Golf club notes
A total of 49 players took part in the recent golf outing in Borris Golf Club.
Results: 1, Billy Wallace; 2, Brian Furlong; 3, Mark O'Mahoney; Cat. 1: 1, Eamonn Wall; 2, Markie Murphy; 3, Joe Casey; Cat. 2: 1, Adrian Burford; 2, Kenny Barrett; 3, Kenny Barry; Cat. 3: 1, Packie Murphy; 2, Kevin Meaney; 3, Kevin Sutton; nearest the pin, Kevin Meaney; front nine, Paddy O'Donoghue; back nine, Alan Chapman; twos, Eamon Wall, Joe Casey, John Whelan.
The next outing is the Captain's prize in Tramore on July 11.
Well done to Brian Furlong on winning the drink putting competition in Whelan's after the golf and donating his winnings to the lifeboat!
Eamon Wall has become the clear favourite in the Molloy's Bar golfer of the year competition. Can he be caught…?
NEW ROSS LADIES
Wednesday, June 17, 18-hole stableford sponsored by Vale Oil: 1, Anna Murphy (25), 42 points; 2, Lilian O'Hanlon (36), 39 points; 3, Marie Therese Wall (24), 38 points.
Wednesday, June 24, P.G.A. Pro-Am qualifier 18-hole stableford 1st, 2nd, 3rd - team three. Draw times: 10 to 10.15 a.m. and 2 to 2.15 p.m. A timesheet will also be in operation.
Wednesday, July 1, lady Captain's prize (Mary Dungan), first 18-hole stroke (medal). A timesheet only is in operation which is now open. Please put your name on the timesheet and a draw from the timesheet will be done on the day.
Thursday, July 2, lady Captain's nine-hole mixed team event from 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 4, lady Captain's second 18-hole stroke (medal). A timesheet only is in operation which is now open. Please put your name on the timesheet and a draw from the timesheet will be done on the day. There will be a buffet supper in the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Please put your name on the list in the locker room if you wish to partake.
Congratulations to the Boyne Trophy team which beat Dunmore East on Wednesday to go through to the third round.
Good luck also to the Senior foursomes in their quarter-final against Wexford in Enniscorthy on Saturday, June 27, at 4 p.m.
Good luck to the Intermediate team which plays its quarter-final match in Kilkenny against The Heath on Monday, June 29.
There will be a presentation of all prizes to date on Wednesday, June 24, at 9.30 p.m. in the clubhouse. All prize-winners are kindly asked to attend.
A voluntary gardening group is to be set up to help with weeding the flower beds, general tidying, etc. The first meeting will be on Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m.
Please come along to help out and bring gloves, shovels, brushes, bin bags, etc. Your support would be much appreciated.
Just a reminder that the society will take to the fairways of Enniscorthy golf course on Saturday, June 27, at 9.30 a.m.
Members and visitors are requested to have their names posted on the sheet in Pauline's bar before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, to be entered in the draw.
New club jerseys for those who have ordered them will be available on the day of the outing. Members who have not paid their annual subscription should make every effort to do so in advance of this outing.
We are looking forward to seeing as many golfers as possible on Saturday morning, to make it an enjoyable day out on this lovely course.
Open week concluded, as it has done for the past many years, with a singles competition sponsored by James Kent Alushield Windows and Doors. Almost 170 golfers turned out in good conditions for the 18-hole stableford event and the scoring was very good.
Taghmon's Robert O'Callaghan (17), a newcomer and fast learner of the game, recorded a brilliant score of 42 points to land first prize. There was little to separate second and third with Ger Maher (15) and Frank Cullen (20) both shooting 41 points, but Ger took second by virtue of a better back nine.
Michael Ryan Jnr. took the gross with 33 points and the categories were won by John Shalloe (6, 35 points), Stephen Bennett (12, 40 points) and John Watson (16, 39 points). Thank you to James Kent of Alushield Windows and Doors for his continued and generous support.
The performance of the week was turned in by Michael Greene in the June open singles last Thursday. Many things have changed in the club over the years, but Mickie's sweet swing and rhythm have been a constant, and aided by a hot putter he turned in a massive 46 points off 13 handicap - some shooting!
Mickie wasn't the only one turning on the style, as Waterford's Harry White (11) came home in second with 42 points, whilst Art Ward (16) finished third with 41 points. Spare a thought for Adam Banville who also scored 41 points, but finished outside the prizes!
The gross went to the in-form Alan Furness with 35 points. The category A prizes were won by Tony Harford (12, 37 points), Denis Kirwan (11, 37 points) and John Watson (15, 37 points).
The category B prizes went the way of Bob Redmond (21, Balbriggan, 38 points), Fr. John French (20, 35 points) and Willie Byrne (14, 34 points). The competition was sponsored by a generous and anonymous member - you know who you are!
