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Irish Amateur Close Championship

The Irish Amateur Close Championship was first played at Portrush in 1893. The 2014 edition will be held at Seapoint Golf Links in Co Louth.


 

Multiple winners

Eight wins
8 Jack Burke 1930 1931 1932 1933 1936 1940 1946 1947,

Six wins
6 J.B. Carr 1954 1957 1963 1964 1965 1967,

Four wins
4 L.O. Munn 1908 1911 1913 1914, 

Three wins
3 Eddie Power 1987 1993 1998,
3 David Sheahan 1961 1966 1970,
3 J.D. MacCormack 1923 1924 1927,
3 H.E. Reade 1897 1899 1903,

Two wins
2 Rory McIlroy 2005 2006
2 Declan Branigan 1976 1981,
2 M.D. O’Brien 1968 1975,
2 R.M. Kane 1971 1974,
2 M. Edwards 1960 1962,
2 Cecil Ewing 1948 1958,
2 Jimmy Bruen Jr 1937 1938,
2 D.E.B. Soulby 1928 1929,
2 E.F. Carter 1919 1921,
2 H.A. Boyd 1904 1906,
2 F.B. Newett 1902 1905
2 W.H. Webb 1895 1898 ,

One win
1 Cormac Sharvin 2013,
1 Chris Selfridge 2012,
1 Paul Cutler 2011,
1 Dara Lernihan 2010,
1 Pat Murray 2009,
1 Paul O’Hanlon 2008,
1 Shane Lowry 2007,
1 Brian McElhinney 2004, 
1 Mark O’Sullivan 2003,
1 John McGinn 2002,
1 Gavin McNeill 2001,
1 Graeme McDowell 2000,
1 Ciaran McMonagle 1999, 
1 Ken Kearney 1997, 
1 Peter Lawrie 1996,
1 Padraig Harrington 1995,
1 David Higgins 1994,
1 Gary Murphy 1992,
1 Gary McNeill 1991,
1 Darren Clarke 1990, 
1 Paul McGinley 1989, 
1 Garth McGimpsey 1988,
1 John McHenry 1986,
1 Denis F. O’Sullivan 1985,
1 T.B.C. Hoey 1984,
1 Tom Corridan 1983,
1 Philip Walton 1982,
1 Ronan Rafferty 1980,
1 Jackie Harrington 1979,
1 Mick F. Morris 1978,
1 Mark A. Gannon 1977,
1 R.K.M. Pollin 1973,
1 Kenny Stevenson 1972,
1 V. Nevin 1969,
1 Tom Craddock 1959,
1 A.G.H. Love 1956,
1 J.R. Mahon 1955,
1 J. Malone 1953,
1 T.W. Egan 1952, 
1 M. Power 1951,
1 B. Herlihy 1950,
1 J.P. Carroll 1949,
1 G.H. Owens 1939,
1 R.M. McConnell 1935,
1 J.C. Brown 1934,
1 A.C. Allison 1926,
1 C.W. Robertson 1925,
1 E.M. Munn 1922,
1 J.F. Jameson 1910, 
1 A.H. Patterson 1909, 
1 C.O. Hezlet 1920, 
1 A.H. Craig 1912, 
1 H.M. Cairnes 1907,
1 W.H. Boyd 1901, 
1 R.G.N. Henry 1900,
1 T. Dickson 1893,
1 R. Magill 1894,
1 J.S. Moore 1896.

