Kilkenny ready to crown 54th Scratch Cup winner

TransferMate Global Payments will sponsor the 54th edition of the prestigious Kilkenny Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday, May 5.

A 69-strong field will be chasing €1,850 in prizes with the winner picking up at least €575 for one of the country's elite events.

Kilkenny's Graham Nugent will defend the trophy with former winners Michael Buggy, Richard Walsh, Paul O’Hara and multiple winner Eddie Power also set to tee it up.

Pádraig Harrington was the winner in 1992

Pádraig Harrington was the winner in 1992

Past winners include Joe Carr, Liam Higgins, John O’Leary, Pat Mulcare, Pauric O’Rourke, Liam MacNamara, Mark Gannon, Damien McGrane, Pádraig Harrington (1992), Harrington's future caddie Ronan Flood (1998) and Kilkenny's Tommy Duggan, who was the inaugural winner in 1964 and the victor again in 1966.

The format is supporter friendly with a shotgun start at 8.30am followed by the leaders in score order from 1.45 pm in the afternoon.