Barry claims Jubilee Cup

Kevin Barry (10) won the first major cup of the season on Sunday when he shot a three-under par 69 to claim the Jubilee Cup.
It was a narrow win as he only edged out the in-form Fergal Sexton (10) on countback. Sexton had won  Wednesday’s Open Singles with an impressive 42pts and was denied back to back victories by the narrowest of margins.
Pars at the opening two holes gave Barry a good start but a double bogey at the third undid that work and the same happened at the sixth where a bogey cancelled out the benefit of parring the index one fourth.
He then parred the index three seventh and index seven eighth to get to two under nett but handed both back at the par three ninth which he double-bogeyed.
That left him on level par nett heading for home but he got it together down the back nine and came home in three-under nett after picking up shots at the 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th and giving away shots at the 10th and 18th.
In end it was that performance down the back nine that allowed him to hold off the challenge of Sexton.
Ollie English (13)  took the Veteran’s Prize while Aaron Grant (+2) shot a two over par 74 to record the day’s best gross score. Category winners were Brian Mernagh (1),  Pat Curran (13) and Mark Browne (20).
Sunday also saw the first nine hole singles competition and Pat Hoey (12) with 23pts took the honours.
Sunday, April 15 – Open Singles Stableford – Overall: Kevin Barry (10) 69/33, Fergal Sexton (10) 69/34.
Gross: Aaron Grant (+2) 74. Veteran: Oliver English (13) 72/34.5. Category 1 (<11): Brian Mernagh (11) 69, Paul Morrison (11) 72/36.5. Category 2 (12-16): Pat Curran (13) 73/36.5/23.7/11.8. Noel Reidy (15) 73/36.5. Category 3 (17 -28): Mark Browne (20) 71, John Farrell (22) 72/32. Nine Hole Competition: Pat Hoey (12) 23pts.
Wednesday, April 11 – Open Singles Stableford – Overall: Fergal Sexton (10) 42pts, Pat Daly (20) 39pts, Shaun Ward (10) 38/21pts.

Impressive McCaughey masters the weather

Gregory McCaughey won Sunday’s Singles Stableford with an impressive 40pts, some of which was collected during one of the heavy downpours that affected those with morning tee-times.

Poll-forking meant that the greens were heavily sanded but that too didn’t deter the nine-handicapper who began fast with three point pars on the opening two holes.

Over the next eight holes he collected two points on seven of them with his only dropped shot coming on the index three par five seventh which he doubled-bogeyed.

That left him on 21pts standing on the 11th tee and the next three holes saw him produce the fireworks needed to distance himself from the rest of the field. He parred the index two par four 11th for three points and then tossed in back to back birdies at the 12th and 13th for a three hole haul of 10pts.

Another three points were gained at the 16th to move him to 38pts and he could afford to score one point bogeys at the final two holes and still win by two points from Joseph Laverty (10) and Anthony Tuite (14).

Laverty took Category One with Tuite winning Category Two and Johannes Steenvooden (25) took Category Three with 37pts. Best Gross was recorded by Peter Rogers with 34pts while James Murtagh (28) with 42pts won the Juvenile Prize.

Sunday, August  27 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Gregory McCaughey (9) 40pts. Category 1 (0-12): Joseph Laverty (10) 38pts, Zak Alderdice (10) 37/21pts. Category 2 (13-18): Anthony Tuite (14) 38pts, Gerry Oakes (17) 37/21pts. Category 3 (19-28): Johannes Steenvooden (25) 37pts, Graham Purcell (19) 36/17/15pts. Best Gross: Peter Rogers 34pts. Juvenile: James Murtagh (28) 42pts. CSS: 36pts.


Open Singles Stableford

1st :   Paul Malone (11)     43 Pts (Ardee)

Category 1 ( <11)

1st : Sean Reidy   (5)       40 Pts

Category 2 (12 to 18)

1st : Danny Gallagher (12)   37/20 pts

Category 3 (19-28)

1st : Padraig McDonnell (20)          35pts

Best Gross

*   Sean Reidy (5) 35  Gross Points 


Cathal Purcell (16)     38 Pts

CSS 36 pts


Open Singles Stableford 10-07-2016

1st Michael Browne (22)     39/24 pts

Cat1: 0-11

1st   Phil Holland         (11)   39/20 pts

2nd Ian Suffern (Lisburn)  (8)  38/20 pts

Cat2: 12-16

1st   David Murden     (12)     39/19 pts

2nd Brian Mernagh   (12)      37/19 pts

Cat3: 17-28

1st   Sean Gallagher     (25)    39/17 pts

2nd Kevin Redmond   (20)    36/17 pts


Liam Gordon       (27)   39 pts

Css 71


Open Week action grabs headlines

The past week has seen plenty of competitive action at Dundalk Golf Club as the annual May Open Week was in full flow and there was plenty of headline grabbing action

Teenager Padraig Fallon saw his handicap drop by three shots in three days as he won the Open Singles Stableford on Monday of last week. He had lost a shot when winning the Best Nett Prize at the DAR Golf sponsored Dundalk Junior Scratch Cup the previous Saturday and then, off his new handicap of eight, lost a further two shots two days later when he shot 46pts to win by six shots from another talented teenager and current All-Ireland Faldo Series U16 champion Eoin Murphy.

