Cain Claims Munster Boys Title

Morgan Cain (Cork Golf Club), Winner of the Munster Boys U18 Amateur Open Championship 2021 at Nenagh Golf Club
Picture Brendan Gleeson/Golffile

Morgan Cain is the 2021 Munster Boys champion after a super display of golf in Nenagh.  The Cork golfer finished on -7, three shots clear of Douglas’ Mel Deasy to claim his first major title.

Three under par rounds of 71, 68, 70 saw him come home with plenty to spare.  Cain was tied for the lead with Deasy starting today’s final round, and started in the worst possible fashion with a double bogey on the opening hole.  But he battled back brilliantly with birdies in three of his next four holes to retake the lead from Deasy on the fifth.  It was a lead he wouldn’t surrender, with another two birdies on the back nine. The only other blemish on his card was a bogey on 17, when his lead was five shots on the penultimate Continue reading

Cassidy goes low in Ballybunion

Kinsale Pro Shop Challenge 2019Kinsale’s Eoghan Cassidy broke 70 in Ballybunion today as he took advantage of better weather conditions.  The youngster shot a 69 which included five birdies after a double bogey on the fifth.  Cassidy came home in 32 strokes thanks to three birdies in is last five holes.  The impressive round, the second lowest of the day, saw him jump from 36th place up to 12th place.  The teenager also found a sum of money on the course which he handed in to the tournament committee at the end of his round.

Fionn Hickey carded a second successive 76 to drop back to a tie for third, although the Muskerry golfer is now eight shots off the lead.  Seapoint’s Dylan Keating was dialled in today, shooting a very impressive 65 to take the lead.  With the wind and rain gone, Ballybunion’s Cashen course was a fair test for the field today, and Keating delivered.  He was four under at the halyway stage, thanks to birdies on the first and eight, and an eagle  on the 9th to go out in 33 strokes.  He dropped a shot on the Continue reading

Murphy’s dramatic finish to win Munster Boys

Junior Amateur Dromoland Co Clare

Con Woods, Captain, John Murphy, Kinsale and John Moloughney, GUI Munster Golf at Dromoland Castle Golf Club Co Clare.Pic Arthur Ellis.

Kinsale’s John Murphy won the Munster Boy’s title in dramatic fashion with two birdies on the final holes to win by one shot.  Murphy had a three shot lead going into the final round but a triple bogey on the 8th cut his lead.  Fortwilliam’s Hugh O’Hare jumped into the lead after Murphy bogeyed the 15th and 16th.  Murphy produced a strong finish however, birdieing the 17th and 18th at Dromoland Castle to capture the title.  Murphy finished the championship on -5 after signing for a final round 74.  Hugh O’Hare was a shot behind on -4 and Andrew Mulhall (Waterford Castle) was third on -3.  Ross Kelly from Tuam Golf Club shot the low round of the day, his 70 saw him finish in the top ten.

Monkstown’s Sean Desmond finished in 8th place, a final round 78 saw him finish on +6.  Mark Healy was 24th and Adam Boland had a disappointing final round to finish in 33rd spot.  Jack Egan had a final round 78, this will have been agreat learning experience for the young Muskerry player

Munster Branch Chairman John Moloughney thanked all of the Continue reading

Butler 4th in Munster Boy’s – Final Round Report

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