Archive for September 2017

Erins Isle Scratch Cup

Erins Isle Scratch Cup Results:
Winner: Charlie Egan -27
R/up: Anthony Malone -27
3rd: Ian Dillon -21
Last 18: Sean Goggins -8
Inters: Thomas Barry -12
Junior: Andrew O’Brien -7
Ladies: Ger Ward -5

Leinster Matchplay Finals



Navan have informed the PPUI of the following in relation to practice: the course will be open Monday to Thursday from 10am till dusk and will be closed all day Friday. There will be no charge for those who have qualified.


There is no Ladies Senior grade in Leinster due to the low entry. The Inter and Junior Ladies will play their first rounds on Sat in Castletown with an 11.30am shot-gun start. The Quarter Finals will be played at 2pm at the same venue again with a shot-gun start, before play concludes for the day.

The Ladies Semi-Finals will be in Navan on Sunday at 11.30am and the Finals will be at the same venue at 2.30pm.


The Inter Gents will also be in Castletown on Sat for their first round with a 9.00am shot-gun start, with the second round at 11.30am with a shot-gun start. The Gents Inter Qtr-Finals will be played at 2.00pm, again a shot-gun start.

The Junior Gents will be in Navan on Sat for their first round with a 9am shot-gun start, with the second round at 11.30am with a shot-gun start.

The Senior Gents will also be in Navan on Sat with a shot-gun start for Round 1 at 11.30am. Round 2 will start at 2.00pm, again in Navan with a shot-gun start.

Sunday’s proceedings will all be in Navan with the Junior & Senior Gents starting the day off with their Qtr-Finals at 9.00am. The semi-finals are down for an 11.30am start and the finals to get going at 2pm

Dublin Grip Competition

The closing date for the Grip is extended to Friday 29th September.

Erin’s Isle Scratch Cup

Glenville Scratch Cup

Glenville held their annual Scratch Cups on Sunday with the attendance just under the 100 player mark. Out early before making his way to Croke Park, Joe Joyce the defending champion would be heading to the All Ireland Final in a joyous mood after shooting -17 for his two rounds, he though, was to be in for a surprise when he arrived back for the playoff!
Glenville teammate Julian Kelly has been a man of great consistency in 2017 and he was to join Joe on the -17 total and joint leaders they would remain until the last few groups finished. Within those groups, Sean Goggins a winner here 2yrs ago, was once again finding the Glenville course to his liking and blew the field apart by shooting a stunning -23 total and a 6 shot lead with 18 holes to go.

The ladies Scratch Cup was won by Ger Ward following up her recent victories in Old County and the John Smith Scratch Cup. The local club had winners in the ladies Class 2 with Marion Nolan taking the prize with Mick Keenan and Keith Potter landing the Intermediate and Junior prizes respectively.

The playoff field in behind was packed within 4 shots of each other but nobody could get close to the leading trio. Stephen Murray of Old County put in a superb finish after a slow start and took the final 18 prize with -8 and coming from the pack to leave a target of -18. This was soon passed by William Buckley Jnr and Gary Healy but neither were to taste success this weekend.

Julian Kelly out in the 2nd last group, put in another superb showing with a final round of -7 giving him a total of -24 and that would be good enough to take 2nd spot. Joe Joyce was to finish in 3rd spot as in the final group with Sean Goggins, Joe was overshadowed by a display rarely seen in this game at competition level. Joe could only admire and watch Sean Goggins fly away to the title by 9 shots as he fired in a final round of -10 to finish the day with a staggering -33 total. A truly remarkable score that could have easily been bettered as he was -34 with 5 holes to go!

A 2nd title in 3yrs for Sean Goggins and a brilliant display to witness. Sean thanked all the groundstaff as the course has improved immensely over the past couple of years with the greens in fantastic condition. The club will now look forward to hosting the Gents National Strokeplay in 2018 and with a display like that, Sean Goggins will be one of the punter’s favourites if he qualifies for the finals after a display of total domination.

WINNER, Seán Goggins, McBride’s ,
R/up Julian Kelly, Glenville
3 Joe Joyce, Glenville.
Last 18 Stephen Murray Old County.
Inter Gents winner, Michael Keenan, Glenville
Junior Gents winner, Keith Potter, Glenville
Ladies Winner Ger Ward, Portmarnock
Grade 2 winner Marian Nolan, Glenville.

Co Board Meeting

The next board meeting will take place in RGSC at 8 15 pm  Monday 18th September


Dublin’s All-Ireland Inter Counties Review

Over the past weekend, both the Dublin Ladies & Gents Inter County teams travelled to Ryston P&P Club in Newbridge, Co.Kildare in defence of the titles they had won last season.

On Saturday morning the Gents were out with the host county Kildare in the final groupings in the opening Scotch Foursomes. The team just like in the Leinster Inter County were lead off brilliantly by Chris Gallagher(Lucan) and Gary Healy(Loughlinstown) with a super round of -12. This was added to by Junior Smith (RGSC) & Stephen Murray (Old County) with another very good score of -9. The final pairing of George McGreal (Old County) & JR Crangle (Loughlinstown) also added to the score with a battling -8 to set a great team total of -29 to sit one shot behind the early leaders Limerick.

