Mairead Martin and Valerie Clancy played a key part in Killarney’s Irish Senior Cup win over the weekend. The Cork girls were playing in the ILGU finals at Royal Curragh and they helped Killarney pick up their first national Senior Cup pennant. Mairead who is playing out of Kanturk and Valerie who is from Mitchelstown have been attached to Killarney for several years and while both have had plenty of individual success, this team win was their first at national level. Both have been capped at international level this year so the Senior Cup winners medal is a great finish to a very busy summer season for the pair. Kilkenny were the quarter final opponents and the Cork girls led the playing order with both girls winning their matches. There was more of the same on Friday afternoon when another two wins helped Killarney overcome The Island. On Saturday morning they faced Continue reading
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Kinsale’s Cathal Butler won his third scratch cup of the year when he came from behind to win the Killarney Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday. The 36 hole competition, played over both courses had a capacity field and report from the players were very positive. Peter O’Keeffe from Douglas led after the opening round with a 73, two clear of Cathal Butler who was his closest challenger. O’Keeffe added 72 on Mahony’s Point in his second round, giving him a total of 145. With the wind picking up and Butler being one of the alter starters the odds were that O’Keeffe would maintain the lead. As it happened Butler shot a hugely impressive 69 in his second to tie O’Keeffe and win on the countback.
Butler could have been better placed after the first round, he was three over for his final three holes on Killeen. He made no such mistakes on the run-in in Mahony’s in the afternoon. He birdied three holes on the front nine and added two more birdies on the 11th and 16th. He bogies the 3rd and the par five 13th, be he was three under when standing on the 18th tee. There could have been trouble on the 18th Continue reading
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Danny Sugrue made it two wins from two in the Munster PGA Winter Series, sponsored by Premium Golf Brands. Killarney was the venue for the second event and the home course pro went around in a very impressive five under par (67). He had a three shot winning margin over Monkstown’s Cian McNamara who was the only other player to break par. Charleville’s Jamie O’Sullivan was third with 72, and Wayne O’Callaghan and John McHenry were next with 76. David Foley shot a 76 and the top ten was rounded off with Don McFarlane, Kevin Morris, Billy O’Boyle and Davey Barry shooting 77.
The next event takes place in Fota Island in Monday 1st December. The fourball competition is sponsored by Motocaddy.