Tuesday, 07 May, 2019
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General Notes
Junior Scratch Cup
The Kilkenny Block Company sponsored Junior Scratch Cup will be held on Sunday week, 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. The time sheet is full and a standby list is now in operation.

Summer Rules
As of next Saturday, 11 May Summer Rules will apply. This means that there is no relief any more and the ball must be played as it lie throughout the course.

AON Golf insurance, we are closing off the AON golf insurance for 2019 this week, if anyone who hasn’t already joined wishes to do so please call the office this 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. No Pitching allowed onto new putting green.

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.

Mens Trolley / Caddy Car Shed
Today, Tuesday, 07 May, is the final day for any member who has a trolley/caddy car in the Mens trolley shed, to move it to the new storage area in the bungalow. Please use one of the new storage bays provided and do not leave it in the middle of the floor.
Any trolleys still in the shed, after today, will be removed and placed in the old machinery shed, behind the 18th green.

Matchplay timetable
Participants in the Club Singles and Club Fourball are reminded that their first round matches must be completed in the next few days.
Club Singles – Sunday, 12 May- Club Fourball – Sunday 19 May

Mixed Social Golf.
The next session of Social Golf will be held next Saturday, 11 May.
Interested players should sign by 17.10 for a shotgun start at 17.30

Divot Repaid Session
Divot repair sessions will recommence next Monday May 13th at 7pm, anyone interested in giving a hand out please contact Sean Boland in the office eon 056 7765400.

Team Results
Match:- Barton Cup v Mount Wolseley
In the two home matches, the Kilkenny pairings were in control of their matches from early on with both eventually winning on the 17th. Sam Dunlop and Cathal MacDonald won 2/1, Alan O Rourke and Vinnie Hayes won 2/1 at home.
Unfortunately, we lost the three away matches in Mount Wolseley.
In the crucial match, Darragh MacNamara and Nathan Ryan were 1 up through 11 but their opponents birdied 12,13 and 14 to turn things firmly in Mount Wolseley’s favour.
Richard Duggan and Pierce Cullen lost 5/4, John Meagher and Aidan Brennan lost 2/1 and Nathan Ryan and Darragh MacNamara lost 2/1 away.
The final score was 3-2 to Mount Wolseley.

Match:- Duggan Cup v Borris
The Duggan Cup team went down to Borris last week-end by a score of 3.5 to 1.5.
Kilkenny were in control of the two home matches but the away games were a see-saw affair, with the results going against Kilkenny players
Home:- Padraig Keegan & Leo Hennessey won 4&3
Derek Shelly & Eugene Buckley 2 up when called in from 16th
Reserve:- Kieran Hoban & Tom McInerney

Away:- Sean Boland & Tony Butler, lost on 17th
Seamus Roche & Pat Walsh lost on 18th
Aidan Brennan & Larry Gittens, lost on15th
Reserve:- Frank Dalton & Liam Cody
Managers:- Ben McGarry/Aidan Phelan

Team News
Match:- Provincial Towns v Tulfarris Date/Time:- Sunday, 12 May @ 13.00hrs
Venue:- Kilkenny five matches. Tulfarris four matches – Team:- To be announced later.
Managers:- John Byrne/Derek O’Gorman

Match:- Pierce Purcell. Venue:- Abbeyleix.
Date/Time:- Saturday, 11th May stroke play qualifying round. Sunday, 12th, Semi-finals & Final.
Panel:- Paddy Smee, Morgan Doyle, Pierce Cullen, Joe O’Neill, Shane Knox, Jack McNamara,
Ollie Cullen, Patrick Walshe, Eugene Buckley, Pat Collins, John Martin, Mark Trimble, Derek Cleere, Brendan Cleere, Jerry Rowe, Damien McLoughlin.
Managers:- Brian Cullen/ Seamus Rochford

Course News
Please remember to:- Replace divots – Repair pitch marks – Rake Bunkers

