County Sligo delivers for Irish Kids Golf Tour

Some of the competitors and caddies at the Irish Kids Golf Tour

The Irish Kids Golf Tour resumed on Monday with future stars of the game of golf testing themselves against the famous links at Co. Sligo for the Connacht Trophy.

With KPMG on board again this year 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 with 600 future stars teeing up at events across the country last year, the series has already gone from strength to strength in 2019.

Established in 2017 by Slieve Russel Hotel, Golf & Country Club Head PGA Professional, Gordon Smyth, and Co-Founder, Ciaran Cahill, the Irish Kids Golf Tour provides an event setting for junior golfers to compete in a safe and enjoyable environment on some of Ireland’s best golf courses.


With McGuirks, Taylormade & SSP Performanceall on board this year too, there were some fantastic goodie bags and prizes on offer for the 100 plus competitors at Co. Sligo who were kept honest by typically testing winds all day. The day threw up an array of worthy winners from all across the country, illustrating the nationwide appeal of the ever-evolving event.

Next up on the schedule is the Leinster Trophy on Monday July 8th at Mount Juliet. The event is already fully booked.

For more information on the Kids Golf Tour, please visit 

Connacht Trophy Results: (side bar)

Boys 13’s 

1stAdam Challoner-Galway Bay GC

2ndRonan Shire- Adare Manor GC

3rdLeon Giblin- Carton House GC

Boys 12’s 

1st Sean Keeling- Roganstown GC

2nd Odhrán McBride- Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC

3rdJenson Boyce-Edenmore GC

Boys 11’s 

1st Charlie Smyth- Slieve Russell GC

2nd William O’Riordan-Greystones GC

3rdJames McDermott Walshe-Mt Wolseley GC

Boys 10’s 

1stWilliam Walshe-Delgany GC

2ndDavid Lyttle-Newtownstewart GC

3rdIsaac Oliver- Ballinasloe GC

Girls 13’s & Under 

1stMaebh McLoughlin- Co Sligo GC

2ndSophie Reynolds- Co Sligo GC

3rdGrainne Brady-Co Sligo GC

Boys 9’s 

1st John William Burke-Ballyhaunis GC

2nd Niall Conneely- Ballinasloe GC

3rdJoe Carey- Thurles GC

Boys 8’s 

1stJustin Dennehy-Douglas GC

2nd Darra Clifford- Co Sligo GC

3rdBen Scully-Ballina GC

Boys 7’s 

1stTomas Owens-Massereene GC

2nd Rory Brown-Castlerock GC

3rdAlex Bannon-Stackstown GC

Girls 10’s & Under 

1stGemma McMeekin- Massereene GC

2nd Jessica Reynolds- Co Sligo GC

3rdAmelia Penrose-Mount Wolseley GC

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