Egan wins in Kanturk

Keith Egan (Carton House) pictured on his way to winning the 2021 Kanturk Scratch Cup.

Irish International Keith Egan has won the Kanturk Senior Scratch Cup.  The Carton House member carded a three under par 68 in third round to overtake the leader and claim his first win in 2021.  Rounds of 72, 68, 68 gave the Leinster man a five under par total of 208 strokes, and a winning margin of two strokes over local favourite Con O’Callaghan,

I’m delighted to win today” said Egan after his first win in Cork.  “This was such an enjoyable event on a course that’s in great condition the effort put in from the sponsors and everyone involved in the event was seriously impressive. I’ll definitely be Continue reading

Bruen Youths 2021

The 2021 Bruen Youths Trophy will take place on Monday 16th August.  The event is being run over a single round this year and entries can be made by calling the pro shop on 021 438 5297.

The event started in 1986 and has many famous winners.  Professionals David Higgins, Michael Collins, Cian McNamara and Conor Coyne are among the winners.  The trophy also contains the names of Dave O’Donovan, Gary O’Flaherty and recently Cathal Butler, Sean Desmond, Jack Egan and Fionn Hickey have been among the winners.

Bruen Youths Winners (Muskerry Golf Club)

 

Murphy’s Play-Off win in Ulster Under 16

Jack Murphy pictured after winning the Ulster Boys Under 16 at Carnalea in Belfast.

15 year old Jack Murphy claimed his second win of the season, this time winning the Ulster Boys Under 16 title.  The Douglas golfer won a three hole play-off having tied for the lead at the end of the 36 hole event.  Murphy shot two rounds of 70 over the two days to finished tied for the lead on top of the leaderboard on two over par.

The play-off was closely contested as well, Murphy and James Marriott were tied after the first two holes.  Murphy won t Continue reading

Egan & Clancy on top after busy week for Cork golfers

Winner of the Hermitage Scratch Cup 2021 Valerie Clancy,. Pictured with Captain Brendan Coffey and Lady Captain Cathy Counihan.
Pic Meabh Fitzpatrick for Coalesce.

It was a busy week for Cork golfers with women’s and men’s action taking place in a number of venues.  In Dublin Valerie Clancy won the Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup.  The Mitchelstown native had an impressive win over a string field.  Clancy shot rounds of 70 and 68 to finish on eight under.  She had seven shots to spare over the field and was one of just two golfers to finish under par.

The famous Mullingar Scratch Trophy took place over the weekend and hopes were high that another Cork golfer would join th Continue reading

Neptune Raise the Roof Classic

Neptune Golf Classic committee members pictured in Barney Golf Club for the launch of their fundraising golf classic.

Neptune Basketball Club will be hitting the golf course next month as they hold the Raise the Roof golf classic to raise funds for essential work on the roof of Neptune Stadium.  Blarney Golf Club is the host venue for the event which takes place over three days in August.  The classic starts on Thursday 12th August and runs through to Saturday.  There’s an early bird offer of €180 on Thursday and teams on Friday and Saturday are €200.

Neptune have been battling to raise money for essential repairs to the roof of the stadium, and they received a boost earlier this year when they were allocated funding under the sports capital programme.  “We received capital funding for the purposes of repairing the roof at the Stadium” explained Paul Barrett, Chairman of Neptune Basketball Club.  “In an Continue reading

Top Class week for Douglas

Sean Reddy pictured after winning the Connacht Buys U14 Championship.

As weeks go, last week was pretty impressive for Douglas Golf Club.  A national title, a provincial title and a few key wins in inter-club matches meant that Douglas had an exceptional week.  Karl Bornemann and Sean Reddy brought back some silverware from their events in Waterford and Mayo.  Peter O’Keeffe reached the final four in the North of Ireland at Royal Portrush and there were inter-club wins in the Womens Senior Cup, Mens Senior Cup and the Barton Shield.

As well as their members performances around the country, they also hosted the Munster Under 16 Boys Open.  This was the first open event to be held over the newly rated black course.  The par 70 layout see’s the 3rd and 18th reduced to par fours, and new tees in place on Continue reading