The Duggan Cup team had a great win against Castlecomer last Friday when they just prevailed by the odd match of five. Mount Juliet had the advantage of three matches at home with two matches away. Unfortunately the away pairings of Alan Hoyne/Pat Garvey and John O’Connor/Michael Brennan came up against formidable opposition in Castlecomer and were duly put to the sword.
At Mount Juliet the team pairings comprised of John O’Dwyer/Frank Smyth, Ted Hoyne /Jon O’Sullivan and Jeff Howes/Sean O’Neill. All three matches were in control after nine holes and the first and latter pairings went on to have comprehensive victories on the 13th and 12th holes respectively. The pairing of Ted Hoyne and Jon O’Sullivan were 3 up after the 14th hole and seemed to have victory within their grasp only for the Castlecomer pairing to stage a determined comeback over the closing holes. However, Ted and Jon held on to finish in style on the 18th and so the team progresses to the next round against neighbours, Callan, who won at a similar stage last year.
Last Sunday, in difficult weather conditions, the “Rumble for Crumlin” charity event was held. The rules of the competition are the best individual score is recorded for the first six holes, then two scores are recorded on the next six holes with all three scores recorded for the last six. The competition was won in a very convincing fashion by a team led by this year’s captain, Dermot Divilly, who returned 83 points to win by a big margin. The winners had 17 points on the first six holes and added 31 points on holes 7 to 12 and finished the last six with a further 35 points. The two other members of the team were Michael Brennan (12) and Dermot Fennelly (11). This team will now go forward and represent the club at the final later in the year.
Next Sunday sees the start of the Summer League and a timesheet is in operation with entries at the golf shop. Twenty four ladies from the club had a very enjoyable overnight golf trip led by the Lady Captain, Dorothy Kilroy, to Carton House recently. But as usual what happens in Carton House stays in Carton House. Dorothy reports that the “Ladies Monday Morning” competition is becoming very popular and entries are picking up each week.