Golf club notes
Monday, June 22, Senior 14-hole stableford competition: 1, Bridget O'Neill (29), 32 points; 2, Theresa Morris (25), 30 points (back seven); 3, Wendy Tiernan (21), 30 points; 4, Eileen Lauhoff (36), 28 points. Well done ladies.
Thursday, June 25, 18-hole v. par competition sponsored by Keville Hairdressing Salon: 1, Jacinta O'Neill (19), four up; 2, Mary Lambert (28), three up; gross, Ruth Kennedy (5), four down; 3, Patricia Hanton (20), two up (back nine); best 36, Mary B. O'Leary (36), one down; Senior, Ilo Pasdzior (24), level par (back nine); nine-hole, Bernie Pierce (15), 13 points; nearest the pin, Jacinta O'Neill, 3.39m.
A total of 72 ladies played in this competition. Well done to all the prize-winners and a special word of thanks to Keville Haridressing Salon for their beautiful prizes. Their continued support is greatly appreciated and remember, where possible please support our sponsors.
Commiserations to our Junior Cup team on going down to New Ross in Mount Wolseley on Monday. Congratulations on a great performance ladies and many thanks for the time given in preparation for all the matches.
Team members were: Carmel Murphy, Sheila Richardson, Margaret Atkinson, Irene Bolger and Yvonne MacSweeney (lady Captain), with team manager Therese Glasheen.
Congratulations to our Senior foursomes who had a fantastic win over New Ross in Enniscorthy on Saturday. Our ladies played splendid golf which was thrilling to watch.
Team members were: Ruth Kennedy and Margaret Atkinson, Carmel Murphy and Sheila Richardson, and Helen Lacey and Rachel O'Connor, with team manager Helen Kinsella. Well done to all the ladies, the manager and to our supporters.
Thursday, July 2, is an open 18-hole stableford competition sponsored by Shoe Style International, with the presentation of prizes at 10 p.m.
Woodenbridge results, June 14: 1, Darren O'Brien (15), 37 points; 2, John Roche (25), 35 points (countback); 3, Eddie O'Dowd (22), 35 points; Cat. 1, Aidan Cogley (16), 35 points; Cat. 2, Tom O'Brien (18), 31 points; Cat. 3, Seán Ormonde (25), 28 points; front nine, Seán Whelan (10), 18 points; back nine, Mick Cullen (19), 18 points; twos competition: John Roche, hole four, and Eddie O'Dowd, hole eleven.
WEXFORD CHAMBER CLASSIC
The fifth annual Wexford Chamber golf classic in association with Console sponsored by Stena Line took place in Wexford Golf Club recently.
The Chamber was delighted with the large turn-out on a fantastic day for golf, enabling Wexford Chamber once again to be in a fortunate position to make a sizeable donation to Console, the national suicide charity.
Console supports people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. Denis O'Connor, director of Console Wexford, said: 'Any funds raised in Wexford will stay in Wexford and the financial support we receive as a result of events such as the Wexford Chamber golf classic are so important to the work we do in Wexford. We are very grateful to everybody who both organised and participated in this fundraiser'. The Chamber golf classic helped to raise €1,000 of much-needed funds for Console.
Stephen Hunt of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Republic of Ireland was the ambassador for the day and played on the Kelly's Resort team.
Ben Radford, freight manager with Stena Line, said: 'We were delighted to support this very worthy cause. The support on the day was tremendous and a big thank you to all who played or participated in any way and the best of luck to the Wexford Chamber with the rest of their events'.
Wexford Golf Club proved to be a fabulous venue once again. The course was in pristine condition which allowed some high scores to be achieved. The golfers were well fed, by Tees Chef, Pádraig Murphy, and enjoyed a couple of social drinks afterwards.
The competition was followed by a prize-giving presentation in the clubhouse, with Wexford Chamber President Martin Doyle presiding.
The G.U.I. winning team was Liam Hipwell & Co., followed by Stena Line ('B' team) and Zurich. The non-G.U.I. winning team was Maggie May's. The nearest the pin winner was Mick Whelan and the longest drive (men) went to Byrne Kehoe of Maggie May's, while the ladies' longest drive went to Cathy Atkinson of Datapac.
With fantastic prizes, generous sponsors, 23 teams, excellent conditions, a great raffle and fabulous company, a big well done to Wexford Chamber, and particularly to Katie O'Connor, who did an excellent job in co-ordinating a great event.
The men's Captain's (Clem Daly) prize took place on Saturday and Sun day week, sponsored by J Donohoe BMW.
