Cobh Open Week starts on Thursday 1st Sept

Cobh are launching a massive open week which starts on Thursday next.  As well as several singles competitions, there are mixed, fourball and Seniors events.

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Fota Island win AST Trophy in Cobh

Fota Islans AST Trophy 2016Fota Island won the AST Trophy in Cobh on Friday with a great performance to beat the 12 other teams.  The players on the winning Fota Island team were: Ben Quigley, Cian Long, Evan Murphy, Ronan O’Connell and Shane Galvin.  They had a three point win over Lee Valley and Monkstown took third place.  Fota’s Evan Murphy had the best boys score while Catherine Cronin from Muskerry led the girls.  The event which is now in it’s 4th year is sponsored by Adrian and Suzanne Tanzer.

 

Gallery: AST Trophy 2016

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1st – Fota Island (161 Points)
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South East League Update

Mahon played host to the second last round of the South East League yesterday and there were good wins for East Cork and Cobh.  East Cork beat Fermoy 8-4 and Cobh had the same winning margin over Mitchelstown.

East Cork have now completed their four matches and they are in a strong position to qualify for the final.  Cobh and  Mahon will both need to win all six matches and win 12 points  to overtake East Cork.  In the event of a draw, a nominated Bruen pairing from each club will play off for a spot in the final.

East Cork:30 pts (played 4)
Cobh: 19 pts (played 3)
Mahon: 19pts (played 3)
Fermoy: 14pts (played 3)
Mitchelstown: 14 pts (played 3)

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Junior Foursomes Qualifiers, Good Friday

The first round qualifiers for the Junior Foursomes takes place in three Cork venues on Friday next.  Cobh, Fermoy and Macroom will host qualifiers with seven clubs competing at each venue.  Friday marks the start of a busy eight day run, the Schools Junior Championships take place on Wed 30th and Monkstown will host the Munster Youths.

Irish Junior Foursomes 1st Round 2016

Round 1 QUALIFYING ROUNDS FOURSOMES STROKE PLAY – reducing to 16 Teams
Round 2 TWO TEAMS QUALIFY FROM EACH VENUE FOR MATCH PLAY AT NEUTRAL VENUE TO BE ARRANGED BY TEAMS AND PLAYED BEFORE 24th April, with office notified of result by Sunday 24th at 9.00pm
Round 3 MATCH PLAY WEEKEND OF 28/29 May VENUES will be the Pierce Purcell Venues
Munster Semi Finals & Final – 5 August Newcastle West GC

Irish Junior Foursomes 2016

Good Friday, 25th March will see the staging of the first round of the Irish Junior Foursomes.  There are 21 Cork clubs taking part in three host venues.  Cobh, Fermoy and Macroom all host qualifiers with two clubs at each venue qualifying for a matchplay final.  Tee times vary, check with host club.

Irish Junior Foursomes 1st Round 2016

Round 1 QUALIFYING ROUNDS FOURSOMES STROKE PLAY – reducing to 16 Teams
Round 2 TWO TEAMS QUALIFY FROM EACH VENUE FOR MATCH PLAY AT NEUTRAL VENUE TO BE ARRANGED BY TEAMS AND PLAYED BEFORE 24th April, with office notified of result by Sunday 24th at 9.00pm
Round 3 MATCH PLAY WEEKEND OF 28/29 May VENUES will be the Pierce Purcell Venues
Munster Semi Finals & Final – 5 August Newcastle West GC

Charleville are hosts for their North Munster qualifier while Youghal travel to Gold Coast for their East Munster qualifier.

 

Rain Stops Play for Cork’s PGA Professionals

 

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Cobh’s Club Professional David O’Sullivan who is also the current Captain of the Munster PGA.

The rain caused the postponement of the Munster PGA pro-am in Castlemartyr and this was the second event in succession that fell to the weather.  The Munster PGA Captain is David O’Sullivan and although he is disappointed with the cancellation, he had little option but to put back the event.  “The weather went against us during December and even though we had great entries for our Killarney and Castlemartyr events we decided to restage these events in the New Year” said O’Sullivan who is the Club Professional in Cobh Golf Club.  He added:  “We started the series with a Professional plus one amateur invite.  This format was something we wanted to try and after early feedback it was a huge success with our opening event held at Fota Island Resort.”  The opening event in November was won by David Ryan with a very impressive 63 on Fota’s Deerpark course.  Ryan also won the pro-am where he partnered his Dad Ellis.  The Munster PGA winter series has Continue reading

Good Times for Cobh Golf Club

Cobh Golf Club 2It’s almost six years since Cobh Golf Club moved into their new course in Marino Point and while it wasn’t all plain sailing, the club has over 550 full members and a wonderful championship course.    Despite a huge fall off in the number of golfers over the past five years, Cobh has survived and is set to thrive as golf is beginning to grow again.  The 6,600 yard Hawtree designed course opened sits proudly over Cork Harbour with spectacular views of Monkstown and the City to the south and east, and Little Island and Fota to the north.  Continue reading

Fota beat Mahon in tight Fred Daly Match

Fota beat Mahon in tight Fred Daly Match

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By Niall O’Shea

The final second round match in the Fred Daly took place on Tuesday with Fota Island and Mahon playing in Cobh.  Fota were missing Jack Howard who was competing in the Irish Boys Open in Thurles, but other than that they fielded a strong side.  Fota had an advantage in terms of handicaps but Mahon put it up to Fota and every match went as far as the 16th at least.  Fota’s Paul Twohig and Ronan O’Connell Continue reading