McNamara wins Dundalk Scratch Cup by five

Rory McNamara. Picture: Thos Caffrey /

Headfort's Rory McNamara put his West of Ireland Championship disappointment behind him with a five-stroke win in the Jeffers Sportsturf sponsored Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup.

Beaten in the first round in his defence of the "West" at Rosses Point just a week ago, McNamara shot a pair of 68s to win with ease from Portmarnock's James Fox (70-71) with an eight under par total of 136.

Dundalk's Caolan Rafferty and Woodbrook's Colm Crowley finished eight shots behind the winner on level par 144. 

The result is a boost for McNamara ahead of the Lytham Trophy, which begins at Royal Lytham and St Annes next Friday, May 2.

Dundalk Scratch Cup, sponsored by Jeffers Sportsturf

Rd 1
Rd 2
1Rory McNamara (Headfort)6868136
2James Fox (Portmarnock)7071141
3Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk)7272144
4Colm Crowley (Woodbrook)7272144
5Daniel Holland (Castle)7174145
6Gerard Dunne (Co. Louth)7571146
7Noel Crawford (Mourne)7373146
8Stephen Healy (Carton House)7374147
9Aaron Grant (Dundalk)7275147
10Robert Neville (Portmarnock Links)7275147
11Gareth Bohill (Co. Louth)7077147
12Conor Curran (Dundalk)7573148
13Jamie Fletcher (Warrenpoint)7474148
14Mark O'Rourke (Royal Tara)7375148
15Thomas Mulligan (L&B)7375148
16Paul Reavey (Warrenpoint)7277149
17Kevin Commins (Ardee)7773150
18Colin Fairweather (Knock)7575150
19Ian O'Rourke (The Royal Dublin)7476150
20Jeff Hopkins (The Royal Dublin)7476150
21Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene)7278150
22Caolan Kennedy (Forrest Little)7477151
23Evan Farrell (Ardee)7972151
24Eddie Rogers (Dundalk)7774151
25Mark Somers (Luttrellstown Castle)7675151
26Edward Kennedy (Woodbrook)7775152
27Connor McCaughey (Dundalk)7478152
28Gavin O'Connor (Malahide)7478152
29Frank Flynn (L&B)7974153
30James Monaghan (The Royal Dublin)7974153
31Maurice Murphy (Dundalk)7578153
32James Kelly (Elm Park)7380153
33Eoghan Collins (L&B)7876154
34Sean Ryan (The Royal Dublin)7876154
35Mark Gorham (Dundalk)7579154
36Eanna Griffin (Waterford)7580155
37Dermot Murphy (Dundalk)8076156
38Lee McMillan (Craddockstown)7581156
39Adam Doran (Ardee)7879157
40John O'Sullivan (Co. Louth)7681157
41Patrick Lennon (Killeen Castle)7880158
42Richard O'Donnell (Elm Park)7880158
43Shane McDermott (Cavan)7880158
44Andrew Keenan (Dundalk)8376159
45John McGann (Woodbrook)8079159
46Fergal Reilly (Cavan)7980159
47Kingsley Lewis (Skerries)8278160
48Paul O'Connor (Malahide)7981160
49Alan McAuley (Ardee)8576161
50Chris Blackmore (Dundalk)8477161
51Gerry Brennan (Dundalk)8378161
52Stephen McCabe (Co. Cavan)8081161
53Neal MacKell (Dundalk)7982161
54Bobby Rice (Ardee)8181162
55Josh Mackin (Dundalk)8082162
56Gary McGrane (The Royal Dublin)8281163
57Alan Hurley (Dundalk)7984163
58Sean Reidy (Dundalk)8679165
59Liam Hutchinson (The Royal Dublin)8878166
60Sean Denny (Castleblaney)8089169
61Oran Malone (Ardee)8288170
62Eoin Murphy (Dundalk)8591176
63Ciaran Smyth(Greenore)DSQ80DSQ
64Aidan Claffey (Elm Park)79N/RN/R
65Clem Walshe (Dundalk)76N/RN/R
66Colin Woodroofe (Blainroe)75N/RN/R
67Darren Henry (Ardee)81N/RN/R
68David Garrigan (Skerries)88N/RN/R
69John Garvey (Seapoint)83N/RN/R
70Ken Norton (Dundalk)85N/RN/R
71Niall O'Connor (Elm Park)78N/RN/R
72Rob White (Dundalk)77N/RN/R
73Ronan O'Reilly (Headfort)84N/RN/R
74Darren Murphy (Dundalk)88RTDRTD
75Derek Downie (Sutton)RTDRTD
76Pat Purton (Dundalk)79RTDRTD