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GOLF CLUB NOTES

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NEW ROSS

The recent dry spell has seen great improvements in underfoot conditions. The greens have started to run fast and scoring has been strong again across all competitions.

Additional rakes have been provided in bunkers, and we would encourage members and visitors to follow basic etiquette and take the minute needed to rake the bunkers after use.

Winter league round three: 1, Seán O’Neill (28), 37; 2, Brian St. Ledger (13), 34 (last nine); 3, Daniel Furlong (22), 34 (last nine); gross, Aidan O’Neill, 31; Cat. 1, Jimmy St. Ledger (9), 33; Cat. 2, Noel Cowman (13), 34; Cat. 3, Richie Aylward (21), 32 (last nine).

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Over 160 played in this competition, and we would like to thank members for supporting our club.

BUNCLODY

January 10 to 16, ladies’ weekly competition, twelve-hole re-entry, singles stableford: 1, Eileen Kelly (9), 26 points; 2, Margaret Moore (7), 25 points; 3, Imelda Redmond (16), 25 points.

January 15 and 16, men’s twelve-hole singles: 1, Ray Moore (13), 31 points; 2, Jack Bates (12), 29 points (back nine); gross, Cormac McCarthy (1), 26 points; 3, Nick Byrne (9), 29 points; 4, John Hyland (12), 28 points (back nine); 5, Derek Nolan (7), 28 points (back nine).

WEXFORD LADIES

Saturday and Thursday, January 15 and 20, nine-hole singles stableford (loop 2-10), 72 played: 1, Leonie Furlong (2), 21 points; 2, Mary Cashe (9), 19 points (back six); 3, Margaret Atkinson (4), 19 points (back six); 4, Sally O’Neill (9), 19 points; 5, Helen McGuire (8), 18 points (back six); 6, Mary Walsh (7), 18 points; 7, Mary B. O’Leary (10), 17 points (back six); nearest the pin, Carmel Murphy, 2m 33cms.

Monday, January 17, 14-hole stableford (43 played): 1, Bridget O’Neill (25), 32 (back seven); 2, Anna Sullivan (17), 32; 3, Bernadette Boland (20), 31 (back seven); 4, Ann Conway (26), 31.

ROSSLARE

Saturday, January 22, fourball: 1, Anthony Wright (6), Michael Brennan (12), 31 points (back six); 2, Mark Fitzpatrick (2), Ken Maher (6), 31 points; 3, Mark O’Connor (4), Michael O’Connor (6), 30 points (back nine).

Sunday, January 23, twelve-hole singles: 1, Gerard Boland (10), 29 points (back nine); 2, Derek Redmond (9), 29 points (back six); 3, Cormac Quigley (7), 29 points; 4, Declan Curran (19), 28 points (back six); 5, Rory Mein (23), 28 points; 6, Dominic O’Sullivan (10), 27 points (back nine); 7, Pat Rossiter (visitor, 7), 27 points (back nine); 8, Pádraig Power (7), 27 points (last hole); 9, Ken Power (6), 27 points (back six).

NEW ROSS LADIES

Wednesday, January 19, 14-hole stableford, sponsored by the club: 1, Aisling Wall (20), 32 points; 2, Mary Kavanagh (11), 31 points; 3, Margaret Murphy (22), 29 points (last seven); 4, Patricia Conway (37), 29 points.

Wednesday, January 26, is a 14-hole stableford, sponsored by the club.

Don’t forget your second round of the winter league, ladies. The nine-hole re-entry competition is ongoing, with €3 entry and €2 re-entry.

COOLLATTIN

Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16, 13-hole open men’s singles v. par: Cat. 1, Niall Cullen (11), five up; Cat. 2, Mick Doyle (13), five up; Cat. 3, Neil Fitzgerald (19), six up; Cat. 4, Alan Hennessy (35), four up (countback).

Wednesday, January 19, 13-hole open men’s singles: Cat. 1, Seamus Carroll (9), 30 points; Cat. 2, Martin Egan (12), 27 points; Cat. 3, Joe Hillard (17), 32 points; Cat. 4, Joe Shortle (23), 31 points.

BALLYMONEY

January 15 and 16, open singles stableford (mixed): 1, Andy O’Brien (16), 46 points; 2, Ger Corrigan (18), 43 points; 3, Neil Harris (23), 43 points; Div. 1, Paul Sutton (9), 40 points; Div. 2, Ryan Hanrahan (17), 41 points; Div. 3, Vicki McDonnell (34), 42 points.

