On the fairways
New Ross: Damien McGrane fired a course record 61 on the way to winning the New Ross Pro-Am sponsored by Culcita Garden Furniture and Outdoor Living.
In a remarkable display of scoring, he bagged ten birdies in a round that included seven threes! 'I shot a 61 on the Challenge Tour in Guatemala years and years ago,' he said. 'I finished with five birdies that day. Obviously I haven't shot 61 since.
'Playing a tour course as opposed to an Irish traditional parkland is a bit different but you still have to put the ball in the hole and I putted well at New Ross. My putting has been tragic lately. I am only playing part-time golf these days but for that 18 holes, I had the ball on a string.'
McGrane finished a full seven shots clear of Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown), Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge) and Joe Dillon (Headfort) in second. He went to the turn in six under 28, and then came home in three under 33, his only blemish coming at the par four 18th when he dropped a shot.
The 45-year-old has produced a number of low scores on the Irish region in recent years including a 63 (-9) in winning the Royal Curragh Pro-Am last July, but this tops the lot of them. 'I had the belief in myself that I could birdie every hole. If I didn't birdie the hole I was missing a putt for birdie. All my good shots just happened to finish close to the flag which cut the course down to size pretty quickly.
'Once I got a bit of forward momentum early with birdies at the first and third it was pretty easy to just keep pressing on looking for more.'
Team prize results: 1, Andy Hogan (Edmondstown), Joe O'Farrell, Seán Murphy, Pat Whelan, 91 points; 2, Brian McCormack (Edenderry Golf Academy) , John O'Connor, Junior Cashin, Gerard Breen, 91 points; 3, Damian Mooney (Nevada Bobs Belfast), Eamonn Wall, Donal Hosey, Murth Hogan, 90 points; 4, Peter Jones (Coollattin), Eddie Kent, James Kent, John Somers, 90 points; 5, Liam Bowler's (Wexford) team with 88 points.
The Military Cup sponsored by Sweeney's Garden Centre took place recently and the scoring matched the hot weather. Seamus Aldridge (13) took the spoils with a long overdue win with a scorching 63 strokes.
Seamus has played an important role in the recent success of the Barton Cup team and will now have to adjust to more efficient scoring. John Evoy came second with 65, recording a superb back nine, while Junior Cashin was third with 65 (level par).
The gross was won by Michael Ryan Jnr. (+2) with a brilliant two under. The Categories 1, 2, 3 were won by Donal Hosey (5) with 66, Declan Merrigan (11) with 65, and Joe Morrissey (15) with 68 respectively. Thank you again to Eddie and Bernie Sweeney for their kind and long-standing sponsorship.
The Fleetwood Cup sponsored by Fleetwood Paints (Basil Glennon) took place under challenging conditions on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and10. Edward Kileen (18) came home first with an impressive 67 for his maiden win.
The seasoned stalwart Mick Malone (17) came in second with a better 69 to push an in-form Donal Hosey (5) into third place. The gross prize was won by Robbie Farrell with 75 and the category prizes went to Declan Harford (7) with 72, Shane Whelan (10) with 70, and Marc Cullen (19) with 70. Thank you to Basil Glennon and all at Fleetwood Paints.
The presentation for last Tuesday's fourball sponsored by Pat Kehoe Oils will take place tonight (Tuesday, July 26).
NEW ROSS SENIORS
In almost perfect golfing conditions last Thursday, the scoring was red hot on a course in immaculate condition. Fifteen teams went out in shirt sleeve weather and all enjoyed their game even though in the end we had runaway winners of the coveted 'Paddy' whiskey.
Bringing in an incredible score of 97 points to finish top of the pile were Paddy Mahony (18), Willie Kelly (18), Robert O'Dwyer (19) and Tom Furlong (24). After a countback which extended down to the last three holes (13/12), the team of Willie Byrne (13), John Hosey (14), Jim 'Ross' Ryan (18) and Jamesie Wallace (23) finished in second place with 94 points.
On the same score and in third position came John Kennedy (16), Willie Whitty (18), John Joe Murray (20) and Tom Kent (27).
Only one nearest the pin prize was won and that was by Aidan O Connor on the ninth hole. The new flag pole measurements are proving rather difficult to get inside, more so than the old tapes used before.
