Lyons roars at Dromoland Castle
Former West of Ireland champion Joe Lyons. Picture Pat Cashman /

Former West of Ireland champion Joe Lyons. Picture Pat Cashman /

Galway's Joe Lyons and Limerick's Pat Murray will do battle for overall victory in the gross section of the Titleist Mid West Alliance with just two events to go.

On Sunday, Banagaher native Lyons and his faithful caddie Vera defied swirling winds at Dromoland Castle to win with 37 points and tie with Tipperary man Murray in the overall standings.

Despite three-pitting the par-five fifth after two great shots, Lyons short-sided himself and double bogeyed the eighth before finally moving up a gear.

He began by holing his second for an eagle two at the ninth, parred the 10th and then birdied the 11th to round Amen corner in a magnificent three under par.

In Category two, former Clare All Ireland winning hurler Alan Neville is the run away leader after another magnificent score of 40 points

The last two rounds of the Titleist Mid West Alliance will take place on March 30 and April 13.

Titleist Mid West Alliance, Dromoland Castle, March 16

Cat 1 ( 0-3 hcp) Stableford gross
1 Joe Lyons Galway 37pts.
T2 Jason O'Leary Dromoland & Tony Cleary Dromoland 35pts.

Cat 2 ( 4-9 hcp) Stableford nett
1 Alan Neville Dromoland 40pts.
2 Dermot Gallagher Limerick 36pts.
3 Richard Tsuite East Clare 35pts.

Most birdies - 6 Joe Lyons Galway.

Closest to the pins 
7th - Richard Tsuite East Clare.
13th- Seanie Burns Dromoland.
17th- Kieran Cunnane Woodstock.

Cat 1 Gross
T1 Pat Murray Limerick and Joe Lyons Galway 74 pts.
T3 Nicky Duggan Dromoland, Dave Foley Dromoland 73 pts.
5 Tony Cleary Dromoland 72pts. 

Cat 2 Nett
1 Alan Neville Dromoland 87 pts.
2 David Casey Dromoland 80 pts.
T3 Dermot Gallagher Limerick, Pat Lucey Ennis  79pts.
5 John Hadnett Castletroy 77pts.
6 Declan O'Leary Dromoland 76pts. 

Next outings, March 30th and April 13th