Archives for 2018

House Committee Cup

Overall 1st :   Derek Murdock         (11)   67

Category 1 (0-11)

1st   :   Michael Coburn         (9)     68

2nd :   Carl Stewart               (7)     69

Category 2 (13-17)

1st   :   Tom Clarke                   (17)   68

2nd :   Shane Thornton    (14)     69

Category 3 (18+)

1st :   Oliver Mc Ginnity       (20)   68

2nd :   Colm Garvey               (20)   71

Best Gross:   Peter Rogers   (4)    74

Entry: 123,

Twos: 17 Players, 18 Twos.

CSS: Non Qualifying


Walshe comes out on top

Clem Walshe shot the best gross score of the day on Sunday and it was also good enough to give the four handicapper the overall prize after his nett score of 39pts edged out Colin Roche by the narrowest of margins.

Walshe went round in 71 gross, which equated to 35pts, and it was a round that included back to back birdies at the fifth and sixth, 13 pars and three bogeys as he scored on every hole, going out with 20pts and returning with 19pts.

Roche (9) had to settle for winning Category 1 by one point from Neil Mullooly (6) while Michael McDermott (16) claimed the Category 2 prize by one point from Sean O’Sullivan (18) after shooting 35pts.

Matchplay specialist Oliver McGinnity showed he is just as adept when it comes to singles golf as he took Category 3 on countback from young Lee Egan (28) after both finished on 38pts.

Congratulations to Caolan Rafferty on winning the Fife Tournament in Scotland last week and also leading Maynooth University to victory in the team events.

Sunday, October 21 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Clem Walshe (4) 39/19pts. Category 1 (0-12): Colin Roche (9) 39/18pts, Neil Mullooly (6) 38pts. Category 2 (13-17): Michael Mc Dermott (16) 35pts, Sean O’Sullivan (18) 34pts. Category 3 (18+): Oliver McGinnity (20) 38/20pts, Lee Egan (28) 38pts. Gross: Clem Walshe (4) 35pts.

Sunday Singles Stableford

1st :   Clem Walshe         (4)   39/19pts

Category 1 (0-12)

1st   :   Colin Roche         (9)     39/18 pts

2nd :   Neil Mullooly       (6)     38pts

Category 2 (13-17)

1st   :   Michael Mc Dermott (16)   35 pts

2nd :   Sean O Sullivan         (18)     34 pts

Category 3 (18+)

1st :   Oliver Mc Ginnity       (20)   38/20 pts

2nd :   Colm Garvey               (20)   36 pts

Gross:   Clem Walshe   (4)    35 gross pts

Big turnout for Adult and Juvenile competition

There was a big turnout yesterday for the annual Adult & Juvenile competition with 39 pairs playing Scotch Foursomes. The competition was very generously sponsored by our Club Professional Leslie Walker. At the presentation ceremony Club President Gerry Murray thanked Leslie for his sponsorship and also for his on-going commitment to juvenile coaching and the overall juvenile programme.

The results were:

Saturday, October 20 – Adult & Juvenile Scotch Foursomes sponsored by Leslie Walker.

Category 1 (Adult & 18 Hole Boy)

1st: Hugh Reilly (21) & James Reilly (17) 66.

2nd: Terry Conlon (6) & Lee Egan (28) 67.

Category 2 (Adult & 18 Hole Girl)

1st: Marie Strain (16) & Katie Rowland (36) 73.

2nd: Stephen Lynch (7) & Aoife Verling (36) 73.5.

Category 3 (Adult & 9 Hole Boy)

1st: Graham Purcell (19) & Jarlath Purcell (36) 76.5

2nd: Nicholas McShane (17) & Ódhran McShane (36) 77.8.

Category 4 (Adult & 9 Hole Girl)

1st: Adrian Kenny (17) & Keira Kenny (36) 75.5

2nd: Eddie Rogers (3) & Clara Egan (36) 83.5.

Category 5 (Adult & 5 Hole Boy)

1st: Sean Ward (19) & Tiernan Cunningham (40) 38.25.

2nd: Joe Garvey (18) & Oran Egan (40) 38.5.

Category 6 (Adult & 5 Hole Girl)

1st: Gerry McDermott (16) & Mia McDermott (40) 43.

2nd: Gerry Murray (10) & Holly Murray (40) 43.5.


Rafferty wins in Scotland

CAOLAN RAFFERTY produced a fantastic performance in the wind and rain in Scotland last week to win the 14th Fife Tournament on the British Universities & Colleges Tour.

The Dundalk player, who is a Harrington Scholar at Maynooth University, shot a six under par total of 136 to win the 36 hole event at Fairmont, St Andrews, by seven shots. His victory saw him move up to 54 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, his highest position yet.

The opening day of the competition, which attracted college golfers from all over Britain and Ireland, was characterised by shocking weather which included strong gusting winds followed by heavy rain that nearly made the course unplayable.

While most golfers struggled in the conditions, Rafferty revelled in them as he showed a high level of skill and patience in carding a one under par round of 70 that included three birdies and 13 pars having started his round contending with the high winds and finishing it in a monsoon.

Conditions improved on the second day and Rafferty, who held a one shot lead overnight, quickly stamped his authority on proceedings with three consecutive birdies from the third to move to four under.

Stirling’s Laird Shepherd emerged from the chasing pack as five birdies over the front nine saw him reduce Rafferty’s lead to two shots but the Dundalk man put his foot on accelerator down the back nine with birdies on 10 and 11. Although he dropped a shot on the 12th Rafferty holed his sixth birdie of the day on the 14th and finished with a five under par 66 for a two round total of six under. He won by seven shots from Maynooth teammate Eanna Griffin with Laird in third.

