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Oliver Seery
George Garvey
Lady Captain
Loreto Boland
Lady President
Marian Mullen
Hon Secretary
Andy Dunne
Hon Treasurer
Sean Dunne
Anna O'Brien
e-mail: phone: 090 64 81271


10th July 2018

1st Cat 1 - Martin O'Brien (33pts), 2nd Cat 1 - Brian McGowan (32pts).

1st Cat 2 - Padraig Shine (34pts), 2nd Cat 2 - Mick Rabbitte (33pts).


The competition on Wednesday 4th July was generously sponsored by Fagan Foods. The winners were 1st Pearse Corbett (17) 39 pts, 2nd Mary Kerrigan (26) 39 pts and 3rd Anne Healy (31) 38 pts.

July 21st is the most important day in the ladies fixture list as it is Lady Captain Loreto Boland’s Prize Day. Draw times will be available next week.

The Granard Foursomes Competition can  be played until Sunday 22nd July.

Tickets for the British Open are now on sale from members of all committees and in the club shop.

The ‘Get into Golf’ sessions are ongoing on Tuesday or Wednesdays.

CLUB NOTES 8/7/2018

Thanks to Padraig Keenan for inserting the notes for me last week when I was over in Italy on an overdue break. It was nearly as warm as here in Ireland! At the moment we are all experiencing what it’s like to play links golf with the ground being so solid. I think the scores recently are reflecting the benefits of that extra bit of run on the ball. Although like the farmers we could do with some rain for the grass the greens were in tip top condition and credit to the greenkeeping staff and volunteers for that. As always thanks to all who participated in recent competitions, well done to all the prize winners and thanks again to our sponsors.  

RESULTS – Peter Hill Memorial Trophy 8/7/2018

1st Overall Billy Browne (25) 43pts, 1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (7) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Denis Cronin (13) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Denis O’Donoghue (17) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Michael Benny (24) 42pts. Ladies 1st – Beth Dunne (15) 40pts. Back 9 – David Lynch (13) 23pts, Longest Drive – Brendan Kehoe, Nearest the Pin – Martin Horan, Putting Contest – Eamon Coughlan 17 putts (on countback), Visitors Prize – Sean Duncan (25) Newbridge 39pts.

Club 500 (June 1st to 30th 2018)

1st Eileen Seery 32pts.

Tommy Conlon had the only ‘2’ of the month and scoops a hefty €51 for himself.

PHOTO GALLERY –  1. The Peter Hill Memorial Trophy 2. The 14th in glorious sunshine. 3. Mal Kelly on 13th. 4. Joe Ennis on 10th. 5. Jamie Colgan on 8th.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend it’s the Dinny White Memorial competition. This is a singles strokeplay event for Ladies & Gents and is of course held in honour of one of our most prestigious and legendary former members the much missed Dinny White. On Thursday 12th July we have the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the July section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes is in full swing.

BRITISH OPEN CHALLENGE 2018 – Russell Knox may have dramatically won the Irish Open in Ballyliffin, but it was too late to get him into the World Top 60 post US Open so he’s not included in the list of potential squad members for our British Open Challenge. It’s that time of year again and once again 1st prize is €500 with €250 for 2nd and €100 for 3rd. It costs €10 per team but if you plump to triple your chances with 3 teams you get them for the bargain price of €20.  Tickets are now available from all committee members and in the club shop and don’t forget you can even include far flung family, colleagues and friends by getting them to enter online at

TEAMS – Our Jimmy Bruen team were defeated in the Leinster Quarter Final by Hermitage GC in Royal Tara today after a bright start. Commiserations to Manager George Garvey, Ray Lynam & Neil Furey who were unavailable as well as stand in manager Sean Dunne and the team – Tosh Galvin, Barry Cuffe, Paul Jacob, Derek Daly, Eamon Coughlan, Liam Galvin, Michael Lynch Jnr, Keith Redmond, Tommy Digan & Padraig Keenan who as always represented the club superbly.

