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Men's club Killarney Exchange Day:

Sunday 28th July: 1st James Quirke (12) 42pts, 2nd Patrick Carmody (23) 41pts. 3rd Pat Neville (16) 39pts. Back 9 (20), Gross: Niall O'Carroll 33pts. 4th Willie J Buckley (11) 39pts 5th Maurice McEllistrem (15) 38pts. F9: Pat Lucid (20) 22pts. B9: Aidan Hanrahan (7) 21pts. Senior: Paudie Kindlan (20) 32pts.

Fixture: Captain's Prize Mr Michael Barry Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August Old Course.

Ladies club

Result from Tuesday 23rd July: 1st Mary Fagan (17) 41pts, 2nd Nuala Lynch (24) 39 pts, 3rd Maria Lyons (27) 37 pts, 4th Toni Quilter (16) 37 pts

Result of Friday Mixed Foursomes 26th July: 1st Gavin Quinlivan (8) & Catherine Quinlivan (30) 35pts, 2nd Eoin Barrett (15) & Caroline McEnery (25) 33 pts, 3rd Pat J Ryan (22) & Margaret McAuliffe (8) 32pts


Results July 25: 1st T Dooley (25) 34 pts, 2nd F Mawe (24) 33pts, 3rd S Stack (24) 32pts, 4th B Brosnan (19) 31 pts, 5th M Mulcaire (26) 31pts, 6th D Walsh (15) 31 pts, B.G. T. O'Malley (13) 22 pts, V. J. Fitzgerald (23) 30 pts, S.V. M. O'Connor (25) 29 pts

Fixtures: Next Outing Thursday 1st August Cashen Course.


Mens Club

Result of Sunday's 18 Hole V Par competition sponsored by Casey's Caravan Park, Ballyheigue: 1st Ronan Gilooly (18) 6up, 2nd Enda O'Halloran (10) 5up, 3rd Noel Gilbride (8) 5up

Result of Thurs July 25th Open Single Stableford: 1st Vincent O'Brien (21) 41pts

Result of Fri July 26th Open Mixed Scramble: 1st Michael Lucid (9) Ronan Gilooly (18) Ger Mooney (24) Joan Lucey (36) 27 9/16; 2nd Kenneth Hanlon (8) Patrick O'Carroll (18) Gunter Siech (22) 29; 3rd Declan McCann (10) Eamon Stack (21) Brendan McMahon (25) 29 4/12

Congrats to the Billy O'Sullivan team who beat Killorglin 3-2 in Killorglin on Saturday. First group out were John Pierce and Bernard Dineen who won on 18. 2nd out were John Donegan (A) and John Collins who won on 18. 3rd out were Jimmy Sullivan and Eamon Stack who lost 3 & 2. 4th out were John Donegan (C) and Padraig Casey who lost 7 & 6. Final group were Billy Griffin and Jack Dempsey who won on 18. They will now play Castlegregory in Castleisland on Aug 17 in the semi-final.

Sunday Aug 4 Country Clubs team takes on Ardfert in Raffeen Creek in Cork at 9am in the Munster semi-final. The winners of this game will play either Lisselan or Spanish Point in the final in the afternoon. Best of luck to all involved. For those not travelling to Cork there will be an 18-hole Single Stableford. Names are now being taken in clubhouse for Mike Joe Quinlan's Presidents Prize on Aug 11. Drawn for playing partner and tee-times will take place on Aug 5.

The Open Single Stableford competition will continue every Thursday during the summer.

The weekly Seniors competition over 16 holes continues every Wednesday at 11am and is open to both members and non-members who are aged 60 or over. The weekly 9-hole Open Mixed Scramble continues on Friday evening, with a shotgun start at 7pm.

Ladies Club

Thurs Aug 1 and Sun Aug 4 there will be an 18-hole Single Stableford sponsored by O'Donnells Bar and Restaurant, Tralee. Mike Joe Quinlan's Presidents Prize to the Ladies will take place on Aug 8.


