General Notes

Ulster Girls Championship.

Jan Browne won the Ulster Girls Championship and the Fred Daly Trophy beating Elm Park’s Anna Foster 3&2 in the final at Warrenpoint Golf Club on Thursday.
Jan was the leading qualifier in the 18 hole qualifying round with a two over par 74 beating Anna on a countback.
She reached the final by beating Nicole Joyce Moreno (Royal Portrush) 2&1 and Caoimhe O’Grady (Blackbush) 6&5.
This was a great achievement for Jan who was competing against some of the best Juniors in the country.

Gent’s Club Foursomes Qualifier

In very difficult and tough conditions the qualifiers for the Club Foursome Match play were held. The Leading qualifiers were Fergal Cantwell & Leo Hennessy who shot a fine 68.
Just two scores of 76 made the cut and the 31 successful pairings, along with last years winners, John & Noel Meagher, go forward to the draw for the match play stages.
The draw for the match play will take place this evening (Tuesday) and will be posted on the notice board.

Club Mixed Foursomes

The entry sheet for the Club Mixed is now posted on the Gent’s notice board.
The cost of entry is €12 per pairing. Please put the entry fee in an envelope and hand it tin to the bar.
The draw will be held on the 22 May and only paid up pairs will be eligible for the draw.

Matchplay timetable

Participants in the Club Singles and Club Fourball are reminded that their first round matches must be completed in the next 10 days.

Junior Scratch Cup

The Kilkenny Block Company sponsored Junior Scratch Cup will be held on Sunday 19 May.

With a handicap limit of 4 – 9, the 36 hole competition will have a shotgun start at 08.45 and 13.45. Entries are limited to 63 players.
Entry is €30 and includes lunch.

Defending champion is Alan O’Rourke.

Mark Power – Walker Cup

The R&A has announced an initial squad of 26 players who are in contention for selection for the Great Britain and Ireland team to play against the United States of America in the 47th Walker Cup match at Royal Liverpool.

The biennial encounter will be played on Saturday, 07 and Sunday, 08 September with GB&I aiming to win back the trophy after losing 19-7 at the Los Angeles Country Club two years ago.
Kilkenny’s Mark Power is one of the five Irish players nominated for the squad.

Mens Trolley / Caddy Car Shed

Please note, any member who has a trolley/caddy car in the Mens trolley shed, you are requested to move them into the new storage area in the bungalow by next Tuesday, 07 May at the latest.
Any trolleys still in the shed, after this date, will be removed and placed in the old machinery shed, behind the 18th green.

Mixed Social Golf.

The next session of Social Golf is scheduled for Saturday, 11 May. Interested players should sign by 17.10 for a shotgun start at 17.30

Team News

Match:- Barton Cup v Mount Wolseley Date/Time:- Sunday, 05 May @ 12.36hrs.
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches. Mount Wolseley three matches.
Team:- To be announced later.
Managers:- Brendan Power/James Young

Match:- Duggan Cup v Borris

Venue:- Kilkenny two matches. Borris three matches.
Home:- Padraig Keegan & Leo Hennessey
Derek Shelly & Eugene Buckley
Reserve:- Kieran Hoban & Tom McInerney

Away:- Sean Boland & Tony Butler
Seamus Rochford & Pat Walsh
Aidan Brennan & Larry Gittens
Reserve:- Frank Dalton & Liam Cody
Managers:- Ben McGarry/Aidan Phelan

Team Results

Match:- JB Carr v Gowran

In a see-saw battle in the JB Carr, Kilkenny were on the wrong end of a 3.5 to1.5 result.

This was a very tight contest with there matches going down the 19th, one finishing on the 18th and Kilkenny’s only win was by a 2&1 margin.

Well done to all concerned.

Results:- Brian Cullen & Michael McCarthy lost on 19th
Pat Collins & John Geoghegan won 2/1,
Paddy Smee & Larry Gittens lost on 18th
Tom Moore & Norman Williams lost on 19th
Joe O’Neill & Tony Butler called in on 19th

Reserves:- Seamus Rochford & Liam Cody
Managers:- Willie Leahy & Pat Collins


Sat./Sun./Mon., 27/28/29 April. Club Foursomes Qualifiers (Strokeplay).
Winners:- Fergal Cantwell & Leo Hennessey 68

Two’s Club

5th. Jack Drew, Ian Harrisson, 6th. Pat Collins, Paul Colfer, Michael Comerford, Thomas Comerford, Paddy Smee, Paddy FitzPatrick, Stephen Dawson, Thomas Buckley, Ben McGarry, Gavin Phelan, 15th. Rob O’Shea, Frank Dalton, 17th. Gus Carey, Thomas Walsh, Denis Treacy, Milo Kavanagh,

Each ‘Two’ receives €19.10 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior Gents

Thursday 25th April. 13 Hole Champagne Scramble 62 Players took part.
1. Frank Byrne, Richard Butler, Dermot Moloney, Martin Kelly 78.
2. Willie P Murphy, Michael Nicholson, Oliver Duggan, Tom Keating 69 (B6).
3. Liam Cody, Reay Brandon, Brian Keane, Joe Ledwidge 69.
4. Mick O’Flynn, Roger Ryan, Seamus O’Sullivan (62+6), 68 (B6).
5. Morgan Doyle, Phillip O’Neill, Jerry O’Dwyer, Liam Barry 68 (B6).
6. Michael Grant, Geoff Meagher, Liam Merrins, Brendan Graham 68.
7. Pat Drennan, Kevin Donohue, Shem Lawlor, Liam O’Carroll, 67.
Congratulations to Kevin Donohoe who managed a Hole in one on the sixth.


Next Competition Thursday, 02 May
Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09.45. Draw closes at 11.15.
Entry sheet for our first away outing of the year to Faithlegg G.C. is now full with 60 names on the list. A waiting list has now been established. See MSS Notice Board.


Thursday, 09 May – Golfer of the Year, Round 2
Monday, 13 May – Away outing to Faithlegg
Monday, 27 May – Open Week Senior Men’s Competition
Thursday, 30 May – No competition due to Open Week

Practice Ground

In the interest of Health & Safety members are requested to try and practice from the designated area and to practice in one direction only.
There is no practicing allowed from behind the tree.

Ladies Club Notes

Team News

Match:- Mid Leinster Senior Cup Venue:- Courtown GC
Date/Time:- Saturday/Sunday 18/19 May @ 13.30
Team:- Mary Dowling (Scr.), Jan Browne (2), Mary Leahy Browne (4), Sarah Molloy (5), Niamh Kelly (7)
Reserves:- Anne Smee (5), Bridie McGarry (9)
Managers:- Mary Dowling & Mary Norton
Kilkenny have received a bye on Saturday morning and will play the winners of the Tullamore v Arklow match in the afternoon.
We would appreciate all the support possible.

Team Results.

Match:- Minor Cup v New Ross
The Minor Cup Team lost narrowly to New Ross 3&2 on Sunday last in Mount Juliet.
The Kilkenny team put up a valiant effort against a very strong New Ross team with Mags Duggan and Annette Stapleton winning their matches and Breege Martin, Martina Naughton and Mary Rice conceding to their opposite numbers,
The managers would sincerely like to thank the team members, caddies and panel members for their firm commitment throughout the competition.
Managers:- Breeda Roche and Margaret Kiely


Tuesday, 23 April. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Catherine Hughes (35) 37pts
2. Margaret Kiely (16) 34pts(back)
Gross:- Margaret Cuddihy (8) 23pts
3. Patricia O’Sullivan (15) 34pts
4. Ann Greany (20) 33pts (B9)
5. Martina Naughton (35) 33pts(B5)
6. Mary O’Shea (12) 33pts

Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
1. Edith Ogilvie (27) 17pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 25 April. – 23 Members Played
1. Greta Nicholson, Josie Bolger, Hilda Richardson, 34 pts.
2. Mary Ryan, Kathleen Price, Breda O’Loughlin, 32 pts.
3. Ann Gunning, Phil Cooke Theresa Brandon, Mary Shields, 30 pts.
Next week there will be a 13 hole & nine hole competition.

Junior/Juvenile Club

Wednesday, 24 April. Junior Captains Drive In
Despite poor weather conditions, a good number of Juniors, parents and club officials assembled to support the Drive-in of the Junior Boy’s Captain, Patrick O’Shea and Junior Girl’s Captain, Aoife Crowdle last Wednesday.

A 13 Hole Champagne Scramble had been planned but this was reduced to nine holes, due to the rain. Finger food and prize giving followed the event.

1. Patrick O’Shea, Aoife Crowdle, Niamh Glynn 24
2. Joseph McInerney, Edward McDermott, Darragh Lawlor 23 (B6)
3. Bill O’Shea, Sam J. O’Shea, Sophia O’Shea 23
18 Boys and 8 Girls took part

Induction Evening

An induction evening for new Juvenile and Junior members will take place on Thursday, 02 May, beginning at 19:00

Team News

Match:- Fred Daly v Gowran

The Fred Daly team progressed to the third round of the competition with a 3/2 win over Gowran.
The highlight matches for Kilkenny, were the top match where Patrick O’Shea was one under par and one up on the turn. Patrick stepped it up and won four of the next five to win on the 14th. In match no 3, Louis Walsh had three birdies and was one over par when he won on the 14th.

With the match finely balanced at two games apiece it fell to Andrew Arnopp to keep his nerve and secure the winning match point away from home.
It is great credit to the team that they all fought very hard for the victory
The team now meet the winners between Waterford GC and Wexford GC.

Home:- Pat O’Shea, Jack Walsh, Louis Walsh. Away:- Sean Keenan, Andrew Arnopp.
Managers:- James Walsh (H) & Mick Keenan (A)

Social Activities

Paul Hanafin is the new singles snooker champion and receives the Patrick Wall Memorial Trophy.
This is Paul’s first time to win the singles and along the way he took some big scalps in Tommy Buckley, Billy Burke and Joe O’Neill before accounting for his doubles partner Martin Hanrick in the final. Well done to Paul and to beaten finalist Martin and semi finalists Joe o Neill and Brendan Cleere.
The presentation will be held at the next golf presentation and will also include the presentation to doubles winners Christy Power and Michael O’ Neill and beaten finalists P J Martin and Alan Snype.