Fred’s new chapter at Muskerry

Fred Twomey_Aug 2018_1Muskerry’s Fred Twomey celebrated another milestone on Saturday night, when the club marked the official opening of his new Pro Shop and Academy.  Fred was appointed as Club Professional in Muskerry earlier this year and the PGA Professional set about adding the final touches to the new academy and revamping the shop to mark his new role in the club.  The night coincided with John O’Riordan’s President’s Prize so there was a large crowd in attendance.  Fred had his good friend John Moloughney in Muskerry for the opening, John is the President of the GUI and would have been involved in many Munster teams with Fred over the past 15 years.  Fred started work on the academy last year, which consists of a covered bay and open range.  The three bay indoor academy features all of the latest training and teaching aids including Trackman for the best in shot analysis.  As the work on the academy was Continue reading

CIT Partner with Fota Island Academy

CIT Fota Island Academy Feb 2018CIT Golf Club made a major announcement recently when they partnered with Fota Island Academy.  The new partnership between will facilitate student membership at the Academy.  The Academy at the famous Fota Island Resort makes an ideal base for the CIT Golf Squad, meeting their requirements with its excellent indoor and outdoor facilities.  Along with this, as Academy Members the nine students have a weekly allocation of range ball credit and, most importantly they will have valuable access to on course practice with the inclusion of playing the nine holes on the Barryscourt course in their membership.  Fred Twomey, the Munster GUI High Performance Lead Coach & CIT Golf Coach and Fota Island’s Director of Golf Kevin Morris arranged the new partnership together, with the initial approach suggested by CIT student David O’Sullivan, who Continue reading

Strong Munster Team named for Fota Island Interpro’s

Phil Cooney, Captain of the Munster Senior Interprovincial Team

Phil Cooney

Munster Captain Phil Cooney has named the Munster team to play in the Senior Interprovincials next week at Fota Island Golf Club.  Cooney, along with selectors John Carroll and Michael Coote waited until after the AIG Senior Cup qualifiers last weekend to finalise their team, who will take on the three provinces from 4th – 6th July.  Munster finished in second place last year in Rosapenna and five members of that team were again selected.  Gary O’Flaherty and Robin Dawson took two of the four automatic spots available through the Order of Merit, with John Hickey, Gary O’Flaherty and Geoff Linehan taking three of the four selectors places.  Newcomers on the team include Kinsale’s Cathal Butler and Castletroy’s Andrew McCormack.  Both McCormack and Butler has great starts to the season and both won counting events on the order of merit.  Peter O’Keeffe makes a return to the team after Continue reading

Munster Boys Team Announced

The long wait is over and the names of th seven strong Munster Boys Inter-Provincial team has been announced.

As expected Kinsale feature strongly with Cathal Butler, John Murphy and Mark Healy all getting the call-up.  Anyone from Kinsale could have argued for one or even two more inclusions but the selectors went with the three.  Monkstown’s Sean Desmond is the fourth Cork member of the team that will take part in the Inter-Provincial Championships next week in Athlone Golf Club.

Kinsale's Mark Healy

Kinsale’s Mark Healy

Munster Boy’s Inter-Provincial Team
Cathal Butler (Kinsale)
John Murphy (Kinsale)
Mark Healy (Kinsale)
Sean Desmond (Monkstown)
Luke Cummins (West Waterford)
John Molyneaux (Ballybunion)
Joseph O’Neill (Tralee)

Team Captain – Joe Rouine (Adare Manor)
Team Manager – Michael Coote (Tralee)
Provincial Coach – Fred Twomey

Sean Desmond (Monkstown Golf Club) pictured in action in the AIG Senior Cup at Fota Island Golf Club. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Sean Desmond (Monkstown Golf Club) pictured in action in the AIG Senior Cup at Fota Island Golf Club.
Picture: Niall O’Shea