Monday 18 December 2017


MONTHLY medal, July 12-13: 1, John Murray (21), 68 nett; 2, Johnny Redmond (16), 69 nett; gross, Gavin Sinnott (5), 78; 3, Alan Murphy (11), 73 nett; 4, Nick Byrne (7), 74 nett; best 19+, Gearúid Grant (19), 78 nett.

July 14, Senior open: 1, Seamus Walker (17), 39 points; 2, James Doyle (Coollattin, 18), 38 points; 3, Pat Gilhooly (Tramore, 24), 36 points; 4, Anne Widger (Kilkenny, 21), 35 points.

Ladies' weekly stableford competition, July 12-13: 1, Fran Crean (23), 42 points; 2, Ann Steemers (24), 34 points; 3, Louise Galligan (27), 33 points.

Ladies' open competition, Tuesday, July 15, sponsored by Ensor & O'Connor: 1, Deirdre Kelly (Old Conna, 35), 37 points; 2, Ber Dunphy (Mountrath, 17), 36 points; 3, Annette Whelan (Kilkenny, 28), 36 points; 4, Bríd St. Ledger (20), 35 points; gross, Jennifer King (Enniscorthy, 6), 30 points.


Medal, July 12, 13 and 16: 1, Joan Fitzgerald (16), 71; 2, Carmel O'Doherty (18), 72; gross, Patricia Magee (7), 85; 3, Pauline Walker (18), 74.

Lady President's prize (Noeleen Williams), July 20: 1, Margaret Moulds (24), 40 points; 2, Joan Moynihan (36), 39 points; gross, Leanne Brennan (5), 30 points; 3, Carmel O'Doherty (18), 37 points (back nine); 4, Doreen Rynhart (32), 37 points; past Presidents, Pauline Walker (19), 33 points; 5, Liz McGoohan (18), 36 points (back nine); 6, Siobhán McEntaggart (13), 36 points.


Courtown's lady Captain, Pat Kinsella, presented her prizes on Saturday last, after two wonderful days of golf played in warm, sunny weather conditions. A total of 115 members played and C.S.S. was 72.

First prize went to Catherine Quinn (20) with a fantastic score of 138 nett. Second prize went to Anne Smyth (27) on 141, while the gross winner was Sorcha Howell (4) on 166. Third prize went to Mary Halford (24) on 144 nett.

Fourth went to Anne Targett (18) on 145, and fifth was Siobhán Freeney (17) on 146. Sixth was Ann Marie Furlong (27) on 148 and seventh was Grace Owens (35) with 149 (back 18).

Past Captain's prize winner was Irene Poole (20) on 150 nett. Eighth was Helen Mundow (32) on 149, with Gretta Duke (27) ninth on 150 and Stella Kehoe (21) tenth on 151 (back nine).

First prize on day one, Tuesday, July 15, went to Maria Coone (10) on 70 nett, and second was Marjorie McCorduck (15) on 72.

Day two (Saturday) saw first prize going to Mairéad Sunderland (20) on 73 nett and second was Celine O'Riordan (25) on 74 nett.

The Quinn Cup (36 handicap) best score over 18 holes on day one went to Aine Kinsella (36) with 78 (back six). The veteran's prize winner was Anne Duggan (26) on 152 nett.

Junior 18 holes: 1, Donna Morrissey (34), 35 points; 2, Caroline Hewitt (8), 32 points.

Nearest the pin on day one was won by Eleanor Kelly. The nine-hole stableford competition was won by Margaret Jones (36) with 19 points, and second was Mary Cooper (36) with 17 points (back six).

The men's nine-hole stableford on day two was won by Brendan Breen (2) on 21 points. Second was Pat Ryan (16) on 20 points (back three), and third was Seamus Grogan (13), also on 20 points.

On day one, the Junior nine-hole was won by Pia Simmons (36) on 15 points, and second was Hannah Morrissey (36), also on 15 points.

Juniors six-hole, played from 100 metres: 1, Doireann Cullen, 17 points; 2, Olive McGarry, 15 points. Many congratuations to all the winners, and thanks to Pat for the lovely prizes.

The open day stableford on Tuesday, July 22, is sponsored by La Creme Boutique of Esmonde Street.

The competition to be played on Tuesday, July 29, is v. par and is the Captain, Seamus Kennelly's, prize to the ladies.


Singles, Sunday, July 13, sponsored by Warren Estates: 1, Noel Ivanoff (8), 38 points; 2, Michael Hegarty (12), 37 points (last nine); 3, Bernard Byrne (14), 37 points; 4, Mick Morrissey (5), 36 points (last six).

Cheshire Homes open two-person team event, Wednesday, July 16: 1, Mick Morrissey (5), Bryan Hughes (16), 59 points; 2, Jimmy Woods (15), Paul Fennell (18), 54 points; 3, Matty Forde (5), Neil Daly (11), 53 points; hole-in-one, Tony Crehan (10), 18th.


Wednesday nine-hole: 1, Ron Breen (19), 20 points; 2, Thomas Dunne (17), 20 points; 3, Leighton Gleeson (7), 20 points.

The July medal was played for on Sunday in very good conditions and Richard Temple (17) won gold with an excellent 84 strokes. Brian Horgan Snr. (11) had a great round of 79 for the silver medal.

Pat Lavelle (17) took bronze with an 85. Away member Brian Horgan Jnr. (5) from Dun Laoghaire shot the lowest gross score of 73 strokes. Young Brian's score included four birdies and an unfortunate triple bogey eight on the par five 14th hole. John Farrell won the front nine prize and Robbie Kehoe won the back nine prize.

Doyle's Garages Courtown matchplay second round: Dermot Noctor beat David Fitzgerald; Eugene O'Brien Snr. beat John Redmond; Anthony Fortune beat Ger O'Brien; Paul O'Brien beat Eugene O'Brien Jnr.; third round: Paul Doyle beat Andrew Byrne.


The Captain's prize (Ciarán Tobin) was the only show in town last weekend in Enniscorthy Golf Club with over 230 players competing to qualify for Sunday evening's play-off. With the course in sparkling condition and the weather conditions favourable, there had to be some superb scoring and so it proved.

Leading the way after the qualifying rounds were Kevin O'Neill and Shane Dunphy, both of whom shot stunning rounds of 65, three ahead of the ever-consistent Jack Murphy on 68. The leading 40 players then contested the nine-hole play-off on a balmy Sunday evening as the golfing public basked in the glory of Rory McIlroy's Open success.

Claiming the glory in Enniscorthy though was John Healy who made up four strokes in the play-off to win by half a stroke from Shane Dunphy in second. The gross prize was won by another Healy, Mick, who played the 27 holes in 112 strokes (four over par).

Captain's prize (Ciarán Tobin): 1, John Healy (6), 103; 2, Shane Dunphy (7), 103.5; gross, Mick Healy (4), 112; 3, Paddy Bolger (10), 104; 4, Jack Murphy (9), 104.5; 5, Declan Lyons (13), 106.5; 6, Matty Kinniard (5), 107.5 (back nine); 7, William Dobbs (13), 107.5; first 18, Kevin O'Neill (18), 65; last nine, Raj Tirbhowan (18), 34; Seniors, Ollie O'Connor (11), 109.5; past Captain, Seán O'Leary (20), 113; committee, Martin Sludds (5), 114.5; five-day/distance member: 1, Danny Kearney (22), 74; 2, John Bolger (21), 77; student/Intermediate: 1, Joe Kelly (13), 71; 2, Tomás O'Leary, 72.

The 2014 open week begins this Thursday and continues until Monday, August 4. Visitors' entry fee to all competitions is only €12 so this represents fantastic value and a great opportunity to invite friends to play our course at its best at this great value price.

Open week fixtures: Thursday, July 24, open Seniors singles for ladies and gents; Friday, July 25, open fourball for ladies and gents; Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, open three-person team; Monday, July 28, open singles for ladies and gents; Tuesday, July 29, open singles for ladies and gents; Wednesday, July 30, open two-person team; Thursday, July 31, open gents' singles; Friday, August 1, open four-person scramble; Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, open three-person team; Monday, August 4, open two-person team.

The timesheets are now open for bookings at or by contacting the Pro Shop at 05392-37600.


Open singles stableford, July 16: 1, Jimmy Quinn (16), 44 points; 2, Paul Murphy (10), 43 points; gross, Martin O'Neill (2), 35 points; 3, Rory MacDermott (8), 41 points; hole-in-one, Joe Beale (18th hole); C.S.S. 71.

President's prize, July 19 and 20: 1, Edward Mulhall (16), 67; 2, Glynn Butler (6), 68; gross, Martin O'Neill (2), 73; 3, Edward Fitzgerald (14), 68; past President, Joe Lennon (21), 69; nearest the pin, Pat Hayden, 21"; longest drive, Owen Coleman; C.S.S. 73 (both days).


There was great scoring for last Wednesday's competition sponsored by Paula McCarthy of Retail Integration Point of Sale Systems. Many thanks for your generosity.

Results: 1, M.T. Wall (25), 40 points; 2, Teresa Byrne (21), 39 points; gross, Liz Bennett (8), 28 points; 3, Eibhlin Keilthy (33), 39 points; 4, Joanne Hartley (28), 37 points (last six); 5, Paula Reidy (26), 37 points; 6, Kate Mackey (22), 36 points (last nine).

