Muskerry golf club Cork
Muskerry Golf Course
This lovely old course has matured beyond its turn of the century vintage. It nestles in the midst of all that is best of the Irish countryside.
The course rewards the aesthetically appreciative as well as those who rise to the challenge of the golf.
The first five holes make for a flat and gentle start that does not prepare one for the demands of the par 3, 6th - a shot across the valley to a green on a distant ledge. From there to the 14th hole the hand of Alister McKenzie is very evident.
Holes seven to nine spiral there way along and around the hillside to the top of the course where a fascinating, loop of four holes (10 to 13) await.
The final four holes provide as good a finish as will be found anywhere. The tee shot to the par three 15th calls yet again for precise clubbing. If a four is managed, at the demanding 16th "well done". A par or better, at the 17th means that the second shot across the Shournagh, which runs immediately in front of the green is nothing less than perfect. Accurate placing of the tee shot on 18 twixt wood and river, is the prerequisite for the successful second shot again across the width of the meandering Shournagh river that flows beside the fairway and across the front of the green.
Reflection on the round throws up the startling realisation that no two holes throughout the course are even remotely alike and leaves little cause for wonderment that the last amateur to lead the professionals in the qualifying rounds of the British Open (1939) was a Muskerry Man.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€25 Early Bird €20|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€30|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15/20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€12/30|
|Website||Muskerry golf club website|
|Club Pro:||Martin Lehane 021-4381445|
|Hon. Treasurer:||John Chisholm & Bernie O'Riordan
|Comp. Secretary:||Joe Lane & Maeve Burke|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Weekends|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Muskerry Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captain's Prize||Friday 7 June
||Saturday 8 June||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 8 June
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 21 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Juveniles
||Monday 22 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Saturday 3 August
|President's Prize||Friday 16 August||Saturday 17 August||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Saturday 17 August||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 18 August||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 1 September||Closed||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 4 January||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 11 January||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 18 January||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 25 January||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 1 February
|Singles Stableford||Friday 8 February||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 15 February||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 22 February||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 1 March||Open||1|
|Munster Seniors 60+||Monday 8 April||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 9 April||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 16 April||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Cup||Saturday 30 March||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup (Q)||Friday 5 April
||Saturday 6 April
|Junior Scratch Cup (Q)||Saturday 6 April
|South Munster Seniors||Monday 8 April||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11)||Friday 19 April
||Sunday 21 April
|Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11)||Saturday 20 April
|Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11)||Sunday 21 April||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 23 April||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 30 April
|Senior Scratch Cup||Saturday 4 May||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 7 May||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 14 May||Open||1|
|Pierce Purcell Shield (Q)||Saturday 18 May||GUI||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 21 May||Open||1|
|Pierce Purcell Shield (Q)||Saturday 25 May||Sunday 26 May||GUI||2|
|Pierce Purcell Shield (Q)||Sunday 26 May||GUI||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 28 May||Open||1|
|Guy & Twomey Cup Singles Stableford||Sunday 2 June||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 4 June||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 11 June||Open||1|
|Joe Morrissey Memorial V-Par||Friday 14 June
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 18 June||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 25 June||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 2 July||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Saturday 6 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 7 July||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 9 July||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 16 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles||Thursday 18 July||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 23 July||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 30 July
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 4 August||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 6 August||Open||1|
|Bruen Youths U-19 (36-hole)||Monday 12 August
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 13 August||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 20 August||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 27 August||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 3 September||Open||1|
|O'Crualaoi Singles||Tuesday 10 September||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup||Saturday 14 September||Open||1|
|Seniors 60+||Monday 16 September||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 70 5,571 m|
|Red||Par 75 SSS 73 5,019 m|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 71 5,861 m|
Men's Course Record Am: 64 K. Bornermann, Pro: 66 Jimmy Hegerty
Ladies Course Record:
Muskerry Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Killarney Golf Club in the Semi-Final by 3-mathes to 2-matches in the Semi-Final and then accounted for Spanish Point in the decider by 3½-matches to 1½ matches in their Final at Douglad Golf Club on Sunday 17th July 2016.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders and drew Lenister Champions Cill Dara Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 16th September. They were led out by Andrew Gray with Tony Gardiner who recorded a halve against Ray Mackey & Christopher Harhen, they were followed by Sean Geary with Gary Lucas who lost out by 4 and 3 against James Dunne with Ciaran Ryan, next up were Paul Herlihy with Fionn Hickey who had a 2 and 1 win over Tom Friary with Pat Garry in the penultimate match Fergal Murphy with Michael O’Brien lost their match against David Fox with Declan Plunkett by 3 and 2, in the bottom match Michael O’Callaghan with Jack Taylor had an off day when going down by 5 and 3 against Patrick Hopkins with Christy Roche.
