McCarthy, Doyle and Flynn shine at Faldo Ireland Championship
 Forrest Little's Julie McCarthy leads the Faldo Ireland Girls Championship with one round to play.

Forrest Little's Julie McCarthy leads the Faldo Ireland Girls Championship with one round to play.

Forrest Little's Julie McCarthy, Athlone's Sean Doyle and Carton House's Darragh Flynn lead the way after the opening rounds of the 36-hole Faldo Ireland Championships at the Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen.

Doyle and Flynn fired level par 72s in tough conditions on the Faldo Course at the Co Fermanagh resort to lead by a stroke from Greenisland's Johnny Greer while in the Girls Championship, McCarthy's 77 left her five clear of Lurgan's 82 Maeve Cummins.

Left-hander Doyle tried his hand at the Alps Tour Q-School last year and the Development Panel teenager showed his confidence as he made four birdies two bogeys and a double bogey in his first 12 holes before finishing with six pars.

But it was a real rollercoaster for Flynn who had six birdies in his 72. The Carton House player double bogeyed his first hole but birdied the second, fourth, seventh, ninth and 10th to get to three under.

A brilliant score looked on the cards but while he bogeyed the 12th and 15th and double bogeyed the par-five 14th, a super 3-3 finish (birdie-par) got him in at level par.

 Darragh Flynn had six birdies in an opening 72 in the Faldo Ireland Championship at Lough Erne

Darragh Flynn had six birdies in an opening 72 in the Faldo Ireland Championship at Lough Erne

Faldo Ireland Championship

Lough Erne Resort, Faldo Course (Par 72) CSS 72

Boys Championship

72 Sean Doyle (IRL) Athlone, Darragh Flynn (IRL) Carton House, 

73 Johnny Greer (NIR) Greenisland, 

74 Ashley Emerson (NIR) Ardglass, Patrick Somers (IRL) Grange, Eric Rumley (IRL) Kinsale, Shane McDermott (IRL) Cavan, 

75 Paddy Culhane (IRL) Galway, Jack Brophy (IRL) Clontarf Gc, Robert Browne (IRL) Castle, Jonny Tintin Hewitt (NIR) Loughgall, Karl McCormack (IRL) Portarlington, Stefan Greenberg (NIR) Tandragee, Jamie Richard Fletcher (NIR) Warrenpoint, Jordan Hood (NIR) Galgorm Castle, Marc Nolan (IRL) Delgany, 

76 Conor Mcdonald (NIR) Lurgan, Andrew Hickey (IRL) Ballyhaunis, Harry McGeary (NIR) Dungannon, Mikey Burke (IRL) Galway, Ben Graham (NIR) Scrabo, Jack Blake (IRL) The Island, Craig Melvin (IRL) Corrstown, 

77 Jason Conway (IRL) Donegal, Dean Cafferty (IRL) Carton House, Rory Murphy (IRL) Dun Laoghaire, Declan Kelly (IRL) Hermitage, Conor Mooney (IRL) Black Bush, Adam Mulhall (NIR) Ardglass, Kieran Lynch (IRL) Skibbereen, Andrew Mulholland (NIR) Castlerock, 

78 Eamonn Mc Aleer (NIR) Omagh, Conor Rice (IRL) Athlone, Michael Kennelly (IRL) Athenry, Darragh Crawford (IRL) Bundoran, Max Thallon (NIR) Bangor, Ronan O Callaghan (IRL) Mannan Castle Bc, Dominic Pollock (IRL) Belvoir Park, Luke Robinson (NIR) Bundoran, 

79 Cathal Hastings (IRL) Castlebar, Nathan Mccann (NIR) Lurgan, Denny Sean (IRL) Concra Wood, Henry Peter (NIR) Fintona, Matthew Mcgowan (IRL) Ballybofey And Stranorlar, Eoin O Brien (IRL) Clontarf, Simon Irwin (NIR) Holywood, 

80 Ross Kelly (IRL) Athenry, Damian Mulhern (IRL) Donegal Golf Course, Michael McGurk (NIR) Warrenpoint, Henry Clark (NIR) Shandon Park, David McAleenon (NIR) Edenmore, Paul Murphy (IRL) Rosslare, Liam Bresnahan (NIR) Omagh, Callum Slater (IRL) Headfort, 

81 Jamie Byrne (IRL) Mount Wolseley, Jamie Foley (IRL) Letterkenny, 

82 Darragh Mccann (NIR) Lurgan, Jack Tuohy (IRL) Galway Bay Golf Resort, AJ McCabe (IRL) Malahide, Thomas Burnell (IRL) Black Bush, Barry Fitzpatrick (IRL) Castle, Jamie Dunne (IRL) Borris, 

