Rosslare Golf: Over 1,400 players from clubs throughout the country competed in the first seven days of the open in Rosslare. The good weather was matched by some great scoring.
Friday, August 4, mixed Scotch foursomes (sponsors: Barker's of Wexford): 1, John (14) and Cara Ryan (14), 66; 2, Hugh (15) and Colleen O'Neill (22), 66.2; 3, Michael (20) and Marianne Brennan (19), 66.6; gross, Richard (2) and Eileen Duggan (17), 77; visitors, Gerry (16) and Anna Stapleton (21, Thurles), 68; nearest pin, Niamh Rigley.
Saturday, August 5, fourball (sponsor: Boggan's of Wexford): 1, Michael Stanley (5), Fergal Scolard (12), 45 points; 2, David Magee (8), Jim Hore (13), 45 points; 3, Liam Duggan (5), Ned Kinsella (19), 44 points; 4, Gearóid (6) and Gerard Moran (13), 44 points; visitors, M. Dawson (11), Vincent Nagle (Milltown); customers, David Hemmingway (12), Patrick Bradish (20), 41 points; nearest pin, Stephen Healy.
Sunday, August 6, singles (sponsor: Claude Howlin): 1, Paud O'Brien (4), 37 points; 2, Aidan Ryan (12), 36 points; gross, Paul Murphy (+1), 37 points; vet., Michael O'Brien (12), 33 points; 3, Aidan Claffey (3, Elm Park), 35 points; visitor, P. Tracey (9, Balbriggan), 35 points; Junior, David Twomey (4); nearest pin: 2nd, Liam Duggan; 14th, Ciarán McGettrick; longest drive, Gary Collins; customer, Tim Long (17), 32 points.
Monday, August 7 (sponsor: Permanent TSB): 1, Bill Hutchinson (14), 44 points; 2, Michael Geraghty (12), 40 points; gross, Paul Murphy (+1), 36 points; vets., John Howard (14), 38 points; 3, Dermot Walsh (6), 39 points; 4, Geoff Coman (10), 39 points; visitor, Alan O'Rourke (4, Kilkenny), 37 points; Junior, Zack Boyle (18), 43 points; customer, Ted Tierney; nearest pin, Stephen Treacy.
Tuesday, August 8, singles (sponsor: a member): 1, John Barron (9), 41 points; 2, Dermot Walsh (6), 40 points; gross, Paud O'Brien (3), 35 points; vet., Davy Noonan (9), 39 points; 3, Kevin Twomey (11), 38 points; 4, Colm Kearns (12), 38 points; Junior, Cillian Corkery (14), 39 points; nearest pin, Stephen O'Brien.
Wednesday, August 9 (sponsor: Kelly's Resort Hotel): 1, Conor McAllister (13), 43 points; 2, Phil Callery (6), 42 points; gross, Gary Collins (+3); vet., Pat Rossiter (7), 37 points; 3, Denis Noonan (4), 39 points; 4, Derek Wickham (7), 39 points; visitor, T. Coman (20), 38 points; Junior, Freddie Gallagher (11); nearest pin, Seán Benton. Phil Callery had a hole-in-one at the 14th.
Thursday, August 10, fourball (sponsors: Roche Logistics Group): 1, Bob Quilty (10), Charlie O'Gorman (13), 47 points; 2, Kevin Collins (5), Shane Jackson (12), 45 points; 3, Stevan Asple (6), Conor Brett (12), 43 points; 4, Paul Murphy (+1), Mark Fives (18), 43 points; visitors, Jeff Pamplin (10), James Hanglow (18), 39 points; Juniors, Harry Fanagan (7), Eoin Carey (10), 42 points; nearest pin, Derek Wickham.
Friday was the last day for ladies to play in open week in a ladies' or gents' Scotch foursomes competition. Our own hot shots did well - Mairéad Browne (7) who is a member of Woodbrook as well as Rosslare, with Joanne O'Brien from Sutton, came in first with a score of 70.
Our lady Captain Doreen McGovern and last year's lady Captain, Catherine Howard, were second with 71.4. This pairing is proving to be a very formidable duo all year!
The competition was sponsored by Lexus of Blackrock with beautiful Waterford Glass prizes.
Mairead didn't miss the opportunity in her winning speech to hint that she would love one of the fab Lexus cars on display (and hopefully her husband in the audience was listening). Well done ladies.
Since it was open week for the men last week, we the ladies had to re-organise ourselves. So what better way than to head to the hills of Wicklow for an outing - Woodenbridge Golf Club was the venue and what a little jewel of golfing paradise it is.
Thirty ladies went, some by bus and others by car. They say those who are last shall be first...this was certainly the case for Lynn Cronin as she got a little lost in the hills en route but did manage to get to tee-off just in time and then came in first with a great 39 points.
Second was Joan Bowe with 35 points, third was Elaine McGirr with 34 points, fourth was Eileen Doyle with 31 points (back nine), fifth was Doreen McGovern with 31 points (back nine), and sixth was Bernie Riordan with 31 points. A very enjoyable day was had by all.
