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NEW ROSS SENIORS

Mixed weather and a run­away vic­tory, that was the ver­dict from Thurs­day’s Seniors’ out­ing where twelve teams took part.

Driz­zly rain made con­di­tions un­pleas­ant, with rain gear needed one minute and shirt sleeves the next minute.

With the course and greens com­ing back to their nor­mal high stan­dard, all en­joyed their weekly get to­gether, where the ca­ma­raderie and friend­ship pre­vail­ing is thor­oughly en­joyed among all these vet­eran golfers.

Pil­lar to post win­ners on Thurs­day were Dick Cud­dihy (12), Wil­lie Whitty (18), Kenny Ir­win (21) and Martin Burke (25) with a great score of 98 points.

They set the stan­dard on the first nine holes, clock­ing up a fan­tas­tic 52 points and adding 46 points on the home stretch to make them clear vic­tors.

It took all sorts of count­backs be­fore sec­ond and third po­si­tions could be de­cided. In the end a bet­ter last three holes to­tal (13/12), gave the run­ners-up spot to Jim ‘Ross’ Ryan (17), Pat Traynor (18), Mick Long (21) and Pat Ke­hoe (25) with 92 points.

On the same score (92 points) and placed third were Martin McGrath (15), Colin Casey (22), Tom Kent (25) and Jim Ke­hoe (25).

Only one near­est the pin prize was won and that was by Martin For­ristal on the eleventh hole.

Just a gen­tle re­minder to all play­ers, that the draw for teams each week is at 9.40 a.m. sharp and each in­di­vid­ual should be in house well in ad­vance of the cut-off point and re­main there un­til teams are drawn - no use be­ing down in the car park and ask­ing ‘who am I with?’ af­ter­wards.

NEW ROSS

We had our 16th an­nual past Pres­i­dents’ out­ing on Fri­day when eleven teams com­posed of our cur­rent Pres­i­dent, Harry Rein­hardt, our past Pres­i­dents and guests en­joyed a won­der­ful af­ter­noon’s en­ter­tain­ment.

With the weather co-op­er­at­ing although a bit chilly, we thor­oughly en­joyed the golf, the din­ner and the so­cial evening af­ter­wards. For the first time in 16 years we had one player un­able to take part af­ter hav­ing had a run-in with a piece of elec­tri­cal gar­den­ing equip­ment.

Thank­fully the in­jury is not too se­ri­ous and he is well on the way to full re­cov­ery. How­ever, Daithí said there is no hope of a re-match with his op­po­nent that caused the in­jury, as that thing has wicked sharp teeth.

Due to the non-ar­rival of a few in­vi­tees who did not even no­tify the or­gan­is­ers of their non-avail­abil­ity even though ad­vised in good time to do so, we had to re-jig the pre-se­lected teams. Many thanks go to De­nis Kir­wan who re-ar­ranged the teams and start­ing tee-boxes to per­fec­tion.

Many thanks to John Mur­phy, Wil­lie Whitty and John Fitz­patrick, and score-checker Davy Do­ran (have I his name right this time?) for help­ing out.

Also, to An­thony Con­nick, the bar staff, and the restau­rant staff for look­ing af­ter us so well with morn­ing cof­fee and evening din­ner.

Play­ing a three-per­son cham­pagne scram­ble, we had some fan­tas­tic scor­ing with even a tie for first place at the end.

A bet­ter tally over the last three holes (13/11) saw Jimmy Meggs (14), Jimmy Ryan (17) and John Joe Mur­ray (21) take first prize with a score of 91 points.

On the same score and placed sec­ond were Ge­orge Walsh (12), Wil­lie Whitty (18) and Jame­sie Mur­phy (24). In third place came Liam Quinn (16), Paddy Ben­nett (20) and Ed­die Rowe (23) with 89 points, se­cur­ing that position by virtue of a bet­ter back nine (46/43).

Fourth came De­nis Kir­wan (12), Seán O hUginn (21) and Brian Dolan (21). Fifth were in­com­ing Pres­i­dent, Mick Malone (16), in­com­ing Cap­tain, Bill Hur­ley (19), and lady Pres­i­dent, Liz Roberts (23), with 88 points.

