Student member, Colm Sheenan (12) won the April monthly medal with 68 net, beating Noel Casey (14) into second place on the back nine. They played together on Saturday and actually signed each others cards.
Colm had two halves of 40 for his 68 whereas Noel shot 40 and 42. Both had one birdie and again, coincidentally, it was on the 8th hole. Noel was actually five over par with three holes to play but he dropped six shots on the last three holes, which cost him.
Third was Cormac Hickey (6) on 69 net. Cormac had a great mix on his card which included an eagle, three birdies, eight pars, five bogies and a quadruple bogey on the 1st hole. He was five over par after starting with an 8 on the first and a 5 on the second. He covered the last 16 holes in one under par with the help of an eagle on the 14th and birdies on the 6th, 9th, and 10th. The gross was won by Eddie Power with a 74.
The gents section of the Wednesday Open singles was won by John Lawlor (18) with 41 points. John was out in 21 points and back in 20. He scored consistently with six pars, 11 bogies and one double bogey. He scored on every hole.
Second was Anthony Cleere (5) on 38 points. He was only one over par on the back nine with the help of birdies on the 14th and 18th. Third on 38 points was Ger Dowling (16). The gross was won by Gary Walsh (scr), Mount Juliet on 35 points.
The ladies section was won by Catriona Lynch (28) with 37 points. She had five shots to spare over Ella Dunphy (17), who was second.
The ladies 18 hole v par competition played last week was won by Pat Walsh (21) with all flat. She beat Mary Leahy Browne (4) on the back nine. Pat was all flat turning with three wins and three losses and had a further tw wins and two losses on the back nine. Mary was 2-up turning but 2-down on the back nine. The gross was won by Josephine Leahy (13).
The men’s senior competition on April 19 was won by Ken Kinsella (13), Joe Nolan (22), Kevin Donohue (22) and Pat Kelleher (26) with 63 points. Ken had a birdie on the third and also five pars, which was the cornerstone of the card. Joe, Kevin and Pat also contributed well. Second on 62 points were Michael Doran (15), Matt Ruth (13), Martin Kelly (24) and Eamon Brennan (28).
The senior ladies competition on Thursday was won by Adrienne Walsh, Joan Mannion and Paula Kavanagh on 38 points. Second on 35 points were Mary Browne, Breda Kavanagh and Barbara Schofield.
THANKS: Thanks was extended by the club to members who turned up on Monday night to repair pitch marks and repair divots. This will be ongoing on Monday nights at 7pm during the summer.
The committee requested members who placed their names on the Adopt a Green Sheet to turn up. The work will start at 6.30 pm on Monday due to the Premiership showdown between Man Utd and ’City. In an effort to get on top of the work another session will be held this week on Thursday (7pm).
PRIZE PRESENTATION: People should note there has been a change to the next presentation night for the men’s competitions - Richard Duggan memorial March 24 and 25, Easter Open fourball April 7 and 8, three person team event on Easter Monday April 9, April monthly medal April 21 and 22, ladies and gents Open singles April 4, April 18 and May 2 will now be presented on Friday, May 4 (9pm).
All prize winners are requested to attend or have someone attend on their behalf.
The Lady Captain’s prize to the men and the Captain’s prize to the ladies will also be presented on Sunday, May 6 (10pm).
MEN’S INTER-CLUB: The South Leinster team will take on Blainroe on Saturday (2.30pm) with two matches in Kilkenny and three in Blainroe. The managers are Pat Coonan and Charlie Phelan. They have selected the following panel - Michael Butler, Des Byrne, Ger Dowling, Johnny McEvoy, Cathal O’Neill, Joe O’Neill, Seamus O’Neill, Michael O’Reilly, Tommy Thompson, James Walsh and P.F. O’Shea.
The Barton Cup team, under the management of P.J. Martin and Brendan Hogan, play Borris in the second round of the Barton Cup on Sunday (4pm). The pairings are (at home) Richard Duggan (1) and Kevin Power (13) and Ronan Kelleher (4) and Mark Power (10); away in Borris, Brendan Hogan (4) and Harry Duggan (10), Jason Lawlor (7) and Paul Cleere (7), Conor Boland (6) and Emmet Boland (8). Reserves - Brian Crowdle (5) and Ciaran Colfer (9).
FOURSOMES: The entry sheets for the men’s foursomes and mixed foursomes are up on the men’s notice board under the stairs. The entry fee is €12 per pair for each competition. Players are requested to place their names on the sheets and place the appropriate entry fee in the envelopes provided.
Any member who does not have a partner lined up please leave your name in the office and we will pass it on if someone else is looking for a partner.
INSURANCE: Members should note details of the AON insurance scheme are posted on the gents and ladies notice boards. The scheme costs €20 and gives good coverage for all eventualities on the golf course, and also lost or stolen golf clubs. Anyone interested please add your names to the lists on the board.
GENTS RESULTS: April monthly medal, Saturday and Sunday, CSS (Sat 70 and 72 Sun), 1 Colm Sheenan (12) 68 net (B9); 2 Noel Casey (14) 68 net; 3 Cormac Hickey (6) 69 net (B9); best gross, Eddie Power (Scr) 74 Gross (B9); 5 Richard Butler (22) 69 net (B9); 6 Ciaran Aylmer (19) 69; 7 William Roberts (12) 70 (B9).
Best junior - Jack Condron (16) 72 net.
Presentation of prizes on Friday, September 4 (9pm).
