Monday 16 September 2019

On the fairways

The Rathaspeck ladies' society Captain's prize-giving in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. Back (from left): Agnes Grant, Phil O'Mahoney, Anna Kelly, Ann Connolly, Marie Stamp. Front (from left): Laura Doyle (winner), Bríd Ní Bhríain (Captain), Una Furlong (golfer of the year)
The Rathaspeck ladies' society Captain's prize-giving in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. Back (from left): Agnes Grant, Phil O'Mahoney, Anna Kelly, Ann Connolly, Marie Stamp. Front (from left): Laura Doyle (winner), Bríd Ní Bhríain (Captain), Una Furlong (golfer of the year)
The Rosslare President's prize to the ladies presentation. Back (from left): Anne O'Leary, Chris White, Mary Maguire, Eleanor O'Connor, Catherine Young, Trish Devereux, Eilis Kavanagh. Front (from left): Doreen McGovern, Mairéad Browne, Jim Hennessy (President), Anne Redmond (winner), Catherine Howard, Marie Garahy
Seáiní Quirke and George Slattery took part in the Courtown Junior Captain's prize

New Ross Seniors: We had a hectic schedule last week, starting off with our visit to Faithlegg on Tuesday where we enjoyed our game in well-nigh perfect conditions. Seven teams battled it out on the championship course for the bragging rights to be among the prize winners.

Scoring was as expected to be quite good considering the conditions but nevertheless playing on a strange course might lower the expectations of that happening somewhat, but we had a rude awakening in that regard.

The winning team of Patsy Farrell (19), Larry Shannon (21), Frank Boyle (22) and Jim 'Dublin' Ryan (23) spread-eagled the field, coming home in the number one spot by scoring a terrific total of 93 points.

Second place on 88 points went to Tony Harford (13), Aidan O'Connor (19), John F. Roche (19) and Tony Wallace (21). The third spot went to John Browne (13), Willie Naddy (20), Billy Redmond (21) and Les Jastrebski (25) with 87 points.

A three-man team composed of John Shalloe (5), Paddy Bennett (19) and Donie Cody (22) scored 85 points (79 + 6) and took fourth prize. Many thanks to Kathy in the office and the restaurant staff for looking after us so well - it was much appreciated by our travelling contingent.

Back on home soil last Thursday, again in perfect golfing conditions, we broke with our normal game format and opted for the popular champagne scramble team event. They were talking about Olympic records being shattered all week and we too had a new one set that is not likely to be beaten for a long, long time.

Our long-standing record for this type of competition was 105 points but that was well and truly shattered last week with a new record score being registered of 108 points.

Gelling well as a team, the quartet of Denis Kirwan (11), Dan Quigley (20), Larry Shannon (21) and Frank Boyle (21) achieved that magnificent total, helped in no small measure by three seven-pointers and an eight-pointer on holes seven, 15, 18 and eight respectively.

In second place equalling the old record with 105 points were Tim Doyle (14), Eamon Delaney (16), Pat Traynor (18) and Les Jastrebski (25). Third place on account of a better back nine (51/46) came John Hosey (14), John Fitzpatrick (19), Willie Naddy (19) and Martin Burke (25) with another good score of 101 points.

In all seven teams clocked up 100 points or more - not bad shooting for a crowd of veteran golfers.

All are reminded that next Thursday, August 25, the draw for teams is at 9.40 a.m. sharp in order to facilitate the Society group following. We stress once again that latecomers will not be facilitated as it upsets the draw and is unfair to those who arrive on time.

The Autumn Seniors Alliance outing takes place in New Ross on Monday, August 29, when big numbers from outside clubs are expected to take part. Home members needing a spot on the timesheet should contact Jamesie Murphy (051-421151 or 085-1846172) as soon as possible.

The 20-year celebration of the founding of New Ross Seniors is the trip to Ballykisteen in the first week of September when the New Ross course is closed. A good number have signed up for this great value package of only €149 which includes two nights' B&B, two dinners and two rounds of golf - where would you get better?

Again, Jamesie Murphy is your contact at the above phone numbers as the cut-off point for would-be travellers is Friday, August 26.


Wednesday, August 17, 18-hole stablefored/Centenary Cup sponsored by New Ross & Bunclody Credit Union: 1, Carmel Fenlon (26), 44 points; 2, Bridget Duffin (30), 42 points (last nine); 3, Lillian O'Hanlon (36), 42 points.

