Mairead Martin defeated Co Louth’s Ellen O’Shaughnessy to win the Leinster Women’s Championship. The Kanturk golfer won 3&1 in a high quality final in tough conditions at Bray Golf Club on Sunday. The Louisville graduate clearly likes the tournament, and has won it now on three occasions. In two very tight semi-finals, Mairead defeated Hannah-Lee McNamara on the 17th, while Ellen defeated Katie Poots on the 18th. Speaking after the win, Martin said: “The final was up and down all day with 1 hole between us most of the match. So really, 17 was the key moment when I hit it very close to seal victory”. Mairead felt that the key this week was to “keep it in play and learn where to land it given the fairways were bouncy.”
Jack Murphy continues his good run of recent form when he took second place at the European Young Masters in Finland. Just a week after his Munster Boys win in Fermoy. The 16 year old shot rounds of 68, 74 and 68 to finish on six under, just two shots behind Denny Kloeth from Netherlands. Murphy’s busy schedule continues this week, he’s in action in Lucan this week for the Irish Under 16 Boys Championship.