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Tues­day four­ball spon­sored by Golden Grill (Ger Martin): 1, Ed Con­way (15) and Leo Car­roll (10), 38 points; 2, Pat Whe­lan (17) and Mick Ryan (+2), 37 points; 3, Paul Har­ring­ton (8) and Colin Mor­ris­sey (15), 35 points (last nine).

We are grate­ful to ev­ery­one who played in our scram­ble team fundraiser de­spite the heat. Funds will be used to cover meals for our teams who are near­ing the clos­ing stage of a num­ber of G.U.I. events.

Re­sults: 1, Murth Ho­gan (20), Bren­dan Duf­fin (8), Ea­mon Wall (8), Michael Ryan (22), 96 points; 2, Ai­dan Wal­lace (27), Tony Har­ford (13), Ol­lie Bren­nan (27), Tommy Ryan (16), 95 points (last nine); 3, Ea­mon De­laney (16), Patsy Far­rell (20), John Roche (21), Billy Red­mond (21), 95 points; Se­niors: 1, Tony Sex­ton’s team, 93 points; 2, Donie Cody’s team, 90 points; 3, Tom O’Shea’s team, 88 points.

Sun­day open four­ball spon­sored by The­atre Tav­ern (John Moran): 1, Michael Lee (19) and Tom O’Con­nor (17), 43 points; 2, Pa­trick Ben­nett (14) and John Browne (13), 42 points (last nine); 3, Tommy Lis­ton (7) and Sea­mus McLawrence (25), 42 points.

Wed­nes­day, July 11, is The Count­ess of Gra­nard four­somes, an 18-hole stable­ford spon­sored by Dr. O’Beirne, so don’t for­get to grab a part­ner.

There was great news from our Bar­ton Cup side as they de­feated Killiney on a 3.5 to 1.5 score. We have now reached the semi-fi­nal of this pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tion and will be play­ing Balt­in­glass in the next three weeks.

Split The Pot was won by the Satur­day reg­u­lars who col­lected €93. The next draw will take place on Tues­day, July 10.


Wed­nes­day, 18-hole stable­ford, spon­sored by Mar­guerite Sut­ton: 1, Martina Riedy (26), 44 points; 2, Rita Fur­long (33), 39 points; 3, Mary­rose Ryan (33), 38 points; 29-36 hand­i­cap, Mary Finn (30), 36 points.

Our lady Cap­tain Maeve’s day was held in ab­so­lutely su­perb weather. A huge crowd par­tic­i­pated in both the ladies’ and men’s sec­tions.

We had a great turn-out on the night which was re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated by Maeve’s fam­ily who had trav­elled from Thurles to be with Pas­cal and Claire. The club­house pro­vided a beau­ti­ful meal and mu­sic was per­formed by Ade­line Foxe.

Thank you to all the vol­un­teers, both ladies and men, bar staff, cater­ing staff and course staff who helped to make this event a great suc­cess. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the prize-win­ners and let us con­tinue to en­joy walk­ing the fair­ways for 2018.

Re­sults: 1, Lil­lian O’Han­lon (36), 66 nett; 2, Mar­guerite Sut­ton (22), 68 nett; gross, Mary Dowl­ing ,74; 3, Dympna Mol­loy (23), 71 nett; 4, Mar­garet Fur­long (15), 71 nett; 5, Anne O’Grady (28), 72 nett; 6, Kay Kelle­her (26), 72 nett; 7, Ade­line Foxe (21), 73 nett; past Cap­tain, Liz Ben­nett (9), 75 nett; com­mit­tee prize, Liz Roberts (23), 75 nett; first nine, Geral­dine Mackey (12), 39 nett; sec­ond nine, Teresa Fo­ley (14), 46 (last six); 29-36 hand­i­cap, Brid­get Duf­fin (30), 74 nett; mixed: 1, John Hart­ley, Joanne Hart­ley, Richie Ayl­ward, 46 points; 2, Ann Banville, Martin For­ristal, Teresa Byrne, 45 points; 3, Carmel De­laney, Martin For­ristal, Eleanor Roche, 44 points; nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion, Ann Teague (36), 14 points; five-hole scram­ble: 1, Breda Lacey, Dolores Kelly, Eileen Grace, 27 points; 2, Grace Car­roll, Mary Bol­ger, 28 points; men: 1, Ger Ro­nan (5), 38 points (last nine); 2, Ger Bradley (24), 39 points; 3, Pat Doyle (17), 36 points; gross, Ai­dan O’Neill, 30 points; vis­i­tor’s prize, John But­ler (Thurles, 12) 35 points.

