Archives for July 2015

Captain’s Prize Weekend

DLK mens captainI would like to wish all members the best of luck on Saturday and Sunday in my Captains Weekend competitions.
The prize giving presentation will commence at 21:00 on Sunday. All winners are requested to be in attendance.
The  Charity event originally scheduled for Monday 3rd of August  will now be played on Sunday 30th  August.
Monday 3rd of August will be casual golf only.
Best wishes,
Captain Brendan.

Singles Stableford

Singles Stableford Wednesday Open Competition
Wednesday 29th  July 2015
1st : Conor Hackett  (14)                   42 pts
2nd :  Andrew Keenan   (2)          40  pts
Gross:  Caolan Rafferty (+4 )      38 pts Gross
3rd  :    Vincent Duffy  (24)          39 pts
4th  :   John Farrell  (22)                  38/20 pts

Visitor:  Jim Nicholson  (16)        37/19 pts
Juvenile Prize :  Thomas O’ Connolly  (14)       36 pts
Css :    (72)

Local Rule – changes

All members are requested to familiarise themselves with changes to the local rules effective Saturday 01 August 2015. The rules will be posted in the locker room, external notice board and the pro shop. The most notable changes relate to · The elimination of the ‘GUR play prohibited’ areas on the 7th hole. · Local rule specific to general areas of the course damaged by tree felling will no longer apply Players should note that GUR is defined by blue stakes and/or white lines which clearly enclose the area deemed GUR. There may still be a number of partial white lines on the course, these cannot be interpreted as areas of GUR. If in doubt you should play the ball as it lies. Captains Senior Mens’s nine hole event is scheduled for Sunday 2nd August 2015. All senior members are encouraged to participate. Booking available through BRS. Tournament.

Dundalk wins Leinster Junior Cup

Leinster Junior Cup Champions 2015, Back Row . L>R: Josh Mackin, Maurice Soraghan, John Conlon, Richard Newell, Billy Kearnes, Conor McCaughey, Alan Hurley, Kieran Sheridan, Eoin Murphy, Aaron King, Fergal Harte and Clem Walsh (Team Captain). Front row L>R: Lady Captain Mary Lou Grennan, Terry Conlon (Team Captain),Captain Brendan Keane and President Tom Clarke.

Leinster Junior Cup Champions 2015, Back Row . L>R: Josh Mackin, Maurice Soraghan, John Conlon, Richard Newell, Billy Kearnes, Conor McCaughey, Alan Hurley, Kieran Sheridan, Eoin Murphy, Aaron King, Fergal Harte and Clem Walsh (Team Captain).
Front row L>R: Lady Captain Mary Lou Grennan, Terry Conlon (Team Captain),Captain Brendan Keane and President Tom Clarke.

Lady Captain Mary Lou Grennan, Captain Brendan Keane and President Tom Clarke with the Leinster Junior Cup Pendant.

Lady Captain Mary Lou Grennan, Captain Brendan Keane and President Tom Clarke with the Leinster Junior Cup Pendant.

Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Junior Cup for the first time in 21 years on Sunday after a dramatic weekend of action at Portarlington Golf Club.

After two days ofd action and three matches, everything came down to the final match on the course where Richard Newell won on the 19th hole to give Dundalk a 3-2 victory over Clontarf and the Leinster title.

The team, which was managed by Terry Conlon and Clem Walsh, arrived at the Co Laois venue as one of eight teams vying for the coveted Leinster pennant,

They faced Hermitage on Saturday morning in the quarter-finals and won by 3.5 to 1.5 with Ciaran Sheridan winning his match 3&2, Richard Newell taking his 4&2 and Josh Mackin edging his by one hole.

That earned the team a semi-final joust with Woodbrook and after Eoin Murphy had won 3&2 and Richard Newell had won 4&2 the pressure was on anchor man Aaron King with the match tied at 2-2. King held a one hole lead standing on the 18th tee and he kept his nerve to win the final hole for a two up victory and earn Dundalk a 3-2 win and a place in the final.

A 3&1 win for Ciaran Sheridan and 4&3 victory for Eoin Murphy was balanced by defeats for Josh Macken, who lost 3&2, and Aaron King, who was beaten 7&6.

That left the sides level at 2-2 and meant the destination of the title came down to the final match out of the course where Richard Newell was looking for his third win of the weekend,

All square after 18, Newell and his Dublin opponent headed down the 19th with the Clontarf player in the centre of the fairway after his drive while Newell was further on but in the first cut of rough on the left.

The Clontarf player put his approach shot over the back of the green while Newell hit a superb shot to within six feet. When his opponent sent his difficult downhill chip off the green and then failed to hole his return shot, Newell was left with two putts for victory and he duly obliged to send the large Dundalk following home happy.

Great display by Rafferty in North of Ireland

Caolan RaffertyCaolan Rafferty produced a superb performance at the North of Ireland Championship in Portrush last week when he reached the semi-final.

The plus-three handicapper was fourth in qualifying over the Dunluce and Valley courses after shooting rounds of 67 and 70 and easily made the 64 player matchplay stages.

In the first round he beat Irish international Conor Doran (Banbridge) on the 19th and then had a one hole victory over Carton House’s Keith Egan in the second round.

