Warrenpoint to meet Portmarnock for Senior Cup

The 18th at CastlerockWoodstock claimed the Pierce Purcell Shield at Castlerock in the All-Ireland finals of the Chartis Cups and Shields, beating a resilient Corrstown in the final thanks to victories in the second, third and fifth matches writes the Golfing Union of Ireland.

Elsewhere, Claremorris and Forrest Little will meet in the final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield after a thrilling pair of semi-finals that were both decided on the first tie hole.

Forrest Little saw off Warrenpoint, thereby ending the Ulster champions’ dream of an All-Ireland treble, while Claremorris beat Faithlegg with a birdie on the 19th from team captain Ger Noone and his partner Martin Higgins.

Warrenpoint had earlier continued their winning ways after their Barton Shield success on Thursday, with a fine victory over Co Sligo in the Irish Senior Cup semi-final, setting up a final with Portmarnock, who accounted for Muskerry by three matches to two.

Chartis Cups and Shields National Finals, Castlerock Golf Club


Irish Senior Cup Semi-Finals
Warrenpoint 3.5 Co Sligo 1.5 (Warrenpoint names first )
Paul Reavey lost to Michael Durcan 6/5; David Barron bt Steffan O’Hara 4/3; Colm Campbell Jnr bt Gary McDermott 7/6; Stephen Coulter halved with Barry Anderson; Ryan Gribben bt David Dunne 6/5

Portmarnock 3 Muskerry 2  (Portmarnock names first)
Geoff Lenehan lost to Niall Gorey 4/2; James Fox lost to John Waldron 1 hole; John Greene bt David O’Donovan 3/2; Michael Brett bt Ronan Twomey 3/2; Niall Goulding bt Dan Hallissey 4/2

Pierce Purcell Shield Final
Woodstock 3.5 Corrstown 1.5
Frank Doherty & Mike Kelly lost to Garry Beagan & Andrew Holohan 8/6; Jason Considine & Brian Mulcahy bt Jarlath Beagan & Paul O’Kane 4/3; Tom Hehir & Martin Dormer bt Martin Mooney & Brendan Doyle 8/7; Declan Coote & Jimmy Kelly halved with Gerry Burns & Tom Brady; Shane Fitzgerald & Michael O’Brien bt Martin McIvor & David O’Shaughnessy 7/5

Jimmy Bruen Shield Semi-Finals
Forrest Little 3 Warrenpoint 2
Caolan Kennedy & Brian Duggan lost to David McGreevy & Raymond Jackson 2/1; Greg O’Riordan & Karl Kiernan lost to Gerry Durkin & Tim Cunningham 6/5; Andrew Timmons & Mark Lacey bt John Hughes & Jack Gilsenan 3/2; Tom Bent & Mick Timmons bt Hudson McGuffin & Jason Pepper 19th; Noel Lyons & Jack Blake bt Brendan McKernan & Ros Carvill 3/2

Claremorris 3 Faithlegg 2 (Claremorris names first)
Stephen Burke & Keith Harte lost to Colm Keating & Paul Grant 3/2; Niall Crosby & Eddie Killeen lost to David Keating & Dylan O’Connor 2/1; Des Griffith & Damien Burke bt James Kavanagh & Dick Power 8/7; Ger Noone & Martin Higgins bt Alan Roche & Noel O’Keeffe 19th; Anthony Hennelly & Richard Horan bt Colm Gaffney & Kevin Moriarty 5/4
Senior Cup Final

Warrenpoint v Portmarnock (9am, Warrenpoint names first)
Paul Reavey v James Fox; David Barron v Geoff Lenehan; Colm Campbell Jnr v John Greene; Stephen Coulter v Michael Brett; Ryan Gribben v Niall Goulding

Jimmy Bruen Shield Final

Forrest Little v Claremorris (10.30am, Forrest Little names first)
Caolan Kennedy & Brian Duggan v Tom Fanning & Eddie Killeen; Tom Bent & Mick Timmons v Damien Burke & Des Griffith; Andrew Timmons & Mark Lacey v David Burke & Shane McGagh; Greg O’Riordan & Karl Kiernan v Ger Noone & Martin Higgins; Noel Lyons & Jack Blake v Anthony Hennelly & Richard Horan.