Castlemartyr’s Mark Shanahan finished tied 4th in the rain affected East of Ireland Championship. Shanahan was in touch of the lead after the first and second rounds and a final round 73 saw him finish 4th but seven shots behind the winner. The event took place in Baltry and while they got through Saturday and Sunday, only 18 of the 36 holes scheduled for Monday took place. The decision to cancel the final 18 holes marks the first occasion in the 75 year history that the title was awarded after 54 holes. Stuart Grehan (Tullamore) was the runaway leader from the very start with an opening 67 followed by a 68. Although he shot 76 in his final round he still had a five shot margin of victory over the field.
4th: Mark Shanahan (+3),
28th: Paul McCarthy (+11),
34th: John Hickey (+12),
47th: Niall Gorey (+14)
MC Gary O’Flaherty, Conor Coyne, Greg O’Mahony