KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 06 July, 2021
(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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The qualifying round for Club Captain, Paul Colfer’s prize will be held over four days commencing this Friday.
As in previous years, the top 90 players will qualify for the final round to take place on Saturday, 17 July, with the leading players from the qualifiers going out last.
Members Competition Purse
Members are reminded that going forward they will not be able to enter for competitions unless they have input money on their competition purse. If they try to sign in on the Psi for competitions they will not be allowed to do so. Please top up your purse account on the mobile App or alternatively contact or drop into the office to do so.
The long awaited drive-in for Captains, Paul Colfer and Ber Crowdle is scheduled for this coming Saturday, 10 July.
The drive-in will take place at 17.00hrs and will be followed by a nine hole champagne scramble with a shot gun start at 18.00hrs.
On completion of the golf, finger food will be available for all participants.
There are limited places available. Booking became available, on line, from 17.30hrs on Wednesday (7th). The draw for teams will be made before commencement of play on Saturday.
Junior Club Fundraiser.
The annual fundraiser for the Junior/Juvenile Club will take place on Wednesday, 14 July. The format is a four person team event and costs €20 per person.
Bookings are now available on the BRS.
The much needed funds will go to help develop/coach our Junior members.
Club Mixed entry.
The closing date for entries for the Club Mixed Foursomes is this coming Friday, 09 July. Interested members should put their names on the notice board. The fee, €12, should be placed in an envelope and left in behind the bar.
The Homecare Classic takes place on Friday July 16tha and Paddy Phelan has a few slots remaining to be filled. Paddy can be contacted on
Open Week. Wednesday, 30 June – Sunday, 04 July.
Wednesday, 30 June. Open Four Person Team
1. Peter Dabinett, Michael McCarthy, Brian Cullen, S Burke, 97
2. Derek Kinehan, Milo Kavanagh, L. Dwyer, J. Lannon, 94
3. Des Byrne, Geoff, Maher, Nicky Lawlor, Jim Rhatigan, 93 (B9)
4. M. Walsh, (Rathdowney), J. Tobin (Loughrea), 93
B. FitzPatrick, (Rathdowney), J. Costello (Slievenamon)
5.Willie Murphy, John McCarron, Neil Griffin, John King, 92
6th. Pat Hyland, Derek O’Gorman, Derek Kinahan, Rory MacEneaney,
10th. Neville Coen, James FitzPatrick,
15th. Alan Brett, Thomas O’Dowd,
17th. Cormac Behan, Paddy Fitzpatrick, Tony Murphy, Norman Williams,
Each ‘Two’ receives €12.30 credit in the Pro Shop.
Thursday, 01 July. Open Senior Ladies & Gents Singles
1. Finian Gallagher (20), Gowran, 35
2. Anthony Joyce (24), 34 (B9)
3. Tom Keating (28), 34 (B6)
4. Murt Farragher, (19), 34
5. David O’Mahony Snr. (15). 32
Friday, 02 July. Open Three Person Event
1. Marie Curran, Amy Keating, Catherine O’Neill, 89 (B9)
2. Billy Walsh (Gowran), Jack Drew, Darragh Hennessy, 89
3. Jim White, Pat Butler, Michael Egan, 86
4. Evelyn Crotty, Patricia O’Sullivan, Niamh Spratt-O’Shea, 85
Details to follow next week.
Saturday, 03 July. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
1. David Barry (23), 39 (B9)
2. David O’Mahoney, Snr. (15), 39
3. Jason Barry (10), 38 (B9)
Gross:- Ross Holden (2), Callan, 34
4.Pat Hickey (12), 38
5. Kieran Hoban (8), 37 (B9)
6th. James Young,, 15th. Paddy FitzPatrick, 17th. Nicholas Walsh,
Each ‘Two’ receives €31.33 credit in the Pro Shop.
Sunday, 04 July. Open Four Person Team Event.
