Friday, July 16, 2010

Mary O'Neill wins National Ladies Junior Strokeplay Championship

Mary O’Neill captures Junior All-Ireland Title


Mary O'Neill bouyant after her birdie on the 18th

After months of meticulous preparation, the National Strokeplay Championships got underway on Saturday July 10th at Cunnigar. Everything was in place for the most important weekend in the club’s 20 year history. The course was in perfect condition, the clubhouse was immaculate, the competitors were gathered…..and the heavens opened. Despite looking like a scene from ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ the course was deemed playable, and play commenced at 9am.

In the Junior Section, after 2 gruelling rounds in driving rain, there was great anticipation in the clubhouse as Cunnigar provided four of the six players in the final 18. Corinne Mcgee (Cunnigar) posted a superb 59 to be clubhouse leader on + 29 and it was up to the final pairing of Mary O’Neill (Cunnigar) and Jacinta Nugent (Tipperary Hills) to displace her. With a final round of 62 Mary O’Neill was a comprehensive winner on a score of +25 while her playing partner Jacinta Nugent had to be content with 3rd place. Breda O’Donnell and Stella Kinsella also played fantastic pitch and putt to finish in the top 6.

In the Intermediate section, Donna Cockwell was the sole Cunnigar representative. After 36 holes, in wet and windy conditions, only seven shots separated the top ten players. Donna was lying in third place, and it was all to play for going into the play-off. Conditions did not improve and bearing this in mind the scores returned were excellent. Martha O Brien (Lakeside) had a fine 58 to be clubhouse leader on +16 with six players still on the course. In the end however the first three camefrom this grouping with Bernie Somers (Cloghogue, Co Down) winning on +12, Donna Cockwell (Cunnigar) was runner up on +14 on the final 18 and KathleenCarton (Kilbeggan) was third.

It was a fantastic achievement to have three of our competitors achieving National honours both for themselves and for the club. Congratulations to all!



On Sunday July 11th, it was the turn of the Senior Ladies. The sun was shining and, despite all the rain the previous day, the course looked resplendent. Everyone watched in admiration as the best Ladies players battled for the coveted National Strokeplay title. In the end Geraldine Ward (Portmarnock) claimed the honours and also brought her haul of National Senior titles to 14.

Final Results
Result Junior:

1st Mary O’Neill (Cunnigar) +25
2nd Corinne McGee (Cunnigar) +29
3rd Jacinta Nugent (Tipperary Hills) +31

Result Intermediate:

1st Bernie Somers (Cloghogue) +12
2nd Donna Cockwell (Cunnigar) +14 (on final 18)
3rd Kathleen Carton (Kilbeggan) +14

Result Senior

1st Geraldine Ward (Portmarnock) -15
2nd Tracey McGrath (Erry) -5
3rd Margaret Hogan (Tullamore) -4,

All in all, our hosting of these National Championships was an overwhelming success. It would be impossible to mention all the people who made this possible. Suffice it to say that we can take collective pride in what we achieved over the past 6 months. The club will benefit from our efforts for years to come.

Pictures from Ladies Inter and Junior Strokeplay Championships

Pictures from Ladies Inter and Junior Strokeplay Championships 10th July 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cunnigar 1st & 2nd at Munster Ladies Junior Strokeplay Final

Mary O'Neill captured the Munster Ladies Junior Strokeplay title on Sunday, July 4th at the finals in Douglas ,Cork.

In very blustery conditions,Cáit Mulcahy led the field after the first 18 holes. However, after a fantastic score over the second 18 holes, Mary had the edge over Cáit and won by 2 shots. It was a wonderful achievement by the two Cunnigar ladies to finish first and second, beating the best in Munster, especially just a week before the National Ladies Strokeplay finals at Cunnigar.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

National Ladies Strokeplay Senior Finals: Final Scores

For the final scores from the course click here

National Ladies Strokeplay Finals July 10th & 11th. Practice Times, Contact Info, Accomodation, Course Information, etc.

The Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club is proud to host the National Ladies Strokeplay Finals 2010.
Lots of hard work has been done to prepare for the big weekend, and we extend a warm welcome to all competitors and visitors to the Finals. Hopefully everyone will enjoy their visit to our club, to Dungarvan, and to the Sunny South-East.

Practice times (Practice is for competitors only)

The course will be open for practice all day Monday July 5th, Tuesday July 6th, Wednesday July 7th.
The course will be closed all day Thursday 8th July.
The course will be open for practice on Friday July 9th until 4pm.

Hole-by-hole distances
For course information  click here

For details of local accomodation click here.

Contact us
If anyone has any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us .We will do our best to help in any way we can.
For all our contact details and how to find us click here

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