Singles Stableford Competition

Sunday 13th March 2016
Overall

1st :  E J Hanratty (10)                35/21 pts
2nd :  Brendan Keane (13)            35/20 pts

Category 1
1st :  Paul Morrison   (10)              34/22 pts
2nd :  Pat Donaghy       (12)               34/20 pts

Category 2
1st :  Aidan Gaughran     (13)     34/20/14  pts
2nd :  David Cairns           (17)                34 pts

Category 3
1st :  John McLaughlin   (25)             35 pts
2nd :  Caoimhan O’ Callaghan   (21)  34 pts

Ceann Scribe hang on to take Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League

Team Ceann Scribe won the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League when they defeated Team Deer Park 5-3 in Sunday’s Matchplay Final.

After winning the qualifying league by a massive 39pts from Ceann Scribe, Deer Park were odds-on favourites to take the 2016 title but the unavailability of three players meant they were forced to concede walkovers to their opponents and they were three matches down before a ball was struck.

Despite this disadvantage, they went agonisingly close to a memorable victory as the five remaining players battled valiantly to defy the odds in the 14 hole event.

Team captain Christy Ward led the way with an emphatic 36pts to 28pts victory over Turlough King during which he reeled off four birdies while Eamonn McEneany produced three birdies on his way to pipping Eugene Hanratty 36-35 in pulsating battling and Kevin Carthy also came out on top by a single point as he beat Joe Flanagan 36-35 in another gripping contest.

That left it 3-3 but Ceann Scribe captain Danny Miele beat David Murden 35-31 to edge his team front and it was left to Len Mullins to get them over the finishing line as he just held off the brave challenge of Micky Stewart to win 34-33 and secure the title for Ceann Scribe.

Eamonn McEnenay’s score was enough to win the Overall Individual Prize for the second time during this year’s Winter’s League as he pipped Kevin Carthy on countback while the Category winners were Christy Ward, Tommy Reneghan and Caoimhan O’Callaghan.

When all the individual scores over the duration of the Winter League were totted up the overall category winners were Sean Hession in Category 1, Tom Clarke on Category 2 and Sean Quigley in Category 3. Hession actually tied with Mickey Coburn for the Category 1 prize but won 33-31 in a play-off.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Final – Ceann Scribe 5 Deer Park 3 : Turlough King lst Christy Ward 28-36, Danny Miele bt David Murden 35-31, Len Mullins bt Micky Stewart 34-33, Eugene Hanratty lst to Eamonn McEneaney 35-36, Joe Flanagan lst to Kevin Carthy 35-36, Conall Murdock bt Alan Hurley w/o, Kevin Barry bt Gregory McCaughey w/o, Sean Gallagher bt Seamus Capplis w/o.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Individual Category Winners – Category 1: Sean Hession 186pts. Category 2: Tom Clarke 177pts. Category 3: Sean Quigley 180pts.

Sunday, March 6, Singles Stableford Competition – Overall: Eamon McEneaney (17) 36/25pts, 2nd: Kevin Carthy (20) 36/24pts. Category 1: Christy Ward (11) 36pts, Austin Shaw (9) 34pts. Category 2: Tommy Renaghan (13) 35/22 pts, Danny Miele (13) 35pts. Category 3: Caoimhan O’Callaghan (21), 36pts, 2nd: Joe Flanagan (20) 35/24/17pts.

Team Deer Park in the driving seat in Winter League

 

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With one round to go, Team Deer Park are firmly in the driving seat to qualify for the final of the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League and have extended their lead at the top of the standings.

Their overall score of 145 was two better than second place Team Ceann Scribe and allowed them to go 26 points clear at the top of the table. With a 38 point gap between them and third placed An Seach they are now odds-on to qualify for the matchplay final between the top two sides.

The question as to who will be their opponents is still up for grabs. Twelve points separate Ceann Scribe from An Seach so there will be plenty to play for when the Winter League resumes on February 28.

This Sunday, our 2016 captains Maurice Soraghan and Jean Connolly, will have their Captain’s drive-in.

The weekend Singles Stableford competition was won by Michael Coburn (8) who edged out Austin Shaw (9) on countback after both return scored of 33pts for the 14 hole event.

Gregory McCaughey (10) also shot 33pts to take Category 1 from Kevin Barry (10) while Derek Murdock (13) took Category 2 with 32pts from Anthony O’Donoghue (15). Sean Gallagher (25) won Category 3 with 31pts from Eamon Hoey (18).