Date Venue Winner and Club Runner-Up and Club Result

2014 Seapoint Golf Links, Co Louth

2013 Connemara, Cormac Sharvin, Arglasss bt Paul Dunne, Greystones 1 hole

2012 Royal Portrush, Chris Selfridge, Moyola Park 283, Reeve Whitson (Mourne), Gary Hurley (W. Waterford) 285

2011 Shannon, Paul Cutler, Portstewart 290; A Kearney (Castlerock), P Murray (Limerick) 292

2010 Royal Dublin, Dara Lernihan, Castle bt Rory Leonard, Banbridge 3/2

2009 Enniscrone, Pat Murray, Limerick bt Cian Curley, Newlands 5/4

2008 Belvoir Park, Paul O’Hanlon, The Curragh, bt Dara Lernihan Castle 20th

2007 Cork GC, Shane Lowry, Esker Hills bt Niall Turner, Muskerry 4/3

2006 The European Club, Rory McIlroy, Holywood bt Simon Ward, Co. Louth 3/2

2005 Westport, Rory McIlroy, Holywood bt Eddie McCormack, Galway 3/2

2004 Donegal Brian McElhinney, North West bt Michael McGeady, North West 1 Hole

2003 Tramore Mark O’Sullivan, Galway bt David Carroll, Grange 1 Hole

2002 Carlow John McGinn, Greenore bt Ken Kearney, Roscommon 3/1

2001 Co. Sligo Gavin McNeill, Waterford bt Stephen Browne, Hermitage 20th

2000 Royal Portrush Graeme McDowell, Rathmore bt Andrew McCormick, Scrabo 7/6

1999 Killarney Ciaran McMonagle, Dunfanaghy bt Michael Sinclair, Knock 2/1

1998 The Island Eddie Power, Kilkenny bt Bryan Omelia, Newlands 1 Hole

1997 Westport Ken Kearney, Co. Sligo bt Peter Lawrie, U.C.D. 5/4

1996 Royal Co. Down Peter Lawrie, U.C.D. bt Garth McGimpsey, Bangor 3/2

1995 Lahinch Padraig Harrington, Stackstown bt Richie Coughlan, Birr 3/2

1994 Portmarnock David Higgins, Waterville bt Padraig Harrington, Stackstown 20th

1993 Enniscrone Eddie Power, Tramore bt David Higgins, Waterville 3/2

1992 Portstewart Gary Murphy, Kilkenny bt J.P. Fitzgerald, Co. Louth 2/1

1991 Ballybunion Gary McNeill, Warrenpoint bt Niall Goulding, Portmarnock 2/1

1990 Baltray Darren Clarke, Dungannon bt Padraig Harrington, Stackstown 3 and 2

1989 Rosses Point Paul McGinley, Grange bt Niall Goulding, Portmarnock 3 and 2

1988 Portrush Garth McGimpsey, Bangor bt D. Mulholland, Castlerock 2 and 1

1987 Tramore Eddie Power, Tramore bt J.P. Fitzgerald, Co Louth 2 Holes

1986 Dollymount John McHenry, Douglas bt Paul Rayfus, Trim 4 and 3

1985 Westport Denis F. O’Sullivan, Cork bt Declan Branigan, Laytown & Bettystown 1 Hole

1984 Malone T.B.C. Hoey, Shandon Park bt Liam MacNamara, Woodbrook at 20th

1983 Killarney Tom Corridan, Castletroy bt Eddie Power, Tramore 2 Holes

1982 Woodbrook Philip Walton, Malahide bt Val Smyth, Laytown & Bettystown 7 and 6

1981 Co Sligo Declan Branigan, Laytown & Bettystown bt Enda McMenamin, Ballybofey 19th

1980 Newcastle Ronan Rafferty, Warrenpoint bt Michael J. Bannon, Belvoir Park 8 and 7

1979 Ballybunion Jackie Harrington, Adare Manor Mark A. Gannon, Co Louth 2 and 1

