Tuesday 20 August 2019

On the fairways

Playing members and management of the Enniscorthy Provincial Towns' Challenge Cup team. Back (from left): Tim Morrissey (team manager), Jim Mackey, James Foley, Joe Murphy, Eunan Doyle, Eddie Doyle, Seán Hegarty, Declan Byrne, John Byrne (team manager). Kneeling (from left): Ger Byrne, Shane Fortune, Denis Dunne, Davy Murphy
Playing members and management of the Enniscorthy Provincial Towns' Challenge Cup team. Back (from left): Tim Morrissey (team manager), Jim Mackey, James Foley, Joe Murphy, Eunan Doyle, Eddie Doyle, Seán Hegarty, Declan Byrne, John Byrne (team manager). Kneeling (from left): Ger Byrne, Shane Fortune, Denis Dunne, Davy Murphy
The Tom Funge Memorial cups boys' and girls' open competition sponsored by Funge's of Gorey at Courtown. Front (from left): John Fitzgerald (Captain), Hazel Simmons (girls' winner), Joe Funge (sponsor), Ross McCormack (boys' winner), Laura Funge (lady Captain), Marcella Jones (lady Captain). Back (from left): Steven Doyle (Junior coach), Paddy Dore (competition organiser), Junior Captains, Muireann O'Connor and Adam Spencer, George Kilbride (President), Sorcha Howell (girls' convenor)
Maggie Hearne (left) from Wexford Golf Club who won the I.L.G.U. Mid Leinster Junior championship in Enniscorthy with Yvonne MacSweeney, I.L.G.U. Mid Leinster Chairperson

Bunclody: July 8, 9, 11, ladies' competition: 1, Lisa O'Leary (23), 42 points; 2, Margaret Moore (9), 34 points; 3, Lesley Leech (36), 33 points.

July 15, 16, 28, ladies' monthly medal: 1, Fran Crean (21), 71 nett; 2, Margaret Byrne (33), 71 nett; gross, Margaret Moore (9), 87 gross; 3, Lisa O'Leary (21), 74 nett.

August 5, open fourball: 1, Colin Doyle (11), Darragh Nugent (19), 43 points; 2, Pat O'Keeffe (8), Niall Brett (10), 39 points; 3, Pat St. Ledger (11), Robert St. Ledger (14), 39 points.

August 5-8, ladies' weekly: 1, Fran Crean (22), 35 points; 2, Louise Galligan (24), 31 points; 3, Phyllis Meyler (36), 30 points.

August 6, Captain's prize (James Conway): 1, Declan Byrne, 104.5; 2, Joe O'Reilly, 108.5; gross, Rory McCarthy, 111; 3, Páiric Doyle, 108.5; 4, Adrian Power, 110.5; 5, Liam O'Leary, 111.5; 6, Carl Levingstone, 111.5; best first 18, Paul Gorby, 73; best past Captain, Peter Crean, 80; best 19+, Tony O'Loughlin, 116; best front nine, David Nolan, 34; best back nine, Aidan Lyons, 34.

August 7, open singles - men: 1, Lanson Kelly (West Waterford, 11), 40 points; 2, Simon Black (3), 38 points; gross Jack Corr (Portarlington, 5), 33 points; 3, Clive Murphy (5), 35 points; 4, Alan Harrington (3), 35 points; ladies: 1, Patricia Goodall (Dun Laoghaire, 27), 36 points; 2, Martina Reidy (New Ross, 31), 34 points.

August 9, Wednesday open singles: 1, David Coolican (Milltown, 5), 39 points; 2, Mark Kenny (9), 39 points; 3, Laureano Beltran Pinotti (6), 38 points; best lady, Ger O'Hanlon (Black Bush, 24), 35 points.

August 10, ladies' open sponsored by David Wrafter: 1, Mary Quirke (15), 34 points; 2, Ethel Deacon (25), 34 points; 3, Patricia O'Connor (28), 33 points; visitor's prize, Eileen Cullinan (16), 33 points.


Last Thursday, under ideal weather conditions, just under one hundred boys and girls hit Courtown to play in the Tom Funge Memorial Cups.

