A large number of Moate ladies took to the fairways in Glasson golf club on Sunday 15th in Lady Captain Eileen White's Away outing. Despite the continuous rain every who took part enjoyed the day, particularly the scramble format. Following the golf all enjoyed a meal, drinks and chat. The winners on the day were Noeleen Fox, Marie Keane and Nuala Downes with Helen Kelly, Mary Bouabbse and Pattie Costello in 2nd place.
The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Geraldine Coughlan and Marianne Young. the winners were 1st Ella Grennan (23) 42 pts, 2nd Noeleen Fox (21) 36 pts and 3rd Mary Rose Coughlan (20) also with 36 pts.
Some changes to take note of for those wishing to play in the nine hole competition on Wednesdays. Following the 2pm draw time players may make arrangements with others to play at whatever time suits them.
CLUB NOTES 15/9/2019
Another weekend over as we hurtle towards the dark evenings. We’d like to thank everyone who came out in the miserable drizzly rain on Sunday as well as those who played on the sunny Saturday of course. Congratulations to all the prize winners but particularly the overall winner in the Club Sub #2 (sponsored by Michael Hiney Construction) Bert Burke who shot a brilliant 1 under par off 4 to secure 1st prize. It’s interesting to note that 2 of the 5 prize winners played in the worst of the conditions so it isn’t always down to the weather!
One of these is a tough tackling, teak tough hard man, the other is former Irish soccer interantional Kevin Moran who paid us a visit on Friday last.
Club Sub #2 sponsored by Michael Hiney Construction (Strokeplay) – 15th September 2019
1st Overall – Bert Burke (4) 67 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 68 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (12) 74 nett, 1st Cat 3 – John Quinn (18) 73 nett, 1st Cat 4 – Enda Claffey (23) 68 nett, Ladies – Tracy Redmond (15) 86 nett.
Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay Final – 15th September 2019
Adrian Hiney (4) beat Keith Redmond (8).
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 12th September 2019
1st Ray Donoghue (14) 39pts, 2nd Danny Conlon (23) 39pts, 3rd Bert Burke (4) 36pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 35pts.
UPCOMING FIXTURES – We have a ‘V Par’ competition next weekend sponsored by The Tuesday Club. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on the 19th and will run to the end of October. We are now in the last couple of weeks of the 13 hole running competition known as the Club 500. Remember this event can be played every day. When the Club 500 finishes we will have a special charity event in the form of a 13 hole weekly re-entry competition for each week in October. More details will follow on this shortly.
CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY – In the final of this prestigious club competition today Adrian Hiney beat Keith Redmond. Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thanks to sponsor Jonathan Crozier of Crozier Autoparts. Fair play to Captain Jimmy for enforcing the deadlines, I’d say it’s the first time the final was played on time in years!
CLUB 500 – We have over the 48 players required with 4 qualifying rounds completed vying for the final line up on September 29th. The minimum score needed to qualify with 48th spot now at 98pts. Last week it was 96pts so it’s creeping up as we near the finish line. Last day for playing this will be Thursday 26th and the draw for final tee times will take place that night.
GOTY 2019 – After 25 events Jamie Colgan remains well clear at the top on 480.5pts with Jamal Sabir next on 401pts and Bert Burke’s win consolidates his position in 3rd on 400pts. There are now 210 players with points and Eamon McNeill is the solo new entry. A few random selections worthy of an honorable mention are Colm Coady (15th), Brendan Stanley (41st), Vincent Rickard (50th), Shane Nugent (63rd) and Vinny McCormack (101st).
Away day scramble winners - Marie Keane, Noleen Fox & Nuala Downes with Lady Captain Eileen White.
Away day scramble runners up - Mary Bouabbse, Helen Kelly & Patty Buckley with Lady Captain Eileen White.
Only time for 1 item this week and my thanks to Tommy Conlon for this photo of his Dad John (centre) with Syl Lynam (right) and a young PJ Grogan (left).
