Donohoe’s Society played Rathaspeck Manor on Sunday for our last turkey vouchers of the year, with only twelve players in action.
Results: 1, Martin Collins with a great score of 40 points; 2, Pat Morrissey, 37 points; 3, T.J. Cahill, 34 points. Willie Nolan took home the birdie money with two birdies.
Thanks to Michael in Quinnagh for sponsoring a turkey voucher, with a draw done for anyone who didn’t win vouchers over the last five weeks. The winner of the draw was Anto Kelly.
The committee wishes all the members and their families a happy Christmas and a great new year.
Wednesday nine-hole competition (mixed), November 14: 1, Ed Walsh (14), 19 points.
Weekend singles stableford (gents), November 18: 1, Frank Layton (17), 44 points; 2, Brian Carroll (18), 41 points; 3, Bob Bradley (18), 41 points.
Weekend singles open stableford (gents): 1, Joe McCarron (27, Craddockstown), 43 points; 2, Pádraig Grainger (23), 42 points; 3, Philip Moore (14), 40 points; front nine, Pat Miskella; back nine, Troy Kenny.
Nine-hole matchplay quarter-finals: Troy Kenny beat Ed O’Brien; Darren Dardis beat Robbie Kehoe.
Nine-hole matchplay semi-finals: Richard McDonald beat Troy Kenny on the third play-off hole; Brian Carroll beat Darren Dardis.
Nine-hole matchplay final:
There was no Wednesday nine-hole last week due to bad weather.
Weekend singles (mixed), winter rules for the first time: 1, James Dixon (8), 42 points; 2, Stephen Greene (16), 39 points; 3, Charlie Logan (13), 39 points.
Winter league (fourball better ball, twelve holes) - Group 1: Leighton Gleeson and Eugene O’Brien Jnr. beat Andrew and Peter Byrne; Richard McDonald and Troy Kenny beat Mark Sinnott and Brendan Whyte; Pádraig Grainger and Christy Dodson beat Robbie Kehoe and Stephen Greene.
Group 2: Arthur Ring and Alan Rapple beat Thomas and Paul Doolan; Karl Flynn and John Farrell beat Eugene and Ger O’Brien; Robert Bradley and Anthony G. Doyle beat Charlie Logan and Ron Breen.
Richard McDonald beat
Christmas hamper competition, December 1-2, 16hole stableford: 1, John Hackett (12), 39 points; 2, Ger Freyne (19), 38 points; 3, A.J. Mernagh (12), 37 points; gross, Michael Ryan, 32 points; Cat. 1, Seamus O’Leary (7), 36 points; Cat. 2, Martin Carroll (12), 34 points; Cat. 3, Des Redmond (19), 36 points.
Over 120 took part in the competition again which was a fantastic turn-out.
Last week’s winner of the weekday nine-hole competition was Davy Doran with 22 points.
The club will run another Christmas hamper competition of the same format as used this week on December 8-9. The hampers are high quality, seasonal and very well presented, as are the category prizes.
Following the first two rounds of the winter league, the leading scores are as follows, with the remaining three rounds to be played in the new year: Seán Murphy 63, Jamesie Wallace 63, Andrew Ryan 60, Seán Furlong 59, Martin Carroll 58, Derek Ronan 57, Seamus O’Leary 57, Ed Conway 57, John Flynn 57.
The annual Christmas classic will run from Saturday, December 15, to Tuesday, January 1, for teams of four and promises to be a very popular competition.
Course conditions continue to be good, and members and visitors alike can play a part in making sure this remains the case by continuing to repair pitch marks, rake bunkers and replace/fill divots.
Split The Pot was won by The Saturday Regulars again who collected €82. The next draw will take place on December 16 after the presentation of prizes.
NEW ROSS SENIORS
Prior to the outing on Thursday, we held our A.G.M. which showed a very successful year for the group with great camaraderie on home and away outings. This is what the Seniors is all about, making and keeping friends in our own unique way. The biggest weekly buzz in the clubhouse is when our group arrive for their game.
The finances of the Seniors are in a healthy state and we have made sizeable donations to various charities throughout the year. One of the main items discussed and passed is that when there’s a three-person team, they have the rights on the first tee.
Also, we continue with our champagne scramble format for the winter months and play a team event once in every four weeks during the summer.
Some of our Seniors had notable successes in club competitions during the year, with Tom Kent winning the PGA Tankard, Steve Travis winning the Military Cup and medal, and Billy Redmond and Dick Cuddihy also figuring in the winners’ enclosure - congratulations and well done to the quartet.
After the torrential rains of the last week, 14 teams went out on Thursday, all with visions of taking home a prize. Once again, scoring was excellent on an exceptional dry course with superb greens for the time of year.