Paddy Dore, who acted as chief co-ordinator, gave a brief rundown on the history of the competition and the Junior section of the club, and he thanked Funges for their sponsorship. This was Funges' 19th year sponsoring the competition.

The girls' section saw Hazel Simmons (23, Foxrock) lead the pack in with 42 points. This was Hazel's second time to win the cup, having done so before in 2015.

Amy Hodgins (18, Tara Glen) was second with 36 points, just edging out Allyson McPartland (19, Courtown) with 35 points. Best gross was won by Sara Murray (22, Tara Glen).

In the boys' section, Ross McCormack (22, Courtown) headed the field with a terrific score of 48 points.

Seán Sarsfield (18, Tara Glen) was second, beating Nathan Gallagher (13, Tara Glen) on a countback. Both had 42 points. Michael Fawle (11, Carlow) won the best gross.

On Wednesday we will have the Gorey Guardian summer series, and on Thursday we have the Junior Captain's prize which will be sponsored by Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre.

On Friday at 12 noon we will have our annual ecumenical service in memory of deceased members.

On Saturday we host The Tara Cove gents' society from 9.21 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. which will be followed by an any combination fourball. On Sunday we will have a gents' singles medal and ladies' singles from 4 p.m.

Timesheets are now available for the President's prize which will be played on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, with the final to be played on Saturday afternoon.

Invitation four-person team event sponsored by Lombard and Cullen Solicitors: 1, Malachy Hayes (11), Paul Dooby (20), Eamonn Mahony (16), Joe Turner (11), 92 points; 2, Joe Keegan (6), Tony Sherriff (14), Danny Whitty (15), Colm Browne (20), 91 points; 3, Arthur Nolan (28), Kevin Ivers (24), Pat Doran (17), Martin Byrne (19), 89 points.

Monday, August 7, Mexican scramble sponsored by The Fowler Bar: 1, Mick Morrissey (5), Tommy Dixon (6), Noel Ivanoff (8), Danny Dixon (13), 58.8; 2, Jim McDonald (10), Eamonn Byrne (15), John Maher (12), Doris Doyle (22), 60.1; 3, Liam Cooper (10), Ian Crimmons (15), John Doran (18), Daniel Wafer (15), 60.2.

Gorey Guardian summer series: 1, Tom McGrath (10), 41 points; 2, Ken Kennedy (8), 38 points; 3, David Egan (12), 37 points; gross, John Bolger Jnr. (+1), 34 points; eleven holes, Rodney Farrell (23), 23 points.

Tomás Funge Memorial Cups, Junior open day - boys: 1, Ross McCormack (22), 48 points; 2, Seán Sarsfield (18, Tara Glen), 42 points (back nine); 3, Nathan Gallagher (13, Tara Glen), 42 points; gross, Michael Farrell (11, Carlow), 29 points; first nine, John Mulcahy (24, Tara Glen), 21 points; second nine, David Quinn (14, Carlow), 22 points; girls: 1, Hazel Simmons (23, Foxrock), 42 points; 2, Amy Hodgins (18, Tara Glen), 36 points; 3, Allyson McPartland (19), 35 points; gross, Sara Murray (22, Tara Glen; first nine, Pia Simmons (28, Foxrock), 18 points; second nine, Nina May Brady (25, Rosslare), 17 points.

Saturday, August 12, fourball any combination: 1, Pat Lardner (21), Seán Lardner (14), 42 points; 2, Tony Kinsella (13), Pat Kinsella (19), 42 points (last nine).

Tuesday, August 8, brought a ladies' open event to Courtown, with Glen Fuels being the sponsor. A huge thank you goes to Alan and Kevin Keyes of Glen Fuels for yet another wonderful prize table. Your continued support is truly valued.

The timesheet was busy and the couple of showers endured throughout the day did not really dampen the enthusiasm of all the ladies who turned out to participate. Some fantastic scores were returned with standard scratch coming in at 73 for home players and 75 for visitors.

