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DUGS vs RCD – Myerscough McKeever Trophy

Venue: Portmarnock GC

Date: 3rd May 2019

Format: Foursomes Matchplay

 

Morning:

DUGS v ROYAL COUNTY DOWN

1. Jamie Myerscough (6) & Huntly Lauder (8) 5/4 v Patrick Keane (6) & Brian Murray (8)

2. Philip Halpenny (11) & Philip Myerscough (15)  1 up v Brian Gibson (12) & Robert Cullen (12)

3. John Osbourne (5) & Martin Moroney (13) 4/3 v Richard Porter (5) & Richard Flood (13)

4. Fergus Duddy (14) & Mateo Crowley (7) 3/1  v Aidan Hanna (14) & Peter Ellis (7)

5. Aidan Walsh (14) & Gregor Shanik (17) 2 up v Jim Pierce (14) & Colin Boreham (14)

6. Conor O’Brien (9) & Patrick Garvey (18) 1/2 v Michael Pierce (12) & Geoffrey Perrin (13) 1/2

DUGS 5.5 RCD 0.5

Afternoon:

1 Jamie Myerscough (6) & Gregor Shanik (17) 5/3 v Robert Cullen (12) & Aidan Hanna (14)

2 Mateo Crowley (7) & Philip Halpenny (11)  3/2 v Richard Porter (5) & Colin Boreham (14)

3 Martin Moroney (13) & Conor O’Brien (9) 1 up v Brian Gibson (12) & Patrick Keane (6)

4 Huntly Lauder (8) & Philip Myerscough (15) 1/2 v Peter Ellis (7) & Geoffrey Perrin (13) 1/2

5 Fergus Duddy (14) & Patrick Garvey (18) v Richard Flood (13) & Jim Pierce (14) 2/1

6 John Osbourne (5) & Aidan Walsh (14) 2/1 v Brian Murray (8) & Michael Pierce (12)

DUGS 4.5 RCD 1.5

 

Overall Result: DUGS 10 RCD 2

DUGS vs UCDGS – The Cleek

Results

Venue: Rosslare GC
Date: 18th May 2019
Match Captain DUGS: Aedan Jameson
Match Captain Opposition: Colm Menton
Match Format: Fourball, aggregate holes up/down
1. Andrew Bryce + Guy Johnston V Colm Menton + Paul Eustace – 1up
2. Michael Morrisey + Philip Myerscough Michael Keane + Don Arnold – 1up
3. Huntly Lauder + Padraic Dempsey – ½ V Tom Foley + Stephen Quinn – ½
4. Robert Brophy + Pierce Power – 2up V Niall Collins + Michael Galvin  
5. Declan Lernihan + Pedro Ribeiro V John Glackin + Eamonn Kelly – 1up
6. Aedan Jameson Larry Ennis + Billy Davis – 8up
       

Result: UCDGS 9up

Weather: A beautiful afternoon in the sunny South East

General comments, points of interest: Last year’s long hot summer tool its toll on very many Irish courses and Rosslare was no exception. However, despite this the course had recovered incredibly well from a very low position and a huge credit must go the the ground staff. The greens were also their best condition for many years. Rosslare’s hospitality was excellent as usual. UCDGC’s team had many new faces and obviously came with the intent to finally regain possession of The Cleek. Their Captain did question the reasoning for this format as against straight match play. A topic for discussion.

DUGS vs Malone Pirate

Venue: Malone GC
Date: 5th May 2019
Match Captain DUGS: Francis Fullen
Match Captain Opposition: Steve Smith
Match Format: Fourball, aggregrate holes up/down

Results
1. Jim O’Connell + A Montgomery – 2up V Fergus Duddy + Conor Agnew
2. Tony Black + Johnny Watt – 5up V Francis Fullen + Joe McGivern
3. G Cameron + B Turkington V Niall O’Connor + Patrick Spain – 1up
4. P Dean + N Canning V David Bunworth + Peter Fitzgerald – 2up
5. A Mooney + J Millar V Matt Minch + Jim Carrigy – 2up
6. Rolo McClure + Steve Smith – A/S V Michael Morrisey + Philip Halpenny – A/S

Result: Malone Pirates 2up.

General comments, points of interest: Exceptionally warn and hospitable reception by both the Pirates and Malone GC. Course in excellent condition – the Augusta of Ireland!

