Archives for July 2017

Superb back nine secures Cochrane Cup for Byrne

Martin Byrne (14) needed a superb back nine to capture the Cochrane Cup on Sunday after he and Neil Mullooly (8) shot rounds of 40pts.

Byrne had returned 16pts on the front nine where he had three point pars at the third and ninth but blanked the par three fifth and only managed a single point at the sixth and eighth.

A further four points followed from the 10th and 11th before his round exploded into life and he reeled off four successive three point holes from the 12th to 15th before settling for a two point bogey on the 16th and then finishing with pars on the last two holes for six more points.

His 24pts down the back nine was two better than Mullooly who took second overall while Colin Roche (7) with 33pts was the winner of the Gross Prize. Billy Curran (12), Frank Keys (15) and Sean Gallagher (21) were the Category winners. Conor Murphy (15) was the Juvenile winner and Eamonn McEneaney recorded an ace at the par three 17th

Sunday, July 30 – Cochrane Cup Singles Stableford – Overall: Martin Byrne (14) 40/24pts, Neil Mullooly (8) 40/22pts. Gross: Colin Roche (7) 33pts. Category 1 (0-12): Billy Curran (12) 39/22pts, Fergal Harte (6) 39pts. Category 2 (13-18): Frank Keyes (15) 39/20pts. Brendan Reilly (14) 39pts. Category 3 (19+): Sean Gallagher (21) 37pts, Hugh Reilly (21) 36pts, Juvenile: Conor Murphy (15) 34pts. CSS: 36pts

Heartbreak for Junior Cup team in Leinster semi-final

The Junior Cup team’s efforts to win a second Leinster pennant in three years ended in heartbreak on Saturday evening in Callan when they were beaten 3-2 by Malahide.

In the morning quarter-final against Mullingar, a 2&1 win for Ciaran Traynor, a 4&3 win for Kyle Rafferty and a 5&4 win for Shane Hession got Dundalk over the line with Brian Renaghan all square after 14 and Clem Walshe two down after 14 when they were called in.

The semi-final was a real topsy turvey affair with the lead shifting several times over the duration of the afternoon before the match went to the wire. Ciaran Traynor lost 3& 2 in the top match and Kyle Rafferty also lost 3&2 but Clem Walshe had a comprehensive 5&4 win before Shane Hession won on the 19th to leave the tie delicately poised at 2-2 with one match out on the course.

There was little between Brian Og Renaghan and his opponent Ryan Gibson but a controversial ruling on the ninth hole saw the Dundalk player denied a win that would have put him two up and instead left all-square at the turn. The pair remained deadlock all the way to 20th hole when Gibson birdied to send Malahide through the final which they subsequently lost to Grange.

Cochrane cup

Overall

1st : Martin Byrne     (14)                 40/24 Pts

2nd : Neil Mullooly   (8)                   40/22 Pts

Gross: Colin Roche   (7)                 33 Pts (Gross)

Category 1 (0-12)

1st : Billy Curran       (12)                   39/22 Pts

2nd : Fergal Harte       (6)                   39 Pts

Category 2 (13-18)

1st :   Frank Keyes        (15)                     39/20 pts

2nd :   Brendan Reilly (14)           39 Pts

Category 3 (19+)

1st : Sean Gallagher (21)           37 Pts

2nd : Hugh Reilly       (21)            36 Pts

Juvenile : Conor Murphy (15)            34 Pts

Css: 36 pts

Hole in one Eamonn Mceneaney 17th.

Fred Daly team win first Leinster title

Dundalk Golf Club have won the Leinster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy after beating Greystones 4-1 in today’s final at Portmarnock Links.

In the top match Eoin Murphy got Dundalk on their way with a one hole win while Josh Mackin had a 2&1 win and Sean Laverty finished on the 12th with an 8&6 win. Padraig Fallon was one up after 14 and Kyle Rafferty was two down after 15 when their matches were called in.

Dundalk now go forward to the All Ireland Finals which will take place on Tuesday, August 29, in Bray Golf Club.

The Fred Daly Trophy is in memory of Ireland’s first Open Champion and has been competed for since 1995. Daly, who won the Open Championship at Hoylake in 1947, also played in the Ryder Cup four times, 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1953. It is Ireland’s premier inter-club tournament for boys and this is the first time that Dundalk have won the Leinster title.

