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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

CLUB NOTES 17/6/2018

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.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS 12/6/18

Cat 1 - 1st Martin O'Brien (35pts), 2nd Paddy Carroll (33pts), 3rd Denis O'Donoghue (31pts).

Cat 2 - 1st John Mullin (35pts), Charlie Halligan (34pts), Pat McAree (33pts) back 7.

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 6th last was sponsored by Sinead Healy and Noeleen Fox. The winners were 1st Ann Ledwith (29) 5 up, 2nd Anne Egan (38) 4 up and 3rd Sinead Healy (14) 1 up.

The May running competition was won by Veronica Colgan with 48 pts,  Anne Magee was runner up with 47 pts.

The Intermediate Cup team playing in Glasson lost to Mullingar.

Mrs Marian Mullen’s Presidents prize is on Sunday 24th June. Tee times available from 1pm. Booking now open.

Our very successful ‘Get into Golf’ course is coming to an end. Presentation of certificates to all participants  takes place in the club on Tuesday 12th  at 7.30pm.

CLUB NOTES 10/6/18

We had a very encouraging turnout this weekend and this is no doubt helped by the fantastic weather but hopefully the numbers will not decline too far if (and when) the sunshine retreats. There is no doubt that weekly competitions are the heartbeat of our club and we really appreciate those who support the club by actually playing in them. The Club 500 is being supported by the same people who support everything and it would be great if a few more members could do likewise as there are €500 x 2 in prizes are on offer for the Grand Final. There are potentially 48 qualifiers for this but at the moment there are only 15 with 4 qualifying rounds logged so the number in the final will be drastically reduced unless people start playing in it. I hope everyone is enjoying the glorious weather and getting the best out of our course which is in fantastic shape, it really is a tremendous asset. Well done to all our prize winners, and finally a massive thanks to all our sponsors.

RESULTS – Mick Glennon Memorial (Strokeplay) 10/6/2018

1st Gerry Jordan (18) 62 nett, 2nd Tony Shine (5) 66 nett, Low Gross – Bert Burke (4) 74, 3rd Liam Lynam (15) 66 nett, Seniors – Sean Dunne (11) 67 nett. Ladies – 1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 67 nett, 2nd Mags Galvin (22) 68 nett.

Open Singles sponsored by Syncom Group UK 3/6/2018

1st Joe Healy (23) 43pts, 2nd Michael O’Brien (17) 41pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 34pts, 3rd Liam Lynam (17) 41pts. Ladies – Sinead Healy (14) 38pts.

Club 500 (May 1st to 31st) 13 Hole stableford.

1st Sinead Healy (14) 31pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 7/6/2018

1st Paul Fogarty (8) 40pts, 2nd Ray Lynam (9) 39pts, Low Gross – Bert Burke (4) 35pts, 3rd Owen Higgins (16) 39pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 30/5/2018

1st Cian Bradley (9) 41pts, 2nd Shane Tone (21) 39pts, 3rd Low Gross – Chris Rabbette (4) Esker Hills 35pts, 3rd Eamon Coughlan (6) 38pts. Ladies – Vera Martin (32) Mullingar 36pts.

PHOTO GALLERY – We start with a thank you to our wonderful volunteers who were gardening / labouring this week! Next up it's Neil Furey & Pat Doyle watching as John Smyth drives on 13th.

Next we have a plethora of recent prize winners!

Bert Burke, Gerry Jordan, Liam Lynam, Mick O'Brien, Paul Fogarty, Sean Dunne, Jamal Sabir, Sinead Healy, Ray Lynam, Owen Higgins, Mags Galvin, Joe Healy, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Tony Shine.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have another Ladies & Gents Open singles stableford this time sponsored by Vet Farm Supplies (Paddy Coyne). The following 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. Before all that on Thursday 14th June there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the June section of the aforementioned ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes continues.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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 Horan's Golf Shops or €500 off your 2019 membership fee. There will also be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month. The 15 players with the minimum 4 rounds achieved already are Andy Dunne & Geraldine Coughlan 109pts, Eamon Coughlan 107pts, Brian McGowan 106pts, Martin Horan & Tommy Conlon 105pts, Shane Tone 104pts, George Garvey 103pts, Brendan Magee & Dermot Kenny 102pts, Seamus Dolan 100pts, Mick O’Hanlon 96pts, Ann Magee 90pts, Jimmy Kassaris 87pts and John McManus 84pts.

Geraldine Coughlan & Andy Dunne, joint leaders in Club 500 qualifying table.

 

TEAMS – The Junior Cup lads narrowly missed out on qualifying in Edenderry on Saturday while the Central Towns team lost the previous weekend to a strong Castle Barna side. I’d like to thank Jimmy Kassaris for giving me the honour of representing the club on a team I didn’t pick myself! Best of luck to the Jimmy Bruen team who are in action in Mullingar next Saturday.   

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – I have another few items from Irishnewspapersarchive.com for your perusal this week. 1962 - T. Dolan of Moate particpated in the Connacht Boys Championship. 1966 -  Annual Club social. 1967 - Vera Robins wins a ladies competition. 1968 - The Knights of the Road play Moate GC. 1974 - Moate member J. Dolan wins Intermediate Scratch Cup @ Roscommon GC.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

5th June 2018

Cat 1 - 1st Martin O'Brien (36pts), 2nd Frank Kiernan (33pts). Cat 2 - 1st Jack Ryan (33pts), 2nd  Kevin Macken (30pts).

