AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Quarter final line-up complete

Munster Golf LogoBlarney and Mahon hosted several first round matches on Sunday and the line up for Saturday morning’s eight matches is now complete.  Lee Valley and Muskerry won in Blarney and the matches on Saturday morning are as follows:

Lee Valley v Macroom
Skibbereen v Lisselan
Blarney v Bandon
Dunmore v Muskerry

There were three matches down for decision on Sunday afternoon in Mahon and Raffeen Creek, Douglas and Cobh all came through.  The four matches in Mahon on Saturday are:

Raffeen Creek v Fermoy
Mahon v Douglas
Cork v East Cork
Fota Island v Cobh

Full details of the draw are available here

Blarney 10th Anniversary Open Week

The Blarney Hotel Open WeekBlarney Golf Club is celebrating it’s 10 anniversary this year and their Open Week takes place next week.  Events run from Tuesday to Friday with competition fees starting at €10 for visitors.  The open week competitions culminate with a 10th Anniversary dinner dance which takes place on Saturday 23rd July.

The John Daly designed course – his  only project in Europe to date – has survived and thrived during a very challenging decade for golf in Cork and Munster.  Since its opening a decade ago, Blarney Golf Club has grown and consolidated its position on the Irish golfing map to become a club with over 500 members, competing strongly in local and national GUI competitions.  There’s a fantastic welcoming atmosphere pervading the club from junior to senior members, PGA Professional Alan O’Meara as well as management and staff, and part of this is evident in just how popular the Thursday open singles competitions have become in a relatively short space of time.  This year’s grand prize, incidentally, is a year’s Continue reading

2015 Review of the Year – Part 2

April

AIG Junior Cup Munster Finals

Adam McSweeney (Douglas)

Easter always see’s the staging of the Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy, a unique event for golfers with a handicap of 5-11. Two qualifying days sees the top 64 golfers go through to a matchplay phase player over Easter. 19 year old Adam McSweeney from Douglas added his name to the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy after three tough days. Although he was three down after just eight holes in the final, the Junior Cup and Senior Cup golfer fought back to level the match. McSweeney went one up on the 17th and closed out the 18th to become one of the youngest winners of the Continue reading

Blarney win Minihan Shield

Blarney Golf Club Minihane Shield 2015 winners L-R Billy Barry, Larry Buckley, President Eamonn Forrest, Team captain Colum Sisk, Club captain Edward Butt, Paul O'Neill, Des Kelly, Back row: DJ McCarthy, Denis Keeshan, Jack Holland, JJ Cronin, Jerry Keady and Dick Ryan. The shield was played in Blarney Golf Resort on Monday, June 22, 2015.

Blarney Golf Club Minihane Shield 2015 winners L-R Billy Barry, Larry Buckley, President Eamonn Forrest, Team captain Colum Sisk, Club captain Edward Butt, Paul O’Neill, Des Kelly, Back row: DJ McCarthy, Denis Keeshan, Jack Holland, JJ Cronin, Jerry Keady and Dick Ryan. The shield was played in Blarney Golf Resort on Monday, June 22, 2015.

Blarney secured their first pennant recently when they won the Minihan Shield.  The competition is played for by clubs in West Cork and Continue reading

Kinsale advance to Fred Daly Trophy Final

Kinsale booked their place in the Fred Daly Trophy area-final on Saturday last with a comprehensive win over Blarney.  Kinsale have been fancied from the start of the competition, although they were close to being knocked out by Douglas in the last round.  The semi-final was played in Castlemartyr and Kinsale set to the task quickly with some great golf from John Murphy, Mark Healy and Cathal Butler.  Continue reading