Strong Home Challenge in Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, quarter-finals

There’s a very strong home challenge in the quarter finals of the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, with five Muskerry members competing in the final eight.

With seven of the eight quarter-finalists confirmed, it looks like the home club will have at least two golfers in tomorrow’s semi-finals.

The quarter final draw is:

Liam Harte Jnr (Muskerry) v Diarmuid Linehan (Muskerry)
Mark Dennehy (Muskerry) v Damien Ryan (Muskerry)
Joe O’Keeffe (Muskerry) v Zak Collins (Douglas)
Gary Morris (Macroom) v Colm O’Donoghue (Castletroy)/Kieran O’Brien(East Cork)

All matches to be completed this afternoon.

Last 16 set for Round 3 in Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, Muskerry Golf Club

64 golfers started this morning but after 48 matches in Muskerry only 16 remain.  The first two rounds in Ireland’s most challenging junior competition was completed in Muskerry today, with several matches going to sudden death.

Round Two Results

Ford Junior Scratch 2018 R2

The third round gets underway tomorrow morning with the first match of at 8am.  The fourth round will Continue reading

Stroke Classic set for Mahon

Stroke Classic 20182018 promises to be another big year for fundraising golf classics and one of the first will be in Mahon in early April.  The Cork Stroke Support Group will be the beneficiaries from the event which takes place on Friday 6th April.  The format is a threeball scramble and the event is sponsored by Carbon Group.  The classic is being organised by Dan and John Cronin whose father benefited from the services of Cork Stroke Support Group.  The cost per team is just €120 and the sponsors have ensured that there are some great prizes on offer.  Tee and green sponsorships are available for anyone who can’t play but would like to contribute to the classic.

Another of the early season classics is the Mercy Hospital Classic.  That takes place over two days in Fota Island Resort.  This year the focus is Continue reading

Murphy enjoying Kentucky experience

John Murphy
Picture: Niall O'SheaKentucky based John Murphy is ready for competitive action later this month as the talented Kinsale golfer prepares to restart his season.  The Irish Mens squad member is in his first year in the University of Louisville golf programme and despite an enforced lay-off due to knee surgery he’s really enjoyed the first semester in the US.  After moving over to Kentucky in August, it was a slow start for Murphy that ultimately meant minor surgery on a recurrent knee problem.  That side-lined John from competitive action but he worked on his rehab plan and will be in contention for a place when the first competition of new year in just a few weeks.  The end of the rehab coincided with a return home for a few weeks to catch up with family and friends.  “I came back to Ireland on the 14th of December and I was very excited to come back” said Murphy.  Christmas didn’t disappoint, I had plenty time to hang out with my friends and family because I would consider myself very Continue reading

Mitchelstown launch New Membership Options

Mitchelstown GC Drive In 2018 1

Mitchelstown Officers pictured at the recent drive in: Men’s Captain John O’Brien, President Liam O’Sullivan, Junior Captain Tommy Maher and Lady Captain Angela Riemensperger.
Pic: Billy Murphy

It’s often described as a hidden gem but Mitchelstown Golf Club is a popular spot for golfers in North Cork.  A new membership drive has seen the club boost its profile as interest in the sport is growing again.  The club has been a regular in the cups and shields events, and the highlight came in 2011 when the Junior Cup team won provincial and national honours.  The club is over 100 years old, it was founded in 1910 Mitchelstown Golf Club was a nine hole golf course for the better part of seventy years.  As the demand for golf grew in the late eighties and early nineties, it became apparent to members that Mitchelstown Golf Club needed to look forward. Being surrounded on all sides by valuable and expensive farming land the move to an eighteen hole course was not easy in financial terms so the step forward was accomplished in two stages.  Stage one was the construction of six new holes which opened in 1994.  Stage two followed some years later with the Continue reading