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General Notes

TransferMate Global Payments Senior Scratch Cup.
There was an exciting finish to the TransferMate Scratch Cup on Saturday which went to a play-off involving Kilkenny player Harry Duggan and Andrew McCormack Castletroy, both players finished on 142 with Harry shooting 67 & 75 and Andrew 71 & 71. The play off was over three holes stroke play, the 1st,2nd and 18th. Harry parred all three and his opponent bogeyed the second hole. It was a great win for Harry and sets him for his return to college in the states. Rosslare player Paul Murphy looked on course for victory after completing the 14th hole as he was three under par at that stage but he bogeyed the last four holes to miss out on the play off and Harry who was playing with Paul birdied the 18th to get into the play off. Mark Power won the best second 18 gross with a score of 70.
The competition ran very smoothly thanks to all the volunteers on the day and the course was immaculately prepared by Sean Dowling and the course staff who had to be in early on Saturday to have everything in order for the shotgun start at 8.45am.
A special thanks to our sponsors TarnsferMate who were on board for the second year.

Saturday, 17 August. TransferMate Senior Scratch Cup. – CSS. Round 1 – 72. Round 2 – 72
1. Harry Duggan (Kilkenny) 142
2. Andrew McCormack (Castletroy) 142
3. Paul Murphy (Rosslare) 143
4. Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) 144
5. Paul Coughlan (Castleknock) 144
6. Dean O’Riordan (Fermoy) 144

1st Round. Eoin Marsden (Tullamore) 71
2nd Round. Mark Power (Kilkenny) 70

President, Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize for Men
Club President, Jimmy Rhatigan will hold his prize for Men this Saturday and Sunday, 24/ 25 August.
The format will be an 18 Hole Stableford Competition.
Presentation of prizes will be held at 21.30 on Sunday night and will be followed by an evening of “Caint, ceol agus craic”.
No doubt but, we will hear from the great man himself, Patrick Kavanagh and maybe even a verse or two from our President, Jimmy.
It promises to be a great evening. Come join the party.

Kilkenny Honda Centre Golfer of Year
With just the Presidents prize and the Club Singles Match play to go the Kilkenny Honda Centre Golfer of the year rests between Anthony Cleere who has led since flag fall and John Larkin who has been very consistent in last month . There are 10 points between the contenders after both scored in the weekend McCalmont Cup. With ten prizes on offer there are still opportunities for a number of players behind to finish well up the leader board. In the event of a tie for any position the performance of those tied in this weekend’s finale the Presidents Prize will decide.
A full leader board will be on the notice board from Tuesday.

The penultimate competition in the Kilkenny Honda Centre Golfer of the Year will take place this week-end with President, Jimmy Rhatigan’s prize up for grabs and so give the chasing pack one final opportunity to mount a challenge on the long time leader, Anthony Cleere.
The final counting competition is the Club Singles Matchplay where there are double points available.

The Top 10 in Golfer of the Year are:-
1. Anthony Cleere 68 pts
2. John Larkin 58 pts
3. Fergal Cantwell 41 pts
4. Padraig Keegan 39 pts
5. Cathal McDonald 38 pts
6. Niall Courtney 38 pts
7. Dean Smithwick 37 pts
8. Richie Power 36 pts
9. Luke Kelly 36 pts
10. Paschal Connolly 35 pts

Social Ladies Golf. Sunday, 25 August.
Following the conclusion of the Gent’s Club Presidents Prize on Sunday afternoon there will be a Ladies Social Golf Evening, which will commence at 17.00.
The format will be a team event and ladies are requested to place their name on the list available on the ladies notice board.

Midland Travel Club Fundraiser.
Following the success of last year’s Club Fundraiser, the organisers have confirmed the week-end of Sat./Sun./ & Mon., 31 August, 01/02 September as the dates for this years event.
As per last year, the format will be a four person team event and the cost is €120 per team.
Midland Travel have, once again, agreed to sponsor the event, with the first prize a golfing holiday in the Algarve for five days with three rounds of golf included.
There are numerous other golf related breaks available as prizes.
Booking went live last Friday, 16 August.

