Barrett wins Byrne memorial trophy and Town Cup team makes semis

THE Ned Byrne memorial competition in memory of former member and Captain Ned Byrne was played on Saturday and Sunday. This competition was inaugurated in 2008 by Ned’s wife, Lila and the Byrne family.

THE Ned Byrne memorial competition in memory of former member and Captain Ned Byrne was played on Saturday and Sunday. This competition was inaugurated in 2008 by Ned’s wife, Lila and the Byrne family.

This competition is open to ladies and gents and is always well supported. Scoring was hot in the men’s section. The winner was Liam Barrett (14) with 44 points. Liam shot a 77 gross covering the front and back nines in three over par.

First in the men’s section went to Denis Brophy (8), who returned 43 points. He was only one over par for his round.

The ladies section was won by Evonne Dore (15) on 36 points. Evonne won on the back nine from Niamh Duggan (34), who returned the same score.

The presentation of prizes, which were sponsored by the Byrne family, will be on Friday (10pm).

The ladies Open Scotch foursomes, sponsored by Mint Beauty salon, was won by the mother and daughter partnership of Anna Lyons (21) and Aoife Lyons (21) with 42 points. They won on the count back from two pairs Phyl Doyle (12) and Paula Bradbury (16) and Mary Dowling (scr) and Niamh Spratt (18), who also returned 42 points.

Matt Ruth (13), Jim Treacy (20), Dick Cogan (18) and Pat Kelleher (24) won the men’s seniors competition on Thursday with 62 points. Second on 59 points were Eddie Guilfoyle (12), Pat O’Shea (16), Dermot Moloney (21) and Austin Kiely (23).

The senior ladies competition on Thursday was won by Edith Ogilvie, Mary Gorman, Josie McPhilips and Joan O’Sullivan with 38 points. Second on 37 points were Mary Prendergast, Pauline O’Sullivan and Paula Kavanagh.

MIXED SOCIAL GOLF: There was no social golf on Friday due to the bad weather. Social golf this Friday. Sign in at 6.45 for shotgun start at 7pm.

MENS INTER CLUB: The men’s Senior Cup team headed to Waterford for the area qualifier. On Saturday they played Woodenbridge in the quarter-final and won by 4 ½ to ½. Eddie Power won 6 and 5; Paul O’ Hara won 6 and 4; Richie Walsh won on 14th; Ray Lonergan won on 17th and Craig Martin was called in going down the 19th.

On Sunday morning they faced Arklow and won by 3 ½ to 1 ½. Paul O’Hara won 6 and 4; Graham Nugent won 3 and 1; Richie Walsh won 4 and 3; Craig Martin lost on the 18th and Eddie Power was called in on the 19th.

In the final on Sunday afternoon they faced the home club, Waterford. Home advantage was a big plus for Waterford and it was always going to be tough. Craig Martin was out first. Craig was one down playing the 18th. When his tee shot found trouble his chance of winning the hole were gone.

Eddie Power was out second. He fought back from three down before finally losing on the 18th. Paul O’Hara was out third. He was one up when called in on the 18th. Graham Nugent lost 2 and 1 on the 17th.

In the final match Richie Walsh looked like winning the 16th to go two up when he was called in. Paul and Richie probably would have held on for victories but the elusive third match wasn’t to be.

It was close when you consider two of the matches were lost on the 18th and the other one on the 17th. The other panel members were Eoin Cantwell and Richard Guilfoyle. The team was managed by Aidan McDonald and Gerry Stewart.

Waterford’s local knowledge of the greens was the difference between the teams.

The Provincial Towns Cup team scored another good win, this time in the quarter-finals against Blessington Lakes on Sunday. Again it was the away team players who really came up trumps.

At home Derek Shelley won on the 14th. Fergal Cantwell won on the 17th. The other two players at home, Jamie Byrne and Michael Keenan, lost.

This left the five away players needing to achieve three wins in Blessington. This they duly did. Niall O’Gorman, Paddy Crotty and John Byrne won and Owen Sweeney was looking good when called in on the 18th. The fifth player was Ciaran Colfer.

Kilkenny have a home draw with five matches at home in the semi final against either Borris or the European club.

The J.B. Carr team play Castlecomer in Castlecomer on Monday (3.30pm). All five matches are in Castlecomer. Kilkenny team - Denis Carey (12) and Michael O’Reilly (18); John O’Donovan (16) and Tom Gunning (13); Christy Power (12) and Paddy Gubbins (18); Noel O’Sullivan (16 ) and Jimmy Rhatigan (16); Richard McEvoy (15) and Christy Rainey (21).

The men’s prize presentation is on Friday (10pm). All outstanding competitions will be presented.

Daily tickets for the ladies Solheim Cup in September between Europe and the US are available for sale. Details are posted on the notice boards in the clubhouse.