Results: 1, Mona Moynihan (20), 41 points (countback): 2, Rosie Maher (31), 41 points; gross, Sorcha Howell (2), 29 points; 3, Allyson McPartland (20), 40 points; 4, Margaret Dooley (29), 39 points; nine-hole: 1, Muriel Richards (27), 16 points; 2, Eileen Wheeler (30), 13 points.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the visitors. We hope you all enjoyed your day.


Our ladies are keen to play in our Tuesday competitions and August 8 was no exception! It was a singles stableford and was sponsored by Byrne's Bookshop.

Results: overall, Kay Ryan (28), 39 points; Cat. A (0-19): 1, Lori Whitney (17), 38 points; 2, Julie McCarthy (17), 36 points; Cat. B (20-29): 1, Helene Daly (24), 38 points (back six); 2, Meta Cummins (28), 38 points; Cat. C (30-36): 1, Sheila McGrath (36), 34 points; 2, Hilary Kehoe (34), 33 points; nine-hole qualifier: 1, Ann McGibney, 16 points.

Next week's competition is sponsored by Cois na hAobhainn and is a team of three event.

The Mid Leinster ladies' championships were held in Enniscorthy Golf Club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, three days of fantastic golf. 

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Bank holiday Monday nine-hole competition (mixed): 1, Michael T. Byrne (20), 22 points; 2, Mark Doran (17), 20 points; 3, Sammy Walker (9), 19 points.

Wednesday nine-hole (mixed): 1, Anthony Fortune (13), 20 points; 2, Leighton Gleeson (6), 19 points; 3, Liam Redmond (11), 19 points.

Matchplay - round three: Mike O'Grady beat Brian Delaney; quarter-final: Mark Keenan beat Brendan Whyte.

Weekend singles stableford: 1, Billy Larkin (12), 43 points; 2, Frank Hayes (19), 41 points; 3, David Colfer (22), 41 points; 4, Patrick Bergin (13), 40 points; 5, Andy McClurg (25), 39 points; 6, Ian Winters (16), 39 points, holding off Liam Redmond, Sammy Walker and David Fitzgerald (Dun Laoghaire) on countback; front nine, John Muddiman; back nine, Stephen Greene.

Ladies' singles stableford: 1, Veronica O'Riordan (35), 34 points; 2, Mary Louise Blake (31), 32 points; 3, Emer Kohlmann (8), 30 points.


Donohoe's played Quinnagh House on Sunday, August 13.

Results: 1, 'Prof' Nolan, 39 points; 2, 'Cockney' Murphy, 38 points; 3, Nicky Cahill, 37 points. Nicky also took home the birdie money.

The preliminary round of the matchplay was drawn, with the following to play each other this Sunday: Andrew Holden v. Lar Morrissey; Martin Collins v. Sam Farnan; Willie Nolan v. Ibar Carty.

The venue is Rathaspeck - please be there by 8.45 a.m.


Ladies' and gents' open, singles stableford, July 31, sponsored by E.G.C.(74 played, standard scratch 72): 1, Dick Britton (13), 44 points; 2, Paul Connolly (7), 39 points; gross, Joe Delaney (5), 32 points; 3, Jim Gahan (19), 38 points; 4, John Ryan (19), 37 points.

Nine-hole midweek, singles stableford, August 2, sponsored by C & R Print (88 played): overall, Michael Walsh (16), 21 points (last three); Category A, Paddy Hore (8), 19 points; Category B, Billy Sinnott (14), 19 points; Category C, Rajess Tirbhowan (16), 21 points; Category D, Liam Swan (21), 19 points. Singles strokes, August 5-6, sponsored by Turfcare (110 played, standard scratch 73: 1, Bill Whelan (10), 69 (back nine); 2, John Bail (11), 69; gross, Jason Rackard (0), 74; 3, Denis Dunbar (9), 70; 4, Alan Franklin (6), 71(last three); 5, John Healy (6), 71; Seniors, George Leech (12), 71.

Two-person team, August 7, sponsored by Power Plant Hire (116 played): 1, Anthony Byrne (14), Jason Rackard (0), 51 points; 2, Michael Walsh (16), Nicholas Walsh (21), 50 points; 3, Michael Murphy (17), Eamon Whitty (13), 49 points.

Nine-hole midweek, singles stableford, August 9, sponsored by Breen Agri (102 played): overall, Alan Jacob (6), 21 points (last two); Category A, Frankie Morrissey (9), 21 points; Category B, John Colclough (13), 21 points (last six); Category C, Martin Canavan (15), 20 points (last six); Category D, Nicholas Walsh (21), 20 points (last six).

Next week's sponsor is Donnelly Coaches. The presentation of all the August Wednesday midweeks will be on August 30.

Junior Scratch Cup, singles strokes, August 12-13, sponsored by Walter Bourke & Sons (41 played, standard scratch 73: first gross, Joe Delaney (5), 76; second gross, John Daly (Cork, 6), 78; first nett, Keith Donnelly (8), 71; second nett, Connor Flynn (9), 72.

Intermediate Scratch Cup, singles strokes, August 12-13, sponsored by Walter Bourke & Sons (103 played, standard scratch 73): first gross, Paul Cosgrave (14), 82; second gross, Thomas Foley (Borris, 10), 83; third gross, Keith Whelan (14), 83; first nett, David Bradley (19), 70; second nett, Simon Kavanagh (17), 72; third nett, Rory O'Connor (16), 72.

Next weekend is a three-man team event sponsored by Price Waterhouse Cooper.

Our Provincial Towns team secured a fantastic result in Headfort in Kells, Co. Meath, by winning six games to three in the first leg of the final.

Headfort got off to a great start, winning three of the first four games, but from then on our lads played some great golf to win every one of the remaining five games.

Declan Byrne, Eddie Doyle, Shane Fortune, Seán Hegarty, Jim Mackey and Davy Murphy won their games with Denis Dunne, Eunan Doyle and James Foley being beaten. Special mention must go to Davy Murphy who made a brilliant birdie on the 18th to win his game.

The return leg is on Sunday, August 20, at 10.15 a.m. at our own course where a big crowd is expected. Congratulations to all players and to the management team of Tim Morrissey and John Byrne.

Everyone involved with the team would like to thank all the caddies and supporters who made the long journey and also to our club professional Stephen Fitzpatrick, Captain Jack Murphy and President Jim Hogan for their support.

Best of luck to both sets of players and to the respective management teams from everyone at Enniscorthy Golf Club.

We have also advanced to our third Barton Cup final since 2008 (proud winners in 2008 and 2011) by beating Killeen last Monday. Hopefully we can go on now to make it three Barton Cup wins.

Martin Sludds and Shane Fortune and Nicky Murphy and Adam Jordan played some absolutely fantastic golf in Enniscorthy to secure two wins at home which were played earlier than the away games. An incredible shot was played from the fairway bunker on the 14th by Martin Sludds which set up a birdie chance which Shane Fortune converted.

However, Killeen were up in all three away games approaching the turn. News would have filtered through about this time and one more victory for Enniscorthy would secure a place in the final.

Spurred on by this news, some fantastic golf of the highest order turned the match in our favour. Having been two down earlier in the match, Paul Lynch and Liam Sheridan secured the all-important third game on the 16th hole.

Paul Conroy and 'Butch' O'Connor were three up when called in, and Frankie and James Morrissey had fought back to be only one down when they were called in.

Ardee will be our opponents in the final with the first leg scheduled to be played on Saturday, August 19, in Ardee, and the home leg to come two weeks later.

Congratulations to all players and to the wider panel and to the management team of Paul Connolly, Murt Mangan and Jason Rackard.

It was an incredible weekend for Enniscorthy Golf Club with two great performances on one weekend. To reach two finals in one season is an achievement that everyone involved with the club teams, and indeed everyone in the club as a whole, should be very proud of.

Now to go on and secure two wins in the respective finals. What a party that will be!

A mention too for our ladie's section who have reached the Midland district final against The Royal Curragh on September 2 in Tramore, a competition for nine to 15 handicappers. Win this and they get to the national final.

The ladies' open Seniors is on Friday, August 18, starting at 9 a.m., sponsored by Yellow Rose Boutique.