DUGS vs The Society

Venue: The Island GC
Date: April 11, 2019
Match Captain DUGS:Jerome Counihan
Match Captain  Society:Guy Leach / Andy Edmond
Match Format:36 holes foursomes
 Morning  
1.Darragh Coghlan & Nick Dillon  VAngus Chilvers & Chris Bellingham 3/2
2.Andrew Stokes & Darragh Garrahy 2/1VAndy Dodds & Adrian West
3.Will Kelly & Fran Quilty 3/2VJames Cumberland & Adam Parkes
4.David Lawlor & David Varian A/SVRupert Haines & James Hayley A/S
5.Jerome Counihan 1upVAndy Edmond

Morning: DUGS 3.5 The Society 1.5               

 Afternoon  
1.Darragh Coghlan & Darragh GarrahyVJames Cumberland & Adrian West 1up
2.Andrew Stokes & Fran QuiltyVAngus Chilvers & Andy Edmond 2/1
3.David Lawlor & Jerome Counihan A/S VChris Bellingham & Adam Parkes A/S
4.Nick Dillon & Dougie Heather 5/4VJames Hayley & Andy Dodds
5.Philip Myerscough & David VarianVWill Kelly & Rupert Haines 5/4 

Afternoob: DUGS 1.5 The Society 3.5   

Overall Result: DUGS 5 The Society 5

DUGS vs Flat Caps

Venue: County Louth Golf Club

Date: Friday 5th April 2019

Match Manager DUGS: Fergus Duddy

Match Manager Flat Caps: John Quigley

Match Format: Foursomes Matchplay (Morning and Afternoon)

Results

Morning

1.Huntly Lauder (8) & Gavin Caldwell (13) A/SVBrendan MacClancy (9) & Henry Collier (13) A/S
2.Johnny O’Driscoll (2) & Pedro Ribeiro (25) 4/2VNeville Atkinson (7) & Pat Desmond (17)
3.Brian Dunnion (8) & Philip Myerscough (15)VMurt O’Shea (9) & Eddie McDonnell (9) 2/1
4.Kenny Johnston (9) & Matt Minch (16) 4/2VDavid Gill (9) Single
5.Pierce Power (13) & Paul Williams (18) 2/1VShane Santry (9) & Kieran Howard (13)
6.Declan Lernihan (9) & Fergus Duddy (14) 1upVAnthony Delahunty (7) & John Quigley (14)

Afternoon

1.Huntly Lauder (8) & Philip Myerscough (15)VDavid Gill (9) & Henry Collier (13) 4/3
2.Johnny O’Driscoll (2) & Gavin Caldwell (13) 3/2VShane Santry (9) & Eddie McDonnell (9)
3.Declan Lernihan (9) & Pedro Ribeiro (25) 3/2VMurt O’Shea (9) & Kieran Howard (13)
4.Kenny Johnston (9) & Pierce Power (13) 1upVNeville Atkinson (7) & John Quigley (14)
5.Brian Dunnion (8) & Matt Minch (16)VBrendan MacClancy (9) Single 2up
6.Fergus Duddy (14) & Paul Williams (18) 3/2VAnthony Delahunty (7) & Pat Desmond (17)

Match Result: DUGS 8.5 – Flat Caps 3.5

DUGS comprehensively won the Caldwell Quaich at the 3rd attempt. Despite heavy rain forecast for the morning, Baltray ignored the forecast and miraculously remained dry throughout the morning and afternoon foursomes. The Quaich, named in honour of Gavin Caldwell, only the third Irishman to Captain the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews, was presented at dinner by Henry Collier (President, Flat Caps) to Fergus Duddy (Captain, DUGS).

