Declan Cunningham 2006 winner

Donegal County player Declan Cunningham is the 2006 Benny Gillespie champion following a 5-0 victory over Andrew Gillespie in the first local tournament of the season held in Cashel last Saturday, with some great matches played through out the day, holder of the cup John McGinley was defeated in the first round by John Gallagher (who reached the Semis) on a low note only 32 players entered, let’s hope the rest of the local tournaments are better supported thanks to all who entered.

Final:

Declan Cunningham 5 Andrew Gillespie 0.

Semi Finals:

Declan Cunningham 4 John Gallagher 2,

Andrew Gillespie 4 Dermot McGuire 0

Board Finals:

Declan Cunningham 4 Francis McBrearty 1

Andrew Gillespie 4 Kevin Squires 0

John Gallagher 4 J P Byrne 0

Dermot McGuire 4 Kieran Carr 1

Board Semis

Declan Cunningham (McIntires) bt Raymond Hegerty (Bridge Bar)

Francis McBrearty bt Patrick McNelis (Glenhead)

JP Byrne (Roartys) bt Liam McShane

John Gallagher (O’Donnell’s) bt Declan McGettigan

Kevin Squires (Glenhead) bt Josie Gillespie (O’Donnell’s)

Andrew Gillespie (O’Donnell’s) bt James Byrne (Bridge Bar)

Dermot McGuire (Glenhead) bt Adrian Byrne (Bridge Bar)

Kieran Carr (Glenhead) bt Tommy Feeney (O’Donnell’s)

2006 Bennie Gillespie winner Declan Cunningham (left) with runner up Andrew Gillespie.

2006 Bennie Gillespie semi finalists Dermot McGuire and John Gallagher.