DAVID Breen was the winner of the Open men’s singles 18-hole competition at Castlecomer golf club at the weekend. The event was sponsored by the McInerney family.
Results - 1 David Breen 68 net, back 9; 2 Kevin Leavey 68 net; Gross Michael Buggy 73 gross; Class 1 prize handicap 10 and under, Brian Healy, Carlow 69 net; Class 2 prize handicap 11 to 18, Martin Brennan 69 net; Class 3 prize handicap 19 and over, John Kelly 72 net.
OPEN WEEK - Castlecomer will hold its 33rd annual Festival of Golf from Friday. All timesheets in operation 056-4441139. Full Catering available daily. Music and food on Friday night, July 29. All are welcome.
Non-GUI golfers welcome to play in 9-hole evening competitions. Early bird for visitors Monday, Tuesday, Thursdau 10 Euro per person before 12 nooon. Buggy hire 15 Euro, but it must be pre booked.
The presentation of prizes will be on Sunday, Friday, July 29 and Sunday, July 31.
Friday/Saturday, July 22/23 four person Classic; Sunday, July 24 men’s 18 hole singles Stableford; Monday, July 25 ladies 18 hole singles Stableford, 9 hole singles from 6pm ladies/gents; Tuesday, July 26 men’s 18 hole fourball Stableford, 9 hole scramble from 6pm; Wednesday, July 27 seniors day 18 holes stableford ladies/gents, 9 hole mixed from 6pm; Thurs, July 28 men’s 18 hole singles v par 9 hole two person team event from 6pm; Friday/Saturday, July 29/30 an 18 hole three person rumble will be played, any combination, 9 hole singles from 6pm (Friday only) ladies/gents; Sunday, July 31 men’s 18 hole singles stroke, 9 hole two person Scramble from 6pm; Monday, August 1, 9 hole re-entry front 9- back 9.
SENIORS - July 13, 1 Christy McGrath (18), Danny Walsh (22), John Dunne (17), Loughlin Nolan (24) 88pts; 2 Christy Ryan (23), Ned Kenny (16), Tony O’Flynn (20), Ned Holland (23) 85pts; 3 Murty Coonan (10), Tom Casey (21), Liam Farrell (19) 82pts.
LADIES - Ladies 18-hole singles (sponsor Phelan hardware) July 9/10, 1 Kathleen Hogan 36pts; 2 Helen Murphy 36; 3 Patricia Doheny 33pts.
Open ladies 18-hole singles, July 16/17, 1 Nuala Mahon 1 down, back 9.
As Open Week begins on Friday there are numerous competitions for ladies. Ladies Day is on Monday instead of the customary Wednesday.
The main social night is on Friday, July 29 when presentations will be made followed by food and music.
It was hard luck on the Cullen Cup team who were narrowly defeated in Courtown on Sunday. Good luck to the following ladies who have qualified for the following competitions in the coming weeks - Granard Cup, Nuala Mahon, Mary Murphy; Varerie Doyle, Ann Ring, Breda Phelan, Noreen Kinsella; Peugeot, Maria Downey, Ann Ring.
The junior foursomes team are continuing to keep the flag flying. Best of luck to them in their match this week.
A reminder that the names are being taken for the Vice Captain’ Helen’s outing to Mount Wolseley in September. The singles matchplay is being played and it’s down to the final 8.
SCRAMBLE - July 5, 1 Peter Donnelly, Margaret O’Keeffe, Tony O’Flynn 24; 2 Colm Lynch, Ger Comerford, Adrian Brennan 25 1/6.
Thursday Open singles, July 14, 1 Brian Young 41pts, back 9; 2 Keith Hammond 41pts; Gross Declan Dooley 32pts.
JUNIORS/JUVENILES - Tuesday, August 2 is Junior Day; €5 per person under-19, boys and girls. Age category will apply 18 hole singles Sponsor: John Buggy auctioneer prize for first hole in 1 at any hole. Sponsor: Rowes Hardware.
LOTTO – Monday, July 11, no Jackpot winner of €2,300. Lucky prize winners 100 Euro Donal Wilson; 70 Euro Eamonn Lennon; 30 Euro Vincent Dwyer, Mary McGuinness. Sellers lucky dip 30 Euro Michael Fogarty and John Shore.
Monday, July 18 €2,600.
THE COTTAGE - Did you know that the cottage on the right hand side of the 18th fairway (Johnny Smith’s) was formally the laundry for the Wandesforde great house? Legend has it that a tunnel ran from the house to the laundry which served two purposes - 1 to deliver the laundry to the house in a dry state; 2 as a means of escape if the house came under attack.