Cups and Shields Draw 2019
The Jimmy Bruen Shield
Team Manager 2019: 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 Kilcock on Saturday 15th June 2019, with the top 4 teams qualifying for semi-finals/Final on Sunday 16th June.
The Pierce Purcell Shield
Team Manager 2019: 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 Castlebarna GC on 11th May 2019, with Semi-Finals/Final on Sunday 12th May.
The Senior Cup
Team Manager 2019: Jamal Sabir
Each team shall consist of 5 players and play shall be by singles match play. All matches must be played off scratch. Qualification takes place in Newbridge on Sunday 16th June 2019, with Semi-finals/Final on Sunday 17th June.
The Junior Cup
Team Manager 2018: Eamon Coughlan
Junior Cup teams are comprised of 5 players, each of whose playing handicap not less than 4 in the previous calendar year, playing off Scratch. Qualification for 2019 takes place in Athy Golf Club on Saturday 8th June, with Semi-Finals/Final on Sunday 9th June.
The Barton Shield
Team Manager 2019: 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 Millicent on Saturday 25th May 2019 - Top 8 to qualify for Quarter-finals on Sunday 26th May.
Team Manager 2019: Tommy Conlon
All matches shall be played off scratch. The combined handicap of any pair shall not be lower than 14. The handicap applicable shall be deemed to be the lowest handicap held by a player in the preceding calendar year. The 1st round is v Glasson (Home) before Sunday 14th April 2019.
Irish Mixed Foursomes
Team Manager 2019: Padraig Keenan & TBC
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 home to Longford, before Sunday 7th April 2019.
The Provincial Towns
Team Manager 2019: Kevin Lowry / Mike Hiney
Teams will consist of nine players, all matches to be played off scratch. Any player whose playing handicap was less than 9 during the previous calendar year is not eligible to compete. 1st Round is away to Birr before Monday 22nd April 2019.
The Fred Perry Trophy
Team Manager 2019: TBC
New for 2019, this competition is for teams of 10 players who must be Over 55 years of age. We meet the winners of Tullamore/Esker Hill, before Sunday 28th April 2019.
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 away to Mullingar, to be played before Sunday 31st March 2019.
The Duggan Cup
Team Manager 2019: Padraig Keenan / 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 2019: Sean Dunne 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 2019. Maximum playing handicap 24. Players must be 25 years of age or older on the 1st Jan 2019.
The Irish Boys Interclub Championship.
Team Manager 2019: Tosh Galvin
This competition is for Juniors (Under 18). Teams shall consist of at least three and up to five players. Qualification takes place in Royal Tara on Monday 29th July 2019.