Two’s Club April monthly medal - Cormac Hickey at 6th and 10th; Jack Troy at 5th; Padraig Keegan, Paddy Crotty, Michael Purcell, Gavin Lonergan, Harry Duggan, Stephen McCormack at 6th; Tommy Deegan, Padraig O’Rourke at 10th; Anthony Cleere, Jim White, Gabriel Maher, Niall O’Gorman, Ger Murphy at 15th; Michael Doran, Des Byrne, Brendan Power and William Roberts at 17th.
Each two is worth €19.20 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Ladies and gents Open singles, April 18 (gents section CSS 71) 1 John Lawlor (18) 41 pts; 2 Anthony Cleere (5) 38 pts (B9); 3 Ger Dowling (16) 38pts; best gross, Gary Walsh (scr) 35 gross pts; 5 Kevin Hennessy (16) 38pts; 6 Richard Dore (17) 37pts.
Ladies section CSS 76, 1 Catriona Lynch (28) 37pts; 2 Ella Dunphy (17) 32pts.
Two’s Club Wednesday Open singles, Pat Collins, Kevin Browne, Richard Duggan, Dan Twomey, John McCarron, Patrick Brennan at 6th; Ger Dowling at 10th; Pat Butler (snr), Eugene Finlay at 15th; Tom Hickey at 17th.
Each receives credit of €26.20 in the Pro Shop.
Presentation of prizes on Friday, May 4 (10pm).
LADIES NEWS: Results ladies 18 hole v par April 14 and 16 (CSS 73 both days) 1 Pat Walsh (21) all flat (B9); 2 Mary Leahy Browne (4) all flat; best gross, Josephine Leahy (13) 10 down; 3 Marian Woods (17) 1 down (B9); 4 Catherine Leahy (25) 1 down; 5 Kathleen Hogan (22) 2 down (B9); 6 Breda Roche (14) 2 down (B9).
Fixtures - Tuesday, May 1, ladies ABC Stroke Daisy Phelan 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm and 4 to 5.30pm. Slots also available on Sunday, April 29 10.28 to 10.52am. Bookable Online.
Players note the last four lines also on Tuesday evenings are bookable online.
Inter-club - The ladies Junior Cup team, under the management of Kathleen Gaffney and Connie O’Reilly, defeated the Curragh 3-2 in Mount Wolseley. Mary Norton won on the 17th. Phyl Doyle and Niamh Kelly won on the 18th. Bridie McGarry lost on 17th, Mags Cuddihy on 19th.
They play Castlecomer in the next round.
The ladies Daily Mail team received a bye into the next round.
The Intermediate Cup played Mountrath in Rathdowney and were beaten by three matched to two. Paula Bradbury (16) won on the 17th. Margaret McCreery (17) lost on the 17th. Mary Hickey (18) won on the 19th. Catherine Barrett (20) lost on the 18th and Brid White (20) also lost on the 18th. The team was managed by Mary Browne and Aileen Hehir.
The Challenge Cup team played Callan in Gowran and were beaten 3-2. Francis Graham won on the 19th. Breda Burke lost on the 13th. Kay Gray lost on tje 18th. Jacintha Hurley lost on the 18th and Peggy Murray won on the 17th.
SENIOR MEN: Results April 19, 13 hole competition, 1 Ken Kinsella (13), Joe Nolan (13), Kevin Donohue (22), Pat Kelleher (26) 63pts; 2 Michael Doran (15), Matt Ruth (13), Martin Kelly (24), Eamon Brennan (28) 62pts; 3 Jim Ryan (13), Paddy Gubbins (16), Joe Doyle (21), Austin Kiely (23) 61pts (B6); 4 Willie P. Murphy (13), Willie Murphy (19), Martin Treacy (21), Michael Cuddihy (23) 61pts; 5 Billy Burke (10), Finbar Coughlan (21), Chris Rainey (21), Jim O’Connell (28) 59pts; 6 Rodger Curran (12), Michael O’Reilly (19), Reay Brandon (22), Joe O’ Driscoll (26) 58pts; 7 Martin Mullane (14), Ger Walsh (17), Eugene Orr (20), Tom McPhilips (36) 57pts.
Competition on Thursday 11 to 1pm.
SENIOR LADIES: Results April 19, 9 hole competition, 1 Adrienne Walsh, Joan Mannion, Paula Kavanagh 38pts; 2 Mary Browne, Breda Kavanagh, Barbara Schofield 35pts; 3 Kitty Nolan, Breda Burke, Jane Duggan 32pts; 4 Hilda Richardson, Anne Gubbins, Etta Shine. Competition on Thursday 10 to 11am.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies competition, 11 to 1pm senior men’s competition, 1 to 2pm members time, 6 to 6.15pm Senior Cup practice; Friday, 12 to 12.55pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members time; Saturday, 7.30 to 9.30am members, 9.40 to 11am men’s Senior Cup practice match, 11 to 12.30pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 2.20pm visitors, 2.30 to 2.40 inter-club match South Leinster Kilkenny v Blainroe, 2.45 to 5.15pm Lady Captain Pauline Cullinane’s prize to the men; Sunday, 7.30 to 5pm Lady Captain’s prize to the men, 4 to 4.15pm men’s Barton Cup inter-club v Borris, 10.25 to 10.55am ladies Daisy Phelan Trophy ABC Stroke. Bookable Online; Monday, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm and 4 to 5.25pm ladies Daisy Phelan Trophy ABC Stroke. Last four evening slots are bookable online; Wednesday, May 2, ladies and gents Open singles 8.30, 1.00 and 3.00 – 5.30, 1.00 – 3.00 Society.