Archive for July 2016

Ladies Inter Co Trials

The final trial for our senior and inter ladies will take place in RGSC on Saturday 30th July at 4pm.

Leinster Mixed Foursomes

The qualifying for the above will take place in Glenville on Friday 5th August commencing at 5pm.

Lucan Open

The Lucan Open takes place this week 26th July to 30th July
Hours of play
Tuesday to Friday 10 until dusk
Saturday 10 until 5 pm

League Finals

The inters league final will take place on Thursday 28th July in Ierne between Old Co and Loughlinstown.
The ladies class 1 final between RGSC and Lucan is on Wednesday 3rd August in Old Co.

Great Win for Charlie Egan

Last Sunday 23rd July saw a great performance from evergeen Charlie Egan who produced a 15 under 93 to capture the seniors inter title in Fermoy. In the junior section Tom King followed up his good show in Portmarnock by going one better and getting the runner up spot.
The previous day saw Maree O’ Toole show a welcome return to form to finish runner up in the ladies seniors.Well done to all who represented us in Fermoy and congratulations to our prize winners.

Portmarnock Open & Scr Cup

The Portmarnock Open takes place from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd July, on Sunday 24th they host their Scratch cup.
Hours of play
Thurs/Fri 10- 8pm
Sat 9- 6pm
Sun 8am – 2pm

Dublin Under 16′s Match Play

On Saturday 16th July we had our under 16′s match play in Loughlinstown. The final saw recent stroke play champion Craig Hennessy against Lennon Blake in an all Old Co affair.Craig proved too strong for Lennon and thus become our champion for 2016, with Lennon again in the runner up spot.Our thanks to all who entered and some valuable experience was gained by some of our younger players. We thank the Loughlinstown club for hosting the event and best wishes to all our competitors in the coming months.

Gents Inter Co Trial

The final trial for the gents seniors takes place Saturday 23rd at 4pm in RGSC.
1600 K Redmond,G Healy,J Smith.
1605 T O Reilly, S Murray, J Joyce.
1610 P Nolan, P Noonan, J R Crangle.
1615 T Ryan,J Larkin, N Lenihan.
1620 P McGreal, D Monaghan,J Judge.
1625 G McGreal,D O Reilly, E Mithen
1630 H Kelly,A Mahoney,S Power
1635 J McLoughlin, A McGreal.

Senior League Final

Old Co and Loughlinstown contested the gents senior final in Glenville on Tuesday night. The two teams had met twice in the group stages with Old Co victorious on both occasions but Loughlinstown the holders were hoping to make it third time lucky. The opening foursomes saw Don McCormack and the experienced Al Mithen take on Tom O Reilly and Stephen Murray.O’Reilly and Murray are currently contesting strongly to get on the Dublin Inter Co team and looked on paper this should go to Old Co. The Old Co duo took a few holes to settle but were 3 up through the turn and added further to their advantage on the 12th, they eventually closed out the match on the 14th.In the second foursomes, JR & Gary Healy were up against Kevin Birmingham and Old Co captain Paul McGreal, this always looked like it might be a key battle in the context of the overall match and it was very tight.There was never more than 1 in it throughout, throughout but crucially the Old Co pair stole the lead on the 16th and sealed the win on the 17th to put the challengers 2 ahead.Match three was crucial for the champions and the wiley Hubert Kelly and Owen Mithen made no mistake, it was an error strewn affair but they held their nerve and won the 15th against George McGreal and Karl Murphy, so 2-1 to Old Co and all to play for in the singles.

The large crowd anticipated a close finish in the singles and they were not disappointed. George McGreal and Don McCormack were up first up and George was expected to win this but they were level through 9, George was struggling to sink any putts and Don was sticking close. A win for Loughlinstown here could swing the match their way,but crucially don took a bogey on 11 to hand George the lead and when he birdied the 12th to move two ahead , there was no way back for Don and George won 3& 2.

The 2nd singles match looked a cracker on paper, Tom O Reilly who calls Glenville his second home against gary Healy who is playing well and well placed to make the the Dublin team . It was a cagey affair all square through 9 and Gary 1 up through 10, then Tom levelled on the 12th only to move ahead on the 14th.Tom extended the lead on 15 only for Gary to reduce it again on 16 .It always looked destined to the distance and so it proved and Tom sunk a 4 foot putt on the last to seal the the win and edge Old Co to within 1 point of the title.

That point though didn’t arrive in match 3, Stephen Murray has been in top form of late and surely would have fancied his chances against Hubert Kelly, but Hubert  was on fire and Stephen below his recent form . Hubert was magnificent and a birdie on 8 followed by a hole in one on the tricky 9th and birdie on 10 put paid to Stephen’s challenge and it was game on again.

In match 4  JR faced Kevin Bermingham, JR had failed to reach his usual high standards in the foursomes but bounced back well to move 2 up after 9 against Kevin. That extended to 3 after 10 and it looked game over, but a birdie by Kevin on 14 and a chip in on 15 left the deficit at just 1.When Kevin pitched to two feet on 16, it looked like he might level it, but JR responded magnificently to match it and Kevin was unable to get the hole back he needed and it was 4-3.With two matches on the course.

Paul McGreal was 3 down Eoin and Karl was 1 down to Albert it looked like Loughlinstown might secure the vital points.However Paul McGreal slowly fought his way back and won the 14th and 16thto reduce the lead to 1 and both rolled in sizable putts on the 17th to leave Paul needing to win the last to force tie holes,he pitched to 4 feet and Eoin found himself long.

Coming right behind was Karl and Albert  and Karl was responding well from a poor showing in the foursomes to draw level on the 15th. He then pitched a beauty on 16th but was spared having to sink it when Albert had a bogey and on the 17th Albert again found trouble and his bogey was to allow Karl the hole to win the match and he made no mistake.It was joy all round for Old Co winning the Senior league in their 50th year and a great advertisement for the game,both teams can play better but as a spectacle it was thoroughly absorbing and entertaining.JR was very generous in his praise to Old Co in his speech  and Paul McGreal paid tributes to Loughlinstown on their great efforts and wished them well for the rest of the season.The Glenville course was in great condition and many thanks for hosting the final.Well done to both teams on a great final and a special thanks to Junior Smith who is doing a great job on running the leagues.

Attention now switches to the gents Inter semi finals with Erins Isle v Old Co on Thursday 21st in Lucan and CPM v Loughlinstown on Monday 25th in Glenville with the final in Ierne on Thursday 28th July.

Inter Co Trials

The trials process for inter and juniors is complete the team’s are,

Anthony Carroll

Derek Healy

Glen Woodward

Gary Ryan

Paul  Griffin

Tom  McMorrow  sub  Ryan Cooney

Juniors

Danny Kilduff

Keith Potter

Stephen Needham

Dave Roy

Darren Egan

Rossi O Reilly sub Ted Flynn

Inter manager Dave Hayden, Junior manager Breda  Boyle