The top three from today are now pictured above with PPUI President Eamon Birchall. We hope that you have enjoyed our coverage of the Championships over the course of this weekend. It was not without excitement and drama that's for sure. Well done to the club on their efforts on-and-off the course and we hope to have some more features from this wweekend on the website during the week. Safe home to all from the Royal County.
It's all over Liam O'Donovan is the National Gents Senior Strokeplay Champion for the second time following a -19 winning total for 54 holes. He just holds off both John Walsh and John Crangle with Kieran Earls fourth on countack.
John Crangle finishes -18 as well, Damien Fleming and Derek Courtney both finished -16.
New Clubhouse leader: John Walsh finishes on -18, James Ryan finishes on -12 overall.
Ian Dillon finishes on -13.
Conor McCarthy also finishes on -15,
Joe Ronan finishes on -15, Ian Donnelly finishes on -14.
Kieran Earls is now in the clubhouse on -16, Paudie O'Sullivan has finished on -13 with defending champion Ray Murphy ending up on -11.
George Beardsley turns -16 with nine to go, Liam O'Donovan is -15. Ian Farrelly is confirmed in clubhouse -14. All to play for!
Damien Fleming -16, John Ross Crangle -15 after their first nine holes of the playoff!
Derek Courtney and Eamon Gibney are tied on -16 under par after their first nine holes of the playoff, John Walsh is -14 with James Ryan -9.
Conor McCarthy, Ian Donnelly and Joe Ronan all -13, Ian Dillon -10 after 9 holes.
Kieran Earls -14
Ray Murphy -10
Some early playoff scores after 9:
Brian McGinn -13
Paudie O'Sullivan -12
Ian Farrelly -11
Hubert Kelly -10
Jim Judge Jnr -8
Michael Hogan -7
The following are the 20 players who will contest the Final 18 Playoff for the Donnelly Cup, best wishes to all concerned:
George Beardsley Cement -14
Liam O'Donovan Bruff -13
John Crangle Loughlinstown -12
Damien Fleming Deerpark -12
Derek Courtney St Bridgets -11
James Ryan Tipp Hills -11
Eamon Gibney Castletown -11
John Walsh Collins -11
Conor McCarthy Deerpark -10
Ian Dillon St Bridgets -10
Joe Ronan McDonagh -10
Ian Donnelly Cement -10
Kieran Earls Parteen -9
Ray Murphy St Annes -9
Paudie O'Sullivan Claycastle -9
Brian McGinn Seapoint -9
Michael Hogan Tullamore -8
Jim Judge Jnr Erins Isle -8
Hubert Kelly Loughlinstown -8
Ian Farrelly Bellewstown -8
All 36 hole scores posted. Playoff participants in due course.
Only four pairs left to post scores now, getting near playoff time!
Johnny Campbell continues Cement's good showing so far today by posting a total of -8, Parteen's Kieran Earls has finished his 36 on -9.
McDonagh's Joe Ronan has finished his 36 holes on -10 joining another 10 players who have reached double figures so far!
John Walsh has joined the trio of James Ryan, Eamon Gibney and Derek Courtney in the clubhouse on -11. Mark Millar finished -8.
Paudie O'Sullivan has finished on -9, Jim Judge Jnr has finished his 36 on -8 meanwhile.
Damien Fleming has finished -12 for his 36 holes putting him in a share of third place at present.
Apologies for lack of updates since, warming up nicely now with Derek Courtney on -11 after 36, John Walsh -10 after 27 and Deerpark's Damien Fleming -13 after 27 holes! George Beardsley is our new leader on -14 now though.
John Walsh has started well, -6 after nine holes
James Ryan finished -11 for his 36 holes, Deerpark's Conor McCarthy -10 and defending champion Ray Murphy -9. Brian McGinn from Seapoint is -5 after nine holes, Damien Fleming -4 after the same number.
Jonathon Goodall has posted a score of -8 for his first 36 holes.
Ian Dillon has posted a -10 score for his first 36 holes.
John Ross Crangle is now in possession on second place on -12. Ray Murphy is -5 after his first 18.
Liam O'Donovan now moves into the 36 hole lead on -13, two ahead of Eamon.
Ian Donnelly posts the second best 36 hole total so far with -10.
Eamon Gibney is the clubhouse leader at present after posting a total of -11. Michael Hogan has posted -8 for his 36 holes while Rene Jan Bloem, William Buckley Jnr and Pat Martin have all posted a total of -6,
James Ryan, Derek Courtney and John Cahill have all posted totals of -6 for their first 18 holes. George Beardsley and Ian Donnelly have posted scores of -5.
Defending Champion Ray Murphy is -5 after nine holes with both Conor McCarthy and Michael Buckley Collinstown -3 over the same distance.
18 Holes: Eoin Walsh has completed a -5 round. 9 holes: James Ryan is -5, George Beardsley is -4 with John Cahill -3.
18 Holes: Ian Dillon has completed his First Round with -5, John Crangle and Anthony Malone were both -4. 9 Holes: Paul O'Brien is -2 with Anthony Culhane -1.
Cement's George Beardsley is -4 after nine holes, Kieran Dunscombe is -1 with Gary O'Sullivan level par.
Some 18 hole scores: Liam O'Donovan leads on -7, one ahead of Eamon Gibney on -6 with Ian Donnelly on -5 and Pat Martin on -4.
Bryan Delaney is -2 for his first nine, Trevor Ahern is level par.
Three is a magic number so far it would appear, now Eoin Walsh has posted -3 for his first nine! Eddie Hennessy is level par.
Tralee's Jonathon Goodall is another player to go -3 for his first nine holes. Jason O'Regan, Chris Scannell and Liam Myers are all level par for that number of holes.
Anthony Malone and Ian Dillon have added their names to the group of players on -3. John Ross Crangle is -2 with Laurence Maher -1 after nine holes.
Both Tipp Hills' Pat Martin and Bruff's Liam O'Donovan are -4 after their first nine. Eamon Gibney and Ian Donnelly are -3 after the same distance.
William Buckley Jnr is -3 after his first nine holes, Thomas Mason is level par.
Rene Jan Bloem, Sean Dinnegan and John Delaney are all -1 after nine holes. Tullamore's Mick Hogan is level par.
We're just about set to go here in Stackallen for the Senior Final. 80 players doing battle for the Donnelly Cup, lets hope we get more of the drama we saw yesterday in the Intermediate Finals.
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