Overview of Moate Golf Club
President
Kevin Lowry
Lady President
Helen Kelly
Captain
Jimmy Kassaris
Lady Captain
Eileen White
Hon Secretary
Andy Dunne
Hon Treasurer
Sean Dunne
Administrator
Anna O'Brien
e-mail: moategolfclub@eircom.netPhone: 090 64 81271

LADIES CLUB

The St Patricks Day White Elephant competition was a great success this year. The format for the competition was changed to a 3 ball scramble to allow our G.I.G.s ladies to take part. The winners on the day were a 2 ball of Veronica Colgan and Marie O’Donaghue a new member who we welcome to the club, 2nd Helen Kelly, Ann Fallon and Ann Coughlan and 3rd Mary Rohan, Ella Grennan and Mary Cunniffee.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Alison Couper. Loreto Boland (19) won with 24 pts and Betty Behan (23) was 2nd also with 24 pts.

Our 16 hole competitions start on Wednesday 20th.

The club is running a Table Quiz on Friday 22nd. It should be an enjoyable night so please come and bring your friends.

For all of you who are clearing our your wardrobes in preparation for the Summer there is a Black Bag collection being held in the club. All clean clothes including handbags and shoes are welcome. No duvets please. Just bring your bags to the club shop before Friday April 12th.

CLUB NOTES 17/3/2019

I hope you all had a good St Patrick’s Day and well done to all who organised and took part in the local parades. We had to rejig our fixtures a little bit this weekend so there are no results available until later in the week. The keenly awaited V Par competition sponsored by MW Catering was rescheduled to 20/21st April due to the fact that we weren’t open at all on Saturday and there was a limited timesheet available for the lads on Sunday. It was great to see a huge turnout for the Ladies White Elephant the annual event that was embraced this year by the 2018 GIGS and I hoped they all enjoyed it. The ‘T na G Hair Salon’ competition got a little extension to include Sunday and we hope the changes which were flagged on the BRS didn’t inconvenience too many.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next week we have a Club 18 hole stableford sponsored by Ganly’s Hardware and the Club 500 (13 holes) can be played also.

CLUB 500 – The ‘Club 500’ competition started on Monday 11th March. 1st prize will be a €500 voucher which can be used in the club shop or off 2020 membership and other prizes will be announced in due course. As last year it’s €5 per entry and over 13 holes using the course of the day with your best 4 scores from now until September to count. As well as 48 qualifying for the grand final on Sunday September 29th there will be a monthly prize too.

2019 MEMBERSHIP - Annual fees were due by end of February so please ensure your payment is made as soon as possible. From here on anyone winning a prize will not receive it until membership is paid in full. Team competitions are commencing now and managers have been asked to ensure that all participants in team events are fully paid up members.

QUIZ NIGHT – We are holding a Table Quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 22nd March at 8pm I’ve been working hard with Martin Horan urging me to make the questions a tiny bit easier than last year but as I say every question is difficult if you don’t know the answer so keep studying! It costs €40 per table of 4 and we hope you come along. If you haven’t got a team we need a volunteer or two to help out on the night also.  

BLACK BAG COLLECTION – We are arranging a clothing recycling collection from the clubhouse. Items such as clean unwanted clothes, towels, shoes, handbags, bed linen, curtains, and blankets should be bagged securely and left with Anna in the clubhouse before Friday 12th April. Please do not include bric a brac, pillows or duvets as they will not be accepted. All money raised will go toward our vital 3rd hole netting project.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – It’s the Captains Prize and final outing of the year at Concra Wood next Sunday and I believe the timesheet is full or pretty full at any rate. There is a strict timesheet in operation so please be there on time and to check your tee times (or availability) please call either Paddy 0852485177 or Ciaran 0868053203.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - Just time for 4 memories this week.

1. Westmeath Ind. 10/10/1925 - AGM time.

2. Westmeath Ind. 30/10/1926 - Just a little snippet to say things are going strong.

3. Westmeath Ex. 6/8/1988 - Two pics from TR Dallas golf day.

4. Westmeath Ex. full notes from 3/3/2001 - a lot of familar names here.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB 11TH MARCH

Congratulations to Lady Captain Eileen White and Captain Jimmy Kassaris on a successful Captains Drive In. There was a large turnout for the occasion and despite the weather which was changeable to say the least everyone enjoyed the day. We wish both Captains an enjoyable and successful year.

The Ladies Winter League final was held on Saturday 9th March. Congratulations to winners Loreto Boland, Alison Couper and Marie Keane and also to  runners up Beth Dunne, Betty Behan and Ann Magee.

The 13 hole competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Breda Kelly. The winners were 1st Betty Behan (24) 24 pts, 2nd Mary Rohan (16) 23 pts and 3rd Marie Dolan (32) 21 pts.

The annual White Elephant competition is on St Patrick’s Day. Tee time from 12md – 2.30pm. This year the competition will be run as a 3 ball scramble with 2 full members and 1 G.I.G. in each 3 ball. Booking on line but G.I.G. ladies are asked to contact Loreto, Eileen or Marian. Hope to see you all on the day. Presentation of all outstanding prizes at 5pm following the golf.

CLUB NOTES 10/3/19

We wish Captains Eileen White and Jimmy Kassaris all the best for their year which was kicked off in style at the Captains Drive In today. Both hit solid drives and while I saw Eileen’s fly straight down the middle I must admit I didn’t see Jimmy’s ball finish so I can’t comment on who was the longer! Despite my earlier reassurances that it wouldn’t snow we did get quite a blast of it and things looked ominous for a while. Thankfully it passed after a few anxious moments and the sun came back out for most of the round. Joe Creggy, Mike Hiney & Betty Behan were my playing partners and I’d like to thank them for a very enjoyable round of golf. We were very glad to make it back into a warm clubhouse afterwards. Apparently some made it back in earlier than others but I’m not naming names. The club say a huge thank you to everyone who turned up to honour the Captains and also to those who played in the Johnny Cleary Prize on Saturday.  

Lady Captain Eileen White

Mens Captain Jimmy Kassaris

Go baby go..........................

RESULTS – Johnny Cleary Prize, Singles (Stableford) 9/3/2019

1st Overall - Benny Greham (11) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 - Bert Burke (4) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 - Colm Farrell (9) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Mick O’Hanlon (14) 40pts, 1st Cat 4 – Edward Dunican (20) 36pts. 

Martin Horan. Callum Dunne & Michael Broder in action during the Johnny Cleary Prize on Saturday.

2019 Captains Drive in Scramble – 10/3/2019

1st Brendan Kehoe, Sinead Healy, Sean Egan and Marie Dolan (60.5), 2nd Sean Flanagan, Ray Donoghue and Noel Dunne (61.5) 

It'll be grand they said.......................

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Another packed weekend of action ahead next week with a ‘V Par’ Club Competition kindly sponsored by MW Catering on Saturday / Sunday and we have a brand new sponsor ‘T na G Mens Hair Salon’ for the Open Singles Stableford on the Bank Holiday Monday. 

CLUB 500 – The ‘Club 500’ competition starts on Monday 11th March. 1st prize will be a €500 voucher which can be used in the club shop or off 2020 membership and other prizes will be announced in due course. As last year it’s €5 per entry and over 13 holes using the course of the day with your best 4 scores from now until September to count. As well as 48 qualifying for the grand final on Sunday September 29th there will be a monthly prize too.  

2019 MEMBERSHIP - Annual fees were due by end of February so please ensure your payment is made as soon as possible. From here on anyone winning a prize who will not receive it until membership is paid in full. Team managers have been asked to ensure that all participants in team events are fully paid up members.  

QUIZ NIGHT – We are holding a Table Quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 22nd March at 8pm I’ve been made promise to make the questions a tiny bit easier than last year but as I say every question is difficult if you don’t know the answer so hit the books! €40 per table of 4.  

Lady President Helen Kelly, Mens Captain Jimmy Kassaris, Lady Captain Eileen White and Mens President Kevin Lowry

PRESENTATIONS – A presentation of outstanding prizes was held after the Captains Drive In and while it was great that there was some winners in attendance it is disappointing that a number of people didn’t attend or give notice that they weren’t coming. While we appreciate it’s not possible for everyone to turn up a lot of effort goes into organising these presentations and sponsors who attend often don’t get to meet more than 1 or 2 of their actual prize winners which is a shame. We thank Niall Martin (Pro Golf Ireland), Jonathan Crozier (Croziers Autoparts) and Kit Gillivan (Moate Meats) for attending and saying some very complimentary things about the club. For those of you yet to collect a prize please ask for them from Anna in the shop.  

2019 GOLFER OF THE YEAR – After 2 competitions 65 players have scored points already and the top 5 are Lee Scanlon 67pts, Andy Dunne 61pts, Callum Dunne 47pts, Brendan Stanley 42pts and Benny Greham 40pts. The full table is available on the website. Every Saturday / Sunday competition (Open & Club) count towards the GOTY so there are plenty of opportunities to grab some points.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - Here's another 5 items from the glorious past of Moate Golf Club. Courtesy of clips from both the Irish Newspapers Archive and the British Newspapers Archive which hopefully I'll still have access to post Brexit!!

1. 16/5/1914 Westmeath Ind. A match between Moate and Ferbane.

2. A progress report on the 1930 Captains Prizes. WM Ind.

3. Rather fittingly a mention of our sponsor this weekend, Johnny Cleary, in action at Ballymore pitch & putt. 3/11/1979 WM Ex.

4. Our 1994 Pierce Purcell representatives in the Leinster Finals. WM EX 16/7/1994.

5. A note on the Junior Cup finals at Lahinch. Irish Ind. 18/9/2000.

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CAPTAINS DRIVE-IN - SUN 10TH MARCH AT 12 NOON

***DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE HAD SEVERAL WITHDRAWALS THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES TO THE DRAW BELOW.***

Captains Drive In - 10TH MARCH 2019 – 12 NOON – (Check in 11.20 am)

Hole 1 JIMMY KASSARIS 13 EILEEN WHITE 22 KEVIN LOWRY 23 HELEN KELLY 11
Hole 1a MIKE HINEY 13 ANDY DUNNE 14 JOE CREGGY 16 BETTY BEHAN 22
Hole 2 GEORGE GARVEY 8 BETH DUNNE 14 OLLIE SEERY 16 GER COUGHLAN 24
Hole 3 WILLIE COLGAN 12 MARIAN MULLEN 41 ANDREAS DOLAN 19 HUGH FLANAGAN 15
Hole 4 MICHEAL KELLY 8 EILEEN SEERY 29 JOHN SMYTH 14 VINNY MCCORMACK 19
Hole 5 TOMMY DIGAN 5 GER BYRNE 36 WILLIE GANLY 16 JOE HEALY 19
Hole 6 JIMMY BRADLEY 6 MARY BOUABBSE 27 PADRAIG SHINE 17 PADDY COSTELLO 22
Hole 7 SEAMUS DOLAN 10 MARIE KEANE 36 JOE ENNIS 12 LORETO BOLAND 17
Hole 8 MICHAEL LYNCH ATH 9 ALISON COUPER 22 MAL KELLY 12 BREDA KELLY 23
Hole 9 MICHAEL JOHNSTON 11 VIVIENNE DUNICAN 25 BRIAN MCGOWAN 17 MICHAEL MURRAY 18
Hole 11 TONY SHINE 4 VERA BURGOYNE 24 MIKE O'BRIEN 17 ANDREW RAFFERTY 13
Hole 12 RORY MINAGH 6 VERONICA COLGAN 14 JOHNNY MULLALLY 18 ANN LEDWITH 26
Hole 13 DECLAN MURPHY 11 CARMEL CARROLL 22 DENIS CRONIN 13 CHARLIE MCGRATH 20
Hole 13a TOSH GALVIN 10 VERONICA MCCORMACK 18 MICK O'BRIEN 17 SEAN CORBETT 21
Hole 14 SEAN DUNNE 10 CARMEL CONNOLLY 11 PAT FOX 18 WILLIE SMITH 28
Hole 15 JIMMY DIGAN 6 PAULINE FARRELL 28 JJ GUINAN 13 EAMON CUNNIFFE 20
Hole 15a PHIL BEHAN 12 PEARSE CORBETT 16 PADDY COYNE 14 JOE CASEY 23
Hole 16 BRENDAN KEHOE 6 SINEAD HEALY 12 SEAN EGAN 15 MARIE DOLAN 32
Hole 17 BERT BURKE 4 MARY HORAN 26 TERRY COUGHLAN 14 JONATHAN CROZIER 21
Hole 18 BRENDAN DALY 7 THERESA CLEARY 28 PADRAIG KEENAN 11 NOEL DUNNE 20
Hole 18a SEAN FLANAGAN   BETTY FOX   JAMES FOX   EDDIE O'NEILL (MT)  
CLUB NOTES 3/3/2019

Our 18 hole season got off to a rather cold and wet start but fair play to the hardy souls who ventured out over the weekend to kick-start the year. As a little bonus anyone who completed the round gets a head start in the 2019 GOTY competition. I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the Captains Drive In next weekend and we wish our Captains Jimmy & Eileen all the best for 2019. While we always appreciate those who play in all our competitions and congratulate the prize winners we’d also like to continue saying thanks to all our sponsors for the year ahead including – Master Stone, D&B Fitted Furniture, Garda, Moate Meats, Supermacs, Hugh Campbell Solicitors, AB Oil and the Dunne family.  

RESULTS – Pro Golf Ireland, Open Singles (Stableford) 3/3/2019

1st Lee Scanlon (3) 41pts, 2nd Shane Kelly (9) 40pts, Low Gross Paul Kelly (2) Glasson (28pts), 3rd Vinny McCormack (19) 40pts. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – On Saturday 9th March we have a Club Stableford kindly sponsored by a true legend of the club and a gentleman to boot the one and only Johnny Cleary from Ballymore. This will be followed by the CAPTAINS DRIVE IN on Sunday March 10th. The list is now in the shop and filling up nicely so add your name and handicap if you wish to play in the team scramble ASAP as the draw for teams will probably happen on Thursday night. There will be a shotgun start at 12 noon to see Jimmy Kassaris and Eileen White drive in to officially start their year in office.  

2019 MEMBERSHIP - Annual fees were due by end of February so please ensure your payment is made as soon as possible. With our fees remaining once again at just €600 for the year it’s a great opportunity to bring in new members, so if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining please do your best to encourage them to sign up. 

PHOTO GALLERY -  Among the Pro Golf Ireland sponsored competition prizewinners this week were Lee Scanlon, Shane Kelly and Vinny McCormack.

QUIZ NIGHT – We are holding a Table Quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 22nd March so it’s time to start swotting up on your general knowledge. This was a very successful social event last year and we hope to repeat the fun this time around.  

2019 GOLFER OF THE YEAR – Lee Scanlon leads the way with 40pts after the first counting event for 2019. At the other end of the table Gerry Brazil picked up 11pts and was one of the 30 players to be rewarded with points for being brave enough to face the rain and sleet on Sunday.  

PRESENTATION – A presentation of outstanding prizes will be held on Sunday March 10th after the Captains Drive In. Prize winners will be notified in advance.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - Back as promised but just time for 3 snippets of history for you this week.  

1. Freemans Journal 19/2/1916 mentions a presentation by Moate members to a former Hon Secretary. 2. The Elvery Cup is mentioned in Westmeath Ind of 26/5/1928 and 3. Moate members J Claffey & J Manning are runners up in a competition in Birr.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

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

LADIES CLUB

Next Sunday 10th March is the annual Captains Drive In. There will be a shot gun start at 12 noon. We wish Lady Captain Eileen White and Captain Jimmy Kassaris an enjoyable and successful day. There are still a few spots available for those who have not put their name down to play. Just contact the club shop.

The final of the Ladies Winter League is on Saturday next 9th March. The teams in the final are Team F – Beth Dunne, Betty Behan and Ann Magee and Team C – Loreto Boland, Alison Couper and Marie Keane. Best of luck ladies.

The Winter Running competition which was played between 1st December 2018 and 28th February 2019 was very well supported. The winners were 1st Oonagh Jordan (54) 70 pts, 2nd Marie Keane (36) 59 pts, 3rd Loreto Boland (19) 56 pts, 4th Mary Cunniffee (54) 52 pts, 5th Ann Magee (30) 52 pts, 6th Helen Kelly (11) 50 pts, 7th Alison Couper (22) 49 pts and 8th Aideen Jordan (36) 49 pts.

The Annual  St Patrick’s Day White Elephant competition will be held as usual this year. Tee time from 12 noon to 2.30 pm. There will be a slight change this year as the competition will be run as a scramble.
 

CLUB NOTES 24/2/2019

There was a very exciting conclusion to the 2019 Winter League Final sponsored once again by Seery’s Cash & Carry with some of the younger guns firing well today. Shane Kelly, Jamie Colgan, Adrian Hiney, & Neil Hiney, had a little bit of help from a slightly more vintage musket in Seamus Dolan who subbed for Cian Bradley and took 1st prize by just 1pt with some great golf. At the presentation afterwards Captain Jimmy Kassaris thanked Ollie Seery for his fantastic sponsorship and Ollie in return pledged to remain on-board with the event for another year or maybe two! While we always appreciate those who play in all our competitions and congratulate the prize winners we’d also like to continue saying thanks all our sponsors for the year ahead including – the Glennon family, Trevor Hill, Bold Boys Corner, Shane Maher t/a Peter Gillivan Butchers, Michael Murray / Garden Care, Behan’s Country Market, Vinny McCormack, Jimmy Kassaris, Michael Hiney Construction & the Tuesday Club.  

RESULTS – 2019 Winter League Final sponsored by Seery’s Cash & Carry

1st 42pts - Shane Kelly, Jamie Colgan, Adrian Hiney, Neil Hiney, Cian Bradley (Seamus Dolan).

2nd 41pts – Johnny Bridges, Terry Coughlan, Jimmy Bradley, Micheal Kelly, Eamon Coughlan.

3rd 33pts – Gerry Hahessy, Neil Furey, Jimmy Dolan, Ray Joyce, Pat Malone (Joe Healy).  

13 Hole Stableford 18/2/19 to 23/2/19  

1st Cat 1 –Adrian Conroy (6) 26pts, 1st Cat 2 – Joe Bartley (9) 27pts, 1st Cat 3 – Kevin Duffy (18) 29pts, 1st Cat 4 – Sean Corbett (21) 30pts. 1st Ladies – Veronica Colgan (14) 22pts. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The first 18 hole competition of the new season is an Open Singles Stableford kindly sponsored by Pro Golf in Athlone booking is now available on the BRS and we hope to have a big crowd out.  

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN 2019– The list is now in the shop and filling up nicely so add your name and handicap if you wish to play in the team scramble on Sunday March 10th. There will be a shotgun start at 12 noon to see Jimmy Kassaris and Eileen White drive in to officially start their year in office.  

2019 MEMBERSHIP - Annual fees are due by end of February so please ensure your payment is made as soon as possible. With our fees remaining once again at just €600 for the year it’s a great opportunity to bring in new members, so if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining please do your best to encourage them to sign up.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - Will return next week,

Regards, 

Andy Dunne,

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

SEERY'S WINTER LEAGUE FINAL DRAW SUN 24TH FEB
  WINTER LEAGUE FINAL 2019 – SHOTGUN START at 12 Noon Sun 24th Feb 2019
  (Sponsored by Seery's of Athlone)
  Please sign in at 11.30 am and be ready to start at 12 Noon
  Format: Singles Stableford, with points awarded in each fourball as follow:
  Winner: 8pts; 2nd: 5pts; 3rd: 3 pts; 4th: 2 pts.
  Plus 1 pt for the Winner of Back 9 and Front 9
  Wild Card Draw: Team 5 – Mike Hiney
Tee        
1 SHANE KELLY Padraig Keenan GERRY HAHESSY BRENDAN KEHOE
2 DENIS O'DONOGHUE GEORGE GARVEY OLLIE SEERY DEREK DALY
3 TOMMY ROSNEY MAL KELLY Vinny McCormack RICHIE O'BRIEN
4 JOHN BRIDGES LIAM GALVIN WILLIE GANLY MIKE HINEY
5 Seamus Dolan TOSH GALVIN FINBAR FIELDING TONY CUSHEN
6 KEVIN LOWRY VINCENT SHELLEY PADDY COYNE ALAN DEEGAN
7 SEAMUS BUCKLEY NOEL MULLIGAN SNR NEIL FUREY LIAM LYNAM
8 TERRY COUGHLAN DERMOT MCGOWAN BETTY BEHAN Tommy Digan
9 MARTIN O'BRIEN PHIL BEHAN JAMIE COLGAN JIMMY DOLAN
10 JIMMY BRADLEY NOEL DUNNE DARREN ROSNEY JACK HIGGINS
11 RORY MINAGH KEITH REDMOND FRANK KIERNAN VAL KEOGH
12 BERT BURKE SEAN EGAN ANDREW RAFFERTY DAVID TONE
13 JOE CREGGY Brendan Daly NOEL O'REILLY SHANE MAHER
14a MICHEAL KELLY SEAN CORBETT MICK O'HANLON SEAMUS LYNAM
14b Andy Dunne DERMOT HORAN ADRIAN HINEY DECLAN MULLEN
15 JAMAL SABIR SEAMUS FARRELL GABRIEL BUCKLEY Joe Healy
16 NEIL HINEY MICK SHERIDAN PADDY EGAN EAMON COUGHLAN
17a MICHAEL JOHNSTON CALLUM DUNNE JOHN FOSTER Philip Dully
17b RAY JOYCE DENIS CRONIN JASON HIGGINS MICHAEL BENNY
18 PADDY LYNAM SEAMUS FAGAN SHANE TONE PAT BYRNE
         
  Best of Luck to everyone involved
  Thanks again to Seery's of Athlone for their continued sponsorship
  Substitutes will be added over the next few days
LADIES CLUB WINTER LEAGUE

The semi final match play draw is as follows

Teab A - Sinead Healy, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Mary Horan - V - Team F- Beth Dunne, Betty Behan and Ann Magee

Team C - Loreto Boland, Alison Couper and Marie Keane - V - Team E - Pearse Corbett, Vera Burgoyne and Eileen Seery.

Matches tob be played by Saturday March 3rd

Good luck

 

 

 

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