Juvenile Committee chairman Jim Caraher is obviously getting plenty of inspiration from his young charges as he was a back to back winner during Open Week. Last Wednesday, he won the Open Singles Stableford with 40pots as he edged out Pat Donaghy on countback and the following day he was back on the winner’s podium when he led his team to victory in the Four Person Team Event sponsored by Flanagan Motors, despite having lost a shot overnight to drop to eight. Vincent Conlon (8), Padraig McDonnell (20) and Danny Gallagher (13) were the other members of the winning team, whose score of 90pts was one more than the second placed team of David Williams (19), Fergus O’Callaghan (13), Eamon McEneaney (17) and Gavin McEneaney (12).

Saturday’s Open Fourball, sponsored by National Tile, was won by seasoned campaigners Paddy Duffy (13) and Vincent Murphy (16) who dovetailed superbly to produce a blemish free round of 47pts. They had eight two point holes, nine three pointers and a four pointer at the ninth where Murphy struck a glorious tee-shot to within three feet of the tricky back pin and then sank the slippery downhill putt. They won by one point thanks to a brilliant up and down on 18 from Duffy who curled in a severely breaking downhill putt from six feet for par. Bobby McCarthy (16) and Shane Hession (5) were second with Richard Copas (17) and his guest from Sutton, M Drake (15) in third a further shot behind,.

Dundalk Golf Club would like to thank all those who participated in Open Week and the companies which sponsored competitions. Our next Open Week will be from July 3 to 10.

May 22 –  Singles Stableford Open sponsored by Copper Kettle Restaurant – Christy Ward (11) 42pts, Tadhg O’Sullivan (21) 41pts, Barry Grennan (12) 40/21pts.

May 21 – Open Fourball sponsored by National Tile Ltd: 47 – Paddy Duffy (13), Vincent Murphy (16). 46 – Bobby McCarthy (16), Shane Hession (5). 45 – Richard Copas (17), M. Drake (15) (Sutton).

May 19 – Four Person Team Event sponsored by Flanagan Motors: 90pts – Jim Caraher (8), Vincent Conlon (8), Padraig McDonnell (20), Danny Gallagher (13). 2nd: 89pts – David Williams (19), Fergus O’Callaghan (13), Eamon McEneaney (17), Gavin McEneaney (12).

May 18 – Open Singles Stableford- Overall: Jim Caraher (9) 40/21/14/7pts, Pat Donaghy (12) 40pts. Category 1: Niall Jackson (14) 39/21pts, William Redmond (12) (Blessington Lakes) 38/19pts. Category 2: Gerry O Keeffe (13) 40pts, John Morrisson (16) 38pts. Category 3: Kevin Carthy (18) 38pts, Tom Lanigan (21) 37pts. CSS: 72 (36pts).

May 16 – Open Singles Stableford: Padraig Fallon (8) 46pts, Eoin Murphy (4) 40pts, Francis McGuigan (14) 39/22pts, Ruairi Gogarty (7) 39pts. CSS: 72 (36pts)


Rafferty wins Club Championship

Caolan Rafferty

CLUB CHAMPION: Caolan Rafferty

Caolan Rafferty captured the Club Championship for the first time when he replicated his first round 69 in the second round to win by four shots from Aaron Grant.

Rafferty, who is in superb form at present, held a three shot lead over Grant going into the final round. Although Grant improved on his first round score by two shots in carding a two-under par 70, Rafferty held his nerve and returned a three under par 69 for a two round total of 138, six under par.

Chris Blackmore took the Round 2 Gross Prize with a 71 with Neal MacKell taking the Round 1 accolade after a 72. The Round 1 Nett went to Ruairi Gogarty with Ciaran Traynor taking the Round 2 prize.

Rafferty’s had taken firm control of the Club Championship, which is confined to members with a handicap of nine or better, after the First Round.

The plus three handicapper, shot a three-under par 69 to lead by three shots from the club’s other plus handicapper, Aaron Grant (+1), who carded a level par 72.

Having opened with two straight pars, Rafferty got the first of five birdies, at the par-four third and followed that with back-to-back birdies at the par-five sixth and par-five seventh before turning in four-under with a birdie two at the ninth. He gave a shot back at the par-five 10th, got back to four under with a birdie four at the 12th and eventually finished at three under following a bogey five at the difficult 15th.
A birdie three at the opening hole got Grant off to a great start but a double-bogey six at the index one fourth was followed by a birdie four at the sixth and a bogey four at the ninth as he turned on one-over. A birdie at the par five 12th got Grant back to level par and he parred his way home for a 72 to lie three shots behind Rafferty.

Neal MacKell (4) also shot a 72 with Maurice J Murphy (3) on 74 as ten players found themselves within eight shots of the leader but in the second round nobody was able to put enough pressure on Rafferty and he held on for an impressive wire to wire victory.

2015 Club Championship – Overall: 138 – Caolan Rafferty (+3)   69/69, 142 – Aaron Grant (+1) 72/70. Round 1 – 1st Gross: Neal MacKell (3) 72, 1st Nett: Ruairi Gogarty (7) 69/33. Round 2 – 1st Gross: Chris Blackmore (1) 71, 1st Nett: Ciaran Traynor (6) 70/22/10. CSS 72.

Semi Open Result

Semi Open mixed Scotch Foursomes

Sunday 31st  May 2015

1st Michael Gallagher (13) & Jill Gallagher (31) Dundalk  70

9 Hole Social Competitions

The nine hole Social competitions begin on Friday May 1st.  Time sheet will be live on the BRS on Thursday 23rd April at 19.00pm (and every Thursday thereafter at this time).

To kick off the Summer Season of Social Golf there will be music in the Clubhouse on 1st May at 9.30pm.  You don’t have to play in the competition to enjoy the music.  All welcome!!