Watch the markers, please insists Kilkenny golf club

MEMBERS of Kilkenny golf club were reminded that all annual subscriptions are due for payment by Thursday.

MEMBERS of Kilkenny golf club were reminded that all annual subscriptions are due for payment by Thursday.

Sunday’s PGA tankard was cancelled due to frost. With most of the men’s competitions from now on being played over

Saturday and Sunday, the club reminded players that the green markers will be in play on Saturday for casual golf.

The white markers will be in play for the competition on Saturday and Sunday. This is important particularly if those playing casual golf on Saturday intend playing in the competition on Sunday.

Saturday’s crosscard was a four person team champagne scramble over 13 holes. The winners with 72 points were Rob

O’Shea (9), Michael Butler (15), Anthony Cleere (5) and Billy Burke (9). They had six birdies with Anthony scoring

on the 4th, 8th and 14th; Billy on the 7th and 12th and Rob on the 2nd.

Second, also on 72 points, were Paddy Bollard (16), Seamus Rochford (13), Michael Egan (17) and Murt Farragher (17). Third on 71 points were Pat Hickey (12), Pat Walshe (11, Dermot Doyle (7) and P.J. Martin (8) on 71 points. Pat Walshe contributed 28 points over the closing 10 holes.

The ladies 13 hole competition last week was won by Phyl Doyle (12) with 1 up. Phyl won the count back from Sara

Browne (15). The gross was won by Sara’s mother, Mary Leahy Browne (3) on 7 down. The other prizes went to Dorrie Lenihan (26), Kathleen Gaffney (22) and Jacinta Cullliton (21) who finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.

The men’s seniors competition last week was won by the three man team of Noel O’Sullivan (16), Eddie Geraghty (22) and Sean Breathnach (23) with 63 points. They actually scored 58 but because they were only three they were given a bonus of 5 points.

The runners-up were Geoff Meagher (15), Finbar Coughlan (21), Christy Rainey (21) and Paddy Halley (25) with 59 points. Third on 59 points were Matt Ruth (14), Martin Treacy (21), Eugene Orr (21) and Joe Leech (25).

The senior ladies competition was won by Hilda Richardson, Toni Hayes, Aileen Hehir and Paula Kavanagh on 35 points. Second on 35 points were Kitty Nolan, Breda Kavanagh, Mary Gorman, Pauline O’Sullivan and third on 34 points were Eileen Reynolds, Joan O’ Sullivan and Pat Walsh.

BRS BOOKING SYSTEM: The club has added a new function to the BRS booking facility which will allow members place their names on a standby list if a timesheet is full. They will be able to place their names on a particular slot on the waiting list, eg 9.30 to 11.30 and if a slot becomes free between those times their name will automatically default to the vacant slot and they will receive an email informing them that they now have a slot on the timesheet.

For this function to be successful it will be important that members who place their names on the standby list check their

emails or log into the timesheet to check if they have received a slot. The club will roll out it out from this weekend and monitor how it is working.

ST PATRICK’S NIGHT: The Social Committee intend running a function in the club on St Patrick’s night. Full details next week.

MEMBERSHIP OFFER: There is a limited introductory first year membership offer open to applicants on the waiting list and other interested parties. If interested contact Sean or Aoife in the office (056 7765400).

SNOOKER: Joe O’Neill, Paul Hanafin, Jimmy Rhatigan and Christy Power progressed to the quarter-finals of the snooker singles. There are four second round matches outstanding. These matches have to be been completed this week.

SUGGESTION BOX: A suggestion box has been placed in the hallway at the entrance to the clubhouse for members to submit suggestions that might benefit the club.

All suggestions must contain the name and address of the member submitting the suggestion. All suggestions submitted in this way will be forwarded to the relevant committees. Anonymous suggestions will be discarded without consideration.

To date three suggestions have been submitted.

RESULTS: 13 holes Crosscard, Saturday, 14 holes four person team event, 1 Rob O’Shea (9), Michael Butler (15), Anthony Cleere (5), Billy Burke (9) 72pts (B6); 2 Paddy Bollard (16), Seamus Rochford (13), Michael Egan (17), Murt Farragher (17) 72pts; 3 Pat Hickey (12), Pat Walshe (11), Dermot Doyle (7), P.J. Martin (8) 71pts; 4 Luke Kelly (5), Maurice Ryan (11), Ollie Cullen (10), P.J. O’Reilly (11) 70pts; 5 Pat O’Hanlon (12), Peter Dabinet (20), Stephen McCormack (20), Michael Keane (15) 70pts.

LADIES NEWS: 13 hole Stableford Saturday (16th) and Tuesday (19th) 1 Phyl Doyle (12) 1 up (L6); 2 Sara Browne (15) 1 up; best gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 7 down; 3 Dorrie Lenihan (26) even; 4 Kathleen Gaffney (22) 2 down (L6); 5 Jacinta Culliton (21) 2 down (L6).

Fixtures - Tuesday, March 5, 18 hole competition 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. Slots available on Sunday, March 3rd from 2 to 2.40pm.

SENIOR MEN: Results Thursday, February 21, 1 Noel O’Sullivan (16), Eddie Geraghty (22), Sean Breathnach (23) 63 pts (58+5); 2 Geoff Meagher (15), Finbar Coughlan (21), Christy Rainey (21), Paddy Halley (25) 59pts (6); 3 Matt Ruth (14), Martin Treacy (21), Eugene Orr (21), Joe Leech (25) 59pts; 4 Pat Drennan (13), Richie McEvoy (16), Joe Nolan (22), Michael Cuddihy (23) 58pts; 5 Eddie Geraghty (13), Kevin Donohue (18), Peter McQuillan (24), Austin Kiely (23) 56pts (B6); 6 Rodger Curran (14), Michael O’Reilly (19), Tom Reade (24), Tim O’Mahony (31) 56pts; 7 Billy Burke (10), Willie Murphy (20), Dick Keoghan (26), David Schofield (27) 55pts.

Competition on Thursday 11am.

SENIOR LADIES: Results Thursday, February 21, 1 Hilda Richardson, Toni Hayes, Aileen Hehir, Paula Kavanagh 35pts; 2 Kitty Nolan, Breda Kavanagh, Mary Gorman, Pauline O’Sullivan 35pts; 3 Eileen Reynolds, Joan O’Sullivan, Pat Walsh 34pts.

Competition Thursday at 10am, holes 1 to 9.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, senior ladies competition 10am, senior men’s competition 11am, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 1 to 2pm members time; Saturday, 7.30 to 9.30am members time, 10 to 12 noon visitors, 12 to 1pm men’s March monthly medal, 1 to 2pm members time, 2 to 2.40pm men’s March monthly medal; Sunday, 7.30 to 2.30pm March monthly medal, ladies competition 10.30 to 11am, bookable Online, 2.40 to 3.20 draw; Monday, March 4, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 13 hole ABC stroke; Wednesday, 8.30 to 11.30am and 1 to 2.45pm ladies and gents Open singles, 11.30 to 1pm Vintners Society.