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The 7th Green at Strandhill Golf Club

The 7th Green at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

The Friday Open Stableford competitions saw some very close competition for the top slots with the top 6 players only separated by six points. Two players, buy information pills Patsy Gallagher & Martin Cunningham finished on the same score of 32 points each but it was Patsy who took the top slot on a countback. Patsy scored seven pars over his round including three-in-a-row from the eighth to the tenth holes on the way to signing for his score. Martin Cunningham secured second place, website also with a score 32 points adding four pars over the course of his round.

1st Patsy Gallagher(13) 32 points
2nd Martin Cunningham (22) 32 points

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford

Saturday’s 15 Hole Stableford Competition was played in dry but gusty conditions and there was a great turn out of competitors, illness despite the fact that it was Valentine’s Day. The standard of golf on the day was extremely high with some excellent scores being returned. Frank Gannon took first place with an excellent score of 36 points for his 15 holes scoring five pars and adding back to back birdies on holes thirteen and fourteen to sign for his 36 points.

Second place on the day was taken by Martin Cronin with a score with a score of 33 points. Martin scored seven pars over the course of his round including four-in-a-row from the tenth to the thirteenth holes inclusive. Andy Leggett took third place, also on a score of 33 points in a round that saw him hole no less than eight par putts, including four-in-a-row from the sixth to the ninth holes and adding a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole for good measure.

1st Frank Gannon (14) 36 points
2nd Martin Cronin (12) 33 points
3rd Andy Leggett (11) 33 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Strandhill Lodge & Suites

Week nine and the conclusion of the group stages of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in blustery conditions with rain arriving later in the morning. With competition tight for the remaining places in the final, there was some very exciting golf played. You can see the group standings by clicking here. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

B Harte & P Little lost to B Mahony & J Finan
J Tuffy & B Henry beat D Dolan & J Dolan
G Fox & R Fox lost to E Halloran & J Stewart
E Rushe & S Conlon Jnr drew with M Keane & M Kivlehan
M Cadden & T Probst drew with M Walsh & M McTiernan

Group B

J Coyne & A Leggitt beat O Feehily & N Gerrity
A Skeffington & J McHugh beat P Glynn & B Glynn
T Quigly & J Glynn beat C Kilbride & D Glynn
F Gannon & P Togher beat M Cunningham & P Carr
F O’Beirne & M O’Beirne beat J Scanlon & T Conlon

Group C

M Phelan & C Foran beat D Moriarty & M Cronin
P Watters & E Watters beat K Cryan & C Cryan
J Noone & S McMorrow beat F Monaghan & S O’Dowd
A Lillis & A Lillis beat D McGowan & C McManus
D McCabe & J Owens lost to R Henneberry & J Hanney

Group D

D Timbs & D Lindsay lost to C Rochford & J McAvoy
N Tivnan & G Kilbride lost to C Henry & C Byrnes
C Martyn & F Hannon beat C Hegarty & P McCaffery
L McNally & J Martyn lost to R O’Connor & P Lee

Group E

Pat McManus & L Culkin lost to Padraig McManus & E Scanlon
D Gray & R Kelly drew with J Treacy & K McManaman
J Rainey & S Gleeson beat A Parkinson & R Keane
S English & J Kiernan beat M Farrell & N Ashe
P Gallagher & A Gaynor beat N Dykes & J Hackett

Winter League 9 Hole Singles Stableford Competition

Week 7 Jan 25th
Front Nine: Kevin Cryan (22) – 24 points
Back Nine: Dessie Timbs (2) – 18 points

Week 8 Feb 8th
Front Nine: Joe McAvoy (22) – 24 points
Back Nine: Mick Phelan (12) – 21 points

Week 9 Feb 15th
Front Nine: Jimmy Noone (16) – 22 points
Back Nine: Rory O’Connor (3) – 18 points

Weekly winners of the 9 hole competition may be subject to change based on the winners of sections and overall prizes as prizes are limited to one per player. Players will receive the highest value prize.

Section Winners

Section A
M Keane / M Kivlehan 22pts

Section B
F O’Beirne / M O’Beirne 24pts

Section C
R Henneberry / J Hanney 20pts

Section D
J McAvoy / C Rochford 21pts

Section E
Padraig McManus / E Scanlon 20pts


After what was an exciting group stage with some some great golf and a few surprise results along the way, the following pairings have advanced to the finals.

E Watters & P Watters, F Gannon & P Togher, D Gray & R Kelly, J Tuffy & B Henry, G Fox & R Fox, C Martyn & F Hannon, A Skeffington & J McHugh, M Cunningham & P Carr, A Leggett & J Coyne, R Henneberry & J Hanney, M Keane & M Kivlehan, F O’Beirne & M O’Beirne, Padraig McManus & E Scanlon, R O’Connor & P Lee, C Rochford & J McAvoy, A Parkinson & R Keane, M Cadden & T Probst, J Scanlon & T Conlon, E Halloran & J Stewart, D McCabe & J Owens, M Cronin & D Moriarty, N Tivnan & G Kilbride, C Henry & C Byrnes, J Kiernan & S English, K Cryan & C Cryan, P Gallagher & A Gaynor.

