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Teenie Murphy (lady President), Anna Furlong (sponsor), Mary Rose Ryan (winner), Anne Curtis (second), Marie Therese Wall (lady Captain).

Teenie Murphy (lady President), Anna Furlong (sponsor), Mary Rose Ryan (winner), Anne Curtis (second), Marie Therese Wall (lady Captain).

Diarmaid Ó Raghnaigh (right) presenting his Captain's prize in Rosslare to Declan Curran on Saturday.

Diarmaid Ó Raghnaigh (right) presenting his Captain's prize in Rosslare to Declan Curran on Saturday.

Teenie Murphy (lady President), Mary Maher (sponsor), Anne Curtis (winner of the Katie Bailey trophy), and Marie Therese Wall (lady Captain) in the front row, with the other winners in the background.

Teenie Murphy (lady President), Mary Maher (sponsor), Anne Curtis (winner of the Katie Bailey trophy), and Marie Therese Wall (lady Captain) in the front row, with the other winners in the background.

Brian St. Ledger (Scotch foursomes winner), Andy Culleton (singles stableford winner), Aidan O’Neill (singles strokes winner), George Walsh (Captain).

Brian St. Ledger (Scotch foursomes winner), Andy Culleton (singles stableford winner), Aidan O’Neill (singles strokes winner), George Walsh (Captain).

Back (from left): Marguerite Sutton (Cat. 1, second), Margaret Rossiter (Cat. 2, second), Annette Byrne (Cat. 3, second). Front (from left): Teenie Murphy (lady President), Margaret Murphy (Cat. 2 winner), Janet Wall (Cat. 3 winner), Marie Therese Wall (lady Captain). Absent: Geraldine Mackey (Cat. 1 winner).

Back (from left): Marguerite Sutton (Cat. 1, second), Margaret Rossiter (Cat. 2, second), Annette Byrne (Cat. 3, second). Front (from left): Teenie Murphy (lady President), Margaret Murphy (Cat. 2 winner), Janet Wall (Cat. 3 winner), Marie Therese Wall (lady Captain). Absent: Geraldine Mackey (Cat. 1 winner).


Teenie Murphy (lady President), Anna Furlong (sponsor), Mary Rose Ryan (winner), Anne Curtis (second), Marie Therese Wall (lady Captain).



Saturday and Thursday, June 11 and 16, 18-hole stableford and 3Ts qualifier, sponsored by Dillons Jewellers (65 played): 1, Mary Burke (33), 49 points; 2, Deirdre Colfer (13), 42 points; gross, Ruth Kennedy (4), 33; 3, Marguerite Murphy (28), 41 points; Senior, Eileen Kent (29), 39 points; nine-hole (nine played), Von White (16), 19 points; nearest the pin, Ruth Kennedy, 5m 23cm.

The presentation of prizes will take place on Thursday, June 23, at 9.30 p.m.

Sunday, June 12, annual scramble (one lady, three gents), sponsored by Wexford Bus (52 teams played): 1, Bernadette Boland (28), John J. O’Brien (19), Seamus Walsh (14), David Kelly (23), 49 strokes; 2, Maria Butler (45), Chris Grant (15), Roy Sexton (11), Richard Walsh (25), 52 strokes (back nine); gross, Triona Hogan (11), Neil B. Murphy (13), Gary Lynch (4), Thomas McRory (10), 59; 3, Margaret Mooney (14), Daniel Morrissey (13), Nigel Morrissey (13), Tommy Morrissey (11), 52 strokes.

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Monday, June 13, Seniors, 14-hole stableford (32 played): 1, Róisín Leahy (33), 35; 2, Anna Sullivan (17), 34 (back three); 3, Trish Field (25), 34 (back nine).

Tuesday, June 14, club mixed Scotch foursomes (25 pairs played): 1, Roy Sexton and Geraldine Broaders (11), 38 + 1 = 39; 2, Gavin Kinsella and Michelle Winters (15.6), 39.3; 3, Ray Cullinane and Ailbhe Cullinane (16.3), 39.6.