1978 Carlow Mick F. Morris, Portmarnock T. Cleary, Fermoy 2 Holes

1977 Westport Mark A. Gannon, Co Louth J.A. Hayes, Hermitage at 19th

1976 Portrush Declan Branigan, Laytown & Bettystown Denis F. O’Sullivan, Cork 2 Holes

1975 Cork M.D. O’Brien, New Ross J.A. Byrne, Edmondstown 5 and 4

1974 Portmarnock R.M. Kane, Ealing M.A. Gannon, Co Louth 5 and 4

1973 Rosses Point R.K.M. Pollin, Royal Belfast R. de L. Staunton, Castlerea 1 Hole

1972 Newcastle Kenny Stevenson, Banbridge T.B.C. Hoey, Shandon Park 4 and 3

1971 Ballybunion R.M. Kane, Malahide M.D. O’Brien, New Ross 4 and 3

1970 Grange David B. Sheahan, Grange Mark Bloom, Edmondstown 2 Holes

1969 Rosses Point V. Nevin, Limerick John E. O’Leary, Foxrock 1 Hole

1968 Portrush M.D. O’Brien, New Ross F.E. McCarroll, City of Derry 2 and 1

1967 Lahinch J.B. Carr, Sutton P.D. Flaherty, Addington 1 Hole

1966 Dollymount David B. Sheahan, Grange J. Faith, Royal Portrush 3 and 2

1965 Rosses Point J.B. Carr, Sutton Tom Craddock, Malahide 3 and 2

1964 Newcastle J.B. Carr, Sutton A. McDade, Bangor 6 and 5

1963 Killarney J.B. Carr, Sutton E.C. O’Brien, Tullamore & UCD 2 and 1

1962 Baltray M. Edwards, Shandon Park J. Harrington, Adare Manor at 42nd

1961 Rosses Point David Sheahan, Grange & UCD J.C. Brown, Tramore 5 and 4

1960 Portstewart M. Edwards, Shandon Park G.N. Fogarty, St.Anne’s 6 and 5

1959 Portmarnock Tom Craddock, Malahide J.B. Carr, Sutton at 38th

1958 Ballybunion Cecil Ewing, Co Sligo G.A. Young, Kilrush 4 and 3

1957 Galway J.B. Carr, Sutton George F. Crosbie, Cork 2 Holes

1956 Malone A.G.H. Love, Knock G.F. Crosbie, Cork at 37th

1955 Lahinch J.R. Mahon, Portmarnock G.F. Crosbie, Cork 3 and 2

1954 Carlow J.B. Carr, Sutton W.I. Forsythe, Malone 3 and 2

1953 Rosses Point J. Malone, Portmarnock M. Power, Muskerry 2 and 1

1952 Craigivad T.W. Egan, Monkstown J.C. Brown, Tramore at 41st

1951 Cork M. Power, Muskerry J.B. Carr, Sutton 3 and 2

1950 Baltray B. Herlihy, Portmarnock B.C. McManus, Mourne 3 and 2

1949 Galway J.P. Carroll, Sutton T.P. Murphy, Elm Park 4 and 3

1948 Portrush Cecil Ewing, Co Sligo B.J. Scannell, Woodbrook 3 and 2

1947 Lahinch Jack Burke, Castletroy J. Fitzsimmons, Bushfoot 2 Holes

1946 Dollymount Jack Burke, Castletroy Cecil Ewing, Co Sligo 2 and 1

1941-45 NO CHAMPIONSHIP

1940 Dollymount Jack Burke, Castletroy W.M. O’Sullivan, Killarney 4 and 3

1939 Rosses Point G.H. Owens, Skerries R.M. McConnell, Royal Portrush 6 and 5

1938 Castle Jimmy Bruen Jr, Muskerry R. Simcox, Cork 3 and 2

1937 Ballybunion Jimmy Bruen Jr, Muskerry Jack Burke, Lahinch 3 and 2

1936 Castlerock Jack Burke, Newlands R.M. McConnell, Royal Portrush 7 and 6

1935 Galway R.M. McConnell, Royal Portrush Jack Burke, Lahinch 2 and 1

1934 Rosslare J.C. Brown, Waterford R.M. McConnell, Royal Portrush 6 and 5

