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.


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.