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Club Notes: 1st Sept 2013

Club Lotto:

On Saturday 24th August 2013 the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €4,800.  The numbers drawn were 1-3-12-22.  There was no Winner of the Jackpot.  There were 3 Tickets with 3 numbers.  The winning tickets each get €40.00.
On Saturday 31st August 2013 the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €4,900.  The numbers drawn were 4-6-16-17.  There was no Winner of the Jackpot.  There were 4 Tickets with 3 numbers.  The winning tickets each get €30.00.
The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 7th September 2013.  The Jackpot will be worth €5,000.  Tickets are €1 each and can be bought from ticket sellers and at the Club Bar.  Buy-ins for 2013 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year.  If you’re not in you can’t win.

Club Bingo:

The Hillview Bingo takes place every Monday night in St. Marys Hall in Irishtown.  Prizes are good and the Jackpot is €1,000.  Come along and have a good night out.

Pitch and Putt:

National Inter Counties:

There will be a 30 foot TV Screen set up in the Clonmel Show Grounds Shopping Centre on Saturday 7th September.  This will show the general public that there is a National Pitch and Putt competition taking place in Hillview, Clonmel.  Team scores and pictures will be shown.  Also shown will be advertisement to promote the game of Pitch and Putt.  Pitch and Putt is a game for all ages, both male and female.  The Venue of the All Ireland Inter-Counties will be in Hillview Sports Club on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September.

Times of Practice:

Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th September 2013 - 9.00am to 8.30pm - one ball per player over 36 Holes.
Friday 6th September 2013 - 9.00am to 2.00pm - one ball per player 18 Holes only.
Course will be closed at 3.00pm sharp.
The cooperation of all Inter-County players will be very much appreciated.  The cooperation of all club members would also be very much appreciated.
This year the Gents’ defending Champions are Wexford.  In 2012 they stopped Cork from making it 10 in a row.  The hot favourites for 2013 will be Cork.  The Host County will be Tipperary who has won the National Inter-County 4 times in the past (1966, 1981, 1993 & 1995).  They will have the best chance of dethroning the current champions Wexford and Hot Favourites Cork.  Cork cannot be discounted even with some of their top player missing.  They can put 3 teams together and all would have a chance of winning.  However there is a new format to the Inter-Counties this year and it is my humble opinion that the result will be as follows: 1st Tipperary, 2nd Cork & 3rd Wexford.
The Gent’s Tipperary team is as follows: Sean Minogue (Riverdale), Noel Joyce (Hillview), Anthony Culhane (Tipp-Hills), James Cleary (Hillview), Stephen Shoer (Riverdale) & James Ryan (Tipp-Hills).  The Sub will be Stephen O’Reilly (Hillview).
In the Ladies Inter-Counties the defending Champions are Cork.  Tipperary has won this only once in 1990.  There are 3 Counties who have dominated the ladies and they are Kildare, Cork & Dublin.  It is hard to see any change but I would hope that Tipperary would put up a good performance and finish in the top 3 or 4.  In my opinion the result will be as follows: 1st Kildare, 2nd Dublin, 3rd Cork & 4th Tipperary.  I hope I am wrong and the Tipperary ladies surprise me.  There will be many other people out there who will have their own opinions and many of them will say that I am wrong but we will see what happens on the weekending 7th & 8th September.
The Ladies Tipperary Team is as follows: Breda Lonergan (Tipp-Hills), Shula McCarthy (Hillview). Martha O’Brien (Lakeside), Mary Quinn (Lakeside), Bridget Shelly (Lakeside) & Margaret Courtney (Riverdale).  The Sub will be Megan Courtney (Riverdale).
The very best of luck to both the Ladies and Gent’s Tipperary Teams.

Table Quiz:

There will be a table quiz for the Inter-Counties on Friday 6th September starting at 8.15pm.  The entry fee will be €20.00 per-table of 4 persons.  The venue will be Hillview Sports Club.  All are welcome.  Come along and support.


There is a raffle also to raise funds to help with the cost of the Inter-Counties.  Tickets are €2 a strip or 3 strips for €5.00. Tickets on sale in the bar or from club members.  1st Prize is a drinks hamper worth €150.00.  2nd Prize is a Dunne’s shopping Voucher worth €50.00 and 3rd Prize is also a Dunne’s shopping Voucher worth €50.00.


Club Championships:

The Specsavers Club Championships are now up and running this week.  The Finals will take place on Thursday 5th September.

Castle View Open:

The Castle view open week will start on Monday 9th September get your entries in as soon as possible!

Austria Vets Tournament:

Best of luck to Michael Murray who is playing in the Vets tournament which is taking part in Austria.


The autumn series of Open and Vets Tournament are again in full swing.  Best of luck to all the Hillview players in the Larkspur Open Week.  The Castleview Open will be starting on September 9th, look out for the entry forms or online entry. Good performances from Martin Ormonde and Michael Prendergast in the Dungarvan Vets.  Also the Moroney’s had a good week at the Tipperary Open.  Michael won the Grade 4 Singles beating Dean O’Mahony and was runner-up in the mixed doubles with Anne Marie.  The next club competition is the Specsavers Club Championships which will start on Monday 2nd September.  Entry Forms are on the Notice board in the Hallway.


Congratulations to Evan Fitzgerald and Jane O’Gorman who qualified to play in the All Ireland Junior Championships which were held in Fitzwilliam a couple of weeks ago.  The Junior Club Championship draws are on the club notice board.
Please note Fee’s for Groups wishing to book for outings for Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis and Pitch & Putt will be accepted.  You can contact Hillview Sports Club by phone on 052-6121805 at any time between 10.30am and 10.30pm every day. You can also write to the Club Secretary Mr. Frank Darrer and send the letter to Hillview Sports Club, Mountain Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.  You can check out our website to see our facilities at www.hillviewsportsclub.com