We have no team game next Thursday, July 28, as the club open singles competition is on that day. On the following Thursday, August 4, we will take names and entry fee (€20) for our outing to Faithlegg Golf Club on Tuesday, August 16.
Also, anyone interested in our away trip to Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Course on September 7 and 8 when New Ross is closed should give their names to Jamesie Murphy as soon as possible with a deposit if so wished.
This trip offers terrific value at €149 which includes two nights' B&B, two dinners and two rounds of golf on their championship course - where would you get a better deal?
Our last outing was held on the splendid Williamstown golf course in Waterford. This challenging course is beautifully maintained by its dedicated members, and is a credit to all concerned.
The worthy winner was Brendan Byrne with 42 points, followed closely by Marty Kielthy on 38 points, and in third place a shot behind was Steve Mahon. Well done to all concerned.
Our next outing is on July 30, once again on the scenic St. Helen's course in Rosslare, with all members expected to be there at 9.30 a.m. to ensure that we can have people on the first tee-box at the appointed starting time.
Those intending to play should have their names entered on the sheet in Pauline's Bar before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. We are looking forward to seeing as many members as possible in attendance, and any visitors who wish to play in their own competition prize format.
NEW ROSS LADIES
Wednesday, July 20, President Owen Conway's prize to the ladies: 1, Marie O'Connor (31), 71; 2, Ellen Howlett (32), 71 (last nine); gross, Mary Kavanagh, 83 points; 3, Margaret Murphy (23), 71; 4, Kay Kelleher (25), 72 (last nine).
Upcoming competitions: Wednesday, July 27, Countess of Granard foursomes, 18-hole stableford sponsored by Coghlan Kelly (Martin Lawlor); Wednesday, August 3, 18-hole v. par (Senior) sponsored by Joyces Homecare; Wednesday, August 10, 18-hole stroke (medal) sponsored by Brooks Jewellers.
Junior golf lessons are starting on Thursday, July 28, from 4-5 p.m.
A wonderful score of 132 led Maria Dwyer to win Eileen Cullen's lady Captain's prize on Saturday by seven shots. Congratulations to everyone who took part on the two days. It was a fantastic showing for our lady Captain.
The Tom Funge Memorial Cups boys' and girls' open will be held in Courtown on Thursday, August 11, sponsored by Funge's of Gorey.
It will be a stableford competition for anyone under 18 on January 1. The handicap limit is 10-18 for boys and 36 for girls. Please contact the club on 05394-25166 for timesheet availability.
Congratulations to the team on reaching the semi-final of the Duggan Cup competition. The matches will take place on Sunday, August 14, in Edenderry.
Lady Captain's prize, Tuesday and Saturday, July 19 and 23: 1, Maria Dwyer (33), 132; 2, Mary Osborne (21), 139; gross, Sarah Donnellan (8), 158; 3, Elaine Murphy (29), 144; 4, June Hayden (30), 147; 5, Mary Cooper (36), 149 (countback); 6, Gretta Duke (22), 149 (countback); 7, Angela Merrigan (25), 149; past Captain's prize, Denise Kavanagh (14), 150; 8, Stella Courtney (16), 150 (countback); 9, Catherine Ledwidge (15), 150 (countback); 10, Maeve Duke (31), 150.
Day one: 1, Maria Coone (11), 72; 2, Anne Smyth (24), 73. Day two: 1, Catherine Quinn (18), 71; 2, Kate Sheehan (19), 73. Quinn Cup (36 handicap - best score 18 holes Tuesday): Rita Mahoney (36), 76. Veteran's prize: Pat Kinsella (20), 152
Junior prize (18 holes): 1, Hannah Morrissey (28), 39 points; 2, Allyson McPartland (25), 38 points; Junior prize (nine holes): 1, Olive McGarry, 13 points; 2, Claire McGarry, 12 points.
Nearest the pin, day one: third hole, Stella Courtney; 18th hole, Margaret O'Doherty.
Nine-hole stableford, day one: 1, Noreen Caulfield (36/17), 21 points; 2, Suzanne Hall (26/12), 18 points. Nine-hole stableford, day two: 1, Anne Kearney (36/18), 18 points; 2, Suzanne Hall (26/12), 16 points.
Men's 0-hole stableford: 1, Pat Walsh (7), 21 points; 2, Kevin Ferguson (23), 20 points.
Second year new ladies, seven-hole competition: 1, Catherine Lawler, 42 gross; 2, Michelle Brennan, 44 gross. First year new ladies: 1, Joan Conway; 2, Irene Graham (countback).
Gents' open singles, Wednesday, July 20 (C.S.S. 34 points): 1, Paddy Sinnott (15), 37 points (last nine); 2, James Bodger (17), 37 points (last six); 3, Colin Sunderland (8), 37 points (last nine); gross, Cilian Hughes (5), 31 points; eleven holes, Harry Poole (24), 21 points.
Gents' fourball, Sunday, July 24, sponsored by Dominic Smith Electrical: 1, Barry Symes (3) and Gary Curley (15), 44 points (last nine); 2, Des Roche (6) and Pat Kenny (14), 44 points (last three); 3, Diarmuid Kinsella (14) and Tommy Kinsella (17), 44 points.
Ladies' nine-hole: 1, Marcella Jones (32), 18 points; 2, Carole Barnwell (16), 16 points (last three).
July 14, ladies' open day sponsored by Bennett's Tarmacadam Ltd.: 1, Ethel Deacon (29), 38 points; 2, Jacinta Kenny (23), 37 points; gross, Margaret Moore (10), 25 points; 3, Jacqueline Hamilton (33), 34 points; 4, Linda Byrne (11), 34 points; visitors, Vicky Clarke (22), 23 points.
July 17 and 18, open fourball: 1, Mick Walsh (18, Ballymoney), Mick Rossiter (18, Ballymoney), 46 points; 2, Eoin McCarthy (7), Rory McCarthy (0), 45 points; 3, Mick O'Brien (16), Frank Corcoran (26), 45 points.
July 20, ladies' monthly medal: 1, Marita Byrne (15), 71 nett; 2, Linda Byrne (11), 72 nett; gross, Terri Byrne (6), 82; 3, Imelda Redmond (23), 73 nett.
July 19 and 20, open four-person scramble: 1, Malo Roban (15), Pat Roban (10), Michael Kehoe (8), Myles Roban (10), 57.7; 2, Rory McCarthy (0), Daithí Murphy (12), Philip Murphy (12), Tomás Codd (17), 57.9; 3, Mike Nolan (15), Kevin Hewitt (15), David Hewitt (12), Leonard Brennan (18), 58.0.
Wednesday mixed nine-hole: 1, Carole Wortmann (23), 20 points; 2, Shane Fox (9), 20 points; 3, James Byrne (12), 20 points.
Singles stableford played over weekend: 1, Marty Lawlor (9), 43 points; 2, Ken McGauran (25), 42 points; 3, Robbie Kehoe (13), 41 points, holding off Paul Swinburn (18) on countback.
Matchplay round two: Dave Fitzgerald beat Ger O'Brien.
Matchplay round three: Liam Redmond beat Seán Furlong.
Next weekend sees an open singles stableford and an open fourball on Bank Holiday Monday.
The Ffrench Cup, one of the oldest competitions in the club, was played in Rosslare on Sunday. The winner with 41 points was one of our young guns, Niall Griffin.
Niall (19) had a very steady round of 20 and 21 points. This included a great start of four straight pars and despite finishing six, six, he won on the breakdown from a man in form, Jim Goggin (9). Jim had birdies at the first and 12th but a bogey six at the 18th cost him dearly.
Tony O'Leary (scr.) won the gross with a two under par 70, and Des Pettitt (17) was the veteran winner with 37 points. Third was Shane Jackson (14) with 40 points, and fourth was Liam Duggan (6) with 38 points.
Open singles: 1, John Forde (19), 44 points; 2, Ronan Cowhey (6), 42 points; gross, Ian Lynch (1), 37 points; vet., John F. Scott (19), 35 points; 3, N. Hore (26), 42 points; 4, Niall McDermott (17), 39 points.
