LADIES MARK BLOOM TEAM
Manager: Joan O'Brien
17/09/2017 Pictures <<<click here
Huge congratulations to Joan O'Brien and her team who secured victory yesterday in the Bloom Cup in Edmonstown GC against the host club. The team carried a 3-0 lead into the second leg and needed a half point to secure the win. On a lovely sunny afternoon no nerves were obvious as all six ladies hit great tee shots off the first. The pairings on the day were Clare Timlin/Fiona Moylan, Deirdre Ryan/Margaret McMahon and Ita O'Brien/Elaine Molyneaux. All matches were close after the fourth and eighth holes with Edmonstown taking a lead in two matches after eleven but the Stackstown ladies never gave in. Clare and Fiona were 1up playing 17 where Fiona sank a great putt for a par to win the match. A great triumph for the the team and well deserved for Joan and her panel along the way which included Joan Moore, Dympna Donegan, Sheila Gillick, Trudy Doyle and Sinead Murphy. Thanks to all the supporters on the day led as always by Lady Captain Mary and Lady President Liz with Captain Frank and vice Captain Mick also in attendance. Photos are on our twitter page and thanks to Anne and Ray O'Connor for updating the scores on the day. Hope you all enjoyed the celebrations!!
Meanwhile in Elm Park our juniors under the wonderful guidance of Mary Brennan took part in the Elm Park trophy carrying a point lead into the final day. Stackstown were represented by Abigail Sheridan, Ciara Doyle and Lisa Webster. Our girls performed admirably and at the end of play there was a three way tie between Stackstown, Dun Laoghaire and Elm Park which was ultimately won by Dun Laoghaire on a count back over the whole series of matches. Congratulations to Mary and her girls who did us proud over all the matches. The future looks bright for these juveniles.
As we draw near the end of the team matches this season, thanks and congratulations to all the managers, players, caddies and supporters on a hugely successful year so far. Our next match is the Junior Cup All Ireland semi final on Friday 29th September in Malone GC Belfast v Limerick/Lurgan at 8.30am
Well done again to all the Bloom Cup team.
LADIES CHALLENGE CUP
Manager: Joan Kavanagh
Sunday 21st May:
Our Ladies Challenge Cup were on the unfortunate end of a 3/2 result beaten by Smurfit at Kilcock. Special mention to Sandy Wagstaff on an incredible win on the 10th hole with Denise Grogan winning on the 18th. Team line up included Mary O'Leay, Patricia Murphy, Kay O'Mullane and sub Theresa Schutte. Hard luck on a great effort and thanks to Mary Kane who managed the team in Joan Kavanagh's absence and all the caddies.
Sunday 9th April in Grange Castle Joan led her Ladies to a convincing 3.5 to 1.5win over Castlewarden .Sandra Wagstaff 2/1, Mary O'Leary 1up and Denise Grogan playing her first match for Stackstown only needed 11 holes to to record a fantastic win. Aileen O'Brien was playing 19 when she was called in and Grace Wallace put in a fine performance to be narrowly beaten .
LADIES MINOR CUP
Manager: Avila Martin
Update: Our Minor Cup team take on Craddockstown in Westmanstown Golf Club on Sunday 18th June at 12.30pm in the fourth round.
Our Minor Cup had a hard fought win over Lucan at Castlewarden. Paulene Hendley and Anne McCormack won on 19th with Susan Murray completing the victory and Trudy Doyle and Sinead Murphy completed the line up on the day. Congratulations to manager Avila Mairtin, players, caddies and supporters including Lady Captain Mary.
On Sunday 23rd our Ladies continue the clubs winning run by defeating Moy Valley 3.5 to 1.5 in Slade Valley . Claire Timlin won after 12 holes closely followed by Pauline Hendley winning on 15 and Susan Murray making her debut clinched the win.Sinead Murphy lost on 18. With the win secured Teresa Small was called in.There was great support for the team with Teresa Schutte Pauline McCourt,Joan Moore,Mairead Cronin and Trudy Doyle caddying.