Lady President's prize, Saturday, August 20: 1, Anne Healy (17), 38 points (last nine); 2, Margaret Fitzpatrick (36), 38 points; gross, Mary Kavanagh, 25 points; 3, Ann Banville (26), 37 points (last nine); 4, Anne Curtis Adm. (20), 37 points; 5, Marguerite Sutton (22), 36 points; 6, Breda McManus (23), 36 points; past Presidents, Eleanor Roche (19), 33 points; committee prize, Rita Furlong (36), 30 points; first nine, Joan Foley (32), 20 points; second nine, Eileen Cullinan (15), 31 points; 29-36 handicap, Lillian O'Hanlon (34), 33 points. Gents: 1, Mossy Connell (6), 38 points; 2, Paul Cleary (10), 37 points (last six); 3, Eddie Kent (18), 37 points (last nine); gross, Junior Cashin, 30 points; 4, Jimmy Furlong (11), 37 points (last nine).

Lady President Marie O'Connor thanked everyone who took part in her competition and particularly those who contributed to her chosen charity in lieu of gifts and cards. A total of €630 was raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare, a worthy recipient.

Upcoming competitions: Wednesday, August 24, 18-hole scramble sponsored by Wall B.E.R. (Marie Therese Wall); Wednesday, August 31, open Ryder Cup-style four-person team event. Timesheet open. Please invite your friends to play; Thursday, September 1, to Sunday, September 4, open club classic, four-person team, ladies' prizes, non-G.U.I. prizes. Please support.

The Minor Alliance for handicaps 29-36 starts in September. If you are interested in taking part please put your name on the sheet in the ladies' locker room.


August 10, Wednesday open singles - men's: 1, Tiernan Byrne (7, Knightsbrook), 42 points; 2, Richard Redmond (28, Castlewarden), 41 points; 3, Dick Mangue (13, Milicent), 41 points; ladies: 1, Dorrie Lenehan (25, Kilkenny), 38 points; 2, Louise Galligan (25), 35 points.

August 13 and 14, men's singles v. par: 1, Martin Roberts (12), four up; 2, Barry Murphy (9), three up; gross, Rory McCarthy (0), one up; 3, Liam Martin (16), three up.

August 16, ladies' monthly medal: 1, Joanne Kenny (16), 66 nett; 2, Louise Galligan (25), 67 nett; gross, Margaret Moore, 84 nett; 3, Margaret Byrne (35), 69 nett.


The lady President's day was held on one of the warmest days of the year and there was nothing but praise from all the ladies who participated about the condition of the course, the greens, the lovely weather and the delicious food served at the ladies' tea which followed the competition.

Once again the scoring was very high with 106 ladies participating across the different categories. The lady President, Paula Creedon, opted for category prizes this year.

Category A was for handicaps up to 14, Category B handicaps from 15 to 25, Category C handicaps from 26 to 32, and Category D handicaps from 33-36. A cake sale raised €210 which was donated to Tommy O'Rourke's fundraiser for the Oncology Unit in Wexford General Hospital. A total of €1,545.10 has now been raised.

Results: 1, Helene Daly (26), 69 nett; Category A: 1, Laura Dempsey (6), 70 nett; 2, Ciara Sharkey (4), 73 nett; Category B: 1, Mary McCauley (20), 71 nett; 2, Vera Garry (22), 72 nett; Category C: 1, Margaret Mangan (28), 72 nett; 2, Clare Lambert (28), 73 nett; Category D: 1, Sheila McGrath (36), 74 nett; 2, Breda Coffey (36), 74 nett; past President, Anne Nolan (21), 75 nett; committee, Marie Duggan (17), 75 nett; front nine, Nikki Dunphy, 32.5; back nine, Elizabeth Askins, 34.5; five-day, overseas, distant, Martina Murphy (36), 79 nett; Junior, Aileen Brophy (21), 36 points; nine holes qualifier, Kathleen Ryan, 18 points; visitor, Mary Carolan; nearest the pin, Louise Doyle, 18.5 inches; longest drive, Laura Dempsey.

Next Tuesday's competition is an 18 holes stableford sponsored by Karl Martin.

