Tuesday, 14 September, 2021

(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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General Notes
All Ireland Junior Cup Champions – 2020
Kilkenny Golf Club paid tribute to the men’s Junior Cup Team when they were presented with their All Ireland medals last Sunday evening.
In the Covid delayed AIG All Ireland Junior Cup, 2020,the Team overcame Corrstown GC in the Leinster Final.
The team had a two day rest period before heading to Donegal on the Wednesday to prepare for the the All Ireland semi-final where they overcame Balmoral and went on to defeat Ballinasloe in a tense and hard fought Final.
In presenting the team with their medals, Club Captain Paul Colfer congratulated the team members and the team managers on their historic victory, the first time in the Clubs History.
Panel:- Alan O’Rourke , Brendan Downing, Sam Dunlop, Simon Cullen,
Richie Guilfoyle, John Maher & Liam O’Hara.
Managers:- Luke Kelly & Aidan McDonald.

Also on Sunday evening the winner of the Kilkenny Block Company Junior Scratch Cup, Sam Dunlop was presented with his trophy.

Club Finals Day
Club finals day will take place this Saturday. The timetable for the day is yet to be finalised and details will be circulated later in the week. There will be a much reduced field on the day as Covid caused the cancellation of six club competitions during the year. There was no scratch cup matchplay or Mens Foursomes The three Junior Club competitions were also the victim of Covid, with the ladies also having to cancel Lady Foursomes
With play commencing at mid-day, the full details will be published later in the week.

CLUB FINALS DAY Saturday 18/09/2021
12.30 Mens Bar Cup Dermot Gaynor or Joe Casey v Michael Staunton or David Charlton
12.39 Ladies Toastal Cup  (H/Cap 0 to 18) Mags Cuddihy v Paula Bradbury
12.48 Ladies Nancy Todd Trophy (H/Cap 29 to 36) Mary Moynihan v Teresa  Brandon
12.57 Ladies Plate (H/Cap 37 to 54) Anne Brophy Murphy v Mary Walshe
13.06 Mixed Foursomes Dom Murphy &  Phyl Doyle or Eoin & Orla Dunphy v A.N. Other. (Multiple Matches to be played before weekend)
13.15 Mens Monthly Medal Brian Harrington, Harry Duggan, John Meagher
13.24 Mens Monthly Medal Noel Maher, James Hogan, Tom Moore

Playing before Mens Singles Matchplay Craig Martin v Oliver Carter
Saturday Mens Fourball Jerry Rowe & Ollie O’Connor v Rory MacEneaney & David Dooley
Ladies Nore Cup
(H/Cap 19 to 28) Martina Naughton v Stella Coughlan

Prizegiving will for Club Finals take at  9.30pm on Saturday night.


Results of Members 4 Person Team Event
Held over Fri 10th to Monday 13th
Some scores had to be adjusted when the score cards were checked.

Members Weekend Competition 10 – 13 September 2021

4 Person Team Event Team Score

1st P.J. Martin 93 B9
Breege Martin
Mary Murphy
John Martin

2nd Alan Doran 93
David Barry
Jason Barry
Liam Barry

3rd Michael Kinchella 92
Larry Gittens
Nathan Ryan
Noel Casey

4th Gavin Lonergan 91
Ray Lonergan
Mark O’Neill

5th Richie Manogue 90 B9
John Larkin
P. Lacey

6th John Meagher 90
Ian Meagher
Geoff Meagher
Noel Meagher

7th Paul Carroll 89 B9
Jerry Rowe
Ollie O’Connor
David Mulcahy

8th Darren Bourke 89 B9
Patrick Morris
Ian Morrissey
Ronan Moriarty

9th Neil Loy 89 B9
Liam Condon
Anthony White
Jim White

10th Pat Walsh 89
Pat McEvoy
Martin Ryan
Ger Walsh

Leading Ladies Team
Bridie McGarry 89
Derval O’Byrne
Niamh Kelly
Valerie Duncan

Leading Seniors Team
Niall Griffin 86
Catherine Griffin
Edith Ogilvie
Trevor Ogilvie

Adopt a Green
A proposal was adopted at the last AGM that members be requested to
“Adopt a Green” with respect to the repair of pitch marks.
There has been an excellent response to our request for volunteers who would be prepared to adopt a green.
We could still do with a few more members to come on board and help with this excellent idea.
All that is requested of you is that when you are playing, both you and your team members would give special attention to repairing the pitch marks on your designated green.
It is important to note that this proposal will not in any way diminish the responsibility everybody has to repair pitch marks on the greens.
If you are interested in adopting a green, please forward your name to
We will then correspond to you on the allocation of the greens.

Course News
Wildflower Meadows
Despite the great response by members, we are still looking for some more volunteers to join the greens staff to collect seeds from the wildflowers on 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.

Slow Play.
Slow play continues to be a problem, particularly on the busy week-end days.
Members should remember that their place on the course is behind the players in front and NOT in front of the people behind.

Friday-Monday, 10-13 September. 125th Anniversary, Thank You Team Event.
The results of the week-ends four person team event will become available later in the week. The details of the twos club will published at the same time.

