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

MOATE GOLF CLUB NOTES 15/4/2018

We had no notes last week as I was otherwise occupied watching Patrick Reed hold his nerve to win The Masters in Augusta. As a consequence we have a bit of a backlog with results but I think I have everything listed below. We’d like to thank our recent sponsors and all who played in our competitions. Well done to all the prize-winners.

RESULTS – 

Open Singles sponsored by Pro Golf (Niall Martin) 15/4/2018

1st Darren Rosney (13) 45pts, 2nd Gerry Jordan (18) 40pts, Low Gross- Jamie Colgan (4) 32pts, 3rd Andrew Rafferty (12) 40pts, Ladies Beth Dunne (15) 39pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 12/4/2018

1st Christopher Cornally (8) Esker Hills 41pts, 2nd Darren Rosney (13) 40pts.

Captains Drive In Scramble – George Garvey & Loreto Boland 8/4/2018

1st Bert Burke, Daniel Garvey, Brendan Hanniffy, Beth Dunne (58.0), 2nd Tommy Digan, Noel Dunne, Gareth Cassidy, Ann Ledwith (58.5)

Club Competition sponsored by M & W Catering 7/4/2018

1st Declan Murphy (13) 42pts, 2nd Danny Conlon (23) 40pts, 3rd Paul Fogarty (8) 38pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 5/4/2018

1st Danny Conlon (23) 40pts, 2nd Ollie Seery (16) 37pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 28pts.

Open Singles sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate 2/4/2018

1st Tommy Conlon (11) 39pts.

Weekly 12 hole Club Comp – March 19 to 29 2018.

1st Phil Behan (12) 25pts, 2nd Andy Dunne (15) 25pts.

Prizewinners Gallery - In no particular order, here are some recent prize winners. 1. Gerry Jordan, 2. Tommy Conlon, 3. Daniel Garvey, Bert Burke & Beth Dunne (with Loreto & George), 4. Ann Ledwith, Tommy Digan & Noel Dunne (with Loreto & George), 5. Andy Dunne, 6. Phil Behan, 7. Paul Fogarty, 8. Ollie Seery, 9. Jamie Colgan, 10. Declan Murphy, 11. Darren Rosney, 12. Andrew Rafferty.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club stableford competition kindly sponsored by Master Stone (Andrew Rafferty). On Thursday 19th there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and as if that wasn’t enough the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

MEMBERSHIP – If you have not got around to paying your full membership subs as yet the Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now seriously overdue. Remember you cannot win a prize or represent us on a team if you have not paid up in full. 

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – Our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland was rescheduled for Sunday 8th April and despite the inclement weather there was a great turn out. We wish both our new Captains the very best for the rest of the season.   

Lady Captain Loreto Boland & Mens Captain George Garvey

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go commenced on 1st April and runs until 30th September.  Your best 4 cards will count towards qualification for the final on Saturday 13th October. Winner and runner up will choose either a €500 voucher for Michael Horans Golf Shops or €500 off your 2019 membership fee. There will also be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month and other prizes will be announced later. It is important to reiterate here that the ‘Club 500’ can only be played in addition to the existing competition or on any day there is no existing competition. You cannot for instance play in it instead of the Thursday Open on a Thursday. Players breaking this condition of the ‘Club 500’ competition as set by the committee will have their cards removed.  

MATCHPLAY LISTS – Final call for Scotch Foursomes and Club Matchplay. The list has been in the shop for several weeks. The draw will be conducted after next weekend.

TEAMS – We lost gallantly 3-2  to Esker Hills on Saturday in the 1st round of the Barton Cup and as Team Manager I would like to again thank Eamon Coughlan, Colm Farrell, Padraig Keenan, George Garvey, Michael Lynch Jnr, Derek Daly, Tommy Digan, Paddy Lynam, Ray Lynam, Paul Jacob and assistant manager Martin Horan for their efforts. Best of luck to Esker Hills in the remainder of the competition.

Barton Cup players hitting off on the 1st in Esker Hills - Paddy Lynam, Michael Lynch and Paul Jacob. Then we have Padraig Keenan / Tommy Digan and Eamon Coughlan / Derek Daly on 17th in Moate.

I believe the Provincial Towns team are in action next Saturday and the Mixed Foursomes are playing Tullamore on Sunday. Best of luck to both teams. I would appreciate it if any team managers who have items for inclusion in the notes would pass them on to me.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 random items of history from the local papers this week. 1. Westmeath Examiner 1/8/1959 is not Moate related but it is an interesting piece on Mullingar GC. 2. 24/6/1967 Michael Adamson wins the Moate Traders Prize. 3. 30/4/1988 Familiar names among the prizewinners in both the Artificers & Snowcream Dairies competitions. 4. 2/7/1999 Leitrim Observer - 1st & 2nd teams in the Leitrim GAA Classic held at Moate. 5. 24/9/2008 - Louis Cunningham was in the prizes at Abbeyleix GC.

 

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

The 'Get into Golf' taster night on Wednesday last was a great success. There was a great atmosphere around the club with the numerous ladies who turned up to see if they would like to participate in the course.. Justin from the CGI gave a small talk on what to expect during the 8 week course and Lady Captain Loreto Boland welcomed all who came. After some putting on the putting green refreshments were served in the bar. The course starts on Tuesday and will run for 8 weeks.

There is now a new facebook page for the ladies club. It is called Moate ladies golf news. Please share and like items you see on it.

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Theresa Cleary and Veronica Colgan. The winner was Alison Couper (25) with 35pts, Ann Magee (32) was runner up with 34 pts.

Best wishes to the Mixed Foursomes team who meetTullamore on Sunday 22nd next.

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey on hosting a very successful Captains Drive In. Despite the weather not being at its best, in fact it was very wet the course was completely full of members and some visitors to honour the very popular Captains. The winners of the scramble with a score of 58 were Bert Burke, Benny Hanniffy, Daniel Garvey and Beth Dunne. The runners up with a score of 58.5 were Tommy Digan, Gareth Cassidy, Noel Dunne and Ann Ledwith. At the presentation presidents Ollie Seery and Marian Mullen congratulated the Captains on their day and wished them well for their year. Both captains thanked everyone for playing, the course and catering staff and their committees for all their work congratulated the winners and presented them with their prizes. They concluded by wishing everyone an enjoyable years golf.

Well done to the Irish Mixed Foursomes team who by winning their 3 at home matches ensured that Moate progresses to the next round.

it is all systems go on Wednesday 11th April for the Get into Golf taster night in the club. All ladies who are interested in starting to play golf or who think they might like to but are unsure are more than welcome to come and meet us.  The Get into Golf is an 8 week programmer including lessons with a PGA golf professional and sessions on the course. Equipment is provided and refreshments will be served afterwards, Come and try your hand at golf in a fun and very friendly environment.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - 8TH APRIL 2018 - REVISED DRAW

I've tried to keep as close to the original draw as possible but there are some changes so please check which tee box you are now on. If you are still on the list and shouldnt be - or are not on it and you want to be please contact Anna ASAP.

******LATEST UPDATE********7/4/2018 @ 8PM

GOTY UPDATE

Captain George is at the head of the field so I thought I'd better put this up so he can mention it in his speech on Sunday!

Position Name C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 Total
1 Garvey, George 31 33 40 32   136
2 Colgan, Jamie 20 28 28 25   101
3 Coughlan, Eamon 37   37 22   96
4 Redmond, Keith 37   39 18   94
5 Cronin, Denis 29 29   35   93
6 Duffy, Kevin 38 40   3   81
7 Hiney, Adrian 30   23 27   80
8 O'Donoghue, Denis 18 31   31   80
9 Minagh, Rory 22   26 30   78
10 Dolan, Jimmy 39     37   76
11 Horan, Dermot 38   36     74
12 Doyle, John     34 38   72
13 Fitzpatrick, Dominick 9 35 25     69
14 Lynam, Liam 16   18 33   67
15 Rafferty, Andrew 14   32 20   66
16 Cassidy, Gareth 27 32   5   64
17 Ennis, Joe 22   16 26   64
18 Egan, Sean 34     29   63
19 Digan, Tommy 24     36   60
20 Sabir, Jamal 39   20     59
21 Johnston, Michael     14 40   54
22 Seery, Oliver 15 36       51
23 Doyle, Patrick 40     10   50
24 Dunne, Andy     11 39   50
25 Shine, Padraig 26   21     47
26 Curtis, Noel 11   35     46
27 Galvin, Liam 25 20       45
28 O'Brien, Paddy 28     16   44
29 Donoghue, Raymond 13   29     42
30 Lynch - Jnr, Michael 35     7   42
31 Rosney, Darren     38     38
32 Smyth, John 36         36
33 Grennan, Willie 17     17   34
34 Kelly, Malcom 34         34
35 Lynam, Ray       34   34
36 Browne, Billy 27   6     33
37 Burke, Bert 19   12 2   33
38 Farrell, Colm      33     33
39 Kenny, Dermot 33         33
40 Greham, Benny 32         32
41 Dolan, Andreas 7 24       31
42 Kehoe, Brendan 3   15 13   31
43 McGowan, Dermot     31     31
44 Kassaris, Jimmy 30         30
45 Nugent, Shane     30     30
46 Daly, Derek       28   28
47 Hiney, Mike     24 4   28
48 Connell, Sean G     27     27
49 Lynam, Patrick 5   22     27
50 Lennon, Aidan 26         26
51 Hanniffy, Brendan 6   19     25
52 Magee, Brendan 25         25
53 Tone, Shane 15   10     25
54 Stanley, Brendan       24   24
55 Connell, Sean 23         23
56 Daly, Brendan       23   23
57 Fleming, David 23         23
58 Behan, Phil 21         21
59 Cuffe, Barry       21   21
60 Murray, Michael 21         21
61 Furey, Neil       19   19
62 Murphy, Declan 19         19
63 Galvin, Tosh 18         18
64 Conlon, Tommy 17         17
65 Maher, Shane     17     17
66 Jordan, Kevin 16         16
67 Higgins, Jason       15   15
68 Cunningham, Louis       14   14
69 Jacob, Paul     13     13
70 Allen, Arthur       12   12
71 Keenan, Padraig 12         12
72 Fogarty, Paul       11   11
73 Byrne, Patrick 10         10
74 Heavin, Martin       9   9
75 Naughton, John     9     9
76 Browne, Bernard     8     8
77 Foster, John       8   8
78 McKnight, Billy 8         8
79 Mullen, Joe     7     7
80 Lynch, David       6   6
81 Henry, John      5     5
82 Costelloe, Tommy     4     4
83 Ryan, Jack 4         4
84 Dully, Philip     3     3
85 Coyne, Paddy 2         2
86 Mullen, David Snr     2     2
87 Jordan, Gerry     1     1
88 Keogh, Val 1         1
89 O'Hanlon, Michael       1   1

 

CLUB NOTES 1/4/2018

Calling all ladies – have you ever wondered what it would be like to give golf a try in a friendly non-judgemental environment? On Wednesday April 11th at 7pm here in Moate Golf Club we are delighted to be hosting a Ladies ‘Get Into Golf’ taster session in conjunction with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland. Following that evening is an 8 week beginners programme which includes – lessons with a PGA professional and activities with club members. For further details please call 086 6089084 or 090 648 1271. We look forward to seeing you there.

RESULTS – 

1/4/2018 – Club Stableford sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shops.

1st Overall – Michael Johnston (12) 46pts, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – John Doyle (13) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 Andy Dunne (15) 43pts, 1st Cat 4 – Willie Grennan (27) 35pts. Ladies – Ann Ledwith (28) 32pts. 

30/3/2018 – Good Friday Open sponsored by Dr Cuppaiges.

1st John Doyle (13) 41pts, 2nd Paul Gilligan – Athlone (8) 40pts, Low Gross – Michael Lynch jnr (8) 39pts, 3rd Andy Dunne (15) 39pts.

25/3/2018 – Club Stableford sponsored by MLS Labels & Printing.

