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

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Open Singles Stableford

Wednesday 15th October

Ladies Winner Mags Coburn 33 pts

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1st Kevin Henry 41 pts

2nd Conor Hackett 39/21 pts

3rd Barry Cunningham 39/18 pts

Visitors Prize Conor Duffy (Nuremore) 36 pts

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Ladies 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday 11th & Tuesday 14th October

Class A

Winner Elizabeth McDonnell 38 pts

Runner up Mary Carthy 36 pts

Class B

Winner Siobhan Duffy 37 pts

Runner up Joan Corrigan 34 pts

Third Jean Connolly 32 pts (on back 9 from Anne McArdle, Mary Berrils & Rosemary Gardiner)

Class C

Winner Kay O’Sullivan 34 pts

Runner up Pat Cleary 31 pts

Third Breege Stewart 31 pts

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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

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Open Singles Stableford

Wednesday 8th October

1st Jim Rowland 44 pts

2nd Barry Cunningham 41 pts

3rd Jason Hughes ( Nuremore ) 39 pts

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Ladies 18 Hole Singles Stableford

Saturday 4th & Tuesday 7th October

Class A
Winner Fionnuala Dullaghan 37 pts
Runner up Jacinta Foran 36 pts ( on back 6 from Lady Vice Captain MaryLou Grennan)

Class B
Winner Siobhan Rogers 42 pts
Runner up Maureen Sheehan 36 pts
Third Ann King 35 pts

Class C
Winner Fiona McLaughlin 38 pts
Runner up Joan McAdam 34 pts
Third Ann O’Callaghan 32 pts (on back 6 from Barbara McCourt)

Senior Ladies Mary Berkery 16 pts

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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








Open Singles Stableford

Wednesday 1st October

Ladies Winner Lady Vice Captain Mary Lou Grennan 33 pts

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1st Chris Blackmore 42/21 pts
2nd Gerard Cluskey 42/18 pts
3rd Barry Cunningham 41/20 pts

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Two Lady Team Event

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27th & 30th September

1st Noeleen Gernon & Laoise Grennan 51 pts -on back 9 from
2nd Marie Sweeney (Concra Wood) & Teresa Giff 51 pts – on back 9 from
3rd Marie Strain & Betty Rogers 51 pts

132 Ladies Played

Birdie blitz powers Hanratty to victory

Eleven handicapper Eugene J Hanratty won today’s Singles Stableford competition with an impressive 44pts over the white course in what were perfect playing conditions.

The Tournament Committee’s decision to have a 9am shotgun start, in order to facilitate those who wanted to watch the drama unfold at the Ryder Cup, ensured that there was a rare early morning buzz around the clubhouse and Hanratty proved to be an impressive winner.

His score was built on an excellent 25 points over the front nine which included a blistering four hole run from the first to the fourth which yielded 15 points as he birdied holes one and three and parred two and four.

He added another birdie at the par-five fifth and eventually finished with three birdies and eight pars with just one blank at the index 18 par four 14th where he recorded a six.

Seventeen-handicapper Fearghal Duffy finished second, three points behind Hanratty with 23 handicapper Pat Daly taking third on 40pts after a back six countback.

Senan Duffy took the juvenile prize after a score of 35pts.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Club Competition Singles Stableford

1st: Eugene J. Hanratty (11) 44pts

2nd: Fearghal Duffy (17) 41pts

3rd: Pat Daly (23) 40/20/14pts

Juvenile: Senan Duffy (27) 35pts

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