CONOR Boland (7) won the Junior Scratch Cup played over 36 holes on Sunday. He shot rounds of 78 and 77 for a total of 155.
That score was matched by Jason Brennan (6), Castlecomer who shot 76 and 79. In a sudden death play-off Conor won on the first tie hole. Conditions were very windy. The two top contenders played very well to produce scores of 155.
Ted Joyce (7), Borrris was third on 158 from Jimmy Leahy (6), who also posted 158. The best net for the 36 holes was won by Brian Orr (9), who shot 143 net. The difficult scoring conditions were reflected in the standard scratches of 71 for round one and 72 for round two.
Joan Cody (16) continued her recent good form when she returned 42 points to win the Ladies PGA Tankard last week. Joan shot an 83 gross for a 67 net to give her 42 points.
Joan, who started the month playing off 19 handicap, has seen her handicap plummet to 14 as a result of a couple of big scores. Second was Catherine O’Neill (27) with 37 points. She edged out Evonne Egan (9) on the back nine. The gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne with 29 gross points.
The men’s seniors 13 hole competition on Wednesday was won with a massive score of 69 points by John O’Leary (18), Pat O’Shea (16), Tom Reade (23) and Gerry Bowe (22). Birdies were recorded by John O’Leary on the first, Tom Reade on the 6th and Pat O’Shea on the 12th. Second on 60 points were Con O’Sullivan (14), John O’Donovan (16), Jim O’Connell (25) and Eamon Molloy (23).
On the senior men’s outing to Mountrath the winners with 91 points were Tom Gunning (13), Pat O’Briain (15), Maurice Ryan (20) and Kevin Donohue (22).
The senior ladies competition was won by Hilda Richardson, Kathleen Price and Mary Gorman with 40 points.
PRESIDENT’S PRIZE - President Joe Nolan’s prize will will played on Saturday and Sunday. It is an 18 hole stableford competition.
MIXED SOCIAL GOLF- Results from July 15, 1 Andy Hughes (16), John Bracken (16), Pat Walsh (21), Brid White (21) 62pts; 2 Billy Burke (10), Seamus Rochford (11), Mary Norton (11), Adrienne Walsh (22) 58pts (B6); 3 Maurice Ryan (20), Peter Ryan (18), Claver Cahill (20), Patty Burke (20) 58pts.
Thee will be social golf on Friday evening after the Homecare Classic. Sign in at 6.45pm for shotgun start at 7pm.
COMPETITION DATES - The next round of match play competitions are due for completion by the following dates - men’s club singles by Tuesday, August 23; men’s foursomes by Saturday; mixed foursomes by Saturday.
The preliminary round of the men’s Scratch Matchplay was due for completion by July 18 and the first round by August 1. The men’s singles has reached the semi-finals and will be contested by Owen Phelan v Noel O’Sullivan and Richard Guilfoyle v Billy Burke.
The men’s fourball has been played off quickly. The finalists are Eddie Power and Liam Barrett v Derek Shelley and Michael Raggett.
The semi-finals of the club mixed will be contested by Willie Leahy and Brid White v Michael Grant and Teresa Buckley and Paul Cleere and Phyl Doyle v Sean Boland and Bridie McGarry. The men’s foursomes are at the quarter-final stage with eight pairings still involved.
MENS INTER CLUB - The semi-final of the men’s Provincial Towns Cup was against Borris. Kilkenny won by six matches to three.
At home Derek Shelley was out first. He was two up with three to play but was pulled back to all square on the 18th. He eventually won with a solid par on the 19th. Fergal Cantwell was two down with five to play. He turned the match around and won on the 18th. Jamie Byrne fought his way back from seven down after eight before losing three and one on the 17th.
Ciaran Colfer and Michael Keenan had comfortable wins on the 16th and 15th respectively. With four wins at home only one win was required in Borris. This was claimed by Paddy Crotty, who won on the 17th after an unbelievable display of putting according to his caddie Mark Grant.
Niall O’Gorman was pulled back from four up with six to play. He was about to go down the 19th when called in. Owen Sweeney was one down when called in on the 18th. John Byrne lost on the 15th.
In the final Kilkenny play Moate. This will be over two legs with nine matches in each venue. The first leg is scheduled for Kilkenny on Sunday, August 7.
The second leg will be away on Sunday, August 21. The club will run a bus to Moate if there is sufficient demand.
MENS RESULTS - Junior Scratch Cup (5-9 handicap) Sunday, 36 holes CSS, round 1 71, CSS round 2 72, overall winner, Conor Boland (7), Kilkenny (155) after play-off; 2nd Gross, Jason Brennan (6), Castlecomer 155; 1st net, Brian Orr (9), Kilkenny 143; 3rd Gross, Ted Joyce (7), Borris 158 (B 18); 2nd Net, Jim White (7), Kilkenny 146; 4th Gross, Jimmy Leahy (6), Kilkenny 158; 3rd Net, Tom Sloyan (8), Kilkenny 147 (B 18); 4th Net, Mark Furlong (6), Scarke 147 (B 18); 1st 18 Gross, Anthony Cleere (5), Kilkenny 77; 2nd 18 Gross, Ronan Kelleher (5), Kilkenny 77; 1st 18 Net, Gavin Lonergan (6) 70 net (B9); 2nd 18 Net, Ciaran Kelly (7), Castlecomer 73 (B9).
