Archives for December 2017

Rafferty wins Leinster Senior Order of Merit

Caolan Rafferty’s great season was recognised by Leinster Golf at their Annual Delegate Meeting recently when he received the Senior Order of Merit Award.

PHOTO: Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty (Senior winner, far right) pictured with the other Leinster Golf Order of Merit Winners (from left) Joseph Byrne (U14), Alex Maguire (U16), Charlie Denvir (U18).

Final hole proves crucial for McKenna

Sunday’s 14 Hole Singles Stableford was won on countback by Dermot McKenna (22) whose final nine holes yielded 21pts which was one than Neil Mullooly

The two had tied on 33pts, along with Patrick Wadding (23) who finished third with Ollie Reilly (14) fourth on 32pts.

McKenna got off to a good start with a three point par on the first and by the time he walked off the index one fourth he was on 11pts after a par on the long par four yielded him four points.

He only picked up one point on the short fifth but pars on the two par-fives yielded three and four points respectively and he also parred the par four eighth for another three points.

That left him on 22pts after eight holes and he picked up two points at each of the next three holes before stumbling slightly at the 12th and 13th where double bogeys yield one point returns.

However, he managed a four at the par four 14th and those three points were what allowed him to pip Mullooly for overall victory. Mullooly did have the consolation of recording the day’s best gross score of 28pts

Brian Mernagh (11), Dessie Ward (13) and Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) were the three category winners.

Sunday, December 3 – 14 Hole Singles Stableford – 1st: Dermot McKenna (22) 33/21pts. 2nd: Neil Mullooly (6) 33/20pts. 3rd: Patrick Wadding (23) 33pts. 4th: Ollie Reilly (14) 32pts. Category 1 (0-12): Brian Mernagh (11) 31/19/14pts. Category 2 (13-18): Dessie Ward (13) 31/20/15pts. Category 3 (18-28): Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) 31pts. Best Gross – Neil Mullooly 28pts.

Turkey Competition

1st :     Dermot McKenna (22)         33/21 pts

2nd :   Neil Mulloly   (6)             33/20 pts

3rd :     Patrick Wadding (23)     33 pts

4th :     Ollie Reilly (14)      32 pts

Category 1 (0-12)

1st : Brian Mernagh (11 )             31/19/14 pts

Category 2 (13-18)

1st : Dessie Ward (13)     31/20/15 pts

Category 3 (18-28)

1st : Benny O Shaughnessy (21)       31 pts

  • Best Gross – Neil Mulloly 28 Gross Points

Twos: 13, Players 13

Non Qualifying.

Please consider voting in the Dundalk Democrat Sports Person of the Year , 2 of our members are nominated, Caolan Rafferty and Eoin Murphy

Smith, Prendergast and Smith take honours in Week 5 of Winter League

One hundred players took part in the fifth week of the Ladies Winter League which was played on Saturday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 28 and yet again the scoring was great.

In Class A Deirdre Smith returned with a superb 21pts for the nine holes with Pauline Campbell hot on her heels with another brilliant score of 21pts. Deirdre has played some great golf over the last few weeks.

Bernie Prendergast, who is on top form at the moment, won Class B with 20pts and it was lovely to see Joan Smith winning Class C with a fantastic 21pts. Well done to all the winners.

CLASS A:
 Winner: Deirdre Smith (-1) 21/13pts
2nd: Pauline Campbell (11) 21/12pts
3rd: Fionnuala Dullaghan (18) 20/15pts

CLASS B:
 Winner: Bernie Prendergast (24) 20pts
2nd: Mary Dooley (23) 18/14pts
3rd: Lucy Greenan (27) 18/13/6pts

CLASS C:
Winner: Joan Smith (29) 21/15pts
2nd: Kay O’Sullivan (33) 21/14/7pts
3rd: Eve Beirne (33) 21/14/5pts