Archive for October 2013

Kevin Blackburn Grip Presentation

The presentation of the Kevin Blackburn grip prizes will take place in the Glenville club on Friday 1st November at 9pm. All prize winners please have their reg. cards,so come along and enjoy the music & craic.


The co board wish to convey their condolences to Des Corway Lucan P&P on the death of his wife Teresa.Also to the family and friends our deepest sympathy.

Kevin Blackburn Grip Results

The officers of the co board wish to thank all who entered and played over the weekend.Also the people who looked after the cards etc. and the 4 clubs for the use of their courses.The presentation of prizes takes place on Friday 1st November at 9 pm in the Glenville club.
O/All 72 nett L/Town C T Ward,R Harkin,T King 137
2nd 72 nett Lucan H B Blake, P Blake, B Blake 138 1/3
3rd 72 nett Ryston B M McMarlow,T O Keefe, F Manix 139 1/3 back 9′s
O/A 72 gross Cement A J Campbell,I Donnely,J Campbell 155
2nd 72 gross Glenville D G Flanagan,J Joyce, J Kelly,157
Gents 72 nett Old Co I J Canning,F Browne,M Kellett,140 1/3 back 9′s
Gents 72 gross St.Bridgits I Dillon,J Delaney,P Kelly 158
Ladies 72 nett RGSC K D McNulty,S Doyle,R O Brian 143
Ladies 72 gross St Bridgits F M Byrne,C Byrne,M Keogh 178
Mixed 72 nett RGSC F M Dooley,D Dooley,K Kynes 139 1/3
2nd 72 nett RGSC M D Mulroy,J Mulroy,M Mulroy 141
72 Gross RGSC C T O Reilly, S Keely,J Smith jnr 165
G/ville 18 nett Collinstown C M Ayres,W Ayres,K Flanagan 32
G/ville 18 gross Lucan J A Malone,D Hayden,D Hayden 39 back 9′s
Lucan 18 nett CPM D A O Donoghue,K O Donoghue,T Quinn 31 1/3
Lucan 18 gross Old Co C K Murphy,P McGreal,T McEwan 38 back 9′s
RGSC 18 nett McDonagh A A Hughes,A Ryan,D Slattery 32 2/3 back 9′s
RGSC 18 gross Shandon C D Sutton,D Nolan,B Coleman 38
CPM 18 nett RGSC G F Cleary,M Cleary, M Moore 31 2/3
CPM 18 gross CPM A D O Reilly,D Healy,D Thornberry 38

National Inter Club Finals

The National Inter Club finals take place in Bruff on Saturday 26th.The semi finals commence at 0900 where in the inter/junior section Lucan play St. Annes and in the seniors Old Co/Loughlinstown play Collinstown. Best of luck to both teams and well done on your efforts so far. We would like to wish Tom Mason a speedy recovery after his recent accident.

CYMC/LC Open Scotch Foursomes

The CYMC open will take place from Friday 25th to Monday 28th.The committee are looking forward to the event and would like to state despite rumors circulating on the circuit,they are still very much part of the Union.We wish them well in their continuing battles that lie ahead.

Margaret Thomson R.I P.

Margaret Thomson Glenville sadly passed away today and will be greatly missed by all. Margaret was a great supporter of our game and also a top class player. To her family and friends our deepest condolences may she Rest In Peace.

We have received the following funeral arrangements:

Reposing at Brian McElroy’s in Crumlin Village from 10.30 tomorrow, Wednesday the 16th, until 5.30pm. Funeral on Thursday the 17th at Our Lady of Good Council, Mourne Rd, Drimnagh at 10am and onto Bornabreena.

GRIP Timesheet

This weekend is the GRIP weekend as over 100 teams from around Dublin and Ireland compete in a Scramble over 4 courses on Saturday and Sunday. We wish to thank everyone who has entered for their support and look forward to seeing you in RGSC, CPM, Lucan and Glenville over the two days.

