Great weather, great golf as club finals day produces the finest fare in years

Club finals day was on Saturday and the lovely weather ensured good golf. On the men’s end the club singles was contested by John Martin and Nigel Skehan. The match was played off flat as both play off 13 handicap.

Club finals day was on Saturday and the lovely weather ensured good golf. On the men’s end the club singles was contested by John Martin and Nigel Skehan. The match was played off flat as both play off 13 handicap.

Nigel won on the 16th after completing the holes from the 12th to the 15th in 2 under par. The scratch match play went into tie holes and Anthony Cleere beat Ray Lonergan on the 20th. Anthony was in trouble playing the 20th and eventually chipped in for a four. Ray, who was on the green in two, then had a birdied putt to win but he ended up with a three putt.

Ray gained some consolation later when he partnered his brother Gavin to a comfortable win in the fourball over Vinny Hayes and Alan Byrne.

In the men’s foursomes Fergal Cantwell and Niall O’Gorman got off to a flyer and were three up early in the game. They were pegged back to all square on the 16th.

In the ladies competitions Ana Lyons defeated Niamh Kelly in the National Cup on the 18th. Niamh was also involved in the Toastal Cup and she gained some consolation when she defeated Sara Browne on the 18th. Sara meanwhile had partnered her mother Mary to win the ladies Scotch Foursomes against Anne Gunning and Greta Nicholson. This match went to the 20th to get a result.

In the Nancy Todd trophy Joan O’Sullivan defeated Mary Moynihan. Victory in the mixed foursomes went to Owen Phelan and Joan Cody, who defeated Kieran Wall and Helen Butler on the 15th.

The presentation of Golfer of the Year was on Saturday night. Michael Keenan won from Colm Sheenan.

The winners of the men’s monthly medal competitions throughout the year also played an 18 hole singles on Saturday. James Young was the winner.

The presentation was on Saturday and thanks went to all who turned up. A lot of work went into the organisation of the day and competition secretaries Ollie Cullen and Mary Bradshaw put a lot of work into organising the prizes. It was nice to see their work appreciated.

Captain Seamus Rochford was fulsome in his praise of the way the course has improved and the way it was presented by the greens staff. He remarked that the visiting Captains who had played on Friday were also impressed.

The three person team event on Sunday was won by Martin Byrne (11), John Lawlor (17) and John McCarron (14) with 85 points. Second were Eugene Deegan (10), Eddie Slattery (18) and Des Byrne (16).

The ladies and gents Open singles played last Wednesday attracted a full time sheet. Winner of the gents section was Luke Kelly (6) with 40 points. Luke was out in two over par 38 and back in level par 35 for 73 gross.

Second with the best of the 38s’ went to Denis Malone (20). The gross was won by Eoin Cantwell (4) with 32 gross points. Scoring in general was good with 38 points required to get a prize.

The ladies section was won by Claire Dowling (19) with 37 points. Second was Pat Walshe (21) with 34 points.

The ladies 18 Hole ABC O2 trophy played last week was won Katie Keenan (32) with a score of 69 net. The juvenile girls have come to the fore recently with good scores and regularly winning the ladies competitions. Katie was out in 53 strokes and came back in 48 for a total of 101 and a net score of 69. Her handicap has been reduced from 32 to 30.

Katie had three stokes to spare from Mags Cuddihy (9) on 72. Class A was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 72 net; Class B by Adrienne Walsh (22) on 74 net and Class C by Katie Keenan (32) on 69 net. The Gross was won by Eileen Rose Power (1) with 79 gross.

The senior ladies entertained Callan seniors last week and played a 13 hole competition. This was won by Kathleen Gaffney, Kay O’Neill Callan, Jane Duggan with 54 points. Second on 50 points were Kitty Nolan, Annette Hogan Callan and Sheila Kirby, Callan on 50 points. Third were Phil Cooke, Rose Brophy and Maureen Sheehan, Callan 49 points.

