Muskerry win Fred Daly Trophy 2019

Fred Daly Trophy Munster Finals 2019Muskerry claimed another Munster Pennant on Monday, they won the Munster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy in Clonmel.  This was their second win in three years, having reached the final in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  This year marks the third of a three year cycle with the current players, and four of the team who were beaten in last years final returned this year to win in style.  Twelve months ago Eoghan O’Shaughnessy was the player who lost out on the third playoff hole at the final in Nenagh.  This year he was first to finish, wrapping up his match on the 13th green with a 6&5 win.  That put the first point on the board for Muskerry and Stephen Riordan added a second soon after with a Continue reading

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Entries open for Bruen Youths, Muskerry Golf Club.

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Keelan McCarthy (Lee Valley), 2018 winner of the Bruen Youths Trophy

Muskerry will hold the annual Bruen Boys and Youths Trophy on Monday 26th August, and there will be plenty of golfers hoping to add their name to the list of famous winners.  Lee Valley’s Keelan McCarthy is the holder and he’ll be looking to follow Cathal Butler and Sean Desmond who are among very few to win the Bruen Youths twice.  Kinsale’s Butler won in 2013 and 2014, and Desmond won in 2016 and 2017.  The Bruen Youths started in 1986 as a boys (under 18) competition but later moved to youths level.  There have been many famous winners, Professionals David Higgins, Cian McNamara, Mick Collins, Mark Murphy and Aaron O’Callaghan have all won, and Ronan Twomey and Dave O’Donovan are among very few Muskerry men Continue reading

Muskerry through in Fred Daly

Muskerry Fred Daly Team 2019Muskerry have booked their place in the Munster finals of the Fred Daly Trophy.  The Cork side will be hoping to repeat the win of 2017 and remove the memory of the final loss of 2018 when they head to Clonmel in just over two weeks time.  To reach the finals three years in a row is a sizeable achievement, they faced Douglas in the area final last Sunday which was held in Cork Golf Club.   With a large crowd watching Muskerry took the lead and held on to claim the win and book their place in the Munster finals with a positive performance from the team.  Fionn Hickey put the first point on the board for Muskerry with a win over Kevin Collins, and Jack Egan added a second point when he beat Ross Higgins.  Mark Hill won a point for Douglas when he beat Eoghan O’Shaughnessy but the match was over when Stephen Continue reading

Muskerry Cork Fourball

Muskerry Open Fourball LaunchThe second Cork Fourball Championship event takes place in Muskerry on Wednesday and interest is building following the successful first event earlier this month.  The series runs over six qualifying dates with the top three pairs from each qualifier advance to the series final which takes place at the end of September.  From that event, the lucky winners will head off on a golf trip to Portugal.  The winners of the first qualifier were Paul O’Keeffe and Brian O’Keeffe from the home club.  They scored 45 points to win in a competitive field.  The other two pairs to qualify were Derek Kelly (Lismore) & Martin O’Driscoll (West Waterford) and Owen Barrett and Tony Hayes (Muskerry).  Ryan’s Marketing Manager Jerry Manley was Continue reading

Hickey takes runner up spot in Ulster Boys

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Saturday 30th March 2019

Fionn Hickey

Fionn Hickey finished strongly in Donegal today to claim second place in the Ulster Boys Open Championship.  After opening rounds of 72 & 73 the Muskerry man was -1 and held 4th place overnight.  In tough scoring conditions, Hickey found himself four over after six holes, but two birdies steadied the score.   A final bogey on the 16th would see him sign for a 76, but that ended being the third best score of the day with nobody able to break par.  Dundalk’s Josh Macklin shot a 74 to win while overnight leader Joshua Hill finished fourth.  Robert Walsh(Kinsale) finished tied for 17th while Jack Egan (Muskerry) and Keelan McCarthy (Lee Valley) were further down the field.

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David Howard wins 300 to 1 challenge, Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy

Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy 2019Muskerry Golf Club
Sunday 21st April 2019

David Howard

It started with over 300 golfers, but by 5pm this afternoon there was just one left.  David Howard added his name to a famous list of winners at the 50th staging of the famous Ford Junior Scratch Trophy.  And in a funny quirk of the draw, the Fota Island golfer beat his dad John in a tight final to win the six round matchplay event.  It was a strange setting, having the father and son paired against each other, but some high quality golf from both made for a competitive final, with David coming out on top.  The teenager went up a few times in the match only to be pegged back by his Dad.  The back nine was decisive with David winning the 13th and 16th to go two up.  On the testing 17th, David found the green with a drive an nine iron, and when John couldn’t make birdie the match was over with David coming out on top.   Needless to say the 19 year old was delighted with the win. “I’m very happy to win this scratch cup which has such a big name to it, it’s a Continue reading