1st Overall – George Garvey (8) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Keith Redmond (12) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 Shane Nugent (15) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot Horan (22) 40pts. Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 41pts. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – On Saturday 7th we have a Club ‘V Par’ competition kindly sponsored by MW Catering and the rescheduled Captains Drive in is on Sunday 8th. It’s that time of the year already and our very popular Thursday Open is back on the 5th and Nick Linnane & Co are sponsoring this again for 2018 and we are delighted with that. In addition to all of that the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

GALLERY - In no particular order here are some recent prizewinners.  1. Eamon Coughlan 2. Andy Dunne 3. Shane Nugent 4. Beth Dunne 5. Tommy Digan 6. John Doyle 7. Michael Lynch Jnr 8. Keith Redmond 9. Michael Johnston 10. Ann Ledwith

and to complete the set an action shot of Captain George Garvey. 

MEMBERSHIP – If you have not got around to paying your full membership subs as yet the Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now overdue. Remember you cannot win a prize or represent us on a team if you have not paid up in full. 

LADIES GET INTO GOLF PROGRAMME – Introduction evening on Wednesday 11th April at 7pm. Equipment provided. Bring a friend!

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – Our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland has been rescheduled for 1pm on Sunday 8th April. The revised tee listing is being kept as close as possible to the original one but please inform us ASAP if you are unable to play so we can take you off the list. 

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go commenced on 1st April and runs until 30th September.  Your best 4 cards will count towards qualification for the final on Saturday 13th October. Winner and runner up will choose either a €500 voucher for Michael Horans Golf Shops or €500 off your 2019 membership fee. There will also be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month and other prizes will be announced later.  

MATCHPLAY LISTS – We were asked to provide the entry lists in the shop for the Scotch Foursomes, Club & Scratch Matchplay competitions earlier than usual. The plan being to get them kicked off early and finished in summertime rather than October. This only works if people interested in playing sign up early. If everyone can do that soon we will organise the first round draws and get motoring on the matchplay front.  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 snippets from the past this week. 1. Westmeath Examiner piece from 22/3/1958 about Moate GC in a debating match. 2. Longford Leader item on Inny Golf Society which evidently had a lot of Moate members and indeed their next outing was scheduled for there. 3. Back to WME again on 20/7/1991 and a result from that years Open Week. 4. Another Open Week set of results from WME of 19/7/2003 and finally 5. A nice report in WME of 7/3/2009 on our Captains Drive in for Dermot Kenny & Carmel Scally.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Saturday 24th March saw the beginning of the Interclub matches for the ladies club. The Minor Cup team of Mags Galvin, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Betty Behan, Alison Couper and Vivienne Dunican played a team from Abbeyleix in Portarlington. At the end of ordinary play both teams had won and lost 2 matches each and after 18 holes the 5th match was all square. By then it was too dark to continue playing so it was decided to play the tie holes on Tuesday evening. A big thanks to Vivienne Dunican who on her return to Portarlington won the match on the 1st tied hole ensuring that Moate progresses to the 2nd round of the competition. Managers for the team are Marian Mullen and Mags Larrigy.

Moate Golf Club ladies are hosting a Get Into Golf course for ladies who think they might like to play golf or have played in the past and are unsure as to wheather they want to play again or not. An Information night and Taster Session will be held in the club on Wednesday 11th April at 7pm. Equipment will be provided, It is an 8 week programme in a fun and friendly environment including lessons with a P.G.A. golf professional. Come along on the night and bring a friend. For more information phone 0906481271 or email moategolfclub@eircom.net. Looking forward to seeing you on the night.

Competition results. The competition on Wednesday 21st March was sponsored by Helen Kelly. 1st prize was won by Sinead Healy (14) with 32 pts. The runner up was Lady Captain Loreto Boland (19) with 31 pts. The competition on Wednesday 28th was sponsored by Marianne Young. The winners were 1st Loreto Boland (19) 33 pts, 2nd Sinead Healy (14) 32 pts and 3rd Noeleen Fox (21) 31 pts. Wednesday next sees a return to the full 18 hole weekly competitions.

Unfortunately the Captains Drive In for Lady Captain Loreto Boland and Captain George Garvey was cancelled on the 18th March due to the terrible weather conditions. The Drive In will now take place on Sunday next 8th April. Please come and register by 1pm for a shotgun start at 1.30pm. We wish Loreto and George a very enjoyable day.