The Tuesday fourball returned to the 14-hole format for the summer months last week, and James Kent (16) and Noel Kehoe (17) took full advantage of the longer format by shooting a cracking 38 points to win the competition.
The categories went to Brian Teague (15) and Tommy Liston (7) on 34 points and Steve Roche (10) and Daryl Walsh (18) on 37 points. The competition was sponsored by Permanent TSB New Ross and we thank them for their continued and generous support.
This week's event is sponsored by Ger Martin of The Golden Grill, Irishtown, New Ross. Next weekend's competition is an open two-person team event sponsored by John and Betty Moran of the Theatre Tavern.
Two scores will count on all the par threes, the fourth and 18th holes, with double scores on the 18th. One score will count on all other holes. Tee-times can be booked online.
The timesheets are now live for the lady Captain's (Mary Dungan) prize to the men's section which takes place on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4.
It was a black Saturday for our teams as the Cullen Trophy and South Leinster teams bowed out to Newbridge and Callan respectively. The Jimmy Bruen team also failed to advance from regional qualifying in Courtown. Thank you to all involved for their hard work and time given up to take part in these events.
Three more teams are in action this week with the Junior foursomes playing in their regional qualifier in Callan, the Senior Cup taking on Kilkenny in Carlow, and the Duggan Cup facing Callan. Best of luck to all involved.
This year's New Ross Golf Club Pro-Am, sponsored by Culcita Garden Furniture and Outdoor Living, takes place on Friday, July 17, the Friday of the open championship. It's only four weeks away now and there are only a handful of amateur team places available, with a strong field of regional professionals also entered. For further information please contact James Roche or Paul Morris in the Pro Shop (051-421433).
Tuesday, June 16, 18 holes Scotch foursomes sponsored by Dulux Paints/Wallace's of Wellingtonbridge: 1, Eileen Doyle (21/24) and Pauline Breen (26/24), 42 points; 2, Lynn Cronin (13/17) and Sheila Doyle (20/17), 41 points; 3, Teresa Cowman (15/17) and Máire Farrell (19/17), 40 points (back nine); 4, Trish Devereux (21/22) and Bernadette Cuddihy (23/22), 40 points; front nine, Moira Fortune (15/17) and Gerarde Mahon (19/17), 22 points; back nine, Mary O'Shaughnessy (15/15) and Kit Codd (15/15), 22 points (back six).
Wednesday, June 17, open singles stableford (C.S.S.: 35 points): 1, Sheila Crosbie (13), 36 points; 2, Alannah Duggan (18), 35 points.
The President's (John Mullins) prize to the ladies takes place today (Tuesday), and the presentation of prizes will take place tonight at 9.30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, is the invitational fourball sponsored by Kerlogue Nursing Home.
Our monthly sponsored Seniors on Thursday brought out the crowds to a sun-splashed St. Helen's. Well done to Donal and Terry on winning the prizes kindly sponsored by Donal O Murchú and Moira Slevin.
Thanks also to Green Angel, our generous sponsor of Saturday prize-giving day. Next Saturday belongs to our Presidents, Pat Murphy and Mary McCormack.
Following what should prove to be a great day's golf, the prize-giving dinner will commence at 7.30 p.m. We wish Pat and Mary well, and look forward to a wonderful day's entertainment.
July 4 is getting ever closer, the excitement is mounting, so don't dare miss it!
Results (men) - Wednesday, June 17, open singles: 1, Tommy Duggan (16), 34 points (countback); 2, Kieran Noonan (19), 34 points; 3, Derek Evans (11), 34 points.
Thursday, June 18, open Seniors (sponsors - Donal O Murchú and Moira Slevin): Cat. 1 (50-65): 1, Donal O'Keeffe (23), 45 points; 2, Eric Byrne (14), 43 points; Cat. 2 (66+): 1, Terry O'Toole (23), 43 points; 2, Tom Griffin (20), 38 points.
Saturday, June 20, open singles (sponsor: Green Angel): 1, Niall Ellard (5), 41 points; 2, Jim Murphy (12), 38 points; 3, Micheál Delaney (15), 38 points.
Results (ladies) - Thursday, June 18, open Seniors: 1, Rose Mary Ryan (Elm Park, 29), 37 points; 2, Kathleen Murphy (24), 36 points.
Saturday, June 20, open singles (sponsor: Green Angel): 1, Patricia Hudson (28), 35 points; 2, Eileen Walsh (34), 33 points.
Fixtures: Wednesday, June 24, open singles; Saturday, June 27, President's day; Sunday, June 28, open fourball.
Last weekend the Captain, Paud O'Brien, presented his prize to the members and was blessed with two very fine days. This year the there was a new format with the qualifying round on Saturday and the top 30 going forward to a nine-hole play-off on Sunday evening.
