Castletroy Scratch Cup

After four week’s of competitive golf, Cork’s Category one golfers have a week off next week but there are plenty of competitions in the calendar.  The famous Castletroy Scratch Cup takes place on Saturday 21st May and it’s set to be a bumper field.

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Liz Horgan, Bank of Ireland, Fergal Costelloe, Captain of Castletroy Golf Club and Brian Punch, President of Castletroy Golf Club officially launching the Bank of Ireland Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup-2016 at Castletroy Golf Club, Limerick Picture by Dave Gaynor

First competed for in 1948, the Castletroy trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious scratch cups in the country and attracts the cream of Munster and Ireland’s amateur golf each year.   As a Munster Senior Golf “Order of Merit” tournament, results in the Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup are included in the selection criteria for the Munster team in the Senior Golf Interprovincial Series.

Last year’s winner was, Munster and Ireland stalwart, Pat Murray, Limerick GC, with a score of 145 strokes for 36 holes.  Former winners include Niall Gorey, Eddie McCormack, Mark Shanahan and Alan Thomas, not to mention the Continue reading

Shanahan into last 16 in Irish Close Championship

Mark Shanahan pictured after winning the Castlemartyr Senior Scratch Cup last September. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Mark Shanahan pictured after winning the Castlemartyr Senior Scratch Cup last September.

Mark Shanahan had two impressive wins in Tramore today as he negotiated his way through the first day of Matchplay at the Irish Close Championship.  Shanahan recorded strokeplay rounds of 72 &75 to finish in the top 30.  This morning he drew Gavin Young from Birr GC and beat him 3&2 on the 16th.  The 16th was again the final hole for Shanahan in the afternoon as he recorded a 4&2 over Conor O’Rourke (Naas).  The Castlemartyr golfer will now face Daniel Holland in the last Continue reading

Dooks win first Mixed Foursomes Pennant

Dooks Golf Club bridged a century long gap when they captured the Irish Mixed Foursomes Munster title on their home course.  The hosts played well in testing conditions in the afternoon final against Castletroy, one which featured heavy rain and strong winds on the historic links course.

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Dooks put points on the board thanks to win from Karl Falvey & Eileen Breen and  Pat Griffin & Joan Harmon.  Castletroy won a point Continue reading

Gorey wins in Castletroy, Updated GUI Order of Merit

Niall Gorey went one better this week and took the winners spot in Castletroy.  After a mixed start to the season the Kildare native took second place in Ballybunion last week and signalled a return to form.  He posted two 71’s to finish two under par and five shots clear of the field.  Muskerry’s Sean Barry took third spot and Cork’s John Hickey took the gross prize for the 2nd round. Continue reading