Archives for October 2014

Two Men’s competitions this weekend

Men’s Club Members get two chances to win a Halloween Hamper this weekend as there are competitions on both Saturday and Sunday (October 18 & 19).

Competitors are welcome and encouraged to enter both competitions and entries are now being accepted on the BRS system. To book please click here

Storming finish from Brodigan

A storming finish saw Andrew Brodigan pip Mark Carins to win Sunday’s Stableford Club Competition on countback.

After a steady start, 13-handicapper Brodigan had 16 points after seven holes but the wheels looked to be coming off when he emerged from the tricky eighth and ninth with just one point.

A par at the par-five 10th stopped the bleeding and he then took nine points from the next three holes with three pars before stuttering with a one-point bogey on the index 18 par four 14th.

When Brodigan stood on the 16th tee he had 31 points on his card but, in blistering finish, he parred the long par four and then produced back to back birdies over the closing holes for a back nine total of 24pts and final score of 41pts.

That was enough to comfortably beat Mark Cairns on a back nine countback. Cairns, who is now off 14, has seen his handicap drop sharply this season and he showed he is adjusting to his new-found status with an impressive round that included one birdie and eight pars and saw him score on all 18 holes.

Gavin McDonnell’s persistence over the season finally paid off as he finished in third place with 40 points while Aaron Grant shot an excellent 38 points off plus two to take the gross prize with Neil Smith best of the juveniles.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Club Competition Stableford

1st: Andrew Brodigan (13) 41pts/24

2nd: Mark Cairns (14) 41pts/20

Gross: Aaron Grant (+2) 38pts

3rd: Gavin McDonnell (22) 40pts

Juvenile: Neil Smith (19) 36pts

CSS: 36 pts/72


Open Singles Stableford

Wednesday 8th October

1st Jim Rowland 44 pts

2nd Barry Cunningham 41 pts

3rd Jason Hughes ( Nuremore ) 39 pts

CSS 70 / 38 pts


Ladies 18 Hole Singles Stableford

Saturday 4th & Tuesday 7th October

Class A
Winner Fionnuala Dullaghan 37 pts
Runner up Jacinta Foran 36 pts ( on back 6 from Lady Vice Captain MaryLou Grennan)

Class B
Winner Siobhan Rogers 42 pts
Runner up Maureen Sheehan 36 pts
Third Ann King 35 pts

Class C
Winner Fiona McLaughlin 38 pts
Runner up Joan McAdam 34 pts
Third Ann O’Callaghan 32 pts (on back 6 from Barbara McCourt)

Senior Ladies Mary Berkery 16 pts

CSS Saturday 77 -32 pts
CSS Tuesday 74 – 35 pts

Daly and McCarthy combine to win Club Fourball

High-handicappers Ciaran Daly and Bill McCarthy combined brilliantly to win today’s Men’s Club Fourball in windy conditions over the white course.

Ciaran, off 18, and Bill, off 26, produced an impressive 47pts as the slick greens caught out many pairs and it was enough to take first prize ahead of seasoned campaigners Liam Mernagh (11) and Sean Hession (10) who finshed second on countback after carding an excellent back nine of 23pts on their way to an overall total of 46pts.

Niall Connolly (16) and Peter McCaughey (17) also dovetailed well to take third spot and followed up a sizzling front nine of 24pts with a back nine of 22pts on their way to 46pts.

A feature of today’s event was the new look seventh hole which was in play for the first time in competition following the addition of a new pond wall in front of the green and a devilish pot bunker to the left of the putting surface.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Men’s Club Fourball

1st: Ciaran Daly (18) & Bill McCarthy (26) 47pts

2nd: Liam Mernagh (11) & Sean Hession (10) 46/23pts

3rd: Niall Connolly (16) & Peter McCaughey (17) 46/22pts








Open Singles Stableford

Wednesday 1st October

Ladies Winner Lady Vice Captain Mary Lou Grennan 33 pts

CSS 75/34 pts


1st Chris Blackmore 42/21 pts
2nd Gerard Cluskey 42/18 pts
3rd Barry Cunningham 41/20 pts

CSS 71 /37 pts

Two Lady Team Event

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27th & 30th September

1st Noeleen Gernon & Laoise Grennan 51 pts -on back 9 from
2nd Marie Sweeney (Concra Wood) & Teresa Giff 51 pts – on back 9 from
3rd Marie Strain & Betty Rogers 51 pts

132 Ladies Played