Walsh pips Coburn to take Sunday prize


Clem Walsh was the winner of Sunday’s Single Stableford competition when he shot 35pts to pip Club Captain Mickey Coburn by one point.

The five handicapper opened with two pars for two points each before another par at the third yielded three points while a birdie at the fourth was worth four points and brought him to 11pts. He picked up one more three point par at the seventh on his way to turning for home on 22pts.

Walsh kicked for home in style and over the final five holes he notched up three three point birdies at the 10th, 12th and 14th and a three point par at the 12th. His only blemish was a one point bogey at the par three 13th.

That left him on 35pts, a total nobody else managed to match with Coburn (8) taking second on countback from Michael McDermott (17) after shooting 22pts over his final nine holes.

McDermott took the Category 3 prize with Jim Dwyer (9) and Derek Teather (13) winning the other categories.

Caolan Rafferty returned the Best Gross of the day with a two under par 30pts for the 14 holes,.

The timesheet for the Scotch Mixed Foursomes event on December 17, which has a shotgun start, has opened and is available on the BRS System.

Sunday, December 10 – 14 Hole Singles Stableford – Overall: 1st, Clem Walshe (5) 35pts; 2nd: Michael Coburn (8) 34/22pts. Category 1(0-11): Jim Dwyer (9) 32pts. Category 2 (12-16): Derek Teather (13) 33pts. Category 3 (17-28): Michael McDermott (17) 34pts. Best Gross: Caolan Rafferty 30pts. CSS: Non-Qualifying.

Ladies Winter League concludes

The Ladies Winter League has concluded with Mag Coburn winning the overall singles and Team Caroline taking the overall team prize.

The final week of the Winter League was played on Saturday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 5 and the scoring again was fantastic.

Bernadette McCabe returned a score of 23pts to win Class A. Bernie Prendergast, who has played super golf throughout the league, was the Class B winner with 22pts. Grainne Mulllins, who was the overall runner up in the singles, had another great score winning Class C with 21pts.

Mags Coburn who won the overall singles after playing very steady throughout the six weeks of the league.

Team Caroline, with an impressive score of 358pts won the Team Competition. The members of the team were Mary Carthy, Brid Rocks, Anne Murray, Gillian Murphy, Sally McDonnell, Teresa Oakes, Joan McKenna, Caroline Dunne.

Team Caroline, winners of the 2017 Winter League(Front Row, from left): Joan McKenna, Gillian Murphy, Lady Captain Maeve Ahern, Mary Carthy. (Back Row, from left): Daphne Boyle, Sally McDonnell, Mags Coburn, Eva Beirne, Teresa Oakes, Brid Rocks, Ann Murray.

Winter League singles winner Mags Coburn with Lady Captain Maeve Ahern

Week 6 Results

Winner: Bernadette Mc Cabe (17) 23pts
2nd: Mags Coburn (19) 21/15pts
3rd: Pauline Campbell (11) 21pts.

Winner: Bernie Prendergast (24) 22pts
2nd: Ann Murray (21) 20/15pts
3rd: Ruth Connolly (20) 20/14/8pts

Winner: Grainne Mullins (36) 21pts
2nd: Caroline Dunne (36) 19/14pts
3rd: Eve Beirne (33) 19pts.

Two’s:   9th – Brid Rocks

Rafferty wins Leinster Senior Order of Merit

Caolan Rafferty’s great season was recognised by Leinster Golf at their Annual Delegate Meeting recently when he received the Senior Order of Merit Award.

PHOTO: Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty (Senior winner, far right) pictured with the other Leinster Golf Order of Merit Winners (from left) Joseph Byrne (U14), Alex Maguire (U16), Charlie Denvir (U18).

Final hole proves crucial for McKenna

Sunday’s 14 Hole Singles Stableford was won on countback by Dermot McKenna (22) whose final nine holes yielded 21pts which was one than Neil Mullooly

The two had tied on 33pts, along with Patrick Wadding (23) who finished third with Ollie Reilly (14) fourth on 32pts.

McKenna got off to a good start with a three point par on the first and by the time he walked off the index one fourth he was on 11pts after a par on the long par four yielded him four points.

He only picked up one point on the short fifth but pars on the two par-fives yielded three and four points respectively and he also parred the par four eighth for another three points.

That left him on 22pts after eight holes and he picked up two points at each of the next three holes before stumbling slightly at the 12th and 13th where double bogeys yield one point returns.

However, he managed a four at the par four 14th and those three points were what allowed him to pip Mullooly for overall victory. Mullooly did have the consolation of recording the day’s best gross score of 28pts

Brian Mernagh (11), Dessie Ward (13) and Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) were the three category winners.

Sunday, December 3 – 14 Hole Singles Stableford – 1st: Dermot McKenna (22) 33/21pts. 2nd: Neil Mullooly (6) 33/20pts. 3rd: Patrick Wadding (23) 33pts. 4th: Ollie Reilly (14) 32pts. Category 1 (0-12): Brian Mernagh (11) 31/19/14pts. Category 2 (13-18): Dessie Ward (13) 31/20/15pts. Category 3 (18-28): Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) 31pts. Best Gross – Neil Mullooly 28pts.

Smith, Prendergast and Smith take honours in Week 5 of Winter League

One hundred players took part in the fifth week of the Ladies Winter League which was played on Saturday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 28 and yet again the scoring was great.

