Overview of Moate Golf Club
President
Joe Mullen
Lady President
Mary Egan
Captain
Tommy Conlon
Lady Captain
Margaret Galvin
Hon Secretary
Andy Dunne
Hon Treasurer
Sean Dunne
Administrator
Anna O'Brien
e-mail: moategolfclub@eircom.netPhone: 090 64 81271

SEERY'S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE FINAL
The Mens Club Committee met earlier tonight and decided that there would be no extension to the qualifying period even if the final doesn't go ahead on Sunday due to the weather / course conditions. It would be unfair if someone played a round or rounds after the qualifying date and knocked another team out of the final as a result.
 
A decision will be made known to everyone after an inspection on Saturday afternoon. If the final is not able to proceed on Sunday it will be pushed out to 22nd March.
 
Rory Minagh (Team 16) was drawn for the wildcard spot.
The tee allocation and final tables for 2020 is as follows:
Tee Box Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
1 TOMMY CONLON T22 WILLIE COLGAN T18 BERT BURKE T24 FRANK KIERNAN T26
1A GARY COLGAN T18 PAT DOYLE T2 DOM FITZPATRICK T6 JIMMY DOLAN T15
2 PAT FLYNN T26 KEVIN LYNAM T6 TOMMY DIGAN T22 JOHN SMYTH T2
3 PADDY EGAN T1 SEAMUS DOLAN T22 JOHN KELLY T21 SEAMUS MCCORMACK T14
4 JAMAL SABIR T24 VAL KEOGH T6 PAUL JACOB T12 GEORGE GARVEY T16
5 MICHAEL MURRAY T10 PAUL CONNELLAN T15 WILLIE DIGAN T24 GABRIEL BUCKLEY T1
6 NOEL POYNTON T21 WILLIE COGHLAN T7 FINBAR FIELDING T10 GARETH CASSIDY T14
7 DANNY CONLON T23 MARTIN RYAN T14 SEAMUS LYNAM T6 SHANE NUGENT T21
8 MICK GALVIN T12 JOE DIGAN T23 NOEL MULLIGAN T16 BRIAN COSTELLO T7
9 JIMMY DIGAN T7 BRENDAN MAGEE T18 MICHAEL JOHNSTON T16 BRIAN BROWNE T23
10 EOIN GAFFEY T18 DEREK DALY T10 ADRIAN CONROY T16 DARREN ROSNEY T1
11 SEAN G CONNELL T12 MARTIN HORAN T2 MICHAEL BRODER T7 TOSH GALVIN T24
12 SEAMUS BUCKLEY T1 GERRY JORDAN T13 VERONICA COLGAN T18 TRACEY REDMOND T10
13 AIDAN LENNON T13 VINNY MCCORMACK T14 PADRAIG KEENAN T12 ANDY DUNNE T2
14 DAVID DIGAN T23 JIMMY KASSARIS T22 JOE CASEY T1 RAY JOYCE T15
14A PAT MALONE ATH T15 PADDY LYNAM T6 MICK MCLOUGHLIN T23 GER HEAVIN T7
15 JOHNNY MULLALLY T21 MICHAEL GANTLEY T12 NEIL FUREY T15 KEITH REDMOND T10
16 PHILIP DULLY T13 BENNY GREHAM T26 TOMMY COSTELLOE T21 RORY MINAGH T16
17 LIAM GALVIN T24 MICK O'BRIEN T13 JOE ENNIS T14 CATHAL O'ROURKE T26
18 GER COUGHLAN T2 RAY LYNAM T22 JACK RYAN T13 DECLAN MURPHY T26
CLUB NOTES 16/2/2020

There are no results this week as the 13 hole club competition has been extended to Saturday 22nd in light of the limited opportunities to play during the week thanks to Storm Dennis.

2020 MEMBERSHIP – Our annual fees remain the same as 2018 & 2019 and you cannot say that about every club so for all prospective new or returning members out there that’s great news. Although the due date is end of February the treasurer would certainly appreciate it if you can help avoid a stampede to the office on deadline day by paying as early as is convenient. Our thanks go to those who have already obliged. All categories of membership will be covered under our flexible payment direct debit option and I’d urge anyone interested in this facility to contact our Administrator Anna O’Brien on 090 648 1271.

Ruben Diaz Velazquez launches a drive on the 6th on Sunday.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The now final 13 hole weekly competition has been extended to Saturday 22nd February. All winners of ‘turkey vouchers’ pre-Christmas and category winners in these 2020 competitions are -2pts for each win until the conclusion of the 13 hole series. The -2 might not be shown on the results but rest assured it’s being deducted. The Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League Final is on Sunday 23rd February with a 10.30 shotgun start. The entry sheet for Tommy Conlon / Mags Galvin Captains Drive In Scramble for Sunday March 1st is now in the shop so please get your name down on the list as early as you can.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all rounds played to date. The top 14 teams all stayed as they were but the team in 15th, Team 29 Noel Ryan have been squeezed out by Team 7 Ger Heavin who jumped up 5 places to 15th. Team 29 do have 2 rounds left to play but may or may not get them played in time.  If your team is not in the top 15, to qualify for the wildcard draw the team must have played all 30 rounds and only non-qualifiers who have played their 6 individual rounds can be considered by the Committee to sub in for missing finalists.

DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS – Please continue to protect the course as it’s vital in these damp conditions that pitch marks and divots are repaired.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The 1st competition results for 2020 are the results of the Winter Running Competition. The winners are 1st Oonagh Jordan (38) with 55pts, 2nd Loreto Boland (16) 53 pts, 3rd Betty Behan (21) 52 pts and 4th Sinead Healy (12) 52 pts.

The draw for teams for the  Winter League matchplay has been made and all players notified - first match to be played by 23rd February.

The Captains Drive in for Lady Captain Mags Galvin and Captain Tommy Conlon is on Sunday 1st March.

CLUB NOTES 9/2/2020

I’m sure many were disappointed that Storm Ciara wiped out play on Sunday but as usual that was outside of our control. We appreciate everyone who supported our competition and Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League during this week and say well done to all our prize winners. The entry sheet for Tommy Conlon / Mags Galvin Captains Drive In on Sunday March 1st is now in the shop so hopefully we will start seeing your names being added to it in the coming week or two.  

RESULTS – 13 Hole Club Competition 9/2/2020

Cat 1 – 1st George Garvey (8) 30pts, Cat 2 – 1st Mick Lynch (Ath) (10) 29pts, Cat 3 – 1st Jimmy Kassaris (14) 30pts, Cat 4 – 1st Pat Malone (Ath) (20) 28pts, Ladies – 1st Beth Dunne (15) 27pts.

2020 MEMBERSHIP – Or annual fees remain the same as 2018 & 2019 and you cannot say that about every club so for all prospective new or returning members out there that’s great news. Although the due date is end of February the treasurer would certainly appreciate it if you can help avoid a stampede to the office on deadline day by paying as early as is convenient. Our thanks go to those who have already obliged. All categories of membership will be covered under our flexible payment direct debit option and I’d urge anyone interested in this facility to contact our Administrator Anna O’Brien on 090 648 1271.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The latest 13 hole weekly competition runs from Monday 10th February to Sunday 16th February. All winners of ‘turkey vouchers’ pre-Christmas and category winners in these 2020 competitions are -2pts for each win until the conclusion of the 13 hole series. The -2 might not be shown on the results but rest assured it’s being deducted. Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day but please be mindful that the final day for qualifying rounds is Wednesday 19th February. The wildcard draw / tee allocation will be posted that night as the final is on Sunday 23rd.The Gents Fixture list for 2020 is taking shape very nicely and while it’s not 100% set in stone yet as some sponsors are yet to be confirmed but the provisional list will be posted to the website this week. Up to the end of May is already there in fact.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all rounds played to date. There were not a lot of changes overall this week but once again we do have new leaders. Team 1 Gabriel Buckley storm up from 13th to take over the top spot with 560pts and they still have 4 rounds left too. Team 12 Paul Jacob have completed their rounds and are 2nd on 559pts.  No other major moves in either direction and interestingly no team dropped out of the top 15. If your team is not in the top 15, to qualify for the wildcard draw the team must have played all 30 rounds and only non-qualifiers who have played their 6 individual rounds can be considered by the Committee to sub in for missing finalists. For some teams a late flourish might yet be enough to qualify but more than last years 505pts - 532pts will be required.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Athlone GC is the venue for next Sunday’s outing (16th) with tee times from 10-12.

DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS – Please continue to protect the course as it’s vital in these damp conditions that pitch marks and divots are repaired.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES WINTER LEAGUE MATCHPLAY DRAW

The Draw for the Ladies Winter League Matchplay is as follows.

Team A - Pearse Corbett, Betty Behan, Mary Horan

Team B - Veronica Colgan, Carmel Carroll, Mary Egan

Team C - Loreto Boland, Mags Galvin, Marie Keane

Team D - Beth Dunne, Noeleen Fox, Marie Dolan

Team A to play Team D and Team B to play Team C.

1st match to be played by 23rd February and Final to be played by 15th March

 

CLUB NOTES 2/2/2020

It’s nice when something local happens that we can all be proud of so our heartiest congratulations go to Moate All Whites GAA club on their ballad group’s All Ireland winning performance in Scor na Nog. It really is a fantastic achievement. We appreciate everyone who supported our competition and Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League this week.

RESULTS – 13 Hole Club Competition 2/2/2020

Cat 1 – 1st Liam Galvin (5) 29pts, Cat 2 – 1st Willie Fleming (10) 32pts

Cat 3 – 1st Johnny Mullally (18) 32pts, Cat 4 – 1st Kevin Duffy (19) 33pts

Ladies – 1st Veronica Colgan (15) 22pts

2020 MEMBERSHIP – Or annual fees remain the same as 2018 & 2019 and you cannot say that about every club so for all prospective new or returning members out there that’s great news. Although the due date is end of February the treasurer would certainly appreciate it if you can help avoid a stampede to the office on deadline day by paying as early as is convenient. Our thanks go to those who have already obliged. All categories of membership will be covered under our flexible payment direct debit option and I’d urge anyone interested in this facility to contact our Administrator Anna O’Brien on 090 648 1271.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The latest 13 hole weekly competition runs from Monday 3rd February to Sunday 9th February. All winners of ‘turkey vouchers’ pre-Christmas and category winners in these 2020 competitions are -2pts for each win until the conclusion of the 13 hole series. Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day but please be mindful that the final day for qualifying rounds is Wednesday 19th February. The wildcard draw / tee allocation will be posted that night as the final is on Sunday 23rd.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all cards played to date. There were not a lot of changes overall this week but we do have new leaders. Team 12 so brilliantly commanded by Paul Jacob are on 558pts with Team 26 Benny Greham now 2nd on 552pts. Team 23 Danny Conlon hold on to 3rd with 550pts. The biggest move upwards this week was for Team 29 Gerry Brazil who go up 6 spots to 15th and just 2 teams with little drops of 2 places to mention with Team 3 Mike Hiney & Team 30 Richie O’Brien going to 17th & 21st respectively. If your team is not in the top 15, to qualify for the wildcard draw the team must have played all 30 rounds and only non-qualifiers who have played their 6 individual rounds can be considered by the Committee to sub in for missing finalists. For some teams a late flourish might yet be enough to qualify but more than last years 505pts - 532pts will be required.  

DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS – It may come as a surprise to some but scientific study has shown that divots and pitch marks do not repair themselves. This means it is the responsibility of every member and visitor to repair them to protest the course. This isn’t the first request to make it a good habit and I’m sure it won’t be the last but we’ll keep trying. 

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – Here’s another 5 blasts from the past ranging from 1943 to 1994 via my Irish Newspapers Archive subscription.

1. We start with 13/3/1943 Westmeath Independent's note on a Whist Drive organised by the golf club. 2. Next its the Westmeath Examiner of 30/3/1957 and a 15 hole comp result.

3. PJ Grogan represented us at the Tullamore Capts Dinner as per WM Ind dated 18/12/1981

4. A Drogheda Independent article from 6/5/1994 on a competition in Mount Temple where Moate's Dinny White was runner up.

and finally 5. a work related photo which includes Jean McKeown, our Lady Captain in 1964 from the Offaly Ind of 17/5/1985.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 26/1/2020

We appreciate everyone who supported our competition and Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League this week. It was great that so many got out to play after being unable to do so last weekend. As so many played we expanded the prizes to 1st & 2nd in each category. Further down the report you will see there has been a lot of movement on the Winter League table and it really is getting down to the nitty gritty. If not in the top 15, to qualify for the wildcard draw your team must have played all 30 rounds and only non-qualifiers who have played their 6 rounds can be considered by the Committee to sub in for missing finalists.  

An unusual flash of bright sunshine very early on Saturday morning.

Michael Benny watches Callum Dunne find the 7th green.

RESULTS – 13 Hole Club Competition 26/1/2020

Cat 1 – 1st Paddy Lynam (5) 32pts, 2nd Colm Farrell (8) 32pts.

Cat 2 – 1st Sean Connell (11) 30pts, 2nd Willie Fleming (10) 30pts.

Cat 3 – 1st Pat Fox (17) 30pts, 2nd Shane Nugent (15) 29pts.

Cat 4 – 1st John Kelly (19) 36pts, 2nd Kevin Duffy (19) 32pts.

