Maynooth's Rafferty and Casey win Intervarsity titles

It was a double success for Maynooth University at the Irish Intervarsity Championship as Caolan Rafferty captured the men’s title while Ciara Casey took the ladies crown.

Caption: Enniscrone Captain Liam Hallinan, Ciara Casey (Maynooth University), Caolan Rafferty (Maynooth University), Jim McGovern (Chairman of Connaught Branch), Enniscrone Lady President Beatrice Kinlan​
 
Rafferty had one shot to spare on three over following a final round 75. Playing partner Eugene Smith, also Maynooth, tied for second alongside UCC’s Ben Murray. Harry Gillivan (Maynooth University) posted the low round of the week, a superb 68 (-5) to claim fourth.
 
Ciara Casey made three birdies on the back nine to clinch victory in the ladies event. Her final round 73 was good enough for a one-shot win with Eleanor Metcalfe (Maynooth University) finishing runner-up. Overnight leader Shannon Burke (Ulster University) slipped back and had to settle for a share of third place alongside Molly Dowling (Maynooth University) and Mary Doyle (Maynooth University).
 
Irish Intervarsity Championship
Enniscrone Golf Club, 18-20 October
 
Men’s Results (Par 73)
222 C Rafferty (Maynooth University) 78, 69, 75
223 E Smith (Maynooth University) 77, 71, 75; B Murray (University College Cork) 75, 76, 72
224 H Gillivan (Maynooth University) 83, 73, 68
225 J McVicker (Ulster University) 76, 78, 71
226 G Ward (Cork IT) 75, 76, 75
227 R Mullarney (Maynooth University) 74, 75, 78
228 J Hickey (Cork IT) 77, 74, 77; A McDaid (Dublin Business School) 75, 76, 77
230 M Kennelly (NUI Galway) 78, 77, 75
232 J McCarthy (University College Dublin) 84, 72, 76; R Steedman (Maynooth University) 81, 78, 73; A Ryan (Maynooth University) 79, 79, 74
233 C Roche (Cork IT) 79, 79, 75; J Hood (Maynooth University) 78, 80, 75
234 R O’Doherty (NUI Galway) 79, 74, 81; C Butler (Maynooth University) 75, 78, 81
235 T Ford (Maynooth University) 82, 75, 78
236 D Brady (Maynooth University) 79, 79, 78; G Fitzmaurice (University College Dublin) 77, 84, 75
237 C Nolan (NUI Galway) 78, 84, 75
238 R Browne (University College Dublin) 86, 75, 77; M Healy (University College Cork) 80, 75, 83
239 B Doggett (Dundalk IT) 83, 79, 77; M Burke (NUI Galway) 76, 81, 82
240 J Lawlor (Maynooth University) 82, 80, 78; D Diaz (Ulster University) 79, 83, 78
241 J Hayden (University College Dublin) 78, 80, 83
243 C Hughes (NUI Galway) 79, 80, 84
NS J Knipe (Ulster University) 78, 76
 
Missed Cut
R Dutton (Ulster University) 87, 76; C McGoldrick (Dublin City University) 84, 79; S Desmond (University College Cork) 83, 80; P O’Beirn (NUI Galway) 78, 85; A Fahy (Maynooth University) 77, 86; J Quinn (The Island) 87, 77; J Mc Donnell (Maynooth University) 84, 80; J Rafferty (Maynooth University) 80, 84; C Woodroofe (Maynooth University) 77, 88; C Friel (NUI Galway) 85, 81; A Comerford (NUI Galway) 84, 82; C Ryan (Maynooth University) 83, 83; M O’Farrell (NUI Galway) 86, 81; E Griffin (Maynooth University) 82, 85; T Coakley (Cork IT) 91, 77; C McCormack (Trinity College Dublin) 88, 80; C Byrne (University College Dublin) 83, 85; R Dineen (Cork IT) 87, 83; L Flynn (Trinity College Dublin) 83, 87; C Hastings (Galway-Mayo IT) 84, 87; J Doherty (Dublin City University) 86, 86; C Feeney (Maynooth University) 97, 76; K Power (University College Dublin) 92, 83; E O’Brien (Maynooth University) 88, 87; E Haran (Trinity College Dublin) 93, 83; D Mealia (Maynooth University) 89, 89; D Hourihan (University College Cork) 93, 87; D Devlin (Cork IT) 93, 88; C O’Carroll (Cork IT) 89, 93; G Carr (Maynooth University) 95, 94
WD L Grehan (Maynooth University)
NR N McKinstry (Ulster University); R Dunne (Maynooth University); T O’Reilly (Dundalk IT); A McQuillan (Ulster University), A McSweeney (Cork IT), D Kelly (Maynooth University); L Power (Maynooth University); C McDonald (Ulster University)
RTD S Greenberg (Ulster University), M Shiel (NUI Galway)
 
Women’s Results (Par 73)
230 C Casey (Maynooth University) 79, 78, 73
231 E Metcalfe (Maynooth University) 78, 77, 76
232 S Burke (Ulster University) 80, 70, 82; M Dowling (Maynooth University) 78, 75, 79; Mary Doyle (Maynooth University) 78, 74, 80
235 C Jones (IT Tralee) 77, 78, 80
241 Meadhbh Doyle (Maynooth University) 77, 84, 80
 
Missed Cut
J Allen (Ulster University) 85, 77; N Ward (Ulster University) 85, 79; C Walsh (Maynooth University) 90, 76; A Ni Thuama (University College Cork) 86, 81; S Lambe (Maynooth University) 90, 84; K Bromley (Ulster University) 88, 90
RTD R McDonnell (University College Dublin)