Golfing Union of Ireland - Fixtures 2015
The second green and third fairway at Grange, which will host the Irish Senior Close Championship from July 8-10. Picture courtesy Grange Golf Club

The second green and third fairway at Grange, which will host the Irish Senior Close Championship from July 8-10. Picture courtesy Grange Golf Club

Apart from the unfortunate clash of the Irish Open at Royal County Down with the first two days of the East of Ireland Championship at Baltray, the golfing calendar looks promising with the Interpros at Rosapenna, the British Senior Amateur at Royal County Down, the Home Internationals at Royal Portrush and the Irish Close at Tramore.

Golfing Union of Ireland — Fixtures 2015

February

Feb 11-14 Portuguese Amateur Open Championship, Montado

Feb 18-20 Intervarsity Championship, The European Club

Feb 25 – Mar 1 Spanish Amateur Open Championship, La Reserva

 

March

Mar 19-20 Irish Colleges Match Play Championship Final Series, Woodbrook

Mar 30 – Apr 1 Ireland v Wales Boys Match, Rosslare

 

April

Apr 1-7 West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship, Co. Sligo

Apr 3-5 Four Nations Development Matches, TBA

Apr 8-9 Ulster Under 16 Amateur Close Championship, Portstewart (Riverside)

Apr 8-10 Munster Youths Amateur Open Championship, Tralee

Apr 10  Fred Daly Leinster Qualifying Seapoint, Donabate, Highfield, Hermitage, Bray, Mountrath, Waterford, Courtown

Apr 15-16 Peter McEvoy Trophy, Copt Heath

Apr 21 Irish Schools Senior Championship, Farnham Estate

Apr 22 Irish Schools Junior Championship, Farnham Estate

 

May

May 1-3 Lytham Trophy, Royal Lytham & St. Annes

May 2-3 Munster Stroke Play Championship, Cork

May 3 Ulster Scratch Foursomes Open Championship, Malone

May 5-6 Munster Seniors Amateur Open Championship, Waterville

May 7-10 Irish Amateur Open Championship, Royal Dublin

May 12 Captains & Club Officials, Mount Wolseley

May 13 Captains & Club Officials, Headfort

May 14 Captains & Club Officials St. Annes’s, Millicent

May 16-17 AIG Pierce Purcell - Metropolitan Qualifying Clontarf, Newlands, Foxrock, Kilcoole, TBA

May 16-17 AIG Pierce Purcell - Provincial Qualifying Bellewstown, Co. Longford, Abbeyleix, New Ross,

May 17-23 AIG Pierce Purcell - Provincial Qualifying, Blainroe

May 17-24 AIG Pierce Purcell – Metropolitan Qualifying, Roganstown

May 19-20 Ulster Veterans Amateur Open Championship, Shandon Park

May 22-24 Welsh Amateur Open Championship, Ashburnham

May 23-24 AIG Barton Shield – Metropolitan Qualifying Hollywood Lakes, Hermitage

May 23-24 AIG Barton Shield – Provincial Qualifying Royal Tara, Arklow, Mullingar, Dunmurry Springs

May 24 –Jun 7 AIG Junior Cup – Metropolitan Qualifying, Beech Park

May 27-29 Irish Seniors’ Amateur Open Championship, Roscommon

May 28-31  Irish Open Hosted by The Rory Foundation, Royal County Down

May 30 –Jun 1 Scottish Amateur Open Championship, Dundonald/Rowallan Castle

May 30 –Jun 1 East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship, Co. Louth

 

June

Jun 4-6 European Mid Amateur Championship, Germany

Jun 5-7 St. Andrews Links Trophy, St. Andrews

Jun 6-7 AIG Junior Cup – Metropolitan Qualifying Balcarrick, Edmondstown, TBC

Jun 6-7 AIG Junior Cup - Provincial Qualifying Balbriggan, Kilcock, Castlecomer, Coollattin

Jun 6-7 Ulster Mid Amateur Open Championship Farnham Estate

Jun 7/21 AIG Junior Cup – Metropolitan Qualifying Woodbrook

Jun 9-10 Connacht Seniors Amateur Open Championship, Oughterard

Jun 11-13 European Seniors Individual Championship Hungary

Jun 13-14 AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield- Metropolitan Qualifying Rush, Sutton, Greystones, TBA

Jun 13-14 AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield - Provincial Qualifying Black Bush, Craddockstown, Birr

Jun 14/21 AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield - Metropolitan Qualifying Castleknock

Jun 14/28 AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield - Metropolitan Qualifying Palmerstown Stud

Jun 15-17 Leinster Youths’ Amateur Open Championship Charlesland

Jun 15-20 The Amateur Championship Carnoustie/Panmure

Jun 20-21 AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield - Provincial Qualifying, Courtown

Jun 20-21 Irish Mid-Amateur Open Championship, TBA

Jun 22 Connacht Boys Under 16 Open Championship, Carrick-on-Shannon

Jun 22-23 Irish Junior Foursomes Elmgreen, Knockanally, Callan, Elm Park

Jun 23-24 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship, Enniscorthy

Jun 24-26 Irish Boys Amateur Open Championship, Tuam

Jun 27-28 AIG Senior Cup – Metropolitan Qualifying Milltown, Killeen

Jun 27-28 AIG Senior Cup – Provincial Qualifying Greenore, Tullamore, Carlow

Jun 27-29 Brabazon Trophy, Notts Hollinwell

Jun 28/Jul 5 AIG Senior Cup – Metropolitan Qualifying, Powerscourt (West)

