Kilkenny golf club scored a resounding win over Borris in the first round of the Barton Cup.
In tricky conditions, they won four of the games with one halved.
Three of the matches were decided on the 18th. One was called in on the 18th and the fifth ended 4/3 in favour of Kilkenny.
In the away leg Derek O’Gorman and Rob Kearney secured victory with an excellent par on 18.
Dermot Doyle and Gus Carey were second out and won 4/3.
Brendan Power and Patrick O’Shea, having been three up, were level after 17 but a great par on 18 secured a win.
In the home leg Anthony Cleere and Pat Collins had to fight all the way, eventually winning on the 18th.
The final match of Paddy Crotty and Frank Dalton were playing the 18th when called in.
Next up Kilkenny will have home advantage against Callan on or before April 17.
Managers Liam Cody and P.J. O’Reilly thanked the team for their efforts. Also, they thanked Cyril Hughes, Captain Borris GC and Team Manager Mick Hanrahan for the welcome shown Kilkenny and for the sportsmanship shown.
In the JB Carr competition for golfers over 60, Kilkenny start their campaign on Wednesday, April 12 (3.15pm) against Callan.
Kilkenny will have all five foursome matches at home.
BOOKING: People should note that only Full Adult Members are entitled to book time-slots on the Sunday morning competition timesheet before 1pm.
After that the timesheet is open to all categories of members who are entitled to play in the weekend competitions.
Ladies and gentlemen have been reminded to exercise care when entering the weekly club singles competitions. Too many members are inadvertently pressing the wrong entry box (blue for gents; pink for ladies) after swiping their membership card.
The pace of play, especially on Sundays, is coming in for scrutiny too.
The Committee have received complaints in relation to the length of time being taken by some golfers.
OLD HABITS: It has become apparent to the Committee that the old habit of some members deleting complete lines from the competition time sheet is creeping back in, thus depriving interested members the opportunity of playing in the competition.
Members who continue to abuse the system will be requested to pay the relevant entry fee.
COURSE NEWS: It is extremely disappointing to see golfers (male) continue to ignore the request of the club that all divots should be back filled with the sand mix provided.
Last Friday every tee box had a similar, recent, tear on it. Not one of them had been filled with sand, despite the availability of a sand box within easy reach.
Equally disappointing was the fact that the playing partners refused to say or do anything about this issue.
The club reminds that it is the responsibility of all members to help maintain the course in the best possible condition.
BRIDGE: Bridge results, eight Table Howell, 1 Edith Ogilvie and Ann Kelly; 2 Willie and Eithne Murphy; 3 Breda Kavanagh and Paddy Smee and Joan O’Sullivan and Mary Bradshaw
SNOOKER: The quarter-final line up for the snooker competition is still not complete yet.
The two outstanding matches are between Paul Hanafin and P.J. Martin and John Geoghegan and Brendan Power.
RESULTS: March 15, 14 hole Open singles, 1 Pat Collins (12) 33pts (b7); 2 Dermot Doyle (7) 33pts; 3 Henry Bourke (17) 31pts; Gross, Graham Nugent (scr) 27pts; 4 Seamus Rochford (10) 30pts (b7).
The presentation of prizes will be confirmed later.
Two’s Club - 6th Seamus Rochford, Sean Minogue, Noel Casey; 17th Seamus Rochford, Sean Byrne,
Each "Two’ receives €27.20 credit in the Pro Shop.
St Patrick’s Day, three person team, 1 Josephine Leahy (Kk), L. Leahy (Thurles), Annette Stapleton (Kk) 86pts; 2 Matty Walsh (Sliabhnamon), John Tobin (Kk), Stuart Perry (RAthdowney) 84pts; 3 Tony Butler, Stephen Sheenan, Seamus Rochford (all Kilkenny) 83pts.
The presentation of prizes will be confirmed later.
Two’s Club - 6th Ben McGarry, M. Hennessy (Mt Juliet), Stephen McCormack, Norman Williams, Jack Walsh; 17th M. Hennessy (Mt Juliet), Tommy Barry,
Each "Two’ receives €24.28 credit in the Pro Shop
Saturday/Sunday, March 18, 19, four person team event sponsored by Paddy Raggett Homes, 1 Maurice Ryan, Pat McEvoy, Pat Walsh, Gerry Walsh 91pts (b9); 3 Martin O’Donnell, Michael O’Neill, Peter Mulhall, Denis Butler 91pts (b3), all Castlecomer members; 4 David Walsh, Jimmy Walsh, Cyril Lawlor, Tony Dooley 91pts (b9); 5 Paddy Smee, Frank Bradbury, Brendan Horgan, P.J. Martin 91pts (b9).
Two’s Club - 5th Frank Bradbury, Liam Fahy, John Meagher, D. Keating (Blessington); 6th Ann Widger, Des Byrne; 10th David Farragher, Eugene Coyne, Billy Burke; 15th David Farragher, Cormac Hickey, Sean O’Shea, Ger Murphy, Brendan Wall; 17th Noel Casey,
Each ’Two’ receives €21.70 credit in the Pro Shop.
