St Colman’s win Schools Junior Championship

2016 Irish Schools Junior Championship at Athlone Golf Club

St Colman’s Irish Schools Junior Champions.Picture by Pat Cashman

St Colman’s Fermoy put their name on the golfing map yesterday when they won the Irish Schools Junior Championships in Athlone.  St Colman’s won the title with two shot margin over the other three finalists and they took home the coveted green pennant.

Cashman Photography Gallery – Irish Schools Junior Championships Final

It was Colman’s first time to win the title.  More details to follow.

Patrician Academy win Schools Senior Championship

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The winning Patrician Academy (Mallow) team who won the Munster Final of the Irish Schools Senior Championships at Castlemartyr Links. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Castlemartyr Links was covered in a welcome sunshine yesterday as the Ron Kirby designed links played host for the Munster finals of the Irish Schools Senior Championships.  Castlemartyr was a late replacement venue as the original venue was deemed unplayable due to the recent adverse weather.  The inland links provided a fair challenge for the 20 golfers, mostly single figure handicappers who relished the tight fairways and fast greens.

Gallery: Irish Schools Senior Championships

Patrician Academy Mallow won their second Munster title after a nail-biting finish with Colaiste an Spoiraid Naoimh.  The all Cork-final started Continue reading

Connolly wins in East Cork

Golf_East Cork_Senior Scratch Cup_David Connolly_Oct2014East Cork held their annual Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday and the winner was David Connolly from the home club.  The popular winner went around in level par 69 to win the title by a single stroke.  The winner started poorly and turned on three over, but birdies on 10, 11, 16 and 17 put him back in the hunt.  An all-important par putt on the last was enough to give Connolly a one shot lead and the title. David is also the course record holder in East Cork having shot a seven under par 62 back in 2007.  Kinsale’s Cathal Butler was second with a 70 and Cork’s Sean McSweeney also shot 70 for third place.  Doneraile’s John Hickey was fourth with a 72.  Continue reading