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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

CLUB NOTES 16/9/18

All week we held a special Open Singles re-entry for Ladies & Gents to honour the Leinster Final win by our Ladies Junior Cup team. We had over 200 play in total which is fantastic. Well done to Noel Mulligan (Jnr) who has won our Dingle Skelligs Prize narrowly pipping club stalwart Joe Ennis. As always we’d like to say thanks to all who participated in our competitions and I’d like to mention we’ve recently had visitors from clubs such as Glasson, Ballinasloe, Castle Barna, Rathdowney, Carton House, New Forest, Cregmore Park, Athlone, Mullingar, Esker Hills, Mount Temple, Roscommon, Loughrea, Birr & Castlerea. We appreciate your support. Well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our generous sponsors.

RESULTS – Open Ladies & Gents Singles 16/9/2018

1st Noel Mulligan Jnr (15) 42pts, 2nd Joe Ennis (12) 41pts, 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 41pts. Ladies 1st – Loreto Boland (20) 40pts, 2nd Anne Magee (32) 40pts.

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open – 13/9/2018

1st Mike Hiney (13) 40pts, 2nd Danny McCormack (13) 40pts Esker Hills, 3rd Enda Malone (16) 40pts. 

 

PHOTO GALLERY – Just the one this week but it's a good one. Doesnt our old tree stump at the 1st tee look great!

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have an unusual occurrence for us in that we have separate competitions on Saturday (Adrian Kennedy Memorial) and Sunday (Peter Kassaris Trophy) with both counting towards GOTY. We are very fortunate to have a packed well sponsored fixture list for the whole season with very little wriggle room for unforeseen circumstances. Both competitions are very important to us and indeed the Adrian Kennedy Memorial has recently been a curtain opener for our 18 hole competitions. This year it got deferred due to the extreme weather and we decided some months ago to double up on this particular weekend. It’s unfortunate that some people won’t be able to play both competitions but not everyone can play every weekend anyway so over the season it balances itself out.  It’s not something we make a habit of and we hope it doesn’t cause too much of an inconvenience to anyone.

On Thursday 20th September we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for Ladies & Gents and the ‘Club 500’ September qualifying segment over 13 holes has reached the halfway mark.  

ANDY'S ARCHIVES–  Another 5 items from the distant past this week as per my regular trawl through www.irishnewsarchive.com

25/7/1964 TA Dolan of Moate GC competed in the Connaught Boys Open 

8/3/1973 News from the AGM 

1/10/1976 A photo of the Moate GC team who competed in the Midland Trophy.

15/7/1989 Open Week results.

13/7/1991 Presentation photo.

 

 

 

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

It was a much quieter week for the ladies this week following the great win by the Junior Cup team last week. However we do have some good news, Eileen White is our Lady Vice Captain for 2018. Congratulations Eileen and we hope you enjoy the rest of the year and that you have a great year in 2019.

From Monday 10th until Sunday 16th there will be an 18 hole open singles competition. This competition is being held to help fund the Ladies Junior Cup team in their attempt to gain an All Ireland win. The competition is a re entry so you may play more than once. Entry is MEMBERS €8 and €4 re entry, Visitors €10 entry and €5 re entry. There is a great 1st prize which is a break for in The Dingle Skellig Hotel in Kerry. Definitely worth playing for.

The competition on Wednesday 5th was sponsored by Mary Horan and Eileen Seery. Winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (13) 37 pts, 2nd Beth Dunne (14) 37 pts and 3rd Mary Kerrigan (29) 36 pts. Ther will be no ladies competition on Wednesday as you are asked to play in the Open competition instead.

CLUB NOTES 9/9/2018

This weekend we had the eagerly anticipated Club Sub #2 sponsored by Pepper Money and as I’m sure you noticed in the clubhouse and on the course the Pepper Money branding was very much to the fore (pardon the pun!). It’s fantastic for a small club like ours to have a diverse range of sponsors some local and some not so local and we hope that people took advantage of the free tees, pens and no doubt flicked through the brochures to learn all about Pepper Money and their products. As always we’d like to say thanks to all who participated in our competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our generous sponsors.

 

 

RESULTS – Club Sub #2 (strokeplay) sponsored by Pepper Money 9/9/2018

1st Overall – Adrian Hiney (6) 68 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (5) 72 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Joe Ennis (12) 73 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Sean Egan (15) 72 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Theresa Cleary (29) 73 nett, Ladies – Geraldine Byrne (37) 73 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open (stableford) – 6/9/2018

1st Jamal Sabir (0) 42pts, 2nd Enda Malone (17) 38pts, Ladies – Patricia O’Grady (23pts) Cregmore Park. 

 

PHOTO GALLERY – 1. It's bad enough that golfers 'forget' to rake the bunkers but now the dogs have stopped raking them too! 2. Vinny McCormack 's shirt passed the Daz challenge anyway, Joe Ennis & Mike Hiney stand by admiring it. 3. Mary Horan in Mixed Foursomes league action. 4.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – In a change to our scheduled programme we announce an Open 18 hole stableford singles which will run from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th September. This is to support our wonderful Ladies Junior Cup team who have qualified for the All Ireland series in Knightsbrook GC at the end of the month. For members it’s €8 first time out with a re-entry fee of €4 and visitors are welcome to play for only €10 and then €5 for subsequent entries. We have a very special 1st prize of a break for 2 at The Dingle Skellig Hotel in Co. Kerry. Lots of brownie points in the bag if you win that one! In the midst of all that on Thursday 13th September we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for ladies & gents and the September qualifying segment of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues apace.

8th Hole – It’s taken some time but at long last the 8th hole co-ordinates have been uploaded by the various providers of golf club hole distance services. You will need to update your various devices and it should pick up the correct measurement to the new green when you play next.

GOTY 2018 – It’s been a while since we provided an update but we have adjusted the tables (not including as yet todays Pepper Money Club Sub #2) and ironed out a few wrinkles where we had incorrectly allocated points. The latest top 5 are – Jamal Sabir 422.5pts, Eamon Coughlan 420pts, Denis Cronin 380.5pts, Jamie Colgan 343pts and George Garvey 338.5pts.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE -   Another 7 random items from the newspapers of bygone days. 1) 12/6/1945 J Claffey (Moate) & Miss D Mention (Hermitage) played in the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Milltown GC. 2) 3/11/1956 PJ Dolan wins a 12 hole strokeplay comp. 3) 1/3/1958 An earlier concert organised by Moate Golf Club. Ray Lynam was even too young to be on the bill. 4)  7/8/1965 Moate members were in action at Ballinasloe GC. 5) 26/2/1966 - Liam Cox celebrates an amazing 25th year as Honorary Secretary. 6) 15/11/1975 Some well known current and former members competing in the William Lynam Shield & also the Irish Roadways Prize. 7) 10/4/1976 - Notes with more familar names.

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB 3/9 18

What can we say but that the Ladies Junior Cup team is the BEST. THEY WON THE MID LEINSTER REGION DISTRICT FINAL on Saturday 1st in Tullamore. It was an amazing experience to watch the Moate team overcome a strong Enniscorthy side to bring a Pennant home. The golf that was played was a pleasure to watch, especially the hole in one that Carmel Connolly had on the 12th and that I had the pleasure of witnessing. Eileen White with the help of Vera Burgoyne had picked a great team for Moate.

First out was Carmel Connolly who won 2 up on the 18th, Sinead Healy won 1up on the 18th, Helen Kelly won 4 and 3, Geraldine Coughlan and Veronica Colgan were called in while both playing well. Beth Dunne and Mary Rohan were worthy subs on the team. The support that the team received from the Moate members was awesome. No matter where you looked during the match, a sea of Moate Lady Members in coral jumpers supported every player. They were joined by our Men�s Captain George Garvey and a large contingent of male members. Hopefully all our supporters will travel to Knightsbrook at the end of the month for the All Ireland matches.

At the presentation Lady Captain Loreto Boland took great pride in accepting the cup for the Moate team. She and team manager Eileen congratulated the winning Moate team, commiserated with Enniscorthy and complimented Tullamore Golf Club and the ILGU on the fantastic organisation of the day. Finishing out an excellent day, the team arrived back in Moate at 5pm to a great welcome and a decorated clubhouse, followed by well-earned celebrations which continued until late. (See photos on Club Notes below).

The All Star Country Concert on Thursday night was a huge success and a very enjoyable nights entertainment. Well done to all who organised it.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Mary Kerrigan and Anne Magee, the competition was V Par and it was won by Pearse Corbett (17) 1 up, in 2nd place also with a score of I up was Vera Burgoyne (24) and in 3rd place was Geraldine Coughlan (13) also with 1 up. There is still time to put your name down to go the Mount Wolsley for Lady Captain Loreto Bolands away day.

CLUB NOTES 2/9/2018

It’s been an exciting week for us all here in Moate Golf Club and where better to start but with the fantastic achievement by our Ladies Junior Cup team who defeated a highly thought of Enniscorthy GC side in the Mid Leinster District Final at Tullamore early on Saturday last.  No doubt assisted by the encouragement of a good number of supporters Managers Eileen White and Vera Burgoyne led the squad comprising of Sinead Healy, Geraldine Coughlan, Helen Kelly, Veronica Colgan and Carmel Connolly, Beth Dunne and Mary Rohan to victory. Captains George & Loreto, Presidents Ollie & Marian were fulsome in their praise for al l concerned at a little gathering in the clubhouse afterwards. Roll on the All Irelands later this month in Knightsbrook GC. This had of course been preceded by a great night’s entertainment at our Country Music concert on Thursday night and was capped off by a well-supported Ferbane GAA Classic and our own Seamus Buckley sponsored club competition at the weekend. As always we’d like to say thanks to all who participated in our competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our generous sponsors.

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by Seamus Buckley 2/9/2018

1st Overall - Tosh Galvin (10) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Paul Jacob (7) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Gareth Cassidy (9) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Reynolds (16) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – Colm Coady (a Junior) (43pts), Ladies – Eileen Fagan (33) 37pts.

Club 500 August 2018

1st Joe Casey 34pts. (2’s were worth €16 and went to Denis Cronin, Noel Dunne & Brendan Daly).

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open – 30/8/2018

1st Bert Burke (4) 38pts, 2nd Sean G. Connell (19) 38pts, 3rd Noel O’Reilly (14) 38pts, Ladies – Vera Martin (34) Mullingar 37pts.

 

PHOTO GALLERY – I've had some difficulties photo wise lately so here are a few from our recent activities! 

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend it’s the eagerly anticipated Club Sub#2 competition sponsored once again by Pepper Home Loans. Some lucky player will get a large chunk of their membership for 2019 paid off. Before that on Thursday 6th September we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for ladies & gents and the September segment of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes has commenced. Details of a competition being organised to help the Junior Cup Ladies team prepare for and play in the All Ireland series will be announced in next week’s notes.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – We send our sincere thanks to everyone who attended the country music concert which we held recently in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, Carmel Sheerin, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy wowed an excited audience with a stunning catalogue of great songs. People travelled from far flung places like London, Dublin, Dungarvan and even Ballymore to be there and a fantastic night was had by all. If you weren’t there you’ll be sorry you missed out.

GOTY 2018 – It’s been a while since we provided an update but we are adjusting the tables to include recent competitions and irioned out a few wrinkles where we had incorrectly allocated points. Watch this space!

CLUB 500 – There are still about 6 weeks to run in this running 13 hole competition which can be played any day of the week. 48 players will qualify for the grand final on Saturday October 13th and there are 2 great prizes valued at €500 each on offer with other prizes to be confirmed. We’ve now published on the website an updated table showing the current 43 players who have played 4 rounds with another batch of players on 3 rounds and / or 2 rounds that are currently not in a qualifying slot. In the meantime here are the current top 10 with their points from 4 rounds – Brian McGowan 118, Liam Galvin 113, Martin Horan 113, Andy Dunne 112, Ann Ledwith 112, Geraldine Coughlan 112, Sinead Healy 111, Michael O’Hanlon 110, Bert Burke 109 & Brendan Magee 109.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

We wish the best of luck to our Junior Foursomes Team who meet Enniscorthy  in Tullamore on Saturday 1st September in the Mid Leinster District Final.  We hope that you will all travel to Tullamore to Support Managers Eileen White and Vera Burgoyne and the team of Sinead Healy, Geraldine Coughlan, Helen Kelly, Veronica Colgan and Carmel Connolly and Subs Beth Dunne and Mary Rohan as they represent our club. It will be an early start for the team as their matches start at 9.30am.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Marie Keane and Mary Rohan. The winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (14) with 40 pts, 2nd Eileen White (22) 36 pts and 3rd Beth Dunne (13) 35 pts.

There was a meeting for the ‘Get into Golf’ participants on Tuesday last at which Eileen White gave a short talk on some basic rules of golf and etiquette on the course. The participants wwere also given welcome packs by Lady Captain Loreto Boland,

The Annual Club Classic was held over the weekend. It was a very successful event. Well done to all who organised it and thanks to all who sponsored or put in teams. Congratulations to the winners.

 

CLUB NOTES 19/8/2018

***Due to technical difficulties - caused by Facebook - I cannot post any photos tonight. I'll work on it and get them up during the week. Also the Vinny McCormack Competiton results were not available to me so they will be added in due course.***

Keith Redmond held his nerve to walk away with the trophy for George Garvey’s Captains Prize Final on Saturday. After 45 holes of golf Keith found himself 4 shots clear of runner up David Lynch. The full list of prize winners is listed in the results section below. Prior to the presentation Lady President Marian, Men’s President Ollie and Lady Captain Loreto spoke in glowing terms of the impact and contribution that George has made since he joined around 20 years ago and of course in particular for his year as Captain. George then gave a well-received speech during which he stated how much he had enjoyed his year so far and the Captains Prize weekends. He went on to thank all who had helped on his big day along with all the various people who make Moate Golf Club the special place that it is and then surprised two special ladies, his wife Linda and our Lady Captain Loreto, with stunning flower bouquets. Be careful George, Linda might get to like those kind of surprises!! The well attended presentation of prizes followed that and after Captains Prize winner Keith Redmond’s eloquent speech the evening was rounded off with a bit of a boogie as is now becoming traditional at events hosted by George.

As always we’d like to say thanks to all who participated in our recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our sponsors.  

 

RESULTS – Mr. George Garvey’s Captains Prize Final (Strokeplay over 45 holes) 18/8/2018

1st Keith Redmond (11) 170.5 nett, 2nd David Lynch (13) 174.5 nett, Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 182.0 gross, 3rd Denis Cronin (13) 175.5 nett, 4th Denis O’Donoghue (17) 176.5 nett, 5th Seamus Buckley (21) 179.5 nett, Past Captains – Joe Mullen (13) 180.5 nett, Veterans – Phil Behan (11) 182.5 nett, Juniors (18 hole stroke) 1st Adam Turley (14) 69 nett, 2nd Colm Coady (20) 71 nett, Ladies (13 hole stableford) 1st Geraldine Coughlan (14) 29pts, 2nd Alison Couper (23) 28pts, Leading Qualifier 36 holes – Jimmy Bradley (6) 140 nett, Leading Qualifier 18 holes – Michael Sheridan (18) 67 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open – 16/8/2018

1st Michael Lynch Jnr (6) 43pts, 2nd Edward Egan (5) Mount Temple 41pts, Gross – Jimmy Bradley (5) 33pts, 3rd Noel O’Reilly (14) 38pts, Ladies –Mary Mulrooney (28) New Forest 33pts.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are still available for our fast approaching country music concert which we are organising in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th. Tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at www.moategolfclub.ie, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. With Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, Carmel Sheerin, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy we have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Our Annual Club Classic (4 person team event) takes place from Friday 24th August to Sunday 26th August. A good classic is a vital component of our yearly budget so we’d really appreciate it if every member makes the effort to play and bring some visitors along over the weekend. There’s nothing to stop you playing on two different teams but if everyone played at least once it would be a tremendous success. If you are short a team member (or two), stick your names on the BRS timesheet anyway and it gives people the opportunity to join you in making up a team. Before all that on Thursday 23rd August we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for ladies & gents and of course the August section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.

CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES – I have posted a chart of matches in both the Ladies & Gents locker rooms and you can fill in results on them or notify me on 086 0556336 and I’ll start publishing league tables.

CLUB 500 – There are still over 2 months left in this running 13 hole competition which can be played any day of the week. 48 players will qualify for the grand final and there are 2 great prizes valued at €500 each on offer with other prizes to be confirmed. A recent table showing everyone’s 4 counting rounds is now on the website.

TEAMS – Our Duggan Cup team were defeated by The Heath GC in the semi-final at Edenderry GC on Sunday 19th. Team managers Padraig Keenan and Mike Hiney give their thanks to everyone who has invested their time and effort into this campaign and there is a special mention for Willie Colgan who assisted them today. Commiserations also to the Ladies ‘Revive Active’ team as they were beaten by a strong Galway Bay outfit in an All-Ireland semi-final on Friday.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to Mr George Garvey on his very successful Captain's Prize and congratulations also to all the winners

The competition on Wednesday 15th was the Garda prize. It was won by Eileen Seery (31) with 40 pts, 2nd was Marie Keane (37) with 39 pts and in 3rd place was Alison Couper (23) with 38 pts.

Unfortunately our Revive Active team, despite putting up a great fight lost to Galway Bay on Thursday last with the away matches played in dreadful weather conditions. Thanks to the team for all their hard work.

Our Club Classic is on Friday, Saturday & Sunday next. If you havn't already entered a team you may do so onlint, A tean if four is €120.

Tickets are still available for the All Star Country Concert on Thursday 30th August in Moate Community School. Tickets €25 may be bought in the club shop or online. Proceeds will be split between the golf club and Moate GAA.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 22nd aat 7.30 pm in the club house for all the Ger Into Golf participants to discuss how we go forward, give them welcome packs and a short talk on some rules of golf.

LADIES CLUB NEWS

The competition on Wednesday 8th was generously sponsored by Dermot & Kay Kenny Clara. the winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (15) 39 pts, 2nd Eleanor Fitzpatric (21) 39 pts and 3rd Marie Dolan (33) 38 pts.

Best of luck to our Revive Active Team who meet Galway Bay in a home and away match on Friday 17th in the regional semi final. the match is at 2.30pm and supporters are welcome.

Saturday next is Mr George Garvey's Captains Prize. We wish George and his family a great day. Best of luck to the 75 who qualified to play in the final.. There is a 13 hole ladies competition on the day. Tee times from 12.50pm to 2.30pm.

The Annual Club Classic is on Friday 24th - Sunday 26th August. Booking is available on the BRS system. Team of four €120.

On Thursday 30th there will be a great night of country music in Moate Community school at the All Star Country Concert. Tickets €25 are available in the club shop or online. The concert is being held in conjunction with Moate All Whites.

CLUB NOTES 12/8/2018

Keith Redmond leads the way with a superb 66 after George Garvey’s Captains Prize qualifying weekend. The top 75 including leading gross have been allocated tee times on the BRS system. Best of luck to you all next Saturday. Please notify Captain George Garvey or me (Hon. Secretary Andy Dunne) if you are unable to take your place so that a substitute can be arranged. There will be a 9 hole play-off for the top 21 (including leading gross) at 5.00pm with the presentation shortly afterwards. For those of the dancing persuasion George has organised some music. He’s already looking forward to joining you on the dance floor now that he’s got a taste for it after the Lady Captains Final night!

 (Sorry George but it had to be used!)

As always thanks to all who participated in our recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our sponsors.  

RESULTS –

Michael Murray Garden Care Open 7/8/2018

1st Tommy Digan (6) 41pts, 2nd Shane Kelly (9) 41pts, Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 37pts, 3rd Eamon Coughlan (7) 41pts, Ladies – Mary Carolan (41) 37pts.

 Tommy Digan on his way to winning the Michael Murray Garden Care Open.  

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open – 9/8/2018

1st Helen Kelly (14) 41pts, 2nd Mary Mellet (28) Roscommon 40pts, Gross – Tommy Digan (5) 35pts, 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 39pts, Ladies -Trasina Smyth (34) Roscommon 36pts.

PHOTO GALLERY – Some shots from George Garveys Captains Prize Qualifier. 1. Keith Redmond, Noel Curtis, Rory Minagh & Barry Cuffe with Captain George Garvey. 2. Trevor Hill, Liam Reynolds, Johnny Foster & Noel Mulligan. 3. Noel Mulligan tees off. 4. Liam Reynolds lets fly. 5. Sean Dunne, Joe Creggy and Dermot Kenny doing the paperwork under the watchful eye of the Captain. 6. Paddy Carroll, Seamus Lynam, Tommy Digan & Paddy Lynam. 7. Michael Gantley & David Flannery. 8.  Ron Beattie, Michael Murray, Brendan Daly & Sean Flanagan. 9. Sean Rohan & Gerry Brazil. 10. Mick Seery, Jonathan Crozier, Kevin Allen & Mick Young. 11. Jimmy the Greek and Captain George aka Paddy Powers. 12. Jack Ryan, Philip Dully, Aidan Lennon & Mick O'Brien. 13. John Doyle, Noel Ryan, Gerry Jordan & Ray O'Donoghue. 14. Paul Rooney with the Mullen boys Joe & David. 15. Captain 2018 & Captain 2017. 16. John Smyth, Pat Doyle Ger Coughlan & Andy Dunne. 17. The welcome sight of the 18th green and it's all over........

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are still available for our country music concert which we are organising in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at www.moategolfclub.ie, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show. Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy are all busy tuning up and getting ready to go!

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend is a very important one as we have George Garvey’s Captains Prize Final on Saturday 18th August and we wish him all the very best on his big day. There is also a club stableford competition on Sunday 19th sponsored by Vinny McCormack. Before all that on Thursday 16th August we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for ladies & gents and of course the August section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.

CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES – I will post a chart of matches in both the Ladies & Gents locker rooms and you can fill in results on them or notify me on 086 0556336 and I’ll start publishing league tables.

CLUB 500 – There are still over 2 months left in this running 13 hole competition which can be played any day of the week. 48 players will qualify for the grand final and there are 2 great prizes valued at €500 each on offer with other prizes to be confirmed. We are now up to 39 possible qualifiers of the 48 but there are still plenty of places left. The person in 39th spot is now on 86pts for their 4 rounds so that gives you a good idea as to what you need to get in. A table showing everyone’s 4 counting rounds to date is now on the website.

ANNUAL CLUB CLASSIC - This 4 person team event runs from Friday 24th August to Sunday 26th August. A good classic is a vital component of our yearly budget so we’d really appreciate it if every member makes the effort to play and bring some visitors along over the weekend. There’s nothing to stop you playing on two different teams but if everyone played at least once it would be a tremendous success. Booking on the BRS is now open so please sign up and support our Annual Classic.

TEAMS – Our Duggan Cup team are playing in the semi-final at Edenderry on Sunday 19th. Best of luck to all involved.

ANDY'S ARCHIVES - Another 5 items from our past. a) Moate GC finished 8th of 12 in a Junior Cup qualifier at Bodenstown GC (Irish Independent 3/5/1976). b) CJ Fallons Prize and a Beginners Cup results (Westmeath Examiner 10/11/1956). c) A former Captain, BJ Hickey was in the prizes again at Tullamore GC (Irish Independent 22/9/1939). d) Miss M Reynolds of Moate GC was in the prizes at Athlone GC (Irish Press 30/6/1937). e) Mary Egan & Eileen White winning the Lady Captains Golf Classic (Irish Independent 30/8/2004).

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB

Results 7/8/2018

Cat 1 - 1st Paddy Carroll (33pts), 2nd Aidan Maloney (32pts), 3rd Denis O'Donoghue (31pts)

Cat 2 - 1st Philip Dully (35pts), Charlie Halligan (34pts) b7, John Mullin (34pts)

LADIES CLUB NOTES

The competition on Wednesday 1st August was the Kathleen Kelly Memorial which was sponsored by Liam Galvin, Kathleen Conlon & Anna O’Brien. The winners were 1st Veronica Colgan (16) 72 net, 2nd Mary Horan (26) 72 net, 3rd Eileen White (22) 74 net, Cat 1 Pearse Corbett (16) 76 net, Cat 2 Loreto Boland (19) 75 net, Cat 3 Anne Magee (32) 75 net & Cat 4 Geraldine Byrne (37) 80 net.

The June/July running competition which was sponsored by Anne Egan was won by Mary Horan (26) 59 pts, 2nd Eileen White (23) 55 pts & 3rd Geraldine Coughlan (16) 55 – 1 pts.

Pearse Corbett & Betty Behan will be representing Moate in the Granard Foursomes competition in Newlands Golf Club on 13th August. Good luck to them.

On Friday evening there was a good turnout of the ‘Get into Golf’ ladies for a fun scramble. The winners on the night were Anne Fallon, Niamh Mullen & Lisa Kelly.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the ‘All Star Country Concert’ on Thursday 30th August in Moate Community School. Proceeds go to Moate All Whites GAA and Moate Golf Club. Tickets €25 may be purchased in the club shop or online.

CLUB NOTES 5/8/2018

An Dun Society held their Rocky Cup outing with us on Saturday morning and as always it was a well-attended and keenly contested occasion. The reason I mention it is that it commemorates a long time former member of Moate ‘Rocky’ Rohan. Of course everyone is familiar with ‘Rocky’s Rest’ where we often take a breather after the climb up to the 7th. Moate member Liam Reynolds was a very popular winner with 39pts and it’s not the first time the cup has found its way to the Reynolds mantelpiece. Afterwards it was very pleasing to hear the kind words praising the excellent condition of the course from both David Rohan (Society Secretary) and Sean Rohan (Society Captain). As always thanks to all who participated in our recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our sponsors.  

RESULTS – Peter Gillivan’s / Shane Maher (Stableford) 5/8/2018

1st Overall – Jack Ryan (21) 45pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (6) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – John Henry (12) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Joe Creggy (18) 42pts, 1st Cat 4 – Joe Healy (20) 42pts. Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (21) 39pts.

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open – 2/8/2018

1st Phil Behan (13) 44pts, 2nd Neil Furey (7) 40pts, Gross – Paddy Lynam (5) 38pts, 3rd Eddie O’Neill (9) Mt. Temple 40pts, 4th Anne Ledwith (26) 37pts.

Club 500 (13 hole) 1st to 31st July 2018

1st Liam Galvin (33pts) on countback last 9 holes.

We had 6 people with 2’s which were worth €11.50 each.

PHOTO GALLERY – This weeks prizewinners (in no particular order) - 1. Phil Behan 2. Joe Creggy 3. Joe Healy 4. Ann Ledwith 5. Paddy Lynam 6. Neil Furey 7. Liam Galvin 8. John Henry 9. Jack Ryan 10. Eleanor Fitzpatrick 11. David Fleming.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend is a very important one as we have George Garvey’s Captains Prize qualifier. The top 72 including leading gross will qualify for the Captains Prize Final on Saturday 18th . Before that on Thursday 9th August we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for ladies & gents and of course the August section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.

CLUB 500 – There are still over 2 months left in this running 13 hole competition which can be played any day of the week. 48 players will qualify for the grand final and there are 2 great prizes valued at €500 each on offer with other prizes to be confirmed. As of this moment only 37 people would qualify as they have their 4 rounds played so there are still plenty of places left. The person in 37th spot is currently on 75pts for their 4 rounds so that gives you a good idea as to what you need to get in. A table showing everyone’s counting rounds to date will be on the website shortly.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are still available for our country music concert which we are organising as a fundraiser in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at www.moategolfclub.ie, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so I’d suggest you buy soon to avoid disappointment. Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy all contributing to what I’m sure will be a fantastic night’s entertainment.  

GOTY 2018 – The table has now been updated to include the Shane Maher competition and Eamon Coughlan (344pts) has taken the slenderest of leads over Jamie Colgan (343pts). Denis Cronin (313.5pts) is holding 3rd spot by a similar margin from Jamal Sabir (312.5pts) and George Garvey is 5th on 306.5pts. There are now 167 points scorers and this week we welcome Vinny McCormack as the lowest scoring newcomer to the table with 2pts.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - I've been plumbing the depths of the newspaper basement archives again and here are a few more bits from the past. 1. Brendan Kehoe GOTY winner dated 6/11/2010 - 2. Pierce Purcell report dated 10/6/2006 - 3. A note on timesheet etiquette from 5/6/1999 - 4. Sean Dunne does Clara proud at Pitch & Putt.  - 5. Mr. Meade's Prize was postponed due to bad weather 6/4/1957.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

MIXED FOURSOMES GROUPS REMINDER

The pairings and groups for this years Mixed Foursomes Competition are below. Good luck to all!

1 BREDA KELLY       TOMMY CONLON
1 BETH DUNNE       GEORGE GARVEY
1 MARY ROHAN       SEAN CORBETT
2 SINEAD HEALY       EAMON COUGHLAN
2 ANN MAGEE       JOHN GREENE
2 MARY KERRIGAN       MICHAEL MURRAY
3 MARY ROSE COUGHLAN       BRENDAN MAGEE
3 PAULINE FARRELL       LIAM GALVIN
3 MAGS LARRIGY       BERT BURKE
4 NOELEEN FOX       PHIL BEHAN
4 BETTY BEHAN       FINBAR FIELDING
4 CARMEL CARROLL       BRENDAN KEHOE
5 LORETO BOLAND       SEAN DUNNE
5 GERALDINE COUGHLAN       JOE HEALY
5 MAGS GALVIN       MARTIN HORAN
6 VERONICA COLGAN       SHAM DOLAN
6 DOLORES MOODLEY       LOUIS CUNNINGHAM
6 MARIEANN YOUNG       JIMMY KASSARIS
7 MARY HORAN       ANDY DUNNE
7 VIVIENNE DUNICAN       JJ GUINAN
7 PEARSE CORBETT       WILLIE COLGAN
8 ANN LEDWITH       TOSH GALVIN
8 MARIE DOLAN       MICHAEL BENNY
8 ANNE HEALY       JAMIE COLGAN
SCRATCH MATCHPLAY DRAW

Here is the draw for this year's Scratch Matchplay Competition:
(Also posted in Locker Room)

First Round before Sunday 12th August 2018 - 2nd Round before Sunday 26th August 2018        
Bye - Jamal Sabir        
David Fleming v Michael Kelly        
Eamon Coughlan v Michael Power        
Jimmy Kassaris v Adrian Hiney        
Bye - Jamie Colgan        
Liam Galvin v Padraig Keenan        
Dom FitzPatrick v Patrick Lynam        
Bye - Bert Burke        
ELVERY TROPHY DRAW

The draw for the Elvery Trophy is as Follows -

Mary Horan V Mags Galvin

Vivienne Dunican V Ann Ledwith 

Theresa Cleary V Veronica Mc Cormack

Sinead Healy V Veronica Colgan

Anne Healy V Mary Rohan

Pearse Corbett V Anne Magee

Marian Mullen V Beth Dunne

Betty Behan V Geraldine Coughlan

1st matches to be played by Wednesday 22nd August. Entry €5.

LADIES CLUB 29/07/2018

Its good news in Moate this week as our Junior Cup team have secured a place in the Mid Leinster District Final which will be held in Tullamore on Saturday 1st September. Under the excellent management of Eileen White the team beat Birr in the Royal Curragh golf course on Saturday 28th. Congratulation to Eileen and the team of Carmel Connolly who won on the 18th, Sinead Healy won on the 13th, Helen Kelly who won on the 15th and Mary Rohan and Veronica Colgan who were called in while playing well. Thanks also to the caddies who have travelled to all the matches to date.  We hope a large number of members will travel to Tullamore on the day of the final to support the team.

Magager,Team & Caddies celebrating after their win in the Royal Curragh

The competition on Wednesday 25th last was sponsored by Maura Igoe and Marie Dolan. The winners were 1st Anne Magee (32) 39 pts, 2nd Kathleen Leech (29) 38 pts and 3rd Marie Keane (37) 37 pts. The competition on Wednesday next is the Kathleen Kelly Memorial.

Tickets for the All Star Country Concert on the 30th August in Moate Community School may be purchased in the club shop or on line. To avoid disappointment get your tickets which cost €25 early.

CLUB NOTES 29/7/2018

We start this week by congratulating the Ladies Junior Cup team on their fantastic achievement in qualifying for the Leinster Final which will be held in Tullamore on Sunday September 1st. Congratulations also to Tommy Costelloe as he aced the 4th hole on Saturday playing in the Moate All Whites GAA Classic. Tommy has been a terrific servant to the club for a long time and is a leading member of this weekends sponsorship group ‘The Bold Boys Corner’. As always thanks to all who participated in recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our sponsors.  

RESULTS – Bold Boys Corner (Strokeplay) 29/7/2018

1st Overall – Padraig Shine (19) 65 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Bert Burke (5) 67 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (13) 66 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Ollie Seery (16) 68 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Ger Coughlan (25) 69 nett. Ladies – Eileen Seery (31) 71 nett.

PHOTO GALLERY –  This weekends prize winners - Padraig Shine, Bert Burke, Declan Murphy, Ollie Seery, Ger Coughlan and Eileen Seery.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club Stableford sponsored by Shane Maher t/a Peter Gillivan Butchers, followed on Monday 6th August (Bank Holiday) by the Michael Murray/Garden Care Open Singles competition. On Thursday 2nd August we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for ladies & gents while the July section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes draws to a close with the August segment commencing on Wednesday. George Garvey’s Captains Prize qualifier is just around the corner on August 11th and 12th and please note that his Captains Prize Final is on Saturday 18th.

CLUB 500 – There are still over 2 months left in this running 13 hole competition which can be played any day of the week. 48 players will qualify for the grand final and there are 2 great prizes valued at €500 each on offer with other prizes to be confirmed. As of this moment only 34 people would qualify as they have their 4 rounds played so there is still plenty of places left. The person in 34th spot is currently on 75pts for their 4 rounds so that gives you a good idea as to what you need to get in. The top ten are – Martin Horan (113), Brian McGowan (112), Geraldine Coughlan (112), Andy Dunne, Bert Burke, Brendan Magee, Liam Galvin (all on 109), Tommy Conlon (108) Eamon Coughlan (107) and Sham Dolan (106).

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – I had a quick scan of the latest results and added them in and we now have joint leaders in Jamie Colgan and Eamon Coughlan on 336pts apiece. Denis Cronin and Jamal Sabir are not far behind on 313.5 and 310.5 respectively. Bert Burke in 8th on 249pts and Martin Horan a little further down in 64th with 119pts have both shown remarkable consistency recently by scoring in the last 5 events in a row. There are now 167 players with GOTY points which is fantastic and the highest new entry is Ger Coughlan with 33pts from the Bold Boys Corner competition.

SHOP VOLUNTEERS – A group that are sometimes overlooked when the thanks are being given out are the shop volunteers. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who regularly give up their time to cover the shop on a voluntary basis. It is a great help financially to the club and it is much appreciated. In particular July was a very busy month for us all and I thank everyone for their help. While I also do an odd shift myself those who deserve a special mention for services rendered are – Sean Dunne, Mary Horan, Beth Dunne, Betty Behan, Geraldine Coughlan, Joe Creggy, Martin Horan, Marian Mullen, Callum Dunne, and Captains Loreto Boland and George Garvey have also stepped in when called upon.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are still available for our country music concert which we are organising as a fundraiser in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at www.moategolfclub.ie, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so I’d suggest you buy soon to avoid disappointment. Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy all contributing to what I’m sure will be a fantastic night’s entertainment.  

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

24/7/18

Cat 1 - 1st N. O'Reilly 36pts, 2nd H. Tobin 35pts, 3rd A. Maloney 35pts.

Cat 2 - 1st J. Macken 34pts, 2nd V. Cronolly 34pts, 3rd T. Cuffe 34pts.

TEE TIMES

Moate GAA Club are holding a classic here on Saturday and we wish them all the very best for it but for any member who isnt participating in that and wants to play in the Bold Boys Corner competition we are working to free up some tee times that the Classic is not using. There are already some available now after 3.30ish and please check the BRS for further openings.

Lady Captain Loreto Boland’s prize was held on Saturday 21st. The majority of the lady members took to the fairways to honour Loreto. They were joined on the day by a number of the ‘Get into Golf’ ladies in a special competition and by men who took part in a 13 hole competition. Following the golf most people enjoyed a lovely meal at which they were joined by Loreto’s family including her mother Lilly. Ladies Secretary Mary Horan welcomed Loreto, her family & friends in particular her mother Lilly. She spoke on behalf of lady President Marian Mullen congratulating Loreto on her improvements to the club house, organizing the Get int golf etc. Captain George Garvey & President Ollie Seery added their congratulations. The prizes were then presented 1st Carmel Connolly (13) 66 net, 2nd Sinead Healy (13), Gross Geraldine Coughlan (15) 85 gross, 3rd Marianne Young (31) 68 net, 4th Eileen White (23) 69 net, 5th Veronica Colgan (16) 71 net, past captains Betty Behan (22) 72 net, Seniors Marie Dolan (33) 73 net, back 9 Eileen Fagan (33) 37.5, Front 9 Anne Egan (37) 31.5, Junior Ella Grennan, GIGs Nuala Downes, Madeline Keneghan & Niamh Mullen, Juvenile Nadine Hamm & Erin O’Faolain, men’s 1st Liam Galvin 2nd Kevin Jordan & Visitors Dave Nyham & Catherine Boland. Following the presentation the night continued with music & dancing. See photos thanks to Andy Dunne on club news below
The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Vivienne Dunican & Mags Galvin. The winners were 1st Vivienne Dunican (26) 42 pts 2nd Kathleen Conlon (23) 38 pts & 3rd Anne Healy (28) 38 pts. 
The Revive Active team of Carmel Connolly, Geraldine Coughlan, Loreto Boland, Veronica Colgan, Pearse Corbett, Betty Behan, Beth Dunne, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Sinead Healy & Dolores Moodley secured a good win against Roscommon on Thursday. Congratulations to the team & Managers Marian Mullen & Betty Behan.
Best of luck to our Junior Cup team who meet Birr in The Royal Curragh on Saturday 28th next.

CLUB NOTES - 22/7/2018

Lady Captain Loreto Boland held her Captains Prize on Saturday and as expected it was a tremendous success. All the big guns from the Ladies Club were out in full force and it was Carmel Connolly who emerged from the pack to take 1st place with a superb 67 and she received her prize to resounding applause at a packed presentation dinner afterwards. Well done to all the prize winners particularly this week for all those who won prizes on Lady Captains day and a huge thanks to our sponsors.  

RESULTS – T.A. Dolan Cup 22/7/2018

1st Overall - Frank Kiernan (17) 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – John Doyle (13) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Joe Mullen (14) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Pat Byrne (23) 39pts. Ladies – Eileen Seery (31) 32pts.

Lady Captain Loreto Boland 13 hole for Men 21/7/2018

1st Liam Galvin (33pts), 2nd Kevin Jordan (31pts). We had three 2’s paying €16  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 19/7/2018

1st David Sheridan (24) 44pts, 2nd Charlie Kelly (8) Athlone 41pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 39pts, 3rd Liam Reynolds (15) 41pts.

PHOTO GALLERY 1 –  Here are all the glamorous ladies who took part in Loreto Boland's Lady Captains Prize on Saturday and some gentlemen friends and relatives too! 

                  

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Moate GAA hold their annual classic on Saturday 28th July with The Bold Boys Corner competition on Sunday 29th. There should also be some Saturday times for this and the BRS will be updated as soon as times available are known. On Thursday 26th July we have another Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for ladies & gents while the July section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes also continues.

BRITISH OPEN CHALLENGE 2018 – **Provisional Result** 1st Ronan Egan (-20), tied 2nd Waterford c/o T. Coughlan and Joe Bracken both on (-18). Results will be officially announced once tickets have been checked. For the record Paddy’s team consisted of Spieth, Molinari, Kuchar, Kisner, Dufner & Z Johnson. Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated and especially to all the club members who made the effort to sell some tickets. It was a truly international affair with entries included from England, Canada, the USA and Abbeyleix!

MIXED FOURSOMES – The draw was made last week and is now on the website in the news section. Every group has 3 teams so every team will have 2 matches and the top team in each group qualify for the quarter final knockout stages.

JUNIORS -  Junior competitions take place every Friday morning at 9.30

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 - After a few weeks without an update here is the top 5 up to and inc Dinny White Memorial. Jamie Colgan leads the way on 322pts with Denis Cronin next with 313.5 then Michael Johnston and Eamon Coughlan re tied 4th on 282pts while Captain George is 5th with 276.5 pts. Still plenty of points to be won!

PHOTO GALLERY 2 –  and a few pics from the presentation  (there are more on Facebook)

           

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are still available for our country music concert which we are organising as a fundraiser in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at www.moategolfclub.ie, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so I’d suggest you snap them up quick! Confirmed to appear are Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE -  I've done a bit of digging on our Lady Captain Loreto Boland this week and as you will see she really is a multi talented lady! 1. Westmeath Examiner 12/4/1986 re Rosemount Badminton Club. 2. A Moate GC double from 9/8/1991 with Loreto winning the married ladies race at Rosemount sports and Finbar Fielding doubling up in the mens equivalent! 3. She's really brainy too leading a team circa 14/3/1992 to 3rd in a table quiz. 4. The first mention of Loreto Boland & Moate GC 15/10/2011.

Seeing as he has just won 'the' Open I had a look for an early mention of Francesco Molinari and found this snippet from 2000 where Molinari and his brother were part of the Italian youths team that played an Ireland team with some familiar names.  

AND FINALLY…… – I’ve been asked to remind you that all members and visitors are expected as a minimum to rake bunkers, replace divots and repair pitch marks. Not only does this help maintain our lovely course it also saves the hard working greenkeepers and volunteers a lot of time.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS 17/7/2018

CAT 1 - 1ST Brendan Flattery (35pts) back 7, 2ND Jack Ryan (35pts), 3RD Frank Kiernan (33pts)

CAT 2 - 1ST Willie Grennan (36pts), 2ND Liam Lynn (33pts), 3RD John Mullin (32pts)

LADIES - 1ST Mary McNeill (27pts)

 

2018 MIXED FOURSOMES LEAGUE DRAW

The pairings and groups for this years Mixed Foursomes Competition are below. Good luck to all!

1 BREDA KELLY       TOMMY CONLON
1 BETH DUNNE       GEORGE GARVEY
1 MARY ROHAN       SEAN CORBETT
2 SINEAD HEALY       EAMON COUGHLAN
2 ANN MAGEE       JOHN GREENE
2 MARY KERRIGAN       MICHAEL MURRAY
3 MARY ROSE COUGHLAN       BRENDAN MAGEE
3 PAULINE FARRELL       LIAM GALVIN
3 MAGS LARRIGY       BERT BURKE
4 NOELEEN FOX       PHIL BEHAN
4 BETTY BEHAN       FINBAR FIELDING
4 CARMEL CARROLL       BRENDAN KEHOE
5 LORETO BOLAND       SEAN DUNNE
5 GERALDINE COUGHLAN       JOE HEALY
5 MAGS GALVIN       MARTIN HORAN
6 VERONICA COLGAN       SHAM DOLAN
6 DOLORES MOODLEY       LOUIS CUNNINGHAM
6 MARIEANN YOUNG       JIMMY KASSARIS
7 MARY HORAN       ANDY DUNNE
7 VIVIENNE DUNICAN       JJ GUINAN
7 PEARSE CORBETT       WILLIE COLGAN
8 ANN LEDWITH       TOSH GALVIN
8 MARIE DOLAN       MICHAEL BENNY
8 ANNE HEALY       JAMIE COLGAN
LADIES CLUB

Next Saturday 21st July is Loreto Boland's Lady Captains Prize Day.  Draw times are as follows 10am Cathegory, 11am Open, 12md Cathegory, 1pm Open, Visitors 1.30pm. There will be a mens 13 hole competition which can be played at the times designated on the time sheet. A special competition for the 'Get into Golf' ladies will be held at 4.30pm. There is a meal at 7.30pm followed by presentation and music. We wish Loreto an enjoyable and successful day

The competition on Wednesday 12th July was sponsored by Clara & Moate Credit Union. The winners were 1st Anne Healy (31) 43 pts, 2nd Sinead Healy (14) 40 pts and 3rd Theresa Duffy (38) 39 pts.

Best of luck to the  Revive Active team when they meet Roscommon on Thursday 19th in the district quarter final.

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The two photos are Deirdre Carson from the 'Get into Golf' and Ella Grennan being presented with what I am sure will be the 1st of many prizes by Lady Captai Loreto Boland.

