RIP – Thomas Malone

It is with regret that the Dublin Board have been informed of the death of Tom Malone. Tom is the father of our Chairman Anthony Malone. We are very much thinking of Anthony and his family at this time.

Please find below details from RIP.ie

MALONE, Thomas (Tom) (Leixlip, Co. Kildare) January 4th., 2019 (peacefully) at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Marie (Mary) and much loved father of Marian, Anthony and the late Nuala and Gaye; Sadly missed by his loving son, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Paul and Don, daughter-in-law Cora, brother Eugene, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Lucan on Saturday evening (January 5th.) between 4 o’c and 6 o’c and from 4 o’c on Sunday evening (January 6th.) with removal to The Church of Our Lady’s Nativity, Leixlip arriving at 6 o’c. Funeral on Monday (January 7th.) morning after 11 o’c Mass followed by burial in Confey Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis”

Happy Christmas to all our members, sponsors and supporters of Dublin Pitch & Putt – from everybody at the Dublin Board

Dublin Board – 2019 Annual Convention

The Annual Convention of the Dublin County Board will take place on Saturday, January 26th 2019 at 12pm in RGSC Pitch and Putt Club. It is imperative that all clubs in Dublin are well represented at this meeting.

Letters have gone out to all Dublin club Secretaries, highlighting the above details and inviting nominations/recommendations and motions to be considered at the meeting. Please send these details back to the Hon. Secretary, Darren Thornberry, no later than the 4th January 2019. They can be sent to the details below:

Darren Thornberry,

26 The Close,

Sallins Park,

Sallins,

Co. Kldare.

Email: Thornberrydt@gmail.com

Willie Larkin (RGSC) R.I.P.

Its a sad week for RGSC with the passing of Willie Larkin who over the years held several positions in their club. Willie put in some stalwart work and will be greatly missed by all in RGSC,to his family and friends our deepest condolences. May he Rest In Peace.

Robin Gilbert (Portmarnock) R.I.P.

It was with great sadness we learned of the passing of Robin Gilbert a man who looked after our under 16′s at club and county level. The Co Board wish to express deepest sympathy to Robin’s family, friends and the Portmarnock club may he Rest In Peace

Dublin Scratch Cup Series Playoffs

A journey that began in Ierne in April of this year and followed 8 Scratch Cups that lead into our final playoffs in Royal Meath today.

Some of the big guns of Leinster Pitch & Putt lead the way with Eamon Gibney leading the Senior Grade going into the day closely followed by Sean Goggin, Ian Dillon, JR Crangle and Ian Donnelly. Anyone of those knew, a win today would bring them the Senior title. For the other players just outside the top 5, they knew a win today could propel them to the top but only if the players at the top did not perform.

It was a similar story with the Inter grade as Barry Gorey led the way with Chris Cawley, Jimmy Quinn, Paul O’Rourke and John Tyrell all behind knowing a win today would give them the top prize.
It was a little more clear cut in the Juniors as Kevin Williams and John O’Keefe knew a win would give them an unassailable lead with Liam Nelis needing a reverse of the leaderboard to take the spoils.
A perfect afternoon was in store for players as a light breeze barely affected the ball and soft receptive greens. JR Crangle was to lay down a marker as he stormed to a first round 42 and claim an early lead with Eamon Gibney two shots behind with the help of a hole in one on the 7th. Ian Dillon also started well with 45 and Sean Goggin a 46. The top 4 had certainly risen to the challenge as Kevin Corcoran’s 47 was the best of the rest.
In the Inters, Chris Cawley also of Loughlinstown took the competition by the scruff of the neck with a superb 46 and a five shot lead over Paul O’Rourke who was aided by a hole in one of his own on the 8th. Barry Gorey finished his round very well with 4 birdies in 6 holes taking him to a 52 but Chris had other ideas for anyone mounting a challenge.
Kevin Williams took advantage of his home course, shooting 57 to take a shot lead over Liam Nelis. John O’Keefe found himself with a lot of work to do going into the final 18 of the DSCS.
JR Crangle started his 2nd round off just like his 1st racing to -17 for 24 holes but he was to come unstuck and a couple of 4’s cost him momentum as Sean Goggin tore through the field with a birdie blitzer, -12 through 14 holes saw him take the lead on -20. Eamon Gibney, like JR was to slow down after a quick start to his 2nd round but Sean was not for catching and a final birdie on the 36th hole of the day saw him come from behind and win both the daily and the overall series from Eamon and JR. Eamon would take 2nd spot on the day with his better 2nd round of 48 eclipsing JR’s 50. Ian Dillon would also finish sluggishly for his 97 but he was still able to hold onto 4th spot in the series. Gary Healy would fire a final round 48 to just nab 5th spot overall. Kevin Corcoran would finish his day with a 96 to be best of the rest with Thomas Ryan shooting 97.
Meanwhile, Chris Cawley was continuing his fine afternoon with 6 birdies in 7 holes giving him another round of 46 to finish a stunning -16 on 92. Paul O’Rourke was also shooting 6 birdies in 7 holes but he had no more to give as he matched Chris’s 2nd round and a final total of -11. Jimmy Quinn was to bounce back after a disappointing opening 55 with a brilliant 48 to finish joint 3rd on the day with local man Daniel O’Toole. Barry Gorey though was to just nab Jimmy for 3rd overall as a single point is all that separated them at the end.
The Junior Grade was still up for grabs going into the final 9 holes with Kevin Williams holding off the challenge of both Liam and John. Kevin though was to finish the series in style with a final birdie on the 36th and last hole of the DSCS Season giving him a final total of 112 and a 3 shot victory over Liam Nelis. John O’Keefe will rue a bad start as he found birdies very late in the day to finish in 3rd spot on the day but he hung onto 2nd in the series.
Congratulations to all the winners today, throughout the season and a huge thank you to all that took part in the 2018 DSCS. A total of 61 players took part overall and hopefully next year, more will enter and make it a bigger, better competition for all in 2019.
Thank you to the Dublin County Board, Pauline of Holistic Massage Therapy Finglas for the sponsorship and to Ierne, Loughlinstown, Lucan, Portmarnock, Old County, Glenville, Trim and Royal Meath for the use of their courses throughout the year and their Scratch Cups.
See you all once again in 2019
JR Crangle

Grip Presentation

The Grip presentation for the Kevin Blackburn trophy will take place in Lucan on Saturday 10th November at 9 30 pm sharp we hope to see all prizewinners present. Music by Voici all welcome.

Fixtures 2019

The closing date for fixtures application for 2019 is Monday 5th November please ensure your form is returned on time.Fixtures meeting will take place in Glenville on Monday 12th November.

Scratch Cup Series Finals in Royal Meath 4th November

The Dublin Scratch Cup Series Finals will take place in Royal Meath next weekend, with a 36 hole strokeplay, shotgun start Sunday 4th November at 1pm.

An entry fee of €10 is payable on the day to all players that have qualified for the finals. The takings on the day will go towards prizes for the days scores only.

Leading tables are below with the Top 20 making the Senior play off due to ties and Scratch Cup winners automatic in finals.

All Inters & Juniors entered have also qualified for the finals day.

Can players please confirm attendance to the DCB or to JR Crangle

CY Scotch Foursomes Open

The CY open scotch foursomes continues today Sunday 28th September and tomorrow Monday 29th September. All support greatly appreciated this the last open of the season.