It was another great weekend of golf, the highlight being the Captain’s and lady Captain’s prizes to the gents and ladies.

The great scores reflected the dry, calm weather and a course in pristine condition. A most enjoyable day was finished off with a lively and fun-filled night in the clubhouse. The floorboards were well tested as Brian Baker’s great music stirred the ‘Riverdance’ in young and old!

Our inter-club teams are in third round action in the coming weeks. On Saturday, June 25, the Pierce Purcell boys take on Royal Curragh at 3.10 p.m., with two games at home and three away.

On the same day, starting at 2.30 p.m., our Junior Cup lads face Naas, with two home and three away.

The Irish Mixed lads and lassies play Courtown on Sunday, June 26, at 2.30 p.m., with three home and two away.

On Sunday, July 3, the Fred Perry team will visit Kildare to play Killeen, teeing off at 3 p.m., with two home and three away.

Wednesday, June 15, open singles: 1, Darren Jordan (13), 36 points (countback); 2, Declan Mulqueen (Callan, 18), 36 points (countback).

Wednesday, June 15, Seniors’ open (Ríonach Donlon) - 50 to 65: 1, Dermot Walsh (33), 42 points; 2, Niall Ellard (6), 40 points; veterans: 1, Billy Butler (29), 45 points (countback); 2, John Kenny (48), 45 points; 3, Tony Naughton (21), 41 points.

Friday, June 17, twelve holes open singles: 1, Joe Kelly (6), 30 points; 2, Ciarán O’Brien (8), 26 points; 3, Danny Furlong (5), 25 points.

Saturday, June 18, lady Captain’s prize to gents: 1, Vincent Murphy (23), 46 points; 2, Nicky Doyle (25), 45 points; gross, James Monaghan (8), 33 points; 3, Daniel Maher (31), 43 points; front nine, Tom McConologue (28), 23 points; back nine, Sam Berry (10), 24 points.

Sunday, June 19, monthly medal: winner, Russell Burke (27), 65 nett; Class 1, Eoin Kelly (10), 70 nett; Class 2, Kenny Jordan (17), 70 nett; Class 3, Alan Howlin (26), 69 nett.

Fixtures: Wednesday, June 22, open singles; Friday, June 24, twelve-hole; Saturday, June 25, open singles v. par; Sunday, June 26, open singles; Wednesday, June 29, open singles.


Comhghairdeas to Captain Diarmaid Ó Raghnaigh on his very successful Captain’s prize at the weekend – beautiful weather and some great golf.

Congratulations to last week’s fourball winners, Niamh Byrne and lady Vice-Captain Vandra Deacon - they will now represent the club in the Leinster competition later in the year.

The Countess of Granard competition is in aid of NCBI – well done, ladies, and best of luck in the provincial finals. Thanks to Wallace’s Wellingtonbridge for their sponsorship.

Tuesday, June 14, Countess of Granard fourball, sponsored by Wallace’s Wellingtonbridge: 1, Niamh Byrne (10), Vandra Deacon (15), 43 points (back nine); 2, Caroline Archer (13), Marianne Brennan (24), 43 points (back nine); 3, Chris White (14), Bernie Riordan (25), 43 points (back nine); 4, Jane O’Shea (17), Margie O’Connor (21), 43 points (back nine); front nine, Mary Kelleher (15), Karen O’Keeffe (24), 26 points; back nine, Karen Burke-Kennedy (11) Dorcas Maher (14), 22 points.

Saturday, June 18, Burrow course nine-hole singles: 1, Catherine Morrissey (24), 22 points; 2, Sandra Woods (16), 18 points; 3, Bernie Wright (13), 17 points (back six).

Next week (Tuesday, June 28) is our invitational fourball, sponsored by Shoe Style International. Best of luck and enjoy.

The first round of our Summer Series begins on Friday, June 24, ladies’ and gents’ singles strokes, and we look forward to a super golf and social event to tee off the summer season.

