O’Donovan and Griffin selected on Munster Team

A smiling David O'Donovan pictured with the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup after winning the Mardyke Arena sponsored tournament. Picture: Niall O'Shea

A smiling David O’Donovan pictured with the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup after winning the Mardyke Arena sponsored tournament.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Dave O’Donovan (Muskerry) has been selected on the Munster Senior Inter-Provincial team, and his selection was warmly welcomed by many who feel it’s a well deserved reward for his good play in 2015.  O’Donovan had a very strong start to the season and won the prestigious Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup in April.  Although he was limited to only a few order of merit events, Munster Captain Phil Cooney obviously liked what he saw when he watched O’Donovan in Lee Valley and later in Cork GC at the Munster Strokeplay.  A happy Dave said: “I’m thrilled to bits obviously.  Dues to a few family occasions I couldn’t play as much as I would have liked to in May.  But I played well in Shannon and the Munster Strokeplay and the game it still good”.  O’Donovan along with the team and management will aim to retain their title in Rossapena (Donegal) in early July.   Continue reading

Munster Strokeplay Championship Winners

Munster Strokeplay Championship
Year Venue Winner Club
2006 Cork Golf Club Conor Doran Banbridge
2007 Cork Golf Club Niall Gorey Banbridge
2008 Cork Golf Club Niall Gorey Lee Valley
2009 Cork Golf Club Pat Murray Lee Valley
2010 Cork Golf Club Rory Leonard Banbridge
2011 Cork Golf Club Niall Gorey Muskerry
2012 Cork Golf Club Brian Casey Headfort
2013 Cork Golf Club Kieran McCarthy Kinsale
2014 Cork Golf Club Barry Anderson The Royal Dublin
2015 Cork Golf Club Shaun Carter The Royal Dublin

O’Flaherty and Hickey set for Cork Challenge

Cork's Gary O'Flaherty in action in Lee Valley, he's on of several local golfers in action in the Munster Strokeplay Championship this weekend. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Cork’s Gary O’Flaherty in action in Lee Valley, he’s on of several local golfers in action in the Munster Strokeplay Championship this weekend.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

The top golfers from Cork, Munster and Ireland will gather in Cork Golf Club on Saturday morning for the 72 hole Munster Strokeplay Championship.  Now in its tenth year, the Munster Strokeplay took the place of the Cork Scratch Cup which was the oldest competition of its type in the country.  In the past decade the competition has attracted a top class field and this year two thirds of the field are playing off a plus handicap. Continue reading

O’Flaherty wins in Ballybunion

O’Flaherty wins in Ballybunion

Golf_Gary O'Flaherty_April 2014

By Niall O’Shea

 

Cork’s Gary O’Flaherty won the Ballybunion Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday, beating a strong field in windy conditions at the famous Kerry course.  O’Flaherty has been in fine form over the past three months, he recorded top three finishes in Cork, Lee Valley, Muskerry and Douglas but the win had eluded him until last weekend. Continue reading