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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.


CLUB NOTES 15/10/2017

Let’s hope everyone stays safe during Hurricane Ophelia and that there isn’t much damage done around the place. Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent competitions, well done to all prize winners and thanks to our sponsors this week Hugh Campbell Solicitors.

RESULTS –

15/10/2017 Hugh Campbell Solicitors (Stableford)  1st Overall – Noel Curtis (14) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamie Colgan (5) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Padraig Keenan (11) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Seamus McCormack (18) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – Joe Healy (23) 36pts. Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 35pts.

12/10/2017 Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford)  1st Bert Burke (4) 39pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (4) 39pts  

THIS WEEKS PHOTO GALLERY -

1. The 3rd. 2. Ger Coughlan takes on the 6th. 3. The 16th green and bunkers.

1. Bert Burke 2. Padraig Keenan 3. Noel Curtis 4. Lee Scanlon 5. Joe healy 6. Jamie Colgan 7. Seamus McCormack 8. Eleanor Fitzpatrick.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have a Club Stableford competition. From Monday 9th October – Sunday 22nd October we have a 13 hole weekly competition and from 23rd October this will switch to being a 12 hole competition in line with the decision taken for Winter League / Turkey competitions. We also have the penultimate Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on October 19th.

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 3 counting competitions to go including the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay which involves no one currently in the top 15, we have a new leader in Jamie Colgan on 396pts. He's far from home and hosed as Denis Cronin 395pts, Tommy Digan 394pts, Vincent Rickard 388pts and Michael Lynch Jnr 385pts are all well capable of getting a big result and tripping him up so this one looks like it will go right down to the wire!

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 is being compiled and will be posted by next week.

CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY – Men’s Captain Andy Dunne awaits the winner of the Jimmy Bradley / George Garvey semi-final which will no doubt be a tight affair seeing as it’s a repeat of last year’s final. Jimmy will no doubt be seeking revenge on title holder George! I’ll post an update next week on the Scratch Matchplay.

KEENAN BAUER SCOTCH FOURSOMES – The dynamic duo Tommy Digan & Micheal Kelly are through to the final and await the outcome of the clash between Seamus Buckley & Paddy Egan v Colm Farrell & Patrick Lynam in the other semi-final.

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.

READY GOLF – We are actively promoting the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry about ’the honour’  or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing is in Longford GC on Sunday 22nd October with the tee booked from 10-12. Other 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).

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 8/10/17

Well done to everyone who qualified for the Lanzarote Final held on Sunday and congratulations to all our prize winners. I had a lovely afternoon’s golf in the company of Liam Reynolds, Noel Mulligan and Eleanor Fitzpatrick and although none of us are going on any holidays we all had our moments in the sun during the round. Mind you we all had our moments in the dark clouds too! I’d also like to say a massive thank you to event sponsors Kathleen Leech, The Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Kerry, Hotel Woodstock in Clare and Tulfarris Golf Resort in Co Wicklow.  Details of the presentation will be announced at a later date.

RESULTS – 8/10/2017 Lanzarote Final (Stableford) Sponsored by Kathleen Leech

1st Joe Ennis (14) 41pts, 2nd Mal Kelly (12) 39pts, 3rd Sean Dunne (11) 39pts, 4th Eamon Coughlan (7) 38pts. Longest Drive: Geraldine Coughlan and Nearest the Pin: Eamon Coughlan.

1. Willie Colgan, Brendan Daly, Sinead Healy & Sean Dunne were first out in Lanzarote Final. 2. Declan Murphy, Ger Coughlan, Mags Galvin & John Smyth lining up for Lanzarote Final. 3. Tosh Galvin, George Garvey, Theresa Cleary & Val Keogh. 4. Patrick Lynam, Dermot Kenny, Veronica Colgan & Phil Behan. 5. Mal Kelly, Eamon Coughlan, Cathal O'Rourke & Geraldine Coughlan. 6. Liam Reynolds, Andy Dunne,  Noel Mulligan & Eleanor Fitzpatrick.

Moate Medical (Stableford)

1st Overall - Joe Ennis (14) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Feury (8) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Sean Dunne (11) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Doyle (14) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Jordan (19) 40pts. Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 33pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 5/10/2017

1st Jimmy Bradley (7) 38pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (4) 36pts 3rd Aidan Ward (9) Athlone 36pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend’s club stableford competition is sponsored by Hugh Campbell Solicitors and we very much appreciate their support. From Monday 9th October we will have a 13 hole weekly competition for Turkeys (Monday to Sunday) and you can play in this at weekends but only if you have already entered the weekend competition also. We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on October 12th. We will end our Thursday Opens on the 27th of the month. The BRS has been updated to reflect this.  

LANZAROTE FINAL – The final was held on Sunday 8th and the lucky winner of a week in Lanzarote including flights is Joe Ennis. Mal Kelly, Sean Dunne and Eamon Coughlan claimed the other prizes on offer.

1. Eleanor Fitzpatrick sinking a putt on the 4th hole. 2. Liam Reynolds lets fly on 16th. 3. Noel Mulligan takes aim on 16th.

SPECIAL OFFER – From October 1st, for €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until 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 the complication of 2 competitions on this weekend we have a bit of maths to do during the week and I’ll update the table for the next set of notes.  

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.

READY GOLF – We are actively promoting the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry about ’the honour’  or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing was in Portarlington GC on 8th October. Alliance Captain Paddy Coyne tells me it was well attended and the winners were 1st Willie Ganly 41pts (Moate), 2nd Fergal McCormack 36pts (Glasson), 3rd Paddy Coyne 36pts (Moate) and 4th Tommy Conlon (35pts (Moate). The next outing is in Longford GC on Sunday 22nd October and other 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).

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The last 18 hole competition for the year was the Annual Ladies Christmas Hamper which was again generously sponsored by Terry Coughlan. It was played on Sunday 1st October. The winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (16) 34 pts 2nd Veronica Colgan (16) 34 pts, Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 34 pts, Cat 1 Beth Dunne (15) 29 pts, Cat 2 Theresa Cleary (28) 34 pts and Cat 3 Marie Dolan (27) 34 pts.

The 1st 16 hole competition was on Wednesday last and was sponsored by Margaret Larrigy. The winner was Beth Dunne (15) with 34 pts and Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) was runner up with 31 pts.

Well done to Betty Behan and Pearse Corbett who won 1st prize for a pair with 38 pts while playing in the Glenn's Trophy foursomes competition in Birr on Wednesday last.

A note for your diary. The ever popular "Rock & Roll Bingo" will return to Moate Golf Club on Friday 10th November.


CLUB NOTES 1/10/2017

As we hurtle towards the end of the season, it was a good weekend for Wicklow men in that Paul Dunne from Greystones won the British Masters, my native Glenealy won yet another Senior Hurling Championship in the Garden County and I qualified for the Club Matchplay Final with a surprise win over a very sporting Alan Deegan. Although I’m not yet a Past Captain I was delighted to take up the invitation to join my predecessors on Saturday afternoon and I had a lovely day in the sun with past captains Martin Horan, Mary Horan and Padraig Keenan – you couldn’t help but play good golf in that sort of company! Congratulations to all our recent prize winners and thank you to all our sponsors.

RESULTS – 1/10/2017 Michael Horan Golf Shops (Stableford)

1st Overall – Brendan Stanley (19) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Feury (8) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (10) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Jimmy Dolan (16) 36pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Jordan (20) 40pts. Ladies 1st – Theresa Cleary (28) 34pts.

1. Weekend winner Brendan Stanley. Up the Dubs! 2. Intermediate Alliance Captain, Paddy Coyne. 3. Thursday Open winner Shane Nugent. 4. GOTY leader Vincent Rickard.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 28/9/2017

1st Shane Nugent (15) 40pts, 2nd Jack Bradbury Hughes (4) Mount Temple 37pts, Low Gross Martin Hogan (4) Westmanstown 32pts, 3rd Ken Farrell (9) Portlaoise 37pts, Ladies – Mary Mulrooney (28) Westmanstown 34pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend’s club competition is sponsored by Moate Medical Centre and we thank them for their support. The Lanzarote final is on Sunday 8th and we also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on October 5th. We will probably end our Thursday Open on the 27th of the month. BRS has now been updated to reflect this.  

LANZAROTE UPDATE – The final will be held on Sunday 8th October starting at 11am. The draw for tee times is now on the website. Due to a tie for 36th place 37 Men and 12 Ladies qualified. If one gent drops out he will not be replaced as the original quota was 36, but if 2 drop out then the next on the list (plus ties) will be accommodated. It is important that you notify Andy Dunne 086 0556336 if you cannot take your place in the final line up so a sub can be notified.  As our generous sponsor Kathleen Leech is not available on Sunday the presentation for this will take place at a later date.

SPECIAL OFFER – From October 1st, for €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until 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 5 counting competitions left (inc Club Matchplay) it’s all change at the top again with Vincent Rickard leapfrogging Bert Burke who is 2nd on 356pts, and Denis Cronin in 4th on 347pts. Michael Lynch splits them on 354pts with Jamie Colgan now 5th on 341pts. Seeing as we had our Annual Past Captains event on Saturday I had a look to see how the Past Captains were faring. Well ahead is the aforementioned Bert Burke in 2nd, then we have Dom Fitzpatrick 9th, Liam Galvin in 13th, Micheal Kelly 36th, Louis Cunningham 44th, Padraig Keenan 46th, Frank Kiernan 47th, Dermot Kenny 49th, Martin Horan 62nd, Eamon Coughlan 90th, Ollie Seery 100th, Michael O’Brien 105th, Seamus Buckley 111th, Kieran Heavin 119th, Hugh Conlon 123rd, Joe Mullen 145th. Unfortunately Joe Creggy has not registered any points on the board but there’s time yet and as for myself the Past Captain in waiting - I’m 50th.

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.

READY GOLF – It was decided recently at a Men’s Club meeting that we should actively promote the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry who’s honour it is or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing and we will promote this from here on.

JUNIORS – Juniors that they must be playing with an adult member to enable them to win a prize in the weekend club competitions and they should book in beside an adult where possible on the BRS. For the adult members it is important that we make the juniors feel welcome and as they are the future of your club they should be encouraged to participate. If you see Juniors on the timesheet please don’t hesitate to stick your name down with them.

PAST CAPTAINS – 2016 Captains Geraldine Coughlan and Martin Horan were delighted to host the 2017 Past Captains event on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who managed to attend and we hope you enjoyed the day. A 13 hole competition in glorious sunshine was followed by an equally impressive meal from Pauric Whelehan and his team. Winners on the day were Bert Burke and Eleanor Fitzpatrick with the current Captain getting an honorary mention and a consolation prize!!

1. Padraig Keenan on the 10th during the Past Captains event. 2. Martin Horan looks on as Mary Horan putts on the 10th. 3. Past Captains Dinner. 4.

RULES QUESTION - If your ball is in a bunker resting against a rake and you are pretty certain that the ball will most likely move if the rake is taken away, what action should you take? (Answer – Mark your ball with a tee, lift ball taking care not to clean it, move rake and then place ball back,  remove tee and play your bunker shot.)  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing is in Portarlington GC next Sunday (8th October) with tee times from 10-12. This year’s Alliance Captain is popular Moate member Paddy Coyne. We wish him well for the season and he can be contacted at 085 2485177 for further details. Other venues 22/10/17 Longford, 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).

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LANZAROTE FINAL QUALIFIERS

THE LANZAROTE FINAL IS ON SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER KICKING OFF AT 11.00 AND THE TIMESHEET IS AS FOLLOWS :

Willie Colgan Sean Dunne Brendan Daly xx 11.00
Declan Murphy Ollie Seery Mags Galvin xx 11.10
David Fleming John Smyth Sinead Healy xx 11.20
Tosh Galvin George Garvey Val Keogh Theresa Cleary 11.30
Phil Behan Patrick Lynam Dermot Kenny Veronica Colgan 11.40
Mal Kelly Eamon Coughlan Cathal O'Rourke Geraldine Coughlan 11.50
Liam Reynolds Andy Dunne Noel Mulligan Eleanor FitzPatrick 12.00
Bert Burke Padraig Keenan Denis Cronin Beth Dunne 12.10
Rory Minagh Keith Murphy Jonathan Crozier Anne Magee 12.20
Liam Galvin Jimmy Kassaris Martin Horan Pearse Corbett 12.30
Louis Cunningham Brendan Magee Dom FitzPatrick Eileen White 12.40
Seamus Dolan Jack Bradbury Gareth Cassidy  Betty Behan 12.50
Michael Murray Gerry Jordan Joe Ennis Mary Horan 13.00

 

 

THESE TIMES WILL BE ADDED TO THE BRS SHORTLY. AS THERE WERE 37 MEN QUALIFYING IF WE HAVE ONE MALE DROP OUT HE WILL NOT BE REPLACED BUT IF 2 DROP OUT THEN WE WILL BRING IN REPACEMENTS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST 36 QUALIFIERS. THERE WERE 12 LADY QUALIFIERS AND IF ANY DROP OUT THEY WILL BE REPLACED BY THE NEXT ON THE LIST.  ALL REPLACEMENTS MUS HAVE AT LEAST 3 CARDS IN TO BE PROMOTED.

IF ANYONE IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PLAY PLEASE CALL ANDY DUNNE ON 086 0556336 SO A SUB CAN BE NOTIFIED IN GOOD TIME.

 


LADIES NOTES

the September running competition was won by Eileen White (24) with 57 pts. The runner up with 51 pts was Ann Magee (33).

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I won't have the Christmas Hamper results until next week.

Best of luck to our representatives playing in the Glenns Trophy in Birr on Wednesday, Betty Behan, Pearse Corbett, Geraldine Coughlan and Eileen White.

 The final of the Lanzarote Open Competition is on Sunday next. We wish all the finalists the best of luck.


SPECIAL OFFER!


CLUB NOTES 24/9/17

I’m delighted to say we had glowing reports from visitors and members alike during the week regarding the condition of the course despite the recent wet weather. To protect the course we’ve been cleaning and placing on the fairway for a little while and that helps us golfers out by not having the dreaded ‘mud ball’ to contend with. Congratulations to Lady President Vera Burgoyne on a great day for her Presidents Prize on September 17th last. Finally this week I’d like to say thank you to all our recent sponsors, well done to all our recent prize winners and a massive thanks also to everyone who has played in recent weeks.  

Lady President Vera Burgoyne and her prize winner Sinead Healy.

RESULTS – 24/9/2017 Garda Prize (Stableford) 

1st Overall – Pat Doyle (17) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Paul Fogarty (8) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Mal Kelly (12) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Liam Reynolds (16) 40pts, 1st Cat 4 – David Buckley (20) 36pts. Ladies 1st – Loreto Boland (19) 33pts.  

l to r - Garda Prize winner, Pat Doyle. Other prize winners - Paul Fogarty, Mal Kelly, Liam Reynolds, David Buckley and Loreto Boland.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 21/9/2017

1st Martin Hogan (4) Westmanstown 40pts, 2nd Alan Craven (2) Roscommon 38pts, 3rd Ray Sheridan (15) Portlaoise 37pts, Ladies – Mary Mulrooney (28) Westmanstown 34pts.  

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend’s club competition is sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shops and of course we take this opportunity to remind you there are many special offers on his stock in our shop currently. Please check us out and pick up a bargain for yourself. We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on September 28th 

LANZAROTE UPDATE – The final will be held on Sunday 8th October starting at 11am. The draw for tee times will be made as soon as is practical after the closing date of Sunday 1st October. With 36 Men and 12 Ladies to qualify and only 7 days golf left to enter scores it’s nail biting week for those of us (myself included) occupying the lower reaches of the qualifying places.  

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – With just 6 counting competitions left (inc Club Matchplay) it’s all change at the top as 4 out of the current top 5 picked up valuable points in this weekend’s Garda Prize. Bert Burke is a young up and coming golfer and I’m sure you’ll hear his name a lot in the near future and Bert with 351pts is now 4pts clear at the top from Denis Cronin with the even younger Michael Lynch Jnr in 3rd on 342pts. Vincent Rickard with 341pts and Jamie Colgan on 326pts make up the top 5. From my own regular fourball I’m delighted to see the Garda Prize winner Pat Doyle move up to 22nd overall on 203pts while the highest new entry is Alan Deegan in 180th with 7pts. 185 golfers have now scored points which is quite remarkable.  

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.  

READY GOLF – It was decided recently at a Men’s Club meeting that we should actively promote the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry who’s honour it is or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing and we will promote this from here on.  

JUNIORS – Juniors that they must be playing with an adult member to enable them to win a prize in the weekend club competitions and they should book in beside an adult where possible on the BRS. For the adult members it is important that we make the juniors feel welcome and as they are the future of your club they should be encouraged to participate. If you see Juniors on the timesheet please don’t hesitate to stick your name down with them.  

PAST CAPTAINS – All past Captains have been invited to take part in the Past Captains event next Saturday September 30th with the golf starting at 12.20 and we look forward to seeing you there. Please book your spot for the 13 hole competition.  

RULES QUESTION - If your ball is in a bunker resting against a rake and you are pretty certain that the ball will most likely move if the rake is taken away, what action should you take? (Answer next week).  

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Mrs Vera Burgoynes Lady Presidents Prize was held on Sunday 17th. The lovely summer weather saw a large number of ladies take to the fairways to honour the lady president and hopefully win one of her beautiful prizes. Following all the ladies and members of President Vera’s family enjoyed a delicious meal prepared and served by Pauric and his staff. At the presentation Lady Captain Beth Dunne, Captain Andy Dunne and men’s president Kieran Heavin all complimented Vera on her successful day and on her lovely array of prizes, thanked her for the work she has done in the club over the years and congratulated the winners. Vera then thanked everyone who had helped her to prepare for the day, the course staff, the catering staff and her husband and family for all their support. She then presented her prizes as follows, 1st Sinead Healy (14) 109 ner, 2nd Eileen White (24) 111 net, Gross Helen Kelly (14) 136 gross, 3rd Carmel Carroll (21) 111.5 net, 4th Loreto Boland (19) 111.5 net, Leading qualifier Marie Dolan (34) 73 net, Past President Betty Behan (22) 123 net, Seniors Beth Dunne (15) 115.5 net, Front 9 Mary Rose Coughlan (19) 34.5 and Back 9 Patricia Burke (24) 41. The winners of the 13 hole mens competition were 1st Tommy Campbell with 33 pts and 2nd Padraig Shine with 31 pts. .


LADIES CLUB

Our Lady Captain has to be thanked for arranging a great Lady Captain's Away day to Portumna on Sunday 10th. On the day the honours went to Carmel Carroll with 35 pts, Beth herself with 34 pts and Helen Kelly with 33 pts. All those who went on the outing enjoyed both the golf (despite a shower or 2) and the meal afterwards.

 Sunday 17th next is Lady President Vera Burgoynes presidents prize day. We wish Vera a very enjoyable and successful day. All ladies will be notified regarding draw times later in the week

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Eileen Seery and Connie Gavin. The winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (16) 71 net, 2nd Eileen White (24) 74 net and 3rd Vera Burgoyne (23) 74 pts.


CLUB NOTES 11/9/2017

Even though they had quite a strong line up we were very unlucky to lose 3-2 in the Duggan Cup Final v Castlecomer GC at Edenderry GC on Sunday. On behalf of the club I wish to thank Team Manager Padraig Keenan for his trojan efforts and the 5 pairs on the day who were Niall Ruttledge & Louis Cunningham, Sean Egan & Mike Hiney, Joe Ennis & Sham Dolan, George Garvey & Noel Mulligan, Martin Horan & Kieran Heavin. Thanks also to Liam & Tosh Galvin who were excellent caddies and all those who came down to support the lads.  I’d like to thank the Westmeath Independent for the feature last week on my year as Captain and Moate GC in general. Finally I wish to thank Tom Cuffe, who had his Presidents Day for the Two Ends & No Middle Golf Society and he invited me to play with them in Moate last Saturday. It was a pleasure Tom and thanks again.

DUGGAN CUP FINAL PHOTO GALLERY

 

1. The Finalists. 2. Moate team - L to R Back Row, Liam Galvin, Niall Ruttledge, Noel Mulligan, Louis Cunningham, Sean Egan, Tosh Galvin, Mike Hiney, Sham Dolan. (Front Row) - Joe Ennis, George Garvey, Kieran Heavin, Martin Murphy (Captain of Edenderry GC), Andy Dunne (Captain of Moate GC), Padraig Keenan (Team Manager), Martin Horan, Ger Lawlor (President of Edenderry GC). 3. Niall Ruttledge blasts away first. 4. Sean Egan belts away. 5. Next up was Joe Ennis. 6. George Garvey lets fly. 7. Martin Horan, last but not least! 8. Kieran Heavin fires one down the fairway watched by Liam Galvin and Martin Horan. 9. The lads with the runners up ornaments.

RESULTS – 10/9/2017 Peter Kassaris Cup (Strokeplay) sponsored by Jimmy Kassaris   

1st Overall – Michael Power (6) 69 nett. 1st Cat 1 – Micheal Kelly (7) 70 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Cathal O’Rourke (11) 70 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Val Keogh (16) 70 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Shane Maher (24) 72 nett. Ladies 1st – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (24) 79 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 7/9/2017

1st Shane Nugent (18) 43pts, 2nd Louis Cunningham (7) 41pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend’s club competition is sponsored by the Grand Hotel Moate and this can be played on Saturday and the available times on Sunday as per BRS. Lady President Vera Burgoyne will have her Presidents Day on Sunday 17th September and there is a 13 hole for men on the day that we can also play in alongside the Grand Hotel Club Competition. We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on September 14th. Time is running out but you can still enter the Lanzarote 13 hole competition any time for just €5 (visitors with a valid handicap can also enter but must pay a green fee or other competition fee as well as the additional €5 for the Lanzarote).

LANZAROTE UPDATE – The final will be held on Sunday 8th October starting at 11am. The draw for tee times will be made as soon as is practical after the closing date of Sunday 1st October.

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.

READY GOLF – It was decided at the latest Men’s Club meeting that we should actively promote the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry who’s honour it is or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing and we will promote this from here on.

JUNIORS – Junior Convenor Tosh Galvin would like to thank both Post Insurance and Michael Horan for providing some sponsorship recently for the Juniors. It is a timely opportunity to remind juniors that they must be playing with an adult member to enable them to win a prize in the weekend club competitions and they should book in beside an adult where possible on the BRS. For the adult members it is important that we make the juniors feel welcome and as they are the future of your club they should be encouraged to participate. If you see Juniors on the timesheet please don’t hesitate to stick your name down with them.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 3/9/2017

We had a very healthy turnout over the weekend for the Pepper Home Loans sponsored Club Sub#2 and as you would expect competition was fierce. Congratulations to all the prize winners and I must say a huge thank you to Pepper for sponsoring the competition and of course paying my wages! I know many people appreciated the free tees and no doubt we’ll see them scattered on the course over the coming months. Check out the Westmeath Independent this week for a little feature on the club. Ciaran and Ann from the paper visited us on Friday and we had a chat about my Captaincy and the club. Hopefully it will get us a bit of free publicity and might encourage a few visitors to check the place out.

1. Sponsored by Pepper. 2. JJ Colgan tees off on 6th. 3 - 4. Paddy O'Brien & Geraldine Coughlan were among this weeks prizewinners.

RESULTS – 3/9/2017 Club Sub#2, (Strokeplay) sponsored by Pepper Home Loans  

1st Overall – Paddy O’Brien (14) 66 nett. 1st Cat 1 – Michael Lynch Jnr (8) 68 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Denis Cronin (13) 69 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Geraldine Coughlan (16) 71 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot McGowan (21) 75 nett. Ladies 1st – Sinead Healy (14) 71 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 31/8/2017

1st David Fleming (6) 43pts, 2nd Shane Kelly, Ballinasloe (4) 41pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 35pts, 3rd Noel O’Reilly (16) 38pts. 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have the Peter Kassaris Cup sponsored by Jimmy Kassaris and family. At the sponsors request this will be a strokeplay competition but off the white tees rather than the back sticks. We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on September 7th.

Lady President Vera Burgoyne will have her Presidents Day on Sunday 17th September and while there is a 13 hole for men on the day we can also play in the Grand Hotel Club Competition that day too. Times will be confirmed on BRS in the coming days.

You can still enter the Lanzarote 13 hole competition any time for just €5 (visitors with a valid handicap can also enter but must pay a green fee or other competition fee as well as the additional €5 for the Lanzarote).

LANZAROTE UPDATE – The final will be held on Sunday 8th October starting at 11am. The draw for tee times will be made as soon as is practical after the closing date of Sunday 1st October. The presentation will, not however take place that evening due to the primary sponsor being unavailable but it will follow as soon as possible on another date. A great second prize has been generously donated by the Dingle Skellig Hotel and further details will follow on at least 2 other special prizes.

Dingle Skellig Hotel

TEAM NEWS – Team Manager Padraig Keenan will lead his charges into battle v Castlecomer in the Duggan Cup Final in Edenderry GC on Sunday 10th September. The tee off time is 1pm and it would be fantastic for the lads if we can get a few supporters down there on the day. We wish all involved the best of luck and hopefully they can take the trophy home.

MIXED FOURSOMES – We are nearing the end of this inaugural club competition. Dolores Moodley / Bert Burke will meet Anne Healy / Louis Cunningham in one semi-final with the other semi-finalists Carmel Carroll / Willie Colgan awaiting the outcome of the quarter final between Anne Ledwith / Eamon Coughlan and Noeleen Fox / Liam Galvin.

SCRATCH MATCHPLAY – Please see draw in shop and start playing your first round ties as quickly as possible.

RYDERLESS CUP – We had the pleasure of welcoming a group of well attired American visitors to the club on Saturday as a group of passionate golfers all the way from South Bend, Indiana took on an Irish side which included Moate members Bert Burke, Liam Galvin, Ollie Seery, Phil Behan and Tosh Galvin. (I’m told Sean Dunne was unavailable for selection!) They play the same format as the Ryder Cup (more or less) and I’m reliably informed it was 3pts each after play on day one. Apparently this biennial rivalry extends back to 1997 and it was even covered by the ‘South Bend Tribune’ in 2015. I think Dublin courses Grange and Royal Dublin are the other 2 venues later in the week and we wish them all well.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Well done to our 2 Captains Beth and Andy and everyone concerned with making our Club Classic a big success. A special word of thanks to Sean White Renault Athlone who was our main sponsor again this year and to all our sponsors who gave so generously. Congratulations to all the prize winners who were successful over the weekend, special congratulations to the 2 ladies teams that featured in the main list of prize winners. No surprise to anyone who knows her that Eileen White featured on both these teams. There was also a ladies team prize which was won by Betty Behan, Eileen Seery, Pauline Farrell and Marie Dolan.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Clara and Moate Credit Union. The winners were 1st Ann Magee (33 1 down, 2nd Aideen Jordan (35) 1 down and 3rd Kathleen Conlon (22) 2 down.  Nest weeks competition is sponsored by The Academy of Music Tullamore.

Ladies remember there is still time to play in the Lanzarote Open competition sponsored by Kathleen Leech.


We had a great weekend for our Annual Club Classic which was once again generously sponsored by Sean White Renault. Thanks to our sponsor Sean White and to all those clubs who donated green fees for prizes, the combined efforts of Supervalu Moate & Dermot & Kay Kenny in Clara for the goody bags and everyone who sponsored the tee boxes. Your support is much appreciated. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who supervised the Hole In One at the 15th over the weekend. Although no one got to take the fabulous Renault car home we really appreciate all the time you gave us. We also sincerely thank the Maldron Hotel, Wexford for their generous sponsorship of the Nearest The Pin prize on the 15th. Finally we say well done to all our recent prize winners and we look forward to seeing you out on the course again over the coming weeks. It’s particularly nice to see 2 of our promising juniors Colm Coady & Callum Dunne featuring in the Thursday Open prizes.  

RESULTS –  Annual Club Classic 25-27 August 2017, sponsored by Sean White Renault.

1st Paddy Egan, Seamus Buckley, Kieran Heavin, Tommy Rosney 99pts.

2nd George Garvey, Sheridan Shanahan, Pat Garvey, John Concannon 98pts.

3rd Dermot Kenny, Vincent Rickard, Sean Dunne, John Naughton 95pts.

Tommy Rosney wins a night in The Maldron Hotel in Wexford for being closest to the pin on the 15th. All the Green Fee prize winners can be seen under competition results on the website.

1. A beauty from Sean White Renault. 2. & 3 Thanks to our many sponsors. 4. Finn Martin belts away on Saturday with John Greene & Arthur Allen watching on in admiration. 5. Vincent Rickard plays from the 18th bunker with Sean Dunne & John Naughton nearby. 6. The gorgeous hole in one prize. 7. And this is the closest I've ever come to nabbing the car! 8. We may not be Augusta but we do have a jacket to handover.....Jimmy Kassaris lends his special Miami Vice presentation jacket to Club Secretary Marian Mullen for the evening! 9. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes. Super hampers from Seery's Cash & Carry.

1. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with 2017 Classic winners Tommy Rosney, Seamus Buckley, Paddy Egan & Kieran Heavin. 2. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Vice Captain George Garvey representing the 2017 Classic runners up. 3. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with 2017 Classic 3rd place prize winners Sean Dunne, Vincent Rickard, Dermot Kenny & John Naughton. 4. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Jack Ryan representing his team who were 4th. 5. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Dom Fitzpatrick representing his team who were 5th. 6. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Kevin Duffy representing his team who were 6th. 7. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Dolores Moodley, Ann Ledwith & Eileen White representing their team who were 7th.8. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Seamus Buckley representing his team who were 9th. 10. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Seamus McCormack representing his team who were 10th.

1. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Geraldine Coughlan & Eileen White representing their team who finished 12th. 2. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Paddy Coyne representing his team who were 13th. 3. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Michael Murray representing his team who were 14th. 4. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Betty Behan representing her leading ladies team.. 5. Sean White (sponsor) & Captain Andy Dunne with Tommy Rosney, winner of the nearest the pin prize.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 24/8/2017

1st Colm Coady (25) 43pts, 2nd Callum Dunne (20) 42pts, Low Gross – Lee Scanlon (4) 35pts, 3rd Sean Corbett (22) 40pts.  

Thursday Open Winner Colm Coady (l) and runner up Callum Dunne (r)

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we are sure to have a bumper entry in the Club Sub #2 sponsored by Pepper Money. We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on August 31st. You can also enter the Lanzarote 13 hole competition any time for just €5 (visitors with a valid handicap can also enter but must pay a green fee or other competition fee as well as the additional €5 for the Lanzarote).

LANZAROTE UPDATE – The final will be held on Sunday 8th October starting at 11am. The draw for tee times will be made as soon as is practical after the closing date of Sunday 1st October. We can now confirm a great second prize has been generously donated by the Dingle Skellig Hotel and further details will follow on at least 2 other special prizes.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – The table on the website has been updated to include the Bold Boys Corner competition and the leader is still David Coughlan on 324pts but his lead has been cut further by Michael Lynch Jnr who is now on 303pts. Jamie Colgan slips to 3rd on 291pts and Tommy Digan is 4th with 287pts. Denis Cronin is sneaking up the table with 5 scoring events in a row and he is 7th on 256pts while a little lower down in 29th spot Brendan Stanley has scored in 6 times in a row to get to 166pts.  

TEAM NEWS – Well done to Padraig Keenan and his Duggan Cup team who beat New Forest in the semi final in Edenderry. The final v Castlecomer is also there on Sunday 10th September and while it will no doubt be hard won we are all very excited and hope they can take the trophy home.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


SCRATCH MATCHPLAY DRAW

The Scratch Matchplay draw is below, with seven 1st Round pairings to be played before Sunday 3rd September.

1st Round (3rd Sept)                                       (2nd Round before 17th Sept)
Paul Fogarty v Jimmy Kassaris -                   Winner to play David Fleming
Damien Clafffey v Padraig Keenan -             Winner to play Eamon Coughlan
Keith Redmond v Liam Galvin -                     Winner to play Bert Burke
Lee Scanlon v Ray Lynam -                          Winner to play Louis Cunningham
Barry Cuffe v Dom FitzPatrick -                     Winner to play Patrick Lynam
Jamal Sabir v Micheal Kelly -                        Winner to play Paul Jacob
Brendan Kehoe v Daniel Watts -                   Winner to play Rory Minagh
---------------------       -                   Michael Lynch Jnr v Michael Power 

Full draw will be posted in the Locker Room - Best of Luck


CLUB NOTES 20/8/2017

We have a lot of results listed below as we had no notes last week. We sincerely thank all the sponsors and prize winners who made it to the presentation last Sunday night. In my enforced absence Vice-Captain George Garvey gave out the prizes and did a great job as indeed did Martin Horan who had all the photos in my inbox before I got home. Our thanks go to our recent competition sponsors The Bold Boys Corner, MLS Labels / Pat Doyle, Garden Care / Michael Murray and well done to all our recent prize-winners.

RESULTS –

Bold Boys Corner – Club Strokeplay 20/8/17

(Pictured below) 1st Overall – Brendan Daly (8) 65 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 70 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (13) 71 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Sean Egan (14) 69 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Callum Dunne (21) 69 nett. Ladies – Veronica Colgan (16) 72 nett.

MLS Labels / Pat Doyle - Club Stableford 13/8/17

1st Overall – Brendan Daly (9) 43pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamie Colgan (5) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Derek Daly (12) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – JJ Guinan (14) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Derek Claffey (24) 42pts. Ladies – Mags Galvin (22) 38pts.

Garden Care / Michael Murray - Open Stableford 7/8/17

1st Kieran Heavin (8) 40pts, 2nd Mal Kelly (12) 39pts, Low Gross - Jamie Colgan (5) 39pts, 3rd Declan Murphy (13) 39pts. Ladies – Anne Magee (33) 35pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 17/8/2017

1st Noel O’Reilly (17) 40pts, 2nd Barry Cuffe (9) 38pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 36pts, 3rd John Naughton (16) 37pts. Ladies – Lily Austin, Portumna (29) 35pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 10/8/2017

1st Michael Lynch Snr, Mount Temple (11) 38pts, 2nd David Mullen, Esker Hills (9) 38pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 36pts, 3rd David Fleming (6) 36pts. Ladies – Theresa Cleary (27) 27pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – MOATE GOLF CLUB CLASSIC – Once again we are generously sponsored by Sean White Renault and we have a Renault Clio on offer for a hole in one at the 15th. This runs from 1pm on Friday 25th to approximately 4pm on Sunday 27th 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 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. It costs just €30 per player and this includes the hole in one competition on 15th. Booking on the BRS is now open so please support our Annual Classic.

Don’t forget you can also enter the Lanzarote 13 hole competition any time for just €5 (visitors with a valid handicap can play but must pay a green fee or other competition fee as well as the €5 for the Lanzarote).

We have the ever popular Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on August 24th. Yet again it’s nice to note that we have had recent visitors participating in our opens from the likes of Glasson, Ballinasloe, Cregmore Park, Swords, Esker Hills, Co. Longford, Dundalk, Tullamore, Mount Temple, Strokestown, New Forest, Portumna, Roscommon, Castlerea and Westmanstown.

PHOTO GALLERY - 1 & 2  The Bold Boys Corner tribute to the late and much missed Eamon Connolly. 3. Moate member Pat Doyle of MLS Labels who recently sponsored a compettion for us. 4. Tosh Galvin & Vice Captain George Garvey. 5. Brendan Daly, Michael Gantley & George Garvey. 6. Helen Kelly, Padraig Keenan & George Garvey. 7.  Trevor Hill, Jamie Colgan & George Garvey. 8.  Shane Maher, Michael Broder & George Garvey. 9. Seamus Buckley, Willie Colgan & George Garvey. 10. Dom Fitzpatrick, Betty Behan & George Garvey. 11. Michael Murray, President Kieran Heavin & George Garvey. 12. The Ladies.

 

LANZAROTE UPDATE – As of 17th August the leaders in the Men’s Section (36 to qualify) are still Joe Ennis 91pts, Gareth Cassidy (Mount Temple) 86pts and Sham Dolan 3rd 85pts. Another Mount Temple visitor Keith Dolan is on the bubble in 36th on 69pts. Meanwhile in the Ladies Section (12 to qualify) Mary Horan stays in front on 87pts with Betty Behan 84pts and Eileen White 3rd 80pts.  The cut position is currently 67pts and Mary Rohan & Vera Burgoyne share the honours for now.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – The table on the website has been updated as far as the Behan Country Markets competition and the leader is still David Coughlan on 324pts but his lead has been cut back by the chasing pack. Jamie Colgan is now on 291pts having scored in 8 tournaments straight. Michael Lynch Jnr is very close behind on 285pts and Bert Burke with 279pts will still have a lot to say about the outcome by the end of the season I’m sure.

LEINSTER GOLF / STANDARD SCRATCH – We recently had a team of inspectors from Leinster Golf on site and they have confirmed that our SS for the Blue, White & Yellow courses stay at 72, 71 and 70 respectively.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 16th was sponsored by Pearse Corbett and Pauline Farrell. It was won by 1st Mags Galvin (22) with 38 pts, 2nd was Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) with 37 pts and in 3rd place was Anne Magee (33) also with 37 pts.
The Club Classic is on next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there is still time to get your team organised and to enter. 

 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Fagan Foods. The winners were 1st Loreto Boland (19) 37 pts, 2nd Mags Galvin (22) 36 pts and 3rd Eileen White (24) 36 pts.

Best of luck to Mags Galvin and Patricia Burke who play in the Granard Foursomes in Malahide on August 21st.

The Club Classic is on the 25th, 26th and 27th August. Please arrange your teams and be in with a chance to win a Renault Clio for a hole in one on the 25th. Entry €120 for a team of 4, €160 to include food.

There is still time to get in 3 good scores and qualify for the final of the Lanzarote Open competition in September. Prize is a week in Lanzarote. Wouldn't we all love it.


LADIES CLUB ELVERY TROPHY DRAW

Elvery Trophy

Sponsored by Clara House Spa and Holistic Centre

Betty Behan  V  Eleanor Fitzpatrick

Ann Ledwith  V  Vivienne Dunican

Geraldine Coughlan  V  Anne Healy

Kathleen Leech  V  Mary Horan

Helen Kelly  V  Sinead Healy

Pearse Corbett  V  Loreto Boland

Veronica Colgan  V  Ann Magee

Mary Rohan  V  Beth Dunne

1st round matches to be played by Wednesday August

Entry €5 to be paid before palaying 1st match 


CLUB NOTES 6/8/2017

Well after all the excitement of the previous week it was nice to get back to a bit of normality over the Bank Holiday weekend. I even got to play golf instead of standing around taking photos. While I was congratulating Derek Daly on winning the big one last week the midweek celebrations obviously took their toll and I sneaked a win against him in the Club Matchplay. In fairness it would have been a bit much for him to beat me after I gave him such lovely prizes now wouldn’t it! It was nice to get the win but more importantly it was an enjoyable round of golf and that’s what Moate GC should always be about. Our thanks go to our recent sponsors Doorsets Ireland & Behan’s Country Markets and well done to all our prize-winners.

RESULTS –

Behan’s Country Market – Club Stableford 6/8/17

1st Overall – Keith Murphy (19) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Dom Fitzpatrick (6) 41pts, 1st Cat 2 – Tosh Galvin (12) 42pts, 1st Cat 3 – JJ Guinan (12) 42pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Jordan (20) 39pts. Seniors – Kieran Heavin (8) 37pts, Ladies –Beth Dunne (14) 37pts.

Doorsets Ireland / Seamus Buckley Club Stableford 30/7/17

1st Overall – Brendan Daly (9) 39pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Willie Colgan (12) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – JJ Guinan (14) 37pts, 1st Cat 4 – Andreas Dolan (19) 37pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 3/8/2017

1st Peter Scally, New Forest (22) 41pts, 2nd Tosh Galvin (13) 41pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 37pts, 3rd Tommy Digan (6) 41pts.

 

PRIZE WINNERS PHOTO GALLERY -

1. Keith Murphy 2. Kevin Jordan 3. Dom Fitzpatrick 4. Tommy Digan 5. Tosh Galvin 6. Peter Scally 7. Andreas Dolan 8. Brendan Daly 9. Jamal Sabir 10. JJ Guinan 11. Willie Colgan 12. Mens President Kieran Heavin 13. Lady Capt Beth Dunne 14. David Fleming

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Moate GAA are holding a classic on Saturday 12th and anyone who wishes to enter a team can contact Jimmy Bradley / Moate GAA for details. On Sunday 13th we have a Club Stableford kindly sponsored by MLS Labels & Printing courtesy of my fourball colleague Pat Doyle. Anyone curious about what they do can check them out at http://mlslabels.com. Don’t forget you can also enter the Lanzarote 13 hole competition any time for just €5 (visitors with a valid handicap can play but must pay a green fee or other competition fee as well as the €5 for the Lanzarote).

We have the ever popular Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on August 10th.

3rd HOLE – I’m sure many of you have noticed some enforced changes on our 3rd hole. The decisions have not been taken lightly and while it may cause a little inconvenience until we adjust to being forced left from the tee please bear with us. We obviously want to retain as much of the difficulty and beauty of the hole as we can without doing unnecessary damage to trees or players coming up the 12th fairway!  Moate Golf Club prides itself on being part of a vibrant community and we must make the effort to be good neighbours.

PRESENTATION – We are having an outstanding prizes presentation on Sunday 13th August at 9pm and we will be in touch with all relevant prize winners and sponsors in the coming days.

MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY

QUARTER FINAL DRAW

(a.) Carmel Carroll & Willie Colgan V Beth Dunne & Sean Egan
(b.) Group 8 Winner TBC V Anne Ledwith & Eamon Coughlan
(c.) Dolores Moodley & Bert Burke V Betty Behan & George Garvey
(d.) Mary Horan & Sham Dolan V Anne Healy & Louis Cunningham

SEMI FINAL DRAW

Winners (c) v Winners (d)
Winners (a) v Winners (b)

MOATE GOLF CLUB CLASSIC – Please support our Annual Classic. Once again we are generously sponsored by Sean White Renault and we have a Renault Clio on offer for a hole in one at our 15th. This runs from 1pm on Friday 25th to approximately 4pm on Sunday 27th 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 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. It costs €30 per player and this includes the hole in one competition on 15th. Booking on the BRS is now open.

LANZAROTE UPDATE – With 36 men to qualify it’s looking good at the moment for Joe Ennis who is our new leader on 91pts, Gareth Cassidy (Mount Temple) is next on 86pts with Sham Dolan 3rd on 85 and tied for 4th with 74 pts are Dom Fitzpatrick & Brendan Magee. In the hunt for the 12 Ladies spots, Mary Horan stays in front with 87pts while Betty Behan & Eileen White are just behind on 84pts and 80pts respectively. Still plenty of time to get those 3 cards in.

 

Leading the way to Lanzarote - Mary Horan & Joe Ennis

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


The competition on Wednesday last was the Kathleen Kelly Memorial and was generously sponsored by Amy and Bernard Farrell. It was won by Betty Behan (22) 70 net, 2nd Helen Kelly (14) 74 net, 3rd Beth Dunne (14) 74 net, Cat 1 Pearse Corbett (15) 73 net, Cat 2 Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 78 net and Cat 3 Anne Healy (32) 76 net.

The winning pair in the Granard Foursomes competition are Mags Galvin and Patricia Burke with a score of 37 pts. They will represent the club in Malahide Golf Club later in the month in the national final. Helen Kelly and Eleanor Fitzpatrick were runners up with a score of 36 pts.

The July Running competition was sponsored by Anne Magee. It was won by Ann Ledwith (29) with 57 pts, 2nd Loreto Boland (18) 53 pts and 3rd Anne Magee (33) 51 pts.

The Lanzarote Open Competition is still running. there is still plenty of time to get 3 cards in and be in with a chance to qualify to play in the final in September. The winners will have a week in Lanzarote

The Club Classic is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 25th, 26th and 27th of August. Please arrange your teams and invite your friends to play on them. Entry is €120 for a team of four including entry into the hole in one competition for which a Renault Clio is the prize. This prize is sponsored by Sean White Renault Athlone. Entry is €160 with a meal.

There will be a presentation of prizes on Sunday next 13th August at 9pm.


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was the Kathleen Kelly Memorial and was generously sponsored by Amy and Bernard Farrell. It was won by Betty Behan (72) 70 net, 2nd (14) 74 net, 3rd Beth Dunne (14) 34 net, Cat 1 Pearse Corbett (15) 73 net, Cat 2 Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 78 net and Cat 3 Anne Healy (32) 76 net.

The winning pair in the Granard Foursomes competition are Mags Galvin and Patricia Burke with a score of 37 pts. They will represent the club in Malahide Golf Club later in the month in the national final. Helen Kelly and Eleanor Fitzpatrick were runners up with a score of 36 pts.

The July Running competition was sponsored by Anne Magee. It was won by Ann Ledwith (29) with 57 pts, 2nd Loreto Boland (18) 53 pts and 3rd Anne Magee (33) 51 pts.

The Lanzarote Open Competition is still running. there is still plenty of time to get 3 cards in and be in with a chance to qualify to play in the final in September. The winners will have a week in Lanzarote

The Club Classic is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 25th, 26th and 27th of August. Please arrange your teams and invite your friends to play on them. Entry is €120 for a team of four including entry into the hole in one competition for which a Renault Clio is the prize. This prize is sponsored by Sean White Renault Athlone. Entry is €160 with a meal.

There will be a presentation of prizes on Sunday next 13th August at 9pm.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday 1st August

Cat 1 - 1st Tommy Campbell (37pts), 2nd Michael Sheridan (36pts), 3rd Denis O'Donoghue (36pts). Cat 2 - 1st Paddy Gavigan (34pts), Willie Grennan (33pts), J. Mullin (31pts). Ladies - Louise Curley (25pts).


MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY 2017

MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY 2017
QUARTER FINAL DRAW

(a) CARMEL CARROLL & WILLIE COLGAN V BETH DUNNE & SEAN EGAN
(b) GROUP 8 WINNER TBC V ANN LEDWITH & EAMON COUGHLAN...
(c.) DOLORES MOODLEY & BERT BURKE V BETTY BEHAN & GEORGE GARVEY
(d) MARY HORAN & SHAM DOLAN V ANNE HEALY & LOUIS CUNNINGHAM

SEMI FINAL DRAW

Winners (c) v Winners (d)
Winners (a) v Winners (b)

 
 

CLUB NOTES 30/7/17

We had a fantastic day on Saturday for my Captains Prize. 74 players who qualified last week started off at 8.00am sharp and they were whittled down to 27 who had to play a further 9 holes at 5.30pm. For the record the playoff holes were 1, 4,5,11 and 14 to 18. It’s amazing that after 45 holes of golf it was won by Derek Daly with just half a shot to spare over runner up Kevin Duffy. My thanks go to Martin Horan, Jimmy Kassaris, Tosh Galvin and Padraig Keenan who helped out in various ways at different times to make the whole thing run really smoothly. At times it actually looked like we knew what we were doing! We had a great attendance for the presentation afterwards and I really appreciate the kind words expressed by Presidents Kieran Heavin, Vera Burgoyne and Lady Captain Beth Dunne. While I was delighted to congratulate all the various category winners there was a really special moment for me when I presented the Captains Prize for the Juniors to my son Callum. Congratulations to my Captains Prize Winner Derek Daly who played really well to come home in first place.

After the speeches and presentation Moate’s singing legend Ray Lynam kept us all entertained and busy on the dancefloor. I guarantee you it takes a special talent to get me up dancing (well my sort of dancing anyway) and while Realtin might have had a little bit to with that Ray’s talented voice certainly did too. His version of James Taylor’s ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ was only fantastic and it just happens to be a personal favourite of mine. My thanks to Ray for capping off a special day with a special performance.

RESULTS –

Andy Dunne’s Captains Prize - 29/7/17

1st Derek Daly (12) 175 nett, 2nd Kevin Duffy (19), Low Gross – Jamie Colgan (5) 194 nett, 3rd Padraig Shine, 4th Michael Murray (19) 177.5 nett, 5th Paddy Lynam (7) 179.5 Leading 36 – George Garvey (8) 140 nett, Leading 18 – Vinny McCormack (19) 67 nett, Veterans – Denis Cronin (13) 182.2 nett, Past Captains – Ollie Seery (16) 184 nett, Juniors – 1st Callum Dunne (26) 97 nett, 2nd Owen Higgins (18) 114 nett, 3rd Colm Coady (25) 116.5 nett, Ladies 13 hole – 1st Anne Healy, 2nd Ann Magee, Guests 18 hole – 1st Shane Carton.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 20/7/2017

1st Vera Martin, Mullingar GC (34) 41pts, 2nd Rory Minagh (6) 40pts, Low Gross – David Fleming (6) 31pts, 3rd Ray Donoghue (13) 39pts.

Tuesday Club 25/7/2017

Cat 1 - 1st Martin O’Brien 34pts, 2nd John Naughton 34pts, 3rd Brendan Flattery 33pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Eamon McNeill 36pts, 2nd Tom Cuffe 32pts, 3rd Aidan Maloney 30pts.

Ladies - Theresa Kilcommons 26pts.

ANDY DUNNE'S CAPTAINS PRIZE GALLERY

1. David Lynch, Andreas Dolan & Sean Egan 2. Louis Cunnignham, Liam Lynam & Jimmy Bradley. 3. Daniel Watts, Denis Cronin & Willie Colgan. 4. Brendan Stanley, Colm Farrell & Declan Murphy. 5. Keith Redmond, Brendan Kehoe & Michael Connolly. 6. Ray Lynam, Ollie Seery & Darren Rosney. 7. Tom Cuffe, Keith Murphy & Liam Reynolds. 8. Tommy Campbell, Jamie Colgan & Billy Browne. 9. Padraig Shine, Captain Andy Dunne, Gabriel Buckley & Sean Weldon. 10. John Henry, Michael Murray & Hugh Tobin. 11. Derek Daly, Philip Dully & Paddy Lynam. 12. Vinny McCormack, Kevin Duffy, Andy Dunne & George Garvey. 13. Special Guests - Mike Walsh, Mickey Rabbitte, Shane Carton & Paul Smyth with Captain Andy Dunne. 14. Loreto Boland, Mary Rohan & Carmel Carroll. 15. Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Veronica Colgan & Sinead Healy. 16. Captains Andy Dunne & Beth Dunne. 17. Theresa Cleary, Beth Dunne & Mary Horan. 18. Mary Rose Coughlan & Geraldine Coughlan. 19. The prizes. 20. Moate 2017 Captains Prize winner Derek Daly with Captain Andy Dunne. 21. Captain Andy Dunne with  Junior prizewinners (l to r) Colm Coady (3rd), Callum Dunne (1st) and Owen Higgins (2nd).

 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have 2 competitions for you to enjoy. On Saturday & Sunday we have a club stableford sponsored by Behan’s Country Market. Betty & Phil are long time members who have generously sponsored us over a long period of time along with all the other things they do around the club. Then on Monday we have the ‘Garden Care / Michael Murray’ sponsored open singles stableford.  Of course you can also enter the Lanzarote competition for just €5 (visitors with a valid handicap can play but must pay a green fee or other competition fee as well as the €5 for the Lanzarote).

We have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on August 3rd.

OUTSTANDING PRIZES PRESENTATION – We hope to hold a presentation on Sunday 13th August and we will be in touch with all relevant prize winners and sponsors shortly.

SCRATCH MATCHPLAYS – Anyone interested in playing in the scratch matchplay should contact Bert Burke and we will get this up and running.

MOATE GOLF CLUB CLASSIC – Booking on the BRS is now open for our Annual Classic. Once again we are generously sponsored by Sean White Renault and we have a Renault Clio on offer for a hole in one at our 15th. This runs from 1pm on Friday 25th to approximately 4pm on Sunday 27th August. Its costs €40 per player and this includes golf, hole in one competition and a meal. If you forego the meal it’s €30 per player.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – The next update will be published after the Captains Prize results points distribution is worked out. I’m sure Padraig Keenan is frantically tapping away on his calculator.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Betty Behan and Eileen Fagan and the winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (16) with 38 pts, 2nd Mary Horan (25) 37 pts and 3rd Beth Dunne (14) 36 pts.

Congratulations to Captain Andy Dunne on a very successful Captains Prize Day, even the weather was favourable,  and to all the winners particularly Derek Daly who won the Captains Prize.

Hard luck to our Revive Actibe Ladies Fourball who lost to Portumna on Friday in the regional quarter final. Best of luck to Portumna in the next round.

The competition on Wednesday next 2nd August is the Kathleen Kelly Memorial.

Ladies remember there is still time to enter the Lanzarote Open Competition sponsored by Kathleen Leech and be in wit;h a chance to win a weeks holiday in Lanzarote.

 


ANDY DUNNE'S CAPTAINS PRIZE - RESERVES

76's - Brendan Kehoe, Vincent Rickard, Mike Hiney, Michael Sheridan, Dermot McGowan.

77's - Michael Young, Kevin Allen, Paul Jacob, Kevin Lowry, John Reynolds, Joe Creggy, Jamal Sabir, Dermot Kenny, Joe Ennis.

78's - Noel Mulligan, Padraig Keenan, Dom Fitzpatrick, Seamus Lynam, Kieran Heavin, Jimmy Kassaris. Michael O'brien Jnr, Mark Mullen.


CLUB NOTES 23/7/17

While Jordan Spieth & Co were battling against the various elements in Birkdale for ‘The Open’ we had a fantastic (and mostly sunny) weekend in Moate for my Captains Prize Qualifier. It was an honour and a pleasure for me to welcome so many fellow members on to the tee box and watch them take that first step towards qualification for next Saturday’s final. I was absolutely delighted with the turnout and naturally I am looking forward to the final day with great excitement. The anticipation has been ramped up a notch by the fact that my son Callum has qualified for the Junior Prize 9 hole playoff. Reception to pin positioning was mostly positive and obviously there were one or two less accessible than others but you have to expect that for a ‘major’ competition. Next weeks positions are near the top of my to do list! I’d like to say a special thank you to Vice Captain George Garvey, Lady Captain Beth Dunne, Geraldine Coughlan and Sean Dunne for keeping me full of coffee and entertained during my stint at the club over the 2 days. Roll on Saturday! 

RESULTS –

Andy Dunne’s Captains Prize - Qualifying Round 23/7/17

Leading qualifiers – Kevin Duffy (19) 67 nett, George Garvey (8) 67 nett, Vinny McCormack (19) 67 nett.

Some 76’s have qualified in the top 75 and if you check the BRS you will see your tee off time and we’ll have a list of reserves in qualification order on the website. If anyone is unavailable for Saturday 29th’s final please ring me on 086 0556336 as soon as possible so your spot may be filled by a sub.  

CAPTS QUALIFIER PHOTO GALLERY

1. First out Kevin Duffy (leading qualifier) with Billy Browne. 2. Padraig Keenan, Dermot Kenny, Andy Dunne (Captain), Joe Creggy & Sean Dunne. 3. Paddy Egan, Tommy Rosney, Andy Dunne (Captain), Kieran Heavin (President) & Seamus Buckley. 4. Vice Capt George Garvey & Captain Andy Dunne. 5. Leading Junior Qualifier Callum Dunne with his auld fella! 6. Damien Claffey tees off under the watchful eyes of Frank Kiernan and Benny Greham. 7. The 3 Amigos - John Greene, Arthur Allen & Finn Martin. 8. David Fleming. Adam Turley & Michael Power. 9. Micheal Kelly, Jimmy Bradley, Andy Dunne, Tommy Digan & Liam Reynolds. 10. Mick O'Brien, Aidan Lennon,Philip Dully & Shane Maher. 11. David Mullen, Mark Mullen & Willie Digan. 12. 'The Fourball' - Pat Doyle, Andy Dunne, John Smyth & Ger Coughlan. 13. Ray Donoghue, John Doyle & Paul Rooney. 14. Gerry Somers, Vinny McCormack, Mike Hiney, Andy Dunne & Michael Murray. 15. Seamus Lynam, Paddy Costello & Paddy Lynam. 16. Alan Deegan. Sham Dolan, Andy Dunne, Andreas Dolan & Eamon Coughlan. 17. Louis Cunningham, Paddy O'Brien, Leonard Donaldson & Rory Minagh. 18. David Lynch, Andy Dunne & Michael Lynch Jnr. 19. John Bridges, Tommy Conlon, Andy Dunne, Ray Lynam & Noel Mulligan. 20.Owen Higgins, Johnny Mullally, Tosh Galvin & James Galvin. 21.   Sean Connell, Colm Farrell, Andy Dunne, Val Keogh & David Connolly.

Andy Dunne’s Captains Prize for Juniors - Qualifying Round 23/7/17

Leading qualifiers – Callum Dunne (26) 56 nett, Adam Turley (16) 67 nett, Colm Coady (25) 74 nett.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 20/7/2017

1st Jamal Sabir (1) 41pts, 2nd Jimmy Kassaris (12) 40pts, Low Gross – Lee Scanlon (3) 35pts, 3rd Gerry Jordan (20) 39pts. 

Tuesday Club  18/7/2017

Cat 1 - 1st Tommy Campbell 36pts, 2nd Padraig Shine 35pts, 3rd Michael O'Brien 34pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Aidan Maloney 37pts (b7), 2nd Tom Cuffe 37pts, 3rd Eamon McNeill 34pts.

Ladies - Theresa Kilcommons 39pts. 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next Saturday (29th July) we have Andy Dunne’s Captains Final. The top 75 qualifiers will kick off at 8am and then the top 27 including leading gross will have a further 9 holes to play at 5.30pm or thereabouts. The Junior Prize final fourball will play the back 9 starting around 2.30pm. There is also a 13 hole competition for the ladies commencing at 12.40 on Saturday. The presentation will follow after the playoff.   

On Sunday 30th July we have a club singles stableford kindly sponsored by Doorsets Ireland (Seamus Buckley) and no doubt there will be a sign or 2 erected shortly.  

As always we have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open on July 27th.  

OUTSTANDING PRIZES PRESENTATIONS – We hope to hold a presentation on Sunday 30th and we will be in touch with all relevant prize winners during the week.  

BRITISH OPEN FANTASY GOLF – Thanks to everyone who took part and sold tickets in this important club fundraiser. Provisional results have been published on the website but I won’t repeat them here as they have yet to be confirmed. Please check www.moategolfclub.ie for details.  

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – The Kathleen Leech sponsored Lanzarote competition qualifying phase continues over July & August and into September the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. A minimum of 3 cards must be handed in to count and 36 men and 12 ladies to qualify for the final.

MATCHPLAYS – The Scratch Matchplay list has been in the shop for several weeks now and anyone intending to play should sign up ASAP so we can get this kicked off. Please keep an eye on the dates for getting the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes played. In the inaugural Mixed Foursomes event there are a couple of pairings already through to the Quarter Finals and most have now played their first matches. Please notify me of any results ASAP so we can update the league tables.  

MIDLAND BOYS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Congratulations to three of Moate’s Junior members who did very well in Birr on Monday last. In the U14 section Colm Coady & Eoin Murphy did fantastically well in finishing 1st & 2nd respectively and Adam Turley took 2nd spot in the U16 equivalent. Well done to you all!  

Colm Coady, Andy Dunne (Captain), Callum Dunne & Eoin Murphy.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – The next update will be published after the Captains Prize results are known in a week or so.  

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 

 

 

 


***PROVISIONAL RESULT*** BRITISH OPEN FANTASY CHALLENGE

This is a provisional result for our British Open Challenge. We have to verify each entry involved tomorrow before we confirm the final result and publish the full table so please bear with us.

1 Callum Dunne 6 15 26 32 49 60 -21   -12 -9 3 0 -1 -2
2 John O' Brien 6 15 21 32 48 57 -16   -12 -9 1 0 3 1
3 B & R Duignan 6 15 21 32 48 56 -15   -12 -9 1 0 3 2

LADIES CLUB

our Revive Active Fourball are out on Friday next 28th against a team from Portumna in the Regional quarter final. We wish the team and their managers the best of luck

Next Saturday 29th July is an important day for men's Captain Andy Dunne. It is the final day of his Captains prize. The ladies club hope Andy has a very enjoyable And successful day. 

The computer gurus in the club must be complimented for the Trojan work they put in all week keeping track of  and updating the scores of the players in the British Open.  Anyone who entered in the competition could follow their players each night. Well done gentlemen.


BRITISH OPEN UPDATE - DAY 3

British Open Challenge Day 3 - It's all change at the top with early pacesetters Callum Dunne & Colin Parker dropping back a little to 4th and 5th respectively. The new joint leaders are B&R Duignan whose team is Spieth, Kuchar, Fleetwood, Finau, Fisher and Kaymer level with John O'Brien (he has Westwood instead of Kaymer in his line up). Unbelievably John has both top and bottom places sorted at the minute! 2nd placed Patricia McCormack benefitted hugely from Brandan Graces record breaking 62 and the rest of her team is Matsuyama, Kuchar, Pieters, Fisher and Wood. We have a very interesting final day in store.


BRITISH OPEN - DAY 2
Following Day 2 of our British Open Challenge Callum Dunne's team are on level par and have a 3 shot lead over Colin Parker. Anyone who didnt make the cut had 10 shots added to their score and that really sorts the men from the boys, girls, aunts, uncles, fathers, mothers, grannies and grandads. No one has ever won this carrying a 10 shot penalty and with nobody inside the current top 55 having that I cant see it changing this year either. Betty Behan is the current leading lady in a tie for 5th while Ron Beattie in 8th is the leading Scouser! One of John O'Brien's selections is 92 over and in 1028th while Ballinahown football supremo Philip Dully Jnr is just one better!

BRITISH OPEN DAY 1

It’s all kicked off at Birkdale and the early leaders in our British Open Fantasy Challenge are Callum Dunne, Colin Parker and Tony Mullen. Junior member Callum’s selection is Spieth, Kuchar, Pieters, Finau, Hoffman and Wood, Everton supporting Manchester resident Colin Parker has Koepka, Kuchar, Pieters, Cabrero Bello, Ross Fisher and Kaymer while Tony Mullens team has Koepka, Casey, Pieters, Watson, Hoffman and Kaymer.

I’ve picked out a few husband and wife selections to see who’s on top and I see that in the battle of the Garvey’s Lynda is leading George, the Kassaris household sees first round bragging rights going to Antoinette, Joe Mullen is ahead of Marian, Betty Behan is ahead of Phil, Geraldine Coughlan leads Eamon by a mile and Eileen Seery is ahead of Ollie too, Liam Galvin is holding the mens end up by pipping Mags so far and although he is well down the field at least Martin Horan can say he’s ahead of Mary’s efforts - for now anyway!

At the bottom it's not looking good for Joseph Keenan on 25 over who will struggle to find his way back into contention. The full table is here - http://www.moategolfclub.ie/boc2017table_1.htm


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

17/7/2017 Results

Cat 1 - 1st Tommy Campbell 36pts, 2nd Padraig Shine 35pts, 3rd Michael O'Brien 34pts.

Cat 2 - 1st A. Maloney 37pts (b7), 2nd Tom Cuffe 37pts, 3rd Eamon McNeill 34pts.

Ladies - T. Kilcommons 39pts.


CLUB NOTES 16/7/17

Congratulations to Beth Dunne on a very successful Lady Captains Prize last weekend. I was honoured to be invited to the Lady Captains Dinner where a good night was had by all and on the course after 27 holes of fine golf Eileen White emerged victorious. Well done to all the other prize winners on the day. Things are fairly hectic at the moment with the British Open Fantasy Golf fundraiser on as well as the ongoing Lanzarote prize competition, the Scotch Foursomes, the Club Matchplay and Mixed Foursomes Matchplay and all our other weekly competitions. As if that wasn’t keeping us occupied enough we have the Men’s Captains Prize qualifying weekend fast approaching. Thanks to our weekend’s sponsors; Peter Gillivan’s Butchers / Shane Maher and congratulations to all recent prize winners. It’s so encouraging to see recent visitors from other clubs like New Forest, Mullingar, Kilkenny, Royal Dublin, Edenderry, Silloge Park, The Heritage, Athlone, Carrick On Suir, St Anne’s, Mount Temple, Roscommon, Athenry, Slade Valley and Glasson. We appreciate their support and shouldn’t take this for granted. The course is in fantastic condition and as our prize asset we should do everything we can to encourage it’s promotion. We are obviously doing something right as we are already getting enquiries from societies and classics looking to book in 2018.

The 18th.

Beth Dunne's Lady Captains Prize 2017 Photo Gallery

 

RESULTS –

Peter Gillivan’s Butchers / Shane Maher (Club Stableford) 16/7/17

1st Overall – Michael Broder (20) 45pts, 1st Cat 1 – Patrick Lynam (8) 41pts, 1st Cat 2 – George Garvey (9) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Naughton (17) 40pts, 1st Cat 4 – Sean Corbett (22) 38pts and Ladies – Betty Behan (23) 38pts.

Johnny Cleary Competition (Club Stableford) 8/7/17

1st Overall – Brendan Daly (10) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Kieran Hartnett (9) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Pat Fox (18) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Andreas Dolan (20) 39pts and Ladies – Kathleen Leech (29) 36pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 13/7/2017

1st Ger Coughlan (26) 41pts, 2nd Adam Turley (17) 40pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 34pts, 3rd Owen Higgins (20) 40pts, Ladies – Eileen Noone (28) Silloge Park 36pts.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 6/7/2017

1st Paul Fogarty (9) 40pts, 2nd Brendan Magee (21) 40pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 33pts, 3rd George Garvey (9) 38pts, Ladies – Vera Martin (35) Mullingar 37pts.

Tuesday Club (Seniors) 11/7/17

Cat 1 - 1st John Naughton 39pts, 2nd Kevin Duffy 35pts, 3rd Joe Creggy 33pts. Cat 2 - 1st John McManus 33pts, 2nd Eamon McNeill 33pts, Billy Browne 32pts and Ladies 1st Louise Curley 19pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have Andy Dunne’s Captains Qualifier followed by the Final on Saturday 29th July. The top 75 will qualify for the final and after another 18 holes on Day 2 the top 27 inc leading gross will play again in a 9 hole play-off.  There will be a 13 hole comp for the ladies on Saturday 29th as well. As always we have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open on July 20th.

BRITISH OPEN FANTASY GOLF – The club are really encouraging everyone to get behind the annual fundraising challenge based on the British Open. Pick 6 players per team and depending on how they get on in at Royal Birkdale, you could be walking away with €500, €250 or €100 and sure you’ll have a bit of fun as well! Tickets are available from committee members, in the shop and you can even enter online at http://www.moategolfclub.ie/britishopen2017.php

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – The Kathleen Leech sponsored Lanzarote competition qualifying phase continues over July & August and into September the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. With 36 men and 12 ladies to qualify for the final. The most recent table shows the leading men as Gareth Cassidy 86pts (Mount Temple), Sham Dolan (85), Dom Fitzpatrick (84), Joe Ennis (83), Jimmy Kassaris & Martin Horan (81), while the ladies are jointly led by Betty Behan and Mary Horan (82) closely followed by Eleanor Fitzpatrick (78). Entry is €5 and can be played as often as you like. A minimum of 3 cards must be handed in to count and the current Men’s table shows that 28th place is on 54pts with only 2 cards in and the Ladies table you only need to beat 47pts with 3 cards to move into the qualifying spots.

TEAMS –The Duggan Cup team had a fantastic win on Saturday over a well drilled Ardee GC side and Team Manager Padraig Keenen sends us this report from the sidelines. “Playing away from home on a very long course, George Garvey/Noel Mulligan and Mike Hiney/Sean Egan got no joy from a very solid Ardee outfit. However, at home, Liam Galvin/Martin Horan (4&3 winners), Louis Cunningham/Niall Ruttledge (1 hole) and Sham Dolan/Joe Ennis (1 Hole) all won to secure a semi-final spot for Moate. Credit must go to all the pairings for the fighting spirit they have shown throughout the campaign, culminating in the heroic sand shot from the fairway bunker by Sham Dolan on the 18th, to set up a winning birdie putt for Joe Ennis. The semi-final is scheduled for Edenderry in late August.” Well done to all involved.

MATCHPLAYS – The Scratch Matchplay list has been in the shop for several weeks now and anyone intending to play should sign up ASAP so we can get this kicked off. Please keep an eye on the dates for getting the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes played. In the inaugural Mixed Foursomes event there are a couple of pairings already through to the Quarter Finals and most have now played their first matches. Please notify me of any results ASAP so we can update the league tables.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – Prior to this weekend’s Peter Gillivan’s Butchers / Shane Maher competition 167 members have scored points and the leaders are David Coughlan 294pts, Michael Lynch Jnr 280pts and Vincent Rickard 267pts. Including the Club Matchplay there are 13 counting competitions still to be played for so it’s still all to play for!

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT....... We finish with a very special mention for Moate's legendary golfer Bert Burke but this time it's not for his golfing prowess but his carpentry skills. I'm sure you have all noticed the impressive benches that have been springing up around the course and we'd like to thank Bert for all his hard work on them.

PS - I was very fortunate to get 2 invitations to play elsewhere this weekend. My thanks to Vinny McCormack for the invite to his Captains Day for the Ballymore based Two Ends & No Middle Golf Society in Athone on Saturday, the recently formed society are strong supportes of Moate GC and we thank them for that. I also played in a 4 person Scramble to close Abbeyleix GC's Open Week. Here's Vinny on the notorious 13th in Athlone and Paul Monnelly of Abbeyleix in action down there.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last 12th July was sponsored by Dermot and Kay Kenny. The winners were 1st Theresa Cleary (28) 39 pts, 2nd Betty Behan (23) 37 pts and 3rd Kathleen Leech (29) with 36 pts.

Ladies there is still time to enter the Granard Cup foursomes competition. The winners will represent the club in Malahide in August.

When playing in the weekly competition or indeed any day please feel free to enter the Lanzarote Open Competition.

Ladies - don't forget you can enter a team in the British Open Challenge ON-LINE HERE. Pick your "Fantasy Team" and enjoy the British Open even more!!!

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to Lady Captain Beth Dunne on a great Lady Captain's Prize Day. Everything went as planned except for a little rain in the evening that added to the challenge of the nine hole playoff. From early in the day ladies were turning up in force to play and try to win one of the beautiful prizes on display.

When the golf was finished all the ladies, with a few token gentlemen, sat down to a delicious meal served by Pauric and his staff. Just before the presentation of prizes Lady President Vera Burgoyne, President Kieran Heavin and Captain Andy Dunne all spoke complimenting Beth on her golfing abilities, her work around the club and her beautiful array of prizes. The Lady Captain then thanked her family, the Ladies Committee, the catering and course staff and all who played in the competition. She then presented the prizes to the winners.

The winners on the day were 1st: Eileen White (24) 107 net, 2nd: Mary Kerrigan (29) 108.5 net, Gross: Carmel Connolly (13) 129 gross, 3rd: Sinead Healy (13) 110.5 net, 4th: Patricia Burke (23) 111.5 net, 5th: Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 111.5 net, Leading Qualifier: Veronica Colgan (15) 72 net, Past Captain: Theresa Cleary (28) 112 net, Seniors: Geraldine Coughlan (16) 112 net, Front 9: Loreto Boland (18) 34 net, Back 9: Ann Ledwith (28) 35.5 net, Nearest the Pin: Mary Rohan, Mens 1st: Ray Lynam and Mens 2nd: Michael Benny.

The competition on Wednesday last 5th July was the Garda Prize. The winners were 1st: Betty Behan (24) 40 pts, 2nd: Beth Dunne (15) 39 pts, 3rd: Loreto Boland (18) 36 pts, Cat 1: Pearse Corbett (15) 35 pts, Cat 2: Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 36 pts, Cat 3: Ann Magee (33) 29 pts.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday Club Results 4th July 2017

Cat 1 – 1st Denis O’Donoghue (34pts), 2nd Frank Kiernan (32pts), 3rd Mick O’Brien (32pts).

Cat 2 - 1st Willie Grennan (36pts), 2nd Billy Browne (31pts). (No 3rd prize awarded).

Ladies – 1st L. Curley (20pts)


CLUB NOTES 2/7/2017

Congratulations to Bert Burke on winning Mr. Kieran Heavin’s Presidents Prize on June 25th. After an exciting finale to the 9 hole play-off, the wily Dubliner just defeated the young gun from Tubber, Jamie Colgan. Bert played superbly all weekend and it is some achievement to finish level par after 27 holes with the pressure on. Jamie also played fantastic golf and was desperately unlucky on the 27th hole (18th )but his day in the sun isn’t too far away. At the presentation that evening President Kieran Heavin spoke passionately of his long association with the club and finished by wishing everyone well and thanking all those who assisted in making his day a success. We conclude this week by thanking our open weekend’s sponsors; Specsavers & Clodagh’s Boutique and say congratulations to all the prize winners.

1. President Kieran Heavin with the Presidents Prize trophy. 2. The fab 4! Tommy Rosney, Paddy Egan, President Kieran Heavin & Seamus Buckley. 3. The famous 5?? Captain Andy Dunne, President Kieran Heavin, John Smyth, Pat Doyle & Joe Mullen. 4. Caddy Willie Colgan totting up as winner Bert Burke and runner up Jamie Colgan complete the 27 holes. 5. All the Presidents prizes! 6. President Kieran Heavin with Captain Andy Dunne. 7. President Kieran Heavin with prize winner Seamus Buckley. 8. President Kieran Heavin with prize winner Betty Behan. 9. President Kieran Heavin with prize winner Mick O'Brien. 10. President Kieran Heavin with prize winner Ray Lynam. 11. President Kieran Heavin with prize winner Hugh Conlon. 12. President Kieran Heavin with prize winner Louis Cunningham. 13. President Kieran Heavin with prize winner David Coughlan. 14. President Kieran Heavin with runner up Jamie Colgan. 15. President Kieran Heavin with Presidents Prize winner Bert Burke. 16. President Kieran Heavin in full flow. 17. Lady President Vera Burgoyne, President Kieran Heavin, Captain Andy Dunne, Lady Captain Beth Dunne and Vice Captain George Garvey.

RESULTS –

Specsavers / Clodagh Boutique Open Singles (Stableford) – 2/7/2017

1st Michael Lynch Jnr (9) 42pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (3) 41pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 36pts, 3rd Noel Dunne (20) 41pts.

1. Geraldine Coughlan on behalf of Specsavers with prize winner Michael Lynch Jnr. 2. Geraldine Coughlan on behalf of Specsavers with prize winner Lee Scanlon. 3. Lady Captain Beth Dunne with prize winner Mary Horan.

Mr. Kieran Heavin’s Presidents Prize (Strokeplay) 25/6/2017

1st Overall – Bert Burke (4) 103, 2nd Jamie Colgan (5) 104.5, Low Gross – David Coughlan (4) 114, 3rd Louis Cunningham (7) 105.5, 4th Hugh Conlon (17) 106.5, 5th Ray Lynam (8) 107, Past Presidents – Seamus Buckley (20) 110, Veterans Mick O’Brien (16) 109, Juniors – Adam Turley (17) 70, Ladies 1st – Betty Behan (24) 33pts, 2nd Alison Couper (24) 28pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 29/6/2017

1st John Reynolds (16) 40pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (3) 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 35pts, 3rd Mary Horan (28) 39pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 22/6/2017

1st Sean Connell (9) 42pts, 2nd Kevin Maguire – Athlone GC (13) 41pts, Low Gross – Eamon Coughlan (7) 33pts, 3rd JP Dunning (17) 41pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have a club singles for Ladies & Gents on Saturday 8th July sponsored by Johnny Cleary and Beth Dunne’s Lady Captains Day is on Sunday 9th. There will be a 13 hole comp for the men on that day also. Check BRS for available times. We wish Beth the very best of luck on her big day and I’m sure she will have a great turn out.

As always we have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open on July 6th.

BRITISH OPEN FANTASY GOLF – The club are really encouraging everyone to get behind the annual fundraising challenge based on the British Open. Pick 6 players per team and depending on how they get on in at Royal Birkdale, you could be walking away with €500, €250 or €100 and sure you’ll have a bit of fun as well! Tickets are available from committee members and in the shop.

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – The Kathleen Leech sponsored Lanzarote competition qualifying phase continues over July & August and into September the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation.

With 36 men and 12 ladies to qualify for the final. The most recent table shows the leading men as Sham Dolan (85), Dom Fitzpatrick (81) Jimmy Kassaris (80), Rory Minagh (80), Martin Horan (79), George Garvey (78) while the ladies are led by Betty Behan (82) Geraldine Coughlan (77), Mary Horan (74), Beth Dunne (71), Eleanor Fitzpatrick (68) and Veronica Colgan (67).  Entry is €5 and can be played as often as you like. Minimum of 3 cards must be handed in to count.

TEAMS –The Duggan Cup team had a fantastic win recently over Knockanally and I’m told they will play Ardee, Co Louth next in the quarter finals.  

MATCHPLAYS – Please keep an eye on the dates for getting the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes played. In the inaugural mixed foursomes event there are a couple of pairings already through to the Quarter Finals and some have now played their first matches. Please notify me of any results ASAP so we can update the league tables.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – We still have a bit of maths to work on after the Presidents Prize last week and will have an updated table available as soon as possible.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Before bringing you up to date on the competition news for the week I wish to remind you that Mrs Beth Dunnes Lady Captain's Prize is on Sunday next 9th July. We wish Beth a very enjoyable and successful day. Ladies you will be notified with the draw times later in the week.

The competition on Wednesday last 28th June was sponsored by Billy Burgoyne. The winners were 1st for the second week in a row Mary Horan (28) 37 pts, 2nd Alison Couper (24) 36 pts and 3rd Veronica Coughlan (17) 36 pts.

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd the ladies club ran the open weekend generously sponsored by Boutique Clodagh Athlone and Specsavers Athlone. We thank both our sponsors. We would also like to thank the many visitors from other clubs who supported us. The winners were Ladies 1st Mary Horan (27) 42 pts, 2nd Betty Behan (24) 40 pts, Gross Ann Geoghegan (Kilkenny) (5) 39 pts, Cat 1 Beth Dunne (15) 39 pts, Cat 2 Eilish Keegan (St Anne's) (23) 38 pts, Cat 3 Marie Dolan (33) 33 pts, Front 9 Mary Allen (30) 20 pts and Back 9 Loreto Boland (18) 22 pts. Men 1st Michael Lynch Jnr (9) 42 pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (3) 41 pts, Gross Jamal Sabir (1) 37 pts and 3rd Noel Dunne (20) 41 pts.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday Club results 27/6/17

Cat 1 - 1st Joe Ennis 35pts, 2nd Mick O’Brien 33pts, Kevin Duffy 30pts.

Cat 2 – 1st Billy Brown 34pts, Joe Mullen 34pts, Joe Casey 30pts.

Ladies – M Dolan 19pts.


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was kindly sponsored by Realtine Dunne wife of men's Captain Andy. It was won by Mary Horan (29) with 41 pts, 2nd was Veronica Colgan (16) with 40 pts and in 3rd place was Mary Allen (30) with 39 pts.

Congratulations to Bert Burke who won Mr Kieran Heavins Presidents prize on Sunday 25th,  to Betty Behan who won the ladies prize and to all the prize winners.

Moate ladies club are hosting an open weekend on Saturday 1st and Sundau 2nd July which is sponsored by Boutique Clodagh and Specsavers Athlone. Booking available on line. Presentation on the night to include all outstanding prizes.

Mrs Beth Dunnes Lady Captains Prize is on Sunday 9yh July.

Hard luck to our Junior Cup team who lost to Woodenbridge on Sunday 25th in Castlecomer. Thanks to the players and managers for a great effort.


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was kindly sponsored by Realtine Dunne wife of men's Captain Andy. It was won by Mary Horan (29) with 41 pts, 2nd was Veronica Colgan (16) with 40 pts and in 3rd place was Mary Allen (30) with 39 pts.

Congratulations to Bert Burke who won Mr Kieran Heavins Presidents prize on Sunday 25th,  to Betty Behan who won the ladies prize and to all the prize winners.

Moate ladies club are hosting an open weekend on Saturday 1st and Sundau 2nd July which is sponsored by Boutique Clodagh and Specsavers Athlone. Booking available on line. Presentation on the night to include all outstanding prizes.

Mrs Beth Dunnes Lady Captains Prize is on Sunday 9yh July.

hard luck to our Junior Cup team who lost to Woodenbridge on Sunday 25th in Castlecomer.


MIXED FOURSOMES GROUP TABLES

Here are the updated Mixed Foursomes Group tables and fixture list with all the results I have been given (Thank you Martin Horan). If any other matches have been played please text me on 086 0556336 with the details.

Regards,

Andy

Group 1 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Beth Dunne & Sean Egan  v Mary Rohan & Sean Dunne       Beth Dunne & Sean Egan  0 0
Pearse Corbett & Andy Dunne v Beth Dunne & Sean Egan        Mary Rohan & Sean Dunne 0 0
Mary Rohan & Sean Dunne v Pearse Corbett & Andy Dunne       Pearse Corbett & Andy Dunne 0 0
                 
                 
Group 2 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Anne Magee & Phil Behan v Mary Horan & Seamus Dolan       Mary Horan & Seamus Dolan 1 1.4
Mary Kerrigan & Martin Horan v Anne Magee & Phil Behan 19th (A&P)     Anne Magee & Phil Behan 1 1.1
Mary Horan & Seamus Dolan v Mary Kerrigan & Martin Horan 4&2     Mary Kerrigan & Martin Horan 2 0
                 
                 
Group 3 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Anne Healy & Louis Cunningham v Carmel Connolly & Sean Corbett       Anne Healy & Louis Cunningham 0 0
Loreto Boland & Michael Murray v Anne Healy & Louis Cunningham       Carmel Connolly & Sean Corbett 0 0
Carmel Connolly & Sean Corbett v Loreto Boland & Michael Murray       Loreto Boland & Michael Murray 0 0
                 
                 
Group 4 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Ann Ledwith & Eamon Coughlan v Sinead Healy & Brendan Magee       Ann Ledwith & Eamon Coughlan 0 0
Vivienne Dunican & Tommy Campbell v Ann Ledwith & Eamon Coughlan       Sinead Healy & Brendan Magee 0 0
Sinead Healy & Brendan Magee v Vivienne Dunican & Tommy Campbell       Vivienne Dunican & Tommy Campbell 0 0
                 
                 
Group 5 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Breda Kelly & JJ Colgan  v Carmel Carroll & Willie Colgan       Breda Kelly & JJ Colgan  0 0
Vera Burgoyne & Sean Connell v Breda Kelly & JJ Colgan        Carmel Carroll & Willie Colgan 0 0
Carmel Carroll & Willie Colgan v Vera Burgoyne & Sean Connell       Vera Burgoyne & Sean Connell 0 0
                 
                 
Group 6 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Dolores Moodley & Bert Burke v Geraldine Coughlan & Jimmy Kassaris       Dolores Moodley & Bert Burke 0 0
Mags Galvin & Michael Broder v Dolores Moodley & Bert Burke       Geraldine Coughlan & Jimmy Kassaris 0 0
Geraldine Coughlan & Jimmy Kassaris v Mags Galvin & Michael Broder       Mags Galvin & Michael Broder 0 0
                 
                 
Group 7 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Betty Behan & George Garvey v Pauline Farrell & Joe Ennis       Betty Behan & George Garvey 0 0
Veronica Colgan & Finbar Fielding v Betty Behan & George Garvey       Pauline Farrell & Joe Ennis 0 0
Pauline Farrell & Joe Ennis v Veronica Colgan & Finbar Fielding       Veronica Colgan & Finbar Fielding 0 0
                 
                 
Group 8 Fixtures      Result     Table  Played Pts
Mary Rose Coughlan & Kieran Heavin v Margaret Larrigy & Tosh Galvin       Margaret Larrigy & Tosh Galvin 0 0
Noeleen Fox & Liam Galvin v Mary Rose Coughlan & Kieran Heavin       Mary Rose Coughlan & Kieran Heavin 0 0
Margaret Larrigy & Tosh Galvin v Noeleen Fox & Liam Galvin       Noeleen Fox & Liam Galvin 0 0

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday Club 20/6/2017

Cat 1 – 1st Gerry Jordan 36pts, 2nd Martin O’Brien 35pts, 3rd Paddy Costello 33pts.

Cat 2 – 1st Tom Sugrue 30pts,  2nd Billy Browne 30pts, 3rd Willie Grennan 28pts.

Ladies – Mary McNeill 23pts.


CLUB NOTES 19/6/17

After staying up far too late watching the final round of the US Open I had no time to pop in a few pictures so we'll make up for that next week.

Now that’s what I call sunshine! A truly spectacular weekend had the course looking immaculate and long may it continue. We thank everyone who has supported our competitions recently including our sponsors and well done to all our recent prizewinners. Not a great week for our Offaly members as their county lost heavily in the Senior Football to Westmeath, the Senior Hurling to Galway and Shane Lowry had a quite enough week at the US Open. He may not make the cut for the world’s top 60 that qualify for our ‘Fantasy British Open’ line up that will be kicking off very soon indeed. We intend to really give this a lash this year to maximize our fundraising efforts so get thinking who you’d like to have in your team as there is serious money to be won!  

RESULTS – Peter Hill Memorial Cup (Stableford) 18/6/2017

1st Overall - Jamie Colgan (5) 43pts, 1st Cat 1 – Paul Coughlan (+3) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Sean Dunne (10) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Liam Reynolds (16) 41pts, 1st cat 4 – David Buckley (20) 38pts. Ladies – Beth Dunne. Nearest the pin – Paddy O’Brien, Longest Drive – Veronica Colgan, Putting Competition – Noel Dunne.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 15/6/2017 - 1st Patrick Flynn (20) 42pts, 2nd Rory Minagh (7) 40pts, Low Gross – Thomas Fox, Mt Temple (5) 30pts, 3rd Oisin Stronge, Glasson (10) 38pts.  

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have Kieran Heavin’s Presidents Prize and we all wish him well for his big day. Unlike the last couple of years there is no separate weekend qualifying but there is a time sheet all day Saturday and until 11.30 on Sunday with a 9 hole playoff on the Sunday evening at 5pm followed quickly by the presentation. For the junior’s prize, juniors with a GUI handicap can put their name on the timesheet but there must be at least 1 adult playing with any junior grouping. There is also a 13 hole competition ‘Presidents Prize for the Ladies’ and they can play on the Saturday or Sunday.  

We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open on June 22nd. 

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – The Kathleen Leech sponsored Lanzarote competition qualifying phase continues over June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. With 36 men and 12 ladies to qualify for the final. We’ll have an updated table for this soon.  

TEAMS – Our Jimmy Bruen side did the club proud by qualifying for the semifinals in Esker Hills on Saturday. Unfortunately they lost on the Sunday morning to Cill Dara who in turn lost the final to Esker Hills. Managers Martin Horan & I wish to thank Ray Lynam, Micheal Kelly, Padraig Keenan, Paul Jacob, Paddy Lynam, Brendan Kehoe, Mike Hiney, Jimmy Kassaris, Tommy Conlon & Tosh Galvin for their efforts in representing the club. We’d also like to thank Michael Lynch Jnr, George Garvey & Noel Mulligan for being on standby over the weekend.  