For the ladies who are not yet ready to play 18 holes, there is a nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion with two lines avail­able on the timesheet which will be run from now on ev­ery Wed­nes­day.

Wed­nes­day, July 11, is The Count­ess of Gra­nard four­somes, an 18-hole stable­ford spon­sored by Dr. O’Beirne, so don’t for­get to grab a part­ner.


De­spite the pre­vail­ing heat­wave, we had a great turn-out of 13 teams on Thurs­day. It was slightly over­cast and not too warm for the du­ra­tion of play, but tem­per­a­tures rose rapidly in the af­ter­noon.

There is al­ways a joker or jok­ers among the selected teams and so it was when Johnny Browne (13), Michael Ka­vanagh (15), Tony Wal­lace (22) and Ai­dan Wal­lace (27) ran away from the rest of the field with a fan­tas­tic fi­nal score of 106 points to eas­ily claim first prize.

A three-per­son team com­posed of Patsy Far­rell (20), John F. Roche (21) and Jim Ke­hoe (25) were sec­ond with 99 points (93+6), whilst Tony Har­ford (13), John O’Gara (18), Frank Boyle (23) and Martin Burke (26) were third with 95 points af­ter a count­back over the last nine holes (49/48).

Only one near­est the pin prize was won, by Ea­mon De­laney on the eleventh hole.

We have no game next Thurs­day as it is the Meals on Wheels char­ity day, but we re­sume as nor­mal the fol­low­ing Thurs­day, July 19.

On that day we will col­lect the all-in fee (€20) for our ea­gerly awaited trip to Faith­legg G.C. on Tues­day, July 31. All in­tend­ing to travel are re­quested to bring the en­try fee with them in or­der to avoid any last-minute hitches try­ing to col­lect the green fees money.


The Gate Golf So­ci­ety held their fourth out­ing on Satur­day at Castle­comer Golf Club. We want to thank the club for all their help, and the spon­sors were Heineken Lager to whom we are very grate­ful.

Re­sults: 1, Dick Mer­ri­gan (11), 41 points; 2, Mick Power (26), 37 points; 3, Fin­tan Walsh (21), 35 points; Cat. 1, John Holden (10), 32 points; Cat. 2, Mick Walsh (16), 31 points; Cat. 3, Michael Lee (19), 33 points; Se­niors’ prize, Pa­trick Ke­hoe (26), 35 points; long­est drive, Ro­nan Car­roll; near­est the pin, ‘Cookie’ Mer­nagh.

Our next out­ing is for the Pres­i­dent’s prize on Au­gust 4 at the Gold Coast Golf Club, with tee-times from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon. We ex­pect all our mem­bers to play on the day.


Two com­pe­ti­tions were played in Ross­lare dur­ing the past week. De­spite plenty of run on the fair­ways and per­fect greens, play­ers are find­ing it hard to score with no com­peti­tor break­ing 40 points in ei­ther com­pe­ti­tion.

On Sun­day week Der­mot Walsh (7) had birdies at the fourth, twelfth and 13th in halves of 18 and 21 to win the sin­gles.

Sec­ond, also on 39 points, was Murt Joyce (7), with the re­cent Cap­tain’s prize win­ner, Toddy Mur­phy (19), tak­ing third po­si­tion on the same score.

