Late in the year but good scores roll in

The four person team event played recently produced an excellent winning score. Tony Dooley, Cyril Lawlor, Tony O’Driscoll and Ollie O’Connor produced 91 points which saw them win by four at Callan golf club. The team placed second saw the Morriseys (Nicky, Conor and Noel) joined by Liam Brennan and they played solidly.

The four person team event played recently produced an excellent winning score. Tony Dooley, Cyril Lawlor, Tony O’Driscoll and Ollie O’Connor produced 91 points which saw them win by four at Callan golf club. The team placed second saw the Morriseys (Nicky, Conor and Noel) joined by Liam Brennan and they played solidly.

WINTER LEAGUE: The Winter League began in earnest last week and will continue over the next few months. It is sponsored by Michael and Louise Walsh. The League will be played every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during November, December, January, February and March.

Entry is €15 for visitors for their first entry and €10 for subsequent entries with a cost of €6 and €3 respectively for members. The final will be played out by the top 30 points totals with the best three cards to count. The overall prize is a new set of irons worth €500.

LADIES: Captain Sheelagh Foster’s outing to Kilkenny gc on Saturday was a great success. It was a three person team event with a twist of best 15 holes to count.

With a tie for first place it went to count back. Breda Ryan, Jo Staunton and Catherine Davis won with 70 points. Eilis Ahern, Kathleen Hession and Margaret O’Dwyer, also on 70 points, were second.

RESULTS: Four person team event, October 20/21, 1 T. Dooley, C. Lawlor, T. O’Driscoll, O. O’Connor 91pts; 2 N. Morrisey, N. Morrisey, C. Morrisey, L. Brennan 87pts

Ladies October 16, 14 hole S/F, 1 Breda Walsh 32; 2 Miriam Fennelly 30; 3 Anna Star 30; 4 Teresa Phelan 29.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) men’s Open Winter League; Thursday, ladies 55s 10am-12pm; Friday, men’s Open Winter League; Saturday, men’s turkey and hams (3 handicap categories), ladies end of season prizes; Sunday, men’s turkey and hams (3 handicap categories); Monday, ladies Alliance and RGA; Tuesday, ladies day.

Mount Juliet GC

With the advent of Winter the number of competitions will gradually diminish over the next few months. However, there are some hampers to be taken care of over the next few weeks as well as the members winter series.

There was a member/guest singles played last week. This resulted in a convincing win for Sean Brett, who was runner-up in the President’s prize recently. Sean registered an impressive 41 points with nines of 18 and 23 points respectively. He returned a level par score for the back nine with bogies on the 10th and 15th holes.

He countered these blips by scoring birdies on the 14th and 17th holes. Sean had two shots to spare over Pat Fitzpatrick, who returned a fine 39 points, with nines of 18 and 21 points.

The McCalmont Cup matchplay for the men was also completed recently. This was a separate competition from the ladies matchplay, who heretofore played against the men in the same competition. Mark Delahunty (8) beat Frank Smyth (15) on the 17th by a margin of 2 and 1.

Mark played the steadier golf even though conceding seven shots to his opponent, and he ran out a convincing winner.

The annual review of handicaps will be undertaken shortly by the Handicap Committee and forwarded to the GUI for ratification. At this time of the year the incoming Captain, Dermot Divilly will be considering his team managers for 2013 for the various competitions. This year it is hoped to include them in the 2013 Fixture Book along with some other relevant information on sub-committes appointed to look after the various competitions.

On Sunday there is a 16 holes singles members hamper scheduled for completion. The Winter Series will resume on Sunday, November 11. Tee times can be booked on-line or by phoning the golf shop for these competitions.

Castlecomer GC

Club Captain Noel Brennan’s social night will be on Saturday, November 10 (8.30pm). The presentation of the men’s GOY award and men’s matchplay awards will be made.

The club fund-raising draw will be held later that night.

The men’s club annual meeting will be in the clubhouse on Tuesday, November 13 (8pm).

Men’s opem 18 hole singles, Saturday/Sunday, 1 Eamonn Breen (11) 41pts; 2 Jason Brennan (5) 40pts; Gross Michael Dermody (5) 35 pts gross.

Senior October 24, 1 Ned Kenny (16), Dick Cass (18), Ger Comerford (21) 75; 2 Murty Coonan (11), Ollie Maher (12), Christy Ryan (21), Phil Shore (21) 73; 3 Michael Furlong (18), Christy McGrath (18), Jim Tunstead (18), Matt Pollock (24) 73.

LOTTO:Monday, October 22, no Jackpot winner of €11,600. Lucky prize winners €100 Nelly Quinn; €70 Anthony Dowling; €30 Danny Dowd, Neil Murtagh. Sellers lucky dip €30 Catherine Flood and Jim Bollard.

Tuesday, October 30, €11,900.