Fergus Duddy

Match Manager

DUGS vs SUGS

Dublin University Golfing Society

Match Report SUGS V DUGS

Venue: Prestwick GC

Date: 22nd March 2019

Match Captain DUGS: David Conway

Match Captain Opposition: James Haggart Match

Format: Scratch foursomes

Results

Morning

1. Nicky Gold + Dougie Hunter 1 up V Darragh Coghlan + Johnny O’Driscoll

2. David Simpson + David Archibald 2/1 V Andy Stokes + Mark Murnane

3. Mark Kernaghan + Alaisdair Napier V Jerome Counihan + David Conway 3/2

4. Graham Belch + Sandy Reid V Nicholas Dillon + Fran Quilty 1 up

5. Johnny Calder + Calum Moultrie 2/1 V John Kenny + David Conway Jr

6. Stuart Farmer + Michael Choong V Dougie Heather + Peter Pigot 2/1

Afternoon

1. Nicky Gold + David Simpson V Darragh Coghlan + Andy Stokes 1 up

2. Dougie Hunter + Mark Kernaghan V Jerome Counihan + Johnny O’Driscoll 2/1

3. Sandy Reid + David Archibald A/S V Peter Pigot + John Kenny A/S

4. Johnny Calder + Alaisdair Napier V David Conway + Nicholas Dillon 4/3

5. Calum Moultrie + Stuart Farmer V David Conway Jr + Fran Quilty 1 up

6. Michael Choong + Graham Belch V Mark Murnane + Dougie Heather 1 up

FINAL RESULT: SUGS 3 ½ DUGS 8 ½

 

 

SUGS Seniors V DUGS Seniors

Venue: Prestwick GC

Date: 22nd March 2019

Match Captain DUGS: David Conway

Match Captain Opposition: James Haggard

Match Format: Foursomes

Results

Morning

1. Niall Farquarson + Charles Hammond 2/1 V Gavin Caldwell + Conor O’Brien

2. Andrew Thompson + Charlie Crummy 2/1 V Huntly Lauder + Philip Halpenny

3. Ian Crawford (C) + James Haggart V Fergus Duddy (C) + Brian Dunnion 6/5

Afternoon

1. Niall Farquarson + James Haggart V Conor O’Brien + Huntly Lauder 4/3

2. Andrew Thompson + Ian Crawford 5/4 V Brian Dunnion + Gavin Caldwell

3. Charlie Crummy + Charles Hammond V Philip Halpenny + Fergus Duddy 3/2

FINAL RESULT: SUGS 3 DUGS 3



DUGS vs LUGS

Dublin University Golfing Society

Match Report

DUGS V LUGS

Venue: The Island GC
Date: Fri 1st Feb 2019
Match Captain DUGS: J Conway
Match Captain LUGS: G Yeandle
Match Format: h’cap 4somes

Results
Morning

1. Mark Murnane & Fergus Duddy beat Mike Kershaw & James Bull 5/4

2. Will Kelly & Matt Minch beat Jeremy Smith & John Sugden 1 hole

3. Tommy Bracken & John P Conway beat Gorm Nielsen & Neil Falconer 6/5

4. John Conway & Paddy O’Sullivan halved Nick Denny & Mark Conway

5. Nicholas Dillon & Barry Grundy beat Jon Lavelle & David Conway 5/4

6. Dermot O’Grady & Michael Gibson lost to Ed Clutton & George Yeandle 2/1

DUGS 4 ½ LUGS 1 ½

Afternoon

1. Fergus Duddy & Will Kelly beat Jeremy Smith & Gorm Nielsen 1 hole

2. Mark Murnane & Michael Gibson lost Nick Denny & Ed Clutton 1 hole

3. John Conway & Nicholas Dillon halved Mark conway & David Conway

4. Matt Minch & Barry Grundy beat George Yeandle & John Sugden 1 hole

5. Tommy Bracken & Dermot O’Grady beat Neil Falconer & Mike Kershaw 1 hole

6. John P Conway & Paddy O’Sullivan (SHOESHINE) halved Jon Lavelle & James Bull

DUGS 4 ½ LUGS 1 ½

FINAL RESULT DUGS 9 LUGS 3

DUGS vs DUGC – Weir Cup

Dublin University Golfing Society
Weir Cup Match Report
DUGS v DUGC


Venue: Portmarnock G.C
Date: February 24th, 2019
Match Captain DUGS: Darragh Garrahy
Match Captain DUGC: Dylan Lambe
Format: 36 holes foursomes

Morning
Harry McHugh / Michael Collins Jnr 3/1 vs Dylan Lambe/ Jack Walsh
Huntly Lauder / Andrew Stokes 3/1 vs Stephen Keogh/ Alan Gillespie
Paddy Mcelligott/Alan Hopkins vs Paddy Legros/ Jack Killeen 5/4
Ruairi Kennelly/ David Conway Jnr 3/1 vs Luke Flynn/James Coonan
Fergus Duddy/Darragh Garrahy vs Cian McCormack/ Adam Hussey 5/4

