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13 Aug 2022

Dundalk Golf Club Notes: €5500 raised by members in aid of North Louth Hospice

Dundalk Golf Club Notes: €5500 raised by members in aid of North Louth Hospice

The prize-giving ceremony for the Hospice Homecare 4 Lady Team Competition

Stephen Murphy held off the challenge of Harry O’Hanrahan and James Rogers to win the House Committee Competition on countback after all three had tied on 41pts.

Murphy, playing off 16, had gone out in 21pts thanks to three-point pars at the third, fifth and seventh and came home in 20pts after three-point pars at the 10th, 15th and 17pts.

O’Hanrahan, also came home in 21pts, and that knocked Rogers into third place as he had only 17pts on the back nine after a sensational 24pts on the front, which included a four-point par at the first.

Murphy had covered the back six in 13pts and O’Hanrahan was left to rue a blank on the 17th and a one-point return on the 15th as he covered the final six holes in 10pts and had to settle for second place.

Aaron Grant with 40pts took the Gross prize while David Lynch (13), Noel McGuinness (19) and Rogers took the divisional prizes.

Rogers good form continued in the Deluxe Bathrooms sponsored Wednesday Open and this time he made no mistakes as he took the overall victory by one point from Danny Miele after shooting 42pts.

He went out in 20pts with a four-point par at the seventh and a three-point par at the first and then had three-point pars at the 11th, 14th, and 15th before finishing with a four-point par at the last.

Shane Byrne (10), Conor Murray (17) and John Farrell (19) took the divisional honours while Aaron Grant claimed his second gross prize of the week with 37pts.

On the inter-cub front the Barton Cup team beat Seapoint 3.5 to 1.5 to advance to the next round.

Caolan Rafferty had a great run at the British Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s last week. After qualifying for the matchplay stages in 27th place following round of 73 and 68, Rafferty beat American Youssef Guezzale at the 19th in the first round of matchplay.

He then saw off Archie Davis of Wales in the last 32 with a 3&2 win, but his run ended in the last 16 when he went down 4&3 to Australia’s Max Charles.

Saturday, 11 June and Sunday, 12 June - House Committee Cup Stableford Competition – Overall: Stephen Murphy (16) 41/20/13, Harry O'Hanrahan (30) 41/20/10.

Gross: Aaron Grant 40pts. Division 1: David Lynch (13) 39/21pts, Vincent Jackson (13) 39/18pts. Division 2: Noel McGuinness (19) 39/20pts, Derek Teather (15) 39/18pts. Division 3: James Rogers (33) 41/17pts, Diarmuid Dullaghan (33) 39pts.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 - Deluxe Bathrooms Open Stableford - Overall: James Rogers (32) 42pts, Danny Miele (13) 41pts, Shane Hession (3) 40pts.

Division 1: Shane Byrne (10) 39pts. Division 2: Conor Murray (17) 38pts. Division 3: John Farrell (19) 39pts. Gross Recognition: Aaron Grant 37pts.

DUNDALK LADIES

The annual Four Lady Charity team event, in aid of Hospice Homecare, was played on Saturday June 11 and Tuesday June 14. This is one of the most popular competitions of the golfing season, with all proceeds going towards Hospice Homecare.

The competition was once again very kindly sponsored by Paula Bishoff and Catherine McElligott of The Hair Shop.

Thirty teams competed this year, with very high scores returned. The winning team, consisting of Lesley O’Keeffe, Maeve Ahern, Gillian McDonnell and Anne Redahan returned a superb score of 93 points.

They clinched victory by one point from Catherine Cafferty, Imelda Cuneen, Bernie Dugall and Clare Farrelly, who in turn, claimed the runner-up spot on countback. In third place were Joyce Burbage, Mairead Garland, Mary Smyth and Siobhan Duffy.

Maura O’Callaghan, Director of the North Louth Branch, was delighted with the support again in 2022. North Louth Hospice was established almost 30 years ago and continues to do Trojan work in supporting those diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Some of the many services provided by the Hospice include assisting patients with transport to hospital appointments, provision of specialist Homecare Services, Home Help Support and Family Support.

Lady Captain Alison Quigley spoke of the commitment of the members of Dundalk Golf Club to this most worthy cause and thanked all those who had helped organise the event and all who had played, with the final sum raised amounting to a fantastic €5,500.

The generosity of the ladies and gents of Dundalk Golf Club is very much appreciated by all involved. Many thanks again to the very generous sponsorship of The Hair Shop.

On the interclub scene, the Challenge Cup team beat Castleknock in their third-round encounter. Both the Minor Cup and Carton Cup teams had great wins last weekend to progress to the next round.

Saturday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 14 - Hospice Homecare 4 Lady Team Competition – 1st: Lesley O’Keeffe (20), Maeve Ahern (27), Gillian McDonnell (13) & Anne Redahan (34) 93pts; 2nd Catherine Cafferty (28), Imelda Cuneen (29), Bernie Dugall (17) & Clare Farrelly (25) 92pts (on back 9); 3rd Joyce Burbage (28), Mary Smyth (35), Mairead Garland (24) & Siobhan Duffy (29) 92pts. 9 Hole Competition: Joan Sexton 17pts, Wendy Williamson 16pts.

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