Monday 16 September 2019

Golf club news

John Purcell (left), President of the Gate Golf Society in New Ross, presenting his prize to John Kehoe in the Three Bullet Gate on Saturday
John Purcell (left), President of the Gate Golf Society in New Ross, presenting his prize to John Kehoe in the Three Bullet Gate on Saturday
The John Codd Painter and Decorator-sponsored competition in St. Helen's. Back (from left): Joe Moore, John Simpson, Mark Tully, John O'Keeffe (Captain), Noel Patten, Alan Codd. Front: Frank O'Kennedy, Martina Noonan (first lady), John Codd (sponsor), Frankie Morrissey (winner), Jane Small (second lady)

Pauline's Society: St. Helen's Bay was the venue for our most recent outing. A big turn-out on this occasion meant it proved to be a great success with scores in the low forties being returned.

Taking first place with a great score of 42 points was newcomer Colin Fenlon, followed closely behind by Brendan Byrne and Michael O'Neill on 41 points. Brendan took second place on the countback.

Nearest to the pin prizes went to Michael O'Neill and Nicky Sinnott. The visitor's prize went to Martin Murphy, also on the countback. Well done to all concerned.

Our next outing will take place on Saturday, August 20, in Carrick-on-Suir with a tee-off time of 9.30 a.m. All those intending to play should sign up in Pauline's before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, so that the draw can be made.

Those travelling to Carrick should be in attendance at the course by 9 a.m. to allow time for the fees and levy to be paid. Once again visitors are welcome to join us, and participate in their own competition for their own prize.


Wednesday, August 10, sponsored by Brooks Jewellers: 1, Margaret Murphy (23), 67 (last nine); 2, Margaret Furlong (18); 3, Tess Ryan (22), 71.

Friday, August 12, lady President's mixed: 1, Ned Fenlon (18), Ann Fenlon (24), Martin Forristal (20), 49 points; 2, Ann Conway (13), Harry Reinhardt (16), Tess Ryan (22), 47 points; 3, Kevin Treacy (18), Margaret Furlong (16), Rita Furlong (36), 46 points (last six).

Upcoming competitions: Wednesday, August 17, 18-hole stableford/Centenary Cup, sponsored by New Ross & Bunclody Credit Union; Saturday, August 20, lady President's prize. The timesheet is open, and the draw will be made on the day. Please arrive 20 minutes ahead of your tee-time; Wednesday, August 24, 18-hole scramble sponsored by Wall B.E.R. (Marie Therese Wall); Wednesday, August 31, open Ryder Cup-style four-person team event. Timesheet open. Please invite your friends to play; Thursday, September 1, to Sunday, September 4, open club classic, four-person team. Ladies' prizes. Please support.

The lady President's night takes place on Saturday, August 20, at 9 p.m. in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend for a night of celebration and fun.

The Minor Alliance for handicaps 29-36 starts in September. If you are interested in taking part please put your name on the sheet in the ladies' locker room.

The qualifying rounds have now been completed and the draw has taken place for the next round of the mixed matchplay. Details have been posted in the locker rooms.


Last weekend the AIB-sponsored open two-person team event took centre stage. There was a great entry and Paul Harrington and Eddie Morrissey were the pairing to come out on top as their score of 62 points bested the field.

Visitors David Butler (Williamstown) and Nicky Byrne (Waterford) were next best with 60 points, whilst Martin Murphy and Fr. Jim Curtis were a further two points back in third place. Thank you to AIB for their continued and generous support.

New Ross' involvement in the inter-club competitions came to an end last weekend when the Brennan Cup team succumbed to Wicklow at the semi-final stage. To be fair, New Ross faced an uphill battle with all five matches taking place in Wicklow, and after some strong resistance New Ross came up short.

The team was managed by Davy Doran. Still, New Ross have a lot of positives to take from the year on the teams front, with good runs in the All-Ireland fourball, Barton Cup, Brennan Cup and Cullen Trophy the just rewards for the great effort put in by the teams' co-ordinator, Martin Carroll.