DUGS 3 :DUGC 2

Afternoon
Michael Collins/ Paddy Mcelligott vs Cian McCormack/ Luke Flynn 7/5
Ruairi Kennelly/ Alan Hopkins 4/2 vs James Coonan/Adam Hussey
Fergus Duddy/Huntly Lauder vs Dylan Lambe/ Paddy Legros 4/2
David Conway Jnr/Darragh Garrahy 4/2 vs Jack Walsh/ Stephen Keogh
Andrew Stokes/Harry McHugh vs Jack Killeen/ Alan Gillespie 4/2

DUGS 2 :DUGC 3
Result: DUGS 5 : DUGC 5

Winter Meeting 2019

DUGS vs Portmarnock Golf Club – Lionel Munn Putter

12 man team, 18 hole 4-ball aggregate

Manager: John Kenny

Munn Putter 2018

The 2018 Munn Putter team, considerably strengthened by the absence on safari of the senior DUGS members, suffered a shock third defeat in a row at the hands of Portmarnock Golf Club.

Early morning bacon rolls and coffee wasn’t enough to fuel a DUGS team against a youthful and ruthless opposition. Early matches were exchanged with PGC steadily building up a holes-up lead thanks to some generally incompetent play from the DUGS. Former bankers, Shanahan and Johnston appeared perplexed, their form of previous years a hazy memory. Brett and Connolly were savaged 6 down by Harnett and O’Brien. Nine down was the final result when Flavin and Murnane lurched in from the links.

No notable or unsporting moments were reported other than Spain’s approach to the 18th which may have set some sort of record for distance from an intended target.

Grace was once again mangled by the Prince of Tweed.

A three course lunch, the first since 2007, was enjoyed by the golfers who rejoiced at the return of the good times. PGC President Harnett sternly noted the absence of DUGS dignitaries and declared himself greatly displeased at the snub to Portmarnock. Match manager Kenny, standing in for the President, Captain, Hon Sec and Hon Treasurer, threw insults at anyone who came into sight and demanded, to loud applause,  the immediate return of the plaque to Munn’s Mounds.

Later, as the pain of defeat eased, Kenny consoled himself with the thought that the defeat would have been much more severe had the DUGS heavyweights been on the team.

Match 1   8 40am        William Eickholt 2 & Harry Bradshaw 4   P FitzGerald 7 & Mateo Crowley 6     3 Dn

Match 2   8 50am       Brendan Cashell 4 & Colin Lynch 8                 L Canning 4  & D McNamara 13    2 Up

Match 3   9.00am           John Bolger 12 & Kevin Dempsey 13              T Shanahan 9 & K Johnston 9   3 Dn

Match 4   9 10am            Jim Harnett 7 & Eric O’Brien 6                 M Brett 1 & Gerry Connolly 14     6 Dn       

Match 5   9.20 am          Howard Mahon 11 & David Gill 8       John Kenny 5 & Patrick Spain 19  A/S

Match 6   9 30am            Alistair Smith & Gerry Killen           Mark Murnane 3 & J Flavin 12  1 Up