The G.U.I. All-Ireland fourball Leinster finals is on August 20. The Sunday evening mixed will be at 6 p.m. with a shotgun start for members only.

On August 21 the course is closed until 10.30 a.m. due to verti drainage works.

For the full report please look at the club website in the news section.


President's prize results from Faithlegg: 1, Anthony Purcell (19), 38 points; 2, John Kehoe (20), 38 points (countback); 3, Ronan Carroll (20), 37 points; 4, Fintan Walsh (21), 36 points; 5, Dick Merrigan (12), 34 points (countback); 6, Colm Kehoe (8), 34 points (countback); 7, Oggie Katus (15), 33 points; 8, Kenny Irwin (21), 32 points; 9, Walter Holden (26), 30 points (countback); 10, Michael Gannon (17), 30 points (countback); past President, Fintan Walsh (21), 36 points; Seniors, John Holden; nearest the pin, Ronan Carroll; longest drive, John Holden; visitor's prize, Brian Purcell; twos club, Paul Cassin.

Our next outing is our Captain's prize (Mark Lee) at New Ross Golf Club on Saturday, September 2, with tee-times from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon. We want all members to play on that day.


The second big event of our golfing calendar, J.J. Hoyne's President's prize, was held over three days and attracted a large entry.

On Friday and Saturday in the qualifying rounds, players enjoyed good weather and the scoring was likewise. However, come Sunday it was a complete change of scenery with incessant rain sweeping across the course, making conditions very trying indeed.

It was going to be a survival of the fittest in the race to claim a much-coveted prize, with only the hardiest of competitors attempting to do so and many withdrawing from the final round altogether.

In the end that great old veteran and outstanding clubman, John Murphy (18), playing consistent golf, claimed the trophy with a final total of 73 points (37/36).

Wet and windy weather is not a barrier or deterrent to our John as he was often seen with his gun and his dog hunting wild fowl in hail, rain, gales and snow, and his victory therefore in the prevailing conditions albeit by virtue of a better second 18 was richly deserved.

Three putting the last green was costly for Seamus O'Leary (9) who finished runner-up also on 73 points, whilst another of our veterans, Willie Whitty (18), finished third with 72 points, again courtesy of a better second 18. Fourth place on the same score went to David Feeney (16), and Hugh Behan took the gross with 62 points.

Category 1 went to Jim Larkin (7) with 71 points. Category 2, with 69 points, was won by John Hackett (12), while Category 3 went to Francis Coughlan (70 points) and Category 4 was won by Ger Freyne (19) with 62 points.

The past President's prize was won by Jim Meggs (15) with 68 points, the veterans by Kevin Treacy (19), scoring 66 points, the first 18 by Mick Logue (20) with a great score of 40 points, and the second 18 by Mick Butler (10) with 34 points.

In the mixed the President himself, J.J. (19), combined with Joanne Hartley (23) and Marie O'Connor (31) to score 44 points and win the first prize. Second went to John Murphy (18), Martin Forristal (20) and Teresa Byrne (20) with 44 points also, and Pat Purcell (18), Miceál O'Neill (20) and Kay Kelleher (25) were third with 41 points.

The Tuesday evening fourball is still going strong and in the latest 14-hole competition sponsored by Sandrose, John Murphy (17) and J.J. Hoyne (19) - where did we hear these names before? - were clear winners with 40 points.

Two points behind on 38 came Colm Kehoe (10) and Eddie Kent (17), whilst James O'Brien (15) and Noel Devine (17) finished third on the same score.

This Tuesday evening, August 15, the sponsors are a group of club members.


We were off on our last away outing of the season on Tuesday when we visited Faithlegg Golf Club which was in pristine condition and the weather was good too, with plenty of sunshine beaming down on this picturesque course in the Waterford estuary.

Ten teams battled it out and even on a strange course scoring was top class. Many thanks to Karl Cullen and Cathy Griffin at Faithlegg for giving us reduced green fees even though their festival of golf was on last week, and also to our own Denis Kirwan for looking after the team selections, with both adding to the enjoyment.

