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South of Ireland Championship

The annual South of Ireland Amateur Open is the oldest of the four provincial championships. It has been played at Lahinch Golf Club in County Clare since 1895. 

 

Year Winner Runner-up Result

2014 Stuart Bleakley, Shandon Park bt Darragh Coghlan, Portmarnock 3/2

2013 Simon Ward, Co Louth bt Paul O’Hara, Kilkenny 19th

2012 Pat Murray, Limerick bt Stephen Healy, Claremorris 2 holes

2011 Stephen Walsh, Baltinglass/UCD bt Andrew Hogan, Newlands 3/2

2010 John Greene, Carlow bt Kelan McDonagh Athlone/NUIM 2/1

2009 Robert Cannon, Laytown and Bettystown bt Gary O’Flaherty, Cork 4/3

2008 Niall Kearney, Royal Dublin bt Paul O’Hanlon, The Curragh 4/3

2007 Darren Crowe, Dunmurry bt Joe Lyons Galway 1 hole

2006 Simon Ward, Co Louth bt Darren Crowe, Dunmurry2/1

2005 Jim Carvill, Warrenpoint bt Darren Crowe, Dunmurry 2/1

2004 Cian McNamara, Limerick bt Greg Bowden, Hermitage 21st

2003 Mervyn Owens, Mallow bt Colm Moriarty, Athlone 1 hole

2002 Colm Moriarty, Athlone bt Sean McTernan, Co Sligo 19th

2001 Justin Kehoe, UCD/Birr bt Stephen Browne, Hermitage 6/4

2000 Graeme McDowell, Rathmore bt Ken Kearney, Galway 3/2

1999 Mark Campbell, UCD/Stackstown bt Peter Martin, Balmoral at 21st

1998 Johnny Foster, Ballyclare bt Andrew McCormick, Scrabo 2 holes

1997 Patrick Collier, Limerick bt Andrew McCormick, Scrabo 1 hole

1996 Adrian Morrow, Portmarnock bt Jody Fanagan, Milltown 2 holes

1995 Jody Fanagan, Milltown bt Padraig Harrington, Stackstown 1 hole

1994 David Higgins, Waterville bt Padraig Harrington, Stackstown 1 hole

1993 Peter Sheehan, Castletroy bt M O’Kelly, Limerick at 19th

1992 Liam MacNamara, Woodbrook bt Ken Kearney, Roscommon 2/1

1991 Paul McGinley, Grange bt P Johns, Sunshine 2/1

1990 Darren Clarke, Dungannon bt Jim Carvill, Warrenpoint 4/3

1989 S Keenan, Galway bt Jody Fanagan, Milltown at 22nd

1988 Mark A Gannon, Co. Louth bt Padraig F Hogan, Elm Park 3/2

1987 Barry V M Reddan, Co. Louth bt Mark A Gannon, Co. Louth at 20th

1986 John McHenry, Douglas bt Liam MacNamara, Woodbrook 3/2

1985 P O’Rourke, Kilkenny bt P Lyons, Nenagh 3/2

1984 N H Anderson, Shandon Park bt M F Morris, Portmarnock at 19th

1983 A C J Morrow, Portmarnock bt M Burns, Tramore 3/2

1982 M F Morris, Portmarnock bt C McCarroll, City of Derry 1 hole

1981 P O’Rourke, Kilkenny bt J J Carr, Sutton 2/1

1980 M Burns, Tramore bt M F Morris, Portmarnock 4/3

1979 Padraig O’Rourke, Kilkenny bt T Cleary, Fermoy 4/3

1978 Vincent Nevin, Limerick bt M Guerin, Killarney 2/1

1977 Liam MacNamara, Woodbrook bt M F Morris, Portmarnock 4/3

1976 Vincent Nevin, Limerick bt Pat Mulcare, Woodbrook 6/5

1975 B P Malone, Portmarnock bt M Skerritt, Lahinch 2 holes

1974 D C Long, Shandon bt R A Fleury, Portmarnock at 19th

1973 M A Gannon, Co. Louth bt D C Long, Shandon Park 1 hole

1972 R deL Staunton, Castlerea bt G A Young, Kilrush At 20th

1971 P Mulcare, Woodbrook bt E Higgins, Cork 1 hole

1970 J E O’Leary, Foxrock bt G A Young, Kilrush 1 hole

1969 J B Carr, Sutton bt G N Fogarty, Royal Dublin 2/1

1968 J D Smyth, Lahinch bt G A Young, Kilrush 3/2

1967 G N Fogarty, Royal Dublin bt S MacDonald, St.Andrews 3/2

1966 J B Carr, Sutton bt GA Young, Kilrush 1 hole

1965 R de L Staunton, Castlerea bt G A Young, Kilrush 5/3

1964 W A Kelleher, Douglas bt J M Nestor, Milltown 2/1

1963 M Guerin, Killarney bt D B Sheahan, Grange 2/1

