Historic AGM for Castlemartyr Ladies

Castlemartyr Ladies AGMThe inaugural Annual General Meeting of the new Ladies club in Castlemartyr took place last night, marking the first new ladies club in Cork for many years.  It was a historic event for Castlemartyr, and all of the members, and mark the culmination of a year long project headed by Director of Golf Brady Sherwood.  Kate Heffernan was elected as Catlemartyr’s first Lady Captain.

A Historic evening for Castlemartyr Golf Club with the Inaugural ladies A.G.M held at the club. Great enthusiasm was shown by the members with a great turnout. Kate Heffernan was Continue reading

4 Cork Golfers through to final round of Irish Boys

Fred Daly Trophy Munster Finals

Eric Rumley 

The third round of the Irish Boys took place today at Castle Golf Club and four Cork golfers are through to the final round.  John Murphy (Kinsale) and Eamonn O’Driscoll (Clement Ader) were both safely through to the final round but there was an anxious wait for Sean Desmond and Eric Rumley.  Desmond, fresh from Monkstown’s Senior Cup wins last weekend, had a birdie on the 18th to sign for a 73.  He was pretty confident of making it into the final round but it looked like Eric would miss out by one.  Dropped shots in the closing holes Jack Hearn and Brian O’Connell brought all of the +14’s inside the cut.  Eamonn O’Driscoll is just outside the top 20 on +9 and John Murphy is also on +9.  Both however are well off the joint leaders on -6.  Mark Power and Thomas Mulligan are both six Continue reading

Mahon go through in Mixed Foursomes thriller

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Irish Mixed Foursomes, sponsored by the Spanish Tourist Board

Mahon Golf Club overturned an amazing deficit to win the Irish Mixed Foursomes area final at Lee Valley last night.  Mahon lost the first two matches and with the remaining three matches reaching the 18th green, Bandon just needed one more to close out the match.  Mahon’s first point came from Fergus Golden and Emer Nation when they won after the match went to the first tie hole.  Niall Cronin and Ann Parfrey added a second point on the 18th green to tie the contest.   There was more drama to follow.  Mahon’s Colin Hussey and Margaret Donovan had been three down after 11 holes, and despite winning a few holes, were still one down playing the 18th.  The Mahon pair won the 18th and then went on to win the 19th as well, taking the final point and putting Mahon Continue reading

Strong Munster Team named for Fota Island Interpro’s

Phil Cooney, Captain of the Munster Senior Interprovincial Team

Phil Cooney

Munster Captain Phil Cooney has named the Munster team to play in the Senior Interprovincials next week at Fota Island Golf Club.  Cooney, along with selectors John Carroll and Michael Coote waited until after the AIG Senior Cup qualifiers last weekend to finalise their team, who will take on the three provinces from 4th – 6th July.  Munster finished in second place last year in Rosapenna and five members of that team were again selected.  Gary O’Flaherty and Robin Dawson took two of the four automatic spots available through the Order of Merit, with John Hickey, Gary O’Flaherty and Geoff Linehan taking three of the four selectors places.  Newcomers on the team include Kinsale’s Cathal Butler and Castletroy’s Andrew McCormack.  Both McCormack and Butler has great starts to the season and both won counting events on the order of merit.  Peter O’Keeffe makes a return to the team after Continue reading

Munster Boys Under 16 Open at Nenagh Golf Club

Munster Boys Under 16 Open Championship 2016, Nenagh Golf Club, Wednesday 29th June 2016RESULTS:
1st: Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) 70
2nd: Jonathan Keane (Lahinch) 72
3rd: Scott Jones (Belvoir Park) 73
4th: David Twomey (Elm Park) 74
5th: Sean Enright (Limerick) 74

Best Under 15: Jack Walsh (Kilkenny) 73
2nd Under 15: Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass) 73

Best Nett: Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay) 68nett
2nd Nett: Eoin Lawless (Ardglass) 68nett

Pictures from the course at Nenagh today

Pictures from the Prize Presentation

Fota Island

Barrett takes 5th place in Leinster Boys, Butler 14th in France

Fred Daly Trophy Munster Finals

Greg Barrett (Mallow)

Mallow’s Greg Barrett finished in 5th place in the Leinster Boys Championship.  Mullingar was the venue for the Championship and the event was declared on the 54 hole standings after the final round.  The two handicapper from Mallow was level after 15, but he dropped a shot at the par five 16th and signed for a one over par 73.  The result wasn’t bad as he jumped two places on the leaderboard.  John Brady (Rosslare) held his lead to claim the title.  Kinsale’s Mark Healy finished inside the top thirty, posting rounds of 76, 78, 78.

Meanwhile, Cathal Butler, Robin Dawson and Eugene Smith are in action in Brive in the World University Championships.  Butler is tied for 14th place alongside Dawson, and Smith holds top spot on on -2.  Butler finished on +5, not helped by being +5 for the par 5’s.  Ireland also lead the team standings and the second round takes place tomorrow.

World University Championships, Brive

Fota Island

Quirke wins Leinster Seniors Title

2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Glasson Golf

Michael Quirke (Doneraile) winner of the 2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Glasson Golf Club today. Picture by Pat Cashman

Doneraile’s Michael Quirke won the Leinster Seniors today, a one under par 72 was enough to give the North Cork man a three stroke margin of victory at Glasson Golf Club.  Fifteen steady pars were interrupted by two birdies and one bogey as Quirke carded one of only two under par rounds of the championship.  Michael had shot a level par 73 in the first round to hold the joint lead with  Garth McGimpsey and Val Smith.  Neither Smith or McGimpsey could match their first round scores, McGimpsey’s 78 was good enough for 4th place while Smith faded with an 86.  Barry O’Leary (Greystones) was second on +2 and John Mitchell (Tramore) was third on +4.  Cork’s Tom Cleary had another 76 today to give  him a share of 5th place, with Jerry Crean (Kinsale) and Peter Cowley (Cork) tied in 13th place.  George Mellerick (Fota Island), John Cuffe (Monkstown) and Paddy Harrington (Muskerry) all finished down the field. Continue reading