On another positive note, Derek Ronan and John Evoy are county fourball champions in the All-Ireland matchplay competition. They go forward to the national finals at Carton House in September - well done and the best of luck to them!

Last week's Tuesday fourball was sponsored by John Somers Construction Ltd. and the winners were Damian Barry (13) and Matt Kavanagh (12) with a great score of 38 points.

The categories were won by Cathal Kennedy (16) and Seamus Phelan (13), and Eddie Kent (17) and Martin Murphy (15), who both scored 36 points. Well done to the winners and thanks to John Somers for his continued support. This week's edition is sponsored by Tom O'Brien Construction Ltd.

The August open singles, sponsored by Dunbrody House, attracted a large turn-out last Thursday. Pat Traynor (20) proved a popular winner with a very good score of 41 points, one ahead of Andy Ronan (15) who posted 40 points.

Billy Whelan (17) came home in third place on 38 points, with the gross going to Liam Murphy with 27 points. The Category A prize winners were Les Jastrzebski (25, 36 points), Tony Harford (12, 35 points) and Frank Cullen (18, 33 points).

In Category B, Tony Sexton (25, 38 points), Paddy Shannnon (10, 36 points) and Martin Forristal (20, 35 points) took home the prizes. Thank you to Dunbrody House for their continued support.

Next weekend the lady President's prize to the men's section takes place, with tee-times available on both Friday and Saturday - best wishes to Marie O'Connor for her weekend. On Sunday, an open three-person team event sponsored by JHG Developments takes place.

The Wexford Past Captain's Society Captain's prize (John Codd) takes place in St. Helen's Bay Golf Club on Monday, August 22. The timesheet runs from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. and bookings can be made by phoning St. Helen's on 05391-33234.


We had no team game last Thursday as it was the club open singles where the bulk of the competitors came from the Seniors group. This week we resume with our usual game and all players are reminded that the draw for teams is at 10.40 a.m. sharp - no latecomers accommodated.

On Thursday, August 26, we have an early start due to the Irish/American match following. The draw on that day will be at 9.50 a.m., so all intending players be aware of the earlier starting time and your co-operation is requested to ensure no hold-ups.

New Ross is the venue for the Autumn Seniors' Alliance fixture on Monday, August 29, with over one hundred outside golfers expected. The timesheet will be available this Thursday.

To celebrate the Seniors' 20th anniversary, we have arranged a very attractive stay and play package for the luxurious Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Club on September 7 and 8.

Already we have good numbers signed up to travel and anyone else wanting to go, please give your name to Jamesie Murphy as soon as possible. Cut-off date for bookings is Friday, August 26.


August 6-7, men's singles: 1, Laureano Beltran Pinotti (7), 41 points; 2, Myles Roban (10), 39 points; gross, Mick Healy (4), 31 points; 3, Stephen Larkin (10), 38 points; 4, Barty Byrne (12), 37 points.

August 7, ladies' open two-person team event sponsored by Boland Carlow: 1, Ann Steemers (24), Imelda Redmond (23), 45 points; 2, Joy McLaughlin (29), Teresa Hanbury (27), 45 points; 3, Bríd St. Ledger (20), Joanne Kenny (17), 44 points; 4, Phil Doyle (26), Margaret Byrne (35), 43 points; visitors, Maeve McCauley (18), Paula Creedon (21), 40 points.

August 9, ladies' weekly competition: 1, Joanne Kenny (17), 40 points; 2, Fiona Bodels (22), 39 points.


Seamus O'Leary, from Burke O'Leary's in Enniscorthy, was in attendance on Tuesday to present the prizes following the ladies' competition held on August 9.

This was Burke O'Leary's first time sponsoring the ladies' section and Seamus said that he hoped it would be the first of many. The scoring was very high and 81 ladies participated.

Results: 1, Bernie Webster (18), 42 points; 2, Pauline Murphy (34), 41 points; 3, Mary Murphy (24), 41 points; 4, Maeve McCauley (18), 38 points; gross, Ciara Sharkey (4), 33 points; 5, Jacinta Kenny (22), 38 points; 36 handicap, Kit Byrne, 38 points. The nine-hole competition was won by new member Marina Hatton.

