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Club Notes: 27th March 2016

Pitch and Putt - Anthony Culhane Tipp Hills wins John Shore Memorial

Hillview was the venue for the 2016 playing of the John Shore Memorial. A splendid turnout of 94 players was an eloquent testament to the great man and his contribution to Tipperary Pitch & Putt.

After a slow and cold start to the day the sun came out and in no time at all Hillview was showing its teeth despite the soft ground conditions. Here we should say thanks to the ground staff (Richard Blanche and Richard McGrath) for producing another excellent course despite the awful weather we have had recently which was appreciated by all including sponsors the Tipperary County Board.

After a long day the overall winner was Anthony Culhane (Tipp Hills) by 2 shots from Stephen Shore (Riverdale) with the 2015 winner Kieran Earls a further shot behind in third place. Anthony's performance in the playoffs was exceptional making him a worthy winner.

Other winners were:

Ladies - winner Eleanor Walsh Fermoy,  - runner up Breda Lonergan

Gents - Junior class- David Cahill, Hillview   - runner up - Tom Morris

Intermediate class- winner - Bobby O' Donnell,Tipp Hills, - runner up- Jimmy Quinn

Senior class-  36 hole gross TommyHanley, Bruff, last 18 gross Eddy Hennessy Tramore.

A special well done David and Tom for keeping the Hillview flag flying and to John Fitzgerald who made it to the Senior playoff. Presentations of all prizes were made in the bar after the playoff by County Board Chairman Michael Brennan and his team.

Hollowtining: a reminder that weather permitting hollowtining will go ahead this Friday April 1 at about 2.30 pm. If anybody can give a hand they are asked to do so.

Club Spring League; a reminder that the entry sheets for this competition are up in the main Hallway. Smoking shed and P& P kiosk. Competition date Sunday April 10.

Tennis

Inter Firms and Groups Tennis. The next big event on the tennis calendar is the annual Inter Firms and Groups Tournament. This year we are again grateful to the MSD Sports and Social Club and Quality Recycling for their continued sponsorship for this popular event. There are competitions to suit all standards, Grades 1, 2 and 3 combined, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6 and absolute beginners who just want to have some fun. Entries by Weds 30th, competition starts on Monday 4th April and a Fun Evening Barbecue is planned for Thursday April 7th.

Juniors

We had a few good performances at the Larkspur Junior Open, Sean Moroney won the under 12 boys doubles and mixed and was runner up to Josh Hegarty, Castleview in the singles. Ciaran Moroney and Alan Quigley got to the semi-finals of their events. Jaco Oosthenzen ran a very successful tennis camp last week, hope this will give a good start to all the juniors to continue playing throughout the season.

Table Tennis:

Table Tennis will take place every Wednesday at 8.30p.m. New members and all standards welcome.

Social Activities

Hillview will be helping to celebrate National Autism Day next Saturday afternoon April 6th.

Alzheimer's & C-Saw Societies Quiz:

On Wednesday 23rd March last Hillview Sports Club was the venue for a table quiz in aid of the Alzheimer's Society and C-Saw Society. There was a good turnout and many thanks to everyone who turned up and supported on the night.

Lotto

On Saturday 26th March 2016 the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €1,600. The numbers drawn were 05-12-14-19. There was no Winner of the Jackpot. There were 8 tickets with 3 numbers. The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at 9.00p.m. The Jackpot will now be worth €1,700. 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 2016 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year. If you're not in you can't win.