Ciaran Traynor won the Jubilee Cup over the June Bank Holiday Weekend with a super score of 67 nett.
Playing off seven he covered the first 12 holes in one under gross thanks to a birdie at the fourth and 11 pars. He dropped a shot at 13 but got it back immediately when he birdied the 14th. A bogey at 15 and a double bogey at 16 threaten to derail him but he finished with back to back pars to finish on 74 gross which translated into a score of 67 nett.
That left him one shot better than Alex Naylor who, playing off 19, had a 68 nett after a round that included seven pars. He took Division 3 by three shots from Brendan Cunningham (21).
Bernard Laverty (9) was thee Division 1 winner with a 70 nett, two better than Brian Og Renaghan (4) while Fergus O’Callaghan (12) needed countback to edge Sean McErlean (17) for victory in Division 2 after both tied on 71.
Robert White with a 74 recorded the weekend’s best gross score.
On Wednesday, the Open Singles Stableford competition sponsored by Deluxe Bathrooms was won by Tom McBride (18) who had a birdie and nine pars on his way to shooting 44pts. That was five points better then Pat Daly (23) who was second on 39pts. Divisional winners were Eoin Purton (23), Ollie McDermott (19) and Daniel Keane (26) while Eoin Murphy shot 34pts for the best gross.
On the inter-club front the Provincial Towns Cup team beat Greenore 3-2 while the Barton Shield team defeated St Anne’s and the Senior Mixed team had a 4-1 win over Roganstown. However, the Barton Cup team lost 4-1 to Ashbourne.
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 – Jubilee Cup Singles Stroke (GOY 4) - Overall: Ciaran Traynor (7) 67. Division 1: Bernard Laverty (9) 70, Brian Og Renaghan (4) 72. Division 2: Fergus O'Callaghan (12) 71/36.0, Sean McErlean (17) 71/36.5. Division 3: Alex Naylor (19) 68, Brendan Cunningham (21) 71. Gross: Robert White 74.
Wednesday, June 7 – Deluxe Bathrooms Open Singles Stableford – Overall: Tom McBride (18) 44pts. Pat Daly (23) 39pts. Division 1: Eoin Purton (3) 38pts. Division 2: Oliver McDermott (19) 38pts. Division 3: Daniel Keane (26) 38pts. Gross Recognition: Eoin Murphy 34pts.
The first major competition of the year, the Professional, Leslie Walker’s Prize to the Ladies, was played on Tuesday June 6. As always, this attracted a very large entry, and was played in glorious conditions.
The scoring was fantastic in all categories, with the overall winner, Mairead Garland, returning a fabulous score of 69 nett. Mairead’s front nine included pars at the second and seventh holes. This was followed up by a further three pars on the back nine, on the 11th, 14th and 16th holes.
While Mairead took top honours, the best round of the day was carded by the ever improving Anna Rowland, who shot a 66 nett. As juniors are unable to win major competitions, Anna claimed the Division 1 title.
Deirdre Smith claimed the gross prize and Grainne Mullins won the Saturday competition.
There was a large turnout in the clubhouse for the presentation of prizes. Mairead spoke of her joy on winning this prestigious prize. The ladies section expressed their appreciation for Leslie’s constant support, encouragement, and tuition throughout the year. Very well done to all prize winners and many thanks to Leslie for his very generous sponsorship.
In interclub news, the Revive Active team and the Senior Mixed teams had great wins last weekend, over Rathcore and Roganstown respectively. This weekend’s action sees the Minor Cup team take on Ashbourne on Saturday and the Junior Cup team face Balbriggan on Sunday. Very best of luck to all involved.
Tuesday, June 6 - Professional’s Prize to the Ladies Singles Stroke - Overall: Mairead Garland (23.2) 69. Gross: Deirdre Smith (+0.5) 76. Division 1: Anna Rowland (13.2) 66, Anne McDonnell (18.8) 71. Division 2: Lady Captain Briege Renaghan (23.4) 72, Gillian Murphy (27.2) 72, Joyce Connolly (26.2) 73. Division 3: Oonagh Quinn (31.5) 71, Mairead Ahern (30.1) 72, Dara Murphy (44.3) 72. 9 Hole Competition: Mary Murray 21pts, Carmel Cahill 21pts. Saturday Competition: Grainne Mullins (21.9) 80.
Prize winners in Professionals Prize to the Ladies were - Standing (from left): Anna Rowland, Oonagh Quinn, Mairead Ahern, Gillian Murphy, Mary Murray, Carmel Cahill, Joyce Connolly, Dara Murphy, Anne McDonnell. Seated (from left): Deirdre Smith, Lady Captain Briege Renaghan, Mairead Garland, Club Professional Leslie Walker.
Winner of Professional’s Prize to the Ladies, Mairead Garland, pictured with Lady Captain Briege Renaghan and Club Professional, Leslie Walker
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