Taking the honours were Pat Traynor (18), Jimmy O'Neill (19), Patsy Farrell (19) and Liam Glasheen (20) with 90 points. In second place with 86 points came John Browne (12), Billy Redmond (21), Tony Sexton (22) and Les Jastrebski (24), with Willie Byrne (14), Jimmy 'Ross' Ryan (17), Aidan O'Connor (20) and Pat Butler (24) third with 84 points.

Fourth place went to a three-person team consisting of Denis Kirwan (12), Larry Shannon (20) and Frank Boyle (23) with 83 points (77+6). Fifth place was secured by Fr. John French (21), John Joe Murray (21), Jamesie Wallace (21) and Jim 'Dublin' Ryan (24) with 83 points, and placed sixth were Tommy Ryan (15), Steve Travis (18), Willie Naddy (20) and Martin Hartley (22) with 82 points.

We are back with our usual game this Thursday, and on Monday, August 21, New Ross will host the Autumn Seniors Alliance open fixture with players from seven outside clubs competing as well as our own contingent.

The first tee is reserved from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the early times allotted to home members. The timesheet is with Jamesie Murphy - text or call on 085-1846172 or e-mail All names must be in by this Thursday in order to finalise the timesheet as it is going to be a busy day.

All those wishing to travel to Ballykisteen on September 12-13 when New Ross is closed should hand in their names on Thursday also. This is the value package of the year, two nights' B & B, two dinners and two rounds of golf for an incredible €149 - sure, where would you get it on an award-winning championship course?


On Wednesday, August 9, the 18-hole stableford competition was sponsored by Brooks Jewellers, Charles Street, New Ross, and Liz Bennett (9) was claiming her second win in three weeks. Well done Liz.

Results: 1, Liz Bennett (9), 71 nett; 2, Mary Maher (16), 73 nett; gross, Mary Kavanagh, 88; 3, Anne Banville (23), 74 nett.

Next we we play for the Centenary Cup and the prizes are sponsored by Emerald Dry Cleaners, New Ross. Many thanks to Pete and Deirdre Caulfield for their continued support. It is an 18-hole stableford.

On Thursday, August 17, the mixed event for Ann Curtis' lady President's prize will start at 3.30 p.m. Hopefully we will see a good turn-out for this special occasion and of course for the fun in the clubhouse afterwards.

This week we are adding a nine-hole competition to the timesheet on Wednesdays. This option is specifically for Seniors, members recuperating after surgery/illness who might find 18 holes too much, and beginners.

It is not a qualifying competition as yet. For the moment the slots will be in the afternoon but this will be reviewed in time. Entry is €5 and we hope that there will be sufficient interest in this option so that we can develop it further.

The Get Into Golf ladies will have a scramble for a prize presented by the lady President, Ann Curtis, this Wednesday evening. More information will be on the Whatsapp group during the week.

The prize will be included then in the prize-giving on Saturday night, August 25. It's marvellous to see so many ladies playing in the club classic! Thanks to all who sold and bought raffle tickets. Great credit is due to Vice-Captain Martin Carroll and his team for all the time and work they put into the classic.

It would be lovely to see ladies in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) for the prize-giving and to acknowledge the generosity of Paschal Bolger and all at Culcita. Hopefully this event will grow year on year to become one of the biggest events on our golfing calendar.

The Mary McKenna team had a hard day's golf in Royal Tara on Thursday, coming away with only one win. However, all is not lost! The home leg of this Leinster final will take place on August 27 when we have another chance to balance the score.

Thank you to all the supporters who travelled the long distance to cheer on the ladies. It was great to see Anthony Connick of our bar staff there to lend support to the team.

Maria Burford, our hard-working handicap secretary who plays off 13, took part in the Mid Leinster championships in Enniscorthy at the weekend. She played really well, getting as far as the semi-final where she was beaten on 19th by the outright winner, Margaret Hearne. Well done Maria, we are very proud of you!


We are in the middle of our busy season. A hugely successful ladies' open week has just concluded and we look forward to our own seven days of competitive open golf, which started on Sunday.

The forecasts are good, weather and bookings, so why not join us and enjoy our beautiful golf course, and the famous St. Helen's Bay hospitality?

