Carroll's Irish Match Play Championship

The Carroll's Irish Match Play Championship was a professional match play golf tournament played in the Republic of Ireland from 1969 to 1982. It was inaugurated by sponsors Carroll's in 1969, replacing the Carroll's Number 1 Tournament.[1]

Carroll's Irish Match Play Championship
Tournament information
LocationRepublic of Ireland
Established1969
FormatMatch play
Final year1982
Final champion
Paddy McGuirk

Finals resultsEdit

Year Venue Winner Final score Runner-up Ref
1982[a] Rosslare   Paddy McGuirk 3 and 2   Peter Townsend [3]
1981 Cork   Eamonn Darcy 1 hole   Christy O'Connor Jnr [4]
1980 Connemara   Des Smyth 7 and 5   David Jones [5]
1979 Killarney   David Jones 2 and 1   Eamonn Darcy [6]
1978 Ballybunion   Arnold O'Connor 2 and 1   Ernie Jones [7]
1977 Galway   Christy O'Connor Jnr 3 and 2   John McGuirk [8]
1976 Tramore   Peter Townsend 3 and 2   Jimmy Kinsella [9]
1975 Lahinch   Christy O'Connor Jnr 2 and 1   Peter Townsend [10]
1974 County Sligo   Eddie Polland 3 and 2   Ernie Jones [11]
1973 Kilkenny   Christy O'Connor Jnr 2 and 1   Jimmy Kinsella [12]
1972 Douglas   Leonard Owens 4 and 2   Roddy Carr [13]
1971 Tramore   Peter Townsend 1 hole   Iain Clark [14]
1970 Mullingar   Paddy Skerritt 1 hole   Hugh Jackson [15]
1969 Galway   Paddy McGuirk 2 and 1   Michael Murphy [16]
  1. ^ Semi finals and final delayed by a week due to bad weather.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "P. J. Carrolls sponsor £2,000 match-play". Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal. Leinster, Ireland. 21 February 1969. p. 3. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Last four in the Carrolls contest to play on Sunday". New Ross Standard. County Wexford, Republic of Ireland. 22 October 1982. p. 46. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "McGuirk's title". Aberdeen Press and Journal. Aberdeen, Scotland. 25 October 1982. p. 15. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Breaks duck". Liverpool Echo. Liverpool, England. 12 October 1981. p. 12. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Des Triumphs". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 13 October 1980. p. 16. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Birdie blast by Jones wins £1,000 title". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 15 October 1979. p. 20. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Arnold's first". Aberdeen Press and Journal. Aberdeen, Scotland. 16 October 1978. p. 16. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "O'Connor's title". Aberdeen Press and Journal. Aberdeen, Scotland. 10 October 1977. p. 17. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "Peter Townsend...". Birmingham Daily Post. Birmingham, England. 11 October 1976. p. 12. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "O'Connor wins final". Birmingham Daily Post. Birmingham, England. 13 October 1975. p. 22. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ "Eddie Polland...". Birmingham Daily Post. Birmingham, England. 14 October 1974. p. 11. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  12. ^ ""Unwanted" putter is a winner". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 15 October 1973. p. 15. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  13. ^ "Owens is match-play champion". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 30 October 1972. p. 16. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  14. ^ "Townsend wins". Glasgow Herald. Glasgow, Scotland. 11 October 1971. p. 5. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  15. ^ "Jackson pipped on the post". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 11 May 1970. p. 13. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  16. ^ "McGuirk collects Carrolls title". Glasgow Herald. Glasgow, Scotland. 29 September 1969. p. 4. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via Google News Archive.