Sunday, November 21, 2021

Update 22 November 2021

WINTER LEAGUE - Weekend of November 14th/15th - 1st Terry Canning 40 points, 2nd Gerry Carty 38, 3rd Jimmy Dwyer 37.

MANAGEMENT AGM - The overall club AGM or "Management Committee AGM" takes place next Sunday the 28th of November at 5pm in the clubhouse. All members are welcome to attend.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

RESULTS - Sunday 8th November : 1st - Charlie O'Donnell 40 points, 2nd - Michael Reid 40, 3rd - Padraic O'Connell 40.

KING HARMON CUP - Best of luck to Lochlainn Conboy and Jason Beirne who are the 2 last men standing in the 2021 King Harmon Cup ( or the Sir Cecil Stafford King- Harmon Trophy to give it its rarely used full title). The cup has been competed for within the club for almost 100 years. Best of luck to Jason and Lochlainn in the final.

MENS' CLUB AGM - The AGM of the Mens' Club was held on Sunday 14/11/21. The following members were elected to the Mens' Committee for 2022 : Jonathan Egan, Brendan Gaffney, Lorcan Egan, Vincent Egan, Liam Mullaney, Terry Bright, Seamus Gallagher, Jim Mooney, Gerry Carty, Lochlainn Conboy.

TED HESTER COMPETITION - The competition and social event for Ted's 90th birthday that was due to be played next Saturday the 20th has been postponed til after Christmas.

MANAGEMENT AGM - The overall club AGM or " Management Committee AGM" is scheduled for 28/11/21 at 5 pm in the clubhouse. Motions to be discussed at an AGM must be with the respective Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting, as must nominations to the committees. Nominations must have a proposer and seconder and the person being nominated has to have consented.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Update 8th November

COMPETITIONS - The competition for the weekends of 30th October to 5th December is the Winter League. Best 2 aggregate scores to count, count back is based on next best 3rd and subsequent cards.

 RESULTS - Winter League Sunday 31/10/21 1st Pat Brogan 40 points, 2nd Owen Garvin 39, 3rd Lorcan Egan 38.

 AGMs -  The Mens' Club AGM takes place next Sunday November the 14th and the overall Club AGM (Management AGM) on Sunday the 28th, both meetings start at 5pm in the clubhouse. All male members are encouraged to attend the Mens' AGMs and all members the overall club AGM. Motions to be discussed at an AGM must be with the respective Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting, as must nominations to the committees. Nominations must have a proposer and seconder and the person being nominated has to have consented

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Update 31st October

 COMPETITIONS - The competition for the weekends of 30th October to 5th December inclusive is the Winter League. Best 2 aggregate scores to count, count back is based on next best 3rd and subsequent cards.

 

RESULTS - October Bank Holiday Shambles - 1st Lochlann Conboy, Michael McHale, Seán Purcell, Paddy McLoughlin.

2nd - David Wynne, Owen Garvin, Tony Garvin, Cillian Doyle.

3rd - Seán Heslin, John McGuinn, Lee McKillen, Jason Beirne.

 

CLUB DRAW - Recent winners in the clubs monthly fund-raising draw were - 1st Therese O’Daly, 2nd Liam Whyte, 3rd Paddy Nangle.

1st place gets 120 euro, 2nd and 3rd 60 apiece. Entry envelopes are available at the clubhouse noticeboard or you can set up a direct debit for 10 euro per month to the clubs bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.

 

AGMs - The Ladies’ Club AGM takes place on Sunday the 7th of November, the Mens Club AGM on the 14th and the overall Club AGM (Management AGM) on Sunday the 28th, all meetings start at 5pm in the clubhouse. Every member is encouraged to attend both their respective Mens’/Ladies’ AGMs and the overall club AGM. Motions to be discussed at an AGM must be with the respective Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting, as must nominations to the committees. Nominations must have a proposer and seconder and the person being nominated has to have consented. New nominations are welcome to any of the 3 committees.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Update 17th October

 KING HARMON QUALIFIERS - Well done to Brendan Gaffney won week 3 of the King Harmon qualifying rounds with 44 points, which was achieved with a 2 over par gross. Conor Hamill came 2nd with 42 points. Each player’s best 2 cards from the 3 weekends were used for qualifying purposes which resulted in a requirement of 74 points to qualify for the match play rounds ( as compared to 70 points in 2019 and 72 points last year). The match-ups for the quarter-finals are :

John McGuinn vs Jason Beirne

Conor Hamill vs Frank Flanagan

Brendan Gaffney vs Lochlann Conboy

Owen Garvin vs Seán Purcell.

AGMs - The Ladies’ Club AGM will take place on Sunday the 7th of November, the Mens Club AGM on the 14th and the overall Club AGM (Management AGM) on Sunday the 28th, all meetings start at 5pm in the clubhouse. Every member is encouraged to attend both their respective Mens’/Ladies’ AGMs and the overall club AGM. Motions to be discussed at an AGM must be with the respective Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting, as must nominations to the committees. Nominations must have a proposer and seconder and the person being nominated has to have consented. New nominations are welcome to any of the 3 committees.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Update 10th October

Golfer of the Year for 2021, Jason Beirne, receiving his trophy from Mens’ Captain Jonathan Egan


KING HARMON QUALIFIERS - Gabriel Lavin and Frank Flanagan put themselves in with a strong chance of qualification for the match play part of the King Harmon Cup in the first round. Both men had 42 points with Gabriel just edging it on countback. Lochlann Conboy came 3rd with 40 points. It was great to see some members from the Ladies’ club participate in the competition for the first time. The 2nd round was played on Sunday the 10th and the final qualifying round will be on the 17th, with the top 8 qualifying for the match play rounds ( not top 16 as stated elsewhere). A player’s best 2 cards from the 3 weekends are used for qualifying purposes.

 

AGMs - The Ladies’ Club AGM takes place on Sunday the 7th of November, the Mens Club AGM on the 14th and the overall Club AGM (Management AGM) on Sunday the 28th, all meetings start at 5pm in the clubhouse. Every member is encouraged to attend both their respective Mens’/Ladies’ AGMs and the overall club AGM. Motions to be discussed at an AGM must be with the respective Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting, as must nominations to the committees. Nominations must have a proposer and seconder and the person being nominated has to have consented. New nominations are welcome to any of the 3 committees.

 

SOCIAL - Given the curtailed social life within the club in the past 2 years, some members have expressed an interest in a social evening for members in the clubhouse in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We will be canvassing interest soon to get an idea of numbers.

 

CONDOLENCES - At the recent committee meeting condolences were expressed to the family of the late Mai Regan. Mai and her late husband Tommy were both keen members of the club for several decades. Condolences were also expressed to members Patti Dowd and Michael Simon on recent bereavements.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Update 26th September

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR - Congratulations to Jason Beirne who capped a recent run of form by claiming the Golfer of the Year title. It had been between Jason, Brendan Gaffney and Conor Hamill, but Jason was the winner of the final competition of the series, the 18 hole V Par played on Sunday the 26th of September. He had a fine score of +7, just beating Martin Daly’s +6. Pat Brogan was in third place with 2 up.

FIXTURES - Next Sunday’s Mens’ competition is the first of the 18 hole Stableford qualifiers to reach the matchplay  stage of the King Harmon Cup competition.

The Mens’ Thursday competitions have now concluded until next April.