The two Johns, Hosey (14) and Mur­phy (18), with Kieran O’Grady (22) took sixth prize with 85 points, whilst the Pres­i­dent, Harry Rein­hardt (16), lady Vice-Cap­tain, Mar­guerite Sut­ton (17), and J.J. Hoyne (18) took the sev­enth prize with 81 points.

Long­est drive prizes were won by J.J. Hoyne on the fourth hole and Jimmy Ryan on the 18th.

Near­est the pin prizes were col­lected by Peter Gog­gin on the ninth hole and Sea­mus Power on the 14th re­spec­tively.

Pres­i­dent, Harry Rein­hardt, wel­comed ev­ery­one to the prize-giv­ing and the big­gest cheer of the night was the an­nounce­ment that there was a prize for ev­ery­one in the au­di­ence no mat­ter how far down the field they were. Af­ter a ter­rific meal (plau­dits to the chef), we had the prize-giv­ing fol­lowed by a so­cial evening.

There was some great songs and some great singing by Tom Kent, John Kennedy and Peter Gog­gin, with a few tall tales from the inim­itable Seán O hUginn, but Ge­orge was slightly dis­ap­pointed he was not called on for the ‘Rose’.

The grand fi­nale, on what was mem­o­rable day’s golf and en­ter­tain­ment, came with lady Pres­i­dent, Liz Roberts, and Lady Vice-Cap­tain, Mar­guerite Sut­ton, join­ing to­gether in a splen­did ren­di­tion of ‘Slaney Val­ley’.

BUN­CLODY

Septem­ber 29 and 30, men’s sin­gles: 1, Páraic Doyle (22), 41 points; 2, Dan O’Leary (10), 38 points; gross, Gavin Sin­nott (3), 32; 3, Martin Ben­nett (12), 38 points; 4, Jon­nie Ryan (18), 37 points.

Septem­ber 29 and 30, ladies’ medal: 1, Imelda Red­mond (22), 74 nett; 2, Fiona Bodels (20), 74 nett; gross, Mar­garet Moore (9), 85; 3, Ann Cow­man (25), 76 nett.

Oc­to­ber 3, Wed­nes­day open sin­gles: 1, John Master­son (13), 39 points; 2, Ed­die Red­mond (15), 36 points; 3, Johnny Moules (9, Ma­cred­din), 35 points.

64 SO­CI­ETY

The 64 Golf So­ci­ety out­ing to Rath­sal­lagh Golf Club was held on Satur­day, with 33 mem­bers play­ing on a beau­ti­ful day for golf.

The course was pre­sented su­perbly but proved a lit­tle dif­fi­cult for the mem­bers as the scores show.

Re­sults: 1, Dave Ma­her (3), 34 points; 2, Michael O’Shaugh­nessy (22), 33 points; 3, Kieran Mur­phy (15), 32 points; gross, Pat Walsh (6), 24 points; 4, Jim French (16), 31 points (last nine); 5, Ray McGrath (10), 31 points; first nine, David Kennedy (13), 18 points; sec­ond nine, Tadgh Shee­han (10), 16 points.

Fol­low­ing the out­ing, at our A.G.M. Cap­tain Jimmy Woods thanked all the mem­bers for their sup­port through­out the year. He es­pe­cially thanked Paddy Dore and Paddy O’Dowd for their help in or­gan­is­ing the fi­nance and out­ings of the so­ci­ety for the year.

Jimmy then pro­posed Les­lie Master­son as the new Cap­tain, and Les­lie then pro­posed Bryan Hughes as Vice-Cap­tain.

Paddy Dore and Paddy O’Dowd will also be stay­ing on. The com­mit­tee were voted en bloc to stay on for the com­ing year.

Our next out­ing will be to Blain­roe Golf Club on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10. All mem­bers will be no­ti­fied in the usual way.

DONO­HOE’S SO­CI­ETY

Dono­hoe’s So­ci­ety played Rathaspeck Manor on Septem­ber 23.

Re­sults: 1, Martin Collins, 36 points; 2, Nicky Cahill, 36 points; 3, Paul Breen, 35 points.

On Septem­ber 29 we played En­nis­cor­thy Golf Club for the M.J. O’Reilly tro­phy, with An­drew Holden com­ing out as the win­ner of the much sought-af­ter cup with 36 points.

Sec­ond was Paul Breen with 35 points, and third was Cliff Wee­ber with 34 points. Nicky Cahill won the long­est drive and Martin Collins won near­est the pin. Thanks to Paul O’Reilly for pre­sent­ing the prizes in Dono­hoe’s.

