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WEX­FORD LADIES

On July 30, we started open week with a mixed four­somes spon­sored by Joyces Ex­pert Wex­ford. It was a a well-sup­ported and tightly-fought com­pe­ti­tion.

Re­sults: 1, Cather­ine Car­mody and Kenny Walsh (16.2), 65.8 (back nine); 2, Martina Dempsey and Brian Dempsey (16.2), 65.8; 3, Mary McMa­hon and An­thony Dowd (23.2), 66.8; vis­i­tors’ prize, Conor De­lahunty and Joan De­lahunty (Naas, 18.2), 75.8.

Thurs­day, Au­gust 2, ladies’ 18-hole open stable­ford, spon­sored by Has­sett’s Phar­macy: 1, Mary McMa­hon (37), 38 points; 2, Therese Glasheen (21), 37 points; 3, Anna Sul­li­van (20), 37 points (back six); gross, Ais­ling O’Leary (2), 31 points; Se­nior, Mary O’Leary (22), 37 points; nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion, Rose Mor­ris (16), 15 points; vis­i­tor, Aileen Goode (31, Cas­tle), 33 points.

Vis­it­ing clubs in­cluded Cas­tle, En­nis­cor­thy and Tip­per­ary. A to­tal of 80 played and the C.S.S. was 73 (35 points).

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the birthday girl Mary McMa­hon on her win in an­other closely-fought com­pe­ti­tion.

This week’s com­pe­ti­tion on Thurs­day, Au­gust 9, is a ladies’ 18-hole in­vi­ta­tional four­ball spon­sored by Barker’s, Wex­ford.

Due to the Mid-Le­in­ster cham­pi­onships tak­ing place from Au­gust 16 to 18, we will hold a ladies’ 18-hole sin­gles stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion spon­sored by Sam Mc­Cauley, Red­mond Square, on Mon­day, Au­gust 13.

The timesheet for the an­nual scram­ble spon­sored by Wex­ford Bus is in the ladies’ locker room un­til Thurs­day, Au­gust 9, with a few slots left for ladies. It will then be open (on­line) for the gents from Satur­day, Au­gust 11.

A re­minder that Wex­ford Golf Club will hold the Mid Le­in­ster cham­pi­onships on Au­gust 16, 17 and 18. Book­ing on­line on Golfnet.ie. Se­nior sec­tion: hand­i­cap 0-12; Ju­nior sec­tion: hand­i­cap 13-30.

The I.L.G.U. have ad­vised that no bug­gies will be al­lowed on the course over the three days (even with a med­i­cal cert.). The clos­ing date for en­tries is Au­gust 10.

Best of luck to the the Wex­ford men’s All-Ire­land four­ball team com­pet­ing against Malahide in Tul­lam­ore on Sun­day, Au­gust 12, in the Le­in­ster fi­nal.

ROSS­LARE LADIES

Mon­day, July 30, open week, spon­sored by French Con­nec­tion Bou­tique: 1, Aileen Goode (Cas­tle, 34), 40 points; 2, Lynn Cronin (13), 38 points; 3, Anne Marie Twomey (Cork, 32), 37 points; 4, Sinéad Cooke (Grange); Se­nior, Mary McDon­ald (16), 35 points; front nine, Paula Stafford (14), 21 points; back nine, Les­lie O’Sul­li­van (Mill­town, 14), 19 points; vis­i­tor, Julie Mer­rey (St. Anne’s, 11), 36 points; Ju­nior, Anna Twomey (32, Elm Park), 36 points; near­est the pin spon­sored by Kelly’s Ho­tel Ross­lare, Lynn Cronin, 5’ 10”.

A to­tal of 130 ladies played from 29 clubs, and the C.S.S. was 35 points.

The French Con­nec­tion fash­ion show on Mon­day evening was excellent with beau­ti­ful mod­els tempt­ing those in at­ten­dance with both the sum­mer sale col­lec­tion and the fall/win­ter col­lec­tion from the bou­tique. A few males un­wit­tingly ap­peared at the bar for creamy pints and were treated to an evening of beauty and glam­our!

