Hillview Sports Club Notes

All the news this week from Hillview Sports Club.

All the news this week from Hillview Sports Club.

Club Lotto: On Saturday 7th September 2013 the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €5,000. The numbers drawn were 4-10-13-19. There was no Winner of the Jackpot. There were 5 Tickets each with 3 numbers. The Winning tickets each receive €20.00.

On Saturday 14th September 2013 the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €5,100. The numbers drawn were 3-19-22-24. There was no Winner of the Jackpot. There were 3 Tickets each with 3 numbers. The Winning tickets each receive €40.00.

The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 21st September 2013. The Jackpot will be worth €5,200. Tickets are €1 each and can be bought from ticket sellers and at the Club Bar. Buy-ins for 2013 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year. If you’re not in you can’t win.

Club Bingo: The Hillview Bingo takes place every Monday night in St. Marys Hall in Irishtown. Prizes are good and the Jackpot is €1,000. Come along and have a good night out.

Pitch and Putt - National Inter Counties: On the Week ending 7th and 8th September last Hillview Sports Club hosted the 2013 Ladies and Gent’s National Inter-Counties in Pitch and Putt. Everything got underway on Friday Night with a Table Quiz which was very well supported by the members and players. This was a good success. On Saturday morning the opening ceremony took place with the speeches from Frankie Gubbins our Club President and the current President of the P.P.U.I. Eamon Birchall. This was followed by the raising of the National Flag, P.P.U.I. Flag and the Club Flag.

Before the start of play there was already a very large crowd of supporters arriving to support the various Inter County teams and players. Overall on Saturday there were between players, county board officials, PPUI officials, family, friends and supporters about 400 to 500 people in Hillview throughout the day. Thanks must be given to the Tech School for allowing Hillview the use of their Car Park over the 2 days. Thanks must also be given to everyone who helped make the weekend a great success.

The ladies were the first to tee off at 8.40pm on Saturday morning slightly behind schedule. Waterford and Offaly lead the way followed by Louth and Dublin, Meath and Kildare and Finally by Cork (Defending Champions) & Tipperary (Host County). Scotch foursomes were the format for the Ladies and this format is new to the Inter Counties. After 18 Holes Tipperary were in the lead. During the second 18 Holes it became clear that Dublin, Kildare and Tipperary were going well. Cork the defending champions were also there but under a little pressure. There was a slight break in play due to a very heavy shower of rain. This softened the Greens a little and helped the teams. As the scores came in it became clear that Tipperary were in the hunt. With Tipperary under par in the first 18 holes scotch foursomes and under par in the second 18 holes it was evident that the Tipperary Ladies were in contention for a medal. The scores at the end of day one were as follows: Dublin 317, Kildare 318, Tipperary 322, Cork 331, Offaly 342, Meath 357, and Waterford 358. Tipperary in 3rd place 5 shots off the lead it was all to play for going into Sunday.

While the Ladies had teed of and were now coming to the end of their first 18 holes it was time for the Gent’s to commence battle. Cork and Louth lead the charge followed by Dublin and Down, Longford and Westmeath, Meath and Kerry, Limerick, Kildare and Waterford. Due to the format there were 2 Markers required and these were supplied by the host club. Thanks to both players for marking the score cards for Waterford in the 1st round and Limerick in the 2nd round. It was a great experience for those players and I hope that they would make the team in the future. The next teams to play were Clare and Offaly followed by Wexford the defending championships and Tipperary the host county. The format for the 1st round in the Gent’s was foursomes, this is a very tough format and the scores reflected this. All teams were finding it tough and when the heavy showers arrived it made the 2nd round tougher as everyone was wet and cold. However a great score from Tipperary pair James Cleary and Stephen Shore kept them in the hunt. The scores at the end of day one for the Gent’s were as follows: Cork 289, Dublin 293, Kerry 295, Kildare 300, Meath 301, Tipperary 302, Limerick & Westmeath 304, Offaly & Louth 311, Wexford 312, Down 319, Waterford 320, Clare 326 and Longford 339. Tipperary are in 5th place 11 shots behind Cork and 9 behind Dublin all to play for Sunday.

