L.J. Ryan cup victory for William at Thurles Golf Club

The L.J. Ryan Cup, with monthly medal, was won by William Maher with a fine round of 41 points. Details: Wm. Maher (11) 41; P.J. O’Dowd (12) 39; A. Ryan (6) 37; gross. K. Kennedy (plus 2) 37; Ml. Carey (19) 37. The C.S.S. was 34.

The L.J. Ryan Cup, with monthly medal, was won by William Maher with a fine round of 41 points. Details: Wm. Maher (11) 41; P.J. O’Dowd (12) 39; A. Ryan (6) 37; gross. K. Kennedy (plus 2) 37; Ml. Carey (19) 37. The C.S.S. was 34.

William, a notably strong player, shot seven pars to the 9th for 21 points and six more the rest of the way for 20 and a clear cut success. P.J. O’Dowd had 18,21 with a useful three at the 15th. Young Aaron Ryan continues to impress with good gross returns. Three over to the turn he “doubled up” the 10th but showed fine resolve to go level to the 18th, which he birdied. Kieran Kennedy’s gross again led that category, he was one under for the round with a nice 34 for the second nine. Michael Carey’s 19,18 took fifth prize.

The Thursday Open Singles resulted: B. Manning (17) 38, Slievenamon, B. Callanan (12) 37; M. Kennedy (4) 35; gross, K. Kennedy (plus 2) 37. Visitor Barry Manning had 17,21 despite a zero at the 18th. He had ended the first nine with a similarly pointless 9th but pars from 12th to 15th steadied him for a strong back nine and a worthwhile trip to Turtulla. Brian Callanan, lately in good form, had 19,18 with three pars out and four on the way home. Mark Kennedy had a five over round highlighted by a three at the 17th. Kieran’s first nine gross was all 4’s and 3’s for 33 shots. He dropped a couple to the finish but was again top in the gross sector. The C.S.S. situation was one of “reduction only” and no increases, testimony to the difficulty of the conditions.

As with the Bruen Shield so with the Purcell. We’d lost to Ballykisteen in the former and had no better fate at Carrick-on-Suir in the other on Saturday afternoon. Hosts Carrick had been soundly beaten in the morning by Ballykisteen, so obviously we were up against strong opposition. Jimmy Phelan and Jack Looby were our only winners in the five matches. Ger Ryan and Ml. Bracken were next best with a “called in” half, Martin Fahy and Thomas Quigley had no luck in losing at the tie-hole, while Ballykisteen prevailed over Brian Callanan-Donal Hurley and Stephen Quigley-Joe Clohessy by narrow margins. Next on the Union rota are the Mixed Foursomes at Cahir Park on 15th June. A Central Towns match with Templemore was due this Wednesday (4pm) details next week.

The 1st round draw in the Bray O’Brien Cup is as follows: D. Kenny v D. Maher; Wm. Maher v P. Coote; B. Fallon v J. O’Dwyer;

J. Fanning v J. Kerrigan; J. Callanan v P. Murray; N. Curley v D. Corcoran; E. Hughes v B. McCormack; J. Corbett jr. v D. Maher. Entries are sought for Club Championship, Club Foursomes and Novices Cup.

Friday Mixed Foursomes: L. Barrett (17), M. Ryan (26), M. Duignan (27) 43; E. Egan (27), A. Dunne (33), B. O’Grady (36) 40,

T. Maguire (9), P. Russell (22), P. Kirby (28) 40.

Fixtures: Thursday, Open Singles; Saturday, Open team of three; Sunday, Open Singles (Stableford); Monday, Luigi Classic, team of four, for Parents and Friends of Chidlren with Special Needs. The Presentation of Prizes for the month of May will take place on Sunday at 8pm.



Tuesday 21st May 2013 18 Hole Singles S/F

1st Marian Finn (8) 38pts, 2nd Dympna Miley (19) 38pts, 3rd Bridget Gleeson (20) 36pts, 4th Susan Troy (16) 34pts, 5th Marian Tuohy (28) 34pts.

2’s Competition Margaret Corcoran, Annette Boland & Dympna Miley @ 5th, Pauline Byrne @ 11th and Denise Connor @ 14th.

Seniors Competition: Claire Cleere


The Private Home Care Inter-Club Championships continued last weekend when both our Minor Cup and Intermediate Cup teams played their second round matches at Clonmel Golf Club on Sunday 26th May 2013. Our Intermediate Cup team, selectors Rose Moloney and Peggy Kirby, played Harbour Point GC at 12.00noon winning their first three matches with the final two being called in. The Intermediate Cup Team now go forward to the Third Round when they will meet Clonmel GC. Our Minor Cup Team, selectors Jacquie Hennessy and Marian Tuohy, played County Tipperary GC when they were beaten 3/2 in closely fought matches, one match going to the 19th. Well done to both teams, subs, Selectors and to the many supporters who braved the cold and windy conditions to support our ladies. We look forward to your continued support in future matches.


The Friday Evening Mixed competition organised by the Social Committee continues throughout the Summer months. The first draw takes place at 5.00p.m. The Friday Evening Mixed Competition is very much a social event and we look forward to seeing you there.


Draws for Club Cup Competitions will take place later this week. The Entry Sheets for the Club Cups competitions have been posted in the Ladies Locker Room. We would encourage all of our ladies to take part in these Club match play competitions.


Entry Sheets for Lady Captain Louise Maher’s Prize are posted in the Ladies Locker Room. Lady Captain Louise Maher’s Prize will take place early this year on Tuesday 18th and Sunday 23rd June 2013. To play in the Lady Captain’s Prize 2013, it is necessary for Lady Members to have returned 2 x 18 Hole Singles competition cards in 2013. NEW MEMBERS should have returned 3 x 18 Hole Singles competition cards since joining the Club. We look forward to your support.