Men's club

Friday 26th July Open Friday Competition sponsored by Clifford Groundcare: 1. Mick Kenny (10) 40 pts

Sunday 28th July – Bill McDonald Trophy

1st Tim O'Brien (11) 67 Nett, 2nd Padraig Hartnett (13) 69 Nett, 3rd Dan Moynihan (7)69 Nett

Scramble – July 26

Winners: Sheila McCarthy (26), Timmy Lyne (22) 23 1/7th


August 4: 3rd round Golfer of The Year sponsored by Pat Tangney

Ladies club

Result from Saturday/Sunday, July 27/28 – Captain's Prize to Ladies (CSS 35 pts)

1st Margaret Guerin (28) 36 pts, 2nd Renee Clifford (24) 35 pts, 3rd Noleen MacKessy (26) 32 pts


Saturday/Sunday, August 3/4 – 18-hole Stableford sponsored by Ladies Branch

Club Scramble followed by refreshments continues on Friday August 2. Draw for partners at 5.45pm. Members €5, Non-Members €10.

Mixed Club

Club Scramble followed by refreshments continues on Friday 2nd August. Draw for partners at 5.45pm. Members €5, Non-Members €10.

Open Single Stableford Competition every Friday until September 27 inclusive sponsored by Clifford Groundcare. Open to Ladies and Gents.


Men's club

Result of Friday's Hennebery Sports 9-hole 3-Person Classic (Waltz): 1st Sean O'Connor (18), Merlyn O'Connor (19) & Neil Meade (17) 46 pts; 2nd Con O'Connor (8), Pat Prendeville (11) & Donagh Shanahan (15) 46 pts; 3rd Joe Parker (21), Sean Spillane (20) & Jim O'Sullivan (13) 45 pts

Result of Open 9 Hole Scramble (4 ball), Wednesday July 24: 1st Neil Meade (17), David Heffernan (28) & Christy Heffernan (15) 26; 2nd Sandra Nyhan (20), Mike O'Brien (13) & Neil O'Brien (25) 26.5

Result of Sat & Sun 18-Hole Stableford: 1st Sean Leen (19) 46, 2nd George Nash (13) 42, 3rd Brian Stockwell (17) 40, FN: Stephen Hennessey (16) 22, BN: Pat Leahy (11) 17

Fixture: Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Aug August Monthly Medal GOY Timesheet

Ladies club

Fri 26th & Sun 28th 18 hole Stableford sponsored by Dawson's Restaurant: 1st Anne Collins (36) 49, 2nd Rose Quilter (33) 40, 3rd Miriam Mulhall Nolan (31) 39

Fixture: Fri 2nd & Sun 4th Aug 18 Hole V Par (Open) sponsored by O'Flynn's Interiors


Men's Club

Sunday July 28th Joint Captain's Charity Day Sponsored by Brookfield College Tralee.

1st Brian Lenihan, David O'Donoghue, Crohan Fitzgerald, Kevin Fitzgerald 96pts, 2nd Eamonn O'Connor, Liz O'Connor, Dylan Guirey, Ronan Cross 94pts

The Gathering Open Golf Competition sponsored by Shanahan's Pharmacy Castleisland.

1st W O'Connor & D O'Connor 45pts, 2nd S Walsh & J Lane 44pts, Best Clan: S O'Sullivan & J O'Sullivan.

Monday July 22, Seniors 12-hole

1st Jeremiah Long 27pts, 2nd Thomas Lundie 26pts, 3rd Thomas Brennan 25pts


Sunday Aug 4: Back Stakes Single GOY sponsored by J & M Fruit & Veg Abbeyfeale

Sunday Aug 11: Mixed Foursomes sponsored by Brendan & Kim Mullins

On Friday August 2 and open 12-hole 3-ball rumble, shotgun start at 6pm. All welcome

Each Friday evening for the month of August there will be an open competition of different formats. Full fixtures will be posted on the notice board in the clubhouse.

