The Blessed nine opened her eyes to a damp still morning and 12 eager pairs ready for battle. The morning air danced a little stronger as the holes ticked by but hey its January. Right here we are.

Darrach Nugent/Danny Lynch beat Noel Searson/Sean Farrell 1 up

Pat McEnroy/Cormac Noone beat Vinnie Chapman/Nick McHardy 3 and 2

Diarmuid McCarthy/Dave Callaghan beat Paddy Brady/Pat Nolan 2 and 1

Joe O Toole/John Messitt finished all square with Aiden Tyrell/Noel Billane

Brendan Flynn/Richard Kelly beat Ger Murray/Stephen Peake 3 and 1

Tony Hannon/Derek Brogan beat Pat Reid/Dennis Hennessy 2 and 1