Rory McIlroy in action in the 2007 Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup. He won the inaugural edition in 2005. The Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup has moved to the beginning of the amateur calendar with the 10th staging taking place from April 5-6 next year.

The new date will give Ireland’s top amateurs a chance to “warm up” with some quality links competition before the West of Ireland Championship at Co Sligo from April 16-22.

Rory McIlroy with the trophy in 2005Traditionally a one-day, 36 hole event, the 2014 edition will be played over 54 holes with an additional round on Sunday morning over the Old Tom Morris Links. 

There will also be a Junior Scratch Cup, which will be played over 36 holes on Saturday, 5  April, for players with handicaps between 5 and 9.   

The event, which was won by two-time major winner Rory McIlroy in 2005, will be sponsored McGinley Motors of Letterkenny and will provide a stiff test of golf over two of the finest links in the country.

New Format for 2014, Senior Scratch Cup / 54 holes (Handicap 4 & lower)

Saturday, 5 April - 1st rd Old Tom Morris Links, 2nd rd Sandy Hills Links 

Sunday, 6 April - 3rd rd Old Tom Morris Links.  

Junior Scratch Cup / 36 holes (Handicap 5-9)

Saturday, 5 April - 1st rd Sandy Hills Links, 2nd rd Old Tom Morris Links

For all entries contact - Frank Casey Jnr at Rosapenna on +353 (0)74 915 5000 or email;

Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup - Past winners

2005 - Rory McIlroy, Holywood 

2006 - Brendan McCarroll, Ballyliffin 

2007 - Connor Doran, Banbridge 

2008 - Simon Ward, Co. Louth 

2009 - Enda Kennedy, Rosapenna

2010 - Connor Doran, Banbridge 

2011 - Aaron Kearney, Castlerock 

2012 - Dermot McElroy, Ballymena 

2013 - Matt McAlpin, Royal Portrush.

Rory McIlroy with the trophy in 2005Shane Lowry has also played the Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup