Kilkenny golf: It's Champions Cup time in Mountain View

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Kilkenny golf: It's Champions Cup time i n Mountain View

Margaret O'Keeffe (Lady Captain Castlecomer golf club) and Honora Fogarty (President) present a cheque to Emma Walsh (centre), SOS Castlecomer at a recent function in the club

The Champions Cup competition was played in Mountain View golf club at the weekend.
Patrick Khan, playing off 10, won the event with a great score of 41 points. He had stiff competition from Michael Dempsey (11) 39 points and Simon Williams (12) 37 points.
LADY PRESIDENT: Lady President Mary Cottrell held her prize giving day last Wednesday.
The competition, an 18 hole single stableford, was played in ideal conditions and glorious sunshine.
The winner was Jos Holding with 34 points. Second was Mary Holden on 31 points with Kathleen Lanigan third with 30 points.
CHARITY: The ladies club are hosting an Open charity event in memory of the late Ann Murphy.
It will be held on Sunday with a shotgun start at 11am. The competition format will be a three person Scramble (at least one Lady per team).
Entry costs €30 per team. For team registration ring 056-7768122.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Stroke Unit, St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.
RESULTS: Singles, October 14, 1 Colm Hayes (9) 39pts; 2 Jim Dunne (16) 36pts; 3 Patrick N Fennelly (18) 35pts.
MV seniors GOY (on count back) 1 Peter Moran (28) 41pts; 2 Jim Byrne (24) 41pts; 3 Cyril Foskin (17) 37pts; 4 Liam Maddock (17) 36pts; 5 John Leahy (23) 36pts; 6 Seamus Fitzpatrick (18) 35pts.
DIARY: Sunday: Open charity event (three-person scramble) and single stableford. Tuesday: Seniors competition. Wednesday, October 24: Ladies singles competition. Thursday, October 25: Seniors’ 13-hole competition. Sunday, October 28: Single stableford.
GOWRAN PARK
The inaugural Savour Gowran Golf Festival will be held at Gowran Park over the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Running from Saturday to Monday this will be a three-person team event with food and wine prizes for all winners. Visitor €25, member €10. Booking online or from the golf office, tel 056-7726699.
MEMBERSHIP: Full information on club membership for 2019 and application forms are available from the golf office.
GOLDEN: Results, Golden Golfers nine-hole scramble, October 11: 1 John Greene (19), Ger Hickey (20), Jim Fisher (26), 29.5 nett.
LADIES: The Kathleen Whitehead League has started with great excitement. This is the largest entry to date with 40 ladies playing.
Team captains are: Sinead Kearney (Team A), Kate Hennessey (Team B), Aisling Costelloe (Team C), Niamh Connolly (Team D).
After the first week Team D is in the lead with 48 points - this is going to be a very interesting season of golf!
Results, ladies 11-hole single stableford, October 10: 1 Judy Dick (14), 26pts; 2 Catherine O’Driscoll (20), 25pts; Kathleen Butler (35), 23pts
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) to Friday: Membership open singles (visitor €20, member €7). Saturday & Sunday: Members’ 18-hole three-person waltz. Bank Holiday Weekend: Open three-person team event (visitor €25, member €10).
CALLAN
There was a fantastic turnout for the Autumn open three-person classic at Callan GC.
Thanks to the hard work of the organising committee the event went off smoothly, with many golfers from surrounding clubs supporting the venture.
Results: 1 Nickey Walsh, Denis Dowd & Paul Finn, 91pts (c/b); 2 Paddy Grace, Coleman Loughnane & Johnny Ryan, 91pts (c/b); 3 Johnny Kennedy, Roland Komer & Paddy Donovan, 91pts (c/b); 4 Noel Morrissey, Ian Morrissey & Nicky Morrissey, 89pts.
Ladies team: Teresa Freyne, Noelle Cody & Breda O’Brien. Non-GUI team: Brian Curtin, Tony O’Donnell & Kieran Flynn. Raffle winners were Mary Britton, Kevin McCarton, Tony Drennan, Johnny Butler, Christine Morris, Johnny Kennedy.
SERVICE: An ecumenical service will held at the club at 7.30pm on Friday, November 2 for all members, former members and in memory of family and friends who have passed away during the year.
