O’Leary one off the lead in Malone, Irish Seniors Close

GUI LogoCastlemartyr’s Hugh O’Leary is just one off the lead going into the final round of the Irish Seniors Close.  O’Leary was in the top ten after the first round and a one under par 71 today saw him rise to second place, just one shot behind Banbridge’s Jim Carvill.  O’Leary had a spectacular back nine.  After three bogies on the front nine and another on the 10th, he bounced back with five birdies in seven holes to sign for a 70.  O’Leary and Carvill were the only players to break par in the second round.

Douglas Captain Karl Bornemann proved the duties of high office needn’t interfere with your golf as he continued his recent good form.  Bornemann is tied for 7th after a tidy 74 today.  Michael Quirke (Doneraile) is just inside the top 20 on Continue reading


Feerick, Collins and Deasy named on Munster U14 team, Lyons misses out in Irish Seniors Close

Irish Schools Junior Championships, Munster Finals 2016, Charleville Golf Club, Wednesday 6th 2016

Ronan Feerick

Ronan Feerick (Mallow), Zak Collins (Douglas) and Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay) were all named on the Munster Under 14 interprovincial team today, in advance of the interpro’s which take place on Tullamore in two weeks time.

Munster Under 14 Team:

Zak Collins (Douglas)
Luke Danaher (Newcastle West)
Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay)
Ronan Feerick (Mallow)
Rory Milne (Faithlegg)
Morgan O’Sullivan (Ballyneety)
Non Travelling Reserve Seanie Lenihan (Gold Coast)

Team Captain –  Liam Troy
Team Manager – Jim Lyne
Provincial Coach – Fred Twomey

In Tralee today Cork’s Pat Lyons missed out on a win at the Irish Seniors Close.  Lyons signed for a 77 in the final round and finished in third place behind Castletroy’s Eamonn Haugh.  Lyons had led the competition after 18 holes and after 36 holes.  Castlemartyr’s John O’Brien secured his top ten position with a 76 to finish in 6th place, and Bandon’s Donal O’Donovan was also in the top ten.  Tom Cleary finished in 17th place and also finished in second place in the over 60 category, while Muskerry’s Hugh O’Leary and Douglas’ Karl Bornemann were in the top 20.  Cork’s Peter Cowley won the over 70 category.

Fota Island

Lyons retains lead at Irish Seniors Close

2016 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Tralee Golf Clu

Overnight leader Pat Lyons (Cork) driving at the 18th tee in the second round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Tralee Golf Club today. Picture by Pat Cashman

Pat Lyons (Cork Golf Club) has retained his lead after the second round of the Irish Seniors Close at Tralee today.  Lyons shot a three over par 75, on the second consecutive day that no player in the field managed to break par.  The Cork Golf Club member has a one shot lead going into the final round.  John O’Brien and Donal O’Donovan both remain in the top ten, they matched scores again today with 68’s and they are tied for 7th place six shots behind the leader.  Irish Seniors Open Champion Tom Cleary carded a second round 76 to climb up to 15th position, and he also holds the lead in the over 60 category.  Karl Bornemann (Douglas) is also in a tie for 15th place.  Cork’s Peter Cowley is second in the over 70 category, three shots off the lead.  Muskery’s Hugh O’Leary and Kinsale’s Jerry Crean also made the cut for the final day.

Irish Seniors Close Live Scoring

Conor Coyne wins Muskerry Senior Scratch Cup

Muskerry Senior Scratch Cup
Sponsored by Shane Sadler

Winner: Conor Coyne (Youghal) 145
Runner Up: Gary O’Flaherty (Cork) 146
3rd: John Hickey (Cork) 147
4th: Ian Spillane (Mallow) 147
5th: Greg O’Mahony (Fota) 148
6th: John O’Brien (Castlemartyr) 149
Best Gross 1st 18: Mark Shanahan (Castlemartyr) 72
Best Gross 2nd 18: Dan Hartnett (Muskerry) 72
Best Nett: Craig Foley (4) Cork  145
2nd Nett: Eoin O’Callaghan (2) Muskerry 146
Alf Kearey Memorial U- 25 Winner: Alan O’Connell (Muskerry)