Ladies – 1st Tracey Redmond (15) 27pts, 2nd Beth Dunne (15) 24pts.

Louis Cunningham on the 10th tee.

2020 MEMBERSHIP – You will no doubt be delighted to hear that all our fees remain the same as 2018 & 2019 and you cannot say that about every club so for all prospective new or returning members out there we’d love to have you sign up. Although the due date is end of next month the treasurer would certainly appreciate it if you can help avoid a stampede to the office on deadline day by paying as early as is convenient. Our thanks go to those who have already paid your yearly dues. All categories of membership will be covered under our flexible payment direct debit option and I’d urge anyone interested in this facility to contact our Administrator Anna O’Brien on 090 648 1271.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The latest 13 hole weekly competition runs from Monday 27th January to Sunday 2nd February. All winners of ‘turkey vouchers’ pre-Christmas and category winners in these 2020 competitions are -2pts for each win until the conclusion of the 13 hole series. Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day but please be mindful that the final day for qualifying rounds is Wednesday 19th February. The wildcard draw / tee allocation will be posted that night as the final is on Sunday 23rd.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all cards played to date. There were a lot of changes overall but the top 2 remain Team 26 Benny Greham on 552pts and Team 12 Paul Jacob on 551pts. Team 23 Danny Conlon shot up 11 places to 3rd on 549pts while an even bigger move was had by Team 24 Bert Burke who is now 8th from 22nd. Team 16 Rory Minagh plummet 8 places and are on the wrong side of the cut line with no rounds to play. For some teams it’s still all to play for but more than last years 505pts - 532pts will be required.  

DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS – It may come as a surprise to some but scientific study has shown that divots and pitch marks do not repair themselves. This means it is the responsibility of every member and visitor to repair them to protest the course. This isn’t the first request to make it a good habit and I’m sure it won’t be the last but we’ll keep trying.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – This week we have items ranging from 1896 to 1999 via my Irish Newspapers Archive subscription.  By the way, if anyone wants to amke a contribution to this section with a snippet of Moate GC history please by all means send them on or make contact with me.

First up it's Westmeath Independent from 13/8/1999 and the Ladies are once again in the spotlight.

Next it's the Ballymore Pitch & Putt AGM from Westmeath Examiner of 12/3/1977 and a few familar names are listed.

A massive leap back in time before Moate GC was even in existence and an early club member Mr. H.A.S Upton was playing in Royal Dublin as per Belfast Newsletter from 26/12/1896.

Now a note from WM Ind 9/12/1939 showing our new course was almost ready for play.

Finally, from WM Ind of 28/11/1953 a report on an Elvery Cup win for Mrs. Liam Cox.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club, Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 19/1/2020

Although the sunshine eventually came out it was too late to thaw the greens for play on Sunday and only 17 got to test the course late on Saturday afternoon in similar conditions. It’s very unfortunate when this happens with practically full timesheets but we do have to protect the course. We can only hope that the coming week isn’t as unkind to us. As a consequence of the heavy frost there are no results this week, with the current 13 hole weekly competition extended to Sunday 26th January.

2020 MEMBERSHIP – You will no doubt be delighted to hear that all our fees remain the same as 2018 & 2019 and you cannot say that about every club so for all prospective new or returning members out there we’d love to have you sign up. Although the due date is end of next month the treasurer would certainly appreciate it if you can help avoid a stampede to the office on deadline day by paying as early as is convenient. All categories of membership will be covered under our flexible payment direct debit option and I’d urge anyone interested in this facility to contact our Administrator Anna O’Brien on 090 648 1271.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The 13 hole weekly competitions run until Saturday 22nd February.  Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day. Please note that the final day for qualifying rounds is Wednesday 19th February. The wildcard draw / tee allocation will be posted that night as the final is on Sunday 23rd.

2020 CALENDAR – It’s not quite finalised yet but I should have it ready for publication soon. Here’s another upcoming note for the diary though - the 2020 Captains Drive In scramble for Mags Galvin & Tommy Conlon is on Sunday 1st March.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all cards played to date. There were no changes to the top 5 so Team 26 Benny Greham on 547pts stay top and Team 12 Paul Jacob are 2nd on 543pts. No major stumbles but a lot of teams dropped by 1 spot this week thanks to Team 21 Johnny Mullally going up 9 places to 6th with 524pts. Progress for Team 6 Paddy Lynam as they climbed 6 to 17th on 443pts. It’s still all to play for as between 505pts & 532pts qualified last year.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Midlands Intermediate Alliance have added an extra outing to their schedule and on Sunday March 1st they are going to the K-Club. Contact Paddy Coyne on 085 2485177 for further details.

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – There’s another 5 blasts from the past via my Irish Newspapers Archive subscription -

* 29/4/1989 Westmeath Examiner with a feature on one of our popular members and indeed sponsors, Michael Murray and he and the business are still going strong!

* 29/5/1993 Westmeath Examiner and some Moate members were involved with a Carmelite Moate golf team.

* Westmeath Examiner21/7/2007 with full notes including a mention of a members brother taking part in the British Open!

* Sunday Independent 21/9/1986 and Bert Burke was in Senior Cup action for Athlone. I also notice that a visitor to Moate last year, Ivan Morris (remember the plus fours & hickory clubs?) was among the opposition.

* Westmeath Examiner of 6/4/1895 and 'The Westmeath Golf Club' now known as Mullingar GC was officially opened in 1895, although I believe the club actually commenced play in 1894.

 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 12/1/2020

While it was pretty damp on Saturday and very few braved the elements we had a very busy timesheet on Sunday which was great. I’ve been speaking to several sponsors during the week and am delighted to say that almost all of them are in a position to continue for 2020 and we are very grateful for their generous support. I can confirm the dates of our Captains & Presidents Prizes for 2020 so you can mark them in your diaries. Proposed dates are - Lady Captains Prize (Mags Galvin) Sunday 14th June, Mens Captains Prize (Tommy Conlon) Saturday 18th July with qualifying the weekend before that, Mens Presidents Prize (Joe Mullen) 15/16 August and Lady Presidents Prize (Mary Egan) is on Sunday 6th September. More details on the complete fixture list will follow soon. We do have a couple of weekends available for sponsorship so if anyone is interested in coming on board, please contact me on 086 0556336 or at andydunne11@hotmail.com

RESULTS

New Year Hamper Open (13 hole stableford) 12/01/2020

1st Cat 1 – George Garvey (8) 31pts

2nd Cat 1 – Colm Farrell (8) 30pts

1st Cat 2 – Paddy O’Brien (13) 31pts

2nd Cat 2 – Tommy Conlon (12) 29pts

1st Cat 3 – Richie O’Brien (18) 31pts

2nd Cat 3 – John Connellan (17) 31pts

1st Cat 4 – Danny Conlon (21) 35pts

2nd Cat 4 – David Tone (21) 33pts

1st Ladies – Tracey Redmond (15) 30pts

2nd Ladies – Joan Molloy (40) 29pts

UPCOMING FIXTURES – There will now be weekly 13 hole club competitions until Saturday 22nd February 2020. Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day. As the WL Final is on Sunday 23rd February please note that the final day for qualifying rounds is Wednesday 19th February. The wildcard draw and tee allocation for the final will be posted on the website here that night.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all cards played including Sunday January 12th. Team 26 Benny Greham on 547pts stay top. Team 12 clearly feeling the benefits of the new team captain Paul Jacob’s steadying influence are now 2nd on 543pts. Team 13 Philip Dully slip to 3rd on 542pts but are noted as the first team this season to have all 30 rounds played. Several teams moved upwards 4 places but the biggest drop was suffered by Team 9 Dermot Kenny who went down 6 to 22nd. It’s still all to play for as between 505pts & 532pts qualified last year.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Intermediate Alliance outing was in Mullingar GC on Sunday 12th January and the prize winners were – F. McCormack (Glasson) 41pts, JP Duffy (New Forest) 39pts, T. Dunne (Castle Barna) 38pts, D O’Connell (Longford) 37pts and K. Farrell (Longford) 36pts.

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – Here’s another 5 historical items via my Irish Newspapers Archive subscription.

1 - Westmeath Ind 17/6/1988 - Bernard Farrell was among the prizes in Athlone GC.

2 - Westmeath Ind 15/5/1987 had a comprehensive report on our Intermediate Scratch Cup as well as other results.

3 - Westmeath Ind 30/12/1939 and an ad for one of our fundraising dances. Athlone GC were also dancing.

 4 - Mens Notes in the Westmeath Examiner 1/4/2006

5 - Evening Herald 16/12/1971 showing a result.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 5/1/2020

We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported our competitions or paid green fees over the New Year period. It was great to see almost full timesheets over the past few days. As I found out when it took me over an hour to update the Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League board in the shop another slew of qualifying rounds were played too. Happy New Year everybody, here’s looking forward to a great 2020.   

RESULTS

Christmas Hamper Open (13 hole stableford) 31/12/2019

1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 32pts

1st Cat 2 – Padraig Keenan (12) 31pts

1st Cat 3 – PJ Higgins (Roscommon GC) 35pts

1st Cat 4 – Ger Coughlan (25) 31pts

1st Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 27pts

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The New Year Open Hamper 13 hole reentry competition continues until 12th January 2020. Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day also.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all cards played including Sunday January 5th. I had a couple of enquiries today wondering why the New Years Day rounds weren’t on the board yet. It will be live daily updates by WhatsApp ye will want next! We have new leaders as Team 26 Benny Greham on 547pts take over at the top. Team 13 Philip Dully are now 2nd on 536pts. Ger Heavin’s Team 7 shoot up 8 places to 10th. Despite the heroic efforts of Pat Byrne, Team 19 Michael Benny plummet 6 places to 29th. On the plus side they have a lot of rounds to get through yet. For anyone wondering it was between 505pts & 532pts that qualified last year.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Intermediate Alliance wish to note that everyone is very appreciative of the work done recently by Paddy Coyne. Our next outing is in Mullingar GC on Sunday 12th January with tee times from 10-12. Get there early as it’s going to be busy!  

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – Here’s another 5 echoes from the mists of times gone by via my Irish Newspapers Archive subscription.

A - Irish Daily Independent dated 1898 lists a future Moate member (we didnt start until 1900) Mr. H A S Upton playing in Belfast.

B - Westmeath Ind 29/11/1952 - Notes including wins for Mr. E Lynam and Miss Mona Cox.

C - Offaly Ind 30/5/1980 Ladies Open Results.

D - Wicklow People dated 28/7/2005 featured Ollie Grogan and Golfworks.

and E - Connaught Trubune from 16/10/1981 shows Moate members Eileen Lohan, T. Casey and Bert Burke among the winners at Ballinasloe GC.

 

 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 29/12/2019

We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported our competitions or paid green fees over the Christmas period. It’s great to say the Moate fairways have been busy and as expected there has been a clatter of Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League qualifying rounds played too.

Noel Curtis in bother on 13th, pic courtesy of Barry Cuffe and Captain Tommy Conlon presenting Gareth Cassidy with the prize for winning the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes with Andreas Dolan. Trophy to follow! 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The now annual Open Xmas Hamper competition commenced on Monday 16th December and runs to Tuesday 31st December. This will be followed by a New Year Open Hamper competition from 1st to 12th January 2020. Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day also.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – The qualifying table has now been updated on the website and includes all cards played including Sunday 29th. Team 14 led by Martin Ryan are on top of the pile with 527pts, with Team 16 Rory Minagh 2nd on 499pts and Team 3 Mike Hiney 489pts in 3rd. The biggest drop was for Team 4 Shane Kelly who fell 6 places to 26th and the award for most improved goes to Team 13 Philip Dully now in 5th with a rise of 8.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Intermediate Alliance Christmas outing was played here in Moate on Sunday 22nd December and the home contingent didn’t disappoint. The prize winners were – 1st Noel Dunne (Moate) 42pts, 2nd Declan Murphy (Moate) 41pts, 3rd Tommy Reilly (Strokestown) 41pts and 4th Joe Ennis (Moate) 40pts. The Alliance Captain Eddie King very generously organised a collection on the day for our usual charity partner South Westmeath Hospice and we are very appreciative of that kind gesture.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – Another 5 little blasts from the past via my Irish Newspapers Archive subscription.

1 - A foursomes result from WM Ind 13/4/1973.

2- A Duggan Cup win at Edenderry WM Ex 9/9/2006.  

3 - Off Ind 16/5/1931 - Capts prize.  

4 - Whist Drive in the clubhouse. WM Ind 9/12/1944.  

 5 - WM Ind 11/9/1948 showing a licence application.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 22/12/2019

On behalf of all of us in Moate Golf Club I would like to wish all our members, sponsors, visitors and their families a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all over the festive period or in 2020!

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The now annual Open Xmas Hamper competition commenced on Monday 16th December and runs to Tuesday 31st December. This will be followed by a New Year Open Hamper competition from 1st to 12th January 2020. Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League rounds can be played any day also.

Richie Allen drives off at the 9th in the Intermediate Alliance outing on Sunday.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 Table will be updated on website by Monday night.

Ger Coughlan sinks a putt on the 12th during the Intermediate Alliance outing on Sunday.

 

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Intermediate Alliance Christmas outing was played here in Moate on Sunday 22nd December and the winners will be included in next weeks notes.

