Captain Seamus Rochford’s prize, which was played over 45 holes and two weekends, produced exciting golf. It was won by Daragh McNamara (16) with a 45 hole total of 167.
A total of 295 players competed the first weekend, with the top 60 qualifiers playing a second 18 holes last Saturday. The top 18 players here qualified for a further nine holes that evening. Aidan Phelan (11) was the leading qualifier with 62 from the first weekend.
After the second 18 holes on Saturday, Aidan still led the field on 136, with Daragh McNamara (16) and Gary Byrne (9) one stroke behind. Daragh emerged as the overall winner when he covered the last nine holes in just three over par for an overall total of 167. He won by two strokes from Paddy Fitzpatrick (12), who covered the last nine in just one over par for 169.
Aidan Phelan was third on 171.5 and Gary Byrne came next on 172.5. The gross was won by Ray Lonergan (2), who covered the 45 holes over the two weekends in one over par gross.
The day was well organised by Ollie Cullen and his Competition Committee, ably assisted by handicap secretary Mark Grant, and everything ran smoothly. The night was finished off with the prize presentation followed by music.
The Ned Byrne memorial ladies and gents singles played on Sunday produced great scoring. This competition is held in memory of deceased member and former Captain Ned Byrne. Ned’s wife, Lila, daughter Jackie and her husband Mattie were present on Sunday morning. Lila reckoned Ned was looking after the weather which was a great improvement over the previous two days.
The overall prize was won by Breda Burke (31) with 46 points. Breda turned with 24 points and added 22 on the back nine. Following this great score Breda’s handicap has been reduced from 31 to 26.
The winner in the gents section was Ciaran Aylmer (18) with 44 points. He won on the count back from Liam O’Brien (9) and Harry Duggan (9), who both also returned 44 points. Eddie Power won the gross with 37 gross points.
The ladies section was won by Mary Leahy Browne (4) with 35 points.
The ladies Valerie Doyle 18 hole Stableford played last week was won by Annette Stapleton (22) with 38 points. Second, also on 38 points, Sandra Barrett (22). The gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (4) with 29 gross points.
The senior ladies and senior men held a mixed champagne scramble on Thursday of last week. The winners were Tom Gunning, Dave Schofield, Breda Kavanagh and Etta Shine. Runners-up were Noel Skehan, Terry Morris, Mary Browne and Ann Gunning.
The seniors had a meal and a sing song in the club after the golf.
The senior men had an away outing in Gowran on Monday, June 11. The winners of the four man team event were Jimmy Rhatigan, Martin Treacy, Nicky Lawlor and Eamon Brennan.
INFORMATION NIGHT: A members information night on course development will be held on Thursday, July 5 (8pm). Further details later.
DEADLINES: The following are the deadlines for completion of the current rounds on club match plays - men’s singles by June 25, men’s fourball by June 30, men’s foursomes by June 15 and mixed foursomes by June 16.
The players on top of the draw are responsible for arranging the matches. Any matches that go outside the deadline will be tossed for unless permission for an extension has been received from competition secretary, Ollie Cullen.
INTER-CLUB: The Jimmy Bruen area qualifier was played in New Ross on Saturday. Kilkenny were one of the best four teams to qualify from the strokeplay competition for the matchplay series on Sunday.
They played Rathdowney in the semi-final on Sunday morning but lost 3½ to 1½. Paddy Crotty and Harry Duggan lost on the 18th. Ciaran Colfer and Jamie Byrne lost on the 16th and Brian Meredith and Alan Byrne lost on the 14th.
In the two remaining matches Fergal Cantwell and Colm Sheenan were 2 up on the 17th and Aidan Phelan and Derek Shelley were one down on the 16th when called in. The team managers was P.J. O’Reilly and Pat Butler.
The Senior Cup team head to Rosslare this weekend for the area qualifier. They are due to play Castlecomer on Saturday (9.20am). The winners play Courtown or Enniscorthy at 2.40pm.
The semi-final and final will be played on Sunday. Team managers Aidan McDonald and Gerry Stewart will name their team later in the week.
The South Leinster team will play Bunclody on Sunday (3pm). Tommy Thompson and Joe O’Neill will play at home. Jason Barry, Michael Butler and Seamus O’Neill will play in Bunclody. The team is managed by Pat Coonan and Charlie Phelan.
AON INSURANCE SCHEME: Those members who put their names on the AON insurance scheme application list are requested to drop the €20 fee into the office if they have not already done so.
ADOPT A GREEN: Work on divoting of fairways and tees will continue on Monday. Volunteers have been asked to assemble at the clubhouse (7pm).
RESULTS: Captain Seamus Rochford’s prize, June 16, 45 holes, 1 Daragh McNamara (16) 167 net; 2 Paddy Fitzpatrick (12) 169 net; 3 Aidan Phelan (11) 171.5 net; best Gross, Ray Lonergan (2) 178 Gross; 5 Gary Byrne (9) 172.5 net; 6 John Martin (14) 173 net (2nd 18); 7 Conor O’Shea (12) 173 net (2nd 18); 8 Tommy Thompson (18) 173 net; 9 Niall O’Gorman (6) 174 net; 10 Conor Boland (6) 175 net.
Best junior, 36 holes, Shane Mahony (13) 134; best student, 36 holes, Sam Dunlop (6) 146; past Captains, 36 holes, Des Woods (9) 143; over 65’s, 36 holes, Martin Mullane (15) 140.
