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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 11/11/2018

On the same weekend that our national President was inaugurated for a second term we held the inaugural McCarthy’s Centra (Moate) Club Stableford and we hope it will be the first of many. This year we had competitions sponsored by local businesses Dr. Cuppaiges, Nick Linnane & Co, Dolans Pharmacy, Moate Meats, Crozier Autoparts, Grand Hotel, M&W Catering, Shane Maher t/a Peter Gillivan Butchers, the lads in the Bold Boys Corner, The Auld Shebeen and AB Oil. Some of them are long standing supporters and some are new so we ask you to give them your business wherever possible. Next week I’ll list the non Moate based sponsors whom we appreciate equally. Thanks as always to everyone who has participated in our recent competitions and well done to all the prizewinners.

RESULTS – McCarthy’s Centra (Stableford) 11/11/2018

1st Overall – Rory Minagh (6) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Brendan Hanniffy (13) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Hugh Flanagan (15) 37pts, 1st Cat 4 – Philip Dully (23) 38pts. Ladies – Veronica Colgan (15) 36pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have the final 18 hole Club Stableford of the season sponsored by Moate Meats. This is also the final counting competition for the 2018 GOTY.  

PHOTO GALLERY - Amongs the prizewinners this week are - Jamal Sabir, Hugh Flanagan, Rory Minagh, Philip Dully, Brendan Hanniffy and Veronica Colgan.

2019 DIRECT DEBIT FACILITY –Due to prohibitive banking fees we could not provide this facility for those who needed it in recent years. However, that’s all about to change and subject to us dotting some I’s and crossing a t or two on the club’s behalf we should be in a position to help spread out the cost of your annual membership very soon. The service is via a company called ‘Fairway Credit’ and they are used by 1,000’s of golf clubs in Ireland and the UK so we are very excited to being one of them for 2019. All categories of membership will be covered from casual to GIG’s and I’d urge anyone this interests to speak with Hon. Treasurer Sean Dunne or Men’s Captain George Garvey. Full details will also be made available at the club in the coming days.

TURKEY COMPETITIONS – The annual weekly 13 hole ‘Turkey Competitions commenced last week and the result from Week 1 will be available in a day or two. Week 2 runs from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th November.

2018 GOTY – We’ll try to get the current table updated before the big finale next weekend but by my provisional (and non-binding) calculations it’s a straight shootout between Jamal Sabir (675.5pts) and Eamon Coughlan (673pts). Good luck to you both!

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018/19 – Qualifying rounds commenced on November 1st and there have been several rounds played already. I’ll provide an update on standings next weekend. We still need more teams and there are a few sides with vacancies so if you want to join in just give your name to Anna and we’ll allocate you to a team. Thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for generously sponsoring this flagship event.

CLUB 500 FINAL – The Club 500 final is on Saturday November 24th with an 8.30am start. All 48 original qualifiers have been allocated a tee time. If the new date doesn’t suit anyone they should let me know and a sub may come in if we are given enough time to notify one.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing is in Athlone GC next Sunday with tee times from 10-12, please contact Paddy Coyne 085 – 2485177 for further details.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

ANDY'S ARCHIVE

(held over from last week)

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – My week wouldn’t be complete without spending at least a few hours wading through Irishnewspapersarchives.com and here are few more Moate related items I’d like to share.

We might have had a Drive Out last weekend but in Westmeath Examiner of 10/3/2012 it was time for Vincent Shelley & Eleanor Fitzpatrick to Drive In.

In November 1979 Mickey Rabbitte was appointed Captain at Ballymore Pitch & Putt with Johnny Cleary also on committee. Many Moate members had their first introduction to golf clubs here.

Inter County Golf and though Bert Burke was wearing the Westmeath county colours he couldn’t stop his native Dublin as The Irish Press 13/11/1978 reports.

A Christmas Hamper was played for as per Westmeath Independent of 22/12/1962.

A 15 hole stroke competition result in the Examiner dated 16/3/1957.

A Tuesday Club report from the Examiner of 24/7/2010.

One of the earliest mentions of Moate Golf Club I’ve found so far in a Westmeath Independent of 25/5/1901.

Another Captains Drive In, this time Liam Allen & Mags Galvin are among the notes from an Offaly Independent dated 3/3/2000. I also see current Captain George Garvey winning a Cat 3 prize with a nice score over 15 holes!