Gary Collins (+3) won the gross on 34 and Syl Far­rell (13) took the vet­er­ans’ prize with 37 points. First nine win­ner was Cor­mac Pet­titt (11) with 22 points, and the sec­ond nine was won by Bob Quilty (10) with 21 points.

The open sin­gles on Wed­nes­day was won by one of our new mem­bers, bet­ter known as a hurler and foot­baller, Michael O’Re­gan (18). De­spite scor­ing no point at the twelfth, his halves of 17 and 21 points won on the break­down from Dou­glas Ben­son (14).

Third on the same score was the ev­er­green Hugh Byrne (15), with Paddy Gal­lagher (16) fourth on 37 points.

John Brady (+2), fresh from his se­lec­tion on the Irish boys’ team, won the gross with 37 points. He had four birdies in his round. Tony Wright (12) won the vets. on 36 points.


Sin­gles stable­ford, Tues­day, July 3, spon­sored by Bog­gan’s/Londis (78 played, stan­dard scratch 35 points): 1, Jean Cul­li­nane (30), 38 points; 2, Irene Walker (21), 36 points (back nine); gross, Penny Glee­son (8), 28 points; 3, Mary Kelle­her (19), 36 points; 4, Eleanor O’Con­nor (18), 35 points (back three); Se­nior, Kay Brady (34), 35 points; 5, Cather­ine Haugh (18), 35 points.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Van­dra and Keith Dea­con on win­ning the mixed four­ball nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion on Fri­day with 25 points

Fix­tures: Tues­day, July 10, lady Cap­tain’s prize day one (Nor­rie Goff), 18 holes strokes, G.O.Y./medal; Satur­day, July 14, lady Cap­tain’s prize day two, 18 holes strokes, G.O.Y./medal, fol­lowed by a won­der­ful meal and so­cial evening in the club­house; Tues­day, July 17, in­vi­ta­tional four­ball spon­sored by Faythe Phar­macy, pro­ceeds in aid of Wind­mill Ther­a­peu­tic Cen­tre; Thurs­day, July 19, boys’ and girls’ Ju­nior open.

The next round of the Ju­nior Cup is sched­uled for Sun­day, July 29, at 4.15 p.m. against En­nis­cor­thy in Wex­ford Golf Club. Please sup­port our team.


To co­in­cide with Cap­tain’s day on Sun­day, July 1, there was a nine-hole sin­gles stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion for the ladies spon­sored by the Cap­tain, Jack Lynn.

The hon­ours went to lady Cap­tain Pa­tri­cia Han­ton (10) with 20 points, and Irene Bol­ger (4) was sec­ond with 19 points (back nine).

On Mon­day, July 2, to kick off open week, there was an open mixed four­ball com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by the ladies’ sec­tion and spon­sored by Hynes Jew­ellers.

This com­pe­ti­tion at­tracted a high num­ber of mem­bers and vis­i­tors from Ross­lare, New Ross, En­nis­cor­thy, Bun­clody, Crad­dock­stown and Beech Park. We’d like to thank all the par­tic­i­pants for their sup­port.

Re­sults: 1, Roy Sex­ton and Mary Hat­ton, 44 points; 2, Leo Connolly and Rita Doyle (Crad­dock­stown), 44 points (back nine); 3, Brian and Martina Dempsey, 43 points (back nine); vis­i­tors’ prize, Liam Glasheen (New Ross) and Kelly Anne Far­rell (Beech Park), 38 points.

With the con­tin­u­ing dry sunny con­di­tions, some ladies were heard to com­ment that it was ‘just like play­ing in Spain’ on Thurs­day. There was a fan­tas­tic turn-out for this open 18-hole sin­gles stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion spon­sored by Shoe Style In­ter­na­tional.

A to­tal of 93 ladies from nine dif­fer­ent clubs took to the dry fair­ways in a high-scor­ing and closely-fought com­pe­ti­tion.

Re­sults: 1, Mary Cashe (21), 39 points (back nine); 2, Maisie Pur­cell (16), 39 points (back nine); 3, lady Cap­tain Tr­ish Han­ton (22), 39 points (back nine); gross, Carmel Mur­phy (8), 28 points; Se­nior, Eithne Walsh (24), 38 points.

