Live National Matchplay Draws Completed

Walsh and Lonergan begin defence of their titles with matches against Richard Bunyan and Martha O'Brien respectively

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Ladies National Matchplay Draw

Gents National Matchplay Draw

THE 2015 National Ladies & Gents Matchplay draws threw up some interesting ties in this evening’s draw at the Templemore Arms Hotel in Co Tipperary. The Ladies draw conducted by Lakeside Ladies Captain Mary Quinn, drew up an interesting first tie as defending champion Breda Lonergan was drawn against fellow Tipperary player and local favourite Martha O’Brien in the First Round. 2013 Champion Geraldine Ward also plays a Lakeside player in her First Round encounter as she faces Lily O’Brien in the bottom half of the draw.


            Former winner Chrissie Byrne faces Helen Greagsbey of Dublin in her First Round encounter, Margaret Hogan faces Rose Kelly with the all Kildare pairing of Tara Dillon and Mairead O’Toole also sure to be interesting. 2009 winner Tracey McGrath faces Lucan’s Linda Thomson while another all Kildare tie sees Marian Byrne play Mary Donnelly. The Gents draw meanwhile was conducted by Lakeside Gents Captain Anthony Maher and defending champion John Walsh faces Listowel’s Richard Bunyan in the first match of the day on Saturday. Ray Murphy faces Dom Scully of Laytown, while No Three seed Liam O’Donovan faces Paul Tobin of St Patricks. John Ross Crangle also faces St Patricks opposition in the form of Dean Grannell.


            Of local interest Paul O’Brien faces Jason Meehan, Irish Open winner Eamon Gibney of Meath plays Michael Fennell while Ronan Loughnane faces Liam Myers. Some other interesting First Round ties see Jason O’Regan play Kieran Earls, an all club battle as Erry’s Joe McGrath Jnr and Sean Buckley do battle while Damien Fleming plays Gerry Coyne.


The draws in full are available on the above links.