Competition time for juniors

THE competitions for junior and juvenile members of Castlecomer GC are now in full swing.

The competition will be held every Monday, starting at 9.30am. New members are welcome to compete, with further information available from 056-4441139.

Professional golf lessons will be available for juniors on July 6 and 13. Sessions for beginners will be held from 2 to 3pm, with advanced sessions from 3 to 4pm.

Further information from Noel, tel 083-3671360.

FIELDS PRIZE - Results, Men’s open 18 hole singles Stan Fields Memorial Prize, June 25/26: 1 Shay Kennedy, 39pts; 2 James Brophy, 38pts back nine; gross Michael Buggy, 36pts gross. Class One: Declan Dooley, 37pts back six. Class Two: Martin O’Shea, 38pts back nine. Class Three: Martin Maycock (Slade Valley), 34pts.

DIARY - Sunday: Men’s Open 18 hole singles (sponsor Cathal O’Connell). July 9/10: Men’s Open 18 hole singles (sponsor Foodworks Kilkenny).

SENIORS - Results, June 22: 1 Jim Purcell (14), Liam Farrell (20), Eamonn McEvoy (19), 86pts; 2 Murty Coonan (9), Christy McGrath (19), Pat O’Connell (13), T.J. McDonald (18), 82pts; 3 John Hardy (18), Jim Tunstead (19), John Shore (25), 79pts.

Results, senior outing to Rathdowney, June 20: 1 Eamonn Maher (15), Eamonn McEvoy (21), Danny Walsh (24), Eamonn Murphy (25), 82pts; 2 Pat O’Connell (14), Loughlin Nolan (24), Enid Abbott (26), Jean Ryan (29), 76pts; 3 John Hardy (19), Noel Walsh (20), Liam Farrell (21), 75pts.

RESULTS - Results, ladies 18 hole competition, June 25: 1 Margaret Furlong, 31pts; 2 Betty Byrne, 30pts.

Results, Thursday Open Singles, June 23: 1 John Doheny, 38pts back nine; 2 Michael

Brennan, 37pts; gross Michael Buggy, 37pts.

Results, scramble competition, June 21: 1 Eddie Kenny, Ger Comerford, Marjie Gannon, 27 & 4/5pts; 2 Tom Rothwell, Peter Donnelly, Colm Lynch, 27 & 5/6pts.

Results, nine hole mixed competition, June 17: 1 Mary Murphy, Martin Brennan, 18pts.

LADIES - This week is the highlight of the ladies golf year with Lady Captain Margaret Furlong’s competition. With the final round being played on Saturday, and with so many playing well at present, it promises to be a close competition.

The final round will be followed by a scramble for all members, as well as the presentation of prizes and music by the Kennys. All are welcome.

The Castlecomer ladies Challenge team were narrowly beaten in the third round. Players were Helen Dunne, Aoife Carr, Ann Ring, Margaret Conway and Jean Jackman. The junior foursomes team were also beaten in their competition.

LOTTO - There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. Draw prize-winners were: E100 Sean Flood; E70 John Shore; E30 Maria Holland, Ben Sheeran. Sellers’ Lucky Dip: E30 Michael Bollard, Ger Comerford.

The jackpot is now E5,000.