Saturday, Sunday, 04/05 May CSS. Saturday – 71. Sunday – 71
1. Dean Smithwick (12) 65
2. Padraic O’Keeffe (12) 67
3. Anthony Cleere (4) 68 (B9)
Gross:- Alan Phelan (1) 72
4. Brian Spratt (9) 68 (B6)
5. John O’Conner (15) 68 (B6)
6. Shane Farrelly (11) 68
Category 1 (15-19), Richard Dore (15) 70, – Category 2 (20 +), Michael Drea (21) 72 (B9)
Two’s Club
5th. Graham Nugent 6th, Richard Power, Michael Comerford, Eoin McCormack, John A. O’Connor,
Frank Dalton, Ivan Dunne, Paul O’Shea, Michael Crotty, 10th. Anthony Cleere, Mark Nolan, Brian Delaney, James Crotty, Pat Butler (Jnr.), Kevin Brown, Jeff Kealy, 15th. Kevin Browne, 17th. Anthony Cleere, John Doherty, Dean Smithwick, Richard Power, Shane Henderson, James Walsh, Jeff Kealy,
Each ‘Two’ receives €14.80 credit in the Pro Shop.

Monday, 06 May. Open Four Person Team
1. Jim White, Alan Byrne, Anthony White, Frank Byrne 92
2. Brian Cullen, Jerry Rowe, Gabby Maher, Pat Walshe 91
3. Kevin Browne, Ned Nolan, Colin Corbett, Dean Smithwick 89 (B9)

Two’s Club
2nd. John Burke, 6th. Pascal Connolly, Ed Donohoe, Derek Kinahan, Peter Gowen, Richard Dore,
Darragh McNamara, Noel Meagher, Derek O’Gorman, James Young, Tommy Walton, Colin Tyler (Coolattin),
10th. Dave DeLoughrey, 15th. David McNamara, 17th. Pascal Connolly,
Each ‘Two’ receives € credit in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday, 01 May. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles – CSS. 71
1. Tim Kealy (6), 42 (B9)
2. Craig Kennington (14), 42
3. Liam Merrins (23), 41
Gross:- Lar Ryan (Rathdowney), (-1) 34
4. David Dooley (11), 40 (B9)
5. Michael McCarthy (19), 40
Category 1 (15-19), Mark Kavanagh (Thurles), (15), 38
Category 2 (20 +), Jim Kelly (22), 37

Ladies Sector
1. Liz Neary 34
2. Liz Kinsella, 33 (B9)

Two’s Club
6th. Kevin Browne, Stephen McCormack, Elizabeth Kinsella, Ivan Brown, , 10th. Noel Casey, Lar Ryan,
15th. Ned Nolan,17th. Colin Furlong, Noel Casey, Tony O’Reilly,
Each ‘Two’ receives €14.50 credit in the Pro Shop.

Congratulations to Daniel McGrath on his hole in one at the 17th.
Daniel receives a third of the ‘two’s’ pot – €72.60

Senior Gents
Thursday, 02 May – 13 Hole Stableford – 68 Players took part.
1. Willie Leahy, Pat Foley, Chris Kelly, Seamus O’Sullivan, 67.
2. Noel Skehan, Geoff Meagher, Michael O’Reilly, Brendan Graham, 66.
3. Dom Murphy, Eddie Guilfoyle, Pat O’Shea, Paddy Hally, 63 (B3).
4. Joe Gannon, Willie ‘B’ Murphy, Martin Treacy, Joe O’Driscoll, 63.
5. Tom Gunning, Donie Butler, Jim Meredith, Michael O’Neill, 62 (B3).
6. Frank Byrne, Richard Butler, Eddie Geraghty, Martin Kelly, 62 (B6).
7. Peter Ryan, Michael Nicholson, Brian Keane, Reay Brandon, 62.

Next Competition Thursday, 09 May – Golfer of the Year – Round 2
Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09:45 – Draw closes at 11:15.

