Our fabulous Minor Team beat Malone 3.5 to 1.5 today in the AIG Minor Cup in Knightsbrook Golf Club. What a fabulous achievement and congratulations across the board
Jane O’Hagan bt Deborah Wilson 3&2
Nina Kearney bt Wendy Reid by 2 holes
Martina McCarthy bt Margaret Crossey 3&2
Catherine Rice drew with Janet Bailie
Sieglinde Murphy lst to Hilary Agnew 7&6
MUNSTER FINAL PICTURES
Monkstown’s Martina McCarthy celebrates with team mates and supporters after her victory on the 19th green to clinch the Minor Cup Final at the 2018 AIG Ladies Cups and Shields Finals (Munster District) at Tipperary Golf Club today (02/09/2018). Picture by Pat Cashman
Congratulations to the Minor Cup team who beat Dromoland in a thrilling and nail-biting Munster Final at Tipperary Golf Club yesterday, 2nd September. Commiserations to our Junior Cup team who battled valiantly against a strong East Cork team. The weather held and conditions were excellent – as usual great support from the members was visible across the course.
So it is off to the All-Ireland Finals in Knightsbrook for the Minor Team with our semi-final match against Gort G.C, the Connacht Champions, on Thursday 27th September and the All-Ireland decider on Friday 28th September.
Monkstown 3 Dromoland 2
Sarah Fox (22) lost to Sieglinde Murphy (22) on 19th
Mary O’Donnell O’Brien bt (23) v Jane O’Hagan (23) on 19th
Claire Bracken bt (26) v Nina Kearney (23) 2 up
Michelle Bennett (27) lost to Martina McCarthy (24) on 19th
Dorothea Madden (27) lost to Catherine Rice (26) 2 down
Reserves: Mary D. O’Sullivan & Pauline James.
Team Manager: Geraldine O’Keeffe
3 matches went down the 19th culminating in the win from the last hole played.
Junior Cup Results
Monkstown lost to East Cork 1.5 & 3.5
Niamh Clohosey (9) lost to Deirdre O’Mahony (9) 4&3
Anne O’Rahilly (12) lost to Mairead Ni Mhurchu (10) 1up
Eileen Guiry (12) lost to Tara McCarthy (13) 5&4
Hilary Harte (12) halved with Sel O’Leary (14)
Leone Levis (14) won against Marie O’Brien (15) 3&2
Reserves: Susan O’Sullivan, Vera O’Byrne & Mary Bergin
Team Manager: Marian Reidy.
A good summary of the top 20 most important rule changes from 1st January 2019 – from Expert Golf
Monkstown Bridge Club’s 2017/2018 bridge season commences on Monday 17 September @ 7.20 pm.
The bridge club’s base, as ever, is Monkstown Golf Club where its excellent facilities are much appreciated by all bridge club members. From September through to May the bridge club enjoys the excellent facilities of Monkstown Golf Club, facilities which are very much appreciated by the membership.
The bridge club would be delighted to welcome new members and indeed we would be very happy to arrange bridge lessons for anyone interested in taking up a game which is both stimulating and enjoyable. Membership of the bridge club is open to both members and non-members of the golf club. Prospective members or those interested in taking bridge lessons may contact any of the following:
Denis Richardson – President 021-4863112
Derry Murnaghan – Hon. Secretary 021-4895130
Sean Geary – 021-4893484
The Board of the ILGU and the GUI have approved a proposal which provides for the formation a single Governing Body for Golf in Ireland.
Click on the following link www.onegoverningbody.com for further information on:
- The Proposal
- An Essential Guide to the Proposal
Kieran Kingston (11) won President Ada’s Prize with a magnificent score of 46 points. 358 members took part and the two days of golf ended with a splendid dinner on Saturday night when all the prizes were presented.
Full List of Results here – Presidents Prize 2018 – Results List (More photos below)
- Kieran Kingston (11) 46 pts
- Brian Hogan (9) 43 pts (Back 9 – 20)
- David Forde (17) 43 pts (Back 9 – 19)
- Shane Horgan (5) 42 pts (Back 9 -23)
Gross Donal McDonnell 35 pts
Pauline O’Connor (16) won Captain of the Ladies Club Brenda’s Prize with a score of 44 points. A truly splendid day was enjoyed with the sun shining down all day. Congratulations to all players and to all those who won a prize. Full list of prize winners below.