In Class A Deirdre Smith returned with a superb 21pts for the nine holes with Pauline Campbell hot on her heels with another brilliant score of 21pts. Deirdre has played some great golf over the last few weeks.

Bernie Prendergast, who is on top form at the moment, won Class B with 20pts and it was lovely to see Joan Smith winning Class C with a fantastic 21pts. Well done to all the winners.

 Winner: Deirdre Smith (-1) 21/13pts
2nd: Pauline Campbell (11) 21/12pts
3rd: Fionnuala Dullaghan (18) 20/15pts

 Winner: Bernie Prendergast (24) 20pts
2nd: Mary Dooley (23) 18/14pts
3rd: Lucy Greenan (27) 18/13/6pts

Winner: Joan Smith (29) 21/15pts
2nd: Kay O’Sullivan (33) 21/14/7pts
3rd: Eve Beirne (33) 21/14/5pts

Connolly, King and Byrne to the fore in Ladies Winter League

Theresa Connolly, Ann King and Teresa Byrne were the class winners in the fourth week of the Ladies Winter League which took place on Sunday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 21.

Connolly (17) shot 21pts to pip Deirdre Smith (-1) and Jennifer (14) on countback for victory in Class A.

In Class B Ann King (20) shot 20pts to beat Bernie Prendergast (24) and Teresa Oakes (28) by one point.

In Class C Teresa Byrne (30) had the day’s best score when she shot 22pts to take victory by one point from Oonagh Quinn (33) and Maire Conneely (29).

Winner: Theresa Connolly (17) 21/16/7
2nd: Deirdre Smith (-1) 21/16/6
3rd: Jennifer Holland (14) 21/15

Winner: Ann King (20) 20.
2nd: Bernie Prendergast (24) 19/15/8
3rd: Teresa Oakes (28) 19/15/6

Winner: Teresa Byrne (30) 22
2nd: Oonagh Quinn (33) 21/17
3rd: Maire Conneely (29) 21/15

Two’s: 5th – Fionnuala Dullaghan, Berni MacGuinness & Betty Rogers


Keenan wins Turkey competition by one point

Paschal Keenan was the winner of Sunday’s Turkey competition when the 15 handicapper shot a fine score of 36pts for the 14 holes.

That was enough to give him a one point win over Eamon Kelly (13) with Pat Daly (20) and Eddie Rocks (11) two points further back in third and fourth place respectively.

John McKeever (12), Martin Farrelly (14) and Nifel Giff (20) were the category winners while Conor McCaughey with 26pts shot the day’s best score.

Sunday, November 26 – 14 Hole Singles Stableford – Overall: 1st, Paschal Keenan (15) 36pts. 2nd, Eamon Kelly  (13) 35pts. 3rd, Pat Daly (20) 33/23pts. 4th, Eddie Rocks (11) 33pts. Category 1(0-12): John McKeever (12 ) 32pts. Category 2 (13-17): Martin Farrelly  (14) 32pts. Category 3 (18-28): Nigel Giff  (20) 32/22pts. Best Gross: Conor McCaughey 26/17pts. CSS: Non Qualifying.

Roll of Honour 2017

Competition Position Player
Captains Prize 1st COPAS, RICHARD
Presidents Prize 1st CAMPBELL, GERRY
Lady Captains prize to men 1st Waite, Aaron
Professionals Prize 1st CUMISKEY, ANDREW
Arkew Cup 1st BARRY, RICHARD
Cochrane Cup 1st BYRNE, MARTIN
PGA Tankard 1st GIFF, TREVOR
House Committee Cup 1st HALPIN, GARETH
Jubilee Cup 1st MERNAGH, LIAM
Knights of Malta Cup 1st LAVERTY, SEAN
Irwin Lockington Salver 1st JOHNSON, CIARAN
Paddy Markey Cup 1st HANRATTY, E J
Veterans Cup 1st MULLINS, L
Senior Scratch Matchplay 1st MURPHY, EOIN
Junior Scratch Matchplay 1st MULLOOLY, NEIL
Junior Scratch Matchplay 2nd HARTE, FERGAL
Intermediate Scratch Matchplay 1st CURRAN, PAT
Intermediate Scratch Matchplay 2nd BUCKINGHAM, STEPHEN
Minor Scratch Matchplay 1st WARD, DECLAN
Minor Scratch Matchplay 2nd DALY, PAT
Harry Walsh Cup 1st O’SHAUGHNESSY, BENNY
Harry Walsh Cup 2nd FLANAGAN, JOE
Carolan Cup 1st BAILEY, SEAMUS
Carolan Cup 2nd PEPPER, RAY
Gold Medal 1st MURPHY, MAURICE J
Gold Medal 3rd CAIRNS, BILLY
Gold Medal 3rd KING, TURLOUGH
Gold Medal Leading Qualifier CUNNINGHAM, BARRY
Mixed Foursomes 1st WALSHE, CLEM & Oonagh Quinn
Mixed Foursomes 2nd COBURN, MICHAEL & Coburn Mags
Club Chamionship 1st GRANT, AARON
Golfer of the Year 1st CONLON, VINCENT

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.

Winner: Brid Rocks (18) 20/16/8pts

2nd: Mags Coburn (19) 20/16/7pts

3rd: Theresa Connolly (17) 20/15

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

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.