The senior men’s competition was won by Noel O’Sullivan (16), Alan Snype (19), Peter McQuillan (24) and Billy Dalton with 60 points. The runners up on 58 points were Michael Doran (16), Martin Treacy (21), Paddy Byrne (21) and Paddy Halley (25).

The seniors away outing to Borris was won by Martin Mullane (15), Donie Butler (23), Kevin Donohue (20) and Brendan Graham (23) with 85 points. The runners-up were Mick O’Flynn (14), Michael Cody (20), Gerry Bowe (22) and Martin Kiely (23) with 82 points.

The Vintners Federation of Ireland are holding their President’s prize in the club today (Wednesday). They will have a shotgun start at 1pm. Members can play golf on Wednesday morning up to 1pm but the full course must be free at 1pm.

Members time will be from 1.15 to 2pm approx.

RESULTS: Open ladies and gents singles, September 5, CSS 72, gents section, 1 Luke Kelly (6) 40pts; 2 Denis Malone (20) 38pts (B9); 3 Gerry Stewart (11) 38pts; best Gross, Eoin Cantwell (4) 32 Gross points; 5 John Meagher (7) 38pts (B9); 6 Mark Power (9) 38pts.

Ladies section, 1 Claire Dowling (19) 37pts; 2 Pat Walshe (21) 34pts.

Two’s Club - Kevin Browne at 6th and 17th; John Meagher at 6th and 17th; Ned Byrne, Dermot Doyle, Tommy Deegan, junior, Tony Coady, Ciaran Colfer at 6th; Luke Kelly, Mark Power at 10th; Jack Troy at 15th; Seamus Meehan, Larry Carroll, Amy Keating at 17th.

Each two is worth €18 and is credited in the Pro shop.

Three person team event Sunday, 1 Martin Byrne (11), John Lawlor (17), John McCarron (14) 85pts (B9); 2 Eugene Deegan (10), Eddie Slattery (18), Des Byrne (16) 85pts; 3 Ivan Dunne (16), Conor Boland (6), Charlie Boland (12) 84pts (B9); 4 David Farragher (10), Murt Farragher (17), Brian Keane (22) 84pts.

Presentation of prizes is on Friday, October 5 (9pm).

Two’s Club Sunday - John Lawlor at 6th and 10th; Eddie Slattery, Michael Burke at 6th. Each two is worth €28.50 and is credited in the Pro Shop.

Club finals day - mens singles, Nigel Skehan bt John Martin on 16th; men’s Scratch matchplay, Anthony Cleere bt Ray Lonergan on 20th; men’s fourosomes, Larry Gittens and Jack Troy bt Niall O’Gorman and Fergal Cantwell on 18th; men’s fourball, Ray Lonergan and Gavin Lonergan bt Alan Byrne and Vinny Hayes on the 14th; Monthly Medal winners competition, James Young.

Ladies National Cup, Ana Lyons bt Niamh Kelly on 18th; ladies Nore Cup, Catriona Lynch bt Ana Lyons on 18th; ladies Toastal Cup, Niamh Kelly bt Sara Browne on 18th; ladies Nancy Todd Trophy, Joan O’ Sullivan bt Mary Moynihan; ladies Scotch Foursomes, Mary Leahy Browne and Sara Browne bt Ann Gunning and Greta Nicholson on 20th; mixed foursomes, Owen Phelan and Joan Cody bt Kieran Wall and Helen Butler on 15th.

Golfer of the Year winner Michael Keenan; runner-up Colm Sheenan.

LADIES NEWS: 18 Hole Stroke ABC O2 Trophy CSS 73, winner O2 Trophy, Katie Keenan; 1 Class A, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 72 net (B9);

1 Class B, Adrienne Walsh (22) 74 net; 1 Class C, Katie Keenan (32) 69 net; 2 Mags Cuddihy (9) 72 net; best Gross, Eileen Rose Power (1) 79 Gross; 3 Joan Cody (14) 73 net; 4 Breda Roche (15) 74 net; 5 Joan Mannion (30) 75 net (B9); 6 Gretta Nicholson (27) 75 net (B9).

