East Cork win thriller in Douglas, AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield

AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield, Douglas Golf Club, Thursday 25th May 201720 minutes can be a long time in golf, and that happened this evening as East Cork turned the tide to snatch a 3-2 win over Bandon in the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield area final.  Douglas was the venue for the South Munster final and a crowd exceeding 300 followed to five matches as they wandered through the course on a wonderful evening for golf.  Bandon laid claim to the first two matches and put themselves in a strong position.  Michael O’Dell and Ger Cummins won on the 17th while David Long and Charlie Long won 4&3.  It looked like the third match would be the decider, East Cork’s Barry O’Brien and Tom Lynch were Continue reading


McNamara top 10 at Irish PGA, No joy for East Cork at Ladies Senior Foursomes

Golf_Cian McNamara_Monkstown GC_June2014Cian McNamara shot an impressive 73 today in very testing conditions to stay in contention at Moyvalley.  High winds hampered golfers all day with the later starters suffering the most.  McNamara’s solid round means that he’s in 7th place and just four shots off the lead.  David Higgins also carded a 73 and he’s in 12th place.  David Barry had one of the best rounds of the afternoon, his two over par 74 has him on +1 for the tournament and in a tie for 15th place.

Ciaran McKenna is tied for 36th place after a second round 78.  He’s on +8 for his first 36 holes.  David Ryan looked like missing the cut after a second round 78, but the afternoon scores saw him jump a few places and he made it through to the weekend right on the cut mark of +11.  Padraig Dooley, Stephen Hayes, Ronan Collins and Conor Coyne all had round in the 80’s and missed the cut which was limited to the top 50 plus ties.  Daniel Crowley and Peter Hickey also missed the cut after poor opening round yesterday.  The lead in the Continue reading

East Cork through to Senior Foursomes Final, AIG Ladies Cups and Shields

In the hotly contested Senior Foursomes semi-final yesterday, East Cork dominated Portumna from the start. All East Cork matches were up through the 6th and continued in this fashion.  Portumna player and Senior International Suzanne Corcoran and partner Madden Madden made a comeback on the final stretch but opponents Lillian Hartigan and Deirdre Ryan closed the match on the home green. The final result was 3-0 to the Cork side.

The second semi-final was contested between Kilkenny and Royal Portrush. Kilkenny were slight favourites after overcoming Milltown yesterday but Royal Portrush has the title in sight and it wasn’t to be for the All-Ireland Senior Cup Champions. The top match was all square through 12 and there was no difference between the teams but Helen Jones and Heidi Simpson (Royal Portrush) edged ahead and secured a 2&1 win. Kilkenny’s youthful middle pairing of Sarah Molloy and Jan Browne delivered once again and closed out the match on the 14th. The final match looked like it would be an early win for Royal Portrush as they were 6 up through 9 but Kilkenny’s Mary Leahy-Browne and partner Phyl Doyle fought back before missing a putt on the 18th to lose 1 down. Royal Portrush will take on East Cork tomorrow.

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Senior Foursomes – Semi-Final
East Cork 3 Portumna 0
Grace McGrath & Sarah O’Brien (14) beat Claire Callanan & Riona Holohan (25) 3&1
Lillian Hartigan & Deirdre Ryan (16) beat Suzanne Corcoran & Mary Madden (26) 1up
Deirdre O’Mahony & Mairead Ni Mhurchu (18) beat Anne Fahy & Anita Carey (27)  3&1

Senior Foursomes – Semi-Final
Kilkenny 1 Royal Portrush 2
Ann Smee & Dervilla O’Byrne (14) lost to Helen Jones & Heidi Simpson (14) 2&1
Sarah Molloy & Jan Browne (14) beat Moyra McElderry & Nicky Smyth (14) 6&4
Mary Leahy & Phyl Doyle (17) lost to Vivienne Houston & Shauna Park (16) 1 down


East Cork win Eileen Murphy Foursomes

Eileen Murphy Foursomes East Cork 2016East Cork won the Eileen Murphy Memorial foursomes at Cork Golf Club yesterday after a great score of 39 points saw them finish two ahead of the field.  A full timesheet saw 40 clubs from all over Munster take part in the event.

East Cork’s Fran Fitzpatrick and Deirdre O’Mahony had the best score on a day when the course at Cork was in great condition.  The regional final of the Revive Active Fourball takes place in Castletroy today.  Unfortunately there are no Cork clubs involved, Fota Island lost out at the semi-final stage, having beaten Macroom in the quarter final.  Today’s final will see Thurles take on Cahir Park.

Eileen Murphy Foursomes, Cork Golf Club

 1: East Cork Golf Club, Deirdre O’Mahony (8) &  Fran Fitzpatrick (29) 39 pts
2: Blarney Golf Club, Marie O’Sullivan (19) & Anne O’Driscoll (24) 37 pts
Gross: Cork Golf Club, Michelle Tobin (8) & Irene Rafferty (11) 22pts
3: Lahinch Golf Club: Lynn Slattery (17) & Mart O’Brien (21) 34 pts

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Slievenamon win Michael Cashman Fourball Munster Final in East Cork.

Michael Cashman Trophy Munster Final, East Cork Golf Club, Saturday 27th August 2016East Cork continued it’s long tradition of hosting Munster Golf events on Saturday but this time it was more special as the competition was in memory of former East Cork Member and Munster Golf Chairman Michael Cashman.  The All Ireland Club Fourball is a new competition and the Munster competition was named the Michael Cashman Munster Club Fourball.  The final took place in East Cork on Saturday with two Tipperary teams contesting the final.  Slievenamon, who were appearing in their first ever Munster final, had a great with over Nenagh who have had several successes already this year.  Slievenamon won t Continue reading