Team Raven, captained by incoming Vice Captain Gerry McDermott, head the field after round one of the Winter League sponsored by Precision Cables.
They gathered 119pts to take a slender lead into Week 2 with Conor Mc Clenaghan their top contributor with a steady 31pts,
Team Harrier captained by Michael Begley and Team Owl captained by Martin McDonnell follow closely in joint second place with 116pts each.
Team Owl were assisted by a magnificent contribution from Eamon McEneaney who, with 35pts, was top individual scorer over the weekend. Team Owl had four steady scores with Sean Hession their top player with 30pts.
Giving the conditions on both Saturday and Sunday there was a great turnout with 78 out of 96 participants togging out which was a great turnout. Unfortunately for John Mc Keever's Team Falcon they only fielded four players so, with no room to manoeuvre, they find themselves propping up the table with 92pts.
Only nine points divide the top seven places so still a lot to play for over the coming weeks.
McEneaney (13), who played on Saturday, won Division 2 with that superb score of 35pts which included a birdie four for four points at the sixth and three point pars at the seventh, eighth, ninth, 11th and 12th.
Pearse Murphy (10) shot 30pts to claim Division 1 while Conor Byrne (16) won Division 3 with 28pts.
Stephen English (7) shot 34pts on Sunday to win Division 1 with the best score of the day. Martin Byrne (11) took Division 2 with 33pts while Conor McClenaghan (14) won Division 3 with 31prs. Patsy Cole (19) shot 29pts to win Division 4.
Saturday, November 25 - 14 Hole Singles Stableford and Precision Cables Winter League - Division 1: Pearse Murphy (10) 30pts. Division 2: Eamon McEneaney (13) 35pts. Division 3: Conor Byrne (16) 28pts.
Sunday, November 26 - 14 Hole Singles Stableford and Precision Cables Winter League – Division 1: Stephen English (7) 34pts, Kevin Redmond (9) 31pts. Division 2: Martin Byrne (11) 33pts, Sean Hession (9) 30pts. Division 3: Conor McClenaghan (14) 31pts. Adrian Kenny (15) 30pts. Division 4: Patrick Cole (19) 29pts, Ciaran Corbett (20) 29pts.
Precision Cables Winter League Table (after Round 1): Team Raven 119pts, Team Harrier 116pts, Team Owl 116pts, Team Robin 115pts, Team Wren 113pts, Team Sparrow 112pts, Team Kestrel 110pts, Team Finch 107pts, Team Eagle 106pts, Team Hawk 105pts, Team Osprey 104pts, Team Falcon 92pts.
The sixth and final round of the Winter League, sponsored by Deluxe Bathrooms, was played on Saturday November 25 and Tuesday November 28.
The scoring was fantastic in all divisions, with Maura Shelly returning an amazing 41 points over the 14 holes, to win the Division 2 title. Katie Rowland was the winner of Division 1 with 31 points, and Ciara McGinnity was the Division 3 winner with 31 points.
Congratulations to all prize recipients and a special congratulations to Jennifer Holland, who had a hole in one on the fifth hole.
Many thanks to Deluxe Bathrooms for their very generous sponsorship of the Winter League.
The ladies AGM takes place on Tuesday December 5th at 8pm in the clubhouse. All lady members are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 28 - Winter League Week 6 - Division 1: Katie Rowland 33pts, Mary Lou Grennan 31pts, Clara Egan 30pts. Division 2: Maura Shelly 41pts, Olive Jones 31pts, Marie McGuigan 28pts. Division 3: Ciara McGinnity 31pts, Mary Connor 28pts, Sylvia McKenna 25pts. 9 Hole Competition: Marcella Carr 20pts, Jennifer Holland 19pts.
John McKenna (18) had the best score in the 14 Hole Singles Stableford competition which was held over the weekend of November 18 and 19.
He had one four birdie at the ninth and three-point pars at the first, fifth, eighth and 14th as well as three point bogeys at the seventh and 11th on his way to 34pts and victory in the Division 4 category where he just edged out Gavin McDonnell (18) on countback. McDonnell had three three-point pars and four three-point bogeys.
Austin Shaw (7) with 30pts took Division 1 on countback from Garrett Duffy (2) while Brendan Reilly (12) won Division 2 and Laurence O’Hanlon (12) was the Division 3 winner.
Saturday, 18 November and Sunday, 19 November – 14 Hole Singles Stableford - Division 1: Austin Shaw (7) 30/21pts, Garrett Duffy (2) 30/20pts. Division 2: Brendan Reilly (12) 33pts, Kevin Redmond (9) 32pts. Division 3: Laurence O'Hanlon (12) 31pts, Patrick Donaghy (13) 29pts. Division 4: John McKenna (18) 34/24pts, Gavin McDonnell (18) 34/22pts.
