Another busy week in Moate GC. Thanks you to all our players and sponsors and well done to all the prize winners. Congratulations to our Jimmy Bruen team led by Captain George Garvey who qualified for the Leinster Quarter Finals. With Presidents Prizes up for grabs next weekend we send best wishes to our Presidents Marian Mullen & Ollie Seery. Also, see below for exciting details on an upcoming country music extravaganza which will blow your cotton picking guitar plucking socks off!
RESULTS – Vet Farm Supplies Open Singles 17/6/2018
1st Shane Maher (24) 44pts, 2nd Tosh Galvin (11) 42pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 34pts, 3rd Shane Tone (20) 40pts. Ladies – Ann Ledwith (26) 39pts.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 14/6/2018
1st Owen Higgins (16) 43pts, 2nd Adrian Hiney (6) 40pts, 3rd Shane Tone (20) 39pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 38pts.
PHOTO GALLERY – 1. The Jimmy Bruen squad at Mullingar GC. 2. Ray Donoghue in the bunker on 4th.
UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend is the Presidents Prizes for Marian Mullen (Sunday) and Ollie Seery. The qualifying for the Men’s Presidents Prize finishes at 12 on Sunday and the top 24 (including best gross) will fight it out over a further 9 holes at 5.30pm. On Thursday 21st June there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the June section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.
TEAMS – Pride of place this week goes to the Jimmy Bruen team who qualified for the Leinster Quarter Finals by coming through at Mullingar. They qualified in joint 1st place on the Saturday and then beat Esker Hills 3.5 / 1.5 in the final on the Sunday morning. The team led by Player Manager / Captain George Garvey included Eamon Coughlan, Neil Furey, Derek Daly, Tommy Digan, Sean Dunne, Barry Cuffe, Ray Lynam, Paul Jacob and Padraig Keenan. They will meet Hermitage GC who won the Castlewarden qualifier at a venue and date yet to be confirmed by the Leinster GUI.
COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT – We have some exciting news about a 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 (€30 on the night). We have a star studded line up for what is sure to be a sell-out show so when the tickets are released in the coming days I’d suggest you snap them up quick! Already confirmed to appear are Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, Simon Casey, The Sheerin Family, TR Dallas and Matt Leavy. Come along to the launch night in the clubhouse this Tuesday (19th) at 9pm.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – Eamon Coughlan continues in the lead on 251pts although Jamal Sabir has moved ominously into 2nd place with 239pts. Jamie Colgan is now 3rd on 238pts closely followed by Denis Cronin on 233pts and George Garvey completes the top 5 with 222pts. I’ve picked some of the tied groups for an honourable mention this week. Jonathan Crozier, Barry Cuffe, Dermot McGowan & Declan Murphy are T28 on 117pts. Neil Furey, Ray Lynam & Tony Shine share 38th on 108pts while Phil Behan, Richie O’Brien & Darren Rosney are T50 with 94pts. T65 on 80pts are Louis Cunningham, Noel Curtis & Ray Donoghue with Gabriel Buckley, David Lynch and Keith Murphy with 53pts in T87. A little further down is Danny Conlon, Derek Daly, Noel Dunne & Mick O’Brien sharing 100th position on 39pts while immediately behind them on 38pts is Kevin Allen, Sean Connell, Andreas Dolan & Philip Dully. T130 on 12 pts are Arthur Allen, Pat Malone & Willie Smith who are just ahead of Brendan Flattery, Kevin Macken & Jack Ryan who have 8pts and are T135. The final tied group we have are those on 2pts in T143, Patrick Flynn, Finn Martin & Seamus McCormack.
ANDY’S ARCHIVES – I have another few items from Irishnewspapersarchive.com for your perusal this week. 1. From 9/8/1994 Dinny White & Michael Power were playing in the Irish Close Championships with the likes of Gary Murphy and Padraig Harrington. 2. Dated 21/9/1998 a report on our Jimmy Bruen Shield win. 3. Next up 4/1/2002 Angela O’Shea of Carlow GC mentioned us in an interview. 4. From 17/6/2006 there is a report on some Ladies Matches. 5. And finally dated 23/1/2010 some info from our Men’s & Ladies AGM’s of that year.
Moate Golf Club
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