Golf - Corkman Horgan takes the prize

Corkman Willie Horgan (15) shot a great score of 63 net to win Lady Captain Sheila Brennan’s prize to the men played at the weekend. Willie played the front nine in two over 38 which contained three successive three’s on the 4th, 5th and 6th.

Corkman Willie Horgan (15) shot a great score of 63 net to win Lady Captain Sheila Brennan’s prize to the men played at the weekend. Willie played the front nine in two over 38 which contained three successive three’s on the 4th, 5th and 6th.

He held his score together on the back nine which he covered in 40 strokes. Willie had two strokes to spare from Liam Barrett (12) who was second on 65. Liam had halves of 39 and 38. He had three birdies on the back nine which included 2’s on the 10th and 17th for a handsome return from the two’s club.

Third was John Larkin (13) with a 66. The remainder of the net prizes were won with 67s’. The gross was won by Graham Nugent (2) with a 72 gross, pipping Kieran Wall (5) and Richard Walsh (1) on the back nine.

The junior prize was won by Richard Louis Duggan (16) with the best score of the day 62 net. Over 240 participated.

The ladies 18 hole Stableford Dee O’Regan Trophy played recently was won by Celine O’Sullivan (36) on 39 points. The

runner-up was Katie Keenan (30) with 38 points (B9). The gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) 27 Gross points.

The senior men’s competition was won by Noel Skehan (14), Brendan Graham (23), Martin Kelly (26) and Paddy Halley (25) with 61 points. Noel has returned to form with a bang after his recent absence. He was the main contributor and also recorded a birdie on the 9th.

The runners-up were Tom Gunning (14), John O’Leary (18), Peter McQuillan (24) and Eamon Molloy (25) on 60 points. They claimed second place on the back nine from Andy Hughes (18), Michael O’Reilly (19), Phil Lenehan (30) and Dave Schofield (27) on 60 points.

The senior ladies competition was won by Adrienne Walsh, Mary Gorman, Josie McPhilips with 42 points. Second were Mary Prendergast, Kathleen Price and Jane Duggan on 39 points. Third were Kitty Nolan, Eileen Reynolds and Mary Feighery with 34 points.

The mixed senior men’s and ladies day which was scheduled for Thursday, May 9 has been postponed as the next round of the J B Carr inter club competition has been fixed for that afternoon. The senior mixed day will be rescheduled later.

FOURSOMES: Entries for the mixed foursomes and men’s foursomes close this week. The men’s draw will be on Friday. The draw sheets will be posted on the notice board under the stairs. Entry fee €12 per pair.

Only those who have paid the entry fee will be included in the draw. Names should be placed on the entry sheets and place the entry fee in envelope and leave behind the bar.

The first round of the men’s singles matchplay is due for completion by May 3 and the first round of the men’s fourball by June 8. Those on top of the draw are responsible for arranging the matches.

MEN’S INTER CLUB: The Provincial Towns Cup (nine singles matches off 9 handicap) took on Carlow on Friday. There were four matches in Kilkenny and five in Carlow.

Things looked bleak well into the back nine with Kilkenny only up in two matches. Kevin Power was up in Kilkenny and Daragh McNamara in Carlow. They turned in a Lazarus like performance and turned things around to win 5/4.

In Kilkenny Kevin Power won comfortably 6 and 5. Shane Mahony who was one down after 15 and turned it around to win on the 18th. In the other two matches at home Eugene Deegan lost on the 16th and Larry Carroll came back from four down before being beaten on the 18th.

In Carlow Daragh McNamara was always in control and won on the 17th. Rob O’Shea won the 18th to win his match 1 up and David Farragher who was one down playing the 18th won it to take the match into extra holes. He won on the 19th.

Aidan Phelan and Emmet Boland were defeated in Carlow. Managers Frank Dalton and Seamus Rochford were delighted the way the team turned things around. Club Captain Luke Kelly was with the team in Carlow. He had to restrain himself. He is a native of Carlow.

The South Leinster team (five singles matches off 16 handicap) took on Cill Dara on April 20 with three matches in Kilkenny and two in

Cill Dara. The Cill Dara team was very strong and won 4 ½ to ½.

At home Tadhg Donohue was out first and was hit by a blitz of four birdies on the front nine before going down on the 14th. Jason Barry was out second and he found himself three down early on. He fought back to level on the 17th and was called in from the 21st with his match still alive. Richard Dore was out third and again fought back from an early deficit but just failed, losing one down on the 18th.

In Cill Dara Michael Butler was 2 up after nine but his opponent fought back and eventually Michael was defeated 2 and 1 on the 17th. Jerry O’Dwyer was two down early but fought back to level at the turn. Jerry was one down when the match was called in on the 17th.

Team managers Ben McGarry and Richie Phelan conceded that Cill Dara deserved victory. They thanked the panel for their commitment and their co operation in the build up to the match.

