Good shooting in Ladies Winter League

The third week of the Winter League took place on Saturday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 14 with Brid Rocks (18), Gilliam Murphy (24) and Grainne Mullins (36) winning the three classes.

Class A scores were extremely competitive with all ladies in the winning enclosure coming in with 20pts. This represents some great play considering the conditions are quite challenging.

Class B and C players did not disappoint with 19pts winning both categories. Not surprisingly Grainne Mullins is in the winning enclosure once more. This young lady is demonstrating some very gritty talent. Well done to all the winners.

CLASS A:
Winner: Brid Rocks (18) 20/16/8pts

2nd: Mags Coburn (19) 20/16/7pts

3rd: Theresa Connolly (17) 20/15

CLASS B:
Winner: Gillian Murphy (24) 19/14
2nd: Deirdre Ryan (26) 19/13
3rd: Sally McDonnell (28) 18/13pts

CLASS C:
Winner: Grainne Mullins (36) 19pts
2nd: Eva Beirne (33) 18/16
3rd: Joan McKenna (31) 18/12

Two’s: 5th – Mags Coburn & Deirdre Smith.  9th – Marie MacKell, Fionnuala Dullaghan & Mary Hession.

Thornton birdies last to claim his turkey

A birdie on the last hole delivered victory for Shane Thornton (14) in the first of this year’s Turkey competitions on Sunday.

Thornton pipped Seamus Bailey (11) on countback after both were tied on 35pts in the 14 hole singles stableford competition.

After a steady start with two point bogeys at the opening two holes Thornton parred the third and fourth to move to 10pts after four holes.

Thornton didn’t have a shot at the par three fifth so his bogey only yielded him a point but he parred the sixth and bogeyed the seventh for a further four points before finishing the front nine with back to back three points pars at the eighth and ninth.

That brought him to 21pts and a bogey six at the 10th yielded another point before he kicked for home with a storming finishing that yielded 13pts over the final four holes.

Thornton had three point pars at the 11th, 12th and 13th before crossing to the 18th where his birdie three delivered four points and clinched his overall victory.

Last week’s winner Ollie English (13) finished third behind Thornton and Bailey after shooting 33pts and edging out Danny Miele (11) on countback.

The category prizes went to Austin Shaw (9), Darren O’Brien (13) and Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) while Peter Rogers posted the day’s best gross score with a round of 27pts.

Sunday, November 19 – Singles Stableford 14 Hole Turkey Competition – 1st: Shane Thornton (14) 35/24pts, 2nd: Seamus Bailey (11) 35pts, 3rd: Ollie English (13) 33/23pts, 4th: Danny Miele (11) 33/22pts. Category 1(0-11): Austin Shaw (9) 32pts. Category 2 (12-17): Darren O’Brien (13) 33pts. Category 3 (18-28): Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) 33pts. Best Gross: Peter Rogers 27pts. CSS: Non-Qualifying. Handicap adjustments to apply for turkey competitions.

 

Ladies Winter League Second Round results

The second week of the Winter League took place on Saturday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 7.

The conditions were challenging with Grainne Mullins and Jean Connolly coming in on top with a superb 19pts while Theresa Connolly took the Class A section with 17pts.

Grainne is playing great golf and has great talent. Jean Connolly is back on form playing super golf. Congratulations to all the winners.

CLASS A – Winner: Theresa Connolly (17) 17/14pts, 2nd: Fionnuala Dullaghan(18) 17/13pts, 3rd: Deirdre Smith (-1)             17/12pts. CLASS B – Winner: Jean Connolly (20) 19pts, 2nd: Ide McDermott (22) 17pts/(by lot),  3rd: Deirdre Ryan (26)      17pts. CLASS C – Winner: Grainne Mullins (36) 19pts, Noeleen Gernon (31)  17pts, 3rd:  Rita Kelly (33) 16pts. Two’s: 5th: Mary Dooley & Olivia Cunningham. 9th: Mary Smith  & Brid Rocks.

