Archive for July 2014

Leinster Inter County Times Announced

The PPUI have released the times of the forthcoming Under 16 and Adult Inter Counties that will take place in August.

The Under 16 team will be playing in McBride on Friday August 08th at 2Pm. They will be playing with Louth.  There is just 4 teams taking part in this Inter County.

The Following Sunday August 10th – Collinstown will see the Adult Senior Inter County. The Ladies are first into action at 09:00am playing with Offaly and Louth, there are 5 teams playing in this. The Gents seniors are in action at 11:30 on that Sunday playing with Wexford, an impressive 11 teams will compete in this.

Then the following Sunday August 17th in Athgarvan will be the Inter / Junior Inter county. This will be the 1st staging of this. The Dublin Junior team will tee off at 08:30 playing with Offaly, 10 teams taking part here. Then finally at 12:30 the Gents Inter’s will be playing with Down and 9 teams in action in the Inter event.

Charlie Egan announced David Hayden II as captain of the Gents Inter team for their challenge match with WestMeath on August 09th and the Inter County itself on August 17th.

We wish all the Dublin teams well.

National Gents Stroke Play

On Sunday last we had the gents National stroke play senior section in Stackallen .With 16 Dublin players taking part we hoped to bridge the 23 year gap since our last winner.After the first 36 we only got 3 players through namely J R Crangle,J Judge and H Kelly.J R was -12,Jim -8 and Hubert -8 and in a fantastic playoff when several players got in the mix the title was up for grabs.When Jim and Hubert performing solidly but few fireworks it was left to JR to stake his claim for glory.With 4 holes to play he stood joint leader on the course after some superb shot making alas that elusive birdie just didn’t happen for him and hard as he tried it just wasn’t to be. JR finished 3rd 1 shy of the leader and we are so proud of his valiant effort and what he has brought to our game that elusive title can not be far away.We thank all the players for making it a tremendous championship and the work of the Stackallen club who left a huge impression on all who attended this memorable championship.

Inter Co Teams

After the finals trials and selection of our wildcards the following players will represent Dublin at The Leinster and National Inter Counties.
G Ward
S Elmes
M O Toole
L Thomson
S Keeley
P Condron
G Hoey
J R Crangle
C Gallagher
M Miller
K Redmond
J Smith
G McGreal
G Healy
Thanks to everyone who entered the trials and hopefully we can make an impact at these championships.A meeting in Lucan P & P club tonight Wed 30th July @ 2030 for all of the above players.

Dublin Leagues: Gents Inters Lucan 5 CPM 4

Lucan and CPM served up a match high in drama & entertainment in a packed Glenville on Tuesday night. The same two teams had battled it out in the 2013 final that had went to the wire with CPM prevailing. In that final Lucan had made the perfect start winning the 1st three doubles and the Clondalkin club did not want to give themselves that mountain to climb this year.

In the opening doubles, Keith Maher & Paul Dillon played out an entertaining match with Dean Reid & Shaun McDonnell eventually winning on the 17th. Match 2 though went the way of CPM with the Gorey combination of Sean & Conor beating TomMcMorrow & Damien Creevey on the 16th. The last doubles was a tight affair but it was Lucan who came out on top with Paddy Croke.  & Dave Hayden II defeating Andy O’Donoghoe & Paddy Gorey to put the Lucan club 2-1 ahead.

The singles were Lucan achilles heel last year so they needed a good start. The opening match was a see saw high quality affair between Keith Maher & Barry Gorey. Keith had the early lead but Barry stormed back to lead by 1 with 2 to play, but Keith wasn’t beaten and as Barry bogeyed the 17th it was level down the last and Keith was to edge it to put Lucan 3-1 up. Match 2 saw Paddy Croke and conor Gorey battle it out, it was experience versus youth and there was little in it throughout. Paddy putted in from five foot on the last to force tie holes. They both had par’s on the 1st two tie holes and then with Paddy short and Conor large on the elevated 3rd, Conor pitched up close and Paddy then chipped into the hole to seal the win and push Lucan within touching distance of the title.  At 4-1 there seemed to be just one winner but this game was far from over. Match 3 saw Dean Reid tackle Damien Creevey, the young Ballyfermot  man got the start he wanted and he never relinquished it and won on the 16th to put CPM’s 2nd point on the board.Match 4 was one of the earliest match to finish as Sean Gorey was far too strong for an out of sorts  Dave Hayden II as he sealed it on the 13th. Match 5 looked to be heading for the CPM men as Shaun McDonnell established a sizeable lead over Paul Dillon. However Paul fought back well and hit a long birdie on the 15th as he looked to close within 1. However Shaun matched him and when the 16th was halved, Shaun was dormey 2up. Paul won the 17th with a birdie but Shaun made no mistake on the last and secured the half he needed to win the match it was now 4-4.  It was Andy O’Donoghoe versus Tom McMorrow, two gritty charecters with buckets of experience, Andy had enjoyed the luxury of securing the winning point in 2013 and he lead early in this one, however Tom fought back to lead by 1 with one to play. The 18th saw Tom big and Andy found the sand, when Andy failed to get out in one, the writing was on the wall and Lucan had reclaimed the title but boy had it gone to the wire. Two well matched sides had really served up a classic and there was little to choose between them.

