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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:

Brian Car­roll.

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.


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.


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.

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