O’Riordan retains Fermoy Crown

Dean O'Riordan

Dean O’Riordan

A playoff birdie help Dean O’Riordan to retain the Fermoy Scratch Cup last weekend.  The home favourite came from two behind after the first round to join a group of three in the playoff, and he won on the first green thanks to a birdie.  It was in impressive performance from the holder to win the John Whyte Memorial Cup.  A two under par round of 68 in the morning was followed by a four under par round for the afternoon.  Finding himself tied with his brother Roy and David Howard, he was the only one to birdie the first playoff hole to win the event.  James Walsh took Continue reading


Fermoy Senior Scratch Cup on Sat 6th May

Lar Fant Chairman, Brendan Lyons Hon.Sec, Nuala O’Sullivan Lady Capt, Paddy Roche Capt at the launch of the John Whyte Senior Scratch Cup

The John Whyte Memorial Scratch Cup is less than two weeks away.  The competition takes place on Saturday 6th May and this year it will be run over 36 holes.  The course in Fermoy has recovered well from the heavy rain of March and early April, and it’s sure to be in great condition for the event.

2022 winner Dean O’Riordan will be back to defend his title and a full field is expected.

Previous winners include European Seniors star Denis O’Sullivan, Fermoy native Tom Cleary and current tour pro James Sugrue.  The event has a prize fund of €1,600 with several prizes on offer.  Entry is just €35 and includes lunch.

Anyone interested in playing can book through www.fermoygolfclub.ie or by calling the club on 025 31472.

Murphy wins Munster Boys in Fermoy

Jack Murphy (Douglas) who won the Munster Boys title at Fermoy Golf Club. Pic: Niall O’Shea

Jack Murphy claimed his third win of 2022 when he put on an impressive display in Fermoy last week.  The 16-year-old Douglas member won the Munster boys Under 18 Open Championship, adding his name to a prestigious list of winners going back over 50 years. Murphy had already secured the Leinster Boys Under 16 and Munster Boys Under 16 titles earlier in the season, and he led from the start in Fermoy when he was the only player under par after the opening round.  He increased his lead after a second round 68.  At that stage it was unlikely that he would be caught but he still needed a solid final Continue reading

North Cork’s Golfing History

Mitchelstown Golf Club with the scenic Galtee Mountains in the backround.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Golf in North Cork can be traced back to 1892, and almost 130 years later it’s still thriving.  While the rise of the sport exploded in the early part of the 19th century, it’s popularity remained strong right up to today.  It’s a testament to the North Cork clubs that they have withstood several challenges and remain popular destinations for both members and guests.  Fermoy holds the honour of hosting the earliest recorded golf match in 1892 when the locally based British army officers took on the neighbouring garrison in Lismore.  Fermoy Golf Clubs traces it’s history back to 1893, and like many other clubs they had several homes including the racecourse, the Aerodrome, and Continue reading