26 May 2022

This week's Kilkenny People Golf Notes

Kilkenny People Golf Notes

am Barrett and Mags Cuddihy at the Kilkenny Golf Club Captains’ Drive-in. Picture: Willie Dempsey


Captains Drive-in
Captains, Mags Cuddihy and Liam Barrett held their Drive-in last Sunday,13 February.
Despite the extremely heavy rain overnight and early morning the clouds cleared and a very large crowd gathered to wish both Captains well for the day and the year ahead.
With Mags splitting the Fairway and Liam, teeing off from the Ladies tee, sent his drive out right. With the amalgamation of both Clubs under Golf Ireland, is this a sign of things to come?
This was followed by a Four Person, mixed team Champagne Scramble with 34 teams playing the 13 holes in beautiful weather.
The golf was followed by an excellent hot plate of Chicken Curry or Beef Strogonoff.
The prize giving took place after the food, with the presentation of the Captains Mixed Team event, sponsored by James Walsh, Toyota Motors, followed by the Drive-in prizes kindly sponsored by Club Professional Jimmy Bolger. Full details of prize winners below.
In what was, an excellent atmosphere, both Captains addressed the members, expressing their gratitude and thanks to all who played, turned up for the Drive-in and sent greetings.
They both wished all members a successful years golf and hoped that the various team would experience success in their quest for silverware.

General Manager
As the Club prepares to say farewell to General Manager, Sean Boland, after 15 years at the helm, we welcome his successor, Mark Ruddy to Kilkenny Golf Club.
Mark, a proud Tipperary man, arrived at the Club on Monday, will work with Sean, until he retires in late March.
Mark has moved from the position of General Manager of Lucan Golf Club, having held similar positions in Courtown and Charlesland Golf Clubs.
His career includes time as Marketing Manager for Carr Golf and he spent a number of years in the United Arab Emirates as the Golf Events Manager at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.
Mark brings extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of Golf Club management. He was a former qualified golf professional but had his amateur status restored in 2018.
Mark has the requisite skills in team management, financial and project management, strategic planning and marketing to ensure Kilkenny Golf Club will be managed effectively and will further develop the business and ensure the Club maintains its reputation as a premier course.
Mark is looking forward to working with all the Staff, Officers and Committees in the Club and to providing a first-class service to all members.
Welcome to Kilkenny Golf Club Mark. We wish you all the very best in your new role.

Course News
When the hollow coring is completed next week, volunteer’s will be required to assist the course staff with the removal of the pellets from the greens.
Dependant on weather, this is likely to be on Tuesday, but confirmation of the timing and day will be circulated via Club V1

13 hole Mixed Champagne Scramble
1. Martin Costello, Mary O’Neil, Catherine Griffin, Josephine Leahy, 75pts.
2. Ollie O’Connor, Richard Butler, Mary Hickey, Ann Kelly, 73pts.(B7)
3. Paddy O’Neill, Jack McNamara, Frances Foley, Ann Widger. 73pts.(B4)
4. Conan MacConmara, Michael Manning, Stephanie Downes, Bridget Norwood,73pts.
5. Rob O’Shea, Seamus Crickley, Joan Mannion, Anne Shortt, 72pts.

Saturday, 12 February. Crosscard
1. Martin Duggan, Michael Egan, Pat McEvoy, Willie Murphy. 69 Pts
2. Eamonn Brennan, Eamonn O'Connor, Joe Greene, Noel Casey. 67 Pts (B6)
3. Joe O'Neill, Tony Butler, Kieran Dempsey, Dermot Doyle. 67 Pts
4. Brian Cullen, Brian Keane, PJ O'Reilly, Tony O'Reilly. 66 Pts
5. Jimmy Rhatigan, Michael Fogarty, Michael O'Sullivan, Rob O'Shea. 65 Pts
6. Ben McGarry, Liam Cody, Murt Farragher, Sean Byrne. 64 Pts
For this Saturday’s competition, Members are requested to register, in person, by 12.30pm for a 1pm tee-off.

Individual Cross-card League Table
1. John Geoghegan 140 pts.
2. David Dooley 136
3. Tony Butler 132
4. Larry Gittens 125
5. Richie Phelan 124
6. Eamonn Brennan 121
7. Tom Sloyan 120
8. Pat McEvoy 119
9. Bernie Clarke 118
10. Brian Cullen 117
11. Michael O'Sullivan 116
PJ Martin 116
Pat Walsh 116

Captains Mixed Team event
1. John Grace, Tony McCarthy, Catherine Hughes, Donal O’Donovan. 76pts.
2. Liam Barrett, Patricia Walsh, Joan Cody, Brian Keane. 75pts. (B7)
3. Eddie Power, Mary Walshe, Seamus Crickley, Dervilla O’Byrne. 75pts.
4. James Young, Joe Green, Stephen McCormack, Mary Hickey, 73 (B7)
5. David Dooley, Pat Collins, Ana Lyons, Cecile Costello 73

12 hole Four person team
1. Ollie Cullen, PJ O’Reilly, Gerry Bowe, Roger Ryan. 62 pts (B6).
2. David O’Mahony, Dick Curtin, Michael O’Reilly, Pat Duggan. 62 pts (B6).
3. Noel Casey, Noel Skehan, Shem Lawlor, Dick Cogan. 62 pts.
4. Michael Egan, Murt Farragher, Willie B. Murphy, Martin Mullane. 61 pts (B6).
5. Liam Cody, Dom Murphy, Dick Keoghan, Tom Reade. 61 pts (B6).
6. Pat Hickey, Billy Burke, Joe O’Driscoll, Paddy Hally. 61 pts.
7. Brian Cullen, Michael Hayes, Brendan Graham, Richie McEvoy. 60 pts.
This Wednesday (16th), is Society Captain, Tom Keating’s Drive-In, so hopefully a good crowd will gather around the 1st tee at around 09.30 to see Tom hit one of his excellent straight drives and wish him well for the year.

