Right “Formula” for Club Matchplay’s Proving Successful
The Club matchplays 4Some & 4Ball were reduced to 16 teams each this year much to the disquiet of the teams who didn’t qualify. but the decision by competition secretary was proved right as all first round matches in both competitions were completed on the due dates. In the 4Ball there was one “giant killing” with the Knockvicar Kevin’s McDermott & Gilboy beating Jim King & Adrian Beirne 5/4. Damien Quigley & Kevin Sheeran knocked out Tommy Aherne & Niall Loftus on the 20th. Former winners David McDermott & Fiachra Neary knocked out Peadar Griffin & Padraig MacShera 5/4 apparently Nero done all the damage, if you can believe that. Only surprise in 4Some was former winners Noel & David McDermott beaten by Tommy Aherne & Declan Loftus. Last years semi finalists Pat King & Andy Connellan had a close shave with Gary Ward & Martin Hunt edging out the newcomers on the 18th. Quarter final matches to be completed by 12 June in the 4Some & 19 June in 4Ball.