Last weekend saw the start of our 2011 competitions when we had the Moloney foursomes with 16 to qualify for matchplay. Saturday was a real spring day while Sunday was a little damp and breezy. A large crowd played both days. The course was in excellent condition with the greens coming in for special praise. All the sanding done on the fairways in the last few years is really paying dividends now with the ball bouncing on the fairways despite heavy rain the week before. There were sixteen pairs to qualify and as usual the scoring was very hot. Michael Keaty and Michael O’Brien led the qualifiers with a superb 64. Only some 69’s qualified. The following is the draw for the matchplay stage.
Michael O’Brien (10) and Michael Keaty (13) V Michael Meaney (20) and Hubert Crowe(19),
Dan McKenna (8) and Simon Earlie (9) v Eddie Madden (10) and Rody Dwan(17)
Ger Ryan (12) and Dave Charles (10) V Fr. Tony Ryan (20) and Eddie Stapleton (34)
Denis Ryan (12) and Seamus Morrissey (18) V Martin Dillon (10) and James O’Brien (11)
Frank Balfrey (25) and Joe Grimes (14) v Ed Sordillo (15) and Mike Lyons (16)
Tom Carmody (17) and James O’Donoghue (24) V Jackie Nelligan (18) and Mike Garry (19)
Tony O’Sullivan(4) and Richard Ryan(12) V Michael Fitzpatrick(16) and John Breen (20)
Martin O’Connor (17) and Eoin Ryan(17) V Donal Elliot(7) and Donie Sheehy (8)
This weekend we have the Coman cup again with 16 to qualify for matchplay.
Members who have not as yet made arrangements to pay the annual subscription should do so as soon as possible. If you contact the office before March the 6th you will get two green fees as the committee have decided to expand the scheme.
Seniors Results Thur.17th Feb.
1st: 92pts. Denis Mc Cormack, Paddy Mahony. Richard Walsh, John Ryan.
2nd: 90pts. Liam O Dwyer, Sean Ryan, Paddy Cleary, Liam Hynes.
3rd:89pts. Liam Armshaw, Paddy Ryan, Jim Foley, John Kiely.
45 Winners: Willie Kinane and Doreen Donovan, S Donovan and Vincent Gilligan, Willie Kinane and Doreen Donovan
Texas Hold-Em Winners: Eddie Fitzgerald, Pat Creamer.
Results: Sunday Feb 13th 13 Hole Stableford
Winner: Kate Nicholson (28) 27 pts.
R-up: Siobhan Cronin (17) 27 pts.
Wednesday Feb 16th 10 Hole stableford
Winner: Kate Nicholson (28) 22 pts.
R-up: Ciara O’Driscoll (28) 22 pts.
Fixtures: Month of Dec/Jan/Feb - Hamper Comp. Get your two cards in, competition finishes 28th Feb.
10 - 31st March: Eileen Murphy Foursomes.
Sunday - Ladies Comp. Entry on-line.
Wednesday - Ladies Comp. Check entry book for details.
Congratulations to Katie Rafferty who has been selected for Munster coaching, taking place in Dromoland Golf Club, starting 27 February.
Date for your diary: Saturday 5th March, Nyle Wolfe Fundraiser in aid of South Tipperary Hospice. If you wish to book a table for your party, phone Tipp. Golf Club, 51119, ext. 3.