Overview of Moate Golf Club
President
Kevin Lowry
Lady President
Helen Kelly
Captain
Jimmy Kassaris
Lady Captain
Eileen White
Hon Secretary
Andy Dunne
Hon Treasurer
Sean Dunne
Administrator
Anna O'Brien
e-mail: moategolfclub@eircom.netPhone: 090 64 81271

DRAW FOR CAPTAINS' DRIVE OUT (JIMMY KASSARIS & EILEEN WHITE)

The following is the Draw for the Captains Drive Out (Scramble) on Sunday 17th Nov 2019.
Please Check In before the formal Drive Out which takes place at 11.00 am.
Presenation (along with all outstanding Prizes) takes place at 4.00 pm.

HOLE

PLAYER

HC

PLAYER

HC

PLAYER

HC

PLAYER

HC

1

JIMMY KASSARIS

14

EILEEN WHITE

23

MARTIN HORAN

16

HELEN KELLY

11

1A

JOE CREGGY

17

BETTY BEHAN

21

TOMMY CONLON

12

MAGS GALVIN

21

2

BERT BURKE

5

SEAN DUNNE

11

PAT FOX

17

ELEANOR FITZPATRICK

22

3

PHIL BEHAN

12

JOHN SMYTH

13

VINCENT CRONOLLY

29

DARREN ROSNEY

11

4

RUBEN VELAZQUEZ

5

DECLAN MURPHY

12

RONNIE MCCORMACK

17

JOAN MOLLOY

42

4A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

MAL KELLY

13

PHILIP DULLY

23

PAUL BROWNE

26

CARMEL CONNOLLY

12

6

TONY SHINE

5

LIAM GALVIN

5

MICHAEL MURRAY

19

ANNE LEDWITH

27

7

MICHAEL LYNCH (ATH)

10

VIVIAN LYNAM

17

PADRAIG SHINE

18

NOELEEN FOX

21

8

BRENDAN DALY

8

WILLIE COLGAN 

12

EAMON GRENNAN

24

LIAM REYNOLDS

15

9

HUGH TOBIN

12

TOMMY CAMPBELL

17

WILLIE GANLY

16

SEAN CORBETT

22

10

SHANE KELLY

8

NOEL DUNNE

20

MICHAEL GALVIN

14

BREDA KELLY

22

10A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

KEITH REDMOND

8

PAT BYRNE

22

SEAN EGAN

14

 

 

12

RORY MINAGH

6

LIAM LYNAM

13

SEAMUS MCCORMACK

19

DOLORES MOODLEY

29

13

MICHAEL KELLY

9

PADDY COYNE

14

CHARLIE MCGRATH

21

CARMEL CARROLL

23

14

PADRAIG KEENAN

12

DENIS CRONIN

13

PAT DOYLE

17

PEARSE CORBETT

17

14A

GARY COLGAN

15

JOHN HENRY

13

PASCAL MACKEN 

21

 

 

15

JOE ENNIS

11

MICHAEL RABBITTE

25

JOHNNY MULLALLY

18

THERESA CLEARY

29

16

TOSH GALVIN

11

BENNY HANNIFFY

13

MICHAEL O'BRIEN

18

ELLA GRENNAN

21

17

MIKE HINEY

13

OLLIE SEERY

16

GER COUGHLAN

25

BETH DUNNE

15

18

DOM FITZPATRICK

6

ANDY DUNNE

15

KEVIN ALLEN

19

LORETO BOLAND

16

CLUB NOTES 10/11/19

The course is in good condition but the green keeping team need all our help to keep it that way and as conditions soften it is vitally important that everyone repairs their pitch marks and divots. Thanks to everyone who participated in all our competitions recently and well done to all the prize winners. A very special thank you to all our sponsors during the season.

RESULTS

Hugh Campbell Solicitors (Open Stableford) – 10/11/2019

1st Declan Murphy (12) 41pts, 2nd Gary Colgan (14) 39pts, 3rd Colm Farrell (8) 39pts.