Senior gents, March 16, 12 hole competition, 1 Pat Drennan, Joe Gannon, Shem Lawlor, Eddie Geraghty 65pts; 2 Paddy Raggett, Paul Hanafin, Michael Cody, Roger Ryan 62pts; 3 Michael Grant, Jim Meredith, Gerry Bowe, Joe Leech 59pts (b6); 4 Brian Cullen, Martin Treacy, Chris Kelly, Tom Reade 59pts; 5 Willie Leahy, Michael McCarthy, Brendan McIntyre, Paddy Halley 58pts (b6); 6 John Geoghegan, Eugene Orr, Dick Keoghan, Myles McCabe 58pts (b6); 7 Frank Byrne, John O’Regan, Pat O’Briain, Jimmy Rhatigan 58pts.
Seniors should note that the next competition is on Thursday. Play starts at 10.30am. Draw closes at 11.15am.
The senior ladies and gents competition is scheduled for Thursday, April 6. Details are posted on the seniors Notice Board together with entry sheet.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 1 to 2.28pm members time; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.28am senior ladies, 10.36am to 1.16pm senior gents, 1.24 to 2.20pm members time; Friday, 11 to 11.40am guest/visitors, 1 to 2.28pm members time; Saturday, 7.32 to 8.52am members time, 9 to 9.56am inter-club practice, 10.04 to 11.56am ladies and gents competition (gents Richard Duggan Memorial singles; ladies 18 hole singles competition), 1 to 1.56pm members time (Richard Duggan Memorial singles, sponsored by Richard Duggan Menswear); Sunday, 7.32am to 4.20pm gents Richard Duggan Memorial singles, sponsored by Richard Duggan Menswear, ladies 18 hole singles competition; Monday, 12.04 to 12.20pm visitors, 1 to 2.28pm members time, 2.36 to 4.12pm gents, Richard Duggan Memorial singles sponsored by Richard Duggan Menswear; Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.20am ladies 18 hole competition, 11.32 to 11.48am visitors, 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 18 hole competition; Wednesday, March 29, 8.36am to 4.20pm ladies and gents Open singles.
LADIES CLUB: In the Challenge Cup, Kilkenny play Mount Juliet in the opening round in Callan on Sunday, April 2 (2pm).
Managers Joan Cashin and Anne Murphy have announced their panel - Niamh Glynn (28), Mary Gorman (29), Kay Gray (31), Margot Harte (29), Ann Kelly (29), Rosemary Keogh (31), Audrey Marnell (32), Marcello O’Regan (30), Mary Moynihan (31).
RESULTS: March 14, 18 hole singles Stableford, 1 Mary O’Neill (28) 36pts; 2 Imelda Pollock (36) 34pts (b6); best Gross, Ann Smee (5) 29 Gross; 3 Niamh Kelly (9) 34pts; 4 Eleanor Moore (29) 33pts.
March 14, 9 hole competition, 1 Mary Ryan (26) 17pts; 2 Joan O’Sullivan (31) 16pts.
Seniors March 16, 9 hole competition, 1 Mary Ryan, Margaret Harmer, Celine O’Sullivan 34pts; 2 Mary Prendergast, Joan Mannion, Tish Leech 34pts; 3 Edith Ogilvie, Mary O’Connell, Teresa Brandon, Mary Feighery 32pts.
The next senior golf is on Thursday. Draw at 9.30am for immediate tee off.
The following are the results from Rathdowney GC:
Results, 18-hole singles stableford, March 18 & 19: 1 Paul Gray (14), 41pts; 2 Eamon Kiely (20), 39pts; gross John O’Malley (4), 32pts; 3 Michael Kenny (19), 38pts.
Results, St Patrick’s Day open three-person classic, March 17: 1 Seán Kelly (24), Jim Murphy (22) & Timmy Williams (19), 93pts; 2 Benny Foyle (12), Jimmy Fitzpatrick (16) & Ger Bergin (16, Roscrea), 81pts; 3 Vincent Colclough (20), Eoin Moriarty (18) & Bobby O’Hara (16), 79pts.
Results, seniors competition, March 16: Cat A - 1 Tom Hogan, 28pts; 2 Billy Harte, 26pts. Cat B - 1 Noel Hughes, 32pts; 2 Brian McHugh, 29pts.
LOTTO: The golf club lotto jackpot is now €8,600.
There was bad news on the inter-club front for the Borris GC Barton Cup team, who lost to Kilkenny GC in their match on Sunday last.
LADIES: Results, ladies competition, March 16: 1 Sheila Connolly (23), 19; 2 Mary Morrissey (22), 17; 3 Ann Williams (36), 15.
RESULTS: Results, open two-person team competition, Borris GC, March 18 & 19: 1 Kieran Lucas (19) & Sean Treacy (14), 55pts; 2 David Bambrick (24) & John Bambrick (11), 54pts; 3 Billy Dermody (14) & George Donoghue (14), 51pts (B9).
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto. Numbers drawn were 10, 11, 19 and 24. Lucky dip (€20) winners: Andrew Dooley, Liam Quinn and Maria Byrne. Jackpot is €2,300.
DIARY: Saturday/Sunday: Open singles V par. Tuesday: Open seniors singles. April 1 & 2: Open singles (strokes and Golfer of the Year).
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