Captains Noel Brennan and Helen Dunne thanked all members and visitors who took part in their charity competition on Saturday and Sunday in aid of Diabetes Ireland and Suicide Aware. They also express their gratitude for all donations received.
Results: 1 Martin O’Donnell and Michael O’Neill 55pts, bk 9; 2 Pat O’Neill and John Phelan 55pts; 3 Pat Comerford and Eddie Comerford 52pts, bk 9; best ladies team, Eileen Fogarty and Ita Madigan 45pts; best mixed team, Edward Mahon and Nuala Mahon 50pts.
MEN’S SINGLES - Results of the men’s open singles played on Saturday and Sunday, September 8/9, 1 Anthony Donoghue 36pts, bk 9; 2 Donie Walsh 36pts; Gross Michael Buggy 33gross; Class 1 prize handicap 18 or under, Jason Carter, Slievenamon 36pts; Class 2 prize handicap 19+, Matt Dooley 36pts.
LADIES - The Vice-Captain’s outing fixed for September 30 has been re-scheduled due to a clash with the All-Ireland hurling final replay. Players can now look forward to heading to Dun Laoghaire on Sunday, October 28. Anyone who has any queries should contact Vice-Captain Marjie Gannon.
The ladies club singles is at the semi-finals stage. The four remaining in contention are Delia O’Donohoe, Maureen Norton, Ita Madigan and Ann Ring. The competition will be keen as these girls have been showing good form all year.
There have been some very close and interesting matches in the club mixed competition also with some well fancied pairings biting the dust so its all to play for.
President Tom Rothwell’s prize (18-hole singles) will be played on Saturday and Sunday.
SENIORS - September 12, 1 Ned Kenny (16), Donie Walsh (16), John Shore (24) 82; 2 Pat Morrissey (14), Michael Furlong (18), Malachy Murphy (19), Ger Comerford 921) 80; 3 Ollie Maher (12), Ray O’Donnell (18), John Hardy (19), Liam Farrell (19) 73.
Seniors (ladies and gents) outing to Portarlington golf club on Wednesday, September 26. Assemble at 10.30am.
MATCHPLAY FINALS - Damien Fogarty beat Anthony Donohue in the final of the club singles matchplay. John Smith and Seamus Coogan (F) beat Ciaran Kelly and Marty O’Shea in the final of the club fourball matchplay
UPCOMING - Septeamber competitions, Saturday/Sunday, 29 and 30 Open men’s 18 hole singles; 29th, Thursday singles play-off finals.
FUND-RAISER - The draw will be held on Saturday, November 10 for the club fund-raiser. Tickets €5. First prize life membership or €4,000; 2, two year membership or €1,000; 3 weekend away for 2 or €500; 4 €500 voucher for Mercedes-Benz Accessories; 5 42inch TV; 6 to 10 prize green fees or cash.
Thursday Open men’s singles, September 13, 1 Brian Young 36pts.
SCRAMBLE - Nine hole every Tuesday. Draws from 5pm.
LOTTO - There was no winner of the €9,800 jackpot. Lucky prize winners €100 Anne Comerford; €70 Anne and Sharon Dowling; €30 Jake, Pat Coady. Sellers lucky dip €30 Seamus Farrell and Michael Dowling.
Monday, September 17, €10,100. Tickets available in local shops.
Mountain View GC
MEMBERS of Mountain View golf club should note that next weekend’s competition will be a three person scramble and not the advertised fourball better ball. Also, on Sunday week the members competition will be a singles stableford.
MATCHPLAY - Both finals of the club matchplay were decided last week. In the singles Tommy Malone (12) overcame Larry O’Neill (9) while in the doubles brothers Tony and Tommy Malone were defeated by Paul Whelan and Anthony McCormack 4 and 3.
HOLMPATRICK CUP - In the Leinster final of the Holmpatrick Cup played in Royal Dublin, Mountain View pair Paul Whelan and Anthony McCormack finished fourth in a field of seventeen. There were six teams from Dublin competing. Paul and Anthony beat beat the Royal Dublin representatives.
With only one Golfer Of the Year competition left, nine players are in contention to take top spot. Alan Cuffe is leading with 24 points followed closely by T.J. Coughlan on 23 points. The final round is on Sunday, October 7.
RESULTS - September 16, single Stroke (GOY) 1 Jim Grace(18) nett 67; 2 M. Waugh (15) 68; 3 G. Ryan (9) 68; 4 B. McGuire (17) 69; 5 E. Walsh (12) 69.
Medal winners, Jim Grace, G. Ryan, E. Walsh and Niall Fahy.
September 12, ladies single Stableford, 1 Anne Foskin (26) 31pts; 2 Anne Murphy (26) 28pts.
DIARY - Sunday, three person scramble; Wednesday, September 26, MV ladies 18 hole competition; Sunday, September 30, single Stableford; Sunday, October 7, single stroke (final round of GOY)
New Ross Seniors
WITH the home course closed for sanding and coring, New Ross senior club members went on tour last week. First port of call was Waterford on Monday when they played a mixed team event with the local seniors group. Fast greens were a joy to play on provided you reached them in regulation.
Thanks went to Kieran Curley and Brendan Barry, Waterford for the excellent way they looked after things.
Winners for the 15th holes played were Willie Whitty and Dick Cahill (NR) with a Waterford representative. Second was the all New Ross trio of John Murphy, Sean Ryan and Jamesie Murphy. Third went to John Kennedy’s team.
It was on then to picturesque Gowran Park where 45 players made the trip on Thursday in benign weather conditions. On a beautiful scenic course which was in magnificent condition with lush fairways the game was most enjoyable.
The visitors played in the club Open singles as well as having their own three person team event with all cards counting. The latter competition was a handicappers dream as no less than three teams tied for first place, all on 99 points.
In the end the best individual score of the three team cards decided the winners who were Joe O’Farrell, Bill Naddy and Frank Boyle. Second were Tom O’Neill, George Peters and John Joe Murray. Willie Kelly, Paddy Hayles and Tommy Grennan finished third.
Fourth on 97 points were Paddy Shannon, Fr John French and Tom Kent. Fifth were Danny O’Leary, Dick Cahill and Jamesie Murphy, whose final tally was 95, and where Danny O’Leary played a terrific round, shooting an excellent 42 points.
Compliments to the group for their co-operation and for the way they kept to the time sheet and ensured that there was no delay on the first tee. No report about the trip would be complete without mentioning the gracious welcome received. Many thanks to Eddie, the course manager, to Joe Scriven, the director of golf, Ann Marie and Catherine in the office and the catering staff.
This Thursday New Ross have the Autumn Seniors Alliance combining with the Open Seniors. Times are available on the club website or else with Jamesie Murphy, tel 051-421151. They expect a big crowd for the final Alliance outing of the year with golfers coming from Waterford, Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir, Callan, Dungarvan, Gold Coast, as well as the home contingent.
THE FOLLOWING is the week’s diary for Callan GC:
Today (Wednesday): Men’s Open Singles, 7:30am to 6pm. Thursday: Ladies 55 Club, 10am to 12 noon.
Saturday: Bradley Trophy, 1 to 3.30pm. Sunday: Men’s Open Singles, 7.30am to 3pm.
Monday: RGA, 11am to 1pm. Tuesday: Ladies day two-person team event, 9am to 5pm. Wednesday, September 26: Men’s Open Singles, 7.30am to 6pm.
CLASSIC - The Ger Devane Classic will be held at Callan GC from 8am to 1pm on Saturday, September 29.