News from around county golf clubs

News from around county golf clubs

There was great support for the Mount Carmel Classic, which took over Callan GC on Friday and Saturday.

The annual event, which helps raise funds for the Mount Carmel nursing home, drew in more than 240 players over the two days. There were some fantastic scores, but the winners were the in-form quartet of Jeffrey and David Lynch and Denis and Eoin Carey, who finished the champagne scramble with 105pts. Tony Brennan’s team were second, the Pat O’Keeffe team third and Eoin Phelan’s team fourth. Thanks went to all participants and to competition organiser Robert Woodcock.

DRAW - Tickets are still available for the club draw. With a first prize of three years’ membership, tickets cost €50 and are available from the office, tel 056-7725136. The draw will be made this Saturday.

JUNIOR - Fantastic October sunshine greeted golfers who played in the Junior Captains’ prize on Sunday. Winner with a fantastic score of 38pts was Cathal Brett. In second place off the white stakes was John Madigan with 33pts, with Kyle Bergin third on 30pts. 

Second off the red stakes was Louise Hennessy on 30pts with Teresa Donnelly third on 26pts. Second off the yellow stakes was Thomas Langton was second off the yellow stakes with 33pts while Laura Phelan was third on 25pts. 

Longest drive winners were Cieran Phelan (white), Elle Madigan (red) and Kate O’Brien (yellow).

The Junior Golfer of the Year trophy went to Cathal Brett. The most improved golfers were Cillian Norton and Erin Morrissey. 

Incoming Captains for 2017, Cathal Brett and Elle Madigan, were introduced to all who attended the prize-giving ceremony on Sunday evening. In a great year for the juniors, thanks went to all volunteered in the section. Special thanks went to Joseph Cuddihy.

RGA - Results, RGA competition, September 26: Cat A - 1 Michael Power, 34pts; 2 Jimmy O’Brien, 31pts; 3 Pat Mulrooney, 28pts. Cat B - 1 Denis Hamilton, 28pts; 2 Jim O’Connell, 27pts; 3 Glen Wilson, 24pts.

The RGA Club Trophy will be played for on Monday.

LADIES - Results, ladies 18-hole stableford, September 27: 1 Breda Carpendale, 34pts; 2 Maria Gorey, 33pts; 3 Marie O’Riordan, 32pts; 4 Pauline O’Brien, 31pts (B9). Results, nine-hole competition: 1 Margaret O’Shea, 14pts; 2 Ailish Carey, 10pts.

FRIDAY - The Friday social mixed competition continues this week from 5 to 6pm. All are welcome, especially beginners.

LOTTO - There was no winner of the club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 14, 28. Lucky dip (€30) winners were Breda Bolger, Tom Maher and Rickie Brennan. Sellers were Murt Cuddihy, John Kirwan and Joe Cuddihy. The jackpot is now €4,150.

RESULTS - Results, men’s singles stableford, September 23/24: 1 Jeffrey Lynch, 2 Ollie O’Connor. Twos club: Michael Quinlan, fourth hole; Liam O’Hara, eighth; Richard Condon, Tom Maher, 14th; Thomas Kenny, Simon McCarthy and Niall O’Sullivan, 16th.

DIARY - Today (Wednesday): O’Dwyer Golf Stores open singles. Thursday: Senior Ladies, 10am to 12 noon. Society, 12.10 to 1.30pm. Friday: Senior Ladies and Gents. Saturday: Bradley Trophy, 9 to 10am. Society, 10.10 to 11.30am. O’Dwyer’s Golf Stores open final. Sunday: Men’s singles stableford. Monday: RGA, 11am to 1pm. Tuesday. Ladies Bradley Trophy and nine-hole stableford.

Gowran Park

The month of October will be a busy one at Gowran Park GC with the Golf Membership Series taking centrestage.

The event will feature an open singles competition every week for the month of October, with the top three weekly qualifiers going into the final on Friday, October 28. First prize will be a free golf membership for 2017. Second prize is €200 off a full membership,  third prize €100 off full membership.

Entry is €20 for visitors, €7 for members. Bookings from 056-7726699.

MEMBERSHIP - Full membership for 2017 is now available from the club. Full details and application forms are available from the golf office, tel 056-7726699.

RESULTS - Results, men’s 18-hole singles stableford, October 2: 1 Ben Whelan (13), 42pts; 2 Jim Walsh (12), 41pts; 3 Seamus Brennan (11), 37pts c/b.