Save the date: Saturday, July 9, will be lady Captain Dorcas Maher’s prize, one of the highlights of our golfing year.

Don’t forget to keep up with latest news and results on our website (www.rosslaregolf.com) and on social media.


Tuesday, June 14, open ladies’ and gents’ 18-hole singles with a 70+ category: 1, Peter Stafford (17), 42 points; 2, Lar Rossiter (17), 40 points; 3, Cian Moran (11), 39 points (back nine); 70+, John Meyler (25), 39 points.

Tuesday evening, semi-open twelve-hole strokes, mixed Scotch foursomes (25 pairs competed): 1, Geraldine Broaders and Roy Sexton (11), 39 strokes; 2, Michelle Winters and Gavin Kinsella (15.66), 39.33 strokes; 3, Aibhe Cullinane and Ray Cullinane (16.33), 39.66 strokes.

Wednesday, June 15, 14 holes ladies’ and gents’ open fourball better ball (49 pairings played): 1, Nigel Corbett (6) and Michael Furlong (14), 40 points; 2, Francis Dempsey (10) and Paddy Fox (16), 39 points (back nine); 3, Seán Hopkins (2) and Ryan O’Connor (6), 39 points.

Friday, June 17, 14 holes open fourball better ball stableford: 1, Roy Doyle (9) and Pádraig Gannon (19), 36 points.

Saturday, June 18, gents’ scramble, two-player teams, sponsored by McMahon Building Supply and Prestige Energy, Trinity Street: 1, Paul Roche (7) and Michael Moran (21), 61 nett; 2, Thomas McCrory (10) and John Cleary (19), 62 nett; gross, Ben McAleese and Kieran Morris, 66 strokes (back nine). Our thanks to McMahons for their sponsorship.

Upcoming competitions: Wednesday, June 22, open ladies’ and gents’ fourball better ball; Friday, June 24, club fourball and Sarsfields GAA club annual classic; Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, Wexford Credit Union 18-hole gents’ singles; Tuesday, June 28 (morning), club Senior gents’ 15-holes singles; Tuesday, June 28 (evening), semi-open Scotch mixed fourball, twelve-hole strokes competition.


June 12, monthly medal: 1, Stephen Conway, 62; 2, Geoff Coman, 66; 3, Cillian Duggan, 68; 4, Liam Quirke, 69; 5, Declan Furlong, 70; 6, Johnny Kelly, 71.

June 12, Hogan Cup qualifier: 1, John Hanrick, 38 points (back nine); 2, Matt Grogan, 38 points; 3, Jim Hennessy, 37 points.

June 12, Burrow nine-hole singles: 1, Shane O’Donnell, 22 points; 2, Raymond Kelly, 20 points (back six); 3, Larry Murphy, 20 points.

June 15, ladies and gents, multi-tees singles - Division 1: 1, Anthony Duggan, 42 points; 2, J.P. Cullen, 39 points; 3, Derek Evans, 38 points (back nine); Division 2: 1, Michael O’Connor, 44 points; 2, Nick Cullen, 41 points (back nine); 3, Pádraig Dwyer, 41 points; Division 3: 1, John Hutchison, 44 points; 2, Dermot Cullen, 39 points (back nine); 3, John Guinan, 39 points; gross, Ian Lynch, 36 points.

June 17 and 18, Captain’s (Diarmaid Ó Raghnaigh) prize: 1, Declan Curran, 63; 2, Stephen Ainsworth, 65; 3, Phelim Crotty, 66; gross, Gary Collins, 68; 4, Neil Doyle, 67; 5, Pat Barrett, 68 (back nine); 6, Michael O‘Regan, 68 (back nine); 7, Dermot Downer, 68 (back three); 8, Alan Cuddihy (V), 68 (back three); front nine, Shane Byrne, 32.5; back nine, Des O’Connor, 28.5.

A total of 250 hardy members of Rosslare Golf Club contested Captain Diarmaid Ó Raghnaigh’s prize on Friday and Saturday in testing weather conditions.

