Captains’ Seamus Rochford and Pauline Cullinane held their Captains drive-in on Sunday and it was testimony to the popularity of both that close on 150 members turned out to support them and play in the 13 hole competition organised.
Both Captains hit impeccable drives off the first tee. Pauline was up first and hit one straight down the middle, Seamus trusted his dependable 3 wood and sent one down the middle also with a slight draw to gain an extra few yards.
Besides those who played in the competition a large number of past Captains and other members turned out to wish both Captains the best of luck.
After the drive-in all the players headed off to the various tees for a shotgun start. The winners of the four person team event were Billy Burke (10), John O’Leary (18), Pat Collins (10) and Margaret Gahan (36) with 66 points.
Second place on 64 points were Eddie Power (+1), Paddy Lawlor (19), Richie McEvoy (15) and Catherine Leahy (27). The remaining prizes were won by two scores of 63 and four scores of 62 points.
The day was excellently organised by vice-Captains Luke Kelly and Sheila Brennan. They were ably assisted by their Social Committee. Barry Joyce and his staff served up a lovely hot plate for all after the golf.
Saturday’s Crosscard competition was a 13-hole versus par competition. The winners were P.J. Martin (8) and Jack Troy (12) with a great score of 9-up. They were one under par better ball for the 13 holes.
Jack recorded a birdie on the 4th and P.J. on the 6th. The only bogey was on the 5th. P.J. also featured in third place on 7-up with Richie Phelan (16). Members may remember that P.J. won the set of the Ping G20 irons in the Pro shop Christmas draw. They are obviously starting to pay dividends.
Second place on Saturday went to Mark Shortall (6) and Maurice Ryan (14) with a better 7-up than P.J. and Richie.
The first ladies 13 hole competition of the season was played last week. It was an ABC stroke competition. The winner of Class A was Bridie McGarry (8) with 55 2/3 net; Class B was won by Cecily Costelloe (21) with 57 net and Class C was won by Joan Cashin (29) with 57 2/3 net.
The gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 61 gross.
The senior men’s competition last week was played over 14 holes from the 5th to the 18th. The winners with 72 points were Dom Murphy (13), Paddy Byrne (21), Jack Nolan (22) and Eamon Brennan (28).
They had 36 points over the last six holes where they managed to chalk up nine pars. Second on 72 points were Pat Walshe (10), Martin Treacy (21), Maurice Ryan (20) and Paddy Halley (25).
Pat was very prominent on the card. He covered the last six holes in one under par with five pars from the 13th to the 17th. He finished it off with a birdie on the 18th.
The senior ladies competition was won by Sheila Brennan, Eileen Reynolds and Mary Shields.
The club wished two members, J.D. Murphy and Michael Cantwell, who have been in hospital recently, a speedy recovery and all hope to see them back around the club shortly.
The first men’s 18 hole competition of the season is due to be played on Sunday, February 26. The club reminded members that they have to sign in on the computer terminal before playing in any 18 hole competition.
SNOOKER: The second round is due to be completed by February 25. The quarter-final line up is: Tom O’Connor or P.J. Martin v Christy Power; John Burke v Gabriel Maher; Joe O’Neill v Luke Kelly; Martin Hanrick v Andy Melay.
WINTER GOLF: The Winter special for golf at the club, Monday to Friday, until March 31 means anyone can enjoy a round of golf and choice of main course or an all day breakfast plus tea/coffee for €35. The offer is subject to availability. Tee time must be booked in advance.
RESULTS: Men’s crosscard February 11, fourball CrossCard, 1 P.J. Martin (8), Jack Troy (12) 9 up; 2 Mark Shortall (6), Maurice Ryan (14) 7 up (4 up on back 6); 3 P.J. Martin (8), Richie Phelan (16) 7 up; 4 Ollie Cullen (8), Maurice Ryan (14) 6-up (5 up on back 6); 5 John Marnell (9), P.J. O’Reilly (13) 6 up (1 up on back 3); 6 Pat Collins (11), Michael Butler (13) 6 up (level back 2); 7 Maurice Ryan (14), Joe O’Neill (16) 6 up (1 down last 2).
