After a marathon day in the National Matchplay Championships in Seapoint we now know the Semi-Finalists in both the Ladies and Gents Grades. In the Ladies defending champion Chrissie Byrne has made it to the last four and she will take on the player she beat in the 2012 Final in Claycastle in Eleanor Walsh of Fermoy in our first semi-final. The Second Semi-Final will be between our reigning National Senior Strokeplay Champion Ger Ward and our reigning National O-55's Strokeplay Champion in the Senior grade, Ger Holland of RGSC, an all Dublin affair.
Meanwhile in the Gents it's been a big day for the St Patricks club in Enniscorthy as two of the Semi-Finalists come from that club in the form of Martin O'Neill and Dayle Donohue. Martin will player the sole Munster player left in the grade Shane Murphy from Raffeen Creek in the first semi-final tomorrow while Dayle takes on former two time winner Mark Millar who came from behind to beat club-mate Sean Goggin 1up on the last hole. Will we have a first Leinster winner in the Gents since 2003 and will we crown a new Champion at the same time? Join us tomorrow from 9am (Ladies) and 9.30am (Gents) to find out the answers!
After Millar nails the 18th with his tee-shot, Sean Goggin concedes after missing his birdie putt meaning a 1up victory for Mark Millar and the remaining place in tomorrow's Semi-Finals!
17th halved. All aboard heading into the last of the 36th!
A/S after another birdie for Millar at the 16th!
Back to 1up after Millar birdies the 15th!
Sean Goggin still 2up with 4 to play.
Sean Goggin now gone ahead 2up with 6 to play!
Still a 1up advantage for Mark Millar with 9 holes left.
Mark Millark still 1up on Sean Goggin with 12 Holes to play.
Results: Martin O'Neill is our Second Semi-Finalist after a 4&3 victory over Owen Smith. He will play Shane Murphy in the first SF tomorrow. His club-mate Dayle Donohue is also through to the SF's on the other side of the draw defeating Darren Keogh 7&5. He awaits the winner of our remaining QF between Mark Millar and Sean Goggin who have the course to themselves for the Second 18 of their match!
Sean Goggin has brought the Last QF between himself and Mark Millar back to 1up in favour of Mark after the first 18 Holes.
30 Holes: Martin O'Neill 5up on Owen Smith with 6 to Play.
Result: Shane Murphy is the first Gent through to the SFs tomorrow after a 7&6 victory over Shane Murphy in the first QF.
24 Holes: Dayle Donohue's lead over Darren Keogh is now 4up
Ger Holland is our last Ladies Semi-Finalist for tomorrow after a 4&3 victory over Phil Condron. She will play Ger Ward in the second of our Ladies SF's.
24 Holes: Martin O'Neill 3up on Owen Smith in their Gents QF.
12 Holes: Mark Millar 3up on Sean Goggin in their Gents QF
In our remaining Ladies QF Ger Holland is 4up on Phil Condron with 4 to play.
Result: Eleanor Walsh defeats Glenda Hoey 6&5 to set up a repeat of our 2012 Ladies Final in Claycastle in the first of our Ladies SF's tomorrow with Chrissie Byrne.
Result: Ger Ward through to tomorrow's SF's after an 8&7 victory over Margaret Hogan.
30 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 6up on Glenda Hoey with 6 Holes to Play.
24 Holes: Shane Murphy 7up on Eamon Gibney with 12 holes to play in their Gents QF.
Result: First of our Ladies semi-finalists determined as defending Champion Chrissie Byrne records an 8&6 victory over Linda Thomson
18 Holes: Dayle Donohue 5up on Darren Keogh after the First Round of their Gents QF
6 Holes: Mark Millar 1up on Sean Goggin
24 Holes: Ger Ward 7up on Margaret Hogan in the last of the Ladies QF's.
24 Holes: Ger Holland now 7up on Phil Condron in their Ladies QF
18 Holes: Martin O'Neill 2up on Owen Smith in the Gents QF.
24 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 8up on Glenda Hoey
12 Holes: Dayle Donohue 3up on Darren Keogh
18 Holes: Shane Murphy is 4up on Eamon Gibney after the First Round of their Gents QF.
24 Holes: Chrissie Byrne now 3up on Linda Thomson in their Ladies QF.
18 Holes: Ger Ward 4up on Margaret Hogan in their Ladies QF
12 Holes: Martin O'Neill 1up on Owen Smith
Last Gents QF just teeing off now
18 Holes: Ger Holland 3up on Phil Condron in their Ladies QF.
18 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 6up on Glenda Hoey in their Ladies QF.
12 Holes: Shane Murphy 2up on Eamon Gibney in first Gents QF.
Mark Millar eventually prevails over Martin Keohane at the 38th hole to set up an all Cement QF with Sean Goggin!
