Sunday 20 October 2019

Golf club notes

At a presentation in New Ross Golf Club last Wednesday night to the winners of the golf competition sponsored by Annette Byrne of Forever Living, were left to right Marie Therase Wall 2nd, Frances O Brien winner, Annette Byrne sponsor, Mary O Leary 3rd and Mary Dungan lady captain
At a presentation in New Ross Golf Club last Wednesday night to the winners of the golf competition sponsored by the club were left to right Liz Bennett , Joanne Hartley, Mary Finn and Margaret Fitzpatrick winners with center Mary Dungan lady captain
Members of St Helens Bay Golf Resort and New Ross Golf Club to part in inter club tournament "The Ryderless Cup Challenge" on Saturday morning.


The fine weather and longer evenings saw a good increase in the numbers who played our midweek nine-hole competition. Last week Murt Mangan Construction sponsored the event.

Results: overall, Adam Jordan (10), 21 points (last six); Category 1, Nigel Cullen (4), 21 points; Category 2, Eunan Doyle (10), 20 points; Category 3, Michael Walsh (16), 21 points; Category 4, Mike Nolan (22), 19 points; gross prize, Frankie Morrissey (7), 16 points.

The first of this year's men's singles medal competitions sponsored by our own caterer, James Donnelly Catering, took place over the weekend.

Results: 1, Keith Whelan (17), 68; 2, Bill Whelan (17), 69; gross, Cormac Martin (3), 76; 3, Peter Edwards (14), 71 (back nine); 4, Alan Somers (9), 71 (back nine); 5, Frank Foley (14), 71 (back nine). Congratulations to all our winners.

Wednesday, April 29, is our usual nine-hole midweek competition, and this week our sponsor is George Leech. For the May Bank Holiday we have two team competitions. On Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, we have an open four-person team event sponsored by Luke Finn.

On Sunday and Monday, May 3 and 4, the format is an open three-person team competition sponsored by Garry Flood Landscapes.

On Sunday, May 10, we have a nine-hole mixed competition. The format is shotgun with a 6 p.m. start for everyone. Entry is only €5 including a meal which is great value.

Enniscorthy Golf Club is holding a fundraising day on Friday, May 15, kindly sponsored by Treacy's Hotel. The competition format is a four-person team event with a shotgun start at 3 p.m.

Following on from the golf, Jimmy and Lar are hosting a variety show in the clubhouse which promises to be a most enjoyable event.

The cost per team is €100. We ask all our members to support this day. He timesheet is now open.

Due to a breakdown in the gas boiler system, the showers are out of service while awaiting repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Monthly medal, Saturday, April 25: 1, Con Brosnan (14), 68; 2, Gay Dunne (12), 69 (last nine); 3, Michael Cullen (14), 69; gross, John Bolger (2), 71; C.S.S.: 73.

Ladies' and gents' singles, Sunday, April 26: 1, Seamus O'Donohoe (15), five up; 2, Pat McCrea (15), two up; 3, Joe Butler (12), two up; gross, Barry Symes (2), four down; ladies, Jill Forsyth (27), one up.

Ladies' day singles strokes sponsored by Pettitt's: 1, Eileen Wheeler (32), 70 points; 2, Catherine Quinn (16), 71 points; gross, Sorcha Howell (4), 83 points; 3, Denise Kavanagh (12), 71 points; Cat. A, Pat Kinsella (18), 74 points; Cat. B, Laura Funge (21), 72 points; Cat. C, Dympna Doyle (30), 76 points; nine holes stableford, Catherine Kinsella (36), 16 points; Margaret Jones (36), 16 points.


Let's hope that the marvellous weather which has accompanied the Tuesday competition continues for many more weeks.

The Creane and Creane ladies' stroke/medal competition on Tuesday, April 21, was no exception and there was a great turn-out to enjoy the golf in great conditions.

Results: 1, Judy Gregan (21), 71 nett; 2, Nicola Jacob (17), 72 nett (back six); gross, Ciara Sharkey (4), 84; 3, Teresa Bailey (16), 72 nett; 4, Ann Harvey (14), 73 nett; Senior, Maeve McCauley (17), 77 nett; 36 handicap, Marie O' Leary (36), 82 nett.

Ongoing nine-hole competition number one: 1, Kay Ryan (34), 21 points; 2, Margaret Crotty (27), 19 points (back three); 3, Dorothy Kenny (21), 19 points.

Competition two: 1, Teresa Bailey (15), 22 points; 2, Mary Breen (35), 19 points; 3, Vera Swann (33), 17 points.

Today, Tuesday, April 28, is a ladies' singles stableford competition (V. Doyle qualifier) sponsored by Helen D'Eathe of Helen's Home Shop.

Unfortunately, the fashion show which would display Helen's spring collection has been called off due to unforseen circumstances.