The penultimate week of the Winter League, sponsored by Deluxe Bathrooms, was played on Saturday November 18 and Tuesday November 21.
Maura Shelly returned the best score of the competition, a superb 31 points over 14 holes to win Division 2. Mags Coburn was the winner of Division 1 and Bernie Landy won Division 3.
Presentation of the pennants won by the ladies Junior Cup and Revive Active teams was made to Lady Captain Briege Renaghan on Tuesday night. There was a great turnout in the clubhouse on the evening to pay tribute to the team and their managers.
Saturday November 18 and Tuesday November 21 - Winter League Week 5 - Division 1: Mags Coburn 27pts, Lesley O’Keeffe 27pts, Pauline Campbell 27pts. Division 2: Maura Shelly 31pts, Sinead O’Callaghan 29pts, Catherine Cafferty 28pts. Division 3: Bernie Landy 30pts, Mary Connor 27pts, Mary McGinnity 26pts. 9 Hole Competition: Betty Rogers 20pts, Deirdre Ryan 18pts
The dreadful weather conditions over the weekend of November 11 and 12 saw the normal weekend competition replaced by two daily singles stableford competitions which were played over 14 holes.
On Saturday Aidan Thornton (5) shot 35pts to take Division 1 while Simon Ryan (14) won Division 2 on 33pts. Kieran McCabe (26) was the Division 3 winner with 32pts.
On Sunday Brian Gaughran (8) was the Division 1 winner with 29pts while Kenneth Cairns (11) with 28pts took Division 2 and Diarmuid Dullaghan (24) shot the best score of the day to win Division 3 with 30pts.
Saturday, 11 November – 14 Hole Singles Stableford – Division 1: Aidan Thornton (5) 35pts. Division 2: Simon Ryan (14) 33pts. Division 3: Kieran McCann (26) 32pts.
Sunday, 12 November – 14 Hole Singles Stableford – Division 1: Brian Gaughran (8) 29pts. Kenneth Cairns (11) 28pts. Division 3: Diarmuid Dullaghan (24) 30pts.
The Winter League, kindly sponsored by Deluxe Bathrooms, has passed the halfway stage, with only two of the six weekly competitions remaining.
The scoring in this week’s 14 hole stableford was impressive, with Katie Rowland and Ciara McGinnity both returning superb scores of 30 points to claim the Division 1 and Division 3 top spots respectively. Catherine Cafferty was the winner of Division 2 with 28 points.
The ladies AGM takes place on Tuesday December 5 in the clubhouse at 8pm.
Saturday November 11 and Tuesday November 14 - Winter League Week 4 - Division 1: Katie Rowland 30pts, Brid Rocks 29pts, Caroline Dunne 28pts. Division 2: Catherine Cafferty 28pts, Olive Jones 27pts, Jill Gallagher 27pts. Division 3: Ciara McGinnity 30pts, Mairead Ahern 27pts, Dara Murphy 26pts. 9 Hole Competition: Betty Rogers 24pts, Anne Mundow 18pts.
Winter Golf is firmly with us with competitions now taking place over 14 holes.
The competition on the first weekend of November saw Kevin Barry (9) shoot 35pts to win Division 1 by one point from Peter Durnin (3).
Conor McClenaghan (14) took Division 2 with 34pts to Eamon Kelly’s (15) 33pts while Michael Hamilton (16) also shot 34pts on his way to winning Division 3 by one point from Noel McGuinness (16).
Noel Reid’s Captain’s Dinner takes place this Friday at 7pm with the restaurant still taking bookings.
Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 - 14 Hole Singles Stableford - Division 1: Kevin Barry (9) 35pts, Peter Durnin (3) 34pts. Division 2: Conor McClenaghan (14) 34pts, Eamon Kelly (15) 33pts. Division 3: Michael Hamilton (16) 34pts, Noel McGuinness (16) 33pts.
The Halloween Hamper Competition, sponsored by SuperValu, was played on Tuesday November 7.
Mary Lou Grennan was the winner of Division 1 with 29 points, Catherine Duff was the Division 2 winner with 27 points, and Joan McKenna won Division 3 with a super score of 30 points.
The presentation of prizes took place in the evening in the Clubhouse. Many thanks to SuperValu for their very generous sponsorship.