Next Tuesday's competition is Paula Creedon's lady President's prize. It should be a great evening in the clubhouse as the competition will be followed by the very popular social event, The Lady President's Tea.

The ladies' open Seniors which will be held on Thursday, August 18, will be sponsored by Mary Elizabeth's boutique.

Don't forget the Monday opens which will continue until the end of September.

They are proving very popular with visitors coming from far and wide and enjoying our lovely course and the delicious food from the Brooklyn Restaurant, which is open every day until 9 p.m.

Keep up to date with activities and results by checking out our Facebook page (, follow us on Twitter @enniscorthygolf or Instagram (enniscorthygolfclub).


On Thursday just as Pádraig Harrington was teeing up in Rio, 120 Juniors, boys and girls were setting out in Courtown under ideal weather conditions with their focus firmly fixed on the Tom Funge Memorial Cups.

This is an annual open competition for Juniors held in the memory of Tom Funge, a founder of the club, and sponsored by Funge's of Gorey. This year both sections produced local winners.

Vincent Quinlan (18) led the boys in with a magnificent score of 47 points. Jack Bambrick (Killeen, 19) was second with 43 points. Michael Fawle (Carlow, 20) was third with 41 points. Best gross went to Shane Bobbett (Tara Glen, 12) with 26 points.

In the girls' section, Allyson McPartland (24) took the honours by returning a very good score of 40 points. She was followed by Emma Grehan (Tara Glen, 32) with a score of 37. Pia Simmons (Courtown, 36) was third with 36 points. Best gross went to Emma Fenlon (Rosslare, 12) with 23 points.

Mr. Funge thanked all who helped and especially Dermot Bolger and Elaine Murphy who train the Juniors, saying the work they were doing was laying the foundations for the future of the club.

It was nice to see that the boys' team won the Popplewell Cup earlier in the week.

He said Courtown was also very lucky to have in their ranks, John Steedman, David Bolger and Darragh Hobbs, who have served the club with distinction. They are three inspirational young golfers and also great role models for the Juniors.

Both John and Dermot are about to start golfing scholarships, Dermot in Georgia (U.S.A.) and John in Maynooth.

The Captain, Pat Walsh, made a special presentation to them in recognition of what they had done for the club.

Mr. Funge also mentioned the late Mary O'Reilly who 18 years ago was one of a group that approached Funge's to sponsor a Junior competition, and for the first three years she was the dynamo who got the competition up and running. Unfortunately, Mary passed away some months ago but she will be remembered with great affection.

The lady Captain, Eileen Cullen, thanked Funge's for their sponsorship, congratulated the winners and brought proceedings to a close.


Tuesday, August 9, the Pink and Blue day, brought the culmination of our two-week fundraising event in aid of the North Wexford Hospice Nursing Trust, and it promised to be a day to remember. There is nothing the members of Courtown Golf Club like more than a good cause and this event will be remembered for a long time.

The clubhouse and course were sensationally decorated with all sorts of gimmicks and gadgets, all thanks to Bronagh Stafford of Prospect Holiday Park.

The ladies' competition went ahead as normal with sponsorship from Azure Beauty Salon. It was followed by a men's nine-hole competition where the men had the pleasure of playing off the ladies' tees.

Brianna and Laura of Azure Beauty Salon were in attendance in the clubhouse Tuesday evening doing nail painting, eyebrow shaping etc., but there was much more to come.

Following the competition prize-giving there were a few fun prizes awarded. Rita and Eamon Mahony won the best dressed couple of the evening, 'best dressed' being a complete oxymoron. Best dressed man went to Eamon Siggins while best dressed lady was Anne Deacon and Mary Cleere was awarded second place.

And then the real fun began. Lady Captain Eileen handed the Master of Ceremonies position for the remainder of the evening to Denis Howell. He began by extracting even more money from the assembled crowd.

Members paid for more wax strips, yes that's right, wax strips. Some of our male members were coerced into lining up for a wax treatment.