The Ledger – RCD 2018

Time

            DUGS

           QUGS           UCDGS DUGS vs QUGS DUGS vs UCDGS

QUGS vs UCDGS

8.00 Kenny Johnson 9

David Bunworth 18

Mark Lindsay 6

Rab Brady 10

Michael Keane 9

Eamonn Kelly 12

QUGS

3/2

DUGS

1 up

QUGS

2 up

8.12 Jim Carrigy 8

Gavin Caldwell 13

Peter Greene 3

Richard Nicholas 13

Diarmuid Finan 9

Frank O’Riordan 12

QUGS

6/5

UCDGS

6/5

QUGS

2/1

8.24 Brian Dunnion 8

Paddy Spain 19

Gregg Sterritt 6

John McCarter 15

Dermot Fullam 9

Brian Cole 15

QUGS

1 up

1/2:1/2 QUGS

2 up

8.36 Johnny O’Driscoll 2

Fergus Duddy 13

Michael Curran 5

Gordon Knight 15

Eugene Dunne 8

John Casey 16

QUGS

4/3

DUGS

3/2

QUGS

5/4

8.48 Fran Quilty 5

Matt Minch 16

Fergus Patton 6

Chris Connolly 17

Des Fullam 9

Jackie Reynolds 13

QUGS

6/5

DUGS

2/1

QUGS

5/4

9.00 Jamie Myerscough 6

David McNamara 13

Russell Houston 7

Stuart Gough 24

Hugh Millar 8

Martin O’Flynn 13

1/2:1/2 DUGS

5/3

QUGS

4/3

Points 5 11.5 1.5 win = 1 half = ½ loss = 0
14.00 Kenny Johnson 9

Gavin Caldwell 13

Mark Lindsay 6

Richard Nicholas 13

Diarmuid Finan 9

Brian Cole 15

DUGS

4/2

DUGS

4/3

1/2:1/2
14.12 Jim Carrigy 8

David Bunworth 18

Peter Greene 3

Rab Brady 10

Eugene Dunne 8

Eamonn Kelly 12

QUGS

5/4

DUGS

3/2

QUGS

5/4

14.24 Brian Dunnion 8

Fergus Duddy 13

Michael Curran 5

John McCarter 15

Michael Keane 9

Jackie Reynolds 13

DUGS

3/2

DUGS

3/2

QUGS

3/2

14.36 Johnny O’Driscoll 2

Paddy Spain 19

Gregg Sterritt 6

Gordon Knight 15

Hugh Millar 8

John Casey 16

QUGS

5/4

UCDGS

1 up

UCDGS

4/3

14.48 Fran Quilty 5

David McNamara 13

Russell Houston 7

Chris Connolly 17

Des Fullam 9

Frank O’Riordan 12

DUGS

7/6

DUGS

4/3

UCDGS

4/3

15.00 Jamie Myerscough 6

Matt Minch 16

Fergus Patton 6

Stuart Gough 24

Dermot Fullam 9

Martin O’Flynn 13

DUGS

3/1

UCDGS

3/1

UCDGS

4/2

Points 8 4.5 5.5 win = 1 half = ½ loss = 0
Totals DUGS = 13 QUGS = 16 UCDGS = 7      

 

Match report:

DUGS assembled on Thursday evening at the Slieve Donard to find a Dermatologists Conference in progress but, notwithstanding 90% of conference attendees being female, DUGS maintained focus on Ledger preparation which, as usual, meant a long dinner followed by more than a few drinks.

Friday morning dawned with DUGS, QUGS, and UCDGS teams arriving at RCD. In a departure from past practice the UCDGS team had the correct number of players with the correct composition of handicaps. (Whether this follows the introduction of penalties for not so doing is a moot point.)

A lovely morning and a beautifully presented RCD links greeted the participants of the 33rd Ledger. There could be no excuses for the sixsomes setting off from 8am. However by lunchtime excuses were needed as QUGS, dropping just 1/2 point in the morning matches, went into an overwhelming lead. DUGS took some little comfort, over a two-hour lunch, in having achieved more than three times the points of UCDGS.

Much fortified the afternoon sixsomes set forth, in more lovely weather, from 2pm. The long lunch clearly agreed with DUGS who staged a thrilling comeback. However QUGS morning lead proved too much to overcome and they emerged worthy winners, with DUGS a close second, and UCDGS a distant last.

There followed a long, very enjoyable, dinner which featured some fine speeches and, of course, the usual jokes. Later the RCD bar witnessed a budding ‘bromance’ as, arm in arm, Messrs (messers) Johnston and McNamara sang together – and this, allied to their earlier good performances, led to some speculation that (assuming future selection) the duo might constitute a ‘dream team’.

Some time later excited DUGS, QUGS, and UCDGS headed for the Slieve Donard in search of dermatologists. But alas, their conference having concluded, no dermatologists were to be found.

DUGS vs Carrickmines GC – TCD Pringle Cup

Carrickmines Golf Club V DUGS

Venue: Carrickmines Golf Club
Date: 7th September 2018
Match Captain DUGS: H Lauder
Match Captain Opposition: B O’Loughlin
Match Format: 4-ball, better ball

Results
1. Stephen Walker 12 + Tony Nicholson 19 4/3 V Matt Minch (C) 16 + Aedan Jameson 7
2. Nigel Kendrick 14 + Robbie O’Neil 22 3/2 V Gerald Tomkin 13 + John Green 15
3. Dave Hilliard 17 + David Smyth 18 2up V Jack Dilger 9 + Kenny Johnston 9
4. Brian O’Loughlin (C) 14 + Clive Moutray 17 V Conor Agnew 8 + Paul Williams 19 1up
5. Brian Levis 12 + George Donald 13 V John Lumsden 10 + Huntly Lauder 9 1up

Carrickmines 3: DUGS 2

Weather: A dull but warm day with a southerly breeze. Rain threatened but never materialised.

