Pitch and PuttA Record Turnout for Scratch Cup
A cracking day, a cracking turnout and a cracking competition pretty well sums up Scratch Cup day in Hillview. By the time the overworked team in the entry kiosk closed shop a total of 151 players from all over the country had checked in. Hillview is a difficult course at the best of times, but after the recent dry spell it was especially so, with it proving difficult to hold pitches and putts on the numerous sloping greens. Despite these difficult conditions and with at least 5 of the top ten Gents players in the country competing, scoring was excellent particularly in the Gents grades. It was very late in the day before we were in a position to announce the podium places for the various grades as follows:Ladies - 0-12 grade - winner- Mary Murray, Rocklodge, 13+ grade - winner Margaret Courtney Riverdale.Gents Junior Cup Sponsored by Hillview Sports Club) Winner- Kyle Kennedy Tipp Hills, Runner up- Adrian Anglim Hillview, Last 18 - Billy Nolan, ParteenGents Intermediate Cup ( sponsored by Dermot Phelan Grounds Contractor) Winner - Shaun Ryan Larkspur Runner up- John Martin Tipp Hills, Last 18 - Martin Baird BagnelstownGents Senior Cup (The Paddy Memorial - sponsored by O'Sullivan Insurance) Winner - Tom Hanley, BruffRunner up - John Cahill Fermoy, Last 18 - Michael Kennedy Tipp Hills.Hillview Scratch Cup PresentationBack Row: Left to Right: John Cahill (Fermoy), Michael Kennedy (Tipp Hills), Johnny Martin (Tipp Hills), John O Sullivan, Insurances Sponsor, Martin Baird (Bagenalstown), Paddy O 'Hanrahan, Gents Captain, Billy Nolan (Parteen), Adrian Anglim (Hillview), Christy Phelan Sponsor, Con Lucey Treasurer,Front Row: Dermot Phelan Sponsor, Seamus O 'Doherty President, Kyle Kennedy (Tipp Hills) Junior Winner, Tom Hanley (Bruff) Senior Winner, Shaun Ryan (Larkspur) Intermediate Winner, Nora Whelan Lady Captain, Bridget Phelan Sponsor.
For the presentation of the prizes which took place in the Clubhouse we were joined by John O' Sullivan and Dermot Phelan with Club President Seamus O'Doherty and a large crowd of players and their supporters. In his address Seamus thanked all who played especially those who travelled. He also thanked John and Dermot for their support, without which the day would not have happened. Finally Seamus thanked all in the club who had helped organize and run the event, without their help the day would not have been the success it was.
On Saturday 13th May the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €5,700. The numbers drawn were 3-6-7-10 there was no Winner of the Jackpot. There were 9 tickets with 3 numbers. The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 20th May at 9.30p.m. The Jackpot will now be worth €5,800. 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 2017 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year. If you're not in you can't win.