McSweeney Claims 3rd Win in Muskerry

Pictures from the Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy semi-finals. Picture: Niall O’Shea

John McSweeney beat all in front of him in Muskerry last weekend, and in doing so he won the Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy.  The win was John’s third, an amazing achievement in Cork’s toughest competition.  The Muskerry member first won the competition twenty years ago in 2003, and he added a second win two years ago in 2021.  A 2&1 win over fellow Muskerry member Jack Kelleher on Sunday afternoon gave John his third win in the only six round matchplay event in the junior matchplay range.

McSweeney was one of 64 matchplay competitors to make it though from the qualifier held in March.  Six rounds of matchplay competition took place over three days from Friday, and just to make things Continue reading


Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy Returns

Thomas Hughes (Fota Island), 2022 Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy winner.

The Muskerry Junior Scratch returns later this month with the two day qualifier.  The event usually marks the start of the competitive season in Cork and over 300 golfers are expected to play over the two days.  32 golfers will qualify from each day, and they will then go forward to the match play stage in Muskerry which will be held over Easter.  Starting on Good Friday, six rounds of match play will follow over three days with the two finalists playing the sixth round on East Sunday afternoon.  The handicap range for entries is 2.5 – 10.5 and entries can Continue reading