Billy tops the class in Munster Seniors
 Billy Donlon (Birr) who won the Munster Seniors Amateur Open at Ennis Golf Club. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Billy Donlon (Birr) who won the Munster Seniors Amateur Open at Ennis Golf Club. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Birr’s Billy Donlon shot the low round of day to win the Munster Seniors Amateur Open on a countback at Ennis.  

A two-over par 72 was three shots better than the field and while he tied on eight-over 148, his superior second round was enough to secure the title from Tramore’s John Mitchell, who closed with a 76.  

Limerick's Dermot Morris was third, three shot off the pace after rounds of 73 and 78 while Tralee's Gerard O’Sullivan won the best nett with 153 and Naas' Maurice Kelly took the veterans' title.

Cork's Pat Lyons won category one for players aged 55-59 with Doneraile's Michael Quirke the best in category two for players aged 60 to 64.

Munster Seniors Amateur Open Championship Ennis Golf Club (Par 70)

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CSS for R1 & R2 = 73 R/O

  • WINNER Billy Donlon (Birr) 148
  • RUNNER UP John Mitchell (Tramore) 148
  • THIRD Dermot Morris (Limerick) 151
  • FOURTH Donie O’Donovan (Bandon) 152
  • FIFTH Liam Halpin (Westport) 153
  • Best Nett Gerard O’Sullivan (Tralee) 143
  • CAT 1 (55-59) Pat Lyons (Cork) 154
  • CAT 2 (60-64) Michael Quirke (Doneraile) 154
  • CAT 3 (65+) Maurice Kelly (Naas) WINNER VETERANS 152
  • BEST GROSS R1 Philip Clifford (Limerick) 73
  • BEST GROSS R2 Barry O’Leary (Greystones) 75

Detailed scores

148 B Donlon (Birr) 76 72; J Mitchell (Tramore) 72 76

151 D Morris (Limerick) 73 78

152 M Kelly (Naas) 76 76; D O'Donovan (Bandon) 74 78

153 L Halpin (Westport) 75 78; G O'Sullivan (Tralee) 75 78

154 M Quirke (Doneraile) 78 76; P Lyons (Cork) 78 76; A Morrow (Portmarnock) 77 77; P Clifford (Limerick ) 73 81

155 A Brannock (Newlands) 80 75; A Egan (Royal Curragh) 75 80

156 B O'Leary (Greystones) 81 75; J Crean (Kinsale) 80 76; D Deasy (Waterford) 76 80

158 M Galvin (Limerick) 79 79; K Sheehy (Athlone) 79 79; E Heywood (City of Derry) 76 82

159 B Hobson (Malone) 78 81

160 A Lilley (Ballyclare) 82 78; D Wilson (Royal Co. Down) 80 80; N Duke (Killiney) 79 81; N Pyne (Ennis) 77 83

161 H Smyth (Mourne) 84 77; M Coote (Tralee) 83 78; P Rogers (Dundalk) 83 78

162 D Murphy (Youghal) 84 78; T Tyrrell (The Heath) 82 80; M Ahern (Skerries ) 81 81

163 P Hayes (Lahinch) 83 80; G Maher (Castletroy) 81 82

165 R Timlin (Galway) 81 84

166 B Whitaker (Elm Park) 85 81; I Smyth (Clandeboye) 83 83

167 G Young (Lahinch) 83 84; M Eager (Lucan) 83 84

168 D Sheedy (Lahinch) 84 84

170 L Adams (The Heath) 83 87

171 D Egan (Moyvalley) 87 84; D Brazil (Mount Temple) 82 89

173 M O'Neill (Clonmel) 89 84

175 K Ryan (Bandon) 88 87; T Mannion (Athlone) 87 88

176 B Mernagh (Kanturk) 89 87; J Hooley (Youghal) 84 92

177 B Campbell (Broadway) 89 88; T Griffin (Corballis Links) 89 88; T Byrne (Greystones) 89 88; D Creedon (Lahinch) 85 92

178 J Collins (Bearna) 89 89; J Gore (Oughterard) 89 89

179 T Goode (Lucan) 90 89; E Murphy (Royal Curragh) 88 91

180 M O'Shea (Co. Louth) 90 90

181 J Geraghty (County Meath) 93 88; M Donohue (Portumna) 90 91

182 J Coughlin (Donegal) 92 90

184 D Lindsay (Strandhill) 94 90

185 T Campion (Athlone) 89 96

186 S Lynch (Minchinhampton ) 93 93

187 J McGrath (Newcastle West) 93 94

190 P Fulham (Glenlo Abbey) 95 95

196 D McGettigan (Donegal) 99 97

NR D Weekes (Malone); G O'Kennedy (Athlone)

RTD C McIlroy (Holywood)

NR P Morris (Douglas); M D'arcy (Oughterard)

RTD M Pierse Snr (Grange); J Coey (Clandeboye)

NR T Heenan (Doneraile)

RTD S McCarthy (Milltown); P Murphy (Cork); M Darcy (Tullamore); P Lewis (Woodbrook); R Fitzgerald (Tramore)

NR K Lapsley (Dunfanaghy); C Muldowney (Grange)

RTD M Gaynor (Co. Meath); J McCann (Co. Louth)

NR A Bell (Greencastle)

RTD A Sheedy (Cork); J Houlihan (Dooks)