Tuesday 21 November 2017

On the fairways

New Captain Keith Deacon driving into office in Rosslare
New Captain Keith Deacon driving into office in Rosslare
Incoming lady Captain Mary J. Maher with winners of the ladies' Christmas competitions in New Ross

Rosslare: There was a very big attendance of the annual Captains' drive-in recently, and luckily the rain held off during the ceremony.

Firstly the Junior lady Captain, Alannah Duggan, drove, followed by the Junior Captain, David Reck, and the lady Captain, Catherine Howard. All three had great drives which put the pressure on the Captain, Keith Deacon, but he was up to the challenge and hit a screamer down the middle. The drive-in was followed by an enjoyable social in the clubhouse.

Saturday four-person team: 1, Derek (10) and Susan Evans (14), Jim Conway (21), Teresa Conway (21); 2, Jim Hennessy (17), Norrie Goff (20), Pat Goff (12), John Hanrick (14).

Sunday singles: 1, Geoff Coman (10), 29 points; 2, Pádraic Dempsey (11), 27 points; gross, Tony Hynes (8), 22 points; vet., Daragh Cullinane (18), 26 points; 3, Danny Leacy (13), 26 points.

The death has taken place of John O'Keeffe who up to some years ago was a very long-serving member of the club. Originally from Wexford town, John had lived in Dublin for a number of years. He was a brother of the late Alicia O'Keeffe who was Secretary of Rosslare Golf Club for 50 years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

There are still some vacancies for new members. Please ring 05391-32203. The fee (including all levies) is €950.


Tuesday, January 5, eleven-hole singles stableford: 1, Kit Codd (16/10), 24 points (back three); 2, Niamh Byrne (10/6), 24 points; 3, Carmel Quinlivan (21/13), 23 points.


The A.G.M. of St. Helen's Bay Golf Club Ltd. will be held on Saturday, January 30, in the clubhouse at 4 p.m.

Due to the unwelcome visits from 'Desmond', 'Eva', 'Frank' and 'Gertrude', the winter league has been re-scheduled as follows: rounds four and five on Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17; rounds six and seven on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24; round eight on Saturday, January 30.


The Christmas cobwebs got dusted off on Thursday when the course re-opened after that awful weather we have had since December, leading to flooding on parts of the course.

Only eight teams took part and the underfoot conditions were certainly heavy. The fairways could not be cut due to the incessant rain which meant that we had several tales of lost balls which plugged, never again to be found.

Therefore, good scoring was out of the question but one team defied all odds to become runaway winners.

Posting 94 points which would be an excellent score in mid-summer, the team of Jimmy Furlong (13), Luke Power (19), Bob Dwyer (21) and Frank Boyle (22) came home well clear of the field.

A three-person team composed of John F. Roche (16), John Murphy (17) and Colin Casey (22) took the runners-up position with a score of 85 points (actual 79 plus the six-point bonus).

After a winning countback over the last nine holes (40/39), Dick Cuddihy (13), Steve Travis (17), Johnny Watson (18) and George Peters (24) took third place with 82 points.

Nearest the pin prize on the 14th hole was won by Luke Power, 32 inches from the hole. With the forecast for better weather next week, all are looking forward to more normal conditions for our weekly outing.

Again, just a reminder, the draw for teams is at 10.40 a.m. sharp, so please be in good time.

Wexford People

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