Paul Sweeney Wins Dom Kavanagh Trophy
Hillview player Paul Sweeney was the winner of the beautiful Dom Kavanagh Trophy, sponsored by the Kavanagh family, and played over 3 days, June 3-5, on a very tough course. The heat of the sun, which shone for all 3 days, was matched only by the heat of the competition, with fortunes swinging this way and that, before the winner was declared on Sunday evening. Only after a countback was Paul declared the winner from fellow clubman Jason Cunningham. Both of these players are comparatively new arrivals on the P&P scene and would appear to have long and successful futures ahead of them in the game. The full list of winners across all grades were as follows. Hillview members except when noted otherwise.Overall net winner- Paul Sweeney, Overall net runner up (Gents) Jason Cunningham,Overall net runner up (Ladies) Nora Whelan, Overall ladies gross- Pauline Lucey,Overall gents gross- Stephen Shoer Riverdale, Gents senior net- John Fitzgerald,Gents senior gross- Michael Kennedy, Gents inter. net- David Cahill,Gents inter gross - Joe Hickey, Gents junior net- Tom Fitzpatrick BagnelstownGents junior gross- Pat MorrisLadies 0-11 net - Lorraine Creed, Ladies 0-11 gross- Valerie O' Leary LakewoodLadies 12-18 net- Ann Wall, Cunnigar, Ladies 12-18 gross- Bridget Walsh, CunnigarHole in one - Rory O' HanrahanThe presentation of prizes followed later that evening, with members of the Kavanagh family present. In his speech Pitch & Putt Captain Paddy O'Hanrahan thanked the Kavanagh family for their generous and continuing support for this event. He also thanked all involved in organising and running the competition, the ground staff, the ladies under the baton of Lady captain Nora Whelan who supplied the food that kept all going, and of course the Bar staff. Apologies were received from President Seamus O'Doherty who is recovering from illness. All joined in wishing Seamus a full and speedy recovery.
Hillview Dom Kavanagh Cup Presentation. Front row (L-R) Nora Whelan Lady Captain, Ann Cunningham sponsor, Paul Sweeney overall winner, Sheila Byrne sponsor. Paddy Kavanagh sponsor.
Back row (L-R) John Cooney, Joe Hickey grade winner, John Fitzgerald grade winner, Rory O'Hanrahan hole-in one, Pauline Lucey grade winner, David Cahill grade winner, Jason Cunningham overall 2nd, Con Lucey Treasurer, Paddy O'Hanrahan, Gents Captain.
We also managed to run a couple of Tuesday night scrambles, the results of which were.On May 31 the net winners were the team of Mary Maloney, John Cooney and Joe Hickey with the gross prize going to the team of Ann Wall, Pauline Lucey and Adrian Anglim.On June 7 the net winners were the trio of Joan Donlon, Pauline Lucey and Seanie O'Connor. The net runners up Tina Ahearne, Evelyn Cahill and Paul Sweeney. The gross winners were Kathleen Shanley, John Cooney and Con Lucey.
Tennis Open Week
The RyanMotorPower Senior Tennis Open Week is ongoing all week with Finals scheduled for Saturday 18th, this year again had a great entry of 200, spread over 20 competitions to suit all grades.Larkspur / Causeway TournamentsGrace Durkan had a good weekend in Larkspur, winning the ladies Div 1 doubles with Catherine Morrissey and the mixed doubles with Jaco Oostheyin. Jaco was also runner up in the men's Div 1 with Gavin Ahern. Hillview sent a good contingent to the Causeway Open and many got to the finals. The Hillview winners were Dean O'Mahoney and Michael Moroney in the Div 3 Dbs, James Reilly and Siobhan Slator in the Div 5 mixed and Joanna Lynch in the grade 6 singles. Runners up were Grace Durkan in the Div ladies doubles, Cora Morrissey in both the Div 4 singles and mixed, and Emma Smith and Evelyn Buckley in the Div 5 ladies.Junior tennis Open Americans every Friday in June at 4-6pm. We hope as many kids can make it along for this friendly tennis under the supervision of members of the Junior tennis committee. Also remember to play arrange and play your ladder matches. Therefore plenty of activity planned.
On Saturday 11th June 2016 the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €1,000. The numbers drawn were5, 8,9,12. There was no Winner of the Jackpot and there was 2 match 3s. The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 18th June 2016 at 9.00pm. The Jackpot will now be worth €1,100. 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.