Senior Gents. Wednesday, 8 September. 14 Hole Four person team
1. Morgan Doyle, Henry Bourke, Pat Duggan, Michael O’Reilly.                  80.
2. Brian Cullen, Peter Ryan, Roger Ryan, Jim Treacy.                                 75
3. Dermot Gaynor, Peter Dabinett, Tom Brett, Nicky Lawlor.                        74 (B7)
4. Matt Ruth, Pat Cody, Donie Butler.                                                (69+5) 74
5. John King, Murt Farragher, Des Byrne, Paddy Phelan.                            72
6. Dom Murphy, Jim Ryan, Richie Phelan, Liam Barry.                                 70 (B7)
7. Michael Grant, Paddy Witherow, Pat O’Shea, Sean Breathnach.             70
83 members played.

Club President, John O’Donovans prize to the Seniors.
Winner:- Pat Duggan 39.

Golfer of the Year
Category 1:-     1. Morgan Doyle, 33 (B7)
2. Brian Cullen,    33
Category 2:-     1. Noel O’Sullivan. 32
2. Paddy Witherow. 31 (Back 7)

Monday, 13 September. Away outing to Mountrath GC.18 Hole Stableford
1. John Geoghegan, Matt Ruth, Frank Bradbury, Eamonn Everard.        93
2. Noel Skehan, Peter Dabinett, Shem Lawlor.                             (81+6) 87 (B9)
3. Morgan Doyle, Michael O’Sullivan, Martin Treacy.                    (81+6) 87
4. Paddy Smee, Peter Ryan, Dermot Moloney, Tom Keating.                  86
5. Proinnsias O hAilin, Martin Mullane, Jerry O’Dwyer, Roger Ryan.       83
6. Brian Cullen, Pat Gray, Reay Brandon, Liam Barry.                             80 (B9)
7. Mick O’Flynn, Tom Dunne, Nicky Lawlor, Jimmy Rhatigan.                  80

Thursday, 16 September:- 13 hole competition.
Thursday, 23 September:- Society Captain, Philip O’Neill’s prize.
Thursday, 30 September:- Mixed outing, (deferred from August).

Ladies Club Notes
Best of luck to all the ladies who are participating in the club finals on Saturday, 18th.

Tuesday, 07 September. 18 Hole Stableford.
1st        Valerie Duncan (35)         43 pts
2nd       Millie Molloy (25)             41 pts
Gross:- Sarah Molloy (5)              36 pts
3rd        Mary Walshe (46)            40 pts (B9)
4th.       Mary Prendergast (28)    40 pts
5th        Catherine O Neill (27)      38 pts

Nine Hole Stableford
1st        Bernie Lynch (24),            20 pts
2nd       Susan Olden (11),            19 pts
3rd        Mary Rice (15),                18 pts (B9)

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 08 September. Nine Hole Competition
1. Breda Comerford, Mary Moynihan, Hilda Richardson, Kathleen Price,    44
2. Edith Ogilvie 41 pts, Joan Cashin, Pat Walsh, Marian Woodcock,           41
3. Ann D. Murphy, Teresa Brandon, Helen O’Gorman, Kitty Nolan,              40
34 Ladies played.

This Thursday, 16 September, is the Senior Ladies Gala Day with a 13 hole Competition followed by lunch. First Tee off, from the 5th hole, is at 9.10.
Thursday, 23 September, is a nine hole competition and entry sheet will be available on the Notice Board Thursday, 16th.

Junior/Juvenile Club
The Junior/Juvenile Club continue their learning experience by playing six holes on the course on Sunday afternoon commencing at 15.30hrs. And finishing at 17.30hrs.
This is an invaluable experience for our up and coming young golfers and from the feedback they appreciate this learning experience.
These young members are supervised at all times by a team of volunteers.
The final session of the year will take place on Sunday, 26 September.

Wednesday, 15 September
08.00-12.40   Members Casual Golf
13.30-16.30   Club Committee outing
16.40-19.00   Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 16 September
08.00-09.00   Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.10   Senior Ladies
10.20-13.30   Senior Gent’s
13.40-16.00   SOS Golf Classic
16.20-19.00   Members Casual Golf

Friday, 17 September
08.00-09.10   Members Casual Golf
09.16-16.10   SOS Golf Classic
16.20-19.30   Members Casual Golf

Saturday, 18 September
07.30-08.50   Members Casual Golf
09.00-09.30   Ladies & Gents Competition
12.00-14.30   Club Finals Day
14.40-15.16   Members Casual Golf
15.25-16.10   Ladies & Gents Competition
16.19-19.00   Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 19 September
07.30-15.18   Ladies & Gents Competition
Gent’s:- September Monthly Medal
Ladies:-  Autumn Cups, Foursomes
15.30-17.30   Junior/Juvenile six hole competition
17.09-19.05   Members Casual Golf

Monday, 20 September
09.30-10.06   Members Casual Golf
10.15-12.57   Gents September Monthly Medal
13.06-14.36   Members Casual
14.45-15.30   Gents September Monthly Medal
15.39-19.30   Members Casual Golf

Tuesday, 21 September
10.33-12.12 / 14.36-15.21 & 18.33-19.30
Members Casual Golf

08.36-10.24 / 12.21-14.27 & 15.30-16.24
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.

Wednesday, 22 September
08.00-09.50   Members Casual Golf
10.00-12.00   Society
12.10-19.00   Members Casual Golf