CLUB NOTES 15/7/2018

It’s Lady Captain Loreto Boland’s Captains Prize next Saturday and we all wish her the very best for her big day. All are welcome to attend the Captains Prize Dinner on Saturday evening with entertainment following the prize ceremony and tickets can be paid for in advance or on the night via the Ladies Committee. As is traditional the Lady Captain has kindly organised a 13 hole competition for the men and timesheet is now open from 8-8.50 and 2.30-4.30 on the Saturday. As always thanks to all who participated in recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks to our sponsors.  

RESULTS – Dinny White Memorial 15/7/2018

1st Dom Fitzpatrick (6) 67 nett, 2nd Eamon McNeill (27) 69 nett, Low Gross – Jamie Colgan (5) 73, 3rd Bernhard Brown (21) 68 nett. Ladies – Beth Dunne (14) 69 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 12/7/2018

1st Cian Bradley (8) 43pts, 2nd Seamus Fagan (17) 41pts, Low Gross – Jimmy Bradley (6) 34pts, 3rd Declan Rooney (24) 40pts.

PHOTO GALLERY  a– 1. First 'soft day' in a while! 2. Looking back down the 11th. 3. Sinead Healy & George Garvey 4. Mick O'Brien & George Garvey 5. Liam Lynam & George Garvey 6. Shane Maher & George Garvey 7. Tosh Galvin & George Garvey 8. Ann Ledwith & George Garvey 9. George Garvey, Betty Behan & Ron Beattie. 10. George Garvey, Betty Behan & Joe Mullen 11. George Garvey, Betty Behan & Michael Benny 12. Pauline Farrell, George Garvey & Betty Behan.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – As mentioned already on Saturday 21st next Lady Captain Loreto Boland has her Captains Prize and the T.A. Dolan Cup is on Sunday 22nd.  On Thursday 19th July we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the July section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.

BRITISH OPEN CHALLENGE 2018 – There are still a couple of days left to get involved in this. Tickets have to be returned to the shop by 5pm Wednesday at the very latest. 1st prize is €500 with €250 for 2nd and €100 for 3rd. It costs €10 per team but if you plump to triple your chances with 3 teams you get them for the bargain price of €20.  Tickets are now available from all committee members and in the club shop and don’t forget you can even include far flung family, colleagues and friends by getting them to enter online at www.moategolfclub.ie

TEAMS – The Duggan Cup team selected by Padraig Keenan and Mike Hiney had a great win on Saturday over Knightsbrook GC when winning two matches at home and one away to qualify for the Semi Final which will be held in Edenderry on Sunday 19th August. As it happens that’s our wedding anniversary but I’m sure Realtin won’t mind us spending it cheering on the lads!

MIXED FOURSOMES – We have 24 ladies signed up and we will now work on getting a few more men involved and will announce the pairings ASAP.

Photo gallery b - 1. Trevor Hill, Billy Browne & George Garvey. 2. Trevor Hill, Denis Cronin & George Garvey 3. Trevor Hill, Michael Benny & George Garvey 4. Trevor Hill, Beth Dunne & George Garvey 5.  Trevor Hill, Martin Horan & George Garvey

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are available for our country music concert which we are organising as a fundraiser in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at www.moategolfclub.ie, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so I’d suggest you snap them up quick! Confirmed to appear are Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy.

READY GOLF – While we don’t expect people to jog around the course to get in as quickly as possible we do ask that you adopt the ready golf policy. Be ready to play when it’s your turn and don’t get hung up on whose honour it is on the tee box. Keep it moving for everyone’s comfort and if you do fall behind let the group behind you through as is normal course etiquette.

AND FINALLY…… – I’ve been asked to remind you that all members and visitors are expected as a minimum to rake bunkers, replace divots and repair pitch marks. Not only does this help maintain our lovely course it also saves the hard working greenkeepers and volunteers a lot of time.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

10th July 2018

1st Cat 1 - Martin O'Brien (33pts), 2nd Cat 1 - Brian McGowan (32pts).

1st Cat 2 - Padraig Shine (34pts), 2nd Cat 2 - Mick Rabbitte (33pts).

LADIES C LUB

The competition on Wednesday 4th July was generously sponsored by Fagan Foods. The winners were 1st Pearse Corbett (17) 39 pts, 2nd Mary Kerrigan (26) 39 pts and 3rd Anne Healy (31) 38 pts.

July 21st is the most important day in the ladies fixture list as it is Lady Captain Loreto Boland’s Prize Day. Draw times will be available next week.

The Granard Foursomes Competition can  be played until Sunday 22nd July.

Tickets for the British Open are now on sale from members of all committees and in the club shop.

The ‘Get into Golf’ sessions are ongoing on Tuesday or Wednesdays.

CLUB NOTES 8/7/2018

Thanks to Padraig Keenan for inserting the notes for me last week when I was over in Italy on an overdue break. It was nearly as warm as here in Ireland! At the moment we are all experiencing what it’s like to play links golf with the ground being so solid. I think the scores recently are reflecting the benefits of that extra bit of run on the ball. Although like the farmers we could do with some rain for the grass the greens were in tip top condition and credit to the greenkeeping staff and volunteers for that. As always thanks to all who participated in recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our sponsors.  

RESULTS – Peter Hill Memorial Trophy 8/7/2018

1st Overall Billy Browne (25) 43pts, 1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (7) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Denis Cronin (13) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Denis O’Donoghue (17) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Michael Benny (24) 42pts. Ladies 1st – Beth Dunne (15) 40pts. Back 9 – David Lynch (13) 23pts, Longest Drive – Brendan Kehoe, Nearest the Pin – Martin Horan, Putting Contest – Eamon Coughlan 17 putts (on countback), Visitors Prize – Sean Duncan (25) Newbridge 39pts.

Club 500 (June 1st to 30th 2018)

1st Eileen Seery 32pts.

Tommy Conlon had the only ‘2’ of the month and scoops a hefty €51 for himself.

PHOTO GALLERY –  1. The Peter Hill Memorial Trophy 2. The 14th in glorious sunshine. 3. Mal Kelly on 13th. 4. Joe Ennis on 10th. 5. Jamie Colgan on 8th.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend it’s the Dinny White Memorial competition. This is a singles strokeplay event for Ladies & Gents and is of course held in honour of one of our most prestigious and legendary former members the much missed Dinny White. On Thursday 12th July we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the July section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes is in full swing.

BRITISH OPEN CHALLENGE 2018 – Russell Knox may have dramatically won the Irish Open in Ballyliffin, but it was too late to get him into the World Top 60 post US Open so he’s not included in the list of potential squad members for our British Open Challenge. It’s that time of year again and once again 1st prize is €500 with €250 for 2nd and €100 for 3rd. It costs €10 per team but if you plump to triple your chances with 3 teams you get them for the bargain price of €20.  Tickets are now available from all committee members and in the club shop and don’t forget you can even include far flung family, colleagues and friends by getting them to enter online at www.moategolfclub.ie

TEAMS – Our Jimmy Bruen team were defeated in the Leinster Quarter Final by Hermitage GC in Royal Tara today after a bright start. Commiserations to Manager George Garvey, Ray Lynam & Neil Furey who were unavailable as well as stand in manager Sean Dunne and the team – Tosh Galvin, Barry Cuffe, Paul Jacob, Derek Daly, Eamon Coughlan, Liam Galvin, Michael Lynch Jnr, Keith Redmond, Tommy Digan & Padraig Keenan who as always represented the club superbly.

MIXED FOURSOMES – We would like to hold the draw for this after next Sunday so can we please consider this the final call for entries. We need more Ladies & Gents urgently so the list is in the shop please add your name, pay your fiver and await news of your partner!

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are available for our country music concert which we are organising as a fundraiser in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at www.moategolfclub.ie, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so I’d suggest you snap them up quick! Confirmed to appear are Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy.

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – As usual I have another few items from Irishnewspapersarchive.com for you this week. 27/2/1965 re AGM / Committee. 26/1/1987 Bert Burke in the Midland Senior Alliance prizes at Birr GC. 25/5/1968 Paddy Brady & PC Lynam were prize-winners at Castle GC. 20/9/1958 Not a golf item exactly but a pen pic of former member Johnny Cleary prior to the 1958 JFC Final between Ballymore and Coralstown. 17/8/1963 No prize winners but we’re told Moate members played in a Mixed Foursomes event in Roscommon GC.

    

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB

Results for Tuesday July 3rd:

Category 1: 1st Noel O'Reilly - 41pts; 2nd Denis Donoghue - 35pts;
Category 2: 1st Tom Cuffe - 33pts (Back 9); 2nd Paddy Costello  - 33pts
Ladies: Mary McNeill - 25pts

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations and well done to the Revive Active team who overcame a strong Mullingar Team on Tuesday 26th last. Playing at home Loreto Boland and Veronica Colgan won on the 17th, Betty Behan and Pearse Corbett won on the 13th and Geraldine Coughlan and Ann Ledwith won on the 18th. In Mullingar Beth Dunne and Eleanor lost on the 17th and Carmel Connolly and Dolores Moodley were 1 up when called in on the 18th. Managers are Marian Mullen and Betty Behan. The next match is against Roscommon in the District quarter final.

On Wednesday 27th the competition was sponsored by Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Amy Farrell. The winner was Ella Grennan (36) with 44 pts, 2nd Alison Couper (24) 40 pts and 3rd Mary Rohan (16) 37 pts.

Ladies a note for your Diary. Lady Captain Loreto Boland’s Lady Captains Day is on Saturday 21st July. Information regarding draw times will be given nearer the time.

CLUB NOTES 1ST JULY 2018

Presidents' Prize
Congratulations to John Foster and Geraldine Coughlan, who won the Presidents' Prize (Ollie Seery and Marian Mullen) last weekend. This competition was a tremendous success and well done to Olllie, Marian and everyone involved who contributed to a great weekend at the club. It was a fitting tribute to the work carried out by Ollie and Marian over many years and we wish them well for the rest of their year.

Behans Country Market
This week's competition was sponsored by Behan's Country Market (Phil & Betty Behan) and the winner was Ron Beattie (24) with a wonderful score of 41pts. Cat 1 went to Brendan Kehoe (7) - 39pts, Cat 2: JJ Guinan (13)  - 39pts, Cat 3: Joe Mullen (13) - 40pts, Cat 4: Pauline Farrell (28) - 39pts, Ladies: Eileen Seery (32) - 39pts.
The Thursday Open Results were: 1st: Seamus Dolan (11) - 42 pts, 2nd: Gerry Hahessy (18) 41 pts and Eoin Murphy (26) 39 pts.

Next Weekend's Competitions
Next weekend's competition is the Peter Hill Memorial competition, which is a Singles Stableford event, sponsored by Trevor Hill and his family for which the club is extremely grateful. Trevor has been supporting this competition for many years and it is one of the most popular competitions on the calendar.

Other Competitions
Some members have been enquiring about the CLUB500 competition which is running throughout the summer. This is a 13-hole qualifier competition, with the best of your four cards used to qualify for a Grand Final in October of this year. There are two Prizes worth €500 each up for grabs which gives you a good chance of claiming €500 provided you can make the top 48 qualifiers. Please enquire in the shop the next time you are playing for full details.

Thursday Open
The Thursday Open is running throughout the year and, with the weather promised good for the next few weeks, it is an ideal opportunity to post a good weekday score. The long evenings mean it is possible to tee off after 5.00 pm and still have time to finish well before darkness.

British Open Golf Challenge
As usual, we are offering everyone the chance to win €500 on the result of the British Open. If your "Fantasy Team" of six players can beat everyone else, you can win win €500 in this year's British Open. For €10 you get odds of 50/1 and the result is based on your skill in selecting the six golfers who will do best in this year's British Open. Tickets are available in the shop and will be shortly available online at www.moategolfclub.ie.

All Star Country Concert
For fans of Country Music, Moate Golf Club (in association with Moate All Whites GAA) are proud to present an All Star Country Music Concert on Thursday 30th August 2018 in Moate Community School. Our own Ray Lynam, together with Philomena Begley, along with TR Dallas, Simon Casey, Matt Leavy, Carmel Sheerin, The Sheerin Family are guaranteed to present a memorable night of classic country.  Tickets are available locally and on the Moate Golf Club web site www.moategolfclub.ie for €25 - please book early to avoid disappointment.

TUESDAY CLUB

The results of the "Cyril Cleary trophy held on Tuesday June 26th 2018 were:

1. H Tobin 40pts B.9; 2. B. Flattery 40pts; 3. J Naughton 39pts B.6; 4. B Browne 39pts B.9; 5. E McNeill 39 pts; Front 9. V Cronnolly 22pts; Back 9. D O'Donoghue 19pts B.6

Ladies:
Mary  McNeill. 23pts

LADIES CLUB

Sunday was a busy day in the club with both the ladies and gents Presidents Prizes taking place. Both presidents were delighted with the beautiful weather and the great turnout on the day. The ladies competition was run over 18 holes and the winners were as follows, 1st Geraldine Coughlan (16) 68 net, 2nd Loreto Boland (20) 70 net, Gross Carmel Connolly (13) 85 gross, 3rd Mary Kerrigan (28) 70 net, 4th Eileen Fagan (33) 70 net, Seniors Anne Healy (31) 72 net, Past Presidents Betty Behan (22) 73 net, Front 9 Theresa Cleary (29) 31.5 net, Back 9 Veronica Colgan (16) 37 net. This year the Get into Golf ladies featured with both Oonagh Jordan and Eleanor Stenson receiving prizes. Lisa O’Brien won the Juvenile prize and Ella Grennan was runner up. The Junior girls prize was won by Nadine Hamm and Erin O’Faolain was runner up. At the presentation both Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey congratulated presidents Marian Mullen and Ollie Seery on their day, complimented them on their array of prizes and thanked them for all the work they have done in the club over the years. Lady President Marian Mullen and President Ollie Seery then thanked all who had played, the course staff, Pauric and his catering staff for all their work. The prizes were then presented.

It was mixed fortunes for our teams this past week. On Thursday the Challenge Cup team lost to a strong Carlow team in the Heritage. However on Saturday 23rd the Junior Cup team of Helen Kelly, Sinead Healy, Veronica Colgan, Geraldine Coughlan and Carmel Connolly under manager Eileen White beat Athy in Castle Barna. Having won two matches and lost two it was down to a put on the 18th by Geraldine Coughlan that ensured success for Moate. This win ensures them a place in the District Semi Final. Well done and congratulations to all involved.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Betty Behan and Eileen Fagan. The winners were 1st Veronica Colgan (16) with 39 pts, 2nd Sinead Healy (14) 36 pts and 3rd Mary Allen (31) also with 36pts.

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday Club – 19/6/2018

 

Cat 1

1st Michael O’Brien (35pts) b7

2nd Denis O’Donoghue (35pts)

3rd Aidan Maloney (34pts)

 

Cat 2

1st Padraig Shine (34pts)

2nd Declan Rooney (32pts)

3rd Kevin Lowry (31pts)

 

Ladies

Mary McNeill (29pts)

LADIES CLUB

On Tuesday last the club house was full with the over forty ladies who participated in and completed  the ‘Get into Golf’ 8 week introductory programme. A large number of ladies from the golf club also attended. They were all welcomed by Lady Captain Loreto Boland who presented each participant with a certificate. She thanked all who took part and all the members who helped out. She also thanked Kevin Grealy who gave the lessons.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Vera Burgoyne and Theresa Duffy. It was won by Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) with 42 pts, 2nd was Mags Galvin (22) 41 pts and 3rd Alison Couper (25) 39 pts.

The Australian Spoons Competition sponsored by Patrick Boland was won by Carmel Connolly and Ann Ledwith with 36 pts, Sinead Healy and Veronica Colgan were runners up with 35 pts.

Mrs Marian Mullen’s Presidents Prize is on next Sunday 24th June. The tee time from 1pm until 2.40 pm is filling up fast.  Booking on line.  Mr Ollie Seery’s  Men’s  Presidents Prize is being held on the 23rd and 24th. Presentation of both prizes will be on Sunday night at 9pm. We wish Marian and Ollie a very enjoyable and successful weekend.

There are 3 ladies teams out in the nest week. On Thursday 21st The Challenge Cup team play Carlow in the Heritage. On Saturday the Junior Cup meet Athy in Castle Barna. On Tuesday 26th the Revive Active team play Mullingar. We wish the 3 teams the best of luck.

CLUB NOTES 17/6/2018

Another busy week in Moate GC. Thanks you to all our players and sponsors and well done to all the prize winners. Congratulations to our Jimmy Bruen team led by Captain George Garvey who qualified for the Leinster Quarter Finals. With Presidents Prizes up for grabs next weekend we send best wishes to our Presidents Marian Mullen & Ollie Seery. Also, see below for exciting details on an upcoming country music extravaganza which will blow your cotton picking guitar plucking socks off!

RESULTS – Vet Farm Supplies Open Singles 17/6/2018

1st Shane Maher (24) 44pts, 2nd Tosh Galvin (11) 42pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 34pts, 3rd Shane Tone (20) 40pts. Ladies – Ann Ledwith (26) 39pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 14/6/2018

1st Owen Higgins (16) 43pts, 2nd Adrian Hiney (6) 40pts, 3rd Shane Tone (20) 39pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 38pts.

 

PHOTO GALLERY – 1. The Jimmy Bruen squad at Mullingar GC. 2. Ray Donoghue in the bunker on 4th. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend is the Presidents Prizes for Marian Mullen (Sunday) and Ollie Seery. The qualifying for the Men’s Presidents Prize finishes at 12 on Sunday and the top 24 (including best gross) will fight it out over a further 9 holes at 5.30pm. On Thursday 21st June there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the June section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.

TEAMS – Pride of place this week goes to the Jimmy Bruen team who qualified for the Leinster Quarter Finals by coming through at Mullingar. They qualified in joint 1st place on the Saturday and then beat Esker Hills 3.5 / 1.5 in the final on the Sunday morning. The team led by Player Manager / Captain George Garvey included Eamon Coughlan, Neil Furey, Derek Daly, Tommy Digan, Sean Dunne, Barry Cuffe, Ray Lynam, Paul Jacob and Padraig Keenan. They will meet Hermitage GC who won the Castlewarden qualifier at a venue and date yet to be confirmed by the Leinster GUI.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – We have some exciting news about a country music concert which we are organising as a fundraiser in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance (€30 on the night). We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so when the tickets are released in the coming days I’d suggest you snap them up quick! Already confirmed to appear are Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy. Come along to the launch night in the clubhouse this Tuesday (19th) at 9pm.  

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – Eamon Coughlan continues in the lead on 251pts although Jamal Sabir has moved ominously into 2nd place with 239pts. Jamie Colgan is now 3rd on 238pts closely followed by Denis Cronin on 233pts and George Garvey completes the top 5 with 222pts. I’ve picked some of the tied groups for an honourable mention this week. Jonathan Crozier, Barry Cuffe, Dermot McGowan & Declan Murphy are T28 on 117pts. Neil Furey, Ray Lynam & Tony Shine share 38th on 108pts while Phil Behan, Richie O’Brien & Darren Rosney are T50 with 94pts. T65 on 80pts are Louis Cunningham, Noel Curtis & Ray Donoghue with Gabriel Buckley, David Lynch and Keith Murphy with 53pts in T87. A little further down is Danny Conlon, Derek Daly, Noel Dunne & Mick O’Brien sharing 100th position on 39pts while immediately behind them on 38pts is Kevin Allen, Sean Connell, Andreas Dolan & Philip Dully. T130 on 12 pts are Arthur Allen, Pat Malone & Willie Smith who are just ahead of Brendan Flattery, Kevin Macken & Jack Ryan who have 8pts and are T135. The final tied group we have are those on 2pts in T143, Patrick Flynn, Finn Martin & Seamus McCormack.

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – I have another few items from Irishnewspapersarchive.com for your perusal this week. 1. From 9/8/1994 Dinny White & Michael Power were playing in the Irish Close Championships with the likes of Gary Murphy and Padraig Harrington. 2. Dated 21/9/1998 a report on our Jimmy Bruen Shield win. 3. Next up 4/1/2002 Angela O’Shea of Carlow GC mentioned us in an interview. 4. From 17/6/2006 there is a report on some Ladies Matches. 5. And finally dated 23/1/2010 some info from our Men’s & Ladies AGM’s of that year.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS 12/6/18

Cat 1 - 1st Martin O'Brien (35pts), 2nd Paddy Carroll (33pts), 3rd Denis O'Donoghue (31pts).

Cat 2 - 1st John Mullin (35pts), Charlie Halligan (34pts), Pat McAree (33pts) back 7.

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 6th last was sponsored by Sinead Healy and Noeleen Fox. The winners were 1st Ann Ledwith (29) 5 up, 2nd Anne Egan (38) 4 up and 3rd Sinead Healy (14) 1 up.

The May running competition was won by Veronica Colgan with 48 pts,  Anne Magee was runner up with 47 pts.

The Intermediate Cup team playing in Glasson lost to Mullingar.

Mrs Marian Mullen’s Presidents prize is on Sunday 24th June. Tee times available from 1pm. Booking now open.

Our very successful ‘Get into Golf’ course is coming to an end. Presentation of certificates to all participants  takes place in the club on Tuesday 12th  at 7.30pm.

CLUB NOTES 10/6/18

We had a very encouraging turnout this weekend and this is no doubt helped by the fantastic weather but hopefully the numbers will not decline too far if (and when) the sunshine retreats. There is no doubt that weekly competitions are the heartbeat of our club and we really appreciate those who support the club by actually playing in them. The Club 500 is being supported by the same people who support everything and it would be great if a few more members could do likewise as there are €500 x 2 in prizes are on offer for the Grand Final. There are potentially 48 qualifiers for this but at the moment there are only 15 with 4 qualifying rounds logged so the number in the final will be drastically reduced unless people start playing in it. I hope everyone is enjoying the glorious weather and getting the best out of our course which is in fantastic shape, it really is a tremendous asset. Well done to all our prize winners, and finally a massive thanks to all our sponsors.

RESULTS – Mick Glennon Memorial (Strokeplay) 10/6/2018

1st Gerry Jordan (18) 62 nett, 2nd Tony Shine (5) 66 nett, Low Gross – Bert Burke (4) 74, 3rd Liam Lynam (15) 66 nett, Seniors – Sean Dunne (11) 67 nett. Ladies – 1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 67 nett, 2nd Mags Galvin (22) 68 nett.

