Kevin Stack proved crucial as Daniel Hallissey and John Waldron finished level with Peter Mullaney and Alan Thomas.

In the AIG Junior Cup, Castletroy beat Muskerry 3.5-1.5 in the Munster semi-final before going on to defeat West Waterford 3-2 in the final. 

The action continues at Shannon on Sunday with the semi-finals and final of the AIG Senior Cup with Tramore facing Doneraile and Limerick taking on Castlemartyr.

AIG Barton Shield, Shannon GC

Munster Semi Finals

Dungarvan bt Limerick 4H (Dungarvan names first)

  • John Reynolds & Kevin Stack bt Martin Poucher & Sean Poucher 7H,
  • Peter Mullaney & Alan Thomas lost to Pat Murray & Mike Reddan 3H

Muskerry bt Ballybunion 1H (Muskerry names first)

  • Niall Gorey & Dave O'Donovan bt Peter Sheehan & David O'Driscoll 1H,
  • Daniel Hallissey & John Waldron level with Ed Stack & Eoin O'Connor


Muskerry bt Dungarvan 2H (Muskerry names first)

  • Niall Gorey & Dave O'Donovan bt John Reynolds & Kevin Stack 2H,
  • Daniel Hallissey & John Waldron level with Peter Mullaney & Alan Thomas


AIG Irish Junior Cup, Shannon GC

Munster Semi Finals

West Waterford bt Doneraile 3.5/1.5 (West Waterford names first)

  • Eoin Conway (5) bt Tom Cole (5) 3/2,
  • Conor Morrissey (5) bt Jack O'Keeffe (6) 3/1,
  • Morrie Ferncombe (7) lost to Tim Deady (6) 4/3,
  • Darragh Herlihy (5) halved with Phelim Cotter (6),
  • Andy Hickey (6) bt Gary O'Keeffe (5) 4/3

Castletroy bt Muskerry 3.5/1.5 (Castletroy names first)

  • Colm Geary (5) bt James O'Connor (5) 2/1,
  • Cillian O'Muineachain (6) lost to Owen O'Leary (5) 1H,
  • Keith Birmingham (5) bt Joe O'Keeffe (5) 2/1,
  • Brendan Reidy (5) halved with Jack Kelleher (6),
  • Michael Murphy (5) bt John O'Mahony 2H


Castletroy bt West Waterford 3/2 (Castletroy names first)

  • Colm Geary (5) lost to Eoin Conway (5) 5/4,
  • Cillian O'Muineachain (6) lost to Conor Morrissey (5) 2H,
  • Keith Birmingham (5) bt Luke Cummins (5) 1H,
  • Brendan Reidy (5) bt Darragh Herlihy (5) 2/1,
  • Michael Murphy (5) bt Andy Hickey (6) 2/1.


Sunday —  AIG Irish Senior Cup, Shannon GC

  • 1st tee 8.30 am A Tramore –v- Doneraile
  • 1st tee 9.10 am B Limerick –v- Castlemartyr
  • Final 1st Tee  A –v- B 40 minutes after last match 

National Finals of Cups & Shields, 17-20 September at Carton House Golf Club, Maynooth, Co Kildare