Singles Stableford Competition – Overall: Michael Coburn (8) 33/22/17/9pts, Austin Shaw (9) 33/22pts. Category 1: Gregory McCaughey (10) 33pts. Kevin Barry (10) 31/21/15pts. Category 2: Derek Murdock (13) 32pts. Anthony O’Donoghue (15) 30/21/14pts. Category 3: Sean Gallagher (25) 31pts. Eamon Hoey (18) 30pts. CSS: Non Qualifying

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Standings: 744 – Team Deer Park. 718 – Team Ceann Scribe. 706 – Team An Seach. 705 – Team Cooley View.  695 – Team Braid’s Way.  694 – Team Felda. 687 – Team Stile. 676 – Team Hawk’s Nest. 673 – Team Slieve Gullion. 672 – Team Bearna Baoil. 651 – Team Jimmy Cassidy. 646 – Team McGeogh. 644 – Team Chapel Pass. 641 – Team Whitworth. 640 – Team Cook’s Lane. 627 – Team Whinney Knoll. 535 – Team The Haggard. 507 – Team Old Clubhouse
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Team Felda set early pace in Centra Winter League

Team Felda lead the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League after Round 1 on 151 points which is four ahead of Team Deer Park with Team McGeough another four points back on 143.

Sean Hession (9), with 33pts, top-scored for Felda with P Watters (31pts), Pat McGuinness (30pts), Fergal McKenna (30pts) and Seamus Bailey (27pts) the other counting scorers for the team.

Brian Gaughran of Team An Seach, playing off 14, was the best individual scorer on Sunday with 33pts, winning on countback from Eugene Hanratty (18) of Team Ceann Scribe with Sean Hession third.

A number of Saturday slots were also made available for Winter League competitors and saw a fine 36pts from David Brenndan (13) of Team Cooley View with Tommy McDonnell of Team Chapel Pass returning an equally impressive 35pts.

Results:

Sunday, January 17 – Singles Stableford 14 hole Competition: Brian Gaughran (14)           33/18pts; Eugene Hanratty (18) 33/16/8pts, Sean Hession (9) 33pts, Vincent Murphy (16) 32/18/12pts, Barry Grennan (12) 32pts.

Saturday, January 16 – Singles Stableford 14 hole Competition: David Brennan (13)         36pts; Tommy Mc Donnell (22) 35pts.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League (after Round 1): 151 – Team Felda, 147  – Team Deer Park, 143 – Team McGeogh, 142 – Team Bearna Baoil, Team Cooley View, 140 – Team Braid’s Way, Team Hawk’s Nest, 139 – Team Ceann Scribe, 138 – Team An Seach, 137 – Team Chapel Pass, Team Slieve Gullion, 136 – Team The Haggard, 135 – Team Cook’s Lane, Team Stile, 134 – Team Whinney Knoll, Team Whitworth, 122 – Team Jimmy Cassidy, 50 – Team Old Clubhouse.

 

 

 

Mernagh wins first Turkey competition

The first sign that Christmas is fast approaching came on Sunday when members teed off in the first Turkey Competition of 2015.

Brian Mernagh (13) led the pack home with a super score of 44pts and was one of ten golfers who shot at least 37pts or better to claim their Christmas Turkeys.

Wednesday’s Open competition was won by Ardee visitor Brendan Lawlor (4) who shot 39pts to win by two points from Stephen Buckingham (17) with veteran Gerry Martin (14) finishing third. Ciaran Johnson (21) took the Juvenile Prize.

The Wednesday Open competition has been extended into November and can be booked via the BRS system with visitors extremely welcome.

Sunday, November 1 – Turkey Competition – Brian Mernagh (13) 44pts, Christie Ward (13) 42pts, Barry Cunningham (12) 40/21pts, Mark Cumiskey (11) 39/18pts, Brian Crombie (20) 39/17pts, Stephen Lynch (6) 38/20pts, Neal MacKell (4) 38/18/12pts, Martin Farrelly (13) 38/18/11pts, Eamon Hoey (18) 37/21pts, John McCann (16) 37/19pts. CSS 71 (37pts).

Wednesday, October 28 – Singles Stableford Open Competition – Brendan Lawlor  (Ardee, 4) 39pts, Stephen Buckingham (17) 37/23pts, Gerry Martin (14) 37/19pts, Jim Caraher (10) 37/16pts. Juvenile: Ciaran Johnson (21) 39pts. CSS: 73 (35pts).

 

 

McCaul pips Brennan on back nine

A better back nine was enough for Niall McCaul (8) to pip 2014 Golfer of the Year Gerry Brennan (3) in Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition.

