Inaugural Muskerry Bruen Week a Huge Success

Sean Desmond Bruen Youths 2016

Bruen Youths winner Sean Desmond pictured with President Maura Minogue, Richard Cahill Sponsor, David Bruen and Captain Tom Purcell Pic: Mike English

Muskerry held a very successful open week last week, it was the first staging of the Jimmy Bruen Open week and marked the culmination of a number of initiatives to remember the greatest amateur golfer from Cork.

Maurice Leahy was one of the driving forces behind the Jimmy Bruen Open Week and he was delighted with the week’s activities.  “I am pleased to say the week was a roaring success” said Leahy, “We had packed time sheets, decent weather and huge input from the Bruen Family.  The week culminated in a barbecue on Saturday night, and specially commissioned medals were presented to the week’s winners by members of the Bruen Family.   The night began with a Jimmy Bruen life and times slideshow produced by Tim O’Brien.  This was attended by Mrs Nell Bruen, a sprightly 98 yrs young, and Bruen family.   Nell thanked everyone and Captain Tom Purcell presented Nell with one of the medals as a momento.  Then Barbara Bruen presented the club with a Gross score trophy won by her father Jimmy at the 1938 Irish Amateur Open.  This was a huge surprise, a most generous gesture and was the Icing on the cake for the newly Commissioned Bruen Corner.”


Muskerry Jimmy Bruen Open Week Winners:

Bruen Youths (Monday): Sean Desmond

O Crualaoi Open (Tuesday): Adrienne McDonnell  41pts

Best Senior (Tuesday): Bill Mullins 40 pts

4 Ball Sponsored by K Whyte (Wednesday): Willie Cotter & Joseph O’Keeffe   46 pts

Bruen Boys Open (Friday): Eoghan Dinan   44 pts

Open Mixed (Friday): Brian McCarthy & Teresa MacCarthy    71 nett

Medal (Saturday): Grant Sweetnam   66 nett