The Kilkenny ladies Senior Cup team will head to the Grange golf club on Friday for the All-Ireland finals. This competition is five singles matches played off scratch. The Kilkenny panel is Mary Dowling (+1), Eileen Rose Power (0), Mary Leahy Browne (3), Orla Dunphy (4), Ann Smee (5), Bridie McGarry (8) and Mags Cuddihy (9).
The full draw is listed below with Kilkenny out against Roscommon on Friday morning. The winners play The Island or Portumna in the semi-final in the afternoon. The final is scheduled for Saturday morning. The girls are hoping to progress as the perceived strong teams of Douglas and Royal Portrush are in the opposite half of the draw.
A supporters bus will leave the club for the Grange on Friday (8am). There are a limited number of seats available. Contact Joan Mannion (085 1638894).
Irish ladies Senior Cup All-Ireland quarter finals at Grange golf club, Dublin, on Friday, 8am Kilkenny v Roscommon; 8.50am The Island v Portumna; 9.40am Douglas v Enniscorthy; 10.30am Royal Portrush v Muskerry; 2pm semi-finals; Saturday 10am final.
Mens Senior Cup Leinster finals in the Hermitage golf club, Dublin on Saturday and Sunday. The mens play five singles matches off scratch. Kilkenny will be represented by Eddie Power (+1), Paul O’Hara (0), Craig Martin (0), Richie Walsh (1), Ray Lonergan (2), Richard Duggan (2) and Brendan Dowling (3).
The one difference to the ladies is that whereas the ladies team that is picked must go out in handicap order with the lowest handicap playing first, the men’s team can be placed from one to five in whatever handicap order the team managers decide. There is always the situation of trying to second guess the opposition as to weather they will place their best players at the front or the rear.
Kilkenny face Edenderry on Saturday (9.20am). The winners face Portmarnock or NUI Maynooth in the semi-final at 2.45pm. The final is scheduled for Sunday (10am).
Draw: Saturday, quarter-finals, 8am Castle v Greystones; 2pm semi-final 8.40 Malahide v Ardee, 9.20 Edenderry v Kilkenny; 2.45 semi-final; 10am NUI Maynooth v Portmarnock
Sunday, final 10am.
PRESIDENT MANNION’S PRIZE: Lady President Joan Mannion’s prize scheduled for Sunday was postponed due to the weather and will be rescheduled possibly for Sunday, August 26. As soon as the Ladies Committee have fixed a date it will circulated members.
The Bar Cup qualifier for men was on Saturday with 32 players to qualify for match play. The draw is posted on the men’s notice board. The first round is due to be completed by August 31.
The leading qualifier was David Farragher (11) with 67 net. Two others players Niall Griffin (19) and Nicky Cashin (15) both shot 69s’. All scores of 73 and better qualified and a few 74’s also made the cut.
The ladies competition last Tuesday was ABC stroke, class A. It was won by Sarah Browne (18) 68 net; class B by Catherine O’Neill (23); class C by Ciara McCormack (32) 68 net.
The Gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with a 75 gross. Yvonne Dore had a hole in one on the 17th.
The senior men’s competition was won by Richie Phelan (16), Michael O’Neill (23), Donie Butler (23) and Eamon Brennan (28) with 65 points. They had three points to spare from Rodger Curran (13), Michael O’Reilly (19), Maurice Ryan (20) and Austin Kiely (23) who finished second.
Members should note that the men’s senior competition on Thursday will be at 10.30am from the 5th tee box.
The senior ladies competition last week was won by Josie Bolger, Josie McPhilips and Joan O’Sullivan with 33 points. The runners-up, also on 33 points, were Mary Prendergast, Mary Gorman and Joan Daly. Third on the same score were Angela Keoghan, Barbara Schofield and Pauline O’Sullivan.
The competition start time on Thursday will be 9.30am from the 5th tee. Sign in by 9.15am.
MEN’S MATCHPLAY: The men’s singles matchplay quarter-finals will all be played on Saturday at 2pm. The pairings will be allocated times by competition secretary Ollie Cullen.
ADOPT A GREEN: All members who adopted greens are requested to make a special effort to get out to the green some evening each week. Please note there is a divot mix box on each of the par 3’s and the club would request that members use this mix to replace divots on these tee boxes.
If you are waiting for the green to clear in front please exercise the time to replace divots and if you take a divot on your own tee shot make sure you use the divot mix also. It has come to the club’s attention that someone is pitching balls on to the chipping green at the 9th tee box and leaving pitch marks and damaging the green.
The club has asked members to report the offender to the office if they witness them doing this. Reminder also that the practice ground and chipping green is for the use of members only. It has been reported also that some members are bringing non-members in to use these facilities.
GER DEVANE CLASSIC: The Ger Devane classic was held over Thursday afternoon and Friday and the results of the first three teams are: 1 Cathal O’Neill (17), Liam O’Connor (13), John Byrne (11), James Young (10) 96 pts; 2 Pat Alley (19), Ger alley (15), Leo Dunne (14), O. Dunne (18) 92pts; 3 Jason Lawlor (6), Luke Kelly (6), Colin Furlong (11), John McEvoy (18) 91pts.
MEN’S RESULTS: Bar Cup qualifier on Saturday, CSS 71, leading qualifier, David Farragher (11), 67 and all scores of 73 and better qualified. A few of the best 74s’ also made the cut.
Two’s Club Bar Cup qualifier on Saturday - Maurice Ryan, Pierce Cullen at 6th; Martin Duggan, Michael Butler, Pat Walsh at 10th; P.J. O’Reilly, James Bateman, Luke Wall, Tony Butler, David Dooley, Ollie Cullen, Ian Meagher at 17th.