The timesheet is available at GRIP Timesheet

Home Success as Old County man takes Series

RGSC celebrated a home victory in the final scratch cup of the season and the last event on the Dublin Scratch Cup Series. There was over 115 cards played at the pristine Kingswood venue and home hopes were firmly pinned on Junior Smith. Smith is a former champion and knows the course so well. He started with a 47 to place him high on the leaderboard and he jumped to the head of affairs with a 2nd round 45 to lead the way on 92. Darren Kane one of the 1st starters had a 99 but it was Glenville Inter player Aaron O’Droighneain who occupied 2nd spot for much of the morning, until Gavin Carty came in with a 95. With many of the bigger players on the course, it was intriguing to see could anyone post a better score than Junior. Stephen Murray and Ian Dillon the front runners for the Scratch Cup Series both had 97′s as did Paul Nolan. Keith Redmond and JR Crangle¬† playing in the same three ball made their way into contention with a 95 and 94 respectively, JR shooting a hugely impressive 44 in his 2nd round.

In the final round, Gavin Carty really made a move adding a 45 to his 95 and finish on 140 (-22), it looked like it might be enough to win, but Junior to his credit and under great pressure delivered on the back nine to finish on 139 (-23) and reclaim the title much to the delight of the home crowd. Cement’s Ian Donnelly added an excellent 46 in his last round to finish on 143 and secure third. Philip Byrne won the final 18 with a 47.

Glenville’s Aaron O’Droighneain score of 97 was enough to make the senior play-off and also landed him his third Inter Prize of the series. RGSC had more reason to celebrate with Frank Cleary winning the Junior Prize on 110 and Poulaphuca’s Mairead O’Toole blitzed the ladies field with a 99 it was the best score by any lady in the series so far. The Ladies 11 – 18 prize was won by CPM’s Theresa King with a score of 124.

RGSC Scratch Cup Winner: Junior Smith receives the Seamus Gaffney Trophy from RGSC Captains Jim Donnegan and Marie Dooley

In the scratch cup series, it was all about Stephen Murray and Ian Dillon, both were level after 36 holes and Stephen knew he just needed to finish ahead of  Ian to land the overall prize. Stephen added a 48 in his final round, whilst Ian after a slow start had to settle for a 50. That meant the only player that could catch Stephen was JR CRangle if he finished in the top 2. JR however could not rediscover his form of round 2 and had to settle for a third place finish in the series. The big mover on the final day was Gavin Carty, his 2nd place finish in RGSC saw him climb from 7th to 4th and win the final prize in the series.

In the ladies, neither Maree O’Toole or Linda Thomson could play on the day and neither Siobhan Keely or Ger Holland could claim the necessary points and overhaul Linda for 2nd. Siobhan eventually edged out Ger Holland by 2 points for third place.

The series was a huge success and generated much interest amongst the players and a huge thanks to the seven clubs and their nominated delegates who ran it. It also saw excellent numbers participate in the scratch cups.

Gents Scratch Cup Series Winner: Stephen Murray receives his prize from Old County President David Redmond.

Scratch Cup series Runner up: Ian Dillon Receives his prize from Erins Isle’s Jim McLaughlin.

Ladies Scratch Cup Series Runner Up: Linda Thomson receives her prize

from Glenville’s Joe Flanagan

John Ross Crangle – 3rd in Scratch Cup Series receives his Prize from CPM’s Derek Healy

RGSC’s Siobhan Keely – 3rd place in Ladies Series receives her prize from RGSC President John Smith.

Gavin Carty – 4th in Gents Series – Receives his Prize from Lucan’s Anthony Malone.

RGSC Concludes Scratch Cup series on Sunday

The final stop on the Dublin Scratch Cup series and the last scratch cup in the capital this year takes place in RGSC on Sunday. The wonderful championship Kingswood venue should play host to a fitting conclusion to the series on Sunday. The Start time is 8AM and last card is 12.30PM sharp so we ask players to make the final tee off time. There is generally a bumper crowd at the N7 venue as it provides the perfect warm up for players ahead of the GRIP competition the following weekend. The presentation of the Scratch Cup Series prizes will follow the presentation of prizes for the RGSC Scratch cup series on Sunday. The top prize in the gents looks like it might be a shootup out between Stephen Murray, Ian Dillon and John Ross Crangle. However there are a multitude of players still chasing a top 4 finish. In the ladies Maree O ‘Toole is in pole position to win the series and she just needs to be in the top five ladies on Sunday to secure that accolode or if Linda Thomson doesn’t get the top prize, Maree won’t need any points at all. The County Board and the seven clubs who has joined forces to run the Series would like to thank all those who have supported it and hope we can finish off in style with the biggest and best scratch cup in RGSC on Sunday. We hope to see you there.

Co Board Meeting

The next Co Board Meeting will take place in the Erins Isle club on Tuesday 8th October at 2015.