Saturday, July 29 (Flowers Made Easy), open singles (C.S.S. 72, 36 points): 1, Chris Maddock (18), 39 points; 2, Tommy Duggan (13), 37 points; 3, Donal Buckley (11, Milltown), 36 points (countback); nearest the pin (eleventh), Paddy Dunne (19).

Sunday, July 30, lady Captain's prize to gents (C.S.S. 73, 35 points): 1, John Walsh (20), 40 points; 2, Chris Maddock (17), 39 points; 3, Pat O'Connor (4), 37 points (countback).

Wednesday, August 2, open singles (C.S.S. 72, 36 points): 1, Harry Colclough (27, Rathfarnham), 38 points (countback); 2, John Connell (11, Foxrock), 38 points; 3, John Clarke (26, Rosslare), 37 points.

Thursday, August 3, Junior open (C.S.S. 71, 37 points): 1, Matthew Sherwin (17, Milltown), 40 points (countback); 2, Louis Dignam (22, Elm Park), 40 points; 3, Freddie Gallagher (12, Rosslare), 39 points.

Friday, August 4, nine-hole summer league round 13: 1, James Ryan (7), 22 points; 2, John McGrath (11), 21 points.

Saturday, August 5, Peter and Ann Marie Ryan, handicap 19 to 28 (C.S.S. 74, 34 points): 1, Tom Tevlin (20), 37 points; 2, Paddy Coady (27), 36 points; 3, Brian Dalton (26), 33 points (countback); 4, Pat Murphy (19), 33 points; Junior, Ben Cronin (24, Cork), 35 points.

Handicap 1 to 18 (C.S.S. 72, 36 points): 1, Seán Moore (10), 40 points; 2, Pat O'Connor (4), 38 points; 3, Nick McBride (14), 37 points.

Tuesday, August 8, ladies' open week (gents' nine-hole): 1, Kevin Masterson (5, Killeen), 21 points; 2, Jack Duggan (8), 20 points.

Wednesday, August 9: 1, Jim Egan (12), 34 nett; 2, Joe Kelly (5), 34 nett.

Thursday, August 10: 1, William Fortune (9, Dun Laoghaire), 33 nett; 2, Gay Redmond (9, Foxrock), 34 points.

Friday, August 11: 1, Brian Buttimer (8), 33 nett; 2, Robert Becker (10), 34 nett.

Fixtures (gents'open week): Tuesday, August 15, Cooney's Bakery, singles; Wednesday, August 16, Rhonellen Group, singles; Thursday, August 17, The Wishing Well, mixed fourball; Friday, August 18, Rosslare Port Lodge, singles; Saturday, August 19, John Codd, fourball.


Last Thursday's competition was an invitational fourball sponsored by Barker's.

Results: 1, Mary Fallon (27/24) and Doreen McGovern (12/11), 42 points (back nine); 2, Mary O'Leary (21/19) and Catherine Howard (16/14), 42 points; 3, Barbara McDonald (28/25) and Helen Cole (26/23), 41 points; gross, Carmel Murphy (8/7) and Bridget Doyle (14/13), 25 points; nine-hole, Phil Flood (19/13), 19 points; nearest the pin, Catherine Howard, 57 cms.

The I.L.G.U. Mid Leinster championships were played in Enniscorthy last week. The winner of the Junior section was our own Maggie Hearne.

Over the course of three days Maggie played a strokeplay qualifying round and then three matchplay rounds before winning in the final three and two. Congratulations and well done on this great achievement to Maggie from everyone in the club.

This week's Thursday competition is an 18-hole singles stableford sponsored by Sam McCauley's. On Sunday, August 20, we have the one lady and three gents Advance Cleaners scramble.


The winners of last Monday's four-person team event with 98 points were Declan Curran, Jimmy Thomas, Tom Connon and John McNicholas.

In second place were Billy Hanton, John Bolger, John Ffrench and Patrica Hanton with 97 points. The third-placed team featured George Hillis, Liam Morris, Chris Walsh and Trina Walsh.