Captain of the Ladies Brenda’s Prize
Saturday 14th July 2018
19 Hole Stableford – CSS 70
Position Name Points
Winner Pauline O’Connor (16) 44
Runner Up Maureen Conway (24) 42
Best Gross Niamh Clohosey (10) 30 C/B
1st Lisa Neenan (26) 42 C/B
2nd Geraldine Kearney (24) 42
3rd Sheila Gately (21) 41
4th Rachel Hayes (18) 40 C/B
5th Gene Maher (20) 40 C/B
6th Deirdre Barry (34) 40 C/B
7th Mary Galvin (30) 40
8th Sarah Cronin (23) 39
9th Eileen Guirey (12) 39
10th Marie Moran (16) 39
Best Back 9 Kay Lynch (37) 23
Best Front 9 Ros O’Rourke (22) 22
Committee Prize Maura Long (14) 37
Past Lady Captain Maura Breathnach (12) 38
Granny Prize Nina Kearney (24) 39
Senior Eileen Coakley (20) 39
Cian McNamara booked his place in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this week with a dramatic playoff win this evening in Rosapenna. The Monkstown professional was tied for fourth place after the opening round, and at the end of 36 holes he was tied with tour professional Kevin Phelan for the fourth and final qualifying place. It was the Limerick native who won through in the play-off. After halving the first playoff hole, Phelan’s approach to the second found the rough and two putts meant that he carded a five. McNamara was on in two with around 30 feet for birdie. He rolled his birdie putt up to less than two feet and tapped in the par to win the final place. He now faces a tough decision on whether to travel to St Anne’s Old Links on Tuesday for final qualifying for the Open Championship in what’s sure to be a busy week.
Simon Thornton won the event and claimed the top prize of €6,000 a well as a spot in Thursday’s Irish Open Field. Neil O’Briain and Colm Moriarty claimed the other two spots on offer.
Jack Howard carded another solid round of 74 to finish in the top twenty and Davey Barry was just three shots back in 22nd place. Padraig Dooley was 25th as was amateur James Sugrue and Conor Coyne.
Source: Cork Golf News
More coverage can be found here – Irish Examiner Article
Area Final Win June 23rd/24th
In a thrilling weekend at Cork Golf Club the Monkstown Senior Cup Team advanced to the finals of Munster Senior Cup.
On Saturday we beat Castlemartyr in the morning and Douglas in the afternoon. On Sunday morning we advanced against a strong Mallow team before beating Bandon three and a half to one and a half in a tense and exciting area final.
Congratulations to the team of Donal McDonnell , Maurice Maye, Martin Poucher, Nicky Moore, Eoghan Long and Sean Desmond. They played some scintillating golf over the two days. They were well prepared by managers Pat O’Keeffe and Martin Walsh.
We now play Dungarvan in the Munster semi-final at Thurles Golf Club on Saturday, August 18th.
Thanks to all the supporters who attended over the two days. We hope to get even more members up to Thurles in August.
The presentation was made at the traditional dinner and followed two glorious days of sunshine with over 320 golfers taking part.
The complete results are noted below – well done to all those who took part.
Captains Prize (Mr. Jamie O’Mahony)
Friday/Saturday 8th & 9th June 2018
1st Nett Stephen Jordan (12) 42pts
2nd Nett John O’Callaghan (16) 41pts
3rd Nett Michael Doorley (19) 40pts Back 9-23
Best Gross Donal McDonnell Jnr. (1) 37pts
4th Nett Killian McCarthy (5) 40pts Back 9-21
5th Nett Donal Sullivan (14) 40pts Back 9-20
6th Nett Brian Higgins Jnr (8) 40pts Back 9-18
7th Nett Gary McPolin (13) 39pts Back 9-17, 6-13
8th Nett Michael MacSweeney (14) 39pts Back 9-17, 6-12
9th Nett Mark Mulcahy (17) 38pts Back 9-22
10th Nett Eoin McCarthy (16) 38pts Back 9-20
11th Nett Barry Duggan (15) 38pts Back 9-19
12th Nett Nick Moore (5) 38pts Back 9-16
13th Nett David Grainger (5) 37pts Back 9-19, 6-12, 3-7
14th Nett Simon Kelly (25) 37pts Back 9-19, 6-12, 3-6
15th Nett Craig Madden (13) 37pts Back 9-19, 6-12, 3-4
Front 9 Fearghal Collins (12) 23pts
Back 9 Darragh Harrison (18) 21pts
Veterans Jack O’Byrne (18) 35pts
Senior John Byrne (5) 37pts
Committee John S Ryan (9) 36pts
Past Captain John Linehan (25) 37pts 9-19