Our Captain, Pat Walsh, was first up and he manfully endured the pain as Laura from Azure Beauty Salon treated him to a leg wax. Seamus O'Donoghue, Eamon Siggins, Jim French, Colin Sunderland and Bob Spencer all followed, having various parts of their anatomy waxed.

The varying degrees of pain they endured were for the benefit of the cause and the vicious delight of all those in attendance. Well done guys, we are all proud of you.

The evening concluded with the drawing of winners in the raffle which had been running for the past two weeks. Lady Captain Eileen thanked everybody who helped or contributed on any way in making the event a huge success.

The final amount collected has yet to be confirmed and the presentation officially made to North Wexford Hospice Nursing Trust.

First in the golf was Catherine Ledwidge (15) with 41 points, and second was Eleanor Shanley (27) with 39 points.

Third was Fiana Holland (20) with 37 points, and the category winners were: A, Ann Bernie (17), 37 points; B, Helen Cole (25), 37 points; C, Clare Kinsella (32), 36 points.

Ladies' nine-hole: 1, Breda Spencer (25), 20 points; 2, Margaret Jones (36), 17 points.

Men's nine-hole: 1, Martin Ryan (20), 24 points on countback; 2, Paddy Bernie (22), 24 points; 3, Vinny Kavanagh (14), 23 points.


Wednesday nine-hole (mixed): 1, Deirdre Smith (32), 21 points; 2, Ron Breen (21), 21 points; 3, Kevin Byrne (20), 21 points.

Matchplay quarter-finals: Leighton Gleeson beat Paul Doyle, David Fitzgerald beat Eamonn Whelan.

The ladies' singles stableford was won by Shelagh Cunningham with 37 points.

The weekend gents' singles stableford played in very good conditions (not much wind) was won by Richard McIntyre (19) with 44 points. Paul Hayden (15) was second with 42 points, and Seán Furlong was third with 41 points.

Pádraig Grainger (23) was fourth with 40 points. A very big field took part and hopefully next Saturday will see similar good weather for Anthony Doyle's Captain's prize.

All members with at least six qualifiers (nine-hole included) are eligible to win the prize. The Captain's night and prize-giving will be held in the Taravie Hotel in Courtown that night. Tickets (€10) are available at the clubhouse.


Plans are being put together for a new and exciting Ryder Cup-style competition to be played on the same weekend as the cup itself. Competition format and team selection are still being thrashed out. Watch this space.

Our Monday ladies' and gents' open singles is well established by now and is proving very popular. The competition is scheduled to be on almost every Monday until the end of September. The entry fee is €5 for members and €10 for visitors, open to all membership categories.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in this competition then please bring them along. Where else would you get such great golfing facilities for €10? The next competition is on August 29.

The club singles/club fourball competitions are well under way by now and the finish date for the quarter-finals is August 21. There will be no extensions to the completion dates.

The only rule change this year is in the club fourball where the 3/4 handicap difference has been replaced by 9/10. All matches are off the blue pins.

Nine-hole midweek, August 10, sponsored by the Bank officials (89 played): overall, John Warren (20), 23 points; Category 1, Paddy Hore (9), 20 points; Category 2, David Keane (13), 21 points; Category 3, Joe Leacy (15), 22 points; Category 4, John Tobin (20), 21 points.

The presentation for all the August midweeks will be on August 31 at 9.45 p.m.

The Brittles were on holiday last week and went off to Waterford Castle bright and early on Monday morning for an open Seniors competition. A total 22 played on the island course.

Tony Hutchinson, Paddy Murphy and Larry O'Shaughnessy were the winning team on 99 points, with the former getting an impressive 39 points to win overall.


The Tom Funge Memorial Cups boys' and girls' open were held in Courtown on Thursday, August 11, sponsored by Funge's of Gorey.

A fantastic day was had with a full timesheet and good weather, and a great crowd was in the clubhouse for the presentations. A big thank you to all who played and congratulations to all the winners.

Congratulations to Courtown Junior boys on winning the Popplewell Cup hosted by Seafield this year. Well done lads.

Our Duggan cup team played Killeen in Edenderry on Sunday but unfortunately the result didn't go their way.

