Mullingar hope Grehan chasing Mullarney for Scratch Cup glory
 Mullingar's Liam Grehan. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Mullingar's Liam Grehan. Picture: Pat Cashman

Galway's Ronan Mullarney has a two shot lead over Mullingar's Liam Grehan heading into this afternoon's final round of the Mullingar Electrical Scratch Trophy.

The Connacht interprovincial shot a two under 70 to move to nine under par as Grehan, bidding to become the first Mullingar man to win the trophy in its 54-year history, fired an eagle and five birdies in a five under 67 to get to seven under. 

Mullingar Electrical Scratch Trophy, Mullingar GC (Par 72)

After 54 holes

Live scoring

207 Ronan Mullarney (Galway) 69 68 70

209 Liam Grehan (Mullingar) 70 72 67

210 Gareth Carr (Mullingar) 68 74 68

212 Rowan Lester (Hermitage) 71 70 71

213 Jack Pierse (Portmarnock) 68 72 73

214 Jake Whelan (Newlands) 69 74 71 , Jordan Hood (Galgorm Castle) 74 69 71

215 Gerard Dunne (Co. Louth) 71 75 69 , Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene) 76 68 71

216 Devin Morley (Oughterard) 70 75 71

217 Rob Brazill (Naas) 69 76 72

218 John Hickey (Cork) 72 75 71 , Jack Walsh (Castle) 72 73 73

219 Karl McCormack (Portarlington) 78 68 73 , Robin Dawson (Tramore) 73 73 73 , Quentin Carew (Edenderry Golf Club) 70 76 73 , Matthew Grehan (Tullamore) 75 77 67

220 Keith Murphy (Charlesland) 75 68 77 , Des Morgan (New Forest) 78 73 69 , Robbie Pierse (Grange) 75 73 72 , Andrew Mccormack (Castletroy) 70 76 74

221 Stephen Watts (Cairndhu) 77 75 69 , Joe Lyons (Galway) 74 74 73 , Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) 72 76 73 , David Reddan Jnr (Nenagh) 73 73 75

223 Nicholas Grant (Shandon Park) 77 75 71 , Brian Doran (Baltinglass) 73 76 74 , Cian Healy (Ballyneety Golf Club) 71 75 77

222 Keith Egan (Royal Curragh) 77 73 72

224 Shane Hogan (Nenagh) 75 79 70 , Shane McDermott (Co. Cavan) 72 76 76

225 Jack Mc Donnell (Forrest Little.) 77 73 75

226 Cathal Nolan (Galway) 75 76 75 , TJ Ford (Co. Sligo) 76 75 75 , David Brady (Co. Sligo) 73 77 76 , Peter Kerr (Royal Portrush) 76 78 72 , Robert Moran (Castle) 76 76 74

227 Paul Carey (Nenagh) 78 75 74 , Declan Reidy (Co. Sligo) 77 77 73, Richard Knightly (The Royal Dublin) 77 76 74

228 Anthony Mcdaid (Palmerstown Stud) 79 73 76 , Declan King (Tramore) 76 76 76

229 Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) 77 76 76

231 Shane McGlynn (Portmarnock) 72 79 80

232 Thomas O’Connor (Athlone) 79 76 77, Ian Lynch (Rosslare) 81 73 78, Mark Shanahan (Castlemartyr) 77 75 80 , Robert Neville (The Links Portmarnock) 76 76 80

233 Gary Ward (Kinsale) 81 74 78 75, Stephen Walsh (Portmarnock) 80 75 78

234 Jamie Knipe (Royal Portrush) 76 76 82.