Hospice and Homecare Open a great success

The Ladies Hospice and Homecare Open Event attracted a great entry of 38 teams for the main competition while the Nine Hole Ladies and Two Man Team Competition were also well supported ensuring a large sum was raised for the charity. As well as strong support from Dundalk club members, players from Mannan Castle, Headfort, Ardee, Greenore and South County Dublin also participated.

Home players Elaine Ward (11) and Oliva Cunningham (11) joined up with Greenore’s Siobhan Byrne (21) and Ardee’s Róisin Devine (31) to produce the winning score of 87pts in the Team Event with an all-Dundalk quartet of Kitty Duffy (17) Louise Lynn (21), Pauline Duffy (21) and Marie MacKell (19) in second place after shooting 84pts and having a better back nine (43-41) than fellow Dundalk members Theresa Connolly (15), Ruth Connolly (20).

All the members of the winning team made key contributions and they dovetailed well as they went out in 47pts and came home in 40pts. They had four six point holes, eight five-point holes, five four-holes and just one three-point hole.

Gráinne Mullins (21) and Noreen Mullins (30). Kate O’Donnell (13) took the Nine Hole competition while Conor Martin and John Parker won the Nine Hole Two Man Team Competition.

Saturday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 11 – Hospice & Homecare Open Four Lady Team Event (all Dundalk unless stated) – Winners: Elaine Ward (11), Olivia Cunningham (11), Síobhan Byrne (21, Greenore), Róisín Devine (31, Ardee) 87pts. Runners Up: Kitty Duffy (17) Louise Lynn (21), Pauline Duffy (21), Marie MacKell (19) 84/43pts. Third: Theresa Connolly (15), Ruth Connolly (20), Gráinne Mullins (21), Noreen Mullins (30). 84/41pts. Nine Hole Ladies Competition: Kate O’Donnell (13/7) 17pts, Margaret Gaughran (37/18) 16pts. Nine Hole Two Man Team Competition: Conor Martin (19) & John Parker (20) 24/16, Brian O’Neill (25) & Peter McGuinness (19) 24pts,