Open Singles sponsored by Syncom Group UK 3/6/2018

1st Joe Healy (23) 43pts, 2nd Michael O’Brien (17) 41pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 34pts, 3rd Liam Lynam (17) 41pts. Ladies – Sinead Healy (14) 38pts.

Club 500 (May 1st to 31st) 13 Hole stableford.

1st Sinead Healy (14) 31pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 7/6/2018

1st Paul Fogarty (8) 40pts, 2nd Ray Lynam (9) 39pts, Low Gross – Bert Burke (4) 35pts, 3rd Owen Higgins (16) 39pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 30/5/2018

1st Cian Bradley (9) 41pts, 2nd Shane Tone (21) 39pts, 3rd Low Gross – Chris Rabbette (4) Esker Hills 35pts, 3rd Eamon Coughlan (6) 38pts. Ladies – Vera Martin (32) Mullingar 36pts.

PHOTO GALLERY – We start with a thank you to our wonderful volunteers who were gardening / labouring this week! Next up it's Neil Furey & Pat Doyle watching as John Smyth drives on 13th.

Next we have a plethora of recent prize winners!

Bert Burke, Gerry Jordan, Liam Lynam, Mick O'Brien, Paul Fogarty, Sean Dunne, Jamal Sabir, Sinead Healy, Ray Lynam, Owen Higgins, Mags Galvin, Joe Healy, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Tony Shine.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have another Ladies & Gents Open singles stableford this time sponsored by Vet Farm Supplies (Paddy Coyne). The following weekend is the Presidents Prizes for Marian Mullen (Sunday) and Ollie Seery. The qualifying for the Men’s Presidents Prize finishes at 12 on Sunday and the top 24 (including best gross) will fight it out over a further 9 holes at 5.30pm. Before all that on Thursday 14th June there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the June section of the aforementioned ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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. The 15 players with the minimum 4 rounds achieved already are Andy Dunne & Geraldine Coughlan 109pts, Eamon Coughlan 107pts, Brian McGowan 106pts, Martin Horan & Tommy Conlon 105pts, Shane Tone 104pts, George Garvey 103pts, Brendan Magee & Dermot Kenny 102pts, Seamus Dolan 100pts, Mick O’Hanlon 96pts, Ann Magee 90pts, Jimmy Kassaris 87pts and John McManus 84pts.

Geraldine Coughlan & Andy Dunne, joint leaders in Club 500 qualifying table.

 

TEAMS – The Junior Cup lads narrowly missed out on qualifying in Edenderry on Saturday while the Central Towns team lost the previous weekend to a strong Castle Barna side. I’d like to thank Jimmy Kassaris for giving me the honour of representing the club on a team I didn’t pick myself! Best of luck to the Jimmy Bruen team who are in action in Mullingar next Saturday.   

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – I have another few items from Irishnewspapersarchive.com for your perusal this week. 1962 - T. Dolan of Moate particpated in the Connacht Boys Championship. 1966 -  Annual Club social. 1967 - Vera Robins wins a ladies competition. 1968 - The Knights of the Road play Moate GC. 1974 - Moate member J. Dolan wins Intermediate Scratch Cup @ Roscommon GC.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

5th June 2018

Cat 1 - 1st Martin O'Brien (36pts), 2nd Frank Kiernan (33pts). Cat 2 - 1st Jack Ryan (33pts), 2nd  Kevin Macken (30pts).

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Ann Ledwith and Breda Kelly. Anne Healy (32) with 41 pts was the winner, in 2nd place was Kathleen Conlon (22) with 38 pts and 3rd Geraldine Coughlan (16) 37 pts.

The last session of the 'Get into Golf' course is being held this week. We look forward to seeing all the participating ladies on the course in what shoul be glorious sunshine.

Mrs Marian Mullen's Lady Presidents Prize is on Sunday 24th June. The competition is being run from 1pm. Tee times are available from 1pm until 2.40pm. The time sheet is now open for booking on the web site or by phoning the club shop. Presentation on the night.k

LADIES CLUB

with Three teams playing in Inter club matches it was great to secure wins in two. The Challenge Cup team under managers Betty Behan and Pearse Corbett beat Newbridge in Castle Barna on Saturday. With Dolores Moodley wimmimg on the 16th and both Eileen Seery and Anne Healy on the 17th the win was secure. Marie Dolan and Ann Magee are also on the team. On Sunday the Junior Cup team under Eileen White’s management overcame a strong Tullamore team in Glasson. With Helen Kelly winning on the 14th and Geraldine Coughlan on the 16th one more match was needed. This was secured when Sinead Healy beat her opponent on the 19th. Carmel Connolly and Beth Dunne are also on the team. Congratulations to both teams. Commiserations to the Senior Foursomes team who lost to Athy on Thursday.

The competition on Wednesday was for N.B.C.R.I.. the winner was Marie Dolan (34) with 38 pts, Alison Couper (25) was 2nd with 36 pts as also had Carmel Coughlan (36) in 3rd place.

 The Australian Spoons competition is still running. It can be entered any day except Wednesday until 10th June.

CLUB NOTES 27/5/2018

The course was looking fabulous over the weekend and word is obviously getting out there as we have had a lot of welcome visitors in recent weeks from clubs such as Loughrea, Athlone, Ballyhaunis, Co. Meath, Birr, Castlerea, Claremorris, Co. Longford, Wicklow, Ballinasloe, Cill Dara, Highfield, Summerhill, Glasson, Blessington Lakes, Roganstown, Athenry, Lisheen Springs, Portarlington, Kilcock, Esker Hills, Newbridge, Mullingar, Headfort, Mount Temple, Castleknock, New Forest, Black Bush, Tullamore, Nenagh, Westmanstown, Cregmore Park and Galway. Thanks to everyone who competed, well done to all our recent prize winners, and thanks also to our sponsors.

RESULTS – Scratch Cups (Strokeplay) sponsored by Permanent TSB 27/5/2018

Junior SC (4-9) 1st Gross Chris Cornally (8) Esker Hills 77 gross 2nd Gross Bert Burke (4) 78 gross 1st Nett Paddy Lynam (7) 71 nett, 2nd Nett Barry Cuffe (9) 72 nett.

Intermediate SC (10-18) 1st Gross Keith Redmond (12) 77 gross 2nd Gross Shane Kelly (10) 81 gross, 1st Nett Declan Murphy (13), 2nd Nett Pat Doyle (17) 69 nett.

Minor SC (19-28) 1st Gross Damian McKeon (19) Loughrea 89 gross 2nd Gross Dermot Horan (20) 92 gross, 1st Nett Jack Ryan (21) 71 nett, 2nd Nett Kevin Macken (26) 72 nett.

Ladies Club Open (Gents section sponsored by Specsavers) 20/5/2018

1st Bert Burke (4) 41pts, 2nd Val Keogh (16) 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 37pts, 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 38pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 24/5/2018

1st Padraig Keenan (12) 42pts, 2nd Owen Higgins (18) 42pts, Low Gross – Jimmy Bradley (7) 32pts, 3rd Barry Cuffe (9) 39pts, Ladies – Theresa Cleary (28) 24pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 17/5/2018

1st Paul Gilligan (8) Athlone 38pts, 2nd Paddy Lynam (79) 38pts, 3rd Sean Connell (9) 38pts, Ladies – Mary McCormack (27) Mullingar 36pts.

PHOTO GALLERY –

1. Captain George Garvey tees off on 18th at Palmerstown Stud GC on the GUI Captains Day. 2. Derek Daly & Val Keogh on Pierce Purcell duty in Mountrath Golf Club ​3. John Smyth & Darren Rosney 4. Andy Dunne​ & Declan Murphy 5. Dermot Kenny tees off in the Permanent TSB Minor Cup. 6. The 9th. 7. John Naughton comes out of the bunker on 18th. 8. A word from our sponsors. 9. The Scratch Cups. 10. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Dermot Horan, George Garvey. 11. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Jack Ryan, George Garvey. 12. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Shane kelly, George Garvey. 13. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Keith Redmond, George Garvey. 14. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Barry Cuffe, George Garvey. 15. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Bert Burke, George Garvey. 16. John Devins (Permanent TSB), the Lynam boys!, George Garvey. 17. Intermediate Scratch Cup Winner - Keith Redmond. There'll be no cows milked in Clara!!

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend (June Bank Holiday) we have a Ladies & Gents Open singles stableford sponsored by Syncom Group UK. Ballymore GAA have a classic on the Monday if anyone is interested please check it out. Before that on Thursday 31st May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the May section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes concludes. The June qualifying competition then starts from Friday 1st June.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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 there are other prizes. As we near the end of the 2nd month the leading quartet in the qualification race are Andy Dunne, Eamon Coughlan, Tommy Conlon & George Garvey. 48 (who have 4 rounds played) will qualify for the October final so it’s still very much all to play for.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – With there being no Senior Scratch Cup we cannot include any of the other Scratch Cups in the GOTY which is unfortunate but only fair. After 11 events Eamon Coughlan (234pts) is just 1pt clear of Denis Cronin while Jamie Colgan lurks in 3rd with 217pts. I’ve selected a few random positions to mention – 24th is Cian Bradley (108pts), Billy Browne on 93pts is 35th, Shane Kelly is in 58th spot with 69pts, Brendan Stanley & Ray Lynam are tied 64th with 61pts and in 103rd position is Frank Kiernan on 29pts. Lots of opportunities to pick up points in this exciting competition yet.  

TEAMS – We had no teams out this weekend but the Pierce Purcell squad were in Mountrath 2 weekends ago and the lads involved did the club proud in reaching the semi-final on Day 2 where we lost 3-2 to a strong Kilkenny GC outfit. John Smyth & Darren Rosney were only beaten on the 21st hole in the pivotal match. As player manager I’d like to thank those two and John Doyle, Val Keogh, Keith Redmond, Liam Reynolds, Declan Murphy, Ray Donoghue & Derek Daly for their superb commitment and enthusiasm. Our Duggan Cup team had a great 3-2 win over Co. Meath golf club and Mike Hiney / Padraig Keenan management duo are naturally delighted. By the way lads I’m eligible for next year. Portarlington GC dished out a heavy beating to us in the Michael Moore and manager Sean Dunne wishes to thank all who represented us in that also. Next weekend the Central Town team take on Castle Barna on Saturday afternoon, team manager Jimmy Kassaris’s biggest job will be explaining to Mrs. D why we’re not going to Dungarvan for the whole long weekend!

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – Another raid on Irishnewspapersarchive.com and here are 5 more Moate related items. (1) Moate member Billie Clibborn wins at Longford GC as reported in the Leitrim Observer of 27/6/1953. (2) Tony Power is golfer of the month as per the Irish Independent of 7/6/1999. (3) Christmas Hamper results from Westmeath examiner 8/1/1966. (4) More results from Westmeath Examiner 11/4/1992 and (5) A brief mention of Moate’s provincial Towns win in the Irish Independent of 24/8/1993.

  

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

22nd May 2018

Cat 1 - 1st Niall Ruttledge 33pts, 2nd Paddy Carroll 32pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Jack Ryan 31pts, 2nd John Mullin 30pts.

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 16th was sponsored by Pauline Farrell and Pearse Corbett. The winners were 1st Alison Couper (25) 73 net, 2nd Geraldine Coughlan (15)) 74 net and 3rd Eileen White (22) also with 74 net.

The Open Competition on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th was hosted by the ladies club and was generously sponsored by La Carm Boutique Moate and Specsavers  Athlone.

The winners were Ladies 1st Betty Behan (23) 39 pts, 2nd Marie Dolan (34) 38 pts, Gross Pearse Corbett (16) 34 pts, Cat 1 Geraldine Coughlan (15) 29 pts, Cat 2 Alison Coupe (25) 36 pts, Cat 3 Eileen Seery (32) 31 pts and Cat 4 Marian Mullen (40) 29 pts.  Men 1st Bert Burke (4) 41 pts, 2nd Val Keogh (16) 39 pts, Gross Jamal Sabir (2) 37 pts and 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 38 pts.

At the presentation Lady Captain Loreto Boland thanked the sponsors and all who played in the competition, both members and visitors. All outstanding ladies prizes were also presented on the night.

Best of luck to our Senior Foursomes team who play Athy in Tullamore on Thursday 24th, the Challenge Cup team who meet Newbridge in Castle Barna on Saturday 26th and the Junior Cup team who play Tullamore in Glasson on Sunday 27th.

The competition on Wednesday is for N.B.C.R.I.

The Australian Spoons competition is now open. It can be played on any day except Wednesday until the 10th of June. Players may play in it more than once. This year it is being sponsored by Patrick Boland.

Our 'Get into Golf' ladies are back on the fairways this week where they will be trying out the helpful tips they received last week from Golf Professional Kevin.

CLUB NOTES 13/5/2018

We had a Prize Presentation marathon on Sunday night so thanks to all our sponsors and especially those prize winners who turned up to receive their prize in person. It’s always nice for the sponsors who were there to see the people involved. There was a special cheque presentation made to Sheila Buckley Byrne of St Hilda’s in Athlone by Sean Egan who inaugurated the Michael Egan Memorial Cup this year and it was such a success it’s already booked on the BRS for May 2019. For anyone that didn’t make it in on the night your prize can be collected in the shop.

COURSE PHOTOS -

1. Behind old tee at 9th. 2. Rocky's Rest. 3. 7th green. 4. Joe Mullen on 2nd while Jimmy Dolan looks on. 5. Jimmy Dolan on 2nd while Joe Mullen looks on.

RESULTS – Jimmy Kassaris Men’s Vice Captains Prize (Strokeplay) 13/5/2018

Overall 1st Jamie Colgan (5) 67 nett, 1st Cat 1 Eamon Coughlan (7) 68 nett, 1st Cat 2 Declan Mullen (10) 68 nett, 1st Cat 3 Joe Mullen (15) 70 nett, 1st Cat 4 Dermot Horan (22) 67 nett, Ladies 1st Alison Couper (25) 73 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 10/5/2018

1st Barry Cuffe (9) 40pts, 2nd George Garvey (9) 39pts, 3rd Declan Mullen (10) 39pts.

PRESENTATION PHOTO GALLERY 1 –

1. Andreas Dolan of Pro Golf Athlone with Jamie Colgan & George Garvey. 2. Sean Egan, Sinead Healy & GeorgeGavey 3. Tommy Conlon, Sean Egan & George Garvey 4. Gareth Cassidy with Sean Egan & George Garvey 5. Sean Egan presents a cheque to Sheila Buckley Byrne of St Hildas Services with George Garvey 6. Geraldine Coughlan & George Garvey. 7. Pat Doyle & George Garvey 8. Dermot Horan & George Garvey 9. Andreas Dolan of Pro Golf Athlone with Darren Rosney & George Garvey. 10 Jamal Sabir & George Garvey 11. George Garvey & Danny Conlon 12. Bert Burke & George Garvey 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Ladies & Gents Open singles stableford sponsored by Ladies Club, La Carm Boutique and Specsavers. On Thursday 17th May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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 there are other prizes.

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – After 10 events Eamon Coughlan (225pts) & Jamie Colgan (217pts) are neck and neck with Denis Cronin in 3rd (210pts). There are now 130 players with GOTY points and I’ve jotted down every 10th one to give a few others an honourable mention. I’m 10th myself (132pts), 20th Cian Bradley (108pts), 30th Liam Galvin (89pts), 40th Billy Browne (77pts), 50th Bert Burke (66pts), 60th Paddy Lynam (60pts), 70th Phil Behan (50pts), 80th Padraig Keenan (39pts), 90th David Lynch (34pts, 100th Sean G. Connell (27pts), 110th Tosh Galvin (18pts), 120th Pat Malone (12pts) and 130th Mick O’Hanlon (1pt). (Note the website has the table only up to D&B Fitted Furniture).

TEAMS – Congratulations to our Ladies Revive Active team who beat Tullamore in a thriller with all our 3 home ties being decided on the 18th and commiserations to our Men’s Provincial Towns team who bowed out at the hands of Edenderry. Next weekend the Pierce Purcell squad are in Mountrath and the lads involved in that are John Doyle, Darren Rosney, Val Keogh, Andy Dunne, Keith Redmond, Liam Reynolds, John Smyth, Declan Murphy, Ray Donoghue & Derek Daly. On Sunday 20th there are matches involving both our Duggan Cup & Michael Moore teams so we wish all representing us the very best of luck.

PRESENTATION PHOTO GALLERY 2 –

1 Veronica Colgan & George Garvey 2. Paul Jacob & George Garvey 3. Pat Doyle of MLS Labels & Printing with Dermot Horan and George Garvey 4. Eileen White & George Garvey 5. Pat Doyle of MLS Labels & Printing with Geraldine Coughlan and George Garvey 6. Andy Dunne & George Garvey 7. Tommy Digan & George Garvey 8. Michael Johnston & George Garvey 9. Tommy Conlon with Kieran Claffey of Grand Hotel Moate with George Garvey 10. Shane Tone & George Garvey 11. Hugh Flanagan & George Garvey 12. Pauric Whelehan of MW Catering with Declan Murphy & George Garvey 13. Owen Higgins & George Garvey. 14. John Naughton & George Garvey 15. Willie Colgan & George Garvey

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations and well done to our Revive Active Fourball team who overcame a strong Tullamore team to secure a win. Playing at home the pairings of Geraldine Coughlan and Carmel Connolly, Loreto Boland and Veronica Colgan and Pearse Corbett and Betty Behan all won at home. Playing in Tullamore Beth Dunne and Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Sinead Healy and Dolores Moodley lost on the 17th and 18th. Managers are Marian Mullen and Betty Behan. 

The ladies club are hosting an Open Weekend on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th next. The competition is jointly sponsored by La Carm Boutique Moate and Specsavers Athlone. Prizes for the competition and all outstanding ladies prizes will be presented on the night at 9pm.

The ladies in the “Get into Golf” course will be getting some more helpful advice from golf professional Kevin this week. Hopefully the weather will continue fine for them. 

 

 

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Mary Carolan & Aideen Jordan. The winners were 1st Veronica Colgan (16) 35 pts, 2nd Alison Couper (25) 35 pts and 3rd Geraldine Coughlan (15) 34 pts. 

Hard luck to our Junior Fours9mes team who lost to Glasson on Monday last in Mullingar.

Best of luck to the Revive Active team when they meet Tullamore on Sunday 13 th next.

Despite the rain on Tuesday last the course was full with our “Get into Golf” participants as they took to the fairways for the first time. All who took part enjoyed themselves despite the weather. Let’s hope for better weather this week.

 

CLUB NOTES 6/5/2018

Ireland really is such a gorgeous place when the sun shines and our little slice of greenery in Moate was looking very well this weekend. These things don’t happen by accident and it’s important to acknowledge the fine work done by our greenkeeping staff and volunteers. Of course we have other volunteers who do lots of work like the shop, fundraising, cards, the flowers and so on and we are really very lucky in that regard. It is what heps make Moate the club that it is. I hope that you made the most of the great weather and got out playing golf. Congratulations to all our recent prize winners and thanks to all our participants and sponsors.

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by D&B Fitted Furniture 6/5/2018

Overall 1st Michael Johnston (11) 38pts, 1st Cat 1 Jamal Sabir (1) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 Willie Colgan (13) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 John Naughton (17) 37pts, 1st Cat 4 Owen Higgins (Junior) (19) 41pts, Ladies 1st Loreto Boland (19) 34pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 3/5/2018

1st Shane Tone (21) 40pts, 2nd Paul Jacob (7) 38pts, 3rd Alan Deegan (12) 37pts.

Club 500 – April 2018 Monthly Prize

1st Andy Dunne (15) 30pts.

PHOTO GALLERY – Thanks to Martin Horan for this lovely photo of last year’s President Kieran Heavin recently receiving his framed photo from current President Ollie Seery. We wish Kieran all the best in his fight for health and hope to see him abck around the club soon.

Winners this week – Michael Johnston & Shane Tone.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have the Jimmy Kassaris Men’s Vice Captains Prize. On Thursday 10th May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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. The May monthly prize kicked off from 1st May. The overall top 5 so far are Tommy Conlon, John McManus, Andy Dunne, Dermot Kenny & George Garvey.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – The provisional table after 9 events (including D&B Fitted Furniture) shows that Eamon Coughlan now tops the table with 187pts with George Garvey 2nd on 178pts and Jamie Colgan right behind with 177pts. Denis Cronin is 4th with 176pts and Jimmy Dolan lies 5th on 160pts.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – We have a bit of a backlog that we’d like to get sorted starting next Sunday night 13th May around 9pm. Prize-winners and sponsors involved will be contacted during the week and we hope that everyone will do their best to attend.  

TEAMS – Best of luck to the Provincial Towns team who are playing next Sunday afternoon.

ARCHIVES – Courtesy of my continued delving into the bowels of old newspaper reports on irishnewspapersarchive.com here are 5 more blasts from the past!

  1. Westmeath Examiner 26/3/2005 report from our Winter League Final.

  2. Irish Examiner 5/9/1989 Kieran Heavin featured in the prizes at Lahinch.

  3. Connaught Tribune 12/10/1963 Moate not involved but I thought people would like to see the order of merit for UK/Ire in 1963 featuring the likes of Christy O’Connor Snr & Peter Alliss.

  4. Irish Press 13/8/1942 Moate professional at the time Joe Nangle is entered in the Irish professional golf championship to be played at The Hermitage in Dublin.

  5. Westmeath Examiner 13/10/1928 Again Moate not involved in this one which shows details of a match between Westmeath (Mullingar) and Tullamore golf clubs.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to our Intermediate and Challenge Cup teams who won their matches on Sunday 29th. The Intermediate Cup Team playing in Tullamore beat a team from Roscrea. The team of Veronica Colgan, Pearse Corbett, Veronica Mc Cormack, Loreto Boland and Noeleen Fox won 3 of their matches and were called in on the other 2. Magagers were Beth Dunne and Marian Mullen. The Challenge Cup team overcame a team from The Royal Curragh in Edenderry. The team of Dolores Moodley, Ann Magee, Eileen Seery, Anne Healy and Marie Dolan won 3 matches and lost 2. Managers are Betty Behan and Peaarse Corbett. Commisserations to the Minor Cup team of Betty Behan, Mags Galvin, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Vivienne Dunican and Dolores Moodley who lost in Mullingar to New Forest. Managers were Marian Mullen and Mags Larrigy.

