Barton Shield win for Kinsale

AIG Barton Shield Munster Final 2018It may have taken Kinsale over 100 years to win their first Munster pennant, but it was a much shorter wait for their second.  Just four weeks after winning the Jimmy Bruen Shield, Kinsale doubled their haul when they won the Munster Final of the AIG Barton Shield in Thurles last Sunday.  On paper Kinsale were up against it, in the semi-final they faced Dungarvan who had won the AIG Senior Cup title the day before.  In the semi-final they were up against it when Dungarvan stretched their lead the three holes early in the back nine.  The four Kinsale golfers battled back, and two birdies on the 17th turned the match to send Kinsale into the final.  After a quick break it was back to the first tee in Thurles to face off against a fancied Continue reading

Irish call up for three Cork golfers

2017 Irish Boys Under 14 Amateur Open Championship at Ballina Go

Zak Collins

Zak Collins and Eoghan Cassidy have been named on the Irish squads to play in the Reid Trophy (Under 14 English Championship) in Reading next week.  Collins from Douglas and Cassidy from Kinsale have been playing well all season and both golfers featured on the successful Munster team who won the Under 14 interprovincial championship last week.  The event is a great opportunity for the cork duo, it attracts a top quality field of English and international players whose playing handicap is 7.4 or better.  The 54-hole stroke play championship is played over three days.  The full field plays 18 holes on each of the first two days with the leading 70 competitors going on to play the final 18 holes on the third day.  The Cork pair will be joined by two Limerick golfers, Ballyneety’s Morgan O’Sullivan and Iestyn Winn in a strong Munster line-up.  Faithlegg’s Alex King Continue reading

Amateurs win PSC3, Kinsale Pro Shop Challenge

Kinsale Pro Shop Challenge 3_July 2018The Amateurs reclaimed the bragging rights in the Pro Shop Challenge last week, as Cathal Butler and John Murphy beat Ger Broderick and Ian Stafford in Kinsale.  It was the third staging of the unique event and while the amateurs won on the course the real winner was the charity partners.  Over €4,000 was raised for Marymount and the RNLI.  Organiser Ian Stafford  was delighted with the results of their fundraising event.  “We’re absolutely delighted with the amount of money that we have raised to date which is in the region of €4,500” said Stafford.  “To surpass our target of €3,600 by nearly €1,000 is phenomenal and much of this is down to the hard work of our captain Brian Doran who has been a huge help in securing sponsorship to the event.  This year we had local businesses sponsoring each hole as well of a number of sponsored challenges throughout the round.  To think when we first discussed this event three years ago that we would have raised nearly €11,000 from the first 3 events is hard to believe and we are absolutely delighted with the support we have got.”

Kinsale Pro Shop Challenge Gallery :: Aidan Stafford Photography

Kinsale Pro Shop Challenge 3_July 2018_2Cathal Butler was delighted to win back the title they lost last year, although they may have had some assistance from Continue reading

Kinsale end 100 year wait, Jimmy Bruen Shield winners

Kinsale Panel Jimmy BruenKinsale claimed Munster honours in style yesterday when they won two tough matches to win the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield.  It was their first win at this level, and in what was a surprise to many, it was their first pennant in a Cups and Shields event.  The Kinsale team appeared comfortable on the Philip Walton designed course in Dundrum Golf and Country Club.    The twelve players that were used on Sunday, along with the extended panel and team manager John O’Neill have put their names into the Kinsale club history books, winning their first pennant in a national competition in their Continue reading