Moate Golf Club
Hon. Secretary & P.R.O
LADIES CLUB 9/9/2019
Congratulations to Lady President Helen Kelly on a very enjoyable and successful Presidents Prize Day. A large number of ladies took to the fairways hoping to win one of the gorgeous prizes Helen had selected. Following 18 holes and a 9 hole playoff the winner was declared. Veronica Mc Cormack took the coveted prize. Following the golf Lady President Helen was joined by her family, a large number of lady golfers and friends to celebrate with a beautiful meal served by Pauric and his staff. Before the prizes were presented President Kevin Lowry, Captain Jimmy Kasaris and Lady Captain Eileen White complimented Helen on her day, her prizes, her work in the club and her own standard of golf. Helen thanked everyone who had helped her prepare for the day in particular the ladies committee and Anna in the shop for all her help. She then presented her prizes. She was then presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers by the 2018 Lady President Marian Mullen. The Winners on the day were 1st Veronica Mc Cormack (18) 110 gross, 2nd Beth Dunne (15) 111.5 net, Gross Carmel Connolly (12) 130 gross, 3rd Ann Ledwith (27) 112.5 net, 4th Sinead Healy (12)114 net, 5th Marie Dolan (33)115.5 net, Past President Vera Burgoyne (25) 115.5 net, Seniors Mary Horan (26) 116 net, Leading Qualifier Joan Molloy (42) 77 net, S.I.G.s 1st Oonagh Jordan (38) 29 pts, Madeline Keneghan (54) 25 pts, G.I.G.s 1st Esther Hynes, 2nd Bernie Lennon, Junior 1st Ella Grennan (23) 24 pts, Juveniles Erin O’Faolain, Myah Kelly, Shona Brady, Sorcha O’Shaughnessy and Rachel Coughlan all received prizes. The mens 13 hole was won by Kevin Duffy (19) with 31 pts and Michael Galvin (14) was runner up with 29 pts.
Photos in main club notes below.
The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Eileen Seery and Veronica Mc Cormack. The winners were 1st Noeleen Fox (21) 35 pts, 2nd Carmel Coughlan (33) 32 pts and 3rd Mary Rose Coughlan (20) 32 pts.
There is still time to put your name on the list for Lady Captain Eileen Whites Away day to Glasson Golf Club on Sunday 15th next.
The 1st round of the Elvery trophy is now finished. The 2nd round is to be played by the 22nd of September.
CLUB NOTES 8/9/19
Congratulations to Helen Kelly on her Lady Presidents Day and the overall winner Veronica McCormack who was recording her 3rd Presidents victory. Well done to all the other prize winners too. I only went to the shops for milk and ended up caddying in the final playoff which was an interesting experience! Thanks also to Men’s Captain Jimmy Kassaris who hosted the Peter Kassaris Cup in memory of his Dad. As I said beforehand with a boobie prize on offer there’s always something to keep playing for in this competition and it turned out I was right as there was a great 3 way tussle for it. I lost on a countback!
As promised last week we’d like to thank the following golf clubs for generously providing green fee vouchers as prizes in our recent classic – The Heritage, Royal Curragh, Clontarf, Tullamore, Dungarvan, Stackstown, Tulfarris, Portumna, The Heath, Glasson, Athlone, Edenderry, New Forest, Esker Hills and Sutton. By all accounts both the wide selection of green fees on offer and the fantastic (as always) hampers from Seery’s Cash & Carry were very popular with the prize winners.
Peter Kassaris Cup (Strokeplay) – 8th September 2019
1st Overall - Darren Rosney (12) 65 nett, 1st Cat 1 – Jimmy Digan (7) 69 nett, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (9) 66 nett, 1st Cat 3 – Ollie Seery (17) 70 nett, 1st cat 4 – Michael Murphy (23) 67 nett, Ladies – Ella Grennan (23) 67 nett, Boobie Prize – Joe Mullen (13) 87 nett.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 5th September 2019
1st Darren Rosney (12) 37pts, 2nd Eoin Murphy (17) 37pts, 3rd Colin Dunne (21) Dunmurry Springs 36pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 34pts.
UPCOMING FIXTURES – We have the Club Sub #2 sponsored by Michael Hiney Construction which is an 18 hole strokeplay club competition. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on the 12th and we are now in the last month of the 13 hole running competition the Club 500. Remember this event can be played every day.
