Golf Round Up - Carrick, Tipperary, Clonmel, Ballykisteen

CLONMEL GOLF CLUB: At the recent presentation of the Danone Weekend prizes were from left: Tom Duggan (3rd), Jimmy Cass, Captain; Donal Dennehy (best Saturday) and Jim Ryan (2nd). The competition was won by Derek Nolan.


GAA Stars all set for ‘Friends’ Golf Classic

Many current and former Tipperary GAA stars will swing into action in the eagerly-awaited ‘Friends of Tipperary Football’ golf classic in Thurles Golf Club on Saturday August 17th.

A sub- committee of the ‘Friends’ chaired by former Tipperary footballer and team manager Seamus McCarthy have been busy in recent weeks making arrangements for the big day and they are “delighted with the keen interest shown in the event.”

Many current and former players have indicated their desire to take part in the classic, according to Seamus McCarthy. “ Our aim is two fold, we want the classic to be a wonderful event as a fundraiser for Tipperary football, and also a special social occasion when players past and present can meet up and enjoy a great evening.” Seamus added.

Entry €120 for team of four, and €50 per tee box.”

Teams wishing to enter the classic may contact Seamus McCarthy, Eddie Lonergan, Secretary of ‘Friends of Tipperary Football, or any member of the ‘Friends’ committee.



Monday July 29th – Sunday Aug. 4th 9 Hole re-entry, played from the white tees

Wednesday July 24th Ladies 18 Hole Stroke-Medal – GOY – Sponsor: The Carraig Hotel, 1st prize will be Captain’s Prize to Ladies

Thursday August 1st Open Qualifier Competition played from the white tees, Visitors entry, GUI card holders €12, plus Captain’s Prize Qualifier R1 (all qualifying rounds to be played from the Blue tees)

Friday August 2nd Captains Prize Qualifier R2 plus Captain’s Mixed Foursomes, 

Saturday August 3rd Captain’s Prize Qualifier R3

Saturday/Sunday Aug 3rd & 4th Club Open Singles, White Tees

Sunday, August 4th Captain’s Prize Michael Hassett, 18 Hole Final. Note if you do have a poor score as a qualifier don’t fret as there are two additional prizes, 1st and Gross, for final 18 holes

Sunday August 11th Junior & Intermediate Scratch Cups Book online,


The numbers drawn on Saturday July 6th were: 3, 6, 11, 23, they were no winner of the Jackpot, 14 had three numbers and each receives €20 Next Draw *Monday, Aug 5th at 5pm sharp, Jackpot €3,600. *Please note date change


Week ending July 28th

Nine hole re-entry: 1st Glen Foley (16) 23pts

Thursday July 11th Open Qualifier, CSS 38pts: 1st Alan Casey (6) 42pts ; 2nd Michael Aulsberry (20) 35pts Q; 3rd Herbert Buck (14) 32pts Q

Saturday - Sunday July 27th & 28th July Open Singles, Sponsors: Heineken Ireland. CSS: 38pts, for both days: 1st Keith Butler (16) 41pts; 2nd Adrian Scanlon (12) 40pts; Gross: Kieran Laffen (8) 31pts B9; 3rd John Glascott (19) 39pts B9

Please note: if you enter and sign-in to any Qualifying Competition you are obligated under CONGU rule 8.8 to return you score card, whether complete or not, to the organising committee otherwise penalties may be apply as directed under that rule. A list of members, who breached this rule in the above competition, will be published on the club notice board with the results


Irish Kidney Association, Main Sponsors: C. & M. Vet Link, Ricky O’Dwyer, Maggie Dunne, Ann Waters & Eddie Sullivan: 1st Frank Murphy (12), Jimmy Flynn (15), Paddy Landers (15) & Richard Lonergan (18) 110pts; 2nd William Power (13), Paddy Stallard (14), Tony Read (17), & Ricky O’Dwyer (18) 107pts B9; 3rd Bridget Mitchel (23), Deirdre Batty (25), Ina English (27) & Josephine O’Doherty (30) 107pts; 4th David Tuohy (11), T. F. Comerford (15) John Dowling (15) & Martin O’Sullivan (19) 106pts B9; 5th Max Walsh (14), Albert Lonergan (18) Martin Ellis (16) & John McNamara (15) 106pts

Nearest pin on hole 16: Bernie Walsh; Longest Drive: Tommy O’Neill, Clonmel.