1. Dave Conlon, Liam Conlon, Karl Conlon, (Callan), Joe Kennedy (Tramore) 93
2. Derek O’Gorman, Conor Boland, Emmet Boland, Rob Kearney, 90
3. Tony Butler, Joe O’Neill, Pat McEvoy, Alan Snipe, 89
4. Nicholas Walsh, Ian Howe, Thomas Buckley, Daniel O’Connor (Callan), 88
Details to follow next week.
Thursday, 01 July. Barton Shield v Rosslare
After a first round bye, Kilkenny took on Rosslare, who had defeated Enniscorthy in round one.
Going in as under”cats” (pun please note), the Kilkenny quartet of youth and experience faced a strong challenge.
In this format of foursomes, the aggregate score from both matches are added to find the winner and with one pair in Kilkenny and the other in Rosslare, keeping up to date with the scores was very difficult.
At home, the youthful pairing of Harry Duggan and Jeff Kealy came up against a very strong pairing and found themselves three down after nine, despite playing very respectably and just a couple over par.
In Rosslare, the experienced pair of Alan O’Rourke and Richie Guilfoyle were taking on Rosslare’s best and despite losing a hole early on and playing great golf they took a three hole advantage to the ninth tee.
At this stage honours even overall.
Rosslare, mounting a fight back at home reduced the margin to one hole and Richie and Alan using all their recent, All Ireland Junior Cup success experience faced up to the challenge.
Meanwhile in Kilkenny Harry and Jeff faced into the back nine with determination and took four holes in a row and were standing on 14, 1 up.
After exchanging holes on the way in they managed to close the game out winning by 1 hole after a superb 2 under back nine.
All now depended on the match in Rosslare and Alan and Richie didn’t disappoint closing the match out on the 16th leaving Kilkenny 3 holes up with 2 holes left.
Great credit to the team.
Next up are the winners of Baltinglass and Carlow.
Managers:-Dermot Doyle & Mark Shortall.
Thursday, 01 July. Pierce Purcell v Athy
Kilkenny played Athy in the second round of the Pierce Purcell last Thursday.
Kilkenny had three matches at home and two away.
In what turned out to be a very tight and sporting match, Kilkenny progressed by 3.5 to 1.5.
At home, Paul Carroll & David Mulcahy, out first, came up against very strong opponents and having been down for most of the match played some great golf to win a titanic battle on the 18th.
Joe Casey and Cathal O’Neill played the second match at home and again, having been two down after 11, produced great golf to win their match on the 18th.
Away from home Paschal Connolly and Damien McLoughlin secured a great win on 18th to ensure Kilkenny’s passage into the third round. Michael Whelan and Noel Maher came up against a strong pair and gave everything but just came up short.
Kilkenny’s third pairing at home, was Bernard McDonald & Eugene Buckley, and were one down playing the 18th when called in.
A tremendous effort by the team reaped great rewards.
Managers:- Derek Shelly
Sunday, 04 July. Mixed Foursomes v Baltinglass
Kilkenny were beaten in the Mixed Foursomes by Baltinglass on last Sunday.
In Baltinglass, Richard Duggan & Marian Woods were beaten on 15th.
Rory MacEneaney & Ella Dunphy were beaten on 18th, having come back from three down after three holes.
At Home, Brendan Dowling & Ana Lyons, conceding three shots to their opponents, were called in on 17, when they were all square.
Simon Cullen & Joan Cody were beaten on the 15th, by an exceptional pair, having given them two shots.
John Marnell & Evelyn Crotty were called in on 15 and were all square, giving their opponents five shots.
The Kilkenny team fought a very hard battle against a very good Baltinglass team.
Managers:- Morgan Doyle & Mags Cuddihy.