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – Another 5 little blasts from the past via my Irish Newspapers Archive subscription.

Offaly Ind. 24/9/1938 – some Moate members in the prizes at Tullamore GC.

Westmeath Ind. 25/3/1950 – clubs for sale in the Moate area.

Westmeath Examiner 20/7/1968 – Hugh Conlon winning prizes.

Offaly Ind. 30/5/1980 – Ladies Open results.

Westmeath Examiner 13/5/2000 – Weekly notes.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The Ladies Club AGM was held on Thursday 12th December. At the meeting outgoing Lady Captain Eileen White and Lady President Helen Kelly thanked everyone for their help during the year and wished the incoming Captain and President best wishes for 2020. Mags Galvin was elected Lady Captain for 2020 and Mary Egan Lady President. Both said they looked forward to the year and thanked the outgoing committee for all their work in 2019. The following were elected Lady Captain: Mags Galvin, Lady Vice Captain: Marie Keane, Lady President: Mary Egan, Hon. Secretary: Marian Mullen, Hon Treasurer: Betty Behan, Handicap Secretary: Noeleen Fox and Committee: Mary Bouabbse, Geraldine Coughlan, Barbara Daly, Helen Kelly, Madeline Keneghan and Joan Molloy.

The Turkey Competition continues until Saturday 21st. Presentation on Sunday 22nd at 5pm. Winners will be notified.

CLUB NOTES 15/12/2019

Is it just my imagination or does frost strike more on a Sunday morning than any other day? Yet again a mornings golf was lost due to the icy conditions. Thanks though to Mick McLoughlin for doing 3 inspections and giving us the go ahead around 11.30 so a few of us could get our all-important weekly golf fix. There was a presentation held on Sunday for outstanding prizes and Tommy Conlon made his formal presentation debut as Mens Captain. Our thanks to sponsor Pat Keenan of Keenan Bauer in Mullingar who attended to present the Scotch Foursomes prizes and confirmed he will sponsor this event again for 2020. If you are in the market for a new Mitsubishi, Honda or Citroen then Pat’s the man to see! Unfortunately a lot of prize winners didn’t attend on the night and your envelopes will be left in the shop. Please ask Anna for them.  

1. AB OIL Hamper winner, David Malynn. 2. Pat Keenan of Keenan Bauer with Captain Tommy Conlon. 3. GOTY 2019 Jamie Colgan 4. Tosh Galvin 5. Tracey Redmond 6. Jimmy Bradley 7. Sean Dunne 8. Dermot McGowan 9. Declan Murphy 10. Dom Fitzpatrick

RESULTS

13 Hole Turkey – Week 7 (Stableford) – 15/12/2019

1st Cat 1 – Brendan Daly (8) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (12) 30pts, 1st Cat 3 – Denis O’Donoghue (17) 31pts, 1st Cat 4 – Pat Byrne (22) 29pts. 

1. Joe Ennis watching his ball go towards the 3rd green. 2. Martin Ryan playing away from the ice filled pond on 3rd. 3. Declan Murphy winds up on the 11th tee.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The now annual Open Xmas Hamper competition will commence on Monday 16th December and runs to Tuesday 31st December. This will be followed by a New Year Open Hamper competition from 1st to 12th January 2020. Winter league rounds can be played any day also.  

1. Shane Kelly 2. Finbar Fielding 3. Michael O'Brien Jnr 4. Johnny Mullally 5. Willie Colgan 6. Tommy Digan 7. Keith Redmond 8. Eoin Gaffey winning his first golf prize ever! 9. Danny Conlon

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Jimmy Kassaris and Team 22 remain in 1st place and are now on 434pts with Martin Ryan’s team up to 2nd on 406pts. There were 5 place drops for both Dermot Kenny & Philip Dully teams to 12th and 13th respectively. Paul Powers crew moves off the bottom as they get their campaign underway. I’m sure this table will change a lot over the Christmas holidays.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Intermediate Alliance Christmas outing was postponed due to the aforementioned frost and has been rescheduled for Moate on Sunday 22nd December with tee times from 10-12. Come early as a big crowd is anticipated.

2020 FIXTURES – We’ve already been busy penciling in a few items on to next years calendar and I’ll announce a few key dates shortly. In the meantime I can say that the Captains Drive In for Tommy Conlon & Mags Galvin will be on Sunday 1st March. Watch this space for more in the coming weeks.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - 1. Westmeath Examiner 2/8/2008, a lovely pic of our Junior Foursomes Team who were winners at Carlow GC.

2. Loreto Boland leads a quiz team to 3rd spot. WM Examiner 14/3/1992.

3. WM Examiner 15/4/1967 announcing upcoming Teachers Prize.

4. AGM details in WM Idependent 6/5/1944

5. WM Independent 25/11/1939

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to the large number of ladies who took to the fairways in Moate on Sunday in stormy conditions to play in the Christmas Social golf Scramble. The winners on the day were 1st Ella Grennan, Marie Keane, Oonagh Jordan and Marie O'Donaghue. The runners up were Mags Galvin, Tracey Redmond, Pattie Costello and Carmel Hayed. The hardy intrepid golfers were joined later in the evening by more of the lady members and all enjoyed a beautiful meal prepared and served as usual by Pauric and his staff. Following the meal Lady Captain Eileen White thanked everyone for coming and presented the prizes for the day. (Its a day when no one goes home without a prize). She then presented all outstanding prizes for the year. These included Golfer of the Year which was won by Ella Grennan who also received the ILGU Junior Medal, the ILGU Silver medal and spoon went to Loreto Boland and the Bronze medal was presented to Ann Ledwith. Sinead Healy was presented with the Elvery Trophy with Veronica Colgan runner up. The evening continued with much chat and was deemed a great success.

The Ladies Club AGM is on Thursday next 12th December at 7pm. We would like as many as possible to attend. 

CLUB NOTES 8/12/2019

The before and after pictures of the 18th hole fairway bunker which was renovated recently.

RESULTS

13 Hole Turkey – Week 6 (Stableford) – 8/12/2019

1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (5) 30pts, 1st Cat 2 – Willie Colgan (11) 31pts, J1st Cat 3 – J. Mullally (18) & G. Buckley (16) 29pts, 1st Cat 4 – Vincent Cronolly (29) 33pts. 

We had a very rare occurance in that Johnny & Gabriel in Cat 3 could not be seperated on a back 9, back 6, back 3, back 2 or even back 1 countback so we gave up and called it a tie!

UPCOMING FIXTURES – It’s mostly Winter League all the way now but we do have the final week of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season. The now annual Open Xmas Hamper competition will commence on Monday 16th December.

John Smyth playing from the bunker on the 11th on Sunday.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Jimmy Kassaris and his Team 22 buddies remain in 1st place on 409pts with nearest to them still Team 3 led by Mike Hiney on 386pts. George Garvey’s return from the States has given Rory Minagh’s Team 16 a boost as they move up 7 places to 11th. Noel Mulligan, Michael Johnston and Adrian Conroy complete that line up. No major drops this week but my own Team 2 with Martin Horan, Ger Coughlan, Pat Doyle and John Smyth slip from 6th to 10th and also down 4 places is Team 20 led by competition sponsor Ollie Seery who are now in 20th.

AGM’S – The Management AGM was held on Saturday 7th December. The membership rates remain as per 2018. The only slight change to the wording on the Casual Membership category which now says that you cannot opt for that category if you were a full member in Moate for 2017 – 2019. Martin Horan (Chairman) thanked everyone for their hard work over the last year and welcomed some new members to the committee. Full list to follow. As there are now only 25 on the list to be repaid the following 12 people are the lucky winners of €100 in the 'Loan refund' draw - Sean Connell, Joe Mullen, Johnny Mullally, Betty Behan, Mary Horan, Peter Scally, Martin Horan, Leonard Donaldson, Michael Johnston, Eileen White, Kieran Heavin and Ned Lynam. I will organise with our Treasurer to have these paid out ASAP. The last 13 will be announced at the 2020 AGM.

For the ladies, just a reminder that your AGM is on Thursday December 12th @ 7pm in the clubhouse.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Intermediate Alliance Christmas outing is here in Moate on Sunday 15th December with tee times from 10-12 and a big crowd is anticipated.

PRESENTATION – It is hoped to have a prize presentation on Sunday evening next around 6pm and prizewinners will be contacted during the week once I have confirmation of that.  

 

  Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB CHRISTMAS SOCIAL DRAW

Ladies Christmas Social Draw for Sunday 8th December

11.30 - Betty Behan, Marian Mullen, Sinead Power

11.40 -  Veronica Mc Cormack, Theresa Cleary, Niamh Mullen

11.50 - Sinead Healy, Maary Cunniffe, Anne Meade

12.00 - Ann Ledwith, Marie Dolan, Madeline Keneghan,

12.10 - Alison Couper, Aideen Jordan, Joan Molloy

12.20 - Beth Dunne, Mary Carolan, Barbara Daly

12.30 - Noeleen Fox, Helen Clark, Carmel Foxe

12.40 - Ella Grennan, Oonagh Jordan, Marie O'Donaghue

12.50 - Veronica Colgan, Mary Bouabbse, Grainne Costello

1.00  - Carmel Connolly, Marie Keane, Pattie Costello

1.10  - Tracey Redmond, Dolores Moodley, Carmel Hayes,

1.20  - Mags Galvin, Mary Kerrigan, Chrissie Harte,

 

LADIES CLUB

On Sunday next 8th December the Ladies Annual Christmas Social takes place. This year the golf will be played as a scramble. Many ladies have already put their names down for the social. For those who have not there is still plenty of time as the draw for the scramble will be made on Friday. If you don’t want to play golf you are welcome to come for the meal at 5.30. A presentation of all outstanding prizes will take place on the night.

The ladies committee had a very enjoyable night out on Thursday night last. We would like to thank Terry Coughlan for the use of his premises and Pauric (golf club) for the delicious food.

Following the Mens Club AGM on Sunday best wishes are extended to Captain Tommy Conlon and President Joe Mullen for 2020.

The Ladies AGM takes place on Thursday 12th December at 7pm. The Management AGM is on Saturday 7th December at 6pm.

CLUB NOTES 1/12/2019

A very proud Tommy Conlon took over on Sunday evening as Captain of the Mens Club. Tommy has served the club well for many years and is following in the footsteps of his father John and brother Hugh in becoming Captain. We wish him all the very best for the busy year ahead. Jimmy Kassaris had a great year as Captain and we thank him for his commitment, hard work and long jokes all year. He will surely go down in history as the best Greek captain we’ve ever had! Best wishes for 2020 also go to our new President Joe Mullen who has announced that President elect for 2021 is Dermot Kenny. On the competition front, our thanks go to all who participated in recent competitions and well done to all the prize winners. As highlighted at the Mens AGM your continued support is vital and much appreciated.

Jimmy Kassaris farewell speech as captain.

Top men for 2020 - Captain Tommy Conlon & President Joe Mullen

RESULTS

13 Hole Turkey – Week 5 (Stableford) – 1/12/2019

1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 30pts, 1st Cat 2 – Joe Ennis (11) 30pts, 1st Cat 3 – Mick O’Brien (14) 31pts, 1st Cat 4 – Finbarr Fielding (19) 31pts. 

Pat Doyle on the 9th tee on Sunday. Go Team 2!

UPCOMING FIXTURES – It’s Turkeys & Winter League all the way between now and Christmas. Week 6 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th December. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Here we are with our first update of the 2020 Winter League campaign. It’s probably quite fitting that on the very day Jimmy Kassaris handed over the Captains jacket to his Team 22 team mate Tommy Conlon that they are the new leaders on 379pts. Their team is completed by Seamus Dolan, Ray Lynam & Tommy Digan. Nearest to them is Team 3 led by Mike Hiney who have retained 2nd position on 340pts. We are now up to 30 teams but ideally we’d like at least a couple more so if anyone out there is still looking to play please let us know, it’s never too late!  

AGM’S – The Men’s Club AGM was held on Sunday 1st December. The 2020 committee is – Tommy Conlon (Captain), Joe Mullen (President), Willie Smith (Vice Captain), Mike Hiney (Treasurer), Micheal Kelly (Mens Secretary), Jimmy Kassaris (ex officio / Competition Secretary), Eamon Coughlan, Andy Dunne (P.R.O), Liam Galvin, Tosh Galvin, George Garvey, Martin Horan & Jamal Sabir. Next up is the clubs Management AGM on Saturday 7th December at 6pm. The deadline for motions has passed. We are very lucky to have a strong group of willing people already nominated to fill all committee positions. All we ask of you is to attend to voice your opinion on issues if needed and hopefully to show your support for the Committees who represent you in the club and run it on your behalf.

1. Mags Galvin (incoming Captain) with outgoing Captain Eileen White.

2. Moate Ladies Committee on their night out recently.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 24/11/19

Fair play to our green keeping staff and volunteers who commenced work on enhancing our 1st tee earlier in the week. There is apparently no truth to the rumour that Jimmy Kassaris spent his time digging a tunnel back to the clubhouse! In addition to this ongoing work our course is being kept in great shape despite the ridiculous amount of rain we’re getting. Thanks to all who participated in our recent competitions and well done to all the prize winners. Your continued support is vital and much appreciated.

