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Club Notes: 22nd Nov 2015

Pitch and Putt

Paddy Power Shield. After a rain delay the previous weekend, the Paddy Power Shield was played on Sunday Nov. 15th. We had a terrific turnout of 43 players for this iconic 3 ball scramble played in the great man's name and generously supported by his family. After an exciting days play and coming with the last card were the winning team of Kathleen Shanley, John Cooney, Seamus O'Doherty and Mario Smith. In second place, were the long-time leading team of Breda Howell, Francis McNamara and a resurgent Noel Joyce. The gross prize went to the team of Pauline Lucey, Paddy Buck and Paddy O' Hanrahan.

The presentation of prizes was made that evening in the newly refurbished bar in the presence of the Power family and Hillview President Seamus O'Doherty. In his speech Seamus thanked the Power family for their continued support and reminded the attendance of the unique role, Paddy Power played in the establishment and development of the Club right up to his untimely death.

After the formalities, all tucked in to a lovely tea prepared by our ladies under the baton of Lady Captain Mary Maloney.

Great News to look forward to in 2017, Hillview has been selected as the venue for the 2017 National Gents Strokeplay Competition, a 3 day event, on dates to be confirmed.

Tennis

The Winter League Team Competition is now at the knock out stage, with Div. 2 play offs on Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 P M this week, the semi finals for both Div. 1 and Div. 2 are scheduled for Monday 30th. The Div. 1 semi finalists are Kathleen Deely versus Cora Morrissey and Paul Foley versus Dean O'Mahoney. In Div. 2 both Barbara Russell and Joanna Lynch are awaiting winners of the play offs.

The Clonmel High School team was unlucky to lose against a strong Bandon team in the Munster Senior Shield competition, the team was Stephan Lahart, Kilsheelan, Niall Lynch, Eoin Hoctor and Pascal Morrissey, Hillview.

Table Tennis

Christmas Doubles Round 1:

On Wednesday 25th November, The 1st round of the Christmas Doubles will take place. The entry sheet for this competition is on the notice board in the hallway and in the badminton hall. The closing time for entries is on the night at 8.30pm. Play will start at 8.45pm. The entry fee will be €5 per-person. Open to all club members of all standards. Please support John Fitzgerald in his efforts to revive table tennis.

Captain's Dinner

We had a great turnout for the annual Captains Dinner, the hall was creatively transformed and the newly refurbished bar looked absolutely great. We were also privileged to have as honoured guests Mr Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Cllr. Pat English, Mayor of Clonmel and Cahir Council Area. It takes many volunteers to put all aspects of this night together, but especial thanks to the Social Committee of Matty Boyle, Ann Kenrick and Annmaire Moroney for getting it all right on the night.

Lotto

On Saturday 21st November 2015 the Hillview lotto Jackpot was worth €1,500. The numbers drawn were 3-14-16-21. There was no Winner of the Jackpot. There were 2 tickets with 3 numbers, each ticket receives €50.00. The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 28th November 2015 at 9.30p.m. The Jackpot will be worth €1,600. Tickets are €1 each and can be bought from ticket sellers, or at the Hillview Bingo every Monday & Friday Night or at the Club Bar every night. Buy-ins for 2015 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year. If you're not in you can't win.