** Please note that most handicap combinations have changed slightly for 2018 **
The Jimmy Bruen Shield
Team Manager 2018: George Garvey
Moate GC were Jimmy Bruen Shield All Ireland Champions in 1998. Clubs are represented by 5 foursomes teams, the minimum individual handicap being 5 and the minimum combined handicap 15 (lowest handicap in 2017). Qualification takes place in Mullingar on Saturday 16th June 2018, with the top two teams qualifying for the final on Sunday 17th June.
The Pierce Purcell Shield
Team Manager 2018: Andy Dunne
Each team shall consist of 10 members, 5 pairs playing SCOTCH FOURSOMES off scratch. No player shall be eligible to compete whose playing handicap was less than 11 during the previous calendar year. The combined handicap of each pair, based on their lowest playing handicaps in the preceding calendar, shall not be less than 25. Qualification takes place in Mountrath GC on 19th May 2018.
The Senior Cup
Team Manager 2018: Jamal Sabir
Each team shall consist of 5 players and play shall be by singles match play. All matches must be played off scratch. The first round takes place in Moyvalley on Sunday 24th June 2018, versus Mullingar.
The Junior Cup
Team Manager 2018: Eamon Coughlan
Junior Cup teams are comprised of of 5 players, each of whose playing handicap not less than 4 in the previous calendar year, playing off Scratch. Qualification takes place in Edenderry on Saturday 9th June 2018. (top 4 qualify for Sunday 10th June.
The Barton Shield
Team Manager 2018: Jamal Sabir
Each team shall consist of 4 members, playing as two foursomes pairs. All matches must be played off scratch. Qualification takes place in Dunmurray Springs on Saturday 12th May 2018 - Top 4 qualify for Sunday 25th May.
Irish Mixed Foursomes
Team Manager 2018: Padraig Keenan & Mary Horan
To be eligible to compete as a pair the combined handicaps shall not be lower than 19. If the combined handicaps of any pair exceed 27, the pair must play off 27. The 1st round is away to Mullingar, before Sunday 8th April 2018.
The Fred Daly Trophy
Team Manager 2018: Tosh Galvin
Teams consist of 5 players, all must be under 18 years of age on 1st January 2018. Players play off scratch and must play in current lowest playing handicap order. Moate are away to Birr, to be played before Sunday 15th April 2018.
The All Ireland Fourball
Team Manager 2018: Martin Horan
Each team consists of 10 members playing Four-Ball Match play. Playing handicap cannot be less than 15 in 2017, with a combined handicap of not less than 34. Players must be over 30 years of age. Moate are at home to New Forest, to be played before Sunday 2nd April 2018.
The Duggan Cup
Team Manager 2018: Mike Hiney
Moate were Duggan Cup winners in 2000 and 2006. Rules: Players must be over 50 years of age, with 5 pairs playing foursomes, with a handicap limit for any player of 18 and the combined handicap of any pair not be lower than 20 or higher than 32.
The Michael Moore Trophy
Team Manager 2018: TBC
This competition is organised by Portarlington GC, and sponsored by Michael Moore Car Sales. Each team consists of 7 players, playing singles. Players must have a playing handicap of 19 or over on the 1st Jan 2018. Maximum playing handicap 24. Players must be 25 years of age or older on the 1st Jan 2018.