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Men’s News

Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Friday’s Open Stableford competition was played in blustery conditions with showers on and off throughout the day but the quality of golf was high with some good scores returned. John McHugh came out on top with a score of 33 points in a round containing no less than eight pars, including three-in-a-row from the eleventh to the thirteenth holes.

Last week’s Friday Open winner, Dave Moriarty, took second place on a score of 31 points. Dave has hit a rich vein of form of late and played some very good golf on Friday to sign for his score which contained 6 pars, evenly distributed between the front nine and back six holes.

1st John McHugh (13) 33 pts
2nd Dave Moriarty (18) 31 pts

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford competition was played in conditions that started out blustery and continued to worsen as the day went on with strong winds and heavy rain. Scoring was very close with the top 7 places only covered by 3 points and the top two only being separated by virtue of a countback. David Lindsay continued his good form and built on his second place finish in last Saturday’s competition by taking first place this week with a score of 33 points. David wasn’t fazed by the conditions, recording six pars and adding birdies on the par five fifth and par three fourteenth holes.

David Lindsay. Winner of Saturday's 15 hole club stableford competition

David Lindsay. Winner of Saturday’s 15 hole club stableford competition

Jim Glynn secured second place, also on a score of 33 points with a card that contained no less than ten par’s and a birdie on the par four, seventh hole, ensuring that he finished the first ten holes in level par.

1st David Lindsay (09) 32 points
2nd Jim Glynn (08) 33 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final – Second 18

The final 18 holes of the 36 hole final for the Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League was played on Sunday in changeable conditions that saw everything from wind and rain to hailstones and snow. Despite this, the final 18 holes proved to be a hotly contested and exciting affair with numerous teams in contention for the top slot. Details of the scores are below.

Winter League Finals

 Team  Score
 Martin Cronin & Dave Moriarty  12 Up
 Kevin Cryan & Ciaran Cryan  12 Up
 Michael Keane & Michael Kivlehan  11 Up
 John Scanlon & Tommy Conlon  10 Up
 Martin Cunningham & Peter Carr  10 Up
 Rory O’Connor & Pat Lee  7 Up
 John Stewart & Enda Halloran  7 Up
 Colm Rochford & Joe McAvoy  6 Up
 Gerry Kilbride & Noel Tivnan  6 Up
 Anthony Skeffington & John McHugh  6 Up
 Martin Cadden & Tristan Probst  6 Up
 Michael O’Beirne & Francis O’Beirne  5 Up
 Ciaran Henry & Cian Byrnes  5 Up
 Gerry Fox & Ruairi Fox  5 Up
 Padraig Watters & Eddie Watters  5 Up
 Frank Gannon & Pat Togher  4 Up
 Derek Gray & Robert Kelly  4 Up
 Colm Martyn & Frank Hannon  3 Up
 Robbie Henneberry & Joe Hanney  3 Up
 Stephen English & Jimmy Kiernan  2 Up
 Aidan Gaynor & Patsy Gallagher  2 Up
 Enda Scanlon & Padraig McManus  level
 Andy Leggett & Jim Coyne  2 Down
 Alan Parkinson & Ronan Keane  2 Down
 Brian Henry & Joe Tuffy  2 Down
 Jim Owens & Declan McCabe  10 Down

Non Qualifiers

 Team  Score
 Dessie Timbs/David Lindsey  14 Up
 Conor McManus & Dean McGowan  11 Up
 Pat McManus & Larry Culkin  5 Up
 Mickey Mc Tiernan/ Mick Walsh  4 Up
 Alan Lillis & A.P. Lillis  3 Up
 Michael Phelan & Colin Foran  3 Up
 Tony Quigley & Jimmy Glynn  1 Up
 Jimmy Treacy & Kevin McManaman  Level
 Leo McNally & J Martyn  1 Down
 Jimmy Noone & Sean McMorrow  2 Down
 Noel Gerrity/ O Feehily  3 Down
 Bernard O’ Mahoney & Jim Finan  6 Down
 Shay O’Dowd/ Fintan Monaghan  7 Down
 Eddie Rushe & Sean Conlon  10 Down
Dave Moriarty - Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winner 2014-2015

Dave Moriarty – Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winner 2014-15

Martin Cronin - Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winner 2014-2015

Martin Cronin – Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winner 2014-15

Section Prize Winners

Section A
John Stewart & Enda Halloran

Section B
Francis O’Beirne & Michael O’Beirne

Section C
Robbie Henneberry & Joe Hanney

Section D
Joe McAvoy & Colm Rochford

Section E
Padraig McManus & Enda Scanlon

9 Hole Competition Winners

Week 1     Nov 9th  2014

Front Nine:     Declan McCabe
Back Nine :     Ciaran Henry

Week 2   Nov 16th  2014

Front Nine:     Frank Hannon
Back Nine :      Jim Owens

Week 3  Nov 23rd 2014

Front Nine :     Seamus O’Dowd
Back Nine :       Colm Martin

Week 4  Dec 7th 2014

Front Nine :     Noel Tivnan
Back Nine :       Alan Lillis

Week 5  Dec 14th 2014

Front Nine :     Frank Gannon
Back Nine :       Gerry Kilbride

Week 6  Jan 18th 2015

Front Nine :     Stephen English
Back Nine :       Colin Foran

Week 7  Jan 25th 2015

Front Nine :    Mick Walsh
Back Nine  :     Robbie Kelly

Week 8 Feb 8th 2015

Front Nine :    Cian Byrnes
Back Nine  :     Mick Phelan

Week 9 Feb 15 2015

Front Nine :    Jimmy Noone
Back Nine  :     Rory O Conner

The men’s committee would like to thank Strandhill Lodge & Suites for their continued support of the Winter League at Strandhill Golf Club and look forward to building on the success of this competition and working together again for Winter League 2015/2016.

Winter League Final – Day Two Photos
Presentation Photos

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday March 6th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday March 7th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday March 8th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Dave Moriarty
2nd Henry Parke
3rd Jimmy Noone
4th Peter McGrath

Next outing Wednesday March 4th 2015.

Next Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford competition will be held on Wednesday March 4th 2015.

Ladies News

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

The final of our 2014/2015 Diageo Sponsored Winter League took place on Saturday 28th February in very testing weather conditions. twenty six teams competed over nine weeks with twelve teams qualifying for the final day. We would like to acknowledge Diageo who have been loyal sponsors of our Winter League and thank them for their continued support. It is very much appreciated.

Thank you to Derek and his team for the very tasty food and thank you to John Rainey who took the photos on the course and the presentation photos which are on Strandhill Golf Club Facebook page. The presentation of prizes followed with Stella McGoldrick presenting the Perpetual Winter League Trophy to very worthy winners Mary Golden & Claire Gallagher.

Diageo Winter League 1st place Claire Gallagher & Mary Golden with Stella McGoldrick & Lady Captain, Grainne Henneberry

Diageo Winter League 1st place Claire Gallagher & Mary Golden with Stella McGoldrick & Lady Captain, Grainne Henneberry

Winter League Final Photos
Winter League Presentation Photos

Results are as follows:

Qualifiers

 Team  Score
 Mary Golden & Claire Gallagher  3 Up
 Grainne Henneberry & Margaret Gerrity  3 Up
 Meg Leahy & Maura Butler  2 Up
 Brigid Glynn & Cass Smith  Level
 Clare McLoughlin & Pat Mooney  1 Down
 Ena Cahill & Carmel Clarke  2 Down
 Vivian Foley & Caroline Peacock  3 Down

Non Qualifiers

 Team  Score
 Chris Owens & Breege Cullinan  Level
 Therese Cosgrove & Lorna Hill  1 Down
 Marian McHugh & Elaine Coghill  1 Down

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday March 5th 2015
Junior Alliance

Sunday March 8th 2015
12 Hole Ladies Club Stableford Competition

Club Matchplay Cups

The list for our Club Matchplay cups is on the notice board in the locker room so please put your name up if you wish to take part – the lists will be up until Friday 6th March and draw will then be made. The matches will be played this year Between March and May only.

Lady Vice Captain

Congratulations to Kathleen Kelpie who has taken up the position of Vice Captain.

Club News

Club AGM

This year’s Club AGM will take place on Friday March 20th at 8pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.

50/50 Draw

The 50/50 draws for December & January were done on Wednesday last in the clubhouse. The December draw had 85 members and €680 raised which resulted in €340 in prizes . Results as follows:

1st Brendan Mc Kenna – €100
2nd Gerry Fox – €50
3rd Gavin Phelan – €50
4th Mick Walsh – €50
5th Nuala O Connor – €50
6th Joe Tuffy – €40

January Draw had 86 members and €680 raised which resulted in €348 in prizes as follows:

1st Francis O Beirne – €100
2nd Henry Parkes – €50
3rd Tommy Brett – €50
4th Gerry Fox – €50
5th Kevin Culkin – €50
6th Gerry Quinn – €44

Congratulations to all the winners.

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Planning a function in the coming months. Strandhill Golf Club is the perfect venue to host that function or special occasion with facilities such as a spacious dining area offering panoramic views of the course and the majestic dunes that act as a back drop. So whether its a birthday party, communion, confirmation, wedding or funeral, Strandhill Golf Club can cater for your every requirement. For more information or to book, contact us on 071 9168188.

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club

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