Archive for September 2014

CPM Scratch Cup: JR makes it three in a row

The Loughlinstown Lion JR Crangle continues to roar after another highly impressive win in the CPM scratch cup on Sunday. JR fresh from wins in Glenville and Erins Isle led the way after 36 holes with a score of -16 one clear of RGSC’s John Lawlor. In the final round, the 2013 champion Anthony Malone put in a fine round of 45 as did Stephen Murray but both had left it too late and JR won well by four shots after a closing round of 46. The win secures the scratch cup series title for this wonderful player but rest assured JR won’t be resting on his laurels in RGSC in two weeks time as he aims to finish the season in style with a fourth win in a row.

The host club had the winner in the junior section with recently crowned Dublin Matchplay champion Gareth Walsh winning it on -8. RGSC’s Glenda Hoey took the ladies prize with a score of -1 and the Inter Prize went to the Royal County with Navan’s Anthony Gibney finishing on -8 as well.

The final event in the series take place in RGSC on October 12th.

CPM Scratch Cup Winner: JR Crangle

CPM Scratch Cup Runner up: Anthony Malone

CPM Scratch Cup 3rd Place: Stephen Murray

CPM Scratch Cup: Final 18 Winner: Derek Healy

Scratch Cup Series heads to Clondalkin

This Sunday will see the penultimate stop in the Dublin Scratch Cup Series as the roadshow moves to CPM. The gap at the top between the top 2 could not be tighter with JR Crangle just one point clear of Chris Gallagher. JR is chasing a third successive scratch cup after wins in Glenville and Erins Isle. Anthony Malone too is chasing a third successive scratch cup win in CPM after wins in 2012 and 2013 and Linda Thomson too had back to back wins in the ladies event.

The Action tees off at 9am with the last card at 1pm and the play-off scheduled  to tee off shortly after 4. We hope to see a good crowd there on Sunday.

Lucan Retain Seniors Leagues

The seniors league final took place in Shandon this morning with Lucan gaining victory over a gallant Erins Isle.The Shandon course was in good condition and the standard of play was top class.With Lucan winning the foursomes 2 to 1 Erins Isle were left with a tough task to gain an overall victory.The singles ebbed and flowed both ways and with 3 matches to finish the score was 3 all and all to play for.However Lucan proved stronger over the last few holes and proved worthy champions for the 3rd year in a row.Well done to Erins Isle who can only improve for this experience and also the Shandon club who were very gracious hosts.Our thanks to all the teams who entered and we look forward to next years campaign.

JR Crangle Captures Erins Isle Scratch Cup

JR Crangle was back to his brilliant best with thoroughly dominant performance at the EI Scratch Cup on Sunday.The Loughlinstown player compiled rounds of 42 and 43 to lead the way by six shots from Portmarnock’s Tom Ryan and Castletown’s Eamon Gibney. JR continued to lead the way throughout the final 18 as four of the Dublin Inter County team made the final cut. Mark Millar top scored in the final round with an excellent 44, Keith Redmond and Dublin Captain Chris Gallagher both finished with 46′s. JR though closed with a 47 to win by five shots from Ryan and Gibney. The victory puts JR right on Chris Gallagher’s heels with two events left in the series. The next event will be in CPM next Sunday.

Erins Isle enjoyed a good day in the other grades with Glenn Woodward, Dave Potter and Breda McLoughlin picking up prizes and Linda Thomson edged out Tracey McGrath for the ladies prize.

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JR Crangle – Erins Isle Winner 2014

Tom Ryan – Runner up in Erins Isle with Club Captain – Des Kelleher.

3rd Place: Eamon Gibney (Castletown)

Final 18 Winner: Mark Millar

Inter Winner: Glenn Woodward

Ladies 0 -10 winner: Linda Thomson.

Ladies 11-18 winner: Breda McLoughlin

Senior Persons League Final

The senior persons league final will take place between Lucan and Erins Isle next Wednesday at 11am in the Shandon club. Both teams are evenly matched and we look forward to an exciting final.The PPUI dress code applies.