The competition on Wednesday last was the Polly Buckley Memorial. The winners were 1st Ann Magee (32) 71 net, 2nd Eileen White (22) 73 net, 3rd Eileen Seery (32) 74 net, Cat 1 Geraldine Coughlan (15) 76 net, Cat 2 Mary Rose Coughlan (20) 75 net, Cat 3 Anne Healy (32) 77 net and Cat 4 Marian Mullen (40) 87 net.

The Get into Golf programme is running very well and this week our ladies, following  two weeks of lessons from a golf professional will take to the fairways.

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CLUB NOTES 29/4/2018

Pride of place this weekend goes to our Central Towns team managed by Jimmy Kassaris who had a fine 4-1 first round win over Heritage GC. Although I was the odd one out in losing (1 down) it was a very enjoyable outing played in the best of spirits and all involved represented both clubs with distinction. Our hosts looked after us very well. Mike Hiney won away while Sean Egan, Noel Mulligan and Noel Curtis all did the business on home soil. It was great to see a healthy turnout for the Club Sub#1 this weekend so thanks to all who participated and well done to all the prize winners.

RESULTS – Club Sub #1 sponsored by Ganly’s Hardware Athlone 29/4/2018

Overall 1st Kieran Claffey (13) 68 nett, 1st Cat 1 Jamal Sabir (1) 70 nett, 1st Cat 2 Michael Johnston (12) 68 nett, 1st Cat 3 Brian McGowan (18) 72 nett, 1st Cat 4 Enda Malone (student) (20) 66 nett, Ladies 1st Veronica Colgan (16) 75 nett.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 26/4/2018

1st Declan Mullen (10) 38pts, Tied 2nd Enda Malone (20) 38pts & Noel O’Reilly (16) 38pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend Milltown GAA have a classic on the Saturday but there some early and late tee times for the Club Stableford sponsored by D&B Furniture which is also on all day Sunday. For the bank holiday Monday we have an open Ladies & Gents stableford competition with the Michael Egan Perpetual Cup up for grabs. This event has been organised by Sean Egan part proceeds will go to St Hilda’s in Athlone and we encourage you to give it your support. On Thursday 3rd May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and please remember that the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

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. The April segment of this finishes on 30th April and winner will be posted in due course. The May monthly prize kicks off from 1st May.  

MATCHPLAY DRAWS – The draws for the Club Matchplay & the Scotch Foursomes have been made and they have been posted on both the website and the locker room notice boards. Fixtures Secretary Jimmy Kassaris and Men’s Captain George Garvey have set a June 1st deadline for 1st round matches in both and anyone who does not play by that time will be eliminated. Feedback from members has been that these competitions run way over all the time so the only way we can stop that is to strictly enforce the deadline dates. Please observe them accordingly.

ARCHIVES & PHOTOS- Normal service on this front will resume next week.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

MATCHPLAY DRAWS 2018

The first two Matchplay Draws are now on the Website, (Links on the Home Page) with dates for each Round to follow in the next few days.

Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay is HERE

Scotch Foursomes is HERE

Best of luck to all !!!

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

GOTY UPDATE

Captain George is at the head of the field so I thought I'd better put this up so he can mention it in his speech on Sunday!

Position Name C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 Total
1 Garvey, George 31 33 40 32   136
2 Colgan, Jamie 20 28 28 25   101
3 Coughlan, Eamon 37   37 22   96
4 Redmond, Keith 37   39 18   94
5 Cronin, Denis 29 29   35   93
6 Duffy, Kevin 38 40   3   81
7 Hiney, Adrian 30   23 27   80
8 O'Donoghue, Denis 18 31   31   80
9 Minagh, Rory 22   26 30   78
10 Dolan, Jimmy 39     37   76
11 Horan, Dermot 38   36     74
12 Doyle, John     34 38   72
13 Fitzpatrick, Dominick 9 35 25     69
14 Lynam, Liam 16   18 33   67
15 Rafferty, Andrew 14   32 20   66
16 Cassidy, Gareth 27 32   5   64
17 Ennis, Joe 22   16 26   64
18 Egan, Sean 34     29   63
19 Digan, Tommy 24     36   60
20 Sabir, Jamal 39   20     59
21 Johnston, Michael     14 40   54
22 Seery, Oliver 15 36       51
23 Doyle, Patrick 40     10   50
24 Dunne, Andy     11 39   50
25 Shine, Padraig 26   21     47
26 Curtis, Noel 11   35     46
27 Galvin, Liam 25 20       45
28 O'Brien, Paddy 28     16   44
29 Donoghue, Raymond 13   29     42
30 Lynch - Jnr, Michael 35     7   42
31 Rosney, Darren     38     38
32 Smyth, John 36         36
33 Grennan, Willie 17     17   34
34 Kelly, Malcom 34         34
35 Lynam, Ray       34   34
36 Browne, Billy 27   6     33
37 Burke, Bert 19   12 2   33
38 Farrell, Colm      33     33
39 Kenny, Dermot 33         33
40 Greham, Benny 32         32
41 Dolan, Andreas 7 24       31
42 Kehoe, Brendan 3   15 13   31
43 McGowan, Dermot     31     31
44 Kassaris, Jimmy 30         30
45 Nugent, Shane     30     30
46 Daly, Derek       28   28
47 Hiney, Mike     24 4   28
48 Connell, Sean G     27     27
49 Lynam, Patrick 5   22     27
50 Lennon, Aidan 26         26
51 Hanniffy, Brendan 6   19     25
52 Magee, Brendan 25         25
53 Tone, Shane 15   10     25
54 Stanley, Brendan       24   24
55 Connell, Sean 23         23
56 Daly, Brendan       23   23
57 Fleming, David 23         23
58 Behan, Phil 21         21
59 Cuffe, Barry       21   21
60 Murray, Michael 21         21
61 Furey, Neil       19   19
62 Murphy, Declan 19         19
63 Galvin, Tosh 18         18
64 Conlon, Tommy 17         17
65 Maher, Shane     17     17
66 Jordan, Kevin 16         16
67 Higgins, Jason       15   15
68 Cunningham, Louis       14   14
69 Jacob, Paul     13     13
70 Allen, Arthur       12   12
71 Keenan, Padraig 12         12
72 Fogarty, Paul       11   11
73 Byrne, Patrick 10         10
74 Heavin, Martin       9   9
75 Naughton, John     9     9
76 Browne, Bernard     8     8
77 Foster, John       8   8
78 McKnight, Billy 8         8
79 Mullen, Joe     7     7
80 Lynch, David       6   6
81 Henry, John      5     5
82 Costelloe, Tommy     4     4
83 Ryan, Jack 4         4
84 Dully, Philip     3     3
85 Coyne, Paddy 2         2
86 Mullen, David Snr     2     2
87 Jordan, Gerry     1     1
88 Keogh, Val 1         1
89 O'Hanlon, Michael       1   1

 

CLUB NOTES 1/4/2018

Calling all ladies – have you ever wondered what it would be like to give golf a try in a friendly non-judgemental environment? On Wednesday April 11th at 7pm here in Moate Golf Club we are delighted to be hosting a Ladies ‘Get Into Golf’ taster session in conjunction with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland. Following that evening is an 8 week beginners programme which includes – lessons with a PGA professional and activities with club members. For further details please call 086 6089084 or 090 648 1271. We look forward to seeing you there.

RESULTS – 

1/4/2018 – Club Stableford sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shops.

1st Overall – Michael Johnston (12) 46pts, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – John Doyle (13) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 Andy Dunne (15) 43pts, 1st Cat 4 – Willie Grennan (27) 35pts. Ladies – Ann Ledwith (28) 32pts. 

30/3/2018 – Good Friday Open sponsored by Dr Cuppaiges.

1st John Doyle (13) 41pts, 2nd Paul Gilligan – Athlone (8) 40pts, Low Gross – Michael Lynch jnr (8) 39pts, 3rd Andy Dunne (15) 39pts.

25/3/2018 – Club Stableford sponsored by MLS Labels & Printing.

1st Overall – George Garvey (8) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Keith Redmond (12) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 Shane Nugent (15) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot Horan (22) 40pts. Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 41pts. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – On Saturday 7th we have a Club ‘V Par’ competition kindly sponsored by MW Catering and the rescheduled Captains Drive in is on Sunday 8th. It’s that time of the year already and our very popular Thursday Open is back on the 5th and Nick Linnane & Co are sponsoring this again for 2018 and we are delighted with that. In addition to all of that the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

GALLERY - In no particular order here are some recent prizewinners.  1. Eamon Coughlan 2. Andy Dunne 3. Shane Nugent 4. Beth Dunne 5. Tommy Digan 6. John Doyle 7. Michael Lynch Jnr 8. Keith Redmond 9. Michael Johnston 10. Ann Ledwith

and to complete the set an action shot of Captain George Garvey. 

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 overdue. Remember you cannot win a prize or represent us on a team if you have not paid up in full. 

LADIES GET INTO GOLF PROGRAMME – Introduction evening on Wednesday 11th April at 7pm. Equipment provided. Bring a friend!

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – Our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland has been rescheduled for 1pm on Sunday 8th April. The revised tee listing is being kept as close as possible to the original one but please inform us ASAP if you are unable to play so we can take you off the list. 

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.  

MATCHPLAY LISTS – We were asked to provide the entry lists in the shop for the Scotch Foursomes, Club & Scratch Matchplay competitions earlier than usual. The plan being to get them kicked off early and finished in summertime rather than October. This only works if people interested in playing sign up early. If everyone can do that soon we will organise the first round draws and get motoring on the matchplay front.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 snippets from the past this week. 1. Westmeath Examiner piece from 22/3/1958 about Moate GC in a debating match. 2. Longford Leader item on Inny Golf Society which evidently had a lot of Moate members and indeed their next outing was scheduled for there. 3. Back to WME again on 20/7/1991 and a result from that years Open Week. 4. Another Open Week set of results from WME of 19/7/2003 and finally 5. A nice report in WME of 7/3/2009 on our Captains Drive in for Dermot Kenny & Carmel Scally.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Saturday 24th March saw the beginning of the Interclub matches for the ladies club. The Minor Cup team of Mags Galvin, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Betty Behan, Alison Couper and Vivienne Dunican played a team from Abbeyleix in Portarlington. At the end of ordinary play both teams had won and lost 2 matches each and after 18 holes the 5th match was all square. By then it was too dark to continue playing so it was decided to play the tie holes on Tuesday evening. A big thanks to Vivienne Dunican who on her return to Portarlington won the match on the 1st tied hole ensuring that Moate progresses to the 2nd round of the competition. Managers for the team are Marian Mullen and Mags Larrigy.

Moate Golf Club ladies are hosting a Get Into Golf course for ladies who think they might like to play golf or have played in the past and are unsure as to wheather they want to play again or not. An Information night and Taster Session will be held in the club on Wednesday 11th April at 7pm. Equipment will be provided, It is an 8 week programme in a fun and friendly environment including lessons with a P.G.A. golf professional. Come along on the night and bring a friend. For more information phone 0906481271 or email moategolfclub@eircom.net. Looking forward to seeing you on the night.

Competition results. The competition on Wednesday 21st March was sponsored by Helen Kelly. 1st prize was won by Sinead Healy (14) with 32 pts. The runner up was Lady Captain Loreto Boland (19) with 31 pts. The competition on Wednesday 28th was sponsored by Marianne Young. The winners were 1st Loreto Boland (19) 33 pts, 2nd Sinead Healy (14) 32 pts and 3rd Noeleen Fox (21) 31 pts. Wednesday next sees a return to the full 18 hole weekly competitions.

Unfortunately the Captains Drive In for Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey was cancelled on the 18th March due to the terrible weather conditions. The Drive In will now take place on Sunday next 8th April. Please come and register by 1pm for a shotgun start at 1.30pm. We wish Loreto and George a very enjoyable day.

Best wishes to the Mixed Foursomes Team on Saturday 7th next when they play Mullingar.

CLUB NOTES 25/3/2018

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our quiz night on Friday. In an exciting finale Vinny McCormack, Jimmy McDermott with Anne & Paddy Egan emerged victorious as they defeated a strong Moate GAA outfit in a tiebreaker. We would like to thank the quizmaster Martin Horan, the answer sheet collectors and checkers Loreto Boland, Mary Horan and Betty Behan. Callum Dunne updated the spreadsheet display with the scores while I had helped set the questions which in itself was very enjoyable.

 Quizmaster Martin Horan and assistant Callum Dunne in action!

Winners Jimmy McDermott, Paddy Egan, Anne Egan & Vinny McCormack.

RESULTS –  19/3/2018 – Open Singles sponsored by Supermacs Athlone.

1st – Paul Jacob (7) 40pts, 2nd – Liam Galvin (6) 38pts, Low Gross - Jamal Sabir (1) 36pts, 3rd Pat Byrne (22) 38pts, Ladies – Veronica Colgan (16) 33pts.  

The ‘MLS Labels & Printing Systems’ result will follow during the week.  

Andrew Rafferty & Eamon Coughlan admiring Mal Kelly's swing on the 18th.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we are very busy with the Dr. Cuppaiges Open Singles on Good Friday, a Club Stableford competition kindly sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shops on Saturday / Sunday and we end the weekend with an Open Singles for ladies & gents sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate. We hope you can join us for some or all of them.   

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 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 has been rescheduled for 1pm on Sunday 8th April. If you are interested in playing please add your name to the list in the shop and if the new date doesn’t suit please advise so we can take you off the list.  

CLUB 500 – Commencing on 1st April and running to 30th September this is a 13 hole competition which can be played any day (or every day!) for just €5 a go. 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 be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month and other prizes will be announced later.

TEAMS – Our first team outing of the year in the All-Ireland Fourball sadly ended in defeat to New Forest. Team managers Martin Horan & Tosh Galvin thank all who took part and wish New Forest well in the next round. I believe Irish Mixed Foursomes and Barton Cup ties are next on the horizon.  

Captain George Garvey with All Ireland Fourball team members Pat Doyle & Padraig Shine (Moate) and their New Forest opponents.

Keith Murphy & Andreas Dolan in All Ireland Fourball action.

GOLF INSURANCE - Is fast becoming a necessity rather than a luxury for all golfers and everyone in the club should consider taking out their own cover. Recent sponsors O’Sullivan Insurances have a great package on golf insurance. It only costs approximately €25 for the year and details are available in the club shop.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – A good number of Moate members were visible at Headfort GC (New) on Sunday 25th March for Paddy Coyne’s Alliance Capt’s Prize. Declan Neville (Castle Barna) and Paddy himself were 1st and 2nd with 38pts and Tommy Conlon (Moate) next with 37pts. George Lovell, Richie Chevers, Aidan Grealish, Colm Daris and Tony Buckley also won prizes. The final Alliance outing of the season follows on Sunday 1st April in Slieve Russell. Tee times are from 10-11.30 and must be booked in advance by contacting 085 2485177 (Paddy) or 086 8053203 (Ciaran).

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Just 3 items this week due to time pressures. That hour going forward didn’t help! 1. Irish Independent of 4/7/1966 reports on Dinny White then a relative newcomer to the game doing well in a Tullamore Scratch Cup. 2. Moate GC mentioned at GUI Council Meeting as per Meath Chronicle of 26/11/1977. 3. Westmeath Examiner dated 2/7/1988 with details of a packed Open Week.

4/7/196626/11/19772/7/1988

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 18/3/2018

It was very unfortunate for our Captains George Garvey and Loreto Boland that we got another belt of snow which forced the postponement of their Drive In. It has been rescheduled for Sunday 8th April and we hope you will be able to join them then. Our appreciation goes to all who have played in our competitions recently and congratulations to all our winners. There is a special thank you to Johnny Cleary, a great friend of mine and the club who generously sponsored a competition even though he is no longer splitting the fairways from the tee box. We watched the Irish rugby team win the Grand Slam together on Saturday and it’s an appropriate time to say ‘Well done Ireland!’

RESULTS –

17/3/2018 – Club Comp sponsored by Johnny Cleary

1st – Kevin Duffy (17) 41pts, 2nd – Jamal Sabir (1) 39pts, 3rd Dermot Horan (22) 36pts.

19/2/18 - 17/3/18 – Running 12 Hole Club Comp.

1st Cat 1 – Bert Burke (4) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Tommy Conlon (11) 26pts, 1st Cat 3 – Brian McGowan (18) 26pts, 1st Cat 4 – Danny Conlon (23) 31pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club Stableford competition kindly sponsored by MLS Labels & Printing Systems.

MEMBERSHIP – If you have not got around to paying your full membership subs as yet Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now in fact a little overdue. Please pop in to settle up and get your shiny new 2018 sticker as soon as possible.

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – As mentioned above, our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland has been deferred until Sunday 8th April. If the new date is unsuitable to anyone who had paid already you will of course be entitled to a refund. If anyone who the original date didn’t suit is now interested in playing please add your name to the list in the shop. 

TABLE QUIZ – Final preparations are now underway for the Table Quiz presented by the Ladies Club on Friday March 23rd in the Clubhouse. A table of 4 costs just €40 and we hope you will join us. Martin Horan will be posing the questions while answers may be available for a small fee -if you know the right person to ask!!

GOLF INSURANCE - Is fast becoming a necessity rather than a luxury for all golfers and everyone in the club should consider taking out their own cover. Recent sponsors O’Sullivan Insurances have a great package on golf insurance. It only costs approximately €25 for the year.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – No doubt a good number of Moate members will make the journey to Headfort GC (New) on Sunday 25th March for Paddy Coyne’s Alliance Capt’s Prize. The final Alliance outing of the season follows that on Sunday 1st April in Slieve Russell. Tee times for both events are from 10-12 and contact numbers for further details are 085 2485177 (Paddy) and 086 8053203 (Ciaran).  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – 1. From the Westmeath Examiner of 18/9/1948 and refers to a Rev M. Dunican of Moate GC among the prize winners at Mullingar GC. 2. Westmeath Examiner 23/10/1982 Hugh Conlon wins Golfer of the Year. 3. Meath Chronicle 14/12/1985 about then Royal Tara Captain John C Donnelly whose father was a founding member of Moate GC. 4. Irish Press 11/9/2004 announcing Bert Burke’s selection for international duty and 5. Back to the Westmeath Examiner of 30/9/2006 and a results section showing a win in the Teachers Prize for former member Paul Smyth.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

Despite the extremely cold weather on St Patrick's Day, quite a lot of ladies played in the Annual St Patrick's Day White Elephant competition. The competition was played over 13 holes, Veronica Mc Cormack took the honour on the day with a score of 24pts, Eleanor Fitzpatrick was runner up with 22 pts, Patricia Burke with 21 pts beat Eileen Seery for 3rd place on a count back. At the presentation afterwards Winter League prizes and January and February Running prizes were also presented.

Unfortunately thanks to the snow the Captains Drive in for Loreto and George had to be postponed. A new date will be announced in the near future.

The winners of the February Running competition were 1st Sinead Healy, 2nd Ann Magee and 3rd Geraldine Coughlan.

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

DRIVE IN TEE LISTING

*SUN 18th MAR - COURSE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW*

Captains Drive In - 18th March 2018
Hole 1 GEORGE GARVEY 8 LORETO BOLAND 19 OLLIE SEERY 16 MARIAN MULLEN 36
Hole 1a JIMMY KASSARIS 12 MARTIN HORAN 15 JOE CREGGY 19 BETTY BEHAN 22
Hole 2 JAMES KELLY (v) 8 JOHN REYNOLDS 15 MICHAEL KELLY (v) 18 MARIAN KINAHAN (v) 20
Hole 3 EAMON COUGHLAN 7 SEAMUS MCCORMACK 13 SHANE TONE 21 PATRICIA BURKE 24
Hole 4 BRENDAN KEHOE 6 TOMMY CAMPBELL 16 ANDREAS DOLAN 18 CARMEL CARROLL 21
Hole 5 TOMMY CONLON 11 DOCKEY HEALY (v) 17 JOE HEALY 21 FINBAR FIELDING 19
Hole 6 LIAM GALVIN 6 PADDY O'BRIEN 13 WILLIE SMITH 26 CARMEL CONNOLLY 13
Hole 6a MAL KELLY 11     MICHAEL MURRAY 17 SINEAD HEALY 14
Hole 7 SEAMUS DOLAN 10 MICHAEL JOHNSTON 12 MICHAEL BENNY 25 BREDA KELLY 22
Hole 8 JAMIE COLGAN 6 SEAN EGAN 14 SHANE NUGENT 15 MARGARET LARRIGY 36
Hole 9 PAUL JACOB 7 MIKE HINEY 13 PADRAIG SHINE 19 VERONICA COLGAN 16
Hole 10 ADRIAN HINEY 5 WILLIE COLGAN 12 NOEL DUNNE 19 ELEANOR FITZPATRICK 22
Hole 11 TONY SHINE 6 PADDY COYNE 14 VINNY MCCORMACK 18 ALISON COUPER 24
Hole 11a TOSH GALVIN 10 JOE ENNIS 12 HUGH FLANAGAN 14 MARIE DOLAN 34
Hole 12 RORY MINAGH 6 DARREN ROSNEY 13 PAT FOX 17 THERESA CLEARY 28
Hole 13 BERT BURKE 4 BENNY HANNIFFY 14 GER COUGHLAN 25 BETH DUNNE 15
Hole 14 SEAN DUNNE 10 ANDY DUNNE 15 JONATHAN CROZIER 23 MAGS GALVIN 22
Hole 15 DOM FITZPATRICK 6 JOHN SMYTH 13 PAUL ROONEY 17 MARIE KEANE 36
Hole 15a TOMMY DIGAN 5 GARETH CASSIDY 12     KEVIN LOWRY 23
Hole 16 MICHEAL KELLY 7 JAMES DOLAN (MT)   DAVID BUCKLEY 20 ANN LEDWITH 28
Hole 17 PHIL BEHAN 12 JOE MULLEN 13 LEONARD DONALDSON 20 EILEEN SEERY 32
Hole 18 PADRAIG KEENAN 11 PAT DOYLE 16 MICK O'BRIEN 17 MARY HORAN 25
AND WE'RE BACK..................

Thanks to the excellent work of our course staff and their mighty team of voluntary helpers the course looked superb today in the spring sunshine. The extremely high scores posted are a testament to how well the course has bounced back after being covered in snow only a few days ago.

RESULTS – 11/3/18 Club Comp sponsored by O’Sullivan’s Insurances.

1st Overall – Pat Doyle (16) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 41pts, 1st Cat 2 – Mal Kelly (11) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Jimmy Dolan (16) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot Kenny (19) 40pts.

The Competition Secretary pointed out that a significant number of cards were not returned for this weekends competition. Please remember that all cards should be returned no matter what your score is.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The Captains Drive In takes pride of place with a shotgun start at 12 noon on Sunday 18th. The last 12 hole club comp continues until Friday 16th March while on Saturday 17th we have a Club Singles stableford kindly sponsored by Johnny Cleary and we complete the weekend with the Supermacs Athlone sponsored Open Singles on Monday 20th.  The Adrian Kennedy Cup was postponed due to the freak weather conditions last weekend and has been deferred until September.

MEMBERSHIP – The Club Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now in fact a little overdue. We appreciate that the snow may have prevented some payments but would appreciate it if you can see your way to make your contribution as soon as possible.

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – As mentioned above, our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland takes place on March 18th. The entry sheet still has a few spaces left and we want as many as possible to participate in their big day so please contact the shop during the week to get your name added to the list. Entry is €10 and the format is a 4 person scramble and teams / tees will be announced on Friday night.  

TABLE QUIZ – The Ladies Club are organising a table quiz on Friday March 23rd in the Clubhouse. A table of 4 costs just €40 and we hope you will join us. The negotiations as to the difficulty of questions that will appear are ongoing and once we have that sorted we’ll be assisting in the North Korean / Donald Trump meetings!

DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS – We are extremely fortunate in Moate Golf Club to have some wonderful volunteers who augment the great work being done by our greenkeepers. Part of the work they do which may not be noticed by some is to go out several times per week and repair divots all over the course. If every player takes the responsibility to replace their own divots this would go a long way to making their jobs easier and we all benefit from having a course in great condition. The same goes for pitch marks and the motto there is ‘repair your own and one other’.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – The GOTY for 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever and has been expanded to include all competitions including single day events that are played on a Saturday or Sunday in addition to the weekend comps that were already in. A full list will be displayed when the extra columns have been added to the spreadsheet. Pat Doyle is the early table topper with 40 GOTY points for his fantastic score of 42pts in the O’Sullivan Insurances comp played at the weekend.

GOLF INSURANCE - Is fast becoming a necessity rather than a luxury for all golfers and everyone in the club should consider taking out their own cover. This weekends sponsors O’Sullivan Insurances have a great offer on golf insurance and full details will be posted to the website in the coming days. It only costs approximately €25 for the year and we will also have some literature in the clubhouse during the week.

BERT’S 69 – He may not look old enough but Bert Burke finally had the great distinction of posting a score lower than his age on Friday when he fired his way to a superb score of 69 strokes. Well done Bert!

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I dug out 3 items this weekend, the first being about Alfie Dodd's Captains prize from Westmeath Examiner of 6/9/1969 then from the same paper on 28/5/1983 we have a mention for Ballymore legend Johnny Cleary who was a dab hand at the Pitch and Putt and we finish with a snippet from the Irish Independent of 24/8/1993 about our Provincial Towns win.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

The Annual White Elephant competition is on St Patrick’s Day. Tee time 12 - 1.30 pm. Book on BRS.

The Captains Drive in to honor Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey is on Sunday 18th March. Contact the club shop to get your name on list. Shotgun start at 12.30.

presentation of Winter League and January Running competition at White Elephant presentation.

MOATE GOLF CLUB NOTES 25/2/2018

Despite a frost scare we are delighted to have got the Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League Final played on Sunday. The course was in super condition and earlier fears that the greens would be unreceptive were unfounded. As it turned out I had more reason than most to be happy that it was played as I was part of the winning team and I must congratulate my team mates on Team 10 John Smyth, Pat Doyle, Ger Coughlan and Martin Horan on a great performance. It is particularly pleasing as we had only qualified in 13th spot. I’d also like to say thanks to Frank Kiernan, Joe Healy and Mal Kelly who I played with. Well done to all the other prize winners and a special thank you to our sponsor (and President) Ollie Seery for his terrific support of this event. Thanks also to those who managed to attend the presentation of prizes afterwards.

RESULTS – Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League Final 25/2/2018

1st – Andy Dunne, Ger Coughlan, John Smyth, Pat Doyle, Martin Horan – 41pts.

2nd – Brendan Kehoe, Michael Power, Adam Turley, Val Keogh, Gareth Cassidy – 32pts.

3rd – John Naughton, Eddie Dunican, Dermot Kenny, Vincent Rickard, Sean Dunne – 31pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The 12 hole club comp continues until Friday 2nd March while next weekend sees the first 18 hole competition of the new season and that is the Adrian Kennedy Memorial Trophy.

DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS – We are extremely fortunate in Moate Golf Club to have some wonderful volunteers who augment the great work being done by our greenkeepers. Part of the work they do which may not be noticed by some is to go out several times per week and repair divots all over the course. If every player takes the responsibility to replace their own divots this would go a long way to making their jobs easier and we all benefit from having a course in great condition. The same goes for pitch marks and the motto there is ‘repair your own and one other’.

MEMBERSHIP – The Club Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are due at the end of February. To aid the continued smooth running of the club anyone that can pay before then is more than welcome to do so.

SPONSORS – We are very appreciative of the vital contribution our sponsors make and the last group we have to thank are – The Dunne Family, Moate Meats, AB Oil, Seery’s Cash and Carry and The Auld Shebeen. We thank you all for your generous support.

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – Our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland takes place on March 18th. The entry sheet now in the shop and the €10 fee should be paid when submitting your name and handicap.

TABLE QUIZ – The Ladies Club are organising a table quiz on Friday March 23rd in the Clubhouse. A table of 4 costs just €40 and we hope you will join us. Two professional consultants have been brought in to pose and indeed compose the questions so mark my words you’ll need your wits about you for this super quiz.

CASUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP 2018 – We have a new category for ‘social golfers’. It only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available. It may suit someone getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t to play in competitions. Accordingly, you do not get a GUI handicap.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The latest outing was on Sunday 25th in New Forest which was handy for some of our members who didn’t qualify for the Winter League Final in Moate! 1st and 2nd went to Pat Hughes and Fergie McCormack who both had 38pts. They are in action again on Sunday 4th March from 10-12 at Slieve Russell GC and for further details contact Paddy Coyne on 085-2485177.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I will return to this next weekend, I had nothing available this weekend due to time constraints.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

The final of the ladies Winter League was held on Saturday 24th. Team D - Beth Dunne, Carmel Carroll and Marie Dolan were hte winners with a combined score of 123, The runners up were Team E - Sinead Healy, Noeleen Fox and Eileen Seery with a very respectable score of 118.8. Well done to both teams and to all the members who played all their rounds despite the horrible weather over the last few weeks. The prizes will be presented after the White Elephant competition on St Patrick's Day.

Some dates for your diary in March. On St Patrick's Day the annual White Elephant competition will take place, tee times from 12 noon can now be booked on line. Sunday March 18th the official start of the golfing year takes place with the Drive in for Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey. Contact the shop to get your name down early and avoid disappointment. On Friday 23rd of March a table quiz will be held in the club house so get your teams organised and refresh your general knowledge.

 

12 HOLE COMP EXTENSION

This weeks 12 hole competition has been extended until next weekend so anyone playing in the WL Final on Sunday can also play in it. Just remember it's holes 1-12 that count for it not the 1st 12 holes you play then as we have a shotgun start!

SEERY'S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE FINAL UPDATE
The final table for the Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League is now available. Check out the 16 qualifiers. Tee allocation to follow. Shotgun start on Sunday Feb 25th at 12.00 - Teams split up into groups of 4 and that group play against each other for points. 1st 8, 2nd 5,3rd 3,4th 2 and 1pt each for winners of front 9 & back 9. Then all 5 team members scores are added together. Simples.
Draw for Winter League Final now available HERE
Final Winter League Table available HERE
LADIES WINTER LEAGUE 2017/2018

The final of the Ladies Winter League is on Saturday 24th February. Tee times from 12 noon. Check BRS for times.

Teams

Team A - Pearse Corbett, Betty Behan & Mary Rose Coughlan

Team B - Helen Kelly, Eleanor Fitzpatrick & Ann Magee

Team C - Geraldine Coughlan, Loreto Boland & Marie Keane

Team D - Beth Dunne, Carmel Carroll & Marie Dolan

Team E - Sinead Healy, Noeleen Fox & Eileen Seery

10% of qualifying score will be added to the final score on the day.

Competition is 18 hole stableford

CLUB NOTES 18/2/2018
We are already hurtling towards the end of February with the Winter League Final firmly in our sights and the 18 hole competitions will be here before we know it. The first of those will be the Adrian Kennedy Trophy on 3rd & 4th March. Then it will soon be time for our incoming Captains George & Loreto to start practising their waggle for the biggest tee shots of their lives on March 18th. No pressure. We’d like to congratulate all our winners and thank everyone who has played recently. All going well next Sunday we will have a presentation after the Winter League Final and those required to collect prizes won since Christmas will be notified.

RESULTS – 12 Hole Club Competition 18/2/2018

1st Cat 1 – Paddy Lynam (7) 26pts, 1st Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 29-2 = 27pts, 1st Cat 3 – Gabriel Buckley (16) 29pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Macken (25) 29pts.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Qualifying round scores are flying in for the Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League and a few men and women went the extra mile for their teams in playing twice and even three times over the weekend. The absolute last day for scores is Wednesday 21st. The tee allocation and 16th team draw will take place that night and will be published on the website as soon as possible afterwards.

There were almost 100 rounds played in the last week or so which is amazing and the current leading teams are Joe Creggy 504pts, Billy Browne 503pts while tied 3rd Paddy Lynam and Mike Hiney are on 491pts. It’s much more exciting and tense near the cut-off point with only 10pts separating Jimmy Kassaris / Tommy Campbell in joint 13th and Joe Healy / Jimmy Dolan tied 19th. Anything could happen over the closing days.

The date for the final is still Sunday February 25th with registration at 11.30 for a 12.00 start. Saturday 3rd March is on standby in the event of a weather related disaster. Any qualified team that requires a substitute please notify us and a replacement will be allocated by the Men’s Committee. The wildcard team and any subs required will only be picked from those with all rounds played.

MEMBERSHIP – The Club Treasurer is sending a gentle reminder that subscriptions for 2018 are due at the end of the month. To aid our continued smooth running of the club anyone that can pay before then is welcome to do so. It will help cut down on the queues outside the door on February 28th.

SPONSORS – We are very appreciative of the vital contribution our sponsors make and the next group we’d like to thank are – Tuesday Club, Hugh Campbell Solicitors, Vinny McCormack, Behan’s Country Market, Pepper Money, Jimmy Kassaris & family, Sean Dunne, McCarthy’s Centra Moate and An Garda Siochana. We thank you all for your generous support.

CASUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP 2018 – We have a new category for ‘social golfers’. It only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available. It may suit someone getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t want the added pressure of competition. You do not get a GUI handicap and you do not participate in competitions.

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – An early mention for the Captains Drive In which takes place on March 18th. The entry sheet for George Garvey & Loreto Boland’s drive in is now in the shop. Entry is €10 and this should be paid when submitting your name and handicap.

TABLE QUIZ – The Ladies Club are hosting a table quiz on Friday March 23rd in the Clubhouse. A table of 4 costs just €40 and we’d love to see you there. I’ve heard a few people are holding team try-outs so the competition is only going to be fierce. Stop the lights!

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing is on Sunday 25th in New Forest with tee times from 10-12. Unfortunately this clashes with our Winter League Final but it said Saturday on the schedule here and it can’t be helped. For Alliance bookings contact Paddy Coyne on 085-2485177.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Here are a few more vintage Moate GC related items via my subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES 11/2/2018

Unfortunately we were not open over the weekend as much as we would have liked but please bear with us while we give the weather people a good talking to! At least we did get going on Sunday morning (eventually) and thankfully the course was in great condition, showing no ill effects from the rain and snow. Our sincere thanks to everyone who ventured out.

RESULTS – The competition has been extended to Sunday 18th February due to the recent bad weather.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Qualifying round scores are flying in for the Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League and it is important that every team makes an effort over the remaining days to get their rounds played. The wildcard team and any subs required will only be picked from those with all rounds played. Apologies to all involved with the teams of John Naughton, Johnny Mullally and Noel Ryan as I had not tallied your totals correctly in last weeks table but I think we are all sorted now.

Paddy Lynam’s team stay 1st on 491pts and Padraig Keenan’s side glide into 2nd on 488pts. Down at the cut mark there is a tie on 431pts between Jimmy Kassaris & Brendan Kehoe. Jimmy is relying on John P Kelly and Ray Lynam to deliver in the final few rounds while Brendan himself has a few to play and young Adam Turley is well capable of bringing in a big score or two as well. The date for the final is still Sunday February 25th and Saturday 3rd March is on standby in the event of a weather related disaster.

SPONSORS – We are very appreciative of the vital contribution our sponsors make and over the coming weeks I want to mention all of them. The next batch are – Specsavers, Dolan family, Doorsets Ireland, Bold Boys Corner, Garden Care, Clodagh’s Boutique, Shane Maher t/a Peter Gillivan’s Butchers, Vet Farm Supplies, Hill family and finally for this week the Friends of Dinny White. We thank you all for your generous support.

CASUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP 2018 – We have a new category for ‘social golfers’. It only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available. It may suit someone getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t want the added pressure of competition. You do not get a GUI handicap and you do not participate in competitions.

TABLE QUIZ – The Ladies Club are hosting a table quiz on Friday March 23rd in the Clubhouse. We haven’t had one for several years so this is long overdue and I’ll be swotting up for the next few weeks! I’ve started binge watching ‘The Chase’ and I reckon I have some of Bunny Carr’s Quicksilver quiz books lying around somewhere. A table of 4 costs just €40 and we’d love to see you there.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – There are a few more vintage Moate GC related items via my subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com plus one non Moate related item.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES 4/2/2018
We have now finalised the fixture diaries for 2018. Both Mens & Ladies lists are on the website. The first 18 hole competition will be on 3rd / 4th March. We would like to thank everyone who played during the last week and well done to all our prize winners. Qualifying round scores continue to come in at pace in the Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League and it is important that every team makes an effort over the remaining weeks to get their rounds played. Remember there is a wildcard spot for all teams outside the top 15 who have all their rounds finished. 

RESULTS – Weekly 12 Hole Club Stableford Jan 29th to Feb 4th 2018.

1st Cat 1 – Neil Fuery (8) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Noel Mulligan (13) 27pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Naughton (16) 29pts, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot McGowan (21) 29pts.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – It was great to see lots of rounds played this week and we hope that teams keep up this effort to get all rounds finished. We have new leaders in Paddy Lynam, Seamus Lynam, Dom Fitzpatrick, Paddy Carroll and Paddy Costelloe on 484pts with Frank Kiernan’s battalion next up on 481pts and Joe Creggy’s class drop to 3rd on 478pts. One of the big movers this week see’s Billy Browne’s side up 6 spots to 4th with 474pts, sponsor and President Ollie Seery’s crack squad being the others moving up 7 places to 24th on 269pts. The date for the final has been set as Sunday February 25th and Saturday 3rd March is on standby if the weather fails us.

SPONSORSWe are very appreciative of the vital contribution our sponsors make and over the coming weeks I want to mention all of them. The next batch up are – Ganly’s Hardware, Permanent TSB Athlone, Syncom-Group UK, D&B Fitted Furniture, Glennon Family, M.W. Catering, Ladies Club, Pro Golf, Nick Linnane & Co and finally for now Master Stone. We thank you all for your generous support.

CASUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP 2018 – We have a new category for ‘social golfers’. It only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available. It may suit someone getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t want the added pressure of competition. You do not get a GUI handicap and you do not participate in competitions.

LADIES ‘GET INTO GOLF’ – Moate GC are delighted to announce that we will be embarking on a journey with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland’s ‘Get Into Golf’ programme for ladies in the months ahead. It will commence with a free taster session and we’ll advise of the date in due course. If you or any lady you know is interested please contact the club for further details.  

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES 28/1/2018
We hope to announce our full fixture list next weekend and we are delighted to say that we have managed to get every competition sponsored. We would like to thank everyone who played during the last week or so and well done to our prize winners. As we get to the business end of the Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League it is important that every team makes an effort over the remaining weeks to get their rounds played. Remember there is a wildcard spot for all teams outside the top 15 who have all their rounds finished.  

RESULTS – Weekly 12 Hole Club Stableford Jan 15th to 28th 2018.

1st Cat 1 – Tony Shine (6) 28pts, 1st Cat 2 – Tommy Conlon (11) 26pts, 1st Cat 3 – Martin Horan (15) 27pts, 1st Cat 4 – Padraig Shine (19) 28pts.

CASUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP 2018 – This is a new category for ‘social golfers’. It only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available. It may suit someone getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t want the added pressure of competition. You do not get a GUI handicap and you do not participate in competitions.

LADIES ‘GET INTO GOLF’ – Moate GC are delighted to announce that we will be embarking on a journey with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland’s ‘Get Into Golf’ programme for ladies in the months ahead. It will commence with a free taster session and we’ll advise of the date in due course. If you or any lady you know is interested please contact the club for further details.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Although there were quite a few rounds played this week there was surprisingly little movement in the top 10. Joe Creggy’s charges still remain in pole position on 478pts and Frank Kiernan’s team on 468pts swap places with Paddy Lynam’s on 459pts to take 3rd spot. Biggest gain was 7 places by John Naughton’s team on 366pts and they are now 12th, although it looks like Sean Dunne is trying for a full line of numbers in red across the bottom of their card. Someone needs to tell him it’s not bingo! The date for the final has been set as Sunday February 25th and Saturday 3rd March is on standby if the weather fails us.

SPONSORSWe are very appreciative of the vital contribution our sponsors make and over the coming weeks I want to mention all of them. The first batch up are – MLS Labels & Printing Systems, Croziers Autoparts, Grand Hotel Moate, Supermacs Athlone, O’Sullivan Insurances, Johnny Cleary, Kennedy Family, Keenan Bauer, Dr. Cuppaiges and Michael Horan Golf Shops. We thank you all for your generous support.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Alliance are in action next Sunday February 4th with tee times available from 10.20 – 12.15 at Esker Hills GC. Please contact Paddy Coyne on 085 2485177 for further details. from

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

Unfortunately due to the terrible weather we have had over the last few weeks I have no golfing news to report. However the final date for submitting cards for the Ladies Winter League is extended to February 21st, with the final taking place on Saturday 24th February.

The Ladies Committee for the year is as follows, Lady Captain Loreto Boland, Lady President Marian Mullen, Hon Secretary Mary Horan, Treasurer Kathleen Conlon, Handicap Secretary Betty Behan with Marie Dolan and Pearse Corbett also on the handicap committee, Competition Secretary Mags Galvin, PRO Marian Mullen. Also on committee are Margaret Larrigy, Eileen White, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Beth Dunne.

This year a new iniative for the ladies club is being introduced with The 'Get Into Golf' scheme. More information on this will be available in the next few weeks. However ladies if you have any friends who think that they might be interested in playing golf this would be a very good way for them to try it out.

CLUB NOTES 21/1/2018

This weeks notes sound like a bulletin from Met Eireann! We had a blast of snow earlier in the week and the weekend was a bit of a washout so this week’s competition has been extended to Sunday 28th January.  

CASUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP 2018 – there is a new category for ‘social golfers’. This only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available. It may suit those who are getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t want the added pressure of competition. You do not get a GUI handicap and you do not participate in competitions. To avail of this reduced price category you cannot have been a Moate member between 2015 & 2017.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Very few rounds played this week due to the aforementioned inclement weather so very little movement on the table. Paddy Lynam’s team go up 3 places to 3rd on 440pts, Darren Rosney’s team are now 13th on 320pts and also moving up 3 spots is Johnny Mullally’s team on 240pts.  

Remaining Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number. The date for the final has been set as Sunday February 25th and Saturday 3rd March is on standby if the weather fails us.

PHOTO GALLERY – 2 photos which just about sums up our week.  

 

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Here are a few more vintage Moate GC related items via my subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com

1. Irish Independent 3/2/1981 showing we were drawn home v Dundalk in the 1st rd of the Barton Cup. 2. Westmeath Examiner 3/12/1994 about the new 18 hole course. 3.

3. Lost and Found section of Irish Independent 17/6/1960. I wonder were they ever recovered? 4. Notes from Westmeath Examiner 22/9/2007.

5. Tommy O'Brien wins the Moate Schools Cup as per Westmeath Examiner of 31/5/1969.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

MAUREEN COMERTON RIP

Moate Golf Club wish to pass on sincere condolences to the family and friends of our Past Lady Captain Maureen Comerton who has died. Reposing at Flynn's Funeral Home, The Strand, Athlone on Saturday 20th January from 4pm to 5.30pm with removal to St Marys for 6pm. Requiem Mass will follow on Monday at 10.30 with burial afterwards in Coosan Cemetery.

Maureen was Lady Captain in 1973 and as a mark of respect the course will be closed until 12pm on Monday 22nd January.

CLUB NOTES - 14TH JANUARY 2018

We would like to thank all who braved the cold and wet during the week to support our competition and well done to all our prize winners.  

RESULTS – 12 Hole Club Competition 8/1/18 - 14/1/18

Cat 1 – 1st Rory Minagh (6) 27pts, Cat 2 – 1st Willie Colgan (12) 27pts, Cat 3 – 1st Jimmy Dolan (16) 27pts, Cat 4 – Shane Maher (24) 28pts.  

CASUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP 2018 – there is a new category for ‘social golfers’. This only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available. It may suit those who are getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t want the added pressure of competition. You do not get a GUI handicap and you do not participate in competitions. To avail of this reduced price category you cannot have been a Moate member between 2015 & 2017. 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – A 12 hole weekly re-entry competition runs from Monday 15th January to Sunday 21st. Remaining Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number.  

2018 FIXTURES – A few of big ones are now confirmed so I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at the calendar ahead. Firstly it’s the Captains Drive in which is set for Sunday 18th March. Presidents Ollie Seery & Marian Mullen are joining forces on 23rd / 24th June, Loreto Boland will host her Lady Captains Prize on Saturday July 21st and George Garvey’s Captains Prize qualifier will be on 11th & 12th August with the final on Saturday 18th. More dates will follow shortly. 