In the end, Declan Curran prevailed with an excellent score of 63. The presentation of prizes took place at the Captain’s dinner later on Saturday evening, where a full house enjoyed excellent dining, short speeches, and renditions of ‘Nessun Dorma’, ‘There is an Isle’ and ‘The Fields of Athenry’ by the Captain Diarmaid himself. It was a great finish to an excellent weekend in Rosslare.


June 11, men’s fourball better ball: 1, Brendan Duggan (21), Shane McCarthy (13), 42 points (back nine); 2, Pat Doran (15), Richard O’Riordan (16), 42 points.

June 13, open Seniors, singles: 1, Ben McLellan (10), 39 points; 2, John Cooper (Faithlegg, 16), 38 points; 3, Eddie Lonergan (Faithlegg, 14), 35 points; best lady, Marita Byrne (20), 38 points.

June 14, ladies’ weekly 18-hole singles stableford competition: 1, Joanne Kenny (21), 40 points; 2, Louise Roe (20), 38 points; 3, Eileen Kelly (11), 37 points.

June 15, open singles: 1, Adrian Hendrick (9), 44 points; 2, Mick Egan (22), 42 points; gross, Adrian James Dalton (Waterford, 4), 35 points; 3, Seán Murphy (17), 39 points; best lady, Lisa O’Leary (21), 37 points.


Tuesday, June 14, ladies’ competition results, sponsored by Alders Jewellers, Gorey: 1, Elaine Fitzgerald (26), 41; 2, Sarah Donnellan (6), 38; gross, Caroline Hewitt (5), 30; 3, Gay Gahan (36), 37; nine-hole competition: 1, Noreen Ryan (19), 21 (countback); 2, Eileen Wheeler (19), 21.

Wednesday, June 15, Gorey Guardian Series open singles: 1, Patrick O’Donnell (38), 42 points; 2, Bobby Hughes (10), 41 points; gross, Brendan Breen (0), 35 points; 3, David Durack (Ballymoney, 12), 40 points.

Thursday, June 16, ladies’ and gents’ Seniors, open singles: 1, Noel Ivanoff (10), 42 points; Cat. 1, Joe Kenny (15), 38 points; Cat. 2, Walter McNally (21), 38 points; Cat. 3, Brian Long (31), 37 points (last nine); ladies, Catherine Ledwidge (15), 41 points (last nine).

Friday, June 17, Prospect Park four-person scramble: 1, Mark Devereux, Mark McGrath, Luke Levingstone, Alan Leavy, 51 (66 - 15); 2, Daniel Parker, Peter Hayden, Donal O’Keeffe, Malcolm McCabe, 52 (66 - 14); 3, David Tyrell, Dean Justice, Eddie Tyrrell, Keith McKiernan, 52 (66 - 14); 4, Margaret Elliott, Paul Finn, Avril Kinlan, Siobhán Reilly, 52 (73 - 21); longest drive: ladies, Rose Maher; gents, Tom McRory; nearest the pin; ladies, Catherine Quinn; gents, Conor Davis.

Saturday, June 18, Trinity Mazda ladies’ and gents’ singles: 1, Paddy Hughes (26), 41 points; 2, Paddy Delaney (2), 39 points; 3, Richard Barnwell (17), 38 points (last nine); 4, Pat Kenny (17), 38 points (last six); ladies, Eleanor Shanley (32), 38 points.

Sunday, June 19, Sanrose Sands any combination fourball: 1, Vincent Kavanagh (19) and Shane Willoughby (20), 46 points; 2, Vincent Kavanagh (19) and Denise Kavanagh (20), 44 points; 3, Martin McDonald (20) and Ben Gough (16), 43 points (last nine).

The conclusion of Courtown GC open week was Sunday’s any combination fourball. The club would like to thank all our sponsors for the continued support of competitions in the club, both the ladies’ and gents’ section.

We sincerely hope all visitors and guests enjoyed their game of golf if you were lucky enough to get out and about.