Junior open sponsored by Richard Duggan and Catherine Malone - girls: 1, Clodagh Parkinson (Tramore, 23), 40 points; 2, Alannah Duggan (18), 37 points; 3, Aisling Walsh (Milltown, 10), 36 points .
Overall: 1, Stephen Fitzgerald (Tullamore, 6), 41 points (back nine). Under-18 boys: 1, Ross Powell (Waterford, 6), 38 points; 2, Shane O'Kennedy (7), 28 points. Under-16 boys: 1, Conor Walsh (Waterford, 13), 39 points; 2, Martin Roche (5), 38 points. Under-14 boys: 1, Rhian Clarke (Wexford, 28), 41 points; 2, Luke McMahon (Rathfarnham, 25), 39 points.
Men's open week begins Friday, July 29. The full details are: Friday, July 29, mixed Scotch foursomes (sponsored by Barker's of Wexford); Saturday, July 30, fourball (Scania Finance); Sunday, July 31, fourball (Sanrose); Monday, August 1, singles (Seán O'Leary); Tuesday, August 2, singles (a member); Wednesday, August 3, singles (Kelly's Resort Hotel); Thursday, August 4, team of four (Rochefreight); Friday, August 5, ladies' and gents' Scotch foursomes (Lexus Blackrock); Saturday, August 6, singles (Wright Insurance); Sunday, August 7, fourball (Rosslare Golf Club).
The Sam McCauley-sponsored competition held on July 19 saw the low handicap ladies come to the forefront for the top prizes. On a blissfully sunny day, Caitríona Hogan came out on top (on the back nine), closely followed by her playing partner, Aisling O'Leary. A total of 79 ladies played.
Results: 1, Caitríona Hogan (9), 39 points; 2, Aisling O'Leary (1), 39 points; 3, Jennifer King (6), 38 points; 4, Ciara Sharkey (4), 37 points; 5, Bernie Whelan (14), 36 points; Senior, Vera Garry (22), 36 points; 36 handicap, Catherine Ryan, 32 points. The nine holes competition was won by Patricia Thornton-Byrne with 16 points.
Well done to Paula Creedon who finished second in the Monday open (ladies and gents) on July 18 with 38 points. The Monday open will continue until the end of September. Visitors €10.
Mary O'Shea (16) had a great win in the open Seniors on Thursday, July 21, with 39 points. The competition was sponsored by Jennings Opticians.
Category A winner was Mary Murphy (24) with 34 points, Category 2 was won by Maeve McCauley (18) with 37 points, Statia McGuire (27) picked up the Category C prize with 35 points, and the visitors' prize was won by Ann O'Neill (24) from Craddockstown with 34 points.
Open week continues with open singles on Monday and Tuesday sponsored by Calor Gas and Treacy's Hotel respectively.
The Brooklyn Restaurant had its official opening on Wednesday, July 20. Chef Greg provided a delicious buffet for attendees while music was provided by Jimmy Hogan with help from Tommy O'Rourke and Jim Mackey.
Greg and his wife, Joanna, were welcomed to the club by the Captain, Liam Dunbar, who wished them the best for their future in the club, and he's looking forward to seeing participants on the Brooklyn Movie Tour calling in to enjoy the top-class food.
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Our open week started last Thursday, July 21, and runs through to Sunday, July 31, with competitions every day with many formats and variations to suit all categories, and the booking sheets have opened.
Booking early is highly recommended to avoid disappointment as we expect to be very busy for the week. We have set our prices at a maximum of €15 for non-members and it is easily the cheapest open week in the region. So come along and enjoy the golf and the craic, you never know who you might meet up with in the bar and restaurant.
The Monday ladies' and gents' open singles stableford, July 18, sponsored by E.G.C. (107 played; S.S. ladies 36 points, men 37 points): 1, Declan Balfe (13), 39 points; 2, Paula Creedon (22), 38 points (back six); gross, Neville Steedman (European Club, 1), 33 points; 3, Thomas Kielthy (13), 38 points.
All prize vouchers for this competition are available for collection in the Pro Shop.
Nine-hole midweek, July 20, sponsored by Donnelly Coaches (91 played): overall, Tommy Cooper (15), 21 points (last six); Category 1, Declan Byrne (9), 21 points (last six); Category 2, Denis Dunne (10), 21 points (last six); Category 3, Thomas Byrne (18), 18 points (last six); Category 4, Charlie Kavanagh (19), 20 points.
