A Teamer invite has gone out for the Dermot Wheeler Trophy matchplay. This is a knockout event and will be played throughout the summer, with the boys arranging the matches themselves before the closing date for each round. Matches are played using handicaps and the event is open to Blues only. Please accept or decline the invite by Tuesday 4th July and we will make the draw for the first round thereafter. Any problems with Teamer, please get in touch with any member of the Junior Committee.
We are hosting an Irish Junior Open event on June 27th. As part of this, the organisers have offered a limited number of free entries to Greystones Junior members. We will use the boys and girls competitions over the weekends of June 4th and 11th as qualifiers for these places, so get your names down on BRS and get practicing!
The Junior Boys have upcoming games in this year’s Golf Ireland interclub events. First up this Sunday May 22nd, is the second round Irish Junior Foursomes tie with Killiney GC. The format is aggregate matchplay with one match at home and away and we tee off at 2pm in what should be a closely contested affair.
Next Sunday May 29th, the Fred Daly team take on Elm Park in the Leinster South Quarter Final. The format is is five singles matches and we have three at home and two away. Again the matches tee off at 2pm. This competition is scratch matchplay with some good golf in prospect against a strong Elm Park outfit.
The boys would welcome your support, home or away for what promises to be another exciting couple of weekends.
Isabella teed it up on the Riverside course in Portstewart yesterday for the qualifier of the Ulster Under 18 Matchplay Championship. With only the top sixteen to qualify for the match play it was going to be difficult for the fifteen year old. The qualifier was won by Evelyn Park from Edmonstown who shot a fantastic 66 on the day to win by 4 shots but it was the player from neighbouring Portrush Golf Club, Olivia Currie who eventually lifted the Fred Daly Trophy after the matchplay was completed.
Isabella finished in 26th place in the qualifier with an 83 and played great in the consolation Clandeboye Goblet net event today to finish joint 4th with 35 points.
Isabella still has another three years at this age level !
Four of our junior boys traveled to Mullingar this week to compete in the Leinster Boys ( U16s ).
Jamie Anderson shot 5 over on Thursday with Dylan Holmes shooting one worse at +6, both making the cut. Unfortunately William O’Riordan and Toby Murphy missed the cut (Toby by a single shot).
On Wednesday Jamie again played some solid golf and maintained his form, shooting a very creditable six over par to finish on +11 and in 23rd place overall in a strong 125 man field.
Dylan had been disappointed with his first round and dug deep on day two to shoot a level par 70, a round that was only bettered on the day by the eventual event winner, Michael Wilson from Massereene Golf Club. Dylan’s score moved him up from 25th after day one to 7th place overall.
Well done to all four Greystones players.
Well done to Shauna, Grace, Stella, Isabella and Sophie competing in the Irish Schools Junior Girls championship last week. Special congratulations to Shauna on finishing 6th. 49 girls played from other clubs in Leinster. Well done all!
The Dublin Boys and Girls event is open to book on the Grange GC site
On Friday last we had our Quiz night in support of the Junior section. The evening was very well attended and enjoy by all 16 or so teams that participated. A big thanks to Conor Fleetwood and Cormac O’Byrne for a very entertaining, interesting and fun quiz. A special thanks to everyone who sponsored the Quiz and Raffle prizes – Medfit Proactive Healthcare, Just Eat, Amanda, Barry, Davie, Eddie, Karl and Philip.
Quiz Winners were:
1st: Joe Aherne’s Team
2nd: Cathal Cooney’s Team
3rd: Des Moriarty’s Team
Raffle Winners were:
Greystones U15 squad came out second best to a very strong Malahide U-15 team in the 2021 Leinster U15 final. Both sides place really good golf over the two 5-match legs, with Malahide proving to be the stronger side and a deserving winner. It is worth noting that none of their squad are available for next year, whereas five of our squad will be itching to have a go once again next year, and hopefully go one step further.
A big thanks must go to the following for the effort they put in, their commitment and their togetherness and support they showed for one another:
and of course to Peter Anderson and Karl Holmes for their management skills.
Roll on 2022.