 

LADIES CLUB

I first of all must congratulate Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey on the great turnout they had for their Captains Drive Out on Sunday. It was a most enjoyable day, even the weather behaved itself. Well done to both captains and thanks for all the work they have done in the club over the year.

The 13 hole competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Beth Dunne. It was won by Betty Behan (23) with 27 pts and Beth Dunne (14) was 2nd also with 27 pts.

 The October Running competition was sponsored by Joe Mullen. The winners were 1st Aideen Jordan and 2nd Mary Carolan.

The annual 13 hole Turkey competition is now running and will continue until Christmas.

CLUB NOTES 4/11/2018

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As their year draws to a close we’d like to offer congratulations and well done to both George Garvey and Loreto Boland on their 2018 Captaincy’s. The fact that they had so many turn out for the Scramble shows the high regard they are both held in by the club membership. At the presentation afterwards both George & Loreto thanked everyone who had helped make their year a success and all those who volunteer and work for the club. George paid particular tribute to a man who often goes unmentioned but does sterling work as Treasurer, Sean Dunne.

I always think it’s nice to mix things up a bit and play different formats now and again. So it was a pleasure for me to play the scramble with Mary Kerrigan, Paddy Lynam & Mike Hiney and also for Callum & I to play with Dom Fitzpatrick and Mickey Rabbitte  in the ‘5 Club Challenge’ (sponsored by us Dunnes) on Saturday. I enjoyed that so much so in fact that I’d be tempted (and maybe better off) to only bring out the 5 clubs in future!

RESULTS – Captains Drive Out (Scramble) 4/11/2018

1st Micheal Kelly, Brendan Magee, Phil Behan, Mary Horan. Nett 54.4

2nd Jamie Colgan, Paddy Coyne, Callum Dunne, Marie Keane. Nett 56.7

 

5 Club Challenge (13 hole Stableford) 3/11/2018

1st Overall – Dom Fitzpatrick (5) 28pts, 1st Cat 1 – Adrian Hiney (4) 28pts, 1st Cat 2 –Benny Greham (11) 28pts, 1st Cat 3 – Andy Dunne (15) 27pts, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot McGowan (20) 28pts, Ladies – Veronica Colgan (15) 25pts.

 

Croziers Autoparts Club Matchplay Final 28/10/2018

Declan Murphy bt Eamon Coughlan.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club Stableford over 18 holes sponsored by McCarthy’s Centra of Moate. This is our second last counting competition for the 2018 GOTY.  

TURKEY COMPETITIONS – The annual weekly 13 hole ‘Turkey Competitions’ will commence on Monday 5th November. The last one will end on Sunday December 16th with a prize presentation to be held that night.

CLUB 500 FINAL – The Club 500 final is on Saturday November 24th with an 8.30am start. All 48 original qualifiers have been allocated a tee time. If the new date doesn’t suit anyone they should let me know and a sub may come in if we are given enough time to notify one.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018/19 – The Winter League entry forms are now available in the shop and qualifying rounds began from November 1st.  This year we are retaining the 5 team members with 6 rounds each to be played but are reverting to the 13 hole format. We’d like to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate Ollie & Eileen Seery of Seery’s Cash & Carry for once again providing very generous sponsorship for this event.

2019 MENS VICE CAPTAIN – The recuperating incoming Captain Jimmy Kassaris was delighted to announce to the Mens Club meeting during the week that he has invited Tommy Conlon to be his Vice Captain for 2019. I’m sure you will all join me in wishing them both well for the year ahead.

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT - 4TH NOV - 12 NOON

Captains Drive Out- 4th November 2018 12 Noon

 

