Friday, September 28, 2012

Cunnigar Scratch Cup 2012 Results

Cunnigar Scratch Cup 2012 Results:

Overall Winner: Tom Lynch (E.S.B.)

2nd: Colin Sheehan (Claycastle)

3rd: Gary O'Sullivan (Claycastle)

Best Final 18: Paudie O'Sullivan (Claycastle)

Mens Senior: Liam O'Donovan (Bruff)

Mens Intermediate: Aiden Murray (Cunnigar)

Mens Junior: Aaron Flanagan (Cunnigar)

Ladies (0-9) Vera McCarthy (Collins)

Ladies (10-18) Breda O'Donnell (Cunnigar)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Waterford County Strokeplay Results

County Strokeplay Results (held at Tramore, Sunday, May 27th):

Senior: Nellie O'Sullivan - Tramore
Inter: Sharon Keoghan - Tramore
Junior: Breda O'Donnell - Cunnigar

Senior: Eddie Hennessy - Ashgrove
Inter: Joe Farrell - Tramore
Junior: Keith Shanahan - Tramore

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cunnigar team Runners-up in P J Bell Competition

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Congratulations to the Cunnigar team of Bridget Walsh, Corinne McGee, Aidan O’Rourke and Finbarr O’Rourke who secured
runners-up spot at the P J Bell Memorial Competition held at Inniscarra Pitch and Putt Club, Cork on Sunday May 13th.

Click Here for the PPUI review and full results.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trip to Tipp

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What a day we had at Tipperary Hills on Tuesday, May 9th, as some of our members paid a visit to this fantastic course. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed with open arms and we were looked after royally all day. The hospitality bestowed on us was second to none, and was much appreciated by all of us. Jacinta and the lads couldn’t have done more for us.

Great credit must be paid to the club for the condition of the course which must demand very high maintenance due to the topography of the area. Great renovation work is also being carried out on the clubhouse which will also be an excellent facility when completed. All in all, Tipperary Hills is an excellent course to visit and is a must for anyone wishing to play Pitch and Putt. We will definitely make a return visit this year.

Monday, April 30, 2012


 Stella Kinsella and John Charles

Congratulations to Stella Kinsella and John Charles who are the new Munster Mixed Foursomes Champions. With a score of +14, they emerged victorious in the Munster Mixed Foursomes played at a sunny Crosshaven on Sunday April 22nd. This winning score was exceptionally good bearing in mind the testing and demanding Crosshaven course.They had a winning margin of 2 holes over second placed Nora & Jim Hanover (Ballinlough) who had carded an impressive +12 in the first session.
The gross section was won by Tipperary Hills duo Breda Lonergan & Michael Brennan (Tipperary Hills) with an excellent score of +5.

This competition has been won by Cunnigar teams three times in the past 4 years, a very good record indeed.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Course Improvements

Members and visitors alike cannot have failed to notice the improvement works currently being carried out on our greens. Once again, when needed, the same people as always have stepped up to the plate and volunteered to carry out the work. This work is all being done to improve the course for everyone and more volunteers would be much appreciated. A club such as ours can only survive by constantly striving to improve, and this means a collective effort by all of our members. I must avail of this opportunity to express our appreciation of the invaluable support we are receiving this year from Waterford Leader Partnership under the Tús initiative which provides short term working opportunities for local people and also benefits local community groups.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Brent Geese on Tour!

Read below for some information on our Annual Visitors (click on the pictures to enlarge) 

Anyone who has been playing on our course over the past few months will have noticed our feathered visitors, the flock of Brent Geese which congregates annually on the course and surrounding areas. Although some might consider these birds pests, most of us appreciate that, far from being nuisances, the benefits derived from their presence on the course far outweigh the disadvantages. They keep the fairways at a low level, and they are a free source of fertilizer all over the winter. Some of the more wise members in our club have commented that they would be great substitutes for the Fás workers who are no longer available to us. Anyway, it’s great to see them every year.

Pale-bellied Brent geese breed mostly in Canada and Greenland and spend the winter mostly in Ireland.

Brent geese nest on the boggy Arctic tundra, where the severe climate allows them only about two months of good weather in which to raise a family. By mid-September, they have left their breeding grounds, and arrive in large flocks on our shores in early October. They spend the winter feeding on eelgrass in estuaries and on crops in adjoining fields.

In April, Pale-bellied Brent geese leave Ireland and head north again. The pale-bellied Brent geese stop over in Iceland. Here they fatten up, increasing their weight by up to 40 % in preparation for the final 3,000 km (1,865 mile) flight over frozen Greenland to their breeding grounds in Canada.

Click Here for more information on Brent Geese