Overview of Moate Golf Club
President
Dermot Kenny
Lady President
Mary Horan
Captain
Willie Smith
Lady Captain
Marie Keane
Hon Secretary
Andy Dunne
Hon Treasurer
Martin Ryan
Administrator
Anna O'Brien
e-mail: moategolfclub@outlook.comPhone: 090 64 81271

CLUB NOTES 24/1/2021 - BACK TO THE FUTURE!.....

To our members, employees and volunteers: you have all shown immense resilience during the last 10 months adapting day  by day to the challenges placed before us. As a club we’re determined to match that resilience by working incredibly hard on your behalf. Our staff and volunteers continue to work safely so that we can deliver a facility to be proud of even though there isn’t a golf ball in play just now. We know that many of you look to the golf club as a place where you can meet friends and enjoy one of the safest sports there is. While observing the restrictions imposed by this lockdown is the sensible thing to do it doesn’t make it any easier to forego the sport we love. One thing you can be certain of is we will get through this together and retain the strength and spirit that makes this club what it is. From everyone connected to the club we want you to stay connected and we look forward to welcoming you all back when we get permission to do so. We certainly haven’t been idle. Here’s just a selection of recent and planned activity:

  • 3rd tee box relocation to the clubhouse side of the drain.
  • Moving the netting from the temporary 3rd tee box.
  • 4th tee box levelling project including a new wall.
  • Ladies toilets have been refurbished.
  • Entrance hallway to clubhouse has been carpeted and repainted.
  • Padraig Keenan has created a WHS quiz for the website. http://www.moategolfclub.ie/whsquiz.php
  • Repositioning our defibrillator so it’s accessible outside club opening hours.

The critical thing we need members to do right now is to remain as members of the golf club. The more of us that can pay our 2021 fees by February 28th the better it is for the future of what is your club. We appreciate it is a difficult time for many but please remember we have a very easy to use facility where your membership fees can be spread over 10 months. You will get full details of this when we issue our 2021 annual renewal notices shortly. 

Thanks to Martin Horan for these recent photos. 

ANDY'S ARCHIVES – Another 4 memories from the archives this week starrting with the Westmeath Independent dated 25/7/1959. 

2. Westmeath Ind. 30/6/1978 - Sean Dunne goes County!

3. Connaught Tribune 15/6/1984 - Liz Ross wins a Lions Club prize. 

4. Offaly Independent 12/7/1985 - Open Week results.

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 3/1/2021 - A FALSE START TO THE GOLFING YEAR!

While I am very cognizant of the reasons behind it, the fact that we are closed currently doesn’t make doing my weekly notes for the first time in 2021 a very happy occasion. All we can hope for is that everyone respects the guidelines and that we drive the Covid-19 infection numbers down. Stay safe everyone and hopefully we’ll be back on the fairways soon.  

RESULTS -

New Year Hamper 13 hole (26th - 30th December 2020).

1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 30pts, 1st Cat 2 – Cathal O’Rourke (13) 30pts, 1st Cat 3 – Nicky Grennan (18) 32pts, 1st Cat 4 – Joe Healy (23) 34pts, 1st Ladies – Mary Horan (27) 27pts.

COVID 19 – Unfortunately due to the fact that the course is closed under Covid-19 restrictions we have no competitions for the foreseeable future. All members are asked to observe the closure implicitly and anyone found in breach will be disciplined by the club. Only staff, volunteers and committee members in the course of their duties are allowed on club property at this time.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2021 – This might be the only WL Table update for a while but the early leaders are Team 8 led by Rory Minagh with 308pts. Micheal Kelly’s Team 3 is next on 298pts and completing the top 3 are Team 4 David Digan on 230pts. We really appreciate the support and loyalty shown to the club by the 7 teams who commenced their rounds despite the uncertainty of the times.

Rory Minagh, Micheal Kelly & David Digan. 

ANDY'S ARCHIVE – Another few blasts from the past starting with this item from the Westmeath Examiner of 13/5/1961. 

Next up it's the Connaught Tribune of 18/2/1983

The 3rd item is from 27/5/1950's WM Ind. 

The Offaly Independent dated 19/12/1953 showed our Captain attended the Athlone Gc Captains dinner. 

and we finish with the Longford Leader 21/12/2007

 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 27/12/2020 - THE END OF THE YEAR IS NIGH...............

We hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas and would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our members, visitors and sponsors. We also thank everyone who participated in the recent competitions and well done to all the prize winners.