All week the play­ers ex­pe­ri­enced four sea­sons each day, wind, rain and sun­shine! De­spite the weather, the scor­ing was very im­pres­sive.

Tues­day’s com­pe­ti­tion was an open four­ball spon­sored by Joyce’s Ex­pert in as­so­ci­a­tion with Dyson. A team rep­re­sent­ing Dyson pro­vided free blow dry­ing to 45 de­lighted ladies!

The ever-elo­quent and well coiffed Murt Joyce de­liv­ered the prizes in the evening.

Re­sults: 1, Doreen McGovern and Nor­rie Goff, 45 points; 2, Máire Far­rell and Kath­leen Cul­limore, 44 points; 3, Siob­hán Red­mond and Mairéad Es­monde, 44 points; 4, Mar­garet O’Cal­laghan (Bal­li­nascor­ney) and Brigid Lalor, 43 points.

Wed­nes­day’s com­pe­ti­tion was again spon­sored by Mur­phys Su­per­Valu Ross­lare, an open sin­gles in gale-force winds and driv­ing rain. A to­tal of 123 brave ladies played and the C.S.S. was 34 points.

Re­sults: 1, Sheila Hen­drick (27), 38 points; 2, Mar­garet O’Con­nell (New­lands, 7), 36 points; 3, Elaine McGirr (26), 36 points; 4, Ber­nadette Cud­ddihy (22), 36 points; 5, Mary Cahill (Charles­land, 25), 36 points; gross, Ann Hughes (New­lands, 8), 25 points; front nine, Estelle Mur­ray (29), 26 points; back nine, Ruth Far­rell (11), 18 points; vis­i­tor, He­len McDer­mott (Dun Laoghaire, 15), 34 points; Ju­nior, Anna Foster (Elm Park, 1), 34 points; near­est the pin spon­sored by Kelly’s Ho­tel, Mary Cahill (Charles­land), 9’1”.

Thurs­day’s com­pe­ti­tion was spon­sored by the Club House Cater­ers, a team of three event with 53 teams play­ing.

Re­sults: 1, Cora Ryan (Elm Park), Jen­nifer O’Do­herty (Elm Park), Eleanor O’Flynn (Bal­ly­money), 91 points; 2, B. En­nis (Sut­ton), Eileen Mur­ray (Mill­town), Dorothy Macken (Rush), 88 points; 3, Es­ther Brod­er­ick, Cara Ryan (Grange), Si­mone McCarthy, 87 points; vis­i­tors, Su­san McMa­hon, Brenda Sul­li­van, He­len Mc Der­mott (Dun Laoghaire), 80 points; near­est the pin, Teresa Cow­man (Ross­lare), 8’1”.

It was a hugely suc­cess­ful ladies’ open week at Ross­lare Golf Links, en­joyed by all.

The lady mem­bers wish our friends in En­nis­cor­thy Golf Club ev­ery suc­cess in the Dis­trict fi­nal of the Ju­nior Cup com­pe­ti­tion, and we wish our male mem­bers good weather and great golf for their open week.

Tues­day, Au­gust 14, is the ladies’ Sol­heim Cup com­pe­ti­tion, an open team of four spon­sored by Sel­skar Phar­macy, mem­bers €5 and vis­i­tors €10.

A huge thank you to our gen­er­ous and loyal spon­sors.

WEX­FORD

Tues­day, July 31, open sin­gles spon­sored by Se­niors’ sec­tion: 1, Dermot Breen (14), 38 points; 2, Jim Keane (17), 38 points (back nine); 3, An­drew Le­hane (13), 37 points (back nine); gross, Peter Byrne, 30 points; 4, Sea­mus Thomas (28), 37 points; vets., Niall McGuigan (11), 35 points.

Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 1, open sin­gles for the Jim Whitty Me­mo­rial spon­sored by Whit­ford House Ho­tel: 1, Eoin McMa­hon (21), 39 points; 2, Mark Good­i­son (4), 37 points (back nine); 3, Peadar Dempsey (13), 37 points (back six); gross, Rhys Clarke, 33 points; vets., Pat Mur­phy (12), 37 points; vis­i­tor, Matty Gran­nell (12, Ross­lare), 29 points.

Fri­day, Au­gust 3, open sin­gles spon­sored by Fe­hily’s Phar­macy: 1, Joe Croke (16, Her­mitage), 43 points (back nine); 2, Cathal O’Dowd (17), 43 points; 3, John O’Neill (17), 41 points; gross, Rhys Clarke, 32 points; 4, Pearse Fraw­ley (12, Ross­lare), 40 points (back nine); 5, Billy Bol­ger (22), 40 points; 6, Ben McAleese (11), 38 points (back three); vets., Ted Hynes (15), 37 points.

Satur­day, Au­gust 4, ladies’ and gents’ open sin­gles: 1, Jimmy Cre­ane (17), 44 points; 2, Colin Ed­wards (8), 41 points; gross, Leo Con­nolly, 31 points (back two); vis­i­tor, Matt Cor­co­ran (18, Grange), 33 points; ladies: 1, Pa­tri­cia Han­ton (21), 36 points; 2, Mar­garet Atkin­son (10), 35 points. Sun­day, Au­gust 5, ladies’ and gents’ bet­ter­ball four­ball spon­sored by San­rose: 1, Larry Gain­fort (13) and Derek Casey (21), 48 points; 2, David Byrne (14) and John Nolan (19), 47 points; 3, Ian Mur­phy (19) and Nigel Byrne (15), 46 points; 4, Sea­mus Thomas (27) and Peadar Dempsey (12), 45 points (back six).

The fi­nal of the golfer of the year spon­sored by Pet­titt’s Su­per­Valu was played on Tues­day be­tween Ol­lie Dempsey and Peter Cor­ish.

Ol­lie had beaten Enda Lam­bert in the semi-fi­nal and Peter Cor­ish had beaten John Byrne. Ol­lie was the vic­tor and al­though this was his first vic­tory in a Ma­jor, the form that he has pro­duced dur­ing this sea­son would in­di­cate that this may not be the only Ma­jor that he will win.

Well done to Peter on get­ting to the fi­nal and to the other 30 play­ers who qual­i­fied for the match­play sec­tion.

Good luck to our All-Ire­land four­ball team mem­bers who play Malahide in the Le­in­ster fi­nal at Tul­lam­ore next Sun­day at 12 noon. This has been one of Wex­ford’s more suc­cess­ful tour­na­ments, as in for­mer years when this was con­fined to Le­in­ster we have won it on two oc­ca­sions.

Now that it has been ex­panded to an All-Ire­land event, man­agers John French and Paul Hynes are hope­ful that we will be suc­cess­ful in an­other Le­in­ster fi­nal and go on to rep­re­sent our prov­ince in the All-Ire­land semi fi­nal. All sup­port will be wel­come.

Fi­nally, well done to ‘Sheener’ Tighe for his work for the en­vi­ro­ment at our golf club dur­ing the re­cent dry spell.

BUN­CLODY

July 26 and 27, open sin­gles strokes: 1, John Plun­kett (15, Pow­er­scourt), 68; 2, Michael Ivory (20), 69; gross, Gra­ham Dono­hoe (+3, En­nis­cor­thy), 69; 3, Seán O’Brien (6), 70.

Ladies’ re­sults: 1, Mary McIn­er­ney (34, Stack­stown), 69; 2, Kay Doyle (25, Ash­bourne), 71.

July 28 and 29, open four-per­son team event: 1, D. Moy­lan (12, Slieve­n­a­mon), P. Buck­ley (10, Slieve­n­a­mon), P. Dunne (17), O. Ma­her (19, Slieve­n­a­mon), 94; 2, Wil­lie Fitz­patrick (21), Adrian Dunne (8), Ken Leech (14), Seán Ear­ley (7), 93; 3, Ai­dan Lyons (5), James Doyle (6), Alan Har­ring­ton (3), Maria Dwyer (22), 91.