Congratulations to each and every one of our winners and a big thank you to all our sponsors and participants.
Our AIG Junior Cup came out the losing side in a tight contest against Kilkenny in the Leinster quarter-finals in Tullamore on Saturday, July 23. We lost the first three matches but were ahead in the last two when called in.
We lost one match on the 18th and another on the 19th so there was very little in it. Kilkenny went on to lose to Castle in the final. Hard luck to P.J. Murphy and Dennis Dunbar and their team of Brian Balfe, James Buckley, Lee Quigley, Murt Mangan and James Morrissey.
That concludes our Inter-club involvement for this season. Sincere thanks to all players and managers who gave up their time to represent the club with such distinction during the season, and hopefully the experiences gained this year will help us have continued success in the years ahead.
A special mention must be given to Junior members Paul Conroy, Michael Dempsey, David Mernagh and Lee Quigley who showed great maturity and golfing skill throughout the season. The future is bright and we hope to see them represent the club for years to come, hopefully to be joined by others from the Junior ranks next year.
Last week's winner of the midweek singles was past Captain Tommy Cooper, and nobody was more surprised than himself! Those lessons were money well spent, huh Tommy?
During the game he even put his life at risk by saving the current Captain from being hit by a stray ball and took the hit himself. Such bravery.
The official opening of the Brooklyn Restaurant took place last Wednesday with one hundred plus invited guests in attendance. An excellent buffet supper was served as a taster as to what our new chef Greg has to offer. Captain Liam Dunbar gave a short speech welcoming everybody and announced the new name and officially opened the restaurant.
He then introduced Greg who said a few words and then introduced us to 'the wife' Joanne, the driving force; behind every great man there is a great woman. Rave reviews have been coming in about the quality and value of the food on offer in recent weeks.
Music was provided by Jimmy Hogan and friends. The restaurant is open to everybody and not just for members. There are guided bus tours around the county based on the locations used in the Brooklyn film starting in Enniscorthy town, heading out to locations used in the film and ending up in the Golf Club for refreshments.
Check out the heritage tours on www.heritagetourswexford.ie or ring Cathy on 087-3299900 for further details.
Next month's gents' open Seniors sponsor is club professional Stephen Fitzpatrick, and the competition date is August 11.
There was an unusual occurrence last week in that a pigeon flew into the bar in the clubhouse. Animal lover Paddy The Painter jumped from his stool and ran to the rescue of the frightened bird.
The bird was gently caught and released from the balcony and flew away towards the first tee-box. To great applause from the front bench led by Chairman Tom, the Painter returned to the bar and claimed that it was his first birdie in years. Chairman Tom marvelled at Painter's gentle hands and put it down to his years of gentle brush strokes.
There were only two men's competitions last week due to the lady Captain's prize on Sunday and a classic on Friday.
Wednesday's 14-hole fourball was won by Derek Walsh and Pádraig Gannon with 36 points (back six). Second place went to Michael Mahoney and Joe Ryan, also on 36 points. In third place were Craig Healy and Pat Doyle on 35 points.
Saturday's competition was the Talbot Collection monthly medal, an 18 holes singles stroke competition. The winner was Derek Cullen on 67 nett, and the gross prize went to Mark Mullen on 71.
Cat. 0-9 winner was Derek Campion on 70 nett. Cat. 10-18 winner was Tom Foran on 71 nett. Cat. 19-28 winner was Pat Furlong on 73 nett (back nine), and the vet's prize went to Tom Bolger with a 73 nett. Our thanks to Talbot Collection Group for their generous sponsorship.
The Seniors competition on Tuesday was won by Mick Nolan who is believed to have had a fabulous score for 15 holes. Second place went to serial winner P.C. Browne and third place went to constant winner Billy Roche.
Next weekend is our President's (Gerry Cashman) prize, and starting on Monday, August 1, is our second international open week. Details of all competitions are on our website (wexfordgolfclub.ie).
It was busy, busy, busy on Saturday when our B members held their annual B Cup competition. The B members are generally those who have holiday homes in the area, and when the summer comes they are all up for the craic!