Cill Dara Golf Club went on to beat Connacht Champions Athenry Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches to clinch their first Green Pennant in the history of their club founded in 1920 something that couldn’t be said about Muskerry with a clubhouse littered with Green Pennants’.
The Reserves on the team were John P. O'Sullivan, James Hegarty, Barry Gannon, Ciaran Corcoran, Olan Buckley, Patrick Lucy, Ronan McMahon and Mick Watts. The Team Manager was Sean Cronin ably assisted by Peter Fenlon and Liam Harte Jnr.
Muskerry Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield and made the long journey to Carton House Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on the O’Meara Course, they were drawn against Leinster Champions The Royal Dublin Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 16th September 2015. The Royal Dublin hasn’t had any success in this the most prestigious of Amateur Golf since 1968 whereas Muskerry were the reigning Champions.
In the Munster Final played at Dungarvan Golf Club on Saturday 15th August they beat Youghal Golf Club by 5-holes and faced Shannon Golf Club in the decider. They were led out by Niall Gorey with David O’Donovan who halved their match against Lewy Halpin with Jamie O’Shea in the second match Daniel Hallisey with Shane Whooley had a 2-hole win over Edward Hickey with Jason O’Donnell to book their place in the National Finals.
First on the tee was Niall Gorey with David O’Donovan who lost their match against Shaun Carter with Jeff Hopkins by 4-holes, in the second match Daniel Hallisey with Shane Whooley went down by 3-holes against Ian O’Rourke with Barry Anderson putting The Royal Dublin through to the All-Ireland Final against Galway Golf Club.
Muskerry Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield at Shannon Golf Club on Saturday 16th August 2014, when they beat Ballybunion Golf Club in the Munster Semi-Final by 1-hole, they were led out by Niall Gorey with Dave O'Donovan who had a 1-hole win over Peter Sheehan with David O'Driscoll, they were followed by Daniel Hallissey with John Waldron drew their match against Ed Stack with Eoin O'Connor. They met Dungarvan Golf Club in the Munster Final and the same team beat the Waterford Club by 2-holes, Niall Gorey with Dave O'Donovan had a 2-hole win over John Reynolds with Kevin Stack and Daniel Hallissey with John Waldron halved their match against Peter Mullaney with Alan Thomas.
They beat Macroom by 6-holes in the first qualifying match at Douglas Golf Club on Saturday 28th June, then they had a close call against Cork Golf Club when it went to a play-off hole and it was even closer when they overcame Mallow Golf Club on the 20th-hole. In the Area Final they had a 2-hole win over Castlemartyr Golf Club.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course where they were drawn against Connacht Champions Athenry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
they had a relatively easy 10-hole win over Athenry on the Wednesday and first out were Niall Gorey with Dave O'Donovan who beat Brian O'Reilly with Peter Dolan by 5-holes, they were followed by Daniel Hallissey with John Waldron who also recorded a 5-hole win over David Byrne with Joe Bernie.