Sunday, August 7, any combination fourball: 1, Jack Kinsella (22), Ben Martin (15), 42 points (last nine); 2, Tony Kinsella (14), Pat Kinsella (20), 42 points; 3, Ray Stokes (19), Phil Stokes (9), 41 points.

Tuesday, August 9, blue/pink day sponsored by Azure - ladies' 18 holes: 1, Catherine Ledwidge (15), 41 points; 2, Eleanor Shanley (27), 39 points; 3, Fiana Holland (20), 37 points; Cat. A, Ann Bernie (17), 37 points; Cat. B, Helen Cole (25), 37 points; Cat. C, Clare Kinsella (32), 36 points; ladies' nine holes: 1, Breda Spencer (25/12), 20 points; 2, Margaret Jones (36/18), 17 points; men's nine holes: 1, Martin Ryan (20), 24 points (countback); 2, Paddy Bernie (22), 24 points; 3, Vinny Kavanagh (14), 23 points; C.S.S. 72 - 37 points.

Wednesday, August 10, open singles: 1, David A. Bell (19), 41 points; 2, Brendan Hobbs (16), 39 points; 3, Martin Ryan (20), 38 points; gross, Lee Bodger (3), 30 points; eleven holes, Pat Noonan (21), 25 points.

Saturday, August 13, fourball any combination: 1, Tony Kinsella (14), Pat Kinsella (20), nine up; 2, Vinnie Kavanagh (14), Denise Kavanagh (14), eight up; 3, Alan Maguire (11), Mitchel Simpson (14), seven up (last nine).

Sunday, August 14, ladies' and gents' open singles: 1, Joe Turner (12), 38 points; 2, Mick Morrissey (5), 37 points; 3, Coilinn O'Carroll (8), 37 points; 4, Barry Symes (2), 37 points; ladies: 1, Elaine Murphy (27), 41; 2, Sarah Jones (23), 41; 3, Denise Kavanagh (14), 40.


Results for the outing in Wexford Golf Club, August 6: 1, John Roche (26), 31 points (countback); 2, Ger Corrigan (18), 31 points; 3, Don Malanowski (20), 29 points; Cat. 1, Peter Goff (14), 26 points; Cat. 2, Pat O'Toole (17), 28 points; Cat. 3, Seán Ormonde (27), 26 points; front nine, Paddy Chawke (19), 16 points; back nine, Patsy Doyle (18), 19 points; guest prize, Eileen Byrne (36), 12 points; twos club, Pat O'Toole, hole three.

A total of 22 members and three guests played in very tough conditions, especially on the back nine. Thanks to our sponsor, Aidan Cogley.

Our next outing is in St. Helen's Bay on Sunday, August 28, with first tee-time at 11 a.m.


Determination, more determination and that is the answer to golf. This is what our Niamh Byrne has applied to herself, her golf and her whole mental state.

Niamh is one of our best lady golfers in the club and unfortunately she badly injured her leg in July and it seemed like she was to be out of golf for the rest of the summer. But she was determined to play in open week or at least make a go at getting around the course.

Yes, she booked the buggy and made it around. Then encouraged by this, she set off again last Tuesday, with her leg bandaged up. Playing off a handicap of 10, she scored a whopping 44 points and is now down to eight. Well done Niamh, what a bit of determination does and my new motto!

On Monday, August 8, the I.L.G.U. ran a fun day, for girls of all abilities from the mid-Leinster area, in Rosslare Golf Club. Girls from eight different clubs came.

A total of 32 played 18 holes, 25 played nine holes and four played three holes. It was a great show from the girls and encouraging to see a competition run to suit girls at different levels.

Tuesday, August 23, is a ladies' singles stableford competition sponsored by Essee Boutique.

Please note the gala barbeque is on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. sharp, with tickets available from Siobhán in catering.

