The Breffni Shield was started in Cavan by the late Dorrie Smyth, a low handicap golfer who had a genuine interest in promoting social golf. It was then confined to the Cavan area but after the war it was decided to open it to many clubs. This lasted for 20 years but then the format was changed to allow the qualifying round be held at all home clubs and the final to be held at clubs in rotation which is the present format. The winners of this year's qualifying round at Virginia Golf Club were Bernadette Daly & Maureen Donohoe with a score of 68. In 2nd place were Pauline Clarke & Martina Briody with a score of 68.5. Best of luck to the winners when they represent Virginia Golf Club in Greenore Golf Club on 16th May.