Muskerry through in thrilling Fred Daly area final

Muskerry Fred Daly Area Final 2017Muskerry had a great win in the Fred Daly Trophy area final last night, beating Mallow in a very close match.  Blarney was the venue for the match and Mallow would have been favourites to advance.  They had a big handicap advantage on paper and most of the players would have much more experience at this level of inter-club competition.

Jack Egan was first out for Muskerry and he beat Ed Walsh on the 18th to set a strong positive tone for the winners.  As it happened the first point was already in the bag for Muskerry, Jack Taylor was giving up five shots in his match but still recorded a 4&3 win to claim a point for Muskerry.  Taylor’s match was the only one not to go the full distance.  When Egan closed out his mast on the 18th shortly after the advantage was clearly with the underdogs.  The winning point came from  Sean Geary who holed out from the fairway on the last hole, Geary birdied from 70 yards to win one up and secure the win for his club.  At the same time Fionn Hickey was headed up the 19th after finishing level after 18 holes.  He was called in, as was Eoghan O’Shaughnessy who was one up in his match on the 18th.  It was a hugely impressive win considering that Muskerry were giving up an aggregate of 21 shots in five matches.  The subs were Stephen Riordan and Peter O’Mahony, and the squad was under the watchful eye of Dave Taylor and Peter Fenlon.

Fred Daly trophy South Munster Draw 2017

It’s been a great run for Muskery, the beat a fancied Fota Island side in the semi-final and beat Castlemartyr and Fermoy in the earlier rounds.  Muskerry now go on to the Munster finals which take place in Fermoy in early August.

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Positive Start for Egan, Irish Under 16 Quadrangular

Munster Boys Under 16 Open Championship 2016, Nenagh Golf Club, Wednesday 29th June 2016, Jack Egan

Jack Egan

Muskerry’s Jack Egan had a positive start to his representative career as he came away with two wins, a half and a loss from his first two days in Wales.  The annual Quadrangular competition featuring Under 16 teams from Ireland, Wales, England and the Netherlands.  Egan was in action against the hosts yesterday, and while he lost his opening foursomes match with partner Sean Doyle on the 18th, he bounced back in the afternoon with a 2&1 singles win over Wales Tom Peet.  Ireland finished day one with a 9-3 win over Wales.  He was back in action this morning, this time partnering Josh Mackin.  They had a 3&2 win and Egan went on to claim a second win this afternoon in the singles.  Ireland at tied at the top of the table with England and the top two will face each other tomorrow in a winner takes all decider.  Egan will be back in action with Mackin for the morning foursomes.

International duty prevented Egan from playing the Munster Boys Under 16 Championship which took place in Blarney on Monday and Tuesday.

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Walsh and Egan named on Irish Boys Panels

Munster Under 15/17 Close Championship, Carrick on Suir Golf Club, Thursday 4th August 2016Mallow’s Edward Walsh had more good news this today when he was confirmed as a member of the Irish Boys (Under 18) panel for 2018.  Walsh has moved on the Under 16 panel and is one of just two Cork golfers to make the national panels.  Muskerry’s Jack Egan has made the Under 16 panel.

Both Walsh and Egan were members of the Munster Under 16 team who won the Internprivincials earlier this year.
NATIONAL BOYS (U18) PANEL 2016-2017

Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Jack Hearn (Tramore), Andrew Mullhall (Waterford Castle), Mark Power (Kilkenny), Cameron Raymond (Newlands), John Brady (Rosslare), Edward Walsh (Mallow), Robert Moran (Castle), Jack Madden (Dungannon), Sean Enright (Limerick), Jack Doherty (Carton House), Ross Kelly (Tuam)

 

NATIONAL BOYS U16 PANEL 2016-2017

Luke O’Neill (Connemara), Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell), Sean Doyle (Black Bush), Aaron Marshall (Lisburn), Josh Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Tom McKibbin (Holywood), Keaton Morrison (Holywood), Sam Murphy (Portumna), Josh Mackin (Dundalk), Conor Byrne (Strabane), Jack Egan (Muskerry), Patrick Callaghan (Castle Dargan)

2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship at Tullamore Golf Club

Kevin Murray (Team Captain) and John Fennessy (Team Manager) with the victorious Munster Under16 boys team (from left) Ian Halpin, Fred Twomey (Provincial Coach), Jack Egan, Charlie Dawson, Jonathan Keane, Sean Enright and Edward Walsh at the 2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship matches at Tullamore Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PANEL 2016-2017

Allan Hill (Athenry), Eoin Murphy (Dundalk), Liam Power (Galway), Jonathan Keane (Lahinch), David Kitt (Athenry), Scott Jones (Belvoir Park)

 

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Egan and Walsh help Munster to Under 16 Interpro Title

2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship at Tullamore Golf Club

Kevin Murray (Team Captain) and John Fennessy (Team Manager) with the victorious Munster Under16 boys team (from left) Ian Halpin, Fred Twomey (Provincial Coach), Jack Egan, Charlie Dawson, Jonathan Keane, Sean Enright and Edward Walsh at the 2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship matches at Tullamore Golf Club today (22/07/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman

Jack Egan and Edward Walsh helped Munster to their first Under 16 Interprovincial title.  Munster were in second place after the opening two matches yesterday, and under the watchful eyes of Kevin Murray, John Fennessy and Fred Twomey, the team played very well in their final game against Connacht and overcame a half point deficit.

