73rd William Dwyer Trophy

“The Lada Tour” Golf Society, winners of the 2009 William Dwyer Trophy

The 73rd staging of the William Dwyer Inter-Society Trophy gets underway next week.  Two qualifying days take place in Mahon Golf Club, with the first one taking place next week. 18 societies are listed this year, with the top four from each day qualifying for the final.  The format is foursomes with the best three cards counting from the four pairs.

The competition is Ireland’s oldest inter-society event and was started in 1942 by the Cork family famous for textiles.  Mahon’s Finbarr O’Callaghan has been running the competition for several years and ensures that’s Cork’s most famous and unique golf trophy continues it’s proud tradition. Fixtures:

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Third win for Cork’s Cleary – Munster Seniors Amateur Open 2015

Tom Cleary, Cork Golf Club, pictured with Munstre Seniors Amateur Open Trophy at Waterville Links. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Tom Cleary, Cork Golf Club, pictured with Munstre Seniors Amateur Open Trophy at Waterville Links.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Tom Cleary (Cork Golf Club) retained his Munster Seniors Amateur Open title.  On a day when the wind played a significant part in the story, Cleary shot the low round of the day to overhaul a two shot deficit from overnight leader, Tramore’s John Mitchell.

Cleary’s three over par 75 was the low round of the day, which was affected by 30 mph gusts sweeping through the links course.   Four bogies and a double on the opening nine threatened the holder’s chances but these were offset by two birdies for an outward total of 39.  Cleary bogeyed the difficult 10th and 11th, both playing into the stiff wind.  Birdies at 13, 14 and the par five 18th brought him back in a one under par 36 and a total of 75 strokes for the day.  His winning total of 149 (+5) gave him a two stroke margin of victory.

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Carter wins in Cork, Munster Strokeplay Championship 2015

Shaun Carter (The Royal Dublin) pictured after winning the Munster Strokeplay Championship in Cork Golf Club, with a two under par total of 140. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Shaun Carter (The Royal Dublin) pictured after winning the Munster Strokeplay Championship in Cork Golf Club, with a two under par total of 140.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Shaun Carter from The Royal Dublin won the Munster Strokeplay with a four under par total 140 for the weather affected 36 hole Championship.  Rosslare’s Paul Murphy  and Castlemartyr’s Mark Shanahan both recorded second round 68’s to take second and third place respectively on two under par 142.  Continue reading

Munster Strokeplay Championship Winners

Munster Strokeplay Championship
Year Venue Winner Club
2006 Cork Golf Club Conor Doran Banbridge
2007 Cork Golf Club Niall Gorey Banbridge
2008 Cork Golf Club Niall Gorey Lee Valley
2009 Cork Golf Club Pat Murray Lee Valley
2010 Cork Golf Club Rory Leonard Banbridge
2011 Cork Golf Club Niall Gorey Muskerry
2012 Cork Golf Club Brian Casey Headfort
2013 Cork Golf Club Kieran McCarthy Kinsale
2014 Cork Golf Club Barry Anderson The Royal Dublin
2015 Cork Golf Club Shaun Carter The Royal Dublin