After a front nine of 17pts, McCaul found his scoring touch once he turned for home and his 23pts gave him an overall total of 40pts.

Brennan, who had lost a shot during the week, matched McCaul on 40pts after delivered two steady nine of 20pts each, but he missed out on the overall prize on countback.

The steady progress towards single figures of teenager Cian Lynch McCrave (11) continued as he returned 39pts to take Category 1 ahead of the experience Denis Cunningham (9) while Richard Barry (13) won Category 2 and Adrian Kenny (21) captured Category 3.

Gerry Brennan, playing off four on Wednesday, won the Gross Prize in the weekly Open Singles Stableford competition with 35pts. The overall prize went to Liam O’Mahony (20) who returned 42pts to win by three from Barry Cunningham (11) with Junior Cup team member Richard Newell (3) another two shots further back.

Sunday, October 11 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Niall McCaul (8) 40/23pts, Gerry Brennan (3) 40/20pts. Category 1: Cian Lynch McCrave (11) 39/21/14pts, Denis Cunningham (9) 39/21/13pts. Category 2: Richard Barry (13) 38/19pts, Danny Miele (13) 38pts. Category 3: Adrian Kenny (21) 39pts, Diarmuid McAdam (22) 36/19pts. CSS: 71 (37pts).

Wednesday, October 7 – Open Singles Stableford – Overall: Liam O’Mahony (20) 42pts, Barry Cunningham (11) 39/21pts, Richard Newell (3) 37/20pts. Gross: Gerry Brennan (4) 35pts, Visitor: K Stevenson (3) 35pts. CSS: 73 (35pts).

 

 

Parent and Child Competition winners

Cat 2 Group

(Adult and 18 Hole Boy 21 handicap and over). L>R: David Murden(First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Michael & David Staunton (Second).

Cat 3 Group

(Adult and 18 Hole Girl). L>R: Eve Rowland & Fionnuala Dullaghan (Second), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Áine & Brendan Keane (First).

Cat 4 Group

(Adult and 9 Hole Boy). L>R: Fergus & Conall O’Callaghan (Second), Paul & Iarlaith Carroll (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and David & Jack Lynch (Third).

Cat 5 Group

(Adult and 9 Hole Girl). L>R: Joan & Claire McKenna (Second), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Aoife Verling & Stephen Lynch (First).

Cat 6 Group

(Adult and 4 Hole Boy). L>R: Liam Mernagh & Fionn Cunningham (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty), Aidan & Oisin McBride (Third) and John & Jack Daly (Second).

Cat 7 Group

(Adult and 4 Hole Girl) – L>R: Jim & Anna Rowland (First) with Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty).

(Adult and 18 Hole Boy - 20 handicap and under).  L>R: Pat McGuinness & Cian Lynch McGrave (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor - Declan Rafferty) and Conall & Derek Murdock (Second).

(Adult and 18 Hole Boy – 20 handicap and under).
L>R: Pat McGuinness & Cian Lynch McGrave (First), Amy Rafferty (Sponsor – Declan Rafferty) and Conall & Derek Murdock (Second).

PGA Tankard and Captain’s Charity Day

Peter Rogers (Gross winner), Fergus O'Callaghan (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Jim Rowland (Third).

Peter Rogers (Gross winner), Fergus O’Callaghan (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Jim Rowland (Third).

Fergus O’Callaghan (14) won the PGA Tankard on Sunday and now qualifies to represent the club in a PGA Tournament at Royal Tara next Monday, September 7.

O’Callaghan shot an impressive 44pts to win by one from Aidan Gaughran(16) whose 26pts on the back nine was enough to edge Jim Rowland (12) into third on countback.

 Peter Rogers (2) won the Gross Prize with a super round of 40pts while the category winners were Clem Walsh (5), Tommy Renaghan (14) and Patsy Arrowsmith (17). Aidan Curtain took the juvenile prize.

Sunday’s event also doubled as Brendan Keane’s Captain’s Charity event with all proceeds raised going toward SOSAD (Save our Sons and Daughters), the suicide awareness charity. Many thanks to all who participated and contributed on the day and also to Gerry Byrne of The Copper Kettle who sponsored the event.

Clem Walshe (First Category 1), Tommy Renaghan (First Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane and Patsy Arrowsmith (First Category 3)

Clem Walshe (First Category 1), Tommy Renaghan (First Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane and Patsy Arrowsmith (First Category 3)

Charity Group 3

Siobhan Duffy (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gret Manning (Runner-Up).