The Duggan Cup team will play Knockanally on Saturday 24th June so good luck to all involved.  

MATCHPLAYS – Please keep an eye on the dates for getting the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes played. We will do a full update of those as well as the new Mixed Foursomes event in the near future.  

JUNIORS - All juniors are welcome to attend at the club on Monday evening 6pm for some coaching. Regular events and competitions will follow.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Aideen Jordan and Mary Carolan. It was V Par and was won by Breda Kellu (23) 4 up, 2nd Ann Ledwith (28) 2 up and 3rd Pearse Corbett (15) 1 up.

The Australian Spoons competition  was won by Betty Behan and Pearse Corbett with 36 pts beating Carmel Connolly and Ann Ledwith also with 36 pts on the back 9.

Best wishes for a successful result when our Junior Cup team play Woodenbridge on Sunday 25th next in Castle Comer.

The ladies club extend best wishes for a successful and enjoyable day to Mr Kieran Heavin for his Presidents Prize day on Sunday next 25th June.

The annual open weekend run by the ladies club is on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of July. It is again generously sponsored by Boutique Clodagh with Specsavers in Athlone coming on board as the 2nd sponsor this year. Booking is now available on line.

 


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

13/6/2017

Cat 1 - 1st Tommy Campbell 37pts, 2nd Martin O'Brien 33pts, 3rd Eddie Hiney 31pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Willie Grennan 33pts, 2nd Vincent Cronolly 30pts, 3rd Eamon McNeill 30pts.

Ladies - 1st Mary Dolan 29pts.


CLUB NOTES 11/6/2017

Despite the wet windy weather the course was in great condition over the weekend. A special thanks to the ‘florists’ who added a lovely touch of colour to the first tee box. I’m told a number of members have recently donated flowers, shrubbery and trees and while we are aware it’s not done for the publicity we say a huge thank you for your generosity. It is much appreciated indeed. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported our competitions recently including our sponsors and well done to all our recent prizewinners.

RESULTS – As we had no notes last week there are a few extra results to post.

Mick Glennon Memorial (Strokeplay) 11/6/2017 - 1st David Coughlan (4) nett 67, 2nd Padraig Keenan (12) nett 69, Low Gross - Jamal Sabir (1) gross 77, 3rd John Naughton (17) nett 69, Back 9 – Rory Minagh (7) nett 34.5, Seniors – Dermot Kenny (18) nett 73. Ladies – 1st Beth Dunne (16) nett 72, 2nd Veronica Coughlan (17) nett 76.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 8/6/2017 - 1st Oisin Stronge (11) Glasson, 40pts, 2nd Sean Egan (14) 40pts, 3rd Jimmy Kassaris (11) 37pts.

Supermacs Ladies & gents Open (Stableford) 5/6/2017 - 1st Paul Connellan (16) 39pts, 2nd Colm Farrell (11) 38pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (0) 35pts, 3rd Beth Dunne (16) 38pts.

T.A. Dolan Memorial Cup 4/6/2017 - 1st Jamal Sabir (1) 41pts, 2nd Brendan Hanniffy (13) 40pts, 3rd Louis Cunningham (7) 38pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Feury (8) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – Pat Fox (18) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Pat Byrne (23) 38pts, Low Gross – Lee Scanlon (3) 32pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 1/6/2017 - 1st Jimmy Kassaris (12) 42pts, 2nd Padraig Keenan (12) 40pts, 3rd Lee Scanlon (4) 40pts.

Prizewinning Gallery - 1. Lee Scanlon 2. David Coughlan 3. Jimmy Kassaris - the Greek Cary Grant???? 4. John Naughton 5. Pat Fox 6. Padraig Keenan 7. Rory Minagh

 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The Peter Hill Memorial Cup takes place next weekend and I’m sure Trevor Hill would be delighted if you gave this competition your full support. Just over the horizon on June 24th/25th is Kieran Heavin’s Presidents Prize. Unlike the last couple of years there is no weekend qualifying but there will be a time sheet all day Saturday and early Sunday with a 9 hole playoff on the Sunday evening followed by the presentation.

We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open on June 15th.

TEAM NEWS - Our Junior Cup team missed out on a semi final spot by just 1 stroke on Saturday in Castle Barna. Hard luck to all concerned but your efforts in representing the club are appreciated as always.

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – The Kathleen Leech sponsored Lanzarote competition qualifying phase continues over June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. With 36 men and 12 ladies to qualify for the final the leading contenders are currently – Seamus Dolan 82pts, George Garvey 78pts, Shane Tone 74pts, Mary Horan 53pts, Mary Kerrigan 50pts and Eleanor Fitzpatrick 44pts.

Off to Lanzarote???? - Seamus Dolan

GOTY 2017 UPDATE – Thanks to Padraig Keenan’s sterling efforts the table is up to date and includes the Mick Glennon Memorial. After 12 counting competitions Michael Lynch Jnr has taken the lead on 223pts with early pacesetter Paddy O’Brien right behind on 221pts. Mick Glennon winner David Coughlan is now 3rd with 207pts. Ron Beattie joined the scoring ranks with 5pts and other new entries are Ger Heavin 6pts, Paddy Carroll 19pts and Brendan Magee 21pts.  

Top of the pile - Michael Lynch Jnr

AOB - 1. Popular Moate member Ger Coughlan with the Dun Society 'Rocky Cup' which he won in Moate on Saturday with 40pts after near misses in 2016 and 2015. Well done Ger! Other Moate members Gerry Brazil (Society Captain) and Brendan Hanniffy looking on.

2-4 Entry sheets for the Mick Glennon Memorial back in September 2009.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to the Revive Active team who beat Glasson in the third round of the competition. The team of Beth Dunne, Loreto Boland, Carmel Connolly, Alison Couper, Geraldine Coughlan, Eileen White, Sinead Healy, Veronica Colgan, Helen Kelly and Breda Kelly won 3 matches at home and lost one away, the 2nd match away was called in. Managers were Vera Burgoyne and Geraldine Coughlan. 

The competition on Wednesday 7th was sponsored by Alison Couper and Eileen White.  In 1st place for the 2nd week in a row was Vivienne Dunican (26) wit 72 net, 2nd Loreto Boland (18) 75 Net and 3rd Anne Magee (33) 78 net. 

Ladies you can play in the 13 hole Lanzarote Competition any day of the week either on its own or in conjunction with another competition.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS 6/6/2017

Cat 1 - 1st Paddy Costello 38pts, 2nd Martin O'Brien 34pts, Michael Sheridan 32pts. Cat 2 - 1st Eamon McNeill 32pts, 2nd Willie Grennan 27pts (b7), 3rd M O'Neill 27pts. Ladies - M. McNeill 23pts.


LADIES CLUB

the competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Vivienne Dunican & Loreto Boland. The winners were 1st Vivienne herself (27) with 39 pts, 2nd Kathleen Conlon (21) 38 pts and 3rd Pearse Corbett (15) 37 pts.

The winners of the May running competition were 1st Ann Ledwith 56 pts, 2nd Loreto Boland 56 pts, 3rd Ann Magee 55 pts and 4th Vera Burgoyne 55 pts.

our Revive Active team play Glasson on Sunday 11th next at 4pm. We wish them the best of luck.

last day for playing the Australian Spoons competition is Sunday 11th.


MIXED FOURSOMES 2017 - GROUP STAGES DRAW

The Mixed Foursomes consists of 8 groups of 3 so every pair will have a minimum of 2 matches. The top team in each group will progress to the quarter finals.

You get 1pt for winning a match and then to help avoid ties in every situation you will get .1 for every hole you win by. So for example a team winning on the 18th (or a playoff hole) will win their match by 1 hole and will score 1.1pts but if they won say 6 & 5 they would get 1.6 pts for their win. Hopefully it will be clear and will work out once we get it started.

GROUP 1

BETH DUNNE & SEAN EGAN

MARY ROHAN & SEAN DUNNE

PEARSE CORBETT & ANDY DUNNE

 

GROUP 2

ANNE MAGEE & PHIL BEHAN

MARY HORAN & SEAMUS DOLAN

MARY KERRIGAN & MARTIN HORAN

 

GROUP 3

ANNE HEALY & LOUIS CUNNINGHAM

CARMEL CONNOLLY & SEAN CORBETT

LORETO BOLAND & MICHAEL MURRAY

 

GROUP 4

ANN LEDWITH & EAMON COUGHLAN

SINEAD HEALY & BRENDAN MAGEE

VIVIENNE DUNICAN & TOMMY CAMPBELL (TBC)

 

GROUP 5

BREDA KELLY & JJ COLGAN

CARMEL CARROLL & WILLIE COLGAN

VERA BURGOYNE & SEAN CONNELL

 

GROUP 6

DOLORES MOODLEY & BERT BURKE

GERALDINE COUGHLAN & JIMMY KASSARIS

MAGS GALVIN & MICHAEL BRODER

 

GROUP 7

BETTY BEHAN & GEORGE GARVEY

PAULINE FARRELL & JOE ENNIS

VERONICA COLGAN & FINBARR FIELDING

 

GROUP 8

MARY ROSE COUGHLAN & KIERAN HEAVIN

MARGARET LARRIGY & TOSH GALVIN

NOELEEN FOX & LIAM GALVIN

 

HANDICAPS AND FULL RULES TO FOLLOW.

 

 

 


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday Club Results – 30th May 2017

Cat 1 – 1st Niall Ruttledge 36pts (b7), 2nd Jack Ryan 36pts, 3rd Eddie Hiney 33pts.

Cat 2 – 1st Vincent Cronolly 36pts, 2nd Declan Rooney 33pts, 3rd J Mullin 32pts (b7).

Ladies – Theresa Kilcommons 25pts


CLUB NOTES 28/5/17

Well that was certainly a weekend of two halves, one half wet and wild and the other half warm and sunny. It certainly decimated our timesheet on the Saturday but it was great that the Michael Moore match got to go ahead on a fine dry evening and that so many turned out to play on the Sunday instead. Dinny White was a very popular member of Moate Golf Club and it is great to see the competition sponsored by his friends supported so well.

RESULTS – Dinny White Memorial – 28/5/2017

1st Gabriel Buckley (20) 45pts, 2nd Michael Gantley (19) 45pts, Low Gross – Lee Scanlon (4) 36 pts gross, 3rd Joe Healy (24) 41pts. Ladies – Mary Kerrigan (29) 38pts.

1. Vice Capt George Garvey & Noel Mulligan practically had the course to themselves on Saturday afternoon and not a drop of rain in sight! 2. Noel holes a nice putt on the 8th. 3. Andy Dunne & Padraig Keenan touching balls on the 5th!

Thursday Open – 25/5/2017

1st Paul Coughlan (+2) 41pts, 2nd Bert Burke (4) 40pts, Low Gross – Thomas Fox, Mount Temple (5) 33pts, 3rd Martin O’Brien (13) 39pts.

Tuesday Club – 23/5/2017

Cat 1 – 1st B. McGowan 36pts, 2nd Joe Ennis 33pts, 3rd Tommy Campbell 32pts. Cat 2 – 1st P Heduan 36pts, 2nd T Cuffe 35pts, 3rd Kevin Macken 31pts. Ladies – M. McNeill 30pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – There are 2 stableford outings next weekend when we have the T.A. Dolan Cup on Saturday & Sunday with a one day open on the Bank Holiday Monday sponsored by Supermacs, Athlone.  The very popular Mick Glennon Memorial competition follows on 10th / 11th June.

We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open on June 1st and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will be encouraged to do so.

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – The Kathleen Leech sponsored Lanzarote competition qualifying phase continues over May, June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. This year it will be run as a 13 hole competition and you will need at least 3 cards in over the 4 month qualifying period. It will be €5 to enter each time.

MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY – We now need at least 6 more ladies names for the Mixed Foursomes Matchplay competition so don’t be shy get your name down. Entry has now been reduced to just €5 per person and pairings will be made from a random draw at the end of May. Please put your name on the sheet in the shop as quick as you can.

CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY – 1st round deadline was today but I see a few still to be put up on the sheet. These must be played this week. After that you run the risk of both being eliminated. We will update the online draw sheet shortly.

KEENAN BAUER SCOTCH FOURSOMES – 1st round deadline is 18th June. Please try to have your matched played on time. If you haven’t heard from your opponents, please make an effort to contact them yourselves as both sides may get eliminated if you don’t arrange the match.

TEAMS – The Michael Moore team were pipped 4-3 in the 1st round by an experienced Tullamore GC team on Saturday. Manager Sean Dunne wishes to thank all who lined out on club duty. Andreas Dolan & Keith Murphy got vital wins at home while Pat Byrne won away and David Buckley only lost on the 19th away after a very tight battle. Michael Murray, Shane Tone & Gabriel Buckley also featured.

1. Shane Tone, Keith Murphy, Micheal Murray & Andreas Dolan on Michael Moore team duty. 2. Shane Tone goes with an iron on the 1st. 3. Michael Murray lets fly.

 

GOTY 2017 UPDATE – The table is now bang up to date and includes the Dinny White Memorial. After 10 counting competitions Paddy O’Brien still leads the way with 221pts but Michael Lynch Jnr has closed the gap with 199pts. Joe Ennis is 3rd on 168pts, with David Coughlan 4th on 167pts and tied in 5th on 158pts are Dom Fitzpatrick and Keith Redmond. Several new entries to the table this week including Seamus Farrell on 25pts, Sean ‘60’ Egan on 23pts, Dermot Kenny with 22pts and Jonathan Crozier on 9pts.

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY – Check out the fantastic photos taken via drone by Dan Jordan last Friday which shows just how fantastic the course is currently looking. I’ll be showing off several more of them over the next few weeks. If anyone wants aerial shots of their house or land Dan who is out in Ballymore can be reached on 087 2103898.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 21/5/2017

Another busy weekend for us in Moate GC, time flies when you’re having fun and all that! We would like to congratulate all the prize winners in a very successful Scratch Cup weekend. Thanks to our new sponsor of the event, Permanent TSB and a special thank you to John Devins who attended on Sunday night to present the 3 scratch cups. We really appreciate the fact that many prize winners attended on the night at very short notice. It was a special event for me in my Captains year as my son Callum won 1st Nett in the Minor category in his first ever Scratch Cup. At 18 years of age it won’t be long before that handicap tumbles down. We had over 180 play this weekend which is testament to the hard work we are all doing to make the club a fantastic place to play golf. We had visitors from Australia, Naas, Tuam, New Forest, Tullamore, Athenry, Glasson, Summerhill, Mullingar, Royal Curragh, Slade Valley, Loughrea, Esker Hills, Castle Barna, Kanturk, Stackstown, Portarlington, Athlone, Mount Temple and Moyvalley.

RESULTS – Permanent TSB Scratch Cups 21/5/2017 (Strokeplay)

Junior Scratch Cup – 1st Gross Micheal Kelly (7) 76 gross. 2nd Gross Thomas Fox - Mount Temple (5) 77 gross. 1st Nett Stephen Cunningham – Esker Hills (5) 72 nett. 2nd Nett Vincent Shelley – Naas (7) 72 nett.

Intermediate Scratch Cup – 1st Gross Darren Rosney (13) 80 gross. 2nd Gross Trevor Hill (12) 81 gross. 1st Nett Michael Grehan (14) 66 nett. 2nd Nett Anthony McShane – Slade Valley (15) 69 nett.

Minor Scratch Cup – 1st Gross Pat Malone (19) 87 gross. 2nd Gross Dermot McGowan (20) 90 gross. 1st Nett Callum Dunne (28) 67 nett. 2nd Nett Brendan Magee (22) 70 nett.

1. Callum Dunne on his way to taking Minor Cup 1st Nett prize. 2. Sponsors Permanent TSB. 3. Jimmy Kassaris (Fixtures Sec), Andy Dunne (Captain), Callum Dunne (1st Nett - Minor Cup) and John Devins of Permanent TSB. 4. Andy Dunne (Captain), Pat Malone (1st Gross - Minor Cup) and John Devins of Permanent TSB. 5. Andy Dunne (Captain), Trevor Hill (2nd Gross - Intermediate Cup) and John Devins of Permanent TSB. 6. Andy Dunne (Captain), Michael Grehan(1st Nett - Intermediate Cup) and John Devins of Permanent TSB. 7. Andy Dunne (Captain), Darren Rosney(1st Gross - Intermediate Cup) and John Devins of Permanent TSB. 8. Andy Dunne (Captain), Micheal Kelly (1st Gross - Junior Cup) and John Devins of Permanent TSB. 9. Darren Rosney - Intermediate Scratch Cup winner, Micheal Kelly - Junior Scratch Cup winner, Andy Dunne (Captain) and Pat Malone - Minor Scratch Cup winner.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – It’s back to stableford for next weekend when we have the Dinny White Memorial and this is an open competition. The following weekend is a Bank Holiday so we have the T.A. Dolan Cup on Saturday & Sunday with a one day open on the Monday sponsored by Supermacs, Athlone.  

The next Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open is on May 25th and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will be encouraged to do so.

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – Thanks to the generosity of Kathleen Leech we are running a competition over May, June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. This year it will be run as a 13 hole competition and you will need at least 3 cards in over the 4 month qualifying period. It will be €5 to enter each time.

MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY – We are still need a few names for a Mixed Foursomes Matchplay competition so don’t be shy get your name down. Entry has now been reduced to just €5 per person and pairings will be made from a random draw at the end of May. (Anyone who has paid €10 already will obviously get a refund!) Please put your name on the sheet in the shop as quick as you can.

TEAMS – Our Duggan Cup team did very well in beating Highfield on Saturday. Well done to team and management. In the Junior Cup, Moate Ladies did very well by beating Roscrea in Portarlington after a wobbly start. Unfortunately our Barton Shield lads didn’t make it through to the finals in The Heritage on Saturday but again efforts of team and management are appreciated. Due to unforeseen circumstances regarding team availability we had to concede a walkover in the Fred Daly rematch v Glasson. The Michael Moore panel is being assembled and put through their paces by a crack commando unit as we speak and they are playing on Saturday 27th v Tullamore.

Sham Dolan & Joe Ennis in action v Highfield.

BEST WISHES – While most of us are able to get out and golf whenever we want, spare a thought for our esteemed President Kieran Heavin who is laid up at the minute as indeed is our President elect for 2018 Ollie Seery. Best wishes to you both and we hope to see both of you back on the fairways very soon.

CONDOLENCES – We pass on condolences to former Captain Tom Sugrue and family on the recent death of Ladies Club Member Chrissie Sugrue. May she rest in peace.  

AOB - 1. I realise I'm having a busy year as Captain and Realtin has a lot to put up with and she's taking it in her stride (so far!). For instance would your wife let you do this with the dishwasher???????? 2. Johnny Bridges & Micheal Kelly warming up for the Dinny White Trophy in Tullamore last Friday evening. 3. I was lucky to have my friend Jimmy the Greek as my playing partner in Tullamore. 4. Eileen White presents the Tullamore manager with the Dinny White Trophy.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to the Junior Cup team of Carmel Connolly, Sinead Healy, Geraldine Coughlan, Beth Dunne and Veronica Colgan and managers Eileen White and Geraldine Coughlan who beat Roscrea in Portarlington on Sunday 21st. 

The competition on Wednesday 17th was won by 1st Marie Dolan (34) with 39 pts, 2nd Ann Magee (33) 38 pts and 3rd Beth Dunne (16) 35 pts. The sponsors were Theresa Duffy and Noeleen Fox. The competition on Wednesday 24th is in aid of N.B.C.R.I.


CLUB NOTES 14/5/2017

We were delighted and honoured to host a Leinster GUI branch regional qualifier for the Pierce Purcell Shield at the weekend. Teams taking part along with ourselves were Mullingar, New Forest, Co. Longford, Glasson, Knockanally, Castle Barna, Mount Temple, Tullamore, Birr, Esker Hills, Highfield and Moyvalley. The course was in fantastic condition and we received many compliments about it. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard planting flowers, replacing divots, power washing everything that didn’t move, sweeping car parks and pulling weeds in the weeks running up to the event to have us looking our best. Congratulations to New Forest who won out after 2 hard days and we wish them well in the remainder of the competition.

1. The branch are in town. 2. Joe Creggy takes charge. 3. Andrew Nally, Trevor Hill, Vice Capt George Garvey and Tosh Galvin. 4. Some last minute practice. 5. Vincent Rickard on 1st tee. 6. Noel Curtis lets fly. 7. Willie Ganly takes his turn.

RESULTS – Club Stableford – 14/5/2017

1st Overall – Shane Tone (23) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Michael Lynch Jnr (11) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Hugh Flanagan (14) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Shane Maher (24) 37pts, Seniors – Denis O’Donoghue (17) 37pts, Ladies – Ann Ledwith (28) 33pts.

Thursday Open – 11/5/2017

1st Val Keogh (16) 39pts, 2nd Ruari Smith, Athlone (8) 38pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 31pts, 3rd Barry Cuffe (9) 38pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have the Permanent TSB Scratch Cups (Junior, Intermediate & Minor) on May 20/21st. The following weekend we will have the Dinny White Memorial and this is an open competition.

The Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open is on May 18th and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will be encouraged to do so.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES –Thanks to everyone who turned up to collect their prizes on Sunday night and thanks again to all our generous sponsors. Photos will follow during the week and I must thank Tosh Galvin for stepping in and taking up the photographers duties at very short notice.

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – Thanks to the generosity of Kathleen Leech we are running a competition over May, June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. This year it will be run as a 13 hole competition and you will need at least 3 cards in over the 4 month qualifying period. It will be €5 to enter each time.

MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY – We are still seeking entries for a Mixed Foursomes Matchplay competition. Entry has now been reduced to just €5 per person and pairings will be made from a random draw at the end of May. (Anyone who has paid €10 already will obviously get a refund!) Please put your name on the sheet in the shop as quick as you can.

TEAMS – Our Pierce Purcell squad qualified in 3rd place from Saturday’s strokeplay section but unfortunately lost in the semi-final v eventual winners New Forest despite a blistering start. We appreciate all the effort put in by managers, players and subs.  Next weekend the Juniors play in the Fred Daly Plate v Glasson and our Duggan Cup team is in action v Highfield. Best of luck to both panels.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

It was mixed fortunes for our ladies teams this weekend. On Saturday the Senior Foursome team lost to Rathdowney in Birr. Hard luck ladies. However we had better luck on Sunday when our Revive Active team beat Tullamore. The team of Beth Dunne, Loreto Boland, Carmel Connolly, Alison Couper, Geraldine Coughlan, Eileen White, Helen Kelly, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Sinead Healy and Veronica Colgan with managers Vera Burgoyne and Geraldine Coughlan won 3 matches and were called in on the other 2. Congratulations. 

Best of luck to our Junior Cup team who play Roscrea in Portarlinton on Sunday 21st next.

the competition on Wednesday 10th was sponsored by Mary Rohan and Marie Keane. The winners were 1st Mary Kerrigan (31) with 41 pts, 2nd Pearse Corbett (16) 40 pts and 3rd Anne Healy (32) 39 pts.

The Australian Spoons competition may be played from now until Sunday 11th June. See details in changing room.


CLUB NOTES 7/5/17

The course is in fantastic shape and I hope you all got out and enjoyed the glorious sunshine. The flower pots and baskets added to the recently decapitated trees on the first add a lovely splash of colour and we thank Kay Conlon & Geraldine Coughlan for their hard work. As most of us expected, George Garvey set up a demanding course for his Vice Capt’s Prize and the winning scores reflected that there were certainly one or two tricky pin positions. God help us for his Captains Prize in 2018!! We thank everyone who played in our competitions recently and say well done to all our prize winners.

1. The 7th bathed in glorious sunshine. 2. Not the best route to the 8th. 3. The 13th green. 4. Visitors to the pond on 14th. 5. Visitors to the pond on 15!!

RESULTS – George Garvey’s Vice Capt’s Prize – 7/5/2017

1st Overall – Keith Murphy (19) 37pts, 1st Cat 1 – Dom Fitzpatrick (6) 35pts, 1st Cat 2 – Michael Lynch Jnr (12) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – Frank Kiernan (16) 36pts, 1st Cat 4 – Shane Tone (23) 36pts, Seniors – Denis O’Donoghue (17) 36pts, Ladies – Loreto Boland (20) 41pts.

Ladies & Gents Open, sponsored by DPD – 1/5/2017

1st John Doyle (14) 41pts, 2nd Jamal Sabir (1) 41pts, Low Gross – Lee Scanlon (4) 33pts, 3rd Willie Colgan (13) 40pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (16) 37pts.

1. Ger Coughlan putting from the top deck on 7th in DPD sponsored open competition. 2. Vice Capts Prize Winner - Keith Murphy. 3. Cat 1 Winner - Dom Fitzpatrick.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – We are honoured to be hosting the GUI Pierce Purcell qualifiers on May 13th / 14th. It has now been confirmed that we have a Club Stableford on next weekend and the timesheet is now open. This is quickly followed by the Permanent TSB Scratch Cups (Senior, Junior, Intermediate & Minor) on May 20/21st. The weekend after that we will have the Dinny White Memorial and this is an open competition.

The Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open is on May 11th and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will be encouraged to do so.

CARDS – It’s noticeable recently that a number of players are not returning cards after playing in competition. It is essential for the integrity of the competition that ALL cards are returned for every competition. Firstly it causes additional work for the Fixtures Secretary and his little helpers and Standard Scratch calculations are being affected.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – The next presentation for both the Ladies & Gents clubs is on Sunday 14th at 9.00 pm. Texts will be sent out on Tuesday to all prize winners who will be expected to be in attendance. If you cannot attend please notify a member of the committee or even better have someone attend on your behalf. It is a mark of respect to both the sponsors and the club to attend for prize presentations.

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – Thanks to the generosity of Kathleen Leech we are delighted to announce that we are running a competition over May, June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. This year it will be run as a 13 hole competition and you will need at least 3 cards in over the 4 month qualifying period. It will be €5 to enter each time.

I didn’t explain it well last week so I’ll have another go! For the men with no competition on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday’s you can play the Lanzarote 13 hole competition separately on any of those days. However if you are playing on a Thursday or at weekends you must have entered the main competition as well. It’s also open to visitors with a GUI handicap playing in an open or paying a visitors green fee. 36 men and 12 ladies will qualify for the grand final in September. Further details are on the posters around the clubhouse.

MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY – We are currently seeking entries for a Mixed Foursomes Matchplay competition. Entry is €10 per person and pairings will be made from a random draw at the end of May. Please put your name on the sheet in the shop as quick as you can.

TEAMS – Our Central Towns team fell at the first hurdle against a very strong team from Co. Meath golf club.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – Update #4 – After 8 competitions (Vice Capt’s Prize is not included yet) the top 3 are still Paddy O’Brien on 190pts, David Coughlan on 167pts and Keith Redmond with 158pts. 139 players have now scored GOTY points with the highest new entry being John Foster on 36pts in 68th and the lowest new entry is Noel Mulligan in 139th with 2pts.

JUNIORS –Our Junior Convener, Tosh Galvin has organised a meeting for Juniors and their parents for Monday 8th May at 6pm in the clubhouse. All juniors must have their annual fees paid (and / or GUI fee where appropriate) to use the course. Whilst we wish to encourage all the kids to use the course please be mindful that it may not always be possible to just wander out on the course to play a few casual holes. Particularly on Saturday and Sundays during peak competition times.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Sean Dunne. The winner was Anne Egan (36) with 36 pts. In 2nd was Geraldine Coughlan (15) with 35 pts, Mary Horan (29) also with 35 pts was 3rd. 

The April Running competition was won by Ann Ledwith (28) with 51 pts. Loreto Boland (19) with 50 pts was 2nd.

Best of luck to the Senior Foursomes team who play Rathdowney in Birr on Sunday 13 th next. 

There will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes in Sunday 14th at 7.30 pm. 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was the Polly Buckley Memorial. It was sponsored by Liam Galvin, Kathleen Conlon, Kathleen Cooney and Martina Cunningham. The winners were 1st Eileen White (23) 71 net, 2nd Marie Dolan (34) 72 net, 3rd Marie Keane (36) 74 net, Cat 1 Carmel Connolly (13) 77 net, Cat 2 (23) 74 net and Cat 3 Mary Kerrigan (31) 78 net.

The Junior Foursomes team played Edenderry in Tullamore on Sunday but Moate were on the losing side winning just one of three very tight matches.  The Irish Mixed Foursome were also beaten on Sunday by Tullamore. 

From 1st May there is a chance to win a holiday to Lanzarote in a new  13 hole competition that will run throughout the Summer. 


We had no notes last week due to a combination of shop cover, actually playing golf and then attending a Pierce Purcell trial all in the one day. Well they said I’d be busy as Captain – and they were right! As always we’d like to thank everyone who has supported the club by playing in our competitions and I’ve had my usual look at where our recent visitors have come from. The list includes – Athenry, Adare Manor, Curra West, Birr, Castlerea, Glasson, Roscommon, Slievenamon, Enniscrone, New Forest, Corballis, Dromoland Castle, Esker Hills and Athlone. When you see visitors from such a variety of clubs it’s heartening as it shows we are doing something right. The course staff have the place looking superbly at the moment and with the Pierce Purcell qualifiers on here on May 13th it’s perfect timing.

1. 6th tee box. 2. The 7th. 3. Bunker on 7th hole. 4. Not a putt for the faint hearted! 5. The gorse adding a splash of colour near 12th tee. 6. The 14th green / bunker. 6. Bunker on 15 - a tricky spot to get out of. 7. Pond on 15th. 8. A nice spot to be in on 16th hole. 9. 18th hole.

RESULTS – Ladies & Gents Open sponsored by D&B Fitted Furniture - 30/4/2017

1st  – Declan Murphy (13) 39pts, 2nd George Garvey (9) 38pts, Low Gross – Paul Coughlan (+2) 38pts, 3rd Joe Ennis (13) 38pts.

‘Nick Linnane & Co’ Thursday Open (Stableford) – 27/4/2017

1st Paul Jacob (7) 41pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (4) 34pts, Low Gross – Paul Coughlan (+2) 33pts, 3rd Sean Connell (10) 34pts, Ladies 1st – Beth Dunne (16) 31pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have George Garvey’s Vice Captains Prize and we wish George well with that. As mentioned above the GUI Pierce Purcell qualifiers are here on May 13th / 14th. It’s yet to be confirmed but we will probably be able to squeeze in a small club competition on the Sunday. This is quickly followed by the Senior, Junior, Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups on May 20/21st. The new sponsor of this competition is Permanent TSB, Athlone and we are delighted to have them on board. It is important to mention Joe Digan of Spar Express in Moate also as he sponsored this event for many years and his support over the years is much appreciated.

The Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open is on May 4th and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will be encouraged to do so.

LANZAROTE COMPETITION – Thanks to the generosity of Kathleen Leech we are delighted to announce that we are running a competition over May, June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. This year it will be run as a 13 hole competition and you will need at least 3 cards in over the 4 month qualifying period. It will be €5 to enter each time but you can only play this competition at a time that you are playing another competition (or paying a visitors green fee). 36 men and 12 ladies will qualify for the grand final in September. Further details are on the posters around the clubhouse.

MATCHPLAY’S  – The draw date for both the ‘Crozier Autoparts’ Club Matchplay (1st rd. 28th by 28th May) and the ‘Keenan Bauer’ Scotch Foursomes (1st rd. by 11th June) is on the website and Jimmy Kassaris is working on his poster for the locker room wall. There are some tasty ties in both draws. Club Matchplay sponsor Jonathan Crozier has been drawn against newcomer Keith Redmond while Bert Burke will have to be at his best to overcome Sean Dunne and then the winner has to meet last years runner up Jimmy Bradley in round 2. If defending Champion George Garvey can beat Padraig Shine he will set up a tie with Jimmy Kassaris. In the Scotch Foursomes title holders Sean Egan & Mike Hiney play Martin Horan & Tosh Galvin, Colm Farrell & Paddy Lynam meet Andreas Dolan & Dom Fitzpatrick and there is a Captain v President clash as Callum & I will play Kieran Heavin & Paddy Egan. Let the fun commence!

TEAMS – The Duggan Cup team were successful v Longford last week but we have been recently been eliminated in the Mixed Foursomes, Barton Cup and Provincial Towns. We thank all managers, assistants and players who gave up their time to represent the club. As Barton Cup Manager I’d like to specifically thank Paul Jacob, Micheal Kelly, Tommy Conlon, Tommy Digan, George Garvey, Padraig Keenan, Ray Lynam, Rory Minagh, Lee Scanlon and Colm Farrell. Over the 2 ties their attitude was spot on and win lose or draw to a man they were a credit to the club. Thanks also to my young Assistant Manager, Callum Dunne who kept me updated with news from Moate while I was on away duty and even did the after dinner speeches! Next week George Garvey leads the Central Towns team into battle v Co. Meath GC and we wish them good luck.

1. Provincial Town team members Johnny Foster, Tommy Conlon, Cathal O'Rourke & Paddy Coyne. 2. Duggan Cup team members Martin Horan, Joe Ennis, Louis Cunningham, Padraig Keenan (Manager) Niall Ruttledge, Sham Dolan & Kieran Heavin. 3. Willie Ganly, Tosh Galvin, Noel Curtis & Shane Nugent being put through their paces in Pierce Purcell trials. 4. Micheal Kelly teeing off on 1st at Esker Hills (Barton Cup).

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – Update #3 – After 7 competitions (D&B Furniture not included yet) the top 3 are Paddy O’Brien on 190pts, David Coughlan on 167pts and Keith Redmond with 157pts. It’s great to see that 133 players have scored GOTY points already.

JUNIORS – In the Fred Daly Plate competition for teams who lost in the preliminary and 1st round of the Fred Daly Cup we have surprisingly been paired once again with Glasson (our preliminary rd. conquerors). Surely have been more beneficial for our young golfers to experience playing another club. Our Junior Convener, Tosh Galvin will be organising competitions and events throughout this summer. We’re working on a noticeboard just for juniors which will be in the hallway near the shop door. Watch that space!

 

1. Mick McLoughlin on the 1st tee. 2. Pat Doyle on his way to category win in Club Sub #1 on 15th tee. 3. Sean Connell on 14th tee on Sunday.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday 25th April

Cat 1 - 1st Mick Sheridan 35pts, 2nd Joe Ennis 33pts, 3rd J Naughton 32pts (b7).

Cat 2 - 1st Paddy Gavigan 32pts, Vincent Cronolly 30pts (b7), Robert Campbell 30pts.

Ladies - 1st Mary McNeill 24pts.


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Mary Kerrigan. The winners were 1st Pearse Corbett (15) with 37 pts, 2nd Mary Horan (29) 34 pts and 3rd Mary Rose Coughlan (18) also with 34 pts. Next week is our first major of the year the Polly Buckley Memorial.

Despite playing some great golf in Castle Barna at the weekend, the venue was not a winning one for our ladies. On Saturday the Intermediate Cup team of Veronica Mc Cormack, Pearse Corbett, Veronica Coughlan, Loreto Boland and Mags Galvn lost to a team from Cill Dara and on Sunday the Challenge Cup of Ann Ledwith, Anne Healy, Mary Horan, Ann Magee and Kathleen Leech lost to Mullingar. We thank both teams for their efforts.

On Sunday next 30th April the Junior Foursomes team play Edenderry in Tullamore. Also on Sunday the Irish Mixed Foursomes team play Tullamore. Best of luck to both teams.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Apologies for the delay in posting these - Tuesday 18th April

Cat 1 - 1st Mick Sheridan 34pts, 2nd Kevin Duffy 33pts, 3rd Joe Ennis 32pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Paddy Gavigan 32pts, 2nd Rob Campbell 31pts, 3rd Willie Grennan 30pts.

Ladies - 1st Mary McNeill 30pts


CLUB NEWS

I’m delighted to say that we were extremely busy over the Easter Weekend. A huge thanks to our sponsors on Good Friday Sham Dolan (Dr. Cuppaiges) and on Easter Monday John Galvins of Moate while Paddy Coyne & his business ‘Vet Farm Supplies’ were sandwiched in between on the Saturday & Sunday. Your support and that of all who played in the competitions (or paid green fees) is much appreciated. I had a quick scan down through the list of visitors and it’s fantastic that we had members playing from clubs like Castlewarden, Mountbellew, Castlerea, Dunmurry Springs, Mount Temple, The Heritage, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Esker Hills, Mullingar, Roscommon, Birr, Galway Bay and we even had one from Musselburgh, Scotland.

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by Vet Farm Supplies / Paddy Coyne - 16/4/2017

1st Overall – Keith Redmond (12) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Coughlan (4) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Paddy O’Brien (13) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – Hugh Flanagan (14) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – Michael Murray (19) 39pts, Ladies – Betty Behan (23) 35pts, Yellow Tees – Arthur Allen (27) 32pts.  

Prizewinners Gallery - David Coughlan featured twice in the prizes.  Betty Behan  JJ Colgan  Lee Scanlon

Good Friday Open (Stableford) sponsored by Dr. Cuppaiges / Sham Dolan – 14/4/2017

1st David Coughlan (5) 40pts, 2nd JJ Colgan (15) 40pts, Low Gross – Alan Craven, Roscommon (3) 31pts, 3rd Michael McHale, Roscommon (6) 36pts, Ladies – Eileen White (23) 34pts.

‘Nick Linnane & Co’ Thursday Open (Stableford) – 13/4/2017

1st Lee Scanlon (5) 41pts, 2nd Michael Lynch Jr (12) 40pts, Low Gross – Bert Burke (3) 31pts, 3rd Declan Bastic, Esker Hills (14) 39pts.

Tuesday Club (Seniors) – 11/4/2017

Cat 1 – 1st Joe Creggy 33pts, 2nd Padraig Shine 31pts, 3rd Denis O’Donoghue 30pts. Cat 2 – 1st Kevin Macken 31pts, 2nd Paddy Gavigan 30pts, 3rd Kevin Lowry 29pts. Ladies – Theresa Kilcommons 21pts.

 Padraig Shine in action on Good Friday.  The 8th & 13th in great shape on Easter Sunday.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend sees the first of our opportunities to win a hefty chunk off your membership for 2018 with the Club Sub#1 sponsored by Ganly’s of Athlone. You’re A+ game might be required to take the spoils in that one.

The Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open is on April 20th and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will be encouraged to do so.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – We must reiterate that any prize winners who are not fully paid up will not receive their prizes and they cannot play on teams. For anyone not paid up as yet please call in to pay your 2017 fees without further delay as your membership is now overdue. In addition to all that, for insurance purposes it is essential that you are either a paid up member or pay a green fee.   

MATCHPLAY’S  – The entry date for both the ‘Crozier Autoparts’ Club Matchplay and the ‘Keenan Bauer’ Scotch Foursomes has been extended to Sunday 23rd April so if you are interested in these this is your last chance to enter as hope to have the draw in time for next weeks notes.   

TEAMS – Our Provincial Towns campaign gets underway on Saturday 22nd with a tie v Mullingar GC. Best of luck to all involved.  

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017: The latest update is now online (HERE) with Paddy O'Brien taking over the Number 1 position, and Keith Redmond moving into second place, while Shane Nugent is now in overall third.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Mary Rose Coughlan & Mags Galvin. It was won by 1st Vivienne Dunican (26) with 35 pts, 2nd Patricia Burke (23) 34 pts and 3rd Alison Couper (24) also with 34 pts.

Next weekend sees two ladies teams playing in Castle Barna, on Saturday the Intermediate Cup team play Cill Dara and on Sunday the Challenge Cup team play Mullingar. We wish both teams the best of luck.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday 11/4/2017

Cat 1 - 1st Joe Creggy 33pts, 2nd Padraig Shine 31pts, 3rd Denis O'Donoghue 30pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Kevin Macken 31pts, Paddy Gavigan 30pts, 3rd Kevin Lowry 29pts.

Ladies - 1st Theresa Kilcommons 21pts.

 


LADIES CLUB

There was a great turn out in The Grand Hotel in Moate on Thursday night last for the Fashion Show which was run by the club in conjunction with South Westmeath Hospice. Models of all ages, both male and female looked fantastic in the many outfits they wore. The clothes were provided by Boutique Clodagh, Carraig Donn, Pamela Scott, Vera Moda, Swamp, Born, Wallis and the Edinburgh Woollen Mills in Athlone, Captain Tortue Moate and by Kode, Guy Clothing and K & G Kids in Tullamore. Some beautiful head pieces designed and made by Bernice Rafferty were also shown. We would like to thank all the outlets for their help and would ask our members to please support them. Thanks also to Supervalue Moate and Ollie Seery who provided us with the wine which was served on entry. Thanks also the Management and Staff of the Grand Hotel for all their help. We would also like to thank all our models and all who helped on the night.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Maura Igoe and Marie Dolan. It was our first 18-hole of the year and was won by 1st Mary Kerrigan (31) with 38 pts, Geraldine Coughlan (15) was 2nd with 35 pts and Loreto Boland (19) was 3rd, also with 35 pts.  The March running competition was won by Kathleen Conlon.

The Minor Cup team, despite putting up a great fight were beaten in their match against Portlaoise in Tullamore on Sunday. The team won and lost a match on the 14th, won on the 15th but unfortunately lost 2 on the 20th. The team were Betty Behan, Alison Couper, Pauline Farrell, Breda Kelly and Dolores Moodley with Managers Mary Horan and Loreto Boland.

We wish the best of luck to our Junior Cup team when they play Edenderry in Mullingar on Monday 17th.


CLUB NOTES 9/4/2017

All at the club offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the recently departed Eamon Connolly. Eamon will always be remembered as a gentleman and a committed member of our club and will be sorely missed by all of us.  Although it was a sad occasion it was still a privilege for me and my fellow members to stand side by side in his guard of honour on his final journey last Saturday morning. May he rest in peace.

On a happier note personally it was nice for me to witness my son score his first ever eagle in competition on Saturday with a superb 2 on the 13th  hole. Well done Callum, and I hope it’s the first of many. Over the weekend we had our first ‘V Par’ competition for a few years and although there was a few puzzled looks about how the scoring worked it seemed to be received quite well. Congratulations to all our recent winners and thanks to all who took part.

Callum Dunne, had his first ever competitive eagle on the 13th on Saturday.

RESULTS – Club ‘V Par’ sponsored by MW Catering - 9/4/2017

1st Overall – Padraig Shine (19) 6 up, 1st Cat 1 – George Garvey (8) 1 up, 1st Cat 2 – Andrew Rafferty (12) 4 up, 1st Cat 3 – Tommy Campbell (17) 6 up, 1st Cat 4 – Keith Murphy (20) 3 up, Ladies – Mary Horan (29) 2 down.

Yellow Tees comp – 9/4/2017 - 1st Finn Martin (26) 3up.

‘Nick Linnane & Co’ Thursday Open (Stableford) – 6/4/2017

1st Noel O’Reilly (17) 37pts, 2nd Tommy Conlon (11) 36pts, Low Gross – Bert Burke (3) 31pts, 3rd Tommy Digan (6) 36pts.

Michael Lynch Jnr in action during the first 'Nick Linnane & Co' sponsored Thursday Open of the season.

Tuesday Club (Seniors) – 4/4/2017

Cat 1 – 1st Michael Sheridan 36pts, 2nd Denis O’Donoghue 34pts, 3rd Niuall Rutledge 33pts (b2). Cat 2 – 1st John McManus 35pts, 2nd Pat Heduan 33pts, 3rd Philip Dully 30pts (b6). Ladies – Louise Curley 24pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – We are extremely busy over the Easter Weekend so no excuses not to be able to play a round or two to get rid of the chocolate excesses! On Good Friday we have an Open Singles for Ladies & Gents kindly sponsored by Sham Dolan (Dr. Cuppaiges) and on Easter Monday we have another Open Singles for Ladies & Gents this time sponsored by John Galvins of Moate. In between on the Saturday and Sunday we have a club stableford competition kindly sponsored by Paddy Coyne & his business ‘Vet Farm Supplies’ who are based in Mullingar.

The Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open is on April 13th and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will be encouraged to do so.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – We must reiterate that any prize winners who are not fully paid up will not receive their prizes and they cannot play on teams. For anyone not paid up as yet please call in to pay your 2017 fees without further delay as your membership is now overdue. 

TEAMS – Our Fred Daly team who performed admirably in defeat recently were Michael Lynch Jnr, Kieran Hartnett, James Galvin, Adam Turley & Eoin Higgins. These young lads are the future of our club and should be encouraged at every opportunity.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – Update #3 – The update has been held over due to the extended Masters coverage.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


EAMON CONNOLLY R.I.P
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of long time member and absolute gentleman Eamon Connolly. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Reposing at Flynn's funeral home in Athlone from 4-6 on Friday followed by Mass in St Marys on Saturday at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in Coosan. A guard of honour will be formed on Saturday morning so please wear club jumper if you can. May he rest in peace.

CLUB NOTES 2/4/2017

As you will see further down the page we’ve had a very busy week. Congratulations to all the prizewinners and winning teams and a huge thank you to everyone who participated and supported the club in any way.  

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by The Tuesday Club - 2/4/2017

1st Overall – John Doyle (14) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Feury (7) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 - Paddy Egan (13) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Vincent Rickard (16) 36pts, 1st Cat 4 – Michael Murray (19) 36pts, Ladies – Eileen White (23) 35pts.

Yellow Tees comp – 2/4/17 - 1st Michael Sheridan (18) 40pts

13 Hole Weekly re-entry 2/4/17 - 1st Padraig Keenan (11) 31pts, 2nd Brian McGowan (17) 30pts, 3rd Barry Cuffe (8) 29pts.

Tuesday Club / Seniors - 28/3/2017

Cat 1 - 1st Jack Ryan (39pts), 2nd Brian McGowan (35pts), 3rd Gerry Jordan (34pts) b6. Cat 2 - 1st Vincent Cronolly (33pts), Paddy Costello (31pts) b2, Mick O'Neill (31pts, Ladies 1st Mary McNeill.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 18 hole competition is a ‘V Par’ competition for Ladies & Gents kindly sponsored by M&W Catering, also known as Pauric and the gang from Moate Golf Club Restaurant. We haven’t had a ‘V Par’ format competition in a long time so I’m looking forward to trying it for the first time.

The Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Opens will commence on April 6th and we would ask all members intending to play to use the timesheet on the BRS so others thinking of playing will know they won’t be on their own.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – We must reiterate that any prize winners who are not fully paid up will not receive their prizes and they cannot play on teams. For anyone not paid up as yet please call in to pay your 2017 fees without further delay as your membership is now overdue.  

TEAMS – We had a very busy weekend on the Interclub front. On Saturday morning we beat neighbours Mount Temple 3-2 in the Barton Cup 1st round. On the home front Padraig Keenan/Tommy Digan and Colm Farrell/Lee Scanlon secured solid wins and Rory Minagh/Tommy Conlon did the business in Mount Temple. George Garvey/Paul Jacob and Micheal Kelly/Ray Lynam played some great golf but lost out to opponents in top form on the day. We must await result of New Forest v Esker Hills to see who we have in Round 2. As Team Manager I helped a lot by standing in the right places, nodding at the right times and not taking any shots whatsoever! My thanks go to Mount Temple for their hospitality and thanks also to Callum Dunne who was my assistant manager in Moate.

 

1. Barton Cup away contingent - Tommy Conlon, Ray Lynam, Micheal Kelly, George Garvey, Rory Minagh & Paul Jacob. 2. Barton Cup home players - Colm Farrell, Tommy Digan, Padraig Keenan & Lee Scanlon. 3. Rory Minagh on 1st in Mount Temple. 4. George Garvey driving on the 4th in Mount Temple. 5. Micheal Kelly putting in Mount Temple. 6. Jamal Sabir on 11th tee in Irish Mixed Foursomes. 7. Chasing rainbows on closing holes in the Irish Mixed Foursomes. 8. Veronica & David Coughlan.

Our young lads almost pulled off a shock win in the Fred Daly v Glasson and it was such a close run thing that we were only defeated by a birdie on the 19th hole. Well done to Team Manager Tosh Galvin and all the players involved.

The Irish Mixed Foursomes side beat Longford GC in a tight encounter. Liam Galvin/ Beth Dunne won away, ably supported by Bert Burke/Loreto Boland, while at home wins for Jamal Sabir/Vivienne Dunican and Veronica Coughlan/David Coughlan were enough to see them through. Brendan Kehoe/Pearse Corbett battled hard for the club cause as always. Well done to Team Managers Padraig Keenan & Betty Behan with a special mention for Sean Dunne who looked after the away matches for us.

FASHION SHOW – The Ladies Club have organised a Fashion Show which will be held on Thursday April 6th at 7.30 in the Grand Hotel Moate. Tickets are €10 and are available from committee members, the club shop and on the door. Our regular charity partner South Westmeath Hospice will benefit from funds raised so please come along. Or if like me high fashion’s not your thing buy a ticket anyway as it’s for a great cause.

SCOTCH FOURSOMES / CLUB MATCHPLAY – The entry sheets for both the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes and the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay are now in the club shop. Entry fee is €5.00 and the closing date is Sunday 9th April.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – Update #2 – The table has been updated after 4 of the 28 counting competitions. Shane Nugent had another high finish and stays top with 134pts. Paddy O’Brien moves to 2nd on 106pts and Tommy Digan is 3rd on 105pts. Newest entry on the table is Aidan Lennon who picked up 1pt in this weekend’s competition.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 29th was sponsored by Helen Kelly and was 16 hole stableford. The winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (15) 33 pts, 2nd Eileen White (23) 33 pts and 3rd Beth Dunne (15) 32 pts. Our 18 hole competitions start on Wednesday next.

The Intermediate Cup team played Roscrea in New Forest on Sunday 2nd April. Following some very tight matches, 3 going to the 18th, 1to the 19th and only one early win on the 14th, the team of Loreto Boland, Pearse Corbett, Veronica Coughlan, Mags Galvin and Veronica Mc Cormack with managers Marian Mullen and Betty Behan were successful. Congratulations ladies.  3 of the afore mentioned team were also on the Irish Mixed Foursomes team who beat Longford on Saturday. Congratulations also to all concerned on that team. 

Best of luck to the Minor Cup team who play Portlaoise in Tullamore on Sunday next.

Ladies there is still time to get tickets for the Fashion Event of the year. The ladies club in conjunction With South Westmeath Hospice are holding a fashion show in the Grand Hotel Moate on Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm. Clothes from many outlets in Athlone and Tullamore will be shown. Tickets €10 available from committee members, the club shop or at the door on the night.


CLUB NOTES 26/3/2017

What a glorious weekend that was. It was really great to see the sun shining in a blue sky and even though it was a bit windy here and there, short sleeves were in abundance. We even had least one pair of shorts making an appearance! Thanks to everyone who played in the weekend competition and well done to the prize winners. Special mention goes to Martin Horan who won Cat 3 and his wife Mary Horan who won the Ladies Prize in the O’Sullivan Insurance sponsored club competition.

John Smyth's shorts are out! The 2nd green today.

 

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by O’Sullivan Insurance - 26/3/2017

1st Overall – Shane Nugent (19) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Coughlan (5) 43pts, 1st Cat 2 - Paddy O’Brien (13) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Martin Horan (15) 40pts, 1st Cat 4 – Andreas Dolan (21) 43pts, Ladies – Mary Horan (29) 31pts.

Mr & Mrs Horan in the prizes!

 

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 18 hole competition is a Club Stableford for Ladies & Gents kindly sponsored by The Tuesday Club. The Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Opens will commence on April 6th. As Frank Sinatra used to sing………..start spreading the news.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – The date for paying your 2017 membership was February 28th so if you have not been in to settle up as yet please pop into the shop during the week to take care of your annual subs. It is now considered overdue. Any winners who are not paid up will not receive prizes and cannot play on teams.

TEAMS – The interclub competitions kicked off with an outing for our All Ireland Fourball team who were drawn away to Mullingar. Although we were unsuccessful we’d like to thank team members Tommy Campbell, Pat Byrne, Padraig Shine, Gabriel Buckley, Ger Coughlan, Brendan Magee, Michael Murray, Willie Ganly, Noel Dunne & Andreas Dolan for their fine efforts. Thanks also to Team Manager Padraig Keenan, his assistant Tosh Galvin and President Kieran Heavin who excelled as our representative at Mullingar GC. Best of luck to Mullingar in the remainder of the competition.

Our Barton Cup team are away to Mount Temple on Saturday 1st April at 11am. The Irish Mixed Foursomes are in action on the same day v Longford so best of luck to both teams.

FASHION SHOW – The Ladies Club have organised a Fashion Show which will be held on Thursday April 6th at 7.30 in the Grand Hotel Moate. Tickets are €10 and are available from committee members, the club shop and on the door. Our regular charity partner South Westmeath Hospice will benefit from funds raised so please come along. Or if like me high fashion’s not your thing buy a ticket anyway as it’s for a great cause.

SCOTCH FOURSOMES / CLUB MATCHPLAY – The entry sheets for the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes and the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay are now in the club shop. Entry fee is €5.00 and the closing date is Sunday 9th April.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – Update #1 – Men’s Secretary Padraig Keenan has been busy crunching numbers from the first 3 of the 28 counting competitions and Shane Nugent is off to a flyer on 110pts. The top 3 are completed by Michael Lynch Jnr on 86pts and David Coughlan with 80pts. I’m sure he won’t be down in 82nd for long but that’s where Liam Galvin finds himself just now on 1pt.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Alliance Captains Prize (Leonard Dolan) is in Headfort (New) on Sunday 2nd April and tee times are available from 10.30 to 12.30. Visitors are welcome but please call Ciaran Malone on 086 8053203 for details.

RULES CORNER – Vice Captain George Garvey & I attended a very interesting rules session with the Leinster Branch of the GUI in Carton House on Saturday. The course was given by Patrick Bradshaw who is General Manager of Blainroe GC in Co. Wicklow and has a very interesting CV including being a referee on the European Tour and to boot is a nephew of the legendary Harry Bradshaw.

I wonder how many of us knew this about dropping. As long as the ball strikes the course within the 1 club length for free drop (or 2 club lengths for penalty drop) that it can actually roll up to 2 club lengths further than that and as long as it’s no closer to the hole the ball is in play and must not be dropped again. One of the most important messages of the day was when obtaining relief (whether as a free drop or with a penalty) always mark your ball with a tee for example but never lift it until you have decided what you are going to do with it.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was over 16 holes and was sponsored by Breda Kelly. Mary Kerrigan (31) was the winner with 28 pts and the runner up was Lady Captain Beth Dunne (15) with 25 pts.

Its that time of year when our teams start competting in inter club matches. On Saturday 1st April next the Irish Mixed Foursomes team play Longford and on Sunday 2nd the Intermediate Cup team meet Roscrea in New Forest. We wish both teams the best of luck. 

On Thursday 6th April in the Grand Hotel the ladies club are hosting a fabulous fashion show in conjunction with South Westmeath Hospice. Numerous fashion outlets from Athlone and Tullamore are taking part. Tickets are only €10 and are available from all committee members, in the club shop and at the door on the night. Your support for a great night would be appreciated.


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was over 16 holes and was sponsored by Breda Kelly. Mary Kerrigan (31) was the winner with 28 pts and the runner up was Lady Captain Beth Dunne (15) with 25 pts.

Its that time of year when our teams start competitions in inteclub matches. On Saturday 1st April next the Irish Mixed Foursome team play Longfotd Nd on Sunday 2nd the Intermediate Cup team meet Roscrea in New Orest. We wish both teams the best of luck. 

On Thursday 6th April in the Grand Hotel the ladies club are hosting a fabulous fashion show in conjunction with North Westmeath Hospice. Numerous fashion outlets from Athlone and Tullamore are taking part. Tickets are only €10 and are available from all committee members, in the club shop and at the door on the night. Your support for a great night would be appreciated.


CLUB NOTES 19/3/2017

Thanks to everyone who turned out to support us in the 2017 Captains Drive In scramble today. Beth Dunne & I are absolutely delighted and we had a brilliant day thanks to you. My drive may not have been as elegant (nor remotely straight) as Beth’s but smacking that ball off the first tee was one my proudest moments in Moate Golf Club. Thanks to Padraig Keenan for retrieving my ball which I had last seen heading for Ballymore! The video is being edited and will be posted later in the week. My thanks to my playing partners – Lady Captain Beth, Lady President Vera and President Kieran – we had a great laugh, a respectable score and although not all of us chipped in for an eagle like Vera on the 9th, we all contributed to the team. Congratulations also to the 2 prize winning teams on the day.

RESULTS – Moate Meats Open Singles 18/3/2017

1st Tosh Galvin (12) 39pts, 2nd Tommy Digan (6) 39pts, Gross – Jamal Sabir (0) 33pts, 3rd Derek Daly (12) 37pts.

Captains Drive In Scramble (Andy Dunne & Beth Dunne) 19/3/2017 –

1st Rory Minagh, John Smyth, Anne Healy & Seamus Buckley (57.9),

2nd Micheal Kelly, Tommy Costelloe, Seamus McCormack & Marie Keane (57.9)

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 18 hole competition is a Club Stableford for Ladies & Gents kindly sponsored by O’Sullivan Insurances.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – The last date for paying your 2017 membership was February 28th so if you have not been in to settle up as yet please pop into the shop during the week to take care of your annual subs. It is now considered overdue.

TEAMS – It’s that time of year when Team Managers are starting their trawl through the handicap records from 2016 to commence selecting panels for the various team events. If you are interested in playing on a team please put your name and handicap on the list in the Men’s changing room. You must have played a minimum of 4 competitive rounds in 2016 to qualify for team selection (as per GUI rules) and as per Moate GC rules your 2017 sub must be paid in full.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Their Captains Prize (Leonard Dolan) has been deferred until the final outing in Headfort (New) on Sunday 2nd April and tee times are available from 10.30 to 12.30. Visitors are welcome but please call Ciaran Malone on 086 8053203 for details.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN GALLERY -

1) The crowds (& clouds) gather.... 2) Lady Captain Beth Dunne on the 6th tee. 3) A Presidential Summit on 8th. 4) Paul Smyth 5) Sean Dunne 6) Callum Dunne 7) George Garvey & Jimmy the Greek 8) Ger Coughlan putting on 7 closely watched by teammates John Kelly, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Liam Galvin. 9) Fergus Creggy, Shane Maher, Denis Cronin & Val Keogh. 10) Vera & Beth on 14th. 11) Captain Andy Dunne in mid flow! 12) Martin Horan has just the spot for his picture. 13) Lady Captain Beth Dunne with the longest speech of her life! 14) 1st placed team with the Captain - John Smyth, Seamus Buckley & Rory Minagh. Anne Healy had gone AWOL. 15) President Kieran Heavin says a few words. 16) Beth and Geraldine with the 2016 Captains pic. 17) Runners up Seamus McCormack, Marie Keane & Micheal Kelly with the Captain. Tommy Costelloe was in the Bold Boys Corner. 18) Seamus and Kieran with the 2016 Presidents pic. 19) Vera and Carmel with the 2016 Presidents pic.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The postponed Captains  Drive in took place on Sunday. The day started with 2 excellent drives by captains Beth and Andy. Despite some rain at the beginning of the day, after a few holes the rain stopped and the sun made its appearance for the remainder of the golf. The course was full with the large number of Moate golfers who were only too happy to support their captains on the occasion.  Following the golf refreshments were served in the restaurant. Presidents Vera Burgoyne and Kieran Heavin congratulated the captains and wished them and all the members enjoyable golf for the year. Both captains then thanked all who played or helped to organise the day. They also thanked the staff and also wished the members good golf for 2017. Last years presidents and captains Carmel Carroll and Seamus Buckley and Geraldine Coughlan and Martin Horan were then presented with their photographs. The prize winners were the presented with their prizes.

The competition on Wednesday 15 th was sponsored by Ann Ledwth. The winners were 1st Kathleen Conlon (21) 26 pts, 2nd Ann Egan (36) 25 pts and 3rd Geraldine (15) 24 pts. Next weeks competition is over 16 holes.

The annual St Patrick's Day White Elephant competition was reasonably well supported despite dreadful weather. The winners were 1st Helen Kelly (14) 22pts, 2nd Beth Dunne (15) 19 points and 3rd Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 18 pts.


CAPTAINS' DRIVE IN - SUNDAY 19TH MARCH 2017 (REVISED)

Captains Drive In - 19th March 2016 - Shot Gun Start 12.00pm

Hole 1 ANDY DUNNE 14 BETH DUNNE 15 KIERAN HEAVIN 7 VERA BURGOYNE 22
Hole 1a GEORGE GARVEY 8 JIMMY KASSARIS 11 JOE CREGGY 18 BETTY BEHAN 23
Hole 2 SEAN DUNNE 10 CALLUM DUNNE 28 JOHN DUNNE 18 PAUL SMYTH 15
Hole 3 PADRAIG KEENAN 11 OLLIE SEERY 16 JOHNNY MULLALLY 16 PATRICIA BURKE 23
Hole 4 BRENDAN DALY 9 SEAN EGAN 13 PADRAIG SHINE 19 ANN MAGEE 33
Hole 4a TOMMY CONLON 11 PAT DOYLE 17 WILLIE SMITH 22 CARMEL CARROLL 21
Hole 5 SEAMUS DOLAN 9 JOHN HENRY 12 SEAN CORBETT 21 ANN LEDWITH 28
Hole 6     KATHLEEN LEECH 29 JOE CASEY 23 CARMEL CONNOLLY  12
Hole 6a TOMMY DIGAN 6 JJ COLGAN 15 MICHAEL FAUGHNAN 24 PEARSE CORBETT 16
Hole 7     PAUL ROONEY 17 SHANE NUGENT 19 MARY ROHAN 15
Hole 8 PAUL JACOB 7 DARREN ROSNEY 13 PHILIP DULLY 23 MARGARET LARRIGY 35
Hole 9 TONY SHINE 7 KEVIN LOWRY 14 SHANE TONE  23 MARY KERRIGAN 31
Hole 10 DENIS O'DONOGHUE 17 BRENDAN MAGEE 22 BREDA KELLY 22 GERALDINE COUGHLAN  15
Hole 10a ANDREW RAFFERTY 12 TOMMY CAMPBELL 17 RON BEATTIE 20 THERESA CLEARY 27
Hole 11 DENIS CRONIN 12 VAL KEOGH 16 FERGUS CREGGY 21 SHANE MAHER 23
Hole 12 DECLAN MULLEN 10 TOMMY ROSNEY 12 JJ GUINAN 13 MARY DOLAN 36
Hole 13 BRENDAN HANNIFFY 12 JOE MULLEN 13 SEAN ROHAN 24 MAGS GALVIN 21
Hole 14 PHIL BEHAN 12 JOHN NAUGHTON 17 JOE HEALY 24 HELEN KELLY 14
Hole 14a BRENDAN KEHOE 6 FRANK KIERNAN 15 DAVID BUCKLEY 19 MARIAN MULLEN 36
Hole 15 MICHEAL KELLY 6 SEAMUS MCCORMACK 17 RICHIE O'BRIEN 18 MARIE KEANE 36
Hole 15a DOM FITZPATRICK 5 VINCENT RICKARD 16 MICKY RABBITTE 23 VIVIENNE DUNICAN 26
Hole 16 BERT BURKE 3 MARTIN HORAN 15 JONATHAN CROZIER 23 EILEEN SEERY 32
Hole 17 MIKE HINEY 12 TOSH GALVIN 12 DAN MCLOUGHLIN  23 MARY HORAN 29
Hole 17a RORY MINAGH 6 JOHN SMYTH 13 SEAMUS BUCKLEY  20 ANNE HEALY 32
Hole 18 LIAM GALVIN 5 JOHN KELLY 18 GER COUGHLAN 25 ELEANOR FITZPATRICK 22

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

March 14th 2017

Cat 1 - 1st Joe Creggy 27pts, Martin O'Brien 25pts (b4), Mick Sheridan 25pts (b3).

Cat 2 - 1st Joe Casey 29pts, Padraig Shine 25pts, Vincent Cronolly 24pts.

Ladies - Theresa Kilcommins 21pts.


CLUB NOTES 12/3/2017

 It was great to get the 18 hole calendar for 2017 off to a flyer with the Adrian Kennedy Memorial on Sunday. Although my golf wasn’t great I had a very enjoyable round with my Vice Captain George Garvey and lambing farmer Jonathan Crozier. 122 played in the competition which is pretty good for the first outing of the year and hopefully even more will play in the coming weeks. Well done to all our prize winners and thanks to today’s sponsors, the Kennedy family.  

The 8th green today -

Captain Andy Dunne & Vice Captain George Garvey.

RESULTS – Adrian Kennedy Memorial, March 12th 2017 (Stableford)

Overall Winner – Gerry Jordan (19) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamie Colgan (5) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Keith Redmond (12) 42pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Naughton (17) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Shane Nugent (19) 40pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 30pts.

Lady Captain Beth Dunne  Shane Nugent

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 18 hole competition of the new season is a Ladies & Gents Open Singles which runs on St Patrick’s Day & the 18th. Then we have the rescheduled Captains Drive In on Sunday 19th.  

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN – The 2017 Captains Drive In for Beth Dunne & myself has been rescheduled for Sunday 19th March. Please check in before 11.30 as Drive In itself is at 11.45 with Scramble commencing shortly afterwards.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – The last date for paying your 2017 membership was February 28th so if you have not been in to settle up as yet please pop into the shop during the week to take care of your annual subs.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Committee held another night of musical mayhem in the clubhouse on Friday 10th March and although there was a small crowd a great time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who attended and also to those who bought tickets and went to watch the rugby.

HOLE IN ONE CLUB – Congratulations to our promising junior member Michael Lynch Jnr who joined the illustrious hole in one club on Saturday when he aced the 4th. When contacted for comment he said it was hopefully the first of many!

Well done Michael.

SOCIETY FEES – We have a weekend price that is great value of €15 for societies who bring 20 or more players. It is important that all societies are aware that the fee is €20 at weekends if you have 19 players or less.

NEW CARDS – The new cards and indexes were in use this weekend and although our limited supply for the first weekend was used up (a good complaint) a full batch should arrive imminently. I am very pleased with the result and think it reflects well on the work we do to make the course look so well. Please bear with us on ‘temporary cards’ for the next few days.

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS – March 7th - Cat 1 - 1st Denis O’Donoghue 28pts, Cat 2 – 1st Robert Campbell 28pts.

TEAMS – It’s that time of year when Team Managers are starting their trawl through the handicap records from 2016 to commence selecting panels for the various team events. If you are interested in playing on a team please put your name and handicap on the list in the Men’s changing room. You must have played a minimum of 4 competitive rounds in 2016 to qualify for team selection (as per GUI rules) and as per Moate GC rules your 2017 sub must be paid in full.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – On Sunday the 19th March they have their Captains Prize (Leonard Dolan) on in New Forest; tee times are available from 9.30 to 12 noon. Visitors are welcome but please call Ciaran for tee times on 086 8053203.

PRESENTATION – We had a presentation of all outstanding prizes since Christmas on Sunday. My thanks to everyone who made a special effort to attend in person to collect their prize. For those who were unable to make it on the night please collect your prize from the club shop.

Gallery - Captain Andy Dunne with prize winners - 1. Tommy Conlon, 2. Tommy Digan, 3. Shane Tone, 4. Pat Fox, 5. JJ Guinan, 6. Dermot Kenny, 7. Johnny Mullally, 8. Gerry Jordan, 9. Pat Doyle, 10. Joe Ennis, 11. Micheal Kelly, 12. Darren Rosney.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The revised date for the Captains Drive In is Sunday next March 19th.  Hopefully the sun will shine brightly on the day for our captains Beth and Andy.  It is hoped that they and their families enjoy the day.  

Though not the largest crowd we have had at the 'Rock &  Roll Bingo', all those who did turn up enjoyed the night. Many went home with a number of prizes.  We hope to have another one before the end of the year.

The Annual 'White Elephant'Competition on St Patrick's Day still has a few tee times available. Book now to avoid disappointment. At the presentation on the evening all outstanding prizes will be presented. 

The competition on Wednesday last was again over 13 holes. It was sponsored by Marian Mullen. The winner Mary Kerrigan (33) had 22 pts. Betty Behan (23) had 21 pts.

on Thursday 6th April the ladies club are hosting a Fashion Show in conjunction with South Westmeath Hospice in Th Grand Hotel Moate.  Please keep the date free. Further information will be available over the next few weeks.


LADIES CLUB

Unfortunately the Captains Drive In on Sunday had to be postponed due to the amount of rain that fell over the previous days. Commiserations to our 2 Captains Beth and Andy.

The first weekly competition of the year was on Wednesday last. It was sponsored by Carmel Carroll. The winner was Ann Magee and the runner up was Betty Behan.

The very popular 'Rock & Roll Bingo' is on Friday next 10th March. Time 7.30pm. Tickets may be bought in the shop, from members of the committee or at the door on the night.

The time sheet is now open for the Annual White Elephant Competition on St Patrick's Day. Tee time from 12 noon until 1.30 pm.


CLUB NOTES 5/3/2017

After a course inspection at midday on Saturday left us with a reasonable chance of going ahead, it was with heavy hearts that we had to postpone the Captains Drive in early Sunday morning. Unfortunately the overnight deluge in Moate just left us with no alternative. I had new shoes bought and Beth had prepared an extra long speech only to be foiled by the rain. It is extremely unfortunate for everyone and we are sorry if members’ plans were disrupted but please consider how Beth & I as your Captains feel about it. I could say ‘I’m as sick as a small hospital’ but that remark doesn’t even do my misery justice! However, we’ve been through worse and we will have our day in the sun. Eventually.

RESULTS – Club 13 Hole Competition Feb 20th to March 4th.

1st Cat 1 – George Garvey (8) 31pts, 1st Cat 2 – Johnny Foster (12) 31pts, 1st Cat 3 – Vincent Rickard (16) 30pts, 1st Cat 4 – Gabriel Buckley (20) 32pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The first 18 hole competition of the new season is the Adrian Kennedy Memorial and will be played on 11th & 12th March.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN – The 2017 Captains Drive In for Beth Dunne & myself will be rescheduled ASAP and we hope to notify you of the new arrangements on Wednesday.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – The last date for 2017 membership was February 28th so if you have forgotten about that please pop into the shop during the week to pay your annual subs.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Committee have organised another night of musical mayhem in the clubhouse on Friday 10th March. Tickets at €5 are now available.

MICHAEL HORAN SALE – Many items from the 2016 range are now reduced in price so do pop in and pick up a bargain for the coming season.  

CARDS - We are in the process of having the redesigned score card printed and we are confident that the new hole indexes will come into effect for the first 18 hole competition next weekend.

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS – February 28th - 1st Tommy Campbell 29pts (back 4), 2nd Mick Sheridan 29pts.

PRESENTATION – It is hoped to have a presentation of all outstanding prizes since Christmas (and possibly the Adrian Kennedy Memorial) on Sunday 12th March at 7pm in the clubhouse. Anna will be in touch with all prizewinners during the week and we ask that everybody involved makes a special effort to attend in person to collect their prize.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - SUNDAY 5TH MARCH 2017

The Captains (Andy Dunne & Beth Dunne) Drive-In and Scramble takes place next Sunday, 5th March 2017 @ 12 Noon. The following is the Draw for the day (with Handicaps).
Please arrive on-time and enjoy the day - If you cannot attend please let Anna (090 6481271) know as soon as possible.

Captains Drive In - 5th March 2016 - Shot Gun Start 12.00pm          
Please arrive before 11.30 a.m              
Hole 1 ANDY DUNNE 14 BETH DUNNE 15 KIERAN HEAVIN 7 VERA BURGOYNE 22
Hole 1a GEORGE GARVEY 8 LORETO BOLAND 19 JOE CREGGY 18 BETTY BEHAN 23
Hole 2 SEAN DUNNE 10 CALLUM DUNNE 28 JOHN DUNNE 18 PAUL SMYTH 15
Hole 3 PADRAIG KEENAN 11 OLLIE SEERY 16 JOHNNY MULLALLY   JAMES GALVIN  
Hole 4 BRENDAN DALY 9 JOE ENNIS 13 PADRAIG SHINE 19 PAULINE FARRELL 26
Hole 4a COLM FARRELL 10 PAT DOYLE 17 WILLIE SMITH 22 CARMEL CARROLL 21
Hole 5 MICHEAL KELLY 6 WILLIE COLGAN 13 JOHN KELLY 18 JOE CASEY  
Hole 6 MAL KELLY 11 PJ MCCORMACK 12 RON BEATTIE 20 THERESA CLEARY 27
Hole 6a TOMMY DIGAN 6 JJ COLGAN 15 MICHAEL FAUGHNAN 24 CARMEL CONNOLLY  12
Hole 7 PADDY LYNAM 7 MICHAEL O'HANLON 13 SHANE NUGENT 19 MARY DOLAN 36
Hole 8 JOHN HENRY 12 TOMMY CAMPBELL 17 DAN MCLOUGHLIN  23 DARREN ROSNEY 15
Hole 9 NEIL FEURY 7 MICHAEL LYNCH JR 12 SHANE TONE 23 ANN MAGEE 33
Hole 10 DANNY O'HANLON 12 MARTIN HAWKES 16 BRENDAN MAGEE 22 GERALDINE COUGHLAN  15
Hole 10a ANDREW RAFFERTY 12 AIDAN LENNON 15 PHILIP DULLY 23 ANN LEDWITH 28
Hole 11 ALAN DEEGAN 12 VAL KEOGH 16 SHANE MAHER 23 ALISON COUPER 24
Hole 12 TOMMY ROSNEY 12 JJ GUINAN 13 FERGUS CREGGY 21 VERONICA COLGAN 15
Hole 12a DECLAN MULLEN 10 SEAN EGAN 13 JOHN O'BRIEN 22 BREDA KELLY 22
Hole 13 TONY SHINE 7 SEAMUS DOLAN   PAT MALONE 22 MAGS GALVIN 21
Hole 14 PHIL BEHAN 12 TOSH GALVIN 12 JOE HEALY 24 HELEN KELLY 14
Hole 14a BRENDAN KEHOE 6 FRANK KIERNAN 15 DAVID BUCKLEY 19 MARIAN MULLEN 36
Hole 15 PAUL JACOB 7 LIAM REYNOLDS 16 PAT FOX 18 DAVID CONNOLLY 10
Hole 15a DOM FITZPATRICK 5 KEVIN ALLEN 16 MICKY RABBITTE 23 VIVIENNE DUNICAN 26
Hole 16 BERT BURKE 3 MARTIN HORAN 15 JONATHAN CROZIER 23 EILEEN SEERY 32
Hole 17 JIMMY KASSARIS 11 MIKE HINEY 12 JACK RYAN 19 MARY HORAN 29
Hole 17a RORY MINAGH 6 JOHN SMYTH 13 SEAMUS BUCKLEY  20 ANN HEALY 32
Hole 18 LIAM GALVIN 5 VINNY MC CORMACK 18 GER COUGHLAN 25 ELEANOR FITZPATRICK 22

CLUB NOTES 26/2/2017

It was meant to be the calm before the storm. With the Captains Drive In on next weekend our 18 hole competitions beginning the week after and Inter Club Matches on the horizon I headed to the supposed sunny south east in Dungarvan for a long weekend. Unfortunately it was as wet and windy down there as much as the rest of the country so no golf was attempted. Never mind I’m sure I’ll get back down for a breather later in the season.

RESULTS / NEXT COMPETITIONS – No results as yet because the final running 13 hole competition was extended to March 4th. As always it’s €5 first time out and re-entry fee is €3.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN – The 2017 Captains Drive In for Beth Dunne & myself will take place on Sunday March 5th with a 12pm shotgun start. We are really looking forward to the big day! The entry sheet is now full at 100 but we are taking names on the reserve list and if there are any withdrawals we will bring people in on a first come first served basis. The tee draw will be available on the website on Wednesday night.

What I dont want to do......

 

So I've been working on my waggle...... and my posture..........

 

and hopefully it will be more like this!

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – The last date for 2017 membership is February 28th so please pop into the shop during the week to pay your annual subs.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Committee have organised another night of musical mayhem in the clubhouse on Friday 10th March. Tickets at €5 are now available. 

CARDS - We are in the process of selecting a new photo for the redesigned score card and the new hole indexes will come into effect when the cards are printed.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE  – Next outing is in Esker Hills on Sunday March 5th with tee times from 10 – 12 and spaces can be reserved by contacting Ciaran Malone (086 8053203).

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


Next Sunday 5th March is the official start to the golfing year in Moate marked by our Captains Drive In. Our Captains this year are Beth Dunne and Andy Dunne.( not related). The ladies club wish both captains a very enjoyable day and expect that the course will be full on the day to honour both captains.
Friday 10th March sees a return of the very popular "Rock & Roll Bingo" at 7.30 pm. This is always a very enjoyable night, so please come and bring your friends. Tickets may be bought in the shop, from members of the committee or at the door on the night. If any members have unwanted Christmas gifts that would be suitable for prizes on the night, it would be appreciated if they could be dropped into the shop.
Our weekly competitions start on Wednesday March. It is a 13 hole stableford and is sponsored by last years president Carmel Carroll.y

 


CLUB NOTES 19/2/2017

We had a great day today here in Moate for the Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League Final. As always there was exciting golf played in decent conditions. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the competition over the winter, our sponsors Seery’s Cash & Carry and say congratulations to all our prizewinners. A special mention of thanks to Men’s Secretary Padraig Keenan who put in trojan work on the scoring system and the tee draw in particular.

My thanks go to Helen Kelly for being unavailable (and having a handicap of 14) which meant I got to sub for her team rather than sitting around watching everyone else playing today! Thanks also to my playing partners Micheal Kelly, Phil Behan & Paddy Coyne who as always were a pleasure to play with even though our golf didn’t always live up to expectations!

RESULTS –

19/2/2017 Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League Final

1st – Noel Curtis, Barry Cuffe, Joe Ennis & Joe Creggy (30pts).

2nd - Sean Dunne, Vincent Rickard, John Naughton & Dermot Kenny (29pts).

3rd - Joe Burke, Dermot Sheehy, Jimmy Lennon & sub Pat Doyle (for Andrew Nally) (26pts).

18/2/2017 13 Hole Club Competition

1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (6) 30pts, 1st Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 32pts, 1st Cat 3 – Aidan Lennon (15) 29pts, 1st Cat 4 – Shane Tone (23) 32pts.

12/2/17 13 Hole Club Competition

1st Cat 1 – Micheal Kelly (6) 27pts, 1st Cat 2 – Joe Ennis (13) 32pts, 1st Cat 3 – Pat Doyle (17) 30pts, 1st Cat 4 – Jonathan Crozier (23) 27pts.

Cat 3 winner Pat Doyle

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There is a running 13 hole competition from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th February.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN – The 2017 Captains Drive In for Beth Dunne & myself will take place on Sunday March 5th with a 12pm shotgun start. We would be delighted to have as many members as possible join us. The entry sheet is filling up fast (73 as of today) which is great and we are looking forward to an exciting day!

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – The last date for 2017 membership is February 28th so please help us to avoid a ‘Black Friday’ like crush in the shop on that final day by paying up as soon as you can.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – This years Winter League came to an exciting conclusion with todays final. The weather was relatively good to us and some very good scores were returned. The new scoring format was introduced and while we might tweak it a bit for 2018 it seems to have worked. As always the prizes provided by Ollie & Eileen Seery of Seery’s Cash & Carry were superb and much admired. The biggest round of applause of the day was heard when Ollie Seery declared he intends to sponsor this flagship event for years to come!

Here's some more photos from the day.....

Scoring format The Prizes!

Above (1) Willie Ganly makes final preparations (2) Alan Deegan is among those setting off. (3) Frank Kieran is all set. (4) Mary Horan & Padraig Keenan hard at work while Vice Capt George Garvey holds up the queue! (5) Micheal Kelly has a tricky one off the bullring. (6) Paddy Coyne hits it a belt off the 6th. (7) Phil Behan does likewise on 16th.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Committee have organised another night of musical mayhem in the clubhouse on Friday 10th March. Tickets at €5 available soon.

CARDS - We are in the process of redesigning our score card and the new hole indexes will come into effect when the new cards are printed.

SYMPATHY – Condolences from everyone here to one of our most popular members and Competitions Secretary Jimmy Kassaris on the passing of his father Peter in the USA in recent days. May he rest in peace.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


**** WINTER LEAGUE FINAL DRAW *****
SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE    
Draw for Winter League Final      
Sunday 19th February @ 12.00 Noon (Please arrive before 11.30 am)  
All teams with a score of 397 or better have qualified and     
the wildcard team is captained by Willie Ganly    
Ties will be decided by the Total Stableford Team points (and if required using the best card on each team)
Please let Andy Dunne 086 0556336 (or Anna) know if you have qualified but can't play so the committee can appoint a sub
Scoring System: Winner  - 8pts, 2nd - 5pts, 3rd - 3pts, 4th - 1pt,     
1 Bonus point for Front Nine and 1 Bonus point for Back Nine    
Please return each scorecard AND the overall scoresheet for the fourball at the end of play  
All Scores to Count - Team Number in Brackets    
Hole 1 SEAN DUNNE (2) JOHN KELLY (26) CHARLIE TONE (24) TOMMY CONLON (3)
Hole 2 WILLIE GANLY (21) DECLAN MULLEN (33) NOEL CURTIS (17) JIMMY LENNON (6)
Hole 3 PADDY COYNE (21) ANDY DUNNE (26) PHIL BEHAN (11) MICHEAL KELLY (5)
Hole 4 PADRAIG KEENAN (15) KIERAN HEAVIN (12) LIAM GALVIN (4) JIMMY BRADLEY (5)
Hole 5 SEAN CONNELL (8) JOHN BRIDGES (13) OLLIE SEERY (11) DANNY O'CONNOR (1)
Hole 6 VINCENT RICKARD (2) GEORGE GARVEY (13) BERT BURKE (4) BILLY MCKNIGHT (16)
Hole 7 RORY MINAGH (14) BENNY GREHAM (1) BRENDAN KEHOE (19) WILLIE GRENNAN (16)
Hole 8 SHANE NUGENT (14) ALAN DEEGAN (33) JOHN O'BRIEN (24) MOSSY COLLINS (5)
Hole 9 PAUL JACOB (15) FRANK KIERNAN (1) BARRY CUFFE (17) RAY LYNAM (3)
Hole 10 PADDY LYNAM (8) TOMMY ROSNEY (12) PAUL COUGHLAN (19) JOE BURKE (6)
Hole 11 JOHN NAUGHTON (2) NOEL O'REILLY (1) MIKE HINEY (11) TOMMY DIGAN (5)
Hole 12 SEAN WELDON (21) SEAMUS BUCKLEY (12) JOE HEALY (24) DOM FITZPATRICK (8)
Hole 13 TONY DUNNE (14) GERALDINE COUGHLAN (13) JOE ENNIS (17) SEAMUS DOLAN (3)
Hole 14a MICHAEL GANTLEY (15) JOHNNY MULLALLY (26) BILLY COUGHLAN (19) PAT DOYLE (6)
Hole 14b PADDY CARROLL (8) RICHARD O'BRIEN (33) TOSH GALVIN (4) BILLY BROWNE (16)
Hole 15 DERMOT KENNY (2) PADDY EGAN (12) VERONICA COUGHLAN (19) JOE CREGGY (17)
Hole 16 NOEL DUNNE (21) ANDREAS DOLAN (13) WILLIE DIGAN (4) JIMMY KASSARIS (3)
Hole 17 ALAN FITZPATRICK (14) TOMMY COSTELLOE (26) SEAN EGAN (11) DERMOT SHEEHY (6)
Hole 18 SEAN G CONNELL (15) SHANE TONE (33) WILLIE SMITH (24) KEVIN DUFFY (16)
         
Best of Luck!!      

LADIES NOTES

The final of the newly revamped Winter League took place on Sunday 22nd. The qualifying teams were lucky to have some nice Springlike weather on the day. The winning team of Helen Kelly, Eileen White and Mary Horan had a great score of 139.6. In 2nd place the team of Pearse Corbett, Ann Ledwith and Mary Kerrigan had a score of 128.1.

Following the golf refreshments were served and Lady Captain Beth Dunne thanked all the members who took part in the competition and then presented the prizes to both teams.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Tuesday Club 14/2/2017

 

Cat 1 - 1st Martin O'Brien 29pts, 2nd Gerry Jordan 27pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Kevin Macken 29pts, 2nd Mick O'Neill 23pts

Good luck to any Tuesday clubbers participating in the Winter League Final on Sunday 19th.


WINTER LEAGUE UPDATE

The latest spreadheet of results is now up on the web-site (HERE). Currently the last qualifying place (15) is held by Team 13 (John Bridges) with 396 pts, while one lucky team below this mark (with all of their rounds played) will take the 16th place by random draw.

However, qualification continues until close of play on Wednesday 15th Feb 2017, so nothing has been finally decided yet!!  The final is scheduled for next Sunday, 19th February, and the final draw will be available here on Wednesday Evening.

The format for the Winter League Final will be Fourball, where the winner of the fourball gets 8pts, 2nd place gets 5pts, 3rd person gets 3pts and the 4th place picks up 1pt. In addition, there will be a bounus of 1pt each to the winner(s) of each of the front and back nine.


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

26 men and 5 ladies participated in the latest Tuesday Club competition and the winners are:

Cat 1 - 1st Joe Ennis (30pts), 2nd Hugh Tobin (29pts).

Cat 2 - 1st Robert Campbell (29pts), 2nd Joe Casey (28pts).


Surprise! Surprise! It’s only Saturday night but here are my musings for the week that’s in it. I finally got to get a long overdue round with Dermot Kenny in on Saturday morning despite the frost making an effort to thwart us again. Dermot & I were joined by Neil Feury and we had an enjoyable round in chilly but bright conditions. The lads are numbers 15 & 16 on my playing partners list since I got the fancy blazer. I intend to get out and play with as many members as possible over the year so watch out for my name popping up alongside you on the BRS system at unusual times and on unusual days. No one is safe!! On the course front it really is a credit to the course staff and volunteers as to how well the course is looking and playing at the moment.

This weeks in sponsors corner we have MLS Labels & Printing Systems from Mullingar and my thanks to Pat Doyle for arranging that.

Neil Feury on the 5th and Dermot Kenny on the 6th

RESULTS – These will be posted on website Sunday night.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There is a running 13 hole competition now from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th February and those few with remaining Winter League rounds can also play them any day.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN – The 2017 Captains Drive In for Beth Dunne & myself will take place on Sunday March 5th. Naturally we would be delighted to have as many members as possible join us on our big day and an entry sheet will be posted in the shop this week.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – All of you should have now received an invoice for 2017 membership fees. If you haven’t please contact Anna O’Brien. While technically the final date for payment is the end of February we are happy to take payment any day of the week to reduce excessive queuing in the shop!

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – No change in the top 8 or the bottom 4 but quite a lot of movement in between as the WL Final line up begins to take shape. Louis Cunningham, Shane Nugent, Tony Dunne & Alan Fitzpatrick move up a whopping 17 places to 12th with 399pts. On the downward slide the teams led by Charlie Tone and I slipped 5 places each. Teams 20 (Derek Claffey), 18 (Mr. Captain & Co) & 7 (Cathal O’Rourke) are definitely confirmed as wildcard raffle participants.

The last date for playing qualifying rounds is Wednesday 15th February. All teams finishing below 15th with all 24 rounds played will be eligible for the ‘wildcard’ draw which sees an extra team get into the final. The final will be played on Sunday 19th and any team missing a player on the day is allowed 1 sub of similar handicap and that player will be assigned by the Men’s Committee.

The format for the final is as follows. All teams will be separated by a random draw where all 4 members of the team will be in different fourballs. This will be the only criteria used in the draw. Players A,B,C,D will play from 1st tee over 18 holes stableford.  Let’s say Player A finishes with 36pts, Player B 35pts, Player C 34pts & Player D 33pts. This will earn A’s team 8pts, B’s team 5pts, C’s team 3pts and D’s team 1pt. Player A had the best score on the front 9 with 20pts and gets a 1pt bonus for his team while Player B had the best back 9 score with 19pts and gets a 1pt bonus for his team. This means the scoring for this fourball is A 9pts, B 6pts, C 3pts and D 1pt. When all 4 scores for everyone’s team is collated the side with the most points wins. In the event of a tie the highest stableford team score will win out. Please ensure you are familiar with the scoring system and please ask someone to explain it again if necessary.

All tees will be no further back than ‘the stones’ and may be forward of that in places. After all that’s the tee positions we’ve been using over the qualifying rounds. No point in heading to the very back of the tees just yet.

The updated table will soon be on the website. Our thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for their continued generous sponsorship of this event.

HOLE INDEXING –  After a couple of healthy discussions at the Men’s Club Committee and a clatter of computer analysis the new hole indexes have been agreed.

Hole 1 (Index 15), 2 (11), 3 (9), 4 (13), 5 (1), 6 (3), 7 (5), 8 (7), 9 (17)

10 (16), 11 (2), 12 (14), 13 (18), 14 (10), 15 (6), 16 (8) 17 (4), 18 (12).

They will come into effect when the new cards are printed.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 

 


TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

Jan 31st

Cat 1 - 1st Gerry Jordan 32pts, 2nd Noel Curtis 31pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Declan Rooney 30pts, 2nd Kevin Macken 29pts.


This week I’d like to confirm 3 brand new competition sponsorships. Firstly Ireland’s leading couriers ‘DPD’ in Athlone, Ballymore’s living legend and good friend Johnny Cleary and last but not least Paddy Coyne’s ‘Vet Farm Supplies’ in Mullingar. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to you all. Although we haven’t got confirmation from all our regular sponsors just yet at this stage it looks like we only have 2 weekend competitions and 2 one day competitions with no sponsor attached.

Thanks to everyone who entered and indeed re-entered in our weekly competitions recently and well done to all our winners. I look forward to congratulating you in person when we have our next presentation.

RESULTS –

Club 13 Hole Comp 29th January

1st Cat 1 – Patrick Lynam (7) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Tommy Conlon (11) 31pts, 1st Cat 3 – Dermot Kenny (18) 32pts, 1st Cat 4 – Joe Healy (24) 30pts.

1st Cat 11st Cat 21st Cat 31st Cat 4

Club 13 Hole Comp 22nd January

1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (6) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (10) 30pts, 1st Cat 3 – Johnny Mullally (16) 31pts, 1st Cat 4 – Keith Murphy (20) 35pts.

1st Cat 1 1st Cat 2 1st Cat 3 1st Cat 4

Although sometimes we don’t get them done – usually for reasons outside our control - I’d like to say thanks to Competitions Secretary Jimmy Kassaris (and his team of subs) for their continued hard work in getting results posted on a Sunday night. It doesn’t happen in every club and we are lucky to have a dedicated bunch of volunteers working away constantly behind the scenes.

The Greek master at work....Paddy Carroll in action on Saturday.

Dicing with the ditch on 7th  Approaching the 9th

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There is a running 13 hole competition now from Monday 30th January to Sunday 5th February and those few with remaining Winter League rounds can also play them any day.

2017 FIXTURES – We are almost there on the fixtures front and the provisional list is now on the website under the ‘Gents Fixtures’ tab. For anyone planning holidays the ‘majors’ will not change but there may yet be other minor amendments.  Some important dates for your diary are: 19th Feb Winter League Final, 5th Mar Captains Drive In, 24/25 June Men’s Presidents Prize, 9th July Lady Captains Final, 29th July (SAT) Men’s Captains Final, 17th Sept Lady Presidents Final.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – We are delighted to see so many teams close to completion of their qualifying rounds. Still plenty of jostling for final positions going on but the top 3 teams stay as they were. Sean Connell’s team of Patrick Lynam, Dom Fitzpatrick & Paddy Carroll went up 2 spots to 4th but the biggest move of the week sees the team of David Connolly, Michael Power & Adam Turley led by ‘The Legend’ aka Brendan Kehoe zoom up 11 places to 20th. Although we are 13th at the moment, my own team is clinging on by less than a fingernail and with all our rounds played it looks like we have cemented our entry to the 16th place wildcard raffle.

The last date for playing qualifying rounds is Wednesday 15th February. All teams finishing below 15th with all 24 rounds played will be eligible for the ‘wildcard’ draw which sees an extra team get into the final. The final will be played on Sunday 19th and any team missing a player on the day is allowed 1 sub of similar handicap and that player will be assigned by the Men’s Committee. The scoring format for the final will be in the notes next weekend and on posters in the clubhouse after that. The updated table is on the website. Our thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for their continued generous sponsorship of this event.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – All of you should have now received your invoice for 2017’s membership fees. If you haven’t please contact Anna O’Brien. While technically the final date for payment is the end of February we are happy to take payment any day of the week to reduce excessive queuing in the shop! Please continue to recommend us to anyone looking for a club to join. After all it’s your club and it’s only with your help we’ll continue to grow and prosper.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


MOATE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Best of luck to the Senior footballers from Moate Community School who are playing in a Leinster Final in Portlaoise today.


CLUB NOTES 22/1/17

The course was in fine condition at the weekend and it was great to see a busy timesheet. Sadly for me the frost denied me the opportunity to play alongside Dermot Kenny on Saturday morning, a treat I had been looking forward to all week! Last week I welcomed a couple of members and this week I have great pleasure in welcoming some new sponsors. I am really grateful to Seamus McCormack of ‘D & B Furniture’ who have come on board this year along with Seamus Buckley, Hugh Campbell Solicitors, Nick Linnane & Co. (Thursday Opens), Supermacs Athlone & PTSB Athlone. It would be great if we can get 100% competition sponsorship so we still have a few openings if anyone is interested they can contact me. Finally, congratulations to popular member Bert Burke who upstaged Olivia Newton John on Saturday night’s Ray Darcy show in winning a few bob and a nice little trip to Powerscourt in my own Co. Wicklow.

RESULTS – This week’s results will be posted on Monday.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There is a running 13 hole competition now from Monday 23rd January to Sunday 29th January and anyone with remaining Winter League rounds can also play them any day.

2017 FIXTURES – We are almost there on the fixtures front and hope to publish them during the week. For now here are some important dates for your diary: 19th Feb Winter League Final, 5th Mar Captains Drive In, 24/25 June Men’s Presidents Prize, 9th July Lady Captains Final, 29th July (SAT) Men’s Captains Final, 17th Sept Lady Presidents Final.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – We are delighted to see so many teams close to completion of their qualifying rounds. After another busy week the top 5 stay as they were. Biggest upward jump of the week sees Ollie Seery, Phil Behan, Mike Hiney & Sean Egan on 400pts up 10 places to 7th while Cathal O’Rourke, Declan Murphy, Keith Murphy & Michael Murray fall from 14th to 19th with 378pts. In the ‘office’ battle the Captain (13th) leads the President (14th) by 2pts. Competition for that wildcard spot is going to be the fiercest I’ve seen in years!

All teams finishing below 15th with all 24 rounds played will be eligible for the ‘wildcard’ draw which sees an extra team get into the final. The final will be played on Sunday 19th and any team missing a player on the day is allowed 1 sub of similar handicap and that player will be assigned by the Men’s Committee. The full updated table will be available on the website shortly. Our thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for their continued generous sponsorship of this event.

LADIES WINTER LEAGUE FINAL – congratulations to Helen Kelly, Eileen White & Mary Horan on winning the Ladies Winter league.

1st and 2nd

 

My thanks to Anne Healy, Ann Magee & Marie Dolan who kindly posed on the 1st tee before taking part in the Ladies Winter League Final.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – Many of you will have now received your invoice for 2017’s membership fees. While technically the final date for payment is the end of February we won’t turn you away if you want to avoid the queues and pay it now.

GREEN FEES 2017 - The green fee rate for 2017 was set as follows: Monday will remain €10, Tuesday to Friday is €15 (or €10 with a member) and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday’s are €20 (or €10 with a member). Buggy hire is €20 and we are working on adding to the fleet in the near future. Looking around at green fee prices on the websites of other clubs in the midlands and taking into account the great condition of the course this is still tremendous value for money. Every member should be doing all we can to encourage people to come and play in Moate.

SOCIETY RATES 2017 – Saturday / Sunday rates stay at €20 but discounted deals are available if over a certain number actually play or if the Society has more than one outing in the year here. Midweek society rate is €15 per person. Please encourage any society you are a member of to book an outing in your own course as it is a valuable source of revenue for your club.

 

Looking back down the 13th today

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The final of the newly revamped Winter League took place on Sunday 22nd. The qualifying teams were lucky to have some nice Springlike  weather on the day.  The winning team of Helen Kelly, Eileen White and Mary Horan had a great score of 139.6. In 2nd place the team of Pearse Corbett, Ann Ledwith and Mary Kerrigan had a score of 128.1. Following the golf refreshments were served and Lady Captain Beth Dunne thanked all the members who took part in the competition and then presented the prizes to both teams.


CLUB NOTES 15/1/17

Our primary aim at the moment is to ensure we have a vibrant membership and that we get as many members as possible playing in our weekly competitions. I wish to welcome new members including Brendan ‘Benny’ Pillion, Niall D’Arcy, Barry Lavelle, Dan McLoughlin, Fergus Creggy, Michael Faughnan, Vivian Lynam, Vinny McCormack, Derek Dowling, Kieran McDonnell and anyone else who has joined (or rejoined) recently. We are delighted to have you and we hope you have a good year and many more with us. I’ve heard a couple of rumours that a few former members are coming back to us and I’ll try and mention them here in due course when they get the paperwork in!

Welcome back Vinny McCormack....

RESULTS –  Weekly 13 hole Club Comp (3rd Jan – 8th Jan)

1st Shane Tone (23) 36pts, Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 29pts, Cat 2 – Brendan Hanniffy (12) 28pts, Cat 3 - John Reynolds (16) 34pts, Cat 4 – Padraig Shine (19) 31pts.

Liam Galvin has his eye on you.........recent winner Shane Tone.

Weekly 13 hole Club Comp (9th Jan – 15th Jan)

1st Tommy Conlon (11) 31pts, Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 29pts, Cat 2 – JJ Guinan (13) 30pts, Cat 3 – Pat Fox (18) 30pts, Cat 4 – Edward Dunican (20) 29pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There is a running 13 hole competition now from Monday 16th January to Sunday 22nd January and anyone with remaining Winter League rounds can also play them any day.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Another healthy chunk of games got played during the last week which is great to see. Lots of movement again this week. Jimmy Lennon, Joe Burke, Andrew Nally & Dermot Sheehy have retaken top spot with 425pts just one point ahead of the Coughlan family team. The biggest climbers of the week are Willie Grennan, Billy McKnight, Billy Browne & Kevin Duffy who take an amazing leap from 30th to 3rd with 416pts. It is important that teams finish out their rounds in full as only teams with all their 24 rounds played will be eligible for the ‘wildcard’ draw which sees an extra team get into the final. The final will be played on Sunday 19th and any team missing a player on the day is allowed 1 sub of similar handicap and that player will be assigned by the Men’s Committee. The full updated table will be available on the website shortly. Our thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for their continued generous sponsorship of this event.

MEMBERSHIP 2017 – Many of you will have now received your invoice for 2017’s membership fees. While technically the final date for payment is the end of February we won’t turn you away if you want to avoid the queues and pay it now.

Keep the Dunne lads happy, all donations gratefuly received!!

COMMITTEE NEWS - At the recent well attended Management Committee meeting Martin Horan was appointed Chairman and sub committees for House & Social, the Course and Juniors were confirmed. No doubt you will hear more from all of them as the season gets into full swing over the coming weeks and months.

GREEN FEES 2017 - The green fee rate for 2017 was set as follows: Monday will remain €10, Tuesday to Friday is €15 (or €10 with a member) and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday’s are €20 (or €10 with a member). Buggy hire is €20 and we are working on adding to the fleet in the near future. Looking around at green fee prices on the websites of other clubs in the midlands and taking into account the great condition of the course this is still tremendous value for money. Every member should be doing all we can to encourage people to come and play in Moate.

The 9th, 12th & 13th all looking in great shape today.

SOCIETY RATES 2017 – Saturday / Sunday rates stay at €20 but discounted deals are available if over a certain number actually play or if the Society has more than one outing in the year here. Midweek society rate is €15 per person. Please encourage any society you are a member of to book an outing in your own course as it is a valuable source of revenue for your club.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

At the First Ladies club meeting held on Tuesday 10th the following positions were filled. Handicap committee Betty Behan, Loreto Boland and Eileen White, Competition Secretary and PRO Marian Mullen. At the meeting The draw for the Winter League final was held, the following teams qualified - Team 1 - Kathleen Conlon, Breda Kelly and Margaret Larrigy, Team 2 - Helen Kelly, Eileen White and Mary Horan, Team 3 - Carmel Carroll, Alison Couper and Eileen Seery, Team 4 - Pearse Corbett, Ann Ledwith and Mary Kerrigan, Team 5 - Beth Dunne, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Marie Keane, Team 6 - Veronica Mc Cormack, Betty Behan and Ann Magee, Team 7 - Geraldine Coughlan, Mags Galvin and Marie Dolan, Team 8 - Veronica Colgan, Vera Burgoyne and Anne Healy. The final is on Sunday 22nd. Tee times start at 11.30 am and may be seen on the BRS or on the notice board in the locker room. 

 


LADIES CLUB

Qualifying teams for Winter League Final which will be held on Sunday 22nd January. See BRS or notice board for tee times.

Team 1 - Kathleen Conlon, Breda Kelly and Margaret Larrigy

Team 2 - Helen Kelly, Eileen White and Mary Horan

Team 3 - Carmel Carroll, Alison Couper and Eileen Seery

Team 4 - Pearse Corbett, Ann Ledwith and Mary Kerrigan

Team 5 - Beth Dunne, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Marie Keane

Team 6 - Veronica Mc Cormack, Betty Behan and Ann Magee

Team 7 - Geraldine Coughlan, Mags Galvin and Marie Dolan

Team 8 - Veronica Colgan, Vera Burgoyne and Anne Healy


CLUB NOTES 8/1/2017

Captains Log, star date 8th January 2017...…for those of you old enough to remember Captain Kirk utter similarly immortal lines in Star Trek may smile as they remember fondly the proud commander of the USS Enterprise. While I don’t expect Klingons or the Romulans to cause us much trouble in Moate I cannot help feeling the same sense of pride as your Captain for 2017. I’m sure I’m not the first Captain to have felt the same way but I am constantly finding myself grinning to myself and thinking how lucky and privileged I am to be Captain of Moate Golf Club. If you enjoy the year half as much as I intend to then we’ll have had a great year together. I may be mixing my sci fi metaphors but as we launch for 2017 - may the force be with us!

The 6th hole today -

RESULTS – 

Christmas 13 hole Open (18th Dec – 2nd Jan)

1st Liam Galvin (5) 31pts, 2nd Michael Lynch Jnr (12) 31pts, Best Gross – Kieran Heavin (7) 26pts, 3rd Tommy Conlon (11) 31pts, 4th Andreas Dolan (21) 31pts. The results for the weekly 13 hole competition just ended will be available on Monday.

President Kieran Heavin, Best Gross in Xmas Open

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There is a running 13 hole competition now from Monday 9th January to Sunday 15th January and anyone with remaining Winter League rounds can also play them any day.

WEDDING BELLS – It seems like half of Moate GC headed west midweek to celebrate the nuptials of Pauric & Tony who provide an excellent service for all in the restaurant upstairs in the golf club. Congratulations, health and happiness to you both.

The newly weds are seen here flanked by another happy couple Mary & Martin Horan.

 Congratulations!

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Another healthy chunk of games got played during the last week which is great to see. There has been a lot of mid table movement while top and bottom remains pretty much the same. It is important that teams finish out their rounds in full as only teams with all their 24 rounds played will be eligible for the ‘wildcard’ draw which sees an extra team get into the final. Teams led by Sean Dunne 7th with 391pts, Liam Galvin 10th on 376pts and Sean Connell 12th also with 376pts all move up 6 positions. The big movers downward are Team 13 - John Bridges, Eamon Coughlan, Geraldine Coughlan & Andreas Dolan dropping 6 spots to 14th on 368pts. The Coughlan Bunch stays top on 424pts. The full updated table is now available. Our thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for their continued generous sponsorship of this event.

MEMBERSHIP RATES 2017 – The rates for 2017 membership are as follows. Full €600 / Distance €250 (main residence over 60km from club), Young Member €300 (aged between 18 & 25 on 1/1/2017), Students €100 (up to age 24 and in full time education), Friends Membership scheme is now closed for new applicants but existing ‘friends’ rates are 2 members €1,150 or 3 members €1,700 All above amounts include the appropriate GUI / ILGU fee. If you wish to pay anything off your subscription at any time please talk to Anna in the shop. We would be delighted if anyone has any potential new members so please pass on details to anyone you think might be interested.

TEAMS FOR 2017 – For anyone interested in seeing who Moate have been paired up with for the GUI competitions in 2017 follow this link and then select the various competition tabs. https://www.golfnet.ie/tournaments The first ones up are an All-Ireland Fourball tie away v Mullingar (on or before 2nd April) and the juniors will participate in the revamped Fred Daly Trophy away to Glasson on or before the same date. To be a team manager you don’t have to be on a committee so if anyone is interested in managing a team please advise a Men’s Committee member immediately to have your name included for consideration.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Ciaran Malone reported a turnout of almost 60 players in Mullingar GC today and the winners were as follows – 1st Stephen O’Connor (Strokestown) 42pts, 2nd Fergie McCormack 41pts, 3rd Ken Lovell 40pts, Front 9 – Ciaran Malone (Longford) 21pts, Back 9 Willie Ganly (Moate) 21pts. The next outing is on a Saturday, 18th February in Tullamore and Ciaran can be contacted on 086 8053203 for further details.  

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES - 1ST JAN 2017

On behalf of Moate Golf Club I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope that one of your New Year resolutions is to play often at Moate Golf Club! 

As I was on shop duty today Louis Cunningham suggested I smack a ball down the first seeing as it was the 1st of January. The jeans and shoes may not have helped where the ball ended up but the determination to have a good year for Moate GC is captured in the pose!

RESULTS –  As the Xmas 13 hole Open doesn’t finish until Monday 2nd January results are not available until later in the week. 

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There is a running 13 hole competition now from Tuesday 3rd January to Sunday 8th January. Your remaining Winter League rounds can also be played any day. 

SPONSORSHIP – While I am delighted to say the majority of our competitions for 2017 now have a sponsor attached we still have a few opportunities. So if any of you are aware of a business (or perhaps a group of members) who’d like to sponsor a competition they may discuss it with me at any time. 

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE –I see many took the opportunity over the Christmas break to play a few rounds in the Winter League. We have new leaders as the Coughlan family (Billy, Veronica, David & Paul) hit top spot with 424pts. The Ballymahon lads are only 2pts behind and Jimmy Bradley’s team hold on to 3rd place with 412pts. The main movers in an upward direction were Padraig Keenan’s merry men who went up 9 to 6th with 394pts. Three teams lost 6 places in the wrong direction – my own lads took Christmas off so no scores were added and we are now ominously perched in 14th on 357pts, Liam Galvin’s team slip to 16th on 351pts and Martin Horan’s side drop to 17th on 347pts. Remedial action required all round!! The full updated table will be on the website shortly. Our thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for their continued sponsorship of this event. 

MEMBERSHIP RATES 2017 – The rates for 2017 membership are as follows. Full €600 / Distance €250 (main residence over 60km from club), Young Member €300 (aged between 18 & 25 on 1/1/2017), Students €100 (up to age 24 and in full time education), Friends Membership scheme is now closed for new applicants but existing ‘friends’ rates are 2 members €1,150 or 3 members €1,700

All above amounts include the appropriate GUI / ILGU fee. If you wish to pay anything off your subscription at any time please talk to Anna in the shop. We would be delighted if anyone has any potential new members so please pass on details to anyone you think might be interested.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing is on Sunday 8th January in Mullingar GC. Tee times are available from 9.30 – 12.00 and coordinator Ciaran Malone can be contacted on 086 8053203 for further details.   

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

2017 Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 18/12/16

On behalf of Moate Golf Club I wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. We hope to see you out on the course over the holidays walking off the mince pies and Christmas pudding!

John Bridges & Tommy Conlon getting into the Christmas spirit!

RESULTS – 

13 Hole Turkey (stableford) – 12th December to 18th December 2016.

Cat 1 – George Garvey (8) 31pts, Cat 2 – Paddy Coyne (12) 29pts, Cat 3 – JJ Colgan (15) 30pts & Cat 4 – Shane Tone (23) 33-2 = 31pts.  

Cat 1 winner new Vice Captain, George Garvey

NEXT COMPETITIONS – We now have an Open Turkey competition over 13 holes from Monday 19th December right through to Sunday January 1st. Entry €5 and you can re-enter for just €3. Your remaining Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE –

Jimmy Lennon, Joe Burke, Andrew Nally & Dermot Sheehy continue to lead the way on 422pts, but the pack are gaining. Tommy Conlon, Ray Lynam, Sham Dolan & Jimmy Kassaris are up 4 spots to 2nd on 402pts with Jimmy Bradley, Micheal Kelly, Mossy Collins & Tommy Digan on 396pts. Big upward move from the Coughlan clan (David, Paul, Veronica & Billy) as they go up 8 to 5th on 387pts. Not such a good week for Sean Dunne, Vincent Rickard, John Naughton & Dermot Kenny as they plummet down 8 to 18th and outside the qualifiers on 281pts. Our thanks to Seery’s Cash & Carry for their continued sponsorship of this event.

PRESENTATION – Lady Captain Beth Dunne and I hosted the first joint Men & Ladies Clubs presentation of our Captaincy in the clubhouse on Sunday 18th December. It remains a puzzle to me as to why so many people don’t make the effort to come over for an hour and collect their prize in person. It is a mark of basic respect to the sponsor and club to attend or send an apology in advance. My thanks go to everyone who did attend (or excuse themselves) to Helen Kelly & her family for sponsoring the Mick Glennon Trophy and also to Behan’s Country Market & AB Oil. Your contributions to the club are much appreciated and the prizes were spectacular.

SOUTH WESTMEATH HOSPICE – Grainne O’Neill representing South Westmeath Hospice collected a cheque from me on behalf of the club. Grainne wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the donation through our fundraising efforts. I’m certain we will be continuing our association with them into 2017 and beyond. They really do some fantastic work and should be supported at every opportunity.

MEMBERSHIP RATES 2017 – At the recent AGM the rates for 2017 membership were set as follows. Full €600 / Distance €250 (main residence over 60km from club), Young Member €300 (aged between 18 & 25 on 1/1/2017), Students €100 (up to age 24 and in full time education), Friends Membership scheme is now closed for new applicants but existing ‘friends’ rates are 2 members €1,150 or 3 members €1,700

All above amounts include the appropriate GUI / ILGU fee. If you wish to pay anything off your subscription at any time please talk to Anna in the shop. We would be delighted if anyone has any potential new members so please pass on details to anyone you think might be interested.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

2017 Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The Ladies Club A.G.M. was held on Tuesday 13th December. A large numbe of members attended. The following were elected for 2017, Lady Captain Beth Dunne, Lady Vice Captain Loreto Boland, Lady President Vera Burgoyne, Hon. Secretary Mary Horan, Hon.Treasurer Kathleen Conlon and Committee Carmel Carroll, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Mags Galvin, Marian Mullen, Mary Rohan and Eileen White, Geraldine Coughlan is ex officio. There were no major issues descussed. From 2017 Sunday may also be used as an alternate competition day with Saturday.. Wednesday is still our main competition day.

On Sunday 18th the following ladies were presented with their prizes in the Annual Turkey competition - V. Coughlan, V, Dunican, L, Boland, M. Keane, H. Kelly B. Dunne, A. Magee, G. Coughlan, A. Egan, E. White, M. Rohan, E. Seery, M. Horan, V. Burgoyne, K. Conlon, P. Burke, V. Colgan and B. Kelly.

Lady Captain Beth Dunne and the ladies committee wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

 


CLUB NOTES

As I ease my way into the dual role of Mens Captain and P.R.O for the coming year I would like to thank everyone who played in Moate recently. Especially those who supported our Winter League and Turkey competitions and of course the various society’s and green fees we had visiting. I’d also like to welcome a new member Martin Hawkes to the club seeing as I had the pleasure of joining him on Saturday alongside seasoned club members Val Keogh & Brendan Kehoe. As you would expect all 3 were a pleasure to play with and seeing as I played so well I tried to book them for next weekend but their mentoring fees were suddenly increased!! As well as playing regularly with my fourball comrades for several years, John Smyth, Ger Coughlan and Pat Doyle I do hope to get to play with many other members as I can over the next 12 months or so. I hope you are all as patient with my chattering on as those 3 lads mentioned above are!

The legend at play...not his brother Val...

Newbie - Martin Hawkes  and I got my 1st birdie on new 8th from here....

RESULTS – 

13 Hole Turkey (stableford) – 5th December to 11th December 2016.

Cat 1 – Dom Fitzpatrick (5) 29pts, Cat 2 – Joe Ennis (13) 31pts, Cat 3 – John Kelly (18) 33pts & Cat 4 – Shane Tone (23) 33pts.  

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 13 hole Turkey competition started on Monday 12th December and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – We are delighted that this annual event is once again being sponsored by Seery’s Cash & Carry. The latest table will be added to the website shortly. Jimmy Lennon’s gang continue to lead the way on 422pts, Kieran Heavin’s on 381 in 2nd and Noel Curtis moves up to 3rd on 363pts. We are delighted to see Team 33 consisting of Declan Mullen, Alan Deegan, Richard O’Brien & Shane Tone joining in the fun and I’m sure they won’t be at the foot of the table for long. Biggest movers of the week going up 6 places on the ladders were the teams captained by Liam Galvin on 295pts, John Bridges with 270pts and John Kelly on 248pts. Slipping down the slithery snakes by 6 spots we have teams captained by Charlie Tones posse in 30th  on 62pts and Louis Cunningham’s lads are 16th on 239ts.

AGM’s – The Ladies AGM was held on Tuesday 13th December in the clubhouse. Full committee details will be announced in due course. For the moment I would like to congratulate Beth Dunne on her formal appointment as 2017 Lady Captain and wish her all the very best for her special year on behalf of everyone in Moate Golf Club.

The first of many - our 2017 Captains -

PRESENTATION – There will be a joint Men & Ladies Clubs presentation held in the clubhouse on Sunday 18th December at 6pm for a couple of outstanding prizes and also some turkey vouchers. Anna will be in touch with all winners who out of courtesy to the club and sponsors should make the effort to attend. I will also hope to be presenting Westmeath Hospice with a donation from our recent fundraising efforts on the night.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – No results available from Athlone last Sunday so there must have been a big crowd out and Ciaran Malone is still counting all the points up!!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

2017 Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

What a turnout we had today for the ladies Christmas Social. The majority of lady members took part, both playing the 13-hole golf competition and for the meal afterwards. On the day the golf was won by Eileen White with 26points on a count back from Helen Kelly, Kathleen Conlon was 3rd with 24 points and Beth Dunne was 4th also with 24 points.

All outstanding prizes for the year were presented by Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan, included were ILGU Silver Spoon won by Veronica Colgan, who also won the Silver medal, the Bronze Medal was won by Eileen Seery. The Elvery Trophy was won by Vice Captain Beth Dunne who also won the ladies Golfer of the Year. Runner up for the Elvery Trophy was Pearse Corbett. All the ladies enjoyed a brilliant meal served as usual by Pauric and his staff.

The Ladies AGM is on Tuesday 13th at 7.30 pm.

Turkey competition vouchers will be presented on Sunday 18th next. Last day for playing Turkey competition is 5pm on Friday 16th December.


CLUB NOTES 4/12/16

The winter golfers are a hardy lot! It was great to see a good crowd out on such a bitterly cold day on Sunday and despite the mixed weather the course is holding up very well. As we near the end of 2016 I’d like to take this opportunity to say well done and thank you to both our outgoing Captains Martin Horan & Geraldine Coughlan. I hope they both enjoyed it as much as we did.

RESULTS – 

13 Hole Turkey (stableford) – 28th November to 4th December 2016.

Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (5) 29pts, Cat 2 – Noel Curtis (13) 31pts, Cat 3 – Seamus Fagan (17) 29pts & Cat 4 – Billy Coughlan (19) 33pts.  

Bringing home the turkey, Cat 1 Winner Eamon Coughlan -

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 5th December and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – We are delighted that this annual event is once again being sponsored by Seery’s Cash & Carry. The Ballymahon gang of Jimmy Lennon, Joe Burke, Andrew Nally & Dermot Sheehy continue to lead the way on 422pts and I see they have just 4 rounds left to play. The newly installed President Kieran Heavin’s team are 2nd on 381pts with newly uninstalled Captain Martin Horan’s crew on 306pts in 3rd. Biggest movers of the week are Tommy Conlon’s Fab 4. Himself, Ray Lynam, Sham Dolan & Jimmy Kassaris rise 12 places to 5th. Going into reverse by dropping to 18th is Derek Claffey’s team of Enda Claffey, Pat Byrne & Liam Lynam. Only 2 teams have not played any rounds at all and I’m sure we’ll see some activity there over the Christmas / New Year period.

All the Presidents Men.....

There was a new set of guidelines introduced for this year and to clarify here are the main ones – 1) 4 players per team. 2) 3 of 4 scores to count each round. 3) 5 of teams 6 rounds count towards overall qualifying score. 4) No % of scores carried forward to final. 5) As always a random draw will decide the fourball you play in on Grand Final day. 6) Most importantly the Final Day scoring system has changed to: 1st in each fourball 5pts, 2nd = 3pts, 3rd = 2pts 4th = 1pt and there is also 1pt each for best front 9 & best back 9. Then the 4 team members scores from their respective fourballs are added together to determine the final positions. This means a person could win their fourball with 40pts and get 5pts but a player can also win his fourball with 30pts and still get 5pts for their team.

AGM – The Management Committee AGM was held on Sunday 4th December in the clubhouse. There were 2 motions up for discussion and both were carried without the need for a vote. Both related to our membership pricing for 2017 and full details will be posted on the website in the coming days.

Captain & Chairman Martin Horan thanked the members, course staff, volunteers and various committees for their hard work and support throughout the year. This was echoed by Marian Mullen in her Hon. Secretary’s report. Treasurer Sean Dunne received a round of applause for his efforts as Treasurer and was duly reelected for 2017 despite their being fierce competition for the position! We would like to thank everyone who made the effort to attend.

The various new committees’ will be posted on the website in full after the Ladies AGM.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Ciaran Malone has asked me to remind everyone that the Xmas outing is on in Athlone GC  on Sunday 11th December and tee times are available from 9.30 – 12.00

 

and here's the overdue photos from last week -

 

MOVEMBER SHAVE OFF GALLERY

CAPTAINS AHOY!  THE DREAM TEAM!

and finally this was spotted on Louis Cunninghams travels -  so now we know what Jimmy gets up to when he's not golfing!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

2017 Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Sunday next 11th December is the Annual Ladies Christmas Social. Tee time for golf is from 11.30am - 1.10pm. The golf will be followed by a Christmas dinner. After dinner all outstanding prizes for the year will be presented. There are still some times available on the time sheet and also for the meal.

Ladies club AGM is on Tuesday 13th December at 8 pm.

The turkey and Wintevr League competitions continue.


CLUB NOTES 27/11/16

** Photos will follow later in the week I've been a bit squeezed on time!

 

Our thanks go to everyone who attended the Men’s AGM on Thursday night last. It was of course a special occasion for me as I became Captain for 2017 and I am very appreciative of being selected by the outgoing Captain, Martin Horan. Serving as his Vice Captain and being on committee with Martin over the past few years has been a pleasure and I hope I’ve picked up a few tips along the way. Martin had a great year and I am deeply honoured to be following in his footsteps and of course the many other club stalwarts. I will be doing my very best to emulate them all during my tenure as your Captain in 2017.

As you will have seen we had to do some major tree felling during the week. There might be more next week as I still managed to hit the one we left standing on the first fairway!

Congratulations to all involved with Moate’s efforts in the ipb Pride of Place initiative. Moate won their category at the awards ceremony in Belfast over the weekend. A fantastic achievement and we are very proud to have played a small part in it.

RESULTS – 

13 Hole Turkey (stableford) – 21st to 27th November 2016

Cat 1 – Liam Galvin (5) 29pts, Cat 2 – Tommy Costelloe (12) 29pts, Cat 3 – Tommy Campbell (17) 30pts & Cat 4 – Shane Nugent (19) 33pts.  

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 28th November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – We are delighted that this annual event is once again being sponsored by Ollie & Eileen Seery of Seery’s Cash & Carry. Thanks to them both for being super supporters of the club.  

We now have 32 teams entered and we might even get a couple more so even if you don’t have a team of 4 sorted yet ask Anna to pop your name on our standby list and we’ll assign you to a team. Rounds have been under way a couple of weeks now and the early leaders are Jimmy Lennon’s team from Ballymahon. They have 395pts but a lot of rounds played so they can still be reeled in by teams behind with games in hand. Martin Horan’s team is sitting pretty in 4th and the Clara outfit of Sean Dunne, Vincent Rickard, Dermot Kenny and John Naughton are currently occupying the last automatic qualifying place in 15th. The full league table is now on the website.

There was a new set of guidelines introduced for this year and to clarify here are the main ones – 1) 4 players per team. 2) 3 of 4 scores to count each round. 3) 5 of teams 6 rounds count towards overall qualifying score. 4) No % of scores carried forward to final. 5) As always a random draw will decide the fourball you play in on Grand Final day. 6) Most importantly the Final Day scoring system has changed to: 1st in each fourball 5pts, 2nd = 3pts, 3rd = 2pts 4th = 1pt and there is also 1pt each for best front 9 & best back 9. Then the 4 team members scores from their respective fourballs are added together to determine the final positions. This means a person could win their fourball with 40pts and get 5pts but a player can also win his fourball with 30pts and still get 5pts for their team.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – Thank you to everyone who supported our Movember fundraiser and of course well done and a huge thanks to the now not so hairy participants.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – Again we are very grateful to everyone who attended or bought tickets for the Rock’N’Roll Bingo last Friday. As always the Ladies Club did a tremendous job, a great time was had by all and everything went smoothly on the night.

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

2017 Captain & P.R.O 


On behalf of the Men’s Committee who hold their AGM in the Clubhouse on Thursday 24th November at 8pm we ask you to please make a special effort to attend. It is important that you show your support to the lads who readily volunteer their time and energy year after year to help run the club on your behalf. We are holding the Movember Shave Off on the same night and there will also be some outstanding prizes presented.

RESULTS –  13 Hole Turkey (stableford) – 14th to 20th November

1st Danny O’Connor (11) 32pts, 2nd Tommy Rosney (12) 31pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 21st November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

WINTER LEAGUE – I’m told the actual number is 31 teams entered which is great but we still have room for a few more. There is plenty of time to get your rounds in before the Grand Final in late February 2017. We will have the first full update next weekend so check in then to see how your team is doing. If you don’t have a team of 4 sorted but still want to participate ask Anna to pop your name on our standby list and we’ll assign you to a team.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – Please continue to support our men with the Movember hairy faces. Joe Creggy is really looking forward to the big shave off on Thursday 24th. Remember this is a joint fundraiser and we are going to purchase much needed buggies and also make a donation to our regular charity Westmeath Hospice. If you haven’t met anyone with a sponsor card yet donations can be made in the shop.

MEN’S AGM – As mentioned above the Men’s AGM is on Thursday 24th November at 8pm in the clubhouse. Please make an effort to attend.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO –The Ladies Club Rock’n’Roll Bingo is at 7.30 pm on Friday November 25th.  Although ‘nearly’ sold out, tickets will be available on the door for just €5.

GOLFING MYTHS & FACTS –  MYTH: A golfer who is off the green must always take their shot before a golfer who is already on the green.

FACT: The player farthest from the hole, regardless of where they are is always entitled to play first. So if Player A has a 40 foot putt while Player B has a mere 5-yard chip, the golfer on the green is still entitled to play first. Remember also that in stableford & strokeplay there is no penalty for playing out of turn, but (there’s always a but….) in a match play scenario, you could be made to replay your shot by your opponent if you don't wait your turn.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


The very popular 'Rock & Roll Bingo' is on Friday 25th next in the club house at 7.30pm. Tickets on sale in the shop, from the committee and on the door on the night. Please come along and bring your friends for a very enjoyable night.

Some date to note.

The Joint Club AGM is on Sunday 4th December at 5.30pm. 

The enjoyalble Ladies Christmas Social is Sunday 11th December, tee time 11.30am - 1pm followed by a meal and presentation of all outstanding prizes.

The Ladies Club AGM is on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

The 13 hole Turkey competitions and the Winter Leaague are progressing well.


CLUB NOTES 13/11/16

RESULTS – 

13 Hole Turkey – 7th to 13th November

Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 30pts, Cat 2 – Tommy Conlon (11) 29pts

Cat 3 – Kevin Duffy (19) 32pts, Cat 4 – Gerry Jordan (19) 32pts

Cat 3 Winner - Kevin Duffy  Cat 2 Winner - Tommy Conlon

 

13 Hole Turkey – Oct 31st to 6th November

Cat 1 – Bert Burke (3) 29pts, Cat 2 – Paddy Egan (13) 32pts

Cat 3 – Dermot Kenny (18) 28pts, Cat 4 – Andreas Dolan (21) 31pts

Cat 4 Winner - Andreas Dolan  Cat 3 Winner - Dermot Kenny

 

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The latest 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 14th November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

WINTER LEAGUE – I’m told there are now 39 teams entered which is great but we still have room for a few more. There is plenty of time to get your rounds in before the Grand Final in late February 2017. We will have the first full update next weekend so check in then to see how your team is doing. If you don’t have a team of 4 sorted but still want to participate ask Anna to pop your name on our standby list and we’ll assign you to a team.

HOLE IN ONE – Congratulations to Pat Malone (Athlone) who had a hole in one today on the 4th.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – Please continue to support our hairy chins. I see Jimmy Kassaris making great strides with his efforts. Remember this is a joint fundraiser in that we are hoping to purchase much needed buggies and also make a donation to our regular charity Westmeath Hospice. Sponsorship cards are available in the clubhouse.

MENS AGM – The Men’s AGM has now been rescheduled (again) due to a conflict of dates with the Management AGM and will now take place on Thursday 24th November at 8pm in the clubhouse. Please make an effort to attend.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO –The Ladies Club Rock’n’Roll Bingo is at 7.30 pm on Friday November 25th. A night of music and fun is absolutely guaranteed. It’s such a certainty even Paddy Power’s wouldn’t give you odds on enjoying yourself! Tickets are just €5.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Moate Golf Club was the venue for the outing on Sunday November 13th. Well done to all who took part and the prizes went to 1st Phil Behan (Moate) 42pts, 2nd Paddy Coyne (Moate) 41pts, 3rd Martin Murray 40pts. Front 9 – Pat Hughes 22pts, Back 9 – Eunan Duignan (23pts). The next outing is on December 11th in Athlone GC.

Intermediate Alliance Winner - Phil Behan -

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES

RESULTS –  Unfortunately there are no results available just yet.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The latest 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 7th November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

JUNIOR CAPT’S PRIZE – David Fleming’s Junior Captains Prize was held on Friday 4th November last with 15 juniors battling it out for the top honours. Michael Lynch (12) took David Fleming’s Junior Captains Prize with 36 pts and James Galvin was runner up. Well done to everyone who took part.

Michael had a fantastic year and played very well in several of the Men’s competitions during the season reducing his handicap from 20 to 12 along the way. This saw him crowned Junior Golfer of the Year to claim the coveted Peter Hill Memorial Trophy. This is the twelfth competition for this trophy, and special thanks to Trevor Hill and his family for their involvement throughout the years. 

In the non GUI event, victory went to Eoin Murphy, with David Colgan taking second place, while Ella Brennan took the prize in the Girls section.

 

WINTER LEAGUE – I think there are about 15 teams entered so far so I presume the trials for some teams are taking longer than others as we’d expect many more teams now that the teams have been reduced to 4 a side. Please enter your team ASAP in the shop. Rounds can be played any day and there are 6 rounds per person to be played. The plan is to have the Winter League final at the end of February 2017 so the earlier we get going the earlier we get it finished.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – The likes of our Captain Martin Horan, Ollie Seery, Michael Kelly and Tosh Galvin are getting hairier by the minute as poster boys for our Movember fundraiser. If anyone else wants to take part we’d be delighted to have you. This is a joint fundraiser in that we are hoping to purchase much needed buggies and also make a donation to our regular charity Westmeath Hospice. Sponsorship cards are available in the clubhouse. The shave off is planned for Saturday November 26th after the Men’s AGM.

AGM – The Men’s AGM has now been rescheduled and will take place on Saturday 26th November at 5pm in the clubhouse. Apparently many of the men were afraid they would miss the Rock’N’Roll Bingo which is on the same night but now we are all free to attend both comfortably.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – Now that the Men’s AGM clash is out of the way I hope that a few of the men will join in the fun at the Rock’n’Roll Bingo at 7.30 pm on Friday November 25th . This is always a great night of fun.  Jimmy Kassaris and Padraig Keenan will do a tango if 50 male members turn up!! Tickets are just €5.

BUNKERS – After coming across a few unraked bunkers in my round early Sunday morning here is a timely reminder. Please rake bunkers after you’ve had the misfortune to be in one. On my second visit to one today I landed in an unraked hole and I took 4 to get out earning me the weekend’s ‘Hamlet’ award!

Very poor form to leave a bunker like this -  and how it should be done -

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Our very own Moate Golf Club is the venue for the outing on Sunday November 13th. Tee times available from 9.30 to 11.30 and as there are still 7 outings to come new members are more than welcome. Headfort (New) has been added to the itinerary on April 2nd. Contact Ciaran Malone on 086 8053203 for details.

BERT BURKE BIRTHDAY INVITATIONAL – Congratulations to Bert Burke on his recent 70th birthday. Despite being caught out with a surprise 60th birthday party the shy Dubliner was caught totally unawares again on Saturday when many family and friends gathered to wish him well on his 70th. Maybe he’ll be more vigilant for the 80th party preparations. In his longest speech on record Bert thanked everyone for coming and then endorsed those comments when later pressed for a second oration!

Patricia & Bert wish to thank everyone who participated in the golf and / or attended the party and also all a huge thank you to all who helped organise it. Apparently Bert was knee deep in wrapping paper opening all the unexpected presents. To round the whole thing off he got 70 kisses from the female attendees and as if that wasn’t enough he also won 1st prize in the golfing end of things.

Particular thanks go to Micheal Kelly who had prepared a fantastic video scrapbook of variously sourced photos from Bert’s 70 years of family and golfing life. They are also very appreciative of the musicians, Johnny Bastic & Jimmy Buckley who had the dance floor hopping and of course the chief food provider Pauric Whelehan.

