Pictured above are our 2015 National Matchplay Champions Chrissie Byrne (Ladies) and John Walsh (Gents) pictured with our President Eamon Birchall under the iconic Lakeside arch. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of proceedings over the last three days. A big thank you to Lakeside for all their efforts and help this weekend. We wish them well in the further celebrations of their 50th Anniversary. We will have more features and photos from the Championships over the coming days but for now its a goodbye from Templemore.
Both our Finals have concluded. Bryan Delaney misses a 10 foot birdie putt by a marrow margin to force a sudden death playoff with John Walsh, but John has retained his title successfully and won his third title overall. Chrissie Byrne is Ladies Champion again after a 5&3 win over club-mate Tara Dillon in their decider. More info to follow later!
We're going to the last hole in the Gents after Bryan Delaney birdies to the 17th to bring the match back to 1up! Chrissie Byrne edging closer to victory in the Ladies as she is 4up with 4 to play.
John now 2up with 3 to play. Bryan needs something special! Tara Dillon needs something similar against Chrissie Byrne as she trails 4 down with 6 to play.
Tara Dillon pulls one back against Chrissie Byrne in the Ladies Final. Chrissie still leads by 3up with 7 holes left to play. John Walsh edging nearer to retaining his title in the Gents. 2up with four to play against Bryan Delaney.
Chrissie Byrne now 4up on Tara Dillon with 9 holes left to play in the Ladies Final. John Walsh goes back 1up in the Gents Final with Bryan Delaney with five holes left.
Still A/S in the Gents between John Walsh and Bryan Delaney with only six holes left now. Chrissie Byrne has extended her lead to 3up now with 11 holes left in the Ladies Final against Tara Dillon.
We're back A/S in our Gents Final after a win for Bryan Delaney at the 10th hole. Eight left to play. Meanwhile in the Ladies Chrissie Byrne is 2up once more on Tara Dillon with 12 holes left.
Tara Dillon pulls one back against Chrissie Byrne in the Ladies, Chrissie now 1up with 22 holes played. John Walsh still 2up on Bryan Delaney with 10 holes left to play.
John Walsh goes 2up on Bryan Delaney with 11 holes left to play. Chrissie Byrne 2up again on Tara Dillon after 21 holes of the Ladies Final.
After a succession of halves, John Walsh goes back 1up on Bryan Delaney in the Gents decider. Chrissie Byrne goes back 1up on Tara after 20 holes in the Ladies.
Back A/S in the Ladies Final after a birdie for Tara at the 18th hole. Gents Final still level after 22 holes.
Still A/S in the Gents after 21 holes. Chrissie still leads Tara by 1up after 17 holes of the Ladies.
Gents Final A/S, 20 holes played. Chrissie Byrne is back in front in the Ladies 1up with 16 holes completed.
Getting a lot tighter now in our two deciders. John Walsh is now only 1up on Bryan Delaney after 18 holes after being 4up earlier on. Tara Dillon and Chrissie Byrne are A/S once more after 14 holes.
Bryan Delaney goes back to 1 down against John Walsh after 17 holes. Chrissie Byrne back in the lead of the Ladies Final by 1up after 13 holes against Tara Dillon.
Tara Dillon is back A/S with Chrissie Byrne in the Ladies Final after 11 holes. John Walsh is now 3up on Bryan Delaney after 15 holes of the Gents Final.
John Walsh increases his lead to 4up after 14 holes over Brian Delaney, Chrissie Byrne is pulled back to 1up by Tara Dillon after 9 holes.
Chrissie Byrne still 2up on Tara Dillon through 8 holes while John Walsh is also still 2up after 12 holes.
John Walsh goes 2up on Bryan Delaney after 11 holes with Chrissie 2up on Tara after 7 holes in their match.
Tara pulls one back against Chrissie in the Ladies Final. Chrissie leads 1up after 5. But Chrissie responds at 6th to go 2up once more. John and Bryan are back A/S after 9 holes in the Gents Final but John wins the 10th to go back 1up on Bryan.
Chrissie now 2up on Tara after 4 holes. John still 1up on Bryan after 8 holes.
John Walsh back to 2up on Bryan Delaney after 6 but Bryan wins 7th hole to bring it back to 1up. Chrissie Byrne goes 1up after 3 holes on Tara Dillon.
Brian Delaney pulls one back against John Walsh, now 1 down after 5. Tara and Chrissie halve 2nd hole.
Tara and Chrissie halve the first hole in the Ladies Final
John Walsh has taken a 2up lead on Bryan Delaney after 4 holes. Ladies Final between Chrissie and Tara just getting underway.
John and Bryan also halve the second hole.
Gents decider between John Walsh and Bryan Delaney underway. Terrible rainy conditions in Lakeside here unfortunately. They have both halved the first hole.
BY AGREEMENT OF BOTH PLAYERS THE START TIME FOR THE LADIES FINAL HAS NOW BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD TO 12.15PM.
Chrissie Byrne through to Ladies decider where she will play her club-mate Tara Dillon after a 6&4 semi-final victory over Ger Ward.