On Sunday morning the Gents were first to play. Limerick set the early pace with a team score of 35 under in the 1st session to put pressure on Cork, Tipperary and Dublin. Tipperary responded with 35 under of their own to stay ahead of Limerick, with the following scores from A. Cullhane 44, S. Shore 44, J. Ryan 48, N. Joyce 48, J. Cleary 51 & S. Minogue 53 and closed the gap on Cork to 6 shots. Tipperary were now in 2nd place behind Cork and in with a great chance.

Mean while the Ladies had started their final round. Tipperary Ladies were being lead by Hillview player Shula McCarthy who shot a fantastic 3 under 51 to start the ball rolling, Bridget Shelly came in with 66, and was followed by Inter County debutant Margaret Courtney with 65. As these ladies finished people were speculating that 1st Kildare then Dublin were in front but the word was coming through that the last 3 Tipperary Ladies were under par and it was possible that Tipperary were in fact in front on the course. A shout or two could be herd when Martha O’Brien got a down hill putt on 13. Martha O’Brien was also going well at this point and word had it that she was 6 or 7 under. Mary Quinn playing just behind Martha was also 1 under. However Mary was to drop a shot on 13. Martha O’Brien was in fact 8 under par playing the 17th and was on the green putting to go 9.

Martha calmly stroked the putt home and with one hole to play fingers were crossed that she would get a par on the 18th. Martha hit a fantastic shot up 18 and finished just off the front of the green. Martha secured her par from there and finished with a fantastic 45 which is 9 under par. Mary Quinn pared the 14th and teed off the 15th where she got a hole in one. This brought Mary back to 2 under par. Breda Lonergan was also under par after the 14th. Mary Quinn was the next to finish and with 2 great pars on the 17th & 18th holes carded a fantastic 2 under. Breda Lonergan was at this time now playing the 17th and word was she was 3 under. Everyone was trying to figure out who was winning, some said Kildare others said Dublin but I thought that Tipperary were 2 ahead, and said so, but no one believed. When Breda finished she confirmed that she was 3 under. Score card were handed in and checked and as they were put up it became clear that Kildare and Dublin had tied on 590, but as the last Tipperary score was posted it became very clear that Tipperary had in fact been victorious by a fantastic 4 shots. This meant that Tipperary Ladies were now Inter County Champions for only the second time. The overall result is as follows: Winners were Tipperary on 586. Runners-up were Kildare on 590 (Final 18) and Third were Dublin 590. The Tipperary Team is as follows: Bridget Shelly (Lakeside), Shula McCarthy (Hillview), Martha O’Brien (Capt-Lakeside), Margaret Courtney (Riverdale), Mary Quinn (Lakeside), and Breda Lonergan (Tipperary Hills). Congratulations and very well done to all the Tipperary

Ladies: While the celebrations were now under way for the Tipperary Ladies attention was now turned to the Tipperary Gent’s team. Leading the way in the second round was A. Cullhane who didn’t get the same start as his 1st round but was still putting a good score together. James Ryan was also going very well. Sean Minogue was starting to put a good 2nd 18th together also. Noel Joyce although struggling and having an off day was fighting for everything and the team. Stephen Shore was on a high after the morning session and was also putting a very good round together. James Cleary the last man out for Tipperary was also having an off day after his and fellow team mate’s great 12 under the day before. In the mean time Limerick were also going well and the leaders Cork were holding their own. The 1st Tipperary Player to finish was A. Cullhane with a great 46, followed by James Ryan with 47, Next to finish was Sean Minogue with 48. Noel Joyce came home with 54, followed by Stephen Shore with 48 and last but not least was James Cleary with 52. Over the 2 days the Tipperary team score was 82 under. A fantastic score for any team. Attention now turned to the last groups on the course. It was apparent that the Cork players were doing very well. Play finished about 6.15pm. It took a few minutes for the scores to be totalled but it was clear that the Tipperary Inter County Gent’s team were Runners-up. The final result is as follows: Winners were Cork on 771, Runners-up were Tipperary on 782 and Third were Dublin on 786. Congratulations to all the Gent’s and very well done.

