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.
Vincent Conlon produced a superb score of 41pts to win the latest round of the Cathedral Financial Autumn Series Stableford which was held over the weekend of September 23 and 24.
He won by two points from teenager Eoin Purton (2) who had the consolation of winning Division 1 and also the Gross Prize.
Playing off 10, Conlon went out in 19pts thanks to three pars and a birdie two at the ninth. That birdie sparked a haul of 16pts from six successful holes which included another birdie on the 14th.
Andrew Shekleton (18) won Division 2 on countback from Cormac Malone (14) while Ciaran Rafferty took Division 3.
Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 - Cathedral Financial Autumn Series Stableford – Overall: Vincent Conlon (10) 41pts. Division 1: Eoin Purton (2) 39pts, Edward Rogers (6) 38pts. Division 2: Andrew Shekleton (18) 38/22/16. Cormac Malone (14) 38/22/13. Division 3: Ciaran Rafferty (26) 38pts, Sean Morgan (21) 35pts. Gross: Eoin Purton 37.
Oonagh Quinn was the leading scorer of the 18 Hole Stableford played on Saturday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 28. This competition was very kindly sponsored by the Gardiner Family Apothecary.
Oonagh returned a superb 38 points in trying conditions on Tuesday to win the Division 3 title. Elaine Ward was the winner of Division 1 and Grainne Mullins was the winner of Division 2.
Presentation of the beautiful prizes took place in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening, and Joanna Gardiner, CEO of Gardiner Family Apothecary spoke of the company’s commitment to the ladies section of Dundalk Golf Club. Many thanks to the sponsors for their continued support.
Next week’s competition is an 18 hole stableford, with a Three Lady Rumble the following week.
Saturday September 23 and Tuesday September 26 - Ladies 18 Hole Singles Stableford - Division 1: Elaine Ward (14) 37pts, Criona O’Reilly (11) 35pts, Gillian McDonnell (8) 34pts. Division 2: Grainne Mullins (22) 34pts, Pat Cleary (28) 31pts, Jean Connolly (27) 31pts. Division 3: Oonagh Quinn (33) 38pts, Denise Morrison (48) 34pts, Mary Smyth (36) 33 pts. 9 Hole Competition: Lucy Greenan 18pts, Rose Curtis 17pts.
Winners in the Ladies 18 Hole Singles Stableford competition sponsored by Gardiner Family Apothecary were, standing (from left): Jean Connolly, Elaine Ward, Criona O’Reilly, Denise Morrison, Mary Smyth, Oonagh Quinn, Pat Cleary, Sinead McMahon and Grainne Mullins. Seated (from left): Rosemary Gardiner, Lady Captain Briege Renaghan and Joanna Gardiner.
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