National Seniors Championships

The above championships take place this weekend in Gael Colmcille with the ladies on Saturday and the gents on Sunday.We wish all Dublin competitors the best of luck over the weekend.

Dublin Matchplay Finals: Hayden Complete Golden set

The Dublin Matchplay finals took place at a sun drenched RGSC on Sunday. There was twenty four players standing on Sunday morning but by 2.30 there was just six winners to be crowned. The Ladies Junior final was an all RGSC affair as Nell Moore was up against Audrey Murphy. It was to be a closely contested affair but Nell was to prove just to strong and won the title on the 32nd after an excellent three saw her maintain her 5up lead. Nell was delighted with the win and thanked Peg Smith who encouraged so many of the Ladies Junior players to take part and it had proved a worthwhile exercise.

Ladies Junior Matchplay Winner Nell Moore (RGSC)

Ladies Junior Matchplay Runner up: Audrey Murphy(RGSC)

In the gents junior we saw a new name come to the fold. Gary Walsh from CPM  was drafted into the CPM League team during their run to the final and it stood him in good stead against Lucan’s Dave Lee. Dave had earlier been involved in a titantic struggle with his Dublin teammate Luke Birrell and had won on the 18th. Gary though got on the front foot from the start and was 6up through 18. Gary maintained that lead through the  opening nine holes of the second round and despite a mini revival from Dave, he had left it too late and Gary had pulled off a stunning win. In his very polished speech, Gary was delighted with the win and paid tribute to his mentor Paddy Gorey for all his help in making today happen.

Dublin Gents Junior Matchplay Winner: Gary Walsh(CPM)

Dublin Gents Junior Matchplay R/Up: Dave Lee(Lucan)

The Ladies Inter final saw CYMC’s Eileen Nolan up against Loughlinstown’s Betty Cody. Eileen is no stranger to these finals and has tasted success in the past but her most recent experiences have been to finish runner up in ’07 and ’12 to Shandon duo Mary Casey and Mary Fullam. Thankfully for Eileen it was a case of third time lucky for the popular Fairview lady as she got a good early start on Betty and managed to maintain it throughout. Betty though is a real fighter and she almost brought it down the last, but Eileen rolled in a putt on the 35th to seal the win.

Dublin Ladies Inter Matchplay Winner: Eileen Nolan(CYMC)

Dublin Ladies Inter Matchplay R/up: Betty Cody(Loughlinstown)

The Gents Inter final was an all Lucan affair, Dave Hayden II and Sean Gallagher have both been crowned Dublin Inter Strokeplay champions in ’08 and ’12, but both were chasing their 1st matchplay title. Dave had come through a tough section of the draw seeing off the likes of Paul Dillon and Glenn Woodward. The early holes were very tight with little between the players. Dave though crucially sunk birdies at 17 and 18 to lead by 2 at the half way point. Sean though fought back and was soon level. The guys were inseparable for several holes, but crucially Sean moved ahead on the 33rd and try as he might Dave was unable to recover the  situation and Sean won on the 36th. Sean had taken a break from the game after his successes in 2012 and it looks like it has served him well and his game is still as good as it was when he left.

Dublin Gents Inter Matchplay Winner: Sean Gallagher(Lucan)

Dublin Gents Inter Matchplay R/up: David Hayden II(Lucan)

The Ladies Senior Final pitted Ger Ward against Vera Glennon. Most players up against Ger at county level come off second best and many predicted a handsome win for the Portmarnock star. The opening round was very tight and Ger was regularly just one in front. However in the 2nd round, Ger moved through  the gears as Vera tired. Ger was to seal the win on the 29th. It was yet another championship crown for Ger. The Matchplay is one she has missed out on in recent years but was delighted to once again get her name on the trophy and complete another Dublin double. A great effort from Vera who had earlier beaten her clubmate Pauline Balfe in the semi-finals.

Dublin Ladies Senior Matchplay Champion: Ger Ward(Portmarnock)

Dublin Ladies Senior Matchplay Runner up: Vera Glennon(Old County)

The Gents Senior final saw an all Lucan affair as well. On Sunday morning of the four remaining players, David Hayden was the only one not to get his name on the cup. Dave later said he knew he was chasing a piece of history and having made it through the early rounds on Saturday, he did not sleep too well on Saturday night pondering what the day ahead might hold. He eased through his semi-final against two time winner George McGreal on the 14th hole. The other semi was a far closer affair with Dublin teammatees Keith Redmond and Gary Healy going the distance. Keith emerging the victor on the 18th.

In the final, the early holes saw the  players stay level, then Keith moved ahead through the middle holes, but Dave responded in style to win three holes on the bounce and move ahead. Keith was pitching well but unlike in his semi-final, he was finding the holes hard to find, by contrast, Dave was putting majestically. Keith temporarily reduced the arrears but Dave was soon back on the front foot and the end came early with Dave winning on the 30th. The win completed the Golden slam for Dave as he had now won all three major Strokeplay and Matchplay championships, a simply outstanding achievement. Dave in his speech said of the 38 years he had been playing the game, this was his best day. He was overjoyed to have finally won the one title to have eluded him through his carear. He paid tribute to Keith on the composure he had shown despite his putting not working throughout the final. The County board chairman too paid tribute to Keith on his performances last Sunday in Tullamore and the great effort he had made to try to defend his title.

Dublin Gents Senior Matchplay Champion: David Hayden(Lucan)

Dublin Gents Senior Matchplay Runner up: Keith Redmond(Lucan)

A great day of pitch & Putt and at the end of it, five clubs (CPM, CYMC, Lucan, Portmarnock & RGSC) can be delighted to have another county champion in their club.  A special thanks to Lucan, Glenville & RGSC for hosting the two day event.


Gents Senior Final: David Hayden(Lucan) beat Keith Redmond (Lucan) 7&6

Ladies Senior Final: Ger Ward(Portmarnock) beat Vera Glennon(Old County) 8&7

Gents Inter Final: Sean Gallagher(Lucan) beat David Hayden II(Lucan) 1up.

Ladies Inter Final: Eileen Nolan(CYMC) beat Betty Cody(Loughlinstown) 2&1

Gents Junior Final: Gary Walsh(CPM) beat Dave Lee(Lucan) 4 &3

Ladies Junior Final: Nell Moore(RGSC) beat Audrey Murphy(RGSC) 5&4.

Dublin Gents Matchplay Champions 2014

Dublin Ladies Matchplay Champions 2014

Dublin Matchplay Winners 2014.

Co Board Meeting

The next Co Board meeting will take place in Ierne next Monday 15th September at 8pm.We would like to see all clubs represented.

Dublin Match Play

The Dublin Match Play has reached the semi finals stage and all roads lead to RGSC tomorrow. In the gents senior section the holder Keith Redmond faces Gary Healy and George McGreal meets Dave Hayden who is chasing his first victory in this competition. In the inters Glen Woodward plays Dave Hayden in the first semi and the young guns Sean Gallagher and Paul Flood meet in the other semi.The Junior section sees Dave Lee against Luke Birrell and Tom Ginnane v Gareth Walsh.
The ladies senior sees 2 of our greats Ger Ward v Sheelagh Elmes in an all Portmarnock clash and the other semi pits Pauline Balfe against her clubmate Vera Glennon in a Old Co duel.The inter sees local favorite Carol Tracey take on the shrewd Eileen Nolan.In the other semi Miriam Salmon plays Betty Cody in a match of high intrigue.The lady juniors sees Audrey Murphy v Marie Dooley in an all RGSC clash in the other semi Dora Keane plays Nell Moore hoping to prevent a clean sweep for RGSC in this section.We look forward to some top class fare and wish all the players every success also thanks to all who entered.
Order Of Play
1000 G McGreal V D Hayden
1004 G Healy v K Redmond
1008 G Ward v S Elmes
1012 V Glennon v P Balfe
1016 G Woodward v D Hayden 11
1020 S Gallagher v P Flood
1024 E Nolan v C Tracey
1028 M Salmon v B Cody
1032 D Lee v L Birrell
1036 T Ginnane v G Walsh
1040 A Murphy v M Dooley
1044 N Moore v D Keane
All players take note no practice after first match starts at 1000. PPUI dress code applies.

