Strong Cork Challenge in Kerry Boys

ballybunion-cashen-16-longThere’s plenty of Cork interest in Ballybunion today as the round of 16 matchplay gets underway.  The Cashen course in North West Kerry proved to be a good challenge for some of Ireland’s top young golfers over the past two days, with six Cork golfers making it through to the last sixteen.  Mukerry’s Fionn Hickey shot the low round yesterday, a 73 saw him top day two and added to his opening 76, he qualified comfortably.  The Irish International had a colourful scorecard yesterday and interesting it included four birdies – all of which came on the par three’s.  Tom Higgins from Roscommon was the top qualifier on 148, with Hickey one shot behind on 149.

Lee Valley’s Keelan McCarthy shot rounds of Continue reading

Murphy wins Kerry Boy’s Championship

Kinsale's john Murphy with the Kerry Boy's Cup Picture: Gary Ward (@GWard71)

Kinsale’s john Murphy with the Kerry Boy’s Cup
Picture: Gary Ward (@GWard71)

After a long summer of good golf, Kinsale’s John Murphy finally bagged a big win when he won the Kerry Boy’s Championship at Ballybunion.  It was a great week to be in Ballybunion, the sun was out all week and the Cashen course was in great condition.  Murphy made it through to the final day but faced an in-form Sean Desmond in the semi-final.  Although Desmond must have had a Munster semi-final in the AIG Senior Cup in the back of his mind, he proved to be a tough opponent and he took Murphy to the the 17th Continue reading