Thursday, 01 July. 13 Hole, Four person team
1. Pat Drennan, Martin Mullane, Bob Greany, Joe Leech. 70.
2. Noel Skehan, Martin Murphy, Dermot Moloney, Seamus Crickley. 69.
3. Proinnsias O hAilin, Murt Farragher, Des Byrne, Eugene Orr. 68.
4. Pat Collins, Rodger Curran, Tony Joyce, Tom Keating. 64 (B6)
5. John McMahon, Gabriel Maher, David Ryan, Dick Cogan. 64.
6. Morgan Doyle, Willie B Murphy, Michael Cody, Jimmy Rhatigan. 63.
7. Jerry O’Dwyer, Michael O’Sullivan, Shem Lawlor, Dick Keoghan. 62. (B2).
18 teams played.
Monday, 05 July. Away outing to Gowran GC. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Pat Collins, Gabriel Maher, Nicky Lawlor, Jimmy Rhatigan, 95.
2. Gerry Leahy, Matt Ruth, Tom Keating, (86+6), 92.
3. Noel Skehan, Willie Leahy, Pat Duggan, (84+6), 90.
4. Geoff Meagher, Mick O’Flynn, Tom Brett, Denis Carey, 88.
5. Proinnsias O’hAilín, Michael McCarthy, Joe Ledwidge, Jack Nolan, 87.
6. Morgan Doyle, Pat Gray, Richie McEvoy, Myles McCabe, 85.
7. Michael Grant, Paul Colfer, Dermot Moloney, Michael Cody, 84.
54 Players took part.
THIS MONTH’S DIARY
Monday, 08 July – 14 holes from the 5th tee.
Monday, 15 July – 13 holes from the 1st.
Monday, 22 July – Club Captain, Paul Colfer’s prize. 14 holes from 5th & Golfer of the Year
Next week is a 14 hole event starting from the 5th tee and the BRS goes live at 6.00pm Friday.
Please be careful entering your names as there are overlapping times at the beginning and end of our times.
Pro Shop Corner
The winner of Bonus Ball Draw was Jack Drew. Jack receives a €230 voucher for the Pro Shop.
The next draw will take place on Wednesday, 14 July.
Ladies Club Notes
A reminder to all the ladies to put their names down on the entry sheets for entry to the Club competitions.
Captain’s Prize to Ladies – 18 Hole Stableford 25th-28th June
1st Jane Duggan (28) 40 pts
2nd Carmel O’Shea (26) 39 pts
Gross:- Mary Leahy Browne (3) 32 pts
3rd Margaret Kiely (20) 38 pts (B9)
4th Annette Whelan (29) 38 pts (B9)
5th Mary Norton (14) 38 pts (B9)
6th Mary Moynihan (33) 38 pts
7th Margaret Butler (24) 37 pts (B9)
8th Frances Graham (35) 37 pts (B9)
9th Bridget Norwood (25) 37 pts
Captain’s Prize to Ladies. Nine Hole Stableford.
1st Breda Comerford (18) 20 pts
2nd Joan O’Sullivan (22) 18 pts
Tuesday, 29 June. Maisie Lambe, Ladies Open 18 Hole Stableford.
1st Niamh Kelly (8) 39 pts
2nd Catherine Hughes (32) 38 pts (B9)
Gross Mary Leahy Browne (3) 31 pts
3rd Catherine Griffin (26) 38 pts
4th Margaret Harmer (36) 37 pts
5th Susan Olden (24) 36 pts
Visitor:- Paula O’Flaherty (16) 35 pts
U23:- Louise McInerney (24) 35 pts
Nine Hole Stableford.
1st Colette Crotty (23) 20 pts
2nd Mary Gorman (19) 19 pts
Competition:- Minor Cup
Match:- Kilkenny v Castlecomer
Venue:- Kilkenny three matches, Castlecomer two
Date/Time:- Saturday,10 July @ 16.10
Home:- Susan Olden, Lauren Grace and Louise McInerney
Away:- Martina Naughton and Niamh Doran
Reserves:- Annette Stapleton
Managers:- Barbara Teehan & Catherine King
Wednesday, 30 June. Junior Foursomes v Enniscorthy
The Junior Ladies Foursomes team played Enniscorthy Wednesday 30 June. Enniscorthy had home advantage.
