First Wednesday Open

Sunday 3rd, 18 Holes Stableford: 1st R. Porter (19) 39 points, 2nd P. Loughnane (4) 37 points, 3rd D. McCorduck (18) 36 points, Gross M. Rowland 35 points.

Sunday 3rd, 18 Holes Stableford: 1st R. Porter (19) 39 points, 2nd P. Loughnane (4) 37 points, 3rd D. McCorduck (18) 36 points, Gross M. Rowland 35 points.

Next Sunday April 10th - Men have another qualifying round of the G.O.Y. competition. Timesheet in foyer.

Wednesday Open 30/3/11 – Our first Wednesday Open got off to a great start with a good entry including many welcome visitors. This first event was kindly sponsored by the Wednesday Golfers Society and their support is greatly appreciated.

Results are as follows:- 1st Eamon Cunningham (17 41 points, 2nd Michael Higgins (12) 40 points, 3rd John Geary (11) 40 points, Gross Mark Rowland 36 points, Visitor John McCarthy (19) 34 points (Portumna GC).

Centenary News – The first Classic of 2011 will be our own ‘Derryvale 100’ Club Classic on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April. Team of four will cost E80.00 and re-entry will be E60.00. We hope our members will support this Classic which will be generously sponsored by Allied Irish Bank, Roscrea.

‘Derryvale 100’ polo shirts and golf balls are available at the Bar. See price lists in the clubhouse.

Society News – O’ Rourke’s Ramblers held their annual Philip O’Rourke Memorial Trophy last Saturday. Winner was Matt Talbot (19) with 43 points. Leading Lady was Marrita King 33 points.

The Stand Golfing Society travelled to Rathdowney also on Saturday. Winner was Declan Russell 39 points.

Club Matchplays– Entries for the Club Matchplays – Scratch, Dooly, Summer League and Monaincha Cup are now being taken. See notice board – closing date Sunday April 17th.

Social News – Eleven teams took part in the Society Quiz on Friday night. Quiz Master was Gerry Long. After the total 8 rounds there was a tie between the team from the Market House and the Black & Red team. After a sudden death playoff the Black & Red team emerged victorious – Team – P. Kennedy, P. Sheedy, P. Bergin & R. Quigley. Thanks to the Social Committee for organising such a most enjoyable night’s entertainment.

Sympathy – Older members were saddened to hear of the death of former member Benny Woods, formally of the Crescent, who died in Templemore. Benny was an active Club Member and played on the Pierce Purcell team. Also sympathy to the McManus Family on the death of P.J. – our neighbour down the lane. P. J. could be often seen running round the Course, followed by his faithful dog. May both of the deceased rest in peace.

Ladies - Tuesday 29th, 18 Holes Stableford - 1st Clodagh Jones (34) 43 points, 2nd Ann Parlon (26) 40 points, Gross Orla Egan 36 points.

Sunday 3rd April - We had our first GOY for 2011 which was kindly sponsored by Bernie’s Supervalu, Roscrea. Results are as follows:- 1st Chris McDonnell (29) 36 points, 2nd Ruth Cryan-Wright (17) 35 points, Gross Orla Egan 35 points, 3rd Breda Sharpe (20) 35 points.

Next Tuesday 12th - We have an 18 Holes Stroke, ILGU no 1. In addition to the timesheet there will be draws at 10am and 2pm.

Easter Prizes - 9 Holes re-entry no. 4 has commenced. Monaincha Cup – Entries for the Monaincha Cup are now being taken. Closing date for entries is Sunday 17th April. Those wishing to enter are asked to place the entry fee of E5 per person in an envelope and write their name(s) and Monaincha Cup on this envelope.

Team News – Lists are posted in the Ladies Locker Room for the ILGU Interclub Matchplay Championships:- Challenge Cup handicap 30 – 36 is fixed for Saturday 9th April , against Moate Golf Club, in Birr Golf Club and Minor Cup handicap 23 – 29 is fixed for Monday 18th April, against Portlaoise Golf Club, in Rathdowney Golf Club.

Please check the lists and if you are not available for team selection for the match dates cross your name from the relevant list

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd is Beginners Week. This is a great opportunity for Ladies and Men wishing to take up golf to come out and play golf on the course with a Club Member.