Turkey’s Week 2 (13 hole Stableford) – 10/11/2019

Cat 1 – Bert Burke (4) 26pts, Cat 2 – Sean Dunne (11) 30pts, Cat 3 – Paddy Egan (14) 27pts, Cat 4 – Danny Conlon (23) 20pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a 5 club challenge over 13 holes on the Saturday and our Captains Drive Out on Sunday. Week 3 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 11th November to Sunday 17th November. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

QUIZ NIGHT – On Friday November 15th at 8.30pm we are having a table quiz in the clubhouse. Teams of 4 for €40 and we promise you’ll enjoy it if you come along!   

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The Drive Out Scramble for Eileen White & Jimmy Kassaris will take place on Sunday 17th November with a shotgun start @ 10.30am. Entry is €10 and the sheet is in the shop now so please get your name down as soon as possible as we hope to have the tee draw organised on Thursday night.  

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Qualifying has already started so now is the time to finalize your team of 5. While the scores to date have been added to the board in the shop the first league table will be available next weekend. If any team needs additional team members we will have a list of unattached but willing competitors in the shop. Entry forms are available in the shop.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – We have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of 2019 and your membership runs until February 2021. This might appeal to anyone returning after a gap of a few years or brand new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Congratulations to Jamie Colgan who is our 2019 Golfer of the Year finishing on 646.5pts. Jamal Sabir was next best on 632pts while Bert Burke secured 3rd place ahead of the strong finishing Declan Murphy and Paul Jacob rounds off the top 5. 217 players scored points with the final player to join the scoring ranks this time around being Eoin Ronaldson. My own fourball had a side bet which was easily won by John Smyth who had a great season finishing 14th overall, I was 53rd, Pat Doyle 109th and Ger Coughlan 132nd  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The 2nd outing for 2019/20 was in Longford on Sunday and the prizewinners there were – 1st Declan Murphy (Moate) 41pts, 2nd Paddy Coyne (Moate) 40pts, 3rd John O’Connor (Mount Temple) 39pts and 4th Martin Murray (Longford) 39pts. Moate is the venue for the Christmas outing on Sunday December 15th.  

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 3/11/2019

Considering all the rain that fell during the week we were very lucky that the course is in such good condition. However, the green keeping team need all our help to keep it that way and as conditions soften it is vitally important that everyone repairs their pitch marks and divots. Thanks to everyone who participated in all our competitions recently and well done to all the prize winners.

Thanks to Jamal Sabir for this pic of our Captain Jimmy Kassaris receiving the Dinny White Shield on behalf of the club after defeating Tullamore in the annual match recently.

RESULTS

AB OIL Club Hampers (Stableford) – 3/11/2019

Overall 1st – David Malynn (19) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jimmy Bradley (6) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Benny Greham (11) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Gary Colgan (14) 43pts, 1st Cat 4 – Michael Murray (19) 38pts, Ladies – Tracey Redmond (15) 40pts.

Keith Redmond in action on Saturday morning at the 2nd tee.

 

Turkey’s Week 1 (13 hole Stableford) – 3/11/2019

Cat 1 – Paul Jacob (6) 28pts, Cat 2 – Stephen O’Brien (10) 29pts, Cat 3 – Seamus Fagan (17) 28pts, Cat 4 – Declan Rooney (24) 29pts.

The 8th.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have our final 18 hole competition of the season kindly sponsored by Hugh Campbell Solicitors and it’s an open so spread the word and let’s get a few more visitors in. Week 2 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 4th November to Sunday 10th November. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

QUIZ NIGHT – On Friday November 15th at 8.30pm we are having a table quiz. Teams of 4 for €40 and we promise you’ll enjoy it if you come along!   

