2015 National Matchplay Championships Day Two
Day Two Underway in Lakeside
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It will be an all Cork affair in the Semi-Finals of our Gents competition as Bryan Delaney held off Paul O'Brien's Second 18 charge to win out by 2&1 and set up a semi-final meeting with Eoin Walsh. We hope that you enjoyed our coverage today. Join us against tomorrow for the battle of Rebel County in the Gents and the battle of St Bridgets and Portmarnock in the Ladies. Slan!
We now know our second ladies semi-final tomorrow after Ger Ward just edged a titantic battle with Pauline Balfe to win out at the last hole 1up. Chrissie Byrne won the battle of the sisters with Marian 3&2 which means she will play Ger in the morning. One match left on course now!
Tara Dillon will play Sheelagh Elmes in the first of our Ladies Semi-Finals tomorrow after she recorded a 2&1 victory over Eleanor Walsh. Eoin Walsh is through to the Gents Semi-Finals after a 9&8 victory over Damien Fleming in their quarter-final. Paul O'Brien and Bryan Delaney are back level A/S with 6 holes left.
Our first Gents Semi-Finalist is John Cahill from Fermoy who defeated Michael Buckley 9&8. He will play defending champion John Walsh who had a 7&6 victory over John O'Meara in their quarter-final.
Our first Ladies Quarter-Final result sees Sheelagh Elmes dethrone our reigning champion Breda Lonergan with a 1up victory! Ger Ward is now 3up on Pauline Balfe with 6 holes left to play.
Eoin Walsh is now 9up on Damien Fleming with 24 holes played.
Marian Byrne has brought her quarter-final with her sister Chrissie back to 3up in the latter's favour with 6 holes left to play. Paul O'Brien has brought his game with Brian Delaney back to A/S with 24 holes played!
John Cahill now 7up after 24 holes of his Quarter-Final with Michael Buckley in the Gents.
Breda Lonergan still leads Sheelagh Elmes 1up with 6 holes left of our first Ladies Quarter-Final. John Walsh now 4up on John O'Meara after 24 holes of the first Gents Quarter-Final.
Ger Ward has now taken a 1up lead against Pauline Balfe in the last of the Ladies Quarter-Finals.
Eoin Walsh has a very commanding lead of 7up against Damien Fleming after 18 holes of the last Gents Quarter-Final.
Tara Dillon 1up after 24 against Eleanor Walsh, Chrissie Byrne 4up on her sister Marian after 24 in the Ladies. John Cahill still leads Michael Buckley 3up after 18 holes of their quarter-final while Bryan Delaney's advantage over Paul O'Brien is now 4up after 18 holes.
John Walsh leads John O'Meara 2up after 18 holes in the first Gents Quarter-Final, Breda Lonergan is now gone 1up on Sheelagh Elmes after 24 in the first Ladies Quarter-Final.
John Cahill is now 3up on Michael Buckley after 12 holes in their quarter-final, Bryan Delaney is now 6up on Paul O'Brien over same distance while Eoin Walsh leads Damien Fleming 4up after 12.
Ger Ward has brought her quarter-final with Pauline Balfe back to A/S after 18 holes.
Tara Dillon remains 2up on Eleanor Walsh in the second Ladies Quarter-Final after 18 while Chrissie Byrne has extended her lead to 6up over her sister Marian in their quarter-final after 18.
John Walsh 1up on John O'Meara after 12 holes in the first Gents Quarter-Final.
Breda Lonergan and Sheelagh Elmes are A/S after the first 18 holes of their Quarter-Final.
Bryan Delaney 1up after 6 holes against Paul O'Brien in the third Gents Quarter-Final, Eoin Walsh 3up on Damien Fleming over same distance. The final Ladies Quarter-Final sees Pauline Balfe lead Ger Ward 3up after 12.
Ladies: Tara Dillon 2up on Eleanor Walsh after 12 holes, Chrissie Byrne still 2up on her sister Marian meanwhile after 12. John Cahill is 1up on Michael Buckley after 6 holes in the second Gents Quarter-Final.
John Walsh and John O'Meara A/S after 6 holes in our first Gents Quarter-Final. Sheelagh Elmes is gone 2up on Breda Longeran in our first Ladies Quarter-Final after 12 holes.