They met Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final and again Niall Gorey with Dave O'Donovan had a 5-hole win over William Hanna with Stephen Coulter, in the second match Daniel Hallissey with John Waldron lost out to Colm Campbell with Ryan Gribben by 2-holes. Thus bridging a 61-year old gap since they last won the Barton Shield at Co. Sligo Golf Club in 1953.
Muskerry Golf Club won the Munster Championship of the Irish Senior Cup, when they beat Clonmel Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Clonmel on Sunday 14th August 2011.
They made the long journey to Castlerock Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Deciders. They were drawn against Leinster Champions Portmarnock Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals the following September. First on the tee was Niall Gorey who won his match by 4 and 2 against Geoff Lenehan, he was followed by John Waldron who narrowly beat James Fox by 1-hole. Next on the tee was David O’Donovan who lost out to John Green by 3 and 2. The penultimate match of Ronan Twomey against Michael Brett went 3 and 2 to Portmarnock. In the bottom match Dan Hallissey lost out to Niall Goulding by 4 and 2. Portmarnock went on to beat Warrenpoint in the All-Ireland Final by 4-matches to 1-match.
The Ladies of Muskerry Golf Club won their Regional Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2009 and made their way to Mount Wolseley Golf Club in Co. Carlow where they were drawn against Kilkenny Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals on Friday 14th August.
They were led by Laura McCarthy against Kilkenny’s star player Eileen Rose Power who had a comfortable 6 and 5 win over Laura. She was followed by Siobhan O'Herlihy who had a bad-hair-day when going down to Mary Dowling by 8 and 7. Next on the tee was Carmel O'Sullivan against Orla Dunphy who also had a disappointing day when losing out by 7 and 6. The last two matches of Eadaoine Cronin against Mary Leahy-Browne and Jean O'Driscoll against Anne Smee.
Kilkenny went on to beat Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club by 4½ to ½ a match in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following morning and went on to beat the ladies from Royal Portrush Golf Club in a classic All-Ireland Final beating them by 3 matches to 2 matches.
Muskerry Golf Club celebrated their Centenary year in 2007 with style when they did the double at Shandon Park Golf Club in 2007, wining the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup and the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield, to add to their long history of wins in the Cups & Shields.
Muskery Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup and made the long journey to Belfast to compete in the All-Ireland deciders. They were drawn against Leinster Champions Balbriggan in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 12th September.
First on the tee was Eoin O'Callaghan against Gerald Gallen who put the first points on the board for Muskerry with a 4 and 3 win. He was followed by Daniel Hallissey who lost out to Ian Reynolds by 2 and 1. Next up was Dave Lane against John Fitzpatrick, Dave won by 4 and 3. the penultimate match say Gordian Barry lose out to Peter Slevin by 4 and 3. So it was all down the bottom match of Ger O'Shea against Liam Rooney, but Ger had everything under control when recording a convincing 6 and 4 win to put Muskerry into the All-Ireland Final the following day.
They were drawn against Ulster Champions Belvoir Park Golf Club, who had dismissed Connacht Champions Castlebar by 4 matches to 1 match enroot to the final.
First on the tee on Thursday was Eoin O'Callaghan against Ian Browne, who again put Muskerry on their way with a 5 and 3 win. He was followed by Daniel Hallissey who beat Martin Kelly by 3 and 2. With 2 points on the board David Lane came up against Declan O'Hara with the Belfast man winning by 3 and 2. Gordian Barry was to deliver the vital 3rd point and the All-Ireland green pennant when he beat Alan McMillen by 3 and 2. Ger O'Shea playing anchor could not repeat his brilliance of the previous day when he lost out to Mick Malone by 6 and 5.
Muskerry Golf Club recorded their 3rd All-Ireland title in the Irish Junior Cup with a 3 matches to 2 match decider against Belvoir Park Golf Club.