MIXED: The social mixed competition continues this and every Friday. Check the time sheet for available times.
SINGLES: Results, O’Dwyer open singles, October 10: 1 Paddy Grace, 40pts; 2 Finbarr Reidy, 38pts; gross Martin O’Halloran.
RGA: Results, RGA two-man scramble, October 8: 1 Martin Maher & Joe Kavanagh, 69.5; 2 Joe Cuddihy & Tom Walsh, 71.3; 3 Paddy Grace & Kieran Ryan, 73.2.
LADIES: Results, ladies singles competition, October 7: 1 Berna Walsh, 37pts; 2 Betty McGrath, 36pts; 3 Bea Donovan, 35pts.
Results, ladies nine-hole competition: 1 Anne Hickey, 18pts; 2 Eileen O’Shea, 14pts.
SENIORS: Results, senior ladies competition, October 14: 1 Mary D. Grace, 2 Mary Norton, 3 Betty McGrath, 4 Caroline Healy.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 8, 17 and 35. Consolation prizes (€30) went to Eugene O’Reilly, Kevin Cleere and Milo Hennessy. Sellers were Joe Cuddihy, Tommy Coyne and John Cahill.
CASTLECOMER
Entries are now being taken for the Castlecomer GC Winter Team League.
Golfers are asked to put their name on the sheet and the €15 entry fee in an envelope, marked Winter League. Entry fee must be put in the men’s competition fee box on or before Wednesday, November 14.
SENIORS: There was a big entry for the Pat Byrne Memorial Trophy. The seniors competition was a 16-hole stableford singles and Golfer of the Year event.
While it was sunny and very mild, a stiff south easterly wind proved challenging. Scoring was nevertheless good and with only a couple of shots separating those on top. Michael Furlong had the strongest finish and proved a worthy winner on 32 points.
GREENS: Golfers are reminded to repair plug marks on the greens.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 26 and 28. The jackpot is now €6,400.
FUNDRAISER: The Club is holding a textile recycling collection on Tuesday, October 30 to raise funds for the Club and the local SOS. Recycle bags can be collected from the golf club office, but any plastic sack is acceptable. Bags can be dropped at the clubhouse between 10am and 5pm any day prior to October 30.
RESULTS: Results, three-person champagne scramble, October 14: 1 Michael Manogue, Andy Cleere & Brian Dermody, 94pts; 2 F. Brennan, B. Loughman & S. Kavanagh, 93pts.
Result, men’s 18-hole open singles, October 11: 1 Michael O’Neill (8), 36pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday): Seniors classic - meet at 9.30 to tee off at 10am. Thursday: Men’s 18-hole stableford open singles. Saturday & Sunday: Men’s 18-hole open singles.
NEW ROSS
Heavy rain on Thursday morning last forced the cancellation of the weekly outing for the seniors at New Ross GC.
The seniors have their final away outing of the season to Faithlegg GC on Tuesday. Names of those wishing to travel and the green fees of €20, which includes a sub towards the provision of prizes on the day, will be taken up at this week’s event tomorrow (Thursday), when tee times will also be announced - all players are asked to hold on for that in order to finalise travel arrangements.
Anyone not able to attend on Thursday should contact Jamesie Murphy, tel 085-1846172 or email jamesiemurphy@gmail.com as soon as possible in order to be put on the timesheet.
BEREAVED: Sympathy went to Mick Martin, who has been bereaved by the death of his wife and to Tom O’Shea whose brother, Johnny, from Ardclone and Iverk Produce, was laid to rest in his native Piltown last Thursday.
RATHDOWNEY
Results, Breslin’s Super Valu three-ball classic, October 13 & 14: 1 Dermot Gibbons (18), John O’Malley (5) & Michael Shortt (15), 88pts; 2 Noeline Delahunty (11), Kathleen Maher (14) & Teresa Cahill (22), 88pts; 3 Jim Murphy (22), Sean Kelly (22) & Timmy Williams (19), 87pts.
Result, Husqvarna Tuesday singles, October 9: 1 Tom Doheny (19), 37pts.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 3, 10, 19 and 21. Match three winners were Tony Holohan, Harristown; Ray Kelly, Errill; Sean Bolger, Rathdowney. Jackpot now €10,400.

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