Archives for June 2017

Campbell masters conditions to win Lady Captain’s Prize to Men

Lady Captain Maeve Ahern’s Prize to the Men took place on Sunday with the gale force wind and the occasional torrential downpours making for testing conditions for the 180 players and the CSS of 73 reflected the difficulty.

With a noon tee-off time, Gerry Campbell was one of those who experienced the worst of the weather but it proved to be no deterrent as the 27 handicapper claimed overall victory with a nett 65 after making good use of his shots.

The key to his victory were the par threes which he covered in level par after birdieing the fifth, parring nine and 17 and bogeying 13. He also parred the par four 14th which was playing long into a gale force wind with the flag in a tricky position at the back of the green.

Campbell won by four shots from Danny Gallagher (69) who took second on county back from Pat Curran (13) and JP Gilbourne (11). Curran had the consolation of taking the Veteran’s Prize while Gilbourne won Cateogy 1.

Noel Reid (16) won Category 2 while Maeve’s husband Dermot (21) and brother-in-law Tim (27) finished first and second in Category 3 after both shot 71s. Terry Conlon (6) with a 76 had the best gross while James Reilly (28) with a 69 won the Juvenile Prize.

Junior Cup team reach Leinster Finals

Dundalk’s Junior Cup team are through to the Leinster Finals after coming through their area qualifier over the Bank Holiday weekend at Knightsbrook Golf Club where 15 clubs from North Leinster participated.

Dundalk’s panel consisted of Billy Cairns, Shane Hession, Conor McCaughey, Kyle Rafferty, Brian Renaghan, Ciaran Traynor and Clem Walshe and they showed tremendous battling qualities the two day event

The first day was the strokeplay qualifier which was played in blustery conditions and with four of the five cards to count Dundalk needed to be in the top four to qualify for Sunday’s matchplay play-off.

Dundalk returned a total of 318, which was three shots behind leading qualifiers, Co Louth, with Headford also posting 318 and Ashbourne taking the final play-off spot on 320.

Renaghan shot the lowest score of the day, a 77, with Hession 78, Traynor 82 and Walshe 81 completing the four counting cards for Dundalk.

The following day, pre-tournament favourites Co. Louth comfortably disposed of Ashbourne in the first semi-final winning their first three matches comfortably, with the other two being called in.

Playing Headfort in the other semi-final, Dundalk were soon involved in a marathon struggle. Renaghan and Traynor were beaten on the 16th and 18th respectively while Hession and teenager Kyle Rafferty were always in command of their respective matches, both winning on 17.

Headfort looked to be in control in the final match, but a fantastic comeback by Walshe over the closing holes saw him edge to victory by the narrowest of margins on the last green to send Dundalk into the final against their great rivals from Baltray.

Astute team placement by selector Peter Rogers proved to be a decisive factor as Dundalk came from behind to win the afternoon contest.

Billy Cairns and Ciaran Traynor were beaten in the first two matches with Traynor going down narrowly on the 18th. But, Shane Hession came out of the blocks like a whirlwind in the third match, firing three birdies in the first five holes, to leave his opponent on the back foot and he eventually closed out the match on the 16th.

Clem Walshe played his usual brand of steady reliable golf and was always in control in his match before finally winning on 15.

The deciding match came down to Kyle Rafferty, a nephew of Leinster Interpro Caolan, who was representing the club at senior level for the first time. Always behind in his match to a more seasoned opponent, and three down with six to play, Rafferty finally drew level on 17.

He then held his nerve on the difficult 18th hole to half and, as darkness beckoned, he closed out the match holing a five foot putt on the 19th to secure victory for Dundalk.

All roads now lead to Co Kilkenny this summer for Dundalk as the Junior Squad will contest the Leinster Finals in Callan Golf Club on July 29 and 30 while the Barton Shield team have already qualified for the Leinster Finals at Killkenny Golf  Club the previous weekend.

Professional (Leslie Walker) Prize.

Winner: Andrew Cumiskey (15)                  66

Gross: Aaron Grant (+1)       70 Gross

Veteran: Denis Ryan (22)     71

Cat1: (+1 – 12)

1st : Dillon Greene (7)            66

2nd : Barry Cunningham (8)   69/34

Cat 2: (13 – 18)

1st : Gerard O’Keefe (13)       67

2nd : Noel Reid (16)               69/35

Cat 3: (19 – 28)

1st : Caoimhin O’Callaghan (20) 69

2nd : Gavin McDonnell (19)           71/32.5

Juvenile: James Reilly (26)         78

CSS: 73

Open Stableford

1st :   Frank Keyes     (16)         40 Pts

Category 1 (0 to12)

1st :   John McCauley (9)         38 pts (Ashfield)

2nd : Neal Mackell (4)              36/18/12 pts

Category 2 (13-18)

1st : Michael O Keeffe     (16)        37/19 pts

2nd : Sean McGeough     (16)              37

Category 3 (19-28)

1st : Stephen Duffin (19)  38 pts (Ballyclare)

2nd : Noel McMahon (23) 37 pts

 Best Gross

Caolan Rafferty (+3)   39     Gross Points 

                             Juvenile

Conor Murphy (22)                   41/25 Points

CSS 36 pts, Home and away

Lady Captain, Maeve Ahern’s Prize to Men

1st : Gerry Campbell (27 ) 65

2nd : Danny Gallagher (13)   69/32.5/10.83

Gross: Terry Conlon (6)           76   (Gross)

Veteran: Pat Curran (13 ) 69

Category 1 ( 0 -12)

1st : J.P. Gilbourne (11)          69

2nd : Austin Shaw         (9 )   70/33.5

Category 2 (13-18)

1st : Noel Reid               (16 )          71/36

2nd : Richard Copas       (18 ) 71

Category 3 (19 – 28)

1st : Dermot Ahern   (21 ) 71/36.5/21

2nd :   Tim Ahern         (27 )    71

Juvenile: James Reilly   (28 )       69

 

CSS: 73

Players 180

Two’s 16, 15 players

Wednesday Open Singles

1st :   Sean Laverty     (4)                   41 Pts

2nd    Christy Ward    (9)                   39 pts

Category 1 (0 -13)

1st :   Edward Rogers (3)                    37/22 pts

Category 2 (14-19)

1st : Ross Quigley     (18)            36/20 pts

Category 3 (20-28)

1st : Anthony McGuinness (21)    36 pts

         Best Gross

Sean Laverty   (4)   37     Gross Points 

                             Juvenile

Zak Alderdice     (14)                   42 Points

CSS 36 pts

June Bank Holiday Stableford Competition

1st :   Patrick Toner               (22)     42 pts (Greenore)

2nd :   Conor McClenaghan (25)     41/23 pts

Category 1 (0-14)

1st :   Sean Laverty   (4)                    40 pts

Category 2 (15-21)

1st :   Stephen Haughey   (15)         41 pts

Category 3 (22-28)

1st : Larry Witherow (24)               38 pts

Juvenile: Conor Murphy (27)       45 pts

  • Best Gross – Sean Laverty 36/19 Gross Points

CSS  36pts

Harry Walshe Cup

Overall

1st : Danny Miele (12)       45 pts

2nd : Eamonn Laverty (15)   43/22/17 pts 3T’s Qualifier

Category 1 (0-13)

1st : Ultan Gaughran (8)         43 pts

2nd : Michael Gallagher (13)  41 pts

Category 2 (14-18)

1st :   Michael Keating (17)  42 pts

2nd :   Derek Teather (17)             41 pts

Category 3 (19-28)

1st : Sean Gallagher   (22)  43 pts

2nd : Jimmy O’Connor (21)  42/23 pts

* Gross Score: Josh Mackin (2) 36 Gross Points

CSS 70 (38 Pts)

Wednesday Open Singles.

31/05/2017

1st :   Lorcan O’Huallachan (22)     40/21 Points

2nd    Kevin Carthy (18)                   40 pts

Category 1 (0 to12)

1st :   Andrew Keenan (3)          39 pts

2nd : Fergal Sexton       (11)         37 pts

Category 2 (13-18)

1st : Patrick McEntegart (14)        38 pts

2nd : Larry Curtin               (16)     37 pts

Category 3 (19-28)

1st : Padraig McDonnell (21)        37 pts

2nd : John Copas              (27)     35 pts

                                 Visitors Prize

1st   John McCauley (9)         35 points       (Ashfield)

                             Best Gross

Jamie Fletcher (+1)   36 Gross Points 

                            Juvenile

Cathal Purcell (19)                   42 Points

CSS: 36 Points