Gearing up for big June bank holiday club action

ON the June bank holiday weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 an Open men’s 18 hole singles competition, sponsor by Jones Oil, will be played. Visitors 20 euro.

ON the June bank holiday weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 an Open men’s 18 hole singles competition, sponsor by Jones Oil, will be played. Visitors 20 euro.

On the Monday an Open four person Classic (any combination) will be played; 50 euro per team. Sponsor John Dwyer Golf Store.

Men’s 18 hole singles, June 19/20 (sponsor Giles Barrett MPSI) 1 Brendan Rogers, Abbeyleix 40pts; 2 John Doheny 35pts; Gross, Ciaran Kelly 32; Class 1 prize handicap 0-9, Brian Young 32pts; Class 2 prize handicap 10-18, Christy Comerford 34pts; Class 3 prize handicap 19+, Pat Haughton 31pts, bk 9.

LADIES: The ladies team were busy with matches over the past few weeks. The Junior foursomes team were defeated by Birr in Rathdowney. The Miele team scored a hard earned win over Abbeyleix.

The pairings of Honoria Fogarty and Joan Coonan and Emer Foley and Ann Ring were convincing winners at home. In Abbeyleix Maria Downey and Patricia Doheny won on the 20th hole to secure victory.

Two teams were in action in the past week. ’Comer played Kilkenny in the Junior Cup in Carlow. After a close match Kilkenny emerged victorious. The players on the junior team were Emer Foley, Honoria Fogarty, Maria Downey, Joan Brennan and Breda Phelan.

The minor team played Roscrea in Portlaoise and came away with another victory.

The club mixed team had another good win over Mount Wolseley in Mt Wolseley. They continue to the third round against Carlow.

Results Valerie Doyle qualifier - 1 Margaret O’Keeffe 34pts; 2 Nuala Mahon 31pts; 3 Noreen Kinsella 30pts.

Valerie Doyle qualifiers in their categories are Breda Phelan, Nuala Mahon and Margaret O’Keeffe.

Results of 18 hole Open singles, May 19/20, 1 Joan Brennan 34pts; 2 Nuala Mahon 28pts.

Beginners - Lessons are being organised for those wishing to play golf. If you would like to avail of these or you know anyone who would like a new challenge please contact Jacinta Culliton (085 1470720) or any committee member.

SENIORS: May 16, 1 Betty Owens (18), Eamonn McEvoy (20), Jim White (24), John Shore (25) 78; 2 Jimmy Byrne (9), John Ryan (18), Pa Dillon (19), Ned Holland (24) 75; 3 Ollie Maher (12), Pat Morrissey (16), Jim Bollard (19), Christy Ryan (22) 74. The draw for the fourball for The Bog Oak Trophy has been made. See notice board in clubhouse.

Seniors (ladies and gents) outing to Mountrath on Wednesday, May 30. Assemble at 9.30am.

Thursday Open men’s singles, May 17,1 Michael Bollard 39pts; 2 Willie O’Gorman 36pts; Gross Gary Walsh Visitor 34pts.

Men’s open 18 hole singles on Saturday and Sunday, May 26/27, sponsors Jim Bollards pub.

SCRAMBLE: Nine hole scramble every Tuesday. Draws from 5pm.

May 15 scramble results, 1 Tony O’Flynn, Gerry Mealy, Patricia Brennan 24 2/6

JUNIORS/JUVENILES: Nine hole junior/juvenile competition every Saturday. New juniors/juveniles members welcome. Contact club at 0564441139.

LOTTO: Monday, May 14, no Jackpot winner of €4,700. Lucky prize winner 100euro, Paddy McGuinness; 70euro Murty Coonan; 30euro Maureen Kelly, Paul Kelly. Sellers lucky dip 30euro, Vincent Dwyer and Michael Dermody.

Monday, May 21 €5,000.

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