Munster Semi Finals & Final of AIG Bruen and Purcell Sun 16 July

​​​Ballykisteen claim a first Munster Cups & Shields pennant

  • 16 July 2017

Munster Semi Finals & Final of AIG Bruen and Purcell Shields
At Killarney Golf Club (Killeen) Sun 16 July

Ballykisteen and Thurles were the winners after an exciting day of golf at Munster finals of the AIG Cups and Shields.  Killarney’s Killeen course was the venue for the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield and AIG Pierse Purcell Shield finals.

Ballykisteen took the honours in the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield, their first Cups & Shields pennant in the club’s 22 year history after beating Nenagh in the final.  Ballykisteen had beaten Newcastle West in a very tight match in the morning semi-final and continued their good form in the final.  With the match balanced on 2-2, David Cartlidge & Sean Calvert parred the 18th to win the title for the Tipperary club.  Cartlidge and Calvert also secured the winning point in the semi-final when they won on the 19th.  

In the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Thurles accounted for Mahon in their morning semi-final and faced a tough match against hosts Killarney.  The hosts won the first match well, but after that the Tipperary side had the upper hand, the won the second match and the third, and when Adrian O’Keeffe and Martin Fahy won on the 14th the title was headed for Thurles.  It’s the second time in three years that Thurles have won the Munster title and they’ll be looking the repeat their national win in Carton House when they head to the finals in September.

The Killeen course in Killarney was in great condition for the Munster finals with the large numbers of spectators enjoying the sunshine from early morning.  The fast greens and tightly cut fairways came in for praise from all of the teams and spectators.  Jim Long, Chairman Munster Golf congratulated the teams from Ballykisteen and Thurles and thanked all eight clubs involved for a competitive and sporting day in Killarney.  He thanked Cormac Flannery and all involved with Killarney for hosting the event and Brendan McKenna from AIG for their ongoing support of the Cups and Shields competitions.  Attention will now turn to junior golf, and the Munster finals of the Fred Daly Trophy and Junior Foursomes which take place in Fermoy in two weeks’ time.
News Niall O'Shea
Photos: Golffile

Results AIG Pierce Purcell Shield click here

Results AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield click here

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