The Oriel Cup is one of the longest running competitions at Dundalk Golf Club and is played during Open Week. This year’s competition was won by Larry Soraghan who, playing off 13, shot a nett 67 to win by three shots. He had eight pars and a birdie at the 14th and was the only man to break 70 nett.
Mark Gorham (3) shot 70 to win Division 1 as did Gerry O’Keeffe (14) who edged out Anhtony Tuite (15) on countback for the Division 2 honours. Michael Byrne (24) took Division 3 with a 71 while Darren Myles had the best gross with a level par 72.
Open Week commenced with a Single Stroke competition on Sunday, June 25 which was won by Ronan Farrelly (10) who opened his round with a eagle two at the par four first. He then reeled off 12 pars over the remaining 17 holes for a nett 66 and a one shot win over Eoin Hamill (23).
Robert White shot 75 to take the gross prize while the divisional winners were Ultan Gaughran (9), Kenneth Lynch (14) and Michael McKevitt (14).
On Thursday, June 29, Aidan Lawless (5) shot 41pts to win the Open Singles Stroke competition sponsored by Flanagan Motors. He had two points to spare over Trevor Giff (12) who needed countback to claim second place after several players tied on 39pts. Mickey Coburn (10), Mickey Hamilton (20) and Adam Brady (23) were the divisional winners while Conal Murdock won the gross prize with 35pts.
Thursday, June 29 - Open Singles Stableford sponsored by Flanagan Motors – Overall: Aidan Lawless (5) 41pts, Trevor Giff (12) 39/22pts. Gross: Conall Murdock 35pts. Division 1: Michael Coburn (10) 39/20pts. Ronan Farrelly (9) 38pts. Division 2: Michael Hamilton (20) 39/17pts. David Manderson 20, Clandeboye) 38pts. Division 3: Adam Brady (23) 39/19pts, John MacGuinness (28) 39/17pts.
Wednesday, June 28 – Oriel Cup Singles Stroke sponsored by Moran CCTV – Overall: Laurence Soraghan (13) 67. Gross: Darren Myles 72. Division 1: Mark Gorham (3) 70, Neal Mackell (1) 72. Division 2: Gerard O'Keeffe (14) 70/34, Anthony Tuite (15) 70/36.5. Division 3: Michael Byrne (24) 71, John McErlean (28) 73.
Monday, June 26 - Seniors Open Singles Stableford – Conor Byrne (19) 42pts, Eamon Hoey (17) 39pts.
Sunday, June 25 - Open Mixed Scotch Foursomes - Jim Burlingham (32) & Mary Burlingham (31) 63.5, Martina Byrne (43) & Michael McNamara (19) 66.0.
Sunday, June 25 - Open Singles Stroke sponsored by KMR Accountants – Overall: Ronan Farrelly (10) 66. Eoin Hamill (23) 67. Gross: Robert White 75. Division 1: Ultan Gaughran (9) 69/31.5, Anthony O'Donoghue (12) 69/32.0. Division 2: Kenneth Lynch (14) 68, Brendan Reilly (15) 69. Division 3: Michael McKevitt (19) 68, Sean Matthews (18) 69.
Saturday, June 24 – Club Championship - Overall: 142 - Eoin Murphy 73/69, 146 - Caolan Rafferty 73/73. Nett: 144 Ben Cahill 70/74.
Open Week got off to a great start for the ladies, with an 18 Hole Stableford Competition on Tuesday June 24. This was very kindly sponsored by The Brake.
Marcella Ui Chonluain was the leading scorer, returning a superb 46 points to win Division 3. Lesley O’Keeffe and Sally McDonnell both returned 40 points to win the Divisions 1 and 2 titles respectively.
A two lady team event took place on Friday June 30th, very kindly sponsored by The Gift & Art Gallery. The winners were Elizabeth McGuinness and Theresa Smyth with an excellent score of 46pts.
Many thanks to The Brake and The Gift & Art Gallery for their continued support.
Saturday, June 24 - 18 Hole Singles Stableford - Ciara McGinnity (41) 42pts, Sally Ann McDonald (29) 39pts.
Tuesday, June 27 - 18 Hole Singles Stableford sponsored by The Brake - Division 1: Lesley O’Keeffe (19) 40pts, Elaine Ward (15) 39pts, Kitty Duffy (20) 39pts. Division 2: Sally McDonald (23) 40pts, Anne Murray (23) 39pts, Joyce Burbage (26) 38pts. Division 3: Marcella Ui Chonluain (43) 46pts, Noeleen Gernon (30) 41pts, Mary White (51) 40pts. 9 Hole Competition: Brenda Laverty 20pts, Diane Arthur 20pts.
Friday, June 30 - Open Two Lady Team Event sponsored by The Gift & Art Gallery - Elizabeth McGuinness & Theresa Smyth 46pts, Bernie McCabe & Zara Wadding 45pts (countback), Joyce Burbage & Mairead Garland 45pts. 9 Hole Two Lady Team: Mary Berkery & Rose Curtis 22pts.
Prize-winners in the Open Two Lady Team Event at Dundalk Golf Club, which was sponsored by The Gift & Art Gallery, were: Standing (from left): Mary Berkery, Rose Curtis, Bernie McCabe, Zara Wadding. Mairead Garland and Joyce Burbage. Seated (from left): Lady President Elizabeth McGuinness, Lady Vice-Captain Mags Coburn and sponsor Alish McQuillan from The Gift & Art Gallery.
Prize-winners in the Open Singles Stableford competition sponsored by The Brake, Blackrock, were Standing (from left): Lesley O'Keeffe, Mary White, Elaine Ward, Sally McDonnell, Noleen Gernon, Diane Arthur, Anne Murray, Marcella Ùi Conluain and Joyce Burbage. Seated (from left): Kate Smyth (The Brake), Lady Captain Briege Renaghan and Kitty Duffy
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