Muskerry Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at home on 1st July 2007 when they beat Dooks Golf Club by 3 1/2 matches to 1 1/2 matches, when the team was Paul Herlihy with Denis Lynch, Daniel Hallisey with Eoin O'Callaghan, David Lane with Jerry O'Callaghan, Jackie Solan with Gordian Barry, Ben Hart and Michael McGrath and Michael O'Leary, Sean Cronin, Denis Keane, Adrian O'Sullivan, James Hornibrook and Neil O'Brian, they were managed by Maurice Leahy assisted by Dermot Linehan.
They made the long journey to Shandon Park Golf Club in Belfast, to compete in the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Leinster Champions Templemore on Friday 14th September.
The team on the day was Paul Herlihy with Denis Lynch against David Hughes with Kevin McEntee the Muskerry pair put the first points on the board with a 1-hole win. Next up were Daniel Hallissey with Eoin O'Callaghan who halved their match against Pat Keegan with John O'Shea. They were followed by David Lane with Jerry O'Callaghan who also halved their match against Eoin Flanagan with John Hopkins. The penultimate match say Jimmy Hornibrook with Neil O'Brien record a resounding 5 and 4 win over Liam Hoctor with Noel Mannion. The anchor match of Gordian Barry with Jackie Solan against Morgan Byrne with Joe Morris ended with a 4 and 3 win for Muskerry.
In the afternoon they met Ulster Champions Scrabo Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider, Scrabo had dismissed Tuam Golf Club in their Semi-Final by 4 matches to 1 match.
First on the tee were Paul Herlihy with Denis Lynch against Tim Ballie with Bill Fulton who lost their match by 3 and 2. They were followed by Daniel Hallissey with Eoin O'Callaghan who put the first points on the board wit a 2 and 1 win over Mark Johnston with David Thompson. Next on the tee were David Lane with Jerry O'Callaghan against David Graham with Richard Corry and they had a very convincing 7 and 5 win over the Ulster men. Jimmy Hornibrook with Neil O'Brien played in the penultimate match against Nigel Carson with Ross Henderson this match went down to the wire before Muskerry closed it out on the 20th-hole and clinch the All-Ireland. The anchor match Gordian Barry with Jackie Solan against Tom Mageean with Glen Thompson was also tight with the Scrabo men shading it with a 1-hole win.
So Muskerry Golf Club added their first All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield to their long list of All-Ireland green pennants on this their Centenary Year.
David Daly was selected for the Munster Boys' team in the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.
Muskerry won the South Munster Area final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes, when they beat Douglas by 4.5 matches to a .5 match at Monkstown in May 2001.
Niall Turner was selected on the Irish Boys' team for the Home Internationals at Moortown, Leeds in August 2001.
P. J. O'Connor was elected to the council of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.
Prior to 2001:
Muskerry Gol Club has a long and proud history in the National Championships, having won the Irish Senior Cup at Co. Sligo G. C. in 1953, and at Lahinch G. C. in 1947, having won it the previous year at The Royal Dublin G. C. They did the double in 1953 when they captured the Barton Shield as well. They won the Bulmers Junior Cup at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1962 and at Carlow G. C. in1954, and the Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield at Co. Sligo in 1971.
Muskerry Golf Club won the All-Ireland Barton Shield in 1953, when the team was Michael Power, Larry McCarthy, Harry J. Rice, Michael J. Hegarty and E. F. Casey.
They won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup on three occasions, first in 1946, when the team was, W. M. O'Sullivan, H. J. Rice, Michael J. Hegarty, Rev. J. Hegarty, B. G. Dargan, M. Cronion and M. Power. They won it the following year with the same team.
They won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup in 1953, when the team was W. M. O'Sullivan, Michael Power. Larry McCarthy, Harry J. Rice, Michael J. Hegarty, J. F. Lawlor and E. F. Casey.
They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup on two occasions, the first in 1954, when the team was D. A. O'Mahony, B. Brennan, J. Glynn, E. F. Kenire, J. D. Murphy and P. J. Aherne. They won it again in 1962, when the team was P. J. O'Donoghue, P. A. Linehan, J. A. O'Shaughnessy, A. Keary and E. F. Kenire.