Tonight though belonged to Lucan who were Inter Champions once again their sixth title in nine years. They will now go in search of the clean sweep in the Gents when the Junior final pits then against the same opposition in Long Meadows on Thursday night

Postponement Notice

It is with regret that Erin’s Isle have had to announce the postponement of their Scratch Cup which was due to take place this coming Monday, the 4th of August.

A new date is not currently available, further details will be made available when they are known. Please pass on this information to your club mates.

Dubs narrowly miss out on All Ireland Inter title

The Inter / Junior championships were held in Stackallen on Saturday and we very nearly  toasting a Dublin national title after some excellent performances in the Inter Championship.

First into action were the Juniors and Lucan’ Jack King and CPM John O’Keeffe. Both struggled in the opening round and failed to break 60. Jack played much better in the 2nd 18 but his round of 53 saw him just miss out on the final play-off.

There was a number of Inters from Dublin in the field and Dave Hayden II was first into action starting with a steady 53. Dublin Strokeplay champion Charlie Egan had a tough start with back to back bogeys as he posted a 57 and Glenn Woodward and Declan Potter struggled on the tough Slane course. However two Dubs who shinned brightly in the opening 18 was Keith Maher with a 50 and Eric Byrne led the way after a superb 48. In the 2nd round the scoring was not quite so good. Charlie Egan did add a fine 51 but his score of 108 fell short of the final 12. Aaron O’Droighneain added a 53 to his earlier 52 to lie on 105, and Keith Maher looked well positioned to contend for the title but back to back bogey’s on 17 and 18 saw him fall back to 105. Eric Byrne though recovered from a slow start to finish on 101 and a share of the lead.

Eric and Aaron were the two Dubs to make the cut. Aaron started the final round really well with four birdies in the first five holes to move to a share of the lead. For Eric it was a slower start but he managed a birdie on the 2nd to move to -8 to stay ahead of the chasing pack However he bogeyed the 7th to  slip back to a three way share of the lead. Aaron slipped back to -6 and then -5 but he did recover to finish -6 and a great effort from the Glenville man. Eric Byrne though was right in the shakeup and birdies on 9th and 13th saw him lead the event on -9 but the groups ahead were also finding birdies and -9 was posted by Creagh Courtney and St Bridget’s Owen Farrell was to join him on that mark with a birdie on the 15th. Eric though had a bogey on the 14th and despite narrowly missing out on a chip in on the 16th. He finished on -8 and missed out on the play-off. The play-off was eventually won by Owen Farrell who won on the 1st sudden death hole after a blistering front nine by the two players.

Tomorrow the seniors are in the spot light with 16 Dubs hoping to make their mark in the 80 strong field. We are long overdue a National Strokeplay title and hopefully that 23 year wait will end on Sunday evening in Stackallen.

Gents Inter Leagues

The inter final will take place between Lucan and CPM also finalist last year. This years semis saw Lucan defeat Erins Isle 10 to 8 over the 2 legs and CPM got the better of Portmarnock on a similar scoreline. The final will take place in Glenville on Tuesday 29th July at 1900 hrs. Thanks to all who entered and we look forward to an evenly contested final.

Dublin success at National ladies stroke play.

Last weekend our ladies traveled to Fermoy for the ladies National stroke play.On Saturday in the inter section Glenda Hoey finished 3rd after a very solid display.On Sunday the seniors took center stage and here we saw 2 great displays over the first 36 holes. Maree O Toole shot 96 to take the clubhouse lead however not to be outdone Ger Ward shot a brilliant 94 to lead by 2 into the final 18.Ger shot 50 in the playoff and so she faced a further 9 holes with Tara Dillon St Bridgets after 9 they were still level but when Tara failed to match Ger’s birdie on 10 the title went to Ger. This was her 16th National title and we congratulate her on another wonderful success. Maree shot 52 in her final 18 to cap a very impressive display and well done to all the Dublin players who performed so well over the weekend.

Co Board Meeting

A Co board Meeting will take place on Friday 25th July in the CY club at 8 pm.We hope to see all clubs represented.

Gents Junior League

The league semi finals 2nd leg took place last night and after some very anxious moments CPM and Lucan reached the final.Lucan pipped Erins Isle on countback and CPM defeated Ierne 9.5 to 8.5. The final takes place next Thursday 31st July at Longmeadows at 1900hrs.