RESULTS -

10 Hole Club Competition (21st-24th December 2020) 1st Joe Ennis (11) 26pts

Due to an unfortunate oversight some 13 hole weekly competition results were never published so here they are now:

Sept 14 - 27 Cat 1 - Tommy Digan (5) 27pts, Cat 2 - Joe Ennis (12) 27pts, Cat 3 - Ger Heavin (15) 33pts, Cat 4 - Sean Cooney (20) 29pts, Ladies - Aideen Jordan (38) 30pts.

Sept 28 - Oct 4, Cat 1 - Tommy Digan (5) 29pts, Cat 2 - Gary Colgan (12) 25pts, Cat 3 - Mossy Collins (15) 29pts, Cat 4 - Sean Cooney (20) 27pts, Ladies - Mary Horan (26) 24pts.

Oct 5 – 11 Cat 1 - Bert Burke (5) 27pts, Cat 2 - Martin Ryan (13) 30pts, Cat 3 - Martin Horan (17) 27pts, Cat 4 - Mick Ryan (24) 31pts, Ladies - Mary Horan (27) 24pts.

Oct 12 – 18 Cat 1 - Shane Kelly (7) 27pts, Cat 2 - No winner, Cat 3 - Martin Horan (17) 31pts, Cat 4 - Brian Costello (19) 30pts, Ladies - Marie Keane (28) 24pts.

Oct 19 – 25 1st Men - Paschal Macken 26pts, 1st Ladies - Carmel Carroll 27pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The New Year Hamper re-entry competition (members only) runs to January 10th.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Following the recent GUI / Government advice on the epidemic it is impossible to go ahead with the 2020 Final on January 10th as planned. You will be advised of yet another date as soon as possible. I will have the first update of the 2021 qualifying rounds next weekend. Still plenty of time to enter a team and get involved.

COVID-19 – We have temporarily stopped accepting green fees and this will be reviewed on a regular basis. For all members strict conditions for play remain in force. Golfers with any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away. Physical distancing rules should be observed at all times and you cannot play if you are not booked on the BRS. Tee times must be booked via BRS or shop. EVERYONE without exception must wear a face mask when indoors. Please observe this to protect the health of all involved and do not be offended if someone asks you not to be indoors without a suitable face covering. 

ANDY'S ARCHIVE -   Another few snippets from our past. Starting with club notes from a Westmeath Examiner dated 8/4/1995

Next is a little piece from the Leinster Report 11/1/1902

Irish Press 4/11/1957

13/8/2005 Westmeath Examiner

and ending with Evening Press 21/3/1981 and the Pierce Purcell draw. 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Results of Turkey Competitions. The following 14 players all qualified to receive a turkey voucher

Ella Grennan, Carmel Carroll, Mary Egan, Eileen White, Marianne Yound, Sinead Healy, Tracey Redmond, Beth Dunne, Helen Kelly, Mary Rohan, Theresa Cleary, Veronica Mc Cormack and Bridie Dillon. Congratulations to all. Vouchers available in shop from Wednesday 23rd.

A 13 hole running competition will be ongoing from 22nd December until 31st December.

Happy Christmas to all our members

CLUB NOTES 20/12/2020 - IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS............

We would like to wish a very Happy Christmas to all our members, visitors and sponsors. We also thank everyone who participated in the recent competitions and well done to all the prize winners. No photos or archive tonight as Facebook is playing up so I will try to rectify that during the week. 

RESULTS - 13 Hole Turkey Competition Week 3 (20th December 2020)

Cat 1 – 1st Eamon Coughlan (7) 29pts (30-1), 2nd Paddy Lynam (4) 29pts. Cat 2 – 1st Cathal O’Rourke (13) 32pts, 2nd Ray Lynam (10) 30pts. Cat 3 – 1st Seamus Fagan (18) 30pts, 2nd Andrew Nally (17) 30pts. Cat 4 – 1st Stephen Hahessy (20) 33pts, 2nd Joe Healy (23) 32pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The green keeping team are reducing the number of holes available from Monday to Thursday this week. Holes 1-3 and 12-18 will be open with 4-11 being rested. This means we will only have a New Year Hamper re-entry competition (members only) this year starting on 26th running to January 10th.

