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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

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