The results of the ladies' Seniors competition, which was sponsored by Mary Elizabeth Boutique, were: 1, Mary Halligan (29), 37 points; Cat. A, Mary Breen (28), 36 points; Cat. B, Monica O'Connor (27), 27 points; Cat. C, Vera Swan (32), 36 points; visitor, Joan O'Sullivan (Arklow, 26), 35 points.

Don't forget the Monday opens which will continue until the end of September. They are proving very popular with visitors coming from far and wide to enjoy our lovely course and the delicious food served in the Brooklyn Restaurant, which is open every day until 9 p.m.

Keep up to date with activiities and results by checking out our Facebook page (, follow us on Twitter @enniscorthygolf or Instagram (enniscorthygolfclub).


Wednesday nine-hole (mixed): 1, Bernie McGowan (21), 22 points; 2, Marty Lawlor (6), 22 points; 3, Anthony P. Doyle (14).

Matchplay quarter-final: Mark Miskella beat Marty Lawlor.

Ladies' August medal: Hilary McCutcheon (35), 35 points.

Anthony Doyle, club Captain, presented his prize on Saturday. The course was in great condition, however, with a near gale force wind blowing the scoring proved very difficult. Strokeplay from the back tees in a tough wind tested the mettle of all competitors.

Stephen Kennedy (16) coped well and won the Captain's prize with a fine 87. Andrew Webb (12) was second with 84.

Richard Temple (16) was third with 89. The back nine prize went to Tom Keogh and the front nine to Captain Anthony Doyle. No player broke 80 and Mark Miskella (6) shot the lowest gross with 80 strokes.

The prize-giving night in the Taravie Hotel, Courtown, was as ever highly enjoyable. Thanks to the Willoughby family for the refreshments.

Sunday singles stableford: 1, Charlie Logan (12), 33 points; 2, John Kane (14), 32 points; 3, Martin Conroy (19), 31 points.


Thank you to Natalie O'Neill from Revive Hair Salon in Courtown for sponsoring last week's competition and presenting the prizes to the winners.

First went to Margaret Jones (36) with 41 points on countback. Second was Noreen Caulfield (34) with 41 points, and third was Sorcha Howell (4) with 39 points on countback.

The category winners were: A, Sarah Donnellan (8), 35 points on countback; B, Ann Duggan (26), 38 points; C, Catherine Lysaght (34), 39 points.

Nine-hole stableford: 1, Muriel Richards(29), 18 points on countback; 2, Dorothy Symes (33), 18 points.


There are two keenly-contested and anticipated competitions on next weekend, namely the Intermediate Scratch Cup for handicaps of 10-18 and the Top Golfer for handicaps of 5-9. The booking sheets are open and filling fast.

Ten years ago Enniscorthy's mixed golf team were crowned All-Ireland champions in Clandeboye Golf Club, Conlig, Co. Down. Our team defeated Nenagh in the final from an entry list of 600 teams nationwide.

Their victory that day was an historic one as it was the first All-Ireland pennant won by our club in its 99-year history and perhaps provided the catalyst for our subsequent future All-Ireland successes.

The team managers were Anne Banville and Eamonn O' Neill (R.I.P.). The teams that competed were: Stellah Sinnott and Willie Rackard (R.I.P.), Jennifer King and Cormac Martin, Julie McCarthy and Martin Sludds, Lori Whitney and Paul Gorby, Pauline Byrne and Michael Healy, Eimear McGrath and P.J. Murphy, Dee Kavanagh and Jimmy Hogan.

The team had a reunion in the clubhouse last Saturday and all were welcome. Anne Banville was the organiser in chief and was delighted to see everybody turn up to stir up old memories and reminisce about a monumental victory in the club's history.

There was a slide show of photos from the time that had been long forgotten and the relevant people made the necessary speeches.

Boys' and girls' open singles, stableford, August 5 (100 played; C.S.S. 36 points) - Under-14: 1, Cian Ryan (Elm Park, 19), 42 points (back nine); 2, Thomas Rowland (Wexford, 20), 42 points; Under-16: 1, Josh Coolican (Miltown, 28), 38 points (back nine); 2, Connor Rowe (Wexford, 11), 38 points; gross, Martin Roche (Rosslare, 5), 28 points; Under-18: 1, Tom White (16), 38 points (back nine); 2, Thomas Wildes (20), 37 points.