Tuesday November 7: Halloween Hamper sponsored by SuperValu - Division 1: Mary Lou Grennan 29pts, Elizabeth McGuinness 28pts, Pauline Campbell 27pts. Division 2: Catherine Duff 27pts, Geraldine Hoare 27pts, Teresa O’Mahony 26pts. Division 3: Joan McKenna 30pts, Violet McGeady 28pts, Alison Quigley 25pts. 9 Hole Competition: Una Connolly 17pts, Jennifer Holland 16pts.
Prize-winners in the Halloween Hamper competition, sponsored by SuperValu, which was held at Dundalk Golf Club were, stranding (from left): Teresa O’Mahony, Alison Quigley, Pauline Campbell, Joan McKenna, Geraldine Hoare, Catherine Duff. Seated (from left): Lady President Elizabeth McGuinness, Lady Captain Briege Renaghan, Mary Lou Grennan
Incoming Captain Ultan Herr has selected Gerry Campbell as President for 2024. Rory Henry will be the Junior Boys Captain and Gerry McDermott is Vice-Captain.
Incoming Lady Captain Mags Coburn has selected Noeleen Gernon as Lady President for 2024. Katie Rowland will be the Junior Girls Captain and Sally McDonnell is Lady Vice-Captain.
Congratulations to all on their appointments.
John McLaughlin was the winner of the latest round of the Cathedral Finance Autumn Series which was played over the weekend of October 21 and 22.
He shot 40pts along with John McGeady (24) and Austin Shaw (10) but took the overall honours thanks to a spectacular back nine of 24pts having got out of jail on the seventh.
McLaughlin, who was playing off 23, had a mere nine points from his first six holes when he arrived on the seventh tee after blanking the par five sixth. The situation looked ominous when his ball ended up in the trees on the seventh but it was found within the three minutes allowed by one of his playing partners.
McLaughlin took full advantage of that break to bogey the hole for three points and it sparked a sensation run that saw him collected a massive 31pts over 11 holes.
The sizzling run included three-point pars at the 10th, 12th, 13th and 18th as well as three-point bogeys at the seventh, 11th and 16th and McLaughlin needed every point as he edged out McGeady by one on countback with Shaw four points back.
Having scored 10 points over the first six holes, McGeady almost matched McLaughlin point for point over the final 11 holes but he came up one short despite his haul including a four pointer for a par on the 16th.
McGeady took second overall while Shaw was the Division 1 winner with the in-form Andrew Shekelton (16) and Paul Culligan (30) winning the other two divisions. Conal Mullin claimed the gross prize with 32pts.
Eoin Murphy finished fifth in last week’s Inter-Varsity Championship which was held at Laytown & Bettystown. Playing for Maynooth University, the Harrington Scholar, went into the final round tied for the lead on six under with fellow Maynooth student Liam Abom after rounds of 69 and 67. However, things didn’t go so well in the final round as the Dundalk man shot a four over par 75 to finish on two under while Abom took the title after shooting 67.
Last Wednesday’s McKenna Man Open Singles Stableford was won by Gerry Farrell (30) who shot 41pts to finished two ahead of his nearest challenger, Gerry Campbell (27).
The Precision Cables Winter League is due to kick-off on the weekend of November 18 and 19 with registration open from November 1 to 13 in both the Bar and Pro Shop. Entry fee is €5 and the six round League will be run in conjunction with the normal weekly competition. Teams to be picked based on handicap categories to ensure fair spread.
Saturday, 21 October 2023 and Sunday, 22 October 2023 - Cathedral Financial Autumn Series Singles Stableford – Overall: John McLaughlin (23) 40/24pts, John McGeady (24) 40/23. Division 1: Austin Shaw (10) 40/20pts. Conall Mullins (6) 38pts. Division 2: Andrew Shekleton (16) 39pts, Kieran Reidy (19) 38pts. Division 3: Paul Culligan (30) 37pts. John McEneaney (25) 36pts. Gross Recognition: Conall Mullins 32pts.
Wednesday, October 25 - McKenna Man Open Singles Stableford – Gerry Farrell (30) 41pts, Gerry Campbell (27) 39pts.
The first of the six week Winter League was played on Saturday, October 21. The Tuesday competition was cancelled due to course closure.
Played over 14 holes, the winner, on countback, was Maura Coyle, with 26 points. Grainne Mullins was runner up.
The annual ladies committee outing with our neighbours and friends from Greenore took place on Sunday October 22nd. A lovely afternoon of golf in perfect conditions was followed by dinner in the clubhouse.
Incoming Lady Captain Mags Coburn has selected Noeleen Gernon as Lady President for 2024. Katie Rowland will be the Junior Girls Captain and Sally McDonnell is Lady Vice-Captain. Congratulations to all on their appointments.
