Shanahan Retains Title in Castlemartyr

Golf_Castlemartyr Senior Scratch Cup_Mark Shanahan_Sept 2014Mark Shanahan retained his Castlemartyr Senior Scratch Cup title last weekend when he shot a winning seven under par around the inland links course.  The event was celebrating its fifth staging and Shanahan is making the event his own as it was his third time winning the end of season event.  Many consider Shanahan unlucky to miss out on selection for the Munster team but the end of season win will mark an end to a good season.  He won the opening scratch cup of the year in Fota in March.  The 6,790 yard blue course in Castlemartyr was in great condition and the fair set up allowed Munster’s top golfers to go for it with six golfers shooting in the 60’s.  Oakley continued their strong association with amateur golf in Cork with an array of top quality prizes on offer. Continue reading

Purcell on the Double in Fota and Cork

Golf_Fota Inter Scratch Cup_Martin Purcell_Aug2014

Cobh’s Martin Purcell bagged a rare double when he won two Intermediate scratch cups in succession.  He was victorious in Cork in early August and followed that up with a win in Fota last week, shooting 78 to take the title by one stroke.  Purcell had one shot to spare over Andy Quirke (Cahir Park) and Frankfield’s Tim O’Flynn was third with 83.  Continue reading