The Monday ladies' and gents' open singles, stableford, August 8, sponsored by E.G.C. (64 played; S.S.: ladies 37 points, men 36 points): 1, Daithí Medcalf (12), 41 points; 2, Peter O'Connor (Arklow, 24), 40 points; gross, Jason Rackard (+1), 32 points.

The Monday ladies' and gents' open singles, stableford, August 15, sponsored by E.G.C. (80 played; S.S.: ladies 34 points, men 36 points): 1, Billy Crosbie (13), 38 points (back nine); 2, Eric Collins (Courtown, 20), 38 points (back nine); gross, Neville Steedman (European Club, 1), 37 points; 3, Andy Lehane (Wexford, 14), 38 points.

All prize vouchers for the above two competitions are available for collection in the Pro Shop.

Gents' open Seniors, August 11, sponsored by Stephen Fitzpatrick, E.G.C. professional (125 played; S.S.: home 37, away 35): overall winner, Michael Rigley (20), 44 points (going for a hat-trick in September?); Over-50s: 1, Vinny Daly (18), 43 points; 2, Martin Sludds (5), 38 points; Over-60s: 1, Joe Keegan (Courtown, 6), 41 points (back nine); 2, Clem Byrne (11), 38 points; Over-70s: 1, Michael Coffey (5), 39 points; 2, Patsy O'Connor (14), 37 points (last six); Over-80s: 1, Michael Doyle (17), 39 points; 2, Michael Dee (19), 37 points.

Next month's sponsor is men's golf Secretary Christy O'Connor and the competition date is Friday, September 9.

The nine-hole midweek on August 17, sponsored by the bank officials, had to be called off due to the prevailing weather conditions. An announcement of when it will be re-scheduled for has yet to be made.

The presentation for all the August midweeks will be on August 31 at 9.45 p.m.

Fourball, August 14, sponsored by Audi Wexford (119 played): 1, Paddy Mooney (12) and Tim Morrissey (12), 48 points; 2, Paddy Fitzpatrick (13) and Frankie Morrissey (8), 45 points (back nine); 3, Jim Mackey (9) and Mick Wickham (15), 45 points (last three).

The Brittle Bones were out in force and feeling refreshed after their holiday last week and 24 played. Pat Cousins, Brian Hogan and Kieran Moloney with a score of 52.3 comprised the winning team.

After seven rounds the top five in the golfer of the year standings are as follows: 1, Fintan O'Sullivan, 92 from four; 2, Karl Cullen, 84 from three; 3, Cormac Martin, 81 from five; 4, Liam Sheridan, 75 from three; 5, Joe Kelly, 73 from three.

It's tightening up at the top now, with three rounds left. Don't give up yet!


Ladies' singles, Tuesday, August 16: 1, Margaret Jones (36), 41 points (countback); 2, Noreen Caulfield (34), 41 points; 3, Sorcha Howell (4), 39 points; Cat. A, Sarah Donnellan (8), 35 points (countback); Cat. B, Ann Duggan (26), 38 points; Cat C., Catherine Lysaght (34), 39 points; nine-hole stableford: 1, Muriel Richards (29/14), 18 points; 2, Dorothy Symes (33/16), 18 points.

Gents' open singles, August 17: 1, Jack O'Sullivan (13), 42 points; 2, Jamie McMahon (20), 41 points (last six); 3, Danny Dixon (16), 41 points; gross, Colin Rogan (7), 33 points (C.S.S. 35 points); eleven holes, Vinny Kavanagh (14), 24 points (last six).

Junior Captains' prize, August 18 - girls (Hannah Morrissey): 1, Pia Simmons (36), 37 points; 2, Hazel Simmons (25), 35 points; 3, Allyson McPartland (23), 34 points; nine-hole competition: 1, Aoife Lardner (36), 13 points; 2, Deborah Fitzgerald (36), 12 points; 3, Sinéad Sullivan (36), 11 points; 4, Alex O'Reilly (36), nine points; boys (Jack O'Sullivan): 1, Alex Simpson (16), 42 points; 2, Jack O'Sullivan (11), 41 points; 3, Richard Conroy (20), 40 points.

