AIG Cups & Shields action heating up at Limerick GC

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Pat Coote (Thurles) on the 18th during the 1/4 Finals of the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield - All Ireland Finals 2021, Limerick Golf Club, Limerick, Co.Limerick, Ireland. 11/09/2021 Picture: Golffile | Thos Caffrey

The final events of the AIG Cups and Shield All-Ireland Finals began on Thursday at Limerick GC. Both men and women were in action with the AIG Women’s Intermediate Cup Quarter-Finals the first to take to the course, followed by the AIG Men’s Pierce Purcell Shield Quarter-Finals.

K Club’s 3-2 win over Banbridge in the AIG Women’s Intermediate Cup was the tightest match of the day, with three of the five games reaching the 18th. Royal Tara, K Club, Loughrea and Athy advance to Friday’s semi-finals, after all four clubs won their respective Quarter-Finals 3-2.

In the AIG Men’s Pierce Purcell Shield, Westmanstown and Nenagh both recorded 4-1 wins over Cruit Island and Royal Curragh respectively. The two clubs will be joined by Elm Park and Thurles in Friday’s Semi-Finals in what will be an all-Dublin and all-Tipperary Semi-Final.

Friday sees the start of the AIG Women’s Junior Cup Quarter-Finals, with the Semi-Finals of the AIG Women’s Intermediate Cup and the AIG Men’s Pierce Purcell Shield taking place.

AIG Women’s Intermediate Cup Quarter-Finals
Newtownstewart 2-3 Royal Tara
Catherine Connolly beat Vonie Macken 19th hole
Margaret McCrossan lost to Breda McGiness 5&4
Marie McSorley lost to Barbara O’Rourke 4&2
Hazel Faithful beat Theresa Brennan 4&3
Caroline Ballantine lost to Deirdre Byrne 1hole

Banbridge 2-3 K Club
Mary Longmore beat Pat Desmond 1hole
Karen Curran lost to Sally O’Connor 3&2
Susan Magennis lost to Caroline Barry 5&4
Megan Whan beat Noreen O’Grady 1hole
Ann Magennis lost to Beryl Bowden 1hole

Loughrea 3-2 Waterford Castle
Tanya Whyte beat Vivienne Keeler 1hole
Geraldine Keely lost to Sally Brennan 7&6
Mary Glynn beat Mary Kennedy 4&3
Anne Kelly lost to Margaret Guerin 4&3
Jane Beatty beat Margaret Gallagher 2&1

Athy 3-2 Doneraile
Amy Kelly beat Eleanor Coughlan 4&3
Heather Hegarty lost to Aoibheann Daly 8&7
Siobhan Smyth beat Clare Hamilton 3&2
Joan McDonald Hyland beat Helen O’Keeffe 3&2
Catherine Moore lost to Anna Cotter 5&4

AIG Men’s Pierce Purcell Shield Quarter-Finals
Cruit Island 1-4 Westmanstown
Brendan Ward and Brian McGonigle lost to Albert Bell and Eamonn Ryan 1hole
Dermot Devenney and Declan Gillespie lost to Shane Russell and Des Brennan 3&2
Stephen Melly and Gerard Elwee lost to Gerry O’Brien and Kieran O’Sullivan 5&4
Michael Q. Boyle and Darren Gallagher halved with John O’Leary and Tom Slevin
John Hyland and Alan Gillespie halved with Fergla Boland and John McGarrell

Rossmore 2-3 Elm Park
Sean Treanor and Bernard Gilbane lost to Rob Sheedy and Des Roche 2&1
Terence Gilsenan and Kieran McQuaid lost to Brian McMahon and Joe Barrett 3&1
James Corrigan and Padraig Trappe beat Geoff Dunne and Jason Redord 5&4
John Heffernan and Brendan Casey beat Paul Weldon and John O’Gorman 5&4
Paul Bennett and John McKenna lost to Stephen Gilmor and Greg Moore 3&1

Castlebar 1.5-3.5 Thurles
Paddy Burke and Johnan Collins lost to Tommy Quigley and Shane Quigley 3&1
Kieran Horkan and Colin Dawson beat Frankie McGrath and Brian Lanphier 1hole
Mark Jennings and Evan Touhy halved with Pat Coote and Aidan Cowan
Ian Brennan and Sean Hough lost to Martin Fahy and Adrian O’Keeffe 3&1
Billy Evans and Val Jennings lost to Stephen Quigley and Thomas Quigley 2&1

Royal Curragh 1-4 Nenagh
Michael Materson and Gerry Maher lost to Brendan O’Donoghue and Matthew O’Gara 5&4
Brendan Mullins and Martin Butler lost to Padraig Hackett and David McGrath 4&3
Noel Joyce and Jimmy Murphy halved with Paul Moloney and David Hickey
Barry McLoughlin and Michael Cleary lost to Brendan Hackett and Pat J. Hogan 6&4
Paul Dempsey and Brenny Murphy halved with Richard Moloney and George Hayes

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