Monday, August 8, Mid Leinster Junior girls' singles stableford, 18 holes (standard scratch 35 points, 32 played): 1, Sophie Walsh (Milltown, 33), 46 points; 2, Anna Twomey (36), 40 points; gross, Emma Fenlon (13), 25 points; 3, Aoife Crowdle (Kilkenny, 17), 38 points; 4, Alannah Duggan (18), 35 points; 5, Ciara Dunne (St. Helen's, 30), 34 points; 6, Niamh Glynn (Kilkenny, 31), 34 points.

Tuesday, August 9, singles stableford (C.S.S. 35 points) sponsored by Fitzgibbon Jewellers: 1, Niamh Byrne (10), 44 points; 2, Siobhán Redmond (17), 38 points; gross, Mairéad Browne (7), 30 points; 3, Mary Maguire (26), 37 points (back six); 4, Clodagh Davis (18), 37 points (back six); Senior, Molly Cash (19), 37 points; 5, Joan Wallace (17), 37 points (back six).

Wednesday, August 10, open singles (C.S.S. 35 points): 1, Susan Evans (14), 38 points; 2, Liz Murphy (22), 37 points; 3, Deirdre Connellan (26), 36 points.


Last week's Senior 14-hole competition was won by Brendan Long with a fine score of 36 points. In second place was the evergreen Martin Frehill with 34 points (back seven), but the amazing fact was that Martin had a score of 20 points on his back seven.

In third place was habitual prize winner George Roche, also on 34 points. There is a Seniors outing to Coollattin Golf Club on September 12 and the booking sheet will be available from this Tuesday.

The Split The Pot winner this week was our most popular barman, Pascal Reck.

Monday, August 8, 18-hole open mixed Scotch foursomes sponsored by Audi Wexford: 1, Enda Lambert and Susan Kelly, 63; 2, Mark Mullen and Elaine Mullen, 64; gross, Tony Whelan and Margaret Atkinson, 79; 3, John S. Nolan and Marie Connell, 69 (back nine). The visitor's prize was won by Ken and Lesley Leech with 77.5.

Wednesday, August 10, 18-hole singles qualifier sponsored by Volkswagen: Louise Boshoff, 40 points (lady qualifier); 2, Cathal Dowd (Junior), 39 points; 3, Ray Heffernan, 38 points (back six, gents' qualifier); gross, Derek Cullen, 31 points (back nine); vet., Ted Mangan, 38 points; visitor, J. Kearns, 33 points.

Saturday's competition was the annual Sarsfields G.F.C. singles and three-person team event.

Results: 1, Jim Roche, 43 points; 2, Conor Morris, 40 points; 3, Jimmy Creane, 38 points (back nine); 4, James Murphy, 38 points (back nine).

The winners of the yellow ball and team section were Billy Dodd, Davy Farrell and Callum Farrell on 45 points. Billy Hanton was nearest the pin on the ninth hole and Derek Walshe won the longest drive on the tenth hole.

Sincere thanks to sponsors Audi Wexford, Sarsfields G.F.C. and Volkswagen for their continued sponsorship.

At present we have a number of members out of action due to injury and illness. We would like to send best wishes to these members for speedy recoveries and we hope to see them all back in action in the not too distant future.


Almost 2,000 players from clubs throughout the country played in the Rosslare open ten days. This was despite one very wet day. The links was in great form but the wind and rough kept scoring reasonably moderate.

Friday, Scotch foursomes sponsored by Lexus (Blackrock): 1, John Benton Jnr. (8) and John Benton (10), 66; 2, Pat Goff (10) and Jim Hennessy (17), 67; 3, Ger Hogan (5) and Bill Hutchinson (14), 67; 4, Denis Noonan (5) and Mark Fitzpatrick (8), 68.

Saturday, Bearlough singles sponsored by Wright Insurances: 1, Shane Jackson (13), 40 points; 2, Richard Duggan (3), 39 points; gross, Gary Collins (+3), 35 points; vet., John Benton (10), 36 points; 3, Harvey Gallagher (10), 38 points; 4, Harry Duggan (2), 37 points; 5, Seán Benton Jnr. (18), 37 points.

Sunday, fourball: 1, Syl Farrell (13) and Pat Wright (20), 47 points; 2, Mick Healy (14) and Gary Hever (18), 45 points; 3, John Howard (15) and Gerry Haugh (20), 45 points; 4, Anthony Duggan (6) and Ken Halpenny (16), 45 points.

