Tuesday, September 25, 2012


The All Ireland Quarter Finals, semi finals and finals of the Private Home Care Inter-Club Championships take place this week at Courtown Golf Club.
Courtown Golf Club has previously hosted the GUI Mixed Foursomes Leinster Finals in 2011, Midland District Finals in 2007 and Midland District Senior Cup Finals in 2002.  
The club has 1400 members and is situated in north County Wexford, 5 kms from the town of Gorey and although the boundaries of the course come within 100 metres of the sea, Courtown is actually a parkland course. 
Thirty teams from across the Country, six from each of the five ILGU Districts (Ulster, Munster, Connacht, East Leinster and Mid Leinster) will be represented at finals.  
Munster’s Castletroy Golf Club has an unprecedented four teams through to the 2012 All Ireland finals having won District pennants in the Junior and Senior Foursomes as well as the Junior and Challenge Cups.  The club will be looking to add to their only National title – the Challenge Cup in 2009. 
Malone Golf Club from Belfast reached the All Ireland finals of the Minor Cup in 2010 and this year the club has teams in both the Intermediate Cup and Senior Foursomes.  
They will be hopeful of returning from Courtown with at least one National pennant while Co. Armagh Golf Club is represented for the first time in the finals with their Challenge Cup team. 
The names and handicap ranges for the singles and foursomes Private Home Care Inter-Club Championships are as follows;
Junior Cup                           h’cap     8 – 15
Intermediate Cup                  h’cap     16 – 22
Minor Cup                            h’cap     23 – 29
Challenge Cup                      h’cap     30 – 36
Senior Foursomes                 Minimum combined 14 
Junior Foursomes                  h’cap 15 – 30 (minimum combined 35)
Teams must play in order of handicap/combined handicap with no shots conceded.       
Wednesday 26 September 2012
11.00     Junior Cup Quarter Finals: Westport -v- Dublin City
11:50     Intermediate Cup Quarter Finals: Malone -v- Mullingar
12:40     Minor Cup Quarter Finals: Killarney -v-  Mountbellew
Thursday 27 September 2012
08:30     Intermediate Cup Semi Finals: Clontarf -v- Lee Valley
09:15     Intermediate Cup Semi Finals: Malone/Mullingar -v- Tuam
10:00     Junior Cup Semi Finals: Castletroy -v- Wexford
10:45     Junior Cup Semi Finals: Westport/Dublin City -v- Clandeboye
11:30     Minor Cup Semi Finals: St. Anne's -v- Dunmurry
12:15     Minor Cup Semi Finals: Killarney/Mountbellew -v- Waterford Castle
13:00     Junior Foursomes Quarter Finals: Castletroy -v- Enniscorthy
13:30     Challenge Cup Quarter Finals: Ballinrobe -v- Co. Armagh
Friday 28 September 2012
08:00     Senior Foursomes Quarter Finals: Hermitage -v- Kilkenny
08:30     Junior Cup Final                                               
09:15     Junior Foursomes Semi-Finals: Glen of the Downs -v- Athenry
09:45     Junior Foursomes Semi Finals: Castletroy/Enniscorthy -v- Rockmount
10:15     Challenge Cup Semi-Finals : Mullingar -v- Dun Laoghaire
11:00     Challenge Cup Semi-Finals: Ballinrobe/Co. Armagh -v- Castletroy
11:45     Intermediate Cup Final                                 
12:30     Minor Cup Final
13:15     Senior Foursomes Semi Finals: Hermitage/Kilkenny -v- Ballinasloe
13:45     Senior Foursomes Semi Finals: Castletroy -v- Malone
Saturday 29 September 2012
10:00     Senior Foursomes Final
10:40     Junior Foursomes Final
11:20     Challenge Cup Final