General comments, points of interest: A lovely day and a warm welcome greeted DUGS on their annual visit to Carrickmines. Pre match coffee and sandwiches were much apprecaited. The course was in good conditon despite the recent overseeding of the greens, but local knowledge and good golf got the hosts off to a good start winning the first 3 matches. DUGS managed wins in the remaining very tight matches to make the overall score look more respectable. After an excellent dinner the CGC Captain, Brian O’Loughlin, welcomed the visitors and thanksed them for a competitive match. He admitted, that despite being on the DUGS mailing list, he had never joined and promptly handed over his life membership fee. The DUGS Captain, Matt Minch responded, reminding us that this match goes back to the late 1940’s and naming many of the CGC golfers who were also members of DUGS. He concluded by thanking the catering staff and presented the Trinity Cup to the Captain, congratulating them on their win. Another enjoyable trip to The ‘mines.

DUGS vs Malone Pirates – Black Trophy

DUGS V The Malone Pirates
Venue: Portmarnock GC
Date: 10.06.18
Match Manager DUGS: H Lauder
Match Manager Pirates: J O’Connell (Captain)
Match Format: 4-ball, aggregrate holes up

Results
1. Johnny O’Driscoll 3 + Paul Williams 18 AS V Des Sheaher 0 + Rollo McClure 13 AS
2. Conor Ringland 5 + Joe McGivern 18 3up V Johnny Watt 3 + Tony Black 14
3. James Wyse 16 + David Bunworth 18 AS V Paddy Dean 4 + Arthur Mooney 11 AS
4. Jim Carrigy 8 + Denis Murphy 11 V Peter Law 8 + Brian Dean 14 1 up
5. Huntly Lauder 9 + Donald Hickey 12 7up V Bill Miscample 6 + David Lyttle 11
6. Philip Halpenny 11 + Martin Moroney 14 V Jim O’Connell © 14 + Michael Black 10 3 up

DUGS 10 up, Malone Pirates 4 up
Result: DUGS 6 up.

Weather: Beautiful balmy sunny day at PGC.

General comments, points of interest: Course very dry and running hard with good greens. A pleasure to be there. Some extremely good golf played in the first match by both sides with a half a fair result. Conor’s 12 puts on the back 9 sealed the 2nd match and again a ½ a fair result in the 3rd match. A good chip and put on the 18th secured the point for the Pirates in match 4 and a slightly off day for the Pirates’ pair in match 5, but some good golf and dovetailing by DUGS resulted in a hansome win. A putting lesson for Michael Black on the 9th by Philip Halpenny prooved to be a bitter pill to swallow as he went on to sink put after put for a good win. Out thanks to all those who participated especially those DUGS who came in a short notice, James, Denis and Martin. We lamented the loss of David Fleury earlier this year who was a stalworth of this fixture. We suspect that there may be a few grudge matches next year at Malone…. Bring on the challenge.

Captain’s (Matt Minch) Prize

Report – DUGS Captain’s Prize, Milltown GC, 13 July 2018

Matt Minch, DUGS Captain for 2018, hosted his Captain’s Prize on a beautifully sunny afternoon at Milltown Golf Club on Friday 13 July.
A large turn-out of 40 golfers pitted themselves against a course that was fast-running and well protected by some tricky pin placeents so it was no surprise when it was local stalwart, Paddy Spain, who claimed top honours with a magnificent score of 43 points, with best gross going to our most consistent DUG of the last couple of years, Fran Quilty. The full results were as follows:

Winner : Paddy Spain, 43 points
Best gross : Fran Quilty, 33 points
Second : Martin Moroney, 41 points (on back nine)
Third : Brian Tuite, 41 points
Front 9 : Donald Hickey, 20 points
Back 9 : Alan Wolfe, 22 points

After some welcome pre-prandial drinks on the sun-bathed balcony, 29 DUGS sat down to enjoy another sumptuous dinner from the Milltown kitchen, carefully masterminded by the ever-present head-waiter, Peter, and the head barman, Mark. Following a brief moment’s silence in memory of David Fleury, the Latin grace was delivered faultlessly and without notes by Fergus Duddy. The Captain was his usual debonair self in delivering a very entertaining after-dinner speech, including the extension of very special welcomes to his good friend, Clive Davis, who was visiting from Kenya, and to his son, Chris, playing in his first DUGS outing. Paddy Spain’s acceptance speech was acclaimed as the highlight of the evening, especially since it included no jokes that required censoring.
On a day of such fun and camaraderie, it was hardly surprising that a significant number of DUGS headed to the bar after dinner and, indeed, it was difficult to persuade the Captain that, at midnight, his day had, indeed, come to an end and that he was required to go home!!