They won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield in 1971, when the team was P. O'Regan, D. Quane, F. Cronin, J. Casey, P. Casey, J. Grey, J. A. Taylor, J. Murphy, D. Bradley, D. Healy, D. Murphy and J. K. Quinlan. T
hey won it again in 1978, with J. Grey, J. J. Murphy, D. Hughes, K. Casey, P. A. Lehane, C. Hegarty, J. O'Brien, D. Leahy, F. Gannon, J. Conway, J. O'Connell and L. Harkin.
They won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 1949, when the team was M. Power, M. J. Hegarty, W. M. O'Sullivan, L. McCarthy, J. H. Rice and E. P. O'Flynn. They won it again in 1960, when the team was J. A. Mahon, M. Power, L. McCarthy, J. D. Murphy, T. Moriarty and L. O'Neill.
They won the Munster Final of th Irish Junior Cup in 1947, when the team was B. G. Dorgan, M. J. Hegarty, J. Power, D. O'Sullivan, J. Kiely and M. B. McHugh. They won it again in 1952, with E. F. Casey, F. McNicholl, D. O'Mahony, J. Fitzpatrick, M. Coughlan and B. O'Leary.
They won it again in 1969, when the team was J. A. O'Mahony, J. D. O'Leary, J. O'Connell, J. Hamilton, J. Clancy, J. O'Shaughnessy, D. Farrell and J. O'Donovan, they were captained by D. Quane.
They won it last in 1974, with B. Shine, D. Dineen, J. Cronin, D. O'Carroll and J. Mulcare.
They won the Munster final of the Pierce Purcell Shield two years in a row in 1970, when the team was D. Bradley, P. Curtin, J. Hogan, D. Linehan, D. Murphy, J. O'Brien, P. O'Regan, D. O'Sullivan, B. Quinlan and J. A. Taylor, they were captained by J. Gray. They won it the following year, with P' O'Regan, D. Quane, F. Cronin, J. Casey, P. Casey, J. Grey, J. A. Taylor, J. Murphy, D. Bradley, D. Healy, D. Murphy and J. K. Quinlan. They next won it in 1978, when the team was Joe Grey, C. Hegarty, D. Hughes, J. O'Connell, K. Casey, J. Conway, J. Murphy, D. Leahy, F. Gannon and G. Lehane. The won it again in 1981, with J. Murphy, J. Grey, N. McGrath, C. Ryan, M. O'Mahony, J. Hornibrook, J. Healy, T. Waldron N. O'Connor, S. Tate and B. McSweeney, they were captained by S. Garvey.
They won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1998, when the team was, B. Fitton, F. O'Suilleabhain, G. Cotter, L. Harte, K. Manley, R. Twohig, P. Turner, J. Hornibrook, T. Purcell, M. Leahy, N. Turner, B. Kirby, R. Twomey, T. Buckley, B. Mullins, D. O'Brien, D. Healy and T. Casey, they were captained by B. O'Leary and J. O'Leary.
They won the silver medal in the GUI-Bulmers 32 County Medal Challenge at Newlands Golf Club in September 2000, when the team was Brian O'Keeffe, Alan Daly, Dan Walsh and Pat Barrett.
They won the Munster Club Youths at Nenagh Golf Club in 2001, when the team was John O'Neill, Niall Turner, David Daly and Ronan Twomey, they were managed by Pat Turner.
They won the Aer Lingus Munster Youths' in 1983, with Stephen Heelan, Jimmy Hornibrook, Pat Manley and were captained by John O'Leary.
Paddy Harrington played in the Seniors Home Internationals at Nairin Golf Club in 2002 and won the Irish Seniors 60+ at Limerick Golf Club the same year.
The Ladies of Muskerry Golf Club won the ILGU Munster Intermediate League in 1990, when the team was Eileen Buckley, Marian Hegarty, Mary Healy, Bridie Casey, Aedin McCarthy, Lucia Ahern, Paula McNamara, Eleanor O'Regan, they were captained by Teresa McCarthy.