Wednesday nine-hole competition, open (mixed), front nine: 1, Alan Mac Stiofán, 21 points; 2, Philip Croke, 21 points; 3, Wes Fitzpatrick, 19 points, holding off Richard Doyle and Brian Burke (Greystones) on countback.

ROSSLARE LADIES

The fine weather is bringing good numbers to play golf, with 76 players in last week’s competition. Congratulations to Bernadette Cuddihy on her fine win with a score of 30 points.

Sunday and Tuesday, January 16 and 18, twelve-hole singles: 1, Bernadette Cuddihy (17), 30 points; 2, Joan Wallace (12), 29 points; 3, Breda Devoy (15), 29 – 2 = 27 points (back nine); 4, Phyllis O’Farrell (23), 29 – 2 = 27 points (back nine); 5, Karen O’Keeffe (19), 29 – 3 = 26 points (back nine); 6, Neasa Uí Raghnaigh (25), 26 points (back nine); 7, Paula Stafford (10), 26 points; 8, Jane O’Shea (13), 26 – 1 = 25 points (back nine).

Sunday and Tuesday, January 16 and 18, Burrow, singles: 1, Gemma Farrelly (16), 16 points.

Saturday, January 22, twelve-hole fourball: 1, Niamh Byrne (7), Carol O’Brien (10), 29 points; 2, Joan Bowe (7), Carmel Quinlivan (14), 29 – 1 = 28 points.

Today (Tuesday, January 25) is a three-person waltzing rumble. Good luck to all and enjoy the excellent golfing conditions these days.

Next week (February 1), Lá Fhéile Bríde, will be 14-hole singles. A reminder to all to continue using mats on the fairway. Thanks!

The winter league begins this weekend, January 29-30, with 14 teams of eight players taking part. Thanks to Aston Lark for their sponsorship. This weekend is singles 14-hole stableford. Best of luck to all and enjoy the golf.

A call-out to all ladies to put your names down for this year’s team competitions. They are always great fun and a super way to sharpen up your golf.

A teams sheet will be up in the locker room, so you are all encouraged to put your names forward, whatever your handicap.

Happy golfing everyone, and remember to check out results and information at www.rosslaregolf.com and on social media.

NEW ROSS SENIORS

After our shutdown for two weeks for safety concerns because of the Omicron virus, we were back in style on Thursday.

A full timesheet of 17 teams turned out in dry but cold conditions, with any early morning frost quick to clear. Plaudits to all teams who were out dead on their allotted spot on the timesheet.

Underfoot it continued to dry up considerably, but the air was dead with little or no run on the ball. Consequently, scores were down somewhat on recent outings, but once again we had a nail-biting finish before the winners could be declared.

Evenly-matched teams saw 15 of the 17 taking part crack the 90-plus points. However, at the top we had a tie for first place, with two teams deadlocked on 100 points.

It even went down to the best last three holes before the victors were declared, with the team of Philip Walsh (17), Pat Doyle (21), Kenny Irwin (25) and Tom Kent (30) edging it.

Second on the same 100 points total were Martin McGrath (15), Jamesie Wallace (25), Seán O’Neill (29) and Aidan Wallace (31).

Third prize went to Tom Foley (20), Kevin Treacy (25), Willie Kelly (29) and Lar Miskella (40) with 99 points. A point behind in fourth place were Jim ‘Ross’ Ryan (21), Michael Gannon (23), Aidan O’Connor (24) and John F. Roche (26).

Sincere sympathy goes to Seamus Power on the recent death of his mother, and to Liam Glasheen whose sister-in-law was laid to rest in Dungarvan last week.

Teams and Tee-Times for Thursday, January 27: 9.05 a.m., Andy Ronan, Patsy Farrell, Colin Casey, Tony Sexton (tee number six); 9.05 a.m., Philip Walsh, Kenny Irwin, Denis Murphy, Tom Kent (tee number seven); 9.05 a.m., Seamus Aylward, Richie Aylward, Paddy Bennett, Jim D. Ryan (tee number nine); 9.05 a.m., Mikey Lee, Johnny Hosey, Seamus Bolger, Donie Cody (tee number eight).

