Plenty of activity in the McCalmont matchplay for both the ladies and men and after the completion of the first round in both competitions the pairings for the 2nd round which has to be played before the 30th June is as follows;
Alan Hearne v John Keane, Bill Fanning v Maurice Nelligan, David Kelly v John O’ Malley, Mark Delahunty v Brian Blanchfield, Peter Gray v John O’ Dwyer, John Thornton v Peter Quigley, Andrew Nixon v Frank Smyth and John O’ Connor v Michael. Coughlan or Brian Nevin. In the ladies match play the quarter final line-up looks like this, Myra Phelan v Helen Hedigan, Aileen Magee v Brenda O’ Sullivan, Rebecca Nixon v Mary Cotter and Helen Walsh v Bernie Madigan.
The Golfer of the Year in both categories is now entering a crucial time for players to gain valuable points with the J. B. Carr Trophy to be played for on Sunday 24th June followed by the Captains’ Prizes on the weekend of the 8th July. At the moment the men’s section is being led by John O’ Dwyer with 21 points. In second place come Sean Brett and Finbar O’ Neill some seven points behind, with five players in third place on 12 points, Kevin McCartan, Alan Hearne, Hugh O’ Connor, Brian Blanchfield and Tim Kavanagh, but this leader board could rapidly change by Mid-July.
In the ladies section the leader on 31 points is Amelia Drumm who is closely pursued by Bernie Madigan on 30 points. Brenda O’ Sullivan has 25 points in third place with Ruth Mulholland, Rebecca Nixon and Ann Marie McEvoy filling the remaining three places with 22, 20 and 19 points respectively.
The last team standing in inter club competitions made their exit recently when the ladies Miele Fourball Team lost to near neighbours, Gowran Park G.C. Unfortunately for the club it means another year without a pennant that is planning to be very elusive to win.
Two competitions were decided in the past week with the June Ladies Invitation Day played on Wednesday last. This was a Fourball Betterball event and the winning combination of Laura Mahony and Aileen Condon had three shots to spare from their nearest opposition, Ruth Mulholland and Susan Hill. They in turn just pipped Kathleen Gaffney and Phil Doyle on a countback with Bernie Madigan and Mandy O’ Brien finishing in fourth spot.
Last Sunday the third round of the Summer League was played and this resulted in a win for Alan Hearne who returned 36 points to win by a shot from Paul Madigan with Gary Walsh in third spot three shots further adrift. Alan had nines of 17 and 19 points respectively with Paul scoring 17 and 18 points on each nine holes.
Results June Ladies Invitation Day
Laura Mahony (17)
Aileen Condon (18) Malahide G.C…………39 points.
Ruth Mulholland (12)
Susan Hill (36) Achill G.C…………………36 points.
Kathleen Gaffney (21)
Phil Doyle (12) Kilkenny G.C……………..36 points.
Bernie Madigan (12)
Mandy O’ Brien (23) Callan G.C……………34 points.
Summer League Sunday 10th June
Winner: Alan Hearne(7)……………………………..36 points.
Second: Paul Madigan(3)……………………………35 points.
Third: Gary Walsh(Scr)…………………………….32 points.