The Ladies won the Munster Junior Cup in 1982, when the team was, P. McCarthy, B. Horgan, E. Buckley, P. Rohan and A. McCarthy.
They won the ILGU Junior League in 1978, when the team was, B. Casey, P. O'Hara, A. Egan, M. Murphy, A. Ahern and D. Foley.
They won the Munster Junior League in 1979, when the team was, B. Casey, P. O'Hara, P. Quinlan, E. O'Regan, L. Ahern and A. O'Neill.
They won the ILGU Munster Junior League in 1985, when the team was, Bridie Casey, Monica O'Driscoll, Ena Styles, Eileen Buckley, Maureen O'Reilly, Diane Linehan and Barbara Wiese, they were captained by Peg Quinlan.
They won the Cork Junior League in 1951, when the team was, R. Gamble, R. Healy, K. South, K. Barry-Murphy and B. Cronin.
Niall Turner won the under 17 Trophy in the Irish Boys' Amateur Close Championship, with rounds of 69, 73, 69 and 69 (280), at Strandhill, on 25th August 2000. Niall represented Ireland in the Boys Home Internationals in 2001and played for G. B.& I. against the rest of Europe in the Jacques Legaces Trophy.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
James Bruen played Walker Cup from 1938 to 1951. He represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1937 to 1950 playing 24-times won 12-matches halved five and lost 7-matches accumulating 29-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1938 to 1939;
L. McCarthy represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1953 to 1956 playing 20-times won 9-matches halved two and lost 9-matches accumulating 20-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1956 to 1957 playing 12-times won 2-matches halved three and lost 7-matches accumulating 7-points;
P. O’Keeffe represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2002 playing 2-matches won 2-matches accumulating 4-points;
Niall Turner represented Ireland at international Youths level from 2003 to 2004 playing 5-matches won 2-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2001 playing 9-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 15-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 2003 to 2004 playing 8-times won 0-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 2001 playing 6-times won 5-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 10-points; He represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2000 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 6-points;
David Daly represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2003 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 2005 playing 3-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 1-point. He represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in from 2001 to 2003 playing 17-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 10-matches accumulating 12-points;
P. Harrington represented Ireland at Senior (55+) from 2002 to 2003 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;
J. Kiely* represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1939;
J. A. Mahon represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1975 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
J. McKenna represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1983 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;
David O’Donovan represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 2008 playing 3-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 1-point. He represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 1994 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
M. Power represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1957 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;
N. Shine represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1978 playing 6-times won 1-match halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 3-points;
D. Hallissey represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 2009 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
J. O’Neill represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 2000 playing 4-times won 1-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3-points;
T. Ruby* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1969 playing 2-times;
Gordian Barry represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2009 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;
Daniel Hallissey represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2008 playing 5-times won 4-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;
Gary Healy represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1995 to 1996 playing 12-times won 3-matches halved four and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points;
Ronan Twomey represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 1999 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;
Mark McCarthy played for Munster in the inaugural Boys under-15 Interprovincial Championships in 2010, playing 3-matches won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;
History of Muskerry
On Opening Day - May 4th 1907 - Dr. Anislee Hudson , the Honorary Secretary , outlined the club’s aims and objectives and an exhibition match was played by the McNamara brothers from Lahinch , one of whom John was the Muskerry Golf Club Professional . Champagne corks popped to mark the christening ceremony and the club was wished long life and prosperity. Twelve months later the first Annual General Meeting is recorded in the club minute book.
Affiliation to the GUI followed in 1910 and the course was extended to 18 holes under the supervision of Dr Alister Mackenzie, who was paying his first visit to the South of Ireland. Further major development was undertaken in 1958 and the late 60’s paving the way for the magnificent facility that exists nowadays - the great finishing stretch, in particular making for a wonderful and exciting challenge.