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The Drive Out Scramble for Eileen White & Jimmy Kassaris will take place on Sunday 17th November with a shotgun start @ 10.30am. Entry is €10 and the sheet is in the shop now so please get your name down.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – Qualifying has already started so now is the time to finalize your team of 5. If any team needs additional team members we will have a list of unattached but willing competitors in the shop. Finbar Fielding and Michael Murray got assigned to Team 10 today so anyone who hoped to avail of their services may look again! Elsewhere, there is at least one new team captain in place for this year as the Mens Secretary’s ‘teammates’ turned mutinous after years of threatening to do just that. While their former leader is invited to take up the 5th spot, candidates for the number 4 jersey will be interviewed during the week. I’ve heard the team is already performing extremely well under the new Jacobean regime! Entry forms are available in the shop.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – We have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of 2019 and your membership runs until February 2021. This might appeal to anyone returning after a gap of a few years or brand new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – At first glance it looked like Jamal Sabir still had an outside chance of overhauling our long time leader Jamie Colgan but the Club Matchplay points have now been allocated This puts Jamie 48pts clear and in an unassailable position. Bert Burke stays 3rd but Declan Murphy is making a late dash for the podium and Paul Jacob drops to 5th. An impressive 216 players have now scored GOTY points and this weekend youngster Eoin Gaffey is our solo new entry with 28pts. Random honorable mentions this week go to – Ray Lynam (15th), Billy McKnight (81st) and Andreas Dolan (206th).

Just another Sunday morning at the office!

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – In a change from the original advertised lineup the next outing is Longford on Sunday 10th November. Tee times available from 10-12. Moate will now be the venue for the Christmas outing on Sunday December 15th.  

ANDY'S ARCHIVE - First up this week we have the report on Dr. A. Hughes Captains prize in 17th October 1959's Westmeath Independent.

Next it's The Irish Press from 12/4/1982 and Dinny White got as far as Round 2 in the West of Ireland.

Here's a fixture list for Athlone Golf Club as per WM Ind of 15/9/1906.

and to finish up 2 pieces from May 1925 also from the WM Ind with news of a match between ourselves and Athlone GC.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Well done and congratulations to Ella Grennan who won the individual gross prize with 37 pts in the  Mid Leinster Schools championship in Birr on Friday 25th. Ella is wished the best of luck on Wednesday 30th when she represents the club in the ILGU All Ireland Junior Medal final in Seapoint golf club.

The competition on Wednesday last was over 13 holes and was sponsored by Martina Cunningham. The winners were 1st Joan Molloy (42) 29 pts, 2nd Carmel Coughlan (33) 26 pts and 3rd Tracey Redmond (15) 24 pts.

The annual Turkey competition and the Winter League competition will both start on November 1st.

There will be a Table Quiz in the club on Friday 15th November.

CLUB NOTES 27/10/2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in all our competitions recently and well done to the prize winners. Congratulations to junior member Ella Grennan who won the Junior Gross Prize in the Schools Championship in Birr last week. This coming week Ella is in the Final of the 2019 ILGU Junior Medal which will be played at Seapoint Golf Club on Wednesday 30th October. We all wish her the very best of luck!

 

Best wishes also go to our outgoing Mens Captain Jimmy Kassaris who turns 60 this week. His wife Antoinette and daughter Antonia caught Jimmy off guard by arranging a sneaky surprise party in the clubhouse on Saturday night and a good time was had by all. My song isn’t as original or as witty as Martin Horans was but…..Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mr. Captain……….  

Gosh darn it, I never suspected a thing.........................

 

RESULTS

Club Competition (Stableford) – 27/10/2019

Overall 1st – Declan Mullen (8) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Benny Greham (11) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Tommy Campbell (17) 37pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Allen (19) 37pts, Ladies – Tracey Redmond (15) 38pts.

Tracey Redmond on the 14th.

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 4) - 27/10/2019

1st Seamus Dolan (10) 30pts, 2nd Tommy Campbell (17) 29pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 24/10/2019

1st Seamus Dolan (10) 41pts, 2nd Tommy Conlon (12) 40pts.

ERIN KENNAWe had a fantastic turnout again in the final week of for our October charity 13 hole re-entry open competition. It was held to support the family of Erin Kenna. Lady Captain Eileen White (her Grand Aunt) is very appreciative of the support shown by members and visitors for a very worthy cause. Best wishes to Eileen, Erin and the whole family.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have our penultimate 18 hole competition of the season with the AB Oil sponsored Club Hampers up for grabs.  Week 1 of our annual Turkey 13 hole competition will run from Monday 28th October to Sunday 3rd November. Remember, anyone winning a prize is minus 2pts for the remainder of the turkey season.

