Colfer shoots 64 to lead singles qualifier

The men’s singles qualifier was played over the weekend. The leading qualifier was Ciaran Colfer (9) with a 64 net. Most scores of 74 qualified for the match play and the draw is posted on the men’s notice board.

The men’s singles qualifier was played over the weekend. The leading qualifier was Ciaran Colfer (9) with a 64 net. Most scores of 74 qualified for the match play and the draw is posted on the men’s notice board.

Second went to Pierce Cullen (14) on 65 and Brendan Hogan (4) was third on 67. The gross was won by Kieran Wall (4) with a 74 gross. The first round is due for completion by May 4 and the player on top of the draw is responsible for arranging the match.

The club again reminds players that their place on the course is directly behind the group in front of them and not in front of the group behind you. Unfortunately on Sunday a couple of groups out in the first hour of the time sheet lost ground and backed up the timesheet for the remainder of the day.

In fairness to one of the groups when it was brought to their attention on the 9th hole they endeavoured to close the two hole gap that had developed between them and the group in front of them. If you fail to keep pace with play you are required out of courtesy and good manners to call through the group behind you.

As the club have stated previously the pace of play early on Sunday mornings is generally 3.15 to 3.20 for the 18 holes. As the morning progresses this will fall back to 3.30 or 3.40.

Players who place their names on the timesheet should be aware of this. If they wish to play the game at a more leisurely pace they should avoid the slot from 7.30 to 9am and play at a later time.

The ladies 18 hole competition played last week was a stableford. The winner with 41 points was Catherine O’Neill (24) with 41 points. Catherine turned with only 17 points but had a great back nine which she covered in 42 strokes for 24 points.

Catherine beat Helen Devane (29) on the count back. Helen had halves of 20 and 21. Catherine and Helen have lost two shots as a result of their good scores and are playing off 22 and 27 respectfully.

The senior ladies competition was won by Adrienne Walsh, Maureen McDonald and Barbara Schofield with 42 points. The runners-up on 38 points were Joan Spratt, Aileen Hehir, Breda Kavanagh and Ann Gunning.

The senior mens’ competition last week was won by Des Byrne (16), Gerry Bowe (23), Martin Treacy (21), Austin Kiely (23) with 66 points. The runners-up were Frank Byrne (16), Michael O’Reilly (19), Joe Doyle (21), Sean Breathnach (23) with 65 points. Third were Jim Treacy (21), Eddie Geraghty (22), Paddy Hally (25) and Martin Murphy (15) on 64 points.

MASTER DRAW: The entry sheet for the Masters Sweep Draw is in the bar. Place your name on the sheet and €5 in an envelope and leave behind the bar. The draw will be made on Wednesday night.

FOURSOMES: The entry sheets for the men’s foursomes and mixed foursomes are up on the men’s notice board under the stairs. The entry fee is €12 per pair for each competition. Players are requested to place their names on the sheets and place the appropriate entry fee in the envelopes provided.

Any member who does not have a partner lined up should leave their name in the office and the club will pass it on if someone else is looking for a partner.

PRIZE PRESENTATION: Men’s competition prize giving is on Friday (7pm). Note that the Richard Duggan memorial prizes will not be presented until Friday, May 4 and the singles qualifier played on March 31 and April 1 will not be presented until club finals day in September. All other outstanding competitions will be presented.

INTER-CLUB: The Barton Cup team will be in action on Monday (3.30pm) against Mountain View. There will be three matches in Kilkenny and two in Mountain View.

The Duggan Cup team take on Enniscorthy on Tuesday, April 10 with three matches in Kilkenny and two in Enniscorthy. The matches will commence at 2pm in Enniscorthy and 2.30pm in Kilkenny.

The meeting for members of the Pierce Purcell Shield panel will be in the clubhouse on Tuesday (8pm). Panel members will be notified by call or text.


1 The winners of all the monthly medals in the men’s competitions throughout the year will be invited to play-off for an overall winner on the club finals day on Saturday, September 8. 2 The winners of the Wednesday Open singles ladies and gents section will all be invited back to play in the Open ladies and gents singles on Wednesday, October 17 for overall winners prizes. 3 Male members are reminded that with weekend competitions now running over Saturday and Sunday, if they are down to play on the Sunday time sheet and wish to play casual golf on the Saturday they must play off the green markers on the Saturday. 4 Friday, May 4 will see the Friday evening mixed competitions kick off and finger food will also be provided on that evening. All prize-winners in men’s competitions played between Saturday, April 7 and Wednesday, May 2 will be presented on this evening also. 5 Under the new CONGU handicapping rules 2012/2015 all players are required to return all away scores in societies, classics, team events and fourball etc competitions to their home club. Previous to this players were only required to return scores if they were in the first three places but now all scores must be returned. It is not necessary to return scores in Open singles competitions as they should make their way back to the club via the Golfnet system. Away score sheets will in place on the gents and ladies notice boards for players to record their away scores.  6 AON Insurance Company run a Golfcare Members Insurance Facility for members of Golf Clubs. The cost of the scheme is €20 per annum and it covers most eventualities. A poster will be posted on the ladies and gents notice boards with a list for members to add their names if they are interested in the scheme.  If the club gets a sufficient interest in the scheme it will contact AON and proceed to set up the scheme. 7 Members are reminded that they should not take their place on the first tee box unless they have a pitch mark repairer in the possession and are prepared to use it. Also out of courtesy to your fellow members coming behind you please rake bunkers properly as you exit them.

