Derry McCarthy, captain 2018-
It is a massive honour for me to become Mens’ Club Captain of this great golf club for 2018. I am acutely aware of the responsibility of the role which has been bestowed upon me and will vow to carry it out to the best of my ability.
I am conscious of the fact that we are but custodians of the Club and that we need to uphold the traditions and values that make this a great Club, and hopefully lay the foundations for continued success for those who come after us.
I am extremely proud to be leading our Club into what shall be our 125th year. It promises to be a great year and will kick off with Paul McGinley coming to the Club on to accept his Honorary Life Membership. I hope to see a great turnout for this award, and wish to publicly thank Denis Cronin who first mooted the idea of an award, and Michael Crossan and Victor Mulcahy who pulled the event together, working diligently behind the scenes.
I Joined the Club in 2002 along with an influx of my contemporaries who had learned the basics and honed our craft from our time spent at Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club.
On that note it would be remiss not to mention the passing of Con Hartnett, who among others instilled a great sense of volunteerism in us as young lads at the Pitch & Putt Club, and I had the privilege of serving on my first ever Committee role in 1994 while Con was commencing his 21st and final year as Treasurer.
The apple did not fall from the tree in this regard as Con’s son, Liam, takes his leave from us on Committee having served with distinction in various roles since 2012. We thank you Liam for what you have achieved during your time in office.
I would sincerely like to thank Captain Chris Collins who put his faith in me, and brought me onto Committee in 2012 and I have since had the great pleasure to work with Captains’ James Ormonde, Michael Quirke, Liam Hartnett and Declan McCarthy. Presidents’ Ollie Creedon, Sean Coyne, Denis Cronin and Arthur Hanley also attended and added invaluable experience to our Committee meetings over the years and I can only hope that I have retained some of the knowledge that these wise men have imparted, during that time.
I thank the Management Council of the Club for their efforts on our behalf and hope to make a valuable contribution on behalf of all Club members in that forum for 2018.
I would sincerely like to thank the Mens’ Committee for their unwavering dedication to our Club, and personally for your support over the years. I sincerely welcome Ian Cronin to Committee for 2018 and wish to thank James Curran who has agreed to be Vice-Captain for the year ahead, along with Hon. Sec. Tommy Barry, Hon. Treasurer Harry O’Neill, Competition Sec. Tommy Galvin, Handicap Sec. Donal O’Sullivan, PRO Victor Mulcahy, Junior Officer John Curtin, and Committee members Michael Maher & Eddie O’Sullivan.
I wish to sincerely thank Declan McCarthy who put his heart and soul into this Club since 2012 and congratulate him on his record of achievement over the years, and in particular, I must say that his year as Captain has been exemplary. This man has worked tirelessly on behalf of all of us over many years and it was my pleasure to have worked alongside him over that time, and very much look forward to more of the same in 2018.
To my fellow officers, Lady Captain Sheila Crowley, President Jack Buckley, Girls’ Captain Mairead Martin and Boys’ Captain Kieran O’Connor, I most sincerely wish you all the best for the year ahead, and with a little luck, a pennant or two might come our way, in this our 125th year in existence.
Men’s Singles Stroke Play Competition Sunday 4th February 2018 – Cashen Course
1st Jim Cox (21) 65pts
2nd Tom Joe O’Mahony(17) 67pts
3rd Patrick John O’Sullivan(12) 68pts
Gross James O’Callaghan (6) 78pts
4th John O’Halloran(14) 69pts
Spring League Leaders after Round 2
Patrick John O’Sullivan 15pts
Jim Cox 14pts
Alan Grimes 11pts
Sunday 11th February 2018 Men’s Foursomes Stableford Competition – Cashen Course
Ladies Voucher Competition Tuesday 30th January 2018 – Cashen Course
1st Meave Barrett (16) 32 pts
2nd Judy McMahon (25) 27 pts
3rd Patricia Gleeson (27) 26 pts
Saturday 10th February 2018 Ladies Spring League Competition Sponsored by the Horseshoe Bar Listowel
Tuesday 13th February 2018 Ladies Voucher Competition– Cashen Course
Senior Men’s Competitions:
Senior Men’s Competition Thursday 1st February 2018 – Cashen Course
1st Larry Hickey (22) 29pts
2nd Michael Barrett (18) 27pts
3rd Nicholas Hayes (18) 27pts
4th Declan Lovett (13) 26pts
5th Oliver Kearns (20) 25pts
6th Michael O’Callaghan (20) 25pts
7th Joe Costello (21) 25pts
8th Eddie Moylan (15) 24pts
Best Gross: Frank Dore 23pts
Vintage: Frank Whelan (20) 22pts
S. Vintage: Sean Walsh (19) 23pts
Thursday 8th February 2018 Senior Men’s Competition – Cashen Course
Senior Ladies Competitions:
Senior Ladies 9 Hole Competition Friday 2nd February 2018 – Cashen Course
1st June Hayes (35) 21pts
2nd Rosalie O’Neill (36) 17pts
Friday 9th February 2018 Senior Ladies 9 Hole Competition – Cashen Course
Sundays competition was a 3 Club + Putter Single Stableford Competition over 12 Holes.