Captain’s prize prizegiving

Captain's prize winners Paul O'Callghan and 2015 Captain Brendan Keane.

Captain’s prize winners Paul O’Callghan and 2015 Captain Brendan Keane.

Nora Byrne (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gillian McDonnell (Overall Winner).

Nora Byrne (Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gillian McDonnell (Overall Winner).

Saturday Winner - Captains Prize 2015, Clem Walshe (Overall winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gareth Duffy ( Category 1 winner).

Saturday Winner – Captains Prize 2015, Clem Walshe (Overall winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Gareth Duffy ( Category 1 winner).

Donal Sheridan (Category 1 - Third), Paul Cheshire( Overall winner Saturday), Captain Brendan Keane, Shane Hession (Category 1) and Conor Curran (Junior winner).

Donal Sheridan (Category 1 – Third), Paul Cheshire( Overall winner Saturday), Captain Brendan Keane, Shane Hession (Category 1) and Conor Curran (Junior winner).

Richard Copas (Category 2), Michael O'Keeffe (Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane, Denis Ryan (Category 3) and Barry Grennan (Overall winner Sunday qualifier).

Richard Copas (Category 2), Michael O’Keeffe (Category 2), Captain Brendan Keane, Denis Ryan (Category 3) and Barry Grennan (Overall winner Sunday qualifier).

Harry O'Hanrahan (Category 3 Winner), Captain Brendan Keane,Jimmy Connolly (Category 3 - Third) and Dessie Corbett (Category 3 - Second).

Harry O’Hanrahan (Category 3 Winner), Captain Brendan Keane,Jimmy Connolly (Category 3 – Third) and Dessie Corbett (Category 3 – Second).

Rory Staunton (Juvenile Winner), Conall Murdock (Junior Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Joseph Laverty (Juvenile Winner).

Rory Staunton (Juvenile Winner), Conall Murdock (Junior Winner), Captain Brendan Keane and Joseph Laverty (Juvenile Winner).

Eddie Rogers (Category 1 - 1st), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd) and Peter Rogers (Gross).

Eddie Rogers (Category 1 – 1st), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd) and Peter Rogers (Gross).

L>R: Ultan Herr (4th), Pat Curran (Veteran Winner), Paul O'Callaghan (Overall Winner Captains Prize 2015), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd), Ciaran Sheridan (3rd) and Peter Rogers Winner of Gross Prize).

L>R: Ultan Herr (4th), Pat Curran (Veteran Winner), Paul O’Callaghan (Overall Winner Captains Prize 2015), Captain Brendan Keane, George Rogers (2nd), Ciaran Sheridan (3rd) and Peter Rogers Winner of Gross Prize).

Paul wins Captain’s Prize

WinnerBrendan Keane’s Captain Prize produced plenty of drama on Sunday as 13 handicapper Paul O’Callaghan turned a four shot deficit into a four shot winning margin to ease to a comfortable victory in the biggest major of the year.
 First Round leader Ciaran Sheridan (5), who was part of last weekend’s Leinster Junior Cup winning team, was unable to reproduce his excellent form of recent weeks and he returned a five over par 77 for a final four under par total of 140 which left the door open for the chasing pack.
 Veteran George Rogers (19) initially held the clubhouse lead on 139 after adding a 70 to his opening round of 69. His round included six gross pars, including three consecutive pars from the fourth to the sixth holes that put him firmly in contention for the top prize. But dropped shots at the third, seventh, 14th, 15th and 18th left him on two under for his round and five under for the competition.
 Although playing in the final group, O’Callaghan started the day four shots behind first round leader Ciaran Sheridan (5) but he was in prime position to take advantage of Sheridan’s slips and did so with an impressive round of golf. An opening nine of 41 gross included pars at the second, fourth, fifth and sixth and a double bogey seven at the par-five seventh and got him to within two shots of the lead. He then surged past Sheridan on the back nine as he rattled in pars at 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th without any  double bogeys and finished with a gross score of 81 and a nett total of 68 for a two round total of 135, nine under par and four better than Rogers.
 Sheridan hung on to take third place on 140 with Ultan Herr (15) a shot further back after a second round 69 and Paul Morrison in fifth.
 Peter Rogers (1) took the gross prize on 148 after two successive rounds of 74 while Pat Curran (13) took the Veterans Prize on 142 after rounds of 73 and 69.
 First home in each three categories were Eddie Rogers (2), Barry Cunningham (12) and Harry O’Hanrahan (25).