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday last was sponsored by Ann Ledwith and Breda Kelly. Anne Healy (32) with 41 pts was the winner, in 2nd place was Kathleen Conlon (22) with 38 pts and 3rd Geraldine Coughlan (16) 37 pts.

The last session of the 'Get into Golf' course is being held this week. We look forward to seeing all the participating ladies on the course in what shoul be glorious sunshine.

Mrs Marian Mullen's Lady Presidents Prize is on Sunday 24th June. The competition is being run from 1pm. Tee times are available from 1pm until 2.40pm. The time sheet is now open for booking on the web site or by phoning the club shop. Presentation on the night.k

LADIES CLUB

with Three teams playing in Inter club matches it was great to secure wins in two. The Challenge Cup team under managers Betty Behan and Pearse Corbett beat Newbridge in Castle Barna on Saturday. With Dolores Moodley wimmimg on the 16th and both Eileen Seery and Anne Healy on the 17th the win was secure. Marie Dolan and Ann Magee are also on the team. On Sunday the Junior Cup team under Eileen White’s management overcame a strong Tullamore team in Glasson. With Helen Kelly winning on the 14th and Geraldine Coughlan on the 16th one more match was needed. This was secured when Sinead Healy beat her opponent on the 19th. Carmel Connolly and Beth Dunne are also on the team. Congratulations to both teams. Commiserations to the Senior Foursomes team who lost to Athy on Thursday.

The competition on Wednesday was for N.B.C.R.I.. the winner was Marie Dolan (34) with 38 pts, Alison Couper (25) was 2nd with 36 pts as also had Carmel Coughlan (36) in 3rd place.

 The Australian Spoons competition is still running. It can be entered any day except Wednesday until 10th June.

CLUB NOTES 27/5/2018

The course was looking fabulous over the weekend and word is obviously getting out there as we have had a lot of welcome visitors in recent weeks from clubs such as Loughrea, Athlone, Ballyhaunis, Co. Meath, Birr, Castlerea, Claremorris, Co. Longford, Wicklow, Ballinasloe, Cill Dara, Highfield, Summerhill, Glasson, Blessington Lakes, Roganstown, Athenry, Lisheen Springs, Portarlington, Kilcock, Esker Hills, Newbridge, Mullingar, Headfort, Mount Temple, Castleknock, New Forest, Black Bush, Tullamore, Nenagh, Westmanstown, Cregmore Park and Galway. Thanks to everyone who competed, well done to all our recent prize winners, and thanks also to our sponsors.

RESULTS – Scratch Cups (Strokeplay) sponsored by Permanent TSB 27/5/2018

Junior SC (4-9) 1st Gross Chris Cornally (8) Esker Hills 77 gross 2nd Gross Bert Burke (4) 78 gross 1st Nett Paddy Lynam (7) 71 nett, 2nd Nett Barry Cuffe (9) 72 nett.

Intermediate SC (10-18) 1st Gross Keith Redmond (12) 77 gross 2nd Gross Shane Kelly (10) 81 gross, 1st Nett Declan Murphy (13), 2nd Nett Pat Doyle (17) 69 nett.

Minor SC (19-28) 1st Gross Damian McKeon (19) Loughrea 89 gross 2nd Gross Dermot Horan (20) 92 gross, 1st Nett Jack Ryan (21) 71 nett, 2nd Nett Kevin Macken (26) 72 nett.

Ladies Club Open (Gents section sponsored by Specsavers) 20/5/2018

1st Bert Burke (4) 41pts, 2nd Val Keogh (16) 39pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (2) 37pts, 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 38pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 24/5/2018

1st Padraig Keenan (12) 42pts, 2nd Owen Higgins (18) 42pts, Low Gross – Jimmy Bradley (7) 32pts, 3rd Barry Cuffe (9) 39pts, Ladies – Theresa Cleary (28) 24pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 17/5/2018

1st Paul Gilligan (8) Athlone 38pts, 2nd Paddy Lynam (79) 38pts, 3rd Sean Connell (9) 38pts, Ladies – Mary McCormack (27) Mullingar 36pts.

PHOTO GALLERY –

1. Captain George Garvey tees off on 18th at Palmerstown Stud GC on the GUI Captains Day. 2. Derek Daly & Val Keogh on Pierce Purcell duty in Mountrath Golf Club ​3. John Smyth & Darren Rosney 4. Andy Dunne​ & Declan Murphy 5. Dermot Kenny tees off in the Permanent TSB Minor Cup. 6. The 9th. 7. John Naughton comes out of the bunker on 18th. 8. A word from our sponsors. 9. The Scratch Cups. 10. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Dermot Horan, George Garvey. 11. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Jack Ryan, George Garvey. 12. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Shane kelly, George Garvey. 13. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Keith Redmond, George Garvey. 14. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Barry Cuffe, George Garvey. 15. John Devins (Permanent TSB), Bert Burke, George Garvey. 16. John Devins (Permanent TSB), the Lynam boys!, George Garvey. 17. Intermediate Scratch Cup Winner - Keith Redmond. There'll be no cows milked in Clara!!

