Munster win Interprovincial Chamionship in Athenry

Interprovincial Championship 2018

The winning Munster team pictured with Team Captain Michael Coote receiving the trophy from John Moloughney, President GUI, picture Fran Caffrey, Golffile.

There was a dramatic finish to the Interprovincial Championship this afternoon, with Geoff Lenehan again sealing a win for Munster.  The Waterville member won the crucial point in 2012 and 2014, and he was at the centre of the action again in Athenry, winning his singles match to give Munster the win against Leinster and the title.

Munster went into day three with a narrow lead, all four teams had one win each, with Munster ranked first on the basis of matches won.  The meant that a win for Munster should have been enough to seal the title.  The foursomes didn’t quite go to plan, with Munster trailing 3-1 at lunchtime.  The only win came from O’Keeffe and Lenehan.  Munster came out firing in the singles though, with Peter O’Keeffe and James Sugrue claiming the first points.  Munster needed five of the seven points to claim the title and with two in the bag the odds favoured the men in blue.  Eanna Griffin brought in a third point and while Andrew McCormack lost, John Hickey won to make it 4-1 with two matches on the course.  Both playing the final Continue reading

Glen Rovers & St Nicks all set for Classic

Glen Rovers Classic 2018

Denis Cregan from Dino’s presents a sponsorship cheque for the St Nicks/Glen Rovers Golf Classic to Des Cullinane Chairman St Nicks, along with Noel Lynam President and Mary Newman PRO Glen Rovers. Also present were organisers Joe O’Shea James Galvin Pat Bourke and Finbarr Mc Carthy 

Glen Rovers and St Nicks are all set for their fundraising golf classic on Friday with a full timesheet and host of great prizes.  The event takes place in Monkstown Golf Club and is again sponsored by Dino’s  This is the fourth year that Denis Creegan has sponsored the event, having supported it for many years.  Anyone wishing to support the event should contact any of the organisers.

Irish Golfer Event heads to Cork

IGM Events Cork 2018Irish Golfer Magazine are holding their first Cork event next week, and over €3,500 worth of prizes will be given out on the day is what is one of the biggest events in Cork.  It takes place on Friday next (6th July) and there are several tee time options still available.

Cork Golf Club will be the host venue for the event, the Little Island course is home to the Munster Strokeplay and has hosted the Senior Cup as well as the area finals of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in the past two weeks.

The event is open to ladies and gents and there is a non GUI/ILGU category also available.  The entry fee is €60 per person with a reduced rate of €40 for Cork GC members.  As with all IGM events this years, all of the golfers taking part will be entered into a draw to win Continue reading

UCC Staff win Intervarsity Title

Carton House

Carton House

The UCC Staff Golf Society underlined their credentials as one of the strongest in the country when the won the Staff Intervarsity competition.  The competition which features universities from all over Ireland took place in Carton House, and it proved to be an all Cork affair as both Cork colleges featured in the top two.  UCC won by a margin of four shots, CIT claimed second place and Maynooth University were third.  The team was comprised of Maurice Conway & Barrie Curley, Dan Walsh & Eddie McCarthy, Mark Rae & Andrew Lindsay, Stephen O Brien & Dermot Mulcahy, Frank Morrissey & Conor McCarthy.  The winning team was Captained by Eddie Mc Carthy and managed by Willie Weir.  The Cork College regained the title they last won in 2016.  The busy group of golfers won the double in 2015 and 2016 Continue reading

Midleton CBS win William Dwyer Trophy

William Dwyer 2017_5Midleton CBS Past Pupils GS won the 75th William Dwyer Trophy last week and this is the third time that the society have won the event. Previous winners in 2002 and 2006, the society are long term supporters of the event, and last week they ran away from the field with three great scores. Paul Cashman and Bernard Cashman led out the PPU team and their gross 80 was converted to a nett 71 when their nine shots were counted. Midleton’s third pairing of Derek Coll and Maurice Conway were also in the red after they shot a nett 71, thanks in part to a one over par front nine. Bob Cotter and John Moloney weren’t too far off the pace, set by their team mates, they signed for a level par 72 which beat CBS’s fourth card from Michael John Roche and Cormac Carroll. It was one of the best Continue reading

