National Matchplay Qualifiers – Dublin Section

Photos from Dublin Mixed Scramble

Lucan take major honours at Dublin Mixed Scramble

The beautiful Portmarnock course stood up brilliantly, from the recent bad weather, to hold the first Dublin Championship of the season. As with a links course, the wind blew and made it tricky for competitors but it didn’t stop the great shots and ultimate scoring of the winners on the day.

Damien Creevy, Christopher Byrne and Tess Donovan, of the Lucan club, posted the best score of the first session with a superb 69 2/3. This held until the Lucan team of Sandra & Peter Keogh alongside Fiona Langan, posted the exact same score in the second session. Nobody else could get past this score so it went down to the b.18′s with Sandra, Peter & Fiona coming out on top by the narrowest of margins. Congratulations to them.

It wasn’t to end there for the Lucan club with the best gross on the day going to them also with a brilliant 86 from the Chairman’s team of Anthony Malone, Philip Sweeney & Tracey Smith.

The RGSC team of Miriam & Terry Salmon alongside Veronica Kynes picked up the 1st 18 Nett with the host club, Portmarnock, picking up the 2nd 18 Nett through the efforts of the Fitzpatrick family (Tony, Ann Marie and M Fitzpatrick).

Well done to everyone involved for making it a great day. Congrats to our winners and a big thankyou to our sponsor Payzone and the host club, Portmarnock, who gave up their course for a day and looked after everyone so brilliantly. Thankyou.

Dublin Board announces Lead Sponsor for 2018 – Payzone

The Dublin Board are delighted to announce Payzone as our Lead Sponsor for the 2018 season.

Payzone provide a range of cost effective payment solutions for clubs, schools, retailers and small businesses. Customers can register for events and pay their membership fees through Payzone’s online tools, as well as purchase mobile phone top ups, pay their bills, plus much more, through the convenience of the local store.

When thinking about potential sponsorship, the Dublin Board wanted to approach someone who operated in the same communities as ourselves and Payzone was an obvious choice. We want to thank Payzone for engaging with us, right from the start, and for ultimately trusting their brand to us and believing in our sport.

Payzone saw huge opportunity in our game and its potential and look forward to partnering with us throughout the season. This is evident with their choice to become our Lead Sponsor for the coming season.

As Lead Sponsor, Payzone will now feature on everything we do through the season, i.e. our website header & facebook page, access to our championship events, posters will display their name, Inter County advertising, flags, scorecards and much more.

Jim Deignan (CEO of Payzone) said: “We are delighted to support Dublin Pitch and Putt and to continue our commitment to work with local communities. Our contribution will go some way in helping the future development of the sport which is so heavily dependent on the efforts of clubs and volunteers.”

Anthony Malone (Dublin Board Chairman) also commented:

“We are delighted to have Payzone on board and would like to thank them very much. This partnership will allow us to further develop and grow the game in Dublin which is fantastic for everyone involved.”

Updated Draw and tee box start – Dublin Mixed Scramble

One or two swaps done and tee box numbers included for your starting position.

Dublin Mixed Scramble Finals @ Portmarnock – 22nd April 2018

Welcome to the first Dublin Championship finals of the season – well done to all the qualifiers.

A list of the qualifiers are below. It will be a shotgun start with the first session starting at 09.30 and the second session starting at 12.30.

It will be a great day held on the pristine Portmarnock course – a real treat for everyone involved. Thanks indeed to the Portmarnock club for hosting the finals.

Best of luck to everyone and we will see you Sunday.

Dublin County Board Meeting – Tonight in Portmarnock

The next Dublin County Board meeting is in the Portmarnock club on Monday the 16th April.

See you all there.

Qualifiers Needed for Dublin Mixed Scramble

Due to the popularity of the competition, qualifiers will be needed for the mixed scramble event that will be held at the Portmarnock club on April 22nd.

One qualifier for every two entries per club.

Please pass on the qualifiers to Marise Carroll or Darren Thornberry ASAP.

Best of luck to everyone and we’ll see you at the beautiful Portmarnock course on the 22nd!

Donnelly wins Ierne Scratch Cup with a scintillating 43

Ian Donnelly of the Cement club produced a sparkling 43 in the last 18 to claim the first Dublin scratch cup of the year.

The weather held reasonably well which allowed the Scratch Cup to go off without any hiccups. Players from Louth, Meath and Tipperary, to name but a few made the journey to Drumcondra to support the event which was the first scratch cup of the Dublin series also.

101 cards on the day was a delightful return for the event and was 25 cards up on last year, according to Brendan Crean of the host club.

Darren Thornberry (RGSC) produced a 92 for the first 36 holes and was the leader by three going in to the playoff. The cut fell at 97.

However, Ian Donnelly, who started at -12, produced a wonderful 43 to end up on -23 to post a score that wouldn’t be caught. That said, James Cleary (Hillview), Eamon Gibney (Castletown) & Geroge McGreal (Old County) all shot fantastic 44′s, in an attempt to claim the cup, but they were to all fall marginally short in the end. 2nd, 3rd & the last 18, respectively, would be their reward.

The best Inter on the day was B O Flynn from Tipperary Hills who shot 103. The best Junior on the day was S O Connor from Hillview who shot 120 with the ever popular Pauline Balfe, from the Old County club, claiming the ladies prize with a score of 115

Ierne would like to thank everyone for their support, especially those who travelled and hope to see everyone again next year.

Ierne Open Strokeplay & Scratch Cup

The beautiful Drumcondra club of Ierne, opens it’s doors today for their Singles Open Strokeplay followed by their Scratch Cup on Sunday.

The Singles Open runs today until Saturday from 09.30 to 19.00 each day. Further details on the poster.

Ierne hold a Championship course, catering facilities, a full Bar and of course a friendly welcome – you are guaranteed an enjoyable experience.

Registered members from Dublin and beyond are most welcome – please come out and support the Ierne Open and Scratch Cup this week.