Saturday, October 21 Winter League Week 1 - Maura Coyle (23) 26pts, Grainne Mullins (17) 26pts.
The incoming 2024 Captains, Ultan Herr and Mags Coburn, will announce next year’s Presidents, Vice-Captains and Junior Captains in the Clubhouse on Sunday, October 29 at 5pm. All members are invited to attend.
David Lawrence won the latest round of the Cathedral Finance Autumn Series which was held over the weekend of October 14 and 15.
Playing off 23 he won on countback from Chris Connolly (15) after both shot rounds of 40pts. After they were unable to be separated on their back nine scores, Lawrence took the overall win by virtue of having a better final six holes.
Lawrence had two three-point bogeys on the third and fourth holes before birdieing the index three par five seventh for five points as he went out in 19pts.
Connolly had a four point birdie at the third as he also went out in 19pts and down the back he had a three-point birdie at the 14th and three-point pars at the 10th, 11th, and 16th as he came home in 21pts.
Lawrence got his second birdie of the round at the par three 13th which was worth four points and he finished with back to back three-point pars on the final two holes as he too came home in 21pts.
Caolan Rafferty had the best gross score of the weekend as he went around the course in 39pts while the divisional winners were Colin Roche (1), Sean Gallagher (13) and Gary O’Brien (25).
The incoming 2024 Captain Ultan Herr will announce next year’s President, Vice-Captain and Junior Boys Captain in the Clubhouse on Sunday, October 29 at 5pm. All members are invited to attend.
Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 - Cathedral Financial Autumn Series Singles Stableford – Overall: David Lawrence (23) 40/21/15pts. Chris Connolly (15) 40/21/13pts. Division 1: Colin Roche (1) 37/19pts, Kevin Redmond (11) 37/18pts. Division 2: Sean Gallagher (13) 37/21pts, Shane Thornton (15) 37/15pts. Division 3: Gary O'Brien (25) 39pts, Patrick Davis (21) 36pts. Gross Recognition: Caolan Rafferty 39pts.
Wednesday, October 18 - McKenna Man Open Singles Stableford - Paul Walsh (12, Donabate) with 36 points.
The last 18 hole competition of the golfing year, the Club Cup, was played on Saturday October 14 and Tuesday October 17.
The overall winner was Tina Kirk, who returned a fantastic score of 43 points.
Mary Lou Grennan had a score of 40 points to win Division 1 on countback from Jacinta Foran with Lady President Elizabeth McGuinness in third spot. Marie McGuigan was the Division 2 winner with 37 points and Ciara McGinnity was the winner of Division 3 with another superb score of 40 points. Congratulations to all prize winners.
The Winter League commences next week and will be played over 14 holes.
Incoming Lady Captain Mags Coburn will announce next year’s Lady President, Lady Vice-Captain and Junior Girls Captain in the Clubhouse on Sunday, October 29 at 5pm. All members are invited to attend.
Saturday October 14 and Tuesday October 17 - Club Cup - Overall: Tina Kirk (46) 43pts. Division 1: Mary Lou Grennan (22) 40pts, Jacinta Foran (18) 40pts, Elizabeth McGuinness (21) 39pts. Division 2: Marie McGuigan (29) 37pts, Maura Coyle (29) 36pts, Ide McDermott (26) 35pts. Division 3: Ciara McGinnity (36) 40pts, Siobhan Duffy (30) 37pts, Martina McArdle (39) 36pts. 9 Hole Competition: Anne O’Reilly 20pts, Anne Frawley 19pts.
Aaron Waite won the latest round in the Cathedral Financial Autumn Winter Series which was played over the weekend of October 7 and 8.
Playing off 10, he collected 12pts over the opening five holes thanks to three-point pars at the third and fourth. A blank at the par five sixth was nothing more than a hiccup as he scored eight points over the final three holes of the front nine thanks to a three-point par at the eighth and a three-point birdie two at the ninth.
That saw him turn on 20pts and after a one-point bogey six at the 10th he put his foot down once again and picked up 15pts over the next five holes including a four point birdie at the 11th and a three point birdie at the par three 13th. There were also three-point pars at the 12th and 15th before he gathered five points over the final three holes to come home in 21pts.
That saw him finish on 41pts and he took the overall victory on countback from Aidan Thornton (7) who had a superb 22pts on his front nine after picking up three points at the third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth. Down the back nine he had six successive two-point returns before a par at the 16th yielded three points. One point from a bogey at 17 and three points from a bridie at the last saw him come home in 19pts.
