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).
 

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
(Aughnacloy)
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

OPEN WEEK TEAM COMPETITION

THURSDAY 16th JULY 2015

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)
(Balbriggan)OPEN WEEK TEAM COMPETITION