DUGS vs UCD – The Cleek

The Cleek: DUGS v UCDGS at Rosslare GC
Sat May 19th 2018

Match DUGS UCDGS Result
1 Peter Pigot & Matt Minch v Oliver Egan & Colm Menton DUGS 3 up
2 Conor Ringland & Pedro Ribeiro v Brian Kearney & Tony Hynes Match Halved
3 Huntly Lauder & Fergus Duddy v Trevor Grehan & Paddy Finnegan DUGS 1 up
4 Brian Dunnion & David McNamara v Dermot Fullam & Billy Davis UCDGS 3 up
5 Andrew Bryce & Pierce Power v Michael Keane & Billy Morgan DUGS 3 up
6 Aedan Jameson & Guy Johnson v Jackie Reynolds & Diarmuid O’Siochan DUGS 9 up
Result DUGS 16 – UCDGS 3: DUGS win by 13 holes.

DUGS vs Enniscrone GC – David McMahon Trophy

Venue: Grange G.C.
Date: 27/04/2018

Match Results(Enniscrone first)

R Jacob/D Kyne 2/1 vs D McArdle/J Sherwin
D Basquill/P Ruane vs C Tully/S Clancy 4/3
C Mullany/E Peyton A/S vs B Tuite/E O’Dea A/S
R Sheehan/A McMahon 2/1 vs N McCreery/S O’Neill

Enniscrone 2.5 DUGS 1.5

DUGS vs The Hittites

Dublin University Golfing Society
Match Report

DUGS V Hittites

Venue: Portmarnock G.C.
Date: 26th-27th April 2018
Match Captain DUGS: Philip Halpenny
Match Captain Opposition: Blyth Bell
Match Format: Scratch Foursomes

Results
Day 1
Morning

1. Jerome Counihan & David Conway V Matthew Jordan & Callum McDougall 3&2
2. Aidan Neill & Ruairi Kennelly V Philip Walker & Kris Archer 4&3
3. Mark Murnane & Andrew Stokes V Andy Jordan & Andy Goodwin 2up
4. Conor Ringland & Fran Quilty 3&2 V Peter Marsden & Philip Hemsted
5. Philip Halpenny & Huntly Lauder V Blyth Bell & John Nicholson 5&3
6. Aedan Jameson & Matt Minch (C) V Nick Owen (C) & Charlie Donald 6&5

DUGS 1 – Hittites 5

Afternoon
1. Aidan Neill & Fran Quilty V Matthew Jordan & Andy Goodwin 5&4
2. Andrew Stokes & David Conway A/S V Philip Walker & Blyth Bell A/S
3. Ruairi Kennelly & Mark Murnane 6&5 V Callum McDougall & John Nicholson
4. Jerome Counihan & Aedan Jameson V Andy Jordan & Charlie Donald 3&2
5. Conor Ringland & Philip Halpenny 1up V Kris Archer & Philip Hemsted
6. Huntly Lauder & Matt Minch (C) V Peter Marsden & Nick Owen (C) 3&2

DUGS 2.5 – Hittites 3.5

Day 2
Morning

1. Jerome Counihan & Eoin O’Brien V Matthew Jordan & Blyth Bell 2/1
2. Ruairi Kennelly & Andrew Stokes V Andy Jordan & Phil Walker 2/1
3. Aidan Neill & Mark Murnane 3/2 V Kris Archer & Andy Goodwin
4. Conor Ringland & Huntly Lauder 3/2 V Charlie Donald & Peter Marsden
5. David Conway & Fran Quilty 1up V Callum McDougall & Nick Owen
6. Aedan Jameson & Philip Halpenny V John Nicholson & Philip Hemsted 4/2

DUGS 3 – Hittites 3

RESULT: DUGS 6.5 – Hittites 11.5

DUGS vs Flat Caps

Dublin University Golfing Society

DUGS V Flat Caps

Venue: The Island Golf Club
Date: Friday 20th April 2018
Match Manager DUGS: Fergus Duddy
Match Manager Flat Caps: John Quigley
Match Format: Foursomes Matchplay (Morning and Afternoon)

