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Club Notes: 14th May 2016

Huge Turnout for Hillview Scratch Cup

By the time the last card was called, a magnificent entry of 123 from 10 counties had entered this famous event for the Paddy Power Memorial Trophy.  After the previous days deluge, sunny and dry conditions welcomed early players in the Hillview Scratch Cup, sponsored by O'Sullivan Insurances Clonmel. As if conditions were not difficult enough at the start, they were to get worse as the day went on, with the sun and wind drying the greens, turning them hard and fast.

A long day became even longer for the top 12 in the Gents Senior Grade, as they went out for the final 18 holes to decide the trophy winner. While the outcome may have been in doubt as the players set out, it quickly became apparent who the winner would be. Shooting the best round of the day, a sparkling 12 under par, the winner was Liam O' Donovan from Bruff. This was not the first time that Liam has won in Hillview and if he keeps up current form will not be the last. The remaining prizes were spread over a wide range of clubs throughout Munster.

Full results were as follows: 

Ladies 12- 18 handicap, winner Margaret Courtney, Riverdale: runner- up Breda Howell, Hillview.

Ladies 0-11 handicap, winner Breda Lonergan, Tipp Hills: runner up - Mary Murray, Rocklodge.

Gents junior, winner Stephen Cavanagh Tipp Hills; runner up David Cahill, Hillview

Gents Intermediate winner DJ Lynch Tipp Hills; runner up Jimmy Quinn, Fermoy

Gents Senior, winner Liam O' Donovan Bruff, runner up Eddie Hennessey, Tramore, third place Eoin Walsh, Collins Cork, Final 18 winner, Frank O' Brien Collins Cork

For the presentation of prizes which took place afterwards we were joined by John O' Sullivan of O'Sullivan Insurances and by Club President Seamus O'Doherty. Both congratulated all who played especially the winners. They also thanked the organising committee for their efforts in ensuring all went well on the day.

Tennis - Summer Open Americans

The rain cleared just in time for our American Open last Wednesday and it turned out to be a very pleasant evening for tennis. After some great games in round robin format, the final result came down to the very last match of the night. By one game victory went to Tracey Weight & Eugene Cooney ahead of gallant runners-up Emma Smith & Maura Hennessy. In the week that was in it the prizes had a 'Eurovision' theme and the winners were left waiting to see if their betting dockets would bear fruition. Once again all are welcome to play this Wednesday night at 7.30pm with a charge of €3 for members and €5 for non-members incl light refreshments in bar afterwards. Come along for a great night out.

The Open season is starting, with upcoming tournaments in Larkspur and Causeway. Get ready for the Hillview Open starting on June 11th.

Club Lotto

On Saturday 14TH May 2016 the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €2,300. The numbers drawn were 11-15-19-22. There was no Winner of the Jackpot. There were 4 tickets with 3 numbers. Each winning ticket receives €30.00. The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 21ST May 2016 at 9.00p.m. The Jackpot will now be worth €2,400. 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.