Wednesday, August 10, singles (C.S.S. 36): 1, Liam MacNamara (4), 42 points (back nine); 2, Stephen Quinn (17), 42 points; gross, Paul Murphy (scr.), 41 points; vet., Robin Gardner (19), 36 points (back nine); 3, Ger Hogan (5), 40 points (back six); 4, Aidan Hanratty (12), 40 points.

All systems are now in place for the Pro-Am on Saturday, September 10, with the full complement of 48 teams. This should be a great day with some of the best professionals in the country competing.

Fixtures: Saturday, ladies' and gents' fourball; Sunday, gents' singles (blue course). The above competitions are open to visitors paying green fees.

The President's prize of the 'Wednesdays' takes place in Carlow on Wednesday, September 7, at 2 p.m. with dinner and an overnight stay in the Talbot Hotel. Any members of the Wednesdays interested in travelling, please ring 087-6593553 immediately.


We have come to the end of a very successful and enjoyable men's open week. The golf was good, the crowds were great and the craic was mighty.

A massive thank you to all our sponsors and loyal supporters and a big well done to Kevin, Davy and their team for presenting the course in such a magnificent condition.

Sunday, August 7, open singles sponsored by Sord Data Systems (C.S.S. 73, 35 points; 105, 35 visitors, played): 1, Kevin Digan (22, Portmarnock), 39 points; 2, Seán Moore (11), 37 points (countback); gross, Seamus Kelly (7), 36 points; 3, Richard Murphy (16), 37 points (countback); front nine, Paul Dunne (16, Portarlington), 24 points; back nine, Jake Russell-Carroll (12, Glen of the Downs), 21 points; longest drive (first), Pat Somers (4, Grange); nearest pin (eleventh), Derek Mc Dermott (20), 2.45m; first lady, Eimear Cowhey (16, Elm Park), 18 points; second lady, Georgina Darling (22), 15 points.

Monday, August 8, open singles sponsored by Lenovo, Ireland (C.S.S. 72, 36 points; 102, 39 visitors, played): 1, Mark O'Donoghue (16), 41 points (countback); 2, Jake Russell-Carroll (12, Glen of the Downs), 41 points (countback); 3, A.J. Noonan (18, Dun Laoghaire), 41 points; front nine, Andy Darling (12, Charlesland), 21 points; back nine, Liam Grissing (18, Newlands), 22 points; nearest pin (17th), Neil Noonan (15), 1.5m; first lady, Joanne Hare (12/6), 21 points; second lady, Deirdre Somers (27/14, Glen of the Downs), 19 points.

Tuesday, August 9, open singles sponsored by Cooney's Home Bakery (C.S.S. 72, 36 points; 91, 42 visitors, played): 1, Dave Heeney (26), 41 points; 2, Declan Murphy (12), 40 points; 3, Paul Molony (15, Portmarnock), 39 points (countback); front nine, Shay Thornton (18), 24 points; back nine, Mick Conlan (14), 21 points (countback); nearest pin (eleventh), Paul Conlon (10), 3.01m; first lady, Eimear Cowhey (16/8, Elm Park), 19 points (countback); second lady, Naomi Duggan (36/18, Muskerry), 19 points (countback).

Wednesday, August 10, open singles sponsored by Rhonellen Group (C.S.S., home, 72, 36 points; C.S.S., away, 73, 35 points; 90, 34 visitors, played): 1, Derek Connolly (20), 37 points (countback); 2, Niall Walsh (15), 37 points (countback); 3, Chris Maddock (19), 37 points (countback); front nine, Seamus McCormack (16), 24 points; back nine, Donal O'Keeffe (21, Milltown), 20 points; nearest pin (eleventh), Gary Connolly (16, Delgany), 1.2m; longest drive (ninth), Ben Maddock (11); first lady, Naomi Duggan (36/18, Muskerry), 21 points; second lady, Bernadette Tully (30/15), 20 points (countback).