All other teams start on tee number one: 9.05 a.m., Tony Redmond, Tony Harford, Tommy Ryan, Martin Forristal; 9.15 a.m., Ger Freyne, Willie Wallace, Larry Shannon, Les Jastrebski; 9.25 a.m., Jamesie Wallace, Martin Furlong, Seán O’Neill, Aidan Wallace; 9.35 a.m., Dick Cuddihy, John Browne, Brian Dolan, Oliver Brennan; 9.45 a.m., Eddie Keher, Francie Coghlan, Peter Goggin, Seamus McLaurence; 9.55 a.m., Michael Kavanagh, Willie Naddy, Tony Wallace, Pat Coady; 10.05 a.m., Martin Murphy, Dick O’Neill, Liam Glasheen, Michael Long; 10.15 a.m., Jimmy Furlong, Dan Quigley, John Coleman, Fr. Jim Curtis; 10.25 a.m., Jim ‘Ross’ Ryan, Michael Gannon, Aidan O’Connor, John F. Roche; 10.35 a.m., Tom Foley, Kevin Treacy, Willie Kelly, Lar Miskella; 10.45 a.m., Denis Kirwan, Eamon Delaney, Mick Brennan, Jamesie Murphy; 10.55 a.m., Danny O’Leary, Hughie O’Connor, John Kennedy, John Joe Murray; 11.05 a.m., Billy Redmond, Pat Traynor, Luke Power, Martin Hartley; 11.15 a.m., Steve Travis, Tom Purcell, John Farrell, John P. Aylward.

All teams, please use your designated tee-box.

COURTOWN

Tuesday, January 18, ladies’ twelve-hole competition (44 played): 1, Mary O’Connor (34), 28 points; 2, Sarah Jones (28), 25 points; 3, Catherine Ledwidge (15), 24 points.

Nine-hole competition (twelve played): 1, Sarah Furlong (40/20), 17 points.

January 19, Wednesday sweep: 1, Eugene Corcoran (20), 38 points; 2, John Creagh (25), 35 points; 3, Michael Wall (26), 33 points; 4, Thomas Warren (14), 32 points (last nine).

January 22 and 23, any combination fourball: 1, Larry O’Brien (20) and Walter McNally (17), 38 points; 2, Tom Lynch (10) and Diarmuid Swords (21), 36 points; 3, Mark McGrath (19) and Marc Devereux (20), 35 points (last six).

WEXFORD

Tuesday, January 18, Seniors’ 15-hole competition: 1, Brian Judd (22), 35 points; 2, Michael Swan (21), 34 points; 3, Tom Sullivan (26), 32 points (back seven).

Wednesday, January 19, open 14 holes ladies’ and gents‘ aggregate fourball: 1, Adam Beary (7) and Michael McMahon (15), 69 points; 2, Nigel Corbett (8) and Michael Furlong (16), 65 points.

Friday, January 21, open three-person team event (two scores to count): 1, George Hillis (13), Seán Nolan (17), Seamus Byrne (26), 81 points; 2, John Walker (13), Laurence Murphy (15), Ollie Byrne (27), 81 points (back seven).

Saturday, January 22, nine holes singles v. par: 0-5 Category (Loop 1), Mark Kehoe (5), two up; 6-9 Category (Loop 1), Daniel Morrissey (8), three up (back three); 10+ Category (Loop 1), Mike Clooney (17), five up; 0-5 Category (Loop 2), Eoin Doyle (5), six up; 6-9 Category (Loop 2), John Furlong (9 – 1.5), five up; 10+ Category (Loop 2), Bobby Cummings (10).

Sunday, January 23, nine holes fourball betterball stableford - Loop 1: 1, Billy Doran (4) and Alan Flood (9), 25 points (back six); 2, Derek Deane (6) and Ian Murphy (7), 25 points; Loop 2: 1, Fintan McCleane (8) and Billy Meyler (9), 28 points (back three); 2, Jason Kehoe (5) and James Thomas (8), 28 points (back six).

The was no winner of the jackpot this week. The winners of the weekly prize were the staff in the Pro Shop. The jackpot will be €1,852 next week.

The AGM of our joint club will be held on Thursday, February 3, at 7.30 p.m. Currently this is intended to be a Zoom meeting. If there is any change to this, members will be notified.

The President, Captain and members extend their condolences to our member, Michael Creane, on the recent death of his mother, Betty.


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