Open Week action continues

The ladies 18 hole v par on May 21 was won by Catherine Griffin (20) on two up. Catherine won on the back nine from Mary Leahy Browne (4) also on 2 up.

The ladies 18 hole v par on May 21 was won by Catherine Griffin (20) on two up. Catherine won on the back nine from Mary Leahy Browne (4) also on 2 up.

Third was Francis Foley (24) all flat and the gross was won by Mags Cuddihy (8) on 9 down.

The senior men’s competition last week was won by Pat Foley (12), Paddy Witherow (17), Martin Treacy (22) Eamon Molloy (25) with 59 points. Second were Andy Hughes (18), Michael O’Reilly (19), Reay Brandon (20), Joe O’Driscoll (26) on 57 points.

Third were Jim Ryan (13) Willie B. Murphy (18), Peter McQuillan (24), Austin Kiely (23) on 55 points.

The senior ladies competition was won by Mary Prendergast, Breda Kavanagh, Teresa Brandon on 34 points. Second were Adrienne Walsh, Ann Gunning, Paula Kavanagh on 32 points.

Third and fourth places went to teams of Sheila Brennan, Josie Bolger, Mary Feighery, Josie McPhilips and Ann Bowen, Pauline O’Sullivan, Mary Gaffney with both teams returning 31 points.

Open week - Today (Wednesday) men’s Open singles; Thursday, ladies 18 hole Stableford; Friday, 3 person team event; Saturday, men’s singles Stableford; Sunday, men’s fourball and 3 person team event in evening; Monday, 4 person team event.

Sponsors include Richard Duggan menswear, The Ormond Hotel, MacDonagh Junction, PRL Group, Newpark Hotel, Hotel Kilkenny, and Irish Power and Process and others who wish to remain anonymous

Ladies inter-club - The ladies Junior Cup team (minimum handicap 8) took on Edenderry in Rathsallagh on May 22 and although better handicapped came up short and were defeated by 4/1.

Mags Cuddihy (8) lost on the 17th; Bridie McGarry (8) lost on the 16th; Mary Norton (11) was called in on the 19th; Niamh Kelly (11) lost on 16th; Phyl Doyle (12) called in on 17th.

The team was managed by Ann Widger and Ursula deLoughrey.

Men’s inter-club - The Junior Cup team (5 handicap singles) were in Birr for the area qualifier. They were leading qualifiers in the stroke play on Saturday morning and returned on Sunday morning for the match play. They defeated Mountrath in the semi-final but were defeated in the final by Birr.

The team was managed by Michael Grant and Tom Hickey. Panel - Patrick McKee, Brendan Power, Luke Kelly, Brian Crowdle, Rory MacEneaney, Jason Lawlor, Fergal Cantwell, Harry Duggan, Luke Donnelly.

The Pierce Purcell (foursomes handicap combination 27, minimum handicap 12) area qualifier on Saturday was in Wexford.

The team finished fifth. Only the top four qualified for matchplay.

The team was managed by Alan Snype and Leo Byrne. The team was Noel Casey and Ger Dowling, Geoff Meagher and Tommy Barry, Maurice Ryan and Mick Butler, Ollie Carter and Jason Barry and Seamus Rochford and James

Reserves - Pierce Cullen and Paddy Raggett, Tony Murphy and Kevin Hennessy, Ger Carey and Tadhg Donohue, Peter Walsh and John Peters.

The four best scores were 87, 92, 93 and 95. James Walsh and Seamus Rochford’s score of 87 was the third best score on the day from 75 pairs competing.

Alan Snype and Leo Byrne the joint manager’s thanked all players for their efforts

The Provincial Towns Cup team will take on Callan on Sunday at 4.30 with five matches in Callan and four in Kilkenny. Team managers Frank Dalton and Seamus Rochford will name their team later.

Club Matchplay - The second round of the men’s foursomes is due to be played by June 7 and the second round of the club mixed also by June 7.

The second round of the men’s singles match play is due for completion by 24.

The first round of the men’s fourball is due for completion by June 8.

Those on top of the draw in all the match play competitions are responsible for arranging the matches.

Fixture changes - Some fixture changes have been made to the diary printed.

The CBS Classic has changed to May 24; the SOS Classis is now on June 14.

The Intermediate Scratch Cup is on July 21 and has been swopped with the July monthly medal.

