Archive for April 2014

Dublin Senior Inter-County Trials 2014

The 2014 trials for the Dublin Senior Inter-County teams will be as follows, each player will use their best 5 scores for selection:

Gents

  • 24/05/2014 – Dedicated Trial 1 – Glenville
  • 14/06/2014 – Dedicated Trial 2 – Lucan
  • 22/06/2014 – Dedicated Trial 3 – Ierne
  • 29/06/2014 – National Strokeplay Qualifying – Shandon
  • 06/07/2014 – Dublin Strokeplay 36 Hole Section – Erin’s Isle
  • 19/07/2014 – Dedicated Trial 4 – R.G.S.C.

Ladies

  • 25/05/2014 – Dublin Strokeplay – Portmarnock
  • 07/06/2014 – Dublin Scratch Cup 36 Hole Section – Ierne
  • 22/06/2014 – Dedicated Trial 1 – C.P.M.
  • 29/06/2014 – National Strokeplay Qualifying – D.C.B.S.
  • 12/07/2014 – Dedicated Trial 2 – Venue To Be Confirmed
  • 26/07/2014 – Dedicated Trial 3 – Erin’s Isle

Portmarnock Dominate at the Dublin Scotch Foursomes V-Par Championships

The conditions were less than favourable for visitors as local knowledge reigned supreme in Portmarnock on Saturday. The strong winds and squally showers made for high scoring as many of the visiting players struggled to adapt to the conditions. The course was in superb condition as were the greens thanks to the ongoing hard work of Darren Wells and his team, but for many getting on the greens and staying on them was proving a little tricky. The home players though showed just how to play in the wind, with former Dublin Board officer Mary Lynch & her husband Austin among the early setters with +7. They added +6 in the 2nd round and that looked like it would be more than good enough to win the overall championship. However they had not counted for the efforts of the senior clubmates Tom Ryan and Jonathan Gash. The popular duo made a mockery of the testing conditions with some stunning pitch & putt and fantastic putting. The duo eventually finished on +14 to pip Mary & Austin for the top prize.

Tom & Jonathan score of +12 for the gross was in a different league to all of the other pairings, with the next best overall gross of +3 posted by Old County’s Tom and Liam O’Reilly.

Portmarnock also added the top ladies prize to complete a hat-trick of success. Lucan too were among the winners with Paul Dillon & Jay Condron score of +10 enough to win the best Gents Nett and Terry O’Shaughnessy and Fiona Langan taking the best Mixed prize.

All in all a great day of pitch n’putt that really got the players thinking and improvisation was the order of day. Congratulations to Portmarnock on an excellent staging of the championship, the course was set up superbly. The next stop on the Dublin Calendar is a return to the seaside venue at the end of May where Portmarnock’s finest Geraldine Ward will be defending her title.

Today belonged to Tom & Jonathan a thoroughly incredible effort in the toughest of conditions. Well done to them and all the winners.

Dublin Scotch Foursomes V-Par Champions: Tom Ryan & Jonathan Gash

Condolences

The co board would like to express their deepest sympathy to the Price family (Lucan) on the death of their mother Philly R.I.P.

Co Board Meeting

The leagues were the main topic at the recent board meeting and after much discussion the board decided to change the format for the ladies. The ladies will be 2 classes 0 to 12 class 1 and 13 to 18 class 2.The 3 foursomes can be any combination but in the singles the lowest must play the lowest as the league will be played off handicaps. In foursomes the handicap allowance is 3/8 of the difference and in singles the allowance is 3/4 of the difference.The gents leagues remain the same and the closing date for entries is Wednesday 9th April for ladies & gents.The Dublin Scr Cup series starts on Sunday 13th in Ierne and we hope to see large numbers supporting the series.Next co board meeting 28th April in Glenville at 8 15pm.

County Board Scratch cup added to Scratch Cup Series

For many the new season may have just begun, but the Dublin Scratch Cup Series 2014 will kick the season off in Ierne on Sunday April 13th. Six months to the day that Stephen Murray & Maree O’Toole were crowned champions , the road to glory will once again begin and the 2014 winners will face a longer & more difficult path to victory as the series is extended and takes in more stops than its predecessor. The Ierne, the Dublin County Board Scratch Cup and the Portmarnock Scratch Cup are three brand new events in the series and with players best six events counting towards their final points tally, players must bring their A game to each event and aim to make the lucrative top 12. With Points on offer for Inters / Juniors & Ladies B, the series is sure to be an inclusive event to bring all players to these top events. You can catch all the build up, scoreboards and reports from each of the events at the Scratch Cup series website http://www.dublinscratchcupseries.com. ¬†We will of course keep you up to date right here at the home of Dublin Pitch N’ Putt online.