Barton Cup and Jimmy Bruen Shield teams continue to advance

DUNDALK are through the next rounds of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and the Barton Cup after wins over The Island and Balcarrick.

The Jimmy Bruen Shield team beat The Island 3-2 last Friday. In Dundalk, Joseph Laverty sank a 20ft putt on the final green to give himself and Michael Staunton a one-hole win while Ciaran Sheridan and Emmet Savage McCabe won 3&2. In the away leg, there was a one-hole win for Ciaran Johnston and Chris Clarke while Conor Murphy and Eugene Hanratty were all square going down the 20th when they were called in. Colin Roche and Aaron Hoey were beaten in their match. The team will now face Clontarf or Corrstown in the Leinster quarter-final.

On Sunday, the Barton Cup team faced Balcarrick in the Third Round of the competition and there was a 5&4 win away from home for Mark Gorham and Chris Clarke while Billy Cairns and Damian English came up against a strong home pairing and went down by a similar margin. They lost the par three seventh to a hole in one with Damian English almost following the Balcarrick player in. In Dundalk, Neal MacKell and Emmet Savage McCabe won 5&4 and Peter Rogers and Bobby McCarthy won 3&2 while Clem Walshe and Kevin Redmond were one up on the 15th when they were called in. Portmarnock Links or The Island now await in the fourth round.