Pauline Balfe 1up on Geraldine Ward after 6 holes in our final Ladies Quarter-Final.
Chrissie Byrne 2up on her sister Marian in the third quarter-final after six holes.
Breda Lonergan 1up on Sheelagh Elmes after six holes in the first Ladies Quarter-Final. Tara Dillon 1up after 6 on Eleanor Walsh in the second quarter-final.
Gents Quarter-Final line-up complete: Eoin Walsh will play Damien Fleming in the last quarter-final after Eoin defeated Joe McGrath Jnr 2up while Damien was a 3&2 winner over Jim Judge Jnr.
Bryan Delaney through to Quarter-Final Meeting with Paul O'Brien after a 2&1 victory over William Fitzgerald.
Damien Fleming's lead over Jim Judge Jnr is 3up with 6 to play.
Paul O'Brien through to the Quarter-Finals after a 5&4 win over Paul Tobin. Michael Buckley of Collinstown also through after a 3&2 win over Charlie Morrissey. He will play John Cahill who was a 3&1 victor over Chris Gallagher.
Eoin Walsh and Joe McGrath Jnr A/S with 6 to play. Bryan Delaney 2up on William Fitzgerald over same distance.
First Two Gents Third Round Results: John Walsh comes from 3down to defeat Shane Murphy at the last 1up! John O'Meara is a 3&2 winner over Chris Scannell meanwhile. They will play each other in the first quarter-final at 4.20pm. Ladies Quarter-Finals just getting underway. Paul O'Brien is 6up on Paul Tobin with 6 to play.
Chris Gallagher and John Cahill A/S with 6 holes to play.
Michael Buckley 2up on Charlie Morrissey with 6 holes left.
John O'Meara 1up on Chris Scannell with 6 to play.
Damien Fleming now 4up on Jim Judge after 24 holes.
Eoin Walsh and Joe McGrath Jnr are A/S after 24 holes.
Paul O'Brien's advantage over Paul Tobin is still 6up after 24 holes. Bryan Delaney and William Fitzgerald still A/S over same distance with Shane Murphy 3up on John Walsh with six holes to play.
Chris Gallagher now 1up on John Cahill after 24 holes.
John O'Meara and Chris Scannell A/S after 24 holes, Michael Buckley now 2up on Charlie Morrissey over same distance.
Damien Fleming still 2up on Jim Judge Jnr after 18 holes.
Bryan Delaney and William Fitzgerald still A/S after 18, Eoin Walsh 1up on Joe McGrath Jnr. Shane Murphy and John Walsh now A/S after 24 holes.
Paul O'Brien 6up on Paul Tobin after their first 18.
Chris Gallagher and John Cahill A/S after 18.
Chris Scannell leads John O'Meara 1up after the first 18 while Charlie Morrissey and Michael Buckley are now A/S after the First Round.
Chris Gallagher and John Cahill are A/S after 12 holes. Damien Fleming is 2up on Jim Judge Jnr after 12 holes in their match.
Bryan Delaney and William Fitzgerald is now A/S after 12 holes. Eoin Walsh and Joe McGrath Jnr are also A/S over the same distance.
Pauline Balfe completes our Quarter-Final line-up in the Ladies following a victory over Paula Nolan on the last hole 1up. She will play fellow Dubliner Geraldine Ward in the quarter-finals. In the Gents Shane Murphy is still 1up after 18 holes on John Walsh, Paul O'Brien is now 4up on Paul Tobin after 12.
Marian Byrne through to the Quarter-Finals and a match against her sister Chrissie after a 2&1 win over Tracey McGrath. In the Gents Charlie Morrissey is now 2up on Michael Buckley after 12 holes.
Damien Fleming 1up on Jim Judge Jnr after 6 holes. Chris Scannell leads John O'Meara 3up after 12.
William Fitzgerald is 1up on Bryan Delaney after 6 holes. Joe McGrath Jnr is leading by the same score against Eoin Walsh. Shane Murphy leads John Walsh by 1up after 12 in the first match.
Geraldine Ward through the Ladies Quarter-Finals after a 7&6 win over Maree O'Toole. Two places in the last eight remain to be filled.
Paul O'Brien 3up on Paul Tobin after 6 in the Gents. Pauline Balfe leads Paula Nolan by 2up in the Ladies with 6 to play.