PHOTO: The winning Dundalk team in the Fred Daly Leinster Final 2017 at Portmarnock Links.  Front Row (l-r): Jim Caraher (Juvenile Committe), Mickey Coburn (Club Captain), John Ferriter (Chairman Leinster Golf), Vincent Conlon (Team Manager) and Paul Malone (Juvenile Committe).  Back Row (l-r): Eoin Murphy, Josh Mackin, Sean Laverty, Kyle Rafferty, Padraig Fallon and Conall Murdock.  Photo Courtesy Ronan Quinlan

Open Singles Stableford

1st :  Connor McCaughey (6)     41/23 Pts

Category 1 (0 to11)

1st : Joseph Laverty (11 ) 41 Pts

2nd: Zak Alderdice    (10)  40 Pts

Category 2 (12 to 17)

1st : Ciaran Dunne (13) 40  pts

2nd:  Patrick Doran (16) 37 Pts  (Belvoir Park)

Category 3 (18-28)

1st : H O’Hanrahan (26)   34/19 pts

2nd : Paul Martin     (24)   34 Pts  (Mannan Castle)

         Best Gross

*   Connor McCaughey (6) 35  Gross Points 

                              Juvenile

Conor Murphy (16)   38 Pts

CSS 36 pts, Home

Two’s 13 (11 players)

 

Waite wins President’s Prize

Aaron Waite receives his winner’s prize from President Noel McGuinness.

Noel McGuinness’s President’s Prize over the Blue Course proved to be a tough test on Sunday with 12 handicapper Aaron Waite emerging as the winner after being the only player in the 202 strong field in break 70 nett.

Waite shot a 69 nett to pip another 12 handicapper, Trevor Giff, by one shot, Richard Newell (2) took the Gross Prize with a one over par 73 while Richie Barry (10) won the Veterans Prize with a 71.

The length of the course, coupled with a strong North Westerly wind and some very tricky pins let everybody in doubt that they were playing in one of the club’s major competition and Waite showed tremendous composure to emerge as winner.

Pars at the second, third, fifth and sixth had him in good shape after six holes but then he had a triple bogey eight at the formidable par five seventh which threatened to derail his challenge.

But he bounced back with back to back pars at the ninth and tenth and then rolled in successive pars at the 12th, 13th and 14th. Two more pars arrived on the 17th and 18th as he returned a nett score of 69 having managed to cover the back nine in 39 gross.

Sunday, July 21 – President Noel McGuinness’s Prize – Winner: Aaron Waite (12) 69, Runner-Up: Trevor Giff (12) 70/34/18. Gross: Richard Newell (2) 73. Veteran: Richie Barry (10) 71. Category 1 (0-12): Karl Stewart (8) 70, Ciaran Johnson (10) 71/34/22.7. Category 2 (13-17): Brendan Keane (13) 71, Padraig Gallagher (13) 72/34.5. Category 3 (18+) Gerry Campbell (25) 73/34.5, Jimmy O’Connor (21) 73/35.5. CSS: 73.

Dundalk lose in Barton Shield Leinster semi-final by one hole

Dundalk’s run in the Barton Shield was agonisingly ended on the 18th green of their Leinster semi-final against The Castle last Friday in Kilkenny Golf Club and the Dubliners went on to take the provincial crown when they beat the host club in Saturday’s Final.

In the quarter-final on Friday morning Dundalk faced five time Baron Shield winners Portmarnock and had a convincing win as Caolan Raffetty and Eoin Murphy defeated Jack Pierce and John Greene by four holes while Aaron Grant and Josh Mackin saw off James Fox and Geoff Lenehan by one hole.

In the semi-final Rafferty and Murphy lost the 18th and had to settle for a halve against The Castle pairing of Alan Lowery and Jack Welch while Grant and Mackin lost the 18th to a birdie and went down by one hole to Robert Moran and Alex Gleeson.

Dundalk’s search for a Leinster pennant continues this weekend with two teams in action. On Friday, the Fred Daly Trophy team takes on Greystones in the Leinster Final at Portmarnock Links with the first match teeing off at 10am while on Saturday the Junior Cup team bids for a second provincial title in three years when they play their Leinster quarter-final in Callan.

 

President’s Prize.

Winner: Aaron Waite (12)   69

2nd :         Trevor Giff (12)     70/34/18

Gross:     Richard Newell (2) 73

Veteran: Richie Barry (10)   71

Category Prizes

1st   Cat 1: (0-12)   Karl Stewart (8) 70

2nd Cat 1: (0-12) Ciaran Johnson (10) 71/34/22.7

1st Cat 2: (13-17)   Brendan Keane (13) 71

2nd Cat 2: (13-17) Padraig Gallagher (13) 72/34.5

1st Cat 3: (18+)   Gerry Campbell (25) 73/34.5

2nd Cat 3: (18+)     Jimmy O’Connor (21) 73/35.5