Open singles Every Friday & Saturday, book online.

Seniors 12-hole every Monday at 11am. Members and non-members welcome.

Results of the British Open Fundraiser: Joint 1st Elisha Dowling 33pts, Jim Carmody 33pts, 3rd John Curtin 38pts

Ladies Club

Fixtures: Sunday August 4: 18-hole stableford sponsored by Castleisland Motor Factors.

Sunday August 11: Club mixed sponsored by Kim and Brendan Mullins.

Sunday August 18: Lady Captain's day. Ladies scramble on Wednesday, rumble on Friday 6pm.


Result of Sunday's 18-hole Stableford: 1: Peter McGrath (24) 40 pts 2: Michael Leahy (19) 39 pts.

Scramble played on Thursday 24th July, Winners Roger O' Sullivan, Myra O'Gorman & Trevor Shine who had a hole-in-one at the 9th.

Fixtures: Regular Scramble each Thursday, meet at Clubhouse at 6.15pm, 9-Hole. Open to all.

Ceann Sibeal

Duais an Uachtaráin (Bob Willis) S/Ford: 1. Tommy Sayers (9) 40pts, 2. Jeaicí Mac Gearailt (16) 39pts, Gross: Damien Duffy (5) 30pts, 3. Tomás Ó Sé (18) 38pts, 4. Thomas Garvey (9) 38pts, FN: Robbie Kelleher (22) 22pts, BN : Michael Murphy (14) 19pts, Past President: John Slye (15) 36pts, Nearest Pin: Ciarán Desmond 2.4 metres, Longest Drive: Liam O'Hanlon, Best Junior: Brian O'Connor (18) 36pts

Duais an Uachtaráin (Bob Willis) S/Ford to the Seniors: 1. Tomás Ó Sé (18) 41pts, 2. Seán Ruiséal (18) 39pts, 3. Kieran Clancy (14) 38pts

Next Sunday: Open 4/Ball S/Ford sponsored by Michael & Jerome Murphy-Kentz

Ladies club

Open Mixed Rumble sponsored by Galvin's Travel & Sráid Eoin House.

1. Tomás Ó Sé (18) Margaret O'Donoghue (21) Hilary Nic Eoin (31) 88pts; 2. Niamh Fitzgerald (14) Denis Power (18) Margaret Power (31) 85pts; 3. Paraic Curran (7) Caroline Nic Eoin (18) Muiríde Uí Chruadhlaoich (21) 81pts; 4. Joe Curran (13) Barbara Carroll (15) Nóra Joyce (21) 81pts

Duais Chaptaen na mBan- Kate O'Connor- Singles S/Ford: 1. Ann O'Higgins (19) 39pts, 2. Bernie Firtéar (36) 39pts, Gross: Eleanor Curran (12) 22pts, 3. Eimear Willis (12) 38pts, 4. Julie Beckett (21) 38pts, FN: Margaret Power (31) 22pts, BN: Mary Murphy (26) 19pts, Committee Prize: Mairéad Cahill (20) 35pts, Past Captain: Siobhán Uí Mhurchú (25) 31pts, Past President: Winnie O'Sullivan (27) 38pts, Senior: Cathy O'Boyle (16) 27pts, Best 36 H/Cap: Adrienne O'Donovan 23pts, 9-hole Comp: Margaret Sheehy 21pts, Best New Beginner: Gillian Moriarty; Longest Drive No.18. Ann Moore; Nearest Pin. No. 5. Nóra Joyce

Duais an Uachtaráin (Bob Willis) Singles S/Ford to the Ladies: 1. Muiríde Uí Chruadhlaoich (21) 36pts, 2. Margaret Power (31) 33pts, Gross: Maighréad Uí Chíobháin (7) 25pts, 4. Ann Long (26) 33pts, FN: Máire Ní Mhaoileoin (26) 20pts, BN: Eimear Willis. (24) 17pts, Nearest Pin: Gillian Moriarty, Longest Drive. Eleanor Curran.


Men's club

Result of Bunkers Singles Stableford: 1st Brendan Moriarty (20) 43 pts. 2nd Seamus Curran (9) 40 pts. 3rd Denis McGillycuddy (6) 40 pts. 4th Keith O'Sullivan (6) 40 pts. Best Gross: Greg Fulton (9) 30 pts. 5th Chris Riordan (10) 40 pts.

Seniors 13-hole Yellow Markers: Danny O'Sullivan – Trustee (21) 23 pts.

Next weekend Tom Payne Fourball.

Ladies club

Result of Cromane Seafood's Team of 2, July 23: 1st Joan Kirby (21) / Michelle Herbert (29) 44 pts. 2nd Eileen Breen (15) / Margaret S O'Sullivan (21) 41 pts. 3rd Bridie Fitzgerald (18) / Adrienne O'Sullivan (27) 40 pts.

Result of Justin Spain, Team of 3, July 28: 1st Eileen Breen (15) / Angela Lyons (18) / Betty Jo Dennehy (28) 58 pts. 2nd Mary Inglis (12) / Anne Lawlor (23) / Bridie Kingston (25) 57 pts. 3rd Joan Harmon (13) / Pam McLaughlin (20) / Adrienne O'Sullivan (27) 54 pts.

Fixtures: Sat 3rd / Sunday 4th: Caragh Bridge Technologies Open 4 ball. Monday 5th Brehon Invitation Mixed Foursomes.


Men club

Result of GOTY sponsored by Kenmare Special Olympics: 1st Domhnall Conroy [15] 40pts, 2nd Paul Brown [23] 40pts, 3rd Paul Sutton [13] 39pts

Sunday is Paul Brown's Captain Prize Day.

Ladies club

Result of Midsummer Hamper sponsored by Centra: 1st Maura Crowley [36] 41pts, 2nd Marie Kissane [23] 40pts, 3rd Maura Murphy [28] 38pts


Men's club

Result of Ballybunion Exchange on Sunday, Singles Stableford, on Old Course: 1. Liam O'Keeffe (12) 46 pts, 2. Patrick Buckley (17) 41, 3. Mark Rohan (12) 41, 4. Brendan Brosnan (12) 40, 5. Dermot Roche (10) 39, Cat 1. Ronan Kelliher (4) 38, Cat 2. Sean Coyne (7) 39, Cat 3. Gerard Quinlan (14) 37, Cat 4. Stephen O'Brien (19) 38

Result of 3-man Scramble on Mahony's Point: 1st John Griffin (9), John Lynch (11), Ivan O Sullivan (17) 53 5/7; 2nd Michael Spogler (19), Shay Nolan (17), James Purcell (19) 56 1/7

Ladies club

Result of Open Day Team of 4 Event on Mahony's Point: 1. Noreen O'Callaghan (15) Winnie Ryan (23) Kathleen Wrenn (24) Mary Kelly (36) 113 pts. 2. Bernie O'Dea (20) Brid Naughten (12) Marian Hogan (14) Mary Fagan (16) (Adare Manor) 109 pts. 3. Amy Arthur (9) Ann Moynihan (8) Noreen Buckley (18) Marie Chawke (34) 109 pts. 4. Ailish Mulcahy (6) Irma Clifford (18) Patsy Hanley (22) Eileen Tarrant (28) 109 pts.

Mixed Foursomes 18-hole Stroke on Killeen sponsored by Gleneagle Hotel: 1. Noreen Coffey (12) Derry O'Connor (10) 69, 2. Sally Cooper (23) John Cooper (12) 71.5, 3. Bridie Fitzgerald (19) Brian Fitzgerald (14) 72, BG: Amy Arthur (9) Eddie O'Sullivan (13) 73, 4. Helen Prendergast (19) Tom Prendergast (10) 72


Wednesday 31st July - 18-Holes Singles Stableford on Mahony's Pt. See web site

Sunday 4th August - Men's Captain's Prize to Ladies

Our Club Captain has worked very hard on our behalf to bring important club matters to a conclusion.