Fourball any combination, Saturday, August 20: 1, Vinny Kavanagh (14), Eamonn Siggins (22), 44 points; 2, Carole Barnwell (17), Catherine Quinn (17), 43 points (back six); 3, Sarah Donnellan (8), Pat Donnellan (13), 43 points.


Tuesday was our President's, Jim Hennessy, prize to the ladies and 104 played. There was a lovely atmosphere around for the day - normally we might play a strokes competition but it was stableford much to the relief of a lot of ladies.

Anne Redmond won first place with a great 42 points, but it was very tight as Elaine McGirr had the same points but was just beaten on the back nine. Jim presented a beautiful and most generous first prize to a thrilled Anne Redmond, but also thrilled were her regular playing partners Catherine Young and Eleanor O'Connor as they won prizes too!

There must have been no chit chat that Tuesday! Mairéad Browne, as steady as ever, won the gross. Well done to all the ladies who won prizes - details below.

On Saturday, there was a team competition sponsored by Colm and Geraldine Menton. The weather conditions were terrible and this competition had previously been called off due to bad weather, but 16 brave teams battled the elements.

Michael Roche, captain of the winning team, in his speech, maintained he really did earn first spot as he had also ventured out last time and had been in a winning position. But he attributed most of the success to the Junior girl on his team, Emma Fenlon - 'a player to watch in the future'.

The other brave person on the day was our chef, David. It was our gala barbeque night and he was responsible for roasting a whole pig on the spit. Not deterred for a minute, poor Bessie the pig was basted and twirled for ten hours and tasted delicious along with the rest of the gorgeous buffet food.

We then all bopped to the golden oldie music of the '60s and '70s and felt we were right back there as we were all those years ago.

Our Junior ladies' Captain, Alannah Duggan, had her annual competition on the Burrow course and it was won by Grace Walsh. Well done to all the girls who entered and to Elizabeth Callaghan, our Junior co-ordinator.

Apologies for the error last week: today's competition (Tuesday, August 23) is sponsored by Boggan's Londis in Rosslare Strand.

Tuesday, August 30, is a singles stableford competition. It is for the Memorial Cup and it is a charity day for National Breast Cancer Research. We are asking any ladies who would like to wear pink to please do so. It is being sponsored by Marie Therese Swan.

Saturday, August 13, mixed fourball stableford sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care: 1, Seán Mernagh (16) and Val Mernagh (15), 49 points (back nine); 2, Alan Cuddihy (17) and Bernadette Cuddihy (23), 49 points; 3, Liam Duggan (6) and Doreen McGovern (12), 46 points; 4, John Howard (15) and Catherine Howard (15), 45 points; nearest the pin (tenth), Vandra Deacon; nearest the pin (14th), Colm Menton.

Tuesday, August 16, singles stableford, President's prize (Jim Hennessy) to ladies (C.S.S. Sunday, 36 points; C.S.S. Tuesday, 36 points): 1, Anne Redmond (21), 42 points (back nine); 2, Elaine McGirr (36), 42 points; gross, Mairéad Browne (6), 28 points; 3, Catherine Howard (15), 39 points (back nine); 4, Marie Garahy (19), 39 points (back six); Seniors, Anna O'Leary (18), 38 points; 5, Doreen McGovern (12), 39 points; 6, Chris White (16), 38 points (back three); front nine, Catherine Young (25), 23 points; back nine, Trish Devereux (22), 22 points (back six); Cat. A, Siobhán Redmond (16), 38 points; Cat. B, Eleanor O'Connor (21), 35 points (back nine); Cat. C, Mary Maguire (26), 37 points; Burrow course result: 1, Eilis Kavanagh (36/24), 30 points (Burrow course); 1, Angela McGuinness (29/19), 24 points (back six, super Senior).

Wednesday, August 17, singles stableford (C.S.S. 36 points): 1, Angela Bready (Old Conna, 24), 42 points; 2, Anne Cullimore (23), 39 points; 3, Susan Evans (13), 35 points (back nine).

Saturday, August 20, four-person team sponsored by Colm and Geraldine Menton: 1, Michael Roche (21), Steven Carroll (16), John Fenlon (17), Emma Fenlon (11), 87 points; 2, Ken Maher (10), Keith Deacon (11), Vandra Deacon (15), Dorcas Maher (18), 86 points; 3, Ian Cuddihy (8), Ciarán Cuddihy (9), Willie Cuddihy (12), Bernadette Cuddihy (23), 84 points.