MIXED FOURSOMES – We would like to hold the draw for this after next Sunday so can we please consider this the final call for entries. We need more Ladies & Gents urgently so the list is in the shop please add your name, pay your fiver and await news of your partner!

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – Tickets are available for our country music concert which we are organising as a fundraiser in conjunction with Moate All Whites GAA Club. It will be held in Moate Community School on Thursday August 30th and tickets are €25 in advance and they are available online at, in our club shop, Don’s Bar, Gillivans Shop and also Marie’s Shop. We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so I’d suggest you snap them up quick! Confirmed to appear are Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy.

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – As usual I have another few items from for you this week. 27/2/1965 re AGM / Committee. 26/1/1987 Bert Burke in the Midland Senior Alliance prizes at Birr GC. 25/5/1968 Paddy Brady & PC Lynam were prize-winners at Castle GC. 20/9/1958 Not a golf item exactly but a pen pic of former member Johnny Cleary prior to the 1958 JFC Final between Ballymore and Coralstown. 17/8/1963 No prize winners but we’re told Moate members played in a Mixed Foursomes event in Roscommon GC.



Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O


Results for Tuesday July 3rd:

Category 1: 1st Noel O'Reilly - 41pts; 2nd Denis Donoghue - 35pts;
Category 2: 1st Tom Cuffe - 33pts (Back 9); 2nd Paddy Costello  - 33pts
Ladies: Mary McNeill - 25pts


Congratulations and well done to the Revive Active team who overcame a strong Mullingar Team on Tuesday 26th last. Playing at home Loreto Boland and Veronica Colgan won on the 17th, Betty Behan and Pearse Corbett won on the 13th and Geraldine Coughlan and Ann Ledwith won on the 18th. In Mullingar Beth Dunne and Eleanor lost on the 17th and Carmel Connolly and Dolores Moodley were 1 up when called in on the 18th. Managers are Marian Mullen and Betty Behan. The next match is against Roscommon in the District quarter final.

On Wednesday 27th the competition was sponsored by Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Amy Farrell. The winner was Ella Grennan (36) with 44 pts, 2nd Alison Couper (24) 40 pts and 3rd Mary Rohan (16) 37 pts.

Ladies a note for your Diary. Lady Captain Loreto Boland’s Lady Captains Day is on Saturday 21st July. Information regarding draw times will be given nearer the time.


Presidents' Prize
Congratulations to John Foster and Geraldine Coughlan, who won the Presidents' Prize (Ollie Seery and Marian Mullen) last weekend. This competition was a tremendous success and well done to Olllie, Marian and everyone involved who contributed to a great weekend at the club. It was a fitting tribute to the work carried out by Ollie and Marian over many years and we wish them well for the rest of their year.

Behans Country Market
This week's competition was sponsored by Behan's Country Market (Phil & Betty Behan) and the winner was Ron Beattie (24) with a wonderful score of 41pts. Cat 1 went to Brendan Kehoe (7) - 39pts, Cat 2: JJ Guinan (13)  - 39pts, Cat 3: Joe Mullen (13) - 40pts, Cat 4: Pauline Farrell (28) - 39pts, Ladies: Eileen Seery (32) - 39pts.
The Thursday Open Results were: 1st: Seamus Dolan (11) - 42 pts, 2nd: Gerry Hahessy (18) 41 pts and Eoin Murphy (26) 39 pts.

Next Weekend's Competitions
Next weekend's competition is the Peter Hill Memorial competition, which is a Singles Stableford event, sponsored by Trevor Hill and his family for which the club is extremely grateful. Trevor has been supporting this competition for many years and it is one of the most popular competitions on the calendar.

Other Competitions
Some members have been enquiring about the CLUB500 competition which is running throughout the summer. This is a 13-hole qualifier competition, with the best of your four cards used to qualify for a Grand Final in October of this year. There are two Prizes worth €500 each up for grabs which gives you a good chance of claiming €500 provided you can make the top 48 qualifiers. Please enquire in the shop the next time you are playing for full details.