Hole 1 GEORGE GARVEY 9 LORETO BOLAND 19 OLLIE SEERY 15 MARIAN MULLEN 41
Hole 1a MARTIN HORAN 15 SHANE KELLY 9 BETTY BEHAN 23 EILEEN WHITE 23
Hole 2 BRENDAN KEHOE 6 SEAN EGAN 15 VINNY MCCORMACK 19 ELEANOR FITZPATRICK 21
Hole 3 MICHEAL KELLY 8 PHIL BEHAN 12 BRENDAN MAGEE 20 MARY HORAN 25
Hole 4 EAMON COUGHLAN 6 BENNY HANNIFFY 13 PAT FOX 18 THERESA CLEARY 28
Hole 4a DECLAN MURPHY 11 NOEL MULLIGAN 12 PAT DOYLE 16 ANN LEDWITH 26
Hole 5 BRENDAN DALY 7 NOEL CURTIS 13 SEAMUS MCCORMACK 19 MARY ROSE COUGHLAN 20
Hole 6 JAMES KELLY (v) 8 LIAM LYNAM 13 FINBAR FIELDING 19 ALISON COUPER 23
Hole 7 DARREN ROSNEY 12 JJ GUINAN 13 WILLIE GANLY 16 PADRAIG SHINE 17
Hole 8 TONY SHINE 4 MARTIN RYAN 15 PAUL BROWNE 25 BREDA KELLY 23
Hole 9 PAUL JACOB 6 TERRY COUGHLAN 14 NOEL DUNNE 20 TBC  
Hole 10 GARETH CASSIDY 9 KEVIN ALLEN 18 DAVID BUCKLEY 19 EAMON CUNNIFFE           20
Hole 10a SEAN CONNELL 10 MAL KELLY 12 JIMMY CASSIDY 17 CARMEL CARROLL 22
Hole 11 JOE ENNIS 12 RAY DONOGHUE 13 CHARLIE MCGRATH 20 PEARSE CORBETT 17
Hole 12 JAMIE COLGAN 4 PADDY COYNE 14 CALLUM DUNNE 19 MARIE KEANE 36
Hole 13 SHANE MAHER        22   HUGH FLANAGAN 15 MARTIN HAWKES 18 DENIS O'DONOGHUE 17
Hole 13a BERT BURKE 3 JOHN DOYLE 12 LEONARD DONALDSON 21 EILEEN SEERY 30
Hole 14 SEAN DUNNE 10 DENIS CRONIN 13 SEAN CORBETT 21 ANNE MAGEE 32
Hole 15 RORY MINAGH 6 WILLIE COLGAN 12 JONATHAN CROZIER 21 CARMEL CONNOLLY 11
Hole 16 RAY LYNAM 8 JOHN SMYTH 13 MICK O'BRIEN 17 PATRICIA BURKE 25
Hole 17 PADDY LYNAM 6 MIKE HINEY 12 ANDY DUNNE 16 MARY KERRIGAN 27
Hole 18 TOSH GALVIN 10 PADDY O'BRIEN 13 GER COUGHLAN 24 BETH DUNNE 14
LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Carmel Carroll. Congratulations to the winner Marie Keane (36) who had 34 pts including that rarity, a Hole in One on the 4th. 2nd was Helen Kelly (12) with 31 pts and 3rd Marie Dolan (33) also with 31 pts. The competition on Wednesday 31sp is over 13 holes. The annual Turkey competition starts on 1st November and will run up until Christmas.

The annual Drive Out is on Sunday next and we would ask as many as possible to play as a thank you to Lady Captain Loreto and Captain George for all their hard work during the year.

CLUB NOTES 28/10/2018

Double bogey, double bogey toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble…… (I wonder was that what reputed 5 handicapper Will Shakespeare meant to say all along???) There was more than a hint of wicked whispers of golfers from bygone days whistling through the rustling leaves on the course this weekend. All the while the spine-chilling biting wind grabbed at our clubs mid swing with its clammy cold hands and deflected our bright shiny golf balls towards their inevitable doom in a wet or sandy grave. I heard of bloodcurdling drives, frightening iron shots with sharp hooks and slices galore while on the gruesome greens there were putts both long and short not made that will haunt many a player for a while! It is of course Halloween season and as usually happens there was some scarily good scores with the bravest souls winning the battles with their various golfing demons.

RESULTS AB Oil Hampers (Stableford) 28/10/2018

1st Overall – Adrian Hiney (5) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Lee Scanlon (4) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Paddy O’Brien (13) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 – David Flannery (14) 40pts, 1st Cat 4 – David Buckley (19) 34pts, Ladies – Loreto Boland (19) 20pts.

