Talbot’s Inch players qualified for three Masters finals at the weekend. Martin Lalor and Eugene Downey defeated Tipperary 21-10, 21-17 to reach the Silver Masters doubles final.
Paddy Reilly and Seamus Reade defeated Cork’s Pat O’Brien and Michael Jordan two games to nil in the Ruby Masters doubles. Paddy also defeated Pat O’Brien in the singles to complete the treble for the Talbots Inch club.
Chris Dunne and Paul Dowling beat Cork opponents but Paul lost out to John Frazier in Hospital on Tuesday. Stephen Barcoe couldn’t get going against Ken Bourke, Limerick but he can make up for the loss and set things straight this weekend when he partners John Morrissey against the same opponent in the over 35 doubles in Hospital, Limerick.
At Broadford (Limerick), OIC: John Noonan/Pat Murphy, MD Cork (Michael Hedigan/Daniel Relihan) v Wexford (Galen Riordan/Padraig Foley); ID Limerick (C.J. Fitzpatrick/Pat Murphy) v Kilkenny (Ciaran Neary/Timmy Clifford); JBD Limerick (Sean Murphy/Anthony Donnelly) v Wexford (Michael Busher/Paddy Haughton).
At Cullen (Cork), OIC: Rory O’Sullivan/Donnacha O’Dea; GMBD Cork (Eugene O’Sullivan/Finn O’Connor) v Kilkenny (Eamonn and Jimmy Purcell); at Hospital (Limerick), OIC: Paul Herr/Mike O’Connor; over 35 BD Limerick (Ken Bourke/Mike O’Toole) v Kilkenny (Stephen Barcoe/John Morrissey).
At Talbot’s Inch (Kilkenny), OIC: Jimmy Neary/Ciaran Neary; under-21 D, Limerick (Eamon Davern/Padraig O’Carroll) v Kilkenny (Patrick and Peter Funchion); EMAD Tipperary (Billy Mullins/Pakie Mullins) v Kilkenny (Johnny Brennan/Joe Hennessy).
At Kilfane (Kilkenny), OIC: Jim McGrath/Tom O’Keeffe; LJBD Waterford (Laura Keevers/Aoife Landers) v Kilkenny (Denise Doyle/Megan Clifford); LJD Clare (Aishling Fitzgerald/Edel O’Grady) v Kilkenny (Rachel Hogan/Claire Grace).
Thursday at Talbot’s Inch (8pm) Sen S, William Love (Clogh) v Brian Manogue (Kells); 9pm Jun D, Dennis Dowd/Eddie Clifford (St Canice’s) v Eoin Brannigan/James Bourke (O’Loughlin’s).
Saturday at Talbot’s Inch (5pm) Jun BS, James Bourke (O’Loughlin’s) v Chris Procter (Talbot’s Inch).
Monday at Talbot’s Inch (8pm) Inter S, Eoin Brannigan (O’Loughlin’s) v Sean Foley (Windgap); 9pm, ladies S, Mary Phelan (Clogh) v Catherine Foley (Windgap).