Archive for September 2018

Dublin Grip

The Dublin Grip competition will take place

on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October.

Entries close on Wed 3rd October.

The 4 courses are Glenville, Lucan, RGSC and Erins Isle

Erins Isle Scratch Cup this Sunday the 23rd of September is Cancelled

Dublin Board Meeting – this Monday the 17th September @ 7.45pm in Old County

Our sponsor Payzone will be making a presentation to us on a solution they have that helps clubs/societies such as ourselves become more cashless. Ciara Donovan from Payzone will be joining us to tell us more and we will be starting at 7.45pm – we will commence our normal meeting thereafter.

Glenville Scratch Cup – Sunday the 16th September

The Glenville Scr cup commences at 08.30 with last card at 2 30 this Sunday the 16th September. The course is in magnificent order and a great day, as always, is to be had. 

2nd Place @ National Inter County for Ladies & Gents

Both the Ladies & Gents Dublin teams put in good performances over the weekend and the 2nd place finishes represented considerable achievement especially in the Gents event up against strong competition in the Kingdom. However when the dust settles after a busy weekend, they won’t need to scratch the surface too deep to see where it unravelled.  For the ladies they can look back to Saturday afternoon’s 2nd round in the scotch. In fairness Kildare could have wrapped up the event after 1 round when they were 13 clear at one stage during the 1st round, but an untidy finish saw them come back to the field and were just 4 ahead of us after 18. However in the 2nd round as we struggled to a combined +1 the champions added -12 to their score and took a 14 shot lead into Sunday’s singles. For the ladies knowing they could outscore their rivals in the singles, they had just left themselves too much to do. They did do well on Sunday and they halved the deficit but on a very tough courses where scoring was very tough reeling in a 14 shot gap was always going to be a bridge too far. The Dubs knew barring a very bad weekend they should be contesting the championship with Kildare and that’s how it proved. There was plenty of positives not least Sheelagh Elmes shooting a wonderful round of 52 after the 60 with Glenda on Saturday and Ger Ward as well broke par on Sunday. Pauline Balfe can be proud of her debut at this level her score was comparable with the likes of Chrissie and Marion Byrne and at 70+ Philo Condron more than held her own as well.

In the gents event, the downfall can be pinpointed to one hole, rarely if ever in an Inter County has one hole cost a Dublin team so many shots. Two 6’s and a 9 were scores recorded at the notorious 16th hole during Dublin rounds at the weekend, it cost the team 12 shots in a score that left them 13 shots adrift of winners Cork. Add in the fact that the Dubs were a combined -1 for their last 15 holes after a mid-round burst of birdies and the fact our opening scotch were -8 through 6 holes and finished -11, you can clearly see where the shots were dropped. On the plus side it wasn’t a case of not being good enough for the team, they can definitely learn from the mistakes and come back stronger in 2019 where McDonagh will host the championships and that is a course no Dublin team should fear. To win in RGSC in 2016 represented a huge achievement for the Dublin team; to win yesterday would have been on a different scale and laid down a significant marker. They didn’t do that but they did plant the seeds. The guys did very well, they made mistakes they will learn and they proved to themselves they can go to places like Deerpark and take on the best in Munster and really make their mark. Well done to all on a very good weekend.  Congrats to the selectors as well and the teams on all the efforts they put in. We all look forward to what 2019 has in store.

2018 DCB Matchplay Results

Report from Lucan:

Lucan played host to the Dublin Matchplay finals. In the Seniors,  Lucan’s Anthony Malone took on Old County’s Tom O Reilly in the final. Anthony going in search of the Matchplay title for this decade (won in 80′s, 90′s 00′s) he showed from earlier he was a man on a mission… Tom turned 2 down and got it back to 1 down, but Skinner found another gear and his name will go down on cup as winner in another decade.

The Inter Gents final was an all Lucan affair , David Hayden jnr taking on Tom McMorrow, both gents searching for  that illusive Matchplay title. Tom 2up on the turn, Dave didn’t want to be the bridesmaid again and dug deep to win out the winner in the 35th. In the Juniors Lucan’s Terry O’Shaughnessy took on Dublin legend John O’Keefe. A close game from start to finish with Terry sealing the deal on 35.

In the Juniors ladies Angela Shanahan was in battle with John’s doubles partner and another huge supporter of pitch and Putt, Theresa King. Although Angela turned 2 up, Theresa was not giving up and a run of good holes seen the match turn completely. Angela fought back, but this was a cup Theresa has been in search of for a long time and ran out the winner on 34.

The Inter ladies was an all Shandon affair, with Maree O’Toole taking on Mary Fulham. The cup was always making it’s way back to the home of Mr Eamonn Birchall, but which lady would bring it back… that honour fell to Maree O’Toole and in an emotional speech dedicated her win to “Uncle Eamonn”.

The juveniles played out their final with 2 superb young lads from Glenville; Daragh McGibney & Luke Devlin. A huge credit must go to Glenvilles Christine Mulvey who brought back the juvenile section in Glenville and invests a lot of time and passion into bringing the juveniles through. They both did her, themselves and the Glenville Club proud. Luke came out on top over club mate Darragh 5 & 4 after a tight battle all the way through the contest. Daragh could consider himself unlucky to be 1 down after 18 holes but Luke was determined to hang on in there through some tricky moments and gradually brought the match his way.

We would like to thank the Lucan club for hosting the event and presenting the course in such superb condition.. To Glenville Pitch&Putt Club for taking on the qualifiers at such short notice, the course is possibly in the best condition ever seen. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who took part.

Lucans treble win in the Gents Senior, Inter and Junior was dedicated to an honorary member who passed away that weekend, Mr Patrick Croke.

Paddy Croke (snr) R.I.P.

A sad day for the Lucan club with the passing of Paddy Croke (snr) one of their honorary members. Our condolences to his family and his many friends may he Rest In Peace.

Dublin Matchplay Finals in Lucan Sept 2nd

Semi-Finals order of play for Sunday 2nd September in Lucan:
Senior Gents Semi-Finals
9.00am Paddy Noonan (Lucan) v Thomas O’Reilly (Old County)
9.10 am Anthony Malone (Lucan) v  Chris Gallagher(Lucan)
Inter Gents Semi-Finals
9.20am David Hayden II (Lucan) v David Horan (Glenville)
9.30am  Tom McMorrow (Lucan) v Lennon Blake (Old County)
Ladies Junior Semi-Finals
9.40am Dolores Mullen (Glenville) v Teresa King (Cpm)
9.50am Eileen Cousins (Glenville) v Angela Shanahan(Lucan)
Finals order of play
10.40am Senior Gents-Tba
10.50am Inter Gents-Tba
11.00am Inter Ladies Final
Maree O’Toole (Shandon) v Mary Fullam (Shandon)
11.10am Under-16 Final
Luke Devlin (Glenville) v Daragh McGibney (Glenville)
11.20am Junior Gents Final
Terry Shaughnessy (Lucan) v John O’Keefe (Glenville)
11.30am Junior Ladies-Tba
*Finals are approximate times hopefully we can start them earlier and players are asked to check in 15mins pre tee time*
Best of luck to all players involved. P.P.U.I. dress code applies to all players.