Golf plays its part for charity

THIS weekend’s members’ competition at Mountain View GC is a 3Ts charity fund-raising event.

THIS weekend’s members’ competition at Mountain View GC is a 3Ts charity fund-raising event.

A charity organisation, 3Ts works to help prevent deaths by suicide. Format for the competition, which can be played Saturday through Monday, will be a single stableford.

The men’s and ladies winners will be joined by the men’s 2013 captain and one more player to represent the club in the provincial finals in September. Entry fee is E10 per person.

CLASSICS - Kilmacow FC will hold a four-person classic at the club on Saturday, June 22. Entry fee for the scramble competition is E80 per team (max handicaps 18 for men, 28 for ladies.

Timesheet details are now available from the clubhouse, tel 056-7768122 or 086-8295213.

The club will also host a classic in aid of the Waterford Children’s Group Link on Saturday, June 29. This will be a four-person team event with two scores to count on every hole (handicap limits of 22 for men and 28 for ladies).

Entry fee is E100 per team. Further details are available from the clubhouse.

RESULTS - Results, members’ single stableford, May 26: 1 Larry O’Neill (10), 41pts; 2 Shane Timmons (13), 40pts; 3 Dean Dalton (19), 39pts.

Results, seniors four-man team event, May 21: 1 Leonard O’Shea, Jim Maher, Michael Hoyne, Mick Dunne, 92pts; 2 John Murphy, Bobby O’Brien, Eamon Freyne, Michael Bookle, 90pts.

DIARY - Saturday to Monday: Members’ single stableford (3Ts Charity Fund-raising Event).

Tuesday: Seniors competition. Wednesday, June 5: Ladies competition.


AILEEN Magee was the convincing winner of the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for 2013 at Mount Juliet GC.

Aileen returned a very impressive 41pts for the best score of the day in both the men’s and ladies categories. It proved to be a family day, as her son Neil won third place in the men’s section with 36pts.

Aileen had nines of 22 and 19 points respectively. The foundation of her good score was the 16 points she picked up between the second and sixth holes.

The best score in the men’s section was returned by Joe Healy who had 38 points with nines of 20 and 18 points respectively. Joe failed to register a point on the 15th, but finished his round strongly with eight points on the last three holes to edge Christian McManus out of first place.

In the ladies section the chasing pack was led by Amelia Drumm, who scored 37pts, two shots clear of Lynda Hickey.

INTER-CLUB - The Pierce Purcell team, managed by Paul Madigan, put up a great display by qualifying at Wexford GC on Saturday only to lose narrowly to Borris in Sunday’s semi-final play-off.

The same fate befell the Junior Cup team, who were in action in Courtown GC. Managed by Alan Hoyne and Dermot Fennelly, the team also qualified for the matchplay stages on Saturday, only to lose to the host club on Sunday morning.

RESULTS - Results Jack Nicklaus Trophy, May 26: Overall - Aileen Magee (29), 41pts. Men’s - 1 Joseph Healy (9), 38pts; 2 Christian McManus (19), 38pts; 3 Neil Magee (8), 36pts. First nine: Michael Brennan (12), 19pts. Second nine: Noel O’Halloran (14), 18pts.

Ladies - 2 Amelia Drumm (17), 37pts; 3 Lynda Hickey (20), 35pts. First nine: Kathleen Gaffney (22), 20pts. Second nine: Fiona Corbett (7), 21pts.


THE Pierce Purcell team flew the flag for Borris GC at the regional qualifiers over the weekend.

The team qualified for the semi-finals on Saturday, beating Mount Juliet GC on Sunday morning. However, they were beaten in the final that afternoon by Callan GC.

The Cullen Trophy team lost at home to Glencullen GC on Sunday.

The Central Towns team will play Mount Wolseley on Friday at 4pm. The Provincial Towns team play Wexford on Saturday, while the Barton Cup team take on Carlow GC on Monday.

RESULTS - Results, open two-person team event, May 25/26: 1 Paddy Molloy (20) & Sarah Molloy (20), 58pts; 2 Pierce Brennan (10) & Kevin Ryan (14), 55pts; 3 Des Murphy (25) & Michael Dundon (19), 53pts.

Results, nine-hole singles (back nine), May 24: 1 John Brennan (17), 21pts; 2 Kevin Ryan (14), 21pts; 3 Brendan Kiernan (12), 20pts. The 16th hole, drawn as a birdie hole, won by Billy Dermody.

Results, ladies Thursday competition, May 23: 1 Elizabeth Sheehan (24), 33pts; 2 Kathleen Quinn (33), 31pts; 3 Patricia Kearney (36), 30pts.

Results, ladies Thursday competition, May 16: 1 Eileen Kelly (16), 37pts; 2 Jo Byrne (20), 36pts; 3 Margaret Geoghegan (14), 34pts.

CLASSIC - The Borris GC Development Classic will be held from June 7 to 9. Entry fee is E100 per team. All development raffle tickets must be returned before the classic.

LADIES - The ladies Miele Trophy team had a great win over Carlow GC on Saturday, with the final match in Carlow decided on the 20th hole.

Team was Eileen Kelly & Margaret Geoghegan, Mary Quirke & Linda Donohoe, Margaret Collins & Breda Nolan, Bernie Byrne & Kathy Mitchell.

DIARY - Friday: Nine-hole singles, 6pm.

Saturday/Sunday: President’s Prize. Nine-hole play-off Sunday evening.


CAPTAIN Seamus McGuinness will hold his prize competition at New Ross GC this weekend.

It is expected that close to 300 members will set out to win the much coveted event. A 36-hole strokeplay event, the top 120 from the qualifying rounds on Friday and Saturday will go forward to the final round on Sunday.

As well as the Captain’s Prize to ladies today (Wednesday) there will also be a mixed competition (nine-hole three-person team event) tomorrow (Thursday) from 4pm.

The presentation of prizes will be held on Sunday at 9.30pm, followed by social night with food and music.

SCRAMBLE - The Champagne Scramble, sponsored by The Augustinians, produced great enjoyment and some spectacular scores. Best of the 75 teams were Michael Griffin, Noel Merrigan, Dick Merrigan and John Nolan with 101pts.

INTER-CLUB - The Pierce Purcell team narrowly missed out on a place in the knockout stages of their competition, while the Junior Cup team did not make it past the strokeplay stage. Thanks went to all players and team managers Davy Doran and Martin Carroll.

The ladies Boyne Trophy team had a very tight match against Courtown GC on Monday. Victory was secured on the 18th hole in the final match.

The South Leinster team play their second round match against Borris GC at 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

FOURBALL - Winners of the Tuesday fourball competition were James Kent and John Somers with 40pts. Category winners were John Whelan & Pat Culleton and B. Foskin & G. Power (Mountain View).

SINGLES - There will be an open charity singles event in aid of St Vincent de Paul on Bank Holiday Monday. The competition is open to all ,with tee times available through the website.

RESULTS - Results, ladies competition, May 22: 1 Margaret Rossiter (32), 38pts; 2 Catherine Morrissey (27), 36pts last nine; 3 Ann Conway (14), 36pts; 4 Joanne Hartley (29), 35pts. Seniors: Eleanor Roche (16), 34pts.

SENIORS - The seniors were on tour last week with 46 golfers travelling to play at Coolattin GC in Wicklow. Although scoring was difficult competition was keen. Winners were Michael Kavanagh (15), Jim ‘Ross’ Ryan (16) and Jamesie Wallace (17) with 86pts. Jimmy Furlong (10), Mick Wade (20) and Eddie Rowe (22) were second on 84pts, with John Harrington (17), Noel Dunne (18) and Michael Gannon (18) third on 83pts.

Results, senior competition, May 23: 1 Joe O’Farrell (13), Kieran O’Grady (19), Sean O hUginn (19), 86pts; 2 Paddy Shannon (12), Michael McGrath (12), John Harrington (17), Ron Goodwin (19), 83pts; 3 Jimmy Furlong (10), Dick Cahill (16), Michael Logue (19), Ollie Brennan (27), 81pts; 4 Sean Murphy (10), Tony Redmond (17), Michael Gannon (18), George Peters (23), 80pts. Nearest the pin: Sean Murphy, Fr Jim Curtis.

Competition tomorrow (Thursday) is at 10.40am. Names will also be taken for three-person Open Week scramble.