1933 Cork Jack Burke, Lahinch C.J. McMullan, Knock 3 and 2

1932 Portrush Jack Burke, Lahinch M. Crowley, Portmarnock 6 and 5

1931 Rosses Point Jack Burke, Lahinch F.P. McConnell, Royal Portrush 6 and 4

1930 Lahinch Jack Burke, Lahinch F.P. McConnell, Royal Portrush 6 and 5

1929 Dollymount D.E.B. Soulby, Fortwilliam F.P. McConnell, Royal Portrush 4 and 3

1928 Castlerock D.E.B. Soulby, Fortwilliam J.O. Wisdom, Dublin University 7 and 5

1927 Cork J.D. MacCormack, Hermitage H.M. Cairnes, Portmarnock at 37th

1926 Portrush A.C. Allison, Royal Portrush O.W. Madden, Knock 4 and 3

1925 Portmarnock C.W. Robertson, Delgany H.M. Cairnes, Portmarnock 4 and 2

1924 Newcastle J.D. MacCormack, Hermitage D.E.B. Soulby, Portmarnock 4 and 3

1923 Milltown J.D. MacCormack, Hermitage L.E.J. Werner, Dublin University 3 and 1

1922 Portrush E.M. Munn, North-West W.K. Tillie, Royal Portrush 3 and 1

1921 Portmarnock E.F. Carter, Royal Dublin G. Moore, Portmarnock 9 and 8

1920 Castlerock C.O. Hezlet, Royal Portrush C.L. Crawford, Portstewart 12 and 11

1919 Portmarnock E.F. Carter, Royal Portrush W.G. McConnell, Portmarnock 9 and 7

1915-18 No Championship

1914 Hermitage L.O. Munn, North-West Earl Annesley, Royal Co Down 10 and 8

1913 Portmarnock L.O. Munn, Royal Dublin H.A. Boyd Portmarnock 6 and 5

1912 Castlerock A.H. Craig, Fortwilliam N. Halligan, Co Louth 13 and 11

1911 Portrush L.O. Munn, North-West H.A. Boyd, Portmarnock 7 and 6

1910 Dollymount J.F. Jameson, Malahide L.O. Munn, North-West 2 and 1

1909 Newcastle A.H. Patterson, Dublin University E.F. Spiller, Malone at 37th

1908 Portmarnock L.O. Munn, Dublin University A.B. Babington, Royal Dublin 10 & 9

1907 Portrush H.M. Cairnes, Portmarnock H.A. Boyd, Portmarnock 7 & 6

1906 Dollymount H.A. Boyd, Portmarnock H.M. Cairnes, Portmarnock at 38th

1905 Newcastle F.B. Newett, Malone B. O’Brien, Malone 6 and 5

1904 Portmarnock H.A. Boyd, Portmarnock J.P. Todd, Portmarnock 4 and 2

1903 Portrush H.E. Reade, Royal Belfast R.A. Campbell, Malahide 5 and 4

1902 Dollymount F.B. Newett, Malone R. Shaw, Dublin University 1 Hole

1901 Newcastle W.H. Boyd, Portmarnock H.E. Reade, Royal Belfast 7 and 5

1900 Portmarnock R.G.N. Henry, Portmarnock J. McAvoy, Ormeau 4 and 3

1899 Portrush H.E. Reade, Royal Belfast J.P. Todd, Portmarnock 3 and 2

1898 Dollymount W.H. Webb, Royal Portrush J. Stewart Moore, Royal Portrush 9 and 8

1897 Newcastle H.E. Reade, Royal Belfast W.H. Webb, Royal Portrush 2 and 1

1896 Portrush J.S. Moore, Dublin University H.A.S. Upton, Royal Dublin 8 and 7

1895 Dollymount W.H. Webb, Royal Portrush Jas. Stevenson, Royal Dublin 10 and 9

1894 Newcastle R. Magill, Co Down T. Dickson, Co Down 3 and 1

1893 Portrush T. Dickson, Co Down G. Combe, Co Down 2 Holes