Many of Ireland’s top young golfers will be heading for Cork next week for the inaugural staging of the Munster Students Championship. The newly named Championship replaces the Munster Youths and it features a new ladies competition along with a team competition. Munster Strokeplay Champion Cathal Butler will be joined by Munster Boys Champion John Murphy, and the Kinsale golfers will lead the strong local challenge. Both Murphy and Butler are representing Maynooth University and the home of the Harrington Scholars golf programme will travel in force. Also wearing the MU colours will be Jack McDonnell won the Munster Youths title in Monkstown last year. The team competition will see many colleges enter multiple teams, with the best two scores counting from the three person team. In the ladies competition, local hopes will rest with Muskerry’s Jean O’Driscoll (UCC) and Douglas’ Aiofe Ni Thuama Continue reading
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Douglas Golf Club hosted the third round of the Cork inter-varsity league last week, and Cork IT leveled the contest with a narrow one point win over UCC. Although Cork IT have won two of the three rounds, UCC’s margin of victory in the first round meant that Cork IT were playing catch-up in the aggregate scoring format. The golfers have a quick turn around with the fourth event scheduled for Monkstown on Thursday. The final round is scheduled for Lee Valley where the overall league winners should be decided.
Cork IT GC 5.5-4.5 UCC GC
Tristan Coakley beat Adan Ahern 3&1
Adam McSweeney beat Sean Desmond 2&1
Luke Cummins beat Paul Tobin 3&2
Darragh Herlihy lost to Darren Hourihan 3&2
Conor Roche lost to John Boylan 3&2
David O’Sullivan lost to Colm Power 4&3
Jack Boyd beat Aoife Ni Thuama 4&3
Cathal O’Carroll halved with Grace McGrath
Darragh Cashman lost to Deirdre Galvin 2&1
Rory Dineen beat Paula Walsh 6&4.
UCC GC are hosting a charity golf classic in aid of the popular college charity, the Surgeon Noonan Society. The event takes place on Friday 24th March in Lee Valley and some times are still available. A three person team (including meal) is €200 and enquiries or bookings can be made by contacting any one from the committee or email@example.com
Davis College Mallow lost out in the Munster Final of the Irish Schools Senior Championship yesterday but only after giving favourites De La Salle Waterford a tough test in the final. The finals took place in Cahir Park and it was a credit to the course and specially the staff that the course was open. A modified course was in play, with the competition taking place over two loops of the nine holes on the clubhouse side of the River Suir. Davis College had a good win over Crescent College (Limerick) in the semi-final, winning 3-2. De La Salle had beaten Douglas Community School in their semi-final, they closed out the first three points as they proved too strong for the Cork side.
Despite the strong wind and heavy showers, there was some very competitive golf on display, with several Irish and Munster capped players on each team. As the matches came through the 18th for the first time, the Continue reading
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Night Golf is coming to Cork for the very first time and later this month Cork golfers will have the opportunity to experience the unique format in Lee Valley Golf Club. Thanks to Mardyke Arena UCC and sponsors Cogan’s Toyota, Lee Valley will be lit up like an airport runway for the event which is being held over three nights. The ten-hole event will take place in darkness, with coloured lights marking the fairways, greens and hazards, and with a luminous golf ball in play, golfers will have no excuse for not keeping it in play. The team of four event takes place from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st March, the shotgun format will see the 20 teams start at 8pm with prizes and refreshments included on each night. Already over a third of the places have been reserved so anyone interested in playing should book their place now. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Marymount University Hospital and Hospice. Teams for the Wednesday and Thursday nights are €300 and teams on the Friday night are €400. Full details and booking details are available from Wayne Falvey in Mardyke Arena UCC. This is first time that Night Golf will be held in Munster and the idea came from Patsy Ryan. Patsy is a Continue reading