Sunday 18 August 2019

On the fairways

Courtown lady Captain Laura Funge, winners Ingrid Ashmore-Butler and Mary Cooper, with sponsor Marie Noctor of Lloyd's Pharmacy, Gorey
Courtown lady Captain Laura Funge, winners Ingrid Ashmore-Butler and Mary Cooper, with sponsor Marie Noctor of Lloyd's Pharmacy, Gorey
The presentation for the Tuesday fourball sponsored by the associated teachers in New Ross (from left): Andy Lawlor (winner), Peter Goggin (Captain), Colm Kehoe (second)
Jeanne Hammill who got a hole-in-one on the eighth in Rosslare on Monday, May 1

Wexford Ladies: Last Thursday's 18-hole stableford competition was sponsored by Essee Boutique, and 67 ladies played.

Results: 1, Mary Cashe (29), 37 points (back nine); 2, Geraldine Draper (28), 37 points; 3, Ilo Pasdzior (22), 36 points (back nine); gross, Carmel Murphy (8), 26 points; Seniors, Bridget O'Neill (28), 34 points.

The nine-hole competition was won by Lelia Keating (17) with 18 points, and nearest the pin was Brenda O'Brien, 2 foot 4 inches. 

The April ten-hole competition was won by Cathríona Walsh (13) with 22 points.

Congratulations to the Challenge Cup and Junior Cup teams which won their matches last week. Commiserations to the Intermediate team which unfortunately lost a very close match against Woodenbridge on Tuesday, May 2.

Friday, May 12, sees the start of the Friday evenings mixed summer league. The draw for partners has been done and there is a list on display in the bar. The timesheet is open so make sure to book your slot. This Thursday's competition is an 18-hole strokes (medal) competition sponsored by the Pro Shop.


On Tuesday we played the Australian spoons Scotch foursomes club qualifier competition. This competition was originally set up in Australia in 1969 to help fund elite players participating in international tournaments.

Our players were very focused, resulting in high scores. Gerarde Mahon and Sheila Doyle had a wonderful score of 43 points. They will now go on to compete at district level with the gross winners, Valerie Doyle and Susan Evans. Best of luck in Carlow on July 10 and well done!

Also a big well done to Jeanne Hamill who got a hole-in-one on Monday on the eighth hole. The screams of joy could nearly be heard in the clubhouse.

It was a good week for our teams. The Junior foursomes beat Enniscorthy in Wexford. Well done to team players Vonnie O'Connor and Eleanor Wardlaw, Mary McDonald and Karen O'Keeffe, Vandra Deacon and Mairéad Esmonde, and managers Sheila Doyle and Angela Murphy. 

The Intermediate Cup beat Baltinglass in Arklow. Well done to team players Mary O'Shaughnessy, Norrie Goff, Anne Redmond, Máire Farrell and Carmel Quinlivan, managers Niamh Byrne and Vandra Deacon, and caddies.

We would like to wish the best to the Junior Cup team playing Kilkenny in New Ross on May 14 at 2.30 p.m. managed by Mary O'Shaughnessy and Dorcas Maher, and the Boyne team playing Woodenbridge with three away and two at home on May 15 at 3 p.m., managed by Catherine Howard and Mary Barry.

Tuesday, May 16, is a ladies' singles strokes G.O.Y./medal competition sponsored by Pettitt's SuperValu.

Saturday, April 29, team of four stableford sponsored by Shane and Mairéad Browne: 1, Tom Connon (22), Declan Curran (28), John McNicholas (24), Teresa Cowman (14), 87 points; 2, Tom McGrath (17), Jim Hore (13), David McGee (8), Bernie Wright (29), 85 points; 3, Tim Quinlivan (7), Trish Devereux (22), Mary O'Shaughnessy (16), Carmel Quinlivan (20), 83 points.

Monday, May 1, open fourball sponsored by Michael Cronin: 1, Eileen Brosnan (14/13) and Bernie Wright (29/26), 41 points; 2, Liz Callery (15/14) and Frances Kavanagh (19/17), 40 points (back nine); hole-in-one, Jeanne Hamill on the eighth.


Bank Holiday Monday's open singles produced the round of the year so far, with Pat O'Connor returning a gross three under par 69. Well done Pat, your new handicap of 4 won't last long if you keep up your present form.