Thursday Open
The Thursday Open is running throughout the year and, with the weather promised good for the next few weeks, it is an ideal opportunity to post a good weekday score. The long evenings mean it is possible to tee off after 5.00 pm and still have time to finish well before darkness.

British Open Golf Challenge
As usual, we are offering everyone the chance to win €500 on the result of the British Open. If your "Fantasy Team" of six players can beat everyone else, you can win win €500 in this year's British Open. For €10 you get odds of 50/1 and the result is based on your skill in selecting the six golfers who will do best in this year's British Open. Tickets are available in the shop and will be shortly available online at

All Star Country Concert
For fans of Country Music, Moate Golf Club (in association with Moate All Whites GAA) are proud to present an All Star Country Music Concert on Thursday 30th August 2018 in Moate Community School. Our own Ray Lynam, together with Philomena Begley, along with TR Dallas, Simon Casey, Matt Leavy, Carmel Sheerin, The Sheerin Family are guaranteed to present a memorable night of classic country.  Tickets are available locally and on the Moate Golf Club web site for €25 - please book early to avoid disappointment.


The results of the "Cyril Cleary trophy held on Tuesday June 26th 2018 were:

1. H Tobin 40pts B.9; 2. B. Flattery 40pts; 3. J Naughton 39pts B.6; 4. B Browne 39pts B.9; 5. E McNeill 39 pts; Front 9. V Cronnolly 22pts; Back 9. D O'Donoghue 19pts B.6

Mary  McNeill. 23pts


Sunday was a busy day in the club with both the ladies and gents Presidents Prizes taking place. Both presidents were delighted with the beautiful weather and the great turnout on the day. The ladies competition was run over 18 holes and the winners were as follows, 1st Geraldine Coughlan (16) 68 net, 2nd Loreto Boland (20) 70 net, Gross Carmel Connolly (13) 85 gross, 3rd Mary Kerrigan (28) 70 net, 4th Eileen Fagan (33) 70 net, Seniors Anne Healy (31) 72 net, Past Presidents Betty Behan (22) 73 net, Front 9 Theresa Cleary (29) 31.5 net, Back 9 Veronica Colgan (16) 37 net. This year the Get into Golf ladies featured with both Oonagh Jordan and Eleanor Stenson receiving prizes. Lisa O’Brien won the Juvenile prize and Ella Grennan was runner up. The Junior girls prize was won by Nadine Hamm and Erin O’Faolain was runner up. At the presentation both Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey congratulated presidents Marian Mullen and Ollie Seery on their day, complimented them on their array of prizes and thanked them for all the work they have done in the club over the years. Lady President Marian Mullen and President Ollie Seery then thanked all who had played, the course staff, Pauric and his catering staff for all their work. The prizes were then presented.

It was mixed fortunes for our teams this past week. On Thursday the Challenge Cup team lost to a strong Carlow team in the Heritage. However on Saturday 23rd the Junior Cup team of Helen Kelly, Sinead Healy, Veronica Colgan, Geraldine Coughlan and Carmel Connolly under manager Eileen White beat Athy in Castle Barna. Having won two matches and lost two it was down to a put on the 18th by Geraldine Coughlan that ensured success for Moate. This win ensures them a place in the District Semi Final. Well done and congratulations to all involved.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Betty Behan and Eileen Fagan. The winners were 1st Veronica Colgan (16) with 39 pts, 2nd Sinead Healy (14) 36 pts and 3rd Mary Allen (31) also with 36pts.


Tuesday Club – 19/6/2018


Cat 1

1st Michael O’Brien (35pts) b7

2nd Denis O’Donoghue (35pts)

3rd Aidan Maloney (34pts)


Cat 2

1st Padraig Shine (34pts)

2nd Declan Rooney (32pts)

3rd Kevin Lowry (31pts)



Mary McNeill (29pts)


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.