General Notes

Caddy Car Room – Bungalow

Please note the new structures for storing the Caddy cars will be going into the bungalow this week and there are 3 trolleys which are chained to the window screens which need to be removed before this can take place. Those who own the trolleys are requested to remove them as soon as possible in order that the work is not delayed.

Club Singles Qualifier

In the Club Singles qualifiers 216 members played over the week-end in an effort to secure one of the 63 places available for the match-play.

With the winter rules finished, it would appear that the playing the ball as it lay in the rough made scoring difficult.

Not so for the leading qualifier, James Young (6), who shot an excellent 66 to win by two strokes from James Hogan, Aidan McDonald, Tommy Deegan & Noel Meagher.
With the elimination of two student members and the withdrawal of two other qualifiers, it will mean all scores on 73 will make the draw.
Depending, whether or not there are any further withdrawals, only one or two 74’s will be in the pot for this evenings draw.
The 64th and final spot goes to last years champion Iain Harrisson.


Anyone who played in the Mens Club Singles qualifier this weekend and who does not want to, or is unable to play in the match play series, please let the office know before 17.00hrs on Tuesday, before the draw is made.

Marking Cards

The Mens Competition Committee, in 2018, made a rule that score cards should be swopped for marking purposes.
The practice of one player marking all three cards must cease and each player should mark another player’s card.
This will be monitored in the coming weeks.

Masters Sweep Draw

The cut off point for entering the Masters Sweep is this Wednesday (10th) at 14.00 hrs.
If entering the sweep please place your name on the sheet in Bar and put your €5 in an envelope and give it to the Barman.
The draw for players will be held on Wednesday evening and will be posted on the pillar in the bar.

Social Mixed Golf.

Social Golf kicks off its new season on Good Friday, 19 April, with a Champagne Scramble.
Registration is at 17.15hrs with a Shot-gun start at 17.30

Members who are playing golf, late in the afternoon and may wish to avail of food on completion of their round are requested to inform Barry prior to going out for their game.

Out of Bounds
Kilkenny Golf Club has not changed the out of bounds rule and the ruling, as per 2018, remains.
If a competitor puts his ball OOB he/she goes back to the spot from where he/she played their errant shot and incur a stroke and distance penalty.

Index adjustments
A reminder to all gentlemen. When playing in a Stableford competition, they should check the index on the card.
Following the recent review of the course indices there has been an adjustment to five holes.

Team Results

Match:- Barton Cup v Killerig Venue:- Kilkenny two matches – Killerig three matches. Date/Time:- Saturday, 06 April
Home:- Alan O’Rourke & Vinny Hayes won 8&7
Luke Kelly & Colin Furlong won 2&1
Reserves:- Emmet Boland & James Bateman
Away:- Richard Duggan & Pierce Cullen won 5&4
Tommy Buckley & Benny Cleere won 3&2
John Meagher & Aidan Brennan, called in
Reserves:- Ian Meagher & Daragh McNamara
Managers:- Brendan Power & James Young

Match:- Mixed Foursomes v Castlecomer
Venue:- Kilkenny three matches – Castlecomer two matches
Kilkenny Mixed Foursomes Team went down to Castlecomer in the opening round last Sunday. Despite the score line reading 4:1, the match was a tight affair with results not clear until the final couple of holes in all matches.
Home:- Ann Widger & Anthony Cleere, lost on 16th
Stella Coughlan & Paddy Crotty, won on 15th 4 & 3
Kizzy Leahy & Tommy Buckley Lost on 17th
Away:- Barbara Teehan & Richard Duggan lost on the 18th
Paula Bradbury & Aidan Brennan, lost on 16th.

Reserves:- Patricia O’Sullivan & Dave Farragher
Managers:- Catherine King & Rob O’Shea


Sat./Sun./Mon., 06/07/08 April. Gent’s Club Singles Qualifier
Winner:- James Young (6). 66

CSS. Saturday – 72, Sunday – 71, Monday – 72.