Kieran Heavin in action -  Sean Corbett on 16th -

The Bertie Boy party!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 30/10/2016

Even as the 2016 season winds down we managed to have a fairly hectic weekend. On Saturday we had our annual Past Captains event with golf and a meal enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Micheal Kelly for organising that. On Sunday our outgoing Captains, Martin Horan & Geraldine Coughlan hosted their Captains Drive Out Scramble and a great time was had as we enjoyed a super day of weather, golf and friendship. Martin & Geraldine spoke afterwards of their appreciation for all the good work done during the year. It mustn’t go unmentioned that both Captains worked incredibly hard during a year that they can look back one with a sense of pride and I hope they enjoyed every minute of it.

Congratulations to Martin & Geraldine on a great year.

 

The fun we have while playing this type of event is one of the things that makes Moate Golf Club very special. For my own part I’d like to say a huge thank you to my playing partners Mary Horan (with her trusty baby putter), fellow Wicklow man Padraig Keenan and a good friend in Liam Reynolds. All were an absolute pleasure to play with.

Liam Reynolds sinks a birdie putt on the 6th. Padraig Keenan - spot the Wicklow hurler! Mary Horan let's rip on the 6th.

 

RESULTS –  

30/10/16 Captains Drive Out (4 person team scramble)

1st - Liam Galvin, Kevin Allen, Eileen Seery, Denis O’Donoghue (59.0)

The winners......

2nd – Willie Colgan, Tosh Galvin, Mags Galvin, Sean Rohan (60.0)

3rd – Seamus Dolan, Ann Magee, John Smyth, Jimmy Kassaris (60.3)

4th – Barry Cuffe, Michael Rabbitte, Noel Curtis, Tom Cuffe (60.9)

5th – Paddy Lynam, Denis Cronin, Tommy Costelloe, Shane Nugent (61.0)

30/10/16 13 Hole Turkey (re-entry Stableford)

1st Denis Cronin (12) 31pts.

29/10/16 18 hole Saturday Open (stableford)

1st – Paddy Egan (15) 44pts, 2nd – Paul Coughlan (+2) 39pts, 3rd Danny O’Connor (11) 39pts.  

27/10/16 Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Noel O’Reilly (18) 41pts, 2nd John Kelly (19) 39pts, 3rd Micheal Kelly (6) 37pts.

2nd in the final Thursday Open of the season, John Kelly.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The latest 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 31st and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Don’t forget to enter your team of 4 in the Winter League which also starts from Monday 31st October.

JUNIOR CAPT’S PRIZE – The Junior Captains Prize will take place on Friday 4th November with tee times available between 10 and 11.20 or thereabouts. Hopefully all junior members with a GUI handicap will have received a text at this stage but pass the word along anyway just in case.

MOVEMBER, MOVEMBER….. – You might see some hairs sprouting on previously close shaven faces in the coming weeks as the Men’s Club are looking for more volunteers to take on the Movember Challenge. This will be a joint fundraiser in that we are hoping to buy some much needed buggies and also make a donation to our regular charity Westmeath Hospice. If you fancy downing the razors and going hairy for a while we’d be delighted to have you join us and take a sponsorship card (or two) and they are available in the clubhouse. The shave off is planned for November 27th.

Remember these.......

AGM – Just an early reminder that the Men’s AGM is scheduled for Friday 25th November and notification of same will be officially issued shortly. If you intend to have any motions considered or are interested in joining the committee now is the time to start planning.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – Once the AGM is out of the way I hope that a few of the men will venture across the landing and join in the fun at the Rock’n’Roll Bingo. This is always a great night of fun. Martin hasn’t fully committed to the hucklebuck as yet but I’m working on him! Tickets are just €5 and currently selling fast so don’t miss out.

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The 16 hole competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Declan Cushen of Clara Sports & Leisure centre. The winners were 1st Mary Horan (29) 35 pts, 2nd Eileen White (24) 33 pts & 3rd Eileen Seery (32) 31 pts. 

From 1st November ladies the competition will be the 13 hole Turkey competitions. The Winter League is also being played.

Saturday 29th saw a fine number of past captains and lady captains turn up in Moate to play golf, enjoy a beautiful meal and renew old friendships. The golf competition was won by ladies Mags Galvin & 2nd Anne Healy and men Dermot Kenny with Kieran Heavin taking 2nd place.

It was definitely a busy weekend in Moate golf club as Sunday was the annual drive out for the 2016 captains Martin Horan and Geraldine Coughlan. They must definitely have the ear of the Man above as the weather couldn't have been better. The course was full for the shot gun start and a lovely round of golf was enjoyed by all who played. The winning team was the team of Liam Galvin, Eileen Seery, Kevin Allen and Denis O'Donaghue. 

There will be a 'Rock & Roll' Bingo on Friday 25th in the club. Tickets €5 available in the club, from members of committees or at the door on the night.


CLUB NOTES 23/10/16

The AB Oil sponsored Open Hamper at the weekend effectively brings the 18 hole season for 2016 to a close. We would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors and everyone who participated in our competitions. Well done also to all our prizewinners.

RESULTS –  

23/10/16 AB Oil Open Hamper (stableford)

1st – Tommy Digan (6) 38pts, 2nd – Keith Redmond (12) 38pts, Gross – Paul Coughlan (+2) 39 gross pts, 3rd Billy Coughlan (19) 38pts. Ladies – Loreto Boland (20) 34pts.

Best gross, Paul Coughlan  1st Ladies, Loreto Boland

23/10/16 13 Hole Turkey (Stableford) - 1st Padraig Keenan (11) 32pts

20/10/16 Thursday Open (Stableford) - 1st Christopher Cornally (9) 38pts, 2nd Brendan Magee (23) 38pts.

16/10/16 13 Hole Turkey (Stableford) - 1st Jack Ryan (19) 29pts

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The latest 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 24th. Entry €5 and re-entry €3.

Next Sunday we have our Captains Drive Out scramble for our very popular 2016 Captains Martin Horan & Geraldine Coughlan. Please ensure you show your appreciation for their efforts all year and give them a good send off! The draw will be available during the week so please make sure you are on the list.

The final Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents of the season will be on October 27th.

GOTY 2016 – Golfer of the Year for 2016 Jamal Sabir (479pts) crowned a convincing year by scoring in his 16th event in a row. Tommy Digan’s win in the AB Oil Open Hamper means he nicks 2nd place with 348pts from Liam Galvin on 347pts and young Dub Bert Burke has to settle for 4th spot. Vincent Rickard picked up 1pt in the same competition but it was an important one as it meant he was the 187th player to score points in the Golfer of the Year and that is an impressive statistic. If only we could get 187 playing every weekend, maybe next year!

The fab 4 in this years Golfer of the Year!

 

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BINGO – Would you like to see our Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan jiving to ‘Rock Around The Clock???? Well you might be in with a chance if you come along to the Rock’n’Roll Bingo in the clubhouse on Friday November 25th. Tickets are €5 and are now available in the shop and from committee members. It’s always great fun and the crowd makes it special so please come along!

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The Alliance played Longford GC on Sunday 23rd October and the prizes went to 1st Noel Dunne (Moate) 36pts, 2nd Tony Dunne (Moate) 36pts, 3rd Frank Daly 36pts with the front 9 and back 9 going to Fergie McCormack & Danny O’Connell who both had 20pts. The next outing is right here in Moate with tee times from 9.30 to 12.00 on Sunday November 13th. Contact Ciaran Malone via 086 – 8053203 or mollythegolfer@gmail.com for further details.

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The 16 hole competition on Wednesday 19th was sponsored by Noeleen Fox. The winner with 34 pts was Beth Dunne (16), in 2nd place was Ann Egan 36 with 3ts. Our last 16 hole will be on Wednesday next. 

Next weekend will be busy in the club with our Past Captains outing on Saturday and the annual Captains Drive out on Sunday. There are still vacant spots on both days.

 


CLUB NOTES 16/10/16

The course was ablaze with the rusty colour of freshly fallen leaves and it may have even rained a little but that didn’t stop the hardy Moate members who battled gamely this weekend in the M&W Catering competition. Well done to all our prizewinners.

Kevin Allen, on the 9th.

RESULTS –  

16/10/16 M&W Catering, 18 hole club (stableford)

1st Overall – Cathal O’Rourke (12) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Micheal Kelly (7) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Ray Donoghue (13) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Hugh Flanagan (16) 40pts, 1st Cat 4 – Billy Browne (24) 34pts. Seniors – Tony Shine (7) 37pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (16) 36pts.

Cat 1 winner Micheal Kelly Cat 2 winner Ray Donoghue

Cat 3 Winner Hugh Flanagan  Ladies Winner - Beth Dunne

13/10/16 Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Noel Curtis (14) 41pts, 2nd Eamon Connolly (11) 39pts, 3rd Shane Nugent (19) 39pts.

2nd in Thursday Open, Eamon Connolly

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The latest 13 hole Turkey competition start on Monday 17th. Entry €5 and re-entry €3.

Next weekend we have our final Ladies & Gents Club 18 hole stableford competition of the season, the club hamper generously sponsored by AB Oil.

The ever popular Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents has all of 2 weeks left so make sure you pop over on the 20th.

The Captains Drive Out scramble for two very popular Captains, Martin Horan & Geraldine Coughlan will be on October 30th and I’m sure Anna will have an entry sheet up in the shop shortly.  

MATCHPLAY’S – Last week I omitted to mention 'Crozier Auto Parts' and thank them again for their generous sponsorship of the 2016 Club Matchplay which was won by George Garvey recently.

The final of the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes Matchplay (try saying that after a few pints….) was won today by Sean Egan & Mike Hiney. The gallant runners up were Andreas Dolan and Thomas Browne.

Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes Matchplay winners, Mike Hiney & Sean Egan -

In the Scratch Matchplay, there were two ‘youth v experience’ quarter final clashes with interesting outcomes. Jamal Sabir took the scalp of wily veteran Bert Burke but Liam Galvin showed that it takes more than young legs to best him as he defeated David Fleming.

The young lads.....Bert Burke & Liam Galvin -

WINTER LEAGUE – As announced last week there will be a few tweaks for this year’s Winter League. Most importantly for now we only need 4 players per team and there will be no visitors. Posters with full details will be up shortly.

GOTY 2016 – Champion elect Jamal Sabir kept up his incredible run by scoring for the 15th event in a row. The aforementioned Bert Burke and Liam Galvin are locked together on 313pts in the battle for 2nd place. Brendan Kehoe is just 1pt behind them and Tommy Digan in 5th on 308pts is anxiously looking over his shoulder as Eamon Coughlan & Willie Ganly try to overtake him on the final lap.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BINGO – Would you like to see Men’s Captain Martin Horan doing the hucklebuck???? Well you might be in luck if you come along to the Rock’n’Roll Bingo in the clubhouse on Friday November 25th. Tickets are €5 and are now available in the shop and from committee members. A great night of fun and sheer entertainment is STONE COLD GUARANTEED! Not so certain about the hucklebuck though…….

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing of the Alliance is in Longford GC on Sunday 23rd October. Contact Ciaran Malone via 086 – 8053203 or mollythegolfer@gmail.com for further details.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

the competition on Wednesday last was over 16 holes and was sponsored by John Gillivan.  The winner for the second week in a row was Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan (15) with 32 pts. Beth Dunne (16) was runner up also with 32 pts.

The ladies Winter League is now under way. See notice board for details. 

Some dates to note.

The past Captains outing is on Saturday 29th October, tee time from 1pm - 2pm followed by a meal. Book on line or contact Anna in the shop.

 The annual end of year Drive Out is on Sunday 30th. Contact the shop to book your place.

There will be a ' Rock & Roll Bingo' on Friday 25th November. Further details later.


CLUB NOTES 9/10/2016

Our thanks go to everyone who played over the weekend in the competition sponsored by Moate Meats and in the recent Thursday Open. Well done to all our prizewinners. Pride of place this week goes to one of Moate’s favourite sons our very own Ray Lynam. Ray was a superb ambassador for the town and indeed the club as he guided glamorous presenter Mary Kennedy of RTE’s Nationwide around Moate. The course looked fantastic and we can but hope that we get a few extra visitors down next year as a result of the exposure. If you haven’t seen it yet check it out on the RTE Player as soon as you can and don’t forget to tell all your friends about it too.

RESULTS –  The Moate Meat sponsored competition results will be posted tomorrow.

6/10/16 Thursday Open (Stableford) - 1st Lee Scanlon (6) 42pts, 2nd Cathal O’Rourke (13) 40pts, Low Gross Jamal Sabir (0) 38pts, 3rd Padraig Corbett (19) Mount Temple 38pts, Seniors – Bert Burke (3) 35pts.

2nd in the recent Thursday Open, Cathal O'Rourke.

Once again it was great to see a number of visitors in our Thursday Open representing clubs like Esker Hills, Glasson, Blessington Lakes, New Forest, Mount Temple, Rathdowney, Athenry, Portumna and Strokestown.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

The 13 hole Turkey competitions start on Monday 10th.

Next weekend we have our penultimate Ladies & Gents Club 18 hole stableford competition of the season sponsored by M&W Catering (aka Pauric Whelehan in the restaurant at Moate GC).

The popular Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents has just has a couple of weeks left so we’d love to see you here on October 13th.  

It’s hard to believe that the end of the season is almost here already so bear in mind that the Captains Drive Out scramble for two very popular Captains, Martin Horan & Geraldine Coughlan will be on October 30th.

MATCHPLAY’S –The Club Matchplay Final between George Garvey & Jimmy Bradley was as predicted an exciting tight affair and George won out with both playing excellent golf.

2016 Club Matchplay Winner - George Garvey.

WINTER LEAGUE – There will be a few tweaks for this year’s Winter League. As we begin to assemble our teams over the coming week or two it’s important to know that we only need 4 players per team and there will be no visitors. More to follow!

2016 Golfer of the Year, Jamal Sabir.

GOTY 2016 – It’s all over bar the shouting! After scoring points in his 14th consecutive event Jamal Sabir cannot be caught and is declared 2016’s Golfer of the Year. Congratulations Jamal on a superbly consistent performance. The minor places may yet change but the top 5 is currently completed by Tommy Digan, Liam Galvin, Bert Burke and Brendan Kehoe. You might have seen them knocking about the place an odd time! 

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing of the Alliance for 2016/2017 was in Glasson GC on Sunday. Result - 1st Declan Neville (Castle Barna) 36pts, 2nd Tommy Nee (Athlone) 36pts, 3rd Garry McCoard (Strokestown) 35pts. Front 9 – Ian McCoard (Strokestown) 21pts, Back 9 – Denis Cronin (Moate) 20pts. Next outing is in Longford GC on October 23rd and you can contact Ciaran Malone via 086 – 8053203 or mollythegolfer@gmail.com for further details.

Moate were well represented at Glasson GC, here's John Smyth driving from on high!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was over 16 holes and was sponsored by Margaret Larrigy. The winner was Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan (15) with 31 pts and runner up Veronica Colgan (15) also had 31 pts.

The winner of the Elvery Trophy for 2016 is Beth Dunne and the runner up is Pearse Corbett. The competition was again generously sponsored by Clara House Spa and Holistic Centre.

Well done to Ray Lynam and all who took part in the Nationwide programme about Moate on RTE 1 on Thursday last. Both Moate Golf Club were shown at their best.


LADIES CLUB

Well done to all the ladies who played in the Annual Christmas Hamper on Sunday. The competition was again generously sponsored by Terry Coughlan. The winners were 1st Beth Dunne (16) 38 pts, 2nd Betty Behan (23) 35 pts, 3rd Eileen White (24) 35 pts, Cat 1 Veronica Mc Cormack (15) 31 pts, Cat 2 Kathleen Conlon (21) 30 pts and Cat 3 Ann Magee (34) 34 pts.

The competition on Wednesday last was won by 1st Aideen Jordan (36) with 40 pts, runner up Beth Dunne (16) had 36 pts.

From Wednesday 5th the weekly competition will be over 16 holes

The Winter League competition for this year is now under way. The format of the competition is changed this year, Please read the notice in locker room re same.

Watch this space for information about an upcoming 'Rock and Roll' Bingo which will take place at the end of November.


CLUB NOTES

Our thanks go to everyone who played over the weekend in the competition sponsored by Moate Medical and in the Thursday Open. Well done to all our recent prizewinners. Congratulations to Team USA who gave Europe a 17-10 hiding in the Ryder Cup. Even though it’s not nice to see Europe thrashed the Ryder Cup probably needed an American win to keep them interested in it. Roll on 2018 at Le Golf National in France!

RESULTS –  

2/10/16 18 hole stableford sponsored by Moate Medical.

Overall Winner – Willie Digan (6) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Bert Burke (3) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Benny Greham (10) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Jimmy Dolan (15) 35pts, 1st Cat 4 – Michael Murray (19) 38pts, Seniors – Pat Byrne (22) 31pts.

Moate Medical winner, Willie Digan.

Brendan Magee fires out of the bunker on the 7th on Sunday -  Joe Healy in action on the 10th -

29/9/16 Thursday Open (Stableford)  - 1st Tom Campion (10) Athlone 38pts, 2nd Tommy Conlon (11) 37pts, 3rd Padraig Keenan (11) 35pts, Seniors – Paddy Egan (15) 35pts.

Please remember to have both player and marker sign your card. Failure to do so leads to a Rule 6-6b disqualification and we see some at the bottom of the results sheet every week.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have a Ladies & Gents Club 18 hole stableford competition sponsored by Moate Meats. The popular Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents just has a few weeks left so we’d love to see you here on the October 6th.  

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – Long time leader Jamal Sabir scored GOTY points for the 13th counting event in a row. He is now on 409pts, over 100pts ahead of 2nd placed Tommy Digan. Brendan Kehoe is now 3rd on 281pts just ahead of Liam Galvin on 272pts with Eamon Coughlan 5th on 260pts. Mick Rabbitte became the 179th person to join the league table when he picked up 1pt in the Moate Medical competition and the leading ‘new entry’ is Jonathan Crozier who got his first scores on the board with 20pts.

MATCHPLAY’S – Best of luck to everyone involved in the final stages of the various matchplay events that are ongoing. The Club Matchplay Final is between George Garvey & Jimmy Bradley, both have beaten big names on their way through and I’m sure it will be an exciting match.

 George GarveyJimmy Bradley 

The Foursomes Matchplay Final sees young bucks Andreas Dolan & Thomas Browne come head to head with wily campaigners Sean Egan & Mike Hiney.

In the Scratch Matchplay we now know the identity of 2 semi-finalists, Jamal Sabir & Paul Coughlan. They have avoided each other in the draw and Paul awaits the winner of Liam Galvin / David Fleming tie while Jamal will face either Bert Burke or Brendan Kehoe.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing of the Alliance for 2016/2017 is in Glasson GC on Sunday 9th October. Tee times are from 10 – 12.20 and you can contact Ciaran Malone via 086 – 8053203 or mollythegolfer@gmail.com for further details.

ROCK 'N' ROLL BINGO -  The Clara gang will no doubt be booking the minibus now that they have heard that we have another night of fun planned with a Rock 'N' Roll Bingo organised by The Ladies Club for November 25th. Check out our video here for a little taster of the music!https://www.facebook.com/moate.golfclub/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 25/9/2016

Our sincere thanks to everyone who braved the rain over the weekend to play in the ‘3 Person Waltz’, kindly sponsored by Behan’s Country Market. Your support is much appreciated and I hope you enjoyed the novelty of the format. Well done to all our recent prizewinners. The course held up very well under the circumstances and that’s a real credit to our course staff and volunteers.  

RESULTS –  

25/9/16 Behan’s Country Market – 3 person waltz.

1st Padraig Shine, Tony Shine, Tommy Campbell (88pts).

2nd Brendan Magee, Peter Scally, Willie Colgan (87pts).

Pat Doyle rolls in for a par on 17th -  

Ger Coughlan presents Ger Coughlan with a Thursday Open prize!

22/9/16 Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Frank Kiernan (15) 38pts, 2nd Shane Nugent (19) 36pts, Seniors – Phil Behan (12) 36pts.

It would appear that not all our Seniors are ticking the Seniors box on the card so if you qualify for that category please remember to tick accordingly. It is also essential that we all enter our scores on the computer as this reduces the amount of additional manual labour we have to ask our Competition Secretary and his overburdened helpers to do.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have a club 18 hole stableford competition sponsored by Moate Medical. The popular Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents just has a few weeks left so we’d love to see you here on the 29th.  

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – With just 4 competitions and matchplay’s left to count Jamal Sabir has a commanding lead on 385pts; Tommy Digan is 2nd on 301pts while Eamon Coughlan & Liam Galvin are tied in 3rd on 260pts. Next it’s Brendan Kehoe in 5th with 247pts. Just picking a couple at ‘random’ further down I see Men’s President Seamus Buckley on 32pts in 130th, Men’s Captain Martin Horan in 103rd on 44pts & Treasurer Sean Dunne on 99pts in 53rd place, just one behind myself with 103pts. If I put my mind to it a top 50 finish is still a possibility!!

MUNSTER SENIORS – Well done to club legend Bert Burke on his 4th place finish last week in the Munster Veterans Championship held at Thurles GC. The winner was Tomas Persson from Sweden playing off scratch.

Photo courtesy of Munster Golf.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 21st was sponsored by Ann Egan and Mary Horan. Beth Dunne (16) won with 33pts and Noeleen Fox (19) was runner up with 32 pts. 

On Sunday 2nd October we have our Annual Ladies Christmas Hamper which is again generously sponsored by Terry and Mary Rose Coughlan. Tee time available from 12 noon to 1.30 pm. Book on line or phone the shop.


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Sinead Healy and Mary Allen. The winners were 1st Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan (15) 35 pts, 2nd Aideen Jordan (36) 35 pts and 3rd Helen Kelly (14) 34 pts,


CLUB NOTES 18/9/2016

The weather wasn’t too kind to us today for the popular Mick Glennon Memorial with Saturday’s starters having the better of the conditions by far. Summer is over apparently and conditions were a little on the soft side underfoot. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the results for this competition will not be available until tomorrow.

Following the recent glut of strokeplay competitions a decision was taken to have this as a stableford outing and we hope that this didn’t take from anyone’s enjoyment. We even had the novelty of players actually wanting it to be a strokeplay competition!

RESULTS –  

16/9/16 Club Comp sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate (Stableford re-entry)

1st Overall – Paddy Lynam (8) 39pts, 1st Cat 1 Eamon Coughlan (5) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 Ray Donoghue (13) 36pts, 1st Cat 3 Martin Horan (15), 1st Cat 4 Gerry Jordan (19) 37pts.

Grand Hotel comp winner Paddy Lynam seen here in action in the Mick Glennon Memorial.

15/9/16 Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Eamon Connolly (12) 39pts, 2nd Barry Cuffe (8) 39pts, Gross – Paul Coughlan (+2) 37pts, 3rd Bert Burke (4) 38pts.

It would appear that not all our Seniors are ticking the Seniors box on the card so if you qualify for that category please remember to tick accordingly.

It is also essential that we all enter our scores on the computer as this reduces the amount of additional manual labour we have to ask our Competition Secretary and his overburdened helpers to do.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have a team event thanks to regular sponsors Behan’s Country Market. It’s a ‘3 Person Waltz’ and for anyone unfamiliar with the format it’s 1 player to score on the 1st, 2 players to score on the 2nd, all 3 on the 3rd then back to 1 on the 4th, 2 on the 5th and all 3 on the 6th  and so on to the 18th. So that’s a 1,2,3 and a 1,2,3 - hence the ‘waltz’ in the title!

The Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents still has a few weeks left so catch your midweek competition fix on Thursday 22nd.

As you may know a tree fell on the 9th last week but it's pretty well cleaned up now after we got these young lads in to help us!

 

But that Creggy fella is such a messer......

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – After the Presidents Prize points were allocated the top 5 is Jamal Sabir 364pts, Tommy Digan 274pts, Liam Galvin, 260pts, John Smyth 244pts and Jamie Colgan 237pts. Remember next week’s Waltz is not a counting competition as it’s a team event.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Ciaran Malone was in touch and informed me that the Midlands Intermediate Alliance for 2016/17 will commence in Glasson on October 9th followed by Longford on October 23rd and ourselves here in Moate on November 13th. No doubt there will be a full fixture list in the various changing rooms throughout the Midlands shortly.

 

Captain's selfie time  -  Mens Capt Martin Horan & Lady Capt Geraldine Coughlan with Tuesday Club Captain John Mullin.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 11/9/16

Best wishes go to Seamus Buckley and Carmel Carroll on their very successful Presidents Day on Sunday. Around 90 golfers between the two competitions took to the blustery fairways from 12.00 sharp and made their way round with great enthusiasm showing great support for our Presidents. At an equally successful Dinner / Presentation afterwards both Captains Martin Horan & Geraldine Coughlan congratulated Seamus & Carmel on a fantastic days golfing and thanked them for their efforts and support throughout the year.

Seamus then spoke with great passion about his pride at being President for 2016 and despite what he said it is very unlikely to be his last hurrah! Seamus went on to praise the course staff, the volunteers and everyone else on the committees that keep the club running and those had worked hard on his behalf to assist him in having a great day. There was a special mention for Padraig Keenan & Andy Dunne who proved no more than adequate stand in's for Jimmy Kassaris and both will be relieved when he’s back in charge of the numbers. There is no truth in the rumour that Padraig was spotted eyeing up a pale blue Miami Vice style suit and floral shirt!

Carmel reiterated many of these points in her speech while also congratulating all the prizewinners and there was a special thank you to Pauric & his staff who as always provided a wonderful meal. Veronica Colgan was a very popular winner of the Lady Presidents prize and Mags Galvin was runner up. Full results will follow.

RESULTS –  

11/9/16 Seamus Buckley’s Presidents Prize (Strokeplay)

1st Jimmy Bradley (7) 143 nett, 2nd Barry Cuffe (9) 144 nett, Gross – Paul Coughlan (+2) 145 nett, 3rd Declan Murphy (13) 146 nett, 4th Liam Galvin (5) 147 nett, 5th Tommy Digan (6) 148 nett. 1st Day 18 holes – Paddy Coyne (14) 70 nett, 2nd Day 18 holes – Brendan Kehoe (6) 73 nett. Past President – Michael O’Brien (16), Veterans Prize – Kieran Heavin (7) 149 nett, Junior – David Fleming (5) 154 nett.

PRESIDENTS PRIZE PHOTO GALLERY

1. Presidents Prize winners, Jimmy Bradley & Veronica Colgan. 2. President Seamus Buckley & Jimmy Bradley. 3. Barry Cuffe. 4. Paul Coughlan. 5. Declan Murphy. 6. A quick word from the very shy Liam Galvin. 7. Liam Galvin. 8. Tommy Digan. 9. Paddy Coyne. 10. Brendan Kehoe. 11. Kieran Heavin.

1. 'Mammy' has the Cup firmly in her grasp and it's on the way to Tubber! Lady Presidents Prize winner, Veronica Colgan. 2. Lady President Carmel Carroll & runner up Mags Galvin. 3. Amy Farrell. 4. Loreto Boland. 5.Veronica Coughlan. 6.  Geraldine Coughlan. 7. Eileen White. 8. Pearse Corbett. 9. Eileen Seery. 10. Sinead Healy.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have the Mick Glennon Memorial, a club competition for Ladies & Gents.

The club competition sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate has been extended to next Friday and is now a re-entry. I wonder will any other father & son combo manage to get 2’s on the 4th while playing in the same 3 ball? I’ve been lucky enough to get a few 2’s lately but congratulations go to junior member Callum Dunne who nabbed his first competitive 2 on the 4th on Saturday and by so doing diluted my share of the pot!

Mickey Rabbitte and Callum Dunne in action on the 11th tee during the Grand Hotel Moate comp on Saturday.

The Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents continues on the 15th September.

GOTY – With only a handful of counting competitions left this year Jamal Sabir still holds a commanding lead on 320 pts. Jamie Colgan is next best on 237 pts and Tommy Digan is on 220 pts. I’ll provide a full update next week when the Presidents Prize points have been allocated.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


PRESIDENTS PRIZE - TEE ALLOCATION

HOLE

PLAYER 1

PLAYER 2

PLAYER 3

PLAYER 4

 

1

Declan Murphy

Paddy Coyne

Jimmy Bradley

Michael Young

 

1A

Mags Galvin

Loreto Boland

Geraldine Coughlan

Veronica Colgan 

 

2

Carmel Carroll

cc guest

cc guest 

cc guest

 

3

Seamus Buckley

sb guest

Kieran Heavin

Tommy Rosney

 

4

Barry Cuffe

Seamus Lynam

George Garvey

Dom Fitzpatrick

 

5

Jamal Sabir

Kevin Allen

Frank Kiernan

Liam Galvin

 

6

Brendan Hanniffy

John Naughton

John Smyth

Liam Reynolds

 

6A

Vincent Rickard

Rory Minagh

Sean Egan

Gerry Hahessy

 

7

Martin Heavin

Colm Farrell

Tommy Digan

Ger Coughlan

 

8

Tommy Campbell

Michael Kelly

Patrick Lynam

Tosh Galvin

 

8A

Seamus McCormack

Willie Smith

Padraig Shine

Joe Casey

 

9

Cathal O'Rourke

Martin Horan

Paul Coughlan

Willie Digan

 

10

Eamon Coughlan

Tommy Conlon

Brendan Kehoe

Eamon Connolly

 

11

Brendan Magee

Denis O'Donoghue

Andreas Dolan

Bert Burke

 

12

Pat Byrne

Phil Behan

John Henry

Willie Ganly

 

12A

JUNIORS

JUNIORS

JUNIORS

JUNIORS

 

13

Gerry Somers

Joe Healy

Shane Nugent

Dermot Kenny

 

14

Michael O'Hanlon

Sean Dunne

Michael Murray

Willie Colgan

 

15

Trevor Hill

Padraig Keenan

Michael Gantley

Terry Coughlan

 

16

Kathleen Leech

Eleanor Fitzpatrick

Mary Kerrigan

Mary Allen

 

17

Mary Rose Coughlan

Eileen Seery

Theresa Cleary

Ann Magee

 

17A

Amy Farrell

Mary Horan

Mary Rohan

Helen Kelly

 

18

Eileen White

Veronica Coughlan

Pearse Corbett

Olive Costello

 

18A

Aideen Jordan

Anne Ledwith

Beth Dunne

Sinead Healy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTERNATES (in order of qualifying) - Jimmy Dolan, Ron Beattie, Ollie Seery, Michael O'Brien snr, Pat Doyle, 

 


CLUB NOTES 4/9/16

A very sad time in Moate. Everyone in Moate Golf Club extends their condolences to the Ross family on their tragic loss.

RESULTS –  

1/9/16 Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Jamal Sabir (1) 39pts, 2nd Padraig Keenan (11) 38pts, Best Gross – Paul Coughlan (+3) 34pts, 3rd Ruairi Smith (8) Athlone 37pts, Seniors – John Bridges (19) 28pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –  Next weekend on Saturday we have a Club 18 hole stableford sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate. On Sunday 11th it’s Seamus Buckley & Carmel Carroll’s Presidents Prize Final. We wish Carmel & Seamus the very best for their big day. This has a shotgun start at 12 followed by a meal and presentation starting at 6pm. Meal tickets are €10.

The tee allocations will be posted online midweek so watch out for that. For the men some 77’s have qualified. Anyone not available to play should let us know immediately so a sub can be organised.

The Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents continues on the 8th September. Even though it was a quite week last Thursday due to poor weather conditions it was still great to see visitors from the likes of Stackstown, Mullingar, Oughterard, Athlone and Mount Temple.

PRESENTATION – As you will see from the photos below, another successful joint presentation for the Ladies & Gents was held on Sunday night. Stand in cameraman Callum Dunne did an excellent job but I notice I will have to work on my serious face and stance for future presentations. I haven’t quite mastered the current Captains poise! Unfortunately some winners were not present for various reasons but our sincere thanks go to all our sponsors and everyone who turned up to collect their prize.

With Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan - 1. Betty Behan 2. Mags Galvin 3. Veronica Colgan  4. Ann Ledwith 5. Anne Magee 6. Sinead Healy 7. Loreto Boland 8. Vera Burgoyne 9. Veronica Coughlan 10. Eleanor Fitzpatrick 11. Kay Conlon 12. Mary Horan

With Mens Captain Martin Horan - 1. Bert Burke 2. Eleanor Fitzpatrick 3. Michael Gantly 4. John Smyth 5. Jimmy Bradley 6. Willie Ganly 7. Jamal Sabir

With Mens Vice Captain Andy Dunne - 1. Mary Horan 2. Bert Burke 3. David Fleming 4. Paul Jacob 5. Loreto Boland 6. Beth Dunne 7. Liam Galvin.

CLUB CLASSIC – Our annual Club Classic sponsored by Sean White Renault took take place over the weekend of 26th-28th August. Thank you to everyone who took part on a team, all our generous sponsors and fellow clubs who donated green fees.

Sponsors – Sean White Renault Athlone, Buckley’s Supervalu Moate, Dermot & Kay Kenny – Clara, Brian Melinn, The Tuesday Club, Crozier Autoparts, Bruce Betting, Moate Meats Ltd, Behan’s Country Market, Moate Medical Centre, Bo Allen, A.B. Oil, DLA Cleaners, Michael Ganly - Ganly’s Hardware, Cat & Bagpipe Golf Society, Nick Linnane & Co, Flynn’s Road Freight, John Walsh - The Irish House, Breda Lyons, Moate Cycle Hire, Don’s, Paddy Casey - News 4 U, Molloy's Country Market, Moate Community School, Cllr. Michael O’Brien, Apache Pizza, Radisson Blu Hotel, Gillivan Bros, Flynn’s Funeral Home, Tuar Ard Coffee Shop, Martin Murray Architects.

Green Fees – Royal Curragh GC, Shannon GC, Roscrea GC, Lucan GC, Edenderry GC, Portumna GC, Tullamore, GC, Bunclody GC, Mountrath GC, Athlone GC, Corrstown GC, Co. Longford GC, Donabate GC.

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 28/8/16

After a few quite weeks on the notes front due to being very busy on every other front, normal service has now resumed. I was in Dungarvan for the last few days but wasn’t unfaithful to Moate playing no golf despite the gorgeous weather in the sunny south east, maybe next time!   

RESULTS –  

21/8/16 Mr. Martin Horan’s Captains Prize Final (Strokeplay)

Overall 1st – Andreas Dolan (24) 172 nett, 2nd Bert Burke (4) 173 nett, Best Gross – Liam Galvin (5) 191, 3rd George Digan (10) 175 nett, 4th Keith Murphy (19) 175.5 nett, 5th Brendan Kehoe (6) 180 nett. Leading Qualifier (36 holes) - Eamon Connolly (12) 142 nett, Leading Qualifier (18 holes) - Paddy Egan (15) 69 nett, Past Captains – Dom Fitzpatrick (6) 182 nett, Veterans – Phil Behan (12) 183 nett, Junior /Students – David Fleming (5) 69 nett, Ladies 13 hole – Mary Rohan (15) 27pts, Visitors Prize – John Hall.

1. Mens Captain Martin Horan with his wife Mary. 2. Martin Horan with his Capts Prize winner Andreas Dolan. 3. Martin Horan and gallant runner up Bert Burke. 4. Martin Horan & Best Gross prize winner Liam Galvin. 5. Martin Horan and 3rd placed George Digan. 6. Martin Horan & 4th placed Keith Murphy. 7. Martin Horan & Brendan Kehoe (5th).

8. Martin Horan & Leading 18 Hole qualifier Paddy Egan. 9. Martin Horan & Past Captains Prize winner, Dom Fitzpatrick. 10. Martin Horan & Veterans Prize winner, Phil Behan. 11. Martin Horan & Junior / Student Prize winner, David Fleming. 12. Martin Horan & Ladies 13 hole Prize winner, Mary Rohan. 13. Martin Horan & Ladies 13 hole runner up, Ann Ledwith. 14. Martin Horan & Visitors Prize winner, John Hall.

25/8/16 Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Ronan Lynch (14) Stackstown 39pts, 2nd Jimmy Bradley (7) 39pts, Best Gross – Bert Burke (3) 35pts, 3rd Sean Connell (9) 37pts, Seniors – Kieran Heavin (7) 35pts).

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

Next weekend we have Seamus Buckley & Carmel Carroll's Presidents Prize qualifier and no doubt everyone is looking forward to that one. Please note that should you play well enough to qualify for the final, it is on Sunday 11th September.

For weekend competitions last players out on a Sunday will be at 4pm. This allows us to get the results sorted and published at a reasonable hour.

The Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents continues on the 1st September. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s.

CLUB CLASSIC – Our annual Club Classic sponsored by Sean White Renault took take place over the weekend of 26th-28th August. Thank you to all our generous sponsors and fellow clubs who donated green fees a full list of both will be published later. We would also like to thank everyone who participated and here are the results.

1st Andreas Dolan, John Buckley, Enda Dolan, Eddie O’Neill 104pts.

2nd Paddy Martin, Adrian Conroy, A. Roche, Sylvester Byrne.

3rd Jimmy Kassaris, Brian Wickham, George Garvey, Daniel Garvey 94pts.

4th Paddy Lynam, Seamus Lynam, Keith Murphy, George Digan 94pts.

5th Jimmy Bradley, Tommy Digan, Pat Fox, Michael Kelly 92pts.

1. Martin Horan & Sean White with the winning team including John Buckley, Enda Dolan and Eddie O'Neill (Andreas Dolan was unavailable). 2. Martin Horan, Jimmy the Greek (3rd placed team) and sponsor Sean White. 3. Martin Horan, Paddy Lynam (4th placed team) and sponsor Sean White. 4. Best Ladies not in overall winners represented by Betty Behan with Martin Horan. 5. Best of the Ladies with Martin Horan. 6. The Horan team. John, Ann, Mary & Martin. 7. Liam Galvin & Bert Burke with Martin Horan. 8. 5th placed team rep Michael Kelly with Martin Horan.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


ELVERY TROPHY DRAW

Draw for Elvery Trophy

Anne Healy V Ann Ledwith

Kathleen Leech V Marie Dolan

Pearse Corbett V Ann Magee

Breda Kelly V Mary Horan

Mary Rohan V Geraldine Coughlan

Beth Dunne V Pauline Farrell

Vivienne Dunican V Theresa Cleary

Betty Behan V Loreto Boland

1st match to be played by Sunday 11th September. Entry €5 before playing 1st match.

NO extensions to dates matches to be played by.


LADIES CLUB

Congratulations t Mr Martin Horan on his very successful Captains Prize Day despite the hitch caused by the weather which  meant that the competition was run on Sunday instead of Saturday. Congratulations also to all the winners.

our Annual Club Classic is on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August. Please arrange your team and get your tee time early to avoid disappointment.

The competition on Wednesday 17th last was sponsored by Carmel Connolly and Patricia Burke. The winners were 1st Alison Couper (25) +2, 2nd Mary Horan (28) +1 and 3rd Loreto Boland (20) -1. The competition on Wednesday 24th is sponsored by Vice Captain Andy Dunne. On Wednesday there is also an option to enter to play in the Elvery Trophy Matchplay over the next few weeks.


PRACTISING ON THE COURSE

Anyone found cutting up fairways and bombarding greens by hitting in half a dozen balls at a time (as has happened more than once during the week) will be referred to the Committee. As always prolonged practice sessions of chipping on to greens on the course is prohibited. Please ensure these guidelines are followed in the interests of protecting the course.

If you insist on using lots of balls we must insist you do so ONLY in the allocated practice area.

 


CAPTAIN'S (MARTIN HORAN) PRIZE QUALIFIER 2016

Congratulation to our Captain, Martin Horan, for successfully hosting the qualifying round of the Captain's Prize 2016 over the weekend. 162 players took to the fairways and the teebox and pin positions ensured a fair test of golf for members of all abilities.

Leading the way at the moment are Bert Burke (4) and Andreas Dolan (24), each with a score of 66 nett. With the leading seventy five players to qualify for next Saturday's final, some scores of 77 nett will make the "cut". If you want to check your position you will find full results on Master Scoreboard HERE .

The schedule for next Saturday is as follows (full draw on Tues):

8.00 am - 12.00 Noon Captain's Prize - Top 75 Qualifiers - 25 three balls
12.00 Noon - 1.00 pm Captain's Prize to the Juniors
1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Ladies 13-Hole Competition
3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Visitors
5.00 pm - Final 9-Hole playoff - Top 21 players (incl Highest Gross)

If you have qualified in the top 75 players and cannot play next Saturday, please contact the shop (090 64 81271) tomorrow (Monday 15th Aug) so that a replacement can be slotted in on the timesheet.

The complete timesheet will be published on Tuesday 16th August on the Website, Facebook and in the shop.

Good luck to everyone involved !!

 


LADIES CLUB

The latest results from the ladies competitions are as follows,

July Running - 1st Veronica Colgan (15) 52 pts, 2nd Ann Ledwith (28) 51 pts.

Granard Foursomes which was sponsored by Clara and Moate Credit Union was won by 1st Betty Behan and Pauline Farrell and 2nd 2nd Mags Galvin and Patricia Burke. Betty and Pauline go on to represent the club in the national final.

Kathleen Kelly Memorial 1st Loreto Boland (20) 76 net, 2nd Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 76 net, 3rd Betty Behan (23) 76 net, Cat 1 Pearse Corbett (16) 77 net, Cat 2 Kathleen Conlon (21) 77 net and Cat 3 Mary Horan (28) 86 net. 

Best of luck to Captain Martin Horan next Saturday for his Captains Prize. There will be a 13 hole competition for ladies. Tee time from 1pm - 3 pm.  


CLUB NOTES 8/7/2016

Our Irish Mixed Foursomes were defeated in the Leinster Semi Final at Royal Curragh GC but well done on a great run this year.

Brendan Kehoe, Tommy Digan, Mags Galvin & Veronica Coughlan in action during the Irish Mixed Foursomes @ Royal Curragh. *All above photo usage must carry mandatory copyright credit (© Golffile | Jenny Matthews)

Well done to all our players and winners this week and we appreciate your support. It’s great to see we had very positive turnout of visitors for our Bank Holiday Open. We are particularly appreciative to our Club Sub #2 sponsors ‘Pepper Home Loans’ who really got into the spirit of things with an abundance of signs and posters. They even supplied free tees for all!

 

RESULTS –  

7/8/16 Club Sub #2 –sponsored by Pepper Home Loans (Strokeplay)

Overall 1st – Liam Galvin (6) 69 nett, 1st Cat 1 – David Coughlan (5) 72 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (10) 71 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Beth Dunne (16) 72 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Loreto Boland (20) 72 nett. Seniors – Paddy O’Brien (13) 73 nett.

4/8/16 THURSDAY OPEN (Stableford)

1st Sean Connell (10) 40pts, 2nd Frank Kiernan (15) 38pts, Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 33pts, 3rd Johnny Mullally (16) 38pts, Seniors – Paddy Egan (15) 35pts, Ladies – Veronica Coughlan (18) 35pts.

1/8/16 Bank Holiday Open (Stableford)

1st John Redmond, Esker Hills (28) 38pts, 2nd Robbie Finnegan, New Forest (14) 38pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (0) 34pts, 3rd Darren Greaney, Slade Valley (27) 37pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

Next weekend we have Martin Horan’s Captains Prize qualifier and no doubt everyone is looking forward to that one. Please note that should you play well enough to qualify for the final, it is on Saturday 20th August.

The Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents continues on the 11th August. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s.