Our South Leinster Trophy team put up a great display against an experienced team from our neighbours Rosslare. When Jim Brauneisen and Gerry Byrne won two of the three away games, we appeared set for victory.

Rosslare, however, had other ideas as they staged a great fightback in St. Helen's. Terry O'Toole had put us one up but the visitors won the next two, with Nick Hayes and Chris Dowling both beaten on the 16th.

The deciding game looked all over as Maurice Cooper was two down standing on the 17th tee box. Maurice wasn't surrendering however, as he won the 17th and 18th to bring the game to the 19th where the gallant Maurice had no answer to a brilliant birdie. Well done to all on a great effort.

Saturday, April 29, open singles (C.S.S. 73, 35 points): 1, Michael Vaughan (22), 37 points; 2, Gerry Byrne (16), 36 points; 3, Mark O'Donoghue (15), 35 points (countback).

Sunday, April 30, monthly medal (C.S.S. 74): 1, 'Buzzer' O'Brien (9), 70 nett; Class 1, Seamus Kelly (6), 77 nett; Class 2, Rhodes Murphy (16), 74 nett; Class 3, John Messett (25), 80 nett.

Monday, May 1, open singles (C.S.S. 72,36 points): 1, Pat O'Connor (5), 44 points; 2, Noel Patten (15), 39 points; 3, Gerry Byrne (15), 37 points.

Wednesday, May 3, open singles (C.S.S. 72, 36 points): 1, Pádraig Tiernan (13), 35 points (countback); 2, Gerry Byrne (15), 35 points.

Friday, May 5, open nine-hole summer league round one: 1, Gerry Byrne (8), 19 points; 2, Pádraig Bail (7), 18 points.

Saturday, May 6, open singles (C.S.S. 73,35 points): 1, Frank O'Kennedy (13), 37 points; 2, John Sinnott (5), 36 points; 3, Phil Cassidy (16), 35 points (countback).

Sunday, May 7, open singles (C.S.S. 72,36 points): 1, Noel Patten (14), 42 points; 2, Mark O'Donoghue (15), 41 points; 3, Stephen Kearns (12), 40 points (countback).

Fixtures: Wednesday, May 10, open singles; Friday, May 12, open nine-hole summer league round two; Saturday, May 13, open singles; Saturday, May 13, Pierce Purcell Shield in Roundwood; Sunday, May 14, open singles; Wednesday, May 17, Seniors open, sponsored by Aidan Colgan and Cyril Pierce.


Saturday, April 1, open singles fun day, three club and putter, non-qualifying: 1, Aine O'Connell (6), 19 points; 2, Janet Slattery (12), 19 points; 3, Georgina Darling (13), 18 points.

Sunday, April 2, open singles stableford, non-qualifying: 1, Mari Byrne (27), 19 points; 2, Patricia Williams (36), 9 points.

Saturday, April 8, open singles stableford, none-qualifying: 1, Jo Devitt (23), 36 points; 2, Bernadette Tully (30), 35 points; 3, Mary McCormack (27), 34 points.

Sunday, April 9, open singles stableford, non-qualifying: 1, Bernadette Tully (30), 38 points; 2, Georgina Darling (22), 37 points; 3, Mary McCormack (27), 34 points.

Sunday, April 16, open singles stableford (S.S. 74): 1, Nora Kavanagh (15), 32 points; 2, Cathy Dalton (33), 28 points; 3, Georgina Darling (22), 28 points.

Monday, April 17, open singles stableford (S.S. 72): 1, Mary O'Reilly (Naas, 25), 38 points; 2, Dolores Hodgins (30), 31 points; 3, Peigi O Rúairc (35), 30 points.

Wednesday, April 19, open singles stableford (S.S. 74): 1, Bernadette Tully (30), 40 points; 2, Aine O'Connell (9), 33 points; 3, Jo Devitt (23), 29 points.

Saturday, April 22, open singles stableford (S.S. 75): 1, Bernadette Tully (27), 29 points; 2, Peigi O Rúairc (35), 28 points; 3, Kathryn Crowley (34), 24 points.

Sunday, April 23, monthly medal, lowest gross score (S.S. 74): 1, Aine O'Connell, 71; 2, Ann Byrne, 78; 3, Georgina Darling, 81.

Wednesday and Saturday, April 26 and 29, open singles stableford: 1, Cathy Dalton (33), 40 points; 2, Kathryn Crowley (Beech Park, 35), 36 points; 3, Anna Foster (Elm Park, 5), 35 points.

