President’s Prize Weekend Wins For Donal and Deirdre
Congratulations to Paul Adamson on his wonderful President’s Prize weekend. It was hard to get the weather to play ball, but the show went on with a great turnout taking to the fairways. The live scoreboard added to the atmosphere in the Clubhouse as people watched on when scores were returned.
The conditions proved tough for many, but Kieran Davis returned the leading qualifier score after the 18 holes with a score of 41 points. Super shooting. There were 12 more holes to go with the 12-hole playoff taking place on Sunday evening, followed by the prize giving in the Clubhouse, where President Paul was delighted to be joined by his wife Mary.
In the men’s side of the competition Donal Mullane had 3 points to spare recording 70 points over the 30 holes to seal the win. Brendan Halpin secured second place with an impressive 67 points while Darren Sweeney took home the gross prize. Third prize with a score of 64 points went to Tim O’Donoghue while fourth prize was captured by Aidan Dilworth with 62 points (CB). The past president’s prize was won by Jim Cantwell, the best senior prize went to Pat Slattery and the best junior prize was won by Kalle Hogan. Longest drive and nearest the pin went to Darren Sweeney and Barry Gill respectively.
In the ladies’ side of the competition Deirdre O’Neill piped Suzie Burke on a countback to win first prize after both ladies finished on equal scores. Excellent shooting ladies. Julie Connolly secured the gross prize while Breda Keating who was only one point off the countback placed third. A very close affair. Fourth place was won by Chris Noonan. The best senior lady prize was picked up by Ann Mulcahy. Longest drive and nearest the pin both went to Susie Burke.
Well done to all the prize winners. The conditions were not easy and a massive thank you to all the grounds staff that ensured the course was in top condition despite the rain.
Many thanks to our wonderful bar and restaurant staff, Kate in the office, our team in the Pro Shop along with our committees and many volunteers. Each and every one of you helped make this a special weekend.
Music by Tigger Warning concluded the weekends festivities when our members and guests got their dancing shows on.
Cahir Park Ladies Play in Pink
The best weather of the week arrived on Thursday for the annual Ladies Play in Pink Day.
This year the 3 Ball Scramble was very kindly sponsored by Paul Eivers, PGA Professional to the Club. With lovely prizes on the presentation table, pink cushions on the Photo Booth bench, sunglasses of many varieties vying with the bunting on buggies and trolleys, the Ladies went to battle to raise funds in support of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute.
At presentation of Prizes, Captain Mary Lyons spoke of the importance of the Research Institute and thanked all the members and visitors who played, for their support and for their generosity to the raffle, the prizes for which were presented by Murphy Candles Cahir. Lady Captain Mary thanked Course Staff, Catering staff and the ProShop team for taking bookings.
Welcoming Club Professional Paul Eivers who sponsored and presented the first prizes, Mary thanked Paul and wished him continued success in his career.
Results of Play in Pink Day:
Winning Team: Catherine Coyne, Phil Kehoe , Cahir Park G.C. and Yvonne Maher, Fota Island G.C. 72pts
2nd: Imelda Buckley, Josie Walsh, Eleanor Cummins, Cahir Park G.C. 66pts
3rd: Hilary Murphy, Jean Rogers, Cahir Park G.C., Rosemary Lawlor, Slievenamon G.C. 65pts
4th: Phil O’Connor, Bernie Carroll, Cahir Park G.C., Bridget Walsh, Gold Coast G.C. 63pts
5th: Breeda Wall, Miriam Halley, Kathleen Lonergan, Cahir Park G.C., 63pts C/B
Mari Mina Pharmacy sponsored Bernie Boles Memorial
Following presentation of the Play in Pink prizes, Captain Mary presented the prizes to the winners of the Mari Mina Pharmacy sponsored Bernie Boles Memorial competition.
The Grand Final, 18 Hole Stroke, was played on Sunday 9th July and the Winner was Breda R. Hickey (23) 71 Nett, second was Chris Noonan (29) 72 Nett, third was Anne Fahy (36) 72 Nett.
Lady Captain Mary thanked Mari Mina Pharmacy for the very generous Sponsorship.
Sunday 9th July, 18 Hole Stapleford, Bramleigh Lodge Nursing Home Summer Series Qualifier:
Winner: Rosaleen Fitzgerald (27) 35 pts
Monday 9 Hole Stapleford Qualifier: 10th July:
Winner this week was Geraldine Cooney (20), 21pts.
Tuesday Ladies 12 Hole Champagne Scramble:
Winning team: Kathleen Noonan, Mary Comerford, Geraldine Cooney, 67 pts
2nd: Mary Kenrick, Catherine Coyne, Catherine McMahon, 63 pts C/B
Congratulations to our own Paul Eivers who recorded very impressive 5 under par 67 to win by 2 shots over Richard Kilpatrick at the St. Helen’s Bay Golf and Country Club #PGA Pro-Am on Friday last. Best wishes to Paul for the remainder of the season.
Find the Golfball Draw
The result for the find the Golfball draw which took place on Sunday 16th. July was as follows. The envelope drawn was for Richard Fahey, his number 26. Not a winner, Richard received €20.
Next draw is on Saturday 22nd July. The jackpot will be €1,220. Please support your club, by entering the draw. It’s just €2 to enter. Envelopes are in the clubhouse.
Congratulations to our Bruen team who overcame East Cork at the weekend and progress into the next round. The result on the day was 3 ½ to 1 ½. Well done to Carthach, Barry, Noel, Derek, Seamus, Thomas, Francis, Luke, Keith, Eddie and all involved in the team.
ABP Open Singles Qualifier Result – Tues 11th July to Thurs 13th July 2023
Cat 1 (+ to 6) Barry McGuckin (4) 29 pts
Cat 2(7to13) Aidan Dilworth (12) 41 pts
Cat 3(14to21) Alan Ahearne (20) 40 pts
Cat 4(22 to +) Trevor Melbourne (26) 40 pts