They are great to attend everything, eat the caterers out of house and home, and liven up our club no end. It was run by Jeanne Hamill and Michael Roche.
They have a gorgeous cup which is sponsored by Shane Browne and Billy Gleeson. A total of 84 people played and 104 attended the dinner that night and had a 'beautiful meal' according to Jeanne and bopped until the late hours.
The cup can be won by male or female and an extra two points is given to the ladies. However, the cup was won by a man this year, John Fenelon (17) with 40 points (back nine). The rest of the results were -
Men: 1, Kevin Twomey (8), 40 points; 2, John Fenton Jnr. (8), 38 points (back nine); 3, Shane Browne (17), 38 points; 4, Boyd Scott (19), 37 points (back nine).
Ladies: 1, Ger Menton (16), 40 points; 2, Mary Carey (21), 39 points (back nine); 3, Deirdre Connellan (27), 39 points; 4, Jeanne Hamill (18), 38 points.
Yesterday (Monday) was the start of open week, a singles competition sponsored by French Connection boutique in Rosslare Strand. Noreen Fox, the owner, runs a fabulous fashion show in the clubhouse on ladies' opening night so that no lady need be short of a bit of style for the remainder of our two open weeks.
It was a great night as usual, with Noreen herself and some of our lady golfers, Mary Kelleher, Anne Redmond, Ger Menton and Samantha, taking to the catwalk to demo the elegant clothes which all added to the fun. There were many labels in the collection but the exclusive High and Rosmunde really stood out.
All that I can say is that if you need to dress up in elegant style, or have that smart casual look, with maybe a twist of quirky, this is the shop to go to and they also have plenty of accessories to match. Last Thursday the Juniors held their annual open day. It was a great success and well attended by boys and girls from all over the country. Our Liz Callaghan was one of the main organisers and many thanks to her for her invaluable work in the club.
The Revive Active team was sadly knocked out by Cahir on Sunday, July 17. This was unfortunately our last team to compete so we will have to wait until next year to have another go to make it to the top, but we have all been delighted how well all our teams have performed this year and all augurs well for the future.
Many thanks to Angela Murphy who was team co-ordinator for the year and has put in a lot of work behind the scenes. Also a final thanks to all team managers, players and caddies who have taken time out of their busy schedules to represent our club.
Competitions for ladies' open week are: Tuesday, July 26, fourball sponsored by Caterhire Ltd.; Wednesday, July 27, singles by Murphy's SuperValu; Thursday, July 28, team of three by Club House Caterers; Friday, July 29, mixed Scotch foursomes by Barker's; Friday, August 5, Scotch foursomes by Lexus Blackrock.
Tuesday, July 19, singles stableford (C.S.S. 34): 1, Phyllis O'Farrell (31), 42 points; 2, Marianne Brennan (19), 39 points; gross, Cathy Bryce (9), 27 points; 3, Angela Murphy (9), 35 points; 4, Sheila Crosbie (13), 34 points; Senior, Eleanor O'Connor (21), 33 points; 5, Siobhán Redmond (16), 34 points (back six).
Wednesday, July 20, open singles stableford: 1, Mary Browe (24), 37 points.
Saturday, July 23, singles stableford: 1, Deirdre Connellan (27), 37 points; 2, Mary Francis Quigley (23), 36 points; 3, Doreen McGovern (12), 34 points.
It was another busy few weeks for Wexford ladies both with home competitions and inter-club matches!
Congratulations to the Junior Cup team which beat Woodenbridge to reach the final - Carmel Murphy, Rachel O'Connor, Sheila Richardson, Margaret Atkinson and Irene Bolger. Well done Ladies.
The Challenge Cup team is also into the final as they beat Gowran in Waterford on Tuesday. The team was Deirdre Greer, Mary Walsh, Mary Fallon, Bernie Power and Kathleen Rossiter.
Our Minor Cup team will play its semi-final against Gowran next Tuesday, so the best of luck to them. On the home front, on Monday, July 11, our Seniors played.
Results: 1, Helen McGuire (21), 26 points; 2, Trish Field (25), 25 points.