Each Two is worth €20.83 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Two’s Club Open charity weekend on Sunday, August 5, John Keogh, Philip O’Neill at 6th; Ollie Hickey at 15th; Tony Butler, John McEvoy and Maurice Ryan, Cyril Lawlor at 17th.
Each Two is worth €36.50 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Two’s Club three person rumble on Monday, August 6, Yvonne Dore, Mark Shortall, Alan O’Rourke at 6th; Robert Shortall at 10th; Nick O’Donnell, D Ralph at 15th; D. Murray, Conor Boland at 17th.
Each Two is worth €22.20 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
LADIES NEWS:All ladies are requested to return their scores after each competition. Last week’s competition was closed off when it was discovered that five ladies who signed in had not returned scores.
When the competition was undone and these five cards entered as nrs the Standard Scratch for the competition changed from 73 to 74.
Ladies 18 hole ABC stroke August 7, Class A, Sarah Browne (18) 68 net; Class B, Catherine O’Neill (23) 78 net (B9);
Class C, Ciara McCormack (32) 68 net; 2 Yvonne Dore (14) 69 net; best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 75 gross; 3 Paula Bradbury (16) 71 net; Yvonne Dore hole in one on 17th.
Ladies fixtures - Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm, 4 to 5.30pm ladies Autumn Cups. Slots also available on Sunday 10.30 to 11am.
SENIOR MEN: Results August 9, four person team event, 1 Richie Phelan (16), Michael O’Neill (23), Donie Butler (23), Eamon Brennan (28) 65pts; 2 Rodger Curran (13), Michael O’Reilly (19), Maurice Ryan (20), Austin Kiely (23) 62pts; 3 Andy Hughes (16), Richie McEvoy (16), Brendan Graham (22), Tim O’Mahony (31) 60pts; 4 Jack Troy (16), Eugene Orr (21), Paddy Byrne (21), Tom Buckley (31) 58pts; 5 Martin Murphy (15), John Bracken (17), Eddie Geraghty (22), Sean Breathnach (23) 58pts; 6 Billy Burke (10), Paddy Gubbins (16), Martin Kelly (25), Kevin Hogan (27) 54pts; 7 Ken Kinsella (14), John O’Donovan (16), Joe O’Driscoll (26), Tom McDonald (27) 54pts.
Competition on Thursday at 10.30am from the 5th tee box.
The senior men’s competition due on Thursday, August 30 has been changed to Wednesday, August 29 (11am).
SENIOR LADIES: Results August 9, 1 Josie Bolger, Josie McPhilips, Joan O’Sullivan 33pts; 2 Mary Prendergast, Mary Gorman, Joan Daly 33pts; 3 Angela Keoghan, Barbara Schofield, Pauline O’Sullivan 33pts.
Competition on Thursday at 9.30am from the 5th tee box. All requested to sign by 9.15am.
The senior ladies competition scheduled for Thursday, August 30 has been changed to Wednesday, August 29 at 10am.
SOCIAL GOLF: No social golf on Friday as the ladies will be away supporting the ladies Senior Cup team.
JUNIOR/JUVENILE: Results July 30, boys full handicap, 1 Mark Dowling (16) 40pts (B9); 2 Morgan Walshe (13) 40pts.
Boys junior handicap, 1 Michael O’Shaughnessy (22) 42pts; 2 Kevin McQuillan (23) 40pts; 3 Sean Manogue (21) 38pts (B9).
Girls results, Doireann Sloyan (36) 31pts.
Open day August 13, overall winner, John Murphy (17), Rosslare 44pts.
Under-18s’, 1 Sean Whelan (15), Borris 43pts (B9); 2 Mark Dowling (16), Killerig 43pts.
Under-15s’, Philip Lambert (18), Rosslare 40pts (B9), Jack Condren (12), Killerig 40pts.
Under 13s’, 1 David Twomey (21), Rosslare 41pts; 2 Brian Staunton (12), Mount Juliet 38pts.
Under-11s’, Jack Walsh (21), Killerig 28pts.
Best gross, Harry Duggan (8) 28 gross pts.
Girls - 1 Ciara McCormack (28) 43pts; 2 Amy Lennon (36) 40pts; 3 Claire Higgins (36), Mount Juliet 39pts.
Monday, August 20 will be Captain’s prize to the juniors.
Juvenile coaching schedule - boys and girls aged 8, 9, 10 on Saturday, August 25 at 10am; boys and girls 11 and 12, Saturday, August 25 at 11am; boys and girls 13 and 14, Saturday and Saturday, September 1 at 10am; boys and girls 15 years and over, Saturday and Saturday, September 1 11am.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 8.30 to 5.30pm ladies and gents Open singles; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.30am senior ladies, 10.30 to 12.30 senior men, 12.30 to 5.30pm O’Loughlin Gaels Classic; Friday, 10 to 5.30pm O’Loughlin Gaels Classic; Saturday, 7.30 to 9am members, 9 to 12 noon visitors, 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 2.45pm visitors, 3 to 5pm August monthly medal; Sunday, 7.30 to 5pm August monthly medal, 10.30 to 1am ladies competition slots Autumn Cups, bookable online; Monday, August 20, 8.30 to 11.30am juvenile competition, Captain’s prize to juveniles, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, August 21, 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm and 4 to 5.15pm ladies Autumn Cups, bookable Online; Wednesday, August 22, 8.30 to 1pm and 2 to 5.15pm St Vincent De Paul Open three person team event, 1 to 2pm members time.