Ella Dunphy and Niamh Spratt played at home and got off to a flying start. They were six up after ten holes. Enniscorthy fought back and got it match back to dormey three when they were called in. Evelyn Crotty and Phyl Doyle were first out in Enniscorthy. Second out were Margaret McCreery and Mary Norton. Both these matches were hard fought and Kilkenny was victorious in the two matches on the 16th. All matches were played in a sporting and friendly manner.
Our next outing, with home advantage, will be against Baltinglass on Saturday, 17 July @ 3pm, in both venues.
Saturday, 03 July. Junior Cup v Rosslare.
Kilkenny took full advantage of the home draw, with Mags Cuddihy winning 7&5, Dervilla O’Byrne winning 5&4 and Bridie McGarry winning
4&3, thus securing victory for the Kilkenny ladies.
In Rosslare, Mary O’Shea and Eva Duggan were called in being 1 down on 13 and all flat on 11 respectively.
Exceptional golf was played by all the team and congratulations to the Junior Cup Team.
Managers:- Ann Widger & Liz Kinsella.
Sunday, 04 July. Challenge Cup v Baltinglass..
The Kilkenny Ladies Challenge Cup had a great win against Baltinglass last Sunday.
At Home, Stephanie Downes won on 17th and Mary Corcoran on 18th.
In the away matches,Abbie O’Donoghue won on 17th hole in her first match for the club, fighting back from three down after three holes.
Mags Duggan and Mary Rice were narrowly beaten at Baltinglass.
Managers:- Phyl Doyle & Edith Ogilvy
Our regular weekly outing will be held this Thursday, 08 July.
Monday, 28 June . 18 Hole Stableford.
1. Toni Comerford (47) 39 Pts
2. Abbie O’Donoghue (30) 38 Pts
Boys – Full Handicap
1. Sam J. O’Shea (18) 34 Pts
2. Joe Greene (16) 31 Pts
Boys – Juveniles
1. Patrick Lacey (26) 44 Pts
2. Thomas Treacy (26) 41 Pts
3. Ben Henderson (26) 40 Pts
52 Players took Part
Wednesday, 07 July
08.00-20.00 Members Casual Golf
18.10-18.30 Inter Club Practice
Thursday, 08 July
08.00-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.00 Senior Ladies
10.21-13.50 Senior Gent’s
13.51-15.50 Members Casual Golf
16.20-20.00 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 09 July
08.00-10.20 Members Casual Golf
10.30-13.03 Gent’s Captains Prize Qualifier.
13.12-14.06 Members Casual Golf
14.15-17.06 Gent’s Captains Prize Qualifier.
15.25-20.45 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 10 July
07.30-08.30 Members Casual Golf
08.40-12.44 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Captains Qualifier
12.55-14.05 Members Casual Golf
14.15-16.03 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Captains Qualifier
16.12-16.30 Ladies Minor Cup v Castlecomer
16.39-17.42 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
17.55-20.45 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 11 July
07.30-15.18 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Captains Qualifier
15.32-16.12 U 15 v comer
16.20-17.25 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Captains Qualifier
17.34-17.52 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
Monday, 12 July
08.00-08.54 Members Casual Golf
09.03-12.30 Junior/Juvenile Competition
12.39-14.27 Members Casual Golf
14.36-17-40 Gent’s Captains Qualifier
17.49-20.50 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 13 July
08.00-08.18 / 10.51-11.45 / 14.45-15.39 & 17.54-20.44
Members Casual Golf
08.27-10.42 / 12.21-14.36 & 15.57-17.45
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole v Par, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 14 July
08.00-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-13.00 Juvenile Fundraiser Event. Four Person Team.