Tough Second Day for O’Sullivan in Wales

Denis O'Sullivan

Denis O’Sullivan had a tough second round in Wales today, the first round leader had two double bogies on the back nine but he finished with a birdie on the 18th to leave himself tied for 5th on level par.  The three over par 73 leaves O’Sullivan four shots off the lead, Ian Woosnam holds a share of the lead thanks to 66 in the second round 66. Continue reading

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Lee Valley advance to Bruen Munster Finals

CGN_Jimmy Bruen_21st May 2015-42Lee Valley were the first Cork club to book their place in the AIG Cups & Shields Munster finals.  Their Jimmy Bruen team had come through from Blarney where they won three matches including a venue final against the hosts.  It was Waterrock’s first time to host a GUI area final and the course was in excellent condition for the match.  Many would consider the back nine in Waterrock to provide the tougher challenge but the front nine proved decisive as both sides varied between birdie and bogey golf to win, halve and even lose holes. Continue reading

Hallissey wins Douglas Senior Scratch Cup

Daniel Hallissey (Muskerry), winner of the Douglas Senior Scratch Cup, sponsored by Kieran Canty Financial Services. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Daniel Hallissey (Muskerry), winner of the Douglas Senior Scratch Cup, sponsored by Kieran Canty Financial Services.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Muskerry’s Daniel Hallissey scooped the Douglas Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday, thanks to an impressive 69 in his second round.  Hallissey was a member of the very Muskerry’s double All Ireland winning team in 2007 when he won Junior Cup and Jimmy Bruen Shield titles.  He added to that last year he was part of the winning Muskerry Barton Shield team in Carton house, and he now adds his name to the prestigious Douglas Senior Scratch Cup.  After shooting a morning 77, Hallissey added to that with a bogey on the 4th to leave him on +6 after 22 holes.  He bounced back however, birdies on 9, 12, 15 and 18 saw him storm back up the leaderboard. Continue reading

Bandon Am-Am, in aid of Cork Simon & Local Charities

Pictured at the launch of the 29th annual Bandon Charity Golf Am-Am fundraiser, organised by Bandon Rotary Club and sponsored by MSD in Brinny, were from left, Kerry McMahon, Cork Simon Community ; Dave Walsh, Captain, Bandon GC ; Jim Hayes, MSD and Robert Merrick, President, Bandon Rotary Club. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)

The 29th annual Rotary/MSD Charity Golf Am-Am, Bandon’s local charity golfing fundraiser, takes place again this July at Bandon Golf Club. Bandon Golf Club plays host to two days of golf with Ladies Day taking place on Wednesday, July 1st and men’s team participating on Friday, July 3rd. Having raised over a quarter of a million for various charities and community groups in Cork to date, this year’s competition is aiming for its largest attendance ever with a target of 150 teams and raising €15,000 across the two dates. Continue reading

Fota Beat Mahon in Fred Daly Trophy

There was great excitement in Douglas on Sunday evening as Fota Island overcame Mahon in an exciting Fred Daly Trophy quarter-final match.  The match was a repeat of last year’s competition when Mahon came out on top.  The course in Douglas was in great condition for the match although heavy rain and strong winds during the first hour of play hampered the golfers.  Heading into the back nine the match was very balanced with neither side having a strong advantage in any of the seven matches. Continue reading