Ned Byrne memorial ladies and gents singles, June 17, sponsored by the Byrne family, overall winner, Breda Burke (31) 46 pts; gents section CSS 70, 1 Ciaran Aylmer (18) 44pts (B2); 2 Liam O’Brien (9) 44pts (B9); 3 Harry Duggan (9) 44pts; best Gross, Eddie Power (scr) 37 gross pts; 5 Pat Drennan (15) 42pts.
Ladies section - 1 Mary Leahy Browne (4) 35pts; 2 Kathlyn Leahy (24) 34pts.
Junior prize - Jay Leahy (15) 40pts.
The presentation of prizes will be on Friday, July 6 (10pm). All proceeds of the Two’s Club and the putting competition held on Saturday went to Drive for Dads cancer research to coincide with Fathers Day.
Junior/juvenile fund-raiser three person team event, June 13, 1 Brendan Hogan (4), David Dooley (12), Margaret Hogan (25) 86pts; 2 Liam Fahy (18), Tony Murphy (13), Frank Morrissey (17) 85pts; 3 Michael Grant (8), Geoff Meagher (15), Ian Meagher (12) 83pts (B9); 4 Michael Keenan (9), Rob O’Shea (9), Ger Dowling (16) 83pts.
The presentation of prizes is on Friday, July 6 (10pm).
LADIES NEWS: Results CSS Sunday 73, Tuesday 76 ladies 18 hole Stableford Valerie Doyle qualifier, 1 Annette Stapleton (22) 38pts (B9); 2 Sandra Barrett (28) 38pts; best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (4) 29 gross pts (L3); 3 Stella Coughlan (22) 36pts (L3); 4 Niamh Kelly (11) 36pts; 5 Liz Cleere (16) 34pts; 6 Sara Browne (18) 31pts (B9).
Fixtures - Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.20, 12.20 to 2.20 and 4 to 6pm ladies 18 hole v par. Slots also available Sunday, June 24 10.30 to 11am.
The ladies Junior Cup team played Rathdowney in the Curragh on Sunday. They lost 3-2. Mags Cuddihy and Niamh Kelly recorded wins. Bridie McGarry, Phyle Doyle and Liz Kinsella suffered defeats with two of the matches going to the 18th.
The Finn Trophy team will take on Blainroe in Kilkenny on Wednesday, June 27 (3pm).
SENIOR MEN AND LADIES: Results of mixed senior ladies and senior men’s Champagne Scramble, June 13, 1 Tom Gunning, Dave Schofield, Breda Kavanagh, Etta Shine; 2 Noel Skehan, Terry Morris, Mary Browne, Ann Gunning; 3 Billy Burke, Tom Buckley, Martin Kelly, Elizabeth Tobin; 4 Reay Brandon, Anne Gubbins, Des Byrne; 5 Richie McEvoy, Peter McQuillan, Pat Walsh, Mary Feighery; 6 Jim Treacy, Eamon Molloy, Mary Prendergast, Jack Troy; 7 Eddie Guilfoyle, Austin Kiely, Aileen Hehir, Barbara Schofield; 8 Gerry Bowe, Edith Ogilvie, Teresa Brandon.
Competition on Thursday, senior ladies 10 to 11am and senior men 11 to 1pm.
Men’s senior outing to Gowran Park, June 11, 1 Jimmy Rhatigan (18), Martin Treacy (21), Nicky Lawlor (21), Eamon Brennan (28) 90pts; 2 Denis Carey (12), Eugene Orr (20), Myles McCabe (21), Jack Nolan (22) 87pts; 3 Richie McEvoy (16), Michael Cody (19), Noel O’Sullivan (16) 86pts; 4 Tom Gunning (13), John O’Donovan (17), Reay Brandon (22), Austin Kiely (23) 83pts; 5 Noel Skehan (13), Jim Treacy (21), Martin Cody (22), Joe O’Driscoll (26) 81pts; 6 Christy Rainey (21), Finbar Coughlan (21), Donie Butler (23) 80pts (74+6); 7 Dom Murphy (13), Martin Kelly (25), Gerry Bowe (22), Tim O’Mahony (28) 79pts; 8 Pat O’Shea (18), Willie Murphy (20), Joe Nolan (22), Peter McQuillan (24) 79pts.
SOCIAL GOLF: Social golf on Friday. Sign in at 6pm for shotgun start at 6.30pm.
JUNIOR/JUVENILE: Results junior/juvenile competition, June 11, boys full handicap, 1 Brian Crowdle (5) 40pts; 2 Shane Mahony (12) 38pts (B9); boys junior handicap, 1 Simon Cullen (23) 41pts; 2 Kyle Lanigan (26) 38pts.
Girls Sara Browne (18) 33pts.
The Monday morning juvenile competitions will take place each Monday unless otherwise notified. Juvenile members will have to book online for the Monday competitions. Any juveniles who has not received their GUI card should contact the office. Players need this card to register for online booking.
Juvenile coaching continues on Saturday, under-12s, 10 to 11am and over 12s 11 to 12 noon. All should be present at the clubhouse 15 minutes before scheduled start time.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 8.30 to 6pm Friends of St Luke’s Classic; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 12.30 to 1pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 3pm visitors; Saturday, 7.30 to 9am members, 9 to 1pm visitors, 1 to 2pm visitors, 2.45 to 5.45pm June monthly medal; Sunday, 7.30 to 6pm June monthly medal, 10.30 to 11am ladies 18 hole v par; Monday, 9 to 11am junior/juvenile competition, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, June 26, 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm and 4 to 6pm ladies 18 hole v par; Wednesday, June 27, 1 to 2pm members time, 2 to 3pm ladies inter-club Finn Trophy v Blainroe.