South East ladies Junior Alliance.
The South East Ladies Junior Alliance is currently open to New Members.
Handicap is from 19 to 28.
Anyone that is interested please contact:- Martina Naughton on 086 233 6339

Course News
No divot repair session this week, we will have a session next Monday evening at 7pm as the course will be closed for the Autumnal hollow tining of greens.

Saturday, 17 August. TransferMate Senior Scratch Cup. – CSS. Round 1 – 72. Round 2 – 72
1. Harry Duggan (Kilkenny) 142
2. Andrew McCormack (Castletroy) 142
3. Paul Murphy (Rosslare) 143
4. Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) 144
5. Paul Coughlan (Castleknock) 144
6. Dean O’Riordan (Fermoy) 144

1st Round. Eoin Marsden (Tullamore) 71
2nd Round. Mark Power (Kilkenny) 70

Sunday/Monday, 18/19 August. McCalmont Cup. 18 Hole Stroke. CSS:- Sunday – 71. Monday – 72.
1. Mark Trimble (12) 68
2. Barry Walsh (15) 69 (B9)
3. John Larkin (5) 69 (B9)
Gross:- Anthony Cleere (4) 74 Gross
4. Martin Byrne (11) 69 (B9)
5. Sean Boland (10) 69

Category 1 (15-19) Rory Conlon (16) 70
Category 2 (20 +) Joe Green (20) 73

Two’s Club
The Pro Shop staff are away golfing this week and we won’t have the results of the Two’s club until later in the week.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 15 August. 13Hole Stableford Competition
1. Willie Leahy, Paddy Witherow, Maurice Ryan, Ger Power 67.
2. Tom Moore, Donie Butler, Tom Reade (60+4) 64.
3. Joe Gannon, Andy Hughes, Brian Keane, Tony Joyce 62 (B3).
4. Dom Murphy, Richie McEvoy, Tom Keating, Mick O’Brien 62.
5. Noel Skehan, Geoff Meagher, Michael O’Sullivan, Dick Cogan 61.
6. John Martin, Jim Meredith, Gerry Bowe (56+4) 60 (B3).
7. Tom Gunning, Reay Brandon, Martin Treacy, Christy Rainey 60.
65 Players took part

Next Competition Thursday, 22 August.
Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09.45. Draw closes at 11:15.
Thursday, 29 August. Scramble. Also entry sheet for Captain Joe Ledwidge’s Prize will be available on this date.

Seniors Captain, Joe Ledwidge’s prize will be held on Wednesday, 11 September, instead of Thursday, 12th.
Monday, 16 September. Away outing to Thurles. Entry Sheet available on Thursday, 05th.
Thursday, 26 September. Rumble. Entry Sheet for Mount Juliet will be available on this date.

Our Mount Juliet outing, on 14 October, will be restricted to the first 60 entries with the highest attendances.
The entry sheet will be available on Thursday, 26 September.

Ladies Club Notes
Team News
The Ladies Senior Cup team head to Killarney for the All Ireland Finals this Friday & Saturday, 23/24 August.
The format is singles matchplay, with all five matches playing off scratch and going out in Handicap order.
Kilkenny have been drawn against Killarney in the quarter-final at 10.10 with the semi’s commencing at 14.30.
The draw for the other three quarter finalists are
Lahinch v Laytown Bettystown, Woodenbridge v Roscommon and Royal County Down v Lurgan

Panel:- Mary Dowling, Jan Browne, Mary Leahy Browne, Sarah Molloy,
Anne Smee, Eva Duggan, Niamh Kelly, Bridie McGarry.

Managers:- Mary Dowling & Mary Norton
We would welcome all support for our Ladies Senior Cup Team.

Ladies, please note that the Course is closed all day next Tuesday, 27 August, for hollow tinning.
Our regular Weekly competitions will take place instead on Wednesday, 28th.