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend (June Bank Holiday) we have a Ladies & Gents Open singles stableford sponsored by Syncom Group UK. Ballymore GAA have a classic on the Monday if anyone is interested please check it out. Before that on Thursday 31st May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the May section of the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes concludes. The June qualifying competition then starts from Friday 1st June.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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 Horan's 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 there are other prizes. As we near the end of the 2nd month the leading quartet in the qualification race are Andy Dunne, Eamon Coughlan, Tommy Conlon & George Garvey. 48 (who have 4 rounds played) will qualify for the October final so it’s still very much all to play for.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – With there being no Senior Scratch Cup we cannot include any of the other Scratch Cups in the GOTY which is unfortunate but only fair. After 11 events Eamon Coughlan (234pts) is just 1pt clear of Denis Cronin while Jamie Colgan lurks in 3rd with 217pts. I’ve selected a few random positions to mention – 24th is Cian Bradley (108pts), Billy Browne on 93pts is 35th, Shane Kelly is in 58th spot with 69pts, Brendan Stanley & Ray Lynam are tied 64th with 61pts and in 103rd position is Frank Kiernan on 29pts. Lots of opportunities to pick up points in this exciting competition yet.  

TEAMS – We had no teams out this weekend but the Pierce Purcell squad were in Mountrath 2 weekends ago and the lads involved did the club proud in reaching the semi-final on Day 2 where we lost 3-2 to a strong Kilkenny GC outfit. John Smyth & Darren Rosney were only beaten on the 21st hole in the pivotal match. As player manager I’d like to thank those two and John Doyle, Val Keogh, Keith Redmond, Liam Reynolds, Declan Murphy, Ray Donoghue & Derek Daly for their superb commitment and enthusiasm. Our Duggan Cup team had a great 3-2 win over Co. Meath golf club and Mike Hiney / Padraig Keenan management duo are naturally delighted. By the way lads I’m eligible for next year. Portarlington GC dished out a heavy beating to us in the Michael Moore and manager Sean Dunne wishes to thank all who represented us in that also. Next weekend the Central Town team take on Castle Barna on Saturday afternoon, team manager Jimmy Kassaris’s biggest job will be explaining to Mrs. D why we’re not going to Dungarvan for the whole long weekend!

ANDY’S ARCHIVES – Another raid on Irishnewspapersarchive.com and here are 5 more Moate related items. (1) Moate member Billie Clibborn wins at Longford GC as reported in the Leitrim Observer of 27/6/1953. (2) Tony Power is golfer of the month as per the Irish Independent of 7/6/1999. (3) Christmas Hamper results from Westmeath examiner 8/1/1966. (4) More results from Westmeath Examiner 11/4/1992 and (5) A brief mention of Moate’s provincial Towns win in the Irish Independent of 24/8/1993.

  

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

TUESDAY CLUB RESULTS

22nd May 2018

Cat 1 - 1st Niall Ruttledge 33pts, 2nd Paddy Carroll 32pts.

Cat 2 - 1st Jack Ryan 31pts, 2nd John Mullin 30pts.

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 16th was sponsored by Pauline Farrell and Pearse Corbett. The winners were 1st Alison Couper (25) 73 net, 2nd Geraldine Coughlan (15)) 74 net and 3rd Eileen White (22) also with 74 net.

The Open Competition on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th was hosted by the ladies club and was generously sponsored by La Carm Boutique Moate and Specsavers  Athlone.

The winners were Ladies 1st Betty Behan (23) 39 pts, 2nd Marie Dolan (34) 38 pts, Gross Pearse Corbett (16) 34 pts, Cat 1 Geraldine Coughlan (15) 29 pts, Cat 2 Alison Coupe (25) 36 pts, Cat 3 Eileen Seery (32) 31 pts and Cat 4 Marian Mullen (40) 29 pts.  Men 1st Bert Burke (4) 41 pts, 2nd Val Keogh (16) 39 pts, Gross Jamal Sabir (2) 37 pts and 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 38 pts.

At the presentation Lady Captain Loreto Boland thanked the sponsors and all who played in the competition, both members and visitors. All outstanding ladies prizes were also presented on the night.

Best of luck to our Senior Foursomes team who play Athy in Tullamore on Thursday 24th, the Challenge Cup team who meet Newbridge in Castle Barna on Saturday 26th and the Junior Cup team who play Tullamore in Glasson on Sunday 27th.

The competition on Wednesday is for N.B.C.R.I.

The Australian Spoons competition is now open. It can be played on any day except Wednesday until the 10th of June. Players may play in it more than once. This year it is being sponsored by Patrick Boland.

Our 'Get into Golf' ladies are back on the fairways this week where they will be trying out the helpful tips they received last week from Golf Professional Kevin.

CLUB NOTES 13/5/2018

We had a Prize Presentation marathon on Sunday night so thanks to all our sponsors and especially those prize winners who turned up to receive their prize in person. It’s always nice for the sponsors who were there to see the people involved. There was a special cheque presentation made to Sheila Buckley Byrne of St Hilda’s in Athlone by Sean Egan who inaugurated the Michael Egan Memorial Cup this year and it was such a success it’s already booked on the BRS for May 2019. For anyone that didn’t make it in on the night your prize can be collected in the shop.

COURSE PHOTOS -

1. Behind old tee at 9th. 2. Rocky's Rest. 3. 7th green. 4. Joe Mullen on 2nd while Jimmy Dolan looks on. 5. Jimmy Dolan on 2nd while Joe Mullen looks on.

RESULTS – Jimmy Kassaris Men’s Vice Captains Prize (Strokeplay) 13/5/2018

Overall 1st Jamie Colgan (5) 67 nett, 1st Cat 1 Eamon Coughlan (7) 68 nett, 1st Cat 2 Declan Mullen (10) 68 nett, 1st Cat 3 Joe Mullen (15) 70 nett, 1st Cat 4 Dermot Horan (22) 67 nett, Ladies 1st Alison Couper (25) 73 nett.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 10/5/2018

1st Barry Cuffe (9) 40pts, 2nd George Garvey (9) 39pts, 3rd Declan Mullen (10) 39pts.

