Christmas competition was a real cracker!

NINETY-TWO golfers turned out to play in the Christmas mixed competition on Sunday.

NINETY-TWO golfers turned out to play in the Christmas mixed competition on Sunday.

Winners of the 13 hole four-person team event were Pat Walshe, Peter Dabinet, Mary Norton and Edith Ogilvie with a great score of 68 points. Second place went to Pat Collins, Peter Ryan, Ann Widger and Dorrie Lenihan while the team of Seamus Rochford, Michael O’Reilly, Pauline Cullinane and Joan Mannion were third.

All participants enjoyed a hot plate served up by Barry Joyce and his staff after the golf. The competition was the first official function for the two new captains, Seamus Rochford and Pauline Cullinane.

Another new officer was also a winner during the week. Newly-elected president Michael O’Reilly was part of the team that won the senior men’s 14 hole three-person team competition. Together with playing partners Eugene Orr and Kevin Donohue the trio dovetailed very well on the card and they had five points to spare from Frank Dalton, Jim Treacy and Michael Cody.

SENIORS - The Senior men will have their Christmas dinner tomorrow (Thursday) at 5pm after the golf. The dinner will go ahead even if weather forces the cancellation of golf.

The Senior Ladies will also have their Christmas lunch tomorrow at 1.30pm after their morning golf. Ladies who are not partaking in the golf on the day are welcome to attend the lunch.

CHRISTMAS - The timesheets for all competitions over the Christmas period will go live for online booking this Friday.

HAMPER - All Hamper presentations, as well as outstanding men’s competitions, will be made on Saturday at 5.30pm after the crosscard competition.

NEW YEAR’S EVE - There will be a function in the club on New Year’s Eve. A hot plate, dessert and tea/coffee will be served between 8 and 9.30pm and will be followed by music. Tickets, costing E20, are available from the bar.

MARKS, DIVOTS - Members are requested to pay particular attention to repairing pitch marks and divots. All members are asked to repair one pitch mark along with their own and to remind their playing partners to do the same.

Mats are in use on the par three holes at present. All players are asked to use these mats in order to protect the tee boxes and not to tee up behind them.

MEETINGS - The Ladies club held their annual meeting on Wednesday. Elected were: Lady President Joan Mannion, captain Pauline Cullinane, vice-captain Sheila Brennan, secretary Barbara Teehan, treasurer Joan O’Sullivan, competition secretary Mary Bradshaw, handicap secretary Joan Cashin. Committee: Helen Butler, Patti Burke, Joan Cody, Nuala Crotty, Margaret Kiely, Catherine King.

The men’s annual meeting was held on Thursday. Officers elected were: president Michael O’Reilly, captain Seamus Rochford, vice-captain Luke Kelly, secretary Tom Gunning, treasurer Cathal Smyth, competition secretary Ollie Cullen, handicap secretary Mark Grant. Committee: Denis Brophy, Kevin Browne, Mark Grant, John O’Donovan, Niall O’Gorman, Rob O’Shea.

The annual meeting of the Joint Club will held on Thursday, January 12 at 7.15pm. Notices of motion must be submitted to secretary Tom Gunning at least seven days before the meeting. Nomination forms for committee are available on the men’s and Ladies notice boards and behind the bar.

RESULTS - Results, Christmas Mixed competition (14 hole four person team event), December 11: 1 Pat Walshe (10), Peter Dabinet (20), Mary Norton (12), Edith Ogilvie (23), 68pts; 2 Pat Collins (11), Peter Ryan (15), Ann Widger (20), Dorrie Lenihan (24), 65pts; 3 Seamus Rochford (12), Michael O’Reilly (19), Pauline Cullinane (19), Joan Mannion (29), 64pts; 4 Jim Ryan (13), Myles McCabe (21), Bridie McGarry (8), Helen Butler (28), 64pts.

Results, senior men’s 14 hole three-person team event, December 8: 1 Eugene Orr (20), Michael O’Reilly (18), Kevin Donohue (22), 62pts; 2 Frank Dalton (19), Jim Treacy (21), Michael Cody (20), 57pts (back seven); 3 Billy Burke (10), Des Byrne (17), Peter McQuillan (22), 57pts (back seven); 4 Noel Skehan (12), Paddy Byrne (21), Tom McDonald (25), 57pts; 5 Pat Foley (11), Christy Rainey (21), Finbar Coughlan (21), 55pts.

Results, Ladies nine hole stableford, December 4/6: 1 Dervilla O’Byrne (25), 35.5 nett; 2 Ana Lyons (22), 36 nett (last six).

DIARY - Today (Wednesday): Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Thursday: Senior Ladies, 10 to 11am. Senior Men, 11am to 1pm. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Friday: Tee booked, 10.15 to 11.45am. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm.

Saturday: Members’ Time: 8.30 to 10am. Men’s crosscard competition (shotgun start 1pm). Ladies nine hole competition, 1.45 to 2.30pm (bookable online). Sunday: Three-person team event, 8.45am to 1.30pm.

Monday: Ladies Fairway Alliance, 10 to 11.30am. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Tuesday: Ladies nine hole competition, 9 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm.