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President
Oliver Seery
Captain
George Garvey
Lady Captain
Loreto Boland
Lady President
Marian Mullen
Hon Secretary
Andy Dunne
Hon Treasurer
Sean Dunne
Administrator
Anna O'Brien
e-mail: moategolfclub@eircom.net phone: 090 64 81271

SCOTCH FOURSOMES DRAW
PRELIMINARY ROUND   FIRST ROUND
    MICHEAL KELLY & TOMMY DIGAN
    V
PADDY LYNAM & COLM FARRELL    
DEREK DALY & KEITH REDMOND    
    SEAN DUNNE & DERMOT KENNY
    V
    EAMON COUGHLAN & JIMMY BRADLEY
     
    ANDY DUNNE & CALLUM DUNNE
    V
    DAVID CONNOLLY & SEAN CONNELL
     
    WILLIE COLGAN & VAL KEOGH
    V
    LOUIS CUNNINGHAM & TOMMY COSTELLO
     
    DES DOLAN & KEVIN DUFFY
    V
    JAMIE COLGAN & ADRIAN HINEY
     
    NOEL MULLIGAN & GEORGE GARVEY
    V
    VINCENT RICKARD & JOHN NAUGHTON
     
    JOE ENNIS & SEAMUS MCCORMACK
    V
    SEAN EGAN & MIKE HINEY
     
    KIERAN CLAFFEY & TERRY COUGHLAN
    V
    ANDREAS DOLAN & GARETH CASSIDY
     
    SEAMUS DOLAN & JIMMY KASSARIS
    V
    HUGH FLANAGAN & RORY MINAGH
     
    JOHN DOYLE & RAY DONOGHUE
    V
    LIAM GALVIN & BERT BURKE
     
    SHANE TONE & RICHIE O'BRIEN
    V
    MARTIN HORAN & TOSH GALVIN
     
    DARREN ROSNEY & GABRIEL BICKLEY
    V
    PADDY COYNE & SEAN WELDON
     
    PADRAIG KEENAN & PAUL JACOB
    V
    MICK MCLOUGHLIN & PJ MCCORMACK
     
    DOM FITZPATRICK & BRENDAN KEHOE
    V
    DECLAN MULLEN & ALAN DEEGAN
     
    SHANE NUGENT & JOHN KELLY
    V
    PAT BYRNE & LIAM LYNAM
     
    RAY LYNAM & TOMMY CONLON
    V
    TREVOR HILL & MICK O'HANLON
CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY
ROUND 1 ROUND 2
  ADRIAN HINEY
JAMIE COLGAN  
BRENDAN MAGEE  
  EAMON COUGHLAN
  TOMMY CONLON
   
  DEREK DALY
NEIL FUREY  
PADDY COYNE  
  SHANE KELLY
JOE ENNIS  
ALAN DEEGAN  
  CIAN BRADLEY
DECLAN MULLEN  
MICHAEL MCGRATH  
  TREVOR HILL
PADRAIG KEENAN  
GEORGE GARVEY  
  DENIS CRONIN
JIMMY BRADLEY  
DES DOLAN  
  DERMOT KENNY
VINNY MCCORMACK  
RAY DONOGHUE  
  RICHIE O'BRIEN
ANDY DUNNE  
DARREN ROSNEY  
  TONY CUSHEN
KIERAN CLAFFEY  
PHIL BEHAN  
  MIKE HINEY
DECLAN MURPHY  
KEVIN ALLEN  
  PADDY LYNAM
JONATHAN CROZIER  
KEITH REDMOND  
  JIMMY KASSARIS
JOHN DOYLE  
BERT BURKE  
  MICK O'HANLON
SHANE TONE  
LOUIS CUNNINGHAM  
  ANDREW RAFFERTY
MARTIN HORAN  
MICHAEL BENNY  
  ANDREAS DOLAN
JASON HIGGINS  
PAT BYRNE  
LADIES CLUB

Well done to all concerned with organising the Get into Golf course in the Club. The take up was so good that an extra session has been arranged on Wednesday night. Thanks to all the members who turned up to welcome and give a helping hand to those partaking in the course.

The competition on Wedneday last was sponsored by Sean Dunne, The winners were 1st Carmel Connolly (13) 36 pts, 2nd Alison Couper (25) 32 pts and 3rd Veronica Mc Cormack (17) 31 pts. The competition on Wednesday 25th is our 1st major of the year the Polly Buckley Memorial.

The coming week will be busy for our club managers and teams as we have four teams playing in interclub matches. First off is the Minor Cup team who play New Forest in Mullingar on Thursday, On Sunday the Challenge Cup team meet the Royal Curragh in Edenderry and the Intermediate Cup team play Roscrea in Tullamore, we are back in Mullingar again on Monday 30th with The Junior Foursomes team when they play Glasson. Best of luck to all four teams.

Hard luck to the Irish Mixed Foursomes team who lost on the 1st tied hole to last years All Ireland Winners Tullamore.

Keep up to date with news from the ladies club on our new facebook page - Moate ladies golf news.