18 Holes: Chrissie Byrne is 2up on Linda Thomson after the First Round of their Ladies QF.
6 Holes: Martin O'Neill and Owen Smith A/S with Dayle Donohue 1up on Darren Keogh
Millar and Keohane to go to a 2nd P/O hole as Eamon Gibney and Shane Murphy are A/S after their first 6 Holes.
12 Holes: Ger Holland 2up on Phil Condron as Ger Ward leads Margaret Hogan 3up
Result: Sean Goggin defeats George McGreal 2&1 as Mark Millar and Martin Keohane gone to sudden death!
12 Holes: Chrissie Byrne still 2up on Linda Thomson
Result: Dayle Donhue defeats Frank Ryan 1up on the last hole with a birdie!
30 Holes: Sean Goggin 2up on George McGreal with 6 holes to play
6 Holes: Ger Ward 2up on Margaret Hogan
6 Holes: Ger Holland 3up on Phil Condron
6 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 2up on Glenda Hoey
1st Gents QF between Eamon Gibney and Shane Murphy about to get underway.
Result: Darren Keogh defeats Liam O'Donovan 2&1
30 Holes: Mark Millar 2up on Martin Keohane with 6 to play.
6 Holes: Chrissie Byrne 2up on Linda Thomson in our 1st Ladies Quarter-Final
Results: Martin O'Neill defeats Chris Gallagher 2&1 while Owen Smith is a 3&2 over Paul Tobin.
30 Holes: Frank Ryan remains 2up on Dayle Donohue
30 Holes: Darren Keogh remains 1up on Liam O'Donovan
Result: Eamon Gibney defeats Keith Redmond 2&1
30 Holes: Owen Smith remains 2up on Paul Tobin
24 Holes: Sean Goggin now 2up on George McGreal.
Result: Shane Murphy first player through to Quarter-Finals in Gents with a 4&3 victory over Barry Thornton
30 Holes: Martin O'Neill remians 1up on Chris Gallagher with 6 holes to play
24 Holes: Martin Keohane and Mark Millar A/S
Ladies QF's just getting underway
30 Holes: Shane Murphy back 4up on Barry Thornton with 6 to play
24 Holes: Dayle Donohue back to within 2 of Frank Ryan
30 Holes: Eamon Gibney and Keith Redmond stil A/S with 6 to play
24 Holes: Owen Smith 2up on Paul Tobin in their match while Darren Keogh has gone 1up on Liam O'Donovan
24 Holes: Martin O'Neill remains 1up on Chris Gallagher
18 Holes: Sean Goggin remains 3up on George McGreal turning, all Gents matches on Second 18.
24 Holes: Barry Thornton now back to within 3 of Shane Murphy
18 Holes: Martin Keohane 3up on Mark Millar
24 Holes: Keith Redmond and Eamon Gibney now A/S
18 Holes: Frank Ryan now 3up on Dayle Donohue
18 Holes: A/S again between Darren Keogh and Liam O'Donovan
18 Holes: Paul Tobin 1up on Owen Smith
18 Holes: Martin O'Neill 1up on Chris Gallagher
12 Holes: Sean Goggin 3up on George McGreal
18 Holes: Shane Murphy 5up on Barry Thornton
12 Holes: Dayle Donoghue 1up on Frank Ryan with Martin Keohane 2up on Mark Millar
18 Holes: Eamon Gibney turns 1up on Keith Redmond
12 Holes: Darren Keogh 2up on Liam O'Donovan
12 Holes Paul Tobin 1up on Owen Smith.
6 Holes: Mark Millar 1up on Martin Keohane and Sean Goggin 1up on George McGreal
12 Holes: Martin O'Neill 3up on Chris Gallagher
12 Holes: Shane Murphy 5up on Barry Thornton
Result: Ger Holland is our last Quarter-Finalist in the Ladies event after a 4&3 victory over last year's runner-up Tara Dillon.
12 Holes: Eamon Gibney and Keith Redmond now A/S
6 Holes: Owen Smith 1up on Paul Tobin Liam O'Donovan & Darren Keogh A/S with Dayle Donohue 2up on Frank Ryan
Result: Ger Ward through to the Ladies Quarter-Finals after an 8&7 victory over Maree O'Toole. Only one more quarter-finalist TBD now.