Results: 1, Roy Sexton (13), 102.5; 2, Andy O'Brien (19), 103.5; gross, Tony O'Leary, 110 (back nine); 3, Derek Casey (20), 105; 4, John Hammond (11), 106.5; 5, Paul Mullen (19), 107.5; Cat. 1 (0-9), Seán Flood (5), 108.5; Cat. 2 (10-18), Michael Browne (18), 108; Cat. 3 (19-28), Paul Lauhoff (20), 110; vets., John Cotter (13), 109.5; leading qualifier, Paul Gaddren (12), 67; Saturday 1st, Pat Moorehouse (17), 70; Saturday 2nd, Des Farrell (15), 71; Sunday 1st, Maurice Delaney (10), 70 (back nine); Sunday 2nd, Kevin Murphy (10), 70.
Junior/Juvenile: 1, Seán Hopkins (7), 110.5; 2, Gary Carroll (33), 111.5; 3, Ryan Dempsey (36), 113; nearest to pin, Andrew Roche, 42 inches; longest drive, Paul Hynes.
Ladies: 1, Patricia Hillis (20), 21 points (back five); 2, Linda Friel (9), 21 points (back five); 3, Helen McGuire (22), 21 points.
The qualifying rounds of the Leinster Junior foursomes were held in Callan recently. Wexford was represented by Andre O'Brien, Lee Whelan, Seán Hopkins and Jack Sinnott.
The team played well with some impressive putting, but narrowly failed to make it through to the play-off stages. Thanks are due to Liam Sinnott who combined chauffering duties with mentoring services.
Joker draw, Sunday, June 21: winner, Josephine and Denis Brennan, €100, card number 12.
Joker draw, Sunday, June 28: winner, Donal O'Connor, €50, card number 31.
Next week's jackpot is now at €3,290. The draw is open to members and visitors. Enter for just €2 in the bar.
Open week day one, Saturday, June 27, open fourball sponsored by Wright Group Brokers: 1, James Morrissey (5) and Eunan Doyle (10), 43 points; 2, Pat Harnett (14) and Larry Forrestal (20), 43 points; 3, Billy Roche (23) and Seán Nolan (15), 42 points; visitor, Alan Somers (8) and Damien Somers (14), 39 points.
Thank you to all participants and to our sponsor, Wright Group Brokers.
Open week day two, Sunday, June 28, stableford singles sponsored by Grannell Motors: 1, Michael Rossiter (16), 42 points; 2, Alex Decorde (3), 41 points; 3, Michael Dempsey (21), 39 points; gross, Seán Kinsella (5), 31 points; customer 1, Jim Doyle (18), 35 points; customer 2, Aiden Miskella (14), 34 points (back nine); customer 3, John McNicholas (27), 34 points.
Thank you to Grannell Motors for their continued support.
Open week runs until Monday, July 6. Please see the timesheet on www.wexfordgolfclub.ie or call the Pro Shop on 05391-46300.
Saturday, June 20, 18-hole fourball stableford: 1, Vandra Deacon (15/11) and Mairéad Esmonde (26/20), 41 points; 2, Catherine Howard (13/10) and Joan Bowe (13/10), 40 points.
Tuesday, June 23, 18-hole singles strokes (GOY and medal), President's prize (John Mullins) to ladies, C.S.S. 74: 1, Breege Byrne (29), 68; 2, Norrie Goff (20), 71 (back nine); gross, Penny Gleeson (7), 84 points; 3, Kathleen Cullimore (16), 71; 4, Mary McGuire (26), 72; Senior, Mary Halpenny (15), 73; 5, Carol O'Brien (17), 73 (back six); 6, Trish Devereux (21), 73; front nine, Marie Harvey (23), 35.5; back nine, Sheila Doyle (20), 34 (back six); Senior, Mary Long (36/24), 26 points; Cat. 1, Mary O'Shaughnessy (15), 75; Cat. 2, Ruth Deeny (19), 76; Cat. 3, Jackie Gilroy (29), 74; Burrow, Mary Fowler (36/24), 22 points.
The President's prize (John Mullins) to the ladies was played on Tuesday in beautiful weather conditions.
Later that evening John presented his beautiful prize to the winner, Breege Byrne.
John thanked all those for playing and said it was great to such a turn-out of ladies for the prize-giving.
Congratulations to Breege on winning her first major and to all the other prize-winners.
Today (Tuesday) is the invitational fourball competition sponsored by Kerlogue Nursing Home. Please note the presentation of prizes takes place this evening.
As part of Links Festival week, there is a team of four any combination golf event on Friday, July 3, followed that evening by Rosslare Golf Club's night for the Singing Pubs competition, which we would ask you to support.
Saturday, July 4, is the mixed fourball Kerlogue Cup with a barbeque to follow in the evening.
The timesheet for open week will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 3.
It was a busy but unsuccessful week for teams in inter-club competitions.
