Top players compete for coveted Scratch Cup title

Hillview Sports Club

Top players compete for coveted Scratch Cup title

Hillview Scratch Cup Intermediate Winner Presentation - Paddy O'Hanrahan, Seamus O'Doherty, Bridget Phelan, Sponsor, Shaun Ryan (Larkspur) Intermediate Winner, Nora Whelan, Lady Captain, Dermot Phelan

A cracking day, a cracking turnout and a cracking competition pretty well sums up Scratch Cup day in Hillview.

By the time the overworked team in the entry kiosk closed shop, a total of 151 players from all over the country had checked in.

Hillview is a difficult course at the best of times, but after the recent dry spell it was especially so, with it proving difficult to hold pitches and putts on the numerous sloping greens.

Despite these difficult conditions and with at least 5 of the top ten Gents players in the country competing, scoring was excellent particularly in the Gents grades.

It was very late in the day before we were in a position to announce the podium places for the various grades as follows:

Ladies – 0-12 grade – winner- Mary Murray, Rocklodge, 13+ grade – winner Margaret Courtney Riverdale.

Gents Junior Cup Sponsored by Hillview Sports Club) Winner- Kyle Kennedy, Tipp Hills, Runner up- Adrian Anglim, Hillview, Last 18 – Billy Nolan, Parteen

Gents Intermediate Cup

(sponsored by Dermot Phelan Grounds Contractor) Winner – Shaun Ryan, Larkspur Runner up- John Martin, Tipp Hills, Last 18 – Martin Baird, Bagnelstown

Gents Senior Cup (The Paddy Power Memorial – sponsored by O’Sullivan Insurance) Winner – Tom Hanley, Bruff

Runner up – John Cahill, Fermoy, Last 18 – Michael Kennedy, Tipp Hills.

For the presentation of the prizes which took place in the Clubhouse, we were joined by John O’ Sullivan and Dermot Phelan with Club President Seamus O’Doherty and a large crowd of players and their supporters.

In his address Seamus thanked all who played especially those who travelled.

He also thanked John and Dermot for their support, without which the day would not have happened.

Finally Seamus thanked all in the club who had helped organise and run the event, without their help the day would not have been the success it was.