Singles Stableford

Singles Stableford Wednesday Open Competition
Wednesday 29th  July 2015
1st : Conor Hackett  (14)                   42 pts
2nd :  Andrew Keenan   (2)          40  pts
Gross:  Caolan Rafferty (+4 )      38 pts Gross
3rd  :    Vincent Duffy  (24)          39 pts
4th  :   John Farrell  (22)                  38/20 pts

Visitor:  Jim Nicholson  (16)        37/19 pts
Juvenile Prize :  Thomas O’ Connolly  (14)       36 pts
Css :    (72)

Sheridan leads Captain’s Prize after birdie blitz

Seven birdies helped propel Ciaran Sheridan (5) to the top of the leaderboard after Round One of Brendan Keane’s Captain’s Prize.

Sheridan will now play in the final group in Round 2 on Sunday week along with Barry Grennan and Paul O’Callaghan who are among a group of five players on 67.

Included in that group is another five handicapper, Clem Walshe, whose 67 led home the field in Saturday’s qualifiers with Sheridan taking Sunday’s accolade.

After a steady start, Walshe kick-started his Saturday round into life on the par three fifth with a birdie two and then birdied eight to turn in 35, one under par gross and four under par nett. Back to back bogeys at 12 and 13 could have proved fatal but he steadied the ship with four consecutive pars before birdieing the last for an inward nine of 37 and a nett total of 67, five under par.

While Barry Grennan (13), Paul O’Callaghan (13), Denis Ryan (8) and Michael Gill (8) all matched that total only Sheridan, who was an early starter on Sunday, managed to beat it and he did so in some style despite opening with a bogey five at the first.

He birdied the second and then, after bogeying the fifth, he reeled off three consecutive birdies from the sixth to turn in 34 which was five under par nett. Another bogey at 10 was followed by more birdies at 11 and 12. He carded five successive pars, included one at the index four 16th, before finishing his round with his seventh birdie of the day at the 18th to finish with a gross 68 and a nine under par nett score of 63.

Players scoring 78 nett or better qualified to play in the Second Round and the time sheet will be available for booking from Thursday at 11am. The 39 players on the leaderboard will be given designated tee times. Handicaps from Round One will apply to Round Two while those participating in the non-qualifiers event on the Saturday will play off current handicaps.

Sheridan and the leading contenders now have to wait until on Sunday, August 2, for the second round as all eyes switch this weekend to Portarlington, and the Leinster Finals of the AIG Junior Cup, as the Dundalk team, managed by Clem Walshe and Terry Conlon, go in search of a Leinster pennant. Eight teams from across the province have qualified for the finals and Dundalk will face Hermitage in the quarter-finals on Saturday morning. combined to comfortably win the Thursday’s Team Competition with 95pts.

Captain’s Prize Round 1 Leaderboard: 63 – Ciaran Sheridan (5). 67 – Barry Grennan (13), Paul O’Callaghan (13), Denis Ryan (8), Michael Gill (8), Clem Walshe (5). 68 – John Cooney (13), G Duffy (5). 69 – George Rogers (19). 70 – Ultan Gaughran (10), Gerard O’Keefe (13), Eugene Hanratty (18), Frank Byrne (11), Donal Sheridan (11), Conor Hackett (17), Gerry Brennan (3). 71- Charlie Sheppard (20), EJ Hanratty (10), David Staunton (10), L Steen (25), Derek Murdock (12), Dan Prenty (16), Mark Gorham (5), Martin Crosby (11), Paul Morrison (10), Kevin Barry (11), M O’Keefe (16), Jimmy Connolly (22), Phil Holland (10). 72 –Tom Lanigan (20),Oliver McGinnity (21), Neal MacKell (4), Neil Mulloly (8), Dairmuid McAdam (22), Fergus O’Callaghan (14), Ultan Herr (15), Adrian Kenny (20). 73 – Conor McCaughey (6), Seamus Bailey (13). CSS 72 (Sat & Sun)

Oriel Cup Results

1st:     Sean O Sullivan (18)                    66
2nd:    Bobby McCarthy (19)                      67
Gross:  Peter Rogers     (2)                    70
Category 1 (0-12)
1St      Paul Morrison (11)                         68
2nd     Josh Mackin (5)                         69

Category 2 (13-19)
1St      Tom Wall (14)                              68/32
2nd     Larry Curtin (19)                       68/32.5

Category 3 (20+)
1St      Tony McInerney  (20)                       71/35
2nd     Tom Lanigan (20)                        71/36

Visitor :    Gerry Quinn (17)  (Balbriggan)     70
Juvenile:    Niall O Callaghan (16)              68/32

CSS: Home  (71)          CSS: Away  (72)

Prizegiving : Sunday 26th July , 9pm

Open Week – Team Competition



1ST  Pat Curran (13)                            95pts
Brian Crombie (20)
Bernard Crombie (12)
D Gannon (17)

2nd   L O Hualachain (20)                       89pts
P Fennelly (20)
G Nicholson (14)
G Quinn (16)

Hot scoring in Farnham Estates Fourball

There was some hot scoring on Sunday in the Farnham Estates Men’s Open Two Person Team Event as Open Week teed off in style. Tom Geary (20) and Ritchie Barry (13) were clear winners after shooting a breathtaking 51ps to head the field by two shots.