Monday, May 1, open singles stableford (S.S. 73): 1, Cathy Dalton (31), 36 points; 2, Geraldine Smith (24), 35 points; 3, Kate Masterson (Naas, 11), 29 points.

Friday, May 5, open singles stableford: 1, Ann Byrne (12), 17 points; 2, Bernie Furlong (10), 15 points; 3, Joy Elliott (12), 14 points.

Wednesday, May 3, and Saturday, May 6, open singles stableford (S.S. 72): 1, Frances Reid (20), 32 points; 2, Aine O'Connell (9), 31 points; 3, Kathleen Murphy (26), 24 points.

Sunday, May 7, open singles stableford (S.S. 72): 1, Cathy Dalton (31), 39 points; 2, Mary McCormack (27), 35 points; 3, Mary O'Riordan (30), 35 points.

Fixtures: Wednesday, May 10, open singles stableford; Friday, May 12, nine-hole open singles stableford; Saturday, May 13, open singles stableford; Sunday, May 14, open singles stableford.


The Tuesday monthly open was won by the evergreen Joe Hall (22), beating Gary Lynch (5) on the back nine, both with 36 points.

Third was John Cleary (17) with 35 points. Eddie Cousins (22) took the Over-70s prize with 34 points.

Wednesday's 14-hole fourball was won by Barry Lynch (19) and Noel Heldsinger (22) with 36 points from James Murphy (12) and Christy O'Gorman (10) with 35 points.

The weekend gents' singles was sponsored by resident professional Liam Bowler which included the PGA tankard, which was won by Ray Heffernan. First place went to Des O'Neill (12) with 40 points.

Second was Alan Geraghty (21) with 38 points (back nine), and third was Ray Heffernan (13) with 38 points (back six).

Seán Flood won the gross with 31 points on the back nine. Adrian Doran (7) was fourth with 38 points. Seamus Sills (25) won the vets. prize with 36 points.

There were two teams in action last weekend, with the Provincial Towns team going down to a strong Enniscorthy. The All-Ireland fourball team also lost to New Ross.

Congratulations to Aileen Walsh who won €50 in the last Joker draw. If you are not in you cannot win, with entry only €2.


It was a bad week for Rosslare on the inter-club scene, with two teams making their exits.  

On Tuesday the Barton Cup team went down to Wexford 3.5 to 1.5. Three groups played at home. Ken Maher and Gavin Smith won in Rosslare while Liam MacNamara and Kevin Foran lost on the 22nd, and Jim Cullimore and Denis Asple also lost.

In Wexford, Joe Moran and Derek Evans lost, and John Barron and Mark O'Connor were playing the 19th when called in. The managers were Vincent O'Reilly and Dan Cash.

On Wednesday the J.B. Carr team went down 3-2 to Bunclody in Rosslare in very windy conditions. Ned Kinsella and Vinnie O'Reilly, and Diarmaid Ó Raghnaigh and Eamonn Mullan, both won, and Ken Martin and Jim Hennessy, Robin Gardner and Hugh Byrne, and Phil Callery and Pat Kinsella, all lost. The managers were Rich Howlin and David Nevins.

On Sunday week the Kelly's Resort Hotel-sponsored competition was postponed due to heavy rain and wind. A sweepstake was played in the evening and resulted in a win for Paud O'Brien (4) with 38 points. Gary Collins (+3) was second on 37 points, and Ian Lynch (scr.) was third on 34 points.

Saturday, team of four sponsored by Shane and Mairéad Browne: 1, Teresa Cowman (14), Tom Connon (22), John McNicholas (24), Declan Curran (28), 87 points; 2, D. Magee (8), Jim Hore (13), Tom McGrath (17), Bernie Wright (29), 85 points; 3, Tim Quinlivan (7), Mary O'Shaughnessy (16), Carmel Quinlivan (20), Trish Devereux (22), 83 points.

On Monday the fourball combination of father and son Bob (9) and Robert Quilty (15) produced a magnificent 50 points. They had halves of 25 points which included six birdies.

Second were Willie White (11) and Joe Moran Snr. (15) with 49 points, and third were Ian Cuddihy (8) and Declan Moran (8) with 47 points.

Congratulations to Jeanne Hamill who had a hole-in-one on the eighth in the ladies' fourball competition.