1st Culhane, Mark 26 pts (06)
2nd Stack, Eamon 24 pts (12)
3rd Healy, Paddy 24 pts (11)
Next Sunday will be a 12 Hole Single Stableford Competition. Timesheet available online.
Times have been fixed by the GUI for the following competitions –
Country Clubs V Castlegregory in Castleisland on Sunday April 22nd at 12pm.
Jimmy Breun V Killorglin in Ceann Sibeal on Saturday May 12th at 10.30am
Pierce Purcell V Castleisland in Ballyheigue on Saturday May 26th at 9.10am
Junior Cup V Ballybunion in Castlegregory on Saturday June 30th at 8.40am
Michael Cashman Fourball V Ceann Sibeal in Ballyheigue must be played by June 3rd.
A new rule means caddies are not allowed in the Jimmy Bruen and Pierce Purcell.
15 hole Singles.
1st. Padraig O’Shea (10) 35pts.
2nd Paudie Kelleher (20) 33pts.
8 Hole Singles
1st Mike O’Brien (18) 19pts.
Next week 15 hole Singles Stableford.
Single 18 hole singles s/ford 3 rd \4th Feb
Sponsored by: Club
1st Mike Flaherty (22) 40 pts
Sat John A Casey (22) 24pts
Sun David Daly (7) 36 pts
Sunday 4th February 14 holes singles stableford
1st Martin Mitchel (12) 34pts
2nd Colm Sheehy (16) 33pts
3rd Maurice M O’Connor (10) 31pts
4th Peter O’Driscoll (14) 30pts
Sat 10th Feb: Casual Golf
Sun 11th Feb: 14 Hole Singles. 5th Tee start Sat 17th Feb: Casual Golf Sun 18th Feb: 14 Hole Singles. 5th Tee start
Sat 24th Feb: Castle Bar Spring League Qualifying Round (Min 2 per team to a max of 3 per team) Sun 25th Feb: Castle Bar Spring League Qualifying Round.
Sunday 4th February (round 1 Spring League)
1st Ber Walsh (14) 32pts
2nd Gorretti O Connor (15) 28pts
3rd Jenna Leen (21) 26pts
Wednesday 7th February 9 hole re-entry
Sunday 11th Feb round 2 sponsored by Garveys supervalu
Ceann Sibéal / Dingle Links
Club Sponsored 18 hole Singles S/Ford
1. Kieran Clancy (17) 38pts
2. Tom Hoare (13) 37pts
3. Liam O’Hanlon (10) 35pts
Club Sponsored 9 Hole Singles S/Ford
1. Maighréad Uí Chíobháin (7) 15pts
2. Eibhlín Ní Sheaghdha (20) 15pts
Sunday 4th February 2018 – 12 Hole Stableford
1st – Dolores Johnston (33) = 26 pts
2nd – Aileen Curtayne (25) = 25 pts
3rd – Elsie Stephens (34) = 23 pts
3 Man Rumble – 3 & 4 February 2018
Winners Michael Johnston (10)
Torlough Byrnes (8)
Val Broderick (8) 72 Pts
2nd Jimmy O’Neill (18)
Stephen O’Sullivan (24)
Stephen O’Sullivan (20) 71 Pts
NEXT WEEKEND 10 & 11 February 2018
Round 3 Spring League – Foursomes
Half Combined Handicaps