Maurice Soraghan (8), Sean Gallagher (14) and Diarmuid Dullaghan (32) claimed the divisional prizes while Conal Murdock with 35pts had the best gross score over the two days.
Last Wednesday’s McKenna Man Open Singes Stableford was won by a visitor, Eythan Audley (9) from Clones who shot 40pts.
Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 - Cathedral Financial Autumn Series Singles Stableford – Overall: Aaron Waite (10) 41/21. Aidan Thornton (7) 41/19pts. Division 1: Maurice Soraghan (8) 40pts, Odhran MacShane (9) 38pts. Division 2: Sean Gallagher (14) 40pts, Dermot McKenna (14) 39pts. Division 3: Diarmuid Dullaghan (32) 40pts, Seamus Kelly (22) 38pts. Gross Recognition: Conall Murdock 35pts.
Wednesday, October 11 - McKenna Man Open Singles Stableford - Overall: Eythan Audley (9, Clones) 40pts. Division 1: Kevin Redmond (12) 38pts. Division 2: Robert O'Brien (17, County Tipperary) 39pts. Division 3: Tony Duffy (33) 37pts.
A Three Lady Rumble was played on Saturday October 7 and Tuesday October 10. The winners were Deirdre Smith, Anna Rowland and Katie Rowland with a superb 82 points. They were four points ahead of their nearest rivals. Katherina Conneally Sloan, Lesley O’Keeffe and Bernie McCabe were in the runners-up spot. They beat Sally Ann McDonald, Paula Bishoff and Paula Cahill on countback.
Next week’s competition is the final 18 hole competition of the season, with the Winter League commencing the following week. It also marks the end of the Rings competition.
The Ladies Committee had a terrific win in the Millennium Cup on Monday October 9. This was played in beautiful conditions in Seapoint. Congratulations to the team of Lady Captain Briege Renaghan, Lady President Elizabeth McGuinness, Lady Vice Captain Mags Coburn, Siobhan Rogers, Alison Quigley, Grainne Mullins, Catherine Duff and Joyce Burbage.
Saturday, October 7 & Tuesday, October 10 - 3 Lady Rumble - Winners: Katie Rowland, Anna Rowland & Deirdre Smith 82pts. Runners Up: Katherina Conneally Sloan, Lesley O’Keefe & Bernie McCabe 78pts. Third: Sally Ann McDonald, Paula Bishoff & Paula Cahill 78pts. 9 Hole Competition: Jennifer Holland, Ann Frawley & Olive Louth 36pts.
Aidan Gaughran won the latest round of the Cathedral Financial Autumn Series which was played over the weekend of September 30 and October 1.
Playing off 19 he shot 41pts to win by two from Ciaran Flanagan (19) who edged out Oliver McGinnity (24) on countback for second place overall.
After scoring eight points over the first four holes, Gaughran then collected 13 over the remaining five holes on the front nine helped by three point pars at the fifth, sixth and eighth.
That saw him turn in 21pts and four points for a birdie four at the 10th left him on 25pts with eight holes to go. A blank at the par five 12th threatened to derail his charge up the leaderboard but he recovered with three points pars at the 14th and 17th to come home in 20 pts for an overall score of 41pts.
McGinnity won Division 3 with Barry Cunningham (9) taking Division 1 and Andrew Shekleton (17) winning Division 2.
Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 - Cathedral Financial Autumn Series Singles Stableford – Overall: Aidan Gaughran (19) 41pts, Ciaran Flanagan (19) 39/20pts. Division 1 Barry Cunningham (9) 37pts, Division 2: Andrew Shekleton (17) 38pts. Division 3: Oliver McGinnity (24) 39/17pts. Gross Recognition: Peter Rogers 33pts.
Last week's competition was an 18 hole stableford, played on Saturday September 30 and Friday October 6th, produced some fine scoring. Lady President Elizabeth McGuinness was the winner of Division 1 with 37 points. Paula McKeown won Division 2 with 38 points and Joan McKenna was the Division 3 winner with 36 points. Very well done to all prize winners.
Saturday September 30 and Friday October 6 - Ladies 18 Hole Stableford - Division1: Elizabeth McGuinness (22) 37pts, Caroline Dunne (22) 36pts, Mary Lou Grennan (22) 35pts. Division 2: Paula McKeown (27) 38pts, Theresa Smyth (28) 34pts, Sally McDonnell (22) 33pts. Division 3: Joan McKenna (34) 36pts, Una Connolly (36) 35pts, Mary Connor (33) 35pts. 9 Hole Competition: Bernadette Kearney 19pts, Beatrice Prenty 17pts.
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