We must say congratulations to Angela Murphy on her big win in the two club recently.
The Junior girl Captain's day was held in the Burrow on Wednesday, August 9, when eleven girls played twelve holes.
Results: 1, Anna Twomey (33), 28 points; 2, Sophie Walsh (28), 25 points; 3, Eva Duggan (28), 24 points; 4, Annabelle Heffernan (36), 22 points.
The 'Team Lighting' of Aimee, Eimear and Hannah were the winners of the three-hole scramble from the Girls4Golf4Life programme. Congratulations to Junior Captain, Emma Fenlon, on her day and Elizabeth Callaghan, Angela Murphy and Kathleen Cullimore on all their work with the Junior girls.
Tuesday, August 22, is the President's (John Furlong) prize to the ladies - singles strokes competition.
Friday, August 4, mixed Scotch foursomes sponsored by Barker's Wexford: 1, Cara Ryan (14) and John Ryan (14), 66; 2, Hugh O'Neill (15) and Colleen O'Neill (22), 66.2; 3, Michael Brennan (20) and Marianne Brennan (19), 66.6; gross, Richard Duggan (2) and Eileen Duggan (17), 77 (back nine); visitors, Gerry Stapleton (16) and Anna Stapleton (21, Thurles), 68; nearest the pin, Niamh Rigley, 20″.
Burrow course, Saturday and Tuesday, August 5 and 8: 1, Fiona Murphy (34/23), 29 points; 2, Claire McCormack (36 - 1/23), 25 points; 3, Mary Maguire (27/18), 24 points (back six).
Open Scotch foursomes strokes, August 11 (37 pairs played): 1, Mairéad Browne (Woodbrook) and Joanne O'Brien (Sutton), 70.0; 2, Doreen McGovern and Catherine Howard, 71.4; 3, Jackie Gilroy (Elm Park) and Barbara Conalty (Woodenbridge), 72.2; visitors' prize, Yvonne Malone (Edmonstown) and Annette Sweeney (Elm Park), 77.2.
It was great to see so many from the Sliabh Buidhe Rovers out racing and training last weekend.
With the Dublin Marathon and Wexford Novice and Senior cross-country fast approaching, it's a busy time for the club. On Sunday in Dublin, S.B.R. had twelve runners taking part in the Rock and Roll half-marathon, and two in the 10k.
Leading home S.B.R. were Brian Kearney in 1:30:08 and Christine Hill in a big P.B. of 1:50:12.
Eugene Doherty ran a stormer in 1:30:29 which when official results are posted may be another age division win for him. With full results not out yet, please let us know anyone we missed.
Results: Brian Kearney 1:30:08, Eoin Power TBD, Eugene Doherty 1:30:29, Michael Breen 1:35:02, Pa Cronin 1:37:09, Lorcan Murphy 1:46:34, Shea O'Neill 1:47:08, Christine Hill 1:50:12, Pat Crean 1:58:39, Louise Kehoe 2:02:46, Mary Carton 2:02:47, John Carton 2:05:30.
At the corresponding 10k at the Rock and Roll races, Paul Gibbons won the race in brilliant style in 35:06. David Leonard also ran 37:00 to place tenth overall.
Bernard Fortune was in action during the week, placing seventh in the The Paps (An Dá Chích) run in the Derrynasaggart Mountains.
Mick Sweeney was in action Saturday in Carlow with a well-run 44:51 at the EIST 10k.
For full club results, fixtures and information, visit www.sbrclub.com
Wexford Wanderers travelled to St. Columba's College on Sunday to take on Dundrum and they came away with the points following an exciting three-wicket victory.
The home side batted first but some fine bowling, backed up by a strong fielding performance, restricted Dundrum to a total of 145 all out.
Umar was the pick of the Wexford attack, taking four wickets for 21 runs off nine overs.
In reply, Wanderers got off to a bad start, losing skipper Tony Murray in the first over. Further wickets soon followed and with the scoreboard reading 68 runs with six wickets down a Wexford victory seemed unlikely.
Nithin then joined Alan Murphy at the wicket and they set about rebuilding the innings. They took the score to 98 before Alan was dismissed for 16.
Nithin continued to play very well and he received excellent support from Anjith, and they saw the side home without further loss. Nithin finished on 59 not out, which included a mighty six to end the game, and Anjith ended on 14 not out.
Next Sunday the team play Portlaoise in the final of the Midland/South East Cup at Bagenalstown.
NEW ROSS G.A.A.
Junior 'B' hurling results: Gusserane 4-18, Geraldine O'Hanrahans 0-9; Adamstown 5-13, Taghmon-Camross 2-8; Fethard w.o., Clongeen scr.
JBHC semi-final draw: Gusserane v. Adamstown; Taghmon-Camross v. Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.
FRI. AUG. 18
JBFC: Bannow-Ballymitty v. Taghmon-Camross (Jack Stafford, 7.30 p.m.); Horeswood v. Rathgarogue-Cushinstown (John Diskin, 8.30 p.m.).
SAT. AUG. 19
JBFC: St. James' v. Gusserane (Noel Whelan, 7.30 p.m.).