Archives for August 2015

Parent and Child Competition winners

Cat 2 Group

(Adult and 18 Hole Boy 21 handicap and over). L>R: David Murden(First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Michael & David Staunton (Second).

Cat 3 Group

(Adult and 18 Hole Girl). L>R: Eve Rowland & Fionnuala Dullaghan (Second), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Áine & Brendan Keane (First).

Cat 4 Group

(Adult and 9 Hole Boy). L>R: Fergus & Conall O’Callaghan (Second), Paul & Iarlaith Carroll (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and David & Jack Lynch (Third).

Cat 5 Group

(Adult and 9 Hole Girl). L>R: Joan & Claire McKenna (Second), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Aoife Verling & Stephen Lynch (First).

Cat 6 Group

(Adult and 4 Hole Boy). L>R: Liam Mernagh & Fionn Cunningham (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty), Aidan & Oisin McBride (Third) and John & Jack Daly (Second).

Cat 7 Group

(Adult and 4 Hole Girl) – L>R: Jim & Anna Rowland (First) with Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty).

(Adult and 18 Hole Boy - 20 handicap and under).  L>R: Pat McGuinness & Cian Lynch McGrave (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor - Declan Rafferty) and Conall & Derek Murdock (Second).

(Adult and 18 Hole Boy – 20 handicap and under).
L>R: Pat McGuinness & Cian Lynch McGrave (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Conall & Derek Murdock (Second).

PGA Tankard and Captain’s Charity Day

Peter Rogers (Gross winner), Fergus O'Callaghan (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Jim Rowland (Third).

Peter Rogers (Gross winner), Fergus O’Callaghan (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Jim Rowland (Third).

Fergus O’Callaghan (14) won the PGA Tankard on Sunday and now qualifies to represent the club in a PGA Tournament at Royal Tara next Monday, September 7.

O’Callaghan shot an impressive 44pts to win by one from Aidan Gaughran(16) whose 26pts on the back nine was enough to edge Jim Rowland (12) into third on countback.

 Peter Rogers (2) won the Gross Prize with a super round of 40pts while the category winners were Clem Walsh (5), Tommy Renaghan (14) and Patsy Arrowsmith (17). Aidan Curtain took the juvenile prize.

Sunday’s event also doubled as Brendan Keane’s Captain’s Charity event with all proceeds raised going toward SOSAD (Save our Sons and Daughters), the suicide awareness charity. Many thanks to all who participated and contributed on the day and also to Gerry Byrne of The Copper Kettle who sponsored the event.

Clem Walshe (First Category 1), Tommy Renaghan (First Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane and Patsy Arrowsmith (First Category 3)

Clem Walshe (First Category 1), Tommy Renaghan (First Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane and Patsy Arrowsmith (First Category 3)

Charity Group 3

Siobhan Duffy (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gret Manning (Runner-Up).

Rafferty wins Club Championship

Caolan Rafferty

CLUB CHAMPION: Caolan Rafferty

Caolan Rafferty captured the Club Championship for the first time when he replicated his first round 69 in the second round to win by four shots from Aaron Grant.

Rafferty, who is in superb form at present, held a three shot lead over Grant going into the final round. Although Grant improved on his first round score by two shots in carding a two-under par 70, Rafferty held his nerve and returned a three under par 69 for a two round total of 138, six under par.

Chris Blackmore took the Round 2 Gross Prize with a 71 with Neal MacKell taking the Round 1 accolade after a 72. The Round 1 Nett went to Ruairi Gogarty with Ciaran Traynor taking the Round 2 prize.

Rafferty’s had taken firm control of the Club Championship, which is confined to members with a handicap of nine or better, after the First Round.

The plus three handicapper, shot a three-under par 69 to lead by three shots from the club’s other plus handicapper, Aaron Grant (+1), who carded a level par 72.

Having opened with two straight pars, Rafferty got the first of five birdies, at the par-four third and followed that with back-to-back birdies at the par-five sixth and par-five seventh before turning in four-under with a birdie two at the ninth. He gave a shot back at the par-five 10th, got back to four under with a birdie four at the 12th and eventually finished at three under following a bogey five at the difficult 15th.
A birdie three at the opening hole got Grant off to a great start but a double-bogey six at the index one fourth was followed by a birdie four at the sixth and a bogey four at the ninth as he turned on one-over. A birdie at the par five 12th got Grant back to level par and he parred his way home for a 72 to lie three shots behind Rafferty.

Neal MacKell (4) also shot a 72 with Maurice J Murphy (3) on 74 as ten players found themselves within eight shots of the leader but in the second round nobody was able to put enough pressure on Rafferty and he held on for an impressive wire to wire victory.

