Munster manager job for Peevers

Sincere congratulations to former Tralee Lady Captain Lorraine Peevers on her selection as Manager of the Munster Girls team for the Girls Interprovincial matches which take place in August at Birr.

Lorraine who is currently serving as Junior Development Officer with the ILGU, has been a tireless worker over the years for Junior Golf and has been the main reason why Tralee have been so successful in the past number of years with girls teams.

Kerry Scratch Cup to be held at Tralee

The Kerry Scratch Cup, which has been played at Dooks for the past number of years, will this year be played for at Tralee on Saturday June 29.

The superb links at Barrow will no doubt provide another stiff test of golf over 36 holes of stroke-play for the elite players who will take part.

The field is limited to the seventy five lowest handicappers at close of entries and the entry fee is €40. Interested parties should contact the office at Tralee on 066-7136379.

Uphill struggle for Ballybunion

Ballybunion's Senior golfers are facing an huge uphill struggle if they are to remain in contention for this year's Joe Carr Diamond trophy.

Having recently been crowned County Champions with a win over Killarney, the seasiders were drawn against Limerick champions Limerick Golf Club in the Munster quarter-finals but lost the first leg of the two-legged affair by four matches to one in Limerick.

The return leg in Ballybunion is down for decision this week but it means that the home side need to win all five matches to advance.

It is of course possible, but unlikely I fear.

Quirke wins Irish Seniors Amateur title

Doneraile's Michael Quirke took the Irish Seniors Amateur championship in dramatic style at Malone Golf Club in Belfast last week beating American Bev Hargraves in a three-hole playoff as Tralee's Michael Coote finished in 14th spot some nine shots behind after rounds of 79, 75 and 77.

The next action for the seniors is the Connaught Seniors Championship which begins in Belmullet Golf Club in Mayo on Tuesday next.