RESULTS

13 Hole Turkey – Week 4 (Stableford) – 24/11/2019

1st Cat 1 – Shane Kelly (8) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (11) 33pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Quinn (18) 31pts, 1st Cat 4 – Joe Healy (20) 30pts.  

Jimmy Kassaris about to make a run fo it while the diggers arent looking!

Betty checking out her spade.

Just in case you were wondering where he was, we've sent George off to Sawgrass to see if he can pick up a few ideas for next years course improvements! 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – It’s Turkeys & Winter League all the way between now and Christmas. Week 5 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 25th November to Sunday 1st December. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Here we are with our first update of the 2020 Winter League campaign. The early pacesetters are Teams 13 & 3 on 236pts each. Their line ups are Philip Dully, Jack Ryan, Mick O’Brien, Aidan Lennon, Gerry Jordan and Mike Hiney, Seam Egan, Louis Cunningham, Liam Lynam, Vivian Lynam. Just behind them in 3rd on 232pts are Team 7 - Ger Heavin, Brian Costello, Jimmy Digan, William Coghlan and Michael Broder.

We are now up to 29 teams well, 28 and a half actually, so if anyone out there is still looking to play please let me know and I’ll include you with team 29. That was the number of teams we had last year and we’d love to beat that so there is still plenty of time to enter your team of 5 and get 6 rounds each in.  

AGM’S – It’s that time of year again. The Men’s Club AGM is on Sunday 1st December at 6pm. Motions for this AGM have closed as of Sunday 24th November. However, if you want a motion submitted to the clubs Management AGM on Saturday 7th December at 6pm you have until Thursday 28th November to get them in. There seems to be a misconception that AGM attendees will get saddled with a job but rest assured this is not the case in Moate GC. We are very lucky to have a strong group of willing people already nominated to fill all committee positions. All we ask of you is to attend to voice your opinion on issues if needed and hopefully to show your support for the Committees who represent you in the club and indeed run it on your behalf.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE -  Here's another batch of golf related news items from a few years ago, courtesy of my subscription to Irish Newspaper Archives.

1. This week we start with a new professional for our neighbours In Athlone GC as per Westmeath Ind. of 4/2/1905.

2. Westmeath Examiner 2/3/1957 the Hon Sec's prize featured in both the Moate & Clara notes sections.

3. Mr. A. McLoughlins Capts Prize as reported in the Westmeath Ind. dated 10/10/1964, Mrs. W. Flynn's Lady Captains prize was played on the same day.

4. The Garda Prize to the Ladies was mentioned in the Ballymahon notes, Longford Leader 3/10/1997.

5. More Moate Ladies news, this time from Westmeath Ind of 7/3/2003. A few familiar names there.

  

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 17/11/19

The Captains for 2019 had their Drive Out on Sunday and both Eileen White and Jimmy Kassaris can be very proud of their year in office. Nineteen teams participated in the Drive Out and we say a huge thank you to everyone who turned up and I’m particularly thankful to those who were on holes 7, 8 & 9 but didn’t grumble too much about it. Unfortunately someone has to be out there! A very special thanks also to Marian Mullen who did trojan work in the shop and helped get everyone out on time even though she wasn’t available to play in the scramble herself. We would also like to thank everyone who attended the presentation afterwards and for those who didn’t make it your prize can be collected in the shop in due course. While many prizes were presented in Jimmy Kassaris’ final prize giving, mostly to Declan Murphy I might add, there was a very special presentation made to the family of Erin Kenna for whom we held a fundraiser here in October.   

RESULTS

Captains Drive Out (4 person scramble) – 17/11/2019

1st Phil Behan, John Smyth & Darren Rosney 55.5

2nd Tosh Galvin, Brendan Hanniffy, Michael O’Brien, Ella Grennan 57.7

 

 

Turkey’s Week 3 (13 hole Stableford) – 16/11/2019

Cat 1 – Jimmy Bradley (6) 27pts, Cat 2 – Seamus Dolan (10) 30pts, Cat 3 – Joe Creggy (16) 30pts, Cat 4 – Dermot McGowan (19) 30pts.

 

Dunne Family 5 Club Challenge (13 hole Stableford) – 16/11/2019

1st Overall – Dermot McGowan (19) 30pts, 1st Cat 1 – Dom Fitzpatrick (6) 24pts, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (12) 28pts, 1st Cat 3 – Gary Colgan (14) 24pts, 1st Cat 4 – Eoin Gaffey (23) 25pts, Ladies – Tracey Redmond (15) 27pts.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – It’s Turkeys & Winter League all the way between now and Christmas. Week 4 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 18th November to Sunday 24th November. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

 

QUIZ NIGHT – We held a very successful table quiz on Friday last and we thank everyone who came and had some fun. Martin Horan did his usual excellent job as Quiz Master having to deal with the confused faces reacting to the questions I had set!    

 

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Qualifying has already started so now is the time to finalize your team of 5. While the scores to date have been added to the board in the shop due to time constraints the first league table won’t be available next weekend. If any team needs additional team members we will have a list of unattached but willing competitors. Entry forms are still available in the shop.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – We have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of 2019 and your membership runs until February 2021. This might appeal to anyone returning after a gap of a few years or brand new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 10/11/19

The course is in good condition but the green keeping team need all our help to keep it that way and as conditions soften it is vitally important that everyone repairs their pitch marks and divots. Thanks to everyone who participated in all our competitions recently and well done to all the prize winners. A very special thank you to all our sponsors during the season.

RESULTS

Hugh Campbell Solicitors (Open Stableford) – 10/11/2019

1st Declan Murphy (12) 41pts, 2nd Gary Colgan (14) 39pts, 3rd Colm Farrell (8) 39pts.

Turkey’s Week 2 (13 hole Stableford) – 10/11/2019

Cat 1 – Bert Burke (4) 26pts, Cat 2 – Sean Dunne (11) 30pts, Cat 3 – Paddy Egan (14) 27pts, Cat 4 – Danny Conlon (23) 20pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a 5 club challenge over 13 holes on the Saturday and our Captains Drive Out on Sunday. Week 3 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 11th November to Sunday 17th November. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

QUIZ NIGHT – On Friday November 15th at 8.30pm we are having a table quiz in the clubhouse. Teams of 4 for €40 and we promise you’ll enjoy it if you come along!   

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The Drive Out Scramble for Eileen White & Jimmy Kassaris will take place on Sunday 17th November with a shotgun start @ 10.30am. Entry is €10 and the sheet is in the shop now so please get your name down as soon as possible as we hope to have the tee draw organised on Thursday night.  

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Qualifying has already started so now is the time to finalize your team of 5. While the scores to date have been added to the board in the shop the first league table will be available next weekend. If any team needs additional team members we will have a list of unattached but willing competitors in the shop. Entry forms are available in the shop.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – We have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of 2019 and your membership runs until February 2021. This might appeal to anyone returning after a gap of a few years or brand new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Congratulations to Jamie Colgan who is our 2019 Golfer of the Year finishing on 646.5pts. Jamal Sabir was next best on 632pts while Bert Burke secured 3rd place ahead of the strong finishing Declan Murphy and Paul Jacob rounds off the top 5. 217 players scored points with the final player to join the scoring ranks this time around being Eoin Ronaldson. My own fourball had a side bet which was easily won by John Smyth who had a great season finishing 14th overall, I was 53rd, Pat Doyle 109th and Ger Coughlan 132nd  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The 2nd outing for 2019/20 was in Longford on Sunday and the prizewinners there were – 1st Declan Murphy (Moate) 41pts, 2nd Paddy Coyne (Moate) 40pts, 3rd John O’Connor (Mount Temple) 39pts and 4th Martin Murray (Longford) 39pts. Moate is the venue for the Christmas outing on Sunday December 15th.  

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 3/11/2019

Considering all the rain that fell during the week we were very lucky that the course is in such good condition. However, the green keeping team need all our help to keep it that way and as conditions soften it is vitally important that everyone repairs their pitch marks and divots. Thanks to everyone who participated in all our competitions recently and well done to all the prize winners.

Thanks to Jamal Sabir for this pic of our Captain Jimmy Kassaris receiving the Dinny White Shield on behalf of the club after defeating Tullamore in the annual match recently.

RESULTS

AB OIL Club Hampers (Stableford) – 3/11/2019

Overall 1st – David Malynn (19) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jimmy Bradley (6) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Benny Greham (11) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Gary Colgan (14) 43pts, 1st Cat 4 – Michael Murray (19) 38pts, Ladies – Tracey Redmond (15) 40pts.

Keith Redmond in action on Saturday morning at the 2nd tee.

 

Turkey’s Week 1 (13 hole Stableford) – 3/11/2019

Cat 1 – Paul Jacob (6) 28pts, Cat 2 – Stephen O’Brien (10) 29pts, Cat 3 – Seamus Fagan (17) 28pts, Cat 4 – Declan Rooney (24) 29pts.

The 8th.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have our final 18 hole competition of the season kindly sponsored by Hugh Campbell Solicitors and it’s an open so spread the word and let’s get a few more visitors in. Week 2 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 4th November to Sunday 10th November. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

QUIZ NIGHT – On Friday November 15th at 8.30pm we are having a table quiz. Teams of 4 for €40 and we promise you’ll enjoy it if you come along!   

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The Drive Out Scramble for Eileen White & Jimmy Kassaris will take place on Sunday 17th November with a shotgun start @ 10.30am. Entry is €10 and the sheet is in the shop now so please get your name down.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Qualifying has already started so now is the time to finalize your team of 5. If any team needs additional team members we will have a list of unattached but willing competitors in the shop. Finbar Fielding and Michael Murray got assigned to Team 10 today so anyone who hoped to avail of their services may look again! Elsewhere, there is at least one new team captain in place for this year as the Mens Secretary’s ‘teammates’ turned mutinous after years of threatening to do just that. While their former leader is invited to take up the 5th spot, candidates for the number 4 jersey will be interviewed during the week. I’ve heard the team is already performing extremely well under the new Jacobean regime! Entry forms are available in the shop.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – We have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of 2019 and your membership runs until February 2021. This might appeal to anyone returning after a gap of a few years or brand new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – At first glance it looked like Jamal Sabir still had an outside chance of overhauling our long time leader Jamie Colgan but the Club Matchplay points have now been allocated This puts Jamie 48pts clear and in an unassailable position. Bert Burke stays 3rd but Declan Murphy is making a late dash for the podium and Paul Jacob drops to 5th. An impressive 216 players have now scored GOTY points and this weekend youngster Eoin Gaffey is our solo new entry with 28pts. Random honorable mentions this week go to – Ray Lynam (15th), Billy McKnight (81st) and Andreas Dolan (206th).

Just another Sunday morning at the office!

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – In a change from the original advertised lineup the next outing is Longford on Sunday 10th November. Tee times available from 10-12. Moate will now be the venue for the Christmas outing on Sunday December 15th.  

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - First up this week we have the report on Dr. A. Hughes Captains prize in 17th October 1959's Westmeath Independent.

Next it's The Irish Press from 12/4/1982 and Dinny White got as far as Round 2 in the West of Ireland.

Here's a fixture list for Athlone Golf Club as per WM Ind of 15/9/1906.

and to finish up 2 pieces from May 1925 also from the WM Ind with news of a match between ourselves and Athlone GC.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Well done and congratulations to Ella Grennan who won the individual gross prize with 37 pts in the  Mid Leinster Schools championship in Birr on Friday 25th. Ella is wished the best of luck on Wednesday 30th when she represents the club in the ILGU All Ireland Junior Medal final in Seapoint golf club.

The competition on Wednesday last was over 13 holes and was sponsored by Martina Cunningham. The winners were 1st Joan Molloy (42) 29 pts, 2nd Carmel Coughlan (33) 26 pts and 3rd Tracey Redmond (15) 24 pts.

The annual Turkey competition and the Winter League competition will both start on November 1st.

There will be a Table Quiz in the club on Friday 15th November.

CLUB NOTES 27/10/2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in all our competitions recently and well done to the prize winners. Congratulations to junior member Ella Grennan who won the Junior Gross Prize in the Schools Championship in Birr last week. This coming week Ella is in the Final of the 2019 ILGU Junior Medal which will be played at Seapoint Golf Club on Wednesday 30th October. We all wish her the very best of luck!

 

Best wishes also go to our outgoing Mens Captain Jimmy Kassaris who turns 60 this week. His wife Antoinette and daughter Antonia caught Jimmy off guard by arranging a sneaky surprise party in the clubhouse on Saturday night and a good time was had by all. My song isn’t as original or as witty as Martin Horans was but…..Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mr. Captain……….  

Gosh darn it, I never suspected a thing.........................

 

RESULTS

Club Competition (Stableford) – 27/10/2019

Overall 1st – Declan Mullen (8) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Benny Greham (11) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Tommy Campbell (17) 37pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Allen (19) 37pts, Ladies – Tracey Redmond (15) 38pts.

Tracey Redmond on the 14th.

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 4) - 27/10/2019

1st Seamus Dolan (10) 30pts, 2nd Tommy Campbell (17) 29pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 24/10/2019

1st Seamus Dolan (10) 41pts, 2nd Tommy Conlon (12) 40pts.