The vis­i­tor prize went to Valerie Doyle (Ross­lare, 10) with 32 points (back nine), and the nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion was won by Marie Brady (16) with 18 points.

Near­est the pin was Peggy Glee­son from Mill­town with 3m 25cms. The C.S.S. was 72 (36), and the vis­it­ing clubs rep­re­sented were Ross­lare, Creg­moor Park, New Ross, Long­ford, Cour­town, En­nis­cor­thy, Tip­per­ary and Mill­town.

Well done to all par­tic­i­pants and once again thank you for your sup­port. Hard luck to all the ladies also on 39 points and 38 points who missed out this time, but there was plenty of hand­i­cap ad­just­ments at the end of the day.

A spe­cial shout out to Geral­dine Broad­ers! Al­though not in the prizes last week, she had a great round of golf.

Next week’s com­pe­ti­tion is an 18-hole two-per­son team event spon­sored by Sel­skar Phar­macy with two scores to count on par threes, and one score on par fours and par fives.

The Mon­day Se­niors are back next week, and a re­minder that the timesheet is open for lady Cap­tain’s day on July 22.


The so­ci­ety went to Wex­ford G.C. on May 26 on a windy and cool day where 40 play­ers bat­tled the blus­tery con­di­tions.

Due to prior com­mit­ments in the af­ter­noon, the even­tual win­ner had to play early at 6.30 a.m., and if we had known that it was go­ing to be the win­ning score (fin­ished be­fore the rest of us started), then we need not have bothered!

It was a case of the early bird get­ting the worm. In this case it def­i­nitely was a bird, our very own prize turkey, our Joe.

Re­sults: 1, Joe Cashin (28), 35; 2, Seán Sex­ton (14), 33; 3, Ge­orge Dee (28), 33; Cat. 1, Ed­ward Cousins (6), 33; Cat. 2, Nicky Mur­phy (18), 33; Cat. 3, Donie O’Brien (22), 31; front nine, Kevin Bradley (18), 18; back nine, Tom O’Gor­man (16), 19; near­est the pin (ninth), Philip Wadding; vis­i­tor, Liam Walsh. There was one win­ner of the twos club, An­thony Wadding (yawn), who re­ceived €76.

As you all know, we are head­ing for The Her­itage Golf Re­sort in Septem­ber for a long over­due week­end away. De­posits or full pay­ments will be col­lected at the next out­ing.

There are a lim­ited num­ber of places so book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. The new so­ci­ety tee-shirts and half tops are now avail­able to or­der. If you want one, con­tact Bal­lor.

The next out­ing is in Faith­legg G.C. on July 28 start­ing at 11 a.m., and it is Cap­tain Ro­rys’ big day, the one ev­ery­one wants to win.

It’s his old home course but there’s no ad­van­tage to be had see­ing as he can­not win his own prize, but it is the day of his golf­ing come­back af­ter the re­cent op­er­a­tion.

Our home­base pub pro­pri­etor, Dolores Syd­ney of Alice Brady’s pub in Main Street, Tagh­mon, is spon­sor, and the Cap­tain’s din­ner will be held in The Coun­try Bistro, Tagh­mon, at 7.30 p.m.

As usual, let a com­mit­tee mem­ber know whether you are play­ing or not. Bring along a friend as a vis­i­tor.


Sun­day, June 17, Cap­tain’s prize to the ladies and lady Cap­tain’s prize to the gents, open sin­gles stable­ford, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Pa­trica Wil­liams (38), 38 points; 2, Jean O’ Kennedy (38), 37 points; 3, Suzanne Glynn (38), 37 points.

Wed­nes­day, June 20, open Se­niors, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Mari Byrne (25), 39 points; 2, Mary McCor­mack (27), 37 points; 3, Pa­tri­cia Wil­liams (36), 35 points.

