Murphy Claims first title of the Year

Jack Murphy (Douglas), receiving the Leinster U16 Trophy from Siobhan O’Donnell Murphy (Golf Ireland) Fran Caffrey – Golffile

Jack Murphy is the 2022 Leinster Under-16 Boys Open Champion after winning a three-hole play-off at Tullamore GC.  The Douglas golfer defeated Massereene’s Michael Wilson by a shot, after the pair finished on level par for their two rounds.  It was a great result for Murphy, as he retained the title he won last year in Delganey.
Murphy held a two shot lead after the opening round, but he opened with a bogey as he started his second round.  Two birdies on the front nine (4th & 8th) got him back on track and the teenager had a three shot lead heading into the back nine.  He was motoring nicely but bogies on the 16th and 17th meant that he finished in a tie with Wilson.  The Ulster golfer shot a 67 including birdies on the 16th and 17th to get himself in a Continue reading

Desmond & O’Mahony claim first Munster Caps, Senior Interprovincial team named

Sean Desmond

Sean Desmond (Monkstown) teeing off the 9th in Lahinch during the third round of the South of Ireland Championship. Pic: Niall O’Shea

Sean Desmond and Greg O’Mahony are set to earn their first Munster senior caps having been named in the Munster Interprovincial team today.  The Cork duo are among three new faces in the Munster team that also see’s Pat Murray return after missing out last year.  Captain Michael Coote and Manager George Mellerick have assembled a strong team as Munster hope to retain the title.  Desmond was a strong contender for a spot after winning the South Of Ireland earlier this month, and although be missed out on an automatic spot he was certainly to the forefront of the selectors minds.  Greg O’Mahony also picks up his first cap on the back of solid championship performances.  He reached the last 32 in the South and the last 16 in the Irish Close in Ballybunion earlier this week.  Pat Murray makes a welcome return to the team, the Tipperary native has a long and distinguished record and his matchplay experience will balance the young look to the team.

Peter O’Keeffe and Eanna Griffin were automatic picks having finished in the top three in Continue reading

Munster Boys face Leinster in Tullamore

Fred Daly Trophy Munster Finals

Greg Barrett (Mallow) 

Greg Barrett (Mallow) and Brian O’Connell (Bandon) are in action for Munster this morning as Munster take on Leinster in a series of challenge matches in Tullamore.  Matches will be plaed at both Under 18 and Under 16 level.  Muskerry’s Jack Egan is the only Cork player to make the Under 16 Munster team.

 

Under-18 Team: Greg Barrett (Mallow), Ronan Cross (Ballybunion), Cian Mooney (Faithlegg), Brian O’Connell (Bandon), Calum Spicer (Dromoland), Ciaran Vaughan (Limerick).
Under-16 Team: Aaron Cashin (Tramore), Jack Egan (Muskerry), Ross Fitzgerald (Limerick), Eoin McCarthy (Faithlegg), Jake O’Riordan (Dungarvan), Daniel Raher (Dungarvan).