Year Winner Score Runner-up Score Venue (* play-off)

2014 Niall Kearney 268, Michael McGeady 269, Adare Manor Golf Club

2013 Michael McGeady 275, Cian McNamara, Damian Mooney 276, Roganstown Hotel Golf & Country Club

2012 David Higgins 209*, Noel Murray 209, Gary Murphy 209 Mount Juliet

2011 Simon Thornton 269, Gary Murphy 275, Seapoint GC

2010 David Mortimer 277, Damien McGrane 278, Seapoint GC

 

2009 Padraig Harrington 283, Brian McElhinney 290, The European Club

2008 Padraig Harrington 285 Philip Walton 289 The European Club

2007 Padraig Harrington 279* Brendan McGovern 279 The European Club

2006 David Mortimer 286, John Dwyer, Robert Giles 287 Druids Heath

2005 Padraig Harrington* Stephen Hamill, Damien McGrane 285 PGA National

2004 Padraig Harrington 287, Philip Walton 288 St Margarets

2003 Paul McGinley 280, Gary Murphy 285, Adare Golf Club

2002 Paul McGinley 213 John Dwyer 216, Westport (54 holes)

2001 Des Smyth 273 Paul McGinley 276 Castlerock

2000 Paul McGinley 270 Eamonn Darcy 274 Co Louth

 

1999 Neil Manchip 271 The Island 

1998 Padraig Harrington* 216 (54 holes) Powerscourt

1997 Paul McGinley 285 Fota Island 

1996 Des Smyth 281 Slieve Russell 

1995 Philip Walton 273 Belvoir Park

1994 Darren Clarke 285 Galway Bay

1993 Martin Sludds 285 The K Club

1992 Eamonn Darcy 285 The K Club

1991 Philip Walton 277 Woodbrook

1990 Des Smyth 271 Woodbrook

 

1989 Philip Walton 266 Castle

1988 Eamonn Darcy 269 Castle

1987 Philip Walton 144 (36 holes) Co Louth

1986 Des Smyth 282 Waterville

1985 Des Smyth County Louth 201**

1984 Martin Sludds 277 Skerries

1983 Liam Higgins 275 Woodbrook

1982 David Feherty 287 Woodbrook

1981 David Jones 283 Woodbrook

1980 David Feherty Royal Dublin 283

 

1979 Des Smyth Royal Dublin 215**

1978 Christy O’Connor Royal Dublin 286

1977 Paddy Skerritt Woodbrook 281

1976 Paddy McGuirk Waterville 291

1975 Christy O’Connor Carlow 275

1974 Eddie Polland Portstewart 277

1973 Jimmy Kinsella Limerick 284

1972 Jimmy Kinsella Bundoran 289

1971 Christy O’Connor Galway 278

1970 Hugh Jackson Massereene 283

 

1969 Jimmy Martin Dundalk 268

1968 Christy Greene Knock 282

1967 Hugh Boyle Tullamore 214**

1966 Christy O’Connor Warrenpoint 269

1965 Christy O’Connor Mullingar 283

1964 Ernie Jones Knock 279

1963 Christy O’Connor Cork 271

1962 Christy O’Connor Bangor 264

1961 Christy O’Connor Lahinch 280

1960 Christy O’Connor Warrenpoint 271

 

1959 Norman V Drew Mullingar 282

1958 Christy O’Connor Royal Belfast 279

1957 Harry Bradshaw Ballybunion 286

1956 Christy Greene Clandeboye 281

1955 Ernie Jones Castletroy 276

1954 Harry Bradshaw Royal Co Down 300

1953 Harry Bradshaw Dundalk 272

1952 Fred Daly Mullingar 284

1951 Harry Bradshaw Balmoral 280

1950 Harry Bradshaw Grange 277

 

1949 Christy Kane Royal Portrush 301

1948 John McKenna Galway 285

1947 Harry Bradshaw County Louth 291

1946 Fred Daly Clandeboye 285

1945 John McKenna Newlands 283

1944 Harry Bradshaw Hermitage 291

1943 Harry Bradshaw Dun Laoghaire 277

1942 Harry Bradshaw Hermitage 285

1941 Harry Bradshaw County Sligo 293

1940 Fred Daly Cork 305

 

1939 PJ Mahon Bundoran 290

1938 PJ Mahon Royal Portrush 291

1937 PJ Mahon Portmarnock 298

1936 J McCartney Galway 281

1935 S Fairweather Belvoir Park 293

1934 W Nolan Dun Laoghaire 282

1933 Jas Adams Castlerock 291

1932 H McNeill Royal Dublin 304

1931 J McCartney Portstewart 273

1930 J McCartney Castle 291

 

1929 H McNeill Royal Co Down 317

1928 L Wallace County Sligo 315

1927 P O’Hare Royal Dublin 310

1926 S Fairweather Malone 299

1925 M O’Neill Portmarnock 315

1924 M O’Neill Malone 305

1923 M O’Neill Milltown 309

1922 J Martin Royal Portrush 328

1921 J Cromwell Portmarnock 313

1920 J O’Hare Castlerock 315

1919 P O’Hare Portmarnock 326

 

