Cups and Shields Draw 2020
The Jimmy Bruen Shield
Team Manager 2020: George Garvey & Tommy Conlon
Moate GC were Jimmy Bruen Shield All Ireland Champions in 1998. Clubs are represented by 5 foursomes teams, the minimum individual handicap being 5 and the minimum combined handicap 15 (lowest handicap in 2019). Qualification takes place in Rathcore GC on Saturday 23rd May 2020, with the semi-final/final on Sunday 245th May 2020.
The Pierce Purcell Shield
Team Manager 2020: Andy Dunne
Each team shall consist of 10 members, 5 pairs playing FOURSOMES off scratch. No player shall be eligible to compete whose playing handicap was less than 11 during the previous calendar year. The combined handicap of each pair, based on their lowest playing handicaps in the preceding year, shall not be less than 25. Qualification takes place in Mullingar GC on 16th May 2020, with Semi-Finals/Final on Sunday 17th May 2020.
The Junior Cup
Team Manager 2020:
Junior Cup teams are comprised of 5 players, each of whose playing handicap not less than 4 in the previous calendar year, playing off Scratch. Qualification for 2020 takes place in Mountrath on Saturday 6th June 2020, with the semi-final/final on Sunday 7th June 2020.
Team Manager 2020: George Garvey
All matches shall be played off scratch. The combined handicap of any pair shall not be lower than 14. The handicap applicable shall be deemed to be the lowest handicap held by a player in the preceding calendar year. First round is away to Mount Temple, to be played before Monday 13th April 2020.
Irish Mixed Foursomes
Team Manager 2020: Willie Smith & TBC
To be eligible to compete as a pair the combined handicaps shall not be lower than 19. If the combined handicaps of any pair exceed 27, the pair must play off 27. The 1st round is away to Mullingar, to be played before Sunday 5th April 2020
The Provincial Towns
Team Manager 2020: Mike Hiney /
Teams will consist of nine players, all matches to be played off scratch. Any player whose playing handicap was less than 9 during the previous calendar year is not eligible to compete. The first round is at home to Mullingar, to be played before Sunday 19th April 2020.
The Fred Perry Trophy
Team Manager 2020: Michael Kelly
This competition is for teams of 10 players who must be over 55 years of age. The first match is away to Esker Hills, to be played before Sun 26th April 2020.
The All Ireland Fourball
Team Manager 2020: Martin Horan
Each team consists of 10 members playing Four-Ball Match play. Playing handicap cannot be less than 15 in 2019, with a combined handicap of not less than 34. Players must be over 30 years of age and the first round is away to the winners of Tullamore/New Forest, before Sunday 19th April 2020.
The Duggan Cup
Team Manager 2020: Joe Mullen / Mike Hiney
Moate were Duggan Cup winners in 2000 and 2006. Rules: Players must be over 50 years of age, with 5 pairs playing foursomes, with a handicap limit for any player of 18 and the combined handicap of any pair not be lower than 20 or higher than 32.
The Michael Moore Trophy
Team Manager 2020: Sean Dunne
This competition is organised by Portarlington GC, and sponsored by Michael Moore Car Sales. Each team consists of 7 players, playing singles. Players must have a playing handicap of 19 or over on the 1st Jan 2020. Maximum playing handicap 24. Players must be 25 years of age or older on the 1st Jan 2020.
The Irish Boys Interclub Championship.
Team Manager 2020: Tosh Galvin
This competition is for Juniors (Under 18). Teams shall consist of at least three and up to five players. Qualification takes place Millicent Golf Club on Monday 27th July 2020,