The ladies' and gents' fourball on Monday, May 1, was sponsored by Michael Cronin.

Fixtures: Saturday, May 13, ladies' fourball and gents' fourball (open to green fees); Sunday, May 14, gents' singles (open to green fees), Pettigrew Cup, P.O.Y.; ladies' and gents' open singles, every Wednesday, visitors €30 (including entry fee).


April 29, Top Golfer Junior Scratch Cup: 1, Brian Kennedy (6, Lisheen Springs), 75; 2, Darren Rice (5, Black Bush), 77; 3, Paul Conroy (5, Enniscorthy), 78; 4, Michael Delaney (6, Naas), 79; 5, Nicholas Walsh (5, Callan), 79; best nett, Michael Brennan (9, Mountrath), 70.

April 29, Top Golfer Senior Scratch Cup: 1, Ian Murphy (3, Waterford), 75; 2, Jamie Dunne (2, Borris), 75; 3, Barry Howlin (3, Heritage), 76; 4, Luke Brannigan (3, Hollystown), 76; 5, Alan Phelan (0, Rathdowney), 76.

April 30 and May 1, open four-person scramble: 1, John Gannon (4, Rathsallagh), Paul Doyle (12, Athy), Richard Hickey (8, Rathsallagh), Paul Kelly (12, Athy), 57.4; 2, G. Byrne (13, Enniscorthy), G. Byrne Jnr. (15, Enniscorthy), D. Byrne (9, Enniscorthy), A. Jacob (7, Enniscorthy), 57.6; 3, Barry Murphy (10), Colm Nolan (7), Rory O'Brien (9), Aaron McCarthy (12), 58.2.

May 2, ladies' weekly competition: 1, Margaret Moore (10), 34 points; 2, Margaret Stafford (21), 34 points; 3, Margaret Byrne (34), 33 points.

May 3, Wednesday open singles: 1, Derek Kavanagh (7), 38 points; 2, Alan O'Reilly (19, Carrick-on-Shannon), 35 points; 3, Aidan Grealish (6, Strokestown), 35 points.


The ladies' competition was held in beautiful sunshine on Tuesday, May 2, and the course was in fantastic condition. The competition was sponsored by Helen's Fashions and a fashion show of the clothes Helen has to offer was held in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening.

Some of our lady members graced the catwalk to a captive audience, and a very enjoyable evening was had by all!

Results: 1, Lori Whitney (17), 37 points (back nine); 2, Marie Dunphy (19), 37 points; 3, Deirdre Kavanagh (22), 36 points; gross, Ciara Sharkey, 29 points; Senior, Kay Ryan (27), 32 points; 36 handicap, Patricia Thornton-Byrne (36), 29 points; nine-hole: 1, Bridie Morrissey, 19 points.

A seven-hole scramble competition was held for our new ladies on Tuesday evening, and the team of Bernie Butler, Maureen O'Shea and Lois Davies won. We look forward to seeing all the ladies on the fairways!

The competition on Tuesday, May 9, is sponsored by Beechdale Garden Centre. This is a singles stableford.

The competition for Tuesday, May 16, is sponsored by Westgate Design and is a fourball for the Australian spoons.

Keep up to date with activities and results by following us on, Twitter @enniscorthygolf, Instagram (enniscorthygolfclub), or


Bank Holiday Monday nine-hole: 1, Tony Rooney (22), 18 points; 2, Peter Byrne (22), 18 points; 3, Tom Keogh (19), holding off John Redmond (15) and Mike O'Grady on countback.

Wednesday nine-hole competition: 1, David Fitzgerald (12), 18 points; 2, Anthony Doyle (21), 17 points; 3, John Fitzpatrick (16), 17 points, holding off Charlie Logan and Anthony Fortune on countback.

The May medal (strokeplay from the back tees) was played over the weekend, with strong wind on Saturday and brilliant sunshine on Sunday.

The winner was Pat Larkin (18) with a great score of 89 (nett 71). The silver medal went to John Fitzgerald (21) with 92 (nett 71), and bronze went to Anthony Fortune with 86 (nett 71).

Sammy Walker shot 82 for lowest gross.

Ladies' singles stableford: 1, Emer Kohlmann (8), 31 points; 2, Carole Wortmann (21), 30 points.