MANAGEMENT AGM 2020 - An historic Management AGM was held on Sunday December 20th at 6pm in that it was the first we’ve ever held online via Zoom. Following reports from the Chairman Martin Horan, Honorary Secretary Andy Dunne and Treasurer Sean Dunne the fees for 2021 were approved and the following Committee was elected. Hugh Conlon, Michael Connolly, Tommy Conlon, Noel Mulligan, Rory Minagh, Louis Cunningham, Gareth Cassidy & George Garvey joining Andy Dunne (Hon Sec), Martin Ryan (Treasurer), Willie Smith (Mens Capt.), Marie Keane (Lady Capt.), Dermot Kenny (Mens President), Mary Horan (Lady President), Betty Behan (Trustee), Joe Creggy (Trustee), Martin Horan (ex officio), Sean Dunne (Mens Vice Capt.), Joan Molloy (Lady Vice Capt.), Shane Kelly (Mens Sec) and Marian Mullen (Lady Sec).

The lucky recipients of €100 in the final annual draw are - Beth Dunne, Matt Scally, Mick McLoughlin, Brendan Magee, Carmel Scally, Tommy Costello, Paddy Carroll, Geraldine Coughlan, Ray Lynam, Bert Burke, Ollie Seery, Charlie Doyle & Syl Nestor.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Following advice from the course staff we are going to play the 2020 Winter League Final on Sunday January 10th but this is provisional pending any Government / Golf Ireland advice. If course conditions allow we will have it over 18 holes, otherwise we will stick to 13 to get it done. Tee times will be allocated between 9.00 and 11.30 so watch out for the email with your time. Teams with missing players may avail of one sub only and a sub with as near a handicap as possible will be allocated. Entry forms for the 2021 version are in the shop and qualifying rounds can be played immediately. The plan is to have the 2021 final late March / early April so we will have plenty of time to get 6 rounds in.

COVID-19 – We have temporarily stopped accepting green fees and this will be reviewed on a regular basis. For all members strict conditions for play remain in force. Golfers with any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away. Physical distancing rules should be observed at all times and you cannot play if you are not booked on the BRS. Tee times must be booked via BRS or shop. EVERYONE without exception must wear a face mask when indoors. Please observe this to protect the health of all involved and do not be offended if someone asks you not to be indoors without a suitable face covering. 

PAR 3 RESTAURANT – The Railway bar will be open from 12pm Saturday & Sunday serving their bar food menu, and the main restaurant area will be open from 10am serving breakfast Lunch and Christmas Menu for bookings phone 0906482644

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB 14TH DECEMBER

The A.G.M. of the Ladies Club took place on Wednesday 9th December. Due to Covid 19 only 6 members attended in person. A Zoom meeting facility was used by everyone else who attended the meeting. Thanks to Martin Horan for facilitating the Zoom facility.  At the meeting outgoing Lady Captain Mags Galvin thanked all the ladies for their support during what was a most unusual year and hoped that next year would be a more normal year for everyone. She wished the incoming Lady Captain Marie Keane and her committee the best of luck in 2021. The following committee was elected, Lady Captain Marie Keane, Lady Vice Captain Joan Molloy, Lady President Mary Horan, Secretary Marian Mullen, Treasurer Betty Behan, Handicap Secretary Noeleen Fox, Committee members Marie Dolan, Anne Healy, Aideen Jordan, Helen Kelly, Madeline Keneghan and Sinead Power. Ex officio Mags Galvin. 

The ladies club golfer of the year for 2020 is our new Lady Vice Captain Joan Molloy. Congratulations Joan.

The Turkey competitions finish on Sunday 20th December. Vouchers of those who win will be left in the shop for collection on Wednesday 23rd. Winners will be notified on 21st & 22nd. From Monday 21st December until Sunday 31st January there will be a 13 hole ladies running competition.

Don’t forget to Zoom into the Joint Management AGM on Sunday 20th at 6pm. An invitation to join the meeting will be sent out during the week.

CLUB NOTES 13/12/2020 - THE OFFICIAL GOING IS SOFT TO HEAVY.................

Conditions were a little soft underfoot but we were delighted to see the timesheet pretty full over the weekend all the same. We particularly thank everyone who participated in the recent competitions and well done to all the prize winners.

Great picture from Martin Horan of the 'water feature' on the 3rd and 12th these days! 

RESULTS - 13 Hole Turkey Competition Week 2 (13th December 2020)

Cat 1 – 1st Sean Flanagan (5) 31pts, 2nd Adrian Hiney (1) 29pts.

Cat 2 – 1st Adrian Conroy (9) 29pts (30-1), 2nd Ray Joyce (13) 28pts.

Cat 3 – 1st Sean Egan (15) 30pts, 2nd Danny Conlon (18) 29pts (30-1).

Cat 4 – 1st Sean Cooney (22) 34pts, 2nd Vinny McCormack (20) 32pts.

The 7th on Sunday. 