PRESENTATION PHOTO GALLERY 1 –

1. Andreas Dolan of Pro Golf Athlone with Jamie Colgan & George Garvey. 2. Sean Egan, Sinead Healy & GeorgeGavey 3. Tommy Conlon, Sean Egan & George Garvey 4. Gareth Cassidy with Sean Egan & George Garvey 5. Sean Egan presents a cheque to Sheila Buckley Byrne of St Hildas Services with George Garvey 6. Geraldine Coughlan & George Garvey. 7. Pat Doyle & George Garvey 8. Dermot Horan & George Garvey 9. Andreas Dolan of Pro Golf Athlone with Darren Rosney & George Garvey. 10 Jamal Sabir & George Garvey 11. George Garvey & Danny Conlon 12. Bert Burke & George Garvey 

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Ladies & Gents Open singles stableford sponsored by Ladies Club, La Carm Boutique and Specsavers. On Thursday 17th May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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 Horan's 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 there are other prizes.

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – After 10 events Eamon Coughlan (225pts) & Jamie Colgan (217pts) are neck and neck with Denis Cronin in 3rd (210pts). There are now 130 players with GOTY points and I’ve jotted down every 10th one to give a few others an honourable mention. I’m 10th myself (132pts), 20th Cian Bradley (108pts), 30th Liam Galvin (89pts), 40th Billy Browne (77pts), 50th Bert Burke (66pts), 60th Paddy Lynam (60pts), 70th Phil Behan (50pts), 80th Padraig Keenan (39pts), 90th David Lynch (34pts, 100th Sean G. Connell (27pts), 110th Tosh Galvin (18pts), 120th Pat Malone (12pts) and 130th Mick O’Hanlon (1pt). (Note the website has the table only up to D&B Fitted Furniture).

TEAMS – Congratulations to our Ladies Revive Active team who beat Tullamore in a thriller with all our 3 home ties being decided on the 18th and commiserations to our Men’s Provincial Towns team who bowed out at the hands of Edenderry. Next weekend the Pierce Purcell squad are in Mountrath and the lads involved in that are John Doyle, Darren Rosney, Val Keogh, Andy Dunne, Keith Redmond, Liam Reynolds, John Smyth, Declan Murphy, Ray Donoghue & Derek Daly. On Sunday 20th there are matches involving both our Duggan Cup & Michael Moore teams so we wish all representing us the very best of luck.

PRESENTATION PHOTO GALLERY 2 –

1 Veronica Colgan & George Garvey 2. Paul Jacob & George Garvey 3. Pat Doyle of MLS Labels & Printing with Dermot Horan and George Garvey 4. Eileen White & George Garvey 5. Pat Doyle of MLS Labels & Printing with Geraldine Coughlan and George Garvey 6. Andy Dunne & George Garvey 7. Tommy Digan & George Garvey 8. Michael Johnston & George Garvey 9. Tommy Conlon with Kieran Claffey of Grand Hotel Moate with George Garvey 10. Shane Tone & George Garvey 11. Hugh Flanagan & George Garvey 12. Pauric Whelehan of MW Catering with Declan Murphy & George Garvey 13. Owen Higgins & George Garvey. 14. John Naughton & George Garvey 15. Willie Colgan & George Garvey

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations and well done to our Revive Active Fourball team who overcame a strong Tullamore team to secure a win. Playing at home the pairings of Geraldine Coughlan and Carmel Connolly, Loreto Boland and Veronica Colgan and Pearse Corbett and Betty Behan all won at home. Playing in Tullamore Beth Dunne and Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Sinead Healy and Dolores Moodley lost on the 17th and 18th. Managers are Marian Mullen and Betty Behan. 

The ladies club are hosting an Open Weekend on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th next. The competition is jointly sponsored by La Carm Boutique Moate and Specsavers Athlone. Prizes for the competition and all outstanding ladies prizes will be presented on the night at 9pm.

The ladies in the “Get into Golf” course will be getting some more helpful advice from golf professional Kevin this week. Hopefully the weather will continue fine for them. 

 

 

LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Mary Carolan & Aideen Jordan. The winners were 1st Veronica Colgan (16) 35 pts, 2nd Alison Couper (25) 35 pts and 3rd Geraldine Coughlan (15) 34 pts. 

Hard luck to our Junior Fours9mes team who lost to Glasson on Monday last in Mullingar.

Best of luck to the Revive Active team when they meet Tullamore on Sunday 13 th next.

Despite the rain on Tuesday last the course was full with our “Get into Golf” participants as they took to the fairways for the first time. All who took part enjoyed themselves despite the weather. Let’s hope for better weather this week.

 

CLUB NOTES 6/5/2018

Ireland really is such a gorgeous place when the sun shines and our little slice of greenery in Moate was looking very well this weekend. These things don’t happen by accident and it’s important to acknowledge the fine work done by our greenkeeping staff and volunteers. Of course we have other volunteers who do lots of work like the shop, fundraising, cards, the flowers and so on and we are really very lucky in that regard. It is what heps make Moate the club that it is. I hope that you made the most of the great weather and got out playing golf. Congratulations to all our recent prize winners and thanks to all our participants and sponsors.

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by D&B Fitted Furniture 6/5/2018

Overall 1st Michael Johnston (11) 38pts, 1st Cat 1 Jamal Sabir (1) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 Willie Colgan (13) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 John Naughton (17) 37pts, 1st Cat 4 Owen Higgins (Junior) (19) 41pts, Ladies 1st Loreto Boland (19) 34pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 3/5/2018

1st Shane Tone (21) 40pts, 2nd Paul Jacob (7) 38pts, 3rd Alan Deegan (12) 37pts.

