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Gerry McDermott shot the best score as eight more players claimed their turkeys for Christmas in the singles stableford competition held over the last weekend in November
Playing off 12 McDermott shot 33pts which was one better than Ciaran Traynor (4), Conor Murray (12) and George Rogers (16).
After only picking up four points from the opening three holes, McDermott chipped in for a three-point par at the fourth and then got up and down at the next for another three point par.
The next two holes only yielded two points, but he drained a long putt on the eighth for birdie and four points and then got up and down on nine and 10 for two more three-point pars. Two-point bogeys at the 11th and 12th followed to leave McDermott on 26pts with two holes left to go.
He picked up four points at par three 13th when he rolled in a birdie putt from 15ft and then drained an even longer putt on the 14th for a three-point birdie and a final total of 33pts.
That made him the Division 2 winner ahead of Murray while Traynor edged out Peter Rogers (3) for the Division 1 honours. Pascal Keenan (12) shot 31pts to take Division 3 from Sean McErlean (12) while George Rogers 32pts saw off Ciaran Rafferty (18) in Division 4.
Saturday, 26 November and Sunday, 27 November – 14 Hole Turkey Singles Stableford - Division 1: Ciaran Traynor (4) 32pts, Peter Rogers (3) 31pts. Division 2: Gerry McDermott (12) 33pts, Conor Murray (12) 32pts. Division 3: Paschal Keenan (12) 31pts, Sean McErlean (13) 30pts. Division 4: George Rogers (16) 32pts, Ciaran Rafferty (18) 31pts.
The final competition of the Ladies Winter League was played on Saturday November 27 and Tuesday November 29. Great scores were returned in all divisions, with Betty Rogers, Catherine Duff and Teresa O’Mahony claiming the divisional honours.
Team Golden Retriever, captained by Maura Coyle, emerged as the overall winners by 10 points from Team German Shepherd, captained by Mary Laverty. Presentation of prizes for the Winter League, matchplay competitions and all other outstanding prizes took place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday night after the Ladies AGM. The overall winner of the Winter League singles competition was Joan McKenna, who played consistently good golf throughout.
Louise Lynn was awarded Golfer of the Year for 2022. Louise played fabulous golf throughout the season and spoke of her joy at winning this prestigious prize for an amazing third time. Very well done to Louise on this superb achievement.
At the AGM, the newly elected officers assumed office for the coming golfing year. Lady Captain Briege Renaghan, Lady Vice Captain Mags Coburn and Lady President Elizabeth McGuinness spoke of their delight and honour at being elected to their respective roles and looked forward to the golfing year ahead. The evening and the golfing year concluded with mulled wine and mince pies.
Saturday November 27th & Tuesday November 29th – Ladies Winter League Week 6 - Division 1: Betty Rogers (19) 30pts, Una Kelly (20) 29pts, Judy McDonough (22) 27pts. Division 2: Catherine Duff (30) 28pts, Mary Laverty (28) 27pts, Olive Jones (27) 27pts. Division 3: Teresa O’Mahony (32) 30pts, Joanne Lynch (42) 26pts, Amanda Reenan (35) 25pts. 9 Hole Competition: Catherine MacGuinness 17pts, Mary Carthy 16pts.
Winter League Overall Team Results: 476pts - Team Golden Retriever: Maura Coyle (captain), Deirdre Smith, Marylou Grennan, Sinead O’Callaghan, Leone Smyth Baillie, Marcella Ui Conluain. 464pts - Team German Shepherd: Mary Laverty (Captain), Pauline Campbell, Niamh Maguire, Sally McDonnell, Lucy Greenan, Lady Captain Alison Quigley.
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