Top Ten finish for Davey Barry at Irish PGA Championship

Davey BarryDavey Barry continued his solid run of form with a top ten finish at the Irish PGA Championship in Bunclody.  After a very impressive 68 yesterday, the Douglas Pro finished with a one over par 73, which saw him claim 7th place.  It’s his fourth top ten of the season after positive results in Dromoland, Malahide and of course his win in the Conor O’Dwyer Pro-Am in Kilkea Castle.  There were two birdies on Davey’s card today, bringing his total for the week to 10.  At the start of the season he committed to give €10 to charity for every birdie he had in competition.  He already has close to 40 birdies in the bag for the season and with a few more events left on the calendar.  He’s headed for Derry this evening for the City of Derry Pro Am which Continue reading

Super 68 from Davey Barry at Irish PGA Championship

Davey Barry pictured on the range at Douglas Golf Club.Picture: Niall O'Shea

Davey Barry pictured on the range at Douglas Golf Club. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Davey Barry jumped into contention at the Irish PGA Championship in Bunclody, a second round 68 saw him move 15 places on the leaderboard into a tie for third place.  Barry went out in a level par 37 after two birdies and two bogies.  A birdie on the 10th started his back nine nicely, and he went on the have three more to sign for a four under par 68.  Added to his opening 74, he’s now on two under, five shots off the lead.  And the change in form had a lot to do with a new putter according to the Douglas GC Professional.  “I spent an hour on the putting green last night with a new putter, and it worked pretty well.  I also hit 16 greens so that also helped” said a delighted Davey.  “I played well yesterday but the putting was off.  Today was much better though.”  Barry’s 68 was one of only three scores in the 60’s.

Cian McNamara is in 20th place with Padraig Dooley and Jack Howard Continue reading

McNamara on form, Irish PGA Championship Pro-Am

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Monkstown PGA Professional Cian McNamara pictured with PGA Tour member Seamus Power on a visit to Monkstown Golf Club. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Monkstown’s Cian McNamara was tied second in today’s Irish PGA Championship Pro-Am in Moyvalley.  McNamara has been improving steadily in the early part of the season, last week he carded a final round 69 in the PGA Professional Championship to claim 6th place.  The event was held in Lutrellstown Castle which featured 150 PGA professionals from all over the UK and Ireland.

Today he followed up with another solid round in Moyvalley in the pro-am on the eve of the the 72 hole Irish PGA Championship.  The Limerick native was second, two shots off the lead set by David Higgins.

Moyvalley is a course that McNamara likes, he finished in the top ten last year and he’ll be hoping to challenge at the top of the leaderboard and add his name to the famous trophy.  Davey Barry (Douglas) also finished in the top Continue reading

Barry in 13th in PGA Assistants, Dooley Coyne & Collins qualify for Irish PGA

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Davey Barry

Davey Barry (Douglas Pro Shop) moved into the top 15 today at the Galvin Green PGA Assistants Championships in Little Aston.  An opening 72 put Barry into the top 20 after round one, and he went one better today, posting a one under par 71.  The under par round was thanks in part to an impressive eagle on the 15th.  Barry is tied for 13th place with one round remaining.  The Douglas based assistant has enjoyed his first two days in Little Aston and is looking forward to improving further in tomorrows final round.

Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship

Davey is one of six Irish golfers to make it through to the final round.  Michael Kelly (Dun Laoighre) is in 6th place on -3, and Iarlaith Keane (Balcarrick) is tied with Barry on -1 in 13th place.  Tim Rice (Limerick), Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge) and Ian Brennan (Greenore) are all a shot back on level par.  Ciaran Molloy (Blackwood) was the other Irish golfer to make the cut, he’s tied for 34th place.

Padraig Dooley, Conor Coyne and Ronan Collins all had good rounds today at the Irish PGA Championship qualifier at Moyvalley.  Dooley finished in 6th place with a one over par 73, and both Coyne and Collins were one shot behind.  Coyne Continue reading

Four Cork Golfers through in Irish PGA Championship

David Ryan shot a very impressive five under par 67 in Dundalk Golf Club yesterday to jump up to fourth place at the Irish PGA Championship.

Irish PGA Championship Leaderboard

The second round was completed this morning and four Cork golfers have made it through to the third round.  Monkstown duo Cian McNamara and Graeme Dunlea both finished in the top 20 with two rounds left to play, but they are 14 shots off the lead set by Niall Kearney.  The defending champion has an eight shot lead over the field and is in a very .  Davey Barry (Douglas) also had a great second round, he need a good round after an opening 77, and he responded with a 70 in the weather delayed second round.  Padraig Dooley was unlucky to miss the cut, a bogey on the 18th cost him a place for the weekend.  The third round continues today.

Turner and McNamara Taste Success

Niall Turner continued his good run of form when he sailed through the European Tour first qualifying stage in France last week.  Turner was in action in Hardelot in north eastern France, a venue where he has played well in the past.  He carded a 273 total (-11) for his four rounds to finish in third place just 3 shots off the lead.  Turner recorded his first win in Asia back in July and he has been in fine form since.  Continue reading