Tara Dillon first player through to Ladies decider after a 3&2 victory over Sheelagh Elmes in the first Ladies Semi-Final
Chrissie Byrne 5up on Ger Ward with 7 holes left.
Tara Dillon 2up on Sheelagh Elmes with 3 to play.
Both Tara Dillon and Chrissie Byrne lead 3up in their respective matches. Tara has 5 left to play against Sheelagh Elmes while there is 10 holes left in the match between Chrissie and Ger Ward.
Chrissie Byrne 3up with 13 holes to go on Ger Ward. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ANYONE TRAVELLING TO WATCH FINALS. GENTS DECIDER HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD TO 12PM BY AGREEMENT OF BOTH PLAYERS.
Tara Dillon back 2up on Sheelagh Elmes, Chrissie Byrne back 2up on Ger Ward with 22 holes played.
Tara Dillon 1up on Sheelagh Elmes with 10 holes left, Chrissie Byrne 1up on Ger Ward after 21 holes.
Bryan Delaney first player through to Gents Final after an 8&7 victory over Eoin Walsh. John Walsh will be his opponent in the Final after a 5&4 victory over John Cahill.
John Walsh 5up on John Cahill with 6 to play. Bryan Delaney 8up with 8 to play on Eoin Walsh.
Chrissie Byrne 2up on Ger Ward after 18 holes.
Bryan Delaney 7up on Eoin Walsh with 11 holes left. Sheelagh Elmes back to 1 down against Tara Dillon after 21 holes. John Walsh now 4up on John Cahill with 8 holes left.
John Walsh now 2up on John Cahill with 10 holes left.
Tara Dillon now 2up on Sheelagh Elmes after 18 holes.
Bryan Delaney now 7up on Eoin Walsh after 22 holes, Chrissie Byrne now 1up on Ger Ward after 14 holes. Sheelagh Elmes back to 3down on Tara Dillon after 17 holes. John Walsh back 1up on John Cahill after 24 holes.
Tara Dillon back to 5up on Sheelagh Elmes after 15 holes. Bryan Delaney 5up on Eoin Walsh after 18 holes. John Cahill and John Walsh A/S after 22 holes. Chrissie Byrne leads Ger Ward by 1up still after 11 holes.
John Cahill now 1up on John Walsh after 20 holes. Eoin Walsh brings his match with Bryan Delaney back to 5 down after 17 holes. Sheelagh Elmes back to 3 down against Tara Dillon after 13 holes. Chrissie Byrne still 1up on Ger Ward after 10 holes.
John Cahill now goes in front of John Walsh 1up after the first 18. Bryan Delaney leads Eoin Walsh 6up after 16 holes.
Chrissie Byrne now 2up on Ger Ward through 6 holes. A/S between John Walsh and John Cahill after 17 holes. Ger Ward pulls one back on Chrissie Byrne. Chrissie's lead is now 1up after 7 holes.
Bryan Delaney now 5up on Eoin Walsh after 12 holes. Tara Dillon now leads Sheelagh Elmes 4up after 8 holes. John Walsh back 1up on John Cahill after 16 holes.
Bryan Delaney's lead is now 4up on Eoin Walsh after 11 holes. Tara Dillon 3up on Sheelagh Elmes after 7 holes. Chrissie Byrne still 1up on Ger Ward after 4 holes. John Walsh and John Cahill now A/S after 15 holes.
Tara Dillon now 2up on Sheelagh Elmes after 6 holes.
John Cahill back to 1down against John Walsh after 12 holes. Bryan Delaney now 3up on Eoin Walsh after 9 holes. Tara Dillon is now 1up on Sheelagh Elmes after 5 holes. Chrissie Byrne 1up on Ger Ward after 2.
John Walsh still 2up on John Cahill after 11 holes. Bryan Delaney 3up after 8 holes on Eoin Walsh. Tara and Sheelagh still A/S after 4 holes. Chrissie Byrne and Ger Ward halve the first hole of their semi-final.
John Walsh back 2up after 8 holes on John Cahill. Bryan Delaney now 2up after 5 on Eoin Walsh. Tara Dillon and Sheelagh Elmes halve the first hole of their semi-final.
Bryan Delaney 1up after 4 holes on Eoin Walsh. Ladies Semi-Finals just teeing off.
John Walsh's lead back to 1up after 6 holes. Bryan Delaney and Eoin Walsh still A/S after 3 holes.
Bryan Delaney and Eoin Walsh A/S after 2 holes. John Walsh now 2up after 5 holes.
John Walsh now 1up after 4 holes.
Back A/S between Cahill and Walsh after 3 holes.
John Cahill wins the first hole against John Walsh.
Well here we are, eight players and six matches today to decide the destination of the Day and Elvery Cups for 2015. We hope to have as comprehensive updates as possible of proceedings today. Follow it all on the above scoresheets and through this blog. In the meantime check out some more wonderful images taken for us yesterday by Robbie Ingram. Good luck to all concerned.
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