Lord Mayors Cup

Since its inception in 1951 the Lord Mayor’s Cup has been synonymous with Clontarf Golf Club. The brainchild of Jack Belton, the then Lord Mayor of Dublin and former Captain of Clontarf Golf Club, the Lord Mayor’s Cup has been competed for by golfers of distinction for over 60 years now. Players such as Ryder Cup star Philip Walton, Martin Sludds and David Kinsella, who won in 1964, have all been entrants. The 1989 winner, Robbie Moore from Howth G.C., competed in the 1999 Canadian Open at Glen Abbey G.C.

The qualifying round is 18 holes singles strokes, played on a scratch basis, and usually takes place on the second Sunday in August each year, with the leading 64 players qualifying for the match play stages which are played throughout the week. Entry is open to players of affiliated golf clubs who hold a handicap of four to nine at the date of the qualifying round.

The timesheet opens two weeks in advance of the competition and those interested in competing are advised to enter early as this event is one of the most popular on Leinster’s golfing calendar. A full timesheet each year, comprising of all single figure golfers, bears testament to its popularity with many competitors returning year after year with the hope of finally getting their names inscribed on the famous cup.

Brothers Make History in 2002

There was no brotherly love lost when the Fennelly brothers contested the 2002 AIB sponsored final of the 52nd Lord Mayor’s Cup. Against all the odds, the two brothers, Damien (18) and Barry (14) came through a top class field of 198 players to meet in the final.

Interested spectators at the final were Don MacAulay who won the trophy 50 years ago in 1952 and captured it three times in all. Gerry O’Brien, Hon. Secretary of the G.U.I. was also present. He contested the final four times and won in 1976.

Paul and June Fennelly, the proud parents, kept a discreet distance in the large crowd following the final which saw Barry, the youngest winner ever, triumph by 3 & 2.


Past Winners

Below is a list of all previous winners of the Lord Mayor’s Cup since 1951

Year Winner Club Times
2021 C. Collier Howth Golf Club
2020 No Championship No Championship
2019 S. O’Neill Malahide G.C
2018 P. Smith Malahide G.C.
2017 G. Smith Corballis Links G.C.
2016 P. Byrne Clontarf G.C.
2015 D. Heron Clontarf G.C. 2 Times
2014 A. McCarthy Clontarf G. C.
2013 D. Heron Clontarf G.C. 2 Times
2012 J. McDonnell Forrest Little G.C.
2011 T. Considine Clontarf G.C.
2010 M. Fahy Jnr. Clontarf G.C.
2009 N. Clancy Stackstown G.C.
2008 J. McGuinnness Clontarf G.C. 2 Times
2007 P. Keogh Westmanstown G.C.
2006 J. Hunt Clontarf G.C.
2005 J. Harrington Clontarf G.C. 2 Times
2004 J. Irwin Malahide G.C.
2003 J. Harrington Clontarf G.C. 2 Times
2002 B. Fennelly Clontarf G.C.
2001 S. O’Flaherty Hermitage G.C.
2000 D. Smyth Malahide G.C.
1999 D. Kelleher Royal Tara G.C.
1998 J. McGuinness Clontarf G.C. 2 Times
1997 G. Eivers Balcarrick G.C.
1996 E. Murphy Delgany G.C.
1995 F. Whelan Laytown & Bettystown G.C.
1994 A. Schweppe Sutton G.C.
1993 E. Connolly Lahinch G.C.
1992 S. J. Ward Laytown & Bettystown G.C.
1991 J. Tansey Skerries G.C.
1990 R. Murray Clontarf G.C.
1989 R. Moore Howth G.C.
1988 S. Walsh Clontarf G.C.
1987 P. McGilloway Hermitage G.C.
1986 C. Crowley Royal Dublin G.C.
1985 J. Murphy Clontarf G.C.
1984 J. Craddock Dublin & County G.C.
1983 C. Dempsey Clontarf G.C.
1982 A.A. Treacy Rosslare G.C.
1981 P. Grimes Skerries G.C.
1980 T. Wall Clontarf G. C.
1979 P. Congdon Clontarf G.C.
1978 L. O’Brien Heath G.C.
1977 P. Kennelly Clontarf G.C.
1976 G. O’Brien Clontarf G.C.
1975 D. P. Kelly Headford G.C.
1974 D.C. Macaulay Portmarnock G.C. 3 Times
1973 J.G. Parker Delgany G.C.
1972 P.E. Bray Hermitage G.C.
1971 C. Darcy Forrest Little G.C. 3 Times
1970 B. Lahiffe Portmarnock G.C.
1969 C. Darcy Corballis G.C. 3 Times
1968 C. Darcy Corballis G.C. 3 Times
1967 K. Hayes Clontarf G.C.
1966 J. Mooney Clontarf G.C.
1965 R. Bradshaw Howth G.C.
1964 D. Kinsella Skerries G.C.
1963 D. Allen St Anne’s G.C.
1962 T. O’Boyle Clontarf G.C.
1961 D. J. McCarthy Clontarf G.C.
1960 J. V. Clancy Jnr. Clontarf G.C.
1959 P. Doyle Clontarf G.C.
1958 K. J. Holland Portmarnock G.C.
1957 J. McDermott Newlands G.C.
1956 B. Jackson Rush G.C.
1955 H.E. Murphy Hermitage G.C. 2 Times
1954 E.C. Harty Elm Park G.C.
1953 D.C. Macaulay Donabate G.C. 3 Times
1952 D.C. Macaulay Donabate G.C. 3 Times
1951 H. E. Murphy Clontarf G.C. 2 Times