Club 500 – April 2018 Monthly Prize

1st Andy Dunne (15) 30pts.

PHOTO GALLERY – Thanks to Martin Horan for this lovely photo of last year’s President Kieran Heavin recently receiving his framed photo from current President Ollie Seery. We wish Kieran all the best in his fight for health and hope to see him abck around the club soon.

Winners this week – Michael Johnston & Shane Tone.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have the Jimmy Kassaris Men’s Vice Captains Prize. On Thursday 10th May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go continues 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 Horan's 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. The May monthly prize kicked off from 1st May. The overall top 5 so far are Tommy Conlon, John McManus, Andy Dunne, Dermot Kenny & George Garvey.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 – The provisional table after 9 events (including D&B Fitted Furniture) shows that Eamon Coughlan now tops the table with 187pts with George Garvey 2nd on 178pts and Jamie Colgan right behind with 177pts. Denis Cronin is 4th with 176pts and Jimmy Dolan lies 5th on 160pts.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – We have a bit of a backlog that we’d like to get sorted starting next Sunday night 13th May around 9pm. Prize-winners and sponsors involved will be contacted during the week and we hope that everyone will do their best to attend.  

TEAMS – Best of luck to the Provincial Towns team who are playing next Sunday afternoon.

ARCHIVES – Courtesy of my continued delving into the bowels of old newspaper reports on irishnewspapersarchive.com here are 5 more blasts from the past!

  1. Westmeath Examiner 26/3/2005 report from our Winter League Final.

  2. Irish Examiner 5/9/1989 Kieran Heavin featured in the prizes at Lahinch.

  3. Connaught Tribune 12/10/1963 Moate not involved but I thought people would like to see the order of merit for UK/Ire in 1963 featuring the likes of Christy O’Connor Snr & Peter Alliss.

  4. Irish Press 13/8/1942 Moate professional at the time Joe Nangle is entered in the Irish professional golf championship to be played at The Hermitage in Dublin.

  5. Westmeath Examiner 13/10/1928 Again Moate not involved in this one which shows details of a match between Westmeath (Mullingar) and Tullamore golf clubs.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

LADIES CLUB

Congratulations to our Intermediate and Challenge Cup teams who won their matches on Sunday 29th. The Intermediate Cup Team playing in Tullamore beat a team from Roscrea. The team of Veronica Colgan, Pearse Corbett, Veronica Mc Cormack, Loreto Boland and Noeleen Fox won 3 of their matches and were called in on the other 2. Magagers were Beth Dunne and Marian Mullen. The Challenge Cup team overcame a team from The Royal Curragh in Edenderry. The team of Dolores Moodley, Ann Magee, Eileen Seery, Anne Healy and Marie Dolan won 3 matches and lost 2. Managers are Betty Behan and Peaarse Corbett. Commisserations to the Minor Cup team of Betty Behan, Mags Galvin, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Vivienne Dunican and Dolores Moodley who lost in Mullingar to New Forest. Managers were Marian Mullen and Mags Larrigy.

The competition on Wednesday last was the Polly Buckley Memorial. The winners were 1st Ann Magee (32) 71 net, 2nd Eileen White (22) 73 net, 3rd Eileen Seery (32) 74 net, Cat 1 Geraldine Coughlan (15) 76 net, Cat 2 Mary Rose Coughlan (20) 75 net, Cat 3 Anne Healy (32) 77 net and Cat 4 Marian Mullen (40) 87 net.

The Get into Golf programme is running very well and this week our ladies, following  two weeks of lessons from a golf professional will take to the fairways.

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CLUB NOTES 29/4/2018

Pride of place this weekend goes to our Central Towns team managed by Jimmy Kassaris who had a fine 4-1 first round win over Heritage GC. Although I was the odd one out in losing (1 down) it was a very enjoyable outing played in the best of spirits and all involved represented both clubs with distinction. Our hosts looked after us very well. Mike Hiney won away while Sean Egan, Noel Mulligan and Noel Curtis all did the business on home soil. It was great to see a healthy turnout for the Club Sub#1 this weekend so thanks to all who participated and well done to all the prize winners.

RESULTS – Club Sub #1 sponsored by Ganly’s Hardware Athlone 29/4/2018

Overall 1st Kieran Claffey (13) 68 nett, 1st Cat 1 Jamal Sabir (1) 70 nett, 1st Cat 2 Michael Johnston (12) 68 nett, 1st Cat 3 Brian McGowan (18) 72 nett, 1st Cat 4 Enda Malone (student) (20) 66 nett, Ladies 1st Veronica Colgan (16) 75 nett.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 26/4/2018

1st Declan Mullen (10) 38pts, Tied 2nd Enda Malone (20) 38pts & Noel O’Reilly (16) 38pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend Milltown GAA have a classic on the Saturday but there some early and late tee times for the Club Stableford sponsored by D&B Furniture which is also on all day Sunday. For the bank holiday Monday we have an open Ladies & Gents stableford competition with the Michael Egan Perpetual Cup up for grabs. This event has been organised by Sean Egan part proceeds will go to St Hilda’s in Athlone and we encourage you to give it your support. On Thursday 3rd May there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and please remember that the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.

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 Horan's 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. The April segment of this finishes on 30th April and winner will be posted in due course. The May monthly prize kicks off from 1st May.  