ERIN KENNAWe had a fantastic turnout again in the final week of for our October charity 13 hole re-entry open competition. It was held to support the family of Erin Kenna. Lady Captain Eileen White (her Grand Aunt) is very appreciative of the support shown by members and visitors for a very worthy cause. Best wishes to Eileen, Erin and the whole family.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have our penultimate 18 hole competition of the season with the AB Oil sponsored Club Hampers up for grabs.  Week 1 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 28th October to Sunday 3rd November. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

A wintery morning.

QUIZ NIGHT – Friday November 15th is the date for our quiz so you still have a little bit of time to binge watch some Mastermind, The Chase or maybe a raid on the RTE Archives for some Quicksilver. Ah Bunny will ya stop the lights!   

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The Drive Out for Eileen White & Jimmy Kassaris will take place on Sunday 17th November. Entry is €10 and the sheet will be in the shop this week so get your name down for the scramble as early as you can.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms are available in the shop. The scoring system for the Final (which has been penciled in for Sunday 23rd February) will revert to the best 4 scores of the 5 team members counting rather than the ‘head to head fourball’ we tried in recent years.

The Cot & Cobble Golf Society were here at the weekend all the way from Ballina.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Jamie Colgan’s lead over Jamal Sabir at the top of the table was shaved again this week but by just 3pts. With only 2 counting competitions left Jamal still has it all to do to overhaul our long time leader. Bert Burke resumes scoring and stays 3rd while Paul Jacob is 4th and Declan Murphy breaks into the top 5. An amazing 215 players have now scored GOTY points and this weekend David Tone picks up a point and is our solo new entry. Random honorable mentions this week go to – Andrew Rafferty (72nd), Louis Cunningham (73rd) and a little further down Pat Costello (183rd).

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – In a change from the original advertised lineup the next outing has been changed to Longford on Sunday 10th November. Tee times available from 10-12. Moate will now be the venue for the Christmas outing on December 15th.  

ANDY'S ARCHIVE'S - Another 4 snippets from our illustrious past. First up is a result from the Westmeath Ind of 20/4/1973, followed by a result in the Westmeath Examiner of 3/5/1969 and next is  a win for our outgoing Lady Captain Eileen in Tullamore as per the Offaly Ind dated 7/10/1983. Finally we have Liam Cornally's second mention as organiser of the Carmelite past pupils golf outing as mentioned in the Westmeath Examiner 7/4/1990.

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Ladies the good news for the week is that we now have a Lady Vice Captain. Mags Galvin has agreed to take on the role. We wish her all the best for the remainder of this year and for 2020. Mags was previously Lady Captain in 2000.

The competition on Wednesday last was over 16 holes and was sponsored by Mags Galvin. The winners were 1st Carmel Coughlan (33) 35 pts, 2nd Helen Kelly (11) 34 pts and 3rd Theresa Duffy (38) 28 pts. Congratulations to Marianne Young who had a hole in one on the 2nd while playing the competition.

There was a great turnout of Past Captains and Past Lady Captains on Saturday. And enjoyable evening was had by all. Thanks to 2018 Captains George Garvey and Loreto Boland for organising the event.

CLUB NOTES 20/10/2019

We are so delighted with the support shown by members and visitors to our October charity 13 hole re-entry open competition. It is being held to support the family of little Erin Kenna who is bravely battling a rare form of leukemia. Her Grand Aunt Lady Captain Eileen White is very appreciative of the generosity of all taking part. We had a fantastic turnout again this week with 101 entries and I’m sure we’ll try our best to hit a similar number for the final week. 

Due to some technical difficulties with my computer there are no photos for this week but I'll try to sort that out midweek.

RESULTS

Master Stone Club Competition (Stableford) – 20/10/2019

Overall 1st – Stephen O’Brien (10) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (12) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 – Vivian Lynam (17) 35pts, 1st Cat 4 – Philip Dully (23) 35pts, Ladies – Ella Grennan (21) 35pts.

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 3) - 20/10/2019

1st Darren Rosney (11) 33pts, 2nd Declan Murphy (12) 31pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 17/10/2019

1st Seamus Dolan (10) 40pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have an as yet unsponsored club stableford but I believe protracted ‘Brexit like’ negotiations are ongoing! There is also an Open Singles on the Halloween Bank Holiday Monday 28th which is sponsored by Supermacs, Athlone.  Our final Thursday Open for the season (sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co) is on the 24th October. From Monday we have the final week of the Erin Kenna 13 hole weekly (re-entry) open competition.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms are available in the shop. The scoring system for the Final (which has been penciled in for Sunday 23rd February) will revert to the best 4 scores of the 5 team members counting rather than the ‘head to head fourball’ we tried in recent years.

PAST CAPTAINS OUTING – On Saturday 19th October our 2018 Captains George Garvey & Loreto Boland hosted the annual Past Captains 13 hole golf competition & dinner. There was a great turn out and the hot dinner was welcome after a round of golf in the chilly winter sunshine. The wine was won by Kevin Lowry & Dermot Kenny with 24pts each in the Mens Competition while Carmel Carroll (25pts) and Helen Kelly (22pts) took the honours in the Ladies section. 

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Jamie Colgan’s lead over Jamal Sabir at the top of the table was cut by 16pts but with only 3 competitions left is it all over bar the shouting? Bert Burke stays 3rd but Paul Jacob leapfrogs over George Garvey into 4th. An amazing 214 players have now scored GOTY points with Des McLoughlin our solo new entry. I was talking to Dermot Kenny yesterday and he's determined to join the list by the end of the season! Random honorable mentions this week go to – Liam Galvin (13th), Michael Murray (94th) and Mick Young (163rd).

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – 42 Alliance members played in the first outing today in New Forest GC and the results are: 1st John O’Connor (Mount Temple) 37pts, 2nd Paddy Coyne (Moate) 35pts, 3rd Declan Murphy (Moate) 34pts, 4th Martin Hafferty (New Forest) 33pts (b9). The next outing is here in Moate on Sunday 10th November.

QUIZ NIGHT – Friday November 15th is the new date for our quiz so you still have plenty of time to assemble a team of 4 and come join us in the clubhouse for a bit of brainteasing! 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club, Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 13/9/2019

Bert Burke & his new apprentice Eoin Murphy checking out some new equipment! (pic courtesy of Martin Horan)

We are delighted with the support shown by members and visitors to our October charity 13 hole re-entry competition. It is being held to support the family of little Erin Kenna who is bravely battling a rare form of leukemia. Her Grand Aunt Lady Captain Eileen White is very appreciative of the generosity of all taking part. We had a fantastic turnout this week with 119 entries and I’m sure we’ll try our best to do similar over the next 2 weeks. Finally, congratulations to Ferbane GAA and all our Ferbane members as their Senior Football team won the Offaly Senior Championship for the first time in 25 years.

RESULTS

Moate Meats Club Competition (Stableford) – 13/10/2019

Overall 1st – Adrian Hiney (4) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (6) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Willie Colgan (11) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Gary Colgan (14) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 - Noel Ryan (20) 39pts, Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 30pts.

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 2) - 13/10/2019

1st Seamus Buckley (21) 31pts, 2nd Eamon Coughlan (7) 30pts (b9).

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 10/10/2019

1st Jimmy Kassaris (14) 36pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have the rescheduled club stableford sponsored by Master Stone / Andrew Rafferty and we hope the weather is better this time around! Remember that the hardy souls that ventured out on the Saturday when our Master Stone sponsored competition was abandoned, can either get a refund or free entry for the rescheduled date. We have only 2 Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. left for the season and the next one is on the 17th October. From Monday we have week 3 of the Erin Kenna 13 hole weekly (re-entry) competition.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms are available in the shop. The scoring system for the Final (which has been penciled in for Sunday 23rd February) will revert to the best 4 scores of the 5 team members counting rather than the ‘head to head fourball’ we tried in recent years.

PAST CAPTAINS OUTING – On Saturday 19th October there is the annual Past Captains 13 hole golf competition followed by dinner. This year’s event is hosted by our 2018 Captains George Garvey & Loreto Boland and I’m looking forward to togging out in the blazer again.

GALLERY - Gabriel Buckley, Darren Rosney, Ruben Velazques and Joe Ennis in action at the weekend.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Jamie Colgan kept an amazing sequence of scoring in 11 straight competitions to slightly stretch his lead over Jamal Sabir at the top of the table. Bert Burke holds on to 3rd spot with George Garvey next while Paul Jacob regained 5th spot. 213 players have now scored GOTY points with Mal Kelly & Martin Fleming joining them this week. Random honorable mentions this week go to – Willie Colgan 47th, Dermot McGowan 50th, Trevor Hill 65th, Danny Conlon 75th and Jimmy Dolan in 106th.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing is next Sunday in New Forest GC, with 10 am to 12 midday tee times available. For further details you can contact Paddy Coyne (085 2485177) or Eddie King, Alliance Captain (086 2235919).

QUIZ NIGHT – A new date will be announced shortly. November 9th is apparently unavailable due to a clash with another quiz locally. Watch this space for an update.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Our last 18 hole competition was played last Wednesday. The competition was the Ladies Christmas Hamper which was again generously sponsored by Terry and Mary Rose Coughlan. The winners were 1st Sinead Healy (12) 39 pts, 2nd Vera Burgoyne (25) 37 pts, 3rd Carmel Connolly (12) 36 pts, Cat 1 Helen Kelly (11) 32 pts, Cat 2 Ella Grennan (21) 36 pts, Cat 3 Mary Allen (33) 34 pts and Cat 4 Joan Molloy (42) 32 pts.

This coming week sees the start of the 16 hole competitions.

CLUB NOTES 6/10/2019

Our weekend competition sponsored by Master Stone / Andrew Rafferty was a washout thanks to the rain following on after our little present from the Azores, Hurricane Lorenzo. Now if anyone from the Azores is reading we’d sure appreciate it if you could forward on some of that amazing sunshine you get instead. For the hardy souls that ventured out on Saturday you can either get a refund or free entry for the rescheduled date which is 19th & 20th October.

RESULTS

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 1) 6/10/2019

1st Michael Lynch (Ath) (10) 28pts (back 9), 2nd Sham Dolan (10) 28pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 3/10/2019

1st Michael Lynch (Ath) (10) 38pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a club stableford sponsored by one of our many really loyal sponsors local businesses Moate Meats. We have only 3 Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. left for the season and the next one is on the 10th October. From Monday we have week 2 of the Erin Kenna 13 hole weekly (re-entry) competition.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms will be available in the shop.

ERIN KENNA – A huge thank you to all 39 who entered week 1 of the 13 hole Open re-entry competition we are running this month. Unfortunately the weather at the weekend deprived many of us of the chance of entering but there are 3 weeks left and I urge all members to support this very worthy cause. As mentioned last week, brave little Erin is battling leukemia and we are trying to supporting her family in a very small way by contributing towards their cause.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The fixture list for this years Intermediate Alliance has been released and the venues are as follows: 20/10/19 New Forest, 17/11/19 Moate, 18/12/19 Longford, 12/1/20 Mullingar, 16/2/20 Athlone and 29/3/20 Glasson with 10 am to 12 midday tee times for all courses. For further details you can contact Paddy Coyne (085 2485177) or Eddie King (086 2235919) who is the Captain for the duration and we wish him well.

QUIZ NIGHT – Another date for your diaries, we hope to hold another quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 9th November. Suffice to say I’ll be binge watching The Chase, The Weakest Link and the like over the next few weeks for inspiration. If you’re lucky I’ll avoid University Challenge type questions! Further details will follow soon.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE  - Here's another few titbits from the rich history of our club. The first item (split in 2) is from the Offaly Ind. of 26/7/2002 and has given me a few threads to pull at as I continue to explore our past. 

2. WM Examiner 8/10/1966 - Scratch Cup. 3. Offaly Ind. 19/1/1929 and a hole in one for an Hon Sec. 

4. Irish Independent 21/6/2004 with a report on a dramatic Lady Capts Prize. 

5. Bert Burke featured in the Mullingar SC as per 18/8/1990 note. 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Noeleen Fox and Mary Bouabbse. The winner was Betty Behan (21) with 32 pts, Ann Ledwith (27) was runner up with 30 pts. The 9 hole competition was won by Mary Cunniffe (45) with 17 pts.

This week is the last ladies 18 hole competition for the year and is the Ladies Christmas Hamper sponsored by Terry Coughlan. Next week sees the start of the 16 hole competitions.

We would ask you to please support the fundraiser for little Erin Kenna. Full details in main club notes.

 

CLUB NOTES 29/9/2019

This week I’d like to announce a very special competition being held in Moate Golf Club over the next 4 weeks for a very special little girl. Erin Kenna is only 16 months old and is bravely fighting a rare and aggressive form of leukemia, although you wouldn’t think it when you see her little smiling face. We are running a 13 hole Open Singles Stableford weekly competition (over 4 separate weeks) with Week 1 starting Monday 30th September. All funds raised will go to Erin’s family to help in a small way with her treatment.

 

RESULTS

Garda Prize (Club Stableford) – 29th September 2019

1st Overall – Sean Egan (14) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamie Colgan (3) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – William Fleming (10) 42pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Quinn (18) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Vinny McCormack (20) 39pts, Ladies – Marie Keane (30) 40pts.

 

Club 500 Final (Stableford) – 29th September 2019

1st Michael O’Hanlon (12) 39pts, 2nd Declan Murphy (12) 39pts, 3rd Vinnie McCormack (20) 39pts, 4th Sinead Healy (12) 39pts.