CLUB NOTES 22/4/2018

Spring has sprung and placing in the rough has finally come to an end as the sunshine showed it’s face over the weekend. It’s great when you can clearly see where the fairway begins and ends after the long wet winter. Let’s hope the good weather continues over the coming weeks. In a club with reasonably low annual fees it’s vital that we get good support for our competitions so we’d like to say thank you to everyone who has participated in and sponsored our recent competitions. Your contribution to the club is much appreciated.

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by Master Stone (Andrew Rafferty) 22/4/2018

Overall 1st Richie O’Brien (20) 39pts, 1st Cat 1 Tony Shine (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 Cian Bradley (10) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 Hugh Flanagan (14) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 Shane Tone (21) 37pts, Ladies 1st Loreto Boland (19) 33pts.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 19/4/2018

1st Noel Curtis (14) 42pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (3) 38pts, 3rd Joe Ennis (12) 38pts, Ladies – Margaret Molloy (33) Mullingar 36pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a very important event being our first Free Sub of the year sponsored by Ganly’s Hardware of Athlone. On Thursday 26th there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and please remember that the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day. Just a reminder that the April monthly prize for this is still up for grabs.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go commenced on 1st April and runs until 30th September.  Your best 4 cards will count towards qualification for the final on Saturday 13th October. Winner and runner up will choose either a €500 voucher for Michael Horan's Golf Shops or €500 off your 2019 membership fee. There will also be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month and other prizes will be announced later.

MATCHPLAY DRAWS – We plan to do these on Monday night so they will be available during the week online and in the clubhouse.

TEAMS – It’s certainly heating up on the team front. On Saturday the Provincial Towns team had a great win over a New Forest side who clearly fancied their chances in this competition but they hadn’t allowed for Moate’s great tradition in team events. Well done to the players Mal Kelly, Willie Colgan, Derek Daly, Andrew Rafferty, Tosh Galvin, Keith Redmond, Mike Hiney, Joe Ennis, Paddy Coyne and team management Ollie Seery & Martin Horan.

Unfortunately our Mixed Foursomes combinations went down in nail-biting finish to All Ireland Champions Tullamore on Sunday. Management Mary Horan & Padraig Keenan wish to thank all their players for their contribution and effort in this event. Next weekend the Central Towns side are at home v The Heritage GC and we wish Jimmy Kassaris and his charges the best of luck in that. I would appreciate it if any team managers who have items for inclusion in the notes would pass them on to me.

Thanks to Martin Horan we have some shots of our Mixed Foursomes home pairings in action.

1. Jamie & Veronica Colgan 2. Noeleen Fox & Bert Burke 3. Brendan Kehoe & Mags Galvin.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Courtesy of my subscription to IrishNewspapersArchive.com all 5 items this week are from the Westmeath Examiner. Dates shown are publication dates. 1. Club results (1/10/2005) with a few familiar names. 2. Westmeath featuring Bert Burke beat Wicklow in an intercounty golf match (25/2/1984). 3.  PJ Grogan, Eileen Lohan (White) and Dinny White all feature in the prizes during Mullingar GC open week (1/8/1981). 4. Our own open week results from 1978. (29/7/1978). 5. Some results from 7/5/1977.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

 

Moate Golf Club

 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

MOATE GOLF CLUB NOTES 15/4/2018

We had no notes last week as I was otherwise occupied watching Patrick Reed hold his nerve to win The Masters in Augusta. As a consequence we have a bit of a backlog with results but I think I have everything listed below. We’d like to thank our recent sponsors and all who played in our competitions. Well done to all the prize-winners.

RESULTS – 

Open Singles sponsored by Pro Golf (Niall Martin) 15/4/2018

1st Darren Rosney (13) 45pts, 2nd Gerry Jordan (18) 40pts, Low Gross- Jamie Colgan (4) 32pts, 3rd Andrew Rafferty (12) 40pts, Ladies Beth Dunne (15) 39pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 12/4/2018

1st Christopher Cornally (8) Esker Hills 41pts, 2nd Darren Rosney (13) 40pts.

Captains Drive In Scramble – George Garvey & Loreto Boland 8/4/2018

1st Bert Burke, Daniel Garvey, Brendan Hanniffy, Beth Dunne (58.0), 2nd Tommy Digan, Noel Dunne, Gareth Cassidy, Ann Ledwith (58.5)

Club Competition sponsored by M & W Catering 7/4/2018

1st Declan Murphy (13) 42pts, 2nd Danny Conlon (23) 40pts, 3rd Paul Fogarty (8) 38pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 5/4/2018

1st Danny Conlon (23) 40pts, 2nd Ollie Seery (16) 37pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 28pts.

Open Singles sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate 2/4/2018

1st Tommy Conlon (11) 39pts.

Weekly 12 hole Club Comp – March 19 to 29 2018.

1st Phil Behan (12) 25pts, 2nd Andy Dunne (15) 25pts.