1915-1918 World War I

 

1914 C Hope Royal Co Down 305

1913 Michael Moran Portmarnock 324

1912 Michael Moran Castlerock 305

1911 Michael Moran Royal Portrush 310

1910 Michael Moran Royal Dublin 296*

1909 Michael Moran bt H Kidd Royal Co Down 9 & 7

1908 Jas Edsmundson bt B Snowball Portmarnock 5 & 3

1907 Jas Edsmundson bt B Snowball Royal Portrush 2 & 1

 

Multiple winners

10 - Christy O’Connor 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966,  1971, 1975, 1978

10 - Harry Bradshaw 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1957 

6 - Padraig Harrington 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

6 - Des Smyth 1979, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2001 

5 - Michael Moran 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913

4 - Paul McGinley 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003

4 - Philip Walton 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995

3 - Fred Daly 1940, 1946, 1952

3 - PJ Mahon 1937, 1938, 1939

3 - M O’Neill 1923, 1924, 1925

3 - J McCartney 1930 1931 1936

2 - Eamonn Darcy 1988, 1992

2 - Martin Sludds 1984, 1993

2 - David Feherty 1980, 1982

2 - Jimmy Kinsella 1972, 1973

2 - Christy Greene 1956, 1968

2 - Ernie Jones 1955, 1964

2 - John McKenna 1945, 1948

2 - S Fairweather 1926, 1935

2 - Jas Edsmundson 1907, 1908

2 - P O’Hare 1919, 1927 

2 - H McNeill 1929, 1932

 

One-time winners

1 - C Hope 1914

1 - L Wallace 1928

1 - J Cromwell 1921

1 - J Martin 1922

1 - Jas Adams 1933

1 - W Nolan 1934

1 - Christy Kane 1949

1 - Norman Drew 1959

1 - Hugh Boyle 1967

1 - Jimmy Martin 1969

1 - Hugh Jackson 1970

1 - Eddie Polland 1974

1 - Paddy McGuirk 1976

1 - Paddy Skerritt  1977

1 - Liam Higgins 1983

1 - Darren Clarke 1994

1 - Neil Manchip 1999

1 - David Mortimer 2006

1 - David Higgins 2012

1 - Michael McGeady 2013

1 - Niall Kearney 2014

 

Sponsors:
1990 – 2004, Jefferson Smurfit Group

2004, Cuisine De France and Anglo-Irish Bank

2005, Cuisine De France and Simple Overseas Properties

2006, Sherry Fitzgerald

2008-10 Ladbrokes.com

* format changed to strokeplay from 1910

** reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather

*** reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather

 

Venues

6 - Woodbrook 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1991

6 - Royal Dublin 1910, 1927, 1932, 1978, 1979, 1980

6 - Portmarnock 1908, 1913, 1919, 1921, 1925, 1937

5 - Royal Portrush 1907, 1911, 1922, 1938, 1949

4 - Castlerock 1912, 1920, 1933, 2001.

4 - County Louth 1947, 1985, 1987, 2000.

4 - Royal Co Down 1909, 1914, 1929, 1954

3 - The European Club 2007, 2008, 2009

3 - Castle 1930, 1988, 1989

3 - Galway 1936, 1948, 1971

3 - Mullingar 1952, 1959, 1965

2 - Seapoint 2010, 2011

2 - Belvoir Park 1935, 1995

2 - The K Club 1992, 1993

2 - Portstewart 1931, 1974

2 - Bundoran 1939, 1972

2 - Dundalk 1953, 1969

2 - Knock 1964, 1968

2 - Warrenpoint 1960, 1966

2 - Cork 1940, 1963

2 - Clandeboye 1946, 1956

2 - Hermitage 1942, 1944

2 - Dun Laoghaire 1934, 1943

2 - County Sligo 1928, 1941.

2 - Malone 1924, 1926.

1 - Adare Manor GC 2014

1 - Roganstown Hotel Golf & Country Club 2013

1 - Mount Juliet 2012

1 - Druids Heath 2006.

1 - PGA National Ireland (Palmerstown House) 2005

1 - St Margarets 2004; 

1 - Adare Golf Club 2003.

1 - Westport 2002.

1 - The Island 1999.

1 - Powerscourt 1998.

1 - Fota Island 1997.

1 - Slieve Russell 1996.

1 - Galway Bay 1994.

1 - Skerries 1984.

1 - Carlow 1975.

1 - Limerick 1973.

1 - Massereene 1970.

1 - Tullamore 1967.

1 - Bangor 1962.

1 - Lahinch 1961.

1 - Royal Belfast 1958.

1 - Ballybunion 1957.

1 - Castletroy 1955.

1 - Balmoral 1951.

1 - Grange 1950.

1 - Newlands 1945.

1 - Milltown 1923.