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BALLYMONEY

Wed­nes­day nine-hole competition (mixed): 1, Ja­son Doolan (22), 21 points; 2, Kevin Byrne (19), 20 points; 3, Sammy Walker (8), 20 points.

Sin­gles stable­ford (mixed): 1, Frank Lay­ton (17), 42 points; 2, Rob­bie Ke­hoe (12), 38 points; 3, Paul Doolan (15), 38 points.

Win­ter league round three: team 1, 110; team 2, 122; team 3, 145; team 4, 102; team 5, 132; team 6, 137; team 7, 63; team 8, 145.

COUR­TOWN

Two of our A.G.M’s went ahead ac­cord­ing to plan on Satur­day. We had our men’s gen­eral meet­ing at 5 p.m. and, as in pre­vi­ous years, busi­ness was con­ducted in a very pro­fes­sional and ef­fec­tive man­ner.

Out­go­ing Cap­tain John Fitzger­ald thanked all present for their help and sup­port over the last twelve months which he said made his job all the more en­joy­able and eas­ier.

Out­go­ing Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Kil­bride also thanked those present for all the sup­port shown to him in his of­fice. The elec­tion of of­fi­cers for the com­ing year then took place.

Ge­orge Kil­bride was pleased to pro­pose long-time mem­ber and a great sup­porter of the club, Vin­cent Ka­vanagh, as Pres­i­dent, while past Cap­tain Pat Walsh pro­posed Niall Nolan as our Cap­tain for 2018.

Col­man Doyle was pro­posed as Vice-Cap­tain by John Fitzger­ald. Karl Caulfield will once again be Hon­orary Sec­re­tary. The four or­di­nary mem­bers on the men’s com­mit­tee for 2018 are Alan Gray, Sea­mus Ken­nelly, Ol­lie Quigley and Ea­monn O’Con­nor.

The club A.G.M. then took place at 6 p.m. Be­fore the meet­ing proper got un­der way, Cap­tains John Fitzger­ald and Laura Funge were de­lighted to wel­come back to the club Sharon O’Hara who left us for pas­tures new ear­lier this year.

Fol­low­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion, Sharon spoke briefly and wished us at Cour­town all the best for the fu­ture. We in turn wish Sharon and her fam­ily all the best for her fu­ture and hope that she will be very happy in her new em­ploy­ment.

The com­mit­tee also took this op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce our new man­ager, Roger Yeats, to the mem­bers. We hope that Roger will be af­forded the same level of help and co-op­er­a­tion that was shown to Sharon dur­ing her years with us.

The Trea­surer’s re­port was pre­sented to the mem­bers by Jim French, out­go­ing Hon­orary Trea­surer, and as it had been e-mailed ear­lier it was taken as read.

The club’s fi­nances are still in a healthy state but a small in­crease in sub­scrip­tions was pro­posed (a nom­i­nal 4%) and approved by the mem­bers. The Hon­orary Sec­re­tary’s re­port was pre­sented by Geoff Master­son. This too had been e-mailed to mem­bers and was taken as read and passed.

As with any club A.G.M., therre are bound to be some is­sues raised from the floor, and the main con­cern seemed to be that some mem­bers had is­sue with the num­ber of holes in play fol­low­ing our ex­ten­sive drainage works, while some more senior mem­bers raised the is­sue of com­plet­ing the works on the buggy paths.

One other mat­ter arose dur­ing the dis­cus­sions but I be­lieve that it would be best if it were left to club officials to deal with be­fore re­port­ing any fur­ther.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for 2018 is: Pres­i­dent, Vin­cent Ka­vanagh; lady Pres­i­dent, Pat Kin­sella; Cap­tain, Niall Nolan; lady Cap­tain, Cather­ine Quinn; Vice-Cap­tain, Col­man Doyle; lady Vice-Cap­tain, Sor­cha How­ell; Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Geoff Master­son; Hon­orary Trea­surer, Philip Sher­wood; com­mit­tee: Joe But­ler, Stella Court­ney, Ciarán O’Dono­van, Paddy O’Dowd, Keith Reid, Mairéad Sun­der­land.

