Archives for July 2016

Sunday Open Singles

SUNDAY 10th JULY 2016

1st Michael Browne (22)           39/24 pts

Cat 1: 0-11

1st   Phil Holland (11)      39/20 pts

2nd Ian Suffern (Lisburn)  (8)   38/20 pts

Cat 2: 12-16

1st   David Murden  (12)   39/19 pts

2nd Brian Mernagh (12)    37/19 pts

Cat 3: 17-28

1st   Sean Gallagher (25)    39/17 pts

2nd Kevin Redmond (20)   36/17 pts


Liam Gordon       (27)   39 pts



July Open Week a tremendous success

The July Open Week proved to be a tremendous success with large entries, plenty of visitors and some great golf on a Dundalk course that is in pristine condition at the moment.

A brilliant back nine propelled 22 handicapper Michael Browne to victory in Sunday’s Open Singles Stableford which he won comfortably on countback after four players tied on 39pts.

Browne, who was one of the early starters, certainly didn’t look like a winner when he covered the opening ten holes in just 17pts, but he picked up three points at the 11th and again at 12th and, after securing two points at the 13th, he birdied the short par four 14th, which was playing into a strong wind, for four points to give himself a chance.

After two points at the 15th, he took advantage of the index four 16th playing downwind and where he had two shots. His five gave him three points, a four at the par three 17th yielded another two points and a par at the 18th earned the three points which brought him to 39 with nobody coming near to matching his 24points on the back nine

Local knowledge was very much to the fore in Thursday’s Open Four Man Team Event which was sponsored by DKIT Sports and Leisure Centre. The winning team of Sean Ward (17), George Rogers (19), Damien English (11) and Ollie English (12) combined superbly to shoot an impressive 97pts which was seven points clear of the second placed team.

Six handicapper Gareth Duffy produced once of the rounds of the season to win the Oriel Cup last Wednesday. He shot a two under par gross score of 70 for a nett total of 64 and a four shot winning margin from 21 handicapper Paul Durnin. Duffy’s round included seven birdies, seven pars, three bogeys and just one double bogey as he romped to a well deserved victory. Liam McGailey (10), Len Mullins (16) and Noel McMahon (23) took the category prizes while Ciaran Johnson (15) was the Juvenile winner.

Monday of Open Week saw Ross Quigley (22) win the Open Singles Stableford which was sponsored by Cavan Crystal. He shot a well crafted 42pts to win by three points from this year’s Juvenile Captain Cian Lynch McCrave (12) who shot 39pts with Derek Murdock third on 36pts while a member of the club’s Barton Shield team Ricky Newell (1) took the gross prize.

Sunday, July 10 – Open Singles Stableford- Overall: Michael Browne (22) 39/24pts. Category 1 (0-11): Phil Holland (11) 39/20pts, Ian Suffern (8) (Lisburn) 38/20pts. Category 2 (12-16): David Murden (12) 39/19pts, Brian Mernagh (12) 37/19pts. Category 3 (17-28): Sean Gallagher (25) 39/17pts, Kevin Redmond (20) 36/17pts. Juvenile: Liam Gordon (27) 39pts. CSS: 71.

Thursday, July 7 – Open Four Man Team Event sponsored by DKIT Sports and Leisure Centre – 1st: S Ward (17), G Rogers (19), D English (11), O English (12) 97pts. 2nd: S Finnegan (11) , D Mulligan (5), A McDonnell (5), N Lambe (15) (All Greenore|) 92pts.

Wednesday, July 6 – Oriel Cup – Overall: Gareth Duffy (6) 64, Paul Durnin (21) 68/30.5. Gross: Conor Curran (3) 71. Category 1 (0-12): Liam McGailey (10) 69, Christy Ward (9) 70. Category 2 (13-19): Len Mullins (16) 68. Mark Cairns (15) 71/32.5. Category 3 (20+): Noel McMahon (23) 71/34.5. Frank Barry (20) (Donabate) 71. Juvenile: Ciaran Johnson (15) 68. CSS Home: 71, CSS Away: 73.