Cork challenge continues in Mallow, Irish Girls Close

Rachel Thompson Baltray May 2017Cork’s Rachel Thompson is through to the final four in the Irish Girls Close.  Thompson came through two tough rounds in Mallow today, and the leading qualifier is safely through to tomorrow’s semi-final.  The Cork golf club member wrapped up yesterday’s first round match on the 13th winning 7&5 but today she went to the 19th before getting past Emma Forbes from Portrush.  This afternoon her match with Georgina Carr went to the 17th with the Cork girl taking the match on a 2&1 margin to put her through to tomorrow’s semi-final with Maeve Rooney.  There were wins too for Mairead Martin and Valerie Clancy, both golfers also come through two matchplay rounds today to qualify for the semi-final.  They now face each other in the second semi-final tomorrow morning.

Sara Byrne is the fourth Cork golfer in action in Mallow, she’s through to the semi-final of the plate competition after losing her first round match yesterday.  The Douglas golfer needed an extra hole this morning to claim a place in the quarter finals.  She had an impressive 7&6 win this afternoon beating Chloe O’Connor from Roscommon.  She will face Nicole McGavisk Continue reading

Boland leads Cork challenge in Castletroy, Crean takes top ten spot in Leinster Seniors

AIG Senior Cup, Mallow Golf Club, Sunday 25thth June 2017Mallow’s Adam Boland shot a one under par 71 in Castletroy yesterday in the opening round of the Irish Boys Open Championship.  Fresh from a positive weekend with Mallow’s Senior Cup team, Boland bogied the 3rd hole but followed it with three birdies on the back nine to turn on -2.  He opened the back nine with two bogies but got a shot back soon after and signed for a 71.  That has him in 8th place, four shots behind defending champion Mark Power who’s in the lead on -5.  Sean Leonard and Jack Egan will need to improve today if they are to make the cut.  Both are on +6, and Kanturk’s Daniel Continue reading

RNLI Baltimore Fundraising Classic

Baltimore LifeboatRNLI Baltimore Branch will hold its annual fundraising Golf Classic on Saturday 22nd July 2017 at Skibbereen Golf Club.  The RNLI is the charity  that saves lives at sea, and in the past 12 months Baltimore’s two lifeboats had a total of 33 callouts and its crew of skilled and dedicated local volunteers continues to save lives around our coastline. 

The golf competition will be a 3-Ball Better Ball, and teams can be ladies/men/mixed. A donation of €150 per team, including lunch. will be appreciated, and tees may also be sponsored at €100 each.

To book a tee time phone Skibbereen Golf Club (028)2127 or book online at 






75th William Dwyer Trophy, Inter-Society Competition

Golf_William Dwyer Cup 2015_William Dwyer Cup_July2015Entries are now open for the 75th consecutive staging of William Dwyer inter-society competition.  Two qualifiers will take place in June with Cork Golf Club hosting the final in early July.  Any society can enter and the format is foursomes with teams of eight taking part.  Four teams will qualify from each day in Mahon.

Wednesday 7th June at Mahon Golf Club
Tuesday 13th June at Mahon Golf Club

Anyone interested in playing in the event should contact Finbarr O’Callaghan ( and full rules and details are available from Finbarr who has managed the competition for the last number of years.

The William Dwyer Trophy is a living history of commercial Cork.  The trophy boasts 73 separate silver plates detailing the winning team and players from every year since 1943.  Originally there were eight team members (4 foursomes pairs) but this was later increased to ten.  Around six years ago the number was again reduced to the original eight, reflecting the smaller number of golfers playing with societies.  In all there are around 700 names on the trophy.  Indeed the trophy is well over Continue reading