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open (Stableford) – 25/10/2018

1st Noel Mulligan (13) 42pts, 2nd Paul Gilligan (8) Athlone 41pts, 3rd Kevin Sheehy (5) Athlone 41pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend on Saturday November 3rd we have a ‘5 Club Challenge’ sponsored by The Dunne Family and on Sunday 4th it’s the ‘Captains Drive Out’ scramble for George Garvey and Loreto Boland. This will be a shotgun start at 12.00 so to show your appreciation for their hard work all year please get your name on the entry sheet in the shop. A draw for teams and tees will be done on Friday night.  The Thursday Opens sponsored very kindly by Nick Linnane & Co all year have now finished for 2018.

TURKEY COMPETITIONS – The annual run of ‘Turkey Competitions’ will commence from Monday 5th November and the first one will run to Sunday 11th.

CLUB 500 FINAL – The Club 500 sub-committee have confirmed that the new date for the final is Saturday November 24th with an 8.30am start. All 48 original qualifiers have been allocated a tee time. If the new date doesn’t suit anyone they should let me know and a sub may come in if we are given enough time to notify one.

GOTY 2018 – Once again Padraig Keenan has had the abacus out and updated the GOTY table to include today’s AB Oil competition. There are now just 3 competitions to go (inc Club Matchplay) and Eamon Coughlan has closed the gap by another point. He’s now on 626pts after scoring in an incredible 15 competitions on the bounce. Jamal Sabir (636.5pts) continues to lead the way though as they near the bell for the last lap. Captain George Garvey continues to dream of a top 5 finish and he’s now a mere 27pts behind Denis Cronin. We had another 2 new entries to the table this week with Lee Scanlon grabbing 38pts while John Bridges got 10pts for his efforts.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018/19 – The Winter League entry forms are now available in the shop and qualifying rounds can begin from November 1st.  This year we will retain the 5 team members but are reverting to the 13 hole format. (Last years was only 12 holes.) It was also decided to retain the scoring system for the Grand Final which has worked well over the past 2 years. We’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to ollie & Eileen Seery of Seery’s Cash & Carry for once again providing very generous sponsorship for this event.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – It is hoped to have a presentation of recent prizes next Sunday night after the Captains Drive Out so we’ll be in touch with those who have to collect prizes in the coming days.

ANDY'S ARCHIVES - This weeks random selections from the dank dark dungeons at IrishNewspapersArchive.com are - (A) Ladies Club notes in a Westmeath Examiner dated 15/8/2009. (B) Irish Indepoendent from 2/8/1993 mentions an Irish golfing legend in the Mullingar SC and Padraig Harrington features as well. (C) A photo this time from an Irish Independent of 24/4/1967 and Denis (Dinny) White with his Tullamore Barton Shield teammates. (D) PC Lynam wins according to an Examiner report of 1/5/1965 and finally (E) An Irish Press dated 2/12/1944 listing Moate as the 45th club affiliated to the ILGU.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

We at last we have a result for the Elvery Trophy. The competition is generously sponsored by Clara House Spa and Holistic Centre Clara. Veronica Colgan and Betty Behan qualified for the final. After a tight match Veronica was declared the winner after chipping in on the 17th. Congratulations to both players.

The 16 hole competition on Wednesday 17th was sponsored by Carmel Connolly. The winners were 1st Eileen Fagan (33) 35 pts, 2nd Marie Keane (36) 34 pts and 3rd Betty Behan (23) 31 pts.

Well done to past captains Beth Dunne and Andy Dunne for organising a most enjoyable Past Captains outing. The large number of past captains present had a very enjoyable day and evening.

CLUB NOTES 21/10/18

I’d like to start this week with a special thank you to all who attended the Annual Past Captains Dinner on Saturday. We had over 30 for dinner and / or golf and it was a pleasure for Beth Dunne & I (as newest Past Captains) to host the event on behalf of the club. It’s a nice tradition and an event I look forward to attending for many years to come. Switching quickly from past to future, our incoming Mens Captain for 2019 Jimmy Kassaris has an appointment with the bionic hip suppliers over in Tullamore this week and we all wish him the best for the operation and his recuperation period. Hope all goes well Jimmy and we’ll see you back around the clubhouse in due course. As always our appreciation goes to all who participated in our recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our generous sponsors.

RESULTS – Auld Shebeen ( V Par) 21/10/2018

1st Overall – Barry Cuffe (8) 4 up, 1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 4 up, 1st Cat 2 – George Garvey (9) 3 up, 1st Cat 3 – Terry Coughlan (15) 3 up, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot McGowan (21) 3 up, Ladies – Beth Dunne (14) 5 down.

