Tuesday, 03 August, 2021


(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)

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General Notes

Social Golf

Mixed social golf returns this coming Saturday with the Social Committee organising a Mixed Foursomes, teeing off at 18.00hrs.

Members wishing to partake should put their names on the time sheet on the BRS, which will go live this evening (Tuesday) at 17.00hrs..

Bookings, for the mixed, will close on Friday at 17.00hrs.

The draw for partners will be made later that evening and will be posted back up on the Brs.


Course News

Flagsticks & Rakes

Starting from this Saturday, 07 August, flagsticks can be removed from the cup when putting.

Rakes will also be back in use in the bunkers.

This means that you no longer have relief in the bunkers and players must play their ball as it lies.

The following Protocols will be in place for the coming weeks.

Prior to commencing your game be sure to wash your hands.

Members are strongly advised to bring and use their own pocket sanitizer and use it after touching rakes or pins, this is important to protect ourself, your fellow members and the course staff employees.

If two or more players land in the same bunker only one person is allowed to handle

the rake.

Likewise, only one person in each group is allowed to handle the pin at each hole.



Joint Captains,

Charity Week-end.

Saturday, 31 July & Sunday, 01 August. Four Person Team Event.

In aid of Kilkenny Alzheimers Branch

1.        Eoin Phelan Rathdowney, Joe Costello Rathdowney, Matthew Walsh Slievenamban, John Tobin Rathdowney,  94 pts

2.   Annette Stapleton, Yvonne Dore, Mary O’Shea, Josephine Leahy  92 pts

3.   John Martin,  Breege Martin, PJ Martin, Mary R. Murphy               92  pts


Two’s Club

Results next week.


Monday, 02 August, Open Singles, Stableford

Full details of winners and twos club will be posted in next weeks notes.


Wednesday, 28 July. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles.

1.               Paul Colfer (17),                            43

2.               Adam Comerford (10), (C’comer), 41

3.               David Coleman (11),                      40

Gross:- Graham Nugent (+2),                    35

4.          Brian Kiely (26),                             38 (B9)

5.          Jack Walsh (10),                            38 (B6)

6.          Brian Spratt (9),                             38


Two’s Club

6th. Graham Nugent, Brian Spratt,, 15th. Nathan Ryan,  17th. Donal O’Riordan,18th. Jeff Kealy,

Each ‘Two’ receives €41.50 credit in the Pro Shop.


Thursday & Friday 29 & 30 July. Friend’s of St. Lukes GC.

1.        Denis Brophy, Seamus Brophy Athenry, Denis Flynn Athenry, Jimmy, (Athenry),     104

2.        Noel Maher, Oliver Maher, Rathdowney, Jack Somers & Ken Maher, Roscommon,         99

3.        Brian Keane, Richard McEvoy, Murt Farragher, Micheal Cody.                      95

4.        Seamus Cuddihy, Callan, Aidan Lee, Felix Nolan, Seamus Lee all Gowran, 94

5.        Willie B. Murphy, John King, Peter Ryan, Dick Curtin,                                    93 (B9)


Senior Gents

Captains Drive-in

Society Captain, Philip O’Neill, held his drive-in on Thursday last.

Having promised to split the fairway, Philip might have been a wee bit disappointed to see his ball slightly off centre but, not that far off to be able to secure an opening par for his team.

Well done Philip. Enjoy the rest of your year in office.


Covid Regulations

With the new Covid regulations requiring all members to provide proof of their vacinations status, Government legisation requires the Club to record all details of their vaccinations.

Senior Ladies and Gents will be asked, this Thursday, to produce either their certificate or show their details on their phones   These details will be held by the Society and used for further reference any time they play.


Annual Seniors Mixed Champagne Scramble.

This Thursday, (5th), the Annual Seniors mixed competition will be held.

The format for the day is a Champagne Scramble.

There will be finger food served as teams return, after their round of golf.