A wintery morning.

QUIZ NIGHT – Friday November 15th is the date for our quiz so you still have a little bit of time to binge watch some Mastermind, The Chase or maybe a raid on the RTE Archives for some Quicksilver. Ah Bunny will ya stop the lights!   

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The Drive Out for Eileen White & Jimmy Kassaris will take place on Sunday 17th November. Entry is €10 and the sheet will be in the shop this week so get your name down for the scramble as early as you can.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms are available in the shop. The scoring system for the Final (which has been penciled in for Sunday 23rd February) will revert to the best 4 scores of the 5 team members counting rather than the ‘head to head fourball’ we tried in recent years.

The Cot & Cobble Golf Society were here at the weekend all the way from Ballina.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Jamie Colgan’s lead over Jamal Sabir at the top of the table was shaved again this week but by just 3pts. With only 2 counting competitions left Jamal still has it all to do to overhaul our long time leader. Bert Burke resumes scoring and stays 3rd while Paul Jacob is 4th and Declan Murphy breaks into the top 5. An amazing 215 players have now scored GOTY points and this weekend David Tone picks up a point and is our solo new entry. Random honorable mentions this week go to – Andrew Rafferty (72nd), Louis Cunningham (73rd) and a little further down Pat Costello (183rd).

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – In a change from the original advertised lineup the next outing has been changed to Longford on Sunday 10th November. Tee times available from 10-12. Moate will now be the venue for the Christmas outing on December 15th.  

ANDY'S ARCHIVE'S - Another 4 snippets from our illustrious past. First up is a result from the Westmeath Ind of 20/4/1973, followed by a result in the Westmeath Examiner of 3/5/1969 and next is  a win for our outgoing Lady Captain Eileen in Tullamore as per the Offaly Ind dated 7/10/1983. Finally we have Liam Cornally's second mention as organiser of the Carmelite past pupils golf outing as mentioned in the Westmeath Examiner 7/4/1990.

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Ladies the good news for the week is that we now have a Lady Vice Captain. Mags Galvin has agreed to take on the role. We wish her all the best for the remainder of this year and for 2020. Mags was previously Lady Captain in 2000.

The competition on Wednesday last was over 16 holes and was sponsored by Mags Galvin. The winners were 1st Carmel Coughlan (33) 35 pts, 2nd Helen Kelly (11) 34 pts and 3rd Theresa Duffy (38) 28 pts. Congratulations to Marianne Young who had a hole in one on the 2nd while playing the competition.

There was a great turnout of Past Captains and Past Lady Captains on Saturday. And enjoyable evening was had by all. Thanks to 2018 Captains George Garvey and Loreto Boland for organising the event.

CLUB NOTES 20/10/2019

We are so delighted with the support shown by members and visitors to our October charity 13 hole re-entry open competition. It is being held to support the family of little Erin Kenna who is bravely battling a rare form of leukemia. Her Grand Aunt Lady Captain Eileen White is very appreciative of the generosity of all taking part. We had a fantastic turnout again this week with 101 entries and I’m sure we’ll try our best to hit a similar number for the final week. 

Due to some technical difficulties with my computer there are no photos for this week but I'll try to sort that out midweek.

RESULTS

Master Stone Club Competition (Stableford) – 20/10/2019

Overall 1st – Stephen O’Brien (10) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (12) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 – Vivian Lynam (17) 35pts, 1st Cat 4 – Philip Dully (23) 35pts, Ladies – Ella Grennan (21) 35pts.

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 3) - 20/10/2019

1st Darren Rosney (11) 33pts, 2nd Declan Murphy (12) 31pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 17/10/2019

1st Seamus Dolan (10) 40pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have an as yet unsponsored club stableford but I believe protracted ‘Brexit like’ negotiations are ongoing! There is also an Open Singles on the Halloween Bank Holiday Monday 28th which is sponsored by Supermacs, Athlone.  Our final Thursday Open for the season (sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co) is on the 24th October. From Monday we have the final week of the Erin Kenna 13 hole weekly (re-entry) open competition.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms are available in the shop. The scoring system for the Final (which has been penciled in for Sunday 23rd February) will revert to the best 4 scores of the 5 team members counting rather than the ‘head to head fourball’ we tried in recent years.