 

English takes Sunday stableford on countback

Ollie English (13) was the winner of Sunday’s 14 hole Singles Stableford competition as he defeated Peter O’Brien (15) on countback after both had finished on 30pts.

English covered the first seven holes in 16pts, thanks to a birdie four at the seventh which yielded four points. He then failed to score at the short par four eighth but bounced back with a three point par at the ninth to turn with 19pts. He then picked up 11th more points from the next four holes which included a birdie two for four points at the 13th. That brought him to 30pts with one hole to go but he failed to score on the short par four 14th.

However, the 20pts he had scored over the last nine holes were enough to give him overall victory from O’Brien.

Conor McCaughey (5) took third overall with 29pts and also recorded the best gross score of the day with 25pts.

Pat Donaghy (12), Danny Gallagher (13) and Dermot McKenna (22) took the category prizes.

Fourteen Hole Open Singles Stableford – Overall: Ollie English (13) 30pts, Peter O Brien (15) 30pt, Connor  McCaughey (5)  29/20pts. Category 1 (0-12): Pat Donaghy  (12 ) 29pts,. Category 2  (13-17): Danny Gallagher (13) 28pts. Category 3 (18-28): Dermot McKenna  (22) 28/19pts. Best Gross: Connor McCaughey 25pts. CSS: Non-Qualifying

 

Back nine birdies deliver another win for Shane

Shane Hession (5) won his second Sunday competition in four weeks when he shot 40pts to win this week’s Singles Stableford event.

Hession went out in 19pts after shooting eight pars and then amassed 21pts on the homeward nine where he had four birdies at the 10th, 13th, 15th and 17th. He failed to score at two holes, the eighth and 18, where he had double bogey sixes. His gross score of 35pts was also the best gross score of the day.

Martin Farrelly (14) took second overall on countback after shooting 39pts which included 23pts on the back nine. The Category winners Jim Dwyer (9), Bobby McCarthy (15) and Joe Garvey 18).

Sunday, November 5 – Singles Stableford  – Shane Hession (5)  40pts, Martin Farrelly (14) 39/23pts. Category 1 (0-12): Jim Dwyer (9)  39pts. Category 2  (13-17): Bobby McCarthy  (15)  39/20/16pts. Category 3  (18-28): Joe Garvey (18) 39/22 pts. Best Gross: Shane Hession 35pts. CSS: Non Qualifying.

ENDS

Dundalk wins Dungreen Trophy

Dundalk have won the Dungreen Trophy which is an annual competition played with Greenore. The event took place in Dundalk last Thursday, November  2, when 120 competitors played in near perfect weather conditions. It was a shotgun start competition which was the first time this type of format was used.

In a very closely fought contest, where the best 10 scorecards from each club counted, the host club emerged victorious by a score of 382 points to 377 points.

The Dundalk winning scorers were: Tommy McDonnell [22] 41pts, Oliver McGinnety [24] 40 pts, Colm Garvey [20] 39 pts, Pat Daly [20] 38 pts, Tom Clarke [17] 38 pts, Jim Gallogly [19] 38 points, Gerard Daly [13] 37 points, Seamus Bailey [11] 37 points, David Brennan [14] 37pts and Sean Taaffe [19] pts.

The Individual Winners were Tommy McDonnell and Oliver McGinnety of Dundalk while the Greenore winners were Gordon McLaren (10) 41 points and Jim Sheridan (11) 40 points.

Ladies Winter League tees off

The Winter League a 9 Hole Stableford  Competition which saw Round One being played on Saturday, October 28 and Tuesday, October  31.

The scoring was fantastic with Betty Rogers winning Class A with a superb 21pts. Judy McDonough also had an excellent score of 21pts in winning Class B while Class C was won by Maura Shelly with a very good score of 18pts.

This was great golf from these three players and we will be watching the teams at the top of the leader board as the competition progresses.

