Pitch and Putt - Breda Howell Wins President's Prize
One of the major internal pitch and putt competitions, the Presidents (Seamus Doherty) Prizes was blessed with a reasonable day and we had one of the biggest turnouts for this competition in years. A big thank you to all who played and those who supported the event. As the day went on and the scores came in, it became apparent that a big surprise was in the offing with the overall prize going to Breda Howell, the first time a lady had won the overall prize according to the club historians. Congratulations Breda on your excellent score and great achievement.The full results of the day were as follows:Overall nett winner - Breda HowellOverall nett runner- up ladies - Pauline LuceyOverall gross ladies- Kathleen ShanleyLadies 0-11 nett - Anne FitzgeraldLadies 12+ nett - Ann WallGents Results:Overall nett runner-up Gents - John FitzgeraldOverall gross Gents - James Cleary at 22 under!!!Overall senior nett - Stephen O'ReillyGents Inter nett-Pat MorrisGents Junior nett- Adrian Anglim.Congratulations to all the winners especially from President Seamus O'Doherty who could not attend the prize giving due to illness.Next Saturday /Sunday we will be running the Evan Hickey Classic which we ask all club members to support. We have a separate competition for the tennis, badminton and junior members.A number of Hillview players qualified for the Munster Matchplay Finals which were held in Parteen and Bruff. John Fitzgerald in the Senior, Paul Sweeney in the Intermediate and the trio of Adrian Anglin, Seanie O'Connor and Con Lucey in the Junior. Also our ladies Pauline Lucey and Kathleen Shanley. Congratulations to Adrian Anglim who battled through to be runner up in the junior final and Pauline Lucey had a good run in the ladies, beaten on 37th hole in semi final.Hillview Presidents Prize Winners. Front L to R, Ann Wall, Anne Fitzgerald, Pauline Lucey, Nora Whelan, Lady Captain, Breda Howell, Winner, John Fitzgerald, Kathleen Shanley. Back, Adrian Anglim, Paddy O'Hanrahan, Gents Captain, Stephan O'Reilly, Con Luce
y.Results of other recent competitions.
Ely Centra Gross CompetitionWe again had an excellent turnout for this event sponsored for us by Ely Centra Stores in the Old Bridge. The ladies side of the competition provided a facile triumph once again for Pauline Lucey who romped home many shots ahead of her nearest rival Breda Howell with the nett prize going to Ann Wall. The Gents competition was a different story however with John Fitzgerald getting home by the narrowest of margins from Jason Cunningham who just pipped James Cleary on a countback.McInerney & Millea Cups:In the Millea cup for Ladies the winner was Pauline Lucey who got home by just a 2 shot margin with the gross prize going to Kathleen Shanley.In the McInerney Cup the winner was Paddy O'Hanrahan who scraped home by just 1 shot from form player Adrian Anglim, the gross winner was James Cleary.
The All Ireland Vets Tournament is normally held in Dublin, this year it was hosted by St Anne's, Waterford and it attracted a strong entry from Hillview and other Tipperary clubs. In the various age categories, all the lads played well and most won through the first match, but came up against seasoned opponents from Ulster and Lenster. It's great to participate at this level, so congratulations to Des Dillon, Martin Ormonde, Michael Prendergast, Eugene O'Mahoney and William Guiry, William won a final in men's doubles under 55.