Best of luck to the Provincial Towns Cup team taking on Arklow next Saturday, and The Pierce Purcell team up in Roundwood, also on Saturday.


Due to the inclement weather on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, the competition for the coveted P.G. Walsh trophy had to be postponed. It will be played for at a later date.

Meanwhile, the Tuesday evening open fourball is proving to be very attractive to members both male and female. The scoring is hot too over the 14 holes of the competition.

Take last Tuesday evening in the Crop Care-sponsored event for example when three teams carded excellent returns of 35 points each.

It took a countback over the last nine holes before a verdict could be announced. In the end the pairing of Brendan Duffin (8) and Noel Dunne (19) took the first prize.

It was nice to see two ladies in the persons of Jacqui Morgan (13) and Maria Burford (13) finish runners-up. Third place went to John Whelan (15) and Frank Cullen (18), again scoring 35 points.

This Tuesday evening, May 9, the four amigos team up to sponsor the competition.

They are Mick Malone, Bill Hurley, Harry Rheinhart and George Walsh, to whom the club extend their sincere gratitude.


Last Wednesday, May 3, A.I.B. sponsored our weekly competition with three category prizes.

Category 1: 1, Mary Shannon (17), 39 points; 2, Ger Mackey (11), 35 points.

Category 2: 1, Elsie Redmond (25), 36 points; 2, Mary Rochford (20), 35 points.

Category 3: 1, Margaret Rossiter (29), 36 points; 2, Mary J. Maher (29), 31 points.

This week's competition on Wednesday, May 10, is in aid of the very worthy cause: 3Ts (Turn The Tide of Suicide), a national body which works to prevent death by suicide. It is an 18-hole stableford and includes a Senior prize. Book online or draws will be made at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

On Friday another important charity day in aid of breast cancer research will consist of an open greensomes for teams of two players, either men or ladies. For ladies this will be a qualifier for a national competition. Get your partner and book online now for this great cause.

Lady competitors are reminded to please return all competition cards entered. It makes life much easier for the Handicap Secretary and her volunteers doing the scorecards on a Wednesday evening.

The nine-hole competition continues so enter as often as you like. This is one of the ways you can support your club.

Tuesday's fourball is open to ladies and men so please support this competition if you can. It's €4 each for the 14-hole stableford, with booking online.

The ladies' teams have recorded another success! Well done to the Intermediate team which travelled to Courtown and defeated them at home. Continue your winning ways girls!

Next week The Finn Trophy team does battle with Enniscorthy on Monday, May 15, at 2 p.m. Good luck women.

The Juniors' sub-committee earnestly appeal for volunteers to help out with youngsters on a Saturday at 1.30 p.m. Garda vetting has to be done so if you can submit your name A.S.A.P. it would be great. We can do a rota if we have enough cover which will ease things. For the future of our club this kind of volunteering is crucial. Give your name to the Captains or at the office.

New sandbags have been purchased. Please use them but return them to the frame. Support the club by purchasing your own bag for €2 in the Pro Shop from next week. Anyone who would like to sponsor the bags would be very welcome.


The dying days of the month of April, if very cold, were often referred to as the 'The Sean Riocht Days' or the skinning of the old cow. Well, someone must be on a go-slow for this year as they stretched into the first week of May with a biting north-easterly wind whipping the south-east.

This was the scenario as our 14 teams ventured out on Thursday where the heavy jumpers and the windcheaters were very much the dress of the day.

The ever-popular champagne scramble was the competition and, despite the conditions, scoring was very good considering that the gale-force winds were of no help on any hole. It was a day when players were glad of the warmth and comfort of the club room after their game and a welcome cuppa or maybe something stronger.

We had a tie for first place with two teams scoring 97 points, but a better back nine (48/43) saw Patsy Farrell (15), Steve Travis (17), Dick Cahill (20) and Martin Burke (25) collect the Paddy whiskey.

They got a good run for their money from Jim 'Ross' Ryan (18), Willie Naddy (19), Martin Hartley (22) and Les Jastrebski (26) who also finished on 97 points. Third place on 94 points were John Kennedy (15), John Watson (16), Richie Aylward (18) and Jim Kehoe (24). Nearest the pin prizes went to Patsy Farrell and Jim 'Ross' Ryan on the ninth and eleventh holes respectively.

All members please note that due to the Rower-Inistioge G.A.A. Classic taking place this Thursday (May 11) we have no game, and on Thursday, May 18, it is open singles day at the club so there's no team game that day either.

