Noel Joyce wins first ever Paddy Power Scratch Cup at Hillview, Clonmel

Hillview Sports Club

Hillview Sports Club

Club Lotto and Bingo

The Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €4,200 last Saturday. The numbers drawn were 14-18-19-24 and there was no winner. There were 4 tickets with 3 numbers. Each receives €30. The Next Lotto Draw will take place on this Saturday, 26th May. The Jackpot will be worth €4,300. Tickets are €1 each and can be bought from ticket sellers and at the Club Bar. Buy-ins are also available at €45 for 1 year. If you’re not in you can’t win.

The club bingo takes place every Monday night in St. Mary’s Hall in Irishtown, Clonmel. The books are not expensive and the prizes are good. Come along and enjoy the evening.

Pitch and Putt

Paddy Power Memorial Scratch Cup

The first O’Sullivan Insurance Paddy Power Memorial Scratch Cup took place recently. Thanks are extended to John O’Sullivan of O’Sullivan Insurances, Clonmel, for their generous sponsorship. The weather on the day was great and the turnout was also great, with 105 players playing, what a fantastic tribute to Paddy Power. The final 18 play-off was fantastic with Joe Hickey starting with 4 birdies in 4 holes to draw level with James Cleary and Eddie Hennessy on 13 under. Noel Joyce was 1 shot back on 12. James started with a 4 but followed with 4 birdies in a row. Noel got 2 of the first 3 but followed with a 4. Eddie only got 1. After 9 holes of the play-off James was 17 under, with Noel and Eddie on 15. Oisin Ryan was in 4th on 14 under. With 3 holes to play Oisin Ryan was 15 under, Eddie Hennessy was 18 under, James Cleary was 19 under and Noel Joyce was also 19 under. Oisin Ryan finished 15 under for 4th place, Eddie Hennessy finished 19 under for 3rd place, James Cleary finished 20 under to take 2nd after missing a putt on the last to force a play-off with Noel Joyce who was on 21 under but it was not to be. The results were as follows: Overall Winner Noel Joyce (Hillview), Overall Runner-up James Cleary (Hillview), Overall Third Eddie Hennessy (Ashgrove), Overall fourth Oisin Ryan (Riverdale). The last 18 went to D. J. Lynch (Tipp Hills). The Gents Inter Winner was Shaun Ryan (Larkspur Park), Runner-up was Darragh O’Keeffe (Deerpark), The Junior Winner was Dylan Loughnane (Lakeside) and the Ladies Gross went to Breda Lonergan (Tipp Hills). Congratulations to all the winners. It was a much deserved and long overdue win for the comeback man Noel Joyce.

National Strokeplay

The entry sheets for the National Strokeplay are also on the notice board in the club hallway and in the pitch and putt kiosk. Any person wishing to play in the National Strokeplay please write your name on the sheets provided. All strokeplays are graded.

Three ball scramble

and fourball

On Tuesday evening we had a 3 ball scramble. There was a good turnout. The Nett winners were Danny Gibbons, Stephen White, Paddy O’Hanrahan and Tom Noonan with 56 1/3. The Gross Winners were Joe Hickey, Brian Arrigan and Con Lucey with 65.

On Sunday afternoon we had a fourball. The format was bogey v par. The overall winners were Paula Prendergast and Francis McNamara with +12. The Overall Runners-up were Evelyn Cahill and John Fitzgerald with +10.