Wednesday's 14-hole open fourball saw a return to winning ways after a long absence for Seán 'Crofter' Crosbie and his partner, Seán Tyghe, who amassed nine up (back nine) for the v. par competition. Second place went to Pearce Frawley and Paul Carthy, also on nine up.

Saturday's competition was a Scotch foursomes, and the winners with 62.5 were Mick Rossiter and Paul Mullen. Second place went to Lar Rossiter and Damien O'Reilly on 66, and third place went to John Fenlon and Paul Lambert on 68.

The latest winner of the Joker draw was Una Robinson.


Sunday, August 6, mixed team waltz sponsored by Seán and Linda Shine: 1, Ann Byrne, Emer Farrell, 'Buzzer' O' Brien, David Murphy, 81 points; 2, Kate, Ethna, Kevin and Harry Masterson, 81 points (countback); 3, Ann O'Mahoney, Rachel Lynch, Declan Lynch, Thomas Sexton, 81 points (countback); longest drive ladies, Susan Fitzgerald; longest drive men, Tony Ennis; nearest the pin: ladies, Mary Phelan; men, David Shine. 

Tuesday, August 8, open singles stableford, standard scratch 74, sponsored by SuperValu, Rosslare: 1, Martina Noonan (Dun Laoghaire, 25), 39 points; 2, Joe Devitt (23), 36 points; 3, Ann Marie Ryan (36), 36 points; 4, Eileen Dunne (Millicent, 30), 36 points; gross, Aine O'Connell (9), 21 points; front nine, Helen Bagnall (Carton House, 36), 21 points; back nine, Maeve Lynch (Milltown, 34), 18 points; Junior girls, Ciara Dunne (Naas, 21), 40 points; gents' nine-hole: 1, Kevin Masterson (5), 21 points; 2, Jack Duggan (8), 20 points.

Wednesday, August 9, fourball better ball, sponsored by Bing Bay Holdings Ltd.: 1, Suzanne Redmond (Dun Laoghaire, 24), Mary Sheerin (Dun Laoghaire, 20), 46 points; 2, Linda Shine (Milltown, 20), Marie Tevlin (26), 45 points; 3, Therese Kilcline (Black Bush, 23), Bernadette Tully (26), 44 points; 4, Susan Fitzgerald (23), Ann Byrne (25), 43 points; nearest the pin, eleventh hole, Linda Shine (Milltown); nearest the pin in two on 18th, Paula O'Leary. 

Thursday, August 10, three-person waltz, sponsored by Elavon Financial Services: 1, Verona McConologue (25), Patricia Williams (36), Eileen Walsh (31), 78 points; 2, Martina Noonan (Dun Laoghaire, 23), Denise Murphy (Edmonstown, 25), Catherine Crowley (Beech Park, 36), 77 points; 3, Mary Sheerin (Dun Laoghaire, 20), Niamh Hogan (Dun Laoghaire, 17), Margaret Penny (Dun Laoghaire, 24), 76 points; nearest the pin, eleventh hole, Aine O'Connell; longest drive, sixth hole, Aine O'Connell; men's nine-hole, William Fortune; Junior girls, nine-hole non-qualifying: 1, Chloe McCarthy (Rosslare, 18), 19 points; 2, Caroline McGrath (Elm Park, 13), 17 points; 3, Ciara Dunne (Naas, 10), 16 points.

Friday, August 11, open singles stableford, standard scratch 73, sponsored by PFK Mark Tully: 1, Fiona Keenan (Elm Park, 24), 42 points; 2, Cathy Bryce (Sutton, 10), 38 points; 3, Deirdre Bruce (Blessington Lakes, 34), 37 points.

Junior singles stableford, standard scratch 72: 1, Ciara Dunne (Naas, 19), 34 points; 2, Laura Buckley (Elm Park, 28), 32 points; 3, Caroline McGrath (Elm Park, 25), 17 points.

Saturday, August 12, nine-hole strokes, non-qualifying: 1, Marie Carroll, 50 - 17 = 33; 2, Bernadette Tully, 47 - 13 = 34; 3, Cathy Dalton, 50 - 15 = 35.

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