Monday, July 4 – Open Singles Stableford sponsored by Cavan Crystal – Overall: Ross Quigley (22) 42pts, Cian Lynch McCrave (12) 39pts, Derek Murdock (13) 36/19pts. Gross: Ricky Newell (1) 33pts. CSS: 34pts.


Open Singles Stableford 10-07-2016

1st Michael Browne (22)     39/24 pts

Cat1: 0-11

1st   Phil Holland         (11)   39/20 pts

2nd Ian Suffern (Lisburn)  (8)  38/20 pts

Cat2: 12-16

1st   David Murden     (12)     39/19 pts

2nd Brian Mernagh   (12)      37/19 pts

Cat3: 17-28

1st   Sean Gallagher     (25)    39/17 pts

2nd Kevin Redmond   (20)    36/17 pts


Liam Gordon       (27)   39 pts

Css 71


Dundalk golfers making their presence felt

Two of Dundalk’s most promising young golfers have earned call-ups to the Leinster team for this month’s U16 Inter-provincials in Tullamore where Leinster will be defending the title they won last year.

Eoin Murphy and Josh Mackin will travel to the Offaly venue as provincial champions with Murphy having won the Munster U16 Championship in Nenagh while Mackin captured the Leinster title at Beaverstown last week.

Murphy produced an excellent two under par 70 to beat a field of over 140 players. He produced four birdies during his round and crucially was the only golfer to play the inward nine under par, which gave him a two shot win over Lahinch’s Jonathan Keane.

It was Murphy’s second major win of the season as earlier in the year he captured the All-Ireland Faldo Series and will head to the Grand Final in England later this year.

Mackin needed a four hole play-off against Robert Galligan of Elm Park to take the Leinster title. Both players finished on one under par 71 after 18 holes but Mackin came out on top in the play-off, winning by one shot.

Two other Dundalk golfers, Sean Laverty and Padraig Fallon, played in both championships.

The Leinster call-ups for Murphy and Mackin brings to four the number of Dundalk players capped at provincial level this season as Caolan Rafferty and Deirdre Smith have played in the men’s and women’s senior inter-pros respectively this year.

Smith was part of the Leinster team that finished second to Ulster in the women’s inter-pros at Slieve Russell. She formed a formidable foursomes partnership with Aedin Murphy and the pair recorded wins over Connacht and Munster. However, Smith was injured in her singles match against Munster’s Paula Grant, was forced to withdraw after 13 holes and played no further part in the tournament as Leinster just missed out on taking the title.

Rafferty went one better as Leinster’s men, captained by Greenore’s Seamus McParland, retained the All-Ireland Inter-Provincial title at Fota Island.

The Dundalk player formed an unbeaten partnership with Ardee’s Eugene Smith with the pair winning their foursomes matches against Connacht, Munster and Leinster.

Rafferty sank a birdie putt on the 16th to win their opening match against Connacht’s Sean Flanagan and Mark Morrissey 3&2. They then had a one hole win in the match against Munster’s Peter O’Keefe and Cathal Butler before recording a two hole victory over Ulster’s Stuart Beakley and Jordan Hood on the final day.

Raffterty was unable to carry that winning form into the singles matches where he suffered three defeats but the three points he earned from the foursomes certainly played a part in Leinster’s overall victory and ensured a memorable debut for the Dundalk player.



Eoghan Murphy wins Munster Boys Under 16 title

Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) prodMunster Boys Under 16 open 2016_Eoin Murphy Presentation2 Pressuced an excellent two under par 70 to win the Munster Boys Under 16 title.  Nenagh Golf Club was in excellent condition for the competition, with over 140 golfers taking and light winds which made for ideal playing conditions.


The winner Eoin Murphy, playing off a handicap of four, had two birdies and a bogey on the front nine to turn on one under.  Crucially he had the same on the back nine and was the only golfer to play the inward nine under par, and this gave him a two shot win.  Lahinch’s Jonathan Keane continued his recent good form, taking second place with a level par 72.  Keane had two rounds in the 60’s on his home course recently and the two handicapper equalled Murphy’s birdie count but also had four bogies for his level par result.