The Great James Bruen played most of his early golf at Muskerry and it was indeed the club that gave him his first handicap of six in 1935 and, within a year, he had become the first Irish player to win the British Boys Championship at Royal Birkdale. Representing Muskerry he also won the Irish Close Championships of 1937 (Ballybunion) and 1938 ( The Castle) and while still a schoolboy at Presentation Brothers College Cork in 1938 , he put Muskerry on the International map by inspiring Britain & Ireland to their first victory over the United States in the Walker Cup Competition .
International Michael Power brought honour and glory to the Club when defeating the great Joe Carr in the 1951 Irish Close Championship at Cork Golf Club Little Island while another Club member Larry McCarthy, after a distinguished record with the Irish senior Team , was chosen as non playing Captain in 1977.
The Late Taoiseach, Jack Lynch was Club president in 1970, while former Golfing Union of Ireland President Pat Foley was honoured with Presidency of the European Golf Association in 1977 . P. J. O'Connor was elected to the council of the Munster branch of the GUI in 2001
In the playing Arena Muskerry’s representatives have worn the club colours with pride and passion and pennants adorning the new clubhouse opened in June 1997 reveal national honours were achieved in the
Irish Senior Cup 1946 1947 and 1953, Irish Junior Cup 1954 and 1962 and
Pierce Purcell Shield 1971 and 1978.
Muskerry Juniors and Juveniles have been to the fore in recent years Garry Healy played Munster Boys from 1995 to 1996, playing 12 Matches. David O'Donovan played Munster Boys in 1994. Niall Turner won the U-17 Trophy in the Irish Boys Amateur Close Championships at Strandhill in 2000 and went on to represent Ireland in Boys Home internationals and Europeans and subsequently was selected on the Great Britain & Ireland team to play the Rest of Europe in the Jacques Legaise Trophy in 2001.
David Daly was selected for the Munster U-17 Team and the Irish U-17 panel in 2001 and Ronan Twomey won the Kerry Boys in Ballybunion in 2001 and set a new Course record in Adare Manor ( 63) competing in the Munster Boys Championship in the same year.
Roll of Honour
|Aedin McCarthy||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Comdt. F. Bushell||1990||Men's Captain|
|Teresa McCarthy||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Finbar Gannon||1991||Men's Captain|
|Teresa O'Riordan||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Maurice Danaher||1992||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. B. Maher||1993||Ladies Captain|
|F. Cronin||1993||Men's Captain|
|P. J. O'Connor||1993||President|
|Mary Healy||1994||Ladies Captain|
|A. Buckley||1994||Men's Captain|
|Maureen O'Reilly||1995||Ladies Captain|
|D. Horgan||1995||Men's Captain|
|Sadie Carey||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Healy||1996||Men's Captain|
|D. V. Sheehan||1996||President|
|Noreen Philpott||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Healy||1997||Men's Captain|
|Helen McDonnell||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Breda Kiely||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Murphy||1999||Men's Captain|
|Bridie Casey||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Bill Mullins||2000||Men's Captain|
|Marie Allen||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan Quinlan||2001||Men's Captain|
|Theresa Sheehan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Roy Devine||2002||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen O'Keeffe||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Feidhlim O'Suilleabhain||2003||Men's Captain|
|Liz Cronnin||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Dan Lynch||2004||Men's Captain|
|Jo Deasy||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Fred Twomey Snr.||2005||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Cotter||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Horgan||2006||Men's Captain|