It even took a countback before the eventual winners could be confirmed.
A better back nine (47/46) saw Michael Gannon (18), Patsy Farrell (20), Larry Shannon (21) and Jim Kehoe (25) take the spoils with a final tally of 98 points.
On the same score and placed second were Dick Cuddihy (12), Richie Aylward (19), Kenny Irwin (21) and Richie Byrne (21).
After another countback of 48/46 on the last nine holes, Jim ‘Ross’ Ryan (17), Luke Power (19), Martin Hartley (22) and Tom O’Shea (24) took third prize with 96 points. One nearest the pin prize was won by Denis Kirwan on the ninth hole.
We have our Christmas outing and dinner next Thursday, December 6 (weather permitting), with over 40 already booked in. Anyone who wishes to still come, please contact Jamesie Murphy on 086-1846172, or e-mail jamesiemur[email protected] as soon as possible because the restaurant want to know the numbers dining on the day.
Saturday, November 24, open fourball (eleven pairs played): 1, Angela Murphy (11/8), Máire Farrell (17/12), 30 points.
Tuesday, November 27, twelve-hole waltzing rumble team of three (18 played): 1, Joan Bowe (12/8), Norrie Goff (15/10), Kathleen Cullimore (18/12), 46 points.
The ladies’ Christmas party was held on Friday night in the beautifully decorated clubhouse. There was lots of festive cheer, glamour, copious prizes, hampers, bottles of wine, delicious food and dancing until late. It was a great launch of the Christmas season.
Rosslare Golf Club ladies are immensely proud of Paul Murphy who finished fifth overall and second in the Under-21 section at the very prestigious 22nd Faldo Series at the Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates on November 26-28.
This was a fantastic accomplishment and we wish Paul continued success in his career.
ST. HELEN’S LADIES
Saturday, November 17, open singles stableford: 1, Jean O’Kennedy (14), 25 points; 2, Dolores Hodgens (20), 23 points; 3, Nora Kavanagh (9), 22 points.
Sunday, November 18, Christmas hams, open singles stableford: 1, Aileen Foran (30), 25 points; 2, Jean O’Kennedy (14), 24 points; 3, Nora Kavanagh (9), 23 points.
Saturday, November 24, open singles stableford: 1, Jean O’Kennedy (14), 22 points; 2, Rionach Donlon (Rathfarnham, 15), 20 points; 3, Emer Farrell (12), 16 points.
Sunday, November 25, open singles stableford: 1, Jean O’Kennedy (14), 21 points; 2, Rionach Donlon (Rathfarnham, 15), 19 points; 3, Patricia Williams (22), 15 points.
Saturday, December 1, winter league round four, open singles stableford: 1, Rionach Donlon (Rathfarnham, 13), 18 points; 2, Valerie Breen (21), 17 points; 3, Georgina Darling (13), 17 points.
Saturday, December 1, winter sweep, open singles stableford: 1, Rionach Donlon (Rathfarnham, 13), 18 points; 2, Therese Kilcline (Black Bush, 15), 17 points; 3, Georgina Darling (13), 17 points.
Sunday, December 2, Christmas hams, open singles stableford: 1, Janet Slattery (14), 19 points; 2, Bernadette Tully (19), 18 points; 3, Rionach Donlon (Rathfarnham, 15), 17 points.
On Friday we held a three-person 14-hole open team event, and the winners were Tom Sullivan (19), Pat Kavanagh (16) and Ed Mooney (17) with 64 points.
Winners of the Saturday confined 14-hole fourball were Derek Murphy (8) and Mick Dempsey (13) with 37 points, and in second place were Keith Nolan (19) and Mark O’Leary (16) with 35 points.
Sunday’s two-person team aggregate v. par 14-hole competition was won by Brian Morris (7) and Colin Edwards (7) with one up (back seven).
In second place were Michael Moran (18) and Mark Codd (18), also with one up, and third were Martin Kavanagh (10) and Paul Carthy (9), all flat (back seven).
The winner of the weekly draw was Rossa Keane. The jackpot was not won so it will increase to €2,915 for next week.
Competitions: Tuesday, 15-hole confined gents’ Seniors’ singles; Wednesday, open 14-hole ladies’ and gents’ fourball; Friday, open three-person 14-hole team event – choker; Saturday, confined gents’ 14-hole fourball; Sunday, confined gents’ 14-hole fourball.
The A.G.M. of Wexford Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse next Monday, December 10, commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Lady President Kitty Roche, lady Captain Norrie Goff, and lady Vice-Captain Niamh Byrne, looking resplendent and enjoying the Rosslare ladies’ Christmas party.