Triple winner Walshe is no April Fool!

Clem Walshe

Clem Walshe proved he was no April Fool on Easter Sunday as walked off the course a triple winner.

The five handicapper shot a superb round of 42pts to win Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition and his gross score of 37pts was also the best gross returned on the day.

His nett score also had a major bearing on the outcome of the 2018 Winter League as Team 11, captained by Mark Browne, went from joint fourth place, and five points behind, at the beginning of the final round to top spot by the end of day’s play. They took the title by seven points from Team 7, captained by George Rogers, which had started the day alongside them in fourth place.

Another member of Team 11, Anthony O’Donoghue (13), also made a significant contribution with 38pts which was also enough for him to claim third place overall in the singles competition with Kevin Barry (10), a member of Team 7, finishing second with 40pts.

Team 3, captained by Bill McCarthy, had started the third round leading by one point but after returning a total of 98pts from their three counting cards they had to settle to third place, nine points behind the winners.

Walshe, who won the Hilary Outing at Seapoint recently, produced a superb round of golf on his way to victory as he carded three birdies, 13 pars and two bogeys for a one under par 71 or 37pts that, with the addition of his five strokes became an impressive 42pts.

He went out in 20pts, helped by a four point birdie at the par three fourth, and came home in 22pts having recorded three point birdies at the 12th and 15th and three point pars at the 11th and 15th. A sign of how well he played was shown by the accumulation of 12pts from the five holes where he had strokes.

Colin Roche (6) with 37pts took Category 1 while Kenneth Cairns (13) won Category 2 with 38pts and Sean Gallagher (20) claimed Category 3 with 35pts.

Sunday, April 1 – Singles Stableford Competition – Overall: Clem Walshe (5) 42pts, Kevin Barry (10) 40pts, Anthony O’Donoghue (13) 38/22pts. Category 1(0-11): Colin Roche (6) 37pts. Category 2 (12-16): Kenneth Cairns (13) 38pts. Category 3 (17-28): Sean Gallagher (20) 35/18pts. Best Gross: Clem Walsh 37pts.

Winter League sponsored by Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock (Final Standings): 216pts – Team 11 (Mark Browne, Clem Walshe, Anthony O’Donoghue, Ciaran Rafferty, Edmund Sheridan). 209pts – Team 7 (George Rogers (c), Kevin Barry, Connor McCaughey, Peter O’Brien, Brendan Tinnelly. Full results here

Winter League Standings Week 2

1 3 Bill McCarthy 109
2 2 Colm Coburn 108
3 14 Sean Ward 106
4 11 Mark Browne 104
4 7 George Rogers 104
4 5 Ray Pepper 104
7 12 Colm Garvey 102
8 9 Brian Ward 100
9 8 Kenneth Cairns 99
10 6 Michael Stewart 98
11 1 Pat Curran 97
11 15 Patsy Cole 97
13 10 Brendan Keane 93
14 13 Barry Cunningham 91
15 4 Tom Clarke  88

The Winter League is sponsored by Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock

Winter League tees off today

Today’s Sunday competition marks the commencement of the Winter League, sponsored by Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock.

This will be played over the next four weeks with one score counting in week one, two on week two and three on week three. The top two teams will compete in a Stableford Matchplay Final on April 1.

There are 15 five man teams participating and they are:

Team 1: Peter Rogers, Martin Byrne, Derek Teather, Pat Curran (C), Gerry Campbell.

Team 2: N Mc Caul (C), S. Bailey, M Hamilton, C Coburn, N Mc Guinness.

Team 3: M Coburn (C), B Mernagh,  N Reid, K Redmond, B McCarthy.

Team 4: M Gill, T Giff , D Cairns , T Clarke (C),  N Giff.

Team 5: C Ward (C), D Murdock, J McCann,  R Pepper, C. Byrne.

Team 6: F Byrne,  D Miele, M Stewart (C), C Murphy, J O’Connor.

Team 7: C McCaughey, K Barry, P O Brien (C), G Rogers,  B Tinnelly.

Team 8: N Mullooly, P Morrison, K Cairns, A Uzell (C), J Mc Geady.

Team 9: J Dwyer,  E Rocks (C), B Ward, S O’Sullivan, B O’Shaughnessy.

Team 10: R Soraghan, B Keane (C), G Daly, S Quigley, J Steenvoorden.

Team 11: C Walshe (C), E Sheridan, A O’Donohue, C  Rafferty, M Brown.

Team 12: S Hession, T Renaghan (C), U Herr, G J Byrne, C Garvey.

Team 13: B Cunningham, T King, O Reilly,  F McKenna,  L Hanratty (C).

Team 14, B Cairns, A Cole, D Brennan, S Ward (C), P McDonnell.

Team 15: C Murdock, D Ward, M Noone, P Cole (C), C McAteer.

Winter League entries now open

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Winter League which is sponsored by Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock.

This year the League will be a five person team event and will commence on Sunday, February 18 and run for six weeks with the final scheduled for April 1. There will be a break for the Captain’s Drive in on February 25.

The competition format will be stableford with one team score to count in weeks one to three, with two scores in week four and three scores counting in week five.

The top two teams will play a matchplay final on April 1 which will be run concurrently with the Sunday competition on that date.

The closing date for entries is Friday, February 16. Entries should be placed in the box in the Club Bar. The entrance fee is €5. Please ensure your full name and handicap are written on the envelope.

Centra Winter League Finals on Sunday

The finals of the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League will take place on Sunday morning with 16 matches down for decision.

Following the fourth round of the League last Sunday, the top 32 players have been drawn to play each other over 18 holes with the top qualifier playing the last qualifier and so on. The pairings are below. The 32 finalists will also be eligible to win the normal singles stableford competition.