We had perfect weather conditions for our Advance Cleaners club scramble last Sunday. Birdies were the order of the day with the winners having no less than 14 in this very enjoyable competition!

Results: 1, Helen Lacey, Darren Robinson, Larry Gainfort, Michael Lacey (4.8), 52.2; 2, Rita Douglas, Jackie Molloy, Tommy Hynes, Kenny Walsh (6.8) 54.2; gross, Yvonne Mac Sweeney, Derek Cullen, Davy Farrell, Seamus Ryan (3.5), 59 (back nine); 3, Mary Cashe, Joe Cashe, Martin Scallan, Tommy Morrissey (6.1), 54.9.

A total of 52 teams played. Many thanks to Joe and Paul from Advance Cleaners for the fabulous prizes and continued sponsorship of this popular competition.

On Monday 25 Seniors played in the weekly competition.

Results: 1, Mary Roche (21), 28 points; 2, Martina Foley (34), 26 points (back seven); 3, Noreen Power (36), 26 points (back seven).

Sam McCauley Chemist sponsored the team of three event on Thursday with beautiful hampers which were keenly contested for.

Results: 1, Pat Flanagan (31), Eileen Kent (26), Madge Murphy (22), 86 points; 2, Deirdre Colfer (26), Susan Kelly (26), Mary Walsh (27), 83 points (back nine); 3, Sally O'Neill (20), Bridget O'Neill (28), Anna Sullivan (21), 83 points; 4, Marie Connell (22), Breda Devoy (24), Patricia Boyd (22), 81 points.

The singles nine-hole competition was won by Angela Kelly (17) with 21 points. Nearest the pin was Margaret Hearne in 2m 39cm.

Our lady President, Bernie Galvin, will host her prize this Sunday and hopefully the weather will be kind to all participating but I am sure it will not dampen our spirits!

Our sincere sympathy to our lady Vice-Captain Una on the death of her mother who had recently reached the grand age of 100. May she rest in peace.


The Crown Bar Pro-Am takes place in Wexford Golf Club this Friday, August 26. Ireland's top club professionals will play for the Crown Bar/Wexford Golf Club title.

Each professional will be joined in a four-person team by three club golfers who will battle for the team prizes. If you are interested in golf and would like to come along and watch top-class golfers in action, then you are welcome to join us at Wexford Golf Club on Friday. The last team is out at 3 p.m.

Last Wednesday's competition was a three-person open team 'chocker' event. The winning team with a score of 64 points (back seven) featured Pat Bierney, Paddy McGuire and Tony Lynn.

In second place also on 64 points were Michael Mahoney, Larry Murphy and Kathleen Rossiter.

Saturday's competition was the Talbot Collection monthly medal. The winner of the monthly medal was Seán Kenny with a great score of 71 nett in very windy and sometimes very wet conditions. The gross prize went to Tadgh Foran with 85.

Davis Sherlock was the winner of the 0-9 cat., while Jim Keane won the 10-18 cat. with a 71 nett. Anthony Neville won the 19-28 cat. with a score of 83 nett. The vet's prize was won by Desmond Farrell with an 82 nett.

Congratulations to all prize-winners and thank you to the Talbot Collection Group for their continued sponsorship.


Congratulations to John Brady who continued his great year when winning the Ulster Under-16 boys' championship in Donaghadee, Co. Down. John's next outing is in the Italian Junior Open on August 28.

Saturday, August 13, mixed fourball stableford sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care: 1, Seán Mernagh (16) and Val Mernagh (15), 49 points (back nine); 2, Alan Cuddihy (17) and Bernadette Cuddihy (23), 49 points; 3, Liam Duggan (6) and Doreen McGovern (12), 46 points; 4, John Howard (15) and Catherine Howard (15), 45 points; nearest the pin (tenth), Vandra Deacon; nearest the pin (14th), Colm Menton.

Sunday, August 14, singles stableford (C.S.S. 36): 1, Seán Mernagh (16), 47 points; 2, Danny Leacy (14), 42 points; gross, Tony O'Leary (scr.), 37 points; vet., Philip Quigley (18), 38 points (back nine); 3, Matthew Duignan (10), 41 points (back nine); 4, Stephen Healy (11), 41 points.