LADIES INTERMEDIATE CUP
LADIES JUNIOR CUP
Manager: Ciara Leech
Sadly our terrific team year came to an end on Friday in Malone where our Junior Cup team were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Limerick Golf Club. We had challenging and close matches against a strong team who played four 9 handicap ladies and one 10. Mairead Cronin and Kate O'Connor won their matches on 18 and Mary Horn and Anne O'Connor were beaten on 17 with Marian White also losing out on the day. The team was led by Ciara Leech and subs on the day were Hannah McInerney and Joan Shields. There was a fantastic team spirit throughout the campaign and even though everyone was very disappointed on the day we need to remember that we are Leinster Champions and have brought another ILGU pennant to the club following on from the success of last years Junior Foursomes team. The team would really like to thank all the supporters who made the trip to Malone for a very early start - your presence on the day kept us going and the club spirit shown on the day was fantastic.
Our teams have had a great year with the Bloom Cup success, our Mixed team getting to the Leinster semi final and the Best Cup also getting to their Leinster final. A huge amount of work goes in to our teams and we hope to build on the last two years success into the future.
I would like to thank all the team Managers this year - Marian White, Deirdre Ryan,
Ciara Leech, Mary P Walsh, Avila Mairtin, Joan Kavanagh, Joan O'Brien, Joan Moore and Aideen O'Brien. Clare Timlin, Mary Kane and Ita O'Brien also assisted where needed. They all made my role easier as they were so organised and made the sometimes difficult selection choices and looked after their teams very well. There were varying degrees of success with all the teams but the players and caddies commitment could never have been questioned. We had a huge number of ladies playing on teams this year with many making their debut. It can seem a bit daunting to put yourself forward for teams but it is so worthwhile so thank you to each and every lady who played for the club this year.
Teams form such a huge part of our club and I would urge as many of you as possible to get involved next year - whether as a player, a caddie or as a supporter. There was a great atmosphere around the club this year with the team successes and we really want to build on this in 2018. We will start our practice sessions again early in the new year and look forward to seeing you there.
Finally I would like to thank those who have taken the time to say thanks for the emails I've sent throughout the year. It is nice to know they've been appreciated and are actually being read!
Onwards and upwards in 2018.
Director of Teams.
LADIES JUNIOR FOURSOMES
Manager : Marian White
Good Friday in Kilmashogue proved to be a sad day for the Ladies Junior Foursomes Team when they lost to a formidable Craddockstown team . Many thanks to Delores Nulty, Ciara Leech, Niamh Egan, Shiela Gillick, Avila Martin, Joan Moore, Sinead Murphy and Fiona Neil for giving their all in practice and on the day.
Manager: Deirdre Ryan
Update: We have now been drawn to play Headfort on Saturday 1st July in Ashbourne Golf Club at 8am with the winners playing again at 3pm that afternoon.
Stackstown Ladies took part in Senior Foursomes Qualifying on Sunday 28th May 2017, in Craddockstown, Co Kildare. Stackstown were one of 10 teams hoping claim one of only 4 prestigious spots. The three Stackstown pairings took to the tee at 2.12 p.m. watched by Team Manager, Deirdre Ryan & Lady Captain Mary Grogan. Barbara Kelly & Mairead Cronin led the way, followed by Kate O'Connor & Stackstown debutante Hannah McInerney. Anne O'Connor & Mary Horn completed the line up. The teams each played a full round of foursomes golf and submitted their cards to the ILGU rep. They took our best two cards. The team, manager and LC went inside for a meal at table 13, unlucky for some(!). The ILGU rep announced the qualifying clubs, first through were Naas, then Lucan, then Stackstown! A cheer came up from table 13, Dee toasted the players, reserves Rebecca Rush & Marian White & supporters Marian White and Ann McCormack. Next up for Stackstown Senior Foursomes Ladies will be matchplay on 1st / 2nd July in either Grange or Ashbourne, to be confirmed.
Manager: Aideen O'Brien
Commiserations to our Revive Fourball Team who lost to Dun Laoire on Sunday 7th May. Home pairings were Mairead Cronin and Ann O'Connor, Mary Grogan and Fiona Neill . The away players were Kate O' Connor and Niamh Egan, Marian White and Ciara Leech, Mary Horn and Delores Nulty. Reserves: Pauline Hendley and Eimer Mairtin . Many Thanks to Joan and Ita O' Brien who looked after the team .