Golf club notes
NEW ROSS LADIES
Wednesday, May 6, 18-hole stableford Valerie Doyle qualifier sponsored by AIB - Category 1: 1, Mary Shannon (18), 37 points; 2, Margaret Furlong, Adm. (17), 33 points (last six); Category 2: 1, Liz Roberts (22), 31 points; 2, Eleanor Roche (19), 30 points (last nine); Category 3: 1, Carmel Fenlon (31), 32 points; 2, Eileen Wallace (30), 30 points (last nine).
Wednesday, May 13, 3Ts charity 18-hole stableford sponsored by New Ross Credit Union. There will also be a Seniors' prize. Draw times are 10 to 10.15 a.m. and 2 to 2.15 p.m. A timesheet will also be in operation.
Wednesday, May 20, men's Captain's prize to the ladies, 18-hole stroke (medal and gross). To be eligible to win you must have submitted three 18-hole competition cards for this year in the club.
The nine-hole re-entry competition continues.
There will be a presentation on Wednesday, May 13, at 9 p.m. for all prizes to date. Prize-winners are kindly asked to attend.
Sunday, May 3, 18-hole strokes (medal), President's prize to the ladies (Ger Cashman): 1, Beppi O'Connor (19), 69; 2, Lily Rowe (16), 71; gross, Helen Lacey (6), 80 points; 3, Phil Flood (27), 72; 4, Jacinta O'Neill (19), 73 (back nine); 5, Una Doherty (36), 73; Cat. A, Yvonne MacSweeney (lady Captain, 12), 75; Cat. B, Una Robinson (21), 75; Cat. C, Tracey Ryan (29), 79; Senior, Barbara Mantripp (25), 77; best 36, Eileen Byrne (36), 82; front nine, Theresa Morris (25), 33.5 (back six); back nine, Breda Devoy (25), 34.5; nearest the pin, Wendy Tiernan, 2.61m.
A total of 64 ladies played in this competition. After a dreadful wet Saturday and a night of rain, the course was in great condition thanks to the hard work of Jake and his crew.
Later in the evening Ger Cashman (President) presented his beautiful prices to the ladies. Congratulations to all the prize-winners.
Thursday, May 7, 18-hole stableford competition sponsored by ladies of the club - Rachel O'Connor, Louise Boshoff, Catherine Carmody and Rita Douglas: 1, Carmel Murphy (8), 36 points (back nine); 2, Tara Dunne (7), 36 points; gross, Margaret Atkinson (9), 25 points; 3, Barbara Mantripp (25), 35 points (back nine); Senior, Margaret Hearne (13), 27 points; best 36, Mary B. O'Leary (36), 24 points; nine-hole, Margaret Brady (14), 13 points; nearest the pin, Ursula Carey, 1.64m.
A total of 65 ladies played in this competition. Congratulations to all our prize-winners and a special word of thanks to the ladies of the club for their beautiful prizes. Their support is greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to our Mixed Foursomes who had a great win over Bunclody on Monday, May 4.
Commiserations to our Intermediate Cup team which lost out to Tramore in Faithlegg on Friday, May 1. The team was: Lily Rowe, Helen Kinsella, Mary Rice, Beppi O'Connor and Louise Boshoff. Subs. - Martina Dempsey and Anna Sullivan. Team manager was Therese Glasheen.
Hard luck to our Minor Cup team which lost out to Enniscorthy in Faithlegg on Wednesday, May 6. The team was: Denise Dunne (lady Vice-Captain), Patricia Boyd, Mary O'Leary (lady President), Eithne Walsh and Madge Murphy. Sub. - Marie Connell. Team manager was Therese Glasheen for Helen Kinsella.
Unfortunately, our Challenge Cup team went down to Tulfarris in Coollattin on Wednesday, May 6. The team was: Tressa O'Connor, Deirdre Greer, Pat Flanagan, Mary Lambert and Kathleen Rossiter. Sub. - Brenda O'Brien. Team manager was Breda Devoy.
Our Senior Cup team was unlucky on Saturday, May 10, in Woodenbridge when they lost out to The Heath. The team out was: Ruth Kennedy, Helen Lacey, Tara Dunne, Linda Friel and Margaret Atkinson.
Hard luck ladies, you were all great ambassadors and many thanks for the time you all gave up to represent the club.
Best of luck to our Finn Trophy Team which plays Coollattin in Wexford on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. Supporters are always welcome.
Thursday, May 14, is an 18-hole v. par competition sponsored by Martin's Jewellers.
The first sponsored competition of the year took place on the Bank holiday weekend when Kelly's Resort Hotel sponsored the singles on Sunday. Weatherwise, it was a bad weekend with Saturday completely washed out.
The winner with 40 points was one of the young guns, Nathan O'Brien. Nathan (9) had double bogeys on the third and fourth to turn in 17 points.