Scott Jones (Belvoir Park) had a 73 for third and David Twomey from Elm Park was fourth with a 74.  Sean Enright Limerick also had a 74 to take fifth place.  The Under 15 trophy went to Kilkenny’s Jack Walsh who had a 73, Walsh had a bogey on his opening hole but followed with 17 pars to take the prize by one stroke.  The Under 15 runner up was Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass) who had a 74.  Best Nett went to Mel Deasy from Bantry Bay with a 68, and the runner up was Eoin Lawless (Athenry) also with a 68.

Munster Branch Chairman John Moloughney congratulated the winners and thanked everyone for a great tournament.  He thanked Nenagh Captain Michael Fitzgibbon, and the large team of Officers and volunteers from Nenagh Golf Club for all their help in staging the event.  He also had a special word of thanks for tournament director Kevin Murray,  Margaret Sugrue, John Fennessy and Peter English for the seamless running on the day.  He also thanked sponsors Titleist Footjoy for their continued support for Munster Golf.

Open Week – 4 Man Team Results

Sponsored by DKIT Sports and Leisure Centre

1st S Ward (17)        97pts
       G Rogers (19)
       D English (11)
       O English (12)


2nd S Finnegan (11) Greenore        92pts      
       D Mulligan (5) Greenore
       A McDonnell (5) Greenore
       N Lambe (15) Greenore

Marie wins Ladies Captain’s prize

Overall Winners - Front left to right: Runner up Joan Corrigan, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Winner Marie McKell. Back Left to right: Fourth Maura Hackett, Overall Gross Deirdre Smith, Third Mary Dooley.

Overall Winners – Front left to right: Runner up Joan Corrigan, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Winner Marie McKell. Back Left to right:
Fourth Maura Hackett,
Overall Gross Deirdre Smith, Third Mary Dooley.

The Lady Captain’s Prize took place over two days on Tuesday June 28 and Saturday July 3. On day one 160 ladies played and on day two 144 ladies played.
There was great excitement as Lady Captain Jean Connolly greeted all the ladies going out to play. They were all full of anticipation. On the first day some fantastic scores were returned. Marie McKell, Joan Corrigan, Maura Hackett and Mary Carthy all came in with 70 nett. There was great excitement on day two and some nerves. Marie McKell and Joan Corrigan yet again played brilliant golf coming in with 75 nett. Marie was the overall winner with 145 nett on a count back.
On the presentation evening Marie received a beautiful prize and spoke of her shock and excitement at winning. This is Marie’s first time to win the Lady Captain’s prize. We are all delighted for Marie.
Joan Corrigan also received a beautiful prize and was absolutely thrilled to be runner up. This was a closely fought contest and well done to both ladies.
Congratulations to Deirdre Smith who won the overall gross. Deirdre is a skilful and talented golfer and had a fantastic gross of 155 for the two days.
Well done to Mary Dooley who was third and Maura Hackett who was fourth. These ladies are playing some great golf and no doubt we will be seeing their names in the winning enclosure again. Congratulations to all the winners on Day One and Day Two.
The Lady Captain’s competition was a huge success. On the presentation evening the winners commented on how Lady Captain Jean Connolly is a great ambassador for Dundalk Golf club. She works very hard and has shown magnificent support to all the ladies in Dundalk Golf Club. She has been particularly supportive of all the

Day One Winners - Front Left to Right: Rosemary Gardiner, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Lucy Greenan, Lesley O’Keefe, Mary Carthy. Back Left to Right: Teresa Byrne, Mary Connor, Mia Quinn, Una Connolly, Zoe Hallahan, Ellen McEneaney, Niamh Maguire, Geraldine Blackmore, Bernie Prendergast.

Day One Winners – Front Left to Right: Rosemary Gardiner, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Lucy Greenan, Lesley O’Keefe, Mary Carthy. Back Left to Right:
Teresa Byrne, Mary Connor, Mia Quinn, Una Connolly, Zoe Hallahan, Ellen McEneaney, Niamh Maguire, Geraldine Blackmore, Bernie Prendergast.

Teams representing the club at different events. Lady Captain Jean thanked all those who work to make the club a success and an enjoyable experience for all the members.

