Irish Intervarsity wins for Maynooth's Rafferty and Casey
 Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk/Maynooth University) driving at the 10th tee during the final round of the 2017 East of Ireland Championship at County Louth Golf. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk/Maynooth University) driving at the 10th tee during the final round of the 2017 East of Ireland Championship at County Louth Golf. Picture by Pat Cashman

Maynooth University was celebrating double success in the Irish Intervarsity Championship as Caolan Rafferty and Ciara Casey captured the men's and women's titles at Enniscrone.

Rafferty carded a two-over 75 to win the men's event by a stroke from Maynooth teammate Eugene Smith and UCC’s Ben Murray on three-over-par 222. 

 Ciara Casey. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Ciara Casey. Picture by Pat Cashman

Another Maynooth University player, Harry Gillivan, closed with the low round of the week, a five-under-par 68, to claim fourth.

In the women's event, Ciara Casey made three birdies on the back nine to close with a level par 73 and clinch a one-shot win over her Maynooth teammate Eleanor Metcalfe on 11-over 230.

Overnight leader Shannon Burke from Ulster University slipped back with an 82 and had to settle for a share of third place alongside two more Maynooth players, Molly Dowling and Mary Doyle.

 Jim McGovern (Chairman Connacht Golf) presents the Irish Intervarsity Championship men's trophy to Maynooth University's Caolan Rafferty. Picture ©  Harrington Scholars‏ @MU_Golf

Jim McGovern (Chairman Connacht Golf) presents the Irish Intervarsity Championship men's trophy to Maynooth University's Caolan Rafferty. Picture © Harrington Scholars‏ @MU_Golf

Irish Intervarsity Championship, Enniscrone Golf Club

Men's Championship (Par 73)

Detailed scores

Final

222 C Rafferty (Maynooth University) 78, 69, 75

223 E Smith (Maynooth University) 77, 71, 75; B Murray (University College Cork) 75, 76, 72

224 H Gillivan (Maynooth University) 83, 73, 68

225 J McVicker (Ulster University) 76, 78, 71

226 G Ward (Cork IT) 75, 76, 75

227 R Mullarney (Maynooth University) 74, 75, 78

228 J Hickey (Cork IT) 77, 74, 77; A McDaid (Dublin Business School) 75, 76, 77

230 M Kennelly (NUI Galway) 78, 77, 75

232 J McCarthy (University College Dublin) 84, 72, 76; R Steedman (Maynooth University) 81, 78, 73; A Ryan (Maynooth University) 79, 79, 74

233 C Roche (Cork IT) 79, 79, 75; J Hood (Maynooth University) 78, 80, 75

234 R O'Doherty (NUI Galway) 79, 74, 81; C Butler (Maynooth University) 75, 78, 81

235 T Ford (Maynooth University) 82, 75, 78

236 D Brady (Maynooth University) 79, 79, 78; G Fitzmaurice (University College Dublin) 77, 84, 75

237 C Nolan (NUI Galway) 78, 84, 75

238 R Browne (University College Dublin) 86, 75, 77; M Healy (University College Cork) 80, 75, 83

239 B Doggett (Dundalk IT) 83, 79, 77; M Burke (NUI Galway) 76, 81, 82

240 J Lawlor (Maynooth University) 82, 80, 78; D Diaz (Ulster University) 79, 83, 78

241 J Hayden (University College Dublin) 78, 80, 83

243 C Hughes (NUI Galway) 79, 80, 84

NS J Knipe (Ulster University) 78, 76

Missed Cut

163 R Dutton (Ulster University) 87 76, C McGoldrick (Dublin City University) 84 79, S Desmond (University College Cork) 83 80, P O'Beirn (UIi Galway) 78 85, A Fahy (Maynooth University) 77 86

164 J Quinn (The Island) 87 77, J McDonnell (Maynooth University) 84 80, J Rafferty (Maynooth University) 80 84

165 C Woodroofe (Maynooth University) 77 88

166 C Friel (NUI Galway) 85 81, A Comerford (NUI Galway) 84 82, C Ryan (Maynooth University) 83 83

167 M O'Farrell (NUI Galway) 86 81, E Griffin (Maynooth University) 82 85

168 T Coakley (Cork It) 91 77, C McCormack (Trinity College Dublin) 88 80, C Byrne (University College Dublin) 83 85

170 R Dineen (Cork IT) 87 83, L Flynn (Trinity College Dublin) 83 87

171 C Hastings (Galway-Mayo IT) 84 87

172 J Doherty (Dublin City University) 86 86

173 C Feeney (Maynooth University) 97 76

175 K Power (University College Dublin) 92 83, E O'Brien (Maynooth University) 88 87

176 E Haran (Trinity College Dublin) 93 83

178 D Mealia (Maynooth University) 89 89

180 D Hourihan (University College Cork) 93 87

181 D Devlin (Cork IT) 93 88

182 C O'Carroll (Cork It) 89 93

189 G Carr (Maynooth University) 95 94

WD L Grehan (Maynooth University)

NR N McKinstry (Ulster University); R Dunne (Maynooth University); T O'Reilly (Dundalk IT); A McQuillan (Ulster University), A McSweeney (Cork IT), D Kelly (Maynooth University); L Power (Maynooth University); C McDonald (Ulster University)

RTD S Greenberg (Ulster University), M Shiel (NUI Galway)


 Jim McGovern (Chairman Connacht Golf) presents the Irish Intervarsity Championship women's trophy to Maynooth University's Ciara Casey. Picture ©  Harrington Scholars‏ @MU_Golf

Jim McGovern (Chairman Connacht Golf) presents the Irish Intervarsity Championship women's trophy to Maynooth University's Ciara Casey. Picture © Harrington Scholars‏ @MU_Golf

Women’s Championship (Par 73)

Detailed scores

230 C Casey (Maynooth University) 79, 78, 73

231 E Metcalfe (Maynooth University) 78, 77, 76

232 S Burke (Ulster University) 80, 70, 82; M Dowling (Maynooth University) 78, 75, 79; Mary Doyle (Maynooth University) 78, 74, 80

235 C Jones (IT Tralee) 77, 78, 80

241 Meadhbh Doyle (Maynooth University) 77, 84, 80

Missed Cut

162 J Allen (Ulster University) 85 77

164 N Ward (Ulster University) 85 79

166 C Walsh (Maynooth University) 90 76

167 A Ni Thuama (University College Cork) 86 81

174 S Lambe (Maynooth University) 90 84

178 K Bromley (Ulster University) 88 90

RTD R McDonnell (University College Dublin) 86 86.