Simon Thornton of Tulfarris Golf Resort birdied the first extra hole to edge out Glasson's Colm Moriarty and claim the 110th Irish PGA Championship title at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club. 

The Newcastle-based professional holed a putt from 30 feet at the par four first to claim his third Irish PGA Championship crown after recording previous wins in 2011 and 2018. 

"My approach flew the green and finished on the fringe. I wasn't sure how the lie was going to be but it wasn't too bad to be fair," Thornton admitted afterwards.

"I decided to putt it. It was downhill, left to right. Eight-foot out I knew it was going to be pretty good and six feet out I knew it was in all the way. It was a great feeling."

The tournament was reduced to 36 holes after heavy rain prevented any play on day two.

Thornton started Thursday's final 18 holes two shots behind the round one leaders, Moriarty and Shane Jenkinson (St Margaret's) after opening his campaign with a one-under-par 70.

In blustery conditions, he failed to get anything going over his opening nine holes, ticking off nine consecutive pars before picking up his opening birdie of the day at the par-five 10th.

A dropped shot at the par-four 16th threatened to derail his challenge, but a closing birdie at the par-five 18th saw him top the leaderboard alongside Moriarty, who closed with a second-round 72.

Eoin O'Brien (Clontarf) finished third on one under par, with Jimmy Bolger (Kilkenny) and Neil O'Briain (Old Conna) sharing fourth on level par.