Round five of our Col­man Doyle-spon­sored win­ter league was com­pleted last week­end so there will be no more ac­tiv­ity in the competition un­til Sun­day, Jan­uary 14. We will have a re­port next week on how each team is do­ing at this half­way stage.

Any com­bi­na­tion four­ball, Novem­ber 25 and 26: 1, Pat Kenny (12), Mike Hooke (18), 34 points; 2, Paddy Dono­hoe (6), Colin Sun­der­land (8), 33 points; 3, Joe Kee­gan (6), Colin Browne (20), 32 points.

The Wed­nes­day sweep golf plus Christ­mas party with din­ner will be held on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 13, at 5.30 p.m. As usual, if there is no golf, the din­ner and party goes on with a putting competition in the club­house.

De­tails are avail­able from Pat Mc­Carthy, Chair­man, on 087-2411451, or com­mit­tee mem­bers Tom Lynch on 0872528935 or Paddy Stack on 086-6095200.

The up to date de­tails for the Paschal Storan Cup are: Dar­ragh Hobbs, eight points; John G. Kin­sella, seven points; Pierce Dooley, six points; Les Master­son, five points. This no doubt will change by March on the fi­nal date.

Re­cent weekly re­sults were - Oc­to­ber 4: 1, O. Martin (5); 2, P. Donoghue (3); 3, T. Cre­han (2); 4, D. Fitzger­ald (1).

Oc­to­ber 11: 1, Dar­ragh Hobbs (5 + 3); 2, B. Breen (3); 3, E. Nu­nan (2); 4, P. Dooley (1 + 5).

Oc­to­ber 25: 1, Eric Nu­nan (5); 2, Dar­ragh Hobbs (3); 3, John G. Kin­sella (2 + 5); 4, Liam Flynn (1).

Novem­ber 1: 1, S. Wil­loughby (5); 2, P. Ryan (3); 3, P. Kenny (2 + 1); 4, T. Kitt (1).

Novem­ber 8: 1, P. Dooley (5); 2, L. Master­son (3 + 2); 3, M. Kelly (2); 4, P. Kenny (1).

Novem­ber 15: 1, M. McGrath (5); 2, P. Carty (3); 3, J. Flynn (2); 4, D. Roche (1 + 3).

Novem­ber 29: 1, John G. Kin­sella (5); 2, Des Roche (3); 3, Les Master­son (2); 4, Paddy Stack (1).

BUN­CLODY

Sun­day, Novem­ber 19, to Satur­day, Novem­ber 15, twelve-hole weekly ladies: 1, Bríd St. Ledger, 22 points; 2, Mar­garet Moore, 22 points; 3, Ann Cow­man, 20 points.

Win­ter league week three: 1, Tom O’Lough­lin (20), 29 points; 2, Tony Glee­son (8), 27 points; 3, Tom Swaine (18), 26 points; best lady, Bríd St. Ledger (20), 20 points.

Week­end sin­gles, Novem­ber 25 and 26: 1, Ken Leech (14), 26 points; 2, Adrian Power (7), 25 points; 3, Pat Nolan, Myshall (14), 25 points.

EN­NIS­COR­THY

Week­end turkey competition (sin­gles stable­ford), Novem­ber 25/26, spon­sored by E.G.C. (67 played): Cat­e­gory A, Martin Sludds (4), 33 points; Cat­e­gory B, Thomas Kielthy (11), 36 points; Cat­e­gory C, David Bradley (19), 34 points.

Each win­ner will re­ceive a voucher for €40.

The win­ter se­ries is tick­ing along now and the win­ners from week three for Cat. 1 were Seán He­garty and Ed­die Doyle. Cat. 2 win­ners were Thomas Kielthy and James Sheri­dan, and Cat. 3 vic­tors were John Conville and David Bradley.

