Mount Juliet Golf Notes

Golf news and competition results from Mount Juliet Golf Club, Co. Kilkenny

The results of our Golf Open Day on August 26th

Results – Open Four Person Team Event, Tuesday 26th August 2014
Winners       Diarmuid Kinsella (14) (Portlaoise)

Tom Kinsella (18) (Courtown)

Jack Kavanagh (17) (Courtown)

Steve Greene (13) (Ballymoney)

95 points (last 6)
Second Ted Kennedy (16) (Templemore)

Dessie Hennessy (16) (Templemore)

Jack Looby (15) (Thurles)

Paul Kennedy (17) (Thurles)

95 points

For future open days please visit or call Karl on 056 777 3012.

Mount Juliet played host to the G.U.I. Leinster Final of the Senior Cup for men last weekend and there was an upset when Rosslare won the title against their more fancied opponents. In the quarter finals which were played Saturday morning, U.C.D. beat Portmarnock on a score of 3/2, Hermitage beat Naas by 3½ to 1½ with Headfort beating The Island on a similar scoreline while Rosslare beat Carton House by 3/2. In the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon, Hermitage accounted for U.C.D. by 3½ to 1½ and Rosslare beat Headfort by 4 matches to 1. In the final on Sunday, Rosslare easily accounted for Hermitage on a scoreline of 4/1 when Rosslare won the first three matches the remaining two matches were called in. Rosslare now progress to the All Ireland Semi-Finals which will be played in September and our good wishes go to them to win the coveted Pennant for the Province.

The Junior Captain’s (John Hession) Prize was also played last week and this resulted in wins for Jack Cullen and Hannah Reidy in their respective categories. Jack returned a fine score of 41 points to win the boys section. He had nines of 22 and 19 points respectively and after blitzing his first nine holes, which included a birdie on the long 8th, he was brought down to earth by double bogeying the long 10th and dropped a further shot on the 11th but he regained his composure by scoring a fine eagle three on the long 17th. Jeff O’Loughlin was runner-up on 40 points with Jack Walsh in third place on 38 points.

Hannah had different nines to Jack by scoring 16 and 23 points respectively for her nines and after failing to score on the 12th she made amends by parring her last three holes for a winning finish. She finished 3 shots clear of Julia Carr with Kate Eustace filling third place. Great to see the good entry for both competitions and some fine golf being played by both the boys and girls.

There was a Member/Guest 3 Person Rumble played last Sunday which was affected by rain for the late starters with much better conditions for the early risers. There was a reasonable entry of teams and the honours went to the team led by Brian Blanchfield who recorded 81 points to snatch victory on a countback from a team of Sean O’Neill, Fr. Pat Duggan and his brother Liam. Both teams scored 39 and 42 points respectively for their respective
nine holes.

Results – Junior Captain’s Prize, Tuesday 19th August
Boys Winner Jack Cullen (10) 41 points
Second Jeff O’Loughlin (9) 40 points
Third Jack Walsh (13) 38 points
Girls Winner Hannah Reidy (25) 39 points
Second Julia Carr (36) 35 points
Results – Member/Guest 3 Person Rumble, Sunday 24th August
Winners Brian Blanchfield (9)

Declan Stapleton (15) (Templemore)

Michael Finn (12) (Mahon Point)

81 points (back 9)
Second Sean O’Neill (16)

Fr. Pat Duggan (18) (Kilkenny)

Liam Duggan (12) (Callan)

81 points

Next Sunday the Member’s Summer League continues and on Saturday 6th September the President’s (Des Fitzgerald) Prize and the Lady President’s (Rita Garvey) Prize will be played for. Timesheets are now open for both competitions with times available on Friday afternoon for players who are unable to play on Saturday.


With only two more competitions left to decide the Golfer of the Year for 2014, the leaderboards in both the Ladies and the Men’s divisions are beginning to take on a look of finality.  The two competitions left are in September with the Presidents’ Prizes and the September Medal down for decision.  In the men’s section, the leader is Graham Robinson with 35 points.  He is followed in second place by Hugh O’Connor on 31 points with Dermot Fennelly in third place on 22 points and Michael Collins a point further back.  It appears at this stage that the winner will emerge from these four golfers.

The long time leader in the ladies section, Bernie Madigan, still holds a commanding lead with 55 points and she is 10 points clear of her nearest pursuer, Geraldine Higgins, with Ruth Mulholland on 39 points and Helen Walsh in fourth spot on 35 points.

On the competition front the Ladies Invitation Day for August was a 3 Person Scramble and this was won by Brenda O’Sullivan, Helen Walsh and Margaret Clandillon with a one over par gross score of 74 and when handicaps were adjusted they had a nett of 67.4.  They had a fraction to spare over Laura Mahony’s team with Kathleen Hession’s team in third place.

Last Wednesday there was a Member/Guest 4 Person Team Event played and the winners were Fr. Pat Duggan, Liam Duggan, Michael Farrell and Sean O’Neill with a score of 96 stableford points.  The winning team scored nines of 49 and 47 points respectively and had two points to spare from Ray O’Malley’s team with Peter O’Flaherty’s team in third spot a further two points adrift.

Diary: The Lady Helen Friday Evening Social League continues this Friday and on a Sunday next there will be a Member/Guest 3 Person Scramble.

Results – Ladies Invitation Day, 6th August



Brenda O’Sullivan (17)

Helen Walsh (23)

Margaret Clandillon (26)  

67.4 Nett


Laura Mahony (17)

Sally Ann O’Connor (14) (The K Club)

Helen Close (7) ( Killeen Castle)  

68.2 Nett


Kathleen Hession (18)

Breda Ryan (8) (Callan)

Rita O’Neill (7) (Callan) 

69 Nett

Results – Member/Guest 4 Person Team Event, Wednesday 13thAugust




Sean O’Neill (16)

Fr. Pat Duggan (18) (Kilkenny)

Liam Duggan (12) (Callan)

Michael Farrell (17) (Ballybunion)   

96 points



Ray O’Malley (12)

Paul Ferriter (8) ( Killeen Castle)

Steven O’Shaughnessy (8) (Rathsallagh)

Barry Herterich (8) (Tramore)

94 points



Peter O’Flaherty (13)

David Murray (14) (Tramore)

John Murphy (16) (Tramore)

Brian Lanigan (9) (Tramore) 

92 points


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