Past Captains Invitational (13 hole stableford) 20/10/18

Gents - 1st Eamon Coughlan (28pts), 2nd Dom Fitzpatrick (28pts).  

Ladies – 1st Mary Kerrigan (29pts), 2nd Betty Behan (28pts).

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open (Stableford) – 18/10/2018

1st Neil Hiney (18) 46pts, 2nd Michael Sheridan (17) 42pts, 3rd Ray Lynam (9) 40pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club Stableford competition kindly sponsored by AB Oil from Moate. The following weekend being November 3rd and 4th we have a ‘5 Club Challenge’ sponsored by The Dunne Family on the Saturday with the ‘Captains Drive Out’ scramble for George and Loreto on the Sunday. An entry sheet for this will be in the shop shortly. On Thursday 25th October we have the penultimate Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open singles for Ladies  & Gents  of the season.   

CLUB 500 FINAL – The Club 500 sub-committee have confirmed that the new date for the final is Saturday November 24th with an 8.30am start. All 48 original qualifiers have been allocated a tee time. If the new date doesn’t suit anyone they should let me know and a sub may come in if we are given enough time to notify one.

PHOTO GALLERY - 1. A lovely autumn sunshine shot from midweek courtesy of Martin Horan. 2. & 3. Weekend action for Louis Cunningham & George Garvey.

GOTY 2018 – Aughrims finest export since Woodfab, Padraig Keenan, has updated the GOTY table to include today’s Auld Shebeen competition and it might have a major impact on the destination of the title. With just 4 competitions to go (inc Club Matchplay) Eamon Coughlan has closed the gap at the top to just 11.5pts as he’s now on 610pts and leader Jamal Sabir has 621.5pts. Looking further down the table I see 20th Ray Lynam 279pts, 30th the aforementioned Padraig Keenan 226.5pts, 40th Billy McKnight 205pts, while at 50th Michael Benny & Gareth Cassidy are both on 179pts.  We had 4 new entries to the chart this week in Dean Kerrigan, Terry Coughlan, Edward Cunniffe and Joe Casey which means 196 players have now recorded points. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get that many out most weekends?

WINTER LEAGUE 2018/19 – The Winter League entry forms are now available in the shop and qualifying rounds will begin from November 1st.  This year we will retain the 5 team members but are reverting to the 13 hole format. (Last years was only 12 holes.) It was also decided to retain the scoring system for the Grand Final which has worked well over the past 2 years.

CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES – Unfortunately this competition started later than it should have and has gone on longer than intended. However we are now getting to grips with it and can see the wood for the trees. While we are still waiting some groups to be decided George Garvey picked out the numbers for the Quarter Final draw. Anne Healy / Jamie Colgan marched through Group 8 but will now face Mags Larrigy / Bert Burke of Group 3 in the only confirmed Quarter Final tie so far. Group 4 winners Carmel Carroll / Brendan Kehoe must wait to see who comes out of Group 6 and Dolores Moodley / Louis Cunningham will play Veronica Colgan / Sham Dolan to see who progresses there. Group 6 winners Mary Horan / Andy Dunne have to wait for the conclusion of Group 2. Finally the winners of Group 1 Beth Dunne / George Garvey await the winners of Group 5.  

ANDY'S ARCHIVES - This week I have 6 random items from Moate GC's history pages as per items found on IrishNewspapersArchive.com

1. A hole in one is reported in 7/6/1941's Offaly Independent. 2. Evening Herald dated 6/7/1973 re Holmpatrick Cup 3. Report on AGM of 1975 in the 25/1/1975 Westmeath Examiner. 4. Another AGM, this time it's 15/1/1977's Examiner. 5. Club Notes in 6/9/1997 Examiner and finally 6. More club notes in the Examiner from 20/11/2010 with a timely mentionm of the Winter League.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 10th was our 1st 16 hole competition. it was sponsored by Patricia Burke. The winners were 1st Anne Magee (32) with 32 pts, 2nd Carmel Coughlan (36) 31 pts and 3rd Mary Bouabbse (27) with 30 pts. who has just joined Moate golf club. Welcome Mary.

We hope to see all our Past Captains on Saturday 20th next in the Past Captains outing. Tee times are from 12 noon and the meal is at 6pm.