Upsets aplenty as the President’s Prize gets going

The President's Prize is in full swing.  In round one, Brian Mulholland and Alan Dale (left) beat Graham Shannon and Ashton Clydesdale four and three.
The President's Prize is in full swing. In round one, Brian Mulholland and Alan Dale (left) beat Graham Shannon and Ashton Clydesdale four and three.

The first round matches in the President’s Prize have all been played.

Philip Strong and Roy Rankin took two days to get the better of Gavin Greer and John Gallagher.

The big shock, though, was the defeat of Neil Madeley and Kenny Whan by the dreaded dog licence - seven and six.

Here are all the results from round one:

Dennis Lockhart and James Bryson beat Donald and Matthew Doyle five and four.

Joe Thompson and Joe Glass beat Verdun Bond and Seamus McGrath one up.

Seamus Rooney and Eugene Weir beat Johnny McKinstry and B. McMullan four and three.

David Cherry and John J Lennon beat Paddy Grimes and Roy Sipson two and one.

David and Jamie Thompson beat John Poots and John McCormac six and five.

Sydney Pepper and Tom Fee beat Brian Grimes and Kevin McKay three and one.

Philip McCourt and Dermot Dawson beat Robert Haire and Cathal O’Neill two up.

Alan Caughey and Gordon Haire beat John Lennon and Gareth Martin six and five.

Eamon McAnarney and Sean McGreevey beat Kieran McGreevey and BJ McAnarney four and two.

Philip Strong and Roy Rankin beat Gavin Greer and John Gallagher at the 22nd.

Eamon McConville and Paddy McCambridge beat Neil Madeley and Kenny Whan seven and six.

Brian Mulholland and Alan Dale beat Graham Shannon and Ashton Clydesdale four and three.