Best wishes to the Mixed Foursomes Team on Saturday 7th next when they play Mullingar.

CLUB NOTES 25/3/2018

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our quiz night on Friday. In an exciting finale Vinny McCormack, Jimmy McDermott with Anne & Paddy Egan emerged victorious as they defeated a strong Moate GAA outfit in a tiebreaker. We would like to thank the quizmaster Martin Horan, the answer sheet collectors and checkers Loreto Boland, Mary Horan and Betty Behan. Callum Dunne updated the spreadsheet display with the scores while I had helped set the questions which in itself was very enjoyable.

 Quizmaster Martin Horan and assistant Callum Dunne in action!

Winners Jimmy McDermott, Paddy Egan, Anne Egan & Vinny McCormack.

RESULTS –  19/3/2018 – Open Singles sponsored by Supermacs Athlone.

1st – Paul Jacob (7) 40pts, 2nd – Liam Galvin (6) 38pts, Low Gross - Jamal Sabir (1) 36pts, 3rd Pat Byrne (22) 38pts, Ladies – Veronica Colgan (16) 33pts.  

The ‘MLS Labels & Printing Systems’ result will follow during the week.  

Andrew Rafferty & Eamon Coughlan admiring Mal Kelly's swing on the 18th.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we are very busy with the Dr. Cuppaiges Open Singles on Good Friday, a Club Stableford competition kindly sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shops on Saturday / Sunday and we end the weekend with an Open Singles for ladies & gents sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate. We hope you can join us for some or all of them.   

MEMBERSHIP – If you have not got around to paying your full membership subs as yet the Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now overdue. Remember you cannot win a prize or represent us on a team if you have not paid up in full.  

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – Our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland has been rescheduled for 1pm on Sunday 8th April. If you are interested in playing please add your name to the list in the shop and if the new date doesn’t suit please advise so we can take you off the list.  

CLUB 500 – Commencing on 1st April and running to 30th September this is a 13 hole competition which can be played any day (or every day!) for just €5 a go. Your best 4 cards will count towards qualification for the final on Saturday 13th October. Winner and runner up will choose either a €500 voucher for Michael Horans Golf Shops or €500 off your 2019 membership fee. There will be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month and other prizes will be announced later.

TEAMS – Our first team outing of the year in the All-Ireland Fourball sadly ended in defeat to New Forest. Team managers Martin Horan & Tosh Galvin thank all who took part and wish New Forest well in the next round. I believe Irish Mixed Foursomes and Barton Cup ties are next on the horizon.  

Captain George Garvey with All Ireland Fourball team members Pat Doyle & Padraig Shine (Moate) and their New Forest opponents.

Keith Murphy & Andreas Dolan in All Ireland Fourball action.

GOLF INSURANCE - Is fast becoming a necessity rather than a luxury for all golfers and everyone in the club should consider taking out their own cover. Recent sponsors O’Sullivan Insurances have a great package on golf insurance. It only costs approximately €25 for the year and details are available in the club shop.  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – A good number of Moate members were visible at Headfort GC (New) on Sunday 25th March for Paddy Coyne’s Alliance Capt’s Prize. Declan Neville (Castle Barna) and Paddy himself were 1st and 2nd with 38pts and Tommy Conlon (Moate) next with 37pts. George Lovell, Richie Chevers, Aidan Grealish, Colm Daris and Tony Buckley also won prizes. The final Alliance outing of the season follows on Sunday 1st April in Slieve Russell. Tee times are from 10-11.30 and must be booked in advance by contacting 085 2485177 (Paddy) or 086 8053203 (Ciaran).

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Just 3 items this week due to time pressures. That hour going forward didn’t help! 1. Irish Independent of 4/7/1966 reports on Dinny White then a relative newcomer to the game doing well in a Tullamore Scratch Cup. 2. Moate GC mentioned at GUI Council Meeting as per Meath Chronicle of 26/11/1977. 3. Westmeath Examiner dated 2/7/1988 with details of a packed Open Week.

4/7/196626/11/19772/7/1988

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O