Thanks must be given to Richie Blanche our grounds man. Noel Byrne our grounds captain, Teresa Johnson & Tim Shanley (P&P Captains), Seamus O’Doherty quiz master supreme and Freda O’Hanrahan for the excellent job done on the Kiosk. Thanks must also be given to every man and woman who gave their free time to get everything ready for the weekend. Thanks must also be passed on to the bar staff for all the great work keeping the customers happy. Very well done to Mary Moloney and Paddy O’Hanrahan on putting the programme together.

You cannot have a great weekend of Pitch and Putt without keeping plenty of food supplied for both the players and the spectators alike. Thanks to Eileen Condon on the fantastic food provided. Another great job.

It is all over now and things are getting back to normal. Congratulation once again to the Ladies Champions Tipperary and Gents Runners-up Tipperary. Once again well done to the Cork Inter County team on their great victory.

Tuesday Scramble: On Tuesday 10th last there was a good turnout for the scramble. The Results are as follows: Overall Nett Winners were Michael Kennedy, Ann Marie Brennan and Breda Howell. Overall Runners-up were Paddy Kenrick, Lorraine Creed and Evelyn Cahill. Overall Third were Tim Shanley, Tom Noonan, Pat Power and Frankie Gubbins. Overall Gross Winners were John Fitzgerald, Maureen Widger and Kathleen Foran. Thanks to everyone who played in the Tuesday scrambles throughout the season. The scrambles will now be switched to Sundays at 5.00pm.

Tennis - Hillview Supersavers Club Championships: The above sponsored event took place in Hillview last week. Play began on Monday and the Finals were played on Thursday 5th September. The Main Winners were Eugene O’Mahony in the Grade 3 Singles, Michael Moroney in the Grade 4 Singles. Cora Morrissey completed a double Winning both the Grade 5 and Grade 6 Singles. The full results are now available on the Tennis Ireland Tournament website under Hillview Sports Club Championships.

Notes: Congratulations to Martin Ormonde, Declan Tarrant and Trudy Kennedy who represented Munster in the National Vets Inter Provincial Tennis Tournament which was held in Belfast recently.

Larkspur Open: Hillview had a good week at the Larkspur Open. Nula Smith and Jaco Oosthuysen won the Grade 3 Mixed Doubles. Laura and Ann Durkan Won the Grade 5 Ladies Doubles. Michael and Ann Marie Moroney were runners-up in the Grade 4 Mixed Doubles.

The best of luck to all Hillview players who are playing in the Castleview Open.

Juniors: Congratulations to Evan Fitzgerald and Jane O’Gorman who qualified to play in the All Ireland Junior Championships which were held in Fitzwilliam a couple of weeks ago. The Junior Club Championship draws are on the club notice board.

Socials - Table Quiz: Ladies and Gentlemen please note that the quiz season is now back. Hillview Sports Club will host the Ladbrokes Table Quiz in aid of the Local Hospice. This will take place on Wednesday 25th September. The start time will be 9.15pm. The entry fee per-table is €20.00. Come along and support this very worthy cause.

Please note Fee’s for Groups wishing to book for outings for Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis and Pitch & Putt will be accepted. You can contact Hillview Sports Club by phone on 052-6121805 at any time between 10.30am and 10.30pm every day. You can also write to the Club Secretary Mr. Frank Darrer and send the letter to Hillview Sports Club, Mountain Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. You can check out our website to see our facilities at www.hillviewsportsclub.com.