In the afternoon singles, Chris Gallagher once again started the team off with a brilliant score in the deteriorating conditions with a -6 round which was backed up by Gary Healy’s -5. Stephen Murray was next in with -2 with Junior Smith adding another -3 to the building score. -4 from George McGreal and -2 from JR Crangle left the lads on -49 a disappointing 11 shots behind the leading counties of Louth and Cork.

Just as the men finished their rounds, the ladies started their campaign with the first of their two scotch foursomes. Leading the team out, Sheelagh Elmes(Portmarnock) & Maree O’Toole(Shandon) got them off to a solid start with -3. The RSGC duo Siobhan Keeley & Glenda Hoey struggled in the driving wind and rain and could only bring in a score of +1. The team captain Ger Ward (Portmarnock) clicked into gear with her partner Ger Holland (RGSC) as they put in a superb round of -8 to get them within a shot of the leaders Kildare.

Another round of the scotch foursomes format was to follow as the evening weather continued to batter the Ryston club. Once again, Maree and Sheelagh put in a brave performance from the front with another consistent round of -4. The 2nd double pairing of Glenda and Siobhan improved their score from earlier with -2 while the final doubles partnership of the two Ger’s  shot a round of -6 to once again kept the team within touching distance of an ever growing gap to the leaders Kildare who had now gone 10 shots ahead with just the singles to come on Sunday morning.

The ladies singles were first for our Dublin teams with them taking to the course around 10 am. Taking on the home Kildare contingent with 5 Ryston members was always going to be tough and so it proved as they put in a consistent performance to romp away to the title. Some of our ladies will be disappointed with their performances but in truth, they have done all they could against a formidable opponent. Ger Ward once again lead the team with her score of -4 one of only 5 rounds under par in the ladies grade showing how tough the conditions were in the early morning wind and rain. 33 shots separated the teams at the end with the Dublin ladies just about holding off the Cork side by just 3 strokes.

In the afternoon it was the men’s turn to try and retain the Anchor Cup but they knew only a special performance would do so with them lying in 6th position and 11 shots behind. The foursomes have become a tough format in the Gents Inter County over the last few years with the Dublin team ably helped with our leagues playing that format. They once again helped the team as they put in 3 consistent rounds of -5 to give themselves a glimmer of hope going into the final singles rounds of at least a placing. The scoring now read Louth -78, Cork -72, Limerick & Kerry -66, Kildare -65 and Dublin & Wexford -64 with just 5 singles scores to count.

Chris Gallagher once again lead by example with a brilliant start of -8, he was quickly followed in by Gary Healy who shot -6. Junior Smith & Stephen Murray were also inspired and came back strongly on the back 9 to finish on -7 each and giving Dublin a glimmer of hope. George McGreal also added another two strokes to the total with JR Crangles score not counting. The team finished with a score of -30 for the singles and a final score of -94 which would prove challenging for all the other sides still on the course. As Louth’s battling performance started to come to a halt the Cork team started to grow in confidence. They calmly negotiated the final few holes despite some mishaps with Declan Freeman’s club head coming off and after a replacement was found he pitched superb shots to 16&17 ultimately confirming the Anchor Cup’s reacquaintance with the Rebels. A brilliant fight back by the Dublin team but also a superb performance by the Cork men who upheld their favourites tag with 5 shots to spare over both Dublin and Louth with Dublin grabbing the 2nd spot on the 6th card countback.

A 2nd place double for the Dublin teams. A great defence was put up by both teams and their dedication over the past few weeks has been second to none. All players can hold their heads high as they have contributed to a superb challenge in both Leinster and All Irelands. Well done to all and thank you to all selectors and supporters.


Senior Gents: Damian Creevey(Lucan) beat Gary Healy (Loughlinstown) 39th

Inter Gents: Charlie Egan (Old County) beat Tom Judd (Portmarnock) 2&1

Junior Gents: Jay Condron (Lucan) beat Des Kelleher (Erins Isle) 7&6

Ladies Senior: Philo Condron (Lucan) beat Barbara Furlong (Lucan) 2&1
Ladies Inter: Pauline Balfe (Old County) beat Helen Greagsbey (Fairview CY) 4&3

Ladies Junior:Susan Ritchie (RGSC) beat Theresa Boland (Ringcommons) 4&3

Dublin Match Plays

Erins Isle takes centre stage tomorrow with finals and semi finals taking place.
Gents Senior
0930 A Malone V D Creevey (1)
O940 G Healy v K Corcoran (2)
Ladies Junior
0950 A O Shea v S Ritchie (3)
1000 T Boland v B Cody (4)
Finals will commence @ 1100 approx.

Gents Senior Final Winner 1 v Winner 2
Ladies Senior Final P Condron v B Furlong
Gents Inter Final C Egan v T Judd
Ladies Inter Final P Balfe v H Greagsbey
Junior Gents Final J Condron v D Kelleher
Ladies Junior Final Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 4
Best of luck to all competitors.