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2019 Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy 

This week invitations and entry forms for the 2019 Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Tournament have been sent out to every club in the four Provinces of Ireland for Ladies over 60 years.   This All Ireland senior competition mirrors the J B Carr Diamond Trophy and the vision for both these competitions is to provide a tournament for mature golfers from the four corners of Ireland.

2019 marks the fifth year of this competition, which no doubt will build again on the success of the previous years.   Entry forms available click here   Invitation letter click here  Rules of competition click here

We are very fortunate to be endorsed by great sponsors  Investec     Woodenbridge Hotel & Cassidy Wines

Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Tournament

 Mary Mc Kenna MBE, one of Ireland’s greatest ever female golfers,  is the Patron of this prestigious All-Ireland senior club championship for women (over 60 years)

 Launched by the Ladies of Woodenbridge Golf Club in September 2014 to provide the lady golfers throughout  Ireland with a competition similar to the long running and very popular JB Carr Tournament for men, the competition has proved a huge success.

 One of the great features of this competition is that it brings together clubs that might not ordinarily meet.  It is growing to be one of the largest inter club golf competitions in the country for senior lady golfers

 All ILGU affiliated golf clubs across the island of Ireland are invited annually to participate in the Mary Mc Kenna Diamond Trophy Tournament. The format for the competition is Scotch Foursomes Matchplay.  Each team selects 10 lady members (5 pairings) over the age of 60years, playing off full ILGU handicaps subject to a maximum handicap limit of 50.

 The competition is run firstly at county level, then regional level and ultimately the successful finalists from each region come together to play the All Ireland  semi-finals and finals usually in early September In Woodenbridge Golf Club, County Wicklow.

 Our Patron, Mary Mc Kenna attends to welcome the teams and to present the prizes to the winning teams.  The presence of this golfing legend is always appreciated by all participants.

 The All Ireland Finals are played out on the second weekend in September each year, and all are welcome to attend. 

The 2019 campaign will commence in Mid January. 2019 marks the fifth year of this competition, which no doubt will build again on the success of the previous years.   Entry forms available on

Mary Mc Kenna Diamond Trophy 2018

Winners:   Slade Valley GC (Leinster)
Runners up: Ballinrobe GC (Connaught)
3rd Place:    Malone GC  (Ulster)
4th Place    East Clare GC (Munster)

Mary Mc Kenna Diamond Trophy 2017

Winners:   Royal Tara GC (Leinster)
Runners up: Belvoir Park GC (Ulster)
3rd Place:    Tuam Golf Club  (Connacht)
4th Place    Thurles GC (Munster)

Mary Mc Kenna Diamond Trophy 2016 

Winners:   Slade Valley Golf Club (Leinster)
Runners up: Belvoir Park GC (Ulster)
3rd Place:    Clonmel Golf Club (Munster)
4th Place    Tuam Golf Club  (Connacht)

 Mary Mc Kenna Diamond Trophy 2015

Winners:   Woodenbridge Golf Club (Leinster)
Runners up: Malone Golf Club (Ulster)
3rd Place:    Roscommon Golf Club (Connacht)
4th Place    Cahir Park Golf Club (Munster)

We wish to express our thanks to our kind sponsors Investec who provide the wonderful  prizes to each member of the winning teams and this year have introduced an additional prize for the hardworking Team Managers  To The Woodenbridge Hotel and Lodge and to Cassidy Wines.

 All the members of Woodenbridge Golf Club are looking forward to welcoming the participating teams to the All Ireland Finals again this year and to an exciting and competitive weekend of golf on the 8th  9th & 10thSeptember 2017.

About Mary McKenna

Mary McKenna is arguably Ireland's greatest ever female golfer and was awarded an MBE (member of the British Empire) for her services to golf by British Ambassador, Dominick Chillcott, in June 2012.   The winner of twelve domestic championships and a member of nine consecutive Curtis Cup teams, Mary, who began her career in 1968, also captained the Curtis Cup team on two occasions. 

About Woodenbridge Golf Club

Founded in 1884, Woodenbridge Golf Club near Arklow, Co Wicklow is one of the longest-established and most picturesque golf courses in Ireland.  

Described by the legendary Joe Carr as "Ireland's Augusta" and "The most scenic golf course in Ireland, a hidden gem", the Patrick Merrigan-designed, 18-hole parkland course is set in a natural amphitheatre divided by the meandering Avoca River, in a valley surrounded by mature forests on both sides.  The course measuring 6,341 yards from the back tees, with a par-72 and a standard scratch of 72, is a true gem, providing all golfers with a challenging round.

Woodenbridge GC is listed in the Golf Digest - Ireland's top 100 ranking golf courses, and is renowned for its superb course condition and lightning fast, undulating greens.  The award-winning, state-of-the-art clubhouse which overlooks the course and Avoca River, has a full bar and excellent restaurant ensuring every visitor has an experience to remember.

About JB Carr Diamond Trophy

In 1996, Woodenbridge Golf Club inaugurated the very popular JB Carr Diamond Trophy Tournament which has since become the men’s Senior Club Championship of Ireland for over 60's, with almost 200 clubs from across Ireland participating.  

The competition was the brainchild of a distinguished Woodenbridge member and past Captain, the Late Fr. Gerry O’Brien.   His vision was a tournament for mature golfers from all corners of Ireland.   The semi-finals & finals are held each year in Woodenbridge Golf in September.   This year, the final is taking place on 1st 2nd  & 3rd of  September.

Woodenbridge Golf Club is the home of two Diamond Trophy all Ireland competitions.   The competition was the brainchild of a distinguished Woodenbridge member and past Captain, the Late Fr. Gerry O’Brien. His vision was a tournament for mature golfers from all corners of Ireland. Dr. Joe Carr, expressed keen interest in lending his name to the tournament which was inaugurated in 1996 as the J B Carr Diamond Trophy.   Having grown to be an all Ireland successful interclub competition in 1994 the Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy was launched to offer the over 60's Ladies in the four provinces a chance to compete with their peers.    Mary McKenna MBE is the patron of this competition