GENTS RESULTS: Men’s singles championship qualifier, Saturday and Sunday, CSS (Sat 72, Sun 70) 1 Ciaran Colfer (9) 64 net; 2 Pierce Cullen (14) 65; 3 Brendan Hogan (4) 67 net; best gross, Kieran Wall (4) 74 net.

Presentation on club finals night in September.

Two’s Club - Kieran Wall, P.J. Martin, Jeremiah Kirby, Brendan Hogan, Pat Butler (senior), Dermot Gaynor, Noel Casey at 6th; Brendan Power, P.J. O’ Reilly, Martin Duggan, Carl Widger, Joe Ledwidge and Morgan Doyle at 10th; Michael Mahony, Dermot Doyle and Luke Kelly at 15th; John Burke, Denis Brophy, Aidan McDonald, John Grace, Ronan Kelleher, Michael Egan (senior), Tommy Deegan and Jason Lawlor at 17th.

Each two is worth €17.50 and is credited in the Pro Shop.

LADIES NEWS: Ladies 18 hole Stableford, March 25 and 27, CSS (74 and 73) 1 Catherine O’Neill (24) 41pts (B9); 2 Helen Devane (29) 41pts; best gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 28 gross points; 3 Mary Gorman (28) 37pts; 4 Margaret Butler (27) 36pts; 5 Liz Kinsella (12) 35pts (B9); 6 Ann Gunning (25) 35pts.

Fixtures - Tuesday, April 10, ladies Granard foursomes, 8.20 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. Slots also available on Sunday 10.28 to 10.52am and 4.05 to 4.45pm (bookable online).

Inter-club - Challenge Cup, Kilkenny defeated Borris by 3½ to 1½; Francis Graham won on the 17th, Kay Gray won on the 14th and Peggy Murray won on the 15th. Breda Burke lost and Maria Bradfield was called in. The next round will be against Callan on Monday, April 23.

In the Daily Mail fourball, Joan Cody and Liz Cleere won on the 18th against Thurles. The match was played in Thurles on Friday.

SENIOR MEN: Results March 29, 13 hole four person team event, 1 Des Byrne (16), Gerry Bowe (23), Martin Treacy (21), Austin Kiely (23) 66pts; 2 Frank Byrne (16), Michael O’Reilly (19), Joe Doyle (21), Sean Breathnach (23) 65pts; 3 Jim Treacy (21), Eddie Geraghty (22), Paddy Halley (25), Martin Murphy (15) 64pts; 4 Eddie Guilfoyle (12), Maurice Ryan (20), Martin Kelly (23), Martin Cody (22) 63pts; 5 Denis Carey (12), Jimmy Rhatigan (17), Jack Nolan (22), Tom Buckley (31) 61pts; 6 Andy MacEneaney (16), Eugene Orr (20), Brendan Graham (23) 61pts (56+5); 7 Paddy Byrne (21), Michael Cody (19), Pat McQuillan (24) 61pts (56+5).

Competition on Thursday 11 to 1pm.

SENIOR LADIES: Results March 29, 9 hole competition, 1 Adrienne Walsh, Maureen McDonald, Barbara Schofield 42pts; 2 Joan Spratt, Aileen Hehir, Breda Kavanagh, Ann Gunning 38pts; 3 Toni Hayes, Josie Bolger, Helen Tynan 38pts; 4 Lila Byrne, Kathleen Price, Mary Feighery 37pts.

Competition Thursday 10 to 11am.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 8.30 to 4.45pm ladies and gents Open singles; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies competition, 11 to 1pm senior men’s competition, 1 to 2pm members time, 3 to 3.30pm visitors; Friday, 10.45 to 11.15am and 12.20 to 1pm, visitors 1to 2pm members time, 2 to 2.30pm visitors; Saturday, 7.30 to 9.30am members, 9.45 to 11am visitors, 11 to 1pm men’s Easter Open fourball, 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 4.30pm men’s Easter Open fourball; Sunday, 7.30 to 4pm men’s Easter Open fourball, 10.23 to 10.50am and 4.05 to 4.45pm ladies 18 Granard foursomes (bookable online); Monday, 8 to 4.35pm semi Open three person team event, 3.30 to 3.50pm Barton Cup v Mountain View; Tuesday, ladies Granard foursomes 8.20 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. Slots also available on Sunday, 10.28 to 10.56am and 4.05 to 4.45pm (bookable online), 2.30 to 3pm Duggan Cup v Enniscorthy.