June 13, ladies’ and gents’ open singles, sponsored by Enniscorthy Golf Club: 1, Dennis Hayes (12), 38 points; 2, Paul Hennessey (Lucan, 17), 38 points.

June 15, gents’ nine-hole midweek, sponsored by Chris Timmins: overall, Fiacra Ryan (20), 23 points; Cat. 1, Eddie Doyle (3), 21 points; Cat. 2, Des Jacob (7), 20 points; Cat. 3, Declan Ivers (8), 23 points; Cat. 4, David Dowling (11), 19 points.

June 18-19, gents’ open singles, sponsored by Simon Kavanagh: overall, Denis Dunne (16), 41 points; gross, Graham Donohoe (+4), 41 points; Cat. 1, Eddie Doyle (8), 38 points; Cat. 2, David Murphy (14), 38 points (last nine); Cat. 3, David Howlin (21), 39 points; Cat. 4, Tom Breen (23), 35 points (last nine).

Friday saw the last outing of the year for the Provincial Towns team as they lost to a strong Mount Juliet.

The following day the Barton Cup team made their revenge, beating Mount Juliet in what was a tight battle, with the winning match being on the 19th.


June 11-12, medal (strokeplay) from back tees: gold, Alan Harrison (24), 87; silver, Eugene Smith (29), 93; bronze, James Doyle (29), 95; Div. 1, Darren Dardis (4), 72; Div. 2, Colm Stafford (15), 83; Div. 3, Wayne O’Reilly (27), 94.

Hard luck to the Pierce Purcell team who came up against a very strong Abbeyleix and lost 3 and 2.


The course is in incredible condition at the moment and seems to be getting even better with every passing week. The greens are better than most of us can remember, and our fairways are healthy and full.

We would ask again that members refrain from lazy behaviour regarding raking bunkers and repairing pitchmarks so that everyone can continue to enjoy the course.

When you come across bunkers which have been left in a poor state, you should note the time. The timesheet may help narrow down the group involved.

The playing partners of derelict golfers also have a duty to call them to task over this behaviour.

Tuesday fourball, June 7: 1, Michael J. Ryan (29) and Michael Kavanagh (20), 36 (last nine); 2, Billy Wallace (14) and Mark Murphy (20), 36; 3, Val Molloy (16) and Liam Wall (11), 34 (last nine).

June 12, fourball better ball: 1, Paddy Bennett (24) and John Hartley Wx (26), 47 (last six); 2, Colin Fenlon (8) and Mick Butler (11), 47; 3, John Molloy (16) and Seán O’Neill (22), 46; 4, George Foley (15) and Liam Wall (10), 45 (last six).

The Play in Pink open ladies’ and men’s competition is on today (Wednesday) in aid of NBCRI. The format is 18 holes stableford singles and is sponsored by B.E.R. (M.T. Wall).

The club open classic will be held from Thursday to Sunday, June 23 to 26, sponsored by Culcita Garden Furniture (Paschal Bolger). This is a four-person team event with two scores to count on 1-8/10-17, and all to count on the ninth and 18th.

There will be prizes for first, categories 1-4 (based on combined handicaps), ladies and mixed. Entry is €20 for members with €10 re-entry, and €25 for visitors. All members are encouraged to support this fundraising event for the club. Booking is now open.

The Junior, Intermediate and Minor Scratch Cups have been fixed for August 6 this year.

The Jimmy Bruen team came out on the wrong side of a narrow defeat against Wexford in very challenging conditions.

The Irish Mixed competition saw Castlecomer come away with a win despite very closely-contested matches from the New Ross players. Managers were Marguerite Sutton (home) and John Howlin (away).

Reciprocal green fees: The arrangement with our partner clubs extends to weekday golf. Members wishing to play in open week events will have to pay the visitor’s rate for the competitions. I hope this clarifies the position.