On Thursday, July 14, Martin's Jewellers sponsored our weekly competition which was originally to be v. par, but lady Captain Denise felt it would be easier to have this competition stableford as her prize played over two days will be strokes. Seventy-four members played.
Results: 1, Cathríona Walsh (14), 37 points; 2, Jacinta O'Neill (20), 36 points (back nine); gross, Rachel O'Connor (9), 26 points; 3, Mary Fallon (32), 36 points; Senior, Theresa Kehoe (15), 33 points; nine-hole, Pauline O'Neill (17), 12 points; nearest the pin, Osnat Manning, two m 13 cm.
The J.J. Devereux matchplay second round has now been completed and some very close matches went to the 18th and beyond! Yours truly was beaten by Deirdre Greer on the 16th in what was a very tight and sporting match, with Deirdre's putting getting the better of me! Well done Deirdre and best of luck for the remaining games.
As mentioned above, lady Captain Denise Dunne's prizes are being played over two days. With round one completed last Thursday, everyone was very tight-lipped about scores so it all remains to be seen on Sunday as to who will be victorious to receive Denise's wonderful first prize.
Indeed, she has a wonderful array of prizes to be presented on Sunday night after our annual get-together, with full results next week.
Saturday, July 16, Captain's prize: 1, Nicky Hayes (21), 40 points; 2, Paul Monks (23), 38 points (countback); gross, Andrew Murphy (6), 78; 3, Ben Radford (17), 38 points; 4, A.J. Noonan (18), 37 points; veteran, Noel D'Orey (17), 36 points; past Captain, Miceál Delaney (16), 35 points; committee, Mick Conlan (14), 33 points; front nine, Paddy Dunne (18), 21 points (countback); back nine, Jim Egan (24), 21 points (countback); nearest the pin (17th), John Sinnott (7), 25'9"; longest drive (second), Ben Maddock (11); lady nine: 1, Cathy Dalton, 24 points; 2, Ann Parkinson, 19 points.
Sunday, July 17, open fourball: 1, Kevin Masterson and Kate Masterson, 46 points; 2, Paul Conlon and Ciarán Frost, 44 points; 3, Mark Tully and Bernadette Tully, 43 points.
Wednesday, July 20, open singles: 1, Kevin Masterson (8), 39 points; 2, Paddy Dunne (18), 37 points (countback); 3, Richard Dunne (18), 37 points.
Thursday, July 21, Seniors (Furlong family) - Category 66+: 1, Tom Griffin (20), 40 points (countback); 2, Bill Goode (23), 40 points (countback); 3, Paddy Dunne (18), 40 points (countback); Category 50-65: 1, Declan Murphy (13), 41 points; 2, Kevin Masterson (7), 40 points; 3, Tommy Duggan (15), 39 points.
Saturday, July 23, lady Captain's prize to gents: 1, Martin Codd (7), 39 points; 2, Seamus Kelly (7), 38 points (countback); 3, Brian Cawley (17), 38 points (countback).
Sunday, July 24, open singles: 1, Jack Small (4, Elm Park), 41 points; 2, Ronan Cowhey (5, Elm Park), 40 points (countback); 3, Patrick Murphy (6, Wexford), 40 points (countback).
Results (ladies) - Wednesday, July 20, open singles: 1, Sarah Dunne (34), 36 points; 2, Maureen O'Keane (19, Craddockstown), 35 points; 3, Gene Maher (21, Monkstown), 34 points.
Thursday, July 21, open Seniors: 1, Marie Reidy (33, Cahir Park), 35 points; 2, Mary McCormack (29), 34 points (countback); 3, Margaret Penny (25, Dun Laoghaire), 34 points.
Saturday, July 23, Captain's prize to ladies: 1, Eileen Walsh (32), 39 points; 2, Nora Kavanagh (15), 35 points (countback); 3, Brona Cloonan (22), 35 points.
Fixtures (ladies and gents): Wednesday, July 27, open singles (Golf South East); Thursday, July 28, Junior open day; Friday, July 29, nine and dine at 5 p.m.; Saturday, July 30, open high handicappers (Peter and Anne-Marie Ryan); Saturday, July 30, open singles (under 18 handicap); Sunday, July 31, open singles (Global Life & Finance); Monday, August 1, open scramble (four-person).