All smiles as County Sligo hosts Irish Kids Golf Tour

Bernie McGuire
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It was all smiles as The Kids Golf Tour continued on Ireland’s west coast with a great day had by all competing for the Connacht Trophy at Co Sligo Golf Club.

The event was the latest leg of the innovative Irish Kids Golf Tour, which provides an event setting for junior golfers to compete in a safe and enjoyable environment on some of Ireland’s best golf courses and Co Sligo didn’t disappoint.

With KPMG on board as leading sponsor, the Irish Kids Golf Tour offers professionally conducted competitions for both boys and girls aged 13 years and under, that help develop players both on and off the golf course. The aim of the tour is to prepare kids for competitive golf and all those in attendance over the weekend certainly got a taste of that.

As part of the sponsorship, KPMG provided goodie bags and branded caps to everyone involved with a total of 600 participants set to enjoy the benefits of the partnership at this year’s events.

It was all about the golf for the young guns however and once again there was a long list of deserved winners but congratulations must go to everyone who has taken part so far.

Next up on the schedule is the Munster mission at Fota Island Resort on August 13thbefore attention turns to the All-Ireland finals at The K Club on August 22nd. All of these events are now sold out but for more information on the Kids Golf Tour, please visit

Results from Connacht Trophy:
Boys 13  
1st Patrick Keeling- Roganstown GC
2nd Luke Cunningham- Mountbellew GC
3rd Michael Kilgallon- St Annes GC

Boys 12 
1st Adam Challoner-Galway Bay GC
2nd Darcy Hogg-Belvoir Park GC
3rd Patrick Carr-Ballybofey GC

Boys 11 
1st Sean Cooper- Dubai
2nd Sean Keeling- Roganstown GC
3rd Thompson Gedge- Bangor GC

Boys 10  
1st Rory Adamson- Royal Belfast GC
2nd Evan Monaghan- Tullamore GC
3rd James McDermott Walshe- Mount Wolseley GC

Boys 9 
1st John Paul Flanagan- Co Sligo GC
2nd Scott McCabe-Massereene Golf Club
3rd David Bohill- Seapoint GC

Boys 8  
1st John William Burke- Ballyhaunis GC
2nd Maddox Meers- Dublin
3rd Patrick Tuffy- Standhill GC

Boys 7 and under 
1st Ruairi Cooper-Dubai
2nd Justin Dennehy- Douglas GC
3rd Atharva Rajeshkumar- Forrest Little GC

Girls 13 and under 
1st Maebh McLoughlin- Co Sligo GC
2nd Grainne Brady- Co Sligo GC
3rd Ruth Flanagan- Co Sligo GC

Girls 10 and under
1st Kayleigh Mulholland- Tobermore GC
2nd Olivia Costello – Roscommon GC

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