Rafferty was only player in the field to finish under par and he led Maynooth University to victory in the team event as they beat Durham 1 by a massive 23 strokes with Stirling 1 a further two strokes back.




Reid takes full advantage on back nine

Noel Reid (13) took full advantage of perfect weather conditions to win Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition with his 21pts down the back nine enough to pip David Murden (9) on countback after both carded rounds of 39pts.

Reid got off to the perfect start with a birdie three for four points on the first hole and although he only picked up one point from the two par fives he managed to cover the front nine in 18pts.

Three consecutive pars at the 11th, 12th and 13th yielded eight points and he also managed to pick up another eight points as he parred the final three holes on his way to a back nine return of 21pts and signed for an overall score of 39pts.

Murden had the consolation of taking Cateogry 1 from Damien Garland (7) who shot 38pts while Paddy Duffy (13) took Category 2 with 36pts despite playing with an ice cold putter. Aaron Waite (13) finished second in Category 2 with 35pts. Colm Garvey (20) shot 36pts to take Category 3 by one point from Seán Quigley while Sean Hession (4) returned the best gross and Rory Henry (23) was the Juvenile prize winner.

Sunday, October 14 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Noel Reid (13) 39/21pts. Category 1 (0-12): David Murden (9) 39pts, Damien Garland (7) 38pts. Category 2 (13-17): Patrick Duffy (13) 36pts, Aaron Waite (13) 35pts. Category 3 (18+): Colm Garvey (20) 36pts, Seán Quigley (18) 35pts. Gross: Shane Hession (4) 31/18pts. Juvenile: Rory Henry (23) 30pts. CSS: Non-Qualifying.




Single Stableford

Sunday 14th October 2018

1st :     Noel Reid         (13)   39/21pts

Category 1 (0-12)

1st   :   David Murden     (9)     39 pts

2nd :   Damien Garland (7)     38pts

Category 2 (13-17)

1st :   Patrick Duffy  (13)     36 pts

2nd :   Aaron Waite   (13)     35 pts

Category 3   (18+)

1st   :   Colm Garvey       (20)   36 pts

2nd :     Seán Quigley     (18)   35 pts

Gross:   Shane Hession (4)          31/18 gross pts

Juvenile: Rory Henry   ( 23)   30pts

Entry: 138,

Twos: 22 Players, 23 Two’s.

CSS: Non Qualifying

McCarthy masters the wind

Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition was won by Bobby McCarthy (16) who mastered the windy conditions and returned an excellent score of 42pts which was one better than Austin Carroll (13).

After opening with three two point bogeys, McCarthy picked up six points at the fourth and fifth after back to back three point pars and also parred the seventh for another three point par. He covered the back nine in 21 points and although he picked up only one point at the 10th after a double bogey seven he redeemed himself with a three point at the 11th. Three more three point pars followed at the 13th, 16th and 18th as McCarthy covered the inward nine in 21 points for an overall return of 42pts.

Carroll’s 41pts was good enough to claim Category 2 while Mark Cumiskey (9) took Category 1 with 39pts and Conor Byrne (23) claimed Category 3 with 27pts. Peter Rogers (2) had the best gross score of 36pts and his nett total of 38pts was good enough to take second in Category 1.

October 7 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Bobby McCarthy (16) 42pts. Category 1 (0-11): Mark Cumiskey (9) 39pts, Peter Rogers (2) 38/19pts. Category 2 (12-17): Austin Carroll (13) 41pts, Ken Lynch (12) 39pts. Category 3 (18+): Conor Byrne (23) 37pts. Martin Mc Caughey (21) 35/16pts. Gross:   Peter Rogers (2) 36pts. CSS: 72 (36pts).

Double for McGinnity as Matchplay finals are decided

The finals of the various matchplay competitions took place over the last few weeks and two out three wasn’t a bad return for Oliver McGinnity who appeared in three of the finals.

McGinnity took the biggest prize of all, The Gold Medal, when he defeated teenager Conall Murdock in the final and he also captured the Harry Walsh Cup when he beat Joe Garvey on the 19th hole. McGinnity also reached the final of the Minor Matchplay but his hopes of a unique hat-trick were dashed by Jimmy O’Connor.

O’Connor had a change to emulate McGinnity’s double as qualified along with partner Gerry Campbell for the final of the Foursomes but they came off second best to the defending champions, Paul Morrison and Michael McDermott, who made it a two-in-a-row.

In the Carolan Cup, Jim Dwyer beat Pat Donaghy while Clem Walshe and Oonagh Quinn won second successive Mixed Foursomes title with a 3&2 win over Mickey and Mags Coburn.

Andrew Keenan, a member of the club’s senior panel, captured the Senior Scratch Matchplay, with a win over Shane Hession while Neil Mullooly beat Barry Cunningham to take the Junior title and Pat Curran defeated Eamon McEneaney in the Intermediate Final.


Singles Stableford 7th Oct 2018

1st :     Bobby Mc Carthy       (16) 42pts

Category 1 (0-11)

1st   :   Mark Cumiskey (9) 39 pts

2nd :   Peter Rogers (2)     38/19 pts

Category 2 (12-17)

1st   :   Austin Carroll (13) 41 pts

2nd     Ken Lynch (12)       39 pts

Category 3   (18+)

1st   :   Conor Byrne (23)                 37 pts

2nd :     Martin Mc Caughey (21)   35/16 pts

Gross:   Peter Rogers (2)    36 gross pts

CSS: 72 (36 pts)