Tuesday, 13 August. Ladies 18 Hole Stableford
1. Mary O’Shea (11) 38 pts (B9)
2. Sarah Molloy (5) 38 pts
Gross:- Niamh Kelly (8) 36 pts
3. Mary Prendergast (28) 36 pts
4. Mary Moynihan (33) 35 pts (B9)
5. Ann Woodcock (23) 35 pts

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Mary Ryan (27) 17 pts
2. Margaret O’Rourke (24) 16 pts (back 9)

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 15 August.
1. Breda Kavanagh, Hilda Richardson, Frances Gray, 37pts.
2. Jane Duggan, Josie Bolger, Teresa Brandon, 36pts.
3. Edith Ogilvie, Mary Moynihan, Margaret Harmer, 32pts. (B6)
4. Mary Prendergast, Phil Cook, Joan Norris, 32pts.
5. Pat Walsh, Peggy Peters, Eileen Reynolds, 31pts.
32 Members Played.

Next week, 22 August there will be a nine hole and 13 Hole competition.

Junior / Juvenile Club

Monday 19th August results of Junior Open Competition 18 Hole Stableford
Winner – Elizabeth O’Shea (33) – Kilkenny – 37 Pts
2nd Lilia Darcy (29) – Baltinglass – 36 Pts

Boys Full Handicap
Winner – Darragh Walsh (20) – Rosslare – 50 Pts
2nd – Michael Rowe (24) – Castlecomer – 47 Pts
3rd – Rory Holohan (14) – Rosslare – 45 Pts
4th – Caolan Munnelly (27) – Tullamore – 43 Pts
5th – Mike Hurley (17) – Athy – 42 Pts

Boys – Junior Handicap
Winner – Sam Coogan (24) – Castlecomer – 45 Pts
2nd – Luke Kerwick (26) – Kilkenny – 42 Pts
3rd – James Gladney (23) – Kilkenny – 40 Pts (B9)
4th – Bill Whelan (26) – Kilkenny – 40 Pts
5th – Rory Glynn (26) – Kilkenny – 38 Pts

93 Juniors took part with 13 away clubs represented.
Clubs represented were Athy, Baltinglass, Callan. Carlow, Carrick-on-Suir, Castlecomer, Gowran, Mount Juliet, Portumna, Rathdowney, Rosslare, Tullamore and Waterford Castle.
This concludes the Monday Competitions for this year,
The last of this year’s Junior / Juvenile Coaching sessions take place this Saturday 24th August.
The First session from 09:45 to 11:00 is for Juniors at Primary School level. Juniors must be SIGNED-IN and ASSEMBLED beside the Clubhouse, READY TO LEAVE ‘ON TIME’ as it takes 10 minutes to walk to the practice area.
The Second Session from 10:50 to 12:00 is for Juniors at Secondary School level. Juniors for this session only must assemble at the PRACTICE AREA Car Park and wait until they are called on to the Practice Area.
Coaching Fee for all is €2.

August Diary
FRIDAY 30th August – BBQ Evening commencing at 18:00
JD Memorial Boys and Girls Competition
The draw sheets are up on the boys and girls notice boards. Please arrange your matches and ensure they are played by the appropriate date.

Tuesday, 20 August
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes ,09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw,10.28-10.52 Ladies Into Golf , 11.00-11.24 Guest/ Member, 12.04-12.12 Visitors, 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
16.04-17.00 Ladies 18 Hole ,18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 21 August
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.36-12.52 St Vincent de Paul Three Person Team Classic
13.00-13.48 Members Time, 13.56-17.00 St Vincent de Paul Three Person Team Classic
Thursday, 22 August
07.00-09.24 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-17.00 O’Loughlin Gaels Classic
Friday, 23 August
07.00-09.24 Members Time , 09.32-16.36 O’Loughlin Gaels Classic
Saturday, 24 August
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 08.36-10.44 President Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize,11.00-12.52 Visitors/Society
13.00-13.56 Members Time, 14.04-17.00 President, Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize
Sunday, 25 August
07.32-16.44 President Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize, 17.00 -19.00 Ladies Social Golf Evening – Team Event.
Monday, 26 August
07.00-19.00 Course Closed – Hollow Tinning
Tuesday, 27 August
07.00-19.00 Course Closed – Hollow Tinning
Wednesday, 28 August
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes , 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw, 10.28-10.52 Ladies Into Golf , 11.00-11.08 Visitors, 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes
13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw, 16.04-17.52 Ladies 18 Hole ,18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf