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Club Notes: 24th June 2018

James Cleary on Irish Team that won European Championship

Pitch and Putt

Congratulations to Hillview Pitch and Putt star James Cleary who was part of the Irish team that won the European Championships in Undana, Bilbao, Spain. While Ireland has won this event 6 times before; its 11 years since our last victory. James played a leading part in Ireland's victory; he was joint individual leader after the first day of stroke play. The total team score, decided the position for seeding in the playoffs. Due to pressure of space in Spain and other European countries, pitch and putt is a very popular sport on the continent. Ireland won all their playoff matches. Hillview are very proud of James achievements and it may spur other senior graded players on to new heights. There is an All-Ireland regional qualifying event on in Hillview next Sat June 30th in Junior, Intermediate and Senior, 8 Hillview players have qualified to take part.

Tennis

After the successful Causeway and Hillview Open Weeks, the tennis tournament circuit moved to Kilkenny last week. Eugene O'Mahoney was going for a hat trick of wins in Div. 2; however, he met a strong Kilkenny player and lost the final. He also partnered Declan Tarrant in the Div. 2 doubles; they were trying to follow up their Hillview success, but had to give best to a Leinster pairing. Former member Emma Smith claimed another Div. 3 ladies doubles. Next week, Castleview are hosting their Junior Open, it's a great opportunity for juniors from 8 to 16 to play in open competitions.

 

Club Lotto

On the 23rd June the Hillview Lotto Jackpot was worth €4,900. The numbers drawn were5 -11-15-22 and there were 5 match 3 winners. The Next Lotto Draw will take place on Saturday 30th June at 9.00p.m. The Jackpot will now be worth €5,000. 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 2018 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year. If you're not in you can't win.