Archive for the 'Golf' Category

26
Aug
10

Tyrrelstown GAA announce Golf Classic

Tyrrelstown GAA would like to announce that they will be holding a golf classic in Hollystown golf course on Friday 15th October.
The price is €150 for a four ball and will include lunch, dinner and entertainment afterwards.
This Golf Classic is sure to be a very enjoyable event, professionally run, and is guaranteed to project a positive image of both Tyrrelstown GAA and the area in general.
Companies may prefer to sponsor a green for a small fee. For this, companies will be acknowledged on the actual green being sponsored, or you may wish to donate a prize.
This event will hopefully generate much needed funds for the general running of the club and its success depends largely on the friends of Tyrrelstown GAA club and its locality. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Tyrrelstown GAA club.
For any more information regarding this event, call Charlie 083 408 8152, Gary 083 408 6173 or Ger 085 779 0907
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25
Aug
10

Killeen Castle to host Solheim Cup 2011

It has been announced that Killeen Castle will host The 2011 Solheim Cup – the ladies’ equivalent of the Ryder Cup – and many of the world’s top female golfers attended this year’s Ladies Irish Open with the intention of getting used to the challenging course, which winds its way around a 12th century Norman castle in County Meath.

The ladies’ game got a huge boost this summer when the Ladies Irish Open took place at the Jack Nicklaus signature course Killeen Castle in Dunsany in early August, attracting the strongest ever field of competitors.

With a truly world class, international field of quality competitors, the event provided the perfect curtain raiser for The 2011 Solheim Cup.  European Solheim Cup captain, Alison Nicholas, and her vice-captain Joanne Morley, were present for the duration of the tournament, joined by US Captain Rosie Jones and her vice-captains Juli Inkster and Sherri Steinhauer, who were on site during the early part of the week.

After a fantastic three days of tough competition, the Swedish player, Sophie Gustafson was finally victorious – her fourth Ladies Irish Open title.

A number of potential future stars of the European team were also in the field, including talented young Spaniards Maria Hernandez and Azahara Munoz, who tied for 14th and 19th at the Ricoh Women’s British Open respectively. In their short professional careers, the rookies have both already won tournaments on the Ladies European Tour. Hernandez won the 2010 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open in May, while Munoz won the 2009 Madrid Ladies Masters in October on her professional debut.

28
Oct
09

Harrington still focused on Road to Dubai

Stackstown superhero, Padraig Harrington, is aiming high for the remainder of the season and targetting victories in the next three events on the Race to Dubai, starting with the upcoming Singapore Open.

In comparison to the first six months of the season, Harrington has managed to garner seven top ten finishes in the eight events that proceeded the British Open.

“I have had two halves to my season. The first six months performance-wise wasn’t very good. I was doing a lot of work on my game. I have now played well over the last three months but haven’t got a win. It’s nice to be playing well, but it’s getting frustrating not to win,” said Harrington.

With €2 million on offer to the victor in the next three events, which take place in Singapore, Shanghai and Dubai, Harrington is hoping to catch up to current leader Lee Westwood.

“It’s mathematically possible I can make number one. I would need a big run and that means I would have to win two of my last three events and finish very high up in the other, so if I am going to aim for that I may as well try and win all three. It is possible but it’s a very long shot.”

09
Oct
09

New olympic sports open avenues for local medals

Local heroes Brian O’Driscoll and Padraig Harrington could become Olympic medal winners in the future after it was announced today by the International Olympic Committee that both golf and rugby sevens have been added to the schedule for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The two sports were added to the Summer Games line-up after a vote of members at the IOC session in Copenhagen. Golf last featured in an Olympics in 1904 while rugby was taken off the Olympic schedule after the 1924 Games in Paris.

26
Aug
09

European Senior Women’s Team Championship at Dun Laoghaire next week

Defending champions, Sweden, will be seeking their second successive title when Ireland plays host to the 15-nation European Senior Women’s Team Championship at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club from next Monday, August 31 to Friday,  September 4.

France look likely to be Sweden’s strongest challengers for the title, with Virgine Burrus and Cecilia Morgue d’Algue hoping to repeat their successful victories of 2006 and 2007. Spain’s Vicky Pertierra and Catalina Castillejo should lead their side to a top four finish, while Lorna Bennett and Fiona de Vries join a formidable Scottish line up expecting to make the semi-finals.

Host nation Ireland will be led by Close Champion Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock) while Helen Jones (Strabane), Violet McBride (Belvoir Park), Phil O’Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) and Sheena McElroy (Grange) are sure to feature regularly in team captain Roma English’s (Larne) line ups.

19
Aug
09

Carton’s Cian wins Grange Dublin Boys’ championship

our_dublin_boys_2009_(11)Sixteen-year-old Cian Geraghty, a one handicap from Carton House in Maynooth, produced one of the lowest scoring 36-hole aggregates in the 17 years of the Allianz Grange Dublin Boys championship, which he recently won.

Demonstrating his enormous potential, Geraghty scored gross rounds of 72-71 to win by a clear four shots from Jake Whelan (7) of Newlands golf club with 74-73; while Robbie Pierse (5) from the Grange club in Rathfarnham, was one shot back in third place, posting rounds of 71-77.

A notable double was recorded by Carton House players when Geraghty’s title winning effort was augmented by fellow club member and one-handicapper, Conor Glynn, whose two-over par 70 was the lowest round recorded in the 72 strong field.

09
Jul
09

Swords golfer wins Leinster Boys’ Open title

kennedyCaolan Kennedy from Swords, and a member Roganstown Golf Club, recently won the Leinster Boys’ Under-15 Amateur Open Championship (Under-13 grade) title after his victory at Beaverstown Golf Club.

He is pictured here receiving his award from Fintan Buckley, the chairman of the Leinster branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland.