Durnin and Hamilton lead the way

Paul Durnin and Michael Hamilton led the way in Sunday’s Turkey Competition when both shot 33pts over the 14 hole course.

They finished one point clear of four players on 32pts with the final three Turkey vouchers being claimed by three competitors on 31pts.

Turkey Competition (14 Holes)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Paul Durnin (20) 33pts

Michael Hamilton (16) 33pts

Sean McGeough (20) 32pts

Sean Hession (10) 32pts

Frank Byrne (11)  32pts

Mickey Kelly (14) 32pts

Alan Hurley (5) 31pts

Tommy Renaghan (13) 31pts

Ultan Gaughran (9) 31pts

Non Qualifying.

Oakes back in winner’s circle

Sixteen handicapper Gerry Oakes made a welcome return to the winner’s circle when he took full advantage of Sunday’s pleasant conditions to win the latest Turkey Competition.

His score of 38pts for 14 holes was highly impressive and left him two clear of Trevor Giff with veteran Sean Ward, the 2013 Golfer of Year, a shot further back on 35pts, and Ken Lynch taking fourth on 34pts.

Six players who finished on 33pts also ended up in the prizes.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Turkey Competition (14 Holes)

Gerry Oakes (16) 38pts

Trevor Giff (12) 36pts

Sean Ward (15) 35pts

Ken Lynch (11) 34pts

Kevin Barry (9) 33pts

Connor McCaughey (6) 33pts

Kieran Reidy (15) 33pts

Kieran Arthurs (12) 33pts

Gerry Byrne(17) 33ts

J.P.Connolly (22)33pts

Non Qualifying.


Cairns hangs tough to take first place

On a course playing long and tough after last week’s heavy rain, Martin Cairns showed his toughness to take first prize in Sunday’s Turkey’s Competition which was played over 14 holes.

The 11 handicapper’s excellent score of 34pts was enough to pip the ultra-competitive Michael Keating by one point with Brian Ward, Jim Rowland and Oliver McGinnity a shot further back on 32pts.

There were also prizes for the five players who finished on 31pts plus three who came home with 30pts.

The results were:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Turkey Competition (14 Holes)

Martin Cairns (11) 34pts

Michael Keating (14) 33pts

Brian Ward (16) 32pts

Jim Rowland (11) 32pts

Oliver McGinnity (21) 32pts

Liam Mernagh (10) 31pts

Martin Farrelly (14) 31pts

Sean Quigley (18) 31pts

David Murden (12) 31pts

Dennis Cunningham (10) 31pts

Kevin Barry (11) 30pts

Fergal Harte (7) 30pts

Patsy Cole (15) 30pts


Blackmore wins as Rogers drops to one

As a former goalkeeper Richie Blackmore was pretty good at keeping the score down on the football pitch but he showed on Sunday that he knows how to score on the golf course.

The 14 handicapper shot an impressive 42pts, scoring on every hole, to take Sunday’s Turkey’s competition in the face of stiff competition from some of the club’s single figure players.

On the front nine Blackmore went to the turn in 20 points, thanks mainly to four straight pars from the sixth, and then produced back to back pars on 12 and 13 before parring three of the last four holes for a back nine of 22 points and an overall score of 42pts.

That was good enough to see off the challenge of two handicapper Eddie Rogers who recorded an impressive 40 points from a gross round of two-under-par 70. His round included four birdies at the 4th, 8th, 10th and 12th and just two bogies at the 6th and 16th. Although it wasn’t good enough to take the top prize it was enough to get Eddie down to a one-handicap for the first time in his long and distinguished career and everybody at the club sends their congratulations on this notable achievement.

Teenager Josh Mackin is another player heading in the same direction and the five handicapper continued his excellent season with a score of 39pts to take third on countback from Maurice Soraghan who has managed to keep his golf game together despite all his great and time-consuming work on the Course Committee.

Also making the prize list were John Keane, Peter McCaughey, Terry Conlon, Brendan Reilly and Jim Dwyer.

A day of good scoring was reflected in the CSS of 71 (37pts).


Turkey Competition

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Richard Blackmore (14) 42pts

Eddie Rogers (2) 40pts

Josh Mackin (5) 39/20pts

Maurice Soraghan (9) 39/18pts

John Keane (17) 39/18pts

Peter McCaughey (17) 39/16pts

Terry Conlon (6) 38/20pts

Brendan Reilly (12) 38/18pts

Jim Dwyer (9) 38/17pts

CSS. 71 (37pts)


Traynor takes top Turkey prize

A blistering back nine was good enough for Ciaran Traynor to land top prize in Sunday’s Turkey competition

After going out in level-par with 18 points the five-handicapper shot 23 points heading for home to finish on 41 points and just pip teenager Padraig Fallon on countback.

The experienced Michael Coburn was a shot further behind on 40pts while Martin Byrne finished fourth on 39pts, one point ahead of Billy Cairns.