Results

Morning
1. Dougie Heather (6) & Matt Minch (15) 3/2 V Eddie McDonnell (9) & John Glackin (17)
2. David Conway (2) & Philip Halpenny (11) V John Quigley (12) & Fergus Duddy (15) 2up
3. Huntly Lauder (8) & Stephen Walker (11) V Brendan MacClancy (10) & Pat Desmond (18) 3/2
4. Tommy Bracken (8) & Declan Lernihan (9) V David Gill (10) & Henry Collier (12) 3/2
5. John Conway (8) & Brian Dunnion (10) A/S V Joe Hutton (7) A/S

Afternoon
1. David Conway (2) & Matt Minch (15) V David Gill (10) & John Glackin (17) 5/4
2. Dougie Heather (6) & Stephen Walker (11) 1up V George Hurley (9) & Fergus Duddy (15)
3. Tommy Bracken (8) & Philip Halpenny (11) V Brendan MacClancy (10) & Henry Collier (12) 3/2
4. Huntly Lauder (8) & Brian Dunnion (10) 3/2 V Joe Hutton (7) & John Quigley (12)
5. John Conway (8) & Declan Lernihan (9) 4/3 V Eddie McDonnell (9) & Pat Desmond (18)

Result: 4.5-5.5

Weather: Fair

General comments, points of interest: Due to late cry-offs for Flat Caps, Fergus Duddy (Manager, DUGS) agreed to represent Flat Caps, and a halved match was agreed before play commenced for Match 5 in morning.

DUGS v Flat Caps, The Island Golf Club, Friday 20th April 2018

Match Report

DUGS and Flat Caps assembled at The Island just after sunrise when tea/coffee and bacon rolls were served in the Front Lounge. The forecast was for a bright fresh day.

Playing off the medal tees, the links provided a stern test and DUGS trailed 1.5 to 3.5 after the morning foursomes. A hearty lunch gave DUGS a chance to regroup but, despite winning the afternoon foursomes 3 to 2, Flat Caps edged the match 5.5 to 4.5.

Dinner, preceded by the Trinity Grace recited by President Gavin Caldwell, was followed by the customary formalities which culminated in the Caldwell Quaich being presented by Matt Minch (Captain, DUGS) to Henry Collier (President, Flat Caps). The Caldwell Quaich, named in honour of Gavin Caldwell, will be played for annually by DUGS and Flat Caps.

Finally, we called time on what was another great day’s golf and camaraderie between kindred spirits.

Fergus Duddy
Match Manager

DUGS vs LUGS

Dublin University Golfing Society
Match Report
DUGS V LUGS

Venue: Royal St George’s
Date: 16th March 2018
Match Captain DUGS: John Conway
Match Captain Opposition: George Yeandle
Match Format: h’cap foursomes

Results:
Morning

1. Andrew Neill & Mark Murnane 6/5 V Mike Kershaw & George Yeandle
2. Andrew Stokes & Darragh Garraghy V Alistair Wells & Sam Baker 2/1
3. Nick Dillon & Tommy Bracken A/S V Gorm Nielsen & Neil Falconer A/S
4. Roddy Conway & Mike Gibson 3/2 V James Bull & John Aldersley
5. J Conway & Patrick O’Sullivan A/S V John Dennis & John Sugden A/S
6. Barry Grundy & Dermot O’Grady V Mark Conway & Nick Denny 3/2

DUGS 3 LUGS 3

Afternoon
1. Mike Gibson & Tommy Bracken V John Dennis & Sam Baker 3/2
2. Aidan Neill & Andrew Stokes 2/1 V Gorm Nielsen & James Bull
3. Mark Murnane & R Conway 4/3 V Mark Conway & John Sugden
4. Darragh Garraghy & Barry Grundy V George Yeandle & Nick Denny 3/2
5. Nick Dillon & John Conway 3/2 V Neil Falconer & Mike Kershaw
6. Dermot O’Grady & P O’Sullivan V Alistair Wells & John Aldersley 4/2

DUGS 3 LUGS 3
Result: DUGS 6 LUGS 6

3 – 3 at lunch and 3 – 3 in the afternoon = 6 – 6 final. Shoe Shine was Dillon & Conway v Falconer & Kershaw. James Bull holed his team’s 2nd shot on the 5th hole – from 212 yards!