The second Singles of the week saw young John Croke add to his recent victory in the junior section of the Captain’s Prize by overcoming the adults on Monday. Details: J. Croke (13) 44; S. Moloughney (27) 42; M. Long (10) 42; gross, J. Kennedy (4) 37; E. Mason (22). C.S.S. 37. Croke’s 23,21 could even have been better as he ended with two bogeys. Early brilliance had been evident in 3,2 at 2nd and 3rd for successive birdies in a level par nine. Later on he beat par at the 14th on the way to an impressive success. Second prize went a long way as Huntingdale, Melbourne, member Seamus Moloughney, brother of Munster Branch Hon. Sec. John and of Fr. Paudie - pipped Matt Long on the last six. A three at the 15th was a useful boost. Matt achieved a level first nine and only some late drops checked his bid for a higher place. James Kennedy played super golf for the gross - two under after eight, a zero at the 9th and one under for the second nine. Eamon Mason completed the honours list ahead of the 40’s from Wm. Maher (17),
L. Moloney jr. (11), P. English (12) and J. Carroll (17). The event was sponsored by Stakelum Menswear, Friar Street to whom our appreciation.
Tuesday 9h v par: A. Ryan (3) 4 up; S. Troy (9) 3 up; J. McCormack (10) 3 up. Aidan defeated par comprehensively with a great 34 shots - one drop, three birdies. Both Seamus and John had cards of 38 gross - the “count-back” going Troy’s way on the last six. Boyle’s Home and Gifts sponsored the day.
The Wednesday Team-of-four was on a “champagne” format, second shots from the location of the chosen drive, and own ball played thereafter. There was certainly plenty of fizz in the scoring, which reached extraordinary levels - people who topped the century found their efforts outclassed by those with 113, 109, 106 and 103! Details:
S. Hickey (15), L. Hickey (18), Laurence Hickey (12), T. Lacy (14) 113; Ml. Kenny (17), E. Kelly (18), J. Leahy (16), Wm. Maher (14) 109; R. Shannon (11), F. Sheridan (17), P. Shannon (20), A. Quinn (21) 106; E. McAree (18),
B. Callanan (18), K. Smith (14), S. Smith (16) 103. Sponsorship was by Tivoli Cleaners. Pairs of birdies at 1st and 6th gained eight points at each for the leaders, who went on to total 59,54 for their eye catching performance. The second group also began with eight points and scored 54,55. The third team had 54,52 and the fourth 46,57 with two deuces at the 14th
Britvic were the sponsors for the Scotch Mixed Foursomes on Thursday. It was won by Jerry Stapleton (13) and Michelle Lawlor (23) with 44 (24,20). They were ultimately able to shrug off a finishing blank and have a handsome margin of victory over the 41 of Jonnie Foran (scr.) and Annette Boland (20), who also had the day’s best gross with three over. Third on 40 were Michael (17) and Kitty Craddock (24) and fourth came John McCormack (10) and Bridget Gleeson (19) with 39. The evening’s 9h stableford resulted: E. Hughes (14) 23; D. Curtis (20) 21; Ml. McCormack (14) 20.
Youth to the fore again on Friday. Tom Tierney’s 65 headed the event sponsored by Premier Meats. Details:
T. Tierney (18) 65; L. Hanrahan (19) 67; W. Culley (14) 67; gross. M. O’Dwyer (1), Faithlegg, 72; J. Corbett jr. (13) 68. A birdie at the 18th wrapped up first place for Tom, who grossed a steady 83 (41,42) to show obvious promise. Liam Hanrahan took runner-up on the countback over Wayne Culley, having shaped for a possible “premier” place after fifteen. Culley, too, had late drops. Our former member and noted hitter Martin O’Dwyer returned to display his ability with deuces at 3rd, 5th and 11th and to end with 3,4,4 in his par-equalling round. Young John Corbetts’ fine 68 from 81 gross suffered a “double” at the last.
Friday Mixed Foursomes: B. McGrath (31), B. Griffin (33), Ml. Mullaney (14) 46; H. Rattigan (27), Wm. O’Grady (16), T. Gleeson (19) 46; A. Slattery (30), M. Ryan (24), F. Collins (19) 42.
Centenary Co-op were sponsors of the Team-of-three on Saturday. Results: P. Gavin (10), M. Gavin (21), P. Hayes (16) 54, T.J. Semple (8), P. Finn (16), A. Finn (17) 52, J. Corbett (7), J. Corbett jr. (12), Jacqueline Corbett (11) 52; R. Shannon (11), F. Sheridan (17), B. McGarry (13) 52. The day’s best shot was struck by Pat Hayes for the winning trio - a hole in one at the 3rd. The two Gavins contributed three birdies in a 27,27 card. Pat Finn had two in the 24,28 of himself, T.J. and Andrew. The Corbett threesome featured two’s at 3rd and 14th by the youngster in their 27,25. A similar return won fourth for Ray Shannon and friends.
Sunday team-of-two (Stakelum’s Office Supplies): J. Dwan (16) and R. Dwan (12) 52; G. Maguire (14) and N. Slattery (14) 50; J. Fogarty (20) and S. Troy (20) 49.
Ladies: M. Finn (7) and A. Boland (20) 48. No two teamed better than John and Ruairi Dwan, one under par for 26,26, with Ruairi beating it at 2nd, 11th and 15th. Ger Maguire and Ned Slattery shot level for 24,26 with Ned contributing two birdies on the back nine. Johnny Fogarty and Susan Troy had 24,25 for third. Marion Finn and Annette Boland took the ladies category with 25,23.
A worthy “extra” was the Monday Classic for Suir Haven, extremely well supported and organised. Results: E. Bourke (22), P. Fitzpatrick (20), S. O’Callaghan (20), J. Ryan (13) 105; B. Daly (10), J. Cronin (16), D. Kiely (17), J. Tobin (22) 100; J. Costigan (21), E. Stakelum (14), D. Hayes (15), E. Ryan (16) 99; M. Finn (7), J. McCormack (10), S. Troy (20), A. Boland (20) 98. Ladies: M. Twomey (17), H. Cullen (17), E. Donnellan (18), B. O’Loughlin (25) 89.
Fixtures: Sunday 7th, Ladies Open; Sunday 14th ILGU; Sat./Sun. 20th/21st, President’s (Joe Kelly) Prize.