Course news - The divot repair group will take a break with Open Week and will resume on Monday, June 9.

Results - Open Week four person team event on May 25, 1 Karl Widger (12), Ann Widger (22), Morgan Doyle (14) Phil Doyle (12) 92 pts; 2 Anthony Cleere (5), Dick Shelly (9), Tommy Coyne (17), Helen Devane (27) 91pts; 3 Sean Dowling (12), Nigel Skehan (11), Benny Dunne (14) Tommy O’Connell (16) 90pts (B9); 4 Ollie Cullen (10), Aidan Phelan (10), Richie Phelan (17) Ben McGarry (14) 90pts.

Open Week men’s singles stoke May 26, winner Charlie Browne (13) 65 nett; 2 Jeff Kealy (18) 68 nett (B9); 3 Gerard Carey (13) 68 nett; gross, Michael Buggy (+1) 69 gross; 5 John Larkin (12) 69 nett (B9); 6 Larry Carroll (11) 69 nett (B9); 7 John Quane (21) 69 nett (B9); 8 Shane Mahony (11) 69 nett.

Ladies news - Ladies 18 hole v par May 21 CSS 73, 1 Catherine Griffin (20) 2 up (B9); 2 Mary Leahy Brown (4) 2 up; best gross Mags Cuddihy (8) 9down; 3 Francis Foley (24) flat (B9); 4 Margaret Butler (28) flat (B9); 5 Ann Widger (22) flat (B9); 6 Dervilla O’Byrne (19) flat (B9).

Fixtures - Thursday, Open Week ladies 18 hole singles, sponsored by MacDonagh Junction; Tuesday, June 4, 8.20 to 10.20, 12.20 to 2.20 and 4 to 6pm ladies 18 hole ABC stroke sponsored by Eurospar. The eventing slot is bookable online.

Senior men - Thursday, May 23 results, 1. Pat Foley (12), Paddy Witherow (17), Martin Treacy (22), Eamon Molloy (25) 59pts; 2 Andy Hughes (18), Michael O’Reilly (19), Reay Brandon (20), Joe O’Driscoll (26) 57pts; 3 Jim Ryan (13), Willie B Murphy (18), Peter McQuillan (24), Austin Kiely (23) 55pts; 5 John O’Regan (17), Paddy Raggett (15), Tom Reade (24), Pat Kelleher (26) 51pts (L6); 6 Con O’Sullivan (15), John Gunn (17), Jim Treacy (21), Michael Cuddihy (26) 51pts; 7 Tony Morrissey (16), Finbar Coughlan (22), Christy Rainey (22), Paddy Halley (25) 50pts; 8 Martin Murphy (16), Shem Lawlor (21), Frank Dalton, snr (22), Martin Cody (24) 49pts.

Next dompetition Thursday, June 6.

Senior ladies - Results competition May 23, 1 Mary Prendergast, Breda Kavanagh, Teresa Brandon 34pts; 2 Adrienne Walsh, Ann Gunning, Paula Kavanagh 32pts; 3 Sheila Brennan, Josie Bolger, Mary Feighery, Josie McPhilips 31pts 4 Ann Bowen, Pauline O’Sullivan, Mary Gaffney 31pts

Next competition Thursday, June 6.

Junior/juvenil - Coaching continues on Saturday with under-13’s at 9.45 and under-16’s at 10.45am.

Junior coaching June 1, under-13 9.45am, under-16 10.45am.

Under-13 - skills challenge, target prictrise, par 3.

Under-16 - skills challenge, target practise..

Team of volunteers for this weekend are - Team A Joan Cody, Stella Coughlan, Kevin Browne, Michael Keenan, Reay Brando, James Walsh, Leo Byrne.

Diary - Today (Wednesday) 8.30 to 6pm Open Week men’s singles; Thursday, Open Week ladies 18 hole singles Stableford; Friday, Open Week 3 person team event; Saturday, Open Week men’s 18 hole singles Stableford; Sunday, Open Week 7.30 to 4pm men’s fourball, 4 to 6.30pm three person team event; Monday, 8 to 6pm Open Week four person team event; Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.20, 12.20 to 2.20 and 4 to 6pm ladies 18 hole AABS stroke; Wednesday, June 5, 8.30 to 6pm ladies and gents Open singles.