Thursday, August 11, open fourball sponsored by The Wishing Well, Blackrock (94, 38 visitors, played): 1, A.J. Noonan (16, Dun Laoghaire) and Martina Noonan (27, Dun Laoghaire), 46 points (countback); 2, Kevin Digan (21, Portmarnock) and Emer Digan (12, Sutton), 46 points; 3, Tom Devitt (26) and Jo Devitt (23), 43 points; front nine, Robert Becker (18) and Des Redmond (18), 23 points; back nine, Ray Hemmingway (15, Enniscorthy) and Howard Correll (17, Blainroe), 23 points (countback); nearest pin (third), Emer Digan (12, Sutton), 4.57m; longest drive (16th), Frank Byrne (13, Dun Laoghaire).

Friday, August 12, open singles sponsored by Rosslare Port Lodge (C.S.S. 73, 35 points; 103, 55 visitors, played): 1, Bill Goode (21, Edmondstown), 41 points (countback); 2, Patrick Somers (3, Grange), 41 points (countback); 3, Pádraig Tiernan (13), 41 points; 4, Patrick Sherwin (16, Milltown), 38 points (countback); nearest pin (17th), John O'Keeffe (22, Dun Laoghaire), 3.15m; longest drive (13th), Patrick Somers (3, Grange), 370 yards; first lady, Eileen Dunne (31/16, Millicent), 20 points; second lady, Rionach Donlon (21/11, Rathfarnham), 19 points.

Saturday, August 13, open fourball betterball sponsored by John Codd Decorators (128, 48 visitors, played): 1, Frankie Morrissey (9, Enniscorthy) and Paddy Fitzpatrick (14, Enniscorthy), 46 points; 2, 'Buzzer' O'Brien (9) and John Sinnott (7), 44 points (countback); 3, Liam McDermott (12, Bray) and Stuart O'Kennedy (9), 44 points (countback); sponsor's prize, Seán Kenny (19, Wexford) and Joe Moore (10, Wexford), 42 points; front nine, Nick McBride (15) and Noel Patten (15), 24 points; back nine, Alan Codd (16, Knightsbridge) and John Simpson (14, Wexford), 25 points; nearest pin (17th), Mark Tully (24); longest drive (12th), Eunan Doyle (11, Enniscorthy); first lady, Martina Noonan (27/14, Dun Laoghaire), 23 points; second lady, Jane Small (35/18), 22 points.

Fixtures (ladies and gents): Wednesday, August 17, open singles; Thursday, August 18, open Seniors (sponsored by Donal and Katriona O'Keeffe); Saturday, August 20, President's day; Sunday, August 21, open fourball (any combination).


We had, thankfully, another favourable week of weather. On Monday Audi Motors sponsored our open mixed foursomes competition in which 90 people played.

Results: 1, Enda Lambert and Susan Kelly (19), 63; 2, Mark Mullen (Rosslare) and Elaine Mullen (12), 64; gross, Tony Whelan (Tramore) and Margaret Atkinson (9), 79; 3, John S. Nolan and Marie Connell (20), 69 (back nine); visitors, Ken Leech and Lesley Leech (Bunclody, 22.5), 77.5.

On Thursday our competition was sponsored by Peter Mark and Ann Conway had a cracking score of 41 points. Well done Ann!

Results: 1, Ann Conway (31), 41 points; 2, Therese Glasheen (22), 37 points; gross, Tara Dunne (5), 28 points; 3, Eithne Walsh (23), 36 points (back nine); Senior, Róisín Leahy (34), 35 points; best 36, Annie Murphy (36), 21 points; nearest the pin, Tara Dunne, 88 cm.

Our heartiest congratulations go this week to Ruth and Rachel who got married on Friday, and a great day was had by all.

Our sympathy to Kathleen Rossiter on the death of her brother R.I.P.

As usual, a very enjoyable Advance Cleaners scramble was held on Sunday, and at the time of writing this report the competition was not fully finished but lots of birdies were recorded! Full results will be given next week.

Next Thursday Sam McCauley Chemists are sponsoring a team of three competition.

Wexford People