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Joe Creggy, Joe Ennis, Barry Cuffe, Noel Curtis & Gerry Jordan now on 478pts are proving very difficult to overhaul in the qualifying round. Andy Dunne, Ger Coughlan, John Smyth, Pat Doyle and Martin Horan jump up 7 to 2nd on 451pts while Frank Kiernan, Noel O’Reilly, Michael Johnston, Pat Flynn & Benny Greham drop to 3rd with 439pts. Lots of movement in both directions this week with both Brendan Kehoe and Brendan Magee seeing their teams rise 9 places to 10th and 12th respectively. Also moving 9 places but in the wrong direction to 23rd is Michael Connolly’s team. My statistics department tell me that 42% of rounds have now been played and while all teams have at least 1 round played there are 18 out of the 160 players with no rounds played as yet. The date for the final has been set as Sunday February 25th and Saturday 3rd March is on standby if the weather doesn’t co-operate.  

PHOTO GALLERY – 1. Martin Horan tees off on 2nd. 2. JJ Colgan lets fly on the 8th. 3. Captain George Garvey taps in for birdie on the 8th.

 

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The latest outing was in Mullingar GC today and results are as follows – 1st Ned Mollaghan (Longford) 39pts, 2nd Tony Buckley (New Forest) 39pts, 3rd Martin Murray (New Forest) 38pts and 4th Billy Hawney (Longford) 37pts. Next up it’s Esker Hills on 4th February and for further details please call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.  

RESTAURANT – Although I’m sure there are people suffering withdrawal symptoms at this stage, due to holidays the restaurant in Moate GC will remain closed until Tuesday 23rd January.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Here are 5 more vintage Moate GC related items via my subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com

1. Irish Press 25/6/1946, JA Claffey who was Captain in 1942 gets a mention.

2. Irish Press 26/8/1982 ................. 3. Longford leader 6/7/1990

4. Kilkenny People 20/8/1993 Dinny White competes in the Irish Amateur Close Championship. 5. Notes from Westmeath Examiner of 29/7/2000 with a lot of familair names.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES - 7TH JANUARY 2018

We are busy gearing up for 2018 and we look forward to having a great year. Unfortunately we have been a little unlucky with the weather over the last month or so and the flu outbreak has probably prevented a few from playing also. Just like you have to take care of yourself while sick, sometimes we just have to protect the course and stay closed. I suppose we should be grateful that we are not experiencing the extreme low temperatures currently blasting the eastern side of America.

RESULTS – Open Hamper 12 Hole Competition 18/12/17 - 7/1/2018

1st PJ Higgins (15) Roscommon GC 32pts, 2nd K Rosney (13) Castlerea GC 30pts, Gross – Dom Fitzpatrick (6) 23pts, 3rd Jack Ryan (20) 29pts, Ladies – Loreto Boland (19) 23pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – A 12 hole weekly re-entry competition runs from Monday 8th January to Sunday 14th. Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number.

WINTER LEAGUE UPDATE – Joe Creggy, Joe Ennis, Barry Cuffe, Noel Curtis & Gerry Jordan on 457pts continue to lead the qualifying round of the 2018 Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League. Closest to them are Frank Kiernan, Noel O’Reilly, Michael Johnston, Pat Flynn & Benny Greham who jump from 4th to 2nd with 422pts. Biggest upward movers of the week were Shane Tone, Alan Deegan, Declan Mullen, Richard O’Brien & Gerard Carroll on 196pts and they go up 14 positions to 18th in the table. President Ollie Seery may rally the troops as he, John Henry, Phil Behan, Denis Cronin and Betty Behan drop 5 places to 25th.

PHOTO GALLERY – 1. New Years Day saw new Mens Captain George Garvey on the 1st tee. 2. Off to the right on the 8th hole. 3. Tommy Digan taking aim on the 7th. 4. Micheal Kelly lets fly on the 10th.

MIXED FOURSOMES WINNERS – Congratulations to Noeleen Fox and Liam Galvin who won the inaugural 2017 Mixed Foursomes Final a few weeks back. Apologies to them that they didn’t get their deserved mention here at the time due to the Christmas rush! They beat Anne Healy & Louis Cunningham on the 20th hole. Thanks to everyone who participated over the summer.

FIRST HOLE EXPERIMENT – We tried a sign on the 1st tee box Saturday asking players to wait until the 1st green was clear to try and alleviate the little blockages that happen at the 2nd tee box. However it was clearly unsuccessful caused chronic delays and was abandoned after a couple of hours. Apart from having some very disgruntled members on our hands, simple economics shows that we would be reducing the number of players playing by 12 per hour by having the delay at the first.  

MEMBERSHIP 2018 – Check your email inboxes in the coming days for the 2018 membership invoice and even though it’s not technically due until end of February I’m sure Treasurer Sean Dunne won’t decline any early payments. Hopefully you can appreciate we are not posting invoices to everyone in an effort to save some trees and reduce administration costs. If anyone requires a hard copy of their invoice Anna will supply this.

All our annual subscription fees are clearly listed on the website and by and large all are the same as 2017 except the ‘friend’ category which is now eliminated and there is a new category for ‘social golfers’. This only costs €300 and allows you to play golf any time the course is available but you do not get a GUI handicap and you do not participate in competitions. It may suit those who are getting back to golf after a few years off or trying it out for the first time but don’t want the added pressure of competition. If a member in this category wants to upgrade to full competitive membership at a later stage this can be done by paying the additional amount required to reach the full fee for your relevant membership group. To avail of this reduced price category you cannot have been a Moate member from 2015-2017 therefore current members cannot ‘downgrade’.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Next up it’s Mullingar on 14th January with tee times from 10 am to 12. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.

RESTAURANT – The restaurant in Moate GC will remain closed from now until Tuesday 23rd January and while I’m sure we will miss our coffees, big steak dinners and the like we can’t begrudge the hardworking team a break.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Here are three more vintage Moate GC related items via my subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and all are from the Westmeath Examiner.

1. Our 1944 AGM. 2. Midland Alliance 1986 and 3. Ladies Results from May 1995.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

MOATE GOLF CLUB NOTES - 31ST DEC 2017

On behalf of Moate Golf Club I wish all our members, visitors and sponsors a very Happy New Year and hope we all have a great 2018 together.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – We are running an ‘Open Hamper’ competition (re-entry) over 12 holes until Sunday 7th January. It is €5 for members with a re-entry of €3 and visitors can play for €7 with a re-entry fee of €5 so please spread the word for the final few days of it. Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number.

PHOTO GALLERY – The last photo’s of the year for me were taken on a frosty day just after St. Stephens Day.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Next up it’s Mullingar on 14th January with tee times from 10 am to 12. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I managed to tear myself away from the Christmas cake  to unearth a few more vintage Moate GC related items via my subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com

1. From the Nationalist & Leinster Times of 3/4/1943 relating to ex Moate golf professional Joe Nangle. 2. Is re a Christmas Hamper win from the Westmeath Examiner dated 22/12/1956 and 3. A little more recent a set of full notes from the Westmeath Examiner of 2/10/2010.

1943 / 1956

2010

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES 26/12/2017

As they say there's a first time for everything and this week here's 2 things I havent done before - play golf on Christmas Eve and post notes on St. Stephens Day. We hope you all had a good Christmas and that you get to play some golf over the holidays as 2018 hurtles toward us.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – We are running an ‘Open Hamper’ competition (re-entry) over 12 holes until Sunday 7th January. Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – The Christmas No 1’s are Joe Creggy, Joe Ennis, Barry Cuffe, Noel Curtis and Gerry Jordan on 457pts with Mike Hiney, Sean Egan, Liam Lynam, Adrian Hiney and Jamie Colgan on 407pts dropping to 2nd and Jimmy Kassaris, Sham Dolan, Ray Lynam, Tommy Conlon and John P Kelly very close behind them with 405pts. Nice to see that Micheal Kelly and Tommy Digan have joined Derek Daly, Keith Redmond and Tony Cushen to complete their team and we also have 2 new entries with Billy Browne and Shane Tone getting their line ups finalised. That’s 32 teams now in total.  

PRESENTATION GALLERY – The last presentation of 2017 was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 17th December and here are some photos from it.

1. New Lady Captain, Loreto Boland makes her presenting debut while new Lady President Marian Mullen watches on. 2. Betty Behan receives a prize. 3. Geraldine Coughlan receives her prize. 4. Darren Rosney gets a prize from Captain George Garvey with Competition Secretary Jimmy Kassaris compering. 5. Brendan Hanniffy gets a long awaited prize. 6. Jamal Sabir. 7. Realtin Dunne presents a prize from the '5 Club Challenge' to Beth Dunne. 8.  Realtin Dunne presents a prize from the '5 Club Challenge' to Rory Minagh. 9. Mens Capt George Garvey (r) with sponsor Pat Keenan (centre) of Keenan Bauer presenting Micheal Kelly with 2nd prize in the Scotch Foursomes event. Tommy Digan hadnt arrived yet! 10. Colm Farrell collects 1st prize in the Scotch Foursomes. Paddy Lynam was unavailable. 11. George Garvey gets his Club Matchplay runners up prize from sponsor Jonathan Crozier of Crozier Autoparts. 12. Andy Dunne gets his hands on the Club Matchplay Trophy and despite rumours it had got a kicking around Glasson Village it's in magnificent shape and now on the good dresser in Ballymore! 13. Lee Scanlon in one of his many visits to the winners enclosure. 14. John Smyth with a lovely hamper to take home. 15. The multi talented Jamie Colgan collects an Oscar, oops I mean the Golfer of the Year trophy! 16. Tommy Digan has arrived. 17. Jimmy the Greek gets to announce himself as a prize winner.

 

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Alliance Captain Paddy Coyne was the winner with 40pts at the Christmas outing on home soil here in Moate on Sunday 17th December. Next up it’s Mullingar on 14th January with tee times from 10 am to 12. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.

MANAGEMENT AGM – A well-attended AGM passed off relatively peacefully last week with the annual fees motion being easily carried and after some healthy debate a minor amendment was made to the distance membership motion. During the Chairmans address Martin Horan was fulsome in his praise for all the staff and volunteers who do such great work to make Moate Golf Club what it is and he also thanked everyone who played in our competitions while giving  a special mention of thanks  to all our sponsors.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – This week I’ve dug up some more Moate GC related items via my subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com

1. Irish Independent 6/12/2004 re Bert Burke winning GOY. 2. Longford Lerader 19/6/1954 which mentions that Moate GC were holders of the 'Midland Bar Cup' a 4 man team event played for in Longford GC. 3 Westmeath Examiner 24/5/1975 with some results.  

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES 10/12/2017

All quiet on the golfing front this week with the frost and snow preventing a lot of us from getting their weekly fix with the little white ball. We can only hope that it’s not as severe in the days ahead. The Management Committee AGM is rescheduled for Sunday 17th December in the clubhouse at 5.30pm and we encourage every member to attend.  

PHOTO GALLERY - Courtesy of Martin Horan who took to the outdoors when I was admiring a blazing early morning fire filled with turf!

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The final 12 hole Turkey competition now runs until Sunday 17th December. After that from 18th December to 7th January we are running an ‘Open Hamper’ competition (re-entry) over 12 holes and I’m sure the prizes on offer will come in very handy in the New Year. Hopefully this will be taken by many of you as an opportunity to have some visitors play over the festive period. Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – The early leaders are Mike Hiney, Sean Egan, Liam Lynam, Adrian Hiney and Jamie Colgan on 315pts with George Garvey, Rory Minagh, Noel Mulligan, Trevor Hill & Cormac Nee on 273pts in 2nd while Frank Kiernan, Noel O’Reilly, Michael Johnston, Pat Flynn & Benny Greham are 3rd on 268pts.  

PRESENTATION – The last presentation of 2017 will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday 17th December at approximately 7pm i.e. after the conclusion of the Management AGM. All winners will be notified during the week.  

LADIES CLUB AGM – The ladies club AGM was held during the week and the committee for 2018 has been formed. Best wishes to our new Lady Captain Loreto Boland and new Lady President Marian Mullen for their big year. The full committee is listed on the website.  

L to R - Marian Mullen (Lady President 2018), Vera Burgoyne (outgoing Lady President), Beth Dunne (outgoing Lady Captain) and Loreto Boland (Lady Captain 2018).

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – After being deferred due to the snow we hope for better weather next weekend and the next outing is here in Moate on Sunday 17th December with tee times from 9.30am to 11.30am. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.  

CONDOLENCES – We send our sincere condolences to former Lady Captain and loyal reader of our notes column Geraldine Coughlan on the recent death of her mother.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I’m still rummaging around in our past exploits in old newspapers via a subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and here are a few more snippets about Moate Golf Club.

1. Westmeath Examiner 27/4/1940 and 2. Irish Independent ad's 29/3/1952

 

3. Captains Drive in from 4/3/1995 Westmeath Examiner.

 

4. The newly formed committee 2/5/1968 Evening Herald and 5. Sean Dunne, Beth Dunne and Tommy Costelloe from the Connaught Telegraph of 8/9/2004

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

The Ladies Club A.G.M took place on Monday 4th November. Outgoing Lady Captain Beth Dunne and outgoing Lady President Vera Burgoyne thanked the ladies for their help and commitment to the ladies club during the year. They both said that they enjoyed their year and wished the incoming committee and the ladies good golf and a successful year in 2018. The Incoming Lady Captain Loreto Boland and incoming Lady President Marian Mullen then thanked their predessors for nominating them for their posts and wished the lady members good golf for the year. The rest of the committee were then elected as follows, Hon Secretary Mary Horan, Hon Treasurer Kathleen Conlon, Handicap Secretary Betty Behan, committee Pearse Corbett, Marie Dolan, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Mags Galvin, Margaret Larrigy and Eileen White.

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions the Joint Management Club A.G.M had to be postponed on Sunday 10th. It is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 17th December at 5.30 pm.

Their will be a presentation of prizes for the running Turkey competition on the night. Prize winners will be notified.

MANAGEMENT AGM - UPDATE

The Management AGM scheduled for today has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. It will now be held on Sunday 17th December at 5.30 in the clubhouse and the presentation of all outstanding prizes will follow it shortly afterwards.

LADIES CLUB

Well done to Lady Captain Beth Dunne for arranging good weather for her last official function of her year - The Ladies Christmas Social. A majority of the lady members took to the fairways on the day and enjoyed their golf on a course that was in prime condition despite the bad weather of late. They were joined later in the evening by some other ladies for a lovely meal served by Pauric and his staff. Their was a presentation of prizes after the meal at which the following were presented, Golfer of the year Geraldine Coughlan, Elvery Trophy winner Loreto Boland, runner up Geraldine Coughlan, Christmas Hamper generously sponsored by Terry Coughlan, 1st Geraldine Coughlan, 2nd Veronica Colgan, 3rd Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Cat 1 Beth Dunne, Cat 2 Theresa Cleary and Cat 3 Marie Dolan. The I.L.G.U medals and spoon were also presented with Pearse Corbett getting the Silver Medal and Eileen White getting the Bronze Medal and the Silver Spoon. The competition on the day was won by Geraldine Coughlan, 2nd Pearse Corbett and 3rd Carmel Carroll. Lady Captain Beth Dunne thanked everyone for supporting the day and for their help during the year.

CLUB NOTES 3/12/2017

The Management Committee AGM is on Sunday 10th December in the clubhouse at 5.30pm and we encourage every member to attend. After all it is your opportunity to help determine the future of your club. Well done to all the winners and thanks to everyone who played this week.

RESULTS – 12 Hole Turkey Comp, 3/12/2017

Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 27pts, Cat 2 – Joe Ennis (12) 27pts, Cat 3 – Gerry Jordan (18) 30pts, Cat 4 – Sean Corbett (21) 30pts.

WINNERS PHOTO GALLERY -

1. Tommy Digan 2. Joe Ennis 3. Gerry Jordan 4. Sean Corbett

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The weekly 12 hole Turkey competition runs until Sunday 10th December and there will also be a final weekly turkey competition from the 11th to 17th December. Then from 18th December to 7th January we are running an ‘Open Hamper’ competition (re-entry) over 12 holes and I’m sure the prizes on offer will come in very handy in the New Year.

Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – I will update the table midweek and have it posted on the website. Entry forms are still available in the club shop. If you don’t have a team and wish to join one please have your name added to the list in the shop.  

PRESENTATION – The last presentation of 2017 will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday 17th December and all winners will be notified of the time well in advance.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing is here in Moate on Sunday 10th December with tee times from 9.30am to 11.30am. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I’m still delving into our murky past in old newspapers via a subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and here are a few more snippets about Moate Golf Club. The first one this week is a results listing from September 2005 and as well as some other well known names in there I see I was a Category winner myself in the Athlone Members prize. The second piece is from June 1989 and refers to a Moate Junior Cup getting to a Leinster quarter final and finally we have an Evening Herald report from October 1968 about the Moate Scratch Cup.

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Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES 26/11/17

It was a bit odd not parking on the front right hand side of the car park this weekend as George Garvey moves up a rung on the ladder to take over the Captaincy of Moate Golf Club. George has been a fantastic servant of the club in all aspects for many years and was particularly a great support to me all through my year. I am sure he will be a fine Captain and we all look forward to the year ahead with him. It’s just a pity that a bit of frost and snow contrived to have the first day of his tenure with the course barely open. Thankfully we were all good to go on Sunday and with the Seery's Cash & Carry Winter League and Club Turkey competitions in full cry there were some great scores brought in. Well done to all the winners and thanks to everyone who played. 

RESULTS – 12 Hole Turkey Comp, 26/11/2017

Cat 1 – Paul Jacob (7) 27pts, Cat 2 – Mike Hiney (13) 26pts, Cat 3 – Michael Murray (17) 29pts, Cat 4 – Ger Coughlan (25) 31pts. 

PHOTO GALLERY -

1. The 18th with a bit of snow on Saturday. 2.  The clubhouse. 3. The new hat is available in the Club shop. Perfect stocking filler! 4. A newly turned 40 year old Colm Farrell belts away on the 12th. 5. Val Keogh, also on the 12th. 6. New Captain George Garvey has his first few minutes in the hot seat, flanked by Jimmy Kassaris (Vice Captain), Padraig Keenan (Mens Sec) and outgoing President Kieran Heavin. 7. Out with the old, in with the new. 2017 Captain Andy Dunne hands over to 2018 Captain George Garvey. 8. A quintet of Captains from 2014 Eamon Coughlan, 2015 Micheal Kelly, 2016 Martin Horan, 2017 Andy Dunne and 2018 George Garvey. 9.  The 2018 Dream Team - Captain George Garvey and President Ollie Seery. 10.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The weekly 12 hole Turkey competition runs until Sunday 3rd December. Winter League rounds can be played any day, just remember to enter in the book beforehand using your team and round number.  

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS - 21/11/17 - Cat 1 - 1st John Naughton (28pts) B4, 2nd Paddy Costello (28pts). Cat 2 - 1st Philip Dully (29pts), 2nd Declan Rooney (28pts).

 

Here's a Tuesday Club photo I found in the Clubhouse at the weekend.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – The early leaders are Team 4 – Frank Kiernan, Noel O’Reilly, Michael Johnston, Pat Flynn & Benny Greham on 268pts just one point ahead of Team 3 – Mike Hiney, Sean Egan, Liam Lynam, Adrian Hiney & Jamie Colgan. Thanks to Noel Ryan, Sean Rohan, Mick Grehan, Gerry Brazil & David Buckley we now have 29 teams but there is still plenty of time to join in. I believe Micheal Kelly is in the process of assembling a crack squad to storm up the table but obviously the bonus payments haven’t been agreed upon yet and as of going to press no form has been submitted. Entry forms are still available in the club shop. If you don’t have a team and wish to join one please have your name added to the list in the shop. Don’t be shy.  

MEN’S AGM – This was held last Friday and as outgoing Captain I gladly thanked everyone on all the committees, team managers and players, course, restaurant and shop staff as well as the many volunteers for their efforts. It then gave me great pleasure to hand over the reins to George Garvey. After a global search George has settled on the Greek American Irishman Jimmy Kassaris as his Vice Captain. Our 2017 President Kieran Heavin gave a fine speech as always on his departure from the office and his good friend and club stalwart Ollie Seery was elected President for 2018. Ollie has selected Kevin Lowry as his nomination for President in 2019. Padraig Keenan was returned unopposed as Men’s Secretary likewise Mike Hiney continues as Men’s Treasurer.  

MANAGEMENT AGM – This is scheduled for Sunday 10th December at 5.30pm. Your attendance would be appreciated as it is an essential part of the process to ensure the continued successful running of your club.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing is here in Moate on Sunday 10th December with tee times from 9.30am to 11.30am. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – As I’ve been telling everyone lately I’ve been trawling through old newspapers via a subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and here’s a few more gems from the past.  This weeks randomly selected bits relate to Jim O'Briens Presidents Prize in 2005, the Scramble held in November 2006 to honour the successful Duggan Cup win and Ladies Intermediate Cup finalists and then the weekly notes from May 1977.

                               

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

Ladies some dates to take note of. Sunday 3rd December Ladies Christmas Social Tee time 12.10 - 1.30 pm. Book on line or phone the shop. Meal at 5 pm followed by presentation of prizes.

Ladies club A.G.M Monday 4th December at 7pm.

Joint Management Club A.G.M Sunday 10th December at 5.30 pm.

CLUB NOTES 19/11/2017

I can hardly believe that it’s been pretty much a full year since I was given the tremendous honour of being appointed Captain of Moate Golf Club. The time has simply flown by and here I am already typing my last set of notes as Captain, although the notes will continue to come in 2018 as I am remaining in my role as P.R.O under our soon to be Captain, George Garvey. I played my last round of golf as a Captain today and although I probably would have preferred it to have been in Moate, I was in Athlone supporting the Intermediate Alliance. This means that winning the Club Matchplay Final last week in Moate effectively becomes my last round played in Moate as Captain. Not a bad way to sign off the year. I promised George I’ll stop talking about it in roughly 10 years’ time. My thanks go to everyone who has made it such a memorable year for me.  

