GOLF | Mackell wins Rawson Cup at Dundalk Ladies

Dundalk Ladies, Greenore Ladies, Cloverhill Round-Up

Dundalk Golf Club’s Leslie Walker pictured with Marie MacKell who won the Rawson Cup last week. PICTURE: BRIAN HOPPER

Dundalk Ladies

The Rawson Cup 18 Hole Stroke, held on April 15th and 18th, is the first GOY competition and the scoring did not disappoint.

Marie MacKell was the overall winner, coming in with a superb 71 nett. Deirdre Smith won Class A with another superb score of 74 nett, playing of +2. Congratulations to all the winners.

Results of the 2017 Rawson Cup — 1st: Marie MacKell (16) 71, Class A 1st: Deirdre Smith (+2) 74, 2nd: Pauline Campbell (11) 75/37.5/24.34, 3rd: Ann Hopper (15) 75/37.5/25; Class B 1st: Ide McDermott (23) 74, 2nd: Violet McGeady (26) 75, 3rd: Rita Moriarty (24) 76/47/35; Class C 1st: Margaret Kieran (34) 74, 2nd: Sally McDonnell (32) 75, 3rd: Mary Burlingham (33) 77/37.5; Nine Hole Competition: Una Delaney (18) 18, Two’s Competition — 5th: Lucy Greenan, Ita Donnelly, Marie MacKell, Ide McDermott, 13th: Theresa Connolly; 17th: Deirdre Smith. CSS: Saturday 77; CSS: Tuesday 74.

Greenore Ladies

Last week’s Thursday Open Day winner was Kay McCartan with a fine score of 38 points. Jane Fegan was runner-up on 34.

Margaret Hanley made the best of testing conditions on Saturday by carding a battling 37 points to win. She was closely followed by Catherine Woods on 35.

Friday last saw the club’s Challenge Cup team, captained by player/captain Ethna Dowling, beat Roganstown GC 3/2. It was over the wire and into the trenches as three matches were decided on the 19th. The next round is scheduled for May 14th when Greenore face Skerries GC at Mannan Castle.

The Centenary Trophy takes place this Saturday, April 29th.

Cloverhill Golf Club

Hamill achieves first goal

David Hamill (13) achieved the first of his ambitions for 2017 by capturing his first Monthly Medal. David picked up his Silver Medal by winning the April competition which as is all of our medal competitions kindly sponsored by Murphy’s, Meigh.

David went round in a 75 which was over for a nett 62 which was needed as he beat runner-up Raymond Kelly (16) by a shot. Dee McEvoy (12) took third spot from Miceal O’Neill (21) and Shane Toale (15) after they all returned a nett 65. Paddy Malone (7) won the Gross.

This weekend is the Three-Person Club Classic so get your teams signed in. The Wednesday Cup for 2017 commenced this week and will run for 20 weeks until Wednesday, September 6th. Play this week is off the Front 9 White markers.

BC Electric Dundalk Friday Open

The Friday Open for members and visitors will commence on Friday, May 5th with the BRS booking system in operation. Entry Fee: Members £7/€8, Visitors £12/€14 which includes entry to the two’s. The weekly prizes are £50-£30-£20 for the first three places.

Each month, May, June, July, August and September there will be a visitor’s bonus prize of €100 on offer for the best Monthly Visitors Score for each of the five months of play. The visitors Bonus Prize is kindly sponsored by club member Charlie McShane of BC Electrics, Stapleton Court, The Ramparts, Dundalk.

Fr Kevin back in the groove

Fr Kevin Cullen (12) was back in the groove as his putting stroke returned to great effect as he went round the Par 45 -12 hole second course over holes seven to 18 in 50 strokes for an impressive 31 point haul to comfortably take first place.

Fr Kevin had three points to spare over Joe Hazzard (11) who in turn was a point clear of last week’s winner, Raymond McCumiskey (13) who finished third.

Next week is the opening round of the Maritime Trophy with all rounds of this competition played over the longest of the three 12 hole courses the seniors have decided to use this year. The Maritime course is over holes one to six and holes 13 to 18 with a par 49.

Club Classic

There has been a great response to the annual fundraising club classic which will take place on April 29th, 30th and May 1st. The three-person team event at £60 per team, including food, is Open to both GUI and Non-GUI golfers.

Easter Monday competition

The competition was hot on Easter Monday with David Hamill (13) taking first prize with a return of 46 points. Runner-up on the count back was Gerard Loye (18) whose 23 points on the back nine was one better than Cormac Smyth (13) after both had returned 43 points. The visitors prize went to Dundalk as 39 points from Richie McGrath (18) was ahead of Newry’s Paul McElroy (20) who had 36 points.

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