CALLAN contested the regional qualifier of the Jimmy Breun Shield in The Heath on Saturday. There were 18 teams involved with one to get through.
Callan missed out in very difficult conditions. The team was Michael Comerford and Luke Donnelly, Denis Carey and Mick Byrne, Mick Hickey and John Carroll, Ian Fitzpatrick and Nicky Morrisey and Cathal Byrne and Tommy Hennessy.
Niall O’Sullivan (manager) and Richie McMahon prepared the team very well. Subs Martin Maher and Liam Brennan were thanked for their support.
Callan have now exited all the men’s inter-club events for 2011.
CARRICKSHOCK CLASSIC: Played over the weekend the Carrickshock GAA Classic as always was tightly contested. The winning score of 102 was posted by a visiting team of Tony Malone, Paul Cottrell, Noel Cottrell and Liam Tierney.
Second was a local team including the Lady Captain Eileen Cuddihy, who returned 100 points. Other members were Mary Norton, Ben Moore and her husband Seamus.
Eilenn hosts the ladies highlight of the year on Sunday and will present her Captain’s prize to the winning lady on Sunday night. Carrickshock’s Liam Duggan was third with his team of Owen and Anne Conway and his brother Fr Pat.
As always Carrickshock GAA club put a superb array of prizes together with players and members. On Saturday local GAA club John Lockes are holding their annual event in Callan. The format is a three person classic with the team entry costing 135 Euro.
There are times available. Teams can be booked by contacting the Pro shop (056-7725136). A fine array of prizes has been sponsored by John O’Dwyer Golf Stores.
OPEN SINGLES: There was a repeat winner in Wednesday’s open singles qualifier. Callan’s Brian Doheny won for the second time in recent weeks. Brian had 43 points which was two under gross which confirms his excellent recent form.
Thomas Comerford recorded 41 points while the best gross was won by Tommy Manogue, who had 34 points gross off four. The series continues each Wednesday with an early bird option available for visitors before noon.
Last Wednesday’s visitors prize went to Mark Shortall, Castlecomer who along with the other prize winners has qualified for the final play off in the autumn.
MEN’S TEAM EVENT: Sunday’s team event sponsored by The Stepps Bar in Callan was won by a team of Mullinahone men. Fittingly on Father’s Day, 2012 Captain, Sean Walzer was helped by his twin sons Sean Og and David and also Don Bolger to capture first prize.
The winners were followed home by Paddy Grace, Derek Delaney, David Lawlor and Billy Mernagh.
JUNIOR FUND-RAISING: The Junior Committee have found a novel way of raising funds by offering members with credit in the Pro shop an oppurtunity to sell their credit to the junior section. For every Euro sold the members will recieve 50 cent. The Junior Section will fund their prizes by spending this credit in the shop.
Anyone interested can contact Sean Walzer through the clubhouse. There is also a gift voucher system in the club which allows the purchase of vouchers which can be redeemed against next year’s sub or elsewhere in the clubhouse (ie the bar and restaurant or Pro shop). These vouchers make ideal gifts for members or visitors alike and can be purchased from the office.
CLUB CLASSIC: This year’s club fund-raising classic will be on September 15, 16, 17 and 18. Anyone interested or who has ideas about prizes can contact Sean (086-3204694).
RESULTS: Monday, June 13 RGA Captain’s prize, 1 Liam Duggan 36 pts; 2 Tommy Owens 33 pts B6;
3 Seamus Lee 33 pts; 4 John Geoghegan 32 pts B6; 5 Michael Wall 32 pts; 6 Martin Parker 31 pts; 7 Eamonn Hayes 30pts; 8 John Holden 30 pts.
Tuesday, June 14 ladies 18 hole stroke, 1 Anne McEvoy 70 nett CB; 2 Joan Phelan 70; best gross, Marion O’Mahony 89 gross; 3 Breda Bolger 73 CB; 4 Anna Starr 73 CB; best 36, Joan O Gorman 80.
Men’s Open singles, June 17, 1 Brian Doheny (5) 43 pts; 2 Thomas Comerford (16) 41pts; best gross, Tommy Manogue 38 pts; visitor, Mark Shortall (Castlecomer).
Ladies 55 Club, June 16, 1 Sarah Crowley; 2 Margaret O’Shea; best gross Mary Barry.
Social mixed, June 17, 1 Geraldine O’Sullivan, Aidan McGrath, Teresa Freyne, Gerry Freyne; 2 Paul Tomsett, Helena McCormack, Anne Croke; 3 Willie Gilbert, Caroline Somers, Catherine Davis.
Men’s 4 person team event, June 19, 1 Sean Walzer, David Walzer, Sean Og Walzer, Don Bolger; 2 Derek Delaney, Billy Mernagh, David Lawlor, Paddy Grace
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) men’s Open singles; Thursday, ladies 55 Club 10.30 to 12pm; Friday, course availability all day; Saturday, John Lockes Classic 8am to 6pm; Sunday, Lady Captain’s day (Eileen Cuddihy); Monday, RGA 11 to 1pm; Tuesday, ladies day.