Archives for 2014

Entries invited for the Men’s Winter League

Entries for the new Men’s Winter League are now being invited. Entry sheets are located in the Bar and Pro Shop and the closing date for entries is December 31.

The Tournament Committee are proposing to run the Team League in conjunction with the scheduled Sunday Single Stableford competitions over the period from January 11 to February 15.

The normal entry fee will apply and there will be no extra charge for this league but participants will need to take part in the Sunday competition to be eligible.

It is hoped that as many full members as possible will enter the league but those entering should ensure that they will be available most Sundays in order to give their team every possible chance of winning. Not all cards will count each Sunday allowing for unforeseen absence. The League is an optional choice and does not restrict members from playing normal Sunday competition.

The number of teams and their sizes will be determined once the entries have been received and the teams will be drawn by the Tournament Committee to ensure there is a fair spread of playing handicaps.

The top two teams will play-off for the League title in a matchplay final on Sunday, February 15.

This is a fun event to start 2015 and it is hoped as many full members as possible will enter.

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Seasoned performers end season on a winning note

The 2014 season was brought to a close on Sunday with a Four Man Scramble and saw two teams of seasoned performers take the prizes.

The winning team covered the 14 holes in 41.6 strokes nett and saw eight handicapper Eddie Rocks combine with three 16 handicappers, John McCann Rogers, Brian Ward and Michael Hamtilton to take the top prize.

In second, with a score of 42.3 nett was a quartet of four more Sunday regulars, namely Tom Wall, Jim Rowland, Michael Begley and Pat Davis.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Four Man Scramble (14 Holes)

41.6 – John McCann Rogers (16), Brian Ward (16), Michael Hamilton (16), Eddie Rocks (8)

42.3 – Tom Wall (13), Jim Rowland (11), Michael Begley (21), Pat Davis (16)



Connollys and Hessions dominate Mixed Foursomes

The Semi-Open Mixed Foursomes Stableford competition on Sunday attracted a good entry and some sizzling golf from the Connollys and Hessions.

The Front Nine honours were taken by John and Theresa Connolly who produced an excellent 23 points to win by two points from Pat Watters and Onagh Quinn who took second spot on countback.

Sean and Mary Hession were even more dominant over the Back Nine shooting an impressive 24 points to canter home four points clear of Peter and Geraldine Rogers followed by the rest of the field.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Semi-Open Mixed Foursomes Stableford

Front Nine

John Connolly (22) & Theresa Connolly (17) 23pts

Pat Watters (16) & Onagh Quinn (33) 21/14pts


Back Nine

Sean Hession (10) & Mary Hession (24) 24pts

Peter Rogers (1) & Geraldine Rogers (27) 20pts                                                                  



Rogers leads the field home

George Rogers led home the field in Sunday’s Turkey Competition with an excellent score of 36pts, one better than Dan Prenty with Noel Crowe a shot further back on 34pts.

Also in the prizes were Connor McCaughey, Eamon Hoey, Patrick Boland, Eugene Hanratty and Leslie Toal.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Turkey Competition

George Rogers (19) 36pts

Dan Prenty (15) 35pts

Noel Crowe (28) 34pts

Connor McCaughey (6) 32pts*

Eamon Hoey (18) 32pts

Michael Kelly (14) 31pts*

Patrick Boland (19) 31 pts

Eugene Hanratty (9) 31pts

Leslie Toal (13) 31pts

Non Qualifying.

* Turkey Handicap adjustment applied

Barry and McEnteggart head Spirits field

Kevin Barry and Martin McEnteggart led the way in Sunday’s Spirits Competition over 14 holes. Both shot 32 points and were among 21 players who made this week’s prize list.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Spirits Competition (14 Holes)

Kevin Barry (11) 32pts

Martin McEnteggart (10) 32pts

Aidan Gaughran (16) 31pts

Trevor Giff (12) 30pts

Michael Coburn (8) 30pts

Paul O’Callaghan (13) 29pts

Shane McGuinness (18) 29pts

Liam Mernagh (11) 29pts

John McErlean (22) 28pts

Michael Stewart (13) 28pts

Patsy Cole (15) 28pts

Tommy Renaghan (13) 28pts

Sean Hession (10) 28pts

Jim Dearey (18)  28pts

Neal Mackell (4) 28pts

Paddy Duffy (12) 28pts

Mickey Hamilton (16) 28pts

Len Mullins (13) 28pts

Pat Donaghy (12) 27/15pts

Diarmuid McAdam (22) 27/14pts

Bernard Crombie (15) 27/14pts


Ladies Winter League – Week 5

9 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday 29th November & Tuesday 2nd December

Class A
Winner Gret Manning 21 pts
Runner up Theresa Connolly 20 pts (on back 6 from O Cunningham)

Class B
First Joyce Connolly 22 pts
Second Violet McGeady 21 pts on back 6 from
Third Siobhan Wynne 21 pts

Class C
First Ann O’Callaghan 20 pts on back 6 from
Second Leone Baillie 20 pts
Third Barbara McCourt 19 pts

Durnin and Hamilton lead the way

Paul Durnin and Michael Hamilton led the way in Sunday’s Turkey Competition when both shot 33pts over the 14 hole course.

They finished one point clear of four players on 32pts with the final three Turkey vouchers being claimed by three competitors on 31pts.

Turkey Competition (14 Holes)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Paul Durnin (20) 33pts

Michael Hamilton (16) 33pts

Sean McGeough (20) 32pts

Sean Hession (10) 32pts

Frank Byrne (11)  32pts

Mickey Kelly (14) 32pts

Alan Hurley (5) 31pts

Tommy Renaghan (13) 31pts

Ultan Gaughran (9) 31pts

Non Qualifying.

Ladies Winter League – Week 4

9 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday 22nd & Tuesday 25th November

Class A
Winner Gret Manning 19 pts – on back 6 from
Runner up Olivia Cunningham 19 pts – on back 6 from Jennifer Holland

Class B
First Beatrice Prenty 18 pts – on back 6 from
Second Lucy Grennan 18 pts
Third Ann King 17 pts (on count back from Geraldine Hoare, Rosarie O’Donoghue and Siobhan Rogers)

Class C
First Daphne Boyle 21pts
Second Oonagh Coleman 18 pts – on back 6 from
Third Alison Quigley 18 pts