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Mount Juliet Golf Notes Monday 20th July 2015

Posted by Sean Cotter

The Summer League continued on Sunday last and this round was won by Jack Cullen who scored 36 points for victory. Jack was a shot clear of his nearest rivals, David Barron and Ned Kirwan, who returned 35 points each. Jack played steady golf with nines of 19 and 17 points respectively. The runner-up must rue his first nine holes when he scored only 14 points and came with a great charge on his last nine holes to score a further 21 points. The ladies section was won by Lynda Hickey with 33 points.

Last Saturday there was an 18 holes singles Member/Guest competition and this was won by Bryan Phelan with 36 points. Bryan won on a countback from Mick Finn and Jeff Howes. Bryan scored nines of 17 and 19 points respectively against his rivals back nines of 18 and 17 points each. The ladies section went to Teresa Spain with 33 points.

Last Wednesday the July Men’s Invitation Day took place with the format being a 3 Person Waltz Rumble with one score to count at the 1st, two scores at the 2nd and three scores at the 3rd and this format was continued for the remainder of the round. The day turned out to one of our nicest days on the weather front for a while and the Kilkenny based winning team returned a score of 77 points and this eased them past the Tipperary team, led by John Browne, who returned 75 points. Third place was secured with 73 points for Paul Mullen’s team. The winners had nines of 36 and 41 points and maybe the result may prove to be a sign of things to come in another code come the first Sunday in September.

With only four more competitions to count in the Golfer of the Year Trophy, the top of the leader board in the men’s section reads that two players, James “Cha” Fitzpatrick and Thomas Hession, share first place with 23 points followed by Martin O’Halloran and Paul Madigan on 20 points. The ladies section is led by Ruth Mulholland on 52 points with Bernie Madigan on 43 points in second place followed by Geraldine Higgins and Helen Walsh in third and fourth place on 33 and 30 points respectively.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Pride and Prejudice in the marquee this Thursday night and on the golf scene the Lady Helen Social League continues this Friday evening. On Sunday next there is a Member/Guest Scotch Mixed Foursomes over 18 holes.

Results – Men’s Invitation Day, 3 Person Waltz Rumble – Wednesday 15th July
Winners Sean O’Neill (15)
Fr. P. Duggan (18) (Kilkenny) 77 points
Liam Duggan (13) (Callan)
Second John Browne (18)
Fr. Ailbe O’Bric (22) (Dundrum) 75 points
Fr. Pat O’Gorman (19) (Dundrum)
Third Paul Mullen (15)
Michael Keating (12) (Killeen Castle) 73 points
John Leahy (13) (Hollystown)
Results – Member/Guest 18 Holes Singles, Saturday 18th July
Winner Bryan Phelan (19) 36 points
Second Michael Finn (12) 36 points
Third Jeff Howes (7) 36 points
Ladies Teresa Spain (18) 33 points
Results – Summer League 18 Holes Singles, Sunday 19th July
Winner Jack Cullen (9) 36 points
Second David Barron (17) 35 points
Third Ned Kirwan (9) 35 points
Ladies Lynda Hickey (20) 33 points


Men’s Invitation Day, Wednesday 15th July 2015
1 Member & 2 Guests, 3 Person Rumble

Winners Sean O’Neill (16)
Liam Duggan (13) (Callan) 79 points
Fr. Pat Duggan (18) (Kilkenny)
Second John Browne (18)
Ailbe O’Brick (22) (Dundrum) 75 points
Pat O’Gorman (19) (Dundrum)
Third Paul Mullen (15)
Michael Keating (12) (Killeen Castle) 73 points
John Leahy (13) (Hollystown)
Golfer of the Year – Men Golfer of the Year – Ladies
James Cha Fitzpatrick 23 Ruth Mulholland 55
Thomas Hession 23 Bernie Madigan 43
Martin O’Halloran 20 Geraldine Higgins 33
Paul Madigan 20 Helen Walsh 30
Paul Forde 19 Cathy Hoyne 29
Dermot Fennelly 19 Karan Murphy 25
Bill Connolly 19 Mary Quigley 21
Sean Brett 18 Lucia Ahern O’Flaherty 19
John Brett 17 Kathleen Brett 17
Graham Robinson 16 Helen Scully 15



Mount Juliet Golf Notes Monday 13th July 2015

Posted by Sean Cotter

As the old saying goes “ all good things come to an end” and so it was proved last Saturday in Tullamore Golf Club when the home team prevailed by a margin of 4 matches to 1 in the semi-final of the JB Carr Trophy. The result reads worse than the actual overall match finished, with two of the matches going to tie holes, when Mount Juliet came out the on the wrong side in both of these matches. The first result went Mount Juliet way with Billy Fanning/Sean O’Neill winning on the 14th but this was soon cancelled out by Owen Phelan/Chris McHugh losing on the 16th and with Ted Hoyne/Martin Walsh losing as well near home the overall result now rested with pairings of Finbarr O’Neill/Frank Smyth and Richie Tierney/Tommy Malone. Both these matches finished almost simultaneously with the Inistioge pairing losing on the 19th and Finbar /Martin losing on the 21st. So the run is over but credit must go to the whole panel of players for their commitment which was so capably managed by Dermot Fennelly and ably assisted by John O’Dwyer.

On the competition front, the July Monthly Medal was decided last Sunday with some fine scoring recorded by the various winners but none more so than by John McNena who blitzed around the course in returning a fabulous 46 points. John had nines of 19 and 27 points respectively and this included a double bogie 7 on the long 10th hole but he recovered from this minor setback to record a further 26 points for his last eight holes which included birdies on the 14th and 16th holes. This score made him a comfortable winner of category 3 with the lower category won by Hugh O’Connor with 39 points. Bill Connolly won his second medal of 2015 when he returned a similar score to Hugh to clinch category 2. Hugh just got home on a countback from Martin Brett by virtue of his second nine holes score of 21 points which included birdies at the 15th and 16th holes. Bill scored 20 and 19 points respectively in his round which included a birdie three at the 3rd. The ladies section was won by Karan Murphy with a steady 34 points comprised of nines 16 and 18 points which included a blank at the long 8th. The Junior prize was won by Luke Donnelly who returned a fine score of 35 points off his handicap of 1 which was made up of nines of 18 and 17 pts.

Diary News

This Wednesday the July Men’s Invitation Day takes place with a 3 person rumble and on Saturday there will be a Member/Guest competition and the format will be an 18 holes singles stableford. The Lady Helen Social League over 9 holes takes the stage on Friday evening and the Summer League continues next Sunday.

Results – July Monthly Medal 18 Holes Singles, Sunday 12th July
Category 1 Hugh O’Connor (7) 39 points
Category 2 Bill Connolly (16) 39 points
Category 3 John McNena (19) 46 points
Ladies Karan Murphy (31) 34 points
Junior Luke Donnelly (1) 35 points


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