The April Monthly Medal was decided last week and this was also the qualifier for the McCalmont Cup Matchplay as well.
As usual there were four categories and on a dry day but with a testing breeze blowing from the southeast scoring was difficult. Best score of the day came from the ladies section with Liz Beatty scoring 38 points to easily win her section from Lynda Hickey who recorded 35 points. Tom Duggan had the best score in the men’s section with 36 points just beating John Brennan on a countback. The other categories were won by David Moore and Dermot Divilly.
The early leaders in the Golfer of the Year categories are Liz Beatty and Dorothy Doyle in the ladies section with 12 points each while the men’s section has another tie with Tom Duggan and Anthony Gore-Grimes locked together on 12 points as well.
The sixteen qualifiers who will contest the McCalmont matchplay are Tom Duggan, Alan Hoyne, Lynda Hickey, David Moore, Dermot Divilly, Gerry Conlon, Ruth Skehan, John O’ Malley, Sally Gleeson, Noel Murphy, Betty Hendrick, Liam Collins, Ruth Mulholland, Kevin McCartan, James J. Brett and Myra Phelan. The McCalmont Cup matchplay is unique in so far as the ladies and men qualify to play each other in this competition unlike other clubs where the matchplay is confined to each gender.
On the inter club matchplay front the men played Waterford in the Leinster Fourball and they recorded a fine victory by a margain of 3 matches to 2 and now progress to the third round where their opponents are not known as yet.
The other team, who were to be in action, was the Duggan Cup team whose match against Castlecomer last Saturday had to be postponed due to flooding at Castlecomer and this match will be arranged for later this week.
The ladies played Callan in the Intermediate Cup and duly won while the Minor Cup team went down to The Heritage. In the Miele All Ireland fourball the home team just got the better of Kilkenny on the 19th after both teams had drawn. Ruth Mulholland and Margaret Clandillon getting the vital win. This team will now play Cahir Park in the next round. The Intermediate team will play Woodlands in the next round.
Results April Monthly Medal:
Category 1 Tom Duggan (8) 36 points
Category 2 David Moore (14) 34 points
Category 3 Dermot Divilly (21) 34 points
Ladies Liz Beatty (15) 38 points