Mallow Golf Club have just announced details of their Senior Scratch Cup, the first time the competition will be held since 2012. The 36 hole event will take place on Sunday 25th August, and uniquely it will feature a redraw at the end of round one to pair the leading players for the second round. Already many of the top golfers in Cork and Munster have committed to the event which is limited to 72 golfers. It’s another chance for Cork’s top golfers to claim some silverware as the opportunities to claim a scratch cup win are narrowing. The season started with the Muskerry Senior Scratch Cup back in April. That event was won by Peter O’Keeffe in a strong field of entrants, and the signs are that there will be another strong field in place in Mallow. The organising team of Conor Dowling, Brian Attridge, Neil Gallagher and Sean O’Shea have a great prize fund in place, thanks in part to the sponsorship from Hegarty Building and Civil Engineering. Fist prize is the maximum €575 with second taking €325 and a generous €250 for third place. There are also nett categories and prizes for Continue reading
Pictures from Portmarnock (with thanks to Pat Cashman & Portmarnock for the trophy pics): Continue reading
Mallow suffered a loss at the hands of a strong Limerick side in Newcastle West yesterday in the Munster semi-final of the Fred Daly Trophy. The previous evening Mallow had lost a nail biting final in the Irish Junior Foursomes, but they pitched up in Newcastle West on Saturday morning with a strong side ready for battle. Adam Boland, Liam Dowling, Greg Barrett and Edward Walsh all started for Mallow, with Daniel O’Sullivan taking the anchor spot having played in the Junior Foursomes.
It was a tight match all the way through, Limerick had a narrow lead at the halfway point and similar to Friday’s play Mallow staged a comeback on the back nine. Limerick however weren’t to be caught and the 16th and 17th proved crucial as Limerick picked up the three points on these holes. Ed Walsh won Continue reading
Davey Barry (Douglas) and Ciaran McKenna (Mallow) are both in action in the final of the PGA Assistant’s Championship, starting on Wednesday.
It’s the first time since 2012 that a Cork golfer will be appearing in the final. Three years ago Brian O’Donovan was in action when the 72 hole tournament was held in East Sussex. O’Donovan, who was also representing Douglas Golf Club, finished in 12th in a field of over 130 golfers. Play in Coventry gets underway on Wednesday morning.
Kinsale’s Cathal Butler carded a one under par 71 in the final round of the Munster Boy;s Open Championship at Mallow Golf Club. Although tied for second place, five behind winner William Small, Butler’s official finishing place was 4th on the countback. After bogey on the tricky par three 16th, he birdied the 17th to go back into the red. On a day when only four players bettered par, Butler’s 71 saw him jump from 10th place to fourth. Conor Roche from the home club Continue reading
Yet again Cork golfers have been pipped at the post while looking for the next big win of the season.
The Munster Boys Under 16 Amateur Open took place at Clonmel Golf Club today and Mallow’s Ed Walsh was Continue reading
Mallow Golf Club had more reasons to celebrate today as two more junior golfers were named to represent their province. Greg Barrett and Edward Walsh were both named on the Munster Continue reading
Mallow’s Ciaran McKenna made a very promising start to his PGA career when he finished tied for second place in the prestigious PGA Assistants Championship. He put together two solid rounds of 74 & 73 on the final day to jump up the leaderboard. This time last year McKenna was in Barton Shield action for Mallow, and a year on he proved he was a match for the country’s best trainees and Continue reading
Mallow’s Ciaran McKenna is the best placed Cork golfer at the halfway-stage of the PGA Assistants Championship in Nuremore. After carding an opening +4 round of 75, he added a level par 71 in the afternoon to take a share of 7th place. McKenna had five birdies and five bogies in the afternoon.
Charleville’s Frank Holly also shot 75 in the first round and was heading for a great afternoon score – only to record a 7 on the par 4 18th hole. The triple bogey gave Holly a second round total of 74 and a share of tenth place. Former Mahon team-mates Davey Barry (Douglas) and Alan Gleeson (Castlemartyr) are both inside the top twenty after 36 holes. Both carded opening rounds of 75, and the both added 76’s in the afternoon. Despite the fact that all four golfers comfortably made the cut (+17), hopes of a win tomorrow will be measured as leader Joe Dillon (Headfort Golf Club) is seven shots ahead of McKenna on -3.