Our Handicap Secretary was busy again this week. Great golf is always rewarded with a new handicap.

The singles matchplay draw has taken place. There has been great interest expressed and the winner will be presented with the Kathleen Pyne Memorial Trophy. The sheet and rules are posted in the ladies' locker room. Please ensure you play your match on time.

Tomorrow, July 23, is our men's President's prize to the ladies. All names must be booked online in advance of this 18-hole stroke competition and Jim Meggs will sponsor the prize. Many thanks Jim and may we wish you every success and enjoyment with your upcoming weekend on August 2-3.

Our teams are still buzzing! Next Sunday, July 27, at 3 p.m., our Finn Trophy will play Castlecomer at home in the first leg of the semi-final and the away leg will then be fixed to play in Castlecomer.

The semi-final of the Senior Foursomes will be played in Wexford on Wednesday, July 30, at 4.15 p.m. Again we ask for support and because it's our competition day for the Countess of Granard foursomes, sponsored by Brian Bailey's picture framing and gift shop, you can play on Saurday, July 26, after 4.38 p.m. in advance of Wednesday and perhaps you might be free to come and support us in Wexford. It's arrange your own partner and opposition.

We wish both of our teams every success and ask all of our members to come and support them please.


Last weekend the Military Cup, one of the oldest pieces of silverware in the club, took place and was again sponsored by Sweeney's Garden Centre. The scoring was of the highest order with big-hitting Andrew Ryan (6) making the most of the good conditions, shooting a brilliant 63.

Andrew was around in one under par and covered the last nine holes in a very impressive 34 strokes. Second and third places went to men from Mullinavat, with Ned Conway (15) shooting a 64 and Tommy Frisby (17) a 66.

The gross was won by Martin Kehoe with a 75 and the categories went to John O'Connor (9, 68), Peter Waters (12, 68) and Willie Kielthy (18, 67). Many thanks to Eddie Sweeney of Sweeney's Garden Centre for his continued and generous support.

There is another busy week in store with a club singles, sponsored by Gary Flood Landscaping, taking place on Sunday which is preceded on Friday and Saturday by an open fourball, sponsored by the life members, which was rescheduled from earlier in the year.

The timesheets are now live for the Jim Meggs President's prize which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The singles matchplay draw has been completed and is available on the website and has been posted on the men's noticeboard.

The July open singles, sponsored by, took place on Thursday last and there was a great turn-out from members and visitors alike. Davy Doran (11) has shown some great signs of form already this year and he continued that run by recording a brilliant score of 44 points to take the overall winner's prize.

Derek Ronan (3, 39 points), Dan Jordan (10, Enniscorthy, 36 points) and Peter Goggin (16, 42 points) took the category prizes. Thanks to the Hartley family of for sponsoring the competition.

Last week's Tuesday fourball was won by Eamon Wall and Frank Cullen with 36 points. The categories went to Frankie Morrissey and Roy Sexton and Tom Fenlon and John Hartley, both with 35 points. The competition was sponsored by CMP Services Ltd. This week's edition is sponsored by Permanent TSB.

Last week's winners of the Find the Joker draw were Mick Malone, Harry Reinhardt and John O'Gara. The card exposed was the six of hearts from envelope 45. The jackpot rolls on to a healthy €2,651. Entries cost €2 and are taken in the bar. Thank you to all who support this fundraiser.


Enniscorthy Golf course is in magnificent condition thanks to the great work of the ground staff. In these optimal conditions results are well up, as was the case on Tuesday last for the stableford competition sponsored by Cois na hAbhainn. Winner was past Captain, Eimear McGrath (10), with a great score of 42 points.

She was followed by: 2, Aisling O' Leary (3), 41 points (back nine); 3, Clare Lambert (28), 41 points; 4, Bridget Dempsey (34), 40 points; 5, Helen O'Reilly (22), 39 points; 6, Attracta Doyle (27), 38 points (back nine); 36 handicap, Monica Murphy (36), 35 points.

Sunday saw the mixed foursomes take to the course for a nine-hole competition which neatly concluded the Captain's prize weekend. Many congratulations to Captain, Ciarán Tobin, on an excellent weekend of great golf plus enjoyment.

Nine-hole mixed: 1, Michael Bernie (19) and Ann Bernie (33), 29; 2, Michael Barnes (20) and Sheelagh Farrell (20), 30; gross, Joe Casey (10) and Stellah Sinnott (11).

This Tuesday, July 22, has the ladies' stroke/medal competition sponsored by lady President, Anne Delaney, and including an American tea party.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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