6 Holes: Martin O'Neill 1up on Chris Gallagher
Result: Glenda Hoey defeats Sheelagh Elmes 4&3 to make it through to the Ladies Quarter-Finals
6 Holes: Shane Murphy 2up on Barry Thornton
Result: Phil Condron defeats Marlo Everitt 8&6 with Margaret Hogan an 8&7 winner over Rose Kelly
6 Holes: Eamon Gibney 2up on Kieth Redmond
30 Holes: Ger Holland 3up on Tara Dillon with 6 to play.
Result: Eleanor Walsh defeats Martha O'Brien 6&5
30 Holes: Glenda Hoey 5up on Sheelagh Elmes with 6 to play
30 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 6up on Martha O'Brien
Result: Chrissie Byrne wins the battle of the sisters with Marian Courtney 1up on the last hole!
24 Holes: Phil Condron's lead over Marlo Everitt is now 4up with Margaret Hogan 6up now on Rose Kelly
Gents Third Round now underway
Result: Our first Lady through to the Quarter-Finals is Lucan's Linda Thomson after a 7&6 victory over Carol O'Brien
24 Holes: Tara Dillon 2up on Ger Holland.
24 Holes: Glenda Hoey 6up on Sheelagh Elmes
24 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 4up on Martha O'Brien
18 Holes: Ger Ward 7up on Maree O'Toole. All Ladies Matches on Second 18 now.
30 Holes: Chrissie Byrne 3up on her sister Marian
24 Holes: Linda Thomson 4up on Carol O'Brien
18 Holes: Phil Condron 7up on Marlo Everitt. Margaret Hogan 4up on Rose Kelly meanwhile.
18 Holes: Glenda Hoey 4up on Sheelagh Elmes. Tara Dillon and Ger Holland A/S meanwhile.
24 Holes: Chrissie Byrne remains 2up on Marian Courtney.
18 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 3up on Martha O'Brien
12 Holes: Ger Ward 4up on Maree O'Toole in remaining Ladies encounterr
12 Holes: Phil Condron 5up on Marlo Everitt and Margaret Hogan 3up on Rose Kelly.
18 Holes: Linda Thomson 3up on Carol O'Brien
18 Holes: Chrissie Byrne 2up on Marian Courtney
12 Holes: Glenda Hoey 3up on Sheelagh Elmes. Tara Dillon now 1up on Ger Holland
Result: George McGreal completes our Third Round line-up in the Gents with a 1up victory over James Ryan.
12 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 4up on Martha O'Brien
Result: Mark Millar defeats Darren Collins 2&1 in a battle of the former National Matchplay winners at this weekend's venue. Sean Goggin defeats John Cahill 1up meanwhile.
6 Holes: Ger Ward 4up on Maree O'Toole
12 Holes: Still no seperating Chrissie and Marian A/S while Linda Thomson leads Carol O'Brien 4up
6 Holes: Phil Condron 1up on Marlo Everitt. Margaret Hogan also 1up on Rose Kelly.
Result: Martin Keohane defeats Thomas O'Reilly 3&2
6 Holes: Ger Holland 1up on Tara Dillon
Result: Dayle Donohue defeats Frank Dineen 3&1
30 Holes: George McGreal 1up on James Ryan with 6 to Play.
6 Holes: Glenda Hoey 1up on Sheelagh Elmes.
Results: Paul Tobin defeats Kieran Earls 4&3. Frank Ryan defeats Eoin Walsh by the same score.
30 Holes: Sean Goggin 1up on John Cahill with 6 to play
6 Holes: Eleanor Walsh 1up on Martha O'Brien.
Result: Darren Keogh defeats Jason O'Brien 1up on the last hole!
30 Holes: Mark Millar 2up on Darren Collins with 6 to play
6 Holes: Linda Thomson 2up on Carol O'Brien
30 Holes: Frank Ryan 5up on Eoin Walsh with 6 to play. Martin Keohane 3up on Thomas O'Reilly
6 Holes: A/S in our first Ladies match between Chrissie Byrne and Marian Courtney
30 Holes: Frank Dineen 2up on Dayle Donohue with 6 to play
24 Holes: George McGreal 2up on James Ryan
Ladies Scores to come next
Results: Liam O'Donovan defeats John McDonald 5&4 while Owen Smith defeats Michael Darcy 4&3
30 Holes: Darren Keogh 2up on Jason O'Brien with 6 to play.
24 Holes: Sean Goggin 3up on John Cahill
30 Holes: Liam O'Donovan 5up on John McDonald with 6 to play
24 Holes: Mark Millar 2up on Darren Collins
Results: Chris Gallagher ends Ray Murphy's hopes of another Matchplay title with a 6&5 win. Barry Thornton defeats Gerry Breen Jnr 4&2 while Martin O'Neill defeats Michael Vaughan 4&3
30 Holes: Owen Smith 5up on Michael Darcy with 6 to play Paul Tobin 2up on Kieran Earls with 6 to play.
24 Holes: Martin Keohane 4up on Thomas O'Reilly
Ladies Second Round just getting underway with the battle of the sisters Chrissie Byrne and Marian Courtney.