Presentation of prizes Friday August 9 at 21:30 following the Mixed Foursomes

Friday July 26th Mixed Foursomes, Sponsors: Breda Daniels, Rusty Fox, Emer Norris & Una Grant : 1st Emer & Tony Musiol 29 1/2; 2nd Miriam & John Dowling O’Donnell 30 1/2; 3rd Deirdre Batty & Noel Kerrisk 33 1/2.

Men: Monday Aug. 12th, away - Autumn Alliance Clonmel


Ladies results 24th July 2013 Sponsored by Sienna Furniture Waterford; 1st Pattie Leonard (13) 69; 2nd Jackie Kirwan (17) 71; 3rd Helen Davis (17) 73 B9; 4th Maura O Donoghue (25) 73 B9




Consolation Prize: Winner: M. K. Geehan (34) 43 pts, Cat. A: K. Rafferty (13) 42 pts, Cat. B: A. Dwyer (21) 38 pts, Cat. C: J. Rea (36) 39 pts.


Wed. 31st July 18 hole S/Ford Sponsored by O’Donoghue, Hooper Dolan Insurance. Aug. 7th 18 Hole Stroke Club Day sponsored by Kelly & Co. Bottlers. Aug. 12th Open Day Team of 2 in aid of Breast Cancer Research (Book on line).

Open 9 Hole:

Congratulations to the one and only Claire Ryan who won a 9 hole competition on Friday evening in West Waterford with 21 points. And we won’t mention the recent fourball win in Cahir either. Well done Claire.


Exceptional scoring again this week with pride of place going to young Adam Long who shot the lights out on Tuesday with 46 pts and Joe Franklin who had a marvellous 66 on Sunday off back tees.

Well done to our Diageo mixed team who have reached the final for the third year in succession with a great win over Mountrath. Maurice Power,Sadie Conroy, Dan McKenna & Mary Whelan won at home with Sean Bourke & Renagh Murphy winning away with Patrick Ryan [G] Aileen Carroll, Ger Ryan and Ann K. Creamer both called in. Our opponents in the final are as yet unknown.

Tuesday Singles

Adam Long [14] 46 pts; Michael Collins [26] 44 pts; Eric Grogan [11] 43 pts.

Open Singles sponsored by O’Dwyer Steel: Lee Ryan [28] 42 pts; Trevor Flynn [10] 41 pts; Pat Ryan [SM] [27] 41 pts

Club Singles sponsored by K.T. Flynn: Joe Franklin [17] 66; Willie Burns [14] 68; John Paul Meehan [7] 69


Jim Foley, Pat Hayes, Paddy Mahony 89 pts; Willie Burns, Bill O’Connell, Tom O’Donoghue 85 pts; Pat Walsh, Pat O’Donovan, John A Ryan 84 pts

Friday Mixed

Frank Doran, Gerry Gannon, Gertrude Gilligan 28.2; Jim Mulcahy, Billy O’Reilly, Joan Doran 31.4; Pat Ryan, Wm. Hyde, Josie Dunne 32.9.

Presentation of prizes

Presentation of all outstanding prizes this Friday evening at 9.30


Congratulations to Tony O’Mahoney who won the Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn 5,7,11,16. Promoters Prize Tim Walsh


Cobh Golfer wins Senior Scratch Cup

Brian Ahern, a three handicapper from Cobh Golf Club took the major honours when he won the Magnier Family sponsored Senior Scratch Cup played last weekend. Brian got around for a winning level par score. He shared the scoring honours with Mark O’Loughlin (2nd), Clonmel, off of 5 and Michael Greene (3rd) Waterford off of scratch but Brian had the better back nine where he recorded a one under par gross 34.  

The Wall family sponsored Junior Scratch Cup was a triumph for two Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club players when J.M. Kelly (9) had a 75 gross and was a shot better than his club compatriot, Alan Casey (6) who in turn had a better last 6 than Billy Hewitt (6) Clonmel.