Eleanor Fitzpatrick teeing off on 15th in the Club 500 Final.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 26th September 2019

1st Willie Colgan (12) 41pts, 2nd George Garvey (9) 40pts, 3rd Tommy Conlon (12) 38pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a club stableford sponsored by Master Stone (Andrew Rafferty). We have just 4 Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. left for the season and the next one is on the 3rd October. See notes above for details on the Erin Kenna 13 hole weekly re-entry.

CLUB 500 – The Club 500 final was held on Sunday 29th and we’d like to thank everyone who participated over the summer. Congratulations to all the qualifiers and prizewinners but there is a special mention for overall winner Michael O’Hanlon.  

GOTY 2019 – The Garda Prize was our 27th counting event and Jamie Colgan extended his lead by another 13pts on Jamal Sabir who pulled 5pts further ahead of Bert Burke in 3rd. We had just one new entry to the table and Michael Galvin becomes the 211th player to score points.

Membership Deal 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 22/9/2019

It looks like the Rugby World Cup in Japan hit our competition numbers over the weekend, well that and maybe the drop of rain that fell. At least Ireland got off to a good start with possibly an easier than expected win over Scotland. Our thanks to all who did venture out to play over the past few days and well done to all our prizewinners. Well done to Kevin Allen who eagled the 3rd on Sunday morning from a very difficult position near the trees on the 12th / 3rd divide. We also have a special mention for our 2019 Captains Prize winner Shane Kelly who represented the club in Roscrea GC on Saturday in the All Ireland Captains Prize winner final they host annually. Shane played superb golf to claim 3rd spot overall and I believe that gets him a little jaunt abroad in 2020. Congratulations!

RESULTS

V-Par Club Competition sponsored by Tuesday Club – 22nd September 2019

1st Overall – Joe Ennis (12) 4 up, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 3 up, 1st Cat 2 – Michael O’Hanlon (12) 3 up, 1st Cat 3 – Eoin Murphy (17) 7 up, 1st Cat 4 – Pat Malone (Ath) (20) Even, Ladies – Tracy Redmond (15) 2 down.

Thanks to Martin Horan who sent in this nice pic of young category winner Eoin Murphy in action on Sunday in the V-Par competition.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 19th September 2019

1st Louis Cunningham (8) 42pts, 2nd Danny McCormack (9) Esker Hills 40pts, Low Gross – Stephen Cunningham (2) Esker Hills 36pts 3rd Gabriel Buckley (16) 37pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 26pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend on Saturday we have the replayed Moate GAA Classic but there are also tee times available for a club stableford in ‘The Garda Prize’ which is also on all day Sunday. The last qualifying day of the 13 hole running competition known as the Club 500 is on Thursday 26th, as the final takes place on Sunday 29th. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on the 26th and will run to the end of October.

CLUB 500 – We have over the 48 players required with 4 qualifying rounds completed vying for the final line up on September 29th. The minimum score needed to qualify with 48th spot now at 99pts. Anyone tied with whoever is on 48th will get in also. Last week it was 98pts so it’s creeping up as we near the finish line giving people like myself on 100pts a couple of sleepless nights! The last day for playing this will be Thursday 26th and the draw for final tee times will be posted on the website and BRS that night. Anyone unable to take their place in Sundays final should let me know at 086 0556336 as soon as you can.

GOTY 2019 – After 26 events Jamie Colgan remains clear at the top on 495.5pts but Jamal Sabir, Bert Burke and George Garvey all gained ground this week while Paul Jacob did just enough to hang to a top 5 spot. We had no new entries this week but a few random selections worthy of an honorable mention are former leader Lee Scanlon (15th), Shane Kelly (16th), Ollie Seery (94th), Jimmy Kassaris (99th) and John Henry (157th).

Membership Deal 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

A large number of Moate ladies took to the fairways in Glasson golf club on Sunday 15th in Lady Captain Eileen White's Away outing. Despite the continuous rain every who took part enjoyed the day, particularly the scramble format. Following the golf all enjoyed a meal, drinks and chat. The winners on the day were Noeleen Fox, Marie Keane and Nuala Downes with Helen Kelly, Mary Bouabbse and Pattie Costello in 2nd place.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Geraldine Coughlan and Marianne Young. the winners were 1st Ella Grennan (23) 42 pts, 2nd Noeleen Fox (21) 36 pts and 3rd Mary Rose Coughlan (20) also with 36 pts.

Some changes to take note of for those wishing to play in the nine hole competition on Wednesdays. Following the 2pm draw time players may make arrangements with others to play at whatever time suits them.

CLUB NOTES 15/9/2019

Another weekend over as we hurtle towards the dark evenings. We’d like to thank everyone who came out in the miserable drizzly rain on Sunday as well as those who played on the sunny Saturday of course. Congratulations to all the prize winners but particularly the overall winner in the Club Sub #2 (sponsored by Michael Hiney Construction) Bert Burke who shot a brilliant 1 under par off 4 to secure 1st prize. It’s interesting to note that 2 of the 5 prize winners played in the worst of the conditions so it isn’t always down to the weather!

One of these is a tough tackling, teak tough hard man, the other is former Irish soccer interantional Kevin Moran who paid us a visit on Friday last.

RESULTS

Club Sub #2 sponsored by Michael Hiney Construction (Strokeplay) – 15th September 2019

1st Overall – Bert Burke (4) 67 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 68 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (12) 74 nett, 1st Cat 3 – John Quinn (18) 73 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Enda Claffey (23) 68 nett, Ladies – Tracy Redmond (15) 86 nett.

Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay Final – 15th September 2019

Adrian Hiney (4) beat Keith Redmond (8).

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 12th September 2019

1st Ray Donoghue (14) 39pts, 2nd Danny Conlon (23) 39pts, 3rd Bert Burke (4) 36pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 35pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – We have a ‘V Par’ competition next weekend sponsored by The Tuesday Club. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on the 19th and will run to the end of October. We are now in the last couple of weeks of the 13 hole running competition known as the Club 500. Remember this event can be played every day. When the Club 500 finishes we will have a special charity event in the form of a 13 hole weekly re-entry competition for each week in October. More details will follow on this shortly.

CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY – In the final of this prestigious club competition today Adrian Hiney beat Keith Redmond. Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thanks to sponsor Jonathan Crozier of Crozier Autoparts. Fair play to Captain Jimmy for enforcing the deadlines, I’d say it’s the first time the final was played on time in years!

CLUB 500 – We have over the 48 players required with 4 qualifying rounds completed vying for the final line up on September 29th. The minimum score needed to qualify with 48th spot now at 98pts. Last week it was 96pts so it’s creeping up as we near the finish line. Last day for playing this will be Thursday 26th and the draw for final tee times will take place that night.    

GOTY 2019 – After 25 events Jamie Colgan remains well clear at the top on 480.5pts with Jamal Sabir next on 401pts and Bert Burke’s win consolidates his position in 3rd on 400pts. There are now 210 players with points and Eamon McNeill is the solo new entry. A few random selections worthy of an honorable mention are Colm Coady (15th), Brendan Stanley (41st), Vincent Rickard (50th), Shane Nugent (63rd) and Vinny McCormack (101st).

Away day scramble winners - Marie Keane, Noleen Fox & Nuala Downes with Lady Captain Eileen White.

 

Away day scramble runners up - Mary Bouabbse, Helen Kelly & Patty Buckley with Lady Captain Eileen White.

 

ANDY'S ARCHIVE

Only time for 1 item this week and my thanks to Tommy Conlon for this photo of his Dad John (centre) with Syl Lynam (right) and a young PJ Grogan (left).

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB 9/9/2019

Congratulations to Lady President Helen Kelly on a very enjoyable and successful Presidents Prize Day.  A large number of ladies took to the fairways hoping to win one of the gorgeous prizes Helen had selected. Following 18 holes and a 9 hole playoff the winner was declared. Veronica Mc Cormack took the coveted prize.  Following the golf Lady  President Helen was joined by her family, a large number of lady golfers and friends to celebrate with a beautiful meal served by Pauric and his staff. Before the prizes were presented President Kevin Lowry, Captain Jimmy Kasaris and Lady Captain Eileen White complimented Helen on her day, her prizes, her work in the club and her own standard of golf. Helen thanked everyone who had helped her prepare for the day in particular the ladies committee and Anna in the shop for all her help. She then presented her prizes. She  was then presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers by the 2018 Lady President Marian Mullen.                     The Winners on the day were 1st Veronica Mc Cormack (18) 110 gross, 2nd Beth Dunne (15) 111.5 net, Gross Carmel Connolly (12) 130 gross, 3rd Ann Ledwith (27) 112.5 net, 4th Sinead Healy (12)114 net, 5th Marie Dolan (33)115.5 net, Past President Vera Burgoyne (25) 115.5 net, Seniors Mary Horan (26) 116 net, Leading Qualifier Joan Molloy (42) 77 net, S.I.G.s 1st Oonagh Jordan (38) 29 pts, Madeline Keneghan (54) 25 pts, G.I.G.s 1st Esther Hynes, 2nd Bernie Lennon,  Junior 1st Ella Grennan (23) 24 pts, Juveniles Erin O’Faolain, Myah Kelly, Shona Brady, Sorcha O’Shaughnessy and Rachel Coughlan all received prizes. The mens 13 hole was won by Kevin Duffy (19) with 31 pts and Michael Galvin (14) was runner up with 29 pts.

 Photos in main club notes below.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Eileen Seery and Veronica Mc Cormack. The winners were 1st Noeleen Fox (21) 35 pts, 2nd Carmel Coughlan (33) 32 pts and 3rd Mary Rose Coughlan (20) 32 pts.

There is still time to put your name on the list for Lady Captain Eileen Whites Away day to Glasson Golf Club on Sunday 15th next.

The 1st round of the Elvery trophy is now finished. The 2nd round is to be played by the 22nd of September.

CLUB NOTES 8/9/19

Congratulations to Helen Kelly on her Lady Presidents Day and the overall winner Veronica McCormack who was recording her 3rd Presidents victory. Well done to all the other prize winners too. I only went to the shops for milk and ended up caddying in the final playoff which was an interesting experience! Thanks also to Men’s Captain Jimmy Kassaris who hosted the Peter Kassaris Cup in memory of his Dad. As I said beforehand with a boobie prize on offer there’s always something to keep playing for in this competition and it turned out I was right as there was a great 3 way tussle for it. I lost on a countback!  

As promised last week we’d like to thank the following golf clubs for generously providing green fee vouchers as prizes in our recent classic – The Heritage, Royal Curragh, Clontarf, Tullamore, Dungarvan, Stackstown, Tulfarris, Portumna, The Heath, Glasson, Athlone, Edenderry, New Forest, Esker Hills and Sutton. By all accounts both the wide selection of green fees on offer and the fantastic (as always) hampers from Seery’s Cash & Carry were very popular with the prize winners.   

RESULTS

Peter Kassaris Cup (Strokeplay) – 8th September 2019

1st Overall - Darren Rosney (12) 65 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Jimmy Digan (7) 69 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (9) 66 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Ollie Seery (17) 70 nett, 1st cat 4 – Michael Murphy (23) 67 nett, Ladies – Ella Grennan (23) 67 nett, Boobie Prize – Joe Mullen (13) 87 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 5th September 2019

1st Darren Rosney (12) 37pts, 2nd Eoin Murphy (17) 37pts, 3rd Colin Dunne (21) Dunmurry Springs 36pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 34pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – We have the Club Sub #2 sponsored by Michael Hiney Construction which is an 18 hole strokeplay club competition. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on the 12th and we are now in the last month of the 13 hole running competition the Club 500. Remember this event can be played every day.

CLUB 500 – We now have over the 48 players required with 4 qualifying rounds completed vying for the final line up on September 29th. The minimum score needed to qualify is rising all the time with 48th spot now at 96pts. Last week it was 95pts.   

GOTY 2019 – After 24 events Jamie Colgan is well clear at the top on 454.5pts with Jamal Sabir next on 387pts and Bert Burke in 3rd on 360pts. There are now 209 players with points and new entries this week are Michael Connolly, Tony Shine, Joe Casey & Thomas Lennon. A few random selections to mention are 68th Gary Colgan, 82nd Michael power, 88th Billy McKnight, 116th Dermot Horan and 148th Joe Mullen.

LADY PRESIDENTS PRIZE PHOTO GALLERY - (thanks to Geraldine Coughlan for the presentation photos)

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

We wish Lady President Helen Kelly a very enjoyable and successful day next  Saturday 7th September for her Presidents prize day. The draw times on the day are 10am cat, 11am open and 12md cat. The competition is 18 hole stroke play with a 9 hole playoff at 4.30pm. There is a 13 hole competition for S.I.G.s and Juniors at 1pm and a 3 hole competition for G.I.G.s at 3.30pm. A 13 hole competition for men will also be held. See BRS for times. The presentation of prizes will follow the meal which will be served at 8.30pm.

The competition of Wednesday 28th was sponsored by Clara and Moate Credit Union. The winners were 1st Ella Grennan (24) 4 up, 2nd Marie Keane (30) 1 up and 3rd Vera Burgoyne (24) level. The 9 hole competition which was played for the 1st time was won by Madeline Keane (54) with 17 pts.