Captains Drive Out 13 hole (12th December 2020)

Cat 1 – 1st Sean Flanagan (5) 31pts,

Cat 2 – 1st Adrian Conroy (9) 30pts,

Cat 3 – 1st Martin Horan (17) 28pts,

Cat 4 – 1st Dessie McLoughlin (23) 27pts,

Ladies – 1st Veronica McCormack (19) 29pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – This week we have the last of our truncated 13 hole Turkey competition season which runs from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th December and will be off the Yellow Tees. Category winners from week 1 & 2 start with -2pts and runners up begin on -1pt. This helps spread the prizes around. The Xmas Hampers 13 hole re-entry competition will run from Monday 21st December to Thursday 31st December so you will have something nice to play for over Christmas.

MANAGEMENT AGM 2020 - The Management AGM is on Sunday December 20th at 6pm and the officers will be in the clubhouse but due to Covid restrictions everyone else will be sent an invite to join us online. Nominations and motions are on the news section already as there was nothing else received after the new notification went out.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Following advice from the course staff we are going to play the 2020 Winter League Final on Sunday January 10th, if course conditions allow we will have it over 18 holes, otherwise we will stick to 13 to get it done. Tee times will be allocated between 9.00 and 11.30 so watch out for the email with your time. Teams with missing players may avail of one sub only and a sub with as near a handicap as possible will be allocated. Entry forms for the 2021 version are in the shop and qualifying rounds can be played immediately. The plan is to have the 2021 final late March / early April so we will have plenty of time to get 6 rounds in.

COVID-19 – We have temporarily stopped accepting green fees and this will be reviewed on a regular basis. For all members strict conditions for play remain in force. Golfers with any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away. Physical distancing rules should be observed at all times and you cannot play if you are not booked on the BRS. Tee times must be booked via BRS or shop. EVERYONE without exception must wear a face mask when indoors. Please observe this to protect the health of all involved and do not be offended if someone asks you not to be indoors without a suitable face covering. 

PAR 3 RESTAURANT – The Railway bar will be open from 12pm Saturday & Sunday serving their bar food menu, and the main restaurant area will be open from 10am serving breakfast, lunch and Christmas Menu. For bookings phone 0906482644.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Just time for one this week and as it happens it’s from the Westmeath Examiner dated 13/12/1975. “On Saturday and Sunday last the PJ Mahon prize was played for. This was a nine hole re-entry competition. The winner of the nett prize with the very good score of 28.5 was Seamus Dolan – in second place was Matt Moran. The gross prize going to Tim Casey. The first and second prize winners are both left handed players. The gross prize provided a great finish with four players on 35 gross but on a break of cards the winner was Tim Casey. On Sunday another turkey competition. “

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 6/12/2020 - ALL CHANGE.................

It’s that time of year where we undergo a changing of the guard and there’s a shuffling of the coveted reserved car park spaces! Our thanks go to outgoing Captains Tommy Conlon and Mags Galvin and our Presidents Joe Mullen and Mary Egan for all their hard work and dedication during this difficult year.

RESULTS - 13 Hole Turkey Competition Week 1 (6th December 2020)

Cat 1 – 1st Jimmy Digan (7) 29pts, 2nd Eamon Coughlan (7) 27pts.

Cat 2 – 1st Joe Ennis (12) 29pts, 2nd Adrian Conroy (9) 28pts.

Cat 3 – 1st Andy Dunne (17) 31pts, 2nd Danny Conlon (18) 29pts.

Cat 4 – 1st Val Keogh (19) 32pts, 2nd Mick Ryan (25) 30pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – This week we have the second of our 13 hole Turkey competitions which runs from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th December and will be off the Yellow Tees. Category winners from week 1 start with -2pts and runners up are on -1pt. This helps spread the prizes around.  

MENS CLUB AGM 2020 - The AGM of the Men’s Club took place on Friday 4th December 2020. As Covid-19 restrictions were in operation the bulk of the 30 or so attendees did so via an on-line Zoom meeting which was a first in the clubs history. Congratulations to Willie Smith the new Mens Captain and Dermot Kenny who is our new Mens President and we wish them the very best for the year ahead. They are joined on the Mens Committee by Mike Hiney (Treasurer), Shane Kelly (Secretary), Sean Dunne (Vice Captain), Liam Galvin, JJ Guinan, Jimmy Kassaris, George Garvey, Eamon Coughlan, Andy Dunne and Tosh Galvin. There were 3 motions addressed and passed on the night: 1. The Mens Club Constitution will be updated to include references to the World Handicap System and Golf Ireland. 2. Team Managers will be asked to display team selections and results on the Gents locker room noticeboard 3. All stroke play events will be played in 3 balls at 9 minute intervals.