June 15, 18-hole stroke medal, Centenary Cup sponsored by Brooks Jewellers: 1, Kay Kelleher (29), 66; 2, Ann Banville (23), 66; gross, Maria Burford (13), 87; 3, Ann Curtis Adm. (25), 69; nine-hole stableford, Mary Bolger (52), 18 points.

The Play in Pink Day takes place this coming Wednesday (June 22). It is an open ladies’ and men’s 18-hole singles stableford competition in aid of NBCRI.

This charity event is sponsored by B.E.R. (Marie Therese Wall), and presentation of prizes for the day will be held at 8 p.m. There will be a raffle on the day also to augment funds for the charity.

The club classic takes place from Thursday to Sunday, June 23 to 26. We would encourage all our ladies to enter as this is a fundraiser for the club.

It was another hectic week at home and away for our ladies’ teams. The second round Boyne fixture against Waterford on Tuesday went all the way to the last putt of the final pair on the 18th, with victory for the home side. Team manager Margaret Murphy was thrilled with the win.

This was followed on Wednesday with the Intermediate Cup match against Kilkenny, with three at home and two away. This went all the way to the finish as well with yet another win for New Ross, much to the delight of managers Carmel Delaney and Marie O’Connor.

It was the turn of the Junior foursomes on Saturday against Wexford. This was a tough match and, unfortunately, New Ross lost out having given their all.

The week concluded with the Junior Cup team in its first outing against Castlecomer on Sunday. Very tough windy conditions were faced, but New Ross never gave up. Luck was not on our side though, as Castlecomer came out on top.

Coming up this week is the third round fixture for the Mary McKenna team away to Donabate on Thursday, June 23. We wish the team, substitutes and manager Ann Healy all the best.

New Ross were also represented in Mountrath on Monday at the regional final of Australian spoons. Representing the club were Teresa Foley and Moira Flynn, and Maria Burford and Mary Kavanagh (report next week).


Playing golf in the long summer days is most enjoyable, especially when the weather is kind, and the camaraderie in a team event is what golf is all about.

So it was on Thursday when 17 teams took part in our weekly Champagne scramble competition. Once again, the battle royal between teams proved that this type of format is most suitable for our senior competitors, friendly but nevertheless with a will-to-win on the day.

Taking the honours with a cracking score of 109 points were Dick Cuddihy (12), Jimmy O’Neill (22), Martin Whelan (23) and Aidan Wallace (31). A close second came Dick O’Neill (18), Jim ‘Ross’ Ryan (22), Willie Naddy (27) and Peter Aldridge (32) with 108 points.

Third place on 104 points went to Denis Murphy (23), John Coleman (24), Patsy Farrell (24) and Jim Kehoe (29). The 103 points carded by Pat Phelan (13), Robert O’Dwyer (28), Tom Kent (30) and Paddy O’Shea (35) proved good enough to claim fourth prize.

We have no outing this Thursday, June 23, as the club classic takes place over the weekend. Entry is €20 and you may re-enter for €10. We resume normal activities on Thursday, June 30.

Commiserations to the J.B. Carr team, composed in the majority of senior members, who lost out to The Heath in a cliff-hanger of a Leinster semi-final.

The last hole and the last pairings provided that nail-biting finish where, with the tie evenly balanced at 2-2, The Heath player chipped in stone dead, then sank the putt to give his team a 3-2 victory.

Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, 18-hole monthly medal, stroke competition off blue tee boxes: 1, Daniel Egan (9), 71 nett (countback); 2, Pat Rooney, 71 nett; gross, Mark Egan (6), 80; 3, James Hughes (25), 72 nett.
Tuesday, June 14, open men’s Seniors stableford competition (age 50 plus): Cat. 1, Brian Hadden (10), 37 points; Cat. 2, Eddie McGlynn (17), 43 points; Cat. 3, Robert Deignan (14), 37 points.
Wednesday, June 15, open men’s singles stableford competition: Cat. 1, Robin Pearcy (8), 38 points; Cat. 2, John Ryan (10), 37 points; Cat. 3, Graham Eager (17), 38 points; Cat. 4, David Coates (23), 39 points.