Winter League Round 1 – Class A: Betty Rogers (12) 21pts, Olivia Cunningham (12) 20pts, Theresa Connolly (17) 19pts/16pts. Class B: Judy McDonough (25) 21pts, Mary A McDonnell (25) 18pts/7pts, Anne Murray (21) 18pts/4pts. Class C: Maura Shelley (36)  18pts/7pts,         Grainne Mullins (36) 18pts/6pts, Oonagh Quinn (33) 18pts/5pts. Two’s – 5th : Siobhan Rogers. 9th: Olivia Cunningham , Theresa Connolly, Una Kelly and Diane Arthur

2017 ladies winners receive their trophies and prizes

Lady Captain Maeve Ahern recently presented the winners of some of the major tournaments held during the year with their trophies and prizes at a special presentation evening in the Clubhouse.

Ladies Club Foursomes Winners Mary McDonnell and Mary Dooley pictured with Lady Captain Maeve Ahern.

 

Winner Marie MacKell receives the Rawson Cup from Lady Captain Maeve Ahern.

 

Mary Burlingham receives the Tempest Dish from Lady Captain Maeve Ahern.

 

Violet McGeady is presented with the Club Cup by Lady Captain Maeve Ahern.

 

Clarke Salver winner Bernie McCabe with Lady Captain Maeve Ahern.

 

Jacinta Foran receives the Lait Cup from Lady Captain Maeve Ahern.

 

Winners of the Three Lady Rumble: Back (from left): Geraldine McGeough, Olive Lowth, Front (from left): Lady Captain Maeve Ahern, Jennifer Holland.

 

Winners of The Final Golfer of the Year Competition. Back (from left): Briege Renaghan, Joan McKenna, Pauline Campbell. Front (from left): Jennifer Holland, Nora Byrne, Lady Captain Maeve Ahern, Katherina Conneally Sloan.

 

Halloween Hamper Winners: Back (from left): Nuala Henry, Olive Jones,Elizabeth McGuinness, Grainne Mullins. From (From left): Una Kelly, Lady Captain Maeve Ahern, Nora Byrne, Catherine MacGuinness.

Rafferty claims Irish Intervarsity Championship

Caolan Rafferty has finished off what has been an unforgettable year by winning the Irish Intervaristy Championship at Enniscrone.

After opening with a 78 to lie four shots off the lead, Rafferty put himself right in the mix with a four under par second round 69 and a final round 75 left him with one shot to spare on three over from his playing partner and Maynooth University team-mate, Eugene Smith of Laytown & Bettystown.

Rafferty is among seven members of the GUI Senior Panel who have been selected to travel to PGA Catalunya Resort, Girona, Spain on November 28 for a four-day coaching session with national coach Neil Manchip. The group also includes Colm Campbell and Tiarnán McLarnon who were winner and runner-up respectively in this year’s Dundalk Scratch Cup.

Rafferty is also part of an eight strong Ireland squad that has been selected to compete at the South African Stroke Play Championship at Pecanwood Golf Club from February 6 to 9 and the African Amateur Championship at Glendower Golf Club from February 13 to 16.

 

Walshe clear winner of Halloween Hamper

Five handicapper Clem Walshe was a clear winner of Sunday’s Halloween Hamper competition which was sponsored by Traynor’s Butchers.

He returned a fine score of 42pts in the seven club competition after shooting an equally impressive gross score of 37pts which was a one-under par 71.

His round included birdies at the first, seventh and 10th and his only bogeys came at the 13th and 16th as he produced a round that saw him score 23pts over the front nine and 19pts on the way home.

He had two points to spare over Eddie Rocks (11) who finished 40pts and took second on countback after shooting 22pts on the inward nine relegating David Brennan (14) to third place.

Christy Ward (8), Noel Reidy (13) and Gavin McDonnell (18) took the three category prizes.

October 29 – Halloween Hamper Singles Stableford (Seven Clubs) sponsored by Traynor’s Butchers – Overall : Clem Walshe (5) 42pts, Eddie Rocks (11) 40/22pts, David Brennan (14) 40/20pts. Category 1 (0-12): Christy Ward (8) 39/20pts, Category 2 (13-17): Noel Reidy (13) 40pts. Category 3 (18-28): Gavin McDonnell (18) 38pts. Best Gross: Clem Walshe 37pts. CSS: Non-Qualifying.