Jun 29 Leinster Under 16 Boys Open Championship, Beaverstown

Jun 30 – Jul 1 Ulster Boys’ Amateur Open Championship, Castlerock

 

July

Jul 2 Leinster U13 Boys’ Series, Malahide

Jul 3 Ulster Under 14 Boys Open Qualifier, Omagh

Jul 6 Leinster Under 16 Boys Close Championship, Ashbourne

Jul 6 Leinster U13 Boys’ Series, Greystones

Jul 6-8 Interprovincial Championship, Rosapenna

Jul 7-9 Connacht Boys’ Amateur Open Championship, Roscommon

Jul 8 Leinster U13 Boys’ Series, Rathdowney

Jul 8-10 Irish Senior Close Championship, Grange

Jul 8-12 European Boys’ Team Championship, Finland

Jul 8-12 European Team Championship, Sweden

Jul 10 Leinster Under 14 Boys Open Championship, Delgany

Jul 13 Munster Under 16 Boys’ Open Championship, Clonmel

Jul 13-17 North of Ireland Amateur Open Championship, Royal Portrush

Jul 14 Leinster U13 Boys’ Series, Wexford

Jul 15-17 Munster Boys’ Amateur Open Championship, Mallow

Jul 16-19 The Open Championship, St. Andrews

Jul 21-23 Under 18 Interprovincial Championship, Athlone

Jul 21-23 Under 16 Interprovincial Championship, Athlone

Jul 21-23 Under 14 Interprovincial Championship, Athlone

Jul 22-26 South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship, Lahinch

Jul 23-25 European Young Masters, Switzerland

Jul 25-26 AIG Junior Cup (Leinster Finals), Portarlington

Jul 25-26 AIG Pierce Purcell (Leinster Finals), Portarlington

Jul 27 Ulster Under 14 Boys Open, Qualifier Spa

Jul 28-30 Leinster Boys’ Amateur Open Championship, Balcarrick

Jul 30 Irish Boys’ Under 14 Amateur Open Championship, Roscrea

Jul 31 Fred Daly (Leinster Finals), Athy

Jul 31- Aug 1 AIG Barton Shield (Leinster Finals), Royal Dublin

Jul 31- Aug 1 AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield (Leinster Finals), Royal Dublin

 

August

Aug 4-6 Boys’ Home Internationals, Conwy

Aug 4-6 Ulster Youths Amateur Open ChampionshipBelvoir Park

Aug 5-7 British Seniors Amateur Open Championship, Royal Co. Down

Aug 5-8 International European Amateur Championship, Slovakia

Aug 6 Leinster U13 Boys’ Series (Finals), Castle

Aug 6 Munster U15/U17 Boys’ Close Championship Kanturk

Aug 7-8 Leinster Mid Amateur Championship, Grange

Aug 10 Irish Junior Foursomes (Leinster Finals), Greystones

Aug 10-15 Boys’ Amateur Open Championship, Royal Birkdale/Ainsdale

Aug 12-13 Ulster Under 16 Boys’ Open Championship, Dungannon

Aug 12-14 Home Internationals, Royal Portrush

Aug 14 Ulster Under 14 Boys Open Championship Final, Ballymena

Aug 16 Irish Mixed Foursomes (Leinster Finals), Malahide

Aug 17-23 US Amateur Championship Olympia Fields, Illinois

Aug 18 Irish Junior Foursomes (National Final), The Heath

Aug 18-22 Irish Amateur Close Championship, Tramore

Aug 19-21 Irish Under 16 Boys’ Open Championship, The Heath

Aug 20 Munster Under 14 Boys’ Open Championship, East Cork

Aug 20-21 Ulster Seniors Amateur Open Championship, Malone

Aug 21-22 AIG Senior Cup (Leinster Finals), The Island

Aug 25 Fred Daly (National Final), Moyola Park

Aug 26-28 Irish Youths’ Amateur Open Championship, Moyola Park

Aug 28-29 Jacques Leglise Trophy, Royal Dornoch

 

September

Sep 1-5 European Seniors Team ChampionshipBulgaria

Sep 1-2 Connacht Veterans (Over 65) Championship, Tuam

Sep 3-4 Irish Mixed Foursomes (National Final), Dooks

Sep 4-5 Munster Mid Amateur Championship, Limerick

Sep 8-9 Leinster Veterans Championship, Seafield

Sep 12-13 Walker Cup Royal, Lytham & St. Annes

Sep 13 East of Ireland Mixed Foursomes Championship, K Club (Smurfit)

Sep 15-17 Seniors Home Internationals, Copt Heath

Sep 16-19 AIG Cups & Shields (National Finals), Carton House (O’Meara)

Sep 23-24 Munster Veterans Amateur Open Championship, Lahinch (Castle)

Sep 26-27 Connacht Mid Amateur Open Championship, Westport