Three Cork clubs will be chasing glory this weekend in Tramore as the last of the AIG Cups and Shields finals are down for decision. Barton Shield holders Kinsale put on a strong performance at home in the qualifiers to come through the tough South Munster section. Although they’re without John Murphy this weekend, Kinsale have a strong panel and with the experience of last year and the guidance of Ger Cullinane, they’ll be ready to take on Limerick. Cathal Butler and Gary Ward have been playing well recently, both golfers were central to the win in Thurles last year and they will certainly be hoping a repeat of that performance.
East Cork have had a dramatic journey through to the Junior Cup Munster semi-final. Their 19th hole win in Muskerry over Bandon showed they had the resilience to fight on when the match was going against them. They also needed extra holes to get out of the venue final in Castlemartyr so they will no doubt be ready for Newcastle West in their semi-final.
Bandon were another team to take full advantage of a home venue, and while the weather affected the schedule for the semi-finals, the home side came through with an impressive win over Lee Valley in the area final. Bandon are in action on Sunday and they will have a tough task ahead – they face Tralee in the semi-final.
Updates on the three Cork teams will be available on Twitter over the weekend.
AIG Barton Shield A 1st Tee 8.50am Tralee –v- Dungarvan