Irish Golf Desk
Irish Golf Desk
Golf news and features

West of Ireland 1937

County Sligo Golf Club, 27-30 March 1937

Entry - 42 (new record)

J.F. "Jack" McLoughlin, Royal Dublin. Picture: The Irish Press, 1937

J.F. "Jack" McLoughlin, Royal Dublin. Picture: The Irish Press, 1937

Reporting on the final in The Irish Press on March 31, "Long Putt" wrote: 

"A NEW "tiger" was roared at Rosses Point yesterday, when Jack McLoughlin, of Royal Dublin, won his first Championship at the expense of Cecil Ewing—three times winner of the West of Ireland title, and British Walker Cup player. Windswept Dollymount proved a splendid training ground for the winner, for yesterday's final at Rosses Point was played under hurricane conditions. Ball control was the deciding factor, and McLoughlin displayed a splendid mastery in the easterly gale which made par golf next to impossible."

Final - March 30

JF (Jack) McLoughlin, Royal Dublin, beat Cecil Ewing, County Sligo 3 and 2


Semi-finals - March 29

Ewing beat Burke, 5 and 3. 

McLoughlin beat Hannon 4 and 3.


Fourth round - March 29

C. Ewing (Co. Sligo) beat J.L. Crabbe (Foxrock), 4 and 3. 

John Burke (Lahinch) (holder) beat J.R. Mahon (Co. Sligo) 5 and 4.

S.J. Hannon (Limerick) beat Emmet Dalton (Hermitage), at 19th.

Jack F. McLoughlin (Royal Dublin) beat T.J. Purcell (Portmarnock), 4 and 3. 


Third round - March 28

Crabbe beat Campbell, 1 up. 

Ewing beat King-French, 2 and 1. 

J.R. Mahon beat Clarke, 6 and 5. 

Burke beat M.L. Mahon, 6 and 5. 

Dalton beat Shannon, 3 and 2. • 

Hannon beat Healy, 4 and 3. 

McLoughlin beat Butler, 5 and 4. 

Purcell, w.o. O'Carroll, scr. 


Second round - March 27

Crabbe beat Carey, 1 up. 

Campbell beat Anderson, 1 up. 

Ewing beat Owens, 5 and 4. 

King French, w.o. Dickson, scr, 

J.R. Mahon beat Towers, 4 and 3, 

Clarke, w.o. McFarland, scr. 

T.L. Mahon beat Dwyer, 4 and 3. 

Burke beat Leonard, 4 and 3. 

Shannon beat O'Gorman, 3 and 2. 

Dalton beat O'Reilly, 2 and 1. 

Healy beat Slavin_, 3 and 2. 

Hannon beat J. Lyons, 5 and 3. 

J.F. McLoughlin beat Foye, 4 and 3. 

Butler beat Bell, 3 and 2. 

O'Carroll beat Doherty, 2 and 1. 

Purcell beat R. Carey, 3 and 2. 


First round - March 27

W.H. Carey (New York) beat L. P. Vernon (Berkhamstead), 1 up. 

J.L. Crabbe (Foxrock) beat J.D. Parsons (Greystones), 2 and 1. 

P.G. Campbell (Greystones) beat T. Davey (Portmarnock), 4 and 3. 

C.E. Anderson (Portmarnock) beat L. Hewson (Portmarnock), 3 and 2. 

P.A. Bell (Portmarnock) beat D. Fitzgerald (Greystones), 2 and 1. 

J.P. O'Carroll (Bundoran) beat M.L. Mahon (Co. Sligo), 1 up. 

E. O'Doherty (Lahinch), w.o. J. Fagan (Newlands), scr. 

R. Carey (Dublin Univ.) beat V. Hamilton (Woodbrook), 3 and 2. 

T.D. Purcell (U.C.D.), w.o.; A. Gallagher (Strabane), scr.