Captains Seamus Rochford and Pauline Cullinane’s drive-in on Sunday, 1 Billy Burke (10), John O’ Leary (18), Pat Collins (11), Margaret Gahan (36) 66pts; 2 Eddie Power (+1), Paddy Lawlor (19), Richie McEvoy (15), Catherine Leahy (27) 64 pts; 3 Tony Butler (12), P.F. O’Shea (18), Eithne Murphy (14), Sheila O’Mahony (36) 63 pts; 4 P.J. O’Reilly (13), Jack Troy (14), Joan Cody (13), Helen Butler (28) 63 pts; 5 Martin Duggan (13), Jim Meredith (18), Willie Murphy (19), Frances Gray (36) 62 pts (B6); 6 Jim Ryan (13), Johnny McEvoy (18), Jimmy Leahy (6), Hilda Richardson (22) 62 pts (B6); 7 Kieran Wall (5), Tom McInerney (19), Liz Kinsella (12), Ann Gubbins (27) 62 pts (B6); 8 Michael Whelan (9), Tom Keating (28), Kevin O’Donohue (22), Mary Norton (12) 62 pts.
LADIES NEWS: Ladies results, Tuesday, February 7, 13 hole ABC stroke, 1 Class A, Bridie McGarry (8) 55 2/3 net; 1st Class B, Cecily Costelloe (21) 57 net; 1st Class C, Joan Cashin (29) 57 2/3; overall second, Margaret Cuddihy (9) 56 net (L6); best gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 61 gross; 3 Jo Lawlor (12) 56 net; 4 Paula Bradbury (16) 56 1/3 net (54 1/3 + 2); 5 Anne Murphy (21) 58 net (L6).
Fixtures - Tuesday, February 21, ladies 13 hole three person competition 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ( bookable online).
Slots also available Sunday 2.20 to 3.10pm (bookable online)
SENIOR MEN: Results Thursday, February 9, 14 hole four person team event, 1 Dom Murphy (13), Paddy Byrne (21), Jack Nolan (22), Eamon Brennan (28) 73pts; 2 Pat Walshe (10), Martin Treacy (21), Maurice Ryan (20), Paddy Halley (25) 72pts; 3 Paddy Raggett (15), Pat O’Shea (18), Kevin Donohue (22), Tom McDonald (25) 71pts; 4 Mick O’Flynn (13), Jimmy Rhatigan (17), Joe Nolan (22), Nicky Lawlor (23) 70 pts (B7); 5 Martin Duggan (17), Roger Curran (12), Noel Power (20), Tim O’Mahony (31) 70 pts; 6 Eddie Guilfoyle (12), Christy Rainey (21), Eugene Orr (20), Austin Kiely (23) 69 pts (B7); 7 Ken Kinsella (13), Paddy Witherow (17), Tom Reade (24), Martin Kelly (24) 69 pts.
Competition this Thursday 11 to 1pm.
SENIOR LADIES : Results from Thursday, February 9, nine hole competition, 1 Sheila Brennan, Eileen Reynolds, Mary Shields; 2 Kitty Nolan, Aileen Hehir, Jane Duggan; 3 Adrienne Walsh, Anne Murphy, Breda Kavanagh, Etta Shine; 4 Nuala Crotty, Anne Gubbins, Josie McPhilips.
Competition this Thursday 10 to 11am.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies competition, 11 to 1pm senior men’s competition, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 12 to 12.20pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members time; Saturday, 8.30 to 10am members time, 11.15 to 11.30am visitors, Saturday men’s crosscard shotgun start at 1pm,
1.45 to 2.30pm ladies 13 holes competition, bookable online; Sunday, 10am to 12.30pm Junior Alliance. The time slots before and after the Junior Alliance are free for members casual golf 2.20 to 3.10pm ladies 13 hole competition (bookable online); Monday, 11 to 12.20pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, February 21, 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies team event 13 holes Stableford competition (bookable online), slots also available on Sunday 2.20 to 3.10pm (bookable online).