1962 M Guerin, Killarney bt M Skerritt, Lahinch 4/3

1961 M Guerin, Killarney bt J L Bamford, Warrenpoint 7/6

1960 P Sullivan, Kinsale bt P Morrison, Oxford University 1 hole

1959 G Roberts, Southport & Ainsdale bt P Donnelly, Queen’s University 6/5

1958 J C Brown, Tramore bt G McGlennon, Lahinch 5/4

1957 P J Leydon, Lahinch bt M Power, Muskerry 8/7

1956 P J Leydon, Lahinch bt M Power, Muskerry 6/5

1955 P J Leydon, Lahinch bt B Slattery, Lahinch 4/3

1954 P Bulger, Lahinch bt J P Mahon, Portmarnock 3/2

1953 P J Leydon, Lahinch bt M Power, Muskerry 9/8

1952 M Power, Muskerry bt N V Drew, Bangor 1 hole

1951 G Gilligan, Limerick bt T W Egan, Monkstown 5/3

1950 M Power, Muskerry bt P J Leydon, Lahinch 12/10

1949 J P Carroll, Sutton bt B Slattery, Lahinch 1 hole

1948 J B Carr, Sutton bt J P Carroll, Sutton 3/2

1947 B Slattery, Lahinch bt J Burke, Lahinch 6/5

1946 J Burke, Lahinch bt J B Carr, Sutton At 39th

1945 J Burke, Lahinch bt C Ewing, Co. Sligo 4/3

1944 J Burke, Lahinch bt J C Brown, Tramore 5/4

1943 J Burke, Lahinch bt B Slattery, Lahinch 1 hole

1942 J Burke, Lahinch bt R Garihy, Lahinch 8/7

1941 J Burke, Lahinch bt F Hannon, Lahinch 9/8

1940 P F Murray, Milltown bt J A English, Headford 8/7

1939 J Burke, Lahinch bt T Lenihan, Castle 6/4

1938 M O’Loughlin, Lahinch bt R M. Saunders, Lahinch 2/1

1937 M O’Loughlin, Lahinch bt D Torrens, Lahinch 2/1

1936 T F Ryan, Tipperary bt Redmond Simcox, Cork 4/3

1935 R M Saunders, Lahinch bt M Garrahey, Galway 4/2

1934 R M Saunders, Lahinch bt P F Murray, Milltown 3/1

1933 J C Brown, Tramore bt S W Martyn, Limerick 3/1

1932 J C Brown, Tramore bt S W Martyn, Limerick 4/3

1931 J Burke, Lahinch bt E Dwyer, Cork 10/8

1930 J Burke, Lahinch bt J C Browne, Tramore 6/5

1929 J Burke, Lahinch bt D F Sweeney, Galway 6/5

1928 J Burke, Lahinch bt D F Sweeney, Galway 6/5

1927 Redmond Simcox, Douglas bt W G McConnell, Royal Portrush 2/1

1926 Redmond Simcox, Douglas bt M Crowley, Portmarnock 5/4

1925 M Crowley, Portmarnock bt J Crabbe, Foxrock 5/4

1924 J Crabbe, Foxrock bt W G McConnell, Royal Portrush 2 holes

1923 F Murphy, Cork bt T M Healy, Royal Dublin 2/1

1922 No Championship

1921 F Murphy, Cork bt D D B Soulby, Portmarnock 1 hole

1920 E C Carter, Royal Portrush bt B J O’Brien, North West 10/9

1914-19 No Championship

1913 A W Murray, Purley Downs bt T S Jennings, Cork 2/1

1912 G V M Boyd, Portmarnock bt T S Jennings, Cork 1 hole

1911 L O Munn, North West bt J S Kennedy, Turnberry 7/5

1910 G R Girdlestone, Oswestry bt S H Fry, Mid Surrey 4/2

1909 J D Little, Burnisland bt C Taylor, Chislehurst 12/11

1908 A R Aitken, Prestwick bt Rev.P Gannon, United Service 10/8

1907 J J Hurley Manrihaniesh bt H D Gillies, Woking 4/2

1906 Lord Glenawly, Royal Co.Down bt A E Browning, Lahinch 10/8

1905 H Castle, Chiswick bt A C Lincoln, South Herts 5/3

1904 D Foster, Frinton bt H Castle, Chiswick 1 hole

1903 J B Ballingall, Blairgowrie bt J S Worthington, Royal Mid-Surrey 2/1

1902 W Ballingall, Royal & Ancient bt G S Browning, Lahinch 2/1

1901 W Dodd, Royal Liverpool bt S H Fry, Royal Mid-Surrey 2/1

1900 F Ballingall, Blairgowrie bt T Fullerton, Troon 5/4

1899 J R Gardiner, Richmond bt J Livingstone, Edinburgh Burgess 6/5

1898 F Ballingall, Blairgowrie bt H M Ballingall, Blairgowrie 3/1

1897 F Ballingall, Blairgowrie bt J R Gardiner, Richmond 2/1

1896 B O’Brien, Portsalon bt D M Wilson, Royal Dublin 9/7

1895 G S Browning, Lahinch bt W. F. McDonald, Limerick 2 /1