Posted on 7 Feb '20 by Maria Rooney
Winter League - Week 5
We now know the teams who qualified for the quarter finals after some very close matches last Sunday morning. In Group A - the Dan Dans and the Murphs qualified. In Group B the Poppys and McCann Canns qualified. In Group C - Paddy's Pirates and the Diggers qualified. The Diggers are the holders of this competition and just squeezed out the Fridge Magnets by a point to qualify. In Group D -the Philipos and Rooney's Rogues qualified. As both Rooneys' Rogues and the Golden Oldies finished on the same number of points we had a play off over 9 holes with Kathleen Croke for the Golden Oldies and Donal Cahalane for Rooneys' Rogues. Kathleen was happy to be the one to represent her team. Donal felt that a play off for him was a thing of former days but he was the player the team preferred. Donal rolled back the years in his play off with Kathleen and won the day to put Rooneys' Rogues into the quarter final.
Well done to Noel Ryan (Competition Secretary) and his team who have organised this competition and ensured that it ran smoothly over the last number of weeks.
The quarter final line up is as follows:
The Dan Dans V Rooneys' Rogues
The Poppys V The Diggers
Paddy's Pirates V The Murphs
The Philipos V McCann Cans
Congratulations to the ladies - we had six scalps this week. Adrienne Kelly beat Seamus McCormack, Catherine Leonard beat Kevin Ward, Marie O'Toole beat Christy Dobbs, Lady Captain Barbara Furlong beat Donal Cahalane, Sandra Keogh beat Mick Stratford and Kathleen Croke beat Paul County
Ladies please note that weather permitting and the course being open we will have our usual Saturday 9 hole scramble at 1pm.
2020 Day Outing
The Gents' day out is on Saturday 29th February to St.Brigid's Pitch and Putt Club in Kildare. The Ladies day out is on Saturday 7th March to Gaeil Colmcille Pitch and Putt Club in Kells. Please ensure that you have your name on the sheet in the Clubhouse and your deposit paid.
It was great to see Jimmy Thompson back in the club last weekend. Wishing you continued recovery Jimmy. It was also great to see Eugene Farrelly in the club last Sunday. Rumour has it that the Dream Team (who had a nightmare last weekend) are looking to sign up Eugene for the team next year!
Get Well Wishes
To all our members who are out ill at the moment - be it at home or in hospital - we wish you all well and look forward to seeing you back in action soon.
Our President called on our Captains who made a presentation on behalf of the members to John & Peg Smith who celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary last week. The President congratulated Peg & John and thanked them for all the years they have given to Pitch and Putt. He also thanked them for the continued help they both give to our Club. It is great to see John and Peg looking so good after 60 years of married life - congratulations to you both and long may you have continuous good health.
New Members Welcome - Adults and Juveniles
Our Club is now open for membership. If you would like to join our Club please contact the Secretary in writing and we will be in touch with the relevant details by return. You can join as a family or individual or indeed you are more than welcome to call into the Club House and ask for any committee member who will be only too willing to discuss your enquiry - best time to call is at the weekend or contact us at [email protected]
Hall/Room for Hire
Please note that we have a hall/room for hire from 7pm weekdays - short term or long term hire/lease will be considered. Please contact the secretary by letter or email [email protected]
The committee and members wish to extend their sincere sympathies to former long time member Aileen Dempsey and family on the death of her mam Prim Dempsey (RIP).
Work on the Course/Clubhouse
For the past number of Saturdays we have seen Rudy Keegan and his helpers building a decorative wall at the back of the 13th tee box. We have seen Tommy Coogan making a beautiful job of the plastering of the wall at the front of the clubhouse. We have seen Terry O'Shaughnessy and Ted Flynn look after the maintenance of our clubhouse. Paddy Croke and his team who look after the maintenance of the course have come under pressure these past number of weeks due to two of the team being hospitalised - but it still did not deter this team from having our course in great order for our Winter League.
We as a club are so lucky to have members who give so freely of their time to help our club. If you have an hour to spare during the week or on a Saturday we are always delighted to receive help.
We have other members who again help out willingly in different areas of the club and over the next number of weeks we will cover these areas.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 9th February Music in the Bar from 2.30 to 4.30
Saturday 15th February - Valentines Special with live music also including Mr & Mrs Quiz.