RESULTS: Ned Byrne memorial ladies and gents singles, Saturday and Sunday, overall winner Liam Barrett (14) 44pts; men’s section, 1 Denis Brophy (8) 43pts; 2 Denis Carey (12) 41pts; 3 Anthony Cleere (6) 40pts (B9); 4 Pat Walshe (13) 40pts; 5 Owen Phelan (12) 39pts.

Ladies section, 1 Evonne Dore (15) 36pts (B9); 2 Niamh Duggan (34) 36pts; 3 Teresa Buckley (26) 35pts (B9); 4 Ann Kelly (22) 35pts.

LADIES NEWS: Ladies Open Scotch foursomes, June 21, 1 Anna Lyons (21) and Aoife Lyons (21) 42pts (L6); 2 Phyl Doyle (12) and Paula Bradbury (16) 42pts (B9); 3 Mary Dowling (scr) and Niamh Spratt (18) 42pts; 4 Yvonne Egan (8) and Mary Cradock (28) 40pts; 5 Evelyn Crotty (9) and Phil Cooke (24) 37pts.

Sunday, July 3, President Joe Nolan’s prize to the ladies; Tuesday, July 5, ladies 18 Hole ABC stroke.

Lady beginners competition over eight holes on Tuesday (6pm) after the main ladies competition. Ladies who are beginners or new members are welcome in this competition. This eight hole competition will continue on Tuesday evenings.

The Finn Trophy team will take on Tullamore on Thursday (2.30pm) in Kilkenny. With all five matches in Kilkenny they will be fancied to progress.

The team is Mary Leahy Browne (3) and Stella Coughlan (21), Bridie McGarry (9) and Joan Cody (18), Margaret Cuddihy (9) and Liz Cleere (18), Phyl Doyle (12) and Ann Widger (19) and Eithne Murphy (15) and Paula Bradbury (16). Reserves - Mary Bradshaw, Pat Walsh, Jo Lawlor.

The team managers are Catherine King and Greta Nicholson.

SENIOR MEN: Two changes in men’s senior competition dates, Wednesday, July 13 instead of Thursday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 27 instead of Thursday, July 28.

Results June 23, 1 Matt Ruth(13), Jim Treacy (20), Dick Cogan (18), Pat Kelleher (24) 62pts; 2 Eddie Guilfoyle (12), Pat O’Shea (16), Dermot Moloney (21), Austin Kiely (23) 59pts; 3 Ken Kinsella (11), Joe Doyle (19), Michael O’Reilly (18), Dick Keoghan (22) 58pt; 4 Fr Pat Duggan (18), Christy Rainey (21), Finbar Coughlan (21) 57pts; 5 Willie Murphy (13), Richie McEvoy (15), David Schofield (25), Phil Lenehan (28).

SENIOR LADIES: Results June 23, 1 Edith Ogilvie, Mary Gorman, Josie McPhilips, Joan O’Sullivan 38pts (40 -2); 2 Mary Prendergast, Pauline O’Sullivan, Paula Kavangh 37pts; 3 Anne Murphy, Elizabeth Tobin, Etta Shine, Mary Shields 35pts.

PRIMARY/JUNIOR/JUVENILE: The boys under 15 team lost to Carlow on Sunday. Full details next week.

The Fred Daly team was beaten by Naas on Monday. The players at home were Brian Crowdle, Jamie Byrne and Richard Brennan. The four away were Brendan Dowling, Jeremy Duncan, Tim Kealy and Eoin Cantwell.

The team scored wins through Jamie Byrne (home) and Eoin Cantwell in Naas.

Junior/juvenile coaching on Saturday, under-12s’, 10 to 11.30 and age 12 and over 11.30 to 1pm.

Junior/juvenile competition on Monday, 9 to 11am. All are requested to support these competitions.

Volunteers are required from the ladies club to ‘adopt’ a junior girl to help her attain a handicap and also help her with the etiquette side of the game. Ladies willing to help should contact Joan Cody.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday), 11 to 12 noon visitors Borris seniors, 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time, 2.45 to 3.30pm Finn Trophy ladies inter-club, 4 to 5.30pm James Stephens Classic; Friday, 8.30 to 6pm James Stephens Classic, Social Golf sign in at 6.45 for shotgun start at 7pm; Saturday, 7.30 to 8.30am members time, 8.30 to 10am and 2 to 6pm men’s 18 hole singles, 10.20 to 12 noon visitors, 1 to 2pm members time; Sunday, 7.30 to 6pm President’s prize to the ladies; Monday, 9 to 11am, junior/juvenile competition, 1 to 2pm members time;

Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm and 4.20 to 6pm ladies ABC stroke, 6 to 6.30pm ladies 8 hole beginners competition.