Fionn Hickey wins Munster Under 15 Championship

Munster Golf Under 15 & Under 17 Championships 2017The Munster Under 15 Close was won yesterday by Muskerry’s Fionn Hickey.  Hickey shot a three over par 75 to win, he was one under par at the turn thanks to a birdie on the 5th .  He had a mixed back nine which included a double and triple bogey.  Two birdies however meant the he finished on 75 and won by two.  Cork’s Alex Dineen was second, Dineen had two birdies on the back nine which helped him to a 76.   Kinsale’s Robert Walsh Jnr was third with a 77.  Michael Troy (Dungarvan) won the Under 16 prize and Zak Collins (Douglas) won the Under 14 prize.   Hickey will be one of the Muskerry players in action in Fermoy tomorroe for the Munster finals of the Fred Daly Trophy.

Gallery: Munster Under 15 & Under 17 Championships

Faithlegg’s Rory Milne was the winner of the Munster Under 17 Close, the four handicapper shot a two under par 70 to claim the title.  Milne was one Continue reading

O’Connell & O’Riordan win Munster Boys Titles

Bandon's Brian O'Connell pictured with the Munster Boys Under 17 Cup at Kanturk Golf Club.  Picture: Niall O'Shea

Bandon’s Brian O’Connell pictured with the Munster Boys Under 17 Cup at Kanturk Golf Club.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Bandon’s Brian O’Connell shot an impressive two under par 69 to win the Munster Boys Under 17 Close at Kanturk Golf Club.  O’Connell, playing off a handicap of 5 returned the only under par score on the day got off to a great start.  He was three under at the turn after recording birdies at the 1st, 4th and 7th holes.  He added further birdies at the 13th and 15th but three bogies on the back nine saw his sign for a winning 69.  Second place went to Conor Slevin (5) from Charliville with a level par 71 and third place went to Andrew Mulhall (4) from Waterford Castle, also with a 71.

Gallery: Pictures from Munster U15 & U17 Close Championships

Jake O'Riordan (Dungarvan) pictured with the Munster Boys Under 15 Cup at Kanturk Golf Club.  Picture: Niall O'Shea

Jake O’Riordan (Dungarvan) pictured with the Munster Boys Under 15 Cup at Kanturk Golf Club.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

The Munster Boys Under 15 Trophy went to Jake O’Riordan from Dungarvan Golf Club.  Jake had a birdie on the second hole but added four successive bogies from the 3rd to the 5th.  He recovered with a birdie on the 8th to turn on +2.  He had a very tidy back nine, eight pars and one birdie saw him finish on a one over par score of 72.  Mallow’s Ed Walsh (2) continued his good form with a 74 to take second place, and third place went to Stephen Ryan (10) from Roscrea who carded the best of three 75’s.

Kanturk Golf Club was in great condition for the prestigious junior golf event, with over 100 golfers from 40 Munster clubs taking part.  Kanturk Captain Jerry O’Keeffe thanked the Officers and staff of Munster Golf for allowing Kanturk to host the competition and thanked all of the club volunteers who worked through the long day.  Munster Branch Chairman Mr John Moloughney congratulated the winners and thanked everyone who was involved in making the day such a success.  He thanked the Officers, members and staff from Kanturk Golf Club who provided the course in great condition, and he also thanked the Munster Golf team of Tournament Director Sean O’Leary, referees Kevin Murray and Brian Hurley, and Junior Administrator Margaret Sugrue who was involved in the preparation of the championship since last October.

Prize winners from the Munster Under 17 and Under 15 Close Championship, pictured with John Moloughney, Chairman Munster Golf, Jerry O'Keeffe, Captain Kanturk Golf Club and Noel Hennessy, Junior Officer Kanturk Golf Club. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Prize winners from the Munster Under 17 and Under 15 Close Championship, pictured with John Moloughney, Chairman Munster Golf, Jerry O’Keeffe, Captain Kanturk Golf Club and Noel Hennessy, Junior Officer Kanturk Golf Club.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

The next junior championship is the Munster Boys Under 13 Close which takes place next week in Waterrock and Adare Manor.