The top three in the cur­rent leader­board for Cat. 1 (0-9) are: Paul Con­nolly, 65; James Mor­ris­sey, 65; Seán He­garty, 62; Cat. 2 (10-18): De­clan Lyons, 70; James Sheri­dan, 69; Paddy Fitz­patrick, 69; Cat. 3 (19-28): Wil­liam Mur­phy, 62; John Ryan, 61; David Bradley, 60.

Please note the change of date for the quiz night which will now be held on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 7, at 8.30 p.m. in the club­house.

The chil­dren’s Christ­mas party will be held in the club­house on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be a disco, good­ies, bal­loons, pressies and re­fresh­ments for the chil­dren, and Santa might, just might, ar­rive in around 4 p.m. if the young uns have been be­hav­ing them­selves all year long.

There is a men’s 15-hole competition on De­cem­ber 9 and 10, start­ing at 8.30 a.m. both days. Book­ing sheets are now open.

The gents’ open Se­niors is on De­cem­ber 15, spon­sored by Mor­gan Dunne and Coun­cil­lor Paddy Ka­vanagh. The an­nual Christ­mas party will be held af­ter the nine-hole sin­gle stable­ford competition.

There is a shot­gun start at noon and the competition fee plus din­ner is €20. There are just a few spa­ces avail­able.

For the full re­port please look at the club web­site in the news sec­tion.

ROSS­LARE

Sin­gles, 14-hole, turkey: 1, Joe Scott (27), 35 points; 2, Tom Fo­ley (16), 32 points; 3, Wil­lie Cud­dihy (12 - 2), 31 points; 4, Philip Quigley (18), 31 points; 5, Dave McCabe (16), 30 points; 6, Ed­die For­tune (14), 30 points; 7, Rory Deane (5 – 2), 29 points.

Four­ball turkey, 14 holes: 1, John Galvin (8), J.J. Byrne (19), 40 points; 2, John (15) and Pa­trick Han­rick (11), 39 points.

ROSS­LARE LADIES

What a won­der­ful oc­ca­sion it was! Fri­day, De­cem­ber 1, at 7.30 p.m. - lady Cap­tain Doreen McGovern’s last off­i­cal so­cial func­tion. A great night was en­joyed by all, with many prizes be­ing given out.

The club­house cater­ers pre­pared a de­li­cious meal, with a choice of starters, main course and dessert. Ninety ladies at­tended the an­nual Christ­mas party and prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony and at least 55 prizes were pre­sented, in­clud­ing tro­phies and fab­u­lous ham­pers from Wal­lace’s of Welling­ton­bridge and Bog­gan’s, Londis, Ross­lare Strand.

A spe­cial men­tion to Ni­amh Byrne who won the Nancy Todd tro­phy, Cather­ine Howard and Eleanor O’Con­nor who won the club four­ball, Mary O’Shaugh­nessy who won golfer of the year, and Nor­rie Goff who won most im­proved golfer. Well done ladies!

Today (Tues­day, De­cem­ber 5) is an­other twelve-hole sin­gles stable­ford competition, spon­sored by Brigid Doyle, La Cui­sine, Wex­ford town - with a home­made Christ­mas cake for first prize and a home­made plum pud­ding for sec­ond prize. Thank you Brigid. Please sup­port our spon­sors.

Tonight is our ladies’ sec­tion A.G.M. at 7.30 p.m. sharp in the club­house and we look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one there. There is only one item up for dis­cus­sion, and the new com­mit­tee will be ap­pointed.

We say a big ‘thank you’ to our out­go­ing lady Cap­tain and lady Pres­i­dent, and wel­come in our new of­fi­cers and wish them the very best for the sea­son ahead.

Well done to Cather­ine Howard, Máire Far­rell and Cather­ine Haugh who won last Tues­day’s twelve-hole waltz­ing rum­ble competition with a score of 48 points. A to­tal of 17 teams played.