Wednesday, open singles stableford (C.S.S. 37): 1, Robin Gardner (19), 43 points; 2, Denis Noonan (5), 41 points (back nine); gross, Brendan Rossiter (1), 39 points; vet., Ray O'Donovan (19), 38 points; 3, John Hearne (Edmondstown, 15), 41 points.

The Leinster finals of the Senior Cup takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, in Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club. On Saturday at 10 a.m. Rosslare play Druids Heath. The semi-final is at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, with the final on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Best of luck to the Rosslare panel of John Brady, Gary Collins, Ian Lynch, Mark Mullen, Paul Murphy, Tony O'Leary, Brendan Rossiter and to managers Liam MacNamara and John McDonald. Hopefully, a good number of people will travel to support the team which has given us great enjoyment over the past few years.

Fixtures: Saturday, ladies' and gents' open singles; Sunday, gents' open singles.


President's day on Saturday dawned to gale force winds which blew throughout the competition.

The ladies and gents of St. Helen's Bay are a loyal and hardy lot and, despite the severe conditions they turned out in great numbers to support Pat and Mary's final presentation.

As each group finished their round the warmth of the clubhouse was a welcome refuge. Well done to all who braved the elements. A great night ensued and the music and craic was enjoyed through the night.

Next Friday we host a four-person team event in aid of the R.N.L.I., and some slots are still available. For bookings call Larry or Cormac at 05391-33234.

Results (gents) - Sunday, August 14, monthly medal: winner, Jim Brauneisen (18), 63; Class 1, Ciarán Furlong (12), 68; Class 2, Noel D'Orey (18), 68; Class 3, Mark Tully (24), 67.

Wednesday, August 17, open singles: 1, Mark O'Donoghue (15), 38 points; 2, Mick Conlan (14), 35 points (countback).

Thursday, August 18, open Seniors sponsored by Donal and Katriona O'Keeffe - Section 50-65: 1, Thomas Murphy (10, Edmondstown), 45 points; 2, Tony Naughton (19), 41 points; Section 66+: 1, Joseph O'Connor (9, Elm Park), 42 points; 2, Maurice Cooper (18), 39 points.

Saturday, August 20, President's prize: 1, Jim Egan (24), 35 points; 2, Micheál Delaney (16), 34 points (countback); gross, Seán Moore (11), 34 points; 3, A.J. Noonan (16), 32 points (countback); past President, John Codd (17), 29 points; front nine, Michael Kearney (18), 18 points; back nine, Ciarán Murphy (20), 19 points; nearest pin (third), Michael Kearney; nearest pin (eleventh), Jim Brauneisen.

Sunday, August 21, mixed fourball betterball: 1, Derrick Sinnott (12/11) and Niall Ellard (5/5), 45 points; 2, Mark Phillips (12/11) and Mark O'Donoghue (15/14), 44 points (countback); 3, Tom Doyle (13/12) and Des Doyle (22/20), 44 points.

Results (ladies) - Sunday, August 14, monthly medal: 1, Martina Noonan (27, Dun Laoghaire), 69; 2, Gerardine Smith (24), 70 (countback); 3, Frances Reid (22), 70.

Wednesday, August 17, open singles: 1, Paula Cronin (26, Raffeen Creek), 39 points; 2, Eileen Walsh (31), 35 points.

Thursday, August 18, open Seniors sponsored by Donal and Katriona O'Keeffe: 1, Mary McCormack (29), 39 points (countback); 2, Helena O'Connor (23, Ashbourne), 39 points.

Saturday, August 20, President's prize: 1, Dolores Hodgins (30), 34 points; 2, Anne O'Mahoney (26), 30 points; gross, Joanne Hare (13), 17 points; 3, Brona Cloonan (22), 29 points; 4, Frances Reid (22), 29 points; past President, Jo Devitt (23), 21 points; front nine, Martina Noonan (27), 14 points; back nine, Bernie Furlong (20), 16 points; nearest pin (18th), Brona Cloonan.

Fixtures (ladies and gents): Wednesday, August 24, open singles stableford; Friday, August 26, R.N.L.I. team event; Saturday, August 27, open singles stableford; Sunday, August 28, singles stableford; Wednesday, August 31, open singles stableford.

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