July 28-31, ladies’ weekly nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion: 1, Anne Jor­dan, 18 points; 2, El­iz­a­beth Whe­lan, 15 points.

Ladies’ 18-hole: 1, Linda Byrne (11), 42 points; 2, Mar­garet Moore (10), 38 points; 3, Fran Crean (22), 32 points.

July 30, Se­nior open: 1, Tony Fo­ran (12), 40 points; 2, John Ma­her (13, Cour­town), 40 points; 3, Michael Kenny

Au­gust 1, Wed­nes­day open sin­gles: 1, Paul Crone (18, Ci­ty­west), 41 points; 2, Jody Fana­gan (0, Mill­town), 39 points; 3, David Hore (14, Moun­trath), 39 points; best lady, Louise Quinn (21, Naas), 34 points.

DONO­HOE’S SO­CI­ETY

Dono­hoe’s So­ci­ety played Quin­nagh House on Sun­day. Re­sults: 1, Trevor Mur­phy, af­ter a few weeks off, with 39 points; 2, John Sul­li­van, 37 points; 3, An­drew Holden, 37 points.

Trevor Mur­phy took home the birdie money with three birdies. The yel­low ball win­ning team fea­tured Trevor Mur­phy, Char­lie Kear­ney and Wil­lie Nolan.

The venue next week is Black­wa­ter. Please be there by 8.45 a.m.

COUR­TOWN LADIES

Tues­day, July 31, saw things back to nor­mal. The good weather re­turned and the course is re­gain­ing its green look.

An­other of our open days saw Glen Fu­els spon­sor the com­pe­ti­tion, and yet again we had a fab­u­lous ar­ray of prizes to present.

We are very thank­ful to Glen Fu­els who have been sup­port­ing us now for a num­ber of years.

Re­sults: 1, Jill Forsyth (Rath­farn­ham, 30), 39 points; 2, Mairéad Sun­der­land (21), 37 points (count­back); gross, Sarah Don­nel­lan (7), 30 points; 3, Nuala Swaine (Ed­mond­stown, 19), 37 points; 4, Orla O’Brien (37), 37 points; nine-hole, Muriel Richards (28), 15 points (count­back).

Satur­day, Au­gust 4, a bril­liant day for golf, saw our ladies play both 18-hole and nine-hole com­pe­ti­tions.

Re­sults: 1 (18 holes), Cather­ine Quinn (17), 38 points; 1 (nine holes), Suzanne Hall (15), 22 points; 2 (nine holes), An­gela Mer­ri­gan (26), 20 points.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our win­ners.

EN­NIS­COR­THY

Mon­day open, sin­gles stable­ford, July 16, spon­sored by E.G.C.(36 played; S.S. 71, 37 stable­ford points): 1, Nigel Cullen (5), 42 points; 2, Phil Red­mond (28, Cour­town), 41 points (back nine); 3, Dermot McCor­mack (14), 41 points.

Mon­day open, sin­gles stable­ford, July 23, spon­sored by E.G.C. (58 played; S.S. 72, 36 stable­ford points): 1, Liam Hickey (13, Rath­downey), 44 points; 2, Gerry McMa­hon (25), 40 points; gross, Alan Ja­cob (5), 32 points; 3, Marie Dun­phy (18), 37 points (last six).

Mid­week nine-hole, sin­gles stable­ford, June 25, spon­sored by E.G.C. (85 played): over­all, Barry Bol­ger (15), 22 points (last three); Cat­e­gory A, Alan Ja­cob (6), 20 points; Cat­e­gory B, John Mer­nagh (10), 19 points; Cat­e­gory C, James New­man (15), 22 points; Cat­e­gory D, Con Flem­ing (20), 21 points (last six).