On Saturday 170 took part in the qualifiers with four shots separating the top 30 which made it very exciting for Sunday evening. Six players - Tony Coakley (4), Denis Noonan (6), Declan Curran, P.J. McMahon (18), Liam Brett (15) and Ciarán Frost (4) - all shot 68 while John Long (6), Donal O'Flaherty (14) and Willie White (12) posted 69s.
The play-off had a shotgun start and in the end the closeness of the final scores was unbelievable with two and a half shots separating the first ten finishers.
The winner with 103 (70, 33) was Liam Duggan (6) whose great two under par for the last three holes proved the decisive factor as second-placed Donal O'Flaherty (14) with 69, 35 (104) dropped five shots in his last three holes.
Ciarán Frost (14) 72, 38 (110) won the gross and the evergreen P.J. McMahon (18) won the veterans with 104 (68,36). Third was last year's winner, Ken Noonan (13), on 104.5 (71, 33.5), with Joe Hudson (17) fourth on the same score (70, 34.5).
Dermot Hall (13) finished fifth on 105.5 (71, 34.5), beating Dan Cash (7) into sixth position on the breakdown. Tony Coakley (4) won the leading qualifier with 68.
On Sunday morning the non-qualifiers played in the Captain's plate.
Results: 1, Ciarán Cuddihy (12), 40 points; 2, Syl Farrell (14), 38 points; gross, Ian Lynch (1), 33 points; vet., Bob Quilty (10), 35 points; 3, Murt Joyce (8), 37 points; 4, J.P. Cullen (12), 37 points.
On Sunday night the Captain, Paud O'Brien, presented the prizes.
Open singles, Wednesday: 1, Mark Fitzpatrick (7), 40 points; 2, Colm Waldron (1), 40 points; gross, Gary Collins (+3), 39 points; vet., John O'Donoghue (5, Tipperary), 35 points; 3, Jack McGarry (4), 39 points.
Burrow course: 1, Joe Barry; 2, Joe Moran Snr.; 3, John Sinnott; ladies: 1, Anne Lennon.
Fixtures: Saturday, June 27, ladies' and gents' singles sponsored by Taylormade; Sunday, June 28, men's singles. Open singles continue on Wednesdays. Visitors: €30.
The Senior Cup team start out in defence of their Leinster title when they play the qualifying round on Saturday in Carlow.
Monday, June 15, 18-hole open stableford competition sponsored by Nikara Hair: 1, Kate Mackey (17), 41 points; 2, Marguerite McGrath (24), 40 points (back nine); gross, Aisling O'Leary (0), 36 points; visitor, Sandra Meredith (Athy, 26), 36 points; Senior, Barbara Mantripp (25), 33 points (back three); nine holes, Imelda Dunne (17), 13 points.
A total of 61 ladies played. Visiting clubs represented were Athy, Dun Laoighaire, Enniscorthy, Grange Castle, Mount Wolseley and Rosslare. Congratulations to all the prize-winners and a special word of thanks to Nikara Hair for their beautiful prizes. Remember to please support our sponsors where possible.
Thursday, June 18, 18-hole stableford competition sponsored by Fortune's Chemist: 1, Marie Connell (27), 40 points; 2, Yvonne MacSweeney (lady Captain, 12), 39 points; gross, Ruth Kennedy (6), 31 points; 3, Margaret Atkinson (10), 38 points; Senior, Margaret Hearne (13), 36 (back nine); best 36, Mary B. O'Leary (36), 31 points; nine holes, Kay Brady (16), 17 points; nearest the pin, Lily Rowe, 1m.
A total of 81 ladies played in this competition. The presentation of prizes will take place on Thursday, June 25, at 10 p.m. Well done to all the prize-winners and a special word of thanks to Fortune's Chemist for their beautiful prizes. Remember, where possible, please support our sponsors.
Good luck to our Junior Cup team which plays New Ross in Mount Wolseley on Monday, June 22, at 2.30 p.m., and our Senior foursomes who play New Ross in Enniscorthy on Saturday, June 27, at 4 p.m.
They promise to be thrilling matches so please come along and support our ladies.
The timesheet for the very popular Advance Cleaners scramble which will take place on Sunday, July 12, will be available in the ladies' locker room on Thursday, June 25.
As usual, one lady per team, so ladies get your team together! All names will be put on the BRS system on July 4.
Thursday, June 25, is an 18-hole v. par competition sponsored by Keville Hairdressing Salon, with the presentation of prizes at 10 p.m.
Men - Vice-Captain's (Paul Dobey) prize: 1, Patrick Bergin (18), 39; 2, Dave Tyrrell (19), 38; 3, Darren Glennon (5), 38; gross, Brian Kennedy.
Ladies - Vice-Captain's (Jackie Hamilton) prize: 1, Lorna Mulvey-Ryan (21), 38; 2, Maureen Collins (24), 37; 3, Nuala Noone (20), 36.