No joy for Murphy in Portrush, attention turns to Macroom for Barton Shield

Munster Golf LogoJohn Murphy had no joy in Portrush yesterday at the North of Ireland.  Murphy was through to the last 16 but lost out in a tight match against Derek Downie.  A disappointed Murphy headed back to Cork yesterday but one marginal benefit was a day off today as he prepares to join Kinsale’s challenge for the Barton Shield this weekend.

AIG Barton Shield :: South Munster 2017 Draw

Macroom plays host to the AIG Barton Shield tomorrow.  Sixteen clubs will descend on the mid Cork course for the first eight round matches.  It will be a busy morning, a two tee start means that all sixteen fourballs will be on the course by 9.30am.  Two rounds are scheduled for tomorrow with the four semi-finalists going to play on Sunday morning.  Cork Golf Club will be hoping to get their 2017 campaign off to a good start, the 2016 Munster Champions face Fermoy.  Play in Macroom gets underway at 8.30am.

Meanwhile on Sunday Mahon and East Cork will head for Killarney for the Purcell and Bruen Munster finals.

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Just four teams remain, AIG Senior Cup

AIG Senior Cup Munster Finals, Cork Golf Club, Saturday13th August 2016

Sean Desmond who helped Monkstown to two wins today

Sixteen teams started out in Mallow this morning and now just four remain after a bumper day of golf in North Cork.

Munster Champions Monkstown advanced this morning with a win over Muskerry.  This afternoon no less than three matches went to the 19th before they overcame Muskerry in a thrilling match.  Monkstown face Cork tomorrow, the reigning Barton champions saw off Castlemartyr.

Kinsale’s young guns are still in the hunt, they had two good wins, accounting for Mahon and Bandon.  Hosts Mallow were expected to play well and they obliged with a win over Fota Island although Fota made them work for their win. This afternoon they faced Lee Valley who beat Douglas in the first round this morning.  The hosts prevailed this evening to set up at match with Kinsale tomorrow morning.  The first match gets underway at 9am tomorrow.

Full Draw & Results: AIG Senior Cup :: South Munster 2017

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Mahon March On in Pierce Purcell Shield

AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, Lee Valley Golf Club, Wednesday 7th June 2017Mahon won the South Munster area final last night in very competitive and sporting game in Lee Valley.  Mahon and Macroom were the last two teams standing after winning three matches each at their respective venue qualifiers.  Despite the heavy rain, the course in Lee Valley was in great condition and the course provided a solid test for all of the golfers.  Mahon as usual had a huge number of supporters while Macroom members were also well represented.  Both clubs seemed evenly matched overall and after the front nine it was very close.

Gallery: Mahon v Macroom, AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Area Final

Mahon secured the first point on the 13th green when Declan Power and Michael Sexton beat Ed Neville and John Donvovan.  Macroom balanced the scorecard soon after with another early win.  Martin Kavanagh and William Buttimer beat Continue reading