MATCHPLAY DRAWS – The draws for the Club Matchplay & the Scotch Foursomes have been made and they have been posted on both the website and the locker room notice boards. Fixtures Secretary Jimmy Kassaris and Men’s Captain George Garvey have set a June 1st deadline for 1st round matches in both and anyone who does not play by that time will be eliminated. Feedback from members has been that these competitions run way over all the time so the only way we can stop that is to strictly enforce the deadline dates. Please observe them accordingly.

ARCHIVES & PHOTOS- Normal service on this front will resume next week.

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

MATCHPLAY DRAWS 2018

The first two Matchplay Draws are now on the Website, (Links on the Home Page) with dates for each Round to follow in the next few days.

Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay is HERE

Scotch Foursomes is HERE

Best of luck to all !!!

LADIES CLUB

Well done to all concerned with organising the Get into Golf course in the Club. The take up was so good that an extra session has been arranged on Wednesday night. Thanks to all the members who turned up to welcome and give a helping hand to those partaking in the course.

The competition on Wedneday last was sponsored by Sean Dunne, The winners were 1st Carmel Connolly (13) 36 pts, 2nd Alison Couper (25) 32 pts and 3rd Veronica Mc Cormack (17) 31 pts. The competition on Wednesday 25th is our 1st major of the year the Polly Buckley Memorial.

The coming week will be busy for our club managers and teams as we have four teams playing in interclub matches. First off is the Minor Cup team who play New Forest in Mullingar on Thursday, On Sunday the Challenge Cup team meet the Royal Curragh in Edenderry and the Intermediate Cup team play Roscrea in Tullamore, we are back in Mullingar again on Monday 30th with The Junior Foursomes team when they play Glasson. Best of luck to all four teams.

Hard luck to the Irish Mixed Foursomes team who lost on the 1st tied hole to last years All Ireland Winners Tullamore.

Keep up to date with news from the ladies club on our new facebook page - Moate ladies golf news.

CLUB NOTES 22/4/2018

Spring has sprung and placing in the rough has finally come to an end as the sunshine showed it’s face over the weekend. It’s great when you can clearly see where the fairway begins and ends after the long wet winter. Let’s hope the good weather continues over the coming weeks. In a club with reasonably low annual fees it’s vital that we get good support for our competitions so we’d like to say thank you to everyone who has participated in and sponsored our recent competitions. Your contribution to the club is much appreciated.

RESULTS – Club Stableford sponsored by Master Stone (Andrew Rafferty) 22/4/2018

Overall 1st Richie O’Brien (20) 39pts, 1st Cat 1 Tony Shine (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 Cian Bradley (10) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 Hugh Flanagan (14) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 Shane Tone (21) 37pts, Ladies 1st Loreto Boland (19) 33pts.  

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 19/4/2018

1st Noel Curtis (14) 42pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (3) 38pts, 3rd Joe Ennis (12) 38pts, Ladies – Margaret Molloy (33) Mullingar 36pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a very important event being our first Free Sub of the year sponsored by Ganly’s Hardware of Athlone. On Thursday 26th there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and please remember that the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day. Just a reminder that the April monthly prize for this is still up for grabs.

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 Horan's 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 DRAWS – We plan to do these on Monday night so they will be available during the week online and in the clubhouse.

TEAMS – It’s certainly heating up on the team front. On Saturday the Provincial Towns team had a great win over a New Forest side who clearly fancied their chances in this competition but they hadn’t allowed for Moate’s great tradition in team events. Well done to the players Mal Kelly, Willie Colgan, Derek Daly, Andrew Rafferty, Tosh Galvin, Keith Redmond, Mike Hiney, Joe Ennis, Paddy Coyne and team management Ollie Seery & Martin Horan.

Unfortunately our Mixed Foursomes combinations went down in nail-biting finish to All Ireland Champions Tullamore on Sunday. Management Mary Horan & Padraig Keenan wish to thank all their players for their contribution and effort in this event. Next weekend the Central Towns side are at home v The Heritage GC and we wish Jimmy Kassaris and his charges the best of luck in that. I would appreciate it if any team managers who have items for inclusion in the notes would pass them on to me.

Thanks to Martin Horan we have some shots of our Mixed Foursomes home pairings in action.

1. Jamie & Veronica Colgan 2. Noeleen Fox & Bert Burke 3. Brendan Kehoe & Mags Galvin.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Courtesy of my subscription to IrishNewspapersArchive.com all 5 items this week are from the Westmeath Examiner. Dates shown are publication dates. 1. Club results (1/10/2005) with a few familiar names. 2. Westmeath featuring Bert Burke beat Wicklow in an intercounty golf match (25/2/1984). 3.  PJ Grogan, Eileen Lohan (White) and Dinny White all feature in the prizes during Mullingar GC open week (1/8/1981). 4. Our own open week results from 1978. (29/7/1978). 5. Some results from 7/5/1977.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

 

Moate Golf Club

 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

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

CLUB NOTES 18/3/2018

It was very unfortunate for our Captains George Garvey and Loreto Boland that we got another belt of snow which forced the postponement of their Drive In. It has been rescheduled for Sunday 8th April and we hope you will be able to join them then. Our appreciation goes to all who have played in our competitions recently and congratulations to all our winners. There is a special thank you to Johnny Cleary, a great friend of mine and the club who generously sponsored a competition even though he is no longer splitting the fairways from the tee box. We watched the Irish rugby team win the Grand Slam together on Saturday and it’s an appropriate time to say ‘Well done Ireland!’

RESULTS –

17/3/2018 – Club Comp sponsored by Johnny Cleary

1st – Kevin Duffy (17) 41pts, 2nd – Jamal Sabir (1) 39pts, 3rd Dermot Horan (22) 36pts.

