26 June 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard


Next month the fourth annual Northern Standard U18 Open Golf Championship will take place at Rossmore Golf Club.

Some of the best underage golfers in south Ulster will make their way to the Cootehill road, Monaghan town-based club to showcase their skills and try to win the coveted trophy.

The race to succeed last year’s winner Ronan O’Callaghan (Mannan Castle) is very much on.

Interestingly, players from three different clubs have won the competition since its inception in 2012.

This week, we speak to two insiders about this year’s competition on July 3rd next and what the competition means to the players in the locality.

“The competition is a fantastic opportunity for our young teenagers to compete at a higher level than they’re used to,” enthused Kate Beagan, current Youth Convenor of Mannan Castle G.C.

“Winning the competition would be a very big scalp and would follow up the club’s success with Ronan O’Callaghan last year. Unfortunately he’s not under age for this year’s competition but we’d be still hopeful that those competing from the club will do very well.

“Everyone at Mannan Castle are very supportive of the competition and we will do all we can to promote it this year and going forward.

“We have a strong, young set of golfers in the club at the present time and they are all very talented and we’re lucky in that there are adult players at Mannan Castle who are interested and willing to support them in their efforts to become better golfers and to enjoy the sport.

“We all believe at the club that it’s important to look after the youth and help them because they will appreciate it and …


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