The finals will be played over 36 holes with the first 18 to be played this coming Sunday, February 22nd and the final 18 to be played on Sunday March 1st. Pairings and time slots for the qualifiers have been drawn and all qualifiers will tee off this coming Sunday between 9 and 11 am and the timesheet has been booked in advance so be sure to check for your allocated time slot and pairing. The pairings and order for the final 18 will be based on the scores returned the previous week. The top 2 pairings with the best scores from Sunday February 22nd will be paired together for the final 18 holes on March 1st and will tee off last in the order with the next best pairings to precede them and so on down the order.

The non-qualifiers can play with the pairing of their own choosing and tee times are available for booking from 8am to 8:50am and from 11:10am to 12pm. If you do not have a team to partner with, please contact the golf shop and Cyril or Maurice will endeavour to organise one for you.The format for both competitions is V Par with scores from each 18 being added together to calculate your final score.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 20th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday February 21st 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday February 22nd 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Final – First 18 Holes

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Competition Prizes

All prizes won up to the end of January in Club Competitions have now been added to each members GUI card.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st John McHugh
2nd Bill Cashell
3rd Mick Cahill
4th Paddy Kearns

Next outing Wednesday February 18th 2015

Ladies News

The final qualifying round of our Diageo Sponsored Winter League took place on Sunday – the following are the pairings that qualified:

Stephanie Conlon & Christine Tighe 16 pts
Lucy Devaney & Ann Monaghan 16 pts,
Bridget Glynn & Cass Smith 15 pts
Anne McNulty & Mary Coyle 13 pts

Maura Butler & Meg Leahy 21 pts
Brona Galvin & Kathleen Kelpie 19 pts
Deirdre Connolly & Lea McDaid 15 pts
Grainne Henneberry & Margaret Gerrity 15 pts

Caroline Peacock & Vivian Foley 24 pts
Clare McLoughlin & Pat Mooney 16 pts
Mary Golden & Claire Gallagher 16 pts
Carmel Clarke & Ena Cahill 14 pts

Well done to Caroline & Vivian for a very impressive clean sweep of victories over their 8 matches. The Timesheet for Qualifiers and Non Qualifiers for the final on Saturday 28th February is listed below. The List for the Winter League Buffet is in the upstairs locker room please put down your name asap. The Buffet will take place at 6pm with the presentation of prizes directly afterwards.

Qualifiers Timesheet

10.20 Anne McNulty & Mary Coyle/ Maura Butler & Meg Leahy
10.30 Carmel Clarke &Ena Cahill/ Clare McLoughlin & Pat Mooney
10.40 Stephanie Conlon & Christine Tighe/ Grainne Henneberry & Margaret Gerrity
10.50 Deirdre Connolly & Lea McDaid/ Brigid Glynn & Cass Smith
11.00 Mary Golden & Claire Gallagher/ Lucy Devaney & Ann Monaghan
11.10 Brona Galvin & Kathleen Kelpie/ Caroline Peacock & Vivian Foley

Non Qualifiers Timesheet

11.20 Ann Henry & Grainne Gilmartin/ Catherine Phelan & Nora Taigue
11.30 Olivia Kenny & Virginia Curran/ Marie Healy & Maxie Slowey
11.40 Ann Millar & Michelle Griffin/ Ann Hegarty & Ann Kelly
11.50 Therese Cosgrove & Lorna Hill/ Cathy Flynn & Agnes Kennedy
12.00 Elaine Coghill & Marian McHugh/ Chris Owens & BreegeCullinan
12.10 Siobhán Kelly & Mary Corcoran/ Marianne Little & Anne T Collins
12.20 Ann Cox & Gillian Ballantyne/ Ann Carroll & Helen Horan


Thursday 12th February 12 Hole S/ford

1st Sheila McCrann 26 pts
2nd Carmel Clarke 23 pts
3rd Ena Cahill 22 pts
4th Kathleen Kelpie 22 pts

Diageo Winter League Weekly

Front Nine – Mary Corcoran & Siobhán Kelly 3 up
Back Nine – Therese Cosgrove & Lorna Hill 3 up


Thursday 19th February
12 Hole S/Ford & 10 Hole S/ford Senior Comp.

Saturday 21st February
Daily Mail Foursomes Qualifier – 15 Hole Foursomes Stroke Competition (please note that this is changed from original date of Sunday as the mens winter league final is taking place) –. There will be no ladies competition on Sunday 22nd February.

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