Two’s Club, Sunday, Luke Wall at 6th, Paddy Fitzpatrick, Martin Monaghan, Ted Joyce, Kevin O’ Hanlon, Tom Sloyan at 10th, P J Martin at 15th, Brendan Murray at 17th. Each will have €18.25 credited in the Pro shop.
LADIES NEWS - Tuesday, July 12, 18 hole Stableford PGA Tankard CSS 73, 1 Joan Cody (16) 42pts; 2 Liz Kinsella (12) 27pts (B9); Best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (4) 29 Gross pts; 3 Evonne Egan (9) 37pts; 4 Catherine Barrett (20) 36pts (B9); 5 Evelyn Crotty (9) 36pts (B9); 6 Pauline Cullinane (21) 36pts
Fixtures - Tuesday, July 26, ladies 18 hole Open singles Maisie Lambe (Bookable online); Thursday, July 28, ladies Lancome Day (Bookable online).
The ladies Junior Cup team play Wexford in New Ross on Saturday (9.45am). All support welcome. The team selected by Kathleen Gaffney and Jo Lawlor is Margaret Cuddihy (8), Rebecca Mulholland (8), Evelyn Crotty (9), Mary Norton (11), Phyl Doyle (12). Reserves Niamh Kelly (11) and Breda Roche (14) .
SENIOR MEN - Note change in men’s senior competition dates; Wednesday, July 27 instead of Thursday, July 28 due to ladies Lancome Day.
Results July 13, 1 John O’Leary (18), Pat O’Shea (16), Tom Reade (23), Gerry Bowe (22) 69pts; 2 Con O’Sullivan (14), John O’Donovan (16), Jim O’Connell (25), Eamon Molloy (23) 60pts; 3 Noel O’Sullivan (15), Des Byrne (16), John McDonald (20), Kevin Hogan (27) 57pts; 4 Willie Murphy (13), Jimmy Rhatigan (16), Dick Cogan (18), Pat Kelleher (24) 54pts; 5 Michael O’Neill (21), Jack Nolan (20), John Butler (22), Paddy Haley (25) 54pts.
Competition this week will be on Thursday from 11 to 1pm.
Results away outing to Mountrath, July 11, 1 Tom Gunning (13), Pat O’Briain (15), Maurice Ryan (20), Kevin Donohue (22) 91pts; 2 Noel Skehan (12), Martin Treacy (21), Donie Butler (22), Gerry Bowe (22) 89pts; 3 Paddy Smee (14), John O’Donovan (16), Tom Reade (23), Paddy Halley (25) 85pts; 4 John O’Leary (18), Paddy Gubbins (17), Reay Brandon (23), Eamon Brennan (26) 85pts; 5 Noel O’Sullivan (15), Christy Rainey (22), Finbar Coughlan (21) 84pts (79+5); 6 Con O’Sullivan (14), Paddy Byrne (21), Dick Keoghan (22), Eamon Molloy (23) 83pts; 7 Jim Ryan (13), Richie McEvoy (15), Martin Cody (20), Brendan Graham (24) 81pts; 8 Paddy Raggett (15), Denis Carey (11), Jack Nolan (20), Peter McQuillan (22) 79pts.
SENIOR LADIES - Results Thursday, July 14, 1 Hilda Richardson, Kathleen Price, Mary Gorman 40 pts; 2 Adrienne Walsh, Nuala Crotty, Elizabeth Tobin, Mary Barry 37pts (39-2); 3 Patti Burke, Pauline O’Sullivan, Mary Feighery 36pts.
Competition this week will be 9 holes on Thursday (10am). Note change on Ladies Seniors day Wednesday, July 27 instead of Thursday 28th.
PRIMARY/JUNIOR/JUVENILE - Junior competition results, July 11, boys (full handicap)1 Shane Mahony (19) 39pts; 2 Jay Leahy (17) 37pts (back 9).
Boys (junior handicap) 1 John Hanrick (26) 44pts; 2 Mark Dowling (26) 42pts (back 9); 3 Alan Phelan (26) 42pts.
Girls - 1 Sara Browne (29) 42pts; 2 Ciara Delaney (45) 26 pts.
There will a junior/juvenile Open Day on Monday, August 8 and also a junior/juvenile Pro Am on Monday, August 15. The Junior Committee intend entering two teams in this Pro Am from the winners of competitions over the next few weeks.
Those intending to play in the junior/juvenile Open Day on Monday, August 8 should give their names to a member of the Junior Committee. Full details are on the junior/juvenile board or from any member of the Junior/Juvenile Committee.
Junior/juvenile coaching on Saturday; under-12s’, 10 to 11.30am and age 12 and over 11.30 to 1pm.
Junior/juvenile competition Monday, July 25, 8.45 to 11.15. All are requested to support the competitions.
DIARY - Today (Wednesday), 9 to 1pm and 2 to 5.45pm Open senior men’s Competition, 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time, 4 tp 5.30pm visitors; Friday, 8.45 to 5.45 Homecare Classic, social mixed golf sign in at 6.45; Saturday, 7.30 to 9.30am members time, 11 to 12.15 visitors, 1 to 2pm members time, 2 to 5.30pm President’s prize; Sunday, 7.30 to 5.30pm President’s prize; Monday, 9 to 11am junior/juvenile competition, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, July 26, ladies 18 hole Stableford Maisie Lambe, 8.20 to 5.45pm, lady beginners 5.45 to 6pm.