A round of the local golf clubs

TIPPERARY GOLF CLUB: Lady President Mrs Madge Cleary presenting her prize to the winner Josie Dunne.



We had some phenomenal scoring in John J M O’Dwyer’s Vice-Captain’s Prize over the weekend. Twice-winner of the Captain’s Prize, Martin Dillon, shot an outstanding 47 points to win from Niall Considine and John Breen, each of whom had 44 points.

Winner Martin Dillon (15) 47 pts

2nd Niall Considine (19) 44 pts

3rd John Breen (26) 44 pts

Gross Michael P.Ryan (5) 32 pts

Category 1 Mlichael Keaty (9) 39 pts

Category 2 Peter Hogan (15) 42 pts

Category 3 Mike Martin (23) 41 pts

Tuesday Singles

Winner Joe Kent (24) 45 pts; 2nd Jerry O’Neill (19) 45 pts; 3rd Darragh Coughlan (5) 41 pts

Seniors Open

Category A Edmond Scott 42 pts; Sean Murphy 38 pts; Richie Ormonde 36 pts

Category B Joe Ryan 43 pts; Patsy Ryan 40 pts; Con Hayes 39 pts

Category C Tom O’Connor 41 pts; John O’Dea 40 pts; Michael O’Donoghue 39 pts

Sincere thanks to our recent sponsors K.T. Flynn & Co., Tipperary Co-Op, Pierse Motors and Hourigan’s Menswear.

Mixed team win

Congratulations are extended to our Mixed team who won the Diageo Mixed Final in Roscrea on Friday evening last beating Birr Golf Club by 4 matches to 1. Well done to Vice-Captain, John J M, and Josephine Kilmartin who managed the winning team of Patrick Ryan & Aileen Carroll; Dan McKenna & Mary Whelan; Maurice Power & Orla O’Donoghue; Sean Bourke & Renagh Murphy; Ger Ryan & Ann K Creamer.

Belvedere Cup

Our Belvedere Cup team hold a handsome lead over Co.Tipperary going into the second leg of the county final winning in Dundrum by 4 matches to 1. Well done to Pat Leahy and his very able assistant, Noel Horgan.

Well done also to James O’Brien on his great win in the final of the Club Matchplay over the ever-consistent Patrick Ryan (G).

Fundraising Classic

This weekend –Fri/Sat/Sun-we hold our Annual Open Fundraising Classic which this year takes the form of a 4-person Champagne Scramble with an entry fee of €10 per member and €15 per visitor. As with all clubs fundraising is vital in the current financial climate and we look forward to a generous response from all our members.


Numbers drawn this week 4 ,12, 14, 18. No jackpot winner

Lucky Dips: Yvonne Daly Ryan; Carmel Ryan; Aoife Ryan (Murroe); Noeleen Breen, Breda O’Carroll.

Promoters Prize: Adam Long.



Mon. 12th Aug. Open Day – Breast Cancer Research, Winners: C. Fitzgearld (17), M. O’Meara (24) 58 pts. Runner-up: M. Jo Kehoe (36), M. Molloy (30) Clonmel 57 pts, 3rd: J. Kilmartin (17), A. Crotty (18) 57 pts. Wed. 21 st Aug. Sponsored by Tipperary Credit Union. Winner: M. O’Meara (24) 39 pts, R.Up: K. Crowe (20) 38 pts, 3rd: O. O’Donoghue (13) 38 pts.

Senior Ladies

Mon. 19th Aug. Winners: R. Bourke, I. Condon, E. Connery (39.1), Runner-up: M. Martin, J. Ryan, C. Meehan (41.3), 3rd: B. O’Brien, R. Madden, M. Bourke (41.6).


August 28th 18 Hole S/Ford Club Day Sponsored by O’Donoghue, Hooper, Dolan Insurance. Aug. 30th Open Day Ladies Qualifier. Sunday 1st September. Mens Prize to Ladies (Please book on line).

Open 4 Person Champagne Scramble (in aid of Club Funds) Friday 30th, Saturday 31st August and Sunday, 1st September.

Well done to the Diageo Mixed Team on their great win.


Last weekend Ballykisteen celebrated our President’s Prize and our very popular President Tom Crosse had a huge turnout for his first year as President of the Club.

Tom arrived at the course at 7.20am to see off the early starters and continued to welcome members and visitors throughout the day.

This stableford competition from Blue tees was always going to be challenging and with back pin positions and weather deteriorating throughout the day scoring was going to be difficult.