On Saturday the Jimmy Bruen team travelled to Courtown but failed to qualify for the knockout stages.
The team was John Fortune and Denis Asple, Ken Maher and Ian Cuddihy, Ted Tierney and Ray Quinn, Dermot Kelly and Conor Brett. The manager was Dan Redmond.
The Junior foursomes played in Callan and were leading qualifiers of the 12 teams.
However, in the matchplay they had to concede too many shots and went down in the first round to Enniscorthy.
The team was Dayle Donohoe. Nathan O'Brien, Martin Roche and Alex Brady.
Congratulations to John Brady who won the Connacht Under-16 championship in Carrick-on-Shannon last week. John also made the cut in the Irish Boys' Open in Tuam. Brendan Rossiter and Jack McGarry also competed in this event but failed to make the cut.
Saturday fourball: 1, Ray (6) and Eoin Roche (8), 43 points; 2, Nicky Mernagh (5) and Mark Fitzpatrick (6), 42 points.
Sunday singles: 1, Lar Murphy (10), 40 points; 2, Martin Roche (8), 38 points; gross, Philip Balfe (1), 34 points; vet., Eamonn Mullan (17), 35 points; 3, Aedan Jameson (8), 38 points; 4, Nathan O'Brien (6), 37 points.
Wednesday open singles: 1, John Fortune (11), 40 points; 2, Martin Roche (8), 40 points; gross, Paul Murphy (scr.), 35 points; vet., David Murphy (12), 37 points; 3, Tom Sugrue (9), 40 points.
Burrow results: 1, Robert Redmond (12), 28 points; 2, Tony Malone (28), 27 points; 3, Joe Moran Jnr. (8), 24 points.
Ladies: 1, Philomena O'Mahony (30), 28 points; 2, Mary Fowler (36), 28 points.
Fixtures: Wednesday, July 1, links festival , ladies and gents' singles stableford, visitors €25; Thursday, July 2, links festival, ladies' and gents' singles stableford, visitors €25; Friday, July 3, links festival, team of four (any combination), visitors €25; Saturday, July 4, links festival, mixed fourball, Kerlogue Cup, visitors €25, sponsored by KD (Garage) Services Ltd. Sunday, July 5, gents' singles, GOY qualifier, sponsor (GOY) - O'Gorman Cosgrave.
Ladies' open week timesheets go online on Friday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at www.rosslargolf.com
The biggest crowd of the year flooded St. Helen's on Saturday to celebrate Presidents day. Blustery winds made for difficult conditions and a searching test of shot making.
As the day progressed, it became clear that this title would go down to the wire. The mid-thirties was a popular mark, and whoever posted scores above that band was strongly in the running. And so it proved to be.
Danny, Fran and Niall were neck and neck on 36 points as the clock ticked to an exciting climax. Then word spread that the three-way tie had been broken...but who was it?
All would be revealed at the gala dinner so excellently presented by Paddy, Ann Marie and staff. Following the President's (Pat Murphy) gracious words, Captain Aidan disclosed the winners.
One by one the prizes were presented, and at last, and to rapturous applause the winner was announced. Up stepped a shocked but happy Paul to receive a long overdue major award, but like the soldier he is, he composed himself to deliver the appropriate few words.
Well done Paul, it just goes to prove work has its rewards. Congratulations to Danny, Fran, Niall, John, Kieran, Micheál, Terry and Chris on making the podium.
The wait is over, next Saturday is the day. We've had a tremendous response to Independence Day at St. Helen's Bay. All 62 team slots have been filled, with a number on stand-by.
Thanks to all who so generously answered our call for support. Remember, playing or not, member or non-member, everyone is welcome to come and join us for food, music and craic...and a little golf!
Results (men) - Wednesday, June 24, open singles: 1, Aidan Colgan (26), 41 points; 2, Patrick McGowan (28, Carrickmines), 39 points; 3, Seamus McCormack (14), 37 points.
Saturday, June 27, President's day: 1, Paul Phillips (9), 37 points; 2, Danny Kenny (11), 36 points; 3, Fran Anderson (12), 36 points; gross, Niall Ellard (5), 77; front nine, John O'Keeffe (20), 19 points; back nine, Kieran Noonan (19), 21 points; past President, Michael Delaney (15), 33 points; long drive, Terry O'Toole; nearest the pin, Chris Maddock.
Results (ladies) - Wednesday, June 24, open singles: 1, Janet Lawlor (36), 42 points; 2, Eileen Brosnan (15), 36 points; 3, Mabel McGowan (32, Carrickmines, 33 points.
Fixtures (ladies and gents): Wednesday, July 1, open singles; Saturday, July 4, monster team event, Independence Day; Sunday, July 5, monthly medals; Wednesday, July 8, open singles.