|Mary Healy||2007||Ladies Captain|
|James O'Driscoll||2007||Men's Captain|
|Marian Nugent||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Lane||2008||Men's Captain|
|Maria Magee||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Bob O'Leary||2009||Men's Captain|
|Mary Buckley||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Hugh O'Donnell-Keenan||2010||Men's Captain|
|Jeanette Carroll||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Greg O'Sullivan||2011||Men's Captain|
|Dolores O'Sullivan||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Donal O'Regan||2012||Men's Captain|
|Frances Jermyn||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Gearoid Walsh||2013||Men's Captain|
|Maura Minogue||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Thomas Healy||2014||Men's Captain|
|Maryll McCarthy||2015||Ladies Captain|
|David Taylor||2015||Men's Captain|
|Katy Keohane||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Purcell||2016||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Dennehy||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Horninbrook||2017||Men's Captain|
|Louise Murray||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy Donovan||2018||Men's Captain|
|Jane O'Driscoll (2)||2019||Lowest Lady Handicap|
|Laura McCarthy (3)||2019||Lowest Lady Handicap|
|Niall Gorey||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Andrew Kelly||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|John Waldron||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|David O'Donovan Jnr.||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Niall Turner||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Daniel Hallissey||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Muskerry
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Dan Lynch||25 May 1996||8th||162 m|
|Gerard McCarthy||16 November 1996||8th||143 m|
|Jonathan Davis||6 June 1998||2nd||243 m|
|Gerard McCarthy||18 November 1998||15th||140 m|
|Tadg O Halloran||12 January 1999||8th||143 m|
|Ronan Twomey||18 July 1999||8th||148 m|
|Teresa MacCarthy||25 July 1999||12th||140 m|
|Mary O'Donovan||1 September 1999||8th||5-wood||148 m|
|Edmond Roche||13 September 1999||8th||148 m|
|Aidan O'Shaughnessy||1 July 2000||8th||148 m|
|John O’Riordan||12 May 2001||8th||162 m|
|Ronan Twomey||4 September 2001||8th||148 m|
|Shane O'Neill||4 November 2001||8th||148 m|
|Frank Kelleher||4 November 2001||8th||148 m|
|Tom Enright||17 December 2001||8th||148 m|
|Hal O’Neill||14 April 2002||6th||172 m|
|Noel Lahiff||15 April 2002||15th||140 M|
|Ciaran Buckley-Barry||19 June 2002||6th||172 m|
|Kieran O'Leary||28 August 2002||15th||132 m|
|Thomas Healy||29 September 2002||2nd||242 m|
|Bill Cooney||30 September 2002||12th||172 m|
|Frank McSweeney||2 April 2003||6th||173 m|
|John A. Brophy||21 April 2003||12th||156 m|
|Frank Cronin||6 May 2003||8th||152 m|
|Sadie Conroy||16 June 2003||15th||116 m|
|Conor Geaney||27 June 2003||8th||161 m|
|John Waldron||28 June 2003||8th||165 m|
|Hugh O'Leary||23 July 2003||12th||171 m|
|Fred Twomey||31 January 2004||6th||200 m|
|Eileen Kelly||10 February 2004||8th||128 m|
|Peter Fenlon||1 May 2004||12th||156 m|
|Con Browne||12 June 2004||12th||156 m|
|Dermot Glynn||25 June 2004||12th||150 m|
|Richard Cahill||31 July 2004||15th||152 m|
|Tony Buckley||13 August 2004||6th||173 m|
|Beatrice Connolly||2 September 2004||15th||116 m|
|Tony Hegarty||19 September 2004||15th||152 m|
|Ian Kelly||13 August 2005||8th||152 m|
|Ursula Duggan||23 June 2006||2nd||135 m|
|Douglas Barry||4 July 2006||2nd||175 m|
|David Lane||29 October 2006||4th||158 m|
|Robert Wall||12 November 2006||6th||182 m|
|Jerry Manley||7 August 2007||4th||158 m|
|Daniel Walsh||28 May 2008||8th||165 m|
|Leonard Clarke||22 July 2008||12th||156 m|
|Conor Barry||11 August 2008||8th||165 m|
|Tom Casey||7 March 2009||8th||165 m|
|Dolores O'Sullivan||19 March 2009||12th||140 m|
|Ken Manley||21 February 2016||8th||156 m|