Archives for March 2017

Centra Winter League Finals on Sunday

The finals of the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League will take place on Sunday morning with 16 matches down for decision.

Following the fourth round of the League last Sunday, the top 32 players have been drawn to play each other over 18 holes with the top qualifier playing the last qualifier and so on. The pairings are below. The 32 finalists will also be eligible to win the normal singles stableford competition.

The final will be matchplay stableford format with the total stableford points counting. In the event of a tie the higher seeded player will win as there will be no countback. The presentation to the 16 winners will take place at 1.15pm in the clubhouse.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Finals: 08:40: Conall Murdock v Jim Dwyer, Barry Cunningham v Edmund Sheridan, 08:50: Billy Cairns v Colm Garvey, William McKeever v Danny Miele, 09:00: Ken Cairns v Martin Byrne, Frank Byrne v Brian Ward. 09:10: Brian Mernagh v Micheal Gill, Kevin Barry v Michael Stewart. 09:20: Niall McCaul v Vincent Conlon, Dennis Cunningham v Maurice Soraghan. 09:30: Alan Uzell v Alan Cole, Anthony O’Donoghue v Brian Gaughran. 09:40: Richard Barry v John McKeever, Ray Pepperv Connor McCaughey. 09:50: Gavin McDonnell v Patrick Cole, Eddie Rocks v Barry Grennan. 10:00: Mickey Coburn v Noel McGuinness.


McCaul shoots best nett and best gross

The fourth round of the Winter League was won by six handicapper Niall McCaul who shot a nett 32pts and also managed to return the best gross score of the day with 28pts for the 13 holes. The 13 hole format meant McCaul only had four shots at his disposal so it was an impressive round.

It began with a three point par at the first which was followed by a three point birdie and although he only earned five points over the next three holes he took eight points from the two par-fives on the front nine as he eagled the sixth for four points and birdied the seventh for four points.

Another birdie followed at the eighth for three points and a two point par at the ninth meant he completed the front nine in 24pts.

Three pars at the 10th, 16th and 17th yielded seven points as he only had a shot at the 16th and, although he bogeyed the par four 18th, the point he gained was enough to get over the line in first place.

Another six handicapper, Billy Cairns, shot 31pts to take the Category 1 honours while Ollie English (12) won Category 2 with 30pts and Noel Reid (18) with 27pts claimed the Category 3 prize on countback.

Sunday, March 26 – 13 Hole Singles Stableford and Round 4 of Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League – Overall: Niall McCaul (6) 32pts. Category 1 (0-11): Billy Cairns (6) 31pts, Ultan Gaughran (9) 30pts. Category 2 (12-16): Ollie English (12) 30pts, Peter Fitzpatrick (14) 26/19pts. Category 3 (17-28): Noel Reid (18) 27/20pts, Bill McCarthy (27) 27pts. Best Gross: Niall McCaul 28pts.

O’Donoghue takes Round 3 in Winter League

Fourteen handicapper Anthony O’Donoghue won Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition which also doubled as Round 3 of the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League.

A run of five successive three-point holes from the seventh to the 16th proved crucial and was an excellent response to his only dropped shot of the day at the par five sixth where he didn’t have a shot and had to settle for a one point bogey,

O’Donoghue also had back to back three point holes at the third and fourth for a total of seven three pointer while he also managed to score two points on five holes.

Kieran Arthurs (12) took the Category 1 prize on 31pts from Clem Walsh (5) finished on 30pts but had the consolation of taking the gross prize after shooting 26pts which was the equivalent of level par for the 13 holes. Sean O’Sullivan (17) and Anthony McGuinness (23) took the other two category prizes.

The 13 Hole Singles Stableford competition on St Patrick’s Day was won by Michael Hamilton (15) who beat Kenneth Cairns (16) on countback after both had shot best of the day scores of 31pts. They were a point ahead of Sean Ward (17), Michael Browne (21) and Gerry Murray (9) with Ultan Gaughran (9) being the final player to make the podium after his 29pts clinched sixth place.

Sunday, March 19 – 13 Hole Singles Stableford & Round 3 of Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Overall: Anthony O’Donoghue (14) 32pts. Category 1(0-12): Kieran Arthurs (12) 31pts, Clem Walshe (5) 30 pts. Category 2 (13-17): Sean O’Sullivan (17) 29/21/16pts, Paddy Duffy (13) 29pts. Category 3 (18-28): Anthony McGuinness (23) 31pts, Eamon Hoey (18) 29pts. Gross: Clem Walshe 26pts.


Friday, March 17 – St Patrick’s Day 13 Hole Singles Stableford Sponsored by Cooley Distillery – Michael Hamilton  (15) 31pts, Kenneth Cairns(16) 31pts, Sean Ward (17) 30pts, Michael Browne (21) 30pts, Gerry Murray (9) 30pts, Ultan Gaughran (9) 29pts.

Mens Thirteen Hole Stableford and Winter League


1st :   Niall McCaul   (6)     32 pts

Category 1 (0-11)

1st :   Billy Cairns           (6)               31 pts

2nd : Ultan Gaughran (9)           30 pts

Category 2 (12-16)

1st :   Ollie English (12)            30 pts

2nd : Peter Fitzpatrick (14)         26/19 pts

Category 3 (17-28)

1st : Noel Reid (18)                     27/20 pts

2nd : Bill McCarthy (27)             27pts

  • Best Gross – Niall McCaul 28 Gross Points

Men’s Thirteen Hole Stableford and Winter League.


1st :   Anthony O’Donoghue   (14)     32 pts

Category 1 (0-12)

1st :   Kieran Arthurs   (12)  31 pts

2nd : Clem Walshe     (5)               30 pts

Category 2 (13-17)

1st :   Sean O’Sullivan   (17)                29/21/16 pts

2nd : Paddy Duffy (13)                          29 pts

Category 3 (18-28)

1st : Anthony McGuinness (23) 31 pts

2nd : Eamon Hoey (18)             29pts

Best Gross – Clem Walshe 26 Gross Points