Cork IT level Inter-Varsity series, Results from Douglas Golf Club.

cork-it-logoDouglas Golf Club hosted the third round of the Cork inter-varsity league last week, and Cork IT leveled the contest with a narrow one point win over UCC.  Although Cork IT have won two of the three rounds, UCC’s margin of victory in the first round meant that Cork IT were playing catch-up in the aggregate scoring format.  The golfers have a quick turn around with the fourth event scheduled for Monkstown on Thursday.  The final round is scheduled for Lee Valley where the overall league winners should be decided.

Cork IT GC 5.5-4.5 UCC GC

Tristan Coakley beat Adan Ahern 3&1
Adam McSweeney beat Sean Desmond 2&1
Luke Cummins beat Paul Tobin 3&2
Darragh Herlihy lost to Darren Hourihan 3&2
Conor Roche lost to John Boylan 3&2
David O’Sullivan lost to Colm Power 4&3
Jack Boyd beat Aoife Ni Thuama 4&3
Cathal O’Carroll halved with Grace McGrath
Darragh Cashman lost to Deirdre Galvin 2&1
Rory Dineen beat Paula Walsh 6&4.

UCC GC are hosting a charity golf classic in aid of the popular college charity, the Surgeon Noonan Society.  The event takes place on Friday 24th March in Lee Valley and some times are still available.  A three person team (including meal) is €200 and enquiries or bookings can be made by contacting any one from the committee or

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Cork IT beat UCC in Muskerry

cork-it-logoCork IT GC leveled the series in Muskerry when they beat UCC GC 6-4 in the second Cork inter-varsity event.  Despite a short frost delay ten matches got underway in Muskerry and although the golfers had a hard wind to deal with, all praised the course which was in great condition.  Rory Dineen led the way for Cork IT when he had a good win over Cathal O’Reilly in the top match, while Adam McSweeney also won the bragging rights with a win over Paul Tobin in the match featuring the lowest handicappers.   Darragh Cashman, Frank Bruen and Alan Riordan all recorded wins for Cork IT while Conor Roche and Tristan Coakley halved their matches.  The winners for UCC were Aoife Ni Thuama, Colm Power and Rory Calnan with Bill Murray and Adam Ahern securing halves.  The 6-4 win meant that the series is now level following UCC’s win in Cork Golf Club two weeks ago.

The next event is scheduled to take place in Monkstown Golf Club in two weeks time.

Cork IT GC 6-4 UCC GC
(Cork IT names first)
Rory Dineen beat Cathal O’Reilly 6&5
Darragh Cashman beat Olan O’Se 1up
Ross Busher lost to Colm Power 2up
Ryan Miller lost to Aoife Ni Thuama 4&3
Frank Bruen beat Grace McGrath 5&4
Cathal O’Carroll lost to Rory Calnan 4&3
Conor Roche halved with Bill Murray
Adam McSweeney beat Paul Tobin 7&5
Alan Riordan beat Darren Hourihan 4&3
Tristan Coakley halved with Adam Ahern

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UCC win first Inter-Varsity League Event

AIG Junior Cup Munster Finals

Adam McSweeney (Cork IT)

UCC Golf Club gained the bragging rights over Cork IT after the first inter-varsity league event in Cork Golf Club.  The first event was a huge success, ten matches were played with seven of them reaching the 18th green.  UCC won six of the matches, Cork IT claimed three with one matched halved after 18 holes.  Cork IT took an early lead thanks to wins from Adam McSweeney and Jack Murphy

The matches proved to be very close with the organiser’s idea of matching handicaps working out very well.  The event has proven that both UCC and Cork IT have a great depth of quality golfers, and the competition provided a platform for competitive golf very early in the year.  The league came about after Cian Kidney and Dave O’Sullivan got together with the hope of creating a competitive format for both colleges.

Following the success of the first event, the next round is scheduled to take place in Muskerry Golf Club in two weeks time.  Five events in all are planned for series of events that are being kindly hosted
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UCC and CIT set for New League Competition

AIG Senior Cup Munster Finals, Cork Golf Club, Saturday13th August 2016

Cork Golf Club will host the first event

Cork is set for a new inter-varsity competition with an innovative winter series starting this week which will see UCC and CIT students do battle over a five round league for the first time.  UCC’s Cian Kidney and CIT’s Dave O’Sullivan have come together to get competitive varsity golf back on the agenda for golfers attending Cork’s two leading colleges.  While both institutions have long and proud histories in many sporting codes, golf has been somewhat of a poor relation in recent years in terms of competitive golf.  Maynooth University have been leading varsity golf in Ireland with their Harrington Scholars golf programme, but the Cork colleges have taken the first step to building a competitive intervarsity programme.  Cian Kidney is the Captain of the UCC Golf Club and he has collaborated with the UCC PGA coach Fred Twomey and his counterpart in Cork IT to get the new competition off the ground.  “Myself and Dave O’Sullivan [Cork IT GC Captain] along with the help of Fred Twomey decided to set up this tournament for a few reasons” explained Kidney.  “Firstly due to the Varsity matchplay Continue reading