UCC win Inter-varsity League

Cork Inter Varsity_3_April 2017

UCC Golf Club

There was an exciting finish to the Cork colleges inter-varsity league on Sunday as the overall result was decided on a sudden death play-off.  The organisers had hoped for a competitive series and after four events the scores were tied on 20-20.  It was another surprise though when Sunday’s final series of matches in Lee Valley was also tied 5-5.  The draw looked unlikely as UCC had an advantage going onto the final hole but CIT’s Tristan Coakley won his match with superb 10-foot par putt on the 18th green.  That brought the day’s score to 5-5 and meant that after a total of 50 matches the series was still tied.  A sudden death play-off followed with Coakley continuing for CIT and John Boylan getting the nod for UCC.  The first hole in Lee Valley saw both golfers take irons off the tee, Boylan went over the trees on the left to leave himself with a short approach that he duly hit to within 15 feet of the flag.  Coakley had a longer approach and finished up on the Continue reading

UCC win first Inter-Varsity League Event

AIG Junior Cup Munster Finals

Adam McSweeney (Cork IT)

UCC Golf Club gained the bragging rights over Cork IT after the first inter-varsity league event in Cork Golf Club.  The first event was a huge success, ten matches were played with seven of them reaching the 18th green.  UCC won six of the matches, Cork IT claimed three with one matched halved after 18 holes.  Cork IT took an early lead thanks to wins from Adam McSweeney and Jack Murphy

The matches proved to be very close with the organiser’s idea of matching handicaps working out very well.  The event has proven that both UCC and Cork IT have a great depth of quality golfers, and the competition provided a platform for competitive golf very early in the year.  The league came about after Cian Kidney and Dave O’Sullivan got together with the hope of creating a competitive format for both colleges.

Following the success of the first event, the next round is scheduled to take place in Muskerry Golf Club in two weeks time.  Five events in all are planned for series of events that are being kindly hosted
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Douglas win Fred Daly Plate Final

Fred Daly Plate 1Douglas proved that perseverance pays when they won the Fred Daly Plate final in Ballyneety today.  They overcame Monkstown, Bandon and Killarney on their way to a final meeting with Lahinch.  Douglas fielded a strong side with three players from their AIG Junior Cup team.  Barry O’Sullivan Geaney and Brian Barry put points on the board for Douglas when they both wrapped up their matches on the 16th green.  Daniel O’Sullivan and Darren Hourihan were both all square in their matches when John Boylan won his match (also on the 16th) to secure the win for the Cork side.

Fred Daly Plate 2

Munster Fred Daly Plate Final, Ballyneety Golf Club
Douglas 4, Lahinch 1.
Brian Barry beat Darragh Conneely 3&2.
Barry O’Sullivan Geaney beat Barry Dunworth 3&2.
Daniel O’Sullivan halved with Anthony Lacey.
John D Boylan  beat Cathal Hegarty 3&2.
Darren Hourihan halved with Jonathan Keane.