A 5 & 3 victory over Finaly Mason (Moor Hall) earned Rafferty a quarter-final tie with Dermot McElroy, an Irish international, a Walker Cup squad member and the current West of Ireland champion. But the Dundalk player prevailed over the Ballymena man in a tight contest as he came from two down after nine to eventually win by one hole for one of the biggest wins of his career.

That left him in the semi-finals and involved on the last day and in another close contest with Rosslare’s Gary Collins. The Wexford player eventually prevailed on the 20th hole but lost the final to John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead).

Sheridan leads Captain’s Prize after birdie blitz

Seven birdies helped propel Ciaran Sheridan (5) to the top of the leaderboard after Round One of Brendan Keane’s Captain’s Prize.

Sheridan will now play in the final group in Round 2 on Sunday week along with Barry Grennan and Paul O’Callaghan who are among a group of five players on 67.

Included in that group is another five handicapper, Clem Walshe, whose 67 led home the field in Saturday’s qualifiers with Sheridan taking Sunday’s accolade.

After a steady start, Walshe kick-started his Saturday round into life on the par three fifth with a birdie two and then birdied eight to turn in 35, one under par gross and four under par nett. Back to back bogeys at 12 and 13 could have proved fatal but he steadied the ship with four consecutive pars before birdieing the last for an inward nine of 37 and a nett total of 67, five under par.

While Barry Grennan (13), Paul O’Callaghan (13), Denis Ryan (8) and Michael Gill (8) all matched that total only Sheridan, who was an early starter on Sunday, managed to beat it and he did so in some style despite opening with a bogey five at the first.

He birdied the second and then, after bogeying the fifth, he reeled off three consecutive birdies from the sixth to turn in 34 which was five under par nett. Another bogey at 10 was followed by more birdies at 11 and 12. He carded five successive pars, included one at the index four 16th, before finishing his round with his seventh birdie of the day at the 18th to finish with a gross 68 and a nine under par nett score of 63.

Players scoring 78 nett or better qualified to play in the Second Round and the time sheet will be available for booking from Thursday at 11am. The 39 players on the leaderboard will be given designated tee times. Handicaps from Round One will apply to Round Two while those participating in the non-qualifiers event on the Saturday will play off current handicaps.

Sheridan and the leading contenders now have to wait until on Sunday, August 2, for the second round as all eyes switch this weekend to Portarlington, and the Leinster Finals of the AIG Junior Cup, as the Dundalk team, managed by Clem Walshe and Terry Conlon, go in search of a Leinster pennant. Eight teams from across the province have qualified for the finals and Dundalk will face Hermitage in the quarter-finals on Saturday morning. combined to comfortably win the Thursday’s Team Competition with 95pts.

Captain’s Prize Round 1 Leaderboard: 63 – Ciaran Sheridan (5). 67 – Barry Grennan (13), Paul O’Callaghan (13), Denis Ryan (8), Michael Gill (8), Clem Walshe (5). 68 – John Cooney (13), G Duffy (5). 69 – George Rogers (19). 70 – Ultan Gaughran (10), Gerard O’Keefe (13), Eugene Hanratty (18), Frank Byrne (11), Donal Sheridan (11), Conor Hackett (17), Gerry Brennan (3). 71- Charlie Sheppard (20), EJ Hanratty (10), David Staunton (10), L Steen (25), Derek Murdock (12), Dan Prenty (16), Mark Gorham (5), Martin Crosby (11), Paul Morrison (10), Kevin Barry (11), M O’Keefe (16), Jimmy Connolly (22), Phil Holland (10). 72 –Tom Lanigan (20),Oliver McGinnity (21), Neal MacKell (4), Neil Mulloly (8), Dairmuid McAdam (22), Fergus O’Callaghan (14), Ultan Herr (15), Adrian Kenny (20). 73 – Conor McCaughey (6), Seamus Bailey (13). CSS 72 (Sat & Sun)

Sponorship for Junior Cup Team

ar Dundalk Junior Cup

Dundalk Junior Cup team who will play in the upcoming Leinster Final were recently presented with new team tops by club member, Eoin Doohan of Doohan Finanical Planning.

Captain Brendan and Lady Captain Mary Lou would like to express the team’s gratitude to Eoin and Doohan Financial Planning for their generous sponsorship and wish the team the best of luck in the final.

The club are organising a bus for supporters to travel to the final and more details are available in the Pro shop or bar.

Pictured with Captain Brendan is Eoin Doohan, Doohan Financial Planning, the Junior Cup team and selectors Terry Conlon and Clem Walshe.


Oriel Cup Results

1st:     Sean O Sullivan (18)                    66
2nd:    Bobby McCarthy (19)                      67
Gross:  Peter Rogers     (2)                    70
Category 1 (0-12)
1St      Paul Morrison (11)                         68
2nd     Josh Mackin (5)                         69

Category 2 (13-19)
1St      Tom Wall (14)                              68/32
2nd     Larry Curtin (19)                       68/32.5

Category 3 (20+)
1St      Tony McInerney  (20)                       71/35
2nd     Tom Lanigan (20)                        71/36

Visitor :    Gerry Quinn (17)  (Balbriggan)     70
Juvenile:    Niall O Callaghan (16)              68/32

CSS: Home  (71)          CSS: Away  (72)

Prizegiving : Sunday 26th July , 9pm