We travel to picturesque Coollattin of the colourful azaleas and rhododendrons which are in full bloom on Tuesday, May 16, and these are the teams and tee-times which must be strictly adhered to:

10.30 a.m., Patsy Farrell, Kevin Treacy, Jimmy O'Neill, Les Jastrebski; 10.38 a.m., Eamon Delaney, John Murphy, Jim 'Ross' Ryan, Jamesie Murphy; 10.46 a.m., Tony Harford, Tom Murphy, Kenny Irwin, Frank Boyle; 10.54 a.m., Denis Kirwan, Luke Power, Aidan O'Connor, Martin Burke; 11.02 a.m., John Joe Cullen, Steve Travis, Mick Brennan, Tom Kent; 11.10 a.m., John Kennedy, Michael Lee, Michael Long, Donie Cody; 11.18 a.m., John Browne, Willie Kelly, Liam Glasheen, Jim 'Dublin' Ryan; 11.26 a.m., Andy Ronan, Willie Byrne, Tom O'Shea, Bryan Hennessy; 11.34 a.m., Michael Kavanagh, John Watson, John Joe Murray, Tony Sexton; 11.42 a.m., Bob Doyle, Martin Forristal, Paddy Mahoney, Jim Kehoe.


You may have been forgiven for thinking that winter had returned if you were one of the hardy few who took to the fairways on Sunday week when the weather conditions seemed more akin to November than the end of April.

Summer has arrived in some ways for sure though as we are no longer allowing placing on the fairways, so from here on play it as it lies. This of course may change if weather conditions dictate.

Just a reminder for some members still involved in the club matchplay competitions that time marches on and the deadline for first round matches looms close. The next round of singles matches must be played on or before Monday, May 15. As we said before there will be no extensions and no exceptions.

Tuesday, April 25, ladies' Scotch foursomes sponsored by Lloyd's Pharmacy, Gorey: 1, Mary Cooper (35), Ingrid Ashmore-Butler (36), 39 points (last nine); 2, Doris Doyle (22), Barbara Long (25), 39 points (last nine); 3, Frances Sinnott (27), Helen Mundow (30), 39 points.

Wednesday, April 26, gents' open singles stableford (87 played; C.S.S. 35 points): 1, Alan McDonald (2), 40 points (last nine); 2, Diarmuid Kinsella (14), 40 points; 3, Mike Beetlestone (27), 39 points; 4, Mark McGrath (21), 38 points.

Ladies' and gents' singles, Saturday, April 29, sponsored by Robert O'Connor Woodturning Studio - gents: 1, Tony Crehan (11), 36 points; 2, Seamus Dempsey (16), 35 points (last nine); 3, Mike Power (13), 35 points; gross, Mick Morrissey (5), 29 points; ladies: 1, Nell Asple (23), 36 points (last nine); 2, Marie Farrell (32), 36 points.

Sunday, April 30, fourball any combination sponsored by Mossel Bay Catering: 1, Steven Doyle (16) and Donal Noonan (9), 43 points; 2, Donal Noonan (9) and Adrian Copeland (18), 42 points; 3, Pat Ruane (4, Rathdowney) and Malachy Travers (2), 41 points.

On Tuesday, May 2, the ladies club held an open day, and the format was fourball better ball. Walking into the clubhouse was like walking into a very luxurious garden centre. The display of flower baskets and tubs was a sight to behold.

The reason for this was that the sponsor was O'Connor's Nurseries. Courtown ladies extend a huge thank you to Jim and Helen for their sponsorship.

Results: 1, Mary Cooper (34/31) and Ingrid Ashmore-Butler (36/32), 40 points (countback); 2, Sorcha Howell (4/4) and Katie O'Hart (8/7), 40 points; gross, Sarah Donnellan (7/6) and Mairéad Sunderland (19/17), 26 points; 3, Cecilia O'Riordan (25/23) and Frances Sinnott (27/24), 38 points; 4, Mary O'Connor (36/32) and Pauline Murphy (32/29), 36 points.

Well done to all our winners - the rest of us are green with envy.

Wednesday, May 3, gents' open: 1, Shay Currivan (20), 37 points; 2, Joe Keegan (6), 35 points; 3, Luke Levingstone (21), 34 points (countback); eleven-hole: 1, Harry Poole (24), 23 points.

