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Byrne And O’Dwyer Have Singles Wins

Byrne And O’Dwyer Have Singles Wins

Vincent Byrne’s chairmanship of the handicapping committee hasn’t in the least taken from his keenness and ability as a player. After a number of sound performances this year he brought off a high class victory in the Open Singles on Thursday. Details: V. Byrne (6) 40; A. Rossiter (13) 40;

P. Treacy (12) 38; gross, K. Kennedy (plus 2) 35. The C.S.S. was 35. Vincent grossed a two over 74 with equal nines of 20 points. He dropped only two shots in a solid performance. Andy Rossiter’s 40 was 23,17 to take second. His 23 at the turn came from 38 shots, with birdies at 3rd and 6th. Pat Treacy had 19,19 for third and the gross again went to Kieran Kennedy, who shot 37,34 in the process.

Dick O’Dwyer advanced from second a week before to head the P.G.A. Tankard Singles. Details: D. O’Dwyer (18) 40; P. Byrne jr. (3) 38; J. Callanan (16) 40; gross K. Kennedy (plus 2) 36; E. Hughes (8) 38. The C.S.S. was 35. O’Dwyer scored 20,20 to lead the field despite a zero at the second. Paul Byrne was in excellent form in a level par round that was highlighted by an “eagle” at the 8th. John Callanan had 23,17 with three birdies on the first nine to be placed third as a junior member. The redoubtable Kieran beat par five times to win the gross with 36 points. Evan Hughes showed his ability with a one over card to the 9th in his 21,17.

Friday 9h Mixed Foursomes: P. Fitzpatrick (24), J. Murtagh (20), A. Browne (32) 45; Ml. O’Grady (12), J. Tuohy (18), M. Phelan (18) 45; Rev. M. Hayes (10), Wm. O’Grady (17), A. Slattery (22) 42.

Our team for the G.U.I Mixed Foursomes is again managed by Liam Fahey and Orla McKevitt. It will be held at Cahir Park on Saturday with Thurles meeting Mitchelstown at 10.20am. A win would lead to a match with Cahir or Tipperary on Sunday morning at 9.40am. Best of luck to our reps.

The Senior and Junior Scratch Cups are on the home menu this Sunday with the handicap limits as 0 to 4 and 5 to 12, respectively. These are well established and prestigious events with the emphasis on gross scoring. The Open Singles continues on Thursday and the regular Mixed Foursomes on Friday evening.

Ladies: RESULTS:

Sunday 2nd June 2013 18 Hole Singles S/F

1st Mary Coman O’Neill (15) 37pts, 2nd Marian Finn (8) 37pts.

2’s Competition: Ann Slattery, Susan Troy @ 5th, Marian Finn @ 14th.

Tuesday 4th June 2013 18 Hole Singles S/F

1st Marian Finn (8) 36 pts, 2nd Frances Ronayne (21) 36 pts, 3rd Sally O’Rourke (21) 36 pts, 4th Margaret Gleeson (34) 36 pts.

2’s Competition: Frances Ronayne @ 3rd, Marian Finn, Eileen Broderick and Margaret Corcoran @ 14th. Seniors Competition: Cait Gannon.

Sunday 9th June 2013 18 Hole Singles S/F

1st Vera Fitzgerald (22) 37pts, 2nd Maria Dempsey (24) 36 pts, Gross Orla McKevitt (9) 25 Gross Points.

2’s Competition: Rose Moloney @ 3rd and Bridget Gleeson @ 5th.


On Friday 21st June 2013, Lady Captain’s Prize weekend, there will be a Mid-Summer’s Day 9 Hole Shotgun Mixed Competition commencing at 6.30pm. The Entry Sheet is posted in the hallway. This competition has proved very popular particularly as a social event. The Social Committee look forward to your continued support.

The Art Exhibition in Thurles Golf Club has now officially opened and continues throughout the week with the artwork of members of Catherine Daly’s art classes exhibited. This item on our social calendar is becoming more and more popular each year and again the contributors together with Catherine look forward to your support.


Lady Captain Louise Maher’s Prize will commence on Tuesday next the 18th June 2013 and conclude on Sunday 23rd June 2013. Entry Sheets for Lady Captain Louise Maher’s Prize are posted in the Ladies Locker Room. Entries close on Thursday 13th June 2013 at 6.00pm when the draw for the first day of Lady Captain’s prize will take place and posted on Friday 13th June 2013. We look forward to your support and take this opportunity to extend our good wishes to Lady Captain Louise for her Lady Captain’s Prize weekend.


Presentation of Prizes of all outstanding competitions will take place on Tuesday 18th June 2013 (first day of Lady Captain’s Prize) at 9.00pm approximately. We look forward to seeing you all there.