Lady Captain Eileen Whites Away outing to Glasson Golf Club is on Sunday 15th September. If you wish to go please put your name on the sheet on the notice board.

Well done to all involved with organising the classic and congratulations to all the winners.

CLUB NOTES 1/9/2019

We would like to thank everyone who participated in teams for our Annual Fundraising Classic this weekend (some even get double praise for playing on more than 1 team!) We also say a huge thank you to our many sponsors who included Michael Moore Car Sales, McCarthy’s Centra, Supermacs, Supervalu, Seery’s Cash & Carry, Dermot Kenny, Brian Melinn, Al’s of Moate, Flynn’s Funeral Directors, Cllr. Vinny McCormack, Moate All Whites GAA, Val Keogh, AB Oil, Specsavers Athlone, Joe Creggy, Nick Linnane & Co, Peadars Bar Moate, P. Egan’s Moate, News 4 U Moate. Your valued support is very much appreciated. Unfortunately I don’t have the full list to hand so rather than leaving someone out, I’ll mention all the clubs who kindly provided green fees as prizes in my next notes.

RESULTS –  Moate Golf Club Classic – 1st September 2019

1st D. Rosney, P. Madden, G. Buckley, W. Colgan 100pts,

2nd P. Coyne, S. Weldon, N. Dunne, W. Ganly 93pts,

3rd R. Beattie, S. Flanagan, G. Odd, K. Grennan 91pts,

4th D. Buckley, B. Hanniffy, F. Egan, J. Henry 91pts,

5th W. Fleming, V. Colgan, J. Colgan, G. Colgan 91pts,

6th A. Dunne, G. Coughlan, J. Smyth, P. Doyle 90pts,

7th S. Fagan, M. Connolly, M. Murray, B. Magee 88pts,

8th N. Mulligan, G. Jordan, K. Macken, K. Jordan 88pts,

9th T. Cuffe, K. Lowry, M. Rabbitte, N. Curtis 87pts,

10th P. O'Brien, R. Minagh, H. Flanagan, D. Horan 87pts,

11th M. O'Hanlon, A. Rafferty, A. Conroy, C. Geraghty 87pts,

12th W. Smith, S. Healy, G. Byrne, J. Healy 87pts.

All Ladies team 1st – E. White, M. Egan, V. Burgoyne, A. Couper 86pts, Non GUI 1st - D. Gavin, A. Kelly, M. Stones, K. Murray 88pts.

Chipping Competition - 1st Derek Daly (22pts).

Classic Photo Gallery 

Club 500 Monthly – August 31st 2019

1st Darren Rosney (12) 34pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 29th August 2019

1st Dean Kerrigan (13) 38pts, 2nd Jamal Sabir (+1) 37pts, 3rd Paul Browne (26) 36pts, Ladies – Ann Geoghegan (4) Athlone 31pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend Lady President Helen Kelly has her final and there is a 13 hole competition for the men included in the timesheet. Best of luck to Helen on her big day. On Sunday we have the Peter Kassaris Cup which is an 18 hole strokeplay club competition. Jimmy will tell you why it’s strokeplay if you ask! It’s a nice story. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on the 5th and we are now in the last month of the 13 hole running competition the Club 500. Remember this event can be played every day.

CLUB 500 – We now have over the 48 players required with 4 qualifying rounds completed vying for the final line up on September 29th. There is a new leader after a long unchanged period as Darren Rosney is now sitting on top of the pile. The lowest person with 4 rounds played so far now has 95pts so that target score to qualify is getting bigger all the time.    

Andy's Archive – Another five snippets from my continuing trawl through the history pages.  Starting with the Westmeath Independent of 22/5/1976 and our notes from that date had moved Delgany from Wicklow to Dublin but other than that they are pretty interesting!

2. Offaly Independent 12/11/1927 and a few Moate names among the attendees at a Tullamore GC dance. Maybe your ancestors were there.  

3. No idea if our club pro at the time Joe Nangle is the photo but he's certainly mentioned in the scores. Irish Press 19/8/1942.

4. Results from Westmeath Ind 5/7/1952

5. and finally for this edition - 13/6/1980 Westmeath Ind and a few Moate members involved in the National Scotch Foursomes in Athlone GC.

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 25/8/19

Congratulations to Mens Captain Jimmy Kassaris (affectionately known to all and sundry as Jimmy the Greek) for a fantastic Captains Prize over the last 2 weekends. As well as introducing the 24 finalists for the playoff on to the tee box in his own inimitable way Jimmy gave a heartfelt, warm and funny speech at the presentation on Saturday night really displaying his love for Moate Golf Club. Lady Captain Eileen White and Mens President Kevin Lowry both spoke in glowing terms of their year in office with Jimmy. I’d also like to add what a pleasure it’s been to be part of his team this past year and hope that he enjoys the rest of his term. Jimmy thanked everyone profusely and sincerely while even slipping into his native tongue to praise (we think) his good friend last years Captain, George Garvey. While Jimmy was suitably attired of course his wife Antoinette and daughter Antonia provided the touch of glamour that these occasions always need and a great night was had by all who attended. In a rare occurrence at Moate GC we were treated to some relaxing jazz numbers while things started off and later on a cornucopia of hits from a few years ago. There was even dancing!  

On the playing front Shane Kelly was a popular winner as he emerged victorious from the 2nd last group out with a total score of 176.5 after playing sublime golf over the 45 holes involved. It was noted during the speeches that there were a few of the younger lads in the final 24 this year including Callum Dunne (Student) who on 169.5 gave another strong performance on the final 27 holes and deserves a mention for being ‘runner up’ this year in both the Presidents and Captains prize. It’s probably unprecedented in our history that a 20yr old has had the lowest score in both majors in the same season.  During their prize acceptance speeches on Saturday night both Shane and Callum were full of praise for Captain Jimmy the committees and indeed the club as a whole. It’s nice to see the hard work of the Committee members acknowledged and it shows things are noticed and appreciated.

 RESULTS – Jimmy Kassaris Mens Captains Prize (Strokeplay over 45 holes) 24/8/2019

1st Shane Kelly (9) 176.5 nett, 2nd Callum Dunne (student) (15) 169.5 nett, Best Gross – Jamal Sabir (+1) 185, 3rd Bert Burke (4) 178 nett, 4th Darren Rosney (13) 178.5 nett, 5th Keith Redmond (9) 181.5 nett, Past Captains – Liam Galvin (5) 188.8 nett, Veterans – Joe Bartley (10) 183 nett, Leading Qualifier (18) – Willie Fleming (12) 66 nett, Leading Qualifier (36) David Malynn (21) 141 nett, Juniors 1st Dean Kerrigan, 2nd Eoin Murphy, 3rd Colm Coady, Ladies 13 Hole – 1st Nuala Downes 32pts, 2nd Ella Grennan 27pts. 

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open (Stableford) 22/8/2019

1st Paddy Lynam (6) 39pts, 2nd Shay Horan (22) New Forest 39pts, Low Gross – Bert Burke (4) 32pts, 3rd Tommy Digan (6) 38pts, Ladies – Siobhan Ruane (17) Mullingar 27pts. 

 UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have our Annual Club Classic and its €120 for a team of four. The format is 2 to score on all holes but all 4 count on the 15th hole which is of course a handy Par 3! There will be prizes for around 10 teams and there is also a prize for Best ladies team and Non GUI/ILGU team as well. Our next Thursday Open sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. is on August 29th and the August section of the 13 hole CLUB 500 event ends next Saturday. Remember this event can be played every day.

 CLUB CLASSIC – As mentioned above our own Annual Club Classic takes place Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September with the last tee time being 3pm. The presentation of prizes takes place afterwards in the clubhouse. We are appreciative of all those who participate in teams and the multiple local businesses that provide valuable sponsorship. This year our main sponsors for the classic are Michael Moore Cars and Supermacs so now you know where we want you to purchase your cars and burgers. We hope to run our chipping competition which proved very popular (and frustrating) last year as well as a special prize for a hole in one.

 GOLF SIXES – We had some of our very young members play in the CGI Golf Sixes in Royal Tara last week. Well done to the children – Erin, Cian, James, Oran, Darragh and Nathan, Junior Convener Tosh Galvin and all the volunteers who kindly gave up their time to be involved.

CLUB 500 – No change in the top 25 or so recently but we do we have 48 qualifiers with 4 rounds played we also have 4 people with full rounds played who won’t make the final as things stand. To make matters even more competitive there are 8 or 9 lurking outside that mark with 3 rounds played who could yet damage the hopes of the lower placed among the current top 48. The lowest person with 4 rounds played so far has 94pts (it was 93 last week) so that has to be surpassed to earn a spot in the final.   

GOTY 2019 – Thanks to Padraig Keenan’s wondrous mathematical capability the GOTY has been updated to include the points x 1.5 for the Captains Prize. Jamie Colgan remains on top with 435.5pts and a distant 2nd is Bert Burke with 360pts. Jamal Sabir is 3rd on 344pts with the Galvin boys Liam & Tosh not out of it yet with 329 and 317.5pts respectively. Paul Jacob, Lee Scanlon, Callum Dunne, Colm Coady and Joe Ennis complete the top 10. There are now 203 players with points and the 2 new entries following the Captains Prize are Ger Heavin & Michael Gantley. The random choices for mention this week are – 12th placed Adrian Hiney, Ray Lynam is 20th, Kevin Allen 63rd, Denis O’Donoghue 95th and in 147th we have Noel Curtis.

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB 18/8/2019

The Kathleen Kelly Memorial was the competition on Wednesday last and it was sponsored by Liam Galvin, Kathleen Conlon and Anna O'Brien. The winners were 1st Ann Ledwith (27) 73 net, 2nd Eleanor Fitzpatarick (22) 75 net, 3rd Veronica Colgan (15) 76 net,Cat 1 Veronica Mc Cormack (18) 77 net, Cat 2 Ella Grennan (24) 77 net, Cat 3 Mary Allen (32) 79 net and Cat 4 Martina Cunningham (37) 79 net.

  Some dates for your diary. The Club Classic is on the weekend of 30th August - 1st September, Mrs Helen Kelly's  Lady Presidents Prize is on Saturday 7th September and the Lady Captain' Away day to Glasson is on Sunday 15th September. Names now being taken on sheet on notice board for away day.

From Wednesday 28th August it will be possible to play a Nine hole competition which will be counting for handicap purposes. The rules for same will be displayed in the club house. This competition has proved to be popular in other clubs and is being brought in at the request of members.

The ladies wish Captain Jimmy Kassaris a very enjaoyable and successful Captains Prize day on Saturday next. There is a 13 hole competition for ladies tee time 12.40pm to 2.30 pm.

CLUB NOTES 18/8/2019

We would like to wish our very popular and friendly Captain Jimmy Kassaris all the best for his upcoming Captains Prize Final on Saturday 24th August. He has a very exciting array of prizes on display in the clubhouse and of course there is a fabulous trophy for the winner as well. 72 qualifiers will take on another 18 holes and then the top 24 including leading gross after 36 holes will play a further 9 holes from 5pm on Saturday evening. You really have to earn the right to lift the Captains Trophy and that’s for sure! The leading qualifier after 18 holes is William Fleming who shot a superb 66 (off 12) on Saturday, while recent Presidents Prize finalist Callum Dunne continued his run of good form with a 68 (off 15) which was the best score on Sunday. Some 78’s got in and we have formed a substitute’s bench which is listed on the BRS. If anyone cannot play on Saturday please notify Andy on 086 0556336 as soon as you can so a sub can be drafted in.

JIMMY KASSARIS - CAPTS QUALIFIER - PHOTO GALLERY -

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend Jimmy Kassaris Captains Prize Final is on Saturday 24th August with the 72 qualifiers having been assigned their tee times on the BRS. Newly elected Councillor Vinny McCormack has generously sponsored a competition for Sunday 25th August when anyone who has danced the night away at Jimmy’s Greek disco can include a round before heading home. Our next Thursday Open sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. is on August 22nd and the August section of the 13 hole CLUB 500 event also continues. Remember this event can be played every day.

CLUB CLASSIC – Our own Annual Club Classic takes place Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September with the last tee time being 3pm. The presentation of prizes takes place afterwards in the clubhouse. We are appreciative of all those who participate in teams and the multiple local businesses that provide valuable sponsorship. This year our main sponsors for the classic are Michael Moore Cars and Supermacs so now you know where we want you to purchase your cars and burgers. We hope to run our chipping competition which proved very popular (and frustrating) last year as well as a special prize for a hole in one details of which we’ll confirm shortly.

CLUB 500 – Even though the top 5 has remained static for some time this competition is really hotting up as not only do we have 48 qualifiers with 4 rounds played we also have 3 people with full rounds played who won’t make the final as things stand. To make matters even more competitive there are 8 or 9 lurking outside that mark with 3 rounds played who could yet damage the hopes of the lower placed among the current top 48. The lowest person with 4 rounds played so far has 93pts (it was only 83 last week) so that has to be surpassed to earn a spot in the final.   

GOTY 2019 – Will be updated again after the Captains Prize Final next week.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE – I've randomly selected another 5 items from the annals of Maote Golf Club's newspaper archives via my subscription to Irishnewspapersarchive.com  starting with an advert in WM Ind. dated 15/5/1943 promoting a play and talent show in aid of the club.

