Archive for September 2015

Five Titles for the Dubs at National Over 55 Championships

It has been a memorable weekend for Dublin players at the All Ireland over 55 championships in Old County. The Kimmage Club hosted a stunning championship in their 1st ever national title with the marquee pitch & putt matching the marquees erected at the back of their 18th green. Their course was full of stewards and volunteers and scoreboards were placed around the course for players & spectators to keep up to date with the action. On the course the Dublin players prospered as we walked away with no less than 5 titles and a host of podium finishes. In the ladies championships on Saturday. RGSC Captain Ger Holland claimed the top prize with some champagne pitch & putt, she was the only player to break par on route to an excellent 109 on a very testing course, she came from down the field to bypass the holder Margaret Hogan and win her 1st National singles title. There was more good news with CYMC’s Ger Edwards finishing in third spot after a fine display.

The Inter event belonged to the host club with Agnes Redmond like Ger Holland recovering from a slow start to roar back and edge out Riverdale’s Margaret Forde. Agnes victory was well received by the home club and she was a very worthy winner. The Munster lady had lead by 5 shots after 18 holes.

The Junior championship again saw more Dublin success with the likeable Catherine Fox winning the title for Glenville. Catherine led from the front and despite some pressure over the closing holes completed the victory and in turn delivered a hat-trick of ladies titles for Dublin.

On Sunday the Dubs were chasing more success and it duly arrived. Another sunny day greeted the players and there was some hot scoring too. In the Juniors Ed Janssen from Netherlands via Glenville recovered superbly from a slow start to edge out another Dub Alan Doyle from CPM for 3rd spot. The win went to Ryston with Aidan Whelan finishing on -1.

The Inter event though saw the Dubs come to the fore. Albert Mithen and Anto Carroll were well placed after 18, but Al suffered his troubles on round 2 to drop out on contention. Anto though stayed at the head of affairs and his score of 102 was enough for a three shot success. Well done to Anto on his fabulous victory. There was hard luck for Glenville’s Emmett Donnelly as he missed out on a top 3 finish after three players finished tied on -3.

The Senior event was terrific to watch an we expected the likes of Pat Kelly, Kevin Bermingham and Anthony Malone to challenge strongly. All three were well in the mix after round 1 and so was Charlie Egan. Frank Ryan led the way. In Round 2 Kevin failed to find the birdies but the other trio were at the head of affairs in the closing holes. Charlie Egan posted the leading score on -12 and it was up to DCB Chairman Anthony Malone to catch him and he duly pulled it off with a stunning pitch at the last and he won with a superb -13.  That gave Anthony two National titles in three years and completed an outstanding sequence of success for Dublin players over the 2 days. Anthony had recovered so well as he almost missed his tee time just getting to the tee box in the nick of time, but he showed great composure in the heat of battle. Well done to Charlie Egan on a superb showing as well. The Holder Wally Sheridan was third.

A memorable end to a stunning championship. Old County delivered a great show off the course coupled with the Dubs success on the course made it a championship to remember. Well done to Ger, Agnes, Catherine, Anto & Anthony on their wins.

The Final national championship of the season takes the players to Collins in Cork for the Mixed Foursomes next weekend and a number of Dublin Couples in action here.

Co Board Meeting

The next Co Board meeting will take place on Monday 21st September at 8 15pm. in RGSC.

Dublin Scratch Cup Series

This weekend sees on Saturday the Loughlinstown Scratch Cup up for grabs.
Hours of Play 8am to 1pm.19th September.

Sunday 20th September sees the CPM scratch Cup.
Hours of Play 9am to 1pm.
Best wishes to both clubs.

National Inter Co’s

The National inter counties took place over the weekend in Douglas Co Cork. Our ladies and gents teams took 3rd places despite not firing on all cylinders.The Douglas course proved extremely tricky and with some dubious pin positions some players were left frustrated and almost traumatized.The inclement weather caused the event to revert to a 36 hole shootout and we had no play on Sunday despite the best efforts of all concerned.Well done to Cork on winning both titles and to our own teams thanks for the great effort over the past few months.We can now look forward to next season and hopefully at home we can improve our finishing positions.

Lucan Retain Seniors League

The seniors league final took place today Tuesday 1st September in Glenville which was in top class condition.The holders Lucan took on Erins Isle in a match of contrasting fortunes.
Erins Isle took an early lead securing the first foursomes and when they also won the second and third Lucan were in big trouble.
The early exchanges in the singles were going Erins Isle way and they looked in total control.The Lucan team facing defeat in the face then started to claw back the Isles lead and when Johnny Price got their first point the tide was turning in their favor. Lucan got the next 2 points through Gerry Ward and Sean Dillon it was then game on. MJ Maher 3 down after 10 showed his inter co class by winning the next 5 holes to go 2up with 3 to play over Eddie Cleary . The last match out saw Jimmy Pegley in top form against Frank Reilly and he duly won on the 15th. This left it 4-3 to Lucan and with Mick Monahan having a titanic battle with Dave Potter Level after 17 MJ ‘s match was proving crucial.He was 2 up playing 17 and when he pitched the green Eddie needed at least a birdie to keep the match alive. He failed to do so and so the Old Co trophy was heading back to the 12th Lock for another year. Well done to Lucan on 3 in a row and hard luck to Erins Isle on a gallant effort but the experience will surely stand to them next season.
Our thanks to Mark and Breda on the running of the leagues this year.To the Glenville club for their facilities thank you its amazing to see the condition of your course after last year and every success for the future.