Corrstown end Dundalk’s run in Jimmy Bruen Shield

OUR run in the Jimmy Bruen Shield came to an end on Saturday when the team lost by 3.5 to 1.5 against Corrstown.  With three matches at home, hopes were high that the team could progress to the semi-finals but it wasn’t to be.

Teenagers Ciaran Johnston and Chris Clarke once again got a point away from home as they won their match in Corrstown 5&4 while the other match ended in a 4&3 defeat for Darren Myles and Eoin Purton.

That left Dundalk needing just two wins from the three home ties to advance. When Ciaran Sheridan and Emmet Savage McCabe were beaten on the 15th in the bottom match it all came down to the two matches still on the course.

In the second match, Joseph Laverty and Michael Staunton were two up with two to play but Dundalk were in trouble in the match ahead of them and Corrstown won the 17th to record a 2&1 victory over Conor Murphy and Eugene Hanratty to and secure the point they needed to secure a meeting with Baltinglass in the last four.

Great credit is due to Terry Sloane and Fergal Harte for guiding the team to the quarter-finals and in the process giving some of the club’s young and upcoming golfers valuable inter-club matchplay experience which will undoubtedly stand to them in the years ahead as they hopefully progress to the Junior and Senior Cup teams.