Thursday, May 4, gents' Seniors open: overall, Vincent Kearney (24), 38 points (last nine); Cat. 1: 1, Patrick McNulty (12), 38 points; Cat. 2: , Peter McAteer (22), 37 points; Cat. 3: 1, Paddy O'Brien (22), 34 points.

Thursday, May 4, saw Pat Walters and her Minor Cup team head to Arklow to play Wicklow in the second round of the competition. Courtown ladies fought hard in very difficult windy conditions but were unfortunate to lose out to a strong Wicklow team.  

Saturday, May 6, brought a ladies' and gents' singles competition. Where oh where did the lovely sunny weather go? It was a cold, windy day but it didn't affect some of our golfers.

Gents: 1, Dave Maher (3), 38 points; 2, Declan O'Toole (19), 37 points; 3, Michael Hooke (18), 35 points (last nine); 4, Jack O'Sullivan (8), 35 points (last nine).

Ladies: 1, Eileen Moriarty (24), 37 points; 2, Clare Healy (27), 36 points.

Lady President Marcella Jones took her Challenge Cup team to Mount Wolseley on Saturday to play Kilkenny in the second round of the championship and emerged with a victory. Well done lady President and team.

On Tuesday, May 9, we have a v. par competition to look forward to. McCauley's Pharmacy is the sponsor.


Nine-hole midweek, May 3, sponsored by Sanrose Ltd (93 played): overall, Liam Sheridan (9), 21 points (last six); Category A, Paul Lynch (4), 20 points; Category B, Anthony Byrne (14), 21 points; Category C, Ger Turner (17), 21 points; Category D, Jim Gahan (20), 20 points.

The presentation for all the May midweeks will be on May 31. Next week's sponsor are the teachers.

Singles strokes (monthly medal), May 6-7, sponsored by David Garahy (137 played; S.S. 73 both days): 1, Jim Hogan (12), 68 (back nine); 2, Seán Hegarty (10), 68; gross, Graham Donohoe (+2), 70; 3, Cormac Martin (2), 69; 4, Mark Byrne (6), 69; 5, Paul Conroy (5), 70; Seniors, Brian Hogan (15), 70.

Two-person team, May 1, sponsored by The Logo Centre (Liam Spratt), 94 played: 1, Ray Hutchinson (16) and Tony Hutchinson (17), 50 points; 2, Jim Delaney (16) and Jim Gahan (20), 49 points; 3, Joe Kearns (13) and Tom O'Shea (14), 48 points.

Four-person team, May 5, sponsored by Enniscorthy G.C. (club fundraiser), 88 played: 1, Tommy Cooper (15), Jim Delaney (16), Joe (90) Murphy (10) and Billy Wallace, New Ross (15), 58.4 points; 2, Eunan Doyle (10), Frankie Morrissey (9), James Morrissey (6), Joe (90) Murphy (10) and Tommy Morrissey, Wexford (9), 58.6 points.

Our Barton Cup team progressed to a third round meeting against the European Club by defeating local rivals Bunclody on a scoreline of four games to one on Saturday, May 6.

Frankie and James Morrissey, and Paul Conroy and 'Butch' O'Connor, won in Bunclody. Shane Fortune/ and Martin Sludds, and Adam Jordan and Nicky Murphy, won at home, with our fifth pairing of Eddie Doyle and Lee Quigley putting in a great effort before eventually losing on the 16th. Congratulations and well played to all our players. The team is managed by Murt Mangan and ably assisted by Paul Connolly and Jason Rackard.

Our provincial Towns team played Wexford in the second round of the competition on a tough Wexford course in glorious sunshine and on very fast greens which were personally manicured by greenkeeper Joe Cashin.

There was a great performance in particular by our away team (Declan Byrne, Eamon Doyle, Denis Dunne, James Foley and Davy Murphy) as they won 4-1.

The home team (Eddie Doyle, Shane Fortune, Seán Hegarty and Jim Mackey) won 2-1 with the fourth match called in. They will play either Arklow or Ballymoney in the next round. Congratulations to all the players and the managers (John Byrne and vice-captain Tim Morrissey).

The gents' open Seniors is on May 11 at 8 a.m., sponsored by Charlie Kavanagh.

The Enniscorthy Chamber of Commerce classic is on Friday, May 12, starting at 9 a.m.

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