PAST CAPTAINS OUTING – On Saturday 19th October our 2018 Captains George Garvey & Loreto Boland hosted the annual Past Captains 13 hole golf competition & dinner. There was a great turn out and the hot dinner was welcome after a round of golf in the chilly winter sunshine. The wine was won by Kevin Lowry & Dermot Kenny with 24pts each in the Mens Competition while Carmel Carroll (25pts) and Helen Kelly (22pts) took the honours in the Ladies section. 

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Jamie Colgan’s lead over Jamal Sabir at the top of the table was cut by 16pts but with only 3 competitions left is it all over bar the shouting? Bert Burke stays 3rd but Paul Jacob leapfrogs over George Garvey into 4th. An amazing 214 players have now scored GOTY points with Des McLoughlin our solo new entry. I was talking to Dermot Kenny yesterday and he's determined to join the list by the end of the season! Random honorable mentions this week go to – Liam Galvin (13th), Michael Murray (94th) and Mick Young (163rd).

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – 42 Alliance members played in the first outing today in New Forest GC and the results are: 1st John O’Connor (Mount Temple) 37pts, 2nd Paddy Coyne (Moate) 35pts, 3rd Declan Murphy (Moate) 34pts, 4th Martin Hafferty (New Forest) 33pts (b9). The next outing is here in Moate on Sunday 10th November.

QUIZ NIGHT – Friday November 15th is the new date for our quiz so you still have plenty of time to assemble a team of 4 and come join us in the clubhouse for a bit of brainteasing! 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club, Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 13/9/2019

Bert Burke & his new apprentice Eoin Murphy checking out some new equipment! (pic courtesy of Martin Horan)

We are delighted with the support shown by members and visitors to our October charity 13 hole re-entry competition. It is being held to support the family of little Erin Kenna who is bravely battling a rare form of leukemia. Her Grand Aunt Lady Captain Eileen White is very appreciative of the generosity of all taking part. We had a fantastic turnout this week with 119 entries and I’m sure we’ll try our best to do similar over the next 2 weeks. Finally, congratulations to Ferbane GAA and all our Ferbane members as their Senior Football team won the Offaly Senior Championship for the first time in 25 years.

RESULTS

Moate Meats Club Competition (Stableford) – 13/10/2019

Overall 1st – Adrian Hiney (4) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (6) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Willie Colgan (11) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Gary Colgan (14) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 - Noel Ryan (20) 39pts, Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) 30pts.

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 2) - 13/10/2019

1st Seamus Buckley (21) 31pts, 2nd Eamon Coughlan (7) 30pts (b9).

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 10/10/2019

1st Jimmy Kassaris (14) 36pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have the rescheduled club stableford sponsored by Master Stone / Andrew Rafferty and we hope the weather is better this time around! Remember that the hardy souls that ventured out on the Saturday when our Master Stone sponsored competition was abandoned, can either get a refund or free entry for the rescheduled date. We have only 2 Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. left for the season and the next one is on the 17th October. From Monday we have week 3 of the Erin Kenna 13 hole weekly (re-entry) competition.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms are available in the shop. The scoring system for the Final (which has been penciled in for Sunday 23rd February) will revert to the best 4 scores of the 5 team members counting rather than the ‘head to head fourball’ we tried in recent years.

PAST CAPTAINS OUTING – On Saturday 19th October there is the annual Past Captains 13 hole golf competition followed by dinner. This year’s event is hosted by our 2018 Captains George Garvey & Loreto Boland and I’m looking forward to togging out in the blazer again.

GALLERY - Gabriel Buckley, Darren Rosney, Ruben Velazques and Joe Ennis in action at the weekend.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

GOTY 2019 – Jamie Colgan kept an amazing sequence of scoring in 11 straight competitions to slightly stretch his lead over Jamal Sabir at the top of the table. Bert Burke holds on to 3rd spot with George Garvey next while Paul Jacob regained 5th spot. 213 players have now scored GOTY points with Mal Kelly & Martin Fleming joining them this week. Random honorable mentions this week go to – Willie Colgan 47th, Dermot McGowan 50th, Trevor Hill 65th, Danny Conlon 75th and Jimmy Dolan in 106th.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing is next Sunday in New Forest GC, with 10 am to 12 midday tee times available. For further details you can contact Paddy Coyne (085 2485177) or Eddie King, Alliance Captain (086 2235919).