The Patterson Family sponsored Intermediate Scratch Cup was won by Conor Moroney (Clonmel) who had a very good 79 off of 12 handicap. Conor was three shots clear of TJ Lyons (12) who in turn was a shot clear of Brendan Hickey (13).


Bulmers Open Singles: 23rd & 25th July: 1st Alex Casey (13) 40 pts B9; 2nd Peter Meaney (2) 40 pts (Cobh); 3rd Tom Duggan (3) 38 pts; Visitor Colin Whyte (13) 37 pts (Slievenamon); Gross Brian Ahern (3)  31 pts (Cobh)            


Bulmers Open Singles continues every Tues & Thurs until the end of September.                       

Munster Mixed Foursomes Semi Finals (& Final)

Good luck to our Mixed Foursomes Team who are playing in the Munster Semi Final (and hopefully the Final) in Douglas Golf Club on Saturday next, 3rd August at 9 am. Members are asked to give the team their support.

Trustees Prize

The Trustees’ (Mrs Maura Morrison & Mr. Tom Bourke) Prize will be played next weekend, 3rd and 4th August. This is normally a single day competition but to give members - who might be travelling to Douglas to see the Mixed Foursomes - an opportunity to participate in the Trustees Prize, members may play on Sunday (if they haven’t played the course on Saturday). A Club Stableford competition will also be run on Sunday.

President’s Prize

Note: There will be an open draw for the President’s (Mr. Sean Callaghan) Prize on August 24th. Draw sheet is on display on the Notice Board.



Thursday 25th July – 3 Man Team: 1st T. McSweeney, J.P. Murphy, P. Royce 77pts; 2nd P. Cunningham, O. Fitzpatrick, F. Darrer 74pts; 3rd P O’Donoghue, D. O’Donoghue, B. Acheson 73pts

Next Competition on Thursday 8th August.

Autumn Seniors will be held in Clonmel Golf Club on Monday 12th August from 9.30am



Thursday July 25th 2013 - 18 hole singles s/f Competition Sponsored by Walden Electric

Fr Tom Smyth Cup: 1st Niall Dempsey (15) 45pts; 2nd John Kelly (17) 42pts; 3rd Michael Murphy (19) 38pts; 4th Damon Gregory (18) 37pts

10 Hole Singles s/f Competition 1st John O’Dwyer (28)

Next competition on Thursday July 1st August, 9 - 10.30 Sponsor:  Dr Michael Magnier’s Centenary Cup

Club Lotto

The 37th draw in our Weekly Club Fundraising Lotto took place last Saturday 27th July at the Clubhouse.

The numbers drawn were: 2, 5, 11, and 18.

There was no jackpot winner. There were six match 3 winners. Next week’s Jackpot - €4,000.



Weekly Competition 18 Hole Stroke Sat 20th and Wed 24th July cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. This was rescheduled for Monday 29th July.


Weekly Competition Saturday 3rd and Wednesday 7th August 18 Hole Stroke kindly sponsored by John O’Dwyer at The Golf Store.

12 Hole ongoing sponsored by Danone.

Our mixed Foursomes Team will meet Kinsale in Douglas Golf Club next Saturday 3rd August all support greatly appreciated.

Open Mixed Scotch Foursomes 9 Holes Friday 2nd August from 4.30 to 6 pm. Arrange your own partner or contact Trevor at 086-2001556 Anne at 086-3267409 kindly sponsored by Red Nose Wine.


Last weekend we held our Junior and Intermediate Scratch Cups on Sunday and we had great turnouts for both. Full results of the Scratch Cups next week.

First Open Junior 
Captain’s Prize

Next weekend our Junior Captain Cathal McGrath will host the first open Junior Captains Prize on Sunday August 4th. This is an 18 hole stroke off the white tees for handicap’s under 18 and there also will be a men’s 18 hole stroke from the white tees.

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


The winner of the 9 hole competition for Men’s Captain, John O’Connell’s Day was Paula Carroll with 15pts

Last Tuesday’s competition winners (July 23rd) were: 1st, Paula Carroll, 37pts. 2nd, Mary Toomey, 36pts.

There will be an 18 hole competition on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th.

Our August ILGU Medal/Spoon competition will take place on Sunday, August 11th with Thursday, August 8th being our alternate day.