A back nine of 26pts was enough to edge Ciaran Daly (19) and Mark Cumiskey (11) into second place on countback from Bill (27) & Bobby McCarthy (19) after both finished on 49pts.

Sunday also saw the Farnham Estates Open Mixed Scotch Foursomes which was won by Jim and Mary Dwyer who shot a 12 under par total of 60.

Sunday, July 12 – Farnham Estates Men’s Open Two Person Team – Tom Geary (20) & Ritchie Barry (13) 51pts. Ciaran Daly (19) & Mark Cumiskey (11) 49/26pts, Bill McCarthy (27) & Bobby McCarthy (19) 49pts.

Sunday, July 12 – Farnham Estates Open Mixed Scotch Foursomes – Jim Dwyer (9) & Mary Dwyer (35) 60, Vincent Duffy (24) & Pauline Duffy (19) 62.5, Tom Wall (14) & Josephine Wall (35) 63.5.

Cooney pips McKeever for Sunday prize

John Cooney won Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition on countback from Willie McKeever after both shot impressive totals of 42pts.

Cooney, a 14 handicapper, played in the morning and after carding four pars in his opening seven holes he produced a birdie at the next to stand on 20pts after eight. However, he stuttered a little around the turn picking up two points over the next two holes but got them back with pars at the 13th and 15th  He then finished strongly with pars at 17 and 18 to match his front nine score of 21pts for a total of 42pts.

Playing off 17, McKeever teed off in the late afternoon and started well with six points from the opening two holes but drew a blank on the third before finishing the front nine strongly with pars at the seventh, eighth and ninth to turn on 21pts and added two more pars on the 10th and 11th to stand on 27 points with seven holes to go. He picked up four points over the next two holes, and bogeyed the index 18 par four 14th for a point to move 32 points with four holes to go. Back to back pars at the difficult 15th and 16th moved him firmly into contention and left McKeever standing on the 17th tee with 37pts and needing five points from the final two holes to take overall victory. He could only managed two bogeys for a further four points and finished on 42pts. That tied him with Cooney on 42pts and their back nine totals were also level so it came down to the final six holes and Cooney edged that 16pts to 13pts.

Teenager Oisin Murray took Cat 1 with veteran Vincent Murphy winning Cat 2 and Joe Garvey claiming Cat 3.

Sunday, July 5 – Singles Stableford Competition – Overall: John Cooney (14) 42/21/16pts, Willie McKeever (17) 42pts. Category 1: Oisin Murray (7) 42pts, Cathal Grennan (8) 40pts. Category 2: Vincent Murphy (16) 40/22pts. Danny Gallagher (14) 37/19/13pts. Category 3: Joe Garvey (17) 40pts, Peter McCaughey (18) 36/21pts. CSS 71.

King rules Wednesday Singles

Five handicapper Aaron King won the Singles Stableford Open Competition on Wednesday, July 1, with a superb score of 44pts.

That was good enough for a three point winning margin with Donal Sheridan. off 12, taking second place on 41pts.

Chris Blackmore consolidated his newly acquired scratch status with a sub-par round of 40pts to take the Gross Prize while Oisin Conroy won the Juvenile Prize and Damien Ross from Ashfield won the Visitor’s Prize.

Wednesday, July 1 – Singles Stableford Open Competition – Aaron King (5) 44pts, Donal Sheridan (12) 41pts, Paul Durnin (21) 39pts, Josh Mackin (5) 38/22pts. Gross: Chris Blackmore (scr) 40pts. Visitor: Damian Ross (Ashfield, 17) 37pts. Juvenile Prize: Oisin Conroy (25) 42pts. CSS 71.

Greene wins Thursday singles

Dillon Greene, off 10, won the Singles Stableford Semi-Open competition on Thursday, July 2 with a score of 38pts. The Twos prizes were won by
Cathal Grennan (13th), Rian McDonnell (9th) and Dermot O Callaghan (13th)

Thursday, July 2 – Singles Stableford Semi Open Competition – Dillon Greene (10) 38pts. CSS 71 (37pts)

Singles Stableford

Singles Stableford Competition
SUNDAY 31st May 2015
1st :  Conall Murdock  (10)  40/19/12 pts
2nd :  Michael Begley  (22) 40 pts

Category 1
1st :  Martin Crosby (12)  38/21 pts
2nd :  Sean Hession (10) 38  pts

Category 2
1st :  Fergal Duffy (16) 39/21 pts
2nd :  Martin Farrelly (14) 39 pts

Category 3
1st :  John McErlean (22) 38/17 pts
2nd : Tom Clarke (18) 38  pts
CSS  72

Open Singles result

Open Singles Wednesday 27th May 2015.
1st  Ricky Newell (4) 39/22 Points
2nd Ruairi Gogarty (10) 39/20 Points
Gross Chris Blackmore(1) 38 Points
3rd PSmyth Greenore(19) 39/19/14
CSS 37 Points