19/2/18 - 17/3/18 – Running 12 Hole Club Comp.

1st Cat 1 – Bert Burke (4) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Tommy Conlon (11) 26pts, 1st Cat 3 – Brian McGowan (18) 26pts, 1st Cat 4 – Danny Conlon (23) 31pts.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club Stableford competition kindly sponsored by MLS Labels & Printing Systems.

MEMBERSHIP – If you have not got around to paying your full membership subs as yet Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now in fact a little overdue. Please pop in to settle up and get your shiny new 2018 sticker as soon as possible.

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – As mentioned above, our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland has been deferred until Sunday 8th April. If the new date is unsuitable to anyone who had paid already you will of course be entitled to a refund. If anyone who the original date didn’t suit is now interested in playing please add your name to the list in the shop. 

TABLE QUIZ – Final preparations are now underway for the Table Quiz presented by the Ladies Club on Friday March 23rd in the Clubhouse. A table of 4 costs just €40 and we hope you will join us. Martin Horan will be posing the questions while answers may be available for a small fee -if you know the right person to ask!!

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.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – No doubt a good number of Moate members will make the journey to Headfort GC (New) on Sunday 25th March for Paddy Coyne’s Alliance Capt’s Prize. The final Alliance outing of the season follows that on Sunday 1st April in Slieve Russell. Tee times for both events are from 10-12 and contact numbers for further details are 085 2485177 (Paddy) and 086 8053203 (Ciaran).  

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – 1. From the Westmeath Examiner of 18/9/1948 and refers to a Rev M. Dunican of Moate GC among the prize winners at Mullingar GC. 2. Westmeath Examiner 23/10/1982 Hugh Conlon wins Golfer of the Year. 3. Meath Chronicle 14/12/1985 about then Royal Tara Captain John C Donnelly whose father was a founding member of Moate GC. 4. Irish Press 11/9/2004 announcing Bert Burke’s selection for international duty and 5. Back to the Westmeath Examiner of 30/9/2006 and a results section showing a win in the Teachers Prize for former member Paul Smyth.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

Photo Gallery

I'd give it an hour anyway lads . . . . . . .
Even Jimmy Kassaris wouldn't wear shorts in this!
Kevin Duffy - Winner of Johnny Cleary Competition
Bert Burke - Winner of 12-Hole Competition
From the Westmeath Examiner of 18/9/1948 and refers to a Rev M. Dunican of Moate GC among the prize winners at Mullingar GC.
Westmeath Examiner 23/10/1982 Hugh Conlon wins Golfer of the Year.
Meath Chronicle 14/12/1985 about then Royal Tara Captain John C Donnelly whose father was a founding member of Moate GC.
Irish Press 11/9/2004 announcing Bert Burke’s selection for international duty
Westmeath Examiner of 30/9/2006 and a results section showing a win in the Teachers Prize for former member Paul Smyth
LADIES CLUB

Despite the extremely cold weather on St Patrick's Day, quite a lot of ladies played in the Annual St Patrick's Day White Elephant competition. The competition was played over 13 holes, Veronica Mc Cormack took the honour on the day with a score of 24pts, Eleanor Fitzpatrick was runner up with 22 pts, Patricia Burke with 21 pts beat Eileen Seery for 3rd place on a count back. At the presentation afterwards Winter League prizes and January and February Running prizes were also presented.

Unfortunately thanks to the snow the Captains Drive in for Loreto and George had to be postponed. A new date will be announced in the near future.

The winners of the February Running competition were 1st Sinead Healy, 2nd Ann Magee and 3rd Geraldine Coughlan.

This week sees the start of the 16 hole weekly competitions.

Photo Gallery

Lady Captain Loreto Boland presenting 1st Prize in Winter League to Marie Dolan, Beth Dunne and Carmel Carroll.
Sinead Healy and Eileen Seery recieving their 2nd Prize in Winter League from Lady Captain Loreto Boland. Absent from photo is Noleen Fox.
DRIVE IN TEE LISTING