Cost for the day is €10.

The draw is posted on the BRS.


Away Outing.

The next away outing for the Gent’s Society will be to Athy GC, on Monday, 16 August. The entry sheet for the outing will be available from next Thursday, 05 August.



Thursday, 29 July. 13 Hole Four person team

1. Pat Cody, Gabriel Maher, Tony Joyce, Gerry Bowe.                                  65 (B6)

2. Geoff Meagher, Andy Hughes, Richie McEvoy, Eamonn Everard.            65 (B6)

3. John Geoghegan, Martin Mullane, Dermot Moloney, Michael O’Reilly.     65

4. Proinnsias O’Hailin, Michael McCarthy, Brian Keane, Dick Keoghan.       64 (B6)

5. Billy Burke, Willie P Murphy, Martin Treacy, Paddy Hally.                         64 (B6)

6. Tom Gunning, John Bracken, Jimmy Rhatigan, Jack Nolan.                    64

7. Brian Cullen, Murt Farragher, Dick Curtin, Roger Ryan.                           63 (B6)

21 teams played.

Society scrutinier, Shem, had to disqualify two teams for entering the wrong score on their cards. Both teams, with 67 and 65 points, would have secured the top two places on this week competition. Lucky for some.



Thursday, 05 August:-  Annual Mixed Champagne Scramble.

Thursday, 12 August:- 14 holes from the 5th tee.

Monday, 16 August:- Away outing to Athy GC.


Pro Shop Corner

This week the Irish PGA Championships will be held in Carne Golf Links, Belmullet.

The 54 hole competition has a field of 102 and will have a 36 hole cut off, with the top 50 players taking part in the final 18 holes.

Both Club professional, Jimmy Bolger and assistant, Eoin O’Connor will be taking part in the Championship.

All at Kilkenny Golf wish Jimmy and Eoin every good luck in the days ahead.


Bonus Ball

The winner of the Bonus Ball draw was Jack McNamara.

Jack will receive a €230 voucher for the Pro Shop.


Ladies Club Notes


Club Matches.

All ladies are reminded to adhere to the dates set down for each competition.


Ladies Results.

Ladies Granard Four ball 27th July

1st Mary Murphy (28) & Mags Duggan (28)    49pts


Nine Hole Stapleford

1st Mary Walshe (25) 26pts

2nd Mary Mooney (22) 24pts

3rd Frances Foley (17) 22pts


Team News

Competition:-  Senior Foursomes, Area Semi-final

Match:-            Wexford v Kilkenny

Venue:-           Wexford host two matches, Kilkenny one.

Date/Time:-     Sunday, 08 August @ 15.30hrs.

Team:-             Team details will be finalised later in the week.

Managers:-     Margaret Kiely & Liz Cleere


Team Results

Competition. Junior Foursomes

Kilkenny’s Ladies Junior Foursomes team played Castlecomer, who had home advantage, last week-end.

Playing away, Phyl Doyle & Evelyn Crotty secured a vital away point, winning on the 15th.

Ella Dunphy & Niamh Spratt fought very hard in their match but were beaten on the 16th.

At home, Margaret  McCreery and Mary Norton, having started very well and were two up only for the Castlecomer Ladies to reverse the situation and were two up through 15.

A superb putt on 16, by Kilkenny, brought the match back to one a hole deficit.

With the 17th halved, Kilkenny needed a positive result on 18.

It was as exciting as could possibly  be.

Castlecomer had a great drive on 18 but, their second shot found the front bunker. Kilkenny’s Margaret McCreery and Mary Norton, after two excellent shots, were looking in, and when Castlecomer went from bunker to bunker and then back again the match went down the 19th.

Playing to a red flag, the Kilkenny ladies made no mistake and closed out the match.

Kilkenny will have home advantage when they face Royal Curragh, in the next round. Details have yet to be finalised.

Managers:-  Paula Bradbury & Ann Greany


Competition. Senior Cup.