The top 12 scores to qualify for the 9 hole playoff were John Hughes, John O’Connell, Denis Ryan and Dave Kavanagh all with 40 pts, Pat Irwin with 39 pts, Christopher Ryan, Arthur Ryan, Alan Dunphy, John Hoare, Martin Maher and Joe Lehart all with 38 pts and Neil O’Malley with 37 pts.

The pressure and damp conditions seem to get to a few in the playoff but it was the experienced Denis Ryan that played steady golf throughout the front 9 that saw him maintain the lead for a well deserved victory.

Full result: 1st Denis Ryan with combined score of 62Pts followed by Dave Kavanagh in 2nd with 59 pts, Arthur Ryan in 3rd with 58 pts. Category 1 was won by Pat Irwin, Category 2 by John Hughes and Category 3 by Neil O’Malley.

Best Visitor on the day was Tom’s son Paul with 39 pts. The Junior President’s prize was won by Gavin Downey with while the Ladies Competition saw Margo O’Doherty win out with 17 pts.

Everyone gathered in the Ballykisteen Hotel on Saturday evening where there was lively banter, food, and of course the prize giving ceremony which included the prizes for the August Monthly Medal which was kindly sponsored by Marian Riordan Pro shop, Ballykisteen. Then we had Tom’s President’s prize presentation and in his speech Tom thanked all members that made his day so enjoyable and also his extended family and friends that were joining him to celebrate his day and a special birthday party he was hosting. No details are available to print but I believe a memorable night was had by all.

Timesheet is now open for members and guests for Senior Singles every Monday and Open Singles every Wednesday.


The winner of last Tuesday’s competition, August 20th was Elaine Bermingham with 34pts.

Our 9 hole winner in Men’s President’s (Tom Crosse) Day was Margo O’Doherty with 17pts.

Our ILGU Medal/Spoon competition will take place on Sunday, September 8th with Thursday 5th being our alternate day.

Arrange partner and tee time both days.

Our South of Ireland Open Mixed Foursomes will take place on Sunday, September 15th. This is an 18 hole stroke competition.

If you wish to partake in same please download entry form on our website, ballykisteenladiesclub.net

Note for your diary Ladies, Sunday September 22nd is our Lady President’s Day.

More details will issue near the time.


The Juveniles Captains Prize was played 17th and 18th August and the results are:

1st Kevin Fitzgerald (25) 35 pts; 2nd Alan Butler (32) 35 pts; Gross: Oliver Pearson (11) 31 pts; 3rd Dylan Quirke (21) 35 pts

This weekend the Presidents Prize was played.

The results are:


1st Tommy Ryan (36) 47 pts; 2nd Patrick Kennedy (36) 38 pts; Gross: Jack Ryan (17) 33 pts; 3rd Kevin Fitzgerald (24) 37 pts

The results of the men’s Presidents Prize are: 1st Philip Flynn (15) 46 pts; 2nd Declan Ryan (11) 44 pts; Gross: Michael O’Grady (5) 40 pts; 3rd Aidan Murphy (12) 43 pts; 4th Liam Maher (12) 43 pts

Category 1

1st Michael McGrath (9); 40 pts; 2nd Brian Webster (8) 40 pts

Category 2

1st Mark Jordan (14) 42 pts; 2nd Pat Ryan (11) 41 pts

Category 3

1st Johnny Hannigan (22); 37 pts; 2nd Paudie Maher (19) 37 pts


The results of the Tuesday 9 Hole competition are: 1st Flan McGlinchey 16 pts; 2nd Maura Maher 15 pts

The results of the Thursday 9 Hole competition are: 1st Patricia Moran 23 pts; 2nd Liz Higgins 20 pts

The result of our 18 Hole competition last week are: 1st Libby Ryan 34 pts; 2nd Margaret Ryan 34 pts; 3rd Patricia Moran 32 pts

Our Presidents Prize was played Sunday 25th and the results are: 1st Libby Ryan 41 pts; 2nd Mary Hickey 39 pts; Gross: Pauline Fitzgerald 33 pts; 3rd Frances Boyle 37 pts; 4th Kay Crosse 37 pts; Front 9: Geraldine Ryan 21 pts; Back 9: Michele Crowe 18 pts

Category 3 – Kathleen O’Neill 31 pts

Category 4 – Ann Blake 35 pts

Category 5 – Katie Connery 32 pts

On Sunday 1st September Dundrum will play Tipperary in Dundrum in the Tipperary League. Best of luck to Dundrum.

There will be a Mixed Scramble on Thursday 29th August. Please put your name on the notice board.