A quartet of players who finished on 37pts also made the prize list making it a profitable day for Cathal Muckian, Brian Mernagh, Ciaran Dunne and Liam Mernagh.


Turkey Competition

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ciaran Traynor (5)  41/23pts

Padraig Fallon (9)  41/19pts

Michael Coburn (9) 40pts

Martin Byrne (12) 39pts

Billy Cairns (6) 38pts

Cathal Muckian (13) 37/21pts

Brian Mernagh (13) 37/20pts

Ciaran Dunne (13) 37/19/12pts

Liam Mernagh (11) 37/19/11pts

CSS. 72 (36pts)

Cunningham a clear winner


Thirteen handicapper Barry Cunningham shot an excellent 42pts on Sunday to win the club single stableford competition by two points from John McCann

Dennis Cunningham was a further two points back on 38pts and he just edged out Aidan Gaughran on countback to take third place.

The juvenile prize was won by Cathal Purcell with 32pts off 25.

Single Stableford

Sunday, October 26, 2014

1st : Barry Cunningham (13) 42pts

2nd : John McCann (17) 40pts

3rd : Dennis Cunningham (10) 38pts

4th : Aidan Gaughran (16) 37/18pts

Juvenile: Cathal Purcell (25) 32pts

CSS 72/36pts

McKeown holds his nerve to take Saturday Hamper

Seventeen handicapper Pat McKeown held his nerve in the wind on Saturday to see off the challenge of two of the club’s low men and take the first of the weekend Halloween Hampers.

McKeown shot 21pts over the back nine for an overall score of 38pts and that was enough to beat teenager Eoin Murphy, off six, on countback by two points.

One point behind this pair was five-handicapper Brian Reneghan while the best score of the day was posted by juvenile winner Aidan Curtin. Playing off 17 he shot 42pts and is set for a reduction in his handicap by at least one shot.


Halloween Hamper Singles Stableford

 Saturday, October 18, 2014

1st    Pat McKeown (17) 38/21pts

2nd     Eoin Murphy (6) 38/19pts

3rd    Brian Renaghan (5) 37pts

Juvenile: Aidan Curtin (17) 42pts

CSS 72/36pts











CSS 72/ 36pts

Two Men’s competitions this weekend

Men’s Club Members get two chances to win a Halloween Hamper this weekend as there are competitions on both Saturday and Sunday (October 18 & 19).

Competitors are welcome and encouraged to enter both competitions and entries are now being accepted on the BRS system. To book please click here

Storming finish from Brodigan

A storming finish saw Andrew Brodigan pip Mark Carins to win Sunday’s Stableford Club Competition on countback.

After a steady start, 13-handicapper Brodigan had 16 points after seven holes but the wheels looked to be coming off when he emerged from the tricky eighth and ninth with just one point.

A par at the par-five 10th stopped the bleeding and he then took nine points from the next three holes with three pars before stuttering with a one-point bogey on the index 18 par four 14th.

When Brodigan stood on the 16th tee he had 31 points on his card but, in blistering finish, he parred the long par four and then produced back to back birdies over the closing holes for a back nine total of 24pts and final score of 41pts.

That was enough to comfortably beat Mark Cairns on a back nine countback. Cairns, who is now off 14, has seen his handicap drop sharply this season and he showed he is adjusting to his new-found status with an impressive round that included one birdie and eight pars and saw him score on all 18 holes.

Gavin McDonnell’s persistence over the season finally paid off as he finished in third place with 40 points while Aaron Grant shot an excellent 38 points off plus two to take the gross prize with Neil Smith best of the juveniles.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Club Competition Stableford

1st: Andrew Brodigan (13) 41pts/24

2nd: Mark Cairns (14) 41pts/20

Gross: Aaron Grant (+2) 38pts

3rd: Gavin McDonnell (22) 40pts

Juvenile: Neil Smith (19) 36pts

CSS: 36 pts/72


Daly and McCarthy combine to win Club Fourball

High-handicappers Ciaran Daly and Bill McCarthy combined brilliantly to win today’s Men’s Club Fourball in windy conditions over the white course.

Ciaran, off 18, and Bill, off 26, produced an impressive 47pts as the slick greens caught out many pairs and it was enough to take first prize ahead of seasoned campaigners Liam Mernagh (11) and Sean Hession (10) who finshed second on countback after carding an excellent back nine of 23pts on their way to an overall total of 46pts.

Niall Connolly (16) and Peter McCaughey (17) also dovetailed well to take third spot and followed up a sizzling front nine of 24pts with a back nine of 22pts on their way to 46pts.

A feature of today’s event was the new look seventh hole which was in play for the first time in competition following the addition of a new pond wall in front of the green and a devilish pot bunker to the left of the putting surface.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Men’s Club Fourball

1st: Ciaran Daly (18) & Bill McCarthy (26) 47pts

2nd: Liam Mernagh (11) & Sean Hession (10) 46/23pts

3rd: Niall Connolly (16) & Peter McCaughey (17) 46/22pts