83 Robert Galligan (IRL) Elm Park, Charlie Denvir (IRL) Milltown, Adam Doyle (IRL) The Heath, 
Ted Collins (IRL) Dun Laoighaire, 

84 Tommy Smyth (IRL) Castle, Darragh Smith (IRL) Castle, Adam Kerr (NIR) Loughgall, 

85 Conor Mckay (NIR) Roe Park, Peter Cummins (NIR) Lurgan, Deaglan Pollock (IRL) Belvoir Park, 
Enda Kennedy (IRL) Black Bush, 

86 Padraig Fallon (IRL) Dundalk, Ireland, Michael Bowes (NIR) Omagh, Robert Moran (IRL) Castle Gc, Odhran Declan Maguire (IRL) Slieve Russell, Jake Barritt (NIR) Blackwood, Mark Doogue (IRL) Baltinglass, 

87 Conor Glennon (IRL) Glasson, Darren Karl Scott (NIR) Clandeboye, Harry Evason (NIR) Omagh, Eoin Murphy (IRL) Dundalk, Gary Trotter (NIR) Aughnacloy, Shea Smyth (NIR) County Armagh, 

88 Conor Ruane (IRL) Galway Golf Resort, Joseph Rafferty (NIR) Castle Hume, 

89 Christian Kennedy (NIR) Lisburn, Luke Foster (NIR) Enniskillen, 

91 Jordan Hyland (NIR) Omagh, Scott Campbell (NIR) Greenacres, 

92 Tom Geraghty (IRL) Donegal,

93 Jack Corr (IRL) Portarlington, 

95 Darren Alan Beattie (NIR) Portadown, 

96 Jordan Mcdonald (IRL) St Annes Golfclub, 

WD Peter Rolston (NIR) Shandon Park. 

 

Boys Under 21 (Top-10)

72 Darragh Flynn (IRL) Carton House

73 Johnny Greer (NIR) Greenisland 

75 Jonny Tintin Hewitt (NIR) Loughgall, Karl McCormack (IRL) Portarlington, Stefan Greenberg (NIR) Tandragee, Jamie Richard Fletcher (NIR) Warrenpoint, Jordan Hood (NIR) Galgorm Castle, Marc Nolan (IRL) Delgany

76 Jack Blake (IRL) The Island, Craig Melvin (IRL) Corrstown.

 

Boys Under 18 (Top-10)

72 Sean Doyle (IRL) Athlone, 

74 Eric Rumley (IRL) Kinsale, Shane McDermott (IRL) Cavan, 

75 Jack Brophy (IRL) Clontarf GC, Robert Browne (IRL) Castle, 

76 Harry McGeary (NIR) Dungannon, Mikey Burke (IRL) Galway, Ben Graham (NIR) Scrabo, 

77 Dean Cafferty (IRL) Carton House, Rory Murphy (IRL) Dun Laoghaire, Declan Kelly (IRL) Hermitage, Conor Mooney (IRL) Black Bush.

 

Boys Under 16 (Top 10)

74  Ashley Emerson (NIR) Ardglass, Patrick Somers (IRL) Grange,

75 Paddy Culhane (IRL) Galway,

76 Conor McDonald (NIR) Lurgan, Andrew Hickey (IRL) Ballyhaunis,

78 Eamonn McAleer (NIR) Omagh,

80 Ross Kelly (IRL) Athenry,

82 Darragh McCann (NIR) Lurgan, Jack Tuohy (IRL) Galway Bay Golf Resort, AJ McCabe (IRL) Malahide.

 

Girls Championship

77 Julie McCarthy (IRL) Forrest Little, 

82 Maeve Cummins (NIR) Lurgan, 

83 Valerie Hager (AUT) C&c Golfclub Am Wienerberg, Florentina Hager (AUT) C&c Golfclub Am Wienerberg, 

90 Maeve Rooney (IRL) Co. Sligo, 

91 Rachel Thompson (IRL) Cork, 

95 Deborah Karen Mccooke (NIR) Galgorm Castle, 

96 Bethany Thornbury (NIR) Tandragee, 

97 Kate Dwyer (IRL) Rossmore, 

107 Rebekah Moorhead (NIR) Tandragee.

 

Girls Under 16

82 Maeve Cummins (NIR)    Lurgan, 

83 Valerie Hager (AUT) C&C Golfclub Am Wienerberg, 

90 Maeve Rooney (IRL) Co. Sligo Golf Club, 

91 Rachel Thompson (IRL)     Cork Golf Club, 

97 Kate Dwyer (IRL)    Rossmore, 

107 Rebekah Moorhead (NIR) Tandragee Golf Club