CLUB 500 – We now have over the 48 players required with 4 qualifying rounds completed vying for the final line up on September 29th. The minimum score needed to qualify is rising all the time with 48th spot now at 96pts. Last week it was 95pts.
GOTY 2019 – After 24 events Jamie Colgan is well clear at the top on 454.5pts with Jamal Sabir next on 387pts and Bert Burke in 3rd on 360pts. There are now 209 players with points and new entries this week are Michael Connolly, Tony Shine, Joe Casey & Thomas Lennon. A few random selections to mention are 68th Gary Colgan, 82nd Michael power, 88th Billy McKnight, 116th Dermot Horan and 148th Joe Mullen.
LADY PRESIDENTS PRIZE PHOTO GALLERY - (thanks to Geraldine Coughlan for the presentation photos)
Moate Golf Club
Hon. Secretary & P.R.O
We wish Lady President Helen Kelly a very enjoyable and successful day next Saturday 7th September for her Presidents prize day. The draw times on the day are 10am cat, 11am open and 12md cat. The competition is 18 hole stroke play with a 9 hole playoff at 4.30pm. There is a 13 hole competition for S.I.G.s and Juniors at 1pm and a 3 hole competition for G.I.G.s at 3.30pm. A 13 hole competition for men will also be held. See BRS for times. The presentation of prizes will follow the meal which will be served at 8.30pm.
The competition of Wednesday 28th was sponsored by Clara and Moate Credit Union. The winners were 1st Ella Grennan (24) 4 up, 2nd Marie Keane (30) 1 up and 3rd Vera Burgoyne (24) level. The 9 hole competition which was played for the 1st time was won by Madeline Keane (54) with 17 pts.
Lady Captain Eileen Whites Away outing to Glasson Golf Club is on Sunday 15th September. If you wish to go please put your name on the sheet on the notice board.
Well done to all involved with organising the classic and congratulations to all the winners.
CLUB NOTES 1/9/2019
We would like to thank everyone who participated in teams for our Annual Fundraising Classic this weekend (some even get double praise for playing on more than 1 team!) We also say a huge thank you to our many sponsors who included Michael Moore Car Sales, McCarthy’s Centra, Supermacs, Supervalu, Seery’s Cash & Carry, Dermot Kenny, Brian Melinn, Al’s of Moate, Flynn’s Funeral Directors, Cllr. Vinny McCormack, Moate All Whites GAA, Val Keogh, AB Oil, Specsavers Athlone, Joe Creggy, Nick Linnane & Co, Peadars Bar Moate, P. Egan’s Moate, News 4 U Moate. Your valued support is very much appreciated. Unfortunately I don’t have the full list to hand so rather than leaving someone out, I’ll mention all the clubs who kindly provided green fees as prizes in my next notes.
RESULTS – Moate Golf Club Classic – 1st September 2019
1st D. Rosney, P. Madden, G. Buckley, W. Colgan 100pts,
2nd P. Coyne, S. Weldon, N. Dunne, W. Ganly 93pts,
3rd R. Beattie, S. Flanagan, G. Odd, K. Grennan 91pts,
4th D. Buckley, B. Hanniffy, F. Egan, J. Henry 91pts,
5th W. Fleming, V. Colgan, J. Colgan, G. Colgan 91pts,
6th A. Dunne, G. Coughlan, J. Smyth, P. Doyle 90pts,
7th S. Fagan, M. Connolly, M. Murray, B. Magee 88pts,
8th N. Mulligan, G. Jordan, K. Macken, K. Jordan 88pts,
9th T. Cuffe, K. Lowry, M. Rabbitte, N. Curtis 87pts,
10th P. O'Brien, R. Minagh, H. Flanagan, D. Horan 87pts,
11th M. O'Hanlon, A. Rafferty, A. Conroy, C. Geraghty 87pts,
12th W. Smith, S. Healy, G. Byrne, J. Healy 87pts.
All Ladies team 1st – E. White, M. Egan, V. Burgoyne, A. Couper 86pts, Non GUI 1st - D. Gavin, A. Kelly, M. Stones, K. Murray 88pts.