Wednesday, 16 February:- Captain’s Drive-In. Four person team event.
Wednesday, 23 February:- Champagne Scramble.

Ladies Round Robin
The draw for this competition has been made and is now displayed on the notice board. Please check out, as soon as possible, as all matches must be played before Sunday, 27 March.
The terms of the competition are also posted on the notice board for reference.
ladies cross cards
The Cross Card competitions are ongoing and can be played during casual golf slots and also while playing in the weekly competitions.

Ladies 14 Hole Stableford
1. Mary Walshe (35) 31 Pts
2. Catherine Leahy (20) (32-2) 30 Pts
Gross:- Mary Leahy Browne (2) 26 Pts
3. Paula Bradbury (18) (31-2) 29 Pts (B6)
4. Imelda Pollock (27) 29 Pts (B9)
5. Margaret Kiely (16) 29 Pts

Ladies Nine Hole Stableford
1. Mary Browne (17) 22 Pts
2. Patricia Walsh (22) 20 Pts

Ladies Cross Cards- 25-28 January
1. Margaret Kiely & Paula Bradbury 34 Pts
2. Margaret Kiely & Phyl Doyle 32 Pts (B9)
3. Joan O’Gorman & Jacinta Culleton 32 Pts

Ladies Cross Cards- 01 - 08 February
1. Susan Olden & Liz Neary 33 Pts
2. Jacinta Culleton & Joan O’Gorman 32 Pts (B9)
3. Liz Neary & Jacinta Culleton 32 Pts (B9)

Ladies Nine Hole Competition
1. Bridget Norwood, Breda Kavanagh, Eileen Byrne, Sheila O’Mahony, 45 pts.
2. Frances Foley, Kitty Nolan, Joan O'Brien, (40+3) 43 pts.
3. Catherine Keane, Breda Comerford, Marian Woodcock, (38+3) 41 pts.
4. Margaret McCreery, Margaret McDonald, Gene O’Brien, (36+3) 39 pts. (B6)
5. Ann Widger, Toni Hayes, Joan Mannion, (36+3) 39 pts.

Wednesday, 16 February
8am-9.21am Members Casual Golf
9.30am-1.20pm Senior Gents Society
1.42pm-4.24pm Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 17 February
8.30am-09.20am Members Casual Golf
09.30am-11.30am Senior Ladies
11.40am-4.30pm Members Casual Golf

Friday, 18 February
8am-4.24pm Members Casual Golf

Saturday, 19 February
7.49-08.10 Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 20 February
07.51am-2.45pm Ladies & Gents Competition
Gent’s:- Scotch Foursomes
2.54pm-3.21pm Ladies Nine Hole Competition
3.30pm-4.24pm Members Casual Golf

Monday 21, - Friday 25, February.
The course will be closed from Monday until Friday to allow the Course staff to hollow core the greens and carry out much needed remedial work following the heavy usage of the last few weeks.


Open Scotch Foursomes
1st Des Gannon & Stephen Gannon(11) 61 nett, 2nd Dominic Attride & Joe Sinnott(18) 64 nettB/9, 3rd Liam Dunne & Wayne O’Neill(19) 64 nett

Weekly Nine Hole
1st John Byrne(16) 22ptsL/6, 2nd Moling Reddy(15) 22ptsL/3, 3rd Tom Quinn(13) & Brendan Joyce(9) 22ptsL/6

Gowran Park

Men's Singles Stableford 11 holes competition 6th February 2022
Division 1- 1st James Hurley 25, 2nd Johnny Maher 24, 3rd Niall Patterson 23
Division 2- 1st Mark Galvin 30, 2nd Joe Mulcahy 27, 3rd Brian Doherty 27
Division 3- 1st Paddy Hogan 26, 2nd Eric Duffy 26, 3rd Jim Mcgrath 24

Golden Golfers 11 holes scramble

February 11- 1st Kate Hennessy (13), Liam Dowling (23), Liam Kelly (24), Paddy O'Donohue (29); 29.2 nett. 2nd Dan Stallard (10), Andrew Whelan (21), Pat Purcell (25), Catherine Walsh (37); 30.4 nett. 3rd John Colgan (19), Helen Dunne (21), John O'Driscoll (27), Paula Bambrick (39); 31.7 nett. 4th Kieran Mahon (14), Michael Hoyne (20), Matty Byrne (30),Margaret Coady (39); 32.3 nett.

New Ross

The mens weekend competition was due to be a 14 holes singles stableford played on holes 1-3 and then 8 – 18. We were looking forward to this and the timesheets were full but unfortunately the recent dry weather came to an end and the course was closed on Sunday. Any wheeled traffic on the course after 2 nights of heavy rain would have left damage which would have set the course back weeks. Fingers crossed for a return to dry weather soon.

Upcoming Golf
Next weekend we will have a 14 hole singles stableford competition. Hopefully the weather will be agreeable this time!
date for your diary
Celebrate our extended St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday on March 17th & 18th by entering the Club Team event open to men and women. Timesheet will open at the end of February.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.