O’Keeffe runner-up at South of Ireland

Peter O’Keeffe (Douglas) in action in the quarter-finals at the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch Golf Club. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Peter O’Keeffe came agonisingly close to capturing the South of Ireland Championship last week.  O’Keeffe is a major fan of Lahinch and went to the Pierse Motors sponsored South after finding some form at the British Amateur a few weeks ago.  The Douglas golfer opened the Strokeplay qualifier with a two under par 70 to sit just inside the top ten.  A second round 72 ensured that he finished in the top 25, comfortably qualifying for the matchplay stage.  On Friday he had a tough assignment but dispatched two Irish Internationals.  In the first round he beat Marc Boucher by two holes and on Friday afternoon he wrapped up his match against Alex Maguire with a 3 & 2 win on the 16th green.  Saturday’s matches would Continue reading

3rd Leinster title for Mairead Martin, Murphy 2nd in Finland

Mairead Martin (Kanturk) winner of the Leinster Women’s Championship 2022 at Bray Golf Club, 
Picture: Thos Caffrey / Golffile

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 Continue reading

16 Cork Golfers selected on Munster Teams

A total of 16 golfers from Cork were selected on the four Munster Boys and Girls teams announced today.

Munster U18 Boys
Eoghan Cassidy (Kinsale)
Zak Collins (Muskerry)
Charlie Flavin (Youghal)
Louis Galvin (Kinsale)
Lucas Lyons (Limerick)
Ryan Lyons (Blarney)
Eoin Magill (East Clare)
Non-travelling reserve: Iestyn Winn (Ballyneety)
Captain: Tony O’Neill (Faithlegg)
Manager: John Fennessy (Clonmel)

Munster U18 Girls
Sadhbh Bullock    (Castletroy)
Alicia Burke (Killarney)
Maisie Breen (Dungarvan)
Lucy Grattan (Tralee)
Ella Moynihan (Tralee)
Michelle Sharkey (Monkstown)
Laura Southern  (Castletroy)
Non-travelling reserve: Katie Savage (Kanturk)
Captain: Laura Guest (Lee Valley)
Manager: Edel Randles (Castlegregory)

Munster U16 Boys
Sean Deasy (Douglas) 
John Doyle (Fota Island)
Mark Gazi (Tralee)
Matthew Kelleher (Fota Island)
Sean Reddy (Douglas) 
Gordan Sillett (Ballykisteen)
Non-travelling reserve: Paddy Quill (Cork)
Captain: Anthony Nash (Lee Valley)
Manager: Seán Barry (Fota Island)

Munster U14 Boys
Oran Barrett (Cork)
Justin Dennehy (Douglas)
Donnacha Halpin (Shannon)
Anthony Hayes (Dungarvan)
Cian McDonnell (Monkstown)
Darragh Nolan (Fermoy)
Non-travelling reserve: Ronan Dawson (Tramore)
Captain: Frank O Mahony (Limerick)
Manager: Des Molyneaux (Ballybunion)

Douglas named to host European Seniors

Douglas Golf Club was named today as the host for the European Seniors Open Championship next year.  The news was confirmed by the European Golf Association at the conclusion of the 2022 Championships, which took place last weekend in Estonia.

Douglas has hosted several championships recently including the Irish Senior Men’s Amateur Open last month, which was won by Jody Fanagan, beating Douglas’ Karl Bornemann by a shot.

Douglas Golf Club’s General Manager John McHenry said the announcement is a proud day for the club.  “We would like to thank Continue reading

Murphy Claims first title of the Year

Jack Murphy (Douglas), receiving the Leinster U16 Trophy from Siobhan O’Donnell Murphy (Golf Ireland) Fran Caffrey – Golffile

Jack Murphy is the 2022 Leinster Under-16 Boys Open Champion after winning a three-hole play-off at Tullamore GC.  The Douglas golfer defeated Massereene’s Michael Wilson by a shot, after the pair finished on level par for their two rounds.  It was a great result for Murphy, as he retained the title he won last year in Delganey.
Murphy held a two shot lead after the opening round, but he opened with a bogey as he started his second round.  Two birdies on the front nine (4th & 8th) got him back on track and the teenager had a three shot lead heading into the back nine.  He was motoring nicely but bogies on the 16th and 17th meant that he finished in a tie with Wilson.  The Ulster golfer shot a 67 including birdies on the 16th and 17th to get himself in a Continue reading