Chipping Competition - 1st Derek Daly (22pts).
Classic Photo Gallery
Club 500 Monthly – August 31st 2019
1st Darren Rosney (12) 34pts.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 29th August 2019
1st Dean Kerrigan (13) 38pts, 2nd Jamal Sabir (+1) 37pts, 3rd Paul Browne (26) 36pts, Ladies – Ann Geoghegan (4) Athlone 31pts.
UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend Lady President Helen Kelly has her final and there is a 13 hole competition for the men included in the timesheet. Best of luck to Helen on her big day. On Sunday we have the Peter Kassaris Cup which is an 18 hole strokeplay club competition. Jimmy will tell you why it’s strokeplay if you ask! It’s a nice story. Our Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. continue on the 5th and we are now in the last month of the 13 hole running competition the Club 500. Remember this event can be played every day.
CLUB 500 – We now have over the 48 players required with 4 qualifying rounds completed vying for the final line up on September 29th. There is a new leader after a long unchanged period as Darren Rosney is now sitting on top of the pile. The lowest person with 4 rounds played so far now has 95pts so that target score to qualify is getting bigger all the time.
Andy's Archive – Another five snippets from my continuing trawl through the history pages. Starting with the Westmeath Independent of 22/5/1976 and our notes from that date had moved Delgany from Wicklow to Dublin but other than that they are pretty interesting!
2. Offaly Independent 12/11/1927 and a few Moate names among the attendees at a Tullamore GC dance. Maybe your ancestors were there.
3. No idea if our club pro at the time Joe Nangle is the photo but he's certainly mentioned in the scores. Irish Press 19/8/1942.
4. Results from Westmeath Ind 5/7/1952
5. and finally for this edition - 13/6/1980 Westmeath Ind and a few Moate members involved in the National Scotch Foursomes in Athlone GC.
Moate Golf Club
Hon. Secretary & P.R.O
CLUB NOTES 25/8/19
LADIES CLUB 18/8/2019
The Kathleen Kelly Memorial was the competition on Wednesday last and it was sponsored by Liam Galvin, Kathleen Conlon and Anna O'Brien. The winners were 1st Ann Ledwith (27) 73 net, 2nd Eleanor Fitzpatarick (22) 75 net, 3rd Veronica Colgan (15) 76 net,Cat 1 Veronica Mc Cormack (18) 77 net, Cat 2 Ella Grennan (24) 77 net, Cat 3 Mary Allen (32) 79 net and Cat 4 Martina Cunningham (37) 79 net.
Some dates for your diary. The Club Classic is on the weekend of 30th August - 1st September, Mrs Helen Kelly's Lady Presidents Prize is on Saturday 7th September and the Lady Captain' Away day to Glasson is on Sunday 15th September. Names now being taken on sheet on notice board for away day.
From Wednesday 28th August it will be possible to play a Nine hole competition which will be counting for handicap purposes. The rules for same will be displayed in the club house. This competition has proved to be popular in other clubs and is being brought in at the request of members.
The ladies wish Captain Jimmy Kassaris a very enjaoyable and successful Captains Prize day on Saturday next. There is a 13 hole competition for ladies tee time 12.40pm to 2.30 pm.
CLUB NOTES 18/8/2019
The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Veronica Colgan and Ann Magee. The winners were 1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 36 pts, 2nd Vera Burgoyne (25) 36 pts and 3rd Veronica Colgan (14) 33pts.
Thanks to Jonathan Crozier of Crozier Autoparts for generously sponsoring a 13 hole competition for our S.I.G.s on Sunday. The winners were 1st Madeline Keneghan 30 pts, 2nd Mary Cunniffe 28 pts and 3rd Lisa Kelly 27 pts.
The draw for the Elvery Trophy match play has been made. Due to the large entry some players will play in a prelimianary round. Priliminary round to be played by 27th August. Preliminary draw - Mary Horan V Helen Clarke, Kathleen Leech V Veronica Mc Cormack, Betty Behan V Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Marie Dolan V Mary Rose Coughlan. Full draw will be shown here after 27th August. Entry €5 on playing 1st match