Padraig Keenan on the 9th. 

MANAGEMENT AGM 2020 - The Management AGM has been moved back a little to Sunday December 20th due to an oversight on the nomination papers. Although both Betty Behan and Joe Creggy are willing to stay on as Club Trustees we should have included the opportunity for members to propose other candidates. A new notification is on the way and it also means there is time for members to submit other motions or nominations. They must be received by the Hon Secretary no later than Thursday 10th December.

LADIES CLUB AGM 2020 - The AGM of the Ladies Club will take place on Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 7.00 p.m. As Covid-19 restrictions prevail, an on-line Zoom meeting will be facilitated.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – As the travel restrictions have been eased and golfers are now allowed to cross county boundaries to access their home clubs we are proposing to play the 2020 Winter League Final on Saturday December 19th. Tee times will be allocated between 9.00 and 11.30 so watch out for the email with your time. Teams with missing players may avail of one sub only and a sub with as near a handicap as possible will be allocated. Entry forms for the 2021 version are in the shop and qualifying rounds can be played immediately. The provisional plan is to have the 2021 final late March / early April so we will have plenty of time to get 6 rounds in.

COVID-19 – We have temporarily stopped accepting green fees and this will be reviewed on a regular basis. For all members strict conditions for play remain in force. Golfers with any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away. Physical distancing rules should be observed at all times and you cannot play if you are not booked on the BRS. Tee times must be booked via BRS or shop. EVERYONE without exception must wear a face mask when indoors. Please observe this to protect the health of all involved and do not be offended if someone asks you not to be indoors without a suitable face covering. 

PAR 3 RESTAURANT – Please remember that the restaurant facilities are available Tuesday to Sunday and the food is really top notch. It’s very important that members support the new caterers as we are lucky to have them. Check out their Facebook page for further details on menus and booking.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AGM 14/12/2020

MOATE GOLF CLUB

MANAGEMENT AGM 14/12/2020

 

NOMINATIONS:

HON. TREASURER:           Martin Ryan

Proposed by: Martin Horan         Seconded by: Sean Dunne

HON. SECRETARY:            Andy Dunne

Proposed by: Martin Horan         Seconded by Sean Dunne

COMMITTEE:

Hugh Conlon

Noel Mulligan

Rory Minagh

George Garvey

Michael Connolly

Tommy Conlon

Louis Cunningham

Gareth Cassidy

 

Proposed by: Martin Horan         Seconded by Andy Dunne

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Committee :

1. Margaret Galvin 2.

3. _____________________________ 4. _______________________________

5. ____________________________ 6. _______________________________

7. _____________________________ 8. _______________________________

Motions

Proposer: Marian Mullen Ladies Club Seconder; Betty Behan Ladies Club

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MOTION 1 :

The proposal for membership fees for 2021 will be as follows per Rule 8(b)(iii) of the Joint Club Constitution:
Full Membership             €600 includes GUI/ILGU fees                          
Husband & Wife              €1,100 includes GUI/ILGU fees
Family                                  €1,180 includes GUI/ILGU fees

                                                (Includes children up to 24 years in full time  education)

Distance                              €300 includes GUI/ILGU fees
                                                (Main residence over 60 kms)

Young Member                €300 includes GUI/ILGU fees

                                                (Aged 18 to 25 years on 1st Jan)

School Membership       Primary School: €20 + GUI/ILGU fees if required

                                                Secondary School: €50 + GUI/ILGU fees if required

                                                (Students in full time education up to 19 year)


Students                              €150 plus GUI/ILGU fees

                                                (Up to the age of 24 yrs. in full time education)

 

Casual Golf Category     €300 for new members, or past members of Moate Golf Club who have not been members for the last 3 years, i.e. 2018, 2019 and 2020. Existing members (other than current casual golf members) cannot opt to join this category.

Locker Rental                 €30                            
 

Please note that any person not renewing membership on or before 28th Feb. 2021 will be deemed no longer a member of the club, and will not be eligible to win prizes in competition.


Proposer: Sean Dunne          Seconder: Andy Dunne

LADIES CLUB NOTES

Well ladies isn’t it a relief to be able to get back playing golf. The annual turkey competitions are being run from the time of opening of the lockdown up until Christmas. I’m sure there will be a large turnout. Booking must be made on the BRS system and all covid 19 distancing measures observed.

 The Ladies Club AGM takes place on Wednesday 9th December at 7pm. As only a very limited number are allowed attend in person, a Zoom facility for all who others who wish to attend will be available.

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