RESULTS –

12 Hole Turkey Comp, 19/11/2017

Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 31-2 = 29pts, Cat 2 - Michael Johnson (12) 28pts, Cat 3 – Frank Kiernan (16) 28pts, Cat 4 – Paddy Costello (21) 28pts.  

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The weekly 12 hole Turkey competition runs until Sunday 26th November. Winter League teams have started returning scores. Remember to enter in the book beforehand with your team and round number.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – Entry forms for the 2018 Winter League are still available in the club shop. We have 28 teams entered so far but we could do with a few more. If you don’t have a team and wish to join one please have your name added to the list on the shop wall and you will be assigned to a team. We’ll have the first leaderboard next weekend. 

AGM’S – It’s that time of year again and the Men’s AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 24th November at 7pm with the Management AGM being on Sunday 10th December at 5.30pm. Your attendance at both would be appreciated and is essential to ensure the continued successful running of your club.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Athlone GC was the venue today for the 2nd outing of the year and the winners were Michael Murray (Longford) 40pts, Frank Daly (Athlone) 37pts, John Connor (Strokestown) 36pts. Membership is just €20 and there are still 6 outing’s left, in fact the next outing is actually in Moate on Sunday 10th December with tee times from 9.30am to 11.30am. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone 086 8053203.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I’ve been trawling through old newspapers via a subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and here’s a few more gems from the past. This week the first piece is from March 2006 and relates to the Captains Drive In for Kevin Lowry and Carmel Carroll, the 2nd from the Evening Herald in 1970 has a very youthful Bert Burke at Rush GC and finally a note about the Presidents Cup of 1960. 

2006

1970 

1960

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 

CLUB NOTES 12/11/2017

In what has to be one of the biggest matchplay shocks in the history of the club, I managed to beat Vice-Captain and holder of the Club Matchplay title George Garvey in the final on Sunday morning. If 100 people had been asked beforehand who would win 100 would have said George, myself included but I suppose that’s the beauty of matchplay - you just never know what’s going to happen on the day. In a thrilling but very amicable and sporting final I thought I had blown it when coming out of a sequence of 4 holes where I had shots I was only barely 1up. I honestly didn’t think it would be enough to hold off such a determined and accomplished matchplay player as George on the back 9 but pars down the stretch 12-15 got the job done for me. Does anyone know if the existing Captain has beaten the incoming Captain in the final of this before? Maybe I’ll find something in my archive searches!

1. George Garvey & Andy Dunne back in July. 2. George Garvey on the 14th in the Club Matchplay Final today. 3. Eamonn Coghlan meets Eamon Coughlan

RESULTS –

Club Matchplay Final 12/11/17

Andy Dunne (Captain) beat George Garvey (Vice-Captain)

12 Hole Club Turkey 12/11/17

1st Overall – Joe Healy (23) 33pts, Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 29pts, Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 28pts, Patrick Flynn (18) 29pts, Cat 4 – Padraig Shine (19) 27pts.

5 Club Challenge sponsored by the Dunne family (13 holes) 4/11/17

1st Overall – Charlie McGrath (20) 27pts, Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (6) 24pts, Cat 2 – Billy McKnight (11) 26pts, Denis O’Donoghue (18) 26pts, Cat 4 – Billy Browne (25) 25pts. Ladies – Beth Dunne (16) 24pts.  

 

Among the prize winners recently - 1. Eamon Coughlan 2. Joe Healy 3. Padraig Shine 4. Rory Minagh 5. Beth Dunne 6. Billy McKnight 7. Billy Browne 8. Darren Rosney 9. Denis O'Donoghue

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The weekly 12 hole Turkey competition runs until Sunday 19th November. Winter League teams have started returning scores. Remember to enter in the book beforehand with your team and round number.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – Entry forms for the 2018 Winter League are now available in the club shop. We have 20 teams entered so far and we could do with a few more. The most important things to note for now are that we are reverting to the 5 person team format and that we have decided all qualifying rounds will be 12 holes and not 13. A full list of rules has been compiled and has been posted in various locations around the clubhouse. 15 teams qualify automatically with another team who have finished all their rounds to be drawn as a wildcard.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Athlone GC is the venue next Sunday 10/ 12 noon for the 2nd outing of the year. Plenty of reason to join up as there are still 7 outing’s left and there’s a Moate man Captain this year. For further details call Paddy Coyne 085 2485177 or Ciaran Malone  086 8053203.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I’ve been trawling through old newspapers via a subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and here’s a few more gems from the past. This week I’ve picked one item each from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s.

5/11/196612/7/1975

and a young Liam Galvin from 1/9/1988

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 

ADDITIONAL RESULTS.

7/11/2017 - Tuesday Club

Cat 1 - 1st Aidan Mahony (27pts) b4, 2nd Joe Creggy (27pts). Cat 2 - 1st Paddy Costello (28pts), 2nd John Mullin (24pts). Ladies - Louise Curley.

 

4/11/2017 - 5 Club Challenge (13 holes) sponsored by the Dunne family.

1st - Charlie McGrath (20) 27pts. Cat 1 - Rory Minagh (6) 24pts, Cat 2 - Billy McKnight (11) 26pts, Cat 3 - Denis O'Donoghue (18) 26pts, Cat 4 - Billy Browne (25) 25pts, Ladies - Beth Dunne (16) 24pts.

On Saturday we had a 5 club challenge over 13 holes and I hope that everyone who participated in it enjoyed it as much as I did. The response I got was generally favourable anyway and I think it’s nice to have something different on the schedule now and again. It certainly made me think of a few new ways to hit shots and maybe the old Cobra driver won’t be heard banging so loud on at least one less hole in future. Lady Captain Beth & I wish to thank everyone who turned up in such fantastic numbers to help us close our season as Captains in today’s Drive Out. We have both had a great year and are very appreciative of the good wishes we received today. We probably showed a tiny bit of ingratitude by playing well alongside Presidents Kieran & Vera and snaffled a bottle of wine each by finishing 2nd. If it’s any consolation my bottle went to a very deserving cause in my wife who has been a great support to me all year! It was such a pleasure playing with Beth, Vera and Kieran today and it was an honour to serve as an officer of the club alongside you all year. Well done to all the prize winners. Thanks to everyone who stayed on for the presentation and apologies to those prize winners who got blindsided by the time change and we do appreciate that everyone took it in their stride and we will endeavour to not get caught out like that again.  

PHOTO GALLERY 1 -

1. Captain Andy Dunne, Lady Captain Beth Dunne, Lady President Vera Burgoyne & President Kieran Heavin. 2. The same 4 with 2nd placed wine! 3. Andy Dunne with winning team Mick Johnson, Michael Murray, Shane Nugent and Philip Dully.

RESULTS – Due to my own forgetfulness I don’t have the ‘5 club challenge’ results on hand so I’ll update the website on that later.  

5/11/2017 – Captains Drive Out Scramble for Andy Dunne & Beth Dunne

1st Mick Johnson, Michael Murray, Shane Nugent, Philip Dully 57.3 / 2nd Andy Dunne, Beth Dunne, Kieran Heavin, Vera Burgoyne 59.9 / 3rd Bert Burke, Pat Fox, Jonathan Crozier, Pearse Corbett 60.0 / 4th Ray Donoghue, Mick O’Brien Snr, Sean Corbett, Carmel Carroll 60.9

30/10/2017 – BH Monday Open sponsored by An Dun Society

1st Jamie Colgan (5) 42pts, 2nd Tommy Rosney (13) 41pts, Gross Eamon Coughlan (7) 32pts, 3rd Jimmy Dolan (16) 41pts, Ladies Mary Rohan (16) 27pts.  

29/10/2017 – AB Oil (Hampers)

1st Cathal O’Rourke (10) 42pts, 2nd John Smyth (14) 41pts, Gross Lee Scanlon (3) 38pts, 3rd Keith Murphy (17) 40pts, Ladies Pearse Corbett (16) 36pts.  

PHOTO GALLERY 2 -

1. Andy Dunne with Ann Ledwith. 2. Pat Doyle of sponsors MLS with Mags Galvin & Andy Dunne. 3. Pat Doyle of sponsors MLS with Derek Daly & Andy Dunne. 4. Pat Doyle of sponsors MLS with Brendan Daly & Andy Dunne. 5. Sean Egan. 6. Geraldine Coughlan. 7. Jimmy Kassaris tells us he missed every putt by at least this much...... 8. Eleanor Fitzpatrick collect one of about 7 prizes! 9. Michael Murray. 10. Loreto Boland 11. Pat Doyle winning a prize after presenting one earlier. 12. Theresa Cleary. 13. Jimmy Dolan. 14. Neil Furey. 15. From one Captain to another with Beth Dunne 16. Sean Dunne.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The current weekly 12 hole competition runs until Sunday 12th November. Winter League scores can now be handed in. Remember to enter in the book beforehand with your team and round number.  

SPECIAL OFFER – For €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until end of February 2019. This might be a perfect opportunity for existing members to encourage people they know who were thinking of starting out or returning to golf so please spread the word.  

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – Congratulations to Jamie Colgan who takes this year’s title with a staggering 436pts. He was 16pts ahead of runner up Tommy Digan with Michael Lynch Jnr in 3rd on 404, Vincent Rickard in 4th with 401pts and Denis Cronin was 5th with 395pts. A great blend of youth and experience filling the top spots once again.  

PHOTO GALLERY 3

1 Andy Dunne with Seamus McCormack. 2. Richie Allen. 3. Dom Fitzpatrick gets one too. 4. One of my last speeches! 5. Betty Behan & George Garvey. 6. Paddy O'Brien & Leonard Donaldson. 7. Jack Ryan. 8. Kevin Jordan with a hep of prizes! 9. Micheal Kelly. 10. Paul Jacob. 11. Lanzarote winner Joe Ennis 12. Val Keogh. 13. Cathal O'Rourke 14. Shane Maher.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – This was scheduled for 7.30 on Friday 10th November but has been deferred for the time being. I’ll let you know more when I find out myself.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – Entry forms for the 2018 Winter League are now available in the club shop. The most important things to note for now are that we are reverting to the 5 person team format and that we have decided all qualifying rounds will be 12 holes and not 13. A full list of rules has been compiled and has been posted in various locations around the clubhouse. All you have to do now is get selecting those teams and pop your entries in.  

SCRATCH MATCHPLAY -  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I’ve spent quite a few hours this week trawling through old newspapers via a subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and over the coming weeks I intend to share a few snippets from the dark and murky historic corners of Moate Golf Club. 

This report is from January 1983 -

 

While the second snippet is from May 1998 -

 Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 

CAPTAINS DRIVE-OUT - SUN 5TH NOV 2017 - 11.00 AM
The following is the draw for the Captains' (Andy Dunne & Beth Dunne) Drive-Out on Sunday 5th November 2017 at 11.00 am - Shotgun Start:

Hole 1

ANDY DUNNE

15

BETH DUNNE

15

KIERAN HEAVIN

8

VERA BURGOYNE

23

Hole 1a

GEORGE GARVEY

8

LORETO BOLAND

19

JOE CREGGY

18

BETTY BEHAN

22

Hole 2

SEAN DUNNE

10

PHIL BEHAN 

12

OLLIE SEERY

16

GER COUGHLAN

25

Hole 3

BERT BURKE

4

PAT FOX

17

JONATHAN CROZIER

23

PEARSE CORBETT

16

Hole 4

LIAM GALVIN

6

MIKE HINEY

13

VINNY MCCORMACK

18

ELEANOR FITZPATRICK

23

Hole 5

RAY DONOGHUE

12

MICK O'BRIEN SNR

17

SEAN CORBETT

21

CARMEL CARROLL

21

Hole 6

DAVID CONNOLLY

11

TOMMY CAMPBELL

16

PAUL ROONEY

17

MAGS GALVIN

22

Hole 7

BRENDAN KEHOE

6

JOE ENNIS

13

BRENDAN MAGEE

20

VINCENT CRONOLLY

27

Hole 8

COLM FARRELL

8

DARREN ROSNEY

13

PADRAIG SHINE

19

JOE HEALY

23

Hole 9

TOMMY CONLON

11

VINCENT RICKARD

15

MICHAEL BRODER

18

SINEAD HEALY

14

Hole 10

JAMIE COLGAN

5

JOHN NAUGHTON

16

PAT MALONE

19

DOLORES MOODLEY

28

Hole 11

MICK JOHNSON

12

SHANE NUGENT

15

MICHAEL MURRAY

17

PHILIP DULLY

23

Hole 11a

SEAN CONNELL

9

JJ GUINAN

13

CHARLIE MCGRATH

20

MICKEY RABBITTE

24

Hole 12

TONY SHINE

6

HUGH FLANAGAN

14

JOHNNY MULLALLY

17

SHANE MAHER

24

Hole 13

WILLIE COLGAN

12

JOHN SMYTH

14

PETER SCALLY

21

THERESA CLEARY

28

Hole 14

TOMMY DIGAN

6

TOMMY COSTELLOE

13

JOHN KELLY

18

ANNE MAGEE

33

Hole 15

PAUL JACOB

7

SEAN EGAN

14

SEAMUS MCCORMACK

18

EILEEN SEERY

33

Hole 15a

DOM FITZPATRICK

6

PAT DOYLE

16

JACK RYAN

20

CARMEL SCALLY

23

Hole 16

TOSH GALVIN

10

DENIS CRONIN

13

DAVID BUCKLEY

20

PATRICIA BURKE

24

Hole 17

NOEL MULLIGAN 

13

PADDY O'BRIEN

13

SEAMUS BUCKLEY

21

GERALDINE COUGHLAN

16

Hole 18

JIMMY KASSARIS

11

TOMMY ROSNEY

13

LEONARD DONALDSON

20

ANN LEDWITH

29

CLUB NOTES 29/10/17

My year as Captain is winding down nicely and the Captains Drive Out is one of the last distance markers to be passed and that’s getting very near now. As Mick O’Brien noted this morning I’m like a marathon runner who senses the finishing line is just around that corner coming up ahead. I’ve had a really enjoyable year full of highlights and I’ll remember it for a long time. We had another well supported competition over the weekend and we thank AB Oil for their sponsorship of the event and our thanks also go to An Dun Golf Society who very kindly sponsored the Bank Holiday Monday open.  The Thursday Open’s are now at an end for the year and I’ll sign off by thanking Nick Linnane & Co for their sponsorship all year. See you at the Drive Out!

RESULTS – Unfortunately I do not have any results from the AB Oil Open Hampers competition played at the weekend. The website will be updated in due course.

26/10/2017 Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st John Malone (10) Mount Temple 45pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (3) 43pts, 3rd Charlie Slattery (18) Summerhill 41pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – On Saturday November 4th we have a 5 club challenge sponsored by the Dunne family and we hope that it’s a bit of fun. Have you decided which clubs you are bringing yet? Then on Sunday 5th it’s a shotgun start at 11.00 for the Captains Drive Out scramble. The draw for teams and tee boxes will be published on the website on Thursday night. There are some spaces left so Lady Captain Beth Dunne and I would be delighted if you can get your name on to the list in the shop and join us.  The weekly 12 hole competition starts again from Monday 30th October and runs until Sunday 12th November as we won’t be able to play it next weekend if we are in the 5 hole challenge or the scramble.

AB OIL OPEN GALLERY  -

1. John Smyth playing the 8th on his way to 41pts. 2. Shane Nugent putting on the 9th. 3. Martin Horan tees off on 17.

SPECIAL OFFER – For €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until end of February 2019. This might be a perfect opportunity for existing members to encourage people they know who were thinking of starting out or returning to golf so please spread the word.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – With no results available and the Club Matchplay not concluded yet I don’t have an update this week.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Club are holding an evening of musical fun and mayhem as Derry descends on the clubhouse at 7.30 on Friday 10th November. Tickets at €5 and are still available in the club shop. It’s great craic so we hope to see you there.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – Entry forms for the 2018 Winter League are now available in the club shop. The most important things to note for now are that we are reverting to the 5 person team format and that we have decided all qualifying rounds will be 12 holes and not 13. A full list of rules has been compiled and has been posted in various locations around the clubhouse. All you have to do now is get selecting those teams and pop your entries in.

CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY – The semi-final between Jimmy Bradley & George Garvey is scheduled for Monday 30th October so I will know very soon who I have to face in the final!   

KEENAN BAUER SCOTCH FOURSOMES – Congratulations to Colm Farrell & Patrick Lynam who by all accounts played superb golf to beat Micheal Kelly & Tommy Digan in the Scotch Foursomes Final during the week.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I’ve spent quite a few hours this week trawling through old newspapers via a subscription to a website called Irish News Archive.com and over the coming weeks I intend to share a few snippets from the dark and murky historic corners of Moate Golf Club. A couple of years ago Micheal Kelly made a big effort to identify all our past Captains Prize winners and thanks to this archive we have now identified all our Captains Prize winners of the last 50 years back to 1967. The only two we were missing from the 1970’s were Camillus Hogan who won PM Brady’s prize and PJ Mahon who won in 1976 when Noel McLoughlin was Captain. In 1970, you might also notice that an undoybedly young Hugh Conlon had the best gross score, while I see Joe Mullen was 3rd in 1976.

Here are two items from the Westmeath Examiner marking the wins.

1970 and 1976

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

The 16 hole competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Anne Healy. It was won by Eileen White (23) with 32 points, Sinead Healy (14) was runner up with 29 points.

Wednesday 1st November sees the start of both the Winter League and the Turkey competition. Both are over 13 holes. 

The ever popular Captain's Drive out is on Sunday 5th November next. It will be a shot gun start at 11am. There are still places available for those who wish to play. 

There will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes at the presentation following the drive out.

There is still time to get tickets for the "Rock & Roll Bingo" on Friday 10th November. If anyone has items suitable to be given out as spot prizes it would be appreciated if they could be dropped into the shop.

CLUB NOTES 22/10/2017

It was great to see a healthy number out on the course today after being unavoidably closed by the weather on Saturday. Once again it has to be said that John O’Brien and his green keeping team (including the many volunteers) do a superb job and that the course was in as good a condition as it could possibly be despite the recent weather tribulations. A sincere thank you to everyone who took part in our competition today (or paid a green fee) and well done to all our recent prize winners.

RESULTS – 22/10/2017 Club Competition (Stableford)

1st Overall – Paul Jacob (7) 43pts, 1st Cat 1 – Dominic Fitzpatrick (6) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Joe Ennis (13) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Richie Allen (16) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – Jack Ryan (20) 38pts. Ladies – Sinead Healy (14) 32pts.

THIS WEEKS PHOTO GALLERY -

1. Cat 1 winner Dom Fitzpatrick holing out for a birdie on 14th. 2. Colm Farrell does likewise. 3. Jack Ryan. 4. Richie Allen. 5. Joe Ennis. 6. Paul Jacob. 7. Sinead Healy.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have our final 18 hole competition of the season with the AB Oil sponsored Club Hampers. The 12 hole competition will continue until Sunday 29th October. The Winter League 12 hole qualifying rounds can commence from 1st November. We also have the final Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford for 2017 on October 26th.

5 CLUB CHALLENGE – We have organised what we hope to be a fun event for Saturday 4th November and invite you all to lighten the load in your bag and venture out with just 5 clubs over the 13 holes. Given the year that’s in it this competition is being sponsored by the Dunne family with special thoughts for our little angel Ella who loved being around the golf club as much as the rest of us.

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The scramble to mark the end of the year for Beth Dunne & myself will take place on Sunday 5th November with a shotgun start at 11am. The entry sheet for the Drive Out is now in the shop and your €10 entry should be paid when adding your name to the list.

SPECIAL OFFER – For €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until end of February 2019. This might be a perfect opportunity for existing members to encourage people they know who were thinking of starting out or returning to golf so please spread the word.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – With just 2 counting competitions to go including the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay, Jamie Colgan is now in the lead on 432pts having scored in the last 5 competitions. Tommy Digan has scored in 4 on the bounce and is 2nd on 420pts with Michael Lynch Jnr back in 3rd on 404pts. Apart from the leading trio this week’s focus is on our prize winners this weekend. Paul Jacob’s overall win boosts him up to 41st on 179pts, Dom Fitzpatrick is 6th on 384pts, Joe Ennis follows in 10th with 343pts. Cat 3 winner Richie Allen is 76th on 116pts just a few spots behind Jack Ryan in 73rd on 120pts. Interestingly 13 of the top 20 scored points in this weekend’s competition!

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Club are holding an evening of musical fun and mayhem as Derry descends on the clubhouse at 7.30 on Friday 10th November. Tickets at €5 are available in the club shop. If you’ve never been to one give it a lash, you never know you might surprise yourself and enjoy it!

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – Entry forms for the 2018 Winter League are now available in the club shop. The most important things to note for now are that we are reverting to the 5 person team format and that we have decided all qualifying rounds will be 12 holes and not 13. A full list of rules has been compiled and has been posted in various locations around the clubhouse. All you have to do now is get selecting those teams and pop your entries in.

CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY – As mentioned last week we await the outcome of the semi-final between Jimmy Bradley & George Garvey before we know our finalists.  

SCRATCH MATCHPLAY - David Fleming will play Eamon Coughlan in one quarter final and Barry Cuffe v Jamal Sabir is another quarter final tie to be played. Michael Power has also reached that stage but an opponent and other ties are undetermined.

KEENAN BAUER SCOTCH FOURSOMES – The dynamic duo Tommy Digan & Micheal Kelly are through to the final and there they will play sharpshooters Colm Farrell & Patrick Lynam in what is sure to be an epic battle.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The outing in Longford GC on Sunday 22nd was cancelled.  Other dates and venues are 19/11/17 Athlone, 10/12/17 Moate, 14/1/18 Mullingar, 25/2/18 New Forest, 4/3/18 Slieve Russell, 25/3/18 Headfort New (Captains Prize). This is a great way to support local clubs and it helps us play somewhere different through the winter.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 

LADIES CLUB

the 16 hole competition on Wednesday 18th was sponsored by Mary Horan. The winners were 1st Sinead Healy (14) 35 pts, 2nd Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 32 pts and 3rd Eileen White (23) 32 pts.

our last 16 hole competition is on Wednesday 25th. The following weeks will all be 13 hole competition, either for the Winter League or the turkey competitions. Particulars of both can be seen on the notice board.

The annual Captain's drive out is on Sunday 5th November. Shot gun start at 11am. Entry list available in the shop. 

The ever popular "Rock & Roll Bingo" is on Friday 10th November. Tickets available in the club shop or from members of the committee.