The Barton Cup team will take on Carlow on Monday (4pm). The panel is - Anthony Cleere (4) and Eugene Deegan (10), Brian Crowdle (5) and James Young (9), Harry Duggan (6) and Mark Power (8), Brendan Hogan (4) and Daragh McNamara (10), Richie Guilfoyle (3) and Ger

Carey (12), Paddy Crotty (6) and Owen Sweeney (8) and Rob O’Shea (9).

Team managers Mark Grant and Sean Boland will announce the team later.

The next round of the Duggan Cup has been fixed for Friday, May17 (4pm) in both venues.

The J B Carr team will take on Callan in Kilkenny on Thursday, May 9 (3.30pm). Team managers Christy Power and Jimmy Rhatigan have

selected the following - Maurice Ryan (12) and Mick O’Flynn (14), Paddy Fitzpatrick (11) and Liam McCormack (14), Eddie Guilfoyle (13) and

Gabriel Maher (17), Carl Widger (12) and Richie Phelan (17), Billy Burke (10) and Paddy Raggett (16). Reserves - Pat Walshe (10) and Des Byrne (17).

LADIES INTER CLUB: The ladies Junior Cup team took on the Heath in Carlow on April 24 and emerged victorious, 3 ½ to 1 ½. Wins were achieved by Bridie McGarry (8) on the 17th; Mary Norton (11) on the 18th and Liz Kinsella (12) on the 15th. Niamh Kelly (11) was going down the 19th when called in and Mags Cuddihy (8) lost on the 17th.

The Junior Cup is a singles competition for players with a minimum handicap of 8. The team was managed by Ann Widger and Ursula Deloughrey.

The Finn Trophy (ladies fourball) commenced the defence of the trophy with an away assignment to Callan on Saturday. It was a difficult task with all five matches in Callan. Kilkenny lost 4/1. Mary Leahy Browne (4) and Dervilla O’Byrne (19) won on the 18th. Bridie McGarry (8) and Margaret Kiely (16) lost on 17th. Mary Norton (11) and Margaret McCreery (18) lost on 17th.

Liz Kinsella (12) and Ann Widger (21) lost on 16th and Joan Cody (13) and Liz Cleere (16) were called in. The team was managed by Pauline Cullinane and Catherine King.

The ladies senior foursomes team play Carlow in Mount Juliet on Wednesday, May 15 (4pm). Managers Eithne Murphy and Margaret Kiely have chosen Ann Smee (6) and Bridie McGarry (8), Mary Leahy Browne (4) and Mary Norton (10) and Eileen Rose Power (1) and Sarah Browne (15). Reserves - Liz Kinsella (12) and Joan Cody (13).

The Irish mixed foursomes team, managed by Denis Brophy and Catherine King, will take on Gowran Park today (Wednesday) at 3.45pm. The

team is - (home) Richard Duggan (2) and Barbara Teehan (26), Richard Guilfoyle (2) and Jacintha Culliton (21), Owen Phelan (8) and Joan

Cody (13); in Gowran Anthony Cleere (5) and Dervilla O’Byrne (19), Kieran Wall (5) and Helen Butler (25).

The reserves are Brendan Hogan (5) and Marian Woods (18).

COURSE NEWS: Divot and pitch mark repairs continues each Monday (7pm). Thanks to all who turned out on Monday 29. The issue of slow play and removing the ball from the hole with putters is still in the air.

The club requested gents out early on Sunday mornings to keep up with the pace of play and if unable to do so to call through the group behind. If play falls behind early in the morning it affects play for the rest of the day. On the last two Sundays gaps were allowed develop among the early starters.

SOCIAL: There will be no social golf on Friday due to the Irish Guide Dogs classic on that afternoon.

Results mixed social golf, April 26, 1 Catherine King (18), Reay Brandon (20), Gene O’Brien (36), Peter Dabinet (20) 49pts (52-3); 2 Sheila Brennan (23), Morgan Walshe (12), Joan O’Sullivan (29) 46pts; 3 Dick Cogan (19), Mary Gorman (27), Ann Woodcock(26) 42pts (B6).

RESULTS: Lady Captain Sheila Brennan’s prize to the men, April 27 and 28 (CSS Saturday 70 and 71 Sunday) 1 Willie Horgan (15) 63 net; 2 Liam Barrett (12) 65 net; 3 John Larkin (13) 66 net; Best Gross Graham Nugent (2) 72 gross (B9); 5 Thomas Comerford (13) 67 net (B9); 6 Brendan Power (7) 67 net (B9); 7 Kieran Wall (5) 67 net.

Best junior - Richard Louis Duggan (16) 62 net.

Two’s Club Lady Captain’s prize to the men - Liam Barrett at 10th and 17th, Seamus Rochford, Ian Meagher, Murt Farragher, Eoin O’Neill at 6th, William Roberts at 10th, Eddie Power, Dermot Doyle, Brendan Hogan, Nicky Lawlor, Seamus O’Neill, David Dooley, Justin Woods, John Grace at 15th, Tom Duggan, Larry Gittens, Graham Nugent, Martin Treacy, Thomas Comerford at 17th.

Each two is worth €22.00 and is credited in the Pro Shop

LADIES NEWS: Ladies 18 hole Stableford Dee O’Regan Trophy (CSS Sunday and Tuesday 73) 1 Celine O’Sullivan (36) 39pts; 2 Katie Keenan (30) 38pts (B9). Best Gross Mary Leahy Browne (3) 27 Gross pts.

Ladies round robin - Section A, winner Margaret Kiely; runner-up Margaret McCreery; Section B, winner Dervilla O’Byrne, runner-up Barbara Teehan; Section C winner Kay Gray, runner-up Greta Kelly.

Fixtures - Tuesday, May 7 8.20 to10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm and 4 to 5.30pm ladies ABC Stroke Daisy Phelan Trophy. The 4 to 5.30pm slot is bookable online. Slots also available on Sunday, 10.30 to 11am. Bookable Online.

The evening competition session for ladies on Tuesday from 4pm will be live for online booking for all Tuesday competitions going forward.

SENIOR MEN: Results Thursday, April 25, 1 Noel Skehan (14), Brendan Graham (23), Martin Kelly (26), Paddy Halley (25) 61pts; 2 Tom Gunning (14), John O’Leary (18), Peter McQuillan (24), Eamon Molloy (25) 60pts (B9); 3 Andy Hughes (18), Michael O’Reilly (19), Phil Lenehan (30), Dave Schofield (27) 60pts; 4 Pat Foley (11), Pat O’Briain (16), Jimmy Rhatigan (19), Jack Nolan (22) 58pts (B9); 5 Matt Ruth (14), Eugene Orr (21), Paddy Byrne (21), Andy MacEneaney (19) 58pts (B9); 6 Geoff Meagher (15), John O’Donovan (17), Dick Keoghan (26), Stephen Bennett (26) 58pts; 7 Con O’Sullivan (15), Martin Murphy (16), Michael O’Neill (23), Nicky Lawlor (21) 57pts.

Next competition on Thursday (11am).

SENIOR LADIES: Results April 25, 1 Adrienne Walsh, Mary Gorman, Josie McPhilips 42pts; 2 Mary Prendergast, Kathleen Price, Jane Duggan 39pts; 3 Kitty Nolan, Eileen Reynolds, Mary Feighery 34pts.

Competition on Thursday 10am.

Junior/Juvenile - The Fred Daly team play the Heath on Saturday 3.30 to 4pm with four matches in Kilkenny and three away. Panel - Brian Crowdle (5), Harry Duggan (6), Mark Power (8), Kevin Power (10), Jack Condron (11) and Jay Leahy (12). The team is managed by Rob

O’Shea and Tom Sloyan.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 8.30 to 10.45 and 12.30 to 5.30 ladies and gents Open singles, 10.45 to 12.20 visitors, 3.40 to 4pm Irish mixed inter club match; Thursday, senior ladies competition 10am, senior men 11am, 1 to 2pm members time, 2.30 to 3pm Kilkenny J B Carr practice, 5 to 6pm Pierce Purcell practice; Friday, 10 to 11am visitors, 1 to 2pm members time, 2 to 5.30pm Irish Guide Dogs Classic; Saturday, 7.30 to 9am members time, 9 to 10am men’s May monthly medal, 10.15 to 11.40am visitors, 12.30 to 1pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members time, 2 to 3pm visitors, 3 to 3.30pm Fred Daly inter club match, 3.30 to 5.30pm men’s May monthly medal; Sunday, 7.30 to 5.30pm May monthly medal, 10.30 to 11am ladies ABC Daisy Phelan Trophy (Bookable Online) 1 to 2pm visitors; Monday, 8.30 to 5.30 four person team event, 4 to 4.30pm Barton Cup match Kilkenny v Carlow; Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.20, 12.20 to 2.20 and 4.20 to 5.30 ABC Stroke Daisy Phelan Trophy, slots also available Sunday 10.30 to 11am, bookable online; Wednesday, May 8, 1 to 2pm visitors, 5.30 to 6pm Duggan Cup practice (Kilkenny).

BORRIS GC

THERE were mixed fortunes for the Borris GC inter-club teams over the weekend.

The Irish Mixed Foursomes team lost to Waterford GC on Saturday, but the Provincial Towns team stayed in the hunt for silverware when they beat Courtown GC on Sunday.

RESULTS - Results, Friday nine-hole singles: 1 Moling Reddy (14), 19pts; 2 Joe O’Neill (11), 19pts; 3 John Byrne (15), 18pts.

Results, open singles: 1 Leo Hayden (16), 65pts; 2 Joe O’Neill (11), 65pts; 3 Pat Cullen (18), 66pts; gross Ted Joyce (5), 75pts; 4 Kieran Kelly (18), 68pts.

DIARY - Friday: Nine-hole singles competition, 6pm.

Sunday/Monday: Junior and Intermediate Scratch competitions.

Wednesday, May 8: Open singles.

MEMBERSHIP - The club is offering full membership at E350 to new members for 2013 only. Further information from 059-9773310.