Well done, also, to Joan Bowe and Carmel Quin­li­van who won last Satur­day’s four­ball with 37 points on 14 holes.

Next Tues­day, De­cem­ber 12, is an­other twelve-hole sin­gles stable­ford turkey competition. Best of luck ev­ery­one!

The main club A.G.M. will be held in the club­house on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 11, at 7.30 p.m. and we ask as many ladies as pos­si­ble to at­tend to show our sup­port for Mary McDon­ald and to thank her for all her work on be­half of the ladies through­out the year. Thank you Mary.

Ladies, please watch the no­tice­board for a new ‘adopt a green’ poster. The com­mit­tee would like to re-in­tro­duce this idea where each lady would re­pair a few pitch marks on their adopted green dur­ing their weekly round of golf. If ev­ery­one did the same, the greens would be much im­proved. Thank you all so much!

Satur­day, Novem­ber 25, ladies’ open four­ball, 14 holes: 1, Joan Bowe (12/9) and Carmel Quin­li­van (19/15), 37 points.

Tues­day, Novem­ber 28, three-per­son waltz­ing rum­ble, twelve holes, spon­sored by Bog­gan’s, Londis, Ross­lare: 1, Miriam Ger­aghty (19/13), Pauline Caf­fer­key (21/14), Carmel Lon­er­gan (28/19), 52 points; 2, Cather­ine Howard (16/11), Máire Far­rell (17/11), Cather­ine Haugh (18/12), 48 points (back six); 3, Ber­nadette Cud­dihy (23/15), Maura Fo­ran (23/15), Sheila Doyle (23/15), 48 points (back six).

WEX­FORD LADIES

The win­ners of the Se­niors’ competition held on Mon­day, Novem­ber 27, were: 1, Louise Boshoff (16), 23 points; 2, Eileen Burke-O’Ke­effe (23), 21 points (back one); 3, Maisie Pur­cell (16), 21 points (back three); 4, Mary Rackard (36), 21 points (back six).

Last week’s competition held on Novem­ber 25 and 30 was a three-per­son team event, with a choker for­mat. The ladies who showed the great­est nerve were Eileen Kent (24), Ena O’Donoghue (32) and Ella Hud­son (34) with 62 points.

Sec­ond were Leonie Fur­long (13), Cathríona Walsh (13) and Bernie Power (29) with 59 points.

It is festive party time again in the club, so get the glit­ter out and get ready to sparkle at the ladies’ Christ­mas party which is on in the club­house on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 8.

The chil­dren’s Christ­mas party is on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 17, so bring your chil­dren, grand­chil­dren, nieces, neph­ews and friends and make it a spe­cial fam­ily day out.

The A.G.M. will be held at the club­house on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 18, at 7.30 p.m. sharp. Please leave all pro­pos­als/ mo­tions in the of­fice for the Hon­orary Sec­re­tary’s at­ten­tion by 5.30 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 13.

This Thurs­day’s competition is a 14-hole sin­gles stable­ford competition.

ST. HE­LEN’S

Our A.G.M. was held on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 1. A packed club­house heard the out­go­ing Cap­tain, Mick Con­lan, re­port a hugely suc­cess­ful 2017 and out­lined am­bi­tious and ex­cit­ing plans for the com­ing sea­son.

The in­com­ing of­fi­cers and com­mit­tee are: Cap­tain, Tommy Duggan; Vice-Cap­tain, Pádraig Tier­nan; Pres­i­dent, Ai­dan Colgan; Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Nick Hayes; Trea­surer, Paddy Dunne; Competition Sec­re­tary, Gerry Byrne; Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer, Vin­cent Mur­phy; Stephen Kearns, Peter Smith and Daithí Mur­phy.

Cap­tain’s drinks and end-of-year prize-giv­ing took place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 2. We started the cel­e­bra­tions with a team shot­gun waltz and con­tin­ued with a very en­joy­able so­cial evening.

