Murray eyes fifth Munster Mid-Am
 Clontarf's Pat Murray. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Clontarf's Pat Murray. Picture by Pat Cashman

Clontarf’s Pat Murray will be going for his fifth victory in the Munster Mid-Amateur Championship after rounds of 70 and 71 gave the Tipperary man a two-stroke lead heading into the final round at Newcastle West.

Murray leads on one-under par 141 from Portumna's James McLoughlin with Ballybunion's Peter Sheehan three off the pace on two-over par.

Cork's Gary O'Flaherty and Newcastle West's Brian Lenihan are just four strokes behind Murray on three-over.

Munster Mid-Amateur Championship, Newcastle West (Par 71)

Final round tee-times

Following six withdrawals for round three, the cut extended to 36.

  1. 8.30 Thomas Sheehan (Doneraile) David Hunt (Nenagh) Ronan Twomey (Muskerry)
  2. 8.40 Bryan Dore (Newcastle West) Mark Coleman (Limerick) David Lane (Muskerry) 
  3. 8.50 Tony Corcoran (Carlow) David Coughlan (Moate) Graham Spring (Tralee)
  4. 9.00 Justin Kehoe (Limerick) Sean McDermot (Carlow) Colm Murphy (Clandeboye) 
  5. 9.10 Brett Macias (Palmerstown) Patrick Bevins (Carlow) Tony O’Leary (Rosslare)
  6. 9.20 Peter Meaney (Cahir Park) Darren O’Donoghue (Bandon) Kevin Collins (Fermoy)
  7. 9.30 Eamon Haugh (Castletroy) Michael Coote (Tralee) Rory Leonard (Banbridge)
  8. 9.40 Hugh Nolan (Doneraile) Jim Carvill (Banbridge) Simon Miskelly (Knock)
  9. 9.50 Tim O’Mahony (Doneraile) Brian Lenihan (Newcastle West) Gary O’Flaherty (Cork)
  10. 10.00 Peter Sheehan (Ballybunion) James McLoughlin (Portumna) Pat Murray (Clontarf)

After 36 holes

Detailed scores

141 P Murray (Clontarf) 70 71

143 J McLoughlin (Portumna) 70 73

144 P Sheehan (Ballybunion) 73 71

145 G O'Flaherty (Cork) 75 70; B Lenihan (Newcastle West) 74 71

146 S Miskelly (Knock) 77 69; J Carvill (Banbridge) 70 76

149 T O'Mahony (Doneraile) 74 75; H Nolan (Doneraile) 74 75

150 R Leonard (Banbridge) 78 72; M Coote (Tralee) 78 72; E Haugh (Castletroy) 75 75; K Collins (Fermoy) 74 76

151 D O'Donoghue (Bandon) 76 75; P Connolly (Killeen Castle) 75 76; P Meaney (Cahir Park) 73 78

152 K Crowley (Fota Island) 78 74; T O'Leary (Rosslare) 78 74

153 G Fitzpatrick (Naas) 78 75; P Bevins (Carlow) 76 77

154 B Macias (Palmerstown Estate ) 80 74; D Dore (Youghal) 79 75; C Murphy (Clandeboye) 73 81

155 S McDermott (Carlow) 77 78; J Kehoe (Limerick) 76 79; G Spring (Tralee) 76 79; D Coughlan (Moate) 75 80

156 T Corcoran (Carlow) 81 75; D Lane (Muskerry) 81 75; M Coleman (Limerick) 78 78

157 D Gleeson (Limerick) 82 75; B Dore (Newcastle West) 79 78; R Twomey (Muskerry) 79 78; D Hunt (Nenagh) 79 78; R Williams (Naas) 78 79

158 T Sheehan (Doneraile) 78 80

CUT

159 T Cleary (Woodstock) 82 77; A Boyle (Castleknock) 80 79

160 T Hogan (Headfort) 83 77; L Walsh (Fota Island) 80 80; D McMahon (Tralee) 79 81; S Kenneally (Kinsale) 78 82; J Williams (Castle) 78 82; A Moran (Tuam) 77 83; L Lenihan (Shannon) 77 83 

161 M Tuite (Killarney) 84 77; R Hurley (Fermoy) 83 78; O Barrett (Fermoy) 83 78; P Hennessy (Lahinch) 80 81; B Power (Goldcoast) 75 86

163 P Roche (Palmerstown Stud) 78 85

164 D O'Donovan (Charleville) 80 84

165 D Coyne (Tuam) 82 83

167 L Power (Palmerstown stud) 78 89

168 F Harrold (Castletroy) 86 82; C Griffin (Palmerstown Stud) 81 87

171 S Morris (Limerick) 88 83

173 F Dore (Ballybunion) 90 83

NR F Kennedy (The Island); E Clarke (Lee Valley); J Crangle (Belfast)

DQ F O'Sullivan (Tralee)

NR A Purcell (Adare Manor)

RTD M Kearns (Westport); R Connolly (Tullamore); J Mulready (Castle)

NR P Brazil (Limerick)