Dublin Matchplay Preliminary Rounds

The following are the times and draws for the preliminary rounds of the Dublin Matchplay:

Senior Gents
Prelims begin at 9:30am on Saturday the 13th in Lucan, all other entrants to be at the course at 11:00am for the live first round draw

S. Murray (Old County) -v- A. Mahoney (Glenville)
A. McGreal (Old County) -v- M. Farrell (Shandon)
G. Fitzpatrick (RGSC) -v- K. Murphy (Old County)
T. O’Reilly (Old County) -v- P. Sweeney (Lucan)
M. Millar (Erin’s Isle) -v- G. Heffernan (Erin’s Isle)
C. Broe (Old County) -v- D. Healy (CPM)

Inter Gents
Prelims begin at 9:30am on Saturday the 13th in Glenville, all other entrants to be at the course at 10:45am for the live first round draw

G. Phelan (Glenville) -v- S. Gallagher (Lucan)
D. Potter (Glenville) -v- F. O’Connor (Portmarnock)
L. Comerford (Old County) -v- P. Flood (Glenville)
D. Hayden (Lucan) -v- B. O’Neill (Fairview CY)
C. Cawley (Loughlinstown) -v- P. Gaynor (RGSC)
P. Dillon (Lucan) -v- W. Byrne (Ierne)
P. Crinion (Fairview CY) -v- T. Salmon (Glenville)
D. Crum (Portmarnock) -v- C. Darcy (Glenville)

Junior Gents
Prelims begin at approximately 12pm on Saturday the 13th in Glenville, all other entrants to be at the course at 1:15pm for the live first round draw

A. Murphy (RGSC) -v- T. Guinane (Glenville)
MJ Maher (Lucan) -v- D. Warren (Glenville)
T. Nolan (Glenville) -v- J. Condron (Lucan)
A. Doyle (Lucan) -v- K. Potter (Glenville)
G. Walsh (CPM) -v- P. McMenamin (Glenville)

Senior Ladies
Prelims begin at 9:30am on Saturday the 13th in RGSC, all other entrants to be at the course at 11:00am for the live first round draw

S. Sheridan (Glenville) -v- S. Elmes (Portmarnock)
G. Hoey (RGSC) -v-D. Mason (Old County)
L. Thomson (Glenville) -v- S. Keeley (RGSC)
H. Greagsbey (Fairview CY) -v- M. Shiels (Ringcommons)
P. Condron (Lucan) -v- G. Ward (Portmarnock)

Inter Ladies
Prelims begin at 10:00am on Saturday the 13th in RGSC, all other entrants to be at the course at 11:30am for the live first round draw

S. Crinion (Fairview CY) -v- A. O’Shea (Old County)
E. O’Gorman (Lucan) -v-C. Tracey (RGSC)
N. O’Gorman (Ringcommons) -v- M. O’Toole (Glenville)
S. McDonnell (Lucan) -v- M. Salmon (Glenville)
D. Curran (Old County) -v- L. Greene (RGSC)

Junior Ladies
Prelims begin at 10:30am on Saturday the 13th in RGSC, all other entrants to be at the course at 11:30am for the live first round draw

A. Sargent (Old County) -v- A. Smith (Old County)
M. Dooley (RGSC) -v- E. Hanna (Erin’s Isle)
E. Woodward (Erin’s Isle) -v- N. Moore (RGSC)
M. Carroll (RGSC) -v- A. Murphy (RGSC)
S. Fleming (Old County) -v- D. Egan (Glenville)
C. Mulvey (Glenville) -v- D. Keane (Lucan)