2. There was also a dance announcement in the WM Ind of 6/1/1940.

3. Lots of familar names in the notes from August 1995 (WM EX) featuring Mick Glennon's Presidents Prize.

4. Next up it's 20/6/1998 WM EX with a lot of team news and finally (5) has notes from 1/9/2000 (OFF IND) coincidentially with a reminder of the Annual Club Classic of that year.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Veronica Colgan and Ann Magee. The winners were 1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 36 pts, 2nd Vera Burgoyne (25) 36 pts and 3rd Veronica Colgan (14) 33pts.

Thanks to Jonathan Crozier of Crozier Autoparts for generously sponsoring a 13 hole competition for our S.I.G.s on Sunday. The winners were 1st Madeline Keneghan 30 pts, 2nd Mary Cunniffe 28 pts and 3rd Lisa Kelly 27 pts.

The draw for the Elvery Trophy match play has been made. Due to the large entry some players will play in a prelimianary round. Priliminary round to be played by 27th August.                                     Preliminary draw - Mary Horan V Helen Clarke, Kathleen Leech V Veronica Mc Cormack, Betty Behan V Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Marie Dolan V Mary Rose Coughlan. Full draw will be shown here after 27th August. Entry €5 on playing 1st match                                                      

CLUB NOTES 11/8/2019

Despite the fact that it’s August we had a mixed bag weather wise over the weekend with pretty nasty rain on Saturday followed by a reasonably good day on Sunday. Well done to all our recent prize winners and thank you to everyone who has taken part in recent competitions as well as our very generous sponsors. It’s great to see we have visitors coming from far and wide to play in our opens. Recent competitions have included entrants from the likes of Athlone, Loughrea, Royal Curragh, Mullingar, Abbeyleix, Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea, Moyvalley, Co. Meath, Glasson, Boyle, Co. Longford, Roscommon, Dunmore Demesne, Mount Temple, Templemore and Gort.

RESULTS –

Behan Country Markets Club Comp. (Stableford) – 11th August 2019

1st Richie O’Brien (20) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 41pts, 1st Cat 2 – Terry Coughlan (13) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – William Fleming (14) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – David Malynn (21) 36pts, Ladies – Veronica Colgan (15) 33pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 8th August 2019

1st Louis Cunningham (8) 39pts, 2nd Padraig Keenan (11) 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (+1) 34pts, 3rd Eoin Murphy (19) 39pts, Ladies – Patricia Perry (17) Boyle 29pts.  

Michael Murray / Gardencare Open (Stableford) – 5th August 2019

1st Jimmy Dolan (17) 40pts, 2nd Jamal Sabir (0) 39pts, 3rd Gareth Burns (12) Co. Meath 39pts, Ladies – Aine Doyle (18) Royal Curragh 34pts.  

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend Jimmy Kassaris Captains Prize Qualifier will take place on 17th / 18th August with the final on Saturday 24th August. No doubt everyone will be trying their best to qualify and be part of the action on Jimmy’s big day. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on August 15th and the August section of the 13 hole CLUB 500 event continues. Remember this event can be played every day.

CLUB 500 –We now have 48 qualifiers with 4 rounds played for the final in September. The lowest person with 4 rounds played so far has 83pts so that has to be surpassed to earn a spot in the final.   

SIGS – Loreto Boland kindly sent on photos of Madeline Keneghan, Mary Cunniffe and Lisa Kelly who were prize winners in the SIGS competition on Sunday, they are seen here with sponsor Jonathan Crozier of Crozier Autoparts.    

GOTY 2019 – After 21 counting events Jamie Colgan is way out in front on 431pts and further extends his lead over Tosh Galvin in 2nd on 317.5pts with Jamal Sabir moving up to 3rd on 309.5pts. The 3 random picks for mention this week are 57th place Noel Dunne (114pts), Eoin Murphy on 89pts is 76th and Joe Mullen is 134th with 42pts. There are now 201 players with points and latest entries to the table include Cathal O’Rourke, David Malynn, Ollie Grogan, Mick Young and John Quinn.  

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club,

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The winners of the competition on Wednesday 31st last were 1st Ann Ledwith (26),2nd Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) and 3rd Martina Cunningham (37) all with 37 pts.The competition was sponsored by Eleanor Firzpatrick and Anne Healy.

The July Running was won by 1st Chrissie Harte (48) 60 pts, 2nd Madeline Kenehan (54) 60-2 pts, 3rd Mary Cunniffe (45) 57 pts and 4th Angela Lynam (54) 52 pts

Jonathan Crozier has kindly offered to sponsor a competition for the S.I.G.s. It will be held at 4pm on Sunday 11th August and will be over 14 holes. Presentation to follow.

 

CLUB NOTES 4/8/2019

Well done to all our recent prize winners and thank you to everyone who has taken part in recent competitions as well as our very generous sponsors. Finally, on behalf of all of us in Moate Golf Club our condolences go to our Lady Captain of 2018 Loreto Boland whose mother died recently.  

RESULTS –

Shane Maher t/a Peter Gillivan Club Comp. (Stableford) – 4th August 2019

1st Derek Daly (9) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Ray Lynam (7) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Shane Kelly (10) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Dean Kerrigan (15) 43pts, 1st Cat 4 – Enda Claffey (25) 41pts, Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 36pts.  

Derek Daly

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 1st August 2019

1st Keith Dolan (19) Mount Temple 39pts, 2nd Padraig Keenan (12) 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (0) 38pts, 3rd Vincent Cronolly (30) 39pts.   

Club 500 (13 hole Stableford) – July 2019

1st Ron Beattie (25) 32pts.  

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend is a Club 18 hole stableford sponsored by Behan’s Country Market. Like all our sponsors their generous support is very much appreciated. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on August 8th and the August section of the 13 hole CLUB 500 event continues. Remember this event can be played every day. Also advance warning that Jimmy Kassaris Captains Prize Qualifier will take place on 17th / 18th August with the final on Saturday 24th August. No doubt everyone will be trying their best to qualify and be part of the action on Jimmy’s big day. Although the entertainments have not been finalised yet rumour has it there will be 4th July style fireworks, a marching band and maybe a Greek plate smashing competition. Watch this space!  

CLUB 500 –We need 48 qualifiers with 4 rounds played for the final in September and to date there are now 45 of us with 4 qualifiers played. You will find the qualifying table which shows everyone who has 4, 3, 2 or 1 counting score so far on the website. There is a €500 voucher at stake here so it’s well worth your while entering and getting the 4 rounds in over the summer. The current top 5 remain Gabriel Buckley 121pts, Mick O’Hanlon 118pts, Callum Dunne 116pts, Ron Beattie 113pts, and George Garvey 111pts. The lowest person with 4 rounds played so far has 83pts so that’s still the minimum required.   

GOTY 2019 – After 20 counting events Jamie Colgan remains in 1st on 393pts and extends his lead over Tosh Galvin in 2nd on 317.5pts with Liam Galvin moving up to 3rd on 299pts. Lee Scanlon is 4th on 275pts and Bert Burke completes the top 5 with 272pts. The 5 random picks for mention this week are 22nd place Sean Connell (173pts), Gareth Cassidy on 92pts is 69th, Gary Colgan 78th with 85pts, Tom Cuffe clocks in at 103rd on 65pts and John Doyle is 129th with 42pts.  

MATCHPLAYS – In both the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes all Round 3 ties were to be played by August 4th. Please ensure results are posted on the locker room notice board.

ANDY'S ARCHIVES - Another 5 gems from the Moate Golf Club entries in the newspapers.

1. Longford Leader 27/2/1932 - Although this is actually a badminton results report many of the names involved were Moate GC members also.

2. WM Examiner 7/5/1966

3. WM Ind. 10/7/2004 - Kieran Heavin's Captains prize

4. 21/3/1964 WM Ind. - Moate GC AGM and also a note on a Drama Society which also features club members.

5. and finally the Irish Press of 24/2/1947 showing our annual club licence renewal notice.

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

It was with shock and great sadness that we heard on Thursday night of the untimely death of our friend and former Lady Captain Pauline Farrell. Pauline was lady captain in 2007. Since Thursday on speaking about Pauline the word lady keeps recurring. Pauline was a lady in every sense of the word. She was a pleasure to play golf with and often played on interclub teams for Moate where she was competitive but very sporting, Pauline will be sadly missed. We extend our condolences to her sisters and extended family. May she rest in peace.

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Fagan Foods. The winners were 1st Mary Horan (26) 40 pts, 2nd Ella Grennan (24) 38 pts and 3rd Marie Dolan (33) 38 pts.

CLUB NOTES 28/7/2019

On behalf of everyone in Moate Golf Club we send condolences to the family and friends of our recently deceased former Lady Captain and longtime member Pauline Farrell who will be missed by all. The club appreciates those who turned out in their blazers and jumpers for the guard of honour on both Saturday and Sunday.  

RESULTS –

Bold Boys Corner (Strokeplay) – 28th July 2019

1st Enda Fallon (12) 65 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Liam Galvin (5) 66 nett, 1st Cat 2 – David Mullen Snr (11) 66 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Gary Colgan (15) 69 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot Horan (21) 66 nett, Ladies – Loreto Boland (15) 71 nett.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 25th July 2019

1st Shane Tone (19) 43pts, 2nd Veronica Colgan (15) 39pts, Low Gross – James Hetherington (1) Glasson 34pts, 3rd John Naughton (16) 39pts, Ladies – Sinead Healy (12) 35pts.   

BRITISH OPEN FANTASY GOLF – Thanks to everyone who made this years event a great success. Splitting 1st & 2nd prizemoney (€750) between them are Eamon Coughlan and Michael Power who tied for 1st spot and then there was a 5 way tie for 3rd place involving Charlie Murtagh, Joe & Vincent, Kay Conlon, Terry Coughlan and Padraig Mulhall.  

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend and we have a stableford competition sponsored by the Shane Maher t/a Peter Gillivans Butchers plus an open stableford on Monday 5th sponsored by Michael Murray / Garden Care. Like all our sponsors their continued support is very much appreciated. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on August 1st which is also the date for the commencement of the August part of the Club 500. The July section of the 13 hole event will come to a close on Wednesday. Remember this event can be played every day. 

CLUB 500 –We need 48 qualifiers with 4 rounds played for the final in September and to date there are now 42 us with 4 qualifiers played. You will find the qualifying table which shows everyone who has 4, 3, 2 or 1 counting score so far on the website. There is a €500 voucher at stake here so it’s well worth your while entering and getting the 4 rounds in over the summer. The current top 5 are still Gabriel Buckley 121pts, Mick O’Hanlon 118pts, Callum Dunne 116pts, Ron Beattie 113pts, and George Garvey 111pts. The lowest person with 4 rounds played so far still has 83pts so that’s still the minimum required.    

MATCHPLAYS – In both the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes Round 3 ties must be played by August 4th. Please ensure results are posted on the locker room notice board.

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

PAULINE FARRELL (R.I.P)

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Lady member and Past Captain Pauline Farrell.

Pauline Farrell (R.I.P) reposing at Flynns funeral home Moate, this Saturday from 5pm. Removal at 6.20pm to Castledaly Church arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Castledaly. A guard of honour will be formed at 6.45pm Saturday following the removal and again at the funeral on Sunday. Please wear club jumpers or jackets as appropriate.

As a mark of respect the tee will be closed between 11.30 and 1.30 on Sunday 28th while the funeral takes place.

 
 
LADIES CLUB 22/07/19

Congratulations to Lady Captain Eileen White on her very successful Captains Prize weekend. The competition over 36 holes was well supported. The winners are 1st Loreto Boland (16) 141net, 2nd Ann Ledwith (26) 147net, Gross Helen Kelly (11) 170 gross, 3rd Sinead Healy (12) 147net, 4th Beth Dunne (15) 149net, 5th Eileen Seery (30) 149net, Leader day 1 Betty Behan 72net, Leader day 2 Marie Keane (32) 68net, Past Captains Vera Burgoyne (25) 149net and Seniors Carmel Connolly (12) 155net. The S.I.G.s competition was won by Oonagh Jordan with Mary Cunniffe in 2nd place. The G.I.G.s winner was Carmel Foxe with Celine Macken runner up. Ella Grennan won the Juniors and Erin O'Faolain, Myah Kelly and Rachel Coughlan took the Juvenile prizes. The mens 13 hole was won by Jamie Colgan with Willie Ganly in 2nd place. The presentation of prize stook place after the delicious meal served as usual by Pauric and his staff. At the presentation Presidents Helen Kelly and Kevin Lowry and Vice Captain Tommy Conlon complimented Eileen on her array of prizes and thanked her for all her work in the club over a long number of years. They then congratulated the winners. Lady Captain Eileen thanked everyone who helped her in any way with organising the weekend. She then presented the prizes.On receiving the inaugural Lady Captains Cup Loreto Boland thanked Eileen and said she can always say she won the Lady Captains prize on the day Shane Lowry won the Open.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Dermot and Kay Kenny Clara. The winners were 1st Geraldine Byrne (35) 40 pts, 2nd Ella Grennan (25) 38 pts and 3rd Pearse Corbett (17) 38 pts.

The ladies in Moate Golf Club extend our heartiest congratulations to Clara man Shane Lowry on winning the Open.

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