Our 'Noreen Moore' Team are in the final of the event and play Ballyheigue in Beaufort this Wednesday.

Juniors: Our Junior Golfer Catriona Griffin has done wonders in the past two weeks first by winning the 'Pat Fletcher Plate' in the 'Girls Irish Close Competition in Ballyliffen, Co. Donegal and secondly by winning her first Munster title with a marvelous 72 on a handicap of (5). Catriona joined Killarney in 2012 with a handicap of 15 and under the tutelage of our Professional Dave Keating has come down to a very reliant 15 handicap (4.9).

Catriona and Maireid Martin (8) are on the Munster Team in their league and Valerie Clancy (12) and Nicola Rainsfort (14) are also panelists. These are truly exciting times for our Junior Golf.


Men's club

Result of Sat 27th, Sun 28th 2-man scramble. 1st Mike Ashe (10) & Moss Joy (14) with 63. 2nd Shane Horgan (4) & Dermot McKenna (9) 63 5/6. 3rd Dave McMahon (0) & John McCarthy (6) 65.

Fixture: Open Puck Fair singles starts Aug 3 and continues to Aug 16. Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, and Mon 4th, 18-hole single stableford sponsored by Nevada Bobs.

Ladies club

Result of Silver Swans 12-Hole Stableford: 1. Kitty Galvin (24) 24 pts. 2. Mary Conway (34) 22 pts.

Fixtures: 18 Hole Stroke sponsored by Heartwork Gifts can be played Sat 3rd or Tues 6th August. Arrange own time and partners.

Puck Fair Singles sponsored by Peter Keane SuperValu starts Sun 4th August and finishes Sat 24th August. Open to Green Fees.

12-hole re-entry stableford sponsored by Betty Griffin in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness continues until 3rd August.

Result of 9-hole Mixed Scramble: 1. Eugene Kennedy (11) Eileen Bell (23) Brendan Murray (21) 30.5. 2. Richard Gallagher (10) Emma Daly (22) Kathleen Keating (23) Jackie Quirke (22) 30.6. Next Mixed Scramble is this Friday, entries from 5.15pm. All welcome.

Open Day Thursday, 25/7/13: 1. Jamie Ashe (18) 44 pts. 2. Shane Horgan (5) 42 pts. 3. Kevan O'Shea (8) 41 pts.


Fixtures: Ger O'Mahoney's Captains Prize, Sat Aug 4, 18-holes stableford. Conquer Cancer, July 27 to August 5, open, men and ladies, 12-hole stableford. Phone 064 6645195 or 087 1377717.

Ring of Kerry

Result of Open Week Singles Stableford: 1st P Cremin (14) 40pts ocb, 2nd Simon Stauch (15) 40pts, 3rd Michael Rushe (16) 39pts

Vice Captains Day Scramble

Niall MacGearailt (18) Seamus MacGearailt (12) Sean O'Regan (13) 56pts

JB McCarthy (11) Simon Stauch (14) Joe Harrington (20) 57.5pts

Brendan Breslin (8) Mike Harper (15) Michael Kirby (18) 58pts

Fixtures: August 3-4: Open Singles Stableford (GOTY for members), Enter either day €25 visitors.


Men's club

Result of Sunday's single stableford competition: 1. Eoin O'Donoghue (11) 42 pts, 2. Jonathan Casey (12) 39pts, 3. Alan Flynn (8) 38 pts, 4. Michael Courtney (15) 36 pts


Sunday August 4: 18-hole V Par club sponsored competition. Please add your name to the timesheet as soon as possible.

Club Matchplay Championship: All matches in the next phase of this competition must be played by August 17.

