KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 21 September, 2021
(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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This is the final opportunity for members to volunteer to collect seeds from the wildflower meadows which is scheduled for next Wednesday, 29 September at 08.30hrs.
It will commence with the supplier of the seeds giving a demonstration on how to collect the seeds from the wildflowers, followed by everybody then collecting the seeds.
It is expected that this will be completed by lunchtime. Refreshments will be provided.
This work will create sustainable wildflower meadows going forward.
All are welcome to attend and participate.
The meeting point is the car park at 08.20hrs and you are requested to please bring gloves.
Adopt a Green
This is your final chance to join the team of 60+ volunteers ‘to adopt a Green.
If you are interested in supporting this excellent initiative, please forward your name to
We will then correspond with you on the allocation of the greens.
Saturday, 18 September. Club Finals Day.
The Club Finals were held last Saturday in ideal conditions.
Despite the fact that Covid had decimated the number of events the contestants enjoyed their opportunity to bring home some silverware.
The contestants were entertained to dinner in the Clubhouse that evening and this was followed by the presentation of prizes.
The draw for the golfing holiday in Portugal was also held and congratulations to Mary Moynihan, who together with her team, Kay Gray, Jo Lawlor & Frances Foley, emerged as the winners in the members draw.
The results of the various competitions is as follows:-
Winner:- Dermot Gaynor
Runner-up:- David Charlton
Semi-finalists:- Joe Casey, Michael Staunton.
Leading Qualifier:- Matthew Russell
Winner:- Jerry Rowe & Ollie O’Connor
Runner-up:- Rory MacEneaney & David Dooley
Semi-finalists:- Sean Tyrell & Bernard McDonald
Tommy Barry & Pat Hickey
Leading Qualifier:- Sean Tyrell & Bernard McDonald
Gent’s Singles:- Craig Martin v Ollie Carter
Scheduled for Friday, 24 September
Semi-finalists:- Bernard McDonald & Denis Butler
Leading Qualifier:- John Meagher
Gent’s Monthly Medal
Winner:- Brian Harrington (Sept.) 66 nett
Finalists:- Harry Duggan (Oct.), John Meagher (May), Tom Moore (June),
Noel Maher (July), James Hogan (Aug.).
Winner:- Mags Cuddihy
Runner-up:- Paula Bradbury
Winner:- Stella Coughlan
Runner-up:- Martina Naughton
Winner:- Mary Moynihan
Runner-up:- Teresa Brandon
Winner:- Ann Brophy Murphy
Runner-up:- Mary Walshe:
Sunday, Monday, 19 & 20 September. Monthly Medal.
1. Tommy Buckley (8), 65
2. Gerald Fogarty (12), 67 (B9)
3. Peter Walsh (Snr.), (16), 67
Gross:- Eddie Power (1), 69
4. Martin Leahy (15), 67
5. Jimmy Leahy (6), 68 (B9)
6. Des Woods (9), 68
6th. James L. Walsh, Ray Lonergan, Tony Murphy, Jim White, Ivan Brown, Conor O’Shea, Peter Walsh, Paul Colfer,
10th. Liam O’Grady, Tony Butler, J Doheny, 15th. Graham Nugent, Luke Wall, Michael Kinchella, Leo Hennessy, Dave McMahon, 17th. Eddie Power, Sam Dunlop, Stephen McCormack, J Doheny
Each ‘Two’ receives €16.30 credit in the Pro Shop.
Two’s Club. 125th Anniversary, Thank you Week-end
John Larkin, Paul Carroll, Valerie Duncan, Cormac Hickey, Erin Cantwell, Brian Delaney, Aidan Brennan, Gus Carey, Paddy Crotty, Eileen Rose Power, Ruben Holden, Dave Farragher, Ned Nolan, Tommy Barry, J Green, Benny Cleere.
Each ‘Two’ receives €20.60 credit in the Pro Shop.
SOS Golf Classic
Thursday & Friday, 16 & 17 September.
1. Pat Walsh, Grainne Walsh, Brian Walsh, Kathleen Gaffney.
2. Redmond Cody, Barry Cody, Siobhain Cody, Brid Cody.
3. David Mulcahy, Aidan Knox, Phil Trehy, Lee O’Sullivan.
Thursday, 16 September. 13 Hole, Four person team
1. David O’Mahony, Willie B Murphy, Dermot Moloney, Dick Keoghan. 69 (B6)
2. Michael Grant, Geoff Meagher, Liam Barry, Paddy Hally. 69
3. Philip O’Neill, Martin Mullane, Peter Ryan, Jimmy Rhatigan. 68
4. Paul Colfer, Henry Bourke, Chris Kelly, Joe O’Driscoll. 66 (B6)
5. Noel Skehan, Frank Bradbury, Peter Dabinett, Shem Lawlor. 66
6. Tom Moore, Gabriel Maher, Martin Treacy, Myles McCabe. 65 (B6)
7. Billy Burke, Willie Leahy, Sean Breathnach, Tom Reade. 65
18 teams and 72 members played.
