Club hosts brilliant bridge night

A GREAT crowd enjoyed the Gala Bridge night at Castlecomer GC on Wednesday.

A GREAT crowd enjoyed the Gala Bridge night at Castlecomer GC on Wednesday.

Players from local clubs were joined by card players from Carlow, Kildare and Tipperary, all contributing to a very successful night.

Bridge results: 1 Tessie Coogan, Kathleen Holland, Breda Butler, Alice Brennan, Brigid Nolan, Josie Murphy; 2 Anne Kealy, Margaret Kealy, Una Whelan, Catherine Brennan, Margaret Knowles, Ellen Dowling; 3 Mai Brennan, Betty Brett, Jenny Healy, Margaret Moore, Paddy Purcell, Paddy Prendergast; 4 Breda Sheppard, Anne Dooley, Maura O’Brien, Kay Molloy, Margaret Maddock, Margaret Byrne. Raffle: 1 Patricia Brennan, 2 Michael O’Connor, 3 Liam Merrins, 4 Lena Downey, 5 Maura O’Brien, 6 Jean Ryan, 7 Helen Dunne, 8 Peggy Shortall.

LADIES - The 18 hole foursomes competition (Australian Spoons qualifier) is still running. Golfers can enter their names on the relevant sheet in the locker room on relevant sheet. The nine hole competition continues until May 30. Format is two person scramble, with golfers able to play any day, any time). Times for Friday’s nine hole mixed competition, which will be held at 5pm, are still available on fixture booklets in the clubhouse.

BEGINNERS - Beginners lessons start today (Wednesday) at 6 30pm. Members, non members and students are welcome for this four-week session, which costs E40. Contact Helen Dunne, tel 087-2540726.

DIARY - Saturday/Sunday: Men’s Junior Regional qualifier. June 4/5: Open Club fund-raising Classic. June 6: Open Club fund-raiser men’s/ladies 18 holes singles Sponsor.

RESULTS - Results, Men’s Open Michael “Mock” Lawlor singles, May 21/11: 1 Eddie McGarry (Carlow), 38pts; 2 David Breen, 37pts; gross John Smith, 30pts. Class One: Ciaran Kelly, 32pts. Class Two: Eoin Phelan (Rathdowney), 35pts. Class Three: Michael Dowling, 31pts.

Results, Thursday Open Singles, May 19: 1 Alan Phelan (Rathdowney), 37pts; 2 Liam Campion, 35pts; gross Declan Dooley, 31pts.

Results, Seniors competition, May 18: 1 Pat Byrne (15), Ray O’Donnell (17), Kathleen Ryan (17), Alice Rice (31), 90pts; 2 Murty Coonan (11), Malachy Murphy (19), Phil Shore (22), Nicholas O’Connor (24), 85pts; 3 John Hardy (19), Betty Owens (19), Brendan Kearney (21), Enid Abbott (26), 83pts.

Results, 18 hole Harrington’s Pharmacy singles: 1 Betty Owens, 38pts; 2 Joan Coonan, 37pts, 3 Nuala Mahon, 33pts.

Results, Friday nine hole mixed competition: 1 Peter Donnelly & Jean Jackman, 20pts; 2 Michael Daly & Marnie Brennan, 19pts.

LOTTO - There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. Consolation prizes: E100 A.M. O’Reilly-Mullins; E70 Martin Phelan; E30 Brendan Murphy, Paddy Tyrrell. Sellers’ Lucky Dip: E30 Jean Jackman, Pat Byrne. The jackpot is now E3,500.