However, on the way home he really turned it on with birdies on the 12th and 18th and only one dropped shot at the 17th for 23 points and a one-point win over Ciarán Frost (4) who had birdies at the third, 12th, 17th and 18th in halves of 17 and 22.
Third on 39 points was Con Murphy (12) with Colm Waldron (17) fourth on 38 points. Fourteen-year-old John Brady (2) won the gross. He had birdies at the third, ninth and 18th in a one over par 73. John Bourke (11) won the veterans with 37 points. Bill Kelly presented the prizes.
Friday, May 1, champagne scramble (team of four): 1, Pat Rossiter (7), Syl Farrell (13), Stephen Rossiter (14), Robert Rowe (17), 106 points; 2, Liam MacNamara (3), John Brady (2), Jack McGarry (4), Bill Brady (14), 105 points; 3, Philip Quigley (18), Matt Grogan (22), Catherine Grogan (36), Josephine Power (36), 105 points.
Monday, May 4, team of three: 1, John Benton Jnr. (8), John Benton (10), Boyd Scott (18), 82 points; 2, Kathleen Cullimore (15), Carol O'Brien (17), Joan Walsh (21), 81 points; 3, Pat Goff (13), John Hanrick (14), Jim Hennessy (17), 79 points.
Burrow course, 12-hole singles, Sunday, April 27: 1, Michael Reardon (18), 26 points; 2, Tommy Boyce (18), 26 points; 3, Ray Kelly (17), 25 points; ladies: 1, Kathleen Goggin (33), 27 points.
Twelve-hole singles, Sunday, May 3: 1, Willie White, 28 points; 2, Davy Rowe, 26 points; 3, Jason Walsh, 25 points; ladies: 1, Phil Mahony, 27 points; 2, Sheelagh Malone, 24 points; 3, Anne Lennon, 23 points.
Well done to Paul Murphy who finished second in the Cork Scratch Cup, two shots behind the winner. He had rounds of 73 and 68.
Gary Collins competed in the Lytham Trophy in England but missed the cut by two shots. He had rounds of 73 and 80.
On Sunday the 36-hole Top Golfer-sponsored Junior Scratch Cup takes place.
There is an open ladies' and gents' singles every Wednesday. Visitors: €25.
Gaynor Trophy draw (handicap 0-9): Jack McGarry v. Johnny Kelly, winner v. Mark Mullen; Denis Asple v. John Brady, winner v. Brendan Rossiter; Liam MacNamara v. Tony O'Leary, winner v. Gary Collins; Ronan Lewis v. Philip Balfe, winner v. Ian Lynch.
There's a great buzz around St. Helen's Bay these days. Shouts of 'fore' mingled with peals of laughter fill the air - the golfing season is upon us.
Well done to all the winners, with a special mention to our President, Pat, who played steady, controlled golf in blustery conditions to claim the PGA Tankard.
Men's results - Monday, May 4, four-person team scramble: 1, Michael O'Grady (14), John Devlin (17, Rosslare), Martin Quigley (10, Rosslare), George O'Connor (11, Rosslare), 59.8; 2, Tommy Duggan (16), Pádraig Tiernan (13), Bernie Furlong (18), Vonnie O'Connor (14, Rosslare), 59.9.
Saturday, May 9, singles stableford: 1, Jim Kearney (14), 39 points; 2, Brian Buttimer (23), 37 points; 3, Paul Conlon (9), 36 points; two club, Noel D'Orey.
Sunday, May 10, PGA Tankard: 1, Pat Murphy (18), 37 points; 2, Seán Moore (11), 36 points; 3, Martin Codd (6), 34 points (countback); two club, Tom Doyle and Paul Conlon.
Ladies' results - Saturday, May 9, singles stableford: 1, Bernie Furlong (18), 33 points; 2, Georgina Darling (20), 32 points; 3, Sandra Denner (29), 26 points.
Sunday, May 10, PGA Tankard: 1, Susan Evans (14), 36 points; 2, Eileen Brosnan (14), 30 points; 3, Cathy Dalton (36), 28 points.
Fixtures: Wednesday, May 13, open singles stableford; Saturday, May 16, open singles stableford; Sunday, May 17, singles stableford; Wednesday, May 20, open singles stableford; Thursday, May 21, open Seniors.
THE SOUTH-EAST Skittle League recently held their A.G.M. where the following officers were elected:
Myles Byrne (Chairperson), Ray Colfer (Secretary), Margaret Cullen and Esther Downes (joint Treasurers), Mick Carty and Deirdre O'Connor (joint P.R.O's).
Thanks to outgoing Secretary Ronnie Bradshaw for all his hard work over recent years.
May 12 fixtures - Senior: Doyle's v. Frank Jordan's; Tallaught v. St. Leonards; Clonmines v. Taylorstown; Junior: Micko's 'A' v. Micko's 'B'; Gusserane v. Mary Jo's; Murphy's v. Power's.
Text results to Ray Colfer on 087-6411345.