On Oc­to­ber 7 we played Rathaspeck Manor with 17 play­ers in to­tal.

Re­sults: 1, Pat Mor­ris­sey, 38 points; 2, ‘Prof’ Nolan, 35 points; 3, Cliff Wee­ber, 35 points. Cliff also took home the birdie money.

With an­other round of the match­play tak­ing place, the semi-fi­nals now look like this: ‘Cock­ney’ Mur­phy v. Paul Breen and Nicky Cahill v. Martin Collins. ‘Cock­ney’ Mur­phy won the Septem­ber player of the month.

The player of the year stand­ings so far are: Jim Breen, 111 points, and ‘Cock­ney’ Mur­phy close be­hind with 110 points. Time to chop some of those hand­i­caps I think!

We play Quin­nagh House next Sun­day, and please be there by 8.45 a.m.

BAL­LY­MONEY

Wed­nes­day nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion (mixed): 1, Martin Con­roy (19), 23 points; 2, Richard McDon­ald (7), 22 points; 3, Seán Byrne (24), 19 points, hold­ing off Troy Kenny (15) on count­back

Oc­to­ber medal, gents’ stable­ford off white tees: gold, Ian Win­ters (15), 39 points; sil­ver, Gary O’Grady (21), 39 points; bronze, Eu­gene O’Brien (12); front nine, Thomas Doolan; back nine, Neil McDon­ald. Leighton Glee­son (6) had 75 strokes (38 points) for low­est gross score.

EN­NIS­COR­THY

Mon­day open, sin­gles stable­ford, Septem­ber 24, spon­sored by E.G.C. (43 played; S.S. 71, 35 stable­ford points): 1, Chris Healy (22, Naas),39 points; 2, Robert Frayne (9), 38 points; gross, Ja­son Rackard (+1), 37 points; 3, De­nis Dun­bar (9), 37 points.

Mon­day open, sin­gles stable­ford, Oc­to­ber 1, spon­sored by E.G.C. (20 played; S.S. 72, 36 stable­ford points): 1, Martin Sludds, 39 points (back nine); 2, Clem Byrne, 39 points.

This was the last Mon­day open for this year. See you all again next year.

Mid­week nine-hole, sin­gles stable­ford, Septem­ber 19, spon­sored by the Bank of­fi­cials (77 played): over­all, John De­laney (9), 20 points (last six); Cat­e­gory A, John Buck­ley (7), 19 points; Cat­e­gory B, James New­man (14), 19 points; Cat­e­gory C, James Ga­han (17), 18 points; Cat­e­gory D, Liam Swan (28), 20 points.

Mid­week nine-hole, sin­gles stable­ford, Oc­to­ber 3, spon­sored by Wick­ham’s Butch­ers (56 played): over­all, James Sheri­dan (10), 23 points; Cat­e­gory A, James Mor­ris­sey (5), 22 points; Cat­e­gory B, Michael Walsh (14), 21 points (last one); Cat­e­gory C, Ol­lie O Con­nor (15), 21 points; Cat­e­gory D, Liam Swan (28), 21 points.

Gents’ monthly Seniors’ sin­gles stable­ford, Septem­ber 13, spon­sored by Christy O’Con­nor (128 played): over­all, Gor­don Radloff (11), 39 points (last three); Cat­e­gory A (50-65): 1, Der­mot Kelly (16), 39 points; 2, De­clan Lyons (12), 36 points (last nine); Cat­e­gory B (66-75): 1, David Wrafter (16), 39 points; 2, Clem Byrne (12), 37 points (last nine); Cat­e­gory C (76+): 1, Michael Dee (20), 38 points (last nine); 2, Jimmy Lynch (28), 37 points (last nine).

The gents’ open Seniors is on the sec­ond Thurs­day of every month. The next one is on Oc­to­ber 11, spon­sored by our Pro Shop. Age group cat­e­gories for this year are as fol­lows: 50 to 65, 66 to 75, and 76+.

Works to re­place greens one and four will be com­menc­ing very soon. The de­signs for same are on dis­play in the club­house, with com­ments wel­come.

New Ross Vice-Cap­tain Bill Hur­ley with Paddy De­laney, win­ner of the sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion spon­sored by Stafford’s Fu­els.

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