Muskerry’s Jack Egan was the hero of the hour, he was one down playing 18, and a loss would have meant that Connacht would win on a countback.  Egan duly obliged, he won the hole to half his match and that ensured that Munster won the match and ultimately the title.

Boys Interprovincials Gallery by Cashman Photography

Egan finished the three matches with a win and two halves, in his one foursomes and two singles matches.  Mallow’s Ed Walsh lost his opening foursomes match but captured two valuable points for Munster in the singles matches against Leinster and Connacht.

The Under 18 team did as much as they could in the final day, they had a good 6-4 win over Connacht.   But unfortunately for Michael Coote’s team, Ulster retained their lead by beating Leinster in their final match.  There were some Continue reading

Walsh and Egan selected on Munster Under 16 Team

Edward Walsh

Mallow’s Edward Walsh

Mallow’s Edward Walsh and Muskerry’s Jack Egan have made the six-man Munster Under 16 team.  The team was named today by Munster Junior Convenor Kevin Murray and features the two talented Cork Golfers.  Both golfers had impressive results in 2015, Egan won the Munster Under 14 Close in East Cork and Walsh won the Under 15 category at the Munster Boys Under 16 in Clonmel.

Walsh is Mallow’s third player to make the inter-pro teams.  Greg Barrett was named on the Under 18 (boys) team at the start of last week and Ronan Feerick was called up to the Under 14 team on Friday.  The Boys interprovincials take place in Tullamore this week.

 

Munster Boys Under 14 Team
Charlie Dawson (Tramore)
Jack Egan (Muskerry)
Sean Enright (Limerick)
Ian Halpin (Cahir Park)
Jonathan Keane (Lahinch)
Edward Walsh (Mallow)

Non-travelling reserve – Aaron Cashin (Tramore

Team Captain – Kevin Murray
Team  Manager – John Fennessy
Provincial Coach – Fred Twomey

 

Munster Boys Under 16 Open Championship 2016, Nenagh Golf Club, Wednesday 29th June 2016, Jack Egan

Murphy’s dramatic finish to win Munster Boys

Junior Amateur Dromoland Co Clare

Con Woods, Captain, John Murphy, Kinsale and John Moloughney, GUI Munster Golf at Dromoland Castle Golf Club Co Clare.Pic Arthur Ellis. http://www.golffile.ie

Kinsale’s John Murphy won the Munster Boy’s title in dramatic fashion with two birdies on the final holes to win by one shot.  Murphy had a three shot lead going into the final round but a triple bogey on the 8th cut his lead.  Fortwilliam’s Hugh O’Hare jumped into the lead after Murphy bogeyed the 15th and 16th.  Murphy produced a strong finish however, birdieing the 17th and 18th at Dromoland Castle to capture the title.  Murphy finished the championship on -5 after signing for a final round 74.  Hugh O’Hare was a shot behind on -4 and Andrew Mulhall (Waterford Castle) was third on -3.  Ross Kelly from Tuam Golf Club shot the low round of the day, his 70 saw him finish in the top ten.

Monkstown’s Sean Desmond finished in 8th place, a final round 78 saw him finish on +6.  Mark Healy was 24th and Adam Boland had a disappointing final round to finish in 33rd spot.  Jack Egan had a final round 78, this will have been agreat learning experience for the young Muskerry player

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Muskerry Showdown Starts Tomorrow

The most exciting handicap competition of the year gets underway tomorrow in Muskerry.  The Ford Junior Scratch Trophy will see the 64 top qualifiers face off tomorrow morning with the eventual winner getting though six rounds of matchplay.  Two qualifiers took place earlier this month with over 300 golfers participating.  Due to the prevailing wet weather and soft ground conditions, the organisers decided on a gross stable ford scoring format.  With gross stableford scoring, golfers would not be overly penalised for losing a plugged ball.  John O’Mahony (Muskerry) came out on top from the Friday qualifier with a very impressive 35 points (gross).  Kinsale’s Alan Buckley Continue reading

Munster Boys face Leinster in Tullamore

Fred Daly Trophy Munster Finals

Greg Barrett (Mallow) 

Greg Barrett (Mallow) and Brian O’Connell (Bandon) are in action for Munster this morning as Munster take on Leinster in a series of challenge matches in Tullamore.  Matches will be plaed at both Under 18 and Under 16 level.  Muskerry’s Jack Egan is the only Cork player to make the Under 16 Munster team.

 

Under-18 Team: Greg Barrett (Mallow), Ronan Cross (Ballybunion), Cian Mooney (Faithlegg), Brian O’Connell (Bandon), Calum Spicer (Dromoland), Ciaran Vaughan (Limerick).
Under-16 Team: Aaron Cashin (Tramore), Jack Egan (Muskerry), Ross Fitzgerald (Limerick), Eoin McCarthy (Faithlegg), Jake O’Riordan (Dungarvan), Daniel Raher (Dungarvan).

Muskerry’s Egan wins Munster Boys Under 14 Championship

Munster Boys Under 14 Open Championship 2015Muskerry’s Jack Egan won the Munster Boys Under 14 Championship today at East Cork Golf Club.  Egan shot the low round of the day and his one over par 70 beat the runner up by three shots.  The young Muskerry man had a very steady  front nine, with a bogey on the third hole the only blemish.  He birdied the tricky par three 16th to get back to level par but gave the shot back on the following hole.  He parred the 18th to sign for a 70, four shots better that his handicap of five.  Second place went to Scott Millar who travelled from Clandeboye and the Castle Dargan Continue reading