Reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions Muskerry made it through the first stage of their plan to retain the AIG Barton Shield with a good win over Bandon in the South Munster area-final this afternoon.
Muskerry v Bandon (area-final)
Niall Gorey & Dave O’Donovan beat Kieran Hurley & Donie O’Donovan 6 holes
Daniel Hallissey & Shane Whooley beat Dwayne Twomey & Dave McCarthy 1 hole
Muskerry v Cork (semi-final)
Niall Gorey & Dave O’Donovan beat John Hickey & Paul Tobin 3 holes
Daniel Hallissey & Shane Whooley beat Gary O’Flaherty & Mark Ford 7 holes
Bandon v Mallow (semi-final)
Kieran Hurley & Donie O’Donovan beat Patrick Daly & Paul McCarthy 1 hole
Dwayne Twomey & Dave McCarthy halved with Ian Spillane & Darragh Murray 20th
In the East Munster qualifier, Youghal came through, while Ballybunion and Shannon advance from the other qualifiers.