Archives for May 2016

Sheridan wins Cochrane Cup

Eddie Sheridan (13) produced perfect golf to match the perfect weather on Sunday when he shot a seven-under par 65 to take the Cochrane Cup by three shots from Donal Sheridan (9).

Three birdies on the back nine proved to be the difference as Eddie birdied 10, 12 and 18 to come home in 32 nett despite dropping shots at the 15th and 17th. His round also included seven pars give five of them coming on an error free front nine which he went round in 33 nett.

Donal Sheridan managed two back to back birdies in his round at the 13th and 14th and he also rolled in ten pars on his way to a nett 68 but his hopes of victory were thwarted by dropped shots at the third, 10th and 18th. Those birdies proved crucial when the countback went to the final six holes as he pipped Ciaran Sheridan (5) for second overall.

Ciaran Sheridan had the consolation of taking the Category 1 prize with Noel Reidy (12) and Peter McCaughey (18) the other category winners.

May 29 – Cochrane Cup – Overall: Edmund Sheridan (13) 65, Donal Sheridan (9) 68/32.5/19. Gross: Robert White (2) 73/34. Category 1 (0-11) Ciaran Sheridan (5) 68, Gerry Murray (9) 70/32.5. Category 2 (12-15): Noel Reidy (12) 69, Michael Gallagher (15) 71. Category 3 (16+): Peter  McCaughey (18) 69. Graham Purcell (21) 71. Juvenile: Thomas O Connell (14) 69. CSS: 72

Cochrane Cup – May 29

1st: Edmund Sheridan (13) 65

2nd: Donal Sheridan (9) 68/32.5/19

Gross: Robert White (2) 73/34

Category 1 (0-11) 1st: Ciaran Sheridan (5) 68 2nd: Gerry Murray (9) 70/32.5

Category 2 (12-15) 1st: Noel Reidy (12) 69 2nd: Michael Gallagher (15) 71

Category 3 (16+) 1st: Peter  McCaughey (18) 69 2nd: Graham Purcell (21) 71

Juvenile: Thomas O Connell (14) 69

CSS: 72

Open Singles Stableford – May 25

1st: John Paul Gilbourne (13) 45pts

2nd: Larry Curtin (18) 44/24pts 3rd: Ross Quigley (25) 44pts

Cat 1: (0-12) Jim Caraher (8) 39/23

Cat 2: (13-19) Billy Curran (16) 41

Cat 3: (20-28) Jim Conroy (24) 41

Visitor: Jason Murphy (1) (Greenore) 38

Juvenile: Matthew Fee (23)

Home CSS: 37pts,

Away CSS: 36pts

Open Week action grabs headlines

The past week has seen plenty of competitive action at Dundalk Golf Club as the annual May Open Week was in full flow and there was plenty of headline grabbing action

Teenager Padraig Fallon saw his handicap drop by three shots in three days as he won the Open Singles Stableford on Monday of last week. He had lost a shot when winning the Best Nett Prize at the DAR Golf sponsored Dundalk Junior Scratch Cup the previous Saturday and then, off his new handicap of eight, lost a further two shots two days later when he shot 46pts to win by six shots from another talented teenager and current All-Ireland Faldo Series U16 champion Eoin Murphy.

Juvenile Committee chairman Jim Caraher is obviously getting plenty of inspiration from his young charges as he was a back to back winner during Open Week. Last Wednesday, he won the Open Singles Stableford with 40pots as he edged out Pat Donaghy on countback and the following day he was back on the winner’s podium when he led his team to victory in the Four Person Team Event sponsored by Flanagan Motors, despite having lost a shot overnight to drop to eight. Vincent Conlon (8), Padraig McDonnell (20) and Danny Gallagher (13) were the other members of the winning team, whose score of 90pts was one more than the second placed team of David Williams (19), Fergus O’Callaghan (13), Eamon McEneaney (17) and Gavin McEneaney (12).

Saturday’s Open Fourball, sponsored by National Tile, was won by seasoned campaigners Paddy Duffy (13) and Vincent Murphy (16) who dovetailed superbly to produce a blemish free round of 47pts. They had eight two point holes, nine three pointers and a four pointer at the ninth where Murphy struck a glorious tee-shot to within three feet of the tricky back pin and then sank the slippery downhill putt. They won by one point thanks to a brilliant up and down on 18 from Duffy who curled in a severely breaking downhill putt from six feet for par. Bobby McCarthy (16) and Shane Hession (5) were second with Richard Copas (17) and his guest from Sutton, M Drake (15) in third a further shot behind,.

Dundalk Golf Club would like to thank all those who participated in Open Week and the companies which sponsored competitions. Our next Open Week will be from July 3 to 10.

May 22 –  Singles Stableford Open sponsored by Copper Kettle Restaurant – Christy Ward (11) 42pts, Tadhg O’Sullivan (21) 41pts, Barry Grennan (12) 40/21pts.

May 21 – Open Fourball sponsored by National Tile Ltd: 47 – Paddy Duffy (13), Vincent Murphy (16). 46 – Bobby McCarthy (16), Shane Hession (5). 45 – Richard Copas (17), M. Drake (15) (Sutton).

May 19 – Four Person Team Event sponsored by Flanagan Motors: 90pts – Jim Caraher (8), Vincent Conlon (8), Padraig McDonnell (20), Danny Gallagher (13). 2nd: 89pts – David Williams (19), Fergus O’Callaghan (13), Eamon McEneaney (17), Gavin McEneaney (12).

May 18 – Open Singles Stableford- Overall: Jim Caraher (9) 40/21/14/7pts, Pat Donaghy (12) 40pts. Category 1: Niall Jackson (14) 39/21pts, William Redmond (12) (Blessington Lakes) 38/19pts. Category 2: Gerry O Keeffe (13) 40pts, John Morrisson (16) 38pts. Category 3: Kevin Carthy (18) 38pts, Tom Lanigan (21) 37pts. CSS: 72 (36pts).

May 16 – Open Singles Stableford: Padraig Fallon (8) 46pts, Eoin Murphy (4) 40pts, Francis McGuigan (14) 39/22pts, Ruairi Gogarty (7) 39pts. CSS: 72 (36pts)


Open Singles Stableford – May 22

 Sponsored by Copper Kettle Restaurant

1st: Christy Ward (11) 42pts

2nd: Tadhg O’Sullivan (21) 41pts

3rd: Barry Grennan (12) 40/21pts.

Open Fourball – May 21

Sponsored by National Tile Ltd

1st: 47 – Paddy Duffy (13), Vincent Murphy (16).
2nd: 46 – Bobby McCarthy (16), Shane Hession (5).
3rd: 45 – Richard Copas (17), M. Drake (15) (Sutton).

Four Person Team Event – May 19

Sponsored By Flanagan Motors

1st: 90pts – Jim Caraher (8), Vincent Conlon (8), Paraic McDonnell (20), Danny Gallagher (13).

2nd: 89pts – David Williams (19), Fergus O’Callaghan (13), Eamon McEneaney  (17), Gavin McEneaney (12).


Open Singles Stableford – May 18


1st: Jim Caraher (9) 40/21/14/7pts
2nd: Pat Donaghy (12) 40pts

Category 1
1st: Niall Jackson (14) 39/21pts
2nd: William Redmond (12) (Blessington Lakes) 38/19pts

Category 2

1st: Gerry O Keeffe (13) 40pts
2nd: John Morrisson (16) 38pts

Category 3:

1st: Kevin Carthy (18) 38pts
2nd: Tom Lanigan (21) 37pts
13 Twos

CSS 36pts