Do, however, come along to the presentation at 9.30 p.m. and enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the clubhouse.

This coming Tuesday, May 5, is a ladies' singles stableford competition sponsored by Beechdale Garden Centre.

Before that we have a busy weekend in that Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, is an open four-person team event sponsored by Luke Finn while Sunday and Monday, May 3 and 4, is an open three-person team event sponsored by Gary Flood Landscapes.

The first of the highly-popular nine-hole mixed competitions, run with considerable gusto by Tommy O'Rourke and Meta Cummins, commences on Sunday, May 10, at 6 p.m. with a shotgun start. Places fill up fast so get booking early!

A reminder that a club fundraiser will take place on May 15. The format is a team of four with a shotgun start followed by a concert in the clubhouse, so grab those clubs and support E.G.C. More details to follow.

The course is in tremendous condition and thanks must go to P.J. Dempsey and his hard-working team whose ongoing work ensures that it remains so.

Elizabeth Browne, gardener supreme, has requested donations of shrubs such as azaleas etc. which give such colour to the course. Elizabeth will look after the planting. Thanks, Elizabeth.

Our mixed team is out on May 4 with all support welcome.

Finally, the weather did lash back on Saturday when the first round of the Finn Cup had to be called off due to flooding on the greens from torrential rain. The match is re-scheduled for May 16.


St. Helen's fielded two teams on Sunday, April 19, in inter-club competition.

Our men were up against Bunclody in the Barton Cup, and performed well against a strong side which had disposed of a very fancied Waterford team in the first round. Well done to Gerry and Niall, Martin and Joe, John and Seán, Stuart and Derek, and Frank and Stan.

The ladies had a famous win over last year's semi-finalists, New Ross.

We got off to a great start, taking the first game, but New Ross hit back, winning the second on the 18th and going one up by winning the fourth on the 17th.

The fifth game went to the 17th, where St. Helen's squared the match.

Everything hinged on the third game, and what a finish; one down playing the 18th, where St. Helen's sank a putt to level the game.

And so to the 19th. The two New Ross ladies were on the green in three when Jean hit a great ball to ten feet with her third.

It looked all set to be decided by the best stroke on the green when Susan took her shot from 70 yards.

Perfect contact, hop, run and in the hole - eagle! Game over, what a win. Well done Aine, Nora, Paula, Margie, Jean, Eileen, Joanne, Ann B., Susan E. and Susan S.

The ladies were in action again over the weekend, with a full report next week.

The inaugural 'Club Ryder Cup' between St. Helen's Bay and New Ross was launched on Saturday in St. Helen's where the foursomes took place.

Our friends from New Ross proved formidable opponents and following a great tussle the match ended all square at two all.

The fourball takes place on Saturday in New Ross. Best wishes to the team: Aidan Colgan, Gerry Byrne, Rhodes Murphy, Mick Brosnan, Seamus McCormack, Terry O'Toole, Pat Murphy and Pádraig Tiernan.

Men's results - Sunday, April 19: 1, Chris Dowling (24), 39 points; 2, Michael Kearney (17), 37 points; 3, Mick Brosnan (14), 36 points; two club: Rhodes Murphy, Maurice Cooper.

Wednesday, April 22: 1, Tommy Duggan (16), 36 points; 2, Paddy Walsh (28), 35 points; 3, Jimmy McMahon (23), 33 points; two club: Gerry Byrne, Donal O Murchú, Tommy Duggan.

Saturday, April 25, Esso open: 1, Paul Conlon (10), 38 points; 2, Maurice Cooper (17), 37 points; 3, Mike Concannon (25), 36 points; two club, Jim Brauneisen.

Sunday, April 26, monthly medal: 1, Brian Buttimer (25), 71; Cat. 1, Pat O'Brien (8), 76; Cat. 2, Paul Conlon (10), 72; Cat. 3, Mike Concannon (25), 74; two club, Stephen Kearns, Jim Brauneisen, Liam Mullen.

Barton Cup: St. Helen's Bay 1, Bunclody 4.

Ladies' results - Saturday, April 18: 1, Aine Kearney (25), 31 points; 2, Janet Slattery (17), 30 points; 3, Theresa Kilcline (28), 29 points.

Sunday, April 19: 1, Bernadette Tully (30), 37 points; 2, Kathleen Murphy (24), 29 points; 3, Ann Parkinson (22), 25 points.

Wednesday, August 22: 1, Jo Devitt (22), 37 points; 2, Susan Stewart (18), 34 points; 3, Margie O'Connor (16), 33 points.

Finn Trophy: St. Helen's Bay 3, New Ross 2.

Fixtures: Wednesday, April 29, open singles; Saturday, May 2, open singles; Saturday, May 2, club Ryder Cup fourball v. New Ross away; Sunday, May 3, open singles; Monday, May 4, open four-person team scramble.

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