Shock defeat for Kearney in Lahinch

Defending South of Ireland Championship champion Niall Kearney suffered a shock defeat in the third round of the 2009 event today at Lahinch.

Defending South of Ireland Championship champion Niall Kearney suffered a shock defeat in the third round of the 2009 event today at Lahinch.

The Royal Dublin international, who is hoping to be named in the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup side next weekend, lost 2 and 1 to Lucan's Richard O'Donovan.

The rest of the big names made it safely through to the last 32 with 2006 champion Simon Ward, another Walker Cup aspirant, a 5 and 3 winner of Edenderry's Greg Carew.

Limerick's Pat Murray, the reigning Irish Close champion, beat Ballybunion's Peter Sheehan 1 up.

South of Ireland Amateur Open, Lahinch

Third rd.

A Hogan bt C Dowling 1H,

R Cannon bt D Ryan 2/1,

M Feane bt E Cambell 4/3,

M Brett bt N Grant 1up,

D Holland bt S Healy 3/2,

T Conron bt B O’Donovan 4/3,

G O’Connor bt P Sheehy 2H,

R O’Donovan bt N Kearney 2/1,

C Curley bt K Lewis 4/3,

E Haugh bt M Shanahan 20th,

M Buggy bt P Wallace 4/3,

D Morgan bt J D Guiney 6/5,

J Monaghan bt N Gorey 19th,

E Stack bt T Cleary 3/2,

D Finn bt D Coughlan 19th,

D Lernihan bt G Donaghy (Island USA) 4/2, S Ward bt G Carew 5/3, K Crowley bt D O’Rourke 2H, A Wynne bt M Ryan 1up, J Lyons bt P Collier 4/3, R McNamara bt C Martin 2/1, G O’Flaherty bt D McCusker 2/1, S Walsh bt I Brennan 3/1, K McDonagh bt C Molloy 1up, S Barry bt J G Kavanagh 3/2, D Scully bt S Morrison 4/3, L Brady bt K J McGarry 6/5, B Walton bt A O’Callaghan 5/4, J Fox bt J Pierse 4/3, S Webster bt G Dillon 5/4, T O’Mahony bt I O’Rourke 4/3, P Murray bt P Sheehan 1up.

Fourth round draw (Monday afternoon)

Andrew Hogan (Newlands) v Robert Cannon (Laytown/Bettystown) Mark Feane (Lahinch) v Michael Brett (Portmarnock) Daniel Holland (Castle/UCD) v Tom Conron (Arizona College) Gavin O’Connor (Malahide) v Richard O’Donovan ((Lucan) Cian Curley (Newlands) v Eamonn Haugh (Castletroy) Michael Buggy (Castlecomer) v Des Morgan (Mullingar) James Monaghan (The Island) v Edward Stack (Ballybunion) David Finn (Mallow) v Daragh Lernihan (Castle) Simon Ward (Co Louth) v Keith Crowley (Lee Valley) Adrian Wynne (Strandhill) v Joe Lyons (Galway) Rory McNamara (Headfort) v Gary O’Flaherty (Cork) Shane Walsh (Killeen) v Kelan McDonagh (Athlone/NUI Maynooth) Sean Barry (Lee Valley) v David Scully (Galway) Liam Brady (The Royal Down) v Brendan Walton (The Island) James Fox (Portmarnock) v Stephen Webster (Castle) Tim O’Mahony (Mallow) v Patrick Murray (Limerick)

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