Wed­nes­day club, Novem­ber 29: 1, Terry O’Toole (20), 18 points; 2, Paul Lat­ti­more (27), 16 points; 3, Sea­mus McCor­mack (16), 14 points.

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 2, team waltz: 1, Niall El­lard, Pat Mur­phy, Der­mot Walsh, Ann Byrne, 31.3; 2, Verona McCon­a­logue, Pádraig Tier­nan, Tommy Duggan, Tr­ish Wil­liams, 35.5.

Sun­day, De­cem­ber 3, win­ter league round five: 1, Seán Sin­nott (6), 24 points; 2, Paddy Dunne (12), 24 points (count­back); 3, Pádraig Bail (8), 24 points (count­back).

Fix­tures: De­cem­ber 6, Wed­nes­day club Christ­mas din­ner; Satur­day, De­cem­ber 9, Christ­mas ham­pers; Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10, Christ­mas ham­pers.

ST. HE­LEN’S LADIES

Sun­day, Novem­ber 26, win­ter sweep, non-qual­i­fy­ing: 1, Bernie Fur­long (13), 21 points; 2, Ge­orgina Dar­ling (14), 20 points; 3, Marie Byrne (15), 19 points.

Sun­day, De­cem­ber 3, win­ter league round five, non-qual­i­fy­ing: 1, Janet Slat­tery (12), 23 points; 2, Ann Parkin­son (15), 22 points; 3, Nora Ka­vanagh (9), 21 points.

NEW ROSS

Cold but dry weather was the story of the run­ning of the 14-hole stable­ford competition, with a very good en­try tak­ing part. The im­proved un­der­foot con­di­tions led to an in­crease in the scor­ing stakes, with some ex­cel­lent cards be­ing re­turned.

Davy Morris (12) took the ac­co­lades with a ter­rific score of 37 points to fin­ish a clear win­ner. Two points be­hind in sec­ond place came Martin Mur­phy (15) with 35 points, whilst Seán Diskin (16) fin­ished third on 34 points. The 27 points to­tal of Ger Ro­nan was good enough to claim the gross prize.

Cat­e­gory 1 went to the ever-con­sis­tent Donal Hosey (5) with 30 points. Michael But­ler (10) won Cat­e­gory 2 with 30 points and Ger Freyne (19) had the same score to take the Cat­e­gory 3 prize. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Frank Cullen who achieved ev­ery golfer’s dream - a hole-in-one on the eleventh.

Our out­go­ing Cap­tain, Peter Gog­gin, part­nered by Anna Mur­phy, up­set the odds when beat­ing the hotly-fan­cied pair of Sea­mus O’Leary and Liz Roberts in the fi­nal of the club mixed match­play. Peter served the club very well dur­ing his term in of­fice and it was nice to see him go­ing out with a vic­tory on the course in this pres­ti­gious competition.

In the nine-hole weekly competition for turkey/ham, the lat­est win­ner was John Ayl­ward with 22 points. This competition is on­go­ing with the en­try fee only €4 and re-en­try €2. James or Paul in the Pro Shop will take the en­tries.

More sup­port from mem­bers is needed for the Split The Pot fundraiser where the en­try is only €2 with a chance of win­ning a much larger sum de­pend­ing on the en­tries. It could be you tak­ing the ‘pot’ in time for Christ­mas, so, put your €2 in the en­ve­lope, and you might be the lucky one.

The ‘Satur­day morn­ing reg­u­lars’ were the re­cip­i­ents of a nice re­turn of €113 for their out­lay in the lat­est draw. Just a re­minder to all, that the club A.G.M. is on this com­ing Fri­day, De­cem­ber 8.

MORE GOLF ON FAC­ING PAGE

Greg Kelle­her, Dan Cashe, Paddy Lon­er­gan (out­go­ing Cap­tain) and Philip Balfe at the Walsh Cup pre­sen­ta­tion in Ross­lare.

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