Entries for Faithlegg G.C., on Monday, 13 May, are CLOSED and are posted on the Senior’s Notice Board.
Draw will be made on 09 May and notified by email and will be posted on Seniors Notice Board on Friday, 10 May.

May Diary
Thursday, 09 – Golfer of the Year Round 2
Monday, 13 – Away outing to Faithlegg
Monday, 27 – Open Week – Senior Men’s Competition. Entries via Golf Club BRS System.
Thursday, 30 – No competition due to Open Week.

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Ladies Club Notes
Team News
Match:- Ladies Revive Active v Thurles
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches. Thurles three matches.
Date/Time:- Sunday, 12 May @ 15.30
Home:- Niamh Kelly & Margaret McCreery
Bridie McGarry & Stella Coughlan,
Away:- Phyl Doyle & Breda Roche,
Margaret Cuddihy & Josephine Leahy,
Mary Norton & Annette Stapleton,
Reserves:- Mary Leahy Browne, Brigid Norwood, Ann Widger,
Catherine King, Patricia O’Sullivan,
Managers:- Mary Hickey & Barbara Teehan

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.

Club Singles Matchplay Competitions.
The various sheets for entry to the Club Singles Matchplay competitions are on the notice board, so please get your names down as the draw will take place next Monday, 13 May.

The Australian Spoons Competition was cancelled due to the weather the numbers playing were very low. As this competition is run by the ILGU to support our elite golfers it was decided to reschedule the competition on Tuesday 14th May. All those who already paid will not have to pay entry fee again.

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 02 May – 13 Hole
Results to follow next week

Nine Hole Competition
Winners:- Joan O’Sullivan & Phil O’Carroll

Junior/Juvenile Club
Match:- Boys U15 v Castlecomer
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches. Castlecomer three matches.
Date/Time:- Sunday, 12 May @ 15.15hrs.
Team:- Home:- Billy FitzPatrick, Sean Keenan, – Away:- David Mulrooney, Shane Glynn, AN Other.
Managers:- Michael Keenan

Tuesday, 07 May
07.00-08.12 Members Time , 08.20-09.40 Ladies 18 Hole PGA Tankard, 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw , 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Hole PGA Tankard , 13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
16.04-17.32 Ladies 18 Hole PGA Tankard
Wednesday, 08 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 11.00-11.48 Society, 13.00-14.20 Members Time, 14.28-14.52 Visitors
17.48-18.20 Junior Cup Practice, 18.52-19.00 Senior Cup Practice
Thursday, 09 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-14.28 Members Time ,14.36-14.44 Visitors/Guests
Friday, 10 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 12.04-17.08 Cois Nore Golf Classic
Saturday, 11 May
07.00-08.36 Members Time , 08.44-09.56 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 10.04-10.44 Society
13.00-14.04 Members Time , 16.04 Provincial Towns Cup Practice
16.28-18.04 Mixed Social Golf
Sunday, 12 May
07.32-12.52 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- May Monthly Medal – Ladies:- Australian Spoons- Scotch Foursomes
13.00-13.40 Provincial Towns v Tulfarris, 13.48-15.08 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
15.16-15.24 Boy’s U15 v
15.32-15.48 Ladies Revive Active v

Monday, 13 May
07.08-08.20 Members Time
11.16-12.44 Society
13.00-14.20 Member Time
14.28-17.24 Gent’s May Monthly Medal

Tuesday, 14 May
07.00-08.12 Members Time
08.20-09.40 Ladies 18 Hole Australian Spoons , 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
10.28-11.48 Visitors , 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes Australian Spoons
13.40-14.28 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw , 16.20-17.40 Ladies 18 Hole

Wednesday, 15 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 09.32-09.56 Ladies into Golf, 10.28-10.44 Visitors
13.00-14.20 Members Time , 18.04-19.00 Ladies into Golf