Saturday 21 September 2019

Golf club notes



The wind whipped across the course and whooshed through the trees for the ladies' singles stableford competition on June 2 but the sun shone and kept up the spirits.

June 2, 18-hole stableford (sponsor: I.F.A. Centre): 1, Margaret Frayne (12), 39 points; 2, Joan Dunbar (22), 38 points; 3, Helene Daly (29), 38 points; 4, Catherine Lawless (21), 37 points; 5, Marie Dunphy (19), 36 points; 6, Mary Halligan (29), 35 points (back nine); gross, Aisling O'Leary (0), 35 points; 36 handicap, Kit Byrne (36), 34 points; nine-hole competition, Eileen Acheson, 14 points.

Ongoing nine-hole competition, number six: 1, Anna Mai O'Connor (24), 19 points (back three); 2, Collette Dobbs (27), 19 points (back six); 3, Mary Breen (33), 19 points.

The third nine-hole mixed competition of the season took place on Sunday, June 7, a beautiful evening of light breezes and blue sky, the course looking its very best. As always, competition organisers Tommy O' Rourke and Meta Cummins were rewarded with a great turn-out.

Results: 1, Tom McGuire (18) and Stasia McGuire (27), 31 and three-quarter points; 2, Tom Cummins (18) and Meta Cummins (30), 32 points; gross, Mick Healy (5) and Lucy Healy (12), four and a quarter points; 3, Mick Wickham (16) and Maeve McCauley (18), 33 and a half points; 4, John Byrne (9) and Stella Byrne (36), 33 and three-quarter points; 5, Gerry McMahon (24) and Jo McMahon (29), 34 and three-quarter points.

Tuesday, June 9, is a ladies' stroke/medal competition sponsored by Valentia Nursing Home. The following Tuesday, June 16, is a ladies' singles stableford competition sponsored by Wheelock Fruits.

This busy week continues with the ladies' open Seniors on Thursday, June 18, sponsored by Coppen's Pharmacy. The week is rounded off by an open two-person team event on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, sponsored by Price Waterhouse Cooper. The presentation is at the new time of 10 p.m.

Some updates on match fixtures for all supporters.

Manager, Mary Halligan, will travel with her team to Borris on Sunday, June 14, to take on Borris at 4 p.m. The Boyne Cup team, under the management of Marie Frizelle, is out again on Wednesday, June 17, against Courtown in a home-and-away fixture.

Thursday, June 18, sees Enniscorthy's Junior Cup team, managed by Jenny King, take on Blainroe in Mount Wolseley. Best of luck to all the teams, managers and caddies. All support would be very welcome.

The first lesson of five aimed at improvers took place last week. This very popular course, given by Stephen Fitzpatrick, our club professional, goes from strength to strength, its success evident in the participation of two groups running over the next few weeks. Stephen is also available to give individual instruction to members and non-members (05392-37600).

Dorothie Richardson's marvellous flower creations have been succeeded by Sheila O'Leary's beautiful displays. Many thanks to the flower ladies.

Our Cullen Cup team, which faced Cahir in Cahir on Sunday, played great competitive golf but luck was not with them.

There was good news from last Thursday when the Miele match, which had to be postponed because of atrocious weather on Sunday, was played in a home-and-away fixture in Enniscorthy and Mount Juliet. Enniscorthy, under the management of Cora Mernagh, played a stormer in the blustery conditions and battled their way to a great win. Many congratulations ladies.


The Bank holiday weekend was marred by bad weather, resulting in the complete wash-out of the Monday fourball.

On Sunday Anthony Duggan (6) made a return to form when he brought in the winning score of 39 points. Anthony had birdies at the 13th and 18th in halves of 19 and 20 points to win by one shot from Eamonn Goggin (17), with Nathan O'Brien (7) third on 37 points.

Fourth was Dermot Walsh (5) on 36 points. Young John Brady (scr.) continued his good form, winning the gross with 33 points. Jim Goggin (10) won the veterans' with 37 points.

In the open singles on Wednesday, Pierce Glynn (6, Athenry) had birdies at the first, third and 18th for 39 points to win by one shot from Ken Maher (12), with Anthony Duggan (5) third on 37 points.

Once again John Brady (scr.) won the gross with a level par round and John Galvin (9) won the vets. with 36 points.

Saturday, mixed team of four: 1, Phil Callery (7), Martin Farrell (18), Michael Dempsey (19), Fionnuala Callery (29), 85 points; 2, Syl (13) and Máire Farrell (19), Pat Wright (21), Stephen Rossiter (14), 85 points; 3, Mary O'Shaughnessy (15), Frank Tracey (21), Arthur Lyons (25), Oliver Sharkey (25), 85 points.

Burrow results - gents: 1, Joe Moran Jnr. (8), 27 points; 2, Jackie O'Brien (21), 23 points; ladies: 1, Sheelagh Malone (36), 26 points; 2, Deirdre Walsh (33), 22 points.

Well done to Ian Lynch who finished 20th in the East of Ireland championships in Baltray last weekend. Gary Collins also made the two-round cut. Paul Murphy, Mark Mullen and Tony O'Leary also competed.

Next weekend sees the major event of the year when Paud O'Brien presents his Captain's prize to the members. This year the format is changed with the qualifying round on Saturday. The leading qualifiers take part in a nine-hole play-off on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday morning the non-qualifiers may take part in the Captain's Plate. The Captain's dinner is on Sunday at 7.30 p.m. Best of luck Paud.

The open ladies' and gents' singles continues on Wednesday. Visitors: €30.


Tuesday, June 2, singles stableford: 1, Mary O'Shaughnessy (15), 30 points; 2, Vandra Deacon (15), 29 points.

Wednesday, June 3, open singles stableford: 1, Ann Lee (Kilkenny, 21), 35 points; 2, Sheila Crosbie (13), 34 points.

Saturday, June 6, open singles stableford: 1, E. Dunleavy (Milltown, 32), 35 points; 2, Carol O'Brien (17), 32 points; 3, J. Moran (Castletroy, 14), 32 points.


The revival of the popular annual festival of golf and food brought visitors from seven different clubs and St. Helen's looked her best for the occasion.

Each and everyone were fulsome in their praise for the course.

It was great to see the members and visitors enjoying themselves over the Bank holiday weekend - the buzz is back in St. Helen's, so come on down!

Only a few slots are left in our July 4 bumper team event, so hurry up, give Larry C a ring.

Results (men) - Saturday, May 30, singles stableford: 1, Niall Ellard (6), 41 points; 2, Liam Mullen (16), 37 points (countback); 3, Noel D'Orey (18), 37 points.

Sunday, May 31, open singles: 1, Turlough O'Brien, 43 points; 2, Mick Conlan (14), 36 points (countback); 3, Seán Moore (10), 36 points.

Wednesday, June 3, open singles: 1, Stephen Fitzgerald (7, Tullamore), 39 points; 2, Pat O'Connor (12), 37 points (countback); 3, John Newport (20), 37 points.

Three-day festival of food and golf, Tuesday, June 2 (Kelly's Resort Hotel): 1, Seán Finnegan (7, Mullingar), 27 points; 2, Pat Muldowney (22, Castlerea), 26 points; 3, Terry O'Toole (23), 25 points.

Wednesday, June 3 (Talbot Hotel Wexford): 1, Gay Redmond (16, Foxrock), 30 points; 2, Terry O'Toole (23), 29 points.

Thursday, June 4 (Bay View, St. Helen's): 1, Gay Redmond (16, Foxrock), 33 points; 2, Terry O'Toole (23), 32 points.

Saturday, June 6, open singles: 1, Ciarán Murphy, 39 points; 2, Pat Murphy (17), 36 points (countback); 3, Chris Dowling (22), 36 points.

Sunday, June 7, Junior Scratch Cup: 1, Paul Phillips (8), 72; 2, Seamus Kelly (7), 73; 3, Paul Conlon (9), 73.

Sunday, June 7, Intermediate Scratch Cup: 1, Peter Smith (14), 69; 2, John Furlong (13), 70; 3, Stuart O'Kennedy (12), 72.

Results (ladies) - Sunday, May 31: 1, Niamh Hogan (17), 33 points; 2, Fiona Duffy (32), 32 points; 3, Jean O'Kennedy (17), 30 points.

Wednesday, June 3: 1, Paula O'Leary (12), 33 points; 2, Nora Kavanagh (14), 31 points; 3, Eileen Walsh (34), 28 points (countback).

Saturday, June 6, open singles: 1, Geraldine Smith (26), 33 points; 2, Joy Elliot (24), 23 points; 3, Sandra Denner (29), 20 points.

Sunday, June 7, monthly medal: 1, Geraldine Smith (26), 71; 2, Jean O'Kennedy (17), 72; 3, Anne Goode (25), 74.

Fixtures: Wednesday, June 10, open singles; Saturday, June 13, open singles; Sunday, June 14, monthly medal.


The gents' 18-hole PGA Tankard singles sponsored by Liam Bowler Pro Shop was on Saturday and Sunday.

This event saw a vast difference in weather conditions with the challenge of strong winds gusting to approximately 50km per hour on the Saturday to a gentle breeze accompanied by a great afternoon of sunshine on the Sunday.

Wexford G.C. would like to thank Liam Bowler and his staff for their continued support and servive to our members. The presentation of prizes will take place in the clubhouse bar on Thursday, June 11, at 8 p.m.

Results: 1, Patrick Murphy Jnr. (6), 41 points (back nine); 2, Pat M. Murphy (9), 41 points; 3, Rhys Clarke (5), 39 points; gross, Mark Mullen, 35 points; 4, T.A. Ryan (27), 38 points; 5, Anthony Sinnott (14), 37 points; front nine, Seán Moynihan (26), 23 points (back six); back nine, Paul Mullen (20), 21 points; vets., Brian Judd (19), 36 points; PGA tankard, Patrick Murphy Jnr. (6).

Winner of the Joker draw on Sunday was Jimmy T. Thomas who earns €50 for card number 8.

Next week's jackpot is now at €2,953. The draw is open to members and visitors. Enter for just €2 in the bar.

Tuesday, June 2, open mixed foursomes (16 teams played): 1, Cathríona Walsh and Nicky O'Brien (8 2/3), 47 2/3 strokes; 2, Ger Broaders and Billy Hanton (14), 48 strokes; 3, Trish Hanton and John Ffrench (10 2/3), 48 1/3 strokes.

This is a weekly event every Tuesday evening open to members and non-members, €2.50 for members and €5 for visitors.

For more information regarding our upcoming open week please see our Facebook page.

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