Ladies club

Sunday July 28 18-hole stroke competition: 1st Eileen Fleming(24) 72 nett, 2nd Lora Beth Malloy (34) 73 nett.

Fixtures: competitions Thursday August 1: 9-hole competiton 10am.

August 4: 10 hole scramble.

August 11: Junior Foursomes ladies travel to Blarney to compete against Tralee in the next round.

August 18: club sponsored 18-hole competition.

Skellig Bay

Result of Open Singles, Saturday July 20: 1. Jim Ross, 12, 45pts; 2. K O'Kelly Lynch, 15, 37pts; 3. John Dennehy, 20, 35pts


Open Week, Saturday Aug 3 – Sunday Aug 11.

Saturday 3rd – Scratch Cup; Sunday 4th – Am-Am; Monday 5th – Open singles; Tuesday 6th – Junior open day; Wednesday 7th – 3-ball scramble; Thursday 8th – Ladies Open day; Friday 9th – 2-ball better ball; Saturday 10th – Am-Am; Sunday 11th – Mens open singles. Entry fees - €25 / €10 members.


Saturday 27th July - Sponsor MC15 Summer Medal

1. John Gibbons (15) 68nett, 2. David J Sheehy (12) 68nett, 3. Pat Walsh (18) 69nett. CSS: 73

Congratulations to John Gibbons winning the Summer Medal and will now represent Tralee Golf Club at the GUI Centenary singles Medal Competition at Ballybunion Golf Club Saturday 19th October.

League Results

Best Gross: 1st Fergal O'Sullivan (2) - 72, 2nd Eoghan O'Donnell (2) - 73; Cat 18+: 1st Pat Walsh (18) - 69, 2nd Thomas Eoin Dowling (18) - 72


3rd August - Billy Nolan Jewellers Mixed Scotch Foursomes Open - Time sheet open

4th August - President Padraic Coughlan's Prize - Time sheet open

5th August - Any Combination Am-Am Open McElligotts Tralee Ltd - Time sheet open

10/11 August - Pat Mulcare Am-Am

Ladies club

Result of Sunday 28th July (Lady Presidents Prize) Joan Kelly

1st Siobhan Stack (25) 39pts, 2nd Sarah Fitzgerald (12) 42pts, Best Gross: Mary Savage (11) 26pts, 3rd Eileen Corcoran (19) 40pts, 4th Claire Willey (23) 39pts, Cat 1: Catherine McCarthy (18) 36pts, Cat 2: Catherine Twomey (25) 38pts, Cat 3: Sandra O'Sullivan (30) 37pts, Past President: Maura McKenna (23) 33pts, Front 9: Anna Hennessy (24) 21pts, Back 9: Emma Leahy (21) 20pts, Nearest the pin: Maria McGrath, Longest Drive: Sarah Fitzgerald, 9-hole: Bernie NicGearailt (26) 21 pts

Fixtures: Wednesday 31st July, Singles sponsored by CH Chemist.


Men's club

Results of Sunday's 18-hole singles S/Ford sponsor Uniphar-Tim Dolphin: 1st Stephen O'Dwyer (16) 47pts, 2nd Ger O'Neill (5) 42pts, 3rd Tommy O'Sullivan (18) 40pts, 4th Dara Courtney (10) 39pts, B9: Gerry O'Malley (24) 21pts

Sunday August 4: 18-hole s/ford sponsor M D Tyres

Monday August 5: 18-hole Scotch Mixed Foursomes sponsor Harrison & O'Dwyer

Ladies club

Result of 18-hole sponsored by Sheila Lane: 1st Lucy Tyrrell (21) 39 Pts. 2nd Annette Crowley (26) 39 Pts. 3rd Herriet Ferris (30) 38 Pts. 4th Jacky Hardy (18) 38 Pts.

Result of 13-hole Re-entry: Jacky Hardy (18) 28 Pts.

Result of Cubs 13-hole Re-entry: Mary F. O'Sullivan (36) 23 Pts.


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