CLUB CLASSIC – Our annual Club Classic sponsored by Sean White, Renault will take place over the weekend of 26th-28th August so it’s time to start thinking of assembling your team. There is one slight change to the format. This year it’s all 4 to score only on the 15th with 2 scores to count everywhere else. As per the last couple of years the 15th will be the focus of a lot of attention with a fantastic prize of a Renault Clio for a Hole in One there. We will also have a ‘Closest to the Pin’ competition there and for an extra €5 you can have a crack at winning a 4 person B&B plus golf stay at Waterford Marina Hotel. There will as always be lots of team prizes on offer including a ‘Best Ladies’ and a ‘Non GUI/ILGU’ category.

2016 GOTY – Considering his name seems to appear in the prizes for almost every competition we have, it is no surprise that Jamal Sabir holds a commanding lead after the inclusion of the ‘Pepper Home Loans’ sponsored Club Sub #2 competition. Of the 13 competitions played so far Jamal has scored in 11 of them including the last 9 consecutively which is a great sequence of results. Jamie Colgan is 50pts behind in 2nd with John Smyth 3rd and Willie Ganly 4th. Eamon Coughlan picked up 27pts and is now tied 5th with Tommy Digan.

TEAMS – Irish Mixed Foursomes – We lost today to Lucan GC in the Leinster Semi-Final held at Royal Curragh GC. Managers Padraig Keenan & Marian Mullen wish to thank everyone for their good wishes and all those who played during their fine run. The pairings today were Liam Galvin & Beth Dunne, Tommy Digan & Loreto Boland, Bert Burke & Mags Galvin, Willie Digan & Veronica Colgan, Brendan Kehoe & Veronica Coughlan and we went down 3.5 to 1.5

JUNIORS – Have a competition organised for every Friday from 10-11am.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 31/7/16

A slightly calmer weekend this time around but some of us are still working away Bank Holiday weekend or not, my thanks to Beth Dunne & Mary Horan who provided shop cover with myself and also to Jimmy Kassaris for getting the results posted in time for this report. I hope you got out to enjoy the course this weekend, I was in the august company of Men’s Captain Martin Horan, Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan & Paul Fogarty, the latter two being the first time we’d actually played together despite me being here for about 14 years! No records were broken but an enjoyable time was had by us all.

And why wouldnt we with superb features like this to admire on the way round. Well done to everyone involved it's a fantasic job.

Lime Kiln on 9th.

Padraig Keenan look away now - Paul Fogarty attacks the 9th with a driver!  

Captains both made 5 on 17th, just had different ways of getting there!

RESULTS –  

31/7/16 CLUB COMP (Stableford) – Sponsored by Tuesday Club

1st Willie Ganly (17) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 Jimmy Bradley (8) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 Declan Murphy (13) 36pts, 1st Cat 3 John Smyth (14) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 Michael Gantley (19) 39pts, Seniors – Joe Mullen (14) 37pts Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 38pts.   

Cat 3 Winner - John Smyth

28/7/16 THURSDAY OPEN (Stableford)

1st Eamon Coughlan (5) 39pts, 2nd David Coughlan (5) 39pts, Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 37pts, 3rd David Connolly (10) 39pts, Seniors – Kieran Heavin (7) 32pts, Ladies – Mary Rose Coughlan (17) 32pts.

Ladies Prize Winner - Mary Rose Coughlan

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

Next weekend we have our 2nd Club Sub competition of the year and we welcome a new sponsor on board in ‘Pepper Home Loans’. By all accounts we’ll be peppered with Pepper logos next weekend!

Don’t forget that the Qualifier Round for Martin Horan’s Captains Prize is on 13/14 August with the final on Saturday 20th August.

Please note that for weekend competitions last players out on a Sunday will be at 4pm. This allows us to get the results sorted and published at a reasonable hour.

The Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents continues on the 4th August. Just looking back over the last few Thursday Opens we find visitors from clubs far and near including: Athenry, Hollystown, Glasson, Birr, Athlone, Delvin Castle, Ennis, Portlaoise, East Cork, Knockanally, Athy, Lahinch, Millicent, Portumna, New Forest, Tullamore, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, Mullingar, Co. Longford, Castlerea, Strokestown & Mount Temple. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again on future days.

Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s.

JUNIORS – Have a competition organised for every Friday from 10-11am.

TEAMS – Last Thursday evening our Michael Moore team saw their gallop halted by an in form Nenagh team. Best wishes to the Tipp lads in the remainder of the competition. Team Manager Joe Martin extends his thanks to everyone who answered the call to represent the club, sometimes even at very short notice, your efforts are all very much appreciated.  

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – We are launching a starter or return to golf package which is aimed at anyone who has not been a member of a golf club in the past 5 years. For €250 you get casual playing rights until December 31st. You will not be allowed to enter competitions and you will not have a GUI or LGUI handicap in this category. Please contact Anna O’Brien if you are interested.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Pearse Corbett and Pauline Farrell. It was won by 1st Ann Ledwith (28) with 36 pts, 2nd Pearse Corbett (16) 35 pts and 3 rd Mary Rose Coughlan (17) 34 pts.

The competition on Wednesday 3rd is kindly sponsored by Men's Vice Captain Andy Dunne. 

The 2nd club sub competition is on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th next and is sponsored by Pepper Home Loans. 

The Irish Mixed Foursomes team will play A team from Lucan in Royal Curragh Golf Club on Sunday 7th next in the Leinster Semi Final of the competition. It will be an early start as the match is at 8am. Any member who wishes to get up early to come to support the team will be very welcome.


CLUB NOTES 25/7/16

Well that was an exciting weekend for all of us in Moate Golf Club with another hectic schedule. Congratulations to Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan who had a great day on Sunday with her Lady Captains Prize being very well supported. Geraldine had a fantastic array of prizes on display and well done to all the ladies on a great day. While we’d say well done to all the winners, we have to say special congratulations to Sinead Healy who was the overall winner.

LADY CAPTAINS DAY PHOTO GALLERY -

1. The prizes. 2. Winner Sinead Healy with Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan. 3. Beth Dunne 4. Olive Costello 5. Alison Couper 6. Mary Rohan 7. Pearse Corbett

8. Ann Ledwith 9. Mary Horan 10. Eleanor Fitzpatrick 11. Veronica Coughlan 12. Loreto Boland 13. Jimmy Bradley 14. Lady Vice-Captain Beth Dunne & Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan.

Also this weekend we had our Lanzarote Open Final on Saturday afternoon. All week I was looking forward to playing with Irish international soccer legend Stephen Hunt only for him to be unavailable as he was filming for TV with RTE. So instead I had to play with an International (Bert Burke) and a Legend (Brendan Kehoe) and it was very enjoyable. Particularly when I unexpectedly relieved both of them of a shiny, crispy fiver!

Kathleen & Declan Leech (Leech Plant Hire) have been amazingly generous in their sponsorship of this event and we are very grateful to them. It’s been a great success for the club and we congratulate all the winners and everyone visitors and members who took part. Hopefully we will get to repeat it in 2017 and make it an even bigger success. Thanks also to our other generous sponsors, Faithlegg Golf & Country Club, Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort and the Dingle Skellig Hotel for their brilliant prizes. Martin Horan deserves a special mention for securing those.

LANZAROTE FINAL PHOTO GALLERY -

RESULTS –  24/7/16 LANZAROTE FINAL (Stableford)

1st Chris Cornally (10) 39pts, 2nd Brendan Magee (24) 37pts, 3rd Willie Colgan (13) 36pts, 4th Jimmy Bradley (8) 36pts, Ladies – Veronica Colgan (15) 33pts.

21/7/16 THURSDAY OPEN (Stableford)

1st Louis Cunningham (7) 39pts, 2nd Michael Lynch Jnr (15) 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (0) 35pts, 3rd John Naughton (17) 39pts, Seniors – Pat Fox (18) 38pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

Next weekend we have a Club Stableford for Ladies & Gents generously sponsored by our friends in The Tuesday Club. We look forward to seeing you out in the Thursday Opens and at weekends as well as your usual Tuesday outings.

Please note that for weekend competitions last players out on a Sunday will be at 4pm. This allows us to get the results sorted and published at a reasonable hour.

The Thursday Open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents continues on the 28th July. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s.

JUNIORS – Have a competition organised for every Friday from 10-11am.

TEAMS – Best of luck to Joe Martin and his Michael Moore team who are playing v Nenagh Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – We are launching a starter or return to golf package which is aimed at anyone who has not been a member of a golf club in the past 5 years. For €250 you get casual playing rights until December 31st. You will not be allowed to enter competitions and you will not have a GUI or LGUI handicap in this category. Please contact Anna O’Brien if you are interested.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


NOTES

The Vice Captain / P.R.O had a night off thanks to an invite to the Lady Captains Dinner last night so our weekly notes will appear at some stage tonight. Plenty of photos to follow too!


LADIES CLUB

On Sunday 24th a large number of ladies took to the fairways in Moate for Mrs Geraldine Coughlans Lady Captains Prize. The winners were 1st Sinead Healy (12) 112 net, 2nd Beth Dunne (16) 113 net, Gross Olive Costello (14) 137, 3rd Alison Couper (25) 114.5 net, 4th Mary Rohan (15) 116.5 net, 5th Pearse Corbett (16) 117, Leading Qualifier Ann Ledwith (28) 77 net, Past Captain Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 117, Seniors Mary Horan (28) 117, Front 9 Veronica Coughlan (18) 36, Back 9 Loreto Boland (20) 39, Mens 1st Shane Maher, 2nd Shane Tone and 3rd Jimmy Bradley. Following the golf the Lady Captain and lady golfers were joined by members of geraldines family, Presidents Carmel Carroll and Seamus Buckley and Vice Captain Andy Dunne for an as usual top quality meal served by Pauric and his staff. Lady Captain Geraldine then presented her prizes and thanked everyone for their help in making her day such a success.

The competition on Wednesday 20th was sponsored by Dermot and Kay Kenny. the winners were 1st Dolores Moodley (29) 40 pts, 2nd Vera Burgoyne (23) 39 pts and 3rd Pauline Farrell (26) 33 pts.

The Lanzarote Competition final was held on Saturday. Much thanks to Kathleen and Declan Leech who sponsored the main prize and thanks also to all who played in it over the last few montsh.


LANZAROTE GRAND FINAL

Here are the 48 finalists and their tee times for the Lanzarote Grand Final on Saturday July 23rd. Moate members unless stated.  

 

2.00 ADRIAN O'REILLY (ESKER HILLS), TOMMY CONLON, JIMMY KASSARIS

2.10 PADDY LYNAM, EAMON COUGHLAN, JIMMY BRADLEY

2.20 SEAMUS DOLAN, PADDY MARTIN, VERONICA COLGAN

2.30 MARY HORAN, BRENDAN MAGEE, SEAN DUNNE

2.40 CHRISTOPHER CORNALLY, RORY MINAGH, GERRY SOMERS

2.50 MARTIN HORAN, JOHN FOSTER, ANN MAGEE

3.00 MICHAEL MURRAY, MICHAEL WHITE (ESKER HILLS), PAUL CONNELLAN

3.10 WILLIE GANLY, LOUIS CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL O'HANLON

3.20 RAY LYNAM, BETH DUNNE, GEORGE GARVEY

3.30 WILLIE COLGAN, LUKE MANNERINGS (ESKER HILLS), NOEL DUNNE

3.40 STEPHEN HUNT (ROSSLARE), BERT BURKE, ANDY DUNNE

3.50 TOMMY DIGAN, MICHEAL KELLY, NOEL MULLIGAN

4.00 EDDIE HINEY, EILEEN WHITE, SEAN WELDON

4.10 SHANE TONE, LORETO BOLAND, PHIL BEHAN

4.20 JOE ENNIS, THERESA DUFFY, CONOR RICE (BALLINASLOE)

4.30 VERA BURGOYNE, DAVID MULLEN JNR, ANDREAS DOLAN

Please notify us immediately if anyone cannot make the final as there are subs wlling to take your place.

 

The 12 July qualifiers in no particualr order were - PADDY LYNAM, JIMMY BRADLEY, GERRY SOMERS, MICHAEL WHITE, LOUIS CUNNINGHAM, STEPHEN HUNT, MICHAEL KELLY, SHANE TONE, VERA BURGOYNE, CONOR RICE, MARY HORAN, & TOMMY DIGAN.

 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Betty Behan and Eileen Fagan. The winners were 1st Alison Couper (26) 39 pts, 2nd Veronica Colgan (15) 36 pts and 3rd Olive Costello (14) 35 pts.

Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan's Prize is on Sunday next 24th July. Draw times are at 8.30 am, 10am, 11am 12md and 1pm. Draw for the Golden Girls ia at 1.30pm. The 9 hole playoff is at 5pm. Geraldine is also running a 13 hole competition for men on Sunday. The men may tee off from 8am - 8.20 am, 9am - 940am and after 2pm. There will be a meal for the ladies after the playoff at which Geraldines gorgeous prizes will be presented. We wish Geraldine and her family all the best on the day and hope that they enjoy it.

Well done to Vice Captain Andy Dunne on a successful Vice Captains Prize. Andy even managed not to have rain which this year is a big plus. Congratulations to all the winners, particularly Mary Horan who won the ladies prize with a great score of 70 net.

We wish all the finalists in the Lanzarote Open Competition the best of luck  on Saturday next.


CLUB NOTES 17/7/2016

I hope that the warm sunshine over the weekend which had the course looking its best made up for the odd tricky pin position in my Vice Captains Prize. Congratulations to our overall winner Gary Colgan and the other prize winners listed below.

On a personal level it is such an honour to be Vice Captain of your club and of course I’m really enjoying it. It was lovely being out during the week with my son Callum selecting the pin positions; he’s responsible for any one you thought was nasty by the way! Playing with him on Saturday in his first ever strokeplay competition was a proud moment too and I was delighted to have Men’s Captain Martin Horan and my friend Dave Kearney alongside us. Of course the weekend wouldn’t have been the same if I wasn’t out again on Sunday morning with my long time playing partners. So I’d like to give Ger Coughlan, John Smyth and Patrick Doyle a special mention for their friendship and for not being tempted to box me when they missed putts! Finally, a sincere thank you to all who participated in my Vice Captains Prize over the weekend.

Pat, Ger, John & I - the regular Sunday fourball.

 

 

1) Pin position on 8th. 2) Callum Dunne, first strokeplay competition. 3) Visitor & friend David Kearney.

RESULTS –  

17/7/16 ANDY DUNNE’S VICECAPTAINS PRIZE (Strokeplay)

1st Overall – Gary Colgan (19) 65 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Paul Jacob (8) 67 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Malcolm Kelly (11) 73 nett, 1st Cat 3 – John Doyle (14) 71 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Joe Healy (23) 73 nett.  Seniors – Bert Burke (4) 71 nett, Ladies – Mary Horan (30) 70 nett.

First Lady & possible Lanzarote final qualifier, Mary Horan Cat 4 winner, Joe Healy

14/7/16 THURSDAY OPEN (Stableford)

1st Jack O’Kelly Lynch (9) Mount Temple 39pts, 2nd James Quigley (18) Roscommon 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (0) 38pts, 3rd Paddy Egan (16) 35pts, Seniors – Sean Corbett (21) 37pts, Ladies – Veronica Coughlan (18) 35pts.

Thursday Open Lady winner, Veronica Coughlan

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

Next weekend on the Saturday afternoon we have our Lanzarote Grand Final but for anyone who has failed to qualify don’t forget that we will have a 13 hole re-entry on Saturday / Sunday which is Geraldine Coughlan’s’ Lady Captains Prize to the Men’s’ Club. Check the timesheet for the various slots that are available.

Please note that for weekend competitions last players out on a Sunday will be at 4pm. This allows us to get the results sorted and published at a reasonable hour.

The Thursday Open for Ladies & Gents continues on the 21st July. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s.

LANZAROTE OPEN –

**ATTENTION** There are just 3 days left now to fill the remaining 12 spots in the Grand Final. We really have fantastic prizes on offer here and it’s worth mentioning again – 1st Prize Lanzarote apartment for a week inc. flights for 2, 2nd prize – A weekend inc. B&B plus golf in Faithlegg, Waterford, 3rd prize 1 night B&B plus golf in Tulfarris, Blessington, Co. Wicklow and just announced 4th prize – 1 night B&B plus golf in Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle, Co. Kerry.

1st 2nd

3rd 4th

 

Perhaps a few members who haven’t entered yet are waiting for a last minute big round in a bid to sneak in under the radar….

The final is on Saturday July 23rd and the draw for tee times will be posted on Wednesday night. If you have qualified and cannot make the final please notify us immediately. In the event of anyone being unavailable the next eligible person on the list in the month they qualified will be drafted in.

LADY CAPTAINS FINAL –

Our very best wishes go to Geraldine Coughlan who has her Lady Captains Final on Sunday 24th July. We are sure everyone will support her big day and please pop along to wisher her well. Geraldine does a tremendous amount of good work on behalf of the club.

Lady Captain, Geraldine Coughlan

TIDY UP –

Ahead of our aforementioned big events next weekend if you have an hour spare from 6.30pm on Tuesday. Pop down then to the clubhouse to help and all the better if you are handy with a brush or pruning shears!

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP –

We are launching a starter or return to golf package which is aimed at anyone who has not been a member of a golf club in the past 5 years. For €250 you get casual playing rights until December 31st. You will not be allowed to enter competitions and you will not have a GUI or LGUI handicap in this category. Please contact Anna O’Brien if you are interested.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2016 –

It’s been a while since we updated this but after scoring in 9 of the 11 events Jamal Sabir is out in front on 247pts. Jamie Colgan is next on 228pts with John Smyth 173pts, Tommy Digan 170pts and Willie Colgan 164pts completing the top 5. The highest new entry on the table is John Doyle in 106th with 34pts earned in today’s Vice Captains Prize and Andreas Dolan who got 2pts in it is the lowest new entry to the table in 156th place. As for me, after scoring in a couple of events I join Kevin Duffy & Benny Hanniffy in J55th on 66pts.  Still a long way to go in this one!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


BRITISH OPEN COMP - DAY 4

Our statisticians have been beavering away in Moate HQ and the final 'provisional' results are  -

1st - Dermot Sheehy (-28) Team : McIlroy, Mickelson, Holmes, Haas, Kjeldsen, Kaymer

2nd - Myah Kelly (-16) Team : McIlroy, Mickelson, Knox, Westwood, Sullivan, Kaymer.

3rd - John Naughton (-14) Team : Stenson, Reed, Knox, Cabrero Bello, Kjeldsen, Kaymer.

So barring a stewards enquiry this result should be finalised tomorrow and the winners will be contacted regarding their various winnings.

Dermot led from start to finish and the longer the tournament went on the further ahead he was stretching. At the other end of the table, David Coughlan on +105 pipped Frank Tone & Pat Dunne (both on +104) to the wooden spoon! I'm reasonably happy to have finished respecatbly in 19th having selected none of the winning team at all. For the record my picks were - D Johnson, Garcia, Knox, Westwood, Grillo & Jaidee.

All that remains then is to say congratulations to our winners, thank everyone who took part and a special thank you to the various members who sold tickets for the event. This really is an important fundraiser for us and we are very grateful to you all for participating. Roll on Royal Birkdale in July 2017!

 


BRITISH OPEN COMP - DAY 3

Dermot Sheehy's team on -24 has now extended his lead to 11 shots so barring a spectacular collapse somewhere along the way tomorrow you'd have to be fairly confident of being in the prize money at least. Of course 2nd placed John Strain on -13 will be rooting for his lads to keep the pressure on and he is hopeful that we'll have to go down to the bank on Monday to change some Euro to Dollars to send across to him in America. His wife Lisa has promised he can upgrade his trophy cabinet as the current one is a little worse for wear, not to mention hard to find! At least there is one Clara man figuring in the British Open shake up, sadly for his legion of fans it isnt Shane Lowry but it is our own John Naughton that keeps the Offaly flag flying with -12 in 3rd place.  

It's all change on the ladies front with Noeleen Fox on -7 in 5th place and our internationally capped Amy Farrell is in 10th on -2. I'm very grateful to a few of my friends who entered and it's nice to see Abbeyleix member Paul Monnelly in 19th on level par. You'll get nothing for 19th Paul but it's a respectable performance all the same. Another buddy of mine, David Kearney is in 28th on +2.

For the next category I've selected the leading person from the 36 qualifiers so far in our Lanzarote Open, Joe Ennis who might settle for being on +1 in the Grand Final next Saturday!

Final placings will be revealed after close of play in Troon tomorrow.

Toodle pip!

 

 

 


BRITISH OPEN COMP - DAY 2

Our leader on Day 1 was Dermot Sheehy on -23 and our leader on Day 2 is still Dermot Sheehy but he has improved to -28. His team is R. McIlroy, P. Mickelson, JB Holmes, B. Haas, S. Kjeldsen & M. Kaymer. Currently in 2nd place is John Naughton on -24 with his selection of H. Stenson, P. Reed, R. Knox, R Cabrero Bello and then he also has Kjeldsen & Kaymer. 3rd place John Strain includes P. Mickelson, B. Haas & M. Kaymer but then has 3 different picks in D Johnson, K Na & H English which really means this could go any way yet.

Shane Lowry's early elimination will have sank many teams but there were other high profile casualties like Casey, Wiesberger, Oosthuizen, Walker, Wood, Piercy, Fitzpatrick Horschel & Olesen who were all on plenty of teams. Anyone with more than one of that lot has been obliterated. Just ask bottom placed Frank Tone who had 5 of the above and is left with Jordan Spieth as his only playing representative. Dont worry Frank if Jordan can go about  120 under you'll be right back in the hunt!

The best of the ladies so far is Marie Keane on -14 in 8th place overall. In the battle of the Captains, Martin Horan has a commanding lead with his best team score of +7 easily holding off his lady counterpart Geraldine Coughlan whose best effort to date is on +27. The tussle between the Vice Captains is a little more competitive with Andy Dunne on -2 and Beth Dunne on +5. In the Presidential nomination battle a la Trump & Clinton, Carmel Carroll is heading that poll on +11 while Seamus Buckley trails on +25.

WILL DERMOT SHEEHY STICK THE PACE?

          CAN JOHN NAUGHTON GO ONE PLACE BETTER?

                  COULD ONE OF THE LADIES LEAPFROG THEM ALL?

 

Find out tomorrow night, same bat channel, same bat time.................

 

 

 


CLUB NOTES 10/7/16

We wish to thank everyone who braved the July weather to play over the weekend. Unfortunately it wasn’t the factor 50 we needed but the wet weather gear and umbrellas. Can someone please find a way to turn the tap off so we can have a summer!

Malcolm Kelly hitting to the 14th on Sunday.

You may have seen or heard me mention a time or two that we have a British Open Fantasy Golf competition on the go and I hope that everyone has been slaving away over their selections. Please get your entry form in to the clubhouse by Tuesday evening or complete your entry on line right here, right now…. http://www.moategolfclub.ie/britishopen.php Thanks to everyone who has supported this already and we hope a few more join in. €500 for 1st prize would be nice and there is €250 for 2nd with €100 for 3rd.

We’re very lucky to have such a talented IT man on our books, so well done and thanks to Padraig Keenan who took time off from being Jimmy the Greeks stunt double to come up with this online option for us.

RESULTS –  

10/7/16 GARDA PRIZE (Stableford)

1st Overall – Jamie Colgan (6) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Lee Scanlon (6) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Denis Cronin (13) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Tony Dunne (14) 36pts, 1st Cat 4 – Shane Nugent (19) 38pts, Seniors - Bert Burke (4) 37pts, Ladies - Mary Rohan (15) 34pts.

Ladies among the prizes this week, Eileen White & Mary Rohan.

7/7/16 THURSDAY OPEN (Stableford)

1st Sean G. Connell (19) 43pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (6) 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 34pts, 3rd Ger Coughlan (25) 38pts, Seniors – Denis Cronin (13) 36pts, Ladies – Eileen White (23) 29pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Next weekend (July 16th/17th) we have my Vice Captains Prize which I am really looking forward to and I hope that as many of you as possible will join me. I’ll try not to be too nasty with the pin positions!!

Please note that for weekend competitions last players out on a Sunday will be at 4pm. This allows us to get the results sorted and published at a reasonable hour.

The Thursday Open for Ladies & Gents continues on the 14th July. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s.

LANZAROTE OPEN - Just 12 spots in the Lanzarote Grand Final remain to be filled this month. The final is on Saturday July 23rd, so the last day for a qualification attempt is Wednesday July 20th. It’s important that those of who have qualified confirm their availability for the final before Wednesday 20th July. In the event of anyone being unavailable the next eligible person on the list in the month they qualified will be drafted in.

COURSE RANGERS – You may have spotted a few of us have been taking turns popping out on the buggy in the evenings lately. We love to see people out of an evening enjoying the course but please don’t be offended if we do a drive by to make sure you are a paid up member or a visitor with a tag.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 6th was sponsored by Anna O'Brien and Amy Farrell. The winner was Carmel Connolly (12) with 37 pts, 2nd Ann Ledwith (28) 37 pts and 3rd Veronica Colgan (15) also had 37 pts.

Ladies there is still time to try for a place in the final of the Lanxarote Competition as you have until the 20th of July to enter. The final will be held on Saturday 23rd July.

Our Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan's Prize will be played on Sunday 24th July so please keep that day free to play. Further information regarding draw times next week.


BRITISH OPEN COMPETITION

No matter what era your golfing heroes are from you can enjoy our fabulous British Open competition.

Only a few days left for the 2016 version of our British Open Fantasy Golf Challenge and it's even more accessible this year with an online payment / entry facility.

All you have to do is nominate one player from each section to form your team of 6 golfers. 1st Prize is a fantastic €500, 2nd prize €250 and 3rd prize €100.

You can enter here http://www.moategolfclub.ie/britishopen.php or get an entry form in the shop or from any committee member.

We would appreciate it very much if you can enter yourselves and pass this email on to anyone else in your contact lists that you think might be interested.

Let's make this one our biggest and best!!

Best of luck!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice Captain & P.R.O


LADIES CLUB

The Irish mixed foursomes team secured a win on Saturday in the quarter final of the competition. They now progress to the Leinster semi final which will be held in Royal Curragh Golf Club on Sunday 7th August. The team were Liam Galvin and Beth Dunne, Bert Burke and Mags Galvin, Willie Digan and Veronica Colgan, Tommy Digan and Vivienne Dunican and David and Veronica Coughlan. Managers Padraig Keenan and Marian Mullen. Congratulations to the team and thanks to Vivienne and David who came in as substitutes for Brendan Kehoe and Loreto Boland.

The Ladies Club Open competition on Saturday and Sunday was very well supported and we would like to thank all who entered.It was generously sponsored by Boutique Clodagh, Joe Digan and MLGC and thank them also. The winners on the day were Ladies 1st Mary Rose Coughlan, 2nd Geraldine Coughlan, Gross Carmel Connolly, Cat 1 Beth Dunne, Cat 2 Patricia Burke, Cat 3 Anne Healy, Front 9 Frances Mc Cormack and Back 9 Betty Behan. Gents 1st Tony Dunne, 2nd Sean Connell, Gross Tommy Digan, Cat 1 Patrick Lynam, Cat 2 Tosh Galvin, Cat 3 Liam Reynalds and Cat 4 Kevin Macken.

The weekly competition on Wednesday was the Garda Prize and was won by Carmel Connolly (12) with 39 pts. 2nd Loreto Boland (20) 38 pts and 3rd Veronica Colgan (15) 37 pts.

Lady Captain Geraldine wishes to thank all the ladies who played in her Away Day in Moate. Great golf and and as usual a lovely meal served by Pauric and his staff was enjlyed by all.

Ladies tickets for the British Open Competition can be bought form all members of the committee. Buy one and try your luck


CLUB NOTES

Another busy week of action at Moate GC. I hope you got to enjoy it.

RESULTS –  

3/7/16 Ladies & Gents Open sponsored by Clodagh Boutique, Joe Digan & Moate Ladies GC. (Stableford)

1st Overall – Tony Dunne (18) 44pts, 2nd Sean Connell (11) 43pts, Best Gross Tommy Digan (5) 35pts, 1st Cat 1 – Patrick Lynam (7) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Tosh Galvin (13) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Liam Reynolds (16) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Macken (26) 39pts.  

30/6/16 THURSDAY OPEN – 1st Padraig Corbett – Mount Temple (20) 39pts, 2nd Eamon Coughlan (5) 38pts, Low Gross – Emmet O’Neill - Delvin (5) 32pts, 3rd Gareth Burns – Co. Meath (21) 37pts.

LANZAROTE OPEN – June Qualifiers – Aidan Feeley, Loreto Boland, Michael Murray, Brendan Magee, Ann Magee, Beth Dunne, Veronica Colgan, Ray Lynam, Willie Colgan, Phil Behan, Eileen White, Andy Dunne.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Just 12 spots in the Lanzarote Grand Final remain to be filled this month. The final is on Saturday July 23rd, so the last day for a qualification attempt is Wednesday July 20th.

We’ll be in touch shortly with those who have qualified already to make sure they are taking up their place. In the event of anyone being unavailable the next eligible person on the list in the month they qualified will be drafted in.

Next weekend we have an ever popular members competition the ‘Garda Prize’.

Our Seniors Open is on Tuesday 5th and then on the 7th July we have our weekly Ladies & Gents Thursday Open. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s so please let competitors through as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

BRITISH OPEN – One of our most successful fundraising initiatives of recent years has been our ‘Fantasy Golf’ competition based on ‘The Open’. It’s great fun and entry really couldn’t be simpler, pick a player from 6 categories of the top 60 players in the world and depending on their performance at Royal Troon you could win €500.

This year we have an online entry facility too so you can even include your friends and relations overseas! Tickets are available from all committee members; the club shop or email me at andydunne11@hotmail.com for further details.

TEAM NEWS – Our Irish Mixed Foursomes team had a fantastic win over Delvin Castle to reach the Leinster semi-final which will be at Royal Curragh on 7th August or thereabouts. Well done to all involved.  

The home contingent, Veronica Coughlan, Marian Mullen (Co-Manager), Vivienne Dunican, David Coughlan & Tommy Digan.

Congrats to our Michael Moore Cup team who also march on with a great win over Longford last week. They are now in the quarter finals and will play at home v either Nenagh or Tullamore.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – The joint Ladies & Gents presentation on Sunday night was well attended and we thank all our sponsors who provided such wonderful prizes and support to the club.

Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan with......

1. Mary Rose Coughlan 2. Lady Vice Capt Beth Dunne 3. Patricia Burke 4. Kay Conlon 5. Betty Behan 6. Tony Dunne 7. Sean Connell 8. Tommy Digan 9. Tosh Galvin 10. Veronica Colgan 11. Mary Horan 12. Eleanor Fitzpatrick 13. Vivienne Dunican

Mens Captain Martin Horan with...............

 

1. Tony Dunne 2. Jamal Sabir 3. Sean G. Connell 4. Louis Cunningham 5. Liam Galvin 6. Trevor Hill 7. Cathal O'Rourke 8. Denis O'Donoghue 9. Jimmy Bradley 10. Eamon Connolly 11. Shane Tone 12. Bold Girl Kay & David Fleming 13. Kay & Rob Davidson 14. Kay & Finn Martin 15. Bold Girls pairing up - Kay & Veronica.

Mens Captain Martin Horan & sponsor Shane Maher with.....

1. Kevin Allen 2. David Fleming 3. Martin Heavin 4. Veronica Colgan (again!)

 

LADY CAPTAINS AWAY DAY – As promised a photo from the event Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan graciously hosted ‘away’ in Moate last weekend. Details of the fun are sketchy but it was a tremendous success. As per the list above a few ladies joined the ranks of Lanzarote finalists on the day!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


CLUB NOTES 26/6/2016

Well the dream is over for the boys in green despite a heroic effort against the French today. On the plus side both Westmeath and Offaly recorded wins in the other football code!

Plenty of action nearer home on the golfing front as usual and we wish to thank everyone who braved the miserable drizzly weather to play over the weekend. Well done to all our recent winners. With a bit of luck we’ll get another decent spell of weather soon. Failing that of course you could enter the Lanzarote Competition and work on having an excuse to crack open the factor 50 again.

RESULTS –  

26/6/16 Club Comp sponsored by SHANE MAHER t/a PETER GILLIVANS, MOATE (Stableford)

1st Overall - Kevin Allen (19) 39pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (6) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Malcolm Kelly (11) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – Martin Heavin (16) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Neil Hiney (19) 37pts, Seniors – Joe Ennis (12) 37pts, Ladies – Veronica Colgan (15) 33pts.  

Winner alright - Kevin Allen

23/6/16 THURSDAY OPEN – 1st Noel Mulligan (12) 41pts, 2nd Phil Behan (12) 40pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 36pts, 3rd Joan Heery, Mullingar (23) 39pts, Ladies – tbc, Seniors – tbc.

Lowest Gross in the Thursday Open - Jamal Sabir

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There are a few days left in the June qualifying period and we would very much appreciate it if every member can continue to publicise the LANZAROTE OPEN whenever you can. If every member can enter at least once and bring a visitor or two as well this will be a tremendous success for the club.

I’m not sure if we all realise just how valuable the prizes are – a week’s holiday in a gorgeous apartment in Lanzarote with flights included – surely this is one of the best prizes ever in Moate GC and it deserves more support. Remember, there are still 24 qualifying places up for grabs in the 23rd July final.

Just a few days left to enter for June....

 

Next weekend we have an open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents sponsored by the Moate Ladies Golf Club with a little help from Boutique Clodagh & Joe Digan. We thank them all for their continued support.

On the 30th June we have our weekly Ladies & Gents stableford Thursday Open. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s so please let competitors through as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

Please note that all players playing in any competition must enter on the computer BEFORE taking to the course. This is particularly important on the occasional time when the shop is not open. While we want as many as people as possible to play competitions on Sunday’s the last entries accepted will be 4hrs before sunrise as marked on the BRS system. Any entries made after this will not be included. 

TEAM NEWS – The Diageo Mixed Foursomes team lost out to Castlecomer on Saturday but had a good run this year so well done to all concerned and good luck to Castlecomer in the remainder of the competition.

Tosh & RonnieSean & PierceRay & Helen

 

The Michael Moore Cup team was in action today but unfortunately I have no news to hand on how that tie went.

We are in action again next week (Saturday July 2nd) in the Irish Mixed Foursomes v Delvin Castle in the regional quarter final so good luck to everyone involved there.

 

LADY CAPTAINS AWAY DAY – Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan had a novel idea and held her away day at home in Moate this year and I’m sure the ladies enjoyed themselves as they always do. I’ve been promised photos from the event which might just pop up here next weekend.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – The next joint Ladies & Gents presentation is scheduled for Sunday 3rd July at 9pm in the clubhouse and all prize winners with something to collect will be notified by text during the week. It is really important that everyone does their best to attend as a common courtesy to the club and more importantly to our sponsors who will attend on the night.

AND FINALLY……..Happy Birthday to our Captain, Martin Horan who I’m sure will be having some cake during the week!

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 22nd was for N.B.C.R.I. The winner was Mary Rose Coughlan (21) with 41 pts, 2nd was Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) with 37 pts and in 3rd was Eileen White (23) with 36 pts.

The Diageo Mixed Team unfortunately lost to Castlecomer on Saturday.

The Irish Mixed Forsomes team are out on Saturday 2nd July against Delvin Castle in the regional quarter final of the competition. We wish them the best of luck.

The ladies club are running the Open Weekend on Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd July. The competition is sponsored by Boutique Clodagh, Joe Digan & M.L.G.C. Booking is available on line. Presentation on the night at 9pm. Outstanding prizes for the month will also be presented.


CLUB NOTES 19/6/16

A little matter of watching Clara man Shane Lowry attempt to win the US Open until after 1am delayed our results and notes this week. Such a shame he couldn’t quite pull it off but I’m sure his day will come and he will eventually land a major. Fair play to him he did us all proud.

It was a weekend of two half’s all round really – the sun shone on Saturday not so on Sunday, in soccer we held Belgium scoreless for the first half then collapsed, in rugby we gave the South Africans the runaround in the first half then collapsed and not for the first time in wet and windy Moate my back 9 failed to live up to my front 9!

RESULTS –  

19/6/16 BOLD BOYS CORNER (Strokeplay)  

1st Neil Hiney (21) 67nett, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (7) 68nett, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (11) 70nett, 1st Cat 3 – Rob Davidson (17) 72nett, 1st Cat 4 – Adam Turley (19) 70 nett. Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (17) 72nett, Seniors – Finn Martin (26) 71nett.

1st Lady Eleanor Fitzpatrickwink

16/6/16 THURSDAY OPEN – 1st Jamal Sabir (1) 40pts, 2nd Christopher Cornally (10) 39pts, Low Gross – Bert Burke (4) 32pts, 3rd Michael Lynch Jnr (17) 39pts, Ladies – Vera Martin (Mullingar) (35) 34pts, Seniors – Kieran Heavin (7) 38pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – We would very much appreciate it if every member can continue to publicise the LANZAROTE OPEN whenever you can. If every member can enter at least once and bring a visitor or two as well this will be a tremendous success for the club. I’m not sure if we all realise just how valuable the prizes are – a week’s holiday in a gorgeous apartment in Lanzarote with flights included – surely this is one of the best prizes ever in Moate GC and it deserves more support. Remember, there are still 24 qualifying places up for grabs in the 23rd July final.

At the weekend we have a club stableford competition for Ladies & Gents sponsored by Shane Maher Butchers in Moate. We thank them for their continued support.

Please note that all players playing in any competition must enter on the computer BEFORE taking to the course. This is particularly important at odd times when the shop is not open. While we want as many as people as possible to play competitions on Sunday’s the last entries accepted will be 4hrs before sunrise as marked on the BRS system. Any entries made after this will not be included. 

On the 23rd June we have our weekly Ladies & Gents stableford Thursday Open. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s so please let competitors through as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

TEAM NEWS – The Irish Mixed Foursomes team had a Lazarus like recovery to win against Longford and reach the Leinster quarter finals. No surprise that Liam Galvin & Lady Vice Captain Beth Dunne were involved in a fight back from 4 down in the decisive away match. Well done to the team Mags Galvin, Bert Burke, Veronica Coughlan, Brendan Kehoe, Veronica Colgan, Eamon Coughlan, Beth Dunne, Liam Galvin, Loreto Boland, Tommy Digan and management duo Marian Mullen & Padraig Keenan.

The home players - Tommy, Brendan,  Bert, Mags, Loreto & Veronica with co-manager Marian. 

Our Senior Cup team suffered a narrow defeat at New Forest. Here's a few shots of them in action courtesy of Mens Captain Martin Horan.

Bert BurkeDavid CoughlanJamal Sabir

Willie DiganLiam Galvin

  

We are in action again very soon in the Diageo Mixed Foursomes and Michael Moore Cup so good luck to everyone involved there.

CONNAUGHT STROKEPLAY – We are told that Moate member Paul Coughlan played very well in the Connaught Strokeplay Championship at Athlone GC. Paul finished in 2nd place, beaten by just 1 shot after 72 holes.

To see more action from the event go to http://golffile.photoshelter.com/gallery/Connacht-Strokeplay-Championship-Rounds-3-4/G0000NwtaolJGgww/C0000h.X9TMscf_g

COURSE – Seeing as our course is looking immaculate at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve. I trust you all noticed our new flags and poles. Here are the pin positions on 1 & 2 last weekend. Some of the nicer ones I may add, whoever picked the one on the 8th is sadistic!!

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2016 - After the 'Bold Boys Corner' has been added in we have a new leader in Jamal Sabir on 130pts, Tommy Digan isnt far behind on 118pts closely followed by a Pierce Purcell pairing of Willie Ganly & Paddy Coyne on 117 & 115 resepectively. Jamie Colgan is next on 113pts. Interestingly the President Seamus Buckley leads the Captain Martin Horan 32-0 at the moment. With the wider number of competitions used in these rankings now it's great that more people are taking an interest in it and it's certainly a topic of conversation (ie source of slagging) in our fourball and why wouldnt it be when John Smyth is 6th on 108pts and Ger Coughlan is well up there on 89pts in 12th. Pat Doyle is due a big round (as long as it isnt raining devil) and will surely move up from 108th while I'm creeping towards mid table respectability in 72nd with 35pts!

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Aideen Jordan and Mary Carolan. The winners were 1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) with a 73 net. Anne Healy (32) also with a 73 net was runner up. The Australian Spoons competition was won by Mary Rohan and Mary Horan with a score of 38 pts. The Gross winners were Carmel Connolly and Ann Ledwith. Both pairs go forward to the Mid Leinster District Finals later in the year.
Some team news.
The Irish Mixed Foursomes team secured a good win over Longford which brings the team to the Leinster Quarter finals. The team were  Veronica Coughlan, Brendan Kehoe, Loreto Boland, Tommy Digan, Mags Galvin, Bert Burke, Veronica Colgan, Eamon Coughlan, Liam Galvin and Beth Dunne with managers Padraig Keenan and Marian Mullen. With 2 matches won at home and a loss at home and away it was down to the 2nd match away to decide the outcome. Thankfully Liam and Beth having been 4 down after 13 brought the match back to level after 18 holes and won on the 19th. Congratulations to all concerned. The ladies Senior Foursomes team of Geraldine Coughlan, Olive Costello, Sinead Healy, Carmel Connolly, Mary Rohan and Helen Kelly with manager Kathleen Conlon lost in a tight match against a team from Royal Curragh in Castle Barna.
Best of luck to the Diageo mixed foursomes team who meet Castlecomer on Saturday 28th next.
Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan's Away Day is on Sunday next and will be played in Moate. Tee time reserved from 2pm until 3.30pm. Ladies are asked to play in the Lanzarote Competition on the day. Meal afterwards in the club.
 Our Annual Open Weekend sponsored by Boutique Clodagh, Joe Digan and MLGC.  is on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd July. Booking on line is now available.


CLUB NOTES 12/6/16

Another busy week for us all in Moate Golf Club, plenty of activity at home in competitions and away in team events too. The course is in great shape and the recent rain won’t have done it any harm, just as long as it doesn’t stick around too long. Congratulations to the GB & Ireland Curtis Cup team on a fine victory in Dun Laoghaire. In other sports Ireland had 2 great wins in the rugby while Westmeath narrowly pipped Offaly in the SFC which I’m sure will lead to great debate during the week with our members from both counties. Next week Padraig Keenan and I will be hoping for a rare Wicklow win in the qualifiers, needless to say neither of us will be in the bookies looking for the odds on it!!

RESULTS –  

12/6/16 MICHAEL HORAN GOLF SHOPS

1st Ray Donoghue (15) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 40pts 1st Cat 2 – Eamon Connolly (11) 39pts 1st Cat 3 – David Mullen Snr (14) 38pts 1st Cat 4 – Shane Tone (24) 38pts. Ladies – Anne Magee (34) 38pts, Seniors – Brendan Magee (25) 38pts.

Husband and wife winners! Brendan & Anne Magee

 

9/6/16 THURSDAY OPEN – 1st Adam Turley (21) 42pts, 2nd Padraig Keenan (11) 40pts, Low Gross – Paul Coughlan (+3) 41pts, 3rd David Mullen Jnr (12) 38pts, Ladies – Vera Martin (Mullingar) (35) 38pts, Seniors – Paul Fogarty (7) 38pts.

Rising star Adam Turley

 

7/6/16 SENIORS OPEN – 1st George Garvey (9) 39pts.

Is this man really old enough to win a Seniors?????

6/6/16 SPECSAVERS OPEN

1st Andreas Dolan (26) 41pts, 2nd Michael Lynch jnr, Low Gross Jamal Sabir (1) 35pts, 3rd Jimmy Bradley (8) 40pts, Ladies – Mary Rohan (15) 36pts, Seniors – Padraig Shine (21) 37pts.

