Royal Tara Golf Club will host the All-Ireland Inter-Club Championship finals from tomorrow Wednesday until Saturday. The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) selected Royal Tara to host the 2013 finals of the Barton Shield, Pierce Purcell Shield, Junior Cup, Jimmy Bruen Shield and Senior Cup this week.
The competitive action is set to start on Wednesday following two full practice days on Monday and Tuesday.
Twenty teams, equally divided between Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster will compete at Royal Tara for the five prestigious titles that includes the most coveted club prize in Irish golf, an All-Ireland Green Pennant.
“Royal Tara Golf Club is very honoured to have been selected by the GUI as the venue for this annual event” commented Royal Tara Golf Club official John McGrath who explained that over the last six months clubs have battled for qualification through provincial competitions.
Meath will be represented in the Junior Cup by Laytown/Bettystown who will tee-off at midday on Wednesday against outsiders Ballybunion in their semi-final.
Single matchplay, minimum handicap five.
Wednesday 18th September: semi-finals - Slieve Russell v Westport, 11.10; Laytown/Bettystown v Ballybunion, 12.0; Thursday, 19th September - final, 10.20.
PIERCE PURCELL SHIELD
Foursomes competition, combined handicap 27: semi-finals -
Thursday 19th September: semi-finals - Rossmore v Spanish Point, 11.40; Claremorris v Corrstown, 12.30; Friday 20th September - final - 10.30.
Foursomes competition, no handicaps involved.
Wednesday 18th September: semi-finals - Co Cork (Little Island) v Clandeboye, 10.30; Rosslare v Co Sligo, 10.50; Thursday, 19th September - final, 11.10.
Singles matchplay, no handicaps.
Friday 20th September: semi-finals - Rosapenna v Carton House, 8.30; Co Sligo v Co. Cork, 9.20; Saturday 21st September - final, 9.0.
JIMMY BRUEN SHIELD
Foursomes competition, combined handicap 19.
Friday 20th September: semi-finals - Castlecomer v Killorglin, 12.0; Athlone v Tandragee, 12.50; Saturday 21st September - final, 10.30.
The course was fully reserved for practice on Monday and Tuesday. The other times are listed for this week
Wednesday 18 September - Pierce Purcell Shield - 7.15; Jimmy Bruen Shield - 12.50; Pierce Purcell Shield - 3.0.
Thursday 19 September - Jimmy Bruen Shield - 7.40; Senior Cup - 1.30.
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