Chris Scannell 2up on John O'Meara after 6 in the Gents. Charlie Morrissey 3up on Michael Buckley and Chris Gallagher 1up on John Cahill, also after 6. In the Ladies Marian Byrne is 2up on Tracey McGrath with 6 to play.
Gents Third Round underway: John Walsh and Shane Murphy A/S after 6 holes. Tara Dillon now through to Ladies Quarter-Finals after a 5&4 win over Mary Murray. She will play Eleanor Walsh.
Eleanor Walsh is latest lady through to the quarter-finals after a 4&3 victory over club-mate Sarah Byrne. Geraldine Ward is now 7up on Maree O'Toole with 24 holes played.
Chrissie Byrne has recorded a 7&6 win over Siobhan Keely to book her place in the quarter-finals.
Tara Dillon 4up on Mary Murray with 6 to play.
Still A/S between Marian Byrne and Tracey McGrath after 24 holes. Eleanor Walsh now 3up on Sarah Byrne with six to play.
First Ladies Result is in with Breda Lonergan recording a 6&5 win over Siobhan McDonnell. She will play Sheelagh Elmes in the Quarter-Finals.
Chrissie Byrne now leads Siobhan Keely 6up after 24 holes.
Pauline Balfe is 2up on Paula Nolan after 18 holes. Geraldine Ward still 4up on Maree O'Toole over same distance. Tara Dillon now 5up on Mary Murray after 24 holes
Sarah Byrne and Eleanor Walsh now level after 24 holes.
Tracey McGrath and Marain Byrne A/S after 18 holes.
Breda Lonergan still 5up on Siobhan McDonnell after 24 holes.
Chrissie Byrne 4up after 18 holes.
Ger Ward 4up on Maree O'Toole after 12 holes.
Tara Dillon 4up after 18 holes on Mary Murray. Pauline Balfe 3up on Paula Nolan after 12 holes.
Correction: William Fitzgerald defeated Michael Fennell 1up in the Gents. Apologies for error. Sarah Byrne still leads Eleanor Walsh by 2up after 18 holes.
Tracey McGrath 1up on Marian Byrne after 12 holes.
Pauline Balfe and Geraldine Ward both 1up on Paula Nolan and Maree O'Toole respectively after 6 holes. Breda Lonergan 5up on Siobhan McDonnell after 18 holes, Sarah Byrne 2up on Eleanor Walsh after 12 holes, Tara Dillon leads Mary Murray by same score over same distance. Chrissie Byrne 3up on Siobhan Keely after 12.
Shower has cleared and play is back underway.
Tara Dillon 1up on Mary Murray after 6 holes, Chrissie Byrne 1up on Siobhan Keely while Tracey McGrath and Marian Byrne are A/S. Sad to say that the rain has now arrived!
Some Ladies Scores after 6 Holes: Breda Lonergan 1up on Siobhan McDonnell, Fermoy club-mates Sarah Byrne and Eleanor Walsh A/S while Margaret Hogan has conceded a walkover to Sheelagh Elmes. Damien Fleming defeats Ray Murphy in outstanding Gents Second Round match 4&3.
Eoin Walsh defeats Kevin McCarthy 2&1. One Gents Result left to come in.
Joe McGrath Jnr defeats Mortimer Galvin 5&4, Paul Tobin defeats Paul Nolan at the 38th hole. Jim Judge Jnr defeats Liam Myers 6&5.
Michael Fennell defeats William Fitzgerald in the Gents 1up. Damien Fleming is now 3up on Ray Murphy with 6 to play.
Jim Judge Jnr now 5up on Liam Myers with 6 to play.
Chris Gallagher defeats James Ryan 1up while John Cahill is a 3&2 victor over JR Crangle.
Joe McGrath Jnr 4up on Mortimer Galvin with 6 to play.
Eoin Walsh 1up on Kevin McCarthy with 6 holes to play.
Bryan Delaney is a 6&5 winner over Kieran Earls, Damien Fleming remains 2up on Ray Murphy after 24 holes. Michael Fennell and William Fitzgerald A/S with 6 to play.
Paul O'Brien is a 6&5 winner over Martin Carter.