2015 Club Championship – Overall: 138 – Caolan Rafferty (+3)   69/69, 142 – Aaron Grant (+1) 72/70. Round 1 – 1st Gross: Neal MacKell (3) 72, 1st Nett: Ruairi Gogarty (7) 69/33. Round 2 – 1st Gross: Chris Blackmore (1) 71, 1st Nett: Ciaran Traynor (6) 70/22/10. CSS 72.

Captain’s prize prizegiving

Captain's prize winners Paul O'Callghan and 2015 Captain Brendan Keane.

Captain’s prize winners Paul O’Callghan and 2015 Captain Brendan Keane.

Nora Byrne (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gillian McDonnell (Overall Winner).

Nora Byrne (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gillian McDonnell (Overall Winner).

Saturday Winner - Captains Prize 2015, Clem Walshe (Overall winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gareth Duffy ( Category 1 winner).

Saturday Winner – Captains Prize 2015, Clem Walshe (Overall winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gareth Duffy ( Category 1 winner).

Donal Sheridan (Category 1 - Third), Paul Cheshire( Overall winner Saturday), Captain Brendan Keane, Shane Hession (Category 1) and Conor Curran (Junior winner).

Donal Sheridan (Category 1 – Third), Paul Cheshire( Overall winner Saturday), Captain Brendan Keane, Shane Hession (Category 1) and Conor Curran (Junior winner).

Richard Copas (Category 2), Michael O'Keeffe (Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane, Denis Ryan (Category 3) and Barry Grennan (Overall winner Sunday qualifier).

Richard Copas (Category 2), Michael O’Keeffe (Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane, Denis Ryan (Category 3) and Barry Grennan (Overall winner Sunday qualifier).

Harry O'Hanrahan (Category 3 Winner), Captain Brendan Keane,Jimmy Connolly (Category 3 - Third) and Dessie Corbett (Category 3 - Second).

Harry O’Hanrahan (Category 3 Winner), Captain Brendan Keane,Jimmy Connolly (Category 3 – Third) and Dessie Corbett (Category 3 – Second).

Rory Staunton (Juvenile Winner), Conall Murdock (Junior Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Joseph Laverty (Juvenile Winner).

Rory Staunton (Juvenile Winner), Conall Murdock (Junior Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Joseph Laverty (Juvenile Winner).

Eddie Rogers (Category 1 - 1st), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd) and Peter Rogers (Gross).

Eddie Rogers (Category 1 – 1st), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd) and Peter Rogers (Gross).

L>R: Ultan Herr (4th), Pat Curran (Veteran Winner), Paul O'Callaghan (Overall Winner Captains Prize 2015), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd), Ciaran Sheridan (3rd) and Peter Rogers Winner of Gross Prize).

L>R: Ultan Herr (4th), Pat Curran (Veteran Winner), Paul O’Callaghan (Overall Winner Captains Prize 2015), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd), Ciaran Sheridan (3rd) and Peter Rogers Winner of Gross Prize).

Paul wins Captain’s Prize

WinnerBrendan Keane’s Captain Prize produced plenty of drama on Sunday as 13 handicapper Paul O’Callaghan turned a four shot deficit into a four shot winning margin to ease to a comfortable victory in the biggest major of the year.
 First Round leader Ciaran Sheridan (5), who was part of last weekend’s Leinster Junior Cup winning team, was unable to reproduce his excellent form of recent weeks and he returned a five over par 77 for a final four under par total of 140 which left the door open for the chasing pack.
 Veteran George Rogers (19) initially held the clubhouse lead on 139 after adding a 70 to his opening round of 69. His round included six gross pars, including three consecutive pars from the fourth to the sixth holes that put him firmly in contention for the top prize. But dropped shots at the third, seventh, 14th, 15th and 18th left him on two under for his round and five under for the competition.
 Although playing in the final group, O’Callaghan started the day four shots behind first round leader Ciaran Sheridan (5) but he was in prime position to take advantage of Sheridan’s slips and did so with an impressive round of golf. An opening nine of 41 gross included pars at the second, fourth, fifth and sixth and a double bogey seven at the par-five seventh and got him to within two shots of the lead. He then surged past Sheridan on the back nine as he rattled in pars at 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th without any  double bogeys and finished with a gross score of 81 and a nett total of 68 for a two round total of 135, nine under par and four better than Rogers.
 Sheridan hung on to take third place on 140 with Ultan Herr (15) a shot further back after a second round 69 and Paul Morrison in fifth.
 Peter Rogers (1) took the gross prize on 148 after two successive rounds of 74 while Pat Curran (13) took the Veterans Prize on 142 after rounds of 73 and 69.
 First home in each three categories were Eddie Rogers (2), Barry Cunningham (12) and Harry O’Hanrahan (25).