The Kilkenny Senior Cup ladies played the Leinster Area Final on Tuesday last and had a very impressive victory over Wexford.

They now qualify for the All Ireland Finals weekend which will be held in The Castle later this month.

Kilkenny had home advantage on this occasion and the match details are as follows –

At Home

Mary Dowling v Rachel O’Connor, won on the 11th

Orla Dunphy v Sheila Richardson, won on the16th

Mary Leahy-Brown v Margaret Atkinson, won on the 14th


Jan Browne v Aisling O’Leary, and Eileen Rose Power v Ruth Kennedy, were both called in.

Team Managers:- Ella Dunphy & Eileen Rose Power


Ladies U19

The U19 Inter-club team traveled to Tulfarris, with the prospect of two matches last Saturday.

In the morning the team secured a win against Tulfarris.

In the afternoon they came up against Baltray, a very strong opponent.  Disappointingly they were on the wrong end of the result.

However, it should be noted that, the Kilkenny team played exceptionally well and displayed great promise for the years ahead.

Managed:- Sarah Molloy.




Tuesday, 27 July. Ladies Granard Four ball.

1. Mary Murphy (28), & Mags. Duggan (28),    49pts


Nine Hole Stapleford

1.  Mary Walshe (25)                     26pts

2.  Mary Mooney (22)                    24pts

3.  Frances Foley (17)                   22pts


Senior Ladies

Results Thursday July 31st

1st Mary Ryan, Teresa Brandon, Eileen Byrne, Breda O’Loughlin  71 pts

2nd Kay Gray, Peggy Murray, Marian Woodcock 70 pts (67+3)

3rd  Ann Kelly Ann M Murphy, Margaret Harmer, Joan O’ Brien  65 pts


Thursday August 12 will be a 9 hole Competition. Entry Sheet will be available on Senior Ladies notice board this Thursday August 5th.



Junior/Juvenile Club

Monday, 19 July – 18 Hole Stableford, Open Day


1. Millie Molloy (27) (Kilkenny),                  39 Pts

2. Eva Duggan (11) (Kilkenny),                  37 Pts


Boys – Full Handicap

1. James O’Donoghue (23) (Kilkenny),      42 Pts

2. James McEvoy (15) (Castlecomer),       40 Pts

Gross:- Mikey Murphy (4) (Athy),               39 Pts

3. Alex Halpin (12) (Athy),                          37 Pts (B9)

4. Jack Nolan (10) (Carlow),                      37 Pts (B9)

5. Sam McHugh (10) (Carlow),                  37 Pts


Boys – Juveniles

1. Thomas Langton (23) (Gowran).            45 Pts

2. Colin Hayes (21) (Castlecomer),            42 Pts

3. Diarmuid Langton (23) (Gowran),           39 Pts

4. Ardagh O’Shea (26) (Kilkenny),              34 Pts


79 Players & seven visiting clubs took Part


Monday, 26 July.  18 Hole Stableford


1. Eva Duggan (10),              34 Pts


Boys – Full Handicap

1. Louis Raggett (21),            41 Pts

2. Joseph McInerney (19),     37 Pts


Boys – Juveniles

1. Ardagh O Shea (26),          44 Pts

2. Brian Moore (24),               39 Pts

29 Players took Part


Note: All Monday competitions for boys, with full handicaps, will be played off the Green Tees.



Wednesday, 04 August

08.00-08.57   Members Casual Golf

09.06-17.40   Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles

18.00-20.30   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 05 August

07.30-08.20   Members Casual Golf

09.32-13.30   Senior Ladies & Gent’s

13.40-17.40   James Stephens Golf Classic

17.40-20.30   Members Casual Golf


Friday, 06 August

08.06-17.30   James Stephens Golf Classic

17.46-20.30   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 07 August

07.30-08.50   Members Casual Golf

09.00-10.28   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

10.36-13.30   Visitors