Shane Murphy beats Ian Farrelly 3&2, John O'Meara beats Sean Harkins 1up while Chris Scannell is a 4&3 winner over Ian Dillon Jim Judge Jnr now 6up on Liam Myers after 24, the battle of the two Pauls, Nolan and Tobin is A/S with 6 to play. Ladies Second Round about to commence.
James Ryan 1up on Chris Gallagher with 6 to play, John Cahill 2up on JR Crangle with 6 to play. Kevin McCarthy 2up on Eoin Walsh after 24. Paul Tobin leads Paul Nolan 2up after 24.
Damien Fleming 2up on Ray Murphy after 18. Michael Fennell 3up on William Fitzgerald after 24.
Charlie Morrissey beats Gerard Palmer 9&8. Jim Judge Jnr 4up on Liam Myers after 18. Bryan Delaney 5up on Kieran Earls after 24. Chris Scannell 4up on Ian Dillon with 6 left to play.
Sean Harkins and John O'Meara A/S with 6 to play. Paul O'Brien still 3up on Martin Carter after 24. Michael Fennell 3up on William Fitzgerald after 18, Joe McGrath Jnr leads Mortimer Galvin by 1up over same distance. Eoin Walsh now 1up on Kevin McCarthy after 18.
Jim Judge Jnr 2up on Liam Myers through 12. Damien Fleming and Ray Murphy still A/S through the same distance. First Result sees John Walsh defeat Jason Larkin 7&6. Shane Murphy 2up on Ian Farrelly with 6 to go.
James Ryan still 3up on Chris Gallagher through 24, John Cahill now 4up on JR Crangle through 24.
Chris Scannell 3up on Ian Dillon after 24, Charlie Morrissey 7up on Gerard Palmer after 24. Bryan Delaney 2up on Kieran Earls after 18.
Shane Murphy 3up on Ian Farrelly after 24, Sean Harkins 1up on John O'Meara after 24. Paul O'Brien still 3up on Martin Carter after 18.
Kieran Earls 1up on Bryan Delaney after 12, Michael Fennell and Willie Fitzgerald now A/S after 12. Eoin Walsh 3up on Kevin McCarthy after 12 and Joe McGrath Jnr 1up on Mortimer Galvin.
James Ryan 3up on Chris Gallagher after 18, John Cahill 1up on JR Crangle after 18.
Scores from the 6th: Michael Fennell 1up on Willie Fitzgerald, Eoin Walsh 2up on Kevin McCarthy, Mortimer Galvin 1up on Joe McGrath Jnr, Jim Judge Jnr 1up on Liam Myers and Damien Fleming and Ray Murphy A/S.
Paul Tobin and Paul Nolan A/S after 12, Paul O'Brien still 3up on Martin Carter over same distance.
Sean Harkins still 1up on John O'Meara after 18, Chris Scannell now 1up after 18 on Ian Dillon.
Shane Murphy 1up on Ian Farrelly after 18.
John Walsh 2up after 18 on Jason Larkin. Kieran Earls 2up on Bryan Delaney after 6, Michael Fennell 1up on Willie Fitzgerald after 6 and Eoin Walsh 2up on Kevin McCarthy.
Sean Harkins 1up on John O'Meara after 12, Ian Dillon 1up on Chris Scannell after 12.
John Walsh 1up on Jason Larkin after 12, Shane Murphy 1up on Ian Farrelly after 12. John Cahill 1up on JR Crangle after 6, Paul Nolan 1up on Paul Tobin while Paul O'Brien is 3up on Martin Carter, both after 6.
Ian Dillon 1up on Chris Scannell after 6, Charlie Morrissey 2up after 6 on Gerard Palmer, James Ryan 4up after 6 on Chris Gallagher while George McGreal has conceded a walkover to Michael Buckley.
John Walsh 2up on Jason Larkin after six, Shane Murphy 1up on Ian Farrelly while Sean Harkins is also 1up on John O'Meara.
While your waiting for updates you might want to take a look at some of the magnificent images taken from yesterday by our photographer this weekend Robbie Ingram. Click on the above link to see over 300 photos from Saturday.
We're just about set to go in Lakeside for Day Two of the National Matchplay. We begin Day Two with the Meeting of defending champion John Walsh and Erins Isle Jason Larkin. The Ladies Second Round gets underway at 11.30am.
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