*SUN 18th MAR - COURSE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW*

Captains Drive In - 18th March 2018
Hole 1 GEORGE GARVEY 8 LORETO BOLAND 19 OLLIE SEERY 16 MARIAN MULLEN 36
Hole 1a JIMMY KASSARIS 12 MARTIN HORAN 15 JOE CREGGY 19 BETTY BEHAN 22
Hole 2 JAMES KELLY (v) 8 JOHN REYNOLDS 15 MICHAEL KELLY (v) 18 MARIAN KINAHAN (v) 20
Hole 3 EAMON COUGHLAN 7 SEAMUS MCCORMACK 13 SHANE TONE 21 PATRICIA BURKE 24
Hole 4 BRENDAN KEHOE 6 TOMMY CAMPBELL 16 ANDREAS DOLAN 18 CARMEL CARROLL 21
Hole 5 TOMMY CONLON 11 DOCKEY HEALY (v) 17 JOE HEALY 21 FINBAR FIELDING 19
Hole 6 LIAM GALVIN 6 PADDY O'BRIEN 13 WILLIE SMITH 26 CARMEL CONNOLLY 13
Hole 6a MAL KELLY 11     MICHAEL MURRAY 17 SINEAD HEALY 14
Hole 7 SEAMUS DOLAN 10 MICHAEL JOHNSTON 12 MICHAEL BENNY 25 BREDA KELLY 22
Hole 8 JAMIE COLGAN 6 SEAN EGAN 14 SHANE NUGENT 15 MARGARET LARRIGY 36
Hole 9 PAUL JACOB 7 MIKE HINEY 13 PADRAIG SHINE 19 VERONICA COLGAN 16
Hole 10 ADRIAN HINEY 5 WILLIE COLGAN 12 NOEL DUNNE 19 ELEANOR FITZPATRICK 22
Hole 11 TONY SHINE 6 PADDY COYNE 14 VINNY MCCORMACK 18 ALISON COUPER 24
Hole 11a TOSH GALVIN 10 JOE ENNIS 12 HUGH FLANAGAN 14 MARIE DOLAN 34
Hole 12 RORY MINAGH 6 DARREN ROSNEY 13 PAT FOX 17 THERESA CLEARY 28
Hole 13 BERT BURKE 4 BENNY HANNIFFY 14 GER COUGHLAN 25 BETH DUNNE 15
Hole 14 SEAN DUNNE 10 ANDY DUNNE 15 JONATHAN CROZIER 23 MAGS GALVIN 22
Hole 15 DOM FITZPATRICK 6 JOHN SMYTH 13 PAUL ROONEY 17 MARIE KEANE 36
Hole 15a TOMMY DIGAN 5 GARETH CASSIDY 12     KEVIN LOWRY 23
Hole 16 MICHEAL KELLY 7 JAMES DOLAN (MT)   DAVID BUCKLEY 20 ANN LEDWITH 28
Hole 17 PHIL BEHAN 12 JOE MULLEN 13 LEONARD DONALDSON 20 EILEEN SEERY 32
Hole 18 PADRAIG KEENAN 11 PAT DOYLE 16 MICK O'BRIEN 17 MARY HORAN 25
AND WE'RE BACK..................

Thanks to the excellent work of our course staff and their mighty team of voluntary helpers the course looked superb today in the spring sunshine. The extremely high scores posted are a testament to how well the course has bounced back after being covered in snow only a few days ago.

RESULTS – 11/3/18 Club Comp sponsored by O’Sullivan’s Insurances.

1st Overall – Pat Doyle (16) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Eamon Coughlan (7) 41pts, 1st Cat 2 – Mal Kelly (11) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Jimmy Dolan (16) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot Kenny (19) 40pts.

The Competition Secretary pointed out that a significant number of cards were not returned for this weekends competition. Please remember that all cards should be returned no matter what your score is.

UPCOMING FIXTURES – The Captains Drive In takes pride of place with a shotgun start at 12 noon on Sunday 18th. The last 12 hole club comp continues until Friday 16th March while on Saturday 17th we have a Club Singles stableford kindly sponsored by Johnny Cleary and we complete the weekend with the Supermacs Athlone sponsored Open Singles on Monday 20th.  The Adrian Kennedy Cup was postponed due to the freak weather conditions last weekend and has been deferred until September.

MEMBERSHIP – The Club Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now in fact a little overdue. We appreciate that the snow may have prevented some payments but would appreciate it if you can see your way to make your contribution as soon as possible.

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – As mentioned above, our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland takes place on March 18th. The entry sheet still has a few spaces left and we want as many as possible to participate in their big day so please contact the shop during the week to get your name added to the list. Entry is €10 and the format is a 4 person scramble and teams / tees will be announced on Friday night.  

TABLE QUIZ – The Ladies Club are organising a table quiz on Friday March 23rd in the Clubhouse. A table of 4 costs just €40 and we hope you will join us. The negotiations as to the difficulty of questions that will appear are ongoing and once we have that sorted we’ll be assisting in the North Korean / Donald Trump meetings!

DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS – We are extremely fortunate in Moate Golf Club to have some wonderful volunteers who augment the great work being done by our greenkeepers. Part of the work they do which may not be noticed by some is to go out several times per week and repair divots all over the course. If every player takes the responsibility to replace their own divots this would go a long way to making their jobs easier and we all benefit from having a course in great condition. The same goes for pitch marks and the motto there is ‘repair your own and one other’.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR – The GOTY for 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever and has been expanded to include all competitions including single day events that are played on a Saturday or Sunday in addition to the weekend comps that were already in. A full list will be displayed when the extra columns have been added to the spreadsheet. Pat Doyle is the early table topper with 40 GOTY points for his fantastic score of 42pts in the O’Sullivan Insurances comp played at the weekend.

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. This weekends sponsors O’Sullivan Insurances have a great offer on golf insurance and full details will be posted to the website in the coming days. It only costs approximately €25 for the year and we will also have some literature in the clubhouse during the week.

BERT’S 69 – He may not look old enough but Bert Burke finally had the great distinction of posting a score lower than his age on Friday when he fired his way to a superb score of 69 strokes. Well done Bert!

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – I dug out 3 items this weekend, the first being about Alfie Dodd's Captains prize from Westmeath Examiner of 6/9/1969 then from the same paper on 28/5/1983 we have a mention for Ballymore legend Johnny Cleary who was a dab hand at the Pitch and Putt and we finish with a snippet from the Irish Independent of 24/8/1993 about our Provincial Towns win.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

Photo Gallery

Pat Doyle on the 18th green - on his way to victory in the O'Sullivan Insurance competition.
Bert Burke's 69th and final shot as he finally beats his age! (Courtesy of Padraig Keenan)
A snippet from the Irish Independent of 24/8/1993 about our Provincial Towns win
The Westmeath Examiner on 28/5/1983 with amention for Ballymore legend Johnny Cleary who was a dab hand at the Pitch and Putt
Alfie Dodd's Captains prize from Westmeath Examiner of 6/9/1969