Murphy, Desmond,Healy, O’Connell and Rumley all make Kerry Boys Matchplay Cut

Mark Healy Kinsale

Kinsale’s Mark Healy

Five Cork golfers have made the cut for the matchplay stage of the Kerry Boys Championship at Ballybunion.  Reigning champion John Murphy is through and will face Faithleggg’s Dara Phelan in tomorrow’s first round.  Murphy is joined by Kinsale team-mates Eric Rumley and Mark Healy. First round leader Sean Desmond also made the cut as did Bandon’s Brian O’Connell.  There’s a big North Cork factor at play in the Plate matchplay, there are five North cork golfers in action tomorrow morning.

Kerry Boys Championship – Round 1 Draw:

8am Sean Desmond (Monkstown) -v- Jonathon Haydon (Royal Dublin)
8.10am Philip Byrne Jnr (Ballybunion) -v- Iarla O’ Mahony (Ballybunion)
8.20am John Murphy (Kinsale) -v- Dara Phelan (Faithlegg)
8.30am Luke Walsh (Killarney) -v- Jason Davis (Carton House)
8.40am Mark Healy (Kinsale) -v- David O’ Reilly (Carton House)
8.50am Scott O’ Brien (Nenagh) -v- Brian O’ Connell (Bandon)
9am Conor Meade (East Clare) -v- Darren Mulcahy (Killarney)
9.10am Ronan Cross (Ballybunion) -v- Eric Rumley (Kinsale)

Plate Matchplay Round 1:

9.20am Ryan Kelleher (Killarney) -v- Kevin O’ Donnell (Milltown)
9.30am Edward Walsh (Mallow) -v- Jack Heffernan (Doneraile)
9.40am Finn Looney (East Clare) -v- Ronan Hayes (East Clare)
9.50am Eoghan C O’ Neill (Limerick) -v- Killian Cotter (Doneraile)
10am James Lawlor (Nass) -v- Ronan O’ Connell (Fota)
10.10am Kevin Robinson (Castlewarden) -v- Eoin Magill (East Clare)
10.20am Conor Slevin (Charleville) -v- Niall McCarthy (Killarney)
10.30am Daniel McNally (Carton House) -v- Cathal O’ Carroll (Charleville)

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