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
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