85 play­ers

Mid­week nine-hole, sin­gles stable­ford, July 18, spon­sored by Stephen Fitz­patrick (96 played): over­all, Michael Wick­ham (18), 26 points; Cat­e­gory A, Seán He­garty (6), 20 points (last three); Cat­e­gory B, Eoin Mullarkey (13), 20 points (last six); Cat­e­gory C, Tom Ho­gan (15), 22 points; Cat­e­gory D, Richie Peare (27), 22 points.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mau­rice Nolan for a hole-in-one on the sixth.

Mid­week nine-hole, sin­gles stable­ford, July 25, spon­sored by E.G.C. (77 played): over­all, Dave McCaf­ferty (16), 22 points (last six); Cat­e­gory A, An­thony Byrne (9), 21 points; Cat­e­gory B, Tom O’Shea (13), 21 points; Cat­e­gory C, Billy Whe­lan (15), 22 points (last three); Cat­e­gory D, Liam Swan (27), 22 points.

The next com­pe­ti­tion is on Au­gust 8 and the spon­sor is C & R Print.

Open four­ball, July 28 and 29, spon­sored by Kevin Frayne, Maxol En­nis­cor­thy (134 played): 1, Pechelli English (15) and Ray Hutchin­son (18), 51 points; 2, James Gil­bert (5) and Raj Tirb­howan (17), 47 points; 3, Wil­liam Mur­phy (18) and John Ryan (18), 46 points (back nine).

BAL­LY­MONEY

Wed­nes­day nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion (mixed): 1, Cil­lian Dono­hoe (20), 20 points; 2, Mark Sin­nott (22), 20 points; 3, Peter Byrne (23), 20 points.

In the match­play round of 16, de­spite a hole-in-one on the par three 15th, Pat Larkin was beaten by Philip Moore.

Match­play quar­ter-fi­nals: Eu­gene O’Brien beat Ken McGau­ran; Brian De­laney beat Mitch Raw­cliffe; Joey Wadding beat Pat Miskella; Philip Moore v. Ron Breen to be played later in the week.

The week­end sin­gles stable­ford (open) saw a huge turn-out in per­fect con­di­tions and glo­ri­ous weather.

Re­sults: 1, Ken Lay­ton (15), 44 points; 2, Paul Doyle (11), 44 points; 3, Steve Shar­man (21), 44 points; 4, Gavin Duffy (22), 42 points; 5, Neil McDon­ald (29), 42 points; 6, Brian Horgan (12), 40 points, hold­ing off Stephen Greene and Kevin Ho­ran (Cour­town) on count­back; front nine, Gary Doyle; back nine, Bernard Gaugh­ran.

EN­NIS­COR­THY LADIES

Last Tues­day was open week and the com­pe­ti­tion was open for ladies and gents. The ladies’ com­pe­ti­tion was spon­sored by Treacy’s Ho­tel.

The play­ing con­di­tions had changed from the pre­vi­ous weeks, with a damp­ness in the air and the wind be­ing a fac­tor for those who played later in the day.

The scores were still high de­spite the con­di­tions. Re­sults: 1, Pauline Mur­phy (27), 41 points (back nine); 2, Maeve Mc­Cauley (17), 41 points; 3, Teresa Bai­ley (18), 40 points; 4, Sheila McGrath (34), 38 points (back nine); vis­i­tor, Mary Do­ran (Cool­lat­tin, 33), 35 points; nine-hole qual­i­fier: 1, Bernie But­ler, 18 points; 2, Chris Yates, 15 points.

Next week’s com­pe­ti­tion is spon­sored by David Garahy and is a stroke/medal.

The Chal­lenge Cup team played Tramore in Gowran on July 30 and, de­spite putting up a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance, lost on the 18th hole.

The Joyces Ex­pert com­pe­ti­tion in Ross­lare prize pre­sen­ta­tion. Back (from left): Máire Far­rell, Mairéad Es­monde, Siob­hán Red­mond, Kath­leen Cul­limore, Brid­get Lalor, Mar­garet O’Cal­laghan. Front: win­ners Doreen McGovern and Nor­rie Goff with Murt Joyce.

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