O’Brien Claims Munster Seniors

Munster Seniors winner John O’Brien (Castlemartyr). Picture: Niall O’Shea

John O’Brien bagged one of his most impressive wins to date when he captured the Munster Seniors Amateur Open in Tipperary Golf Club last week.  The Castlemartyr golfer was in fine form, shooting under par on both days to win by a margin of four strokes.  O’Brien shot an opening round 71, his one underpower total was just one shot off the lead. He returned on the second day and shot a hugely impressive 69.  His very steady round comprised of three birdies on 15 pars.

“It was a great week, I played well and drove the ball well” said O’Brien after his win.  “I didn’t miss many fairways and the greens were excellent.  I putted great didn’t make many mistakes.  On the back nine on Wednesday knew I had a chance so avoiding bogeys was all I was trying to do for the Continue reading

Munster Students win for Desmond

AIG Senior Cup Area Semi Finals 2018
Cork Golf Club
Sunday 24th June 2018Monkstown’s Sean Desmond won the Munster Students title in Tipperary today, holding onto his second round lead.   It was a steady round for Desmond, on hiw way to a first championship win.  A birdie on the fourth put him into the red on -1 for the tournament, but he bogied the next hole to go back to level par.  Another bogey followed on the 10th but that was the last error and the Monkstown man parred his way back to the clubhouse to finish on +1 for the tournament.  Paul Conroy (Enniscorthy) took second place after a closing 72, two shots behind on +3 while Tom Dowdall (Woodbrook) took third place on +6.  Maynooth A, represented by Darragh Flynn, Aaron Ryan and Robert Abernethy won the team prize.

Gary Ward was the next best Cork player, he was tenth while Paul Tobin and Mark Healy both finished in the top twenty.  Desmond now adds his name Continue reading

Desmond Leads Munster Students

Douglas Senior Senior Scratch Cup
26th May 2019Sean Desmond has the 36 hole lead at the Munster Students Amateur Open.  After torrential rain yesterday, golfers benefitted from dry fine weather today in Tipperary Golf Club.  Desmond opened with a three over par 75, but came back this afternoon with a three under par 69 to finish on level par.  He was three under through 12 holes but a bogey on the 14th set him back.   A bridie on the 16th got him back to level and he parred the final two holes to hold the overnight lead.  John Cleary (Elm Park) is just one off the lead, and John Bolger (Courtown) is two shots back.  Paul Conroy and Harry Duggan are in 4th place on +3 while Kinsale’s Gary Ward is 6th.  Duggan (Kilkenny) held the 18 hole lead after an opening 72, but he drifted back to 4th after a second round 75.

The final round get’s underway tomorrow at 7.30am, with Desmond’s leaders group off at 10.10am.