Thursday, 23 September:- Captain Philip O’Neill’s prize.
This is a Golfer of the Year event with the winner receiving the Finbarr Coughlan Cup.
Thursday, 30 September:- Mixed outing, deferred from August 5th.
Thursday, 07 October:- 14 hole, Golfer of the Year event. Ray Cody Cup.
Pro Shop Corner
Congratulations to Club Professional, Jimmy Bolger on his excellent performance in the Partnership Trophy last week.
Held in the K Club, over three days, Jimmy played a major role in helping the Irish team secure overall victory in this Tri-nations event. The tournament was a combination of four-ball and singles matches and Jimmy’ contribution of three points from a possible four ensured a home win over England and Scotland.
Well done Jimmy on an excellent performance.
Ladies Club Notes
Congratulations to all the ladies who participated in the club finals on Saturday, 18 September, in lovely sunny conditions, the results of which are detailed above.
Thursday, 14 September. 18 Hole Stableford
1st Mary Ruth (33) 43 pts
2nd Stephanie Downes (28) 40 pts (B9)
Gross:- Dervilla O’Byrne (13) 27 gross pts
3rd Mary Condon (27) 40 pts (B6)
4th Ann Shortt (29) 40 pts
5th Susan Olden (22) 39 pts (B9)
Nine Hole Stableford
1st Bernie Lynch (24) 21 pts
2nd Grace Kearney (27) (B6)
3rd Niamh Kelly (4) 18 pts (B6)
Thursday, 16 September. 13 Hole Gala Day
1. Carmel O’Shea, Peggy Murray, Fionnuala Hennebry, Joan O’Brien, 68pts. (B6)
2. Jo Duggan, Mary Gorman, Frances Gray, Marie Curran, 68pts.
3. Anne D. Murphy, Greta Nicholson, Joan Mannion, (63+3) 66pts.
4. Ann Widger, Margaret Harmer, Breda Kavanagh, Gretta Kelly, 65pts.
5. Ann Gunning, Mary Browne, Hilda Richardson, Joan O’Sullivan, 63 Pts.
The Senior Ladies Society Gala Day was a great success with 50 ladies playing a 13 hole competition in pleasant conditions. The very competitive golf was followed by lunch after which Senior Society Captain, Bridget Norwood, welcomed Club Captain Ber Crowdle who generously presented prizes to the top two players of the day:- Joan Mannion (37) 33 pts and Frances Gray (41) 29 pts (B6).
Thursday, 23 September, is a Nine hole competition and the Entry Sheet for the Senior Mixed on Thursday, 30 September will be available on that date.
The final session of the very successful Junior Cadets, six hole competition will take place this Sunday.
This opportunity for the Junior Club Members to experience playing the first six holes on the ‘real course’ has proved to be an enormous success and has been enjoyed by approximately 50 young budding golfers each week.
A big thank you must go, to all the volunteers who, supervised and marshalled the Juniors during the season.
Wednesday, 22 September
08.10-10.10 Members Casual Golf
12.30 -19.30 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 23 September
08.00-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-11.00 Senior Ladies
10.00-13.30 Senior Gent’s
15.10-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 24 September
08.00-10.10 Members Casual Golf
13.10-13.50 Members Casual Golf
15.10-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 25 September
07.30-08.50 Members Casual Golf
08.50-09.40 Ladies & Gents Competition
13.00-13.50 Members Casual Golf
14.45-15.48 Ladies & Gents Competition
15.57-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 26 September
07.30-15.00 Ladies & Gents Competition
15.09-15.18 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
15.27-18.04 Junior Cadets six Hole Competition
18.13-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 27 September
08.00-10.00 Course Closed for Sanding of Greens
10.00-11.00 Members Casual Golf
11.10-12.50 Gent’s Competition
13.00-14.20 Members Casual Golf
14.40-15.30 Gent’s Competition
15.40-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 28 September
10.33-12.12 / 14.36-15.21 & 16.15-19.30
Members Casual Golf
08.36-10.24 / 12.21-14.27 & 15.30-16.06
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 29 September
08.00-19.00 Members Casual Golf (Commencing from the 5th hole)