24 Holes: Frank Ryan 5up on Eoin Walsh
30 Holes: Chris Gallagher 5up on Ray Murphy with 6 Holes left to play
24 Holes: Frank Dineen 1up on Dayle Donohue
Our First Results sees Shane Murphy defeat John McGrath 6&5, Keith Redmond beat Paddy Noonan 5&4 with Eamon Gibney a 2&1 winner over Niall Winters Jnr.
30 Holes: Martin O'Neill 3up on Michael Vaugfhan with 6 to play.
24 Holes: Liam O'Donovan 5up on John McDonald
18 Holes: George McGreal 2up on James Ryan. All Gents matches on Second 18.
30 Holes: Shane Murphy 6up on John McGrath
24 Holes: Paul Tobin 2up on Kieran Earls
18 Holes: Mark Millar 3up on Darren Collins. Sean Goggin 1up on John Cahill
30 Holes: Keith Redmond 4up on Patrick Noonan with 6 to play
24 Holes: Chris Gallagher remains 2up on Ray Murphy. Owen Smith 3up on Michael Darcy
18 Holes: Martin Keohane 4up on Thomas O'Reilly
18 Holes: Frank Ryan 2up on Eoin Walsh
30 Holes: Eamon Gibney 1up on Niall Winters Jnr with 6 Holes left to play
24 Holes: Martin O'Neill now 4up on Michael Vuaghan
18 Holes: Frank Dineen and Dayle Donohue A/S
24 Holes: Barry Thornton 4up on Gerry Breen Jnr
18 Holes: Liam O'Donovan 4up on John McDonald and Darren Keogh 1up on Jason O'Brien
12 Holes: George McGreal 3up on James Ryan in our last Second Round match.
24 Holes: Shane Murphy 4up on John McGrath
18 Holes: Paul Tobin 1up on Kieran Earls
12 Holes: Sean Goggin 3up on John Cahill
24 Holes: Keith Redmond 4up on Patrick Noonan
18 Holes: Owen Smith and Michael Darcy A/S
12 Holes: Martin Keohane 3up on Thomas O'Reilly. Mark Millar 4up on Darren Collins
24 Holes: Eamon Gibney 2up on Niall Winters
18 Holes: Chris Gallagher 2up on Ray Murphy
12 Holes: Frank Ryan 1up on Eoin Walsh now
18 Holes: Martin O'Neill 3up on Michael Vaughan
12 Holes: Frank Dineen 1up on Dayle Donohue
18 Holes: Barry Thornton 3up on Gerry Breen Jnr
12 Holes: Darren Keogh 1up on Jason O'Brien
6 Holes: George McGreal 2up on James Ryan
18 Holes: Shane Murphy 5up on John McGrath
12 Holes: A/S between Paul Tobin and Kieran Earls with Liam O'Donovan 1up on John McDonald
6 Holes: Mark Millar 3up on Darren Collins with with Sean Goggin 1up on John Cahill
18 Holes: Keith Redmond 5up on Patrick Noonan
12 Holes: Michael Darcy 2up on Owen Smith
6 Holes: Martin Keohane 2up on Thomas O'Reilly
18 Holes: Eamon Gibney turns 4up on Niall Winters Jnr
12 Holes: Chris Gallagher now 1up on Ray Murphy
6 Holes: Frank Dineen 2up on Dayle Donohue with Eoin Walsh 1up on Frank Ryan
12 Holes: Martin O'Neill up on Michael Vaughan
6 Holes: Jason O'Brien 1up on Darren Keogh
All Second Round Gents Matches teed off.
12 Holes: Gerry Breen Jnr 2up on Barry Thornton.
12 Holes: Shane Murphy 3up on John McGrath
6 Holes: Paul Tobin 1up on Kieran Earls with Liam O'Donovan also 1up on John McDonald
12 Holes:Keith Redmond 5up on Patrick Noonan
6 Holes: Michael Darcy and Owen Smith A/S
12 Holes: Eamon Gibney still 1up on Niall Winters Jnr.
6 Holes: Chris Gallagher 3up on Ray Murphy.
Barry Thornton 1up on Gerry Breen Jnr after 6 Holes. Martin O'Neill also 1up on Michael Vaughan over same distance.
Shane Murphy 1up on John McGrath after 6 Holes.
Keith Redmond 1up on Patrick Noonan after 6 Holes
Eamon Gibney 1up on Niall Winters Jnr after 6 Holes.
While you are waiting for some scores why not look at our photo gallery from yesterday at the attached link above.
Nearly Set to get going here on Day 2 with the meeting of Eamon Gibney and Niall Winters Jnr in Round 2 of our Gents competition. An all Meath affair.
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