Lady Captain’s Prize Results 2016
Winner: Marie McKell (17) 145nett, on count back from runner up Joan Co

Day Two winners

Day Two Winners – Front Left to Right: Oonagh Coleman, Evelyn Fallon, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Fionnuala Dullaghan, Sally McDonnell. Back Left to Right: Mary Hession, Joan McAdam, Mary Burlingham, Olivia Cunningham, Noeleen Gernon, Una Delaney, Majella Cassidy, Deirdre Clarke.

rrigan (19) 145nett. Gross: Deirdre Smith (+1) 155 gross,
Third: Mary Dooley (24) 148nett, on count back from  Maura Hackett (25) 148nett.
Day One Winners
Class A:  1. Mary Carthy (17) 70nett; 2. Lesley O’Keefe (14) 71nett;
3. Gross: Mia Quinn (7) 81 gross. Class B: 1. Lucy Greenan (27) 71nett; 2. Bernie Prendergast (26) 72nett; 3. Rosemary Gardiner (20)         73nett. Class C: 1. Mary Connor (30) 76nett; 2. Una Connolly (34)                   78nett; 3. Carmel Naughton (29) 78nett; Front Nine: Jacinta Foran (14) 34nett; Back Nine: Niamh Maguire (17) 34.5nett; Non Qualifier Prize: Ellen Mc Eneaney (10)  74nett; 9 Hole Ladies: Teresa Byrne (29) 13 pts; Juvenile: Zoe Hallahan (33) 65nett; Nearest the pin: Geraldine Blackmore; CSS 74.
Day Two Winners
Class A: 1. Fionnuala Dullaghan (17) 73nett; 2. Teresa Giff (14)                          74nett; Gross: Olivia Cunningham (11) 88 gross. Class B: 1. Evelyn Fallon (27) 73nett; 2. Majella Cassidy (21) 76nett, on back nine from
3. Deirdre Clarke (19) 76nett. Class C: 1. Sally McDonnell (36)                            70nett; 2. Noeleen Gernon (30) 74nett; 3. Mary Burlingham (34)                          75nett; Front Nine: Una Delaney (17) 36.5nett; Back Nine: Mary Hession (22) 36nett; Non Qualifier Prize: Laura Hackett (24) 73nett;
Nine Hole Ladies : Joan McAdam (36) 15pts; Juvenile Prize: Amy Raffferty (22) 80nett; Nearest the Pin: Fionnuala Dullaghan, CSS 75.
Men’s 9 Hole Competition:
Overall Winner: Gregory McCaughey 42pts; Day One: Diarmuid McAdam 23pts; Day Two: Clem Walshe 21pts.

Oriel Cup – Mens Singles Stroke

1st  :  Gareth Duffy (6)                         64

2nd: Paul Durnin (21)                         68/30.5

Gross: Conor Curran (3)                    71

Category 1 (0-12)

1St    Liam McGailey (10)                     69

2nd   Christy Ward (9)                          70

Category 2 (13-19)

1St    Len Mullins(16)                           68

2nd   Mark Cairns (15)                          71/32.5

Category 3 (20+)

1St         Noel McMahon (23)                71/34.5

2nd   Frank Barry (20) (Donabate)    71

Juvenile: Ciaran Johnson (15)            68

CSS: Home (71)          CSS: Away (73)

Prizegiving : Sunday 10th July , 9pm

Josh Mackin wins Leinster Boys

Dundalk’s Josh Mackin won Josh Mackin (web)the Multicargo Ltd sponsored Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Open Championship at Beaverstown GC today in a very exciting 4 hole play-off against Robert Galligan from Elm Park GC.  Both players finished after 18 holes on one under par 71 to force a play-off situation but it was Mackin who became victorious winning by one stroke.

The level of golf was of an exceptionally high standard and was greatly appreciated by the many supporters in attendance.

Third place went to the local hopeful Sean Dowling from Beaverstown GC who carded a 72 level par which included two birdies and two bogeys.

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Open Week – Cavan Crystal Singles Stableford

1st    Ross Quigley (22)               42 pts

 2nd        Cian Lynch McCrave (12) 39 pts

 3rd Derek Murdock (13)           36/19 pts


Ricky Newell (1)                    33 Pts (Gross)

CSS   34pts

73 Entrants

6 Twos, 6 players

Presentation of Prizes Sunday 10th , 9pm