Fri­day, June 22, open sin­gles stable­ford, nine-hole sum­mer league round eight, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Mary O’Rior­dan (14), 22 points; 2, Pa­trica Wil­liams (18), 19 points; 3, Jo De­vitt (12), 18 points.

Satur­day, June 23, open sin­gles stable­ford, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Verona McCon­a­logue (20), 36 points; 2, Jean O’Ma­hony (25), 31 points; 3, Joy El­liott (25), 21 points.

Sun­day, June 24, monthly medal, strokes, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Aine O’Con­nell, 75 - 8 = 67; 2, Jean O’Kennedy, 88 - 20 = 68; 3, Valerie Breen, 105 - 36 = 69.

Wed­nes­day, June 27, open sin­gles stable­ford, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Peigí O Rúairc (35), 35 points; 2, Jo De­vitt (23), 34 points; 3, He­lena O’Con­nor (22), 33 points.

Fri­day, June 29, open nine-hole sum­mer league round nine, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Trina Cooney (18), 24 points; 2, Eileen Walsh (15), 22 points; 3, Ni­amh Connolly (Bor­ris, 8), 18 points.

Sun­day, July 1, open sin­gles stable­ford, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Peigi O Rúairc (35), 36 points; 2, Bernadette Tully (27), 35 points; 3, Valerie Breen (35), 35 points.

Wed­nes­day, July 4, open sin­gles stable­ford, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Bar­bara Den­ni­son (Millicent, 26), 39 points; 2, Ge­orgina Darling (23), 37 points; 3, Frances Reid (22), 36 points.

Fri­day, July 6, open nine-hole sum­mer league round ten, open sin­gles stable­ford, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Regina Power (Bal­li­nasloe, 3), 20 points; 2, Pa­tri­cia Wil­liams (18), 18 points; 3, Geral­dine Smith (12), 17 points.

Sun­day, July 8, open sin­gles stable­ford, stan­dard scratch 72: 1, Cather­ine McCurry (41), 39 points; 2, Suzanne Flynn (38), 39 points; 3, Jo De­vitt (23), 37 points.


Sun­day, July 1, sin­gles stable­ford (C.S.S. 72, 36 points): 1, Mark McHugh (24, Grange), 42 points (count­back); 2, Mike Crow­ley (27), 42 points; 3, Evan Col­ley (14), 41 points.

Wed­nes­day, July 4, sin­gles stable­ford (C.S.S. 71, 37 points): 1, David Wa­ters (19, Bal­ly­money), 42 points; 2, Robert Becker (19), 41 points (count­back); 3, Tom McCon­a­logue (24, Rath­farn­ham), 41 points.

Fri­day, July 6, nine holes sum­mer league round ten: 1, Aaron Maddock (7), 22 points; 2, Jonathan Dunne (7), 21 points (count­back).

Satur­day, July 7, an­nual In­de­pen­dence Day team waltz (spon­sored by In­vesco): 1, Gavin Mor­ris (12), Paddy Casey (10), Bob Byrne (17), Conor Cor­roon (13), 94 points; 2, Seán Moore, Martina Noo­nan (24), Su­san Fitzger­ald (23), A.J. Noo­nan (17), 92 points; 3, Michael Grant (19), Bruce Cur­tis (20), Paul Meany (21), Jim Egan (21), 91 points (count­back); near­est the pin (ladies, 17th), Fiona Neill; near­est the pin (gents, eleventh), Barry McGrath.

Sun­day, July 8, sin­gles stable­ford (C.S.S. 72, 36 points): 1, Ben Maddock (15), 45 points; 2, Jim Mon­aghan (10), 41 points; 3, Richard Mur­phy (16), 39 points.

Fix­tures: Wed­nes­day, July 11, open sin­gles; Fri­day, July 13, sum­mer league round eleven; Satur­day, July 14, Cap­tain’s prize day; Sun­day, July 15, open sin­gles.

Tom O’Con­nor and Michael Lee, win­ners of the The­atre Tav­ern open four­ball in New Ross, with the Cap­tain, Martin Car­roll (cen­tre).

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