The final will be matchplay stableford format with the total stableford points counting. In the event of a tie the higher seeded player will win as there will be no countback. The presentation to the 16 winners will take place at 1.15pm in the clubhouse.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Finals: 08:40: Conall Murdock v Jim Dwyer, Barry Cunningham v Edmund Sheridan, 08:50: Billy Cairns v Colm Garvey, William McKeever v Danny Miele, 09:00: Ken Cairns v Martin Byrne, Frank Byrne v Brian Ward. 09:10: Brian Mernagh v Micheal Gill, Kevin Barry v Michael Stewart. 09:20: Niall McCaul v Vincent Conlon, Dennis Cunningham v Maurice Soraghan. 09:30: Alan Uzell v Alan Cole, Anthony O’Donoghue v Brian Gaughran. 09:40: Richard Barry v John McKeever, Ray Pepperv Connor McCaughey. 09:50: Gavin McDonnell v Patrick Cole, Eddie Rocks v Barry Grennan. 10:00: Mickey Coburn v Noel McGuinness.

 

Ceann Scribe hang on to take Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League

Team Ceann Scribe won the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League when they defeated Team Deer Park 5-3 in Sunday’s Matchplay Final.

After winning the qualifying league by a massive 39pts from Ceann Scribe, Deer Park were odds-on favourites to take the 2016 title but the unavailability of three players meant they were forced to concede walkovers to their opponents and they were three matches down before a ball was struck.

Despite this disadvantage, they went agonisingly close to a memorable victory as the five remaining players battled valiantly to defy the odds in the 14 hole event.

Team captain Christy Ward led the way with an emphatic 36pts to 28pts victory over Turlough King during which he reeled off four birdies while Eamonn McEneany produced three birdies on his way to pipping Eugene Hanratty 36-35 in pulsating battling and Kevin Carthy also came out on top by a single point as he beat Joe Flanagan 36-35 in another gripping contest.

That left it 3-3 but Ceann Scribe captain Danny Miele beat David Murden 35-31 to edge his team front and it was left to Len Mullins to get them over the finishing line as he just held off the brave challenge of Micky Stewart to win 34-33 and secure the title for Ceann Scribe.

Eamonn McEnenay’s score was enough to win the Overall Individual Prize for the second time during this year’s Winter’s League as he pipped Kevin Carthy on countback while the Category winners were Christy Ward, Tommy Reneghan and Caoimhan O’Callaghan.

When all the individual scores over the duration of the Winter League were totted up the overall category winners were Sean Hession in Category 1, Tom Clarke on Category 2 and Sean Quigley in Category 3. Hession actually tied with Mickey Coburn for the Category 1 prize but won 33-31 in a play-off.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Final – Ceann Scribe 5 Deer Park 3 : Turlough King lst Christy Ward 28-36, Danny Miele bt David Murden 35-31, Len Mullins bt Micky Stewart 34-33, Eugene Hanratty lst to Eamonn McEneaney 35-36, Joe Flanagan lst to Kevin Carthy 35-36, Conall Murdock bt Alan Hurley w/o, Kevin Barry bt Gregory McCaughey w/o, Sean Gallagher bt Seamus Capplis w/o.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League Individual Category Winners – Category 1: Sean Hession 186pts. Category 2: Tom Clarke 177pts. Category 3: Sean Quigley 180pts.

Sunday, March 6, Singles Stableford Competition – Overall: Eamon McEneaney (17) 36/25pts, 2nd: Kevin Carthy (20) 36/24pts. Category 1: Christy Ward (11) 36pts, Austin Shaw (9) 34pts. Category 2: Tommy Renaghan (13) 35/22 pts, Danny Miele (13) 35pts. Category 3: Caoimhan O’Callaghan (21), 36pts, 2nd: Joe Flanagan (20) 35/24/17pts.

Team Felda set early pace in Centra Winter League

Team Felda lead the Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League after Round 1 on 151 points which is four ahead of Team Deer Park with Team McGeough another four points back on 143.

Sean Hession (9), with 33pts, top-scored for Felda with P Watters (31pts), Pat McGuinness (30pts), Fergal McKenna (30pts) and Seamus Bailey (27pts) the other counting scorers for the team.

Brian Gaughran of Team An Seach, playing off 14, was the best individual scorer on Sunday with 33pts, winning on countback from Eugene Hanratty (18) of Team Ceann Scribe with Sean Hession third.

A number of Saturday slots were also made available for Winter League competitors and saw a fine 36pts from David Brenndan (13) of Team Cooley View with Tommy McDonnell of Team Chapel Pass returning an equally impressive 35pts.

Results:

Sunday, January 17 – Singles Stableford 14 hole Competition: Brian Gaughran (14)           33/18pts; Eugene Hanratty (18) 33/16/8pts, Sean Hession (9) 33pts, Vincent Murphy (16) 32/18/12pts, Barry Grennan (12) 32pts.

Saturday, January 16 – Singles Stableford 14 hole Competition: David Brennan (13)         36pts; Tommy Mc Donnell (22) 35pts.

Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock Winter League (after Round 1): 151 – Team Felda, 147  – Team Deer Park, 143 – Team McGeogh, 142 – Team Bearna Baoil, Team Cooley View, 140 – Team Braid’s Way, Team Hawk’s Nest, 139 – Team Ceann Scribe, 138 – Team An Seach, 137 – Team Chapel Pass, Team Slieve Gullion, 136 – Team The Haggard, 135 – Team Cook’s Lane, Team Stile, 134 – Team Whinney Knoll, Team Whitworth, 122 – Team Jimmy Cassidy, 50 – Team Old Clubhouse.