Results, members’ weekly nine-hole competition, September 28: 1 Pat Murphy, 23pts; 2 Michael Bolger, 21pts; 3 Alex Dunne, 20pts.

LEAGUE - After eight rounds of competition the top prize in the nine-hole league was shared by Patrick Hynes and Ger Treacy. The winners finished with 36pts apiece. The presentation of prizes will be made at the gala prize-giving evening on Sunday, December 4. Thanks went to all who supported the competition.

LADIES - Results, ladies 18-hole strokeplay, September 28: 1 Catherine O’Driscoll (23), 71 nett; 2 Eithne Donnelly (24), 74 nett.

RACING - With a race meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, there will be no golf on that day.

DIARY - Wednesday to Friday: Membership Series (visitor €20, members €7). Sunday: Monthly Medal (last of 2016).

Mountain View

Shaun Hayes (15) was the winner of the Champions Cup at Mountain View GC on Sunday.

Carding a nett 68 Shaun took the spoils on a countback from Seamus O’Brien (19). Colm Hayes (10) was third with 70.

WINTER - Members are reminded that the Winter League begins on October 16. There will be two category groups (handicaps 0 to 17, 18 to 28). The competition will consist of five rounds (all singles) with the best four rounds to count. The top six in each group will compete in the final. Details are available in the clubhouse.

RESULTS - Results, Seniors fourball better ball: 1 Michael Owens & Noel Meaney, 46pts c/b; 2 John Coleman & Frank Costello, 46pts; 3 Liam Maddock & Sean Manogue, 45pts

Results, ladies singles, September 28: 1 Jos Holden (33), 38pts; 2 Mary Cottrell (27), 35pts; 3 Mary Holden (28), 30pts.

DIARY - Sunday: Club Tankard (single stableford). Tuesday: Seniors’ 18-hole three category competition. Wednesday, October 12: Ladies singles competition. Thursday, October 13: Seniors’ 13-hole competition.


Results, men’s singles competition, Castlecomer GC, October 1 & 2: 1 David Barrett (11), 39pts; 2 Jason Brennan (3), 37pts; gross Damien Fogarty (6), 29pts. Cat One - Marty O’Shea (10), 34pts (b3). Cat Two - Noel Rothwell (12), 37pts. Cat Three - Paddy Mahon (21), 35pts.

LADIES - Vice-captain Betty Owen’s day out to Bunclody was a huge success. The ladies enjoyed a great day of golf and fun in excellent sunny conditions.

Results: 1 Honoria Fogarty, 2 Maria Downey, 3 Margaret O’Keeffe, 4 Mary Brophy. Team: 1 Maria Downey, Margaret O’Keeffe, Una Whelan.

Results, ladies weekly 18-hole competition: 1 Catriona Maher, 2 Breda Phelan. 

DIARY - Saturday/Sunday: Open two-person team event.


The opening round of the Winter League was held at Borris GC at the weekend.

Results: 1 Pat Cullen (19), 38pts (L6); 2 John Byrne (16), 38pts (L9); 3 Edmund Gallahue (10), 38pts; gross Luke Roche (6), 30pts; 4 Kevin Hanrahan (16), 37pts; 5 Ronnie Rowan (8), 36pts; 6 Jim Whelan (12), 36pts. Wednesday Prize: Dick Curtin (11, Kilkenny GC), 36pts. Saturday Prize: Tom Foley (17), 36pts. Sunday Prize: Johnny Murphy (11), 36pts.

MATCHPLAY - Michael Morrissey and Davy Bambrick beat James Todd and Brendan Kiernan in the club foursomes matchplay final.

SENIORS - Results, open seniors competition, September 27: 1 William McGee (17), 39pts; 2 Seamus Malone (17), 38pts; 3 Ger Canty (9), 36pts.

LOTTO - There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Lucky dip (€20) winners were Kathleen Quinn, Barry & Chris Cosgrave, Jacob Moriarty. The jackpot is now €1,800. Tickets, €2, are available from club members and clubhouse bar.

DIARY - Sunday: Open singles. Wednesday, October 12: Winter League (round two). Competition continues on October 15 and 16. Bookings to 059-9773310.

New Ross

Results, Murphy’s Cash & Carry ladies competition, New Ross GC September 28: 1 Rita Furlong (36), 36pts; 2 Mary O’Leary (13), 32pts (L9); 3 Margaret Adm Furlong (16), 32pts.

DIARY - Today (Wednesday): Kathleen’s Hair Salon ladies 18-hole stableford. Wednesday, October 12: P.N. O’Gorman Auctioneers 18-hole stableford.