QUIZ NIGHT – A new date will be announced shortly. November 9th is apparently unavailable due to a clash with another quiz locally. Watch this space for an update.

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Our last 18 hole competition was played last Wednesday. The competition was the Ladies Christmas Hamper which was again generously sponsored by Terry and Mary Rose Coughlan. The winners were 1st Sinead Healy (12) 39 pts, 2nd Vera Burgoyne (25) 37 pts, 3rd Carmel Connolly (12) 36 pts, Cat 1 Helen Kelly (11) 32 pts, Cat 2 Ella Grennan (21) 36 pts, Cat 3 Mary Allen (33) 34 pts and Cat 4 Joan Molloy (42) 32 pts.

This coming week sees the start of the 16 hole competitions.

CLUB NOTES 6/10/2019

Our weekend competition sponsored by Master Stone / Andrew Rafferty was a washout thanks to the rain following on after our little present from the Azores, Hurricane Lorenzo. Now if anyone from the Azores is reading we’d sure appreciate it if you could forward on some of that amazing sunshine you get instead. For the hardy souls that ventured out on Saturday you can either get a refund or free entry for the rescheduled date which is 19th & 20th October.

RESULTS

Erin Kenna 13 hole comp (Week 1) 6/10/2019

1st Michael Lynch (Ath) (10) 28pts (back 9), 2nd Sham Dolan (10) 28pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) – 3/10/2019

1st Michael Lynch (Ath) (10) 38pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a club stableford sponsored by one of our many really loyal sponsors local businesses Moate Meats. We have only 3 Thursday Opens sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. left for the season and the next one is on the 10th October. From Monday we have week 2 of the Erin Kenna 13 hole weekly (re-entry) competition.

WINTER LEAGUE 2019/2020 – As is traditional qualifying for this starts from 1st November so now is the time to start working on assembling your team of 5. Entry forms will be available in the shop.

ERIN KENNA – A huge thank you to all 39 who entered week 1 of the 13 hole Open re-entry competition we are running this month. Unfortunately the weather at the weekend deprived many of us of the chance of entering but there are 3 weeks left and I urge all members to support this very worthy cause. As mentioned last week, brave little Erin is battling leukemia and we are trying to supporting her family in a very small way by contributing towards their cause.

MEMBERSHIP DEAL 2019/2021 – Once again we have a very special offer where €550 gets you in for the rest of this year and your membership runs until February 2021. This might suit anyone returning after a gap of a few years or new members. Ask Anna in the shop for application forms.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The fixture list for this years Intermediate Alliance has been released and the venues are as follows: 20/10/19 New Forest, 17/11/19 Moate, 18/12/19 Longford, 12/1/20 Mullingar, 16/2/20 Athlone and 29/3/20 Glasson with 10 am to 12 midday tee times for all courses. For further details you can contact Paddy Coyne (085 2485177) or Eddie King (086 2235919) who is the Captain for the duration and we wish him well.

QUIZ NIGHT – Another date for your diaries, we hope to hold another quiz in the clubhouse on Friday 9th November. Suffice to say I’ll be binge watching The Chase, The Weakest Link and the like over the next few weeks for inspiration. If you’re lucky I’ll avoid University Challenge type questions! Further details will follow soon.

ANDY'S ARCHIVE  - Here's another few titbits from the rich history of our club. The first item (split in 2) is from the Offaly Ind. of 26/7/2002 and has given me a few threads to pull at as I continue to explore our past. 

2. WM Examiner 8/10/1966 - Scratch Cup. 3. Offaly Ind. 19/1/1929 and a hole in one for an Hon Sec. 

4. Irish Independent 21/6/2004 with a report on a dramatic Lady Capts Prize. 

5. Bert Burke featured in the Mullingar SC as per 18/8/1990 note. 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

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