Prizewinners Gallery - In no particular order, here are some recent prize winners. 1. Gerry Jordan, 2. Tommy Conlon, 3. Daniel Garvey, Bert Burke & Beth Dunne (with Loreto & George), 4. Ann Ledwith, Tommy Digan & Noel Dunne (with Loreto & George), 5. Andy Dunne, 6. Phil Behan, 7. Paul Fogarty, 8. Ollie Seery, 9. Jamie Colgan, 10. Declan Murphy, 11. Darren Rosney, 12. Andrew Rafferty.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club stableford competition kindly sponsored by Master Stone (Andrew Rafferty). On Thursday 19th there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and as if that wasn’t enough the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

MEMBERSHIP – If you have not got around to paying your full membership subs as yet the Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now seriously overdue. Remember you cannot win a prize or represent us on a team if you have not paid up in full. 

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – Our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland was rescheduled for Sunday 8th April and despite the inclement weather there was a great turn out. We wish both our new Captains the very best for the rest of the season.   

Lady Captain Loreto Boland & Mens Captain George Garvey

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go commenced on 1st April and runs until 30th September.  Your best 4 cards will count towards qualification for the final on Saturday 13th October. Winner and runner up will choose either a €500 voucher for Michael Horans Golf Shops or €500 off your 2019 membership fee. There will also be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month and other prizes will be announced later. It is important to reiterate here that the ‘Club 500’ can only be played in addition to the existing competition or on any day there is no existing competition. You cannot for instance play in it instead of the Thursday Open on a Thursday. Players breaking this condition of the ‘Club 500’ competition as set by the committee will have their cards removed.  

MATCHPLAY LISTS – Final call for Scotch Foursomes and Club Matchplay. The list has been in the shop for several weeks. The draw will be conducted after next weekend.

TEAMS – We lost gallantly 3-2  to Esker Hills on Saturday in the 1st round of the Barton Cup and as Team Manager I would like to again thank Eamon Coughlan, Colm Farrell, Padraig Keenan, George Garvey, Michael Lynch Jnr, Derek Daly, Tommy Digan, Paddy Lynam, Ray Lynam, Paul Jacob and assistant manager Martin Horan for their efforts. Best of luck to Esker Hills in the remainder of the competition.

Barton Cup players hitting off on the 1st in Esker Hills - Paddy Lynam, Michael Lynch and Paul Jacob. Then we have Padraig Keenan / Tommy Digan and Eamon Coughlan / Derek Daly on 17th in Moate.

I believe the Provincial Towns team are in action next Saturday and the Mixed Foursomes are playing Tullamore on Sunday. Best of luck to both teams. I would appreciate it if any team managers who have items for inclusion in the notes would pass them on to me.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 random items of history from the local papers this week. 1. Westmeath Examiner 1/8/1959 is not Moate related but it is an interesting piece on Mullingar GC. 2. 24/6/1967 Michael Adamson wins the Moate Traders Prize. 3. 30/4/1988 Familiar names among the prizewinners in both the Artificers & Snowcream Dairies competitions. 4. 2/7/1999 Leitrim Observer - 1st & 2nd teams in the Leitrim GAA Classic held at Moate. 5. 24/9/2008 - Louis Cunningham was in the prizes at Abbeyleix GC.

 

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The 'Get into Golf' taster night on Wednesday last was a great success. There was a great atmosphere around the club with the numerous ladies who turned up to see if they would like to participate in the course.. Justin from the CGI gave a small talk on what to expect during the 8 week course and Lady Captain Loreto Boland welcomed all who came. After some putting on the putting green refreshments were served in the bar. The course starts on Tuesday and will run for 8 weeks.

There is now a new facebook page for the ladies club. It is called Moate ladies golf news. Please share and like items you see on it.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Theresa Cleary and Veronica Colgan. The winner was Alison Couper (25) with 35pts, Ann Magee (32) was runner up with 34 pts.

Best wishes to the Mixed Foursomes team who meetTullamore on Sunday 22nd next.

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey on hosting a very successful Captains Drive In. Despite the weather not being at its best, in fact it was very wet the course was completely full of members and some visitors to honour the very popular Captains. The winners of the scramble with a score of 58 were Bert Burke, Benny Hanniffy, Daniel Garvey and Beth Dunne. The runners up with a score of 58.5 were Tommy Digan, Gareth Cassidy, Noel Dunne and Ann Ledwith. At the presentation presidents Ollie Seery and Marian Mullen congratulated the Captains on their day and wished them well for their year. Both captains thanked everyone for playing, the course and catering staff and their committees for all their work congratulated the winners and presented them with their prizes. They concluded by wishing everyone an enjoyable years golf.

Well done to the Irish Mixed Foursomes team who by winning their 3 at home matches ensured that Moate progresses to the next round.

it is all systems go on Wednesday 11th April for the Get into Golf taster night in the club. All ladies who are interested in starting to play golf or who think they might like to but are unsure are more than welcome to come and meet us.  The Get into Golf is an 8 week programmer including lessons with a PGA golf professional and sessions on the course. Equipment is provided and refreshments will be served afterwards, Come and try your hand at golf in a fun and very friendly environment.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - 8TH APRIL 2018 - REVISED DRAW

I've tried to keep as close to the original draw as possible but there are some changes so please check which tee box you are now on. If you are still on the list and shouldnt be - or are not on it and you want to be please contact Anna ASAP.

******LATEST UPDATE********7/4/2018 @ 8PM