Specsavers Open Seniors Category winner Padraig Shine

5/6/16 T.A. DOLAN MEMORIAL CUP

1st – Tony Dunne (19) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (1) 40pts 1st Cat 2 – Trevor Hill (11) 39pts 1st Cat 3 – Denis O’Donoghue (17) 39pts 1st Cat 4 – Sean G. Connell (20) 40pts. Ladies – Anne Magee (34) 35pts, Seniors Frank Kiernan (15) 35pts.

The T.A. Dolan cup and other prizes -

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

Have you heard about the Lanzarote Open????

We would very much appreciate it if every member can continue to publicise the LANZAROTE OPEN whenever you can. If every member can enter at least once and bring a visitor or two as well this will be a tremendous success for the club. There are still 24 qualifying places up for grabs in the 23rd July final.

At the weekend we have a club competition for Ladies & Gents sponsored by a group of members known better as The Bold Boys Corner. We thank them for their continued support.

Please note that all players playing in competition must enter on the computer BEFORE taking to the course. This is particularly important at times when the shop is not open. While we want as many as people as possible to play competitions on Sunday’s the last entries accepted will be 4hrs before sunrise as marked on the BRS system. Any entries made after this will not be included.  

On the 16th June we have our weekly Ladies & Gents stableford Thursday Open. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s so please let competitors through as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

TEAM NEWS – Our interest in this year’s Jimmy Bruen & Pierce Purcell has come to an end after the respective qualifiers were held last Saturday at Moyvalley & Castle Barna respectively. As ‘player manager’ of the Pierce Purcell team I’d like to thank Paddy Coyne, Willie Ganly, Martin Horan, Seamus Buckley, JJ Colgan, John Henry, Ray Donoghue, Joe Ennis & Tommy Campbell for their efforts in representing the club. I wonder did any of the other teams have their Captain & President playing together as a pair?

Joe Ennis, Ray Donoghue, Seamus Buckley, JJ Colgan, Andy Dunne, Tommy Campbell & John Henry on Pierce Purcell duty.

Willie Ganly & Paddy Coyne missed photo as they were first up and Martin Horan was taking photo

We are in action again very soon in both Irish Mixed Foursomes and Diageo Mixed Foursomes so good luck to both teams there.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2016 – The latest table has been published and we are bang up to date so including this weekend’s competition the top 4 are Tommy Digan 118pts, Paddy Coyne 115pts, Phil Behan 108pts and John Smyth 102pts. This weekend’s winner Ray Donoghue moves up to 24th on 62pts. I got off the mark myself at last with 15pts and am in 103rd but there’s a lot of golf to be played yet so onwards and upwards!!

COURSE – Seeing as our course is looking immaculate at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

The 6th The 16th

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 8th June was kindly sponsored by Billy Burgoyne. The winners were 1st Vivienne Dunican (28) with 40 pts, 2nd Anne Healy (33) 39 pts and 3rd Kathleen Conlon (31) also with 39 pts.

Wednesday 15th sees 2 teams out in interclub matches. The Ladies Senior Foursomes team under the management of Kathleen Conlon play Tullamore in Castle Barna and The Irish Mixed Foursomes team under managers Padraig Keenan and Marian Mullen play Longford. We wish both teams the best of luck.

Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan's Away Day will be played at home in Moate this year. it is on Sunday 26th June. Geraldine hopes that ladies you will play in the Lanzarote competition on the day. Tee times are booked from 2pm - 3.30pm. Sheet up in locker room. Meal afterwords in the club.


CLUB NOTES 5/6/2016

We’ve been blessed with another fine weekend and we were busy Saturday & Sunday which is great to see. The course is in as good a condition as it’s ever been so we are really encouraging everyone to get using it and get friends, colleagues and relations down to enjoy while it’s looking so well. Maybe one of them will qualify for our Lanzarote Open, after a few attempts myself I’m wondering it would be better off to contact Ryanair directly or just keep plugging away!

As it’s a bank holiday weekend the results of the TA Dolan Memorial Cup are not available yet. 

The TA Dolan Memorial Cup and associated prizes. A superb display which drew admiring glances all day today!

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

At the weekend we have a Club Stableford for Ladies & Gents sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shops. Please support our competitions and of course the sponsors where possible. The Thursday Open is as always proving very popular and I’m sure this will be the case on the 9th June.    June qualifying for the Lanzarote Open is ongoing. If you havent played yet, please do and if you've played and havent qualified, please try again!

It could be you............................

TEAM NEWS – Despite an administrative hiccup which we won’t go any further on (other than to say Joe Martin will be reading the fine print from now on) our Moore Cup team had a fine win in the first round v Edenderry and now face Longford at the end of the month. Good luck for the remainder of the competition lads.

The Provincial Towns team lost to a strong Cill Dara side that has featured in the finals of this on 3 occasions recently. We wish them all the best for the remainder of the competition. Managers Martin Horan, Liam Galvin & stand in Andy Dunne wish to thank all the players for their commitment and effort and well done on getting through the first couple of rounds against stiff opposition. As us Liverpool supporters are often heard saying – maybe next year……

Tommy Conlon in action @ Cill Dara

On Saturday the 11th the Jimmy Bruen qualifiers are on in Moyvalley and on the same day the Pierce Purcell qualifier is on in Castle Barna. Both teams have been announced and we wish them both all the best of luck in qualifying.

COURSE – Seeing as our course is looking immaculate at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

 

 

Liam Galvin takes on the trees on 14th. Joe Creggy takes on a bunker, also on 14th.

The view of the 1st from the 19th!!The 15th

The 14th The 9th as was

Looking back up the 8th Gander's hole....

The bullring is looking well A patch of colour on the 6th

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesdat 1st was sponsored by Eileen White and Alison Couper. The winners were 1st Marie Dolan (33) 36 pts, 2nd Olive Costello (14) 36 pts and 3rd Beth Dunne (16) 35 pts.

I'm afraid the team news this is not good as our Intermediate Cup team, despite their best efforts bowed out to a strong Edenderry team. Hard luck ladies.

The Australian Spoons competition continues until Sunday 12th June. There is also still time to enter the Lanzarote Open Competition.


CLUB NOTES 1/6/2016

We had a fantastic weekend for our Scratch Cups and we are very appreciative for the generous sponsorship provided by Joe Digan of Spar Express in Moate and we also send him our condolences on the very recent death of his mother. The range of clubs represented over the weekend in the Senior, Intermediate, Junior & Minor makes very interesting reading and included Mount Juliet, Thurles, Rathcore, Connemara, Fota Island, Royal Dublin, Mullingar, Roscommon, Mount Temple, Athlone, Esker Hills, Summerhill, Galway, New Forest, Tuam, Galway Bay, Birr, Tuam and Castlebar. We hope they all enjoyed our course and will be back again.

We are halfway through the Lanzarote Competition and we now have 24 of the 48 qualifiers confirmed. Plenty of time to make the final with another 24 spots up for grabs over June and July. We would very much appreciate it if everyone can make an effort to play in it themselves. It would be even better if you can bring at least 1 visitor to play in it at some stage.

Thanks again to our sponsors, everyone who participated in competitions recently and of course well done to all our prize winners.  

 

1. Billy McGarry & Gavin Young (both Nenagh) with our own Paul Coughlan about to tee off in the Senior Scratch Cup.       2. Senior Scratch Cup winner - David Reddan Jnr (Nenagh) with Moate Mens Captain Martin Horan.      3. Gareth Mann (Tullamore) 2nd Nett Senior Scratch Cup.      4. Bert Burke, 2nd Gross Junior Scratch Cup.      5. Junior Scratch Cup winner Eamon Coughlan, after winning the Mount Temple equivalent a few weeks ago also Eamon may make some room on the mantelpiece!!        6. John Henry & Declan Mullen couldnt be seperated and are joint winners of the Intermediate Scratch Cup.         7. Joe Ennis receiving the Peter Hill Memorial Trophy from Trevor Hill.     8. Willie Colgan teeing off in Central Towns match.     9. Michael O'Hanlon teeing off in Central Towns match.     10. Ronnie McCormack & Tosh Galvin on Diageo Mixed Foursomes duty. I wonder who was doing the talking.....................  ;-)         11.   Sean Dunne & Pearse Corbett anxiously watching a downhill putt.       12. Willie Digan gives it some welly on the 3rd in the Junior Scratch Cup.   

RESULTS – 29th May 2016

Senior Scratch Cup – 1st Gross David Reddan Jnr (+1) Nenagh 146 gross, 1st Nett Eoghan O’Donovan (1) Craddockstown 149 nett, 2nd Gross Paul Coughlan (+2) 149 gross, 2nd nett Gareth Mann (1) Tullamore 152 nett.

Junior Scratch Cup – 1st Gross Eamon Coughlan (5) 71 gross, 1st Nett Austin Elliot (7) Rathcore 68 nett, 2nd Gross Bert Burke (4) 77 gross, 2nd Nett Conor Lynch (6) New Forest 71 nett.

Intermediate Scratch Cup – Tied 1st Gross Declan Mullen (10) & John Henry (15) 77 gross, 1st Nett Mick O’Hanlon (13) 69 nett, 2nd Nett Garry Dunne (13) Mount Temple 70 nett.

Minor Scratch Cup – 1st Gross Paddy Costello (19) 90 gross, 1st Nett Owen Higgins (20) 71 nett, 2nd Gross Billy Coughlan (18) 91 gross, 2nd Nett Adam Turley (24) 71 nett.

Thursday Open 26th May

1st Tommy Digan (6) 42pts, 2nd Jimmy Kassaris (11) 41pts, Low Gross Paul Coughlan (+2) 37pts, 3rd Eamon Coughlan (5) 39pts, Ladies 1st Geraldine Coughlan (14) 29pts, Seniors 1st Denis Cronin (12) 34 pts.

 

Husband & wife team bringing home the prizes! Eamon with Lady Captain Geraldine.

Seniors Open May 31st

1st Joe Ennis (12) 36pts

Seniors Open May 25th

1st Anne Magee (34) 38pts.

May Lanzarote Qualifiers – David Mullen, Paddy Martin, Eddie Hiney, Eamon Coughlan, Noel Mulligan, Willie Ganly, Andreas Dolan, Michael O’Hanlon, Tommy Conlon, Chris Cornally, Sean Dunne, Luke Mannerings.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

At the weekend we have the TA Dolan Memorial Trophy sponsored by Dolan’s Pharmacy and also on the Bank Holiday Monday after listening to membership feedback we have another Open Singles for Ladies & Gents kindly sponsored by Specsavers. Please support our competitions and of course the sponsors where possible.

The Thursday Open is as always proving very popular and we hope this continues to be the case on the 2nd June.      

TEAM NEWS – Well done to our Diageo Mixed Foursomes team who had a great victory over Birr and hard luck to our Central Towns team who lost 3-2 to Co. Meath. The Provincial Towns team is in action on Friday 3rd June away to Cill Dara and we wish them all the best.

COURSE – Seeing as our course is looking immaculate at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

MATCHPLAY – We realise they can be tricky to squeeze in but please ensure that your 1st round Club Matchplay and Scotch Foursomes Matchplay ties are completed ASAP.  The deadline was May 15th but I’m sure Jimmy might still allow a little bit of leniency. However, Round 2 should be nearing completion soon so if he has to start making phone calls elimination will follow!

 

And finally........wasnt it a good job I hadnt sneaked off to the golf in the K Club last week. An eagle eyed relative of Realtin's spotted Callum & I on TV and was quick enough to pop this up on Facebook!!

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Well done to the Diageo Mixed Foursomes Team who beat Birr on Saturday. The team were Kieran Heavin, Geraldine Coughlan, Tommy Rosney, Carmel Connolly, Ray Lynam, Betty Behan, Sean Dunne, Pearse Corbett, Tosh Galvin and Veronica Mc Cormack with managers Padraig Keenan and Marian Mullen. Having won one and lost one match both at home and in Birr it came down to the last match in Birr who were level after 16 holes but thankfully won the 17th and won the match on the 18th to give Moate the win.

Best of luck to the Intermediate Cup team who play Edenderry on Sunday 5th June.

The competition on Wednesday 25th was sponsored by Vivienne Dunican and Loreto Boland. The winners were 1st Olive Costello (14) 73 net, 2nd Eileen White (23) 73 net and 3rd Patricia Burke (23) 75 net.

Congratulations to Lisa O'Brien our Junior Girls Captain who was presented with her club jumper by Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan at the presentation on Sunday night.

Ladies there is still time to get partners to play in the Australian Spoons competition.

 

 


CLUB NOTES 22/5/2016

Congratulations to Rory McIlroy on winning the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. This was a truly fantastic performance and the manner in which he closed out the victory on 16 and 18 was particularly awesome. If that doesn’t have golfers young and old hurrying to the golf course to play I don’t know what will. I was there myself and spotted a few other Moate members on the day and I’m sure they all enjoyed it as much as I did.

On the home front we really need to continue promoting our Lanzarote Competition.  Men’s Captain Martin Horan was interviewed on Midlands 103FM’s sport and in his assured dulcet tones gave the competition a great plug altogether. We would very much appreciate it if everyone can make an effort to play in it themselves. It would be even better if you can bring at least 1 visitor to play in it at some stage.

Thanks to our sponsors, everyone who participated in competitions recently and of course well done to all our prize winners.  

RESULTS –

22/5/2016 O’Sullivan Insurances (Stableford)

1st Overall Liam Lynam (15) 40pts, Cat 1 – 1st Jamie Colgan (6) 36pts, Cat 2 – 1st   George Garvey (9) 38pts, Cat 3 – 1st John Gavin (18) 38pts, Cat 4 – 1st Gerard Coughlan (26) 38pts, Ladies – Anne Ledwith (28) 39pts and Seniors – Padraig Keenan (11) 37pts.

Cat 4 Winner Gerard Coughlan

19/5/2016 - Ladies & Gents Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Val Keogh (16) 36pts, 2nd Jack O’Kelly Lynch – Mt Temple (10) 36pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – This year we are having a Senior Scratch Cup to go along with our popular Junior, Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups on 28th / 29th May. The ‘Senior’ event for handicaps 0-3 will be over 36 holes on Sunday 29th and pre-booking / payment is essential for this section. Joe Digan of Spar Express in Moate is once again generously sponsoring these competitions and we are very grateful for his continued support.

The Thursday Open is proving very popular and we hope this continues to be the case on the 26th.      The Lanzarote Open singles stableford qualifier continues. Remember 12 get through to the final each month from April to July with the overall winner getting a holiday in Lanzarote. A fabulous 2nd prize has now been confirmed as a weekend for 2 (with evening meal & golf) at Faithlegg Hotel & Golf Club in Waterford.

TEAM NEWS – Well done to our Mixed Foursomes team who had a fine victory over Mullingar and hard luck to our Barton Shield team who failed to qualify for day 2 on a countback. Now don’t tell him I told you because we all know how shy he is but Liam Galvin performed absolute heroics this weekend playing for both of the aforementioned teams in the same day. Shhh! Keep it to yourselves now.  

(L) Liam Galvin & Eamon Coughlan & (R) Paul Coughlan & Jamie Colgan on Barton Shield duty.

Our Pierce Purcell team is well on the way to being assembled and I’m sure we’ll be primed for action in the qualifier at Castle Barna on Saturday June 11th. For those of you unfamiliar with this event it’s a 5 pair foursomes team with a combined minimum handicap of 27 while no individual can have been lower than 12 last year. I know John Smyth in particular is gutted that he misses out on selection by dipping to 11 briefly in 2015!

COURSE – Seeing as our course is looking fantastic at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

MATCHPLAY – We realise they can be tricky to squeeze in but please ensure that your 1st round Club Matchplay and Scotch Foursomes Matchplay ties are completed ASAP.  The deadline was May 15th but I’m sure Jimmy will allow a little bit of leniency. However, if he has to start making phone calls elimination will follow!

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – Next Sunday night at 8.00pm and all prize winners will be notified but of course you don’t have to be a prize winner to attend and show your appreciation to our sponsors, fellow members and visitors.

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsord by Ann Magee and Kathleen Leech. The winners were 1st: Mary Rose Coughlan (21) 36 pts, 2nd: Pearse Corbett (16) 35 pts and 3rd: Olive Costello (14) 33 pts.

Congratulations to the Senior Foursomes team of Carmel Connolly, Sinead Healy, Mary Rohan, Veronica Colgan, Geraldine Coughlan and Beth Dunne with manager Kathleen Conlon who beat an Edenderry team in Tullamore on Wednesday 18th.

Congratulations also to the Mixed Foursomes team who beat Mullingar on Saturday 21st. The team of Veronica Coughlan, Brendan Kehoe, Loreto Boland, Tommy Digan, Mags Galvin, Bert Burke, Veronica Colgan, Willie Digan, Beth Dunne and Liam Galvin with managers Marian Mullen and Padraig Keenan had a decisive win over the opposition. Having lost one match early in Mullingar they then went on the win all three matches in Moate and the second match in Mullingar.  

Commiserations however to our Revive Active Team who lost to Ballyhaunis on Sunday.

Best of luck to the Diageo Mixed Team who play Birr on Saturday next.

There will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes on Sunday next 29th May at 8pm.

Ladies you can play the Australian Spoons Competition any day except Wednesday up until Sunday 12th June.

If you have not already tried your luck to qualify for the final of the Lanzarote competition, you still have the rest of May, all of June and the beginning of July to do so. Please bring your golfing friends as they are more than welcome to play in the competition.

 


CLUB NOTES 15/5/2016

With all that superb sunshine and lush greenery for us to enjoy, what a glorious weekend it was. I hope you had a chance to enjoy it before the rain arrives back later in the week! We really need to continue promoting our Lanzarote Competition and we would very much appreciate it if everyone can make an effort to play in it themselves. It would be even better if you can bring at least 1 visitor to play in it at some stage.  

Ger Coughlan, Pat Doyle and John Smyth tackling the 14th in spectacular sunshine.

 

RESULTS –

15/5/2016 Peter Hill Memorial Trophy (Stableford)

1st Joe Ennis (14) 43pts, 2nd Paul Coughlan (+2) 41pts, Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 34pts, 3rd Tony Shine (9) 41pts, Ladies - Veronica Coughlan (18) 35pts and Seniors – Paddy Costello (20) 39pts.

12/5/2016 - Ladies & Gents Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Daniel O’Connor - Athlone (2) 38pts, 2nd Jack O’Kelly Lynch – Mt Temple (11) 37pts, Paul Coughlan (+2) 37pts, 3rd Peter O’Kelly Lynch – Mt Temple (11) 36pts, Ladies – Mary Rohan (14) 33pts and Seniors – John Smyth (14) 36pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The competition next weekend is an 18 hole club stableford sponsored by O’Sullivan Insurances.

The Thursday Open is proving very popular and we hope this continues to be the case on the 19th.      

The Lanzarote Open singles stableford qualifier continues. Remember 12 get through to the final each month from April to July with the overall winner getting a holiday in Lanzarote. A fabulous 2nd prize has now been confirmed as a weekend for 2 (with evening meal & golf) at Faithlegg Hotel & Golf Club in Waterford.

SCRATCH CUPS – This year we are having a Senior Scratch Cup to go along with our popular Junior, Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups on 28th / 29th May. The ‘Senior’ event for handicaps 0-3 will be over 36 holes on Sunday 29th and pre-booking / payment is essential for this section. Joe Digan of Spar Express in Moate is once again generously sponsoring these competitions and we are very grateful for his continued support.

TEAM NEWS – With an amazing 3 away wins included the Provincial Towns team had a fine 5-3 win (1 pair called in) over neighbours New Forest on Saturday. We will face Cill Dara GC (away) in round 3. Team manager Martin Horan & Liam Galvin’s stunt double (me) thank everyone on the team for their efforts and dedication on behalf of the club.

The Provincial Towns away contingent -

 

Our Junior Cup team gave qualification a good rattle on a very tough layout in Rathcore on Saturday and ultimately missed out on the semi finals by just 1 shot.

 

COURSE – Seeing as the course is looking fantastic at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

MATCHPLAY – We realise they can be tricky to squeeze in but please ensure that your 1st round Club Matchplay and Scotch Foursomes Matchplay ties are completed ASAP.

DINNY WHITE SHIELD – This was played for between Moate & Tullamore last Friday and team captain Ron Beattie led Moate to victory. Eileen White wishes to thank everyone who participated from both clubs.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 11th was sponsored by Vera Burgoyne and Theresa Duffy. The competition was V Par and the winner was Anne Healy (33) 1up, 2nd Carmel Connolly (12) level & 3rd Mags Galvin (22) - 1.

This coming week sees 3 of our teams out. On Wednesday 18th the Senior Foursomes Team under Kathleen Conlons management meet Edenderry in Tullamore. On Saturday 21st the Irish Mixed Foursomes team under managers Padraig Keenan & Marian Mullen meet Mullingar and on Sunday 22nd the Revive Active Team under manager Beth Dunne meet Ballyhaunis. We wish all three teams the best of luck. If any member has some free time there support would be more than welcome.

Ladies their is still time to get a good score in in the Lanzarote Competition to qualify to play in the final on 23rd July.


CLUB NOTES 8/5/2016

10/5/16 - Note - Fixtures Secretary Jimmy Kassaris would like to sincerely apologise to both Michael Gantley and Frank Kiernan over the results error at the weekend where Michael was named as Senior Category winner with 33pts while in fact Frank had 35pts and actually won the category.

 

A weekend of 2 halves weather wise saw just 14 take part in the weekend competition on a rainswept Saturday but this was bolstered by the sunshine drawing out over 100 on the Sunday. With a bit of luck the sunny spell will continue and people will continue to support our competitions in this positive way. I had a busy Sunday of two halves with a morning win in the Club Matchplay vs. Kevin Jordan which ended on the 19th after a titanic struggle of superb golf from the both us, (Not!) While my afternoon session didn’t go quite as well with a not so narrow Scotch Foursomes defeat for my son Callum & me against a strong pairing in Eamon Connolly & Johnny Mullally. I’d just like to say it was a pleasure playing with and against you all on such a glorious day and the course being in great condition helped too. The evening was rounded off nicely with a very successful joint Ladies & Gents presentation of prizes where Jimmy Kassaris interpretations of Irish surnames continue to amaze and entertain. Happy golfing!!

 

Miscellaneous pics from tonights presentation. Apologies for poorer quality of some, changing light and flashes from a rival paparazzi didnt help ;-)

 

Jimmy Kassaris aka Tubs wondering why Crockett didnt show up....

 

 

RESULTS –

8/5/2016 Ladies & Gents Open Stableford sponsored by John Galvin, Moate.

1st Enda Daly (2) Roscommon 39pts, 2nd Tony Shine (9) 39pts, Gross – Paul Coughlan (+1) 38pts, 3rd Denis Cronin (13) 39pts, Ladies - Veronica Colgan (15) 31pts and Seniors – FRANK KIERNAN (15) 35pts.

5/5/2016 - Ladies & Gents Thursday Open (Stableford)

1st Paddy Martin (13) 42pts, 2nd Christopher Cornally (11) 40pts, Gross – Jamal Sabir (+1) 39pts, 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 39pts, Ladies - Anne Magee (15) 36pts and Seniors – Joe Creggy (17) 36pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

The competition next weekend is the 2016 Peter Hill Memorial Trophy and Trevor Hill has generously confirmed that there will be additional prizes for – Nearest The Pin (on 4th), Longest Drive (on 18th), every eagle and as if that wasn’t enough there will also be an optional putting competition for charity on the practice green.

The Thursday Open is proving very popular and we hope this continues to be the case on the 12th.      

The Lanzarote Open singles stableford qualifier continues. Remember 12 get through to the final each month from April to July with the overall winner getting a holiday in Lanzarote. A fabulous 2nd prize has now been confirmed as a weekend for 2 (with evening meal & golf) at Faithlegg Hotel & Golf Club in Waterford.

SCRATCH CUPS – This year we are having a Senior Scratch Cup to go along with our popular Junior, Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups on 28th / 29th May. The ‘Senior’ event for handicaps 0-3 will be over 36 holes on Sunday 29th and pre-booking / payment is essential for this section.

COURSE – The greenkeepers have asked us to once again remind everyone of the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 4th was sponsored by Mary Egan and Mary Dolan. The winner was Pearse Corbett (15) with 34 pts, runner up Eileen White (23) also had 34 pts and in 3d place with 33 pts was Patricia Burke (23).

The Challenge Cup Team of Mary Horan, Mary Kerrigan, Anne Healy, Marie Dolan and Ann Magee under the management of Eileen White lost to Birr on Saturday 7th.

Ladies don't forget to try your luck on the golf course in the Lanzarote Competition. There is also a great 2nd prize of a Two Night stay of Bed and Breakfast for two people with Dinner on one night and a round of golf. There are also other great prizes. 

The Australian Spoons competition will run from Sunday 15th May until Sunday 12th June. See notice board for details. 


CLUB NOTES

TEAM NEWS - Congratulations to the Central Towns team who had a fine win over Glasson at the weekend. Paddy Martin, Gerry Somers, Joe Ennis, Willie Colgan and Mick O'Hanlon all contributed to a great team effort led by the management team of George Garvey & Jimmy Kassaris.

LANZAROTE QUALIFIERS - The April qualifiers are  Rory Minagh (7) 43pts, Sean Weldon (15) 40pts, Val Keogh (16) 40pts, Ray Joyce (14) 39pts, Sean Dunne (10) 38pts, George Garvey (8) 38pts, Paul Connellan (16) 38pts, Seamus Dolan (9) 38pts, Jimmy Kassaris (10) 38pts, Bert Burke (3) 37pts, Joe Ennis (14) 37pts and last but certainly not least for this month - Martin Horan (14) 36pts.

It is really important that every member backs this competition and publicises it as often as possible. The key thing will be to get visitors to the course and participating. The various committees will do their bit but without the support of the general membership, Ladies &  Gents, this will not be all it could be.

Even if every member played once and brought one other to play this competition it WILL be a massive success for YOUR CLUB. The May qualifying period is now open and we look forward to seeing you ALL out there striving to get that trip to Lanzarote!

Regards,

 

Andy

Vice Captain & P.R.O

 

 

 


LADIES CLUB

Wednesday 27th last saw the first Major of the year the Polly Buckley Memorial being played. Eileen Seery (31) with a 72 net was the winner, 2nd Eileen White (23) 73 net, 3rd Veronica Colgan (15) 73 net, Cat 1 Helen Kelly (13) 74 net, Cat 2 Vivienne Dunican (28) 76 net and Cat 3 Mary Allen (29) 80 net.

Unfortunately the Minor Cup Team of Eileen White, Vera Burgoyne, Pauline Farrell, Ann Ledwith and Dolores Moodley with Mary Kerrigan as manager were beaten by a team from Royal Curragh on Saturday 30th.

We wish the Challenge Cup Team under Eileen White's Management the best of luck on Saturday 7th next when the meet Birr.

Ladies there will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes including Winter/Sring League on Sunday next the 8th of May at 9pm.


200 REFUND DRAW

The €200 refund draw was held in the clubhouse this evening and Martin Horan drew out the lucky winner  - Alan Fitzpatrick.


CLUB NOTES 24/4/2016

It was certainly an exciting week here in Moate Golf Club with the new 8th green and 9th tee box being used in full competition for the first time. Thanks again to all volunteers who helped make this fantastic new addition to our course a reality. We will have some superb video footage on the website, twitter and Facebook later in the week. As if that wasn’t enough we had 2 excellent wins on the team front (see below) and a packed course from Friday to Sunday with Juniors, Societies, Sponsors and both team and singles competitions.

 

RESULTS –

24/4/2016 Ganly’s of Athlone Club Sub #1

1st Overall - Paul Fogarty (8) 67 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 72 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Phil Behan (12) 70 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Vincent Rickard (17) 68 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Padraig Shine (21) 71 nett. 1st seniors – John McManus (23) 72 nett. 1st Ladies – Mary Rohan (15) 70 nett.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

The competition next weekend is on Sunday May 1st & Monday May2nd and it’s an 18 hole stableford open to ladies & gents. We have a new sponsor this week, Eastern Electrical from Athlone and we’d appreciate it if you can give them your support when possible.

The Thursday Open on the 28th and our Lanzarote Open qualifier continues. Remember 12 get through to the final each month from April to July with the overall winner getting a holiday in Lanzarote.

Also listen out on Midlands 103 for our advertising campaign which has begun recently.  

TEAMS – PROVINCIAL TOWNS UPDATE

We had a fantastic 5-4 win over neighbours Mullingar GC on Saturday in the 1st Rd of the Provincial Towns Cup. Club Captain & Team Manager Martin Horan took Sean Egan, Kieran Lowry, Mal Kelly and Danny O’Connor away to battle in Mullingar and Danny won his match over there for us.

In Moate, George Digan led the way with a 6&5 win, and Mike Hiney battled back from 3 down to win on the 18th. Trevor Hill was beaten by Jim Thornton who had more than a little local knowledge having been a member here for years; Tosh Galvin dominated early on by winning 5 of the first 6 holes but didn’t kill his opponent off until the 16th. As results filtered through from Mullingar it became apparent that it all hinged on the final match in Moate. Johnny Foster did the club proud in drawing level on the 16th and holding his nerve with everyone watching to snatch a vital win on the 18th green. Commiserations to the Mullingar team who put up a good fight on the day and it really could have gone either way.

MIXED FOURSOMES – Well done also to the Mixed Foursomes team who beat Rathcore GC in the 2nd round. The team of Willie Digan and Veronica Colgan, Bert Burke and Mags Galvin, Liam Galvin and Beth Dunne, Brendan Keogh and Veronica Coughlan and Tommy Digan and Loreto Boland under managers Padraig Keenan and Marian Mullen won three matches away and one at home and were level in the final match on the 18th when called in.

JUNIORS NEWS –

Lisa O’Brien & David Fleming have been elected as Junior Captains for 2016 and we hope to see plenty of boys and girls taking to our fairways in the coming months. Our thanks to Moate Community School who sponsored the junior Competition last Friday afternoon. Well done to both our prize winners and competitors.

The Juniors!

 

Junior girls from Moate, Mullingar & Mount Temple with Lady captain Geraldine Coughlan & lady Vice Captain Beth Dunne last Friday.

 

COURSE – The greenkeepers have asked me to remind everyone of the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

My first time on new 8th in regulation, but I three putted.....

 

MEMBERSHIP DRAW– Unfortunately this draw for the €200 refund was not held at the recent meeting but it will be rearranged ASAP.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice Captain & P.R.O 


LADIES CLUB

Well its smiles all round in Moate this week following some great wins by a number of teams. On Monday 18th Moate beat near neighbours Mount Temple in the Revive Active Ladies Fourball competition. The team of Carmel Connolly and Eileen White, Mary Rohan and Breda Kelly, Veronica Colgan and Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Betty Behan and Veronica Mc Cormack and Pearse Corbett and Mags Galvin under manager Beth Dunne won three matches at home, lost one away and were 3 up in the last match away when called in. They will meet Ballyhaunis in the next round. On Saturday Moates Mixed Foursomes team had a very decisive win over Rathcore. The team of Willie Digan and Veronica Colgan, Bert Burke and Mags Galvin, Liam Galvin and Beth Dunne, Brendan Keogh and Veronica Coughlan and Tommy Digan and Loreto Boland under managers Padraig Keenan and Marian Mullen won three matches away and one at home and were level in the final match on the 18th when called in. Well done and congratulations to both teams and best of luck in the next rounds.

On Saturday 30th next we wish the Minor Cup team the best of luck when they meet a team from Royal Curragh.

Finally we can announce that the winners of the Winter/Spring League competition is the team of Helen Kelly, Mags Galvin and Mary Horan with the runners up being the team of Mary Rohan, Carmel Carroll and Marie Dolan.

The competition on Wednesday 20th last was won by Eileen White (23) with 37 pts, 2nd Beth Dunne (15) 36 pts and 3rd Alison Couper (26) also with 36 pts. The competition was sponsored by Mary Kerrigan and Mary Higgins.


CLUB NOTES

Results
Thursday Open: 1st: Shane Kelly (Ballinasloe - 5) 43pts, 2nd: Jimmy Bradley (8) - 43pts, Gross: Paul Coughlan (+2) - 38pts, 3rd: Danny O'Connor (11) - 42 pts, Seniors: Ollie Seery (15) - 40pts.
Three Person Rumble (Sponsored by the Cat and Bagpipes Golf Society): Owen Clyne (27), Martin O'Brien (13) & Michael Sheridan (18) - 87pts, Paddy O’Brien (12), Leonard Donaldson (21) & Michael Murray (18) - 84pts.

This Weeks Competition
The Lanzorote Holiday Open qualification continues this week with the top 12 April qualifiers taking their place in the final on 23rd July. There are only 12 days remaining to grab one of this months qualification places. There will be 12 qualifiers from each month (May, June and July- up to 20th July). The competition is re-entry, and play the course as set-up on the day.

The Thursday Open competition is again proving popular, with over 50 entries last week. Daylight now extends past 8.30 p.m., so why not come on down next Thursday to play the last (ever) competition on the old 8th Green/9th Teebox!!

Next weekend sees the first of the Club Sub Competitions (sponsored by Ganly's of Athlone), and as mentioned earlier, the new 8th Green/9th Teebox will be officially opened for this competition. This competition is also the first of twenty Golfer of the Year Competitions, watch out for the first update on the Web Site next weekend. In addition there is a Society on Saturday morning (9.30 - 12.30), as well as two team events Saturday afternoon (3.10 - 4.20), so the timesheet will be busy next weekend - book early to ensure your place.

The opening of the new holes is the culmination of months of work by the club, which included replacing the watering supply system to many parts of the course. Older members will remember the old 8th Green/9th Teebox as the 18th Green/1st Teebox, and will recall the drama and banter associated with them when the old clubhouse occupied that space. The new holes represent the ongoing development of the course, and will, no doubt, provide their own drama for many years to come. 

The Crozier Auto Parts Club Matchplay draw is now posted in the Locker Room, first rounds to be completed before Sunday 15th May, while the Scotch Foursomes matchplay is also happening.

Team Events
There was a dissapointing start to the team events this weekend when the Barton Cup and Duggan Cup squads were beaten by Longford and Mullingar, respectively. Next up are the Mixed Foursomes (v Rathcore) and the Provincial Towns (v Mullingar), both next Saturday afternoon. The committee would still be delighted to hear from any members who would be willing to represent the club on a team - there are still plenty of opportunities for all handicap levels. Contact any committee member or email the club (info@moategolfclub.ie) if you are interested.


LADIES CLUB

Well done and congratulations to the Intermediate Cup Team of Veronica Coughlan, Loreto Boland, Mags Galvin, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Betty Behan with Marian Mullen as manager who won their match against Delvin Castle on Sunday 17th. 

Best of luck to the Mixed Foursomes Team who play Rathcore on Saturday 23rd April next.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Mary Rose Coughlan and Mags Galvin. The winners were 1st Mary Rohan (15) 35 pts, 2nd Anne Egan (36) 35 pts and 3rd Alison Couper (26) also with 35 pts..

Ladies the competition for the Lanzarote prize has started. You can play any time between now and the 17th of July. Top 12 players each month will qualify for final on 23rd July. Try your best for a holiday in the sun..

Its been brought to the writers notice that if there are any eligible ladies who wish to play on a Tuesday they would be given a warm welcome by the Tuesday Club.


CLUB NOTES

Only a brief note this week thanks to the excitement of the Masters and some unexpected family committments. Thanks to everyone who played in the CROZIER AUTOPARTS Club Matchplay qualifier at the weekend. The draw for the knockout section is below. Please remember to advertise and promote the Lanzarote Holiday competition everywhere possible and get playing in it also!

Next weekends competition is an open 3 person rumble sponsored by the Cat & Bagpipes Golf society and I'm looking for playing partners laugh

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Vice Captain & P.R.O

 

 

DRAW FOR ‘CROZIER AUTOPARTS’ CLUB MATCHPLAY 2016       Deadline for 1st Round is May 15th

UPPER BRACKET

(1)   KEVIN JORDAN   vs.   (64)  ANDY DUNNE

(32)  IAN MAHER vs.  (33)  JJ GUINAN

(16)  TOMMY DIGAN     vs. (49) WILLIAM DIGAN

(17)  BENNY KILKENNY vs. (48) NOEL CURTIS

(8)    PJ MCCORMACK vs.  (57)  GEORGE GARVEY

(25)  PADRAIG SHINE   vs.   (40) LIAM LYNAM

(9)    ADRIAN HINEY   vs.  (56) JOHN NAUGHTON

(24)  LIAM GALVIN   vs.  (41)  SHANE MAHER

(4)    MICHAEL O’HANLON   vs.    (61) PADDY LYNAM

(29)   JIMMY KASSARIS    vs.   (36) MAL KELLY

(13)   PHIL BEHAN    vs.   (52) WILLIE COLGAN

(20)   RORY MINAGH   vs.   (45) TREVOR HILL

(5)     EDWARD DUNICAN vs.  (60) KEVIN DUFFY

(28)   OWEN HIGGINS    vs. (37) WILLIE GRENNAN

(12)   PAT O’BRIEN (ATH)   vs.    (53) MARTIN HORAN

(21)   JOE ENNIS   vs.   (44)  MICHAEL LYNCH JNR

LOWER BRACKET

(2)    MICHAEL GANTLEY   vs.    (63)  BRENDAN KEHOE

(31)   GER COUGHLAN   vs.   (34)  JASON BASTIC

(15)   DARREN ROSNEY   vs.   (50)  LEE SCANLON

(18)   BRENDAN MAGEE   vs.  (47)  SEAN EGAN

(7)     COLM FARRELL    vs.   (58)  JOE MARTIN

(26)   GABRIEL BUCKLEY   vs.   (39)  JOHN SMYTH

(10)   RAY DONOGHUE   vs.   (55)  PAT BYRNE

(23)   VINCENT RICKARD   vs.   (42)  BARRY CUFFE

(3)     TONY SHINE   vs.   (62)  PAUL JACOB

(30)   BERT BURKE   vs.   (35)  SEAN DUNNE

(14)   BILLY COUGHLAN   vs.   (51)  EAMON COUGHLAN

(19)   LIAM REYNOLDS   vs.   (46)  TERRY COUGHLAN

(6)     HUGH FLANAGAN   vs.   (59)  SEAMUS BUCKLEY

(27)   JOHN FOSTER   vs.   (38)  TOMMY CONLON

(11)   KIERAN HEAVIN   vs.   (54)  KEITH MURPHY

(22)   JIMMY BRADLEY   vs.   (43)  ADRIAN CONROY

 


LADIES CLUB

It was mixed fortunes for the ladies Inter club teams this week. On Saturday the Junior Cup team lost out to a team from Glasson, but on Sunday the Challenge Cup team under the management of Eileen White beat Portarlington. Following a win by Mary Horan on the 18th in Moate but with Kathleen Leech And Mary Kerrigan losing at home Moate needed to win both away matches. This they did. Ann Magee  and Marie Dolan won their matches on the 20th in Portarlington. Congratulations and well done to all concerned. 

On Sunday 17th next the Intermediate cup team under the management of Marian Mullen play Delvin Castle and on Monday 18th the Revive Active Team under Beth Dunnes management play Mount Temple. Best of luck to both teams.

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Maura Igoe and Marie Dolan. Vivienne Dunican (28) won with 37 pts and Mary Egan (20) was runner up with 31 pts. 

 

 


CLUB NOTES

I’m running a little bit late this week so apologies for that. We are really delighted at the numbers that turned out for the Dinny White Memorial. We thank the sponsors ‘Friends of Dinny White’, everyone who participated and say well done to the prize winners. Despite the wet conditions the course held up pretty well and we hope that you enjoyed it anyway. I know I did as I was glad to be back on flatter terrain after venturing up the Wicklow mountains to tackle Glenmalure GC on Saturday with some friends there. I could have sworn I spotted Bear Grylls in the bushes near the 10th we were up so high!! I got soaked to the skin but it was worth it as I have managed to get some entries for our super Lanzarote holiday competition, details of which are below.

RESULTS –

3/4/2016 Dinny White Memorial

1st JJ Colgan (14) 40pts, 2nd Colm Farrell (11) 40pts, Low Gross Paul Coughlan (+2) 39pts, 3rd Niall Craven (7) Glasson 39pts, Ladies 1st Mary Egan (20) 31pts, Seniors 1st Willie Ganly (17) 39pts.

29/3/2016 Easter Weekend Club Competition

1st Eamon Coughlan (6) 41pts, 2nd Danny O’Connor (11) 41pts, Low Gross Paul Coughlan (+2) 37pts, 3rd Shane Maher (22) 40pts, Ladies 1st Beth Dunne (15) 37pts.

29/3/2016 ‘Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes’ Qualifier – The leading 4 pairs were A. Dolan & T. Brown 63, D. Kenny & S. Dunne 65.5, T. Digan & M. Kelly 67, J Foster & G. Burke 67. The draw for the1st Rd matchplay section is below these notes.

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

The competition next weekend is the Crozier Auto Parts Club Matchplay Qualifier. The top 64 competitors will go through to the knockout stages which will take place by various dates over the summer.

The first Thursday Open of the new season is on this Thursday 7th April so please start spreading the word around on that too.

As the new season progress at pace hopefully we’ll have an even busier couple of weeks in store helped by the launch of our Lanzarote Holiday competition. The main prizes have been very generously donated by Kathleen Leech and we are very appreciative of this gesture to the club.

Hopefully everyone will get behind the competition in not only entering themselves but in also encouraging visitors to come and play too. There will be lots of colourful posters available over the next four months so don’t be shy, please ask for one (in person or by email if you prefer) particularly if you have a noticeboard at work or in your locality where you can display it on behalf of your club. The committees are really putting a big effort into making this a success so it’s vital that we all get the word out to our golfing buddies and contacts. Also listen out on Midlands 103 for our advertising campaign which will begin shortly.

 

MEMBERSHIP DRAW– All members who paid up in full by March 31st will be included in the draw which will be held at the Management Meeting on 12th April. Remember one lucky member will get a cash refund of €200 Anyone who hasn’t got around to paying their subscription for 2016 is reminded to do so as soon as possible please.

TEAMS – FRED DALY UPDATE

Martin Horan reports that Friday 1st April was not a day for the feint hearted and he saw a valiant effort in ferocious weather from the five members of our Fred Daly Team. David Fleming, Kieran Hartnett, Daryl O'Brien, James Galvin and Gary Colgan faced near gale force winds, cold temperatures and sleety rain but still managed some fine golf and some good scores.
Kilcock is a fine track, setting a tough test with some tight driving holes and plenty of 'trouble' to be found. Unfortunately with the help of the gusting wind the trouble was all too easy find. On the day best performances came from Glasson and Mullingar Clubs and they progress to the next stage. Well done to them.
Well done also to GUI Leinster Branch and to the all at Kilcock GC who made us welcome and looked after us well. Finally thanks to Eamon Connolly for his help and support on the day.

BARTON CUP – We are preparing for an away tie with Longford on Saturday 16th of April. The team has been selected and players notified of their pairings. I’ll post it in the clubhouse in due course. When picking a team it’s always a balancing act and we often have an excess at one particular handicap and maybe a shortage at another. My thanks to those who have made themselves available to represent Moate GC and also to those I spoke to and either were unavailable or didn’t make the final selection for this match.  

SPONSORS –In addition to mentioning Kathleen Leech and her Lanzarote holiday prize again I’d like to thank M&W Catering (our very own Pauric Whelehan) and AB Oil, Moate who have kindly agreed to sponsor us once again this year. Their continued generous sponsorship is very much appreciated. Please give all our sponsors your support whenever possible. Believe it or not it is still possible to sponsor a 1 day competition for €