New annual golf match to bring together Chartered Accountants from Ireland and Scotland

Mar 04, 2019

The longstanding cordial relationship between Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) is to be marked by a new annual golf match. The aim of the new competition is to bring together Chartered Accountants from Scotland and Ireland in friendship and sport to network and share ideas.

The President of ICAS, Sandy Manson, and Feargal McCormack, President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, have put up a new prize, the 'McCormack Manson Annual Perpetual Golf Trophy' for an annual match that will be played alternately in Ireland and Scotland.

The match will follow a Ryder Cup format, with two rounds of foursomes match play on a Saturday, followed by singles match format on a Sunday. The inaugural event will take place in Scotland at Muirfield on Saturday, 13 April 2019, with the singles match on the following day at Gullane Golf Course. Muirfield and Gullane Golf Clubs are one mile apart in Gullane village, East Lothian.

The captain of the 2019 Chartered Accountants Ireland team, which will comprise of 12 players, is Peter Greene FCA and the captain of the ICAS team is Mike Balfour.

In 2020 the Chartered Accountants Ireland / ICAS Golf Match will take place at Royal Portrush Golf Club on the North Antrim Causeway coast, host of the 2019 Open Championship.

More information about the Chartered Accountants Ireland Golf Club at