Ladies fixtures - Today (Wednesday) ladies 18 hole v par, 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm. Slots also available on Sunday 10.30 to 11am. Bookable online. Draw 3.30 to 4pm.

The ladies competition next week will be on Wednesday instead of Tuesday due to hollow coring.

SENIOR MEN: Away outing Borris Septemeber 3, 1 Martin Mullane (15), Donie Butler (23), Kevin Donohue (20), Brendan Graham (23) 85pts; 2 Mick O’Flynn (14), Michael Cody (20), Gerry Bowe (22), Austin Kiely (23) 82pts; 3 Con O’Sullivan (15), Eddie Geraghty (22), Jim Treacy (21), Tim O’Mahony (28) 77pts; 4 Noel O’Sullivan (16), Christy Rainey (21), Finbar Coughlan (21) 74pts; 5 Noel Skehan (13), Mick O’Neill (23), Eamon Molloy (25), Tom Sloyan (31) 72pts; 6 Tom Gunning (14), Joe Leech (24), Joe Nolan (22), Pat Kelleher (26) 72pts; 7 Eddie Geraghty (13), John Bracken (17), Paddy Halley (25), Eamon Brennan (28) 71pts; 8 Denis Carey (12), Ken Kinsella (14), Maurice Ryan (20), Martin Cody (22) 71pts; 9 Christy Power (14), Martin Kelly (25), Reay Brandon (22), Peter McQuillan (24) 67pts; 10 Jim Ryan (13), Matt Ruth (14), Jack Nolan (22), Stephen Bennett (24) 67pts.

Results September 6, four person team event, 1 Noel O’Sullivan (16), Alan Snype (19), Peter McQuillan (24), Billy Dalton (31) 60pts; 2 Michael Doran (16), Martin Treacy (21), Paddy Byrne (21), Paddy Halley (25) 58pts; 3 Billy Burke (10), Michael O’Neill (23), Austin Kiely (23), Jim O’Connell (28) 56pts (B6); 4 Rodger Curran (13), Michael O’Reilly (19), Reay Brandon (22), Joe Lambe (26) 56pts (B6); 5 Noel Skehan (13), Kevin Donohue (20), Joe Nolan (22), Tim O’Mahony (31) 56pts; 6 Pat O’Briain (16), Jimmy Rhatigan (18), Terry Morris (20), Joe Leech (24) 53pts; 7 Mick O’Flynn (14), Maurice Ryan (20), Dick Keoghan (23), Tom Sloyan (31) 53pts.

Competition on Thursday at 11am.

SENIOR LADIES: Results September 6, 13 holes with Callan ladies, 1 Kathleen Gaffney, Kay O’Neill Callan, Jane Duggan 54pts; 2 Kitty Nolan, Annette Hogan Callan, Sheila Kirby, Callan 50pts; 3 Phil Cooke, Rose Brophy, Callan, Maureen Sheehan, Callan 49pts.

Competition on Thursday 10am.

SOCIAL GOLF: The Friday social golf has finished for the season, as has the junior/juvenile coaching.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 10 to 5pm Vintners outing, 1.15 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members; Friday, 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 3.30pm Lady Past Captains; Saturday, 7.30 to 9.30am members, 11.30 to 12noon visitors, 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 3pm September Monthly Medal, 3 to 3.40pm visitors, 3.45 to 4.45pm men’s team managers outing; Sunday, 7.30 to 3.30pm men’s September Monthly Medal, 10.30 to 11am ladies competition slots, 3.30 to 4pm ladies competition draw; Monday, closed due to Hollow Coring greens; Tuesday, closed due to Hollow Coring greens; Wednesday, September 19, 8.20 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies competition. No evening draw. Slots also available on Sunday 10.30 to 11am. Bookable online and 3.30 to 4pm draw.