Top billing is Gerry v John, a match which – with the same colours – also occurred at this stage in the last two competitions, with Gerry winning both times. With the holder of the only other 100% record at this stage – Aodhán – taking a bye, any winner here will take an outright lead going into round 4.
Behind them, Ciarán takes on Dylan in a match last seen in the first round of Kilkenny last two years ago, when Ciarán came out on top. Tim is the only other player on 1½, and he’ll face Mariusz, who has gotten something of a short straw draw-wise, having played Gerry in round 2. Ross v Finn is a re-match of the final round of the 2014 Frank Scott Shield, which Finn won, while Ben has a chance of revenge for his defeat against Felix in the first round of last year’s Frank Scott Shield.
The draw in full is –
|1||Gerry O’Connell (2)||2086||v||3||John Healy (2)||1851|
|7||Ciarán Ruane (1½)||1707||v||5||Dylan Boland (1½)||1747|
|6||Mariusz Lokasto (1)||1720||v||2||Tim McCarthy (1½)||1944|
|4||Vjekoslav Novak (1)||1754||v||16||Desmond Beatty (1)||1260|
|8||Ross Beatty (1)||1682||v||14||Finn McDonnell (1)||1342|
|13||Eddie Gahan (1)||1374||v||9||Kevin Burke (1)||1653|
|18||Denis Dempsey (½)||1206||v||11||William Kenny (½)||1499|
|15||Felix Jordan (½)||1341||v||20||Ben Murray (½)||879|
|19||Des Carroll (0)||1012||v||21||Paddy Power (0)||782|
|10||Ciarán Mahon (1)||1643||½-½||Bye|
|12||Liam Kelly (1)||1386||0-0||Bye|
|17||Aodhán Keane (2)||1238||½-½||Bye|
|22||David Dooley (½)||770||0-0||Bye|