Two’s Club
6th. Paul Barrett, Conor Boland, Emmett Boland, Brendan Cleere, Aidan McCarrick, Tommy Deegan, 10th. Donal Maher, Eddie Power, Eoin McCormack, Donal O’Riordan, Gerard Wall, Eugene Coyne, Thomas O’Dowd, Jiff Kealy, Rory MacEneaney, Thomas Comerford,
Dick Daly, Jason Lawlor, Nathan Ryan, Niall O’Gorman, 15th. Willie Horgan, John Doherty, Paul Barrett, Thomas Buckley, Michael Condon,
Larry Gittens, Richard Duggan, 17th. James Young, Gerald Fogarty, Graham Nugent, Paul O’Hara, Noel Power, Tim Kealy, Eoghan Brophy,
Each ‘Two’ receives €12.40 credit in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday, 03 April. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles.
1. Henry Bourke (18), 42pts
2. Liam Merrins (23), 40 pts
3. Michael Kealy (14), (Callan), 37 pts (B9)
Gross:- Graham Nugent (+1), 36 pts
4. Ned Nolan (11), 37 pts (B3)
5. Tony Murphy (13), 37 pts

Category 1 (15-19), Philip O’Neill (19), 36
Category 2 (20 +), Paddy Lawlor (22), 34

Two’s Club
6th. Kevin Browne, John Bracken, Michael Comerford, Luke Kelly, 10th. Norman Williams, Barry Walsh, Alan Brett, 17th. Tony Butler, Liam Cody, James Young,
Each ‘Two’ receives €20.60 credit in the Pro Shop.

Ladies Results.
1. Niamh Kelly (7), 33

Saturday, 06 April. Kilkenny Lions Club Golf Classic
1. Norman Williams, Aidan McDonald, Sean Boland. 84
2. Kevin Donohoe, Pat Walsh, Geoff Meagher. 82
3. Martin Mullane, Henry Bourke, Richard Dore. 79

Kilkenny Lions Club would like to thank all those who helped make the day an outstanding success especially, all who played on the day and the Sponsors who contributed so generously to the event. All proceeds go to the Carlow/Kilkenny, Homecare Team.

Senior Gents

Thursday, 04 April. Seniors Mixed, 13 Hole, Champagne Scramble.
1. Jim Ryan, Myles McCabe, Mary Prendergast, Josie Bolger, 71 (B6).
2. Noel Skehan, Oliver Duggan, Adrienne Walsh, Mary O’Connell, 71.
3. Joe Ledwidge, Brian Keane, Bridget Norwood, Margaret Harmer, 68.
4. Kevin Donohoe, Jim Meredith, Ann ‘M’ Murphy, Ann Gubbins, 67.
5. Willie ‘B’ Murphy, Dick Coogan, Mary Moynihan, Peggy Murray, 66.
6. Tom Brett, Gabriel Maher, Kathleen Price, Mary Feighery, 64 (B3).
7. Martin Treacy, Sean Breathnach, Nuala Crotty, Barbara Schofield, 64.
92 Players took part. .

Next Event:

Thursday, 11 April. 13 hole Stableford competition, to include Round 1 of Golfer of the Year. Participation is not compulsory.
Check-in from 09.45. Entries close 11.15.

Ladies Club Notes

Round Robin

All matches in the Round Robin Tournament must be completed by tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 April.

Irish Girls U18 Championship
Kilkenny girl, Jan Browne played in the Irish Girls, U18, Stroke play Championship, held in Roganstown GC last week-end.
Played over three rounds, it attracted a large field from both home and abroad.
With the top 50 players to make the cut for the final days play, Jan shot a five over in round one and followed this with a 74 and made the cut comfortably.
In the final round Jan shot a 76, leaving her in 29th place overall.
This was an excellent performance for the young Kilkenny member.

Ladies Team Results
Match: – Minor Cup v Callan Venue:- Gowran GC
The Minor Cup team beat Callan GC by a margin of 3½ to 1½ on Sunday 07 April in Gowran Park GC.
Playing in sunny but, cool conditions, the team battled really well with wins for Mags Duggan (4&3), Breege Martin (2&1) and Martina Naughton (3&1). Mary Rice was dormie when called in on the 17th. Catherine Keane came up against an in form Anna Starr who played brilliantly.
The team will play either New Ross or Waterford in the next round.

Team:- Mags Duggan, Breege Martin, Catherine Keane, Martina Naughton, Mary Rice
Reserves:- Mary Bradshaw,
Managers:- Margaret Kiely & Breda Roche

Match:- Challenge Cup v Gowran
Venue:- Callan GC.
Hard luck on Challenge Cup team who were defeated by Gowran in Callan last Saturday, 06 April.
It was a very close match with Gowran winning by a margin 3 matches to 2, with the deciding match finishing on the 17th.
Thanks to all the players and their caddies who gave it their all.

Panel:- Kay Gray (28), Ann Kelly (28), Marcella O’Regan (29), Breda Comerford (30), Frances Graham, (30), Ann Shortt (30), Mary Corcoran (31), Ber Crowdle (31), Mary Gorman (31), Mary Moynihan (32), Peggy Murray (33).
Managers:- Joan Cashin & Edith Ogilvie

Team News
Match:- Junior Foursomes v Blessington Lakes – Venue:- Athy G.C. – Date/Time:- Sunday, 14 April @ 15.00hrs
Team:- Marion Woods and Stella Coughlan, Catherine King and Liz Cleere, Margaret McCreery and Kathleen Hogan
Reserves:- Niamh Flynn and Amy Keating
Managers:- Paula Bradbury and Ann Greany

Tuesday, 02 April. Ladies 18 Hole ABC Stroke
1st Class A:- Orla Dunphy (1), 72 (B9)
1st Class B:- Martina Naughton (25), 73
1st Class C:- Catherine Hughes (35), 79
1st Class D:- Marie Curran (37), 77
2nd Bridie McGarry (8), 72
Gross:- Mary Leahy Browne (4), 77
3rd Evelyn Crotty (13), 73

Nine Hole Stableford
Winner:- Joan Dobson (14). 17pts

Senior Ladies
Last week, the Annual Senior Ladies & Gent’s Mixed was held.
Full results are available in the Senior Gent’s section.

Next Competition – Thursday, 11 March.
Draw takes place at 09:30 for immediate Tee off.

Junior/Juvenile Club

Junior Captains Drive In
The two junior captains, Patrick O’Shea and Aoife Crowdle will have their drive in on Wednesday, 24 April at 14.00hrs.
Booking will be online and go live this Friday, 12 April at 17.30.
As the Drive-in is being held over the school Easter Holidays, we are hoping for a big turn out to support the Captain’s and wish them well for their year ahead.

Girls Mid Leinster
Another event coming up over the Easter holidays is the Mid Leinster Girls Competition in Blainroe Golf Club on Tuesday, 23 April.
This is an 18 hole and nine hole Singles Stableford for U18/U15/U13yrs.
To book, please call Una Doyle on 086 301496.

Team News.

Match:- Fred Daly v Castlecomer
Venue:- Kilkenny three matches. Castlecomer two matches
The Fred Daly team had a comfortable 3.5/1.5 win over Castlecomer GC last Sunday, 07 April.
They will play either Mt. Juliet or Gowran in the next round.
Team:- Away:-Patrick O Shea, Jack Walsh, Louis Walsh.
Home:- Sean Keenan and Andrew Arnopp
Manager:- James Walsh

Social Activities

Monday, 01 April. 13 Table Mitchell
1st N/S Mags Duggan & Ella Dunphy
